Getting to our starting point of Tuxla Gutierrez was a very long drive over two days. Trip started in Laredo Texas where about 12 US teams met in order to convoy to Tuxla together. The border crossing took several hours by the time Mexican officials fully inspected our incoming trucks, there was even a huge X-ray machine which each truck was required to go through. Despite having to get their job done, the Mexican officials were very friendly and professional, they went through their official procedures with us but always had personal questions regarding our cars and I was always happy to go out of my way and show them. It was obviously a very unique sight for them to see trucks full of race cars and race car parts.
Once through the border we rooms waiting for us in Queretaro, so we had about 750 miles to cover. This was the first time I had the chance to experience driving through the vast Mexican desert and it was amazing to drive through. Mexico has some of the most diverse and breathtaking terrain I’ve ever seen. There was 100 places I wanted to pull over and explore but we had a tight schedule and a long trip ahead of us so it was impossible. Fuel stops were always a pleasant time to catch up with the rest of the teams and share thoughts.