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Dusty, sure, but this was a freeway-easy section at the Ojos Negros crossover. Visibility is a major issue in desert racing, as is keeping grit out of anything important. The 2008 Baja 1000 was one of the roughest ever, covering the treacherous La Rumorosa cliff descent with its narrow, rock-strewn grade offering turns so narrow they must be three-pointed and free-fall drop offs measuring hundreds of feet. Also on tap were truck-swallowing silt beds, deep beach sand, flat-out dry lake runs, rock gardens, numbing 3-foot tall whoop sections, thousands of feet of elevation changes and clandestine Mexican-made booby-traps "jumps" designed to crash trucks for the local's amusement.