SHOTOVER systems were front and center at the recent 2019 SCORE International Baja 1000, with seven different systems on-site capturing all of the action. Founded in 1967, the Baja 1000 is one of the most prestigious off-road motorsport competitions, attracting participants from around the globe to race across the Baja California Peninsula.
The course, which varies from 600 to 850 miles depending on the route, traditionally starts and ends in Ensenada and is open to entrants competing in several different classes ranging from motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, production vehicles, buggies, trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles. Race teams consist of factory-supported groups that build custom vehicles and provide chase vehicles via helicopter, to smaller teams competing in all-stock vehicles.
The latest addition to the SHOTOVER lineup, the B1, made its debut at the race with assistance from Tempt Media, Icon Helicopters, Cantina Racing, and SHOTOVER Technician Nick Sprague. The ultra-compact B1 system provided smooth, stable footage utilizing a Black Magic Micro Studio 4K Camera and Fujinon 24 x 7.8 lens.
From L to R: 1) South Coast Helicopters, Justin Chapman, Glickenhaus, and H1 Media 2) Bryan Moore and Jim McCoy 3) Bryce Menzies, Menzies Motorsports, and Justin Chaisson
This year’s Baja 1000 had a record 6 SHOTOVER F1s on location, all delivering unparalleled stabilized footage during the high-speed race, a testament to the reliability of this open platform system. The F1 continues to be chosen by top cinematographers across the globe for live-action event coverage, with recent assignments including the 2019 Formula One Race Season and the King of Hammers.
From L to R: 1) Tempt Media and Eric Everly. 2) Nel Boshoff and H5 Helicopters. 3) Pursuit Aviation, Craig Hosking, and JP de Lespinois
Monster Energy | 2019 Score Baja 1000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLYf5H-Pm00