LAKE WYLIE -- Well, Barbara Terry of Lake Wylie may not have made it the full 441 miles in the two-day 2008 Baja 500. But her rookie team, running its first race in one of the toughest off-road races in the world, did make an impression.
"We got a lot farther than a lot of the million-dollar trophy trucks did," said Terry, the first woman ever to race the Score Light division. "We made it farther than a lot of the 20-year veterans did. It was a success."
Terry's Score Light series team had to pull out of the race near mile marker 215 Saturday night because of mechanical failure.
"We did make it through the toughest 200 miles," she said.
Terry plans to return to Ensenada, Mexico, Nov. 20-23 for the Baja 1,000, as well as next year for the 2009 Baja 500 and another 250-mile race.
"We're already talking about the (Baja) 1,000 and how we're going to handle that," she said.
Full race results had not been posted at score-international.com by press time Monday. For more information about the Barbary Terry Racing team, visit barbaraterry.com.