The Baja 1000 race in Mexico, remains one of the largest, and most competitive single stage off-road races in the world. With a variety of classes from full custom, professional racing vehicles, to almost stock amateur vehicles.
One thing most if not all of them have in common, is the need for one or a number of chase vehicles. These chase vehicles are required to carry the support crew, spares, fuel, spare drivers, mechanics and any other possible crew or requirements to the various pits and stops so that they are close by should the main race vehicle need anything.
Building a Baja Chase vehicle, one of the first things to consider, is what is going to be carried in or on it. If only crew, mechanics and drivers, then a SUV would suffice, but if spares, fuel, tools and other gear are to be carried also, then a truck would be the only option.