Eliseo Garcia Class Chinolas Racing

Chinolas Motorsports RACECO Class 10

If you are familiar with NORRA, most likely you know Eliseo Garcia. Eliseo is one of the most popular racers from Ensenada, his work with NORRA alongside Mike Pearlman have made racing in Baja one of the most amazing experiences you can have with the Mexican 1000 rally, if you know, you know

Eliseo Garcia Class Chinolas Racing

But when Eliseo is in front of the green flag and not dropping it, he has a machine capable of dominate Baja in it’s entirely.

After racing in Class 10 for a few years and falling in love entirely, Eliseo and Team Chinolas made the investment into a RaceCo Class 10. According to Eliseo, this machine it’s the ultimate Class 10, “as fast as it is nimble” without making the steep step to the unlimited categories.

Eliseo Garcia Class Chinolas Racing

Raceco was originally founded in the early 1980s by David Kreisler. Raceco quickly became a powerhouse racecar builder to rival the Chenowth brand in open-wheel buggy designs. Kreisler’s forward thinking attitude was perfectly timed to coincide with that era’s push in Class 1 designs for longer wheelbases, greater wheel travel and high horsepower engines.

This Class 10 debuted in the last edition of the Baja 1000. In it’s 1st race it managed to finish 2nd in class with no mechanical problems at all. “It was incredible, usually a car during its first race you know it will have issues but we didn’t have any, it was such an amazing ride the whole race!” Said Eliseo after asking how it performed. After that Baja 1000 the team was planning to race the complete SCORE Calendar, which it hasn’t started yet due to the Covid-19 situation. Here’s the complete specs table along with a beautiful photo gallery that any “buggy dork” will admire.

Owner:Eliseo Garcia
Builder:RACECO-USA
Date completedOctober 2019
Chassis:RC-10.2
Weight:2800 lbs
Wheel Base:119.5″
Track Width:85”
Engine:ECOTEC 2.4 by Danzio Performance
Cooling:CBR Performance / Custom RACECO-USA Radiator
Exhaust:Richard’s Performance Muffler (RPM Muffler)
Plumbing:Brown and Miller
Transmission:Weddle s5 by Montes Transmissions
Driveline:Pro Am Racing 934 Midboard Hubs
Brakes:Pro Am Racing / Wilwood
Fuel Cell:Pyrotech custom RACECO-USA
Tires:Tensor DSR 35″
Wheels:Method Race Wheels 101 Buggy Beadlock 15×5.5 / 5×205 / -20 / 2.8″
Paint/Graphics:Johnny Valens Custom Paint / Graphics by JP Desert Shots
Body:RACECO-USA Custom body
Front Suspension:RACECO-USA CUSTOM A ARMS.
KING SHOCKS 12” x 2.0 COIL OVERS WITH PIGGYBACK RESERVOIRS ON EIBACH SUSPENSION SPRINGS.
KING SHOCKS 12” x 3.0 6 TUBE BYPASS WITH REMOTE RESERVOIRS.
Rear Suspension:RACECO-USA REAR TRAILING ARMS. Suspension:
KING SHOCKS 16” x 2.0 COIL OVERS WITH PIGGYBACK RESERVOIRS ON EIBACH SUSPENSION SPRINGS.
KING SHOCKS 16” x 3.5 8 TUBE BYPASS WITH REMOTE RESERVOIRS.
Steering:Fortin PR2 2.5 Power rack and pinion
Wiring:Danzio Performance Milspec Wiring / Life Racing ECU with Speed control and D5 Dash
Lights:Baja Designs XL Racer Editions / OnX6 10″ LED / 40″ OnX6 Racer edition High speed LED
Navigation:Lowrance HDS 9 Live with Point-1 Baja External Antenna
Communication:PCI Comlink X Elite Race DSP + Bluetooth Intercom
Seats:SPARCO EVO II USA with UPR Racing Seat pads
Safety:Mastercraft SFI 16.5 5 point harness
Extras:SB Filter Helmet air particle separator
Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.