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During The Bender event on Day 1, Toby Lavender bent the inner driver's-side front wheel, causing the tire to go flat. (The same thing happened to the opposite side shortly after this photo was taken.) Spectators went crazy as Lavender continued on towards the finish line with two front tires completely flat. The wheels were repaired later that night, and one of the 46-inch Baja Claws survived the ordeal undamaged.