Edge Factor presents… The ‘Dark Horses’ Mission

Four champion athletes are about to embark on a mission that has never before been attempted: To be the first ever adaptive, amputee team to race the legendary Baja 1000…

Edge Factor believes this story needs to be told. Will you help us document this journey on film?

In November 2012, the four riders of the HERO Racing team will race their Motocross bike, 1,200 miles across the desert in one of the most dangerous and grueling races in the world: the Baja 1000. On this mission, they will be carrying a prosthetic leg on their back as a symbol of carrying the dreams of other physically challenged athletes with them. At the finish line of this arduous race, the riders will give the prosthetic leg to a deserving recipient. The four HERO Racing riders, the ‘Dark Horses’, have overcome tremendous obstacles; this film will inspire other physically challenged athletes to pursue their dreams.

Taking it to the Streets!

In order to raise the money we need to capture the epic journey of the HERO Racing team (Helping Everyone Reach Out), our film production company, Edge Factor is taking it to the streets! With limited time before the Baja 1000 race, we do not have time to navigate Corporate Sponsorship, so we have launched a grassroots online funding project on Indiegogo.com. Our goal for filming and producing the documentary is $70K and it’s an ALL or NOTHING goal. If we do not reach our goal, all pledges will be cancelled, we will not receive any money towards this cause, and the story will not be told. $70K is the minimum dollar amount we need to film the ‘Dark Horses’ story.

Inspiration for the Film

Edge Factor first learned about the HERO Racing team while we were producing the film, ‘Metal & Flesh’: an incredible story about one of the HERO Racing riders, “Monster” Mike Schultz. ‘Metal & Flesh’ is now in the final stages of production and has become a prequel film to ‘Dark Horses’.

Support for the Team:

Honda, FoxShox, Sandvik Coromant, GoPro, Julian Hard Cider, Pro Rider Mike Montgomery, Straitline Components and the band Switchfoot are a few of the companies and individuals who are helping the Hero Racing team and Edge Factor ride to success in the Baja 1000. Will you ride with us?

The Riders

“Monster” Mike Schultz: three time X Games Gold Medalist; “Super” Mario Panagiotopoulos: Off-road Motocross Rider; Chris Ridgway: two-time X Games Gold Medalist; and Jim Wazny: X Games Silver and Bronze medalist.

Key Links:

Edge Factor’s Updates page: http://edgefactor.com/whatsnew  Indiegogo Fundraiser Video and Project: http://www.indiegogo.com/darkhorses?a=1192950  ‘Metal & Flesh’ Sneak Peek Video: http://edgefactor.com/edgefactorshow/episode

2 thoughts on “Edge Factor presents… The ‘Dark Horses’ Mission

  • September 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    We were interested in financially supporting your cause. We were wondering where to get info on where to send?how we will go about doing this? and deadlines?
    thank you

  • September 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Laura, visit the first link in the article above under Key Links (toward bottom of the article) to learn more about how you can help.


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