LIVE KING of BAJA 500 2016, May 30 to June 5
KING of BAJA 500 2016
LIVE Coverage Starts next Monday on May 30. PreRunning Started Friday, May 20,
(Teams have actually been pre-running since April 25), when copies of the course went out to Jose's friends!
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*BAJA 500 2016 FACT SHEET
The complete Baja 500 pre-race set-up. We'll try not to talk about the SCORE staff dropping like flies. Or, the multitudes of angry farmers and ranchers, or the lack of racers.
This is the skinniest Baja race in history. FACT. LOADING>>>
*Carlos Corral Reportedly Suffers
Heart Attack-Heat Stroke!
SCORE functionary suffers serious health crisis, reported by Roger Norman. He asks for prayers, for his long-time worker. "Twenty minutes after requesting prayers, a miracle happened and he was back and joking with Tony and Abelardo who are at his bedside, at hospital in Ensenada". Prayers work, reportedly.
*Saturday, May 21. SpeedMex is at Saldana, at race-mile 164. Give or take 1-2 miles. They will be there full-time May 28 through the race event ending.
*Organization Director Etienne Lavigne of the ASO Amaury Sport Organization (DAKAR) was interviewed by BajaRacingNews.com on Friday.
The ASO and DAKAR could not make any agreement regarding continuing the previous years 'Dakar Challenge' with SCORE.
Lavigne did not say why the program ended this year, except to say, "it wasn't working".
*In 2008, during the 'Dakar cancellation', the 'Transorientale' Rally
*The scheduled sale of SCORE is hanging on the finish of the 50th Baja 1000. But, today, actual operations are being directed out of Ensenada.
*Friday, we saw seven teams pre-running and setting up for race operations. Five Mexican teams, out of Ensenada and two from the states.
*Also Friday, reports on local radio are not good for SCORE. More complaints from local farmers.>>>
Roger's travel to China gave up the ghost on the next step of "SCORE International". Roger has relinquished Mexico to the Mexicans. Roger Norman will next attempt to compete with DAKAR.
Roger wants the global stage for his truly, SCORE-International.
Problem is, SCORE today isn't even up to snuff as a regional race series. He's kicked out of half of the peninsula and Mexico City has removed him out of 40% of northern Baja.
The faster he runs away from his organizational problems, the faster his problems catch up with him.
In his mind, he's 'winning'.
REFRESH OFTEN; LOADING NOW>>>
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One racer told BajaRacingNews.com:
"In the 84, the McMillins took the overall and that is the 1984 san felipe 250 (Roger Norman copied this ´84 edition for this years 250 [2014 San Felipe 250] saying that was a "never used section for a San Felipe 250". But, I guess in 1984 he [Norman] was into breakdancing? Pogo champion?).
Gary Newsome, Editor, BajaRacingNews.com
***Celebrating 60 Years of Baja Racing Desert Off-Road Recreation!***
The race sanction for this years event is 'SCORE-International', but no matter how much 'NORRA' claims it "started" off-road racing in Baja Mexico, it's clear both Mike Pearlman and Roger Norman are merely bloviators.
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Start and finish of the classic "500".
Stay tuned while we dig up the real history of this active recreation and shine a light to the future of "racing" in Baja California, Mexico!
NORRA's Mike Pearlman's claim of first on the block is laughable. 1908 saw the first off-road events. The sixty years celebration, merely marks the 'modern era', of desert off-road events.
We'll report on the behind the scenes 'insurance and trust panic' going on with the filthy-rich-upper-crust racers. You know those guys, they get ALL the sponsor dollars and equipment and you, the little guys, get to pay for it all! Well, they're runnin' skeered now!
They had no-idea how much Mexican trouble can cost, when they kill some "nobody" American.
The environmental axe is coming down! You think losing frog canyon is bad?! Wait 'til you hear the head enviro'chief from Mexico City, lay down the new law. He even mentioned, that PAB guy cutting new single track trails, in sensitive areas, "we have a file and an official in Ensenada on the case", he said.
The KING of BAJA 500 2016 LIVE! coverage starts Monday Night, May 30th at 4PM on OFF-ROAD LIVE!
Gary Newsome, Editor