Thursday, December 29, 2005

CABO 500 Official Map Here NOW!

Exclusively here at Baja Racing News, is the
OFFICIAL
CABO 500 - Race The Two Seas - 2006
Race Course Map. Baja Desert Off Road Racing
will never be the same!
Send your comments to: cabo500@cox.net



















Wow! What a great course! Sections of this race will never be seen
by a SCORE race.Like the section along the Sea Of Cortez, no American Offroad race has ever run that route. Like the section below Los Inocentes, on the Pacific Ocean, incredible speed, dunes, beaches, much like that of the Rally-Raids of Africa! This may be the only time many racers get to run that section and they will never forget it, when they run it...SPECTACULAR! The last fourth of the course was the old Baja 2000 course, SCORE ran after BEGGING to run the race to Cabo in 2000. Looking forward to covering this one!
Special Thanks to the CABO 500 - Race The Two Seas - 2006 Team.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Gary Newsome, Publisher of Baja Racing News.com

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  • Friday, August 26, 2005

    Mexicali 300, October 14, 15, 16

    Don't miss the CODE Mexicali 300, at Laguna Salada on October 14, 15, 16.

    Loreto 400 Race of the Giants

    The Loreto 400 lived up to its name recently, racing through the Sierra Gigantas, racers made way through some of the best offroad challenges in Baja. One fatality occurred.

    Wednesday, August 03, 2005

    Jacume Gran Prix Off Road Race This Weekend!

    The great race, CODE Jacume Gran Prix Off Road Race will be held August 5-6. Friday, August 5 will hold prerunning and contingency. The race will be in full force on Saturday, August 6. Jacume is east of Tecate off of Highway 2, the toll road from Tijuana to the state capital, Mexicali.

    For directions go to the CODE offroad website. The Baja Safari Mexico Club will be sending a FREE tour group to the race, via San Diego. Call Jen at 619-470-1890 for details. Off road racing in Baja, Mexico this weekend, the greatest sportsfans in the world will be there!

    Monday, July 18, 2005

    Cabo 250 Ends Fast & Furious!

    The Cabo 250, the night race held last Saturday night at the end of the peninsula, was a two lap; 150 km each lap, desert race. Luis Ramirez, a 1600 class 'Jeffries' drove to an overall victory with the fast time of 3 hours, 15 minutes and 48 seconds to the middle of the night finish line. Roberto Aramburo was second. The great racer Victor Cesena said, "This was a challenging course and the race was coordinated well." Exclusive to Baja Racing News

    Wednesday, June 29, 2005

    Baja 1000 Results, Notes on Baja Racing Schedule

    The rest of 2005 is some of the best offroad racing of the year. The Cabo 250, a night race in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California South. The Jacume Gran Prix and the Loreto 400 in August and the Baja 1000 in November.

    Offroad racing in Mexico, in Baja California, is the best in the world. The Baja 1000 was a race through northern baja. Offroad racing through the california chapparal country and often into the montane country of baja north. The Jacume Gran Prix is through the pinon/high desert country of north baja, much like that of new mexico. The Loreto 400 is through the Sierra de la Gigantas. Big cactus, big mountain and volcanic soils and rock. The Cabo 250 will be a night race through the tall tropical cactus county of baja south.

    The 1000 is in miles. Most other baja racing is in kilometers. Offroad racing in Baja California is best defined as classic point to point desert racing. Any racing out of Ensenada, Baja Norte, is mostly NOT desert racing. You have to drive over 300 kilometers just to reach the desert!

    Baja 100 Results:

    Sunday, November 20, 2005Results from Ensenada Desert Off-Road Courseby Dominic Clark
    38th Tecate SCORE BAJA 1000Final Round of Six-Race 2005 SCORE Desert SeriesNov. 18-19 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 708.8 milesTOTAL STARTERS: 342 TOTAL FINISHERS: 163O F F I C I A L F I N I S H E R SPRO CARS & TRUCKSSCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks) —1. Bob Shepard, Phoenix/Rick Geiser, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chevy CK1500, 15 hours, 48 minutes, 49 seconds, (44.82 miles per hour); 2. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 15:56:08; 3. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 16:00:35; 4. Chad Ragland, Phoenix/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 16:08:06; 5. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:17:02; 6. Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:45:02; 7. Garron Cadiente/Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 16:47:35; 8. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:58:37; 9. Kory Sheeler/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy CK1500, 17:52:44; 10. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:10:12; 11. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150, 18.39:14; 12. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 19:14:17; 13. Chris Robinson, Riverside, Calif./Tim Clark, Banning, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 20:10:06; 14. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 20:17:00; 15. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Buddy Rice, Phoenix/Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:37:52; 16. Matt Scaroni/Steve Scaroni/David Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Ford F-150, 21:52:02; 17. Francisco Cervantes/Enrique Legaspy/Cesar Mancillas, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy Camaro, 25:21:35.(30 Starters, 17 Finishers)CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 15:06:19 (46.92mph); 2. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif./Cameron Parrish, San Marcos, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 15:57:57; 3. Damen Jefferies/Casey Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 16:05:01; 4. Corky McMillin (In Memoriam, 1929-2005) Drivers--Gary Arnold, Bonita, Calif./Hector Cuadras, Chula Vista, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 16:50:49; 5. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 16:51:29; 6. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan/Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 17:25:10; 7. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 17:47:17; 8. Billy Robertson/Stuart Chase/Eric Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 17:47:17; 9. Jim Birmingham, Costa Mesa, Calif./Bill Claypool, San Clemente, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 20:15:58. (26 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif./Charlie Watters, San Diego, Curry, 19:28:37 (36.39mph); 2. Max Hanberg/Bernie Carr/Charles De Yemer, Solvang, Calif., Lothringer, 20:16:40; 3. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 20:22:14; 4. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Wayne Lacher, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Porter, 20:38:04; 5. Arturo Velazco/Abel Velazco, Beaumont, Calif., Porter, 21:54:31; 6. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Crecencio Cortez, Chula Vista, Calif./Jess Willhite, Santee, Calif., Jimco, 21:54:31; 7. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif./Daniel Folts, Chinco, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, SPF, 22:10:04; 8. Edgar Alvarez/Edgar Alvarez Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Rodriguez, 22:14:24; 9. Gary Stairs, Saugus, Calif./Ken Tapert, Henderson, Nev., Dunrite, 22:24:49; 10. Mike Sandoval, Fallbrook, Calif./Mike Williams, Prescott, Ariz./Blaise Jackson, Hesperia, Calif., Meco, 25:38:46; 11. Alberto Medina/Esau Trujillo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry Fab, 26:35:25; 12. David Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 26:58:47. (28 Starters, 12 Finishers)CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Kenneth Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco, 24:55:12 (28.44mph); 2. Gale Pike, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Matt Pike, Murrieta, Calif./Noah Pike, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Blazer, 27:58:16; 3. Kelly Beal/Brendan Fikes, Midland, Texas, Nissan WD21, 28:37:10. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)—1. Chris Bowman, Upland, Calif./Jerry Longo, La Verne, Calif., 23:49:07 (29.76mph); 2. Luivan Voelker/Victor Gazca/Carlos Albanez, Mexicali, Mexico, 24:03:46. (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera/Florentino Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, 22:14:48 (31.86mph); 2. Mark McAnelly, Ramona, Calif./Carlos Rascon/Juan Rascon, Ensenada, Mexico, 23:15:33; 3. Mario Reynoso/Daniel Cambreros/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico, 23:18:47; 4. Miguel Pabloff/Octavio Zamora/Tomas Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, 23:25:10; 5. Steve Landis, Los Alamitos, Calif./James Tedford, Arcadia, Calif./Greg Ferruzzo, Long Beach, Calif., 24:19:29, 6. Rodrigo Merino, Rosarito, Mexico/Javier Morales, Tijuana, Mexico/Hector Jimenez, Rosarito, Mexico, 24:25:30; 7. Ernesto Arambula/Hector Ramos/Adolfo Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico, 25:33:10; 8. Tim Sanchez/Brittany Sanchez/Joe Westhoff, Orange, Calif./Andy DeVercelly, Santee, Calif., 26:01:27; 9. Richard Garavito, Chino, Calif./Rodolfo Martinez, Chula Vista, Calif., 29:19:45; 10. Armando Garcia/Marco Garcia/Marco Garcia Jr., Ensenada, Mexico, 29:51:12. (20 Starters, 10 Finishers)CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)—1. Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif./John Kilroy, Valley Center, Calif., Chevy S-10, 24:47:23 (28.59mph); 2. Dan Chamlee/Thomas Chamlee, Dan Chamlee Jr., Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger, 27:37:49, 3. Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, Calif./Tim Cecil, Brea, Calif., Ford Ranger, 28:43:04; 4. Raul Flores, Riverside, Calif./Tim Casey, Brea, Calif., Ford Ranger, 29:12:10. (8 Starters, 4 Finishers)CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)—No Finishers (5 Starters, 0 Finishers) CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)—No Finishers (5 Starters, 0 Finishers)CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—1. Keith Fontana/Ron Lammer, San Rafael, Calif., Chevy, 24:48:53 (28.56mph); 2. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./John Diaz, Buckeye, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 25:40:33; 3. Dave Sykes, Del Mar, Calif./Randy Salmont, Santa Clarita, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 27:12:42. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)—1. Eric Fisher/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 24:08:55 (29.35mph); 2. Sigal Greenberg/John Hallal, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chenowth, 27:45:00. (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Lobsam Yee/Eli Yee, Angel Barajas, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 17:15:05 (41.09mph); 2. John Cooley, Santee, Calif./Dave Richardson, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 17:56:34; 3. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Goleta, Calif., Porter-Honda, 20:00:17; 4. Travis Brookshire/Ron Brookshire, Alpine, Calif./Joel Whitted, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 20:54:18; 5. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 21:22:42; 6. Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico/Perry McNeil, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 22:15:40; 7. Ron Dalke/Mark Beaunell, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Toyota, 23:59:32 (16 Starters, 7 Finishers)SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 18:48:00 (37.70mph); 2. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 19:18:48; 3. Tito Tapia, La Paz, Mexico/Noe Tapia, Mazatlan, Mexico, R&R, 19:20:20; 4. Jake Batilus/Jeff Lothringer, San Clemente, Calif., Prep by Jake, 19:33:44; 5. Mike Belk/Drew Belk, Bermuda Dunes, Calif./Greg Foster, Orange, Calif., Porter, 22:52:28; 6. James Golden, Newport Beach, Calif./Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Jason Hatz, San Diego, Jimco, 23:11:56; 7. Ruben Gutierrez, Hemet, Calif./Mario Gutierrez, Spring Valley, Calif., Porter, 23:23:06; 8. Greg Crew, Norco, Calif./Keith Martin, Garden Grove, Calif., RaceCo, 24:51:16; 9. David Callaway, Menifee, Calif./Scott Mapes/John Holmes, Riverside, Calif., Dunrite, 25:43:26. (19 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)—No Finishers (6 Starters, 0 Finishers)CLASS 11EXPERIMENTAL (Experimental, Stock VW Sedans)—No Finishers (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)—1. Josh Hall/Sam Cothrun, Reno, Nev./Thad Stump, Gilbert, Ariz., Hummer H-2, 25:05:40 (2528.25mph); 2. Chad Hall/Mike Winkler, Reno, Nev., Hummer H-1, 25:45:39 (27.51mph); 3. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Mike Sabbarese, Huntington Beach, Calif., Hummer H1, 28:11:54. (8 Starters, 3 Finishers)STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks)—1. Rod Hall/Mike Winkel, Reno, Nev., Hummer H-3, 28:11:21 (25.14mph) (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)—1. Jim Nuckles/Jeff Dickerson, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:47:37 (37.71mph); 2. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dan Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 18:50:12; 3. Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 19:25:28; 4. Craig Smith/Greg Seals, Brawley, Calif./Jason Jernigan, Imperial, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:04:02; 5. Gary Magness/Tom Espy, Denver, Ford F-150, 21:51:28; 6. Ryan Herzog, Los Alimitos, Calif./Greyson Smith, Long Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 22:00:25; 7. Darren York, Indio, Calif./Joe Custer, Harrisburg, N.C., Chevy Silverado, 24:25:39; 6. Al Hogan, Columbus, Mont./Darren Donnes, Billings, Mont., Ford F-150, 27:46:44. (12 Starters, 8 Finishers)BAJA CHALLENGE (Identically equipped Wide Open Baja touring cars with 2.5-litre Porsche Motors)—1. Robert Sutton, Littleton, Colo./Rod Millen, New Zealand/Mike “Mouse” McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif./Richard Kelsey, New Zealand, 19:38:56 (38.07 mph); 2, David Creagan, Battleground, Wash./James Wasson, Maple Valley, Calif./Mark Markos, Santa Ana, Calif./Michael Nicholson, Canada, 20:25:50; 3. Michel Jourdain Jr., Mexico City, Mexico/Bernard Jourdain, Encinitas, Calif./Michel Jourdain Sr., San Antonio, Texas/Jean Pierre Jourdain, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico, 21:28:32; 4. Sebastien Bourdais/Claire Ragot, France/Wally Fisk III, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Glen Plake, Silver Springs, Nev., 22:13:57; 5. Jim Christensen, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Matt Christensen, Newport Beach, Calif./Mark Goggin, Canada/ Brian Coats, Huntington Beach, Calif., 25:05:24; 6. Steve Hilbert Telluride, Colo./Hank Holland/John Hammergren, San Francisco/Eustagvio Escandon Jr, Mexico City, 24:21:18; 7. Bruce Chernoff/Rafi Tahmazian, Olav Cramer, Canada, 25:54:52; 8. 12 Jeff Stone, Madison, Wisc./Albert Sanger, Ellison Bay, Wisc./James Pope, Stoughton, Wisc./Hanna Mittias, New Albany, Mich., 26:41:03; 9. David Sutton, Boulder, Colo./Rhys Millen, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Ryan Millen, Tustin, Calif./Burt McCready, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 28:38:55; 10. Troy Trepanier, Mantino, Ill./Chip Foose, North Tustin, Calif./Bud Brutsman, W. Hollywood, Calif., 28:47:14. (16 Starters, 10 Finishers)CLASS 17 (Class 3 modified Jeeps)—No Finishers (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)PRO MOTORCYLESCLASS 22 (250cc or more)—1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:20:30 (49.42mph); 2. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:38:01; 3. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Beau Hayden, Sunland, Calif., BMW HP2, 20:57:43; 4. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM 620 LC4, 21:40:38; 5. Francisco Arredondo/Hans Muller, Guatemala/Pete Postel, Westlake Village, Calif., Honda XR650R, 22:12:07; 6. Peter Hardy, San Luis Obispo, Calif./John Kaisersatt, Los Osos, Calif./Richard Lancaster Jr., Santa Margarita, Calif., Honda XR650R, 23:30:34; 7. Marc Francke, Marina Del Rey, Calif./Dale Herron, Malibu, Calif./James Hall, Los Angeles, Honda XR50R, 23:57:48. (10 Starters, 7 Finishers)CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)—1. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz., Honda CRFX250, 18:01:38 (39.32mph); 2. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego/Anthony Sanchez, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 18:46:20; 3. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Dean Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 19:37:40. (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, Calif./Scott Myers/Ron Wilson, Honda XR650R, 16:07:18 (43.97mph); 2. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40; 3. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP2, 20:42:09; 4. Robert Barnum, Phelan, Calif./Dana Reed, Rescue, Calif., Honda XR650R, 23:31:34; 5. Ryan Wallace, El Dorado Hills, Calif./Jason Wallace, Rancho Cordova, Calif./Donny Sandusky, Camino, Calif., Honda XR650R, 23:38:17; 6. Daniel Natal, Rio Rancho, N.M./Terry Marshall/Kayl Abney, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda XR650R, 25:36:36; 7. Scott Hamby, Jacksonville, Fla./Daniel Fitzgerald, Orange, Calif., Bobby Nix, Garden Grove, Calif., Honda XR650R, 25:43:53; 8. Ken Hutchison/Don Becklin/Brian Chamberlain, Medford, Ore., Honda XR650R, 28:07:45. (15 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 40CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Randy Morales/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif./Louis Franco, Honda XR650R, 18:19:08 (38.69mph); 2. Mark Jerman, Huntington Beach, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./Steve Buckley, Oak Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:04; 3. Jeff Alter/Scott McMannus/Scott Burch, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda XR650R, 24:38:52; 4. Greg Fountain, Lake Forest, Calif./Mike Martin Jr., Garden Grove, Calif./Loren Diamond, Santee, Calif., Yamaha 450WR, 25:31:17; 5. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Tim Savid, Hunt Valley, Md./Mike Fowler, Milpitas, Calif., Honda XR650R, 26:07:00; 6. Jose Rivas/Guillermo Davalos/Alejandro Rivas, Guadalajara, Mexico, KTM EXC450, 29:29:39. (8 Starters, 6 Finishers)CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)—1. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Scott Forward, Montrose, Calif./Jim Castillo, Los Alamos, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:08:49 (37.02mph); 2. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Rick Gill, Carpinteria, Calif., Honda XR650R, 22:17:09. (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)PRO ATVsCLASS 25 (over 251cc)—1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Honda TRX450R, 18:06:53 (39.13mph); 2. Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif./Dan Creech, Honda TRX450, 18:52:37; 3. Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./William Yokley, Honda TRX450R, 19:24:36; 4. Joel Leal/Israel Reyes/Indalecio Jimenez, Mexicali, Mexico, Bombardier Baja 650, 20:22:41; 5. Francisco Ruano/Gerardo Sepulveda/Rafael Pinedo, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX 450R, 21:32:18; 6. Nick Nelson, Rosarito, Mexico/Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif./Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 21:38:23; 7. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 24:33:18; 8. Joselito Muro, National City, Calif./Carlos Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico/Luis Hernandez, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 24:37:13; 9. Ricardo Lopez/Hemet, Calif./Rene de la Rocha, Tijuana, Honda TRX450R, 26:15:13. (16 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 24 (under 251cc)—1. Glen Walraven, Dallas, Ga./Hans Luenger, Cleveland/Richie Brown, Dahlonega, Calif., Honda TRX250R, 27:03:10 (26.20mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)SPORTSMANSPT LEGEND—No Finishers (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)OVERALL SPT CAR—1. Dean Lunski, Hopkins, Minn./Chad Fisher, Gilbert, Ariz., Chenowth-VW, 23:39:37 (29.96mph) (9 Starters, 3 Finishers)OVERALL SPT TRUCK—1. Vince DeMaio, San Clemente, Calif./Dan Fresh, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Jeep Grand Cherokee, 25:14:05 (28.09mph). (10 Starters, 1 Finisher)OVERAL SPT M/C>250cc –Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:00:12 (37.30mph). (28 Starters, 16 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C<250CC—John Burton, Ludington, Mich./Blaine Baxter/Brent Carr, Tucson, Ariz., 26:53:34 (26.36mph). (2 Starters, 2 Finishers)OVERALL SPT ATV—Mike Penland, Rabun Gap, Ga./David Bailey, Brooksville, Fla., Rob Ransford, Downers Grove, Ill., Bombardier Outlander 800, 26:19:26 (26.93mph). (10 Starters, 5 Finishers) 38th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000Top Overall FinishersCars & Trucks1. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 15:06:19 (46.92) (Class 1)2. Bob Shepard, Phoenix/Rick Geiser, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chevy CK1500, 15:48:49 (44.82) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)3. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 15:56:08 (44.48) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)4. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 15:57:57 (44.39) (Class 1)5. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 16:00:35 (44.27) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)6. Damen Jefferies/Casey Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 16:05:01 (44.07) (Class 1)7. Chad Ragland, Phoenix/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 16:08:06 (43.93) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)8. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:17:02 (43.53) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)9. Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:45:02 (42.31) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)10. Garron Cadiente/Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 16:47:35 (42.21) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)11. Corky McMillin (In Memoriam, 1929-2005) Drivers--Gary Arnold, Bonita, Calif./Hector Cuadras, Chula Vista, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 16:50:49 (42.07) (Class 1)12. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 16:51:29 (42:04) (Class 1)13. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:58:37 (41.75) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)14. Lobsam Yee/Eli Yee, Angel Barajas, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 17:15:05 (41.09) (Class 10)15. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan/Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 17:25:10 (40.69) (Class 1)16. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 17:47:17 (39.85) (Class 1)17. Kory Sheeler/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy CK1500, 17:52:44 (39.64) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)18. John Cooley, Santee, Calif./Dave Richardson, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 17:56:34 (39.50) (Class 10)19. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:10:12 (39.01) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)20. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150, 18.39:14 (38.00) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)21. Jim Nuckles/Jeff Dickerson, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:47:37 (37.71) (ProTruck)22. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 18:48:00 (37.70) (SCORE Lite)23. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dan Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 18:50:12 (37.63) (ProTruck)24. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 19:14:17 (36.84) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)25. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 19:18:48 (36.70) SCORE LIteMotorcycles1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:20:30 (49.42mph) (Class 22)2. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:38:01 (48.44) (Class 22)3. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, Calif./Scott Myers/Ron Wilson, Honda XR650R, 16:07:18 (43.97) (Class 30)4. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz., Honda CRFX250, 18:01:38 (39.32) (Class 21)5. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif./Louis Franco, Honda XR650R, 18:19:08 (38.69) (Class 40)6. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego/Anthony Sanchez, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 18:46:20 (37.76) (Class 21)7. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:00:12 (37.30) (Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc)8. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Scott Forward, Montrose, Calif./Jim Castillo, Los Alamos, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:08:49 (37.02) (SPT M/C over 250cc)9. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Dean Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 19:37:40 (36.11) (Class 21)10. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40 (34.70mph) (34.70) (Class 30)11. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP2, 20:42:09 (34.24) (Class 30)12. Mark Jerman, Huntington Beach, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./Steve Buckley, Oak Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:04 (33.99) (Class 40)13. David Gonzalez/David Gonzalez Jr./Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:37 (33.98) (SPT M/C over 250cc)14. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Beau Hayden, Sunland, Calif., BMW HP2, 20:57:43 (33.81) (Class 22)15. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM 620 LC4ATVs1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Honda TRX450R, 18:06:53 (39.13) (Class 25)2. Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif./Dan Creech, Honda TRX450, 18:52:37 (37.55) (Class 25)3. Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./William Yokley, Honda TRX450R, 19:24:36 (36.52) (Class 25)4. Joel Leal/Israel Reyes/Indalecio Jimenez, Mexicali, Mexico, Bombardier Baja 650, 20:22:41 (34.78) (Class 25)5. Francisco Ruano/Gerardo Sepulveda/Rafael Pinedo, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX 450R, 21:32:18 (32.91) (Class 25)

    Monday, June 20, 2005

    CODE Night Race ROCKS the desert

    The almost full moon and perfect racing weather greeted thousands of desert racers and the greatest fans in the world on Friday, June 17 for contingency in Mexicali and Saturday, June 18 for the race near Laguna Salada over the weekend. On Friday, a strong cool breeze blew through the Salton Trough all day keeping the temperatures well below 99 degrees. Cool for June in Mexicali. Contingency was a terrific get-together for lots of fun-loving locals and the racers preparing to do battle, the following night.

    Here are some pics, Adan Beltran and his #901 http://www.oraleprimo.com/eventos/48/contingencia1.jpg

    CODE Officials working contingency
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    Point of view shot of the #1604
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    Thursday, June 09, 2005

    Austin Farner put other racers in danger, SCORE

    First Reported June 9, 2005:
    SCORE Blasts Austin Farner as threat to race safety


    The SCORE Press Release:

    "Austin Farner, Vista, Calif., who was originally recognized as the winner of the Sportsman Truck class at last weekend’s 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race, was disqualified today by SCORE International race officials. “After checking the stubcans at the finishline and information provided us by our checkpoint crews and Mr. Farner’s own admission that he never intended to run the entire course,” said Sal Fish, SCORE President and CEO, “we have determined that his actions were detrimental to the safety of the race, forcing us to disqualify him as a participant in the race.”

    When checkpoint stubs are missing from unofficial finishers at the finish line, SCORE must review the detailed paperwork provided from individual checkpoints along the course. Because certain checkpoints were closed prior to Farner’s arrival late Saturday night at the finish line, SCORE wasn’t able to verify until Tuesday that Farner never went through five of the 10 checkpoints used for the grueling 428.52-mile race. “We regret that Mr. Farner put himself and other competitors in precarious safety situations by blatantly disregarding the spirit as well as the letter of the rules by participating in a SCORE desert race as an official entry and behave this way."

    Get your head out of your ass Farner

    Gary Newsome
    Baja Racing News.com

    Sunday, June 05, 2005

    BAJA 500 Official Results

    Sunday, June 5, 2005Childress/McCoy top Motorcycle, NASCAR’s Robby Gordon takes Overall 4-Wheel win at 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500by Dominic Clark
    ENSENADA, Mexico -- Returning to his racing roots, NASCAR Team Owner/Driver Robby Gordon began his double-duty weekend with a stunning overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory in the 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race in Ensenada, Mexico. Leaving shortly after finishing the race to return to Dover, Del., to drive in Sunday’s NASCAR race, Gordon charged to the front early in his No. 83 Red Bull Chevy CK1500 and stayed there, covering the brutally-tough 419-mile course in 9 hours, 10 minutes, 32 seconds, averaging 45.66 miles per hour.Gordon, 36, who lives in Mooresville, N.C. and races out of his Robby Gordon desert race team shop in Anaheim, Calif., captured the 4-wheel vehicle win with a flawless, flat-free race over a boulder-strewn, silt-grabbing desert course in front of a massive crowd estimated at over 150,000 spread out along the course by Mexican tourism officials.The race featured a near-record 345 starters, from 20 U.S. States, Mexico, Canada and Japan, for round 3 of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series. The large field, competing in 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, was the fourth-largest in the storied history of the summer desert classic and the most since the event record was set and then tied in 1976 and 1977.Because the already-rough course deteriorated so much causing several massive traffic jams behind stuck vehicles, SCORE officials extended the time limit by two hours to 19 to become an official finisher in the elapsed-time race. A total of 180 survivors out of 345 starters made it to finish line within the new time limit.Beating an impressive race-record field of 29 SCORE Trophy-Trucks for his first Tecate SCORE Baja 500 win in the marquee SCORE racing division for 800-horsepower, high-tech, unlimited production trucks, Gordon claimed his third overall 4-Wheel crown in the event and his fourth class win. His previous class wins were in 1988, 1989 and 1990 and his other two overall crowns were the last two years of that string. Spending most of the last nine years as a part-time SCORE desert racer, Gordon won his first SCORE race since winning four races on the way to the 1996 SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion. Gordon became the eighth different winner in the 12 years since the marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks made their Tecate SCORE Baja 500 debut.Looking much like an inverted deflating balloon on a string, the 419-mile race course started in downtown Ensenada adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and finished inside the Deportivo Antonio Palacios baseball stadium in the heart of Ensenada.“We earned this one,” said Gordon. “The race was tough, it was a pretty slow average and a lot of rocks. It’s nice to win one – we’ve come so close so many times. It was a good run for us. I just drove and easy pace. I am sick so my ears kept popping. We were tight was Jason (Baldwin, No. 1) but then he had a problem – I think he got a flat. We had a great race today. We race in Dover, Delaware tomorrow. The only bad news today was the private plane we were going to use is broken. I’ve got some good friends, so I have to see what I can do.”Running second to Gordon all day in SCORE Trophy-Truck was defending season point champion Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., who started 30-seconds after Gordon in the elapsed-time race. Baldwin, who placed third overall, finished in 9:17:07 in his No. 1 Baldwin Racing Ford F-150.Third in SCORE Trophy-Truck and fourth overall in a truck originally built and driven by Gordon was the team of Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., in 9:24:44 in the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150.Finishing fourth in SCORE Trophy-Truck and sixth overall was Las Vegas brothers Tim and Ed Herbst, recording a time of 9:35:17 in their No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150.Second overall among 4-wheel vehicles and winning the unlimited Class 1 for the second straight race was Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., in a time of 9:15:12, four minutes, 40 seconds behind the winning Gordon.Second in Class 1 and fifth overall was Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., with a time of 9:32:11 in a Porter-Chevy, 16 minutes, 59 seconds behind the dominating McMillins.Third in Class 1, seventh overall in a Jimco-Chevy was the team of Brian Ickler, Poway, Calif./Steve Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., reaching the finish line in 9:36:04.Finishing fourth in Class 1, eighth overall, was venerable Corky McMillin, 76, the oldest racer in the event in 9:40:53 in a Chenowth-Chevy. McMillin, who shared driving duties with Gary Arnold, El Cajon, Calif., is the family patriarch of the three-generation McMillin Racing team.Completing the top 10 overall among cars and trucks, just two seconds separated SCORE Trophy-Truck racers Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., in a Chevy Silverado, who was 9th overall and fifth in class. Finishing 10th overall and sixth in class was Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., in a Ford F-150..The three vehicles that covered the course the fastest Saturday were motorcycles. The privateer team of Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif./Mike ‘Mouse’ McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif., beat three factory teams, riding a Honda XR650R to a time of 8:40:25, averaging 48.31mph. All four top finishing motorcycle teams were in Class 22.Second among the motorcycles was the American Honda A team of Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., with a 8:49:45 time on a Honda XR650R while third was the Honda B team of Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., completing the course in 9:08:16 on another Honda XR650R.The fourth motorcycle finisher was the Factory KTM team of Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif., running the route in 9:10:48 on a KTM 660 Rally motorcycle.“It was amazing – I loved it”, said the 21-year-old Childress. “It’s my first time ever to win a SCORE race. I’ve been doing this since I was 14 and it was a dream to win a race and now I did it. We were in fourth early on. Mike’s Sky Loop was the hardest part. I passed Johnny (Campbell, 1x) at Santa Tomas and never looked back. Mouse McCoy ran the 1000 all by himself and I thought what better guy to get than him to ride with.”The Childress/McCoy victory snapped the five-year winning streak in this race by Hengeveld, who won with Campbell three of those years.Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev., and teammates Cycle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif., and Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., were the fastest Overall ATV this year, winning Class 25 in 10:16:14, averaging 40.80mph on their Honda TRX450R. They staying unbeaten in SCORE this season with the winning, matching their triumph in San Felipe in February.Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif., led a team to victory in Class 40 (motorcycle riders over 40 years old) for the five consecutive year, but many other racers had their streaks broken in the Baja desert. O’Neal has won his class in both SCORE races this year.The popular race also featured a SCORE-record four primary female drivers and all of them were finishers in the grueling test. Three of the women who were drivers of record, and all finished. In addition, Bekki Wik, Las Vegas, drove half the race in Class 1 with Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif. They finished sixth out of 31 starters in their class and 26th overall. Michelle Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., placed second in Class 5 with her talented husband Vic, while Sigal Greenberg, Desert Hills, Ariz., was second in Class 9 while splitting the driving with John Hallal. Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif.whose husband Cameron finished 15th in SCORE Trophy-Truck, was the overall Sportsman Car champion. Steele had driving assistance from Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif.In the car and truck classes, remaining undefeated with three wins this year were John Holmes, Olvenhain, Calif. (Class 7S, Ford Ranger), Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz. (Class 8, Chevy C1500) and Mexico’s Eric Fisher (Class 9, Garibay-VW).Besides O’Neal, winning for the second time in two SCORE races this year were Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif. (Class 21, Honda CRFX250R) and Mexico’s Gerardo Rojas (Class 30, Honda XR650R).SCORE overall point leaders Rob MacCachren and Bryan Freeman of Las Vegas extended their lead with their second win in three SCORE races in Class 1-2/1600. MacCachren also finished ninth in SCORE Trophy-Truck as the other driver for Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico, in the Vildosola Racing Ford F-150.Other class winners included: George Seeley, Glendale, Calif. (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Danny Ledezma, Chula Vista, Calif. (Class 5/1600, VW Baja Bug), Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif. (Class 7, Chevy S-10), Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 10, Jimco-Honda), Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lite, Curry-VW) and Jim Nuckles, Brawley, Calif. (Protruck, Ford F-150).Seven motorcycle riders attempted to run the brutally-tough course solo and five succeeded. The fastest was Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif. (Sportsman M/C>250cc, Honda XR650R) with a time of 10:24:21, good for 22nd overall among the 96 motorcycle and ATV starters.In addition to nearly $400,000 in purse and contingency postings, the race was also part of the annual Toyota Milestone Awards and $12,000 Toyota True Grit programs. The prestigious Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to every racer who completes every required mile of every race in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series. The $12,000 Toyota True Grit purse is split among the SCORE season point champions who are also Toyota Milestone award winners in four non-factory-backed classes. This is the 20th consecutive year that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. has teamed with SCORE to present these prestigious awards.For the first time in several years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will be televised nationally on a delayed basis. With multiple showings, The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will air the race as a one-hour primetime special. Aura 360, the Maine production and marketing company that has this year’s SCORE television rights, will produce the show.SCORE official sponsors for 2005 are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, C.L. Bryant-VP Racing Fuels-official fuel supplier. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Las Vegas Events, Herbst Gaming, Kartek Off-Road, Centrix Financial, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bilstein, Signpros, Cotuco, Fideicomiso Publico para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, Cotuco, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products, and Advanced Color Graphics.Next on the 2005 SCORE Desert Series schedule is the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I, a special non-points race July 28-30 on The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The newest SCORE event will be held on a unique, man-made 1.5-mile ‘Chunk of Baja’ course featuring the SCORE Trophy-Truck and the unlimited Class 1 racing divisions along with Class 1-2/1600 and combined groups for Class 10/SCORE Lite and Classes 7/7S/7SX.For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2005 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.RESULTS37th Tecate SCORE BAJA 500Round 3 of six-race 2005 SCORE Desert SeriesJune 3-5 at Ensenada, Mexico, 419.0 milesTotal Entries: 358, Total Starters: 345, Total Finishers: 180PRO CARS & TRUCKSSCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks) -- 1. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 9 hours, 10 minutes 32 seconds (45.66 miles per hour) (FIRST OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 2. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:17:07 (THIRD OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 3. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:24:44 (FOURTH OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 4. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:35:17 (SIXTH OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 5. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 9:42:29 (NINTH OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 6. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:42:31 (10th OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 7. Bob Shepard, Phoenix/Rick Geiser, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chevy CK1500, 9:55:06; 8. Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:55:07; 9. Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 10:04:16; 10. Chad Ragland, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 10:12:35; 11. Nick Baldwin, Laguna Hills, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:12:42; 12. Chet Huffman, Northridge, Calif./Ted Willoughby, Moorpark, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:19:16; 13. Michael Jakobson, Somis, Calif./Todd Sanderson, Leucadia, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 12:01:01; 14. Francisco Cervantes, Chula Vista, Calif./Darren Skilton, Long Beach, Calif., Chevy Camaro, 12:19:51; 15. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150, 12:39:38; 16. Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif./Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150, 16:14:13.(29 Starters, 16 Finishers)CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters) -- 1. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 9:15:12 (45.28mph) (SECOND OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 2. Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 9:32:11 (43.94mph) (FIFTH OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 3. Brian Ickler, Poway, Calif./Steve Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 9:36:04 (43.64mph) (SEVENTH OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 4. Corky McMillin, Bonita, Calif./Gary Arnold, El Cajon, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 9:40:53 (43.28mph) (EIGHTH OVERALL4-WHEEL VEHICLE); 5. Josh Rigsby/Steven Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy, 9:46:51 (42.84mph); 6. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Bekki Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy, 10:08:42 (41.30mph); 7. Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 10:14:23 (40.92mph); 8. Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 10:14:55 (40.88mph); 9. Michael James, Alpine, Calif./David Mills, Oceanside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:24:51; 10. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:29:39; 11. Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif./Tom Ridings, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:40:14; 12. Cam Thieriot, Occidental, Calif./Malcolm Smith, Riverside, Calif., Gordon-Chevy, 10:52:00; 13. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 11:34:30; 14. Rich Ronco/Ray Miranda, Glendale, Ariz., Tatum, 11:47:25; 15. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 12:02:00; 16. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford, 13:18:03.(31 Starters, 16 Finishers)CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc) -- 1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman, Las Vegas, Fraley, 11;46:4 (36.56mph); 2. Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, Jimco, 12:01:18; 3. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif., SPF, 12:10:49; 4. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Wayne Lacher, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Porter, 12:15:14; 5. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Amplified, 12:35:48; 6. Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, Calif., Mirage, 12:47:57; 7. Kevin Graves/Rick McCorty, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco, 13:28:01; 8. Kevin Walsh/Jerry Walsh, San Diego, Bunderson, 14:27:23; 9. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., Curry, 14:39:27; 10. Edmundo Fernandez/Federico Montes, Ensenada, Mexico, Kokoy, 14:39:32; 11. Arturo Valezco/Abel Velazco, Beaumont, Calif., Porter, 15:26:05; 12. Brent Parkhouse/Bart Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage, 16:21:58; 13. Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif./David Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 16:27:06; 14. Matt Blanchard/Brent McKec, Tucson, Ariz., Dunrite, 16:34:05; 15. Rich Clark, Westlake Village, Calif., Dunrite, 16:43:54; 16. Hector Garcia, Sonoyta, Mexico, Curry, 16:46:41; 17. Blaise Jackson, Valley Center, Calif./Mike Sandoval, Fallbrook, Calif., Meco, 17:46:58; 18. Carlos Escobedo/Ramiro Escobedo, Ensenada, Mexico, 16:09:21.(38 Starters, 18 Finishers)CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)--(4 Starters, 0 Finishers)CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs) -- 1. George Seeley, Glendale, Calif., 13:51:04 (30.25mph); 2. Michelle Bruckmann/Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., 15:15:42; 3. Chris Bowman, Upland, Calif./Jerry Longo, La Verne, Calif., 18:59:45.(9 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs) -- 1. Danny Ledezma, Chula Vista, Calif./Mario Ledezma Jr., Menifee, Calif., 14:11:28 (29.53mph); 2. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico, 15:27:46; 3. Ernesto Arambula/Hector Ramos, Ensenada, Mexico, 17:22:05; 4. Rogelio Valenzuela/Arulfo Valenzuela, Ensenada, Mexico, 17:37:44; 5. Mark McAnelly, Ramona, Calif., 18:20:59; 6. Miguel Rosales/Roberto Green, Ensenada, Mexico, 18:29:15; 7. David Sanchez, Hesperia, Calif., 18:45:18; 8. Ernie Negrete/Archie Negrete, San Diego, 18:59:45.(23 Starters, 8 Finishers)CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks) -- 1. Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif./Dan Fresh, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Chevy S-10, 12:42:55 (32.95mph); 2. Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, Calif., Ford Ranger, 13:54:30; 3. Barry Karakas, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 15:06:37; 4. Jaime Medina, San Ysidro, Calif., Ford Ranger, 16:21:25; 5. Matt Carter, San Diego/Danny Kunz, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Ranger, 18:42:16.(11 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks) -- 1. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif./Scot Jones, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger, 17:14:21 (24.31mph).(9 Starters, 1 Finisher)CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks) -- 1. Luis A. Valdes, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 18:59:45 (22.08mph).(7 Starters, 1 Finisher)CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks) -- 1. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./Greg Stultz, Phoenix, Chevy C1500, 11:34:42 (36.19mph); 2. Nick Vanderwey, Buckeye, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, GMC Sierra, 11:47:02.(8 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters) -- 1. Eric Fisher/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 18:59:44 (22.06mph); 2. Sigal Greenberg/John Hallal, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chenowth, 18:59:45.(5 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc) -- 1. Lobsam Yee/Angel Barajas, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 10:11:18 (41.13mph); 2. Ron Dalke, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Toyota, 10:37:10; 3. Phillip Finch, Alpine, Calif./Kirk Howerton, Oceanside, Calif., Chenowth-Honda, 10:38:02; 4. John Cooley, Santee, Calif./Dave Richardson, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 10:41:32; 5. Javier Robles, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-VW, 11:21:00; 6. Travis Brookshire/Joel Whitted, Alpine, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 12:32:13;(20 Starters, 6 Finishers)SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc) -- 1. Arturo Honold/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 11:08:26 (37.61mph); 2. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 11:21:33; 3. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 11:22:15; 4. Mike Halliday, Riverside, Calif./Kevin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Jimco, 11:30:12; 5. James Golden, Newport Beach, Calif./Jason Hatz, San Diego, Jimco, 12:32:45; 6. Jason Batulis, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Sodaro, Los Angeles, Prep By Jake, 12:39:47; 7. Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif./Gregg Ryan, Temecula, Calif., Chenowth, 12:48:55; 8. Craig Brabant, Hesperia, Calif./Regie Dunlap, Oak Hills, Calif., Dunrite, 13:19:04; 9. Jim Vick, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Drever, Dana Point, Calif., Penhall, 14:32:26; 10. Ken Stroud, Alpine, Calif./Steve Gonzalez, Ramona, Calif., Jimco, 14:38:15; 11. Victor Cesena/Victor H. Cesena, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Prep By Jake, 16:01:36; 12. Duane Reinert, San Diego/Jamie Campbell, Katy, Texas, D&D, 16:02:10; 13. Mike Belk, Coachella, Calif./Greg Foster, Orange, Calif., Porter, 16:31:48; 14. Ruben Gutierrez, Hemet, Calif./Mark Agee, San Diego, Porter, 18:37:56; 15. Mark Kyle, Austin, Texas/Larry Nash, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mirage, 18:49:05.(22 Starters, 15 Finishers)CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans) -- 4 Starters, 0 Finishers)STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks) -- 5 Starters, 0 Finishers)STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks) -- 1 Starter, 0 Finishers)PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks) -- 1. Jim Nuckles/Jeff Dickerson, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:39:06 (39.34mph); 2. Al Hogan, Columbus, Mont./Darren Donnes, Billings, Mont., Ford F-150, 10:39:28; 3. Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Walt Virack, Vista, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 11:43:10; 4. Richard Voss, Cupertino, Calif./John Niewdehner, San Jose, Calif., Ford F-150, 13:57:03; 5. Tony Licitra, Bend, Ore./Dr. Macrae Glass, Kingman, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 15:58:36; 6. Eric Hardin/Jared Hardin, Anaheim, Calif., GMC Sierra, 18:55:28; 7. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dan Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 18:59:45.(13 Starters, 7 Finishers)PRO MOTOCRCYCLESCLASS 22 (250cc or more) -- 1. Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif./Mouse McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif., Honda XR650R, 8:40:25 (48.31mph) (FIRST OVERALL MOTORCYCLE); 2. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif, Honda XR650R, 8:49:45 (SECOND OVERALL MOTORCYCLE); 3. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda XR650R, 9:08:16 (THIRD OVERALL MOTORCYCLE); 4. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif., KTM 660 Rally, 9:10:48 (FOURTH OVERALL MOTORCYCLE); 5. Shaun Hanson, Murrieta, Calif./Joseph Picchiottino, Hemet, Calif./Terry Picchiottino, Murrieta, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:01:00; 6. Marc Francke, Marina Del Rey, Calif./Dale Herron, Reseda, Calif./Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles, Honda XR650Rm 10:08:34; 7. Curt Insley, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif./Traver Insley, San Clemente, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:09:55; 8. Gary Cluff/Scott Rucker/David Schutte, Mesa, Ariz., Honda XR650R, 10:33:10; 9. Brian Pinard, Murietta, Calif./Taber Murphy, E. Wenatchee, Wash., Honda XR650R, 10:57:51; 10. Steven Thompson/Nick Thompson, Long Beach, Calif./Dave Myers, Paramount, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:07:25; 11. Richard Litten/Dean Sharpe, San Diego/Isaac Molina, Spring Valley, Calif., KTM EXC525, 11:23:10; 12. Rancisco Ascolani, Calexico, Calif./Ivan Estrada/Ricardo de la Pena, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 11:36:56; 13. Martyn Atkins, Glendale, Calif./James Pluta, Valley Village, Calif./Freddie Cardenas, Los Angeles, 12:06:53.(13 Starters, 13 Finishers)CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc) -- 1. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRFX250, 9:47:22 (42.80mph); 2. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Mark Daniels, Oxnard, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 10:15:53; 3. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 10:29:49; 4. Juan Moreno/Jaime Sanoja, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM EXC250, 11:04:34; 5. Jim Townsend, Orange, Calif./Mark Gorgone, Chino Hills, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 11:58:56.(5 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old) -- 1. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 9:35:57 (43.65mph); 2. Victor Villalobos/Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 10:04:23; 3. Rodolfo Iribe, San Ysidro, Calif./Roib Barnum, Phelan, Calif., Honda XR680, 10:04:23; 4. J. David Ruvalcaba/Rogelio Pando/Leonel Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 10:15:12; 5. Jason Smith, Fallbrook, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:29:02; 6. Joey Lane, El Cajon, Calif./Loren Dimond, Santee, Calif./Steve Fenton, Descanso, Calif., KTM 525EXC, 10:33:32; 7. Corey Keysar, Colorado Springs, Colo./Rick Sparks, Centailia, Wash., Honda XR650R, 10:38:13; 8. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP, 10:57:09; 9. Mike Crawford/Steve Crawford, Phoenix, Honda XR650R, 10:57:44; 10. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Tim Morton, Excondido, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif., BMW HP2, 11:24:14; 11. Stuart Gilred, Solvang, Calif./Gaylon Nuestel, Solana Beach, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:31:37; 12. Robert Garcia, Whittier, Calif./Jason Seamans, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Yamaha WR450F, 13:54:04.(14 Starters, 12 Finishers)CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old) -- 1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 9:43:18 (43.10mph); 2. Rich Binckley, Woodinville, Wash./Paul Ostbo, Cle Elum, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 9:46:06; 3. Dana Reed, Rescue, Calif./Shawn Black, Stockton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:09:04; 4. Greg Fountain, Lake Forest, Calif./Mike Martin Jr., Garden Grove, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 10:10:08; 5. Michael Laenger, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Kent Perkins, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:12:37; 6. Mike Kay, San Clemente, Calif./Brian Schmuckle, Encinitas, Calif./Rob Barnum, Phelan, Calif., Husqvarna TE510, 11:41:09; 7. Jeff Alter/Scott McMannus/Scott Burch, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda XR650R, 8. Jack Burger, Solana Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:26:13.(8 Starters, 8 Finishers)CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old) -- 1. Elizaburo Karasawa/Susumu Ishii, Japan, Honda XR650R, 10:42:12 (39.15mph); 2. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Doug Heil, Glendora, Calif./Rick Gill, Carpinteria, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:25:21; 3. Doug Smith, Monrovia, Calif./Gene Dempsey/Sam Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:55:10.(3 Starters, 3 Finishers)PRO ATVsCLASS 25 (over 251cc) -- 1. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 10:16:14 (48.80mph) (FIRST OVERALL ATV); 2. Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450, 10:20:25 (SECOND OVERALL ATV); 3. Francisco Ruano, San Diego/Gerardo Sepulveda, Chula Vista, Calif./Rafael Pinedo, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:21:02 (THIRD OVERALL ATV); 4. Javier Robles Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Honda 250R, 10:45:21; 5. Eric Hernandez/Christian Fernandez, El Paso, Texas, Polaris Predator, 11:01:41; 6. Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Jeff Anderson, San Bernardino, Calif./Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 11:08:02; 7. Ryan Wheeler, El Cajon, Calif./Allen White, San Diego, Bombardier DS650X, 11:29:00; 8. Joselito Muro, National City, Calif./Gabriel Velazquez, San Ysidro, Calif./Rafael Rubio, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 11:45:00; 9. Kevin Thompson/Josh Fink, Phoenix, Yamaha YFZ45018:56:45.(14 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 24 (under 251cc) -- 1. Kirk Shreier, Phoenix/Shiloh Strunk, Tucson, Ariz./Joshua Edwards, Peoria, Ariz., Honda TRX250R, 10:57:05 (38.26mph)(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)SPORTSMANOVERALL SPT CAR -- Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Stout Industry-VW, 16:35:21 (25.26mph).(7 Starters, 2 Finishers)OVERALL SPT TRUCK -- (3 Starters, 0 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C>250cc -- Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., 10:24:21 (40.27mph)(27 Starters, 18 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C


    Another baja 1000 Report...Locos Mocos...Crazy Boogers!

    Locos Mocos & The 2005 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
    By Baja JonesThe 38th running of the Baja 1000 with a start and finish in the city of Ensenada BCN Mexico was an unusual event to say the least. One of the largest starting fields in recent history (342 bikes, quads, trucks & buggies) and a comparatively short course (706 miles) yielded only 162 finishers. The entire racecourse never dipped more than 150 miles south of the U.S., Mexico border yet the brutality of the terrain coupled with freezing nighttime temperatures, extracted a heavy toll on both the racers and the equipment. Less than 50% of the eager starters would see the finish line within the 30-hour time limit.The 2005 Baja 1000 found the Locos Mocos (crazy boogers) crew, setting up shop at race mile 127, Cohabuzo Junction. The pit was early in the race for us. The location was selected for a few reasons. We were running pit #2 in a chain of 11 pits for the world famous Baja Pits Racing Team. Baja Pits provides full service professional grade race support for the independent racer and pro teams alike. Cohabuzo Jct. is a dusty cross road of 2 trails, almost never traveled. You won't find it on any map, it's 60 miles from the nearest paved road and the name sounds cool when you say it on the radio. The Total Chaos / BCG pre run crew had scoped out the location the week before. Torturing 12 Total Chaos equipped pre-runners over a geological feature that racers humbly refer to as "The Summit". The Summit (10 miles up course from us) is the remnant of a ranch road abandoned over 30 years ago by ranchers and avoided by race promoters for the last 20. The "road" (for lack of better word) climes to 4500 feet above the desert floor and crashes almost straight down the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Juarez. In just a few miles you plunge 2000 feet over a waist land of bare rock and multi foot high drop offs. Tire slashing; wheel eating jagged boulders jut from both sides of the 2 track. Needless to say this is a one-way street to all but the experienced rock crawler. The Locos Mocos crew lives to wrench on broken racers and we figured this would be the place to do it!The advance crew arrived 36 hours ahead of time to start setting up the pit. Fuel drums are unloaded and set atop race style scissor stands. Generators, welders, compressed gas, dump cans, spare tires, cases of oil, transmission fluid and gear lube are all strategically positioned. Sunshades and a 50-foot radio antenna pop up. Radios, power supply and a timing table are connected and tested. The pit is really 2 separate facilities consisting of a "hot pit" and a "garage". The hot pit is for scheduled refueling and quick tire changes. The garage is a fully equipped repair and fabrication shop complete with Stick, MIG & TIG welders. A 10,000 KW Miller Trail Blazer powers an array of electric tools and lights. Air tools and impact guns run off CO2 tanks.Next the Kitchen Pit goes together. Locos Mocos is a hard charging bunch and they work up an appetite in the process. During our 3-day stay the kitchen crew will prepare 300 meals to feed the 46 crewmembers and a dozen or so stuck racers and chase crews. Were not talking burgers and dogs. The menu at the Locos Mocos pit rivals that of many 5 star restaurants with entrées like Mane Lobster, Carne Asada & RopaVieja.
    Setup finally complete we need to test it out. Pauly hops in BSB (Big Strokey Bronco) and "burns in the pit". He does a couple of high-speed ingresses with full throttle egress. This is done as much to see how the pit looks to race traffic as it is to entertain the crew. With new sets of 37" tire tracks through our little service oasis, the pit now looks like a pit.The crew is at full strength a tent city stands scattered around a roaring iron wood campfire, dinner is served and stories ricochet around the circle dancing of light.BCG 7 enlists the help of an elite group of pyrotechnical experts and a fire is lit at the edge of the clearing. A magnesium case is added and once fully involved, propane cylinders are introduced beneath it. The explosions produce a 60 foot high cascading shower of brilliant streaming particles. All the while a constant aerial display of quarter pound rockets light up the sky and the reports echo off the nearby hillsides as if to announce the mayhem of the coming day. The evenings entertainment was co-sponsored by Cortez of JD films, Nik of Total Chaos Fabrication and BCG 7 of Konig Racing.
    RACE DAY:Baja Tym has left his race radio on, tuned to Weather Man's channel with an amplified speaker on the roof of his Tundra. 6:16 AM Just as the mourning sun begins to chase the frost off the tents, the radio cracks the cold dry air: "Weatherman to SCORE Opps", the hair on the back of a thousand necks stands on end. The Baja 1000 is underway. For the next 36 hours, The Weatherman will paint an auditory picture of the toughest test of man and machine on the continent. (Weatherman is Bob Steinberger of PCI Race Radios. Weatherman runs radio relay from his perch atop Pico Diablo 9700 feet above sea level. For 36 hours straight he will relay thousands of complicated transmissions from racers to chasers, handle medical emergencies, dispatch fire crews, quell riots and coordinate rescues. He will communicate decisions from SCORE operations to check points, racers, chasers, pit crews and spectators. He is constantly heckled by drunken idiots with modified ham radios and regularly asked to perform the miracle of omniscience by stuck racers with no idea what frequency their team monitors. Through the unyielding din of white noise he performs with machine like accuracy and endurance. However he is compensated, it is not enough, our hats are off to him for the service he performs and the stamina and professionalism he displays.
    9:07 the distant rhythmic thump of a helicopter, 2 minutes later the first bike is through . 2 minutes behind, the second passes, biding his time staying just out of the choking dust of his eventually to be consumed competitor. 17 minutes till the third and fourth bikes are through. In 125 miles the leaders have opened up almost a 15-mile lead on the nearest competitors. Then the valley is filled with the constant roar of choppers and 4 stroke bikes followed by trophy trucks, unlimited buggies and the rest of the field. 10:04 our first scheduled bike, 407 X is in and out with fuel and chain lube.During the next 14 hours the crew would record 309 racers through the location.We fueled, repaired, extracted, welded, fed, relayed, rescued, encouraged and assisted over 40 racers.
    Before the race we had calculated the last vehicle still competing would be through our location no later than 7:00 PM. The Summit was taking its toll though, so much so that SCORE extended the checkpoint closing times by 2 hours. We recorded the last racer through at 11:50 PM. Vehicles continued to limp or be towed out well into the next day. By Midnight the temperature was down to the freezing mark with a stiff breeze blowing. The few still standing huddled around the campfire and toasted the racers plying their way through the fridged Baja night. We passed the Tequila, recapped the day and began to plan the next race.

    Behind the scenes at the BAJA 500

    Ensenada, BC, Mexico- With just minutes to go before the BAJA 500 Awards ceremony, Baja Racing News has some behind the scenes details of the race, the mayhem, the 24 hours of the BAJA 500.

    During contingency of Friday a huge bottle, can, glass throwing melee took place at the west end of the contingency park. Taking place over thirty minutes, a central part of the huge crowd at the extreme west end of the festivities, began hurling debris in all directions. Several people were hurt by flying debris, including large pieces of broken glass, broken beer bottles. The police wagon arrived and a half a dozen locals were being hustled away. The music restarted after forty minutes of mayhem.

    During the race, the run up and past Simpsons was a disaster. As reported for over a week, the uphill, rocky and nasty hill run became the bottleneck from hell. At race mile 202. Race mile 240 was another problem. Some reports listed 60 vehicles not going anywhere on this badly conceived section of Baja norte pergatory. Two bad hills and 3-5 hours of waiting, problems and getting pulled out.

    The injury heaped upon the insult was that late after 2 AM, after an announcement from "HQ", that no time extensions were going to be allowed, a time extension WAS allowed and furthermore, if you crossed the finish line before 6 AM, a racer would be considered a "finisher". All at a time after many teams quit and turned off their radios. All of this after several weeks of complaints from teams directly to "HQ" that Simpsons was more than a problem. The issue was safety. And it was NOT addressed. When it finally was, after 2 AM during the race, a reversal after a public announcement to the contrary, has contributed to a common opinion from many teams voiced to Baja Racing News, many teams will prerun the next "BAJA" course first, prior to paying any entry fees.

    One accident injury, #804, lost its brakes and was heading down a hill when the co-driver bailed, breaking his pelvis, "among other things".

    Unconfirmed reports cited the Flueger team as DQ'ed.
    More details later..Baja Racing News

    Privateer Bike Fastest on the BAJA 500 course!

    The privateer bike team of Mike Childress and Mike Mouse McCoy beat three factory teams, riding a Honda XR65OR to a time of 8:40:25. Averaging on the course 48.31 MPH. The Honda A team was second at 8:49:45, the Honda B team came in on 9:08:16 on another Honda XR65OR. Fourth bikes was KTM in 9:10:48 on a KTM 660 Rally Bike.

    More...Baja Racing News

    The 24 HOURS of 2005 BAJA 500

    At 6:05 AM, Sunday morning, here in Ensenada, Mexico, the Finish Line closed for the 2005 BAJA 500.

    Roughly 24 hours after green flags were given to the motorcycles Saturday morning, the BAJA 500 closed the Finish Line after extending the race and digging out of the roughest and some say the most costly Baja race, many teams have ever participated in. The quote of the race, "I thought this was supposed to be DESERT RACING, not MOUNTAIN GOAT RACING!".

    BAJA 500 ONLINE VIDEO http://www.paradigm-pro.com/videos/SCORE%20Baja%20500%206-4-2005.wmv
    Thanks Scott!

    Results posted next...
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    Sunday, March 06, 2005

    MEXICO 200 Race Today!

    Truex, Jr. wins the Mexico 200! Truex, with Bass Pro Shops wins the Mexico 200 today! FOXSports http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/pgStory?contentId=3442066 Race coverage begins on the west coast today at Noon. Check your local listings on FOX TV.

    The Best Of Baja http://www.baja-cabo.com also covers this historic Mexico 200 Race in Mexico City. Check out the "Mexico Haulers"story, at right column, which talks about some of the logistics, safety and travel efforts by the professionals putting on this inaugural event in Mexico. You can get the same professional coverage and annual discounts by being a member of the Baja Safari Mexico Club! at http://www.bajasafari.com

    Special Thanks to the good people at BF Goodrich Motorsports for their support of Baja Racing News, Thanks BF Goodrich Motorsports, You Rock! http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/

    Saturday, March 05, 2005

    Qualifying Notes from the Mexico 200

    Mexico City- The talk is the track. Yes, it is Mexico and one driver was overheard saying, "I've eaten so much carne asada I'm turning into a Mexican." The teams are now out on a tourist stop at the pyramids. But earlier today, the talk was the track. "Some turns are banked the wrong way, turn 8 is off-camber". As a Baja California driver, it sounds familiar. Some turns on the transpeninsular route 1 are banked the wrong way, off camber. And the results are often on the roadside. Wasted hulks of autos, trucks and semi's strewn over the landscape, just off of these notorious, "curvas peligrosas", dangerous curves. Baja Racing News

    Friday, March 04, 2005

    MEXICO 200! SPEED NASCAR TV - FOX TV

    Baja Racing News, Mexico City- SPEED NASCAR TV on the SPEED Channel will cover the NASCAR MEXICO 200 Qualifying LIVE on Saturday, March 5. Other SPEED programming on Saturday includes, "Infield Hot Pass". SPEED TV http://www.speedtv.com/nascartv/schedule.php The NASCAR MEXICO 200 will be covered LIVE on FOX TV, on Sunday, March 6. FOX SPORTS TV http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/ Please check your local listings.

    Thursday, March 03, 2005

    Robby Gordon talks Baja

    Baja Racing News, Mexico City-"I think Mexico City is a lot different than being in Baja", Gordon was quoted in this ESPN story.

    Americans Racing in Mexico

    Baja Racing News, Mexico City-A couple of great quotes listed in a NASCAR story for this Sundays MEXICO 200 Race. About the event in Mexico. "Despite scheduling the race, NASCAR officials have gone out of their way to caution competitors and media about straying away from "the group" while in Mexico. (NASCAR) has also organized group hotels, secured mass transit with armed guards and a hauler convoy to get the teams equipment to Mexico City en masse." All excellent points when racing in Mexico. Better safe, than sorry.

    "Obviously, I've had friends of mine (the classic cover story, it wasn't me-it was a friend of mine!) that have got in trouble in Mexico before (and) you don't want to get in trouble down there (sounds like a personal experience) they still have speed limits." (maybe on the mainland, but not on the desert race courses of BAJA! Aribba!)

    Wednesday, March 02, 2005

    MEXICO 200 Inaugural Events

    Baja Racing News Exclusive
    Mexico City, Final preparations are going strong now for the Inaugural Events surrounding the new race for Mexico, the NASCAR MEXICO 200 scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2005. Tons of Official Mexico 200 race details here: This Premier Race will be contested at: Mexico City. Mexico City is the federal capitol of the Republic of Mexico. The racing world is looking to Mexico all this week. On the SPEED Channel tonight, NASCAR Fst Forward and NASCAR Nation will reveal some of the race. On Saturday, March 5, SPEED ( a cable channel) will air Infield Hot Pass and the Race Qualifying in Mexico City LIVE. Check your local listings. On Sunday, the race will be aired LIVE on FOX TV. Check for more race details here: http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/3426352

    Travellers and tourists alike are using services, such as travel and insurance services to travel to Mexico daily. Mexico auto insurance is required in Mexico. The advance units for the NASCAR MEXICO 200, film crews and logistic crews, arrived in Mexico on Monday. Seventy-four high value racing industry commercial vehicles associated with the race, for the inaugural in Mexico City on Sunday. For Mexico insurance http://www.baja-cabo.com

    This historic race, the first in the history of NASCAR, a race in Mexico, will highlight the travel benefits of the Mexican culture and in particular, the passion of Mexico, for racing. Mexico loves racing! Offroad racing is a national lifestyle. An example of this is the Baja 1000 offroad race in Baja California. For over twenty-five years this race has captured the imagination of Mexicans and Americans alike. The World Class event, held each November on the worlds longest peninsula, stokes racers from around the globe to blaze in the deserts of Baja Norte (North) and Baja Sur (South). Racers, teams and race enthusiasts flock from all over to enjoy Mexican desert racing. This travel club can provide additional details, Baja Safari Mexico Club http://www.bajasafari.com

    The Mexico 200 is this Sunday, March 6, 2005. FOX TV will broadcast the inaugural race LIVE from Mexico City. Please check your local listings.

    Sunday, February 27, 2005

    NASCAR Goes MEXICO Today!

    Baja Racing News Exclusive
    NASCAR goes into Mexico today to put on the FIRST NASCAR event outside the United States ever! The story of the incredible logistic undertaking going on today for the race is under the "Mexico 200 Story" in our "Baja Race News" section. The NASCAR MEXICO 200, is 80 laps around the historic track at Mexico City. Look for the race, March 6, on FOX TV, at Noon on the Pacific Coast. Please check your local listings.

    Going to Mexico? NASCAR uses the same Mexico Insurance Company as Baja Safari Mexico Club! Members get discounted annual insurance and the same strength as NASCAR! The Best Of Baja LOWE$T Mexico Auto Insurance at http://www.bajasafari.com Join Today and $AVE.

    DUST TO GLORY Theatre Opening

    The film, Dust To Glory, will be opening in theatres nationally April 1, 2005.

    One mans opinion:

    Mention the Indy 500 or NASCAR's Daytona 500 and most everyone in America knows that they are some of the preeminent car races in the world. These races tend to get all the press and there are a lot of poster boys who race in these events. These events are really the glamour events of the racing motor world. Mention the Baja 1000 and most people won't know what it is or who races it.
    Dana Brown, director of Step into Liquid and son of legendary documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, has brought the Baja 1000 to the big screen with Dust to Glory, the first documentary to really capture the essence of racing the big daddy of off road races in Baja California. Most of these racers don't do it for the money, because there isn't any, and not necessarily to win the race, because there are several classes of vehicle that race the Baja, but more for the satisfaction of finishing the race, because it definitely seems a lot more difficult to race the Baja than it is to go around an oval at 190 mph for hours on end.
    The film follows several categories of racers to their conclusion during the 2003 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, in an effort to give viewers a glimpse of who these folks are as well as why they race the Baja. Several racers are highlighted during the 90 minute film, including Mike "Mouse" McCoy, who raced the entire course solo, on a motorcycle, rather than hand it off to another racer at the halfway point; Mario Andretti, who makes his first attempt at the race; Robbie Gordon, a six time off road champion; Hawaiian Alan Pflueger, scion of Honolulu's Pflueger Automotive Group, who races in the unlimited class where the trucks run upwards of $1 million; and JN and Jimmy Roberts, a father/son team who race the motorcycle class.
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    One aspect of the Baja 1000 that makes this race unique is the class of vehicles that are allowed to enter. There are essentially five classes of vehicles that enter the Baja 1000, and Director Brown makes a point of detailing each class's differences, as well as the racers in those classes. Class 22 is the motorcycle class (250cc and up). These vehicles are usually the first to cross the finish line in any class; Wide Open class entails vehicles powered by Porsche, and are all identical in mechanical makeup; the unlimited trophy truck class includes vehicles that are custom built and cost upward of $1 million.
    This class features such racers as Robby Gordon, Mark Miller, and Alan Pflueger. The trucks often have 800+hp, three feet suspensions, and special breathing apparatus for driver and navigator, and their support crew often uses helicopters as chase vehicles; Class 1 single or two seater buggy's often cost upward of $150,000, and include 600hp engines with top speeds north of 120mph; Class 11, the VW bug class and always a crowd favorite, are unmodified Volkswagen bugs (old style), with 70hp, stock suspensions, and stock steel bodies. Brown interviews the top racers in each class and gives ample coverage in the film showcasing the vehicles in the race.
    Brown covers virtually all aspects of the race in Dust to Glory, from the interviews of the racers, sequences of some of the residents of Baja who have an impact on the race, to a sequence showing an orphanage built and funded by motorcycle racing legend Malcolm Smith. The film also features a sequence on a man known as the "Weatherman." The Weatherman keeps track of the fickle weather patterns that may happen during the race and acts as a conduit for emergency communications. He tracks the weather as well as accidents and relays critical information to emergency officials when needed. He sits on top of a mountain every year to forecast the weather, and he does all of this for free.
    While other motorcycle racers handed off to a teammate at the halfway mark, Mouse McCoy finished the entire race on a motorcycle in 17 hours.
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film is a chase scene between two motorcycle racers. Both riding for team Honda, one racer was inexplicably bumped from the Honda A team to the Honda B team a few weeks prior to the race. To prove his mettle, the Honda B team racer rides his heart out and doesn't let the A team rider, (despite the A team rider's best efforts to catch up, including several long stretches on two Baja beaches) catch him. The narration poignantly details the story of the B team rider getting bumped down a notch, while the filming shows quite brilliantly, the B team rider "making dust" on the course as the A team rider, in his futile attempt to catch him, trying everything in the book to catch him. This chase scene was captured via helicopter and it really shows the determination of these racers.
    Class 11 bug. The unmodified "Baja Bug" is one of the most popular classes in the Baja 1000.
    Director Brown also details the inherent dangers of the race, not so much from a racer's perspective (although some helmet cam footage is sprinkled throughout the film) but from an observer's perspective. By design, the race takes place on public roads and highways in Baja California, as well as on the dirt roads that make up the majority of the course. Traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph, the racers must not only negotiate the traffic (vehicles, animal and otherwise) that may block the race course, but they must also race through the crowds that line the course. There are no real barriers that separate racer from race observer, and there were several shots of someone crossing the course and just a few seconds later, an 800hp trophy truck barrels through the exact crossing point of the pedestrian. Dangerous? Absolutely. But those shots capture the essence of the Baja 1000 and Brown does an awesome job of documenting virtually all aspects of the race in this film. If you are a dirtsport enthusiast, or just want to see an exciting film that details the extremes of the human spirit, Dust to Glory is a must see film.



    A Movie Review:

    "Eat My Dust, Amigo", The Baja 1000 is the gnarliest, dirtiest, most dangerous off-road race in the world. Anyone can compete—just bring your ride and your life-insurance policy. It’s about 11 A.M. on a dusty horse trail in the middle of a Mexican desert, 20 miles from the nearest indoor toilet. Not a single creature stirs here. Even las cucarachas refuse to hang in this neighborhood, because it’s so damn desolate and hot. Then, suddenly, two souped-up $350,000 pickup trucks tear through the dirt while bashing bumpers. High above in the sky, support choppers shadow the race. Driver “Pistol” Pete Sohren lost his front brakes 140 miles ago, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to pass his archrival, Gary Dircks. Seeing some daylight between the sand and the scorpions, he makes his move, but he miscalculates and goes flying off a 20-foot cliff, bashing in the front of his truck. Dircks enjoys the sight of the roadkill in his rearview mirror—but not for long.

    There are still 800 miles of racing left. Welcome to the Tecate Score Baja 1000—a nerve-shredding, cerveza-soaked, nonstop off-road race that snakes through 1,014 miles of Mexico’s unforgiving Baja peninsula. If you haven’t heard of it, you will soon. The race is the focal point of a gritty new documentary, Dust to Glory (opening April 8), that chronicles what can best be described as the Cannonball Run to Hell. The Baja 1000 isn’t just a race, it’s an obsession. How else can you explain why 284 pros and amateurs from 11 countries would show up to scrape fenders and battle cactus-laden deserts, treacherous beaches, silt beds, crazy spectators and pothole-ridden trails so gnarly an Abrams Tank would have trouble shredding them—all for virtually no recognition or money? (The average cash prize for a class winner is about $3,000—barely enough to pay for gas, food and a six—pack of Pepto-Bismol.) “People don’t come here for accolades,” says Mike “Mouse” McCoy, a Brad Pitt–looking motocross champion and Hollywood stuntman who’s the star of the film.

    “It’s really the last frontier. America is civilized; Baja isn’t. People come to lose themselves in the roughest terrain in the world.” It’s also the last place on earth anybody with an Evel Knievel jones can just jump in and drive. “Unlike Indy or NASCAR, anyone can race down here,” explains Sal Fish, the CEO of Score International, which took over the Baja 1000 in 1973, when it was six years old. “You build a vehicle and, as long as it meets safety standards, you can compete against the best of the best.” The day before the race, the best and the worst share tequila shots in Ensenada, a port town 100 miles south of the border that smells like a dead burro and makes Tijuana look like Paris. There are 26 classes of vehicles, including ATVs, dune buggies, motorcycles, trucks and pimped-out VW bugs. Some mack daddies spend up to a million bucks for a helicopter, a support crew and state-of-the-art vehicles. The financially challenged comb through junkyards to build Frankenstein-like deathmobiles with no high-tech devices, no support and no love. Truckers Vs. BikersMark Miller, last year’s champ, is one of the big boys. His gleaming red-and-white $300,000 Chevy Silverado (see “Beast of the Baja,”) is what’s called a Trophy Truck. “It’s the marquee class down here,” he says. “That’s the race everyone wants to win.” Participants such as Miller, Robby Gordon of NASCAR. The makeover treatment, building monsters that go through, over and around anything at speeds up to 140 mph. Pistol Pete, who races for a team, says of their ride, “It’s the fastest off-road vehicle in the world.” At $350,000, with a 780-horsepower engine, it isn’t exactly a Prius. Just up the street from the Trophy Trucks, the motorcyclists mess around with their chains and sprockets. They’re a different breed: tough, athletic, ballsy—and more than a few spark plugs short of sanity. The biggest cojones out here belong to Mouse, of the XR team, who has been racing since he was four. He isn’t famous yet, but he will be after the release of Dust to Glory, in which he defies broken bones and exhaustion to complete the 2003 race solo in 18 hours.

    As Mouse pounds his 12th bottle of water and scouts the competition, he explains why bikers draw a shorter straw than anyone else in the race. “On a bike, you risk your life every second,” he says. “You might not see that cactus and you crash at 90 mph, and there’s no safety cage or 6,000-pound truck to protect you.” Mouse’s XR team is a low-budget outfit with almost no support. They’ll be going against the seven-year reigning champs: superloaded Team Honda, featuring pro-rider superstar Johnny Campbell. The 2004 race begins in Ensenada on a cool November day at 6:30 A.M. It will end sometime the following day in the southern city of La Paz. Most teams consist of two to five drivers. Each one will race for about 250 miles before passing the keys to a teammate who waits in one of the makeshift pit stops strung along the peninsula. Unlike in other lengthy races, such as the Paris-Dakar, sleep is not an option here. The race goes nonstop for 15 to 40 hours, or as long as it takes to finish. Insane Fans And Booby TrapsThe sun hasn’t even risen yet, but that doesn’t stop 10,000-plus spectators from crowding along the route. Vehicles take off every 30 seconds to prevent them from pounding into one another. First out of the gate is Team Honda’s Campbell. One minute later, XR’s Mike Childress, a relatively inexperienced 21-year-old, peels out in hot pursuit.

    The bikes leave a thick cloud of dust in their wake, making it difficult to see such hazards as rocks and cars rushing toward them in the wrong direction. Even scarier are the daredevil fans, such as Arturo, 14, who like to run out and touch the vehicles as they pass. “I’ve never been hit,” Arturo says, “but one time this guy behind me was hit, and he broke his leg. It was funny.” It’s not so funny for the drivers, many of whom say that their biggest fear is hitting a fan. About six miles into the race, Childress spots a ramp made of wood and bricks and narrowly misses it. Along the route, locals dig ditches, bury telephone poles, pile rocks and dam off water crossings to create lakes four feet deep. It’s not so much that the fans hate the drivers, says Childress. “They just want to see you catch some serious air.” The action takes place mostly on narrow dirt trails first traveled by pioneers hundreds of years ago. There are nasty cacti, rocks, ditches, washed-out roads and sand whoops, which Childress describes as “three-foot bumps in the road five feet apart from each other for miles and miles.” He considers these his specialty—and Campbell’s weakness. About 180 miles into the race, the punk upstart schools the veteran and takes a 12-minute lead. Machine Vs. Canyon and Cow Back at the 40-mile mark, the Trophy Trucks’ greatest danger rears its fuzzy head: cows.

    The roads are still used by farmers and livestock, and apparently nobody told them a race was coming through. Some drivers, including Miller, actually install thermal vision systems to avoid hitting 1,500 pounds of potential porterhouse steak. Other drivers aren’t so lucky. “I hit a cow on the highway,” says Marty Fiolka, the editor-in-chief of Dirt Sports magazine, who raced the Baja until he broke his back last year. “It was 3 A.M.—black highway, black cow. All I see are these two eyes. And at about 60 mph, I hit the cow head-on. It killed the cow and totaled the car.” Cows notwithstanding, things go smoothly for Pistol Pete until mile 60, when he starts to lose his brakes. Yet he’s doing pretty well, considering the circumstances, and pulls into third place. Then he sees Dircks’ truck, takes a turn too hard and enjoys that 20-foot plunge into a canyon. But all is not lost. “Me and my other two codrivers hop out, change the tire, then climb a mountain to figure a way out of there,” he says. It takes 25 minutes. Bashed Bikes and BodiesChildress and his bike aren’t so fortunate. He tears around a corner a little too fast and suddenly comes face-to-face with a truck. “I swerved to avoid hitting it,” he recalls later, “and I just ran out of road.” His bike hits some rocks, destroying the front wheel, bashing one of his fingers and tearing up his arm. His pit crew is 60 miles away. There’s nothing to do but suffer until a truck pulls up and takes him and his mangled bike to the next pit. Campbell and Team Honda are an hour and half in front. Less than an hour later, near Coco’s Corner, Mouse picks up where Childress left off and rides flawlessly at up to 115 mph through the desert and the silt beds of Scorpion Bay, which he describes as “bottomless talcum powder.” “It gets three feet deep, and you’ll be going along up to your gas tank in it.” Just past San Juanico, Mouse gives way to Chuck Dempsey, who drives past San Ignacio and hands off to Craig Smith, a farmer who used to race with Team Honda. He jumps on the bike and rips through the mountains at night. It’s no romantic moonlight cruise. “Take one of the most dangerous, over-the-top races in the world and then shut the lights off,” says Mouse. “The danger level goes through the roof.” About 45 miles up a mountain, Smith doesn’t see a ridge in the road and flips off his bike. He knocks out a headlight, slips a disc in his back and rips open his arm. In severe pain and racing in the dark, he gets his ride onto the highway, but he eventually radios for a new driver to help him out. Things are not so bleak for Pistol Pete’s team.

    After the canyon crash, they gain ground, despite losing an engine cylinder at mile 689. With nine miles to go, they close in on the lead. Suddenly—bam! The engine blows out. They are towed to the final mile of the race, “then we all just push [the truck],” he recalls later. “We weren’t quitting.” They finish, but well behind winners Mark Miller and Ryan Arciero, who had the best time of all Trophy Truck drivers—16 hours, 24 minutes and 54 seconds. As for the fate of Mouse’s team, XR? They finish in 19 hours—ninth place in their class and well behind Team Honda, which wins with the best time overall: 15 hours, 57 minutes and 37 seconds. Bastards. Despite the injuries and frustrations, these racers all plan to come back next year. “There’s nowhere else in North America where you can just lose yourself for days on a motorcycle,” says Mouse. “For a lot of us, it’s like church. This is where we can get closer to God.” They’d better pray.

    Saturday, February 26, 2005

    Unofficial results! More on the way...

    LIVE RACECAST...Andy McMillan takes the overall today at over 30 minutes ahead of the first bike. Awesome considering the nasty course. Lots of teams came back into town on straps and the finishers are winners today, with the awards ceremony the only chance to enjoy todays mayhem. Oh yea, the Baja Race Party at the Beachcomber also! Baja Racing News

    Race closes. See you at the awards ceremony!

    LIVE RACECAST. The Baja San Felipe 250 Offroad Race is history! The rescue director got worked today! There are numerous vehicles still out on the course and some missing! A full moon hangs over the Sea of Cortez while some teams are scrambling to wrap the race. All of the checkpoints have closed and timing for the race is over. Look at the race results on the rlhcomm.com site and the fine coverage by off-road.com. The finish line is closed! Baja Racing News

    CODE RED-Emergency

    Head on collision on Highway 5. Red Cross and rescue responding."Jaws of Life" requested. At KM146, three vehicles involved. Four victims, brought in by two ambulances. (God Bless Mr. Hurst who gave this trademark to the betterment of the public) Location north of town. Baja Racing News

    MEXICO 200, FOX TV, March 6

    NASCAR Mexico 200 Race will be played out on March 6, 2005. The insurance company of NASCAR in Mexico is the insurance company of the Baja Safari Mexico Club http://www.bajasafari.com/ NASCAR & BAJA SAFARI MEXICO CLUB, The Mexico Insurance Coverage of Champions. Annual Discounts for members only. Complete package, as low as $95, for a year of coverage!

    Mexico City, 80 laps, the first NASCAR event held outside of the United States of America. FOX TV coverage starts at noon, Pacific Time. Details available at: http://www.nascar.com/

    Just In...Race Results

    LIVE RACECAST, look at the BFGoodrich results just in from Baja Race News

    Saturday, February 26, 2005McMillin father-son team captures Overall, Class 1 victory in Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250by Dominic Clark
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Southern California high school basketball star Andy McMilin traded uniforms Saturday, teamed up with his father Scott McMillin to conquer the elements and a race-record field of 269 starters in earning the overall victory at the 19th Annual Tecate SCORE desert race. Splitting the driving time in the McMillin Racing Chevy-power Jimco, the father/son team won the unlimited Class 1 class for open-wheel desert race cars, covering the rugged 240.34-mile course in 3 hours, 48 minutes, six seconds with a race-record average speed of 63.06 miles per hour.With a race-record 269 starters competing in 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, the new KTM team of Chris Blais, Andy Grider and Quinn Cody stopped the 10-race win streak of American Honda factory team stalwarts Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., to capture the overall motorcycle victory while the overall ATV winners were the team of Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., on a Honda TRX450R. Racers came from 15 U.S. States, Canada, Japan and Mexico.Andy McMillin, 17, took over from his father Scott McMillin, 44, at race-mile 130, passing his last challengers in route to the finish line, becoming the first third generation desert racer to win an overall title in a SCORE race. The younger McMillin is one of the top basketball players on his Poway (Calif.) High School basketball team.“We had no problems,” said Andy. “When I got the car we were the fifth car on the road and the leaders had three to five minutes on us physically, but we were a lot closer on corrected time. We passed Hovey, he was the last car, with about 60 miles left in the race. As soon as I got in, I just took it easy, I didn’t want to break. Las year, we lost by one second to my uncle, so it was nice to get than win this year.”Round 2 of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series was held Saturday in the tiny fishing village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, 120 miles south of the U.S. Border on the Sea of Cortez.The McMillins finished second last year in Class 1 last year, just one second behind Mark McMillin, Scott’s brother and Andy’s uncle. This year, Mark experience mechanical difficulties on the course and struggled to a 20th-place finish in Class 1. Family patriarch Corky McMillin, 76, finished eighth in Class 1 and 10th overall in a Chenowth-Chevy. The fourth member of McMillin Racing competing in San Felipe was Mark’s son Daniel, 17, who did not finish in Class 1-2/1600.When the dust settled, defending SCORE season point champion Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., was second overall and won the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division in a Ford F-150, finishing in a time of 3:51:22 while averaging 62.33 mph, 3 minutes, 16 seconds behind the overall winning McMillins. It was Baldwin’s first win in SCORE Trophy-Truck. He finished second overall and second in SCORE Trophy-Truck last year in San Felipe.Baldwin, who won last year’s season championship in SCORE Trophy-Truck without winning a single race, led a talented group of 21 starters in San Felipe and credited his BFG tires for much of his win as he was able to run the course without a single flat.Finishing third overall and second in SCORE Trophy-Truck was Las Vegas’ brothers Tim and Ed Herbst in their Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150, 7:55 back of the McMillins in the hunt for the overall win and 3:39 behind Baldwin in SCORE Trophy-Truck.Fourth overall and second in Class 1 was Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., with a time of 4:01:55 in a Jimco-Chevy.Twenty-one seconds behind Hovey to finish fifth overall and third in Class 1 was the third Herbst brother, Troy in a Smithbuilt-Ford. This year’s finishes were a redemption of sorts as last year both Herbst vehicles did not finish for the first time in their illustrious desert racing careers.In just their second race for KTM, Southern California racers Blais, Apple Valley/Andy Grider, Los Olivos, and last-minute substitute rider Cody, Buellton, rode a flawless race on a picture-perfect day on a stock KTM MXC525 to upset the highly favored Honda team.Grider was riding his final section continuing to close the gap by less than 15 seconds when he finally caught Campbell and passed him when Campbell was on the side of the road replacing the front wheel on his Honda XR650R less than 10 miles from the finish. Campbell eventually finished second among the motorcycles, 12:40 behind the winning KTM team in 4:34:21. Hengeveld/Campbell had won this race together three straight times while KTM won a SCORE motorcycle race for the first time.“This is an unbelievable to think we could come down here and upset the great Honda team of Hengeveld and Campbell,” said Blais, 24, after crossing the finish line to earn his first SCORE victory. “My second section was the last few miles and I couldn’t believe it when I saw our big orange KTM coming out of the dust first. Andy rode another great race and pinch hitter Cody did a super job coming done here on two days notice after our regular third rider Kellon Walch broke his leg while pre-running here on Tuesday.”The race for the overall ATV win was the tightest of the day as the top three teams finished with 16 seconds of each other. Frederick won in 5:53:49, with Mike Cafro just five seconds back on a Yamaha YFZ450 and Nick Nelson third just another 11 seconds back on a Honda TRX450R.Bekki Wik, the first lady of SCORE desert racing and the only female race to win two SCORE season class point championships (Class 1-2/1600) teamed with her husband Adam Wik, a prominent engine builder, to pull off her first victory in Class 10. Driving a Jimco-Honda, the Wiks powered past a field of 26 starters in the class for single or two-seat open-wheelers with up to 1650cc engines.In Class 1-2/1600 which had 27 starters Las Vegas racers Rob MacCachren, Danny Anderson and Bryan Freeman teamed up in a Fraley-VW to earn a hard-fought victory margin of 6:16 over Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., who drove a Curry-VW. It was MacCachren’s fifth class win in this race.Apparel manufacturer Jim O’Neal, 58, of Chatsworth, Calif., pulled off double class wins, capturing two age group motorcycle classes. Moving his career win total in San Felipe to six in five years, O’Neal and his teammates won both Class 40 (riders over 40 years old) and Class 50 (riders over 50). He rode Honda XR650R motorcycles in both classes.Mexico’s Eric Fisher won Class 9 for he fifth time in a Garibay-VW while Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., won Class 3 for the fourth straight year in a Ford Bronco. Moss also extended his SCORE win streak to 10 consecutive races.Also picking up his fourth race win in San Felipe was veteran motorcycle race Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif, who won Class 21 on a Honda CPFX.Winning for the second straight year were: Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, Calif., (Class 7-Ford Ranger), Tom Brown, Phoenix, (Class 5-VW Baja Bug) and Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz. (Class 7SX-Ford Ranger).Winning in SCORE Lite, which had 24 starters, was Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif., in a Jimco-VW.Three drivers remained undefeated in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series with their class wins in San Felipe: Fisher, Turner and Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz. (Class 8-Chevy C1500).Among the other class winners were: Tom Brown, Phoenix (Class 5, open VW Baja Bug), Ernesto Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 5/1600, 1600cc VW Baja Bug) and Billy Bunch, LaQuinta, Calif. (Stock Full-Ford F-150) and Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico (Protruck-Toyota Tundra).Corky McMillin was one of two septuagenarian drivers in San Felipe and both of them finished. The oldest driver of record was Ed McLean, Severna Park, Md., who will turn 79 on March 8, who finished fourth in Class 9.A total of 159 of the 269 official starters finished within the 10-hour time limit in the race.The SCORE Desert Series will return to Mexico for Round 3—the 37th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, June -5 in Ensenada.For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2005 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.RESULTSPRO CARS & TRUCKSSCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 3 hours, 51 minutes, 22 seconds (62.33mph); 2. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:56:01; 3. Michael Jakobson, Somis, Calif./Todd Sanderson, Leucadia, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:06:24; 4. Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:11:40; 5. Nick Baldwin, Laguna Hills, Calif./Ronnie Gillespie, Gardnerville, Nev., Ford F-150, 5:24:45; 6. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:30:44; 7. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:34:52; 8. B.J. BaldwinLas Vegas, Ford F-150, 5:49:12; 9. Bob Shepard, Phoenix/Rick Geiser, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 5:54:55; 10. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 6:13:05; 11. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 7:06:34; 12. Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 7:39:53; 13. Gary Dircks, Anthem, Ariz./Jeff Darland, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 8:09:32; 14. Luis Wallace, Mexicali, Mexico/Ron Dalke, Tucson, Ariz., Ford F-150, 8:39:37, 15. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:32:47 (21 Starters, 15 Finishers)CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 3:48:06 (63.22mph) (FIRST OVERALL FOUR-WHEEL VEHICLE); 2. Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:01:55; 3. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 4:02:16; 4. Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 4:03:47; 5. Tom Koch/Jim Tucker, Ridgecrest, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:12:04; 6. Michael James, Alpine, Calif./David Mills, Oceanside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:12:27; 7. Kory Scheeler/Mike Costello, Las Vegas, Porter-Chevy, 4:12:38; 8. Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 4:12:45; 9. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 4:13:14; 10. Steve Melton/Nathan Melton, Buckeye, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 4:17:34; 11. John Marking, El Cajon, Calif./Chris Harrold, Chula Vista, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:19:37; 12. Mike Julson, Descanso, Calif./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:19:55; 13. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:31:23; 14. Josh Rigsby/Steven Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy, 4:45:12; 15. Dennis Boyle/Dale Hines, Ventura, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy, 4:50:58; 16. Gary Weyhrich, Jimco-Chevy, 5:07:36; 17. Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif./Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, Calif., Jimco-Toyota, 6:16:24; 18. Ronny Wilson/Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 6:36:35; 19. Jack Whirlow/Dave Lowder, Escondido, Calif., AceCo-VW, 7:45:47; 20. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 8:25:23 (28 Starters, 20 Finishers)CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman/Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Fraley, 5:35:37 (42.97mph); 2. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., Curry, 5:37:31; 3. Hector Garcia, Sonoyta, Mexico, Curry, 5:41:53; 4. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Wayne Lacher, San Clemente, Calif., Porter, 5:48:05; 5. Arden Dennington, Tracy, Calif., Fraley, 5:50:26; 6. Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Fraley, 5:51:23; 7. Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Prep by Jake, 5:52:05; 8. Bobby Altamirano, Palm Desert, Calif./Jeff Knupp, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Jimco, 5:54:50; 9. Daniel Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Misael Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 5:56:10; 10. Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. /Rodrigo Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Fraley, 6:06:32; 11. Alberto Medina/Esau Trujillo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 6:10:00; 12. Rick Battey, Grants Pass, Ore., Jimco, 6:11:12; 13. Hiram Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 6:30:38; 14. Travis Fletcher/Brad Fletcher, Westminster, Calif., Baja Shop, 6:47:34; 15. Mario Gastelum/Isaac Gastelum, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 7:18:45; 16. Rick Boyer/Greg Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer, 7:26:21; 17. Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, Calif./Wes Wisdom, Huntington Beach, Calif., Mirage, 8:08:44 (27 Starters, 17 Finishers)CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Kenneth Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco, 6:52:54 (34.92mph); 2. Ken Leavitt/Andy Leavitt, Las Vegas, Ford Bronco, 8:14:48; 3. Chris Raffo, Arlington Heights, Ill./Jeff Dolan, Attwater, Calif., Chevy Blazer, 9:54:34 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)—1. Tom Brown, Phoenix, 5:12:49 (46.10mph); 2. Chris Bowman, Upland, Calif./Jerry Longo, La Verne, Calif., 6:12:13; 3. Nancy Spirkoff, Lemon Grove, Calif./George Milke, El Cajon, Calif., 6:58:11; 4. Luivan Voelker/Victor Gasca, Mexicali, Mexico, 7:58:45; 5. Todd StemmermanSan Diego/Scott Stemmerman, Coronado, Calif., 8:53:30 (8 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Ernesto Arambula/Octavio Zamora, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:24:42 (37.48mph); 2. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:44:09; 3. Jason Lakin, Santee, Calif./John Boccia, El Cajon, Calif., 6:51:02; 4. Jose Garcia, Chula Vista, Calif./Jorge Gutierrez, San Diego, 7:47:44; 5. Ernie Negrete/Archie Negrete, Ensenada, Mexico, 8:12:35; 6. Armando Garcia/Marco Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, 8:37:11; 7. Richard Garavito, Chino, Calif./Rodolfo Martinez, Ensenada, Mexico, 8:54:52; 8. Steve Landis, Los Alamitos, Calif./James Tedford, Arcadia, Calif., 9:15:39 (20 Starters, 8 Finishers)CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)—1. Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, Calif., Ford Ranger, 5:31:34 (43.49mph); 2. Victor Herrera Jr./Victor Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 5:41:31; 3. Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif./John Kilroy, Valley Center, Calif., Chevy S-10, 6:59:58; 4. Dan Chamlee/Thomas Chamlee, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:00:36 (8 Starters, 4 Finishers)CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)—1. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif./Scot Jones, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:48:30 (30.78mph) (6 Starters, 1 Finishers)CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)—1. Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger, 9:05:03 (26.46mph); 2. Jeff Lloyd/Mike Leary, N. Hollywood, Calif., Ford Ranger, 9:32:13 (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—1. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./Mark Julius, Glendale, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 6:25:54 (37.37mph); 2. Jeff Stowers/Jeff Broughton, Mission Viejo, Calif., Ford F-150, 6:33:55; 3. Dave Raimonde/Bob Clark, Phoenix, Chevy C1500, 6:34:23 (3 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)—1. Eric Fisher/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 7:03:23 (34.06mph); 2. Robert Jones, Solana Beach, Calif./John Reed, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 7:29:18; 3. Luis Guevara, Federico Montes, Ensenada, Mexico, Tubular Design, 7:53:30; 4. Ed McLean, Severna Park, Md./Rodolfo Iribe, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco, 8:26:05; 5. Tim Hanna, Huntington Beach, Calif./AJ Rodriguez, Orange, Calif., Baja Shop, 9:08:50; 6. Sigal Greenberg/John Hallal, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chenowth, 9:45:36 (7 Starters, 6 Finishers)CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Bekki Wik/Adam Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda, 4:28:25 (53.72mph); 2. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 4:29:25; 3. Kash Vessels, San Marcos, Calif./Andrew Wehe, Oceanside, Calif., Jimco-Toyota, 4:39:02; 4. John Cooley, Santee, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 5:00:10; 5. Brian Walsh Sr./Brian Walsh Jr., Corona, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 5:09:36; 6. Travis Brookshire/Joel Whitted, Alpine, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 5:13:40; 7. Ron Dalke, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Toyota, 5:40:38; 8. Will Higman, Newport Beach, Calif./Jerry Higman, Huntington Beach, Calif., Kreger-Honda, 6:45:50; 9. Lobsam Yee/Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 6:48:12; 10. Rick Ellison, Selma, Calif./Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev, Jimco-Honda, 7:57:30 (26 Starters, 10 Finishers)SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. 1. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 5:03:27 (47.52mph); 2. Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif./Gregg Ryan, Temecula, Calif., Chenowth, 5:14:29; 3. Blaise Jackson, Valley Center, Calif./Morley Williams, Rainbow, Calif., MECO, 5:20:43; 4. James Golden, Newport Beach, Calif./Jason Hatz, San Diego, Jimco, 5:26:49; 5. Jake Batulis, San Clemente, Calif., Prep by Jake, 5:30:29; 6. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 5:30:38; 7. Ken Stroud, Alpine, Calif., Jimco, 5:42:33; 8. Mike Belk, Coachella, Calif./Greg Foster, Orange, Calif., Porter, 6:26:00; 9. Arturo Honold/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 6:47:19; 10. Randy Ross, Oak Hills, Calif./Kelly Ross, Parker, Colo., Desert Dynamics, 7:55:17; 11. Ruben Gutierrez, Hemet, Calif./Matt Decker, Chula Vista, Calif., Porter, 8:25:40; 12. Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 9:51:16 (24 Starters, 12 Finishers)CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)—(1 Starter, 0 Finisher)STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)—1. Billy Bunch, LaQuinta, Calif./Dave Turner, Hemet, Calif., Ford F-150, 8:31:55 (28.17mph); 2. Terry Henn/Eric Henn, Walnut, Calif., Hummer H1, 8:38:28 (6 Starters, 2 Finishers)PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)—1. Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Toyota Tundra, 4:40:34 (51.34mph); 2. Charlie McDowell, Concord, Calif./Chad Cola, Pacheco, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:28:40; 3. Craig Smith/Greg Seals, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:40:03; 4. David Scaroni/Steve Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:46:03 (4 Starters, 4 Finishers)PRO MOTORCYLESCLASS 22 (250cc or more)—1. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., KTM MXC525, 4:21:41 (55.11mph) (FIRST OVERALL MOTORCYCLE); 2. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif, Honda XR650R, 4:34:21; 3. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, Calif./Taber Murphy, E. Wenatchee, Wash., Honda XR650R, 5:10:24; 4. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:10:42; 5. Rino Navera, Orange, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 6:20:51; 6. Fancisco Ascolani, Calexico, Calif./Ricardo de la Pena, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 7:55:09 (6 Starters, 6 Finishers)CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)—1. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CPFX, 5:12:20 (46.17mph); 2. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 5:28:31; 3. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Jesse Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ25, 5:32:05; 4. Eddie Zeller, Coronado, Calif./Shad Bodenstant, Descanso, Calif. Yamaha YZ250, 5:40:08; 5. Angel Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico/Felix Castro, San Ysidro, Calif., KTM 250EXC, 5:53:25; 6. D.L. Litten/Scott Hadzima, San Diego, Yamaha YZF250, 6:36:12 (8 Starters, 6 Finishers)CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 5:38:30 (542.60mph); 2. Brent Downing, Castro Valley, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:34:57 (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 4:54:17 (49.00mph); 2. Greg Fountain, Lake Forest, Calif./Mike Martin, Garden Grove, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 5:28:33; 3. Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CR450, 5:40:43; 4. Dana Reed, Rescue, Calif./Michael Powell, Stockton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:46:19; 5. Martyn Atkins, Gldenale, Calif., KTM MXC, 6:46:44 (7 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)—1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Doug Heil, Glendora, Calif./Rick Gill, Carpinteria, Calif., Honda XR650R, 9:07:16 (26.35mph) (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)PRO ATVsCLASS 25 (over 251cc)—1. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:53:59 (40.74mph) (FIRST OVERALL ATV); 2. Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450, 5:54:04; 3. Nick Nelson, Tehachepi, Calif./Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:54:15; 4. Miguel Bastidas, Holtville, Calif./Joel Leal, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda Lobo, 5:56:17; 5. Nick De Stout, Oceanside, Calif./Pancho Castro, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450, 6:08:01; 6. Ryan Wheeler/Terry Baker, El Cajon, Calif., Bombarier DS650X, 6:15:01; 7. Javier Robles Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Honda 250R, 6:16:09; 8. Earl Thigpen, Murrieta, Calif./Scott Callen, San Diego, Honda TRX450, 6:29:39; 9. Ray Schooley/Ray Schooley Jr., Poway, Calif., Yamaha YFZ, 6:33:44; 10. Kevin Thompson/Josh Fink, Phoenix, Honda TRX450R, 6:49:19; 11. Francisco Ruano, San Diego/Rafael Pinedo, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX 450R, 6:51:50; 12. Arturo Romero, Imperial Beach, Calif./Roberto Galindo, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda 400EX, 7:24:05; 13. Joselito Muro, National City, Calif./ Joel Aldiete, Honda TRX 450R, 7:39:06; 14. Jesus Marquez/Arnie Pruneda Jr., Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 8:57:56 (17 Starters, 14 Finishers)CLASS 24 (under 251cc)—1. Kirk Schreier, Phoenix/Shiloh Strunk, Tucson, Ariz., Honda TRX250R, 5:59:49 (40.08mph) (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)SPORTSMANOVERALL SPT CAR—Tony Robles/Alfredo Bueno, San Diego, VW, 7:01:10 (34.24mph) (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)OVERALL SPT TRUCK—Bobby Quarnstrom/Carl Niemelschele, La Verne, Calif., Ford Ranger, 6:49:15 (35.24mph) (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C>-- Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5;25:04 (44.36mph) (8 Starters, 3 Finishers)SPT ATV— Gil Castro, Chula Vista, Calif./Steve Willenberg, Lakeside, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 6:29:13 (37.05mph) (10 Starters, 4 Finishers)--------------------------------------TECATE SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 ALL-TIME OVERALL WINNERSCars & TrucksYear Driver(s), Vehicle (Class)1982 Dan Cornwell, Chenowth-VW (Class 1)1983 Mike Julson, Jimco-VW (Class 1)1984 Larry Ragland, Chaparral-VW (Class 1)1990 Brian Collins/Jack Johnson, Chenowth-VW (Class 1)1991 Larry Ragland, Chevy C1500 (Class 8)1992 Bob Richey/Boyd Cox, Raceco-Porsche (Class 1)1993 Scott Douglas, Ford Ranger (Class 7)1994 Ivan Stewart, Toyota SR5 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)1995 Ed/Tim Herbst, Smithbuilt-Porsche (Class 1)1996 Robby Gordon, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)1997 Curt LeDuc, Jeep Grand Cherokee (SCORE Trophy-Truck)1998 Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel, Riviera-Chevy (Class 1)1999 Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2000 Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2001 Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2002 Dan Smith/David Ashley, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2003 Gus Vildosola/Rob MacCachren, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2004 Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)2005 Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Jimo-Chevy (Class 1)MotorcyclesYear Rider(s), Vehicle1982 Bob Balentine, Honda XR500 (Class 22)1983 Jack Johnson, Honda XR500 (Class 22)1984 Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna XR500 (Class 22)1990 Dan Smith/Danny Hamel, KTM (Class 22)1991 Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicut Jr, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1992 Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicut Jr, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1993 Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1994 Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1995 Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1996 Paul Krause, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)1997 Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)1998 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)1999 Johnny Campbell/Cole Marshall, Honda XR650 (Class 22)2000 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)2001 Steve Hengeveld/Jonah Street, Honda XR650R (Class 22)2002 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)2003 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)2004 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)2005 Chris Blais/Andy Grider/Cody Quinn, KTM MXC525 (Class 22)