Tuesday, January 10, 2006

SOLAR Racing to "Race The Two Seas" in 2006

Baja Racing News

Mark Handley of Solar Racing has announced the team plans to compete in the “CABO 500 – Race the Two Seas” in late April, 2006.The Baja Safari Mexico Club and the La Paz Automotive Club have agreed to combine the CABO 500 and the famous DOS MARES 500. For over twelve years, the La Paz Club has provided the Baja California Sur offroading community "The Best Baja" offroad racing event. It is the best Baja because of it’s unique terrain, topography, and locations. Now, the International Event, the "CABO 500, Race The Two Seas", will provide racers from around the globe, "The Best Baja" offroad race in the world. The "CABO 500-Race The Two Seas" will be a 500 kilometer (approx 300 mile) desert point-to-point race between La Paz, Capital of Baja South, and the Mega-Resort seaside town of Cabo San Lucas. Racers will race down the coastlines of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, navigate through palm oasis and giant cactus before reaching the finish line on the white sand beach with the famous “Lands End” arch in the background.The Federacion Mexicana de Automovillismo Deportivo and the Baja California Sur Offroad Association have approved of the race, and all approvals from the government are in place. The State of Baja California South has long promoted the CABO 500 and its positive effects for sports and tourism for the state.

Solar Racing has never participated as a team in Baja Sur and look forward to the experience. It will also provide the team with somewhat of a reconnaissance trip as well for the upcoming peninsula run of the Baja 1000 next November. CABO 500 “Race the Two Seas”April 28-30th, 2006 www.Cabo500.com www.SolarRacing.com

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