Baja Racing News
San Felipe 250
TOP OVERALL FINISHERSCars & Trucks1. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 3 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds (61.95 miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 2. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 3:54:30 (61.49mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)3. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford, 3:57:20 (60.76mph) (Class 1)4. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 4:03:57 (59.11mph) (Class 1)5. Mark McMillin/Brian Ewalt, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:06:10 (58.58mph) (Class 1)6. Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy, 4:07:34 (58.25mph) (Class 1)7. Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 4:16:15 (56.27mph) (Class 1)8. Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy CK1500, 4:20:03 (55.45mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)9. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 4:30:12 (53.37mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)10. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 4:30:31 (53.31mph) (Class 1)11. Adam Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda, 4:32:24 (52.94mph) (Class 10)12. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Beck, Orange, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:33:16 (52.77mph) (Class 1)13. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 4:34:18 (52.57mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)14. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Charlie Gioffredi, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:35:15 (52.39mph) (Class 1)15. John Herder, Tucson, Ariz./Steve Melton, Buckeye, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 4:42:24 (51.06mph) (Class 1)16. Billy Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./ Eric Stewart, Loma Linda, Calif., Porter-Honda, 4:42:46 (51.00mph) (Class 10)17. Kory Sheeler/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 4:46:50 (50.27mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)18. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 4:58:19 (48.34mph) (SCORE Lite)19. Todd Cuffaro, Coronado, Calif./Rich Beck, El Cajon, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 5:01:12 (47.88mph) (Class 1)20. Ron Dalke, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Toyota, 5:02:28 (47.68mph) (Class 10)
Motorcycles1. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:19:36 (55.55mph) (Class 22)2. Brian Pinard, Murrieta, Calif./Taber Murphy, Wildomar, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:09:53 (46.53mph) (Class 30)3. Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:13:20 (46.53mph) (Class 30)4. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:15:07 (45.76mph) (Class 40)5. Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:15:21 (55.45mph) (Class 22)
ATVs1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 5:25:15 (44.34mph) (Class 25)2. Alex Camanini, El Cajon, Calif./Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Yamaha YFZ450, 6:01:29 (39.89mph) (Class 25)3. Christian Fernandez/Edwin Lopez, El Paso, Texas, Yamaha YFZ450, 6:08:25 (39.14mph) (Class 25)4. Mike Bastidas, Holtville, Calif./Joel Leal, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:09:09 (39.06mph) (Class 25)5. Jeff Hancock, Salome, Ariz./Joshua Edwards, Peoria, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 6:21:21 (37.81mph) (Class 25)
20th Tecate SCORE SAN FELIPE 250
Round 2 of six-race 2006 SCORE Desert SeriesMarch 11—San Felipe, Baja California, MexicoTotal Entries: 362 Total Starters: 340 Total Finishers: 219
Pro Cars & TrucksSCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 3 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds (61.95 miles per hour); 2. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 3:54:30; 3. Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy CK1500, 4:20:03, 4. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 4:30:12; 5. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 4:34:18; 6. Kory Sheeler/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 4:46:50; 7. Jerry Larimore, Escondido, Calif./Buff Herman, Ramona, Calif., Ford F-150, 8. Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:31:00; 9. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 5:40:52; 10. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Ford F-150, 5:49:38; 11. Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 5:56:29; 12. Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 6:13:25; 13. Luis Wallace, Juarez, Mexico, Ford F-150, 6:28:00; 14. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 6:43, Ford F-150, 5:49:38; 11. Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 5:56:29; 12. Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 6:13:25; 13. Luis Wallace, Juarez, Mexico, Ford F-150, 6:28:00; 14. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 6:43:00; 15. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 6:44:20; 16. Mike Julson, Descanso, Calif./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 7:31:59; 17. Marty Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 7:37:02; 18. Mike Voyles, Temecula, Calif./Dwaine Walters, Valley Center, Caif., Ford F-150, 7:47:00; 19. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150, 8:05:50; 20. Andy McMillin, Poway, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 9:04:42 (24 Starters, 20 Finishers)CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)--1. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford, 3:57:20 (60.76mph); 2. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 4:03:57; 3. Mark McMillin/Brian Ewalt, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:06:10; 4. Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy, 4:07:34; 5. Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 4:16:15; 6. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 4:30:31; 7. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Beck, Orange, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:33:16; 8. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Charlie Gioffredi, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:35:15; 9. John Herder, Tucson, Ariz./Steve Melton, Buckeye, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 4:42:24; 10. Todd Cuffaro, Coronado, Calif./Rich Beck, El Cajon, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 5:01:12; 11. Michael James, Alpine, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 5:29:13; 12. Luis Ramirez Jr./Luis Ramirez Sr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 5:32:43; 13. Enrique Bujanda/Danny Horta, Juarez, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 5:40:15; 14. Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 6:08:08; 15. Brian Kirby, Rowland Heights, Calif./Bobby Ouellette, Ontario, Calif., Kirby-Chevy, 6:18:45; 16. Raymond Potter, Anaheim, Calif., Potter-Chevy, 6:59:00; 17. Buddy Feldkamp, Redlands, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 7:04:40; 18. Dan Myers, Newport Beach, Calif., RaceCo-Olds, 7:05:01; 19. Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif./Tom Ridings, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 9:08:30 (35 Starters, 19 Finishers)CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)--1. Adam Pfankuch/Rick St. Johnn, Carlsbad, Calif., Amplified, 5:30:04 (43.69mph); 2. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif./Dan Folts, Chino, Calif., Seagrove, 5:30:51; 3. Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. /Rodrigo Ampudia Sr., Ensenada, Mexico, Fraley, 5:34:40; 4. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., Curry, 5:41:32; 5. Daniel Lopez, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 5:45:56; 6. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco, 5:50:55; 7. Hector Garcia, Sonoyta, Mexico, Curry, 5:53:17; 8. Brian Logan, Buena Park, Calif., Lorthringer, 5:59:15; 9. Alejandro Navarrete/Leonardo Navarrete, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove, 6:04:01; 10. Edgar Alvarez, Mexicali, Mexico, Rodriguez, 6:08:40; 11. Ray Files, Dana Point, Calif./Josh Tieman, Carlsbad, Calif., Metal Works, 6:19:15; 12. Kevin Walsh, San Diego, Bunderson, 6:28:57; 13. Eric Duran/Evan Duran/Hiram Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 6:33:57; 14. Arturo Velazco/Abel Velazco, Beaumont, Calif., Porter, 6:38:25; 15. Art Navarro, San Diego, Hustler, 6:41:56; 16. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 6:50:20; 17. Matt Gumz, Barstow, Calif., Homebuilt, 6:50:37; 18. Mike Sandoval, Fallbrook, Calif./Mike Williams, Prescott, Ariz., Meco, 6:51:10; 19. Marco Gallo/Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Curry, 7:20:51; 20. Brent Maurer, Baldwin Park, Calif., Fraley, 7:38:47; 21. Scott Kinman, Buena Park, Calif./Greg Powell, Anaheim, Calif., Mirage, 7:43:37; 22. Alberto Medina/Juan Trujillo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 7:46:42; 23. Luis Martinez, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry (41 Starters, 23 Finishers)CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)--1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Kenneth Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco, 6:57:05 (34.57mph) (3 Starters, 1 Finishers)CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)--1. Pietro Brassea, Mexicali, Mexico, 6:03:18 (36.69); 2. Luivan Voelker, Mexicali, Mexico, 6:27:43 (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)--1. Ernesto Arambula/Octavio Zamora, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:37:27 (36.28mph); 2. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:43:05; 3. Brent Shermak, Bullhead City, Ariz., 7:31:33; 4. James Tedford, Arcadia, Calif./Steve Landis, Los Alamitos, Calif., 8:13:00; 5. Chad Mayernick/Gen Mayernick, Lakewood, Calif., 9:33:40 (9 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)--1. Victor Herrera Jr. /Victor Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 5:45:20 (41.76mph); 2. Scott Brady, Paradise, Calif./Sam Van Ness, San Diego, Calif., Ford Ranger, 6:01:41; 3. David Binns/Jared Teague, Las Cruces, N.M., Ford Ranger, 7:10:15; 4. Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:39:31 (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)--1. Mike Horner, Mission Viejo, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 9:44:35 (24.67mph); 2. Nick Moncure/Ted Moncure, Long Beach, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 9:59:55 (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)--1. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:08:30 (33.65mph); 2. Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif., Chevy S-10, 7:34:56; 3. Rich Severson, Mesa, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:39:08; 4. Noe Sierra, San Bernardino, Calif./Tony Sierra, Fontana, Calif., Ford Ranger, 8:50:00; 5. Jeff Lloyd, Los Angeles, Ford Ranger, 9:17:40 (8 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)--1. Nick Vanderwey/Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., GMC Sierra, 5:02:40 (47.64mph); 2. Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Thomas Greer II, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram 1500, 7:30:02; 3. Noah Ostanik, Encinitas, Calif., Ford F-150, 8:08:40 (10 Starters, 3 Finishers) (10 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)--1. Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 8:03:15 (29.84mph); 2. Sigal Greenberg/John Hallal, Desert Hills, Ariz., Safari Challenger, 8:41:35; 3. Ramon Castro, Tijuana, Mexico, Garibay, 9:42:59 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)--1. Adam Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda, 4:32:24 (52.94mph); 2. Billy Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./ Eric Stewart, Loma Linda, Calif., Porter-Honda, 4:42:46; 3. Ron Dalke, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Toyota, 5:02:28; 4. Mark Hutchins/C.J. Hutchins, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda, 5:03:25; 5. John Cooley, Santee, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 5:05:51; 6. Alejandro Mendez/Rafael Rodriguez, San Quintin, Mexico, Mirage-Honda, 5:30:55; 7. Trevor Scherrer/Rob McBeath, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda, 5:43:37; 8. Mark Weger/Mark Newtown, Lancaster, Calif., RPS-Honda, 6:07:39; 9. Carlos Cortez, Las Vegas/Rudy Cortez, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Porsche, 6:15:08; 10. Rick Ellison, Selma, Calif./Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev., Jimco-Honda, 6:59:00; 11. Chris Wright, Henderson, Nev., Tatum-VW, 7:53:55; 12. Edgar Avalos, Juarez, Mexico/Ruben Znudo, San Felipe, Mexico, RCD-Toyota, 8:09:37 (18 Starters, 13 Finishers)SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)--1. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 4:58:19 (48.34mph); 2. Ken Stroud, Alpine, Calif., Jimco, 5:06:20; 3. Tim Noe/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 5:12:28; 4. Jason Batulis/Jeff Lothringer, San Clemente, Calif., Prep by Jake, 5:18:39; 5. Richard Cassey, Queen Creek, Ariz./John Martensen, Phoenix, R-Sport, 5:31:17; 6. Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif./Shawn McCallum, Brawley, Calif., Jimco, 5:36:29; 7. Dwayne Reinert, San Diego/Jamie Campbell, Katy, Texas, D&D Fab, 5:42:12; 8. Michael Deardoff, Hemet, Calif., Jimco, 6:12:57; 9. Jeff Sherrill, Placentia, Calif./Paul Eddy, Santa Ana, Calif., 6:48:42; 10. Chuck Sacks/Darren Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif., Chenowth, 7:06:50; 11. Ken Owens, Oak Hills, Calif., Moulton, 7:31:10; 12. James Marquez/Jose Marquez Jr., Bonita, Calif., Jimco, 7:43:58; 13. Dean Watkins/Dean Moore, Calexico, Mexico, ORC, 7:58:22; 14. Hector Garcia/Hector Garcia Jr., Chino, Calif., Mirage, 9:18:03 (23 Starters, 14 Finishers)CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)--1. Eric Solorzano/Felipe Ortega, Tijuana, Mexico, Tecate, 9:53:30 (24.30mph)STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)--1. Mark Handley, San Marcos, Calif., Ford F-150, 7:10:13 (33.52mph); 2. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Mike Sabbarese, Huntington Beach, Calif., Hummer H2, 8:13:51 (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)STOCK MINI (Stock, mini trucks)—(2 Starters, 0 Finishers)PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)--1. Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Bryan Freeman, Henderson, Nev., Toyota Tundra, 5:20:52 (44.94mph); 2. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:44:18; 3. Cody Swanty, Kingman, Ariz., Dodge, 9:51:20 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)CLASS 17 (Class 3 modified Jeeps)—(1 Starter, No Finishers)
PRO MOTORCYCLESCLASS 22 (250cc or more)--1. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:19:36; 2. Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:15:21; 3. Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif./Denis Boulter, El Cajon, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:33:56; 4. Cameron Steele/Grant Steele/Trigger Gumm, Cole Gress, San Clemente, Calif., Suzuki RMZ450, 5:47:22; 5. Alfredo Contreras, Tijuana, Mexico/Juan Saffon, Colombia, Husqvarna TE510; 5:52:54; 6. Rick Williams/Rueben Silva, Las Vegas, Honda XR650R, 6:22:12; 7. Heath Mitchell/Kirk Payne, Kingman, Ariz., Honda CRF450, 6:24:45; 8. Gary Cluff, Mesa, Ariz./Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles, Honda XR650R, 6:58:54 (10 Starters, 8 Finishers)CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)—1. Kenneth Lopez, Tijuana, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450F, 5:33:29 (43.24mph); 2. Martin Bejarano, Yuma, Ariz./Dayton Raper, Honda CRF450R, 5:52:07; 3. Ernesto Inowe/Victor Gomez, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YZ250, 5:56:52; 4. Shaun Hanson, Murrieta, Calif./Jim McKay, Hemet, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:08:49; 5. Octavio Ascolani/Alfredo Ascolani, Calexico, Calif., KTM 450XC, 6:16:52; 6. Chris Parker, Newport Beach, Calif./Tim Bina, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:22:09; 7. David Gonzalez Jr./Juan Villasenor, Chula Vista, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 6:30:54; 8. Brett Helms, Valley Center, Calif./Jim Rawlins, Escondido, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 6:59:01; 9. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Jerry Parsons, Boulder City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 9:52:18 (10 Starters, 9 Finishers)CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Brian Pinard, Murrieta, Calif./Taber Murphy, Wildomar, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:09:53 (46.53mph); 2. Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:13:20; 3. Kevin Smith/ChrisStewart, LaVerne, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:21:10; 4. Sergio Vega/Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 5:25:24; 5. Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego, Yamaha YZ450F, 5:34:28; 6. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 5:46:23; 7. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Luis Castellanos, Hermosillo, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 5:54:40; 8. Darin Hecker, Grants Pass, Ore./Jorge Hernandez, Ensenada, Honda XR650R, 5:56:49; 9. Keith Mayes, Fresno, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:07:57; 10. Kevin Curtis, Las Vegas, KTM 525MXC, 7:23:42 (12 Starters, 10 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, 5:15:07 (45.76mph); 2. Michael Laenger, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Kent Perkins/Troy Anthon, Bakersfield, Calif., KTM XC, 5:33:30; 3. Larry Gross, San Clemente, Calif./Dan Closson, Cherry Valley, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 6:09:40; 4. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF450R, 6:56:56; 5. Brian Schmuckle, Encinitas, Calif./Mike Kay, San Clemente, Calif., Husqvarna 510, 8:59:29 (7 Starters, 5 Finishers)CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)—1. Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Gene Dempsey, Sam Dempsey, Honda XR650R, 5:52:44 (40.88mph); 2. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Rick Gill, Carpinteria, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:08:54; 3. Tim Savin, Cockensville, Md./Mark Daniels, Oxnard, Calif., Honda XR650R, 6:58:23 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)
PRO ATVsCLASS 25 (over 251cc)—1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 5:25:15 (44.34mph); 2. Alex Camanini, El Cajon, Calif./Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Yamaha YFZ450, 6:01:29; 3. Christian Fernandez/Edwin Lopez, El Paso, Texas, Yamaha YFZ450, 6:08:25; 4. Mike Bastidas, Holtville, Calif./Joel Leal, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:09:09; 5. Jeff Hancock, Salome, Ariz./Joshua Edwards, Peoria, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 6:21:21; 6. Francisco Ruano/Marcos Moreno/Gerardo Sepulveda, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX 450R, 6:21:51; 7. Carlos Juarez/Raul Aldrete, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:21:55; 8. Adolfo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico/Christian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 6:22:40; 9. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Greg Row, Spring Valley, Calif., Bombardier Outlander, 6:31:38; 10. James Woodford, Encinitas, Calif./Richard Litten, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 6:59:12; 11. Robert Ulloa, Chula Vista, Calif./Roberto Miramontes, Honda TRX450R, 7:14:00; 12. Joel Aldrete, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX250R, 7:30:49; 13. Rodrigo Rubio, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450, 7:39:20; 14. Josh Fink/Kevin Thompson, Phoenix, Honda TRX450R, 8:37:17; 15. Arnie Pruneda, Chula Vista, Calif.;Francisco Gomez, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 9:07:00 (20 Starters, 15 Finishers)CLASS 24 (under 251cc)—(1 starter, 0 finishers)SPORTSMANOVERALL SPT CAR—Tony McLaren/Zack McLaren, Veneta, Ore., Jimco-VW, 6:32:25 (36.75mph)(4 Starters, XX Finishers)OVERALL SPT TRUCK—Steven Looney/Michael Ballard, Campo, Calif., 5:51:52 (40.98mph)(8 Starters, XX Finishers)OVERALL SPT RHINO (Identical Yamaha Rhinos 660cc)—(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C>250cc—Scott Mapes, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:55:47 (40.53mph) (25 Starters, 18 Finishers)OVERALL SPT M/C<250cc—alberto>PRE-RACE REPORTS
Thursday March 9
Nitto Tire has partnered up with Arciero/Miller Racing to test a new prototype off-road race tire called the Dune Grappler. The San Felipe 250 will be where the tire will be put to the test and pushed to the limits. Arciero/Miller Racing holds numerous wins in SCORE Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Nitto has confidence in their ability to win and help them develop the best off-road race tire on the market.
Ryan Arciero shows us the prototype Nitto Dune Grappler
The development of a new off-road race tire displays Nitto’s commitment to Off-Road. This is but only one of many great things to come from Nitto Tire in the near future.
Here’s what Ryan Arciero had to say, “We were happy to pare with Nitto Tire Motorsports” on this project.
Be sure to follow Arciero/Miller Racing as they take on the SCORE Tecate 250 with their prototype Nitto Dune Grapplers. Race coverage for the San Felipe 250 starts Friday.
Late Wednesday, March 8
DAMEN JEFFRIES CRASH- HURT BADLY!
Damen Jeffries is in the Hospital tonight, after being thrown from a customers vehicle at high speed. He is in bad shape and will not Race.
Damen was not testing suspension as in Barstow.He was running the car up the road less than 1/4 mile from his shop checking the engine and fluids.I don't know exactly what happened but he's at the hospital awaiting x-rays for injuries to collar bone/neck or shoulder-This from Casey (brother) and his wife.race. He reportedly had no harness, belts or even a helmet, the crash was "bad" a witness said, "he wadded it up good".
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
A reliable source indicates that the Federal Police have a radar trap set up about 10 miles north of El Dorado Ranch on Highway 5 (subject to re-location without notice of course) and that they are ticketing both north and south-bound traffic exceeding 45 mph. The fine is $50. U.S. and with a U.S. drivers license.
The latest SCORE puke
The latest tally of 328 entries from the United States , Canada , Columbia , England and Mexico are scheduled to face the infamous sand whoops and rocky canyons of the down right brutal, San Felipe 250. The record number of participants for 2006 is partly due to Movie, TV and Internet coverage but this writer thinks it's much more primal than that. It seems to me that some folks have grown tired of the ordinary “run around in a circle racing” that constantly shows up every time you flip the boob tube on. Baja racing is real with peril at every turn. Made for TV racing on the other hand might be dangerous, medical help is only moments away. In Baja, if you have an incident that's life threatening, SCORE will dispatch a helicopter to your rescue. If you are fortunate enough not to need Medical help the “Weatherman” will advise your crew as the best he can to your whereabouts for the ground extraction of man and machine. Once your crew has this information, at the very least it will be hours if not a day before anyone familiar appears to remove you from the clinches of Baja
Dare I say only the toughest racers venture south of the border to face the Baja Peninsula? I just did!
Baja savvy racers, chasers and spectators know the above to be true but I have a sneaking suspicion that a whole new readership to the sport of Baja racing is peering in trying to grasp what veterans consider normal and just plain fun.
Your friends here at ORC are going to do our best to guide you through the lexicon of SCORE racing in Mexico .
Here are a few examples:
DNS- Did not start
DNF- Did not finish
WFO- Wide Fu**ing Open
TT- Trophy Truck
"Weatherman"- The infamous SCORE radio operator Bob Steinberger featured in the Movie- “Dust to Glory”
Now that the rookies are up to speed, let's get into the dirt
Friends of ORC, DP Racing sent us an email about the 2006 San Felipe 250 course:
Because this year's San Felipe 250 course is identical to last year's, and parts of the course were used in the recent Baja 1000 and CODE-Record 275 race, the race course hasn't had much time to "heal" from back-to-back races. After prerunning the week of Feb 25-26, there was considerable use evident on the weekend of March 4-5, and considerably more people. The start at the Arches to Borrego (RM 46) is terribly whooped out, with a plethora of new lines appearing on both sides of the marked course. Tighten those kidney belts and hold on to those Oh Sheet bars, because nothing has changed.
The course continues west and northwest to the U-turn and Check 1 (RM 61) near San Matias, and the pole line road leading there has a different size bath-tub whoop. Approaching the Diablo dry lake, make sure and stay on the course and the graded road - the race course does NOT enter the dry lake bed. Heading south on the "graded" road, its over-use is horribly evident from previous races: g-outs, rocks, silt beds, berms, etc. The silt bed just past RM 78 is as bad as ever (and will get worse the last week of prerunning) and that new "line" found last week will be trashed on race day. More whoops to Diablo Rd , cruise up to Morelia Jct before turning south. Whew. WFO on Morelia Rd for a brief respite before turning into Huatamote Wash. Same-oh, same-oh. Whoops, whoops, rocks, and....whoops. Pop out on Old Puerte Rd and sizzle south on the WEST track before the turn and Checkpoint 2 into Chanate Wash (RM 130).
The whoops in Chanate Wash have gotten deeper. You can watch guys on bikes completely disappear between them, and there is no set pattern of regularity. And more rocks this past weekend. SCORE has put an announced Checkpoint 3 at RM 161, then sends you south on a road before you drop into Matomi Wash. Matomi hasn't changed since the Baja 1000, just get through the beginning to open it up as it dumps into the Sea of Cortez . At RM 196, turn left onto the "paved" Puertecitos Road for 4+ miles. The good news is that SCORE does not consider this a "pavement" section and there is no speed restriction here. Head for the barn! Dive into the grapefruit boulders at RM 200 and battle your way through the Pumpkin Patch, before hitting more sand and dirt. The final Checkpoint 4 is at RM 228. Cruise into the finish and a cold Tecate by one of Mexico 's beautiful women.
Let's help our racers' safety: see seomeone digging a booby trap or pulling a paint gun out? Report them to a course official or police.
Items to watch:
Recent rule change allows 450cc 4-Stroke motorcycles in Class 21 (250cc class) This class has been competitive but the rule change raised the stakes with more entries then usual.
Chuck Hovey dislocated his LH wrist on a ATB ride 10-13 days ago. Running w/ a wrist wrap. Tony T/San Felipe Wordsmith
Last minute update from Baja Racing News:
2006 TECATE SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 - RACE BRIEFING March 07, 2006 - 14:00:04 1) The Driver/Rider Meeting will be held on Friday at 7:00PM poolside at the El Cortez Hotel. This will be a short meeting to pass on any last minute updates and/or answer any questions you may have. This meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm . Each entry must send one representative to the meeting. 2) All competitors are reminded that off road racing is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or even death. YOU MUST BEAR THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY. 3) It is important to remember that SCORE cannot regulate the conduct of spectators. Be advised that spectators may engage in malicious activity by building ramps, digging ditches and placing objects onto the course. When approaching a group of spectators - SLOW DOWN & BE ALERT!! 4) The roads used for this race course are open to the public. You must expect at all times to encounter oncoming traffic. 5) All competitors MUST possess a valid driver license while operating the race vehicle. 6) The race course is marked with orange/white ribbon, pink arrows, green wrong ways, and mile markers every two miles. SCORE cannot guarantee that course markings will remain in place until race day. It is your responsibility to race in a controlled manner and be able to slow down and avoid danger spots. 7) All competitors must do their part to protect and preserve the Baja ecological environment. Please instruct your team that it is very important to properly dispose of all solid and liquid waste. Do not litter, start fires, or deviate from the marked course. 8) Four-Wheel vehicles that are in a position to pass a motorcycle or atv MUST NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS UNTIL THE RIDER HAS MOVED TO THE SIDE OF THE COURSE. Motorcycles and ATVs must remain aware of approaching traffic and move over as quickly as possible. Four-Wheel vehicles are ultimately responsible for the safety of passing. USE YOUR HORN!!! 9) SCORE will use 151.625 (Weatherman Relay) for the main race operations radio frequency. Please use this frequency to report an emergency or ask for help. 10) Stub Cans will NOT be used at this race. You are required to enter all four checkpoints in a single file manner and come to a COMPLETE STOP at the Stop Sign. The checkpoint corridor is not considered part of the race course. Entering and exiting all checkpoints must be done in a safe and prudent manner in order to guarantee the safety of all checkpoint workers. Checkpoint signage will be placed on the right side of the course. NO passing 300 feet before a checkpoint. NO pitting 1/4 mile before a checkpoint. No towing, pushing or pulling through a checkpoint or more than 2.4 miles on the race course. 11) All race vehicles must register with Rally Track and obtain a Rally logger device. This gps based technology will be used to identify where a racer has deviated from the marked course. A vehicle that does not have a rally logger will be disqualified. 12) The 4.6 mile Puertecitos Road paved section starting at race mile 195.8 and ending at 200.5 does NOT have a speed limit. 13) At race mile 126.8, the course makes a right turn onto a road that closely parallels the Puertecitos graded powerline road for 3.2 miles. The graded powerline road will be used for pit/chase traffic only. Race vehicles must follow the marked course on the rough parallel road, which is located on the right side/west side of the graded powerline road. 14) STAGING - Access to the staging area will be on dirt roads through the neighborhood just southeast of the Start Area. Please drive slowly and as quietly as possible on these roads. Look for and follow the SCORE signs. Follow the staging personnel's instructions and line up accordingly. Do not wander away from your race vehicle once you are in the staging line. 15) FOUR WHEEL CLASS STAGING TIMES - TT(8:30AM), 1(8:45AM), 10(9:00AM), 8(9:15AM), PT(9:20AM), SL(9:25AM), 1/2-1600(9:30AM), 5(9:45AM), 7(9:50AM), 7S(9:55AM), 7SX(10:00AM), 5-1600(10:05AM), SF(10:10AM), SM(10:10AM), 9(10:15AM), 3(10:15AM), 17(10:15AM), SPTRK(10:20AM), SPBUG(10:20AM), 11(10:25AM), RHINO(10:25AM). 16) A competitor who is late for his assigned start time will start at the back of the class that is currently starting. The elapsed time of a late starter begins with his DESIGNATED START TIME, not the late start time. 17) The Start & Finish area is located on Highway 5 next to the Arches Monument in the Southbound Lanes. 18) Motorcycles and ATV classes will report to staging at 5:30AM for a 6:00AM start and will start one every 30 seconds in the following order - 22, 40, 30, 21, 50, SpMoto>, SpMoto<, 25, 24, SptATV. 19) There will be a full two hour gap between the last ATV starter and the first Trophy Truck starter. 20) Four-Wheel classes will start one every 30 seconds in the following order - TT, 1, 10, 8, PT, SL, 1/2-1600, 5, 7, 7S, 7SX, 5-1600, SF, SM, 9, 3, 17, SpTrk, SpBug, 11, Rhino. 21) All classes will have 10 hours from their start time to complete the race. Checkpoint locations and closing times are: CHECKPOINT 1 - LEFT OFF POWERLINE - MILE 61.5 / 3:00 PM. CHECKPOINT 2 - ENTER CHANATE WASH - 134.7 / 6:00 PM. CHECKPOINT 3 - MORELIA ROAD SOUTH - MILE 160.8 / 7:00 PM. CHECKPOINT 4 - LEFT AWAY FROM FENCELINE - MILE 228.1 / 9:00 PM. FINISH LINE - SAN FELIPE ARCHES - MILE 240.1 / 10 hours after the last vehicle starts. 22) A technical protest MUST be filed no later than 30 minutes after the first finisher out of the money in your class. 23) Unofficial Results will be posted throughout the day at the Los Arcos Motel - Start/Finish Area. 24) The Competition Review Board will meet at 8:00PM at the Los Arcos Motel - Start/Finish Area. 25) The Awards Presentation will be at 9:00PM on the Melacon across from the Beachcomber Bar Plaza . has to be paid in Mexicali - Mexican drivers license can be paid in San Felipe.
Saturday, March 4, 2006
2003/2004 SCORE Baja 1000 winners Ryan Arciero and Mark Miller have entered the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 off road race in Class 1. The duo will be piloting the RPS-owned, NITTO Tires sponsored Velocity Class 1 car running a new 37" NITTO tire. We spoke with SCORE officials said today, confirming NITTO Tires is listed as the primary sponsor.Stay tuned for more on this story. Sounds cool. Is Velocity a company of Arciero & Miller? I know they (and Chris Crampton) have prepped and built cars for other people before, is this their own deal?
Nick Baldwin and team, Pre-runs San Felipe.Nick Baldwin and team were in town this weekend to prerun the 250 course. But Baldwin, the driver of the #99 Riviera Trophy Truck, spent very little time out on the course. Instead Nick and his team spent most of their time remodeling a kindergarten classroom here in San Felipe.Last fall prior to the Baja Mil Baldwin, through his Acts of Kindness foundation, made a monetary donation to the Bertha Von Glumer Kindergarten for the restoration of an old classroom being used in the new english language program. At the time he stated that he was willing to help with whatever else was needed. That donation provided a tile floor and books and other learning material. This weekend he proved that his pledge was for his muscle as well as his money. Nick along with five of his employees spent their time refinishing walls, repainting, and installing new lighting fixtures. The old dingy classroom is now bright and vibrant and doesn't even look like the same place. Thanks to Nick Baldwin and his AOK foundation, the 60 english students have a much improved learning environment.Nick has stated that his help here will be ongoing and not just something to do with ths San Felipe 250.Mr Baldwin can only be commended for his active involvment in the lives of the school children here in San Felipe. This is a great example of how some of the racers do other things, while in Baja, besides creating dust and scaring lizards.burro bob as told by Martin Romo, ARTTV producer, english teacher, and margarita maker.Report End.