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Sunday, June 03, 2007

One person killed during Baja 500

ORIGINAL REPORT
AT 2:43 AM, 6-3-2007
Baja Racing News EXCLUSIVE

Ensenada, Mexico-

One person was reportedly killed overnight during the racing of the 40th Baja 500 near Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

From reports onsite at the accident scene, a desert racing truck, picked up a passenger from a broken down race vehicle, and the passenger rode unbelted and unseated in the extended cab of the truck, not strapped in, and the desert racing truck, reportedly a modified Ford F-150 went off a 30-50 cliff.

The racer died at the accident scene. Calls to SCORE International went unreturned tonight.

FINAL UPDATE

AP WIRE STORY

6 PM MONDAY JUNE 4, 2007

""Christopher R. Lokken a.k.a. "Mr. Nibbles"April 18th, 1976 to June 2nd, 2007

Chris Lokken, affectionately known as "Mr. Nibbles", was tragically taken from all of us on June 2nd, 2007. He was killed while participating in one of the most prestigous off-road races in the world, the SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico. Chris was filiming on board a chase helicopter during the first few hours of the race, after which he was the co-driver in a Class-1 race car, #157. #157 suffered a mechanical failure near race mile 197.

Chris hitched a ride in a passing race vehicle, Sportsman Truck #1505, in an attempt to get to a nearby checkpoint. Shortly thereafter #1505 lost control while negotiating a steep incline and rolled over, off the steep hillside. Chris was thrown approximately 100 yards to the bottom of a ravine where he died instantly from blunt head trauma.

Chris had a genuine good 'ol boy Southern-hospitalilty personality, having spent much of his young life in Alabama. He embraced life and everything it had to offer. There will forever be a large hole in the lives of many people now that he is gone. Chris was loved by everyone he knew. Chris enjoyed many, many outdoor activities. He was an integral part of a large group of friends that camp and ride throughout Southern California. Chris will always be remembered as an easy-going, fun-loving guy who was the life of any party. He was intelligent, funny, charming, and boisterous.

Chris was the CEO of Red Belly Racing, an upstart company recently founded by a small group of friends dedicated to off road motorsports and the family oriented lifestyle associated with it. Chris took on this challenge like any other, he jumped in with both feet and gave it 110%. Above all else in Chris' life was his devotion to his family. Chris is survived by his lovely wife Megan, and his infant daughter Lauren who are in the greater San Diego area.

Chris was an excellent father, the birth of his daughter being one of the highlights of his life. Megan always supported Chris in persuing his dreams. At one point during the Baja race Chris called her just tell her what an amazing time he was having.

A Wells Fargo bank account, and a PayPal email address link, has been established for the purposes of collecting donations to benefit his family. All existing Red Belly Racing clothing will be sold and/or auctioned off with ALL proceeds going directly into this account.

Please direct all donations to either of the following...Wells Fargo Checking Account #5076550887PayPal Account: chrislokkenfund@hotmail.com""


REPORTED UPDATES ON THE STORY

3 PM MONDAY JUNE 4, 2007

""IDENTIFICATION

His name was Chris Lokken, he was the co-driver in car 157 of Red Belly Racing. They broke down at RM 195 and he hitched a ride down the course in sportsman truck 1505, evidently to Baja Pits at RM 208. Unfortunately 1505 left the course, likely in the night fog and rolled down a steep embankment at RM 197. Chris was in the back of the stretched cab race truck where there were no belts or seats, per reports. The 1505 driver and co-driver were uninjured. Chris was pronounced dead at the scene. Chris Lokken was identified at the awards ceremony in Ensenada on Sunday, by SCORE officials.""


UPDATED MONDAY JUNE 4, 2007

New reports...

""The 157 car lost trans lube early in the race. They fixed the leak at the first baja Pit. Carlos at Baja Pits told them to put it in the trailer because he though the trans could fail later.""


""The victim had his race vehicle break down and he stayed with the vehicle while the driver went for help. He hitched a ride with a 1505 truck and here is the rest of the story...""

""Yesterday I was told by one of the crew members that this guy had basically had a nervous breakdown when he found himself "stranded" out on the racecourse. He went against the advice of the driver and started hiking out to check #2.


Apparently #1505 did not want to take this guy, but he threw such a fit they gave in. Then when they got stuck on the hill climb, they told him to get out of the truck but the guy refused because he was afraid they would leave him there. It was supposedly quite a fight, and again #1505 gave in to his "demands" and let him stay in.

Then the accident happened. He was NOT in the extra cab as some stories have told. He was in the rear bed area.""

""the car had a tranny (?) issue and they wanted to send somebody out for some reason
the F-150 of 1505 Mike Jenkins, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Robert Anderson, Laguna Hills, Calif., Ford F-150 w/a third seat 1505 is Bob Land's son in law (he told me this) this guys gets in
does not: buckle up, no helmet, the F150 gets stuck in silt, backs up ... is on ridge line (this is before Check 2) drops wheel off side, trucks tumbles and rolls and rolls WAY downslope ... hundreds of feet, guy in back gets pitched out""


""A radio call about a roll over/injury at RM 196...BFG pit 2 was at RM 186. One victim was unconcious and possibly not breathing. Car 1505 was begging for help.

We had an EMT in our pit, saddled him up with Brad Kilby, in Kilby's JK, and dispatched them to the scene. My wife, Machelle, is a certified CPR instructor, she was giving the guys from 1505 CPR instructions over the radio. Unfortunately when our EMT got there, he pronounced the victim as deceased.

Kilby got the driver/co-driver from the 1505 car back to BFG pit 2. Seems the 1505 guys found the co-driver from another vehicle walking the course, evidently headed for check 2, the trans on their car was out, for whatever reason their radio did not work. The crew from 1505 said the other vehicle's co driver virtually begged them to give him a lift, eventually they agreed. The other crewman put his helmet on, but did not buckle it, climbed in the back of the 1505 car, no seat belts, etc.""

""The guy that had died was in the back extra cab but the seats had been taken out due to storage for race supplies. Rob did not want to take the person in the truck but he insisted on going so that he could be dropped off at check two so that he could radio to his team that there car has broke since they had no radio contact. Truck rolled while trying to back down a hill when on rear wheel came off the edge and sucked the truck down the hill. Guy in the rear was ejected out of the back window during the roll."" This report of the story was reported as false.

1505 was trying to climb a loose hill (Kilby said it was like trying to climb a steep loose hill at Truckhaven), car did not make it on the first attempt, so they were backing down to try again, backed off a cliff, car rolled hard several times into a deep ravine. Crewman was ejected, and possibly killed immediately from our EMT's report.

SCORE went to a discreet channel to figure out what they were going to do, heard the Weatherman trying to get all of the chase crews from ** back to Ensenada. Kilby passed the *** car and talked to the driver going in and coming back, but did not relay the news about his co-driver to him. We saw two of their chase rigs going up to get the car/driver just as we were headed out.""

















Baja Racing News was the first to report this story. We extend our prayers.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

BAJA 500 LIVE RACECAST


RACE RESULTS RACE RESULTS

39th BAJA 500
FINAL RESULTS POSTED IN ENSENADA, Mexico

June 1-3—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 224.22 miles
Total Entries: 519 Total Starters: 492 Total Finishers: 283 (57.5 percent)

OFFICIAL FINISHERS

TOP OVERALL FINISHERS
Cars & Trucks
1. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9 hours, 10 minutes, 58 seconds (46.20miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
2. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 9:14:55 (45.87mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9:17:32 (45.65mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:25:30 (45.01mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
5. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:36:17 (44.17mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
6. David Scaroni/Matt Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:47:50 (43.30mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
7. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 9:48:40 (43.24mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
8. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 9:55:34 (42.74mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 9:58:00 (42.56mph) (SCORE Trophy)
10. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 9:59:30 (42.46mph) (Class 1)
11. Mark Miller, Carefree, Ariz., VW Touareg, 10:00:38 (42.38mph) (SCORE Int’l Truck)
12. Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:27 (42.04mph) (Class 1)
13. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:32 (42.03mph) (Class 1)
14. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu/Ricky Johnson, Encinitas, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:06:29 (41.97mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
15. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 10:06:50 (41.94mph) (Class 1)
16. Armin Schwarz, Austria/Matthias Kahle, Germany, Jimco-BMW, 10:15:30 (41.25mph) (Class 1)
17. Luis Ramirez Jr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 10:16:15 (41.30mph) (Class 1)
18. Giniel De Villers, South Africa, VW Touareg, 10:18:44 (41.14mph) (SCORE Int’l Truck)
19. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Goleta, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 10:21:05 (40.98mph) (Class 1)
20. Max Thieriot/Cam Theriot, Petaluma, Calif./Glenn Harris, Camarillo, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 10:27:24 (40.57mph) (Class 1)

Motorcycles
1. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:51:11 (47.92mph) (Class 22)
2. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./David Pearson, Las Vegas/Cyril Despres, France, KTM 525XC, 9:18:39 (45.56mph) (Class 22)
3. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev./Taber Murphy, Wenatachee, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 9:26:41 (44.92mph) (Class 30)
4. Gerardo Rojas/Maurizio Carminati, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 9:51:19 (43.04mph) (Class 30)
5. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif./Westley Garrett, Riverside, Calif., Honda XR650R, 9:51:32 (43.03mph) (Class 22)
6. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:552:21 (42.75mph) (Class 21)
7. Brent Harden, Sun City, Calif./Scot Harden, Menifee, Calif./Mike Lafferty, Temecula, Calif., KTM 450XC, 9:59:54 (42.43mph) (Class 21)
8. Kevin Johnson, Henderson, Nev./Eric Rasmussen, Reno, Nev./Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:00:03 (42.42mph) (Class 22)
9. Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif./Dean Sharpe, Ramona, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:00:40 (42.37mph) (22.37mph) (Class 22)
10. Luke Dodson/Zack Dodson, Castaic, Calif./Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Calif., Suzuki Rmz450, 10:01:16 (42.33mph) (Class 21)
ATVs
1. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Warner, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 10:09:07 (41.79mph) (Class 25)
2. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 10:24:26 (40.76mph) (Class 25)
3. Adolfo Arellano/Christian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif./Alfonso Cota, Tecate, Mexico, Guillermo Cota, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:44:57 (39.47mph) (Class 24)
4. David Corbani/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy), Honda TRX450R, 11:28:00 (37.00mph) (Sportsman ATV)
5. Sergio Alvarado/Gary Gonzalez, Cesar Chanate, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:33:06 (36.72mph) (Class 24)

Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9 hours, 10 minutes, 58 seconds (46.20miles per hour); 2. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 9:14:55; 3. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9:17:32; 4. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:25:30; 5. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:36:17; 6. David Scaroni/Matt Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:47:50; 7. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 9:48:40; 8. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 9:55:34; 9. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 9:58:00; 10. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu/Ricky Johnson, Encinitas, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:06:29; 11. Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:36:57; 12. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 10:48:42; 13. Chris Lucas, Dublin, Ohio, Ford F-150, 10:55:11; 14. Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 11:57:33; 15. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 11:59:08; 16. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 12:04:42; 17. Jerry Larimore, Temecula, Calif./Buff Herman, Ramona, Calif., Ford F-150, 12:29:34; 18. Bill McBeath, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 14:31:45; 19. Andy McMillin, National City, Calif./Scott McMillin, Coronado, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 15:03:48; 20. Jesse James, Long Beach, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 15:07:14; 21. Francisco Cervantes, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy El Camino, 16:44:12.
(33 Starters, 21 Finishers)
SCORE Int’l Truck (International Rally Truck)--1. Mark Miller, Carefree, Ariz., VW Touareg, 10:00:38 (42.38mph); 2. Giniel De Villers, South Africa, VW Touareg, 10:18:44.
(2 Starters, 2 Finishers)
SCORE Int’l Truck Open(Open, International Rally Truck)--(1 Starter, 0 Finisher)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. 1. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 9:59:30 (42.46mph); 2. Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:27; 3. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:32; 4. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 10:06:50; 5. Armin Schwarz, Austria/Matthias Kahle, Germany, Jimco-BMW, 10:15:30; 6. Luis Ramirez Jr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 10:16:15; 7. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Goleta, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 10:21:05; 8. Max Thieriot/Cam Theriot, Petaluma, Calif./Glenn Harris, Camarillo, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 10:27:24; 9. Eduardo Gonzalez, Chula Vista, Calif., HMS-Chevy, 10:35:10; 10. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 10:38:18; 11. Eric Chase, San Diego/Stuart Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 10:47:28; 12. Brian Kirby, Rowland Heights, Calif./Bobby Ouellette, Ontario, Calif., Kirby-Chevy, 11: 08:21; 13. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Joe Meyers, Apple Valley, Calif., HMS-Chevy, 11:19:34; 14. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 11:35:00; 15. Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev./Rick Ellison, Selma, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 11:41:20; 16. John Herder, Tucson, Ariz./Steve Melton, Buckeye, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 11:58:19; 17. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:19:25; 18. Rob Bruce, Sublimity, Ore./Mark Witte, Silverton, Ore., HMS-Chevy, 12:24:58; 19. John Harrah, Reno, Nev., HMS-Chevy, 12:40:48; 20. Brian Hudson, Westminster, Calif./David Sowers, Murrieta, Calif., Hustler-Chevy, 13:23:26; 21. Miguel Sandoval/Tonakoh Malok, Ensenada, Mexico, BC-Subaru, 13:25:45; 22. Enrique Bujanda, Socorro, Texas/Edgar Avalos, Horizon, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 14:48:00; 23. Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif./Tom Ridings, Long Beach, Calif. Jimco-Chevy, 15:11:23; 24. Dale Lenk, Newport Beach, Calif./Randy Perry, Santa Ana, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 15:14:35; 25. Josh Rigby, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Jamie Galles, Albuquerque, N.M., Penhall-Chevy, 15:26:13; 26. Dan Myers, Newport Beach, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 15:53:25; 27. Danny Ebberts/Scott Schovajsa, Humble, Texas, Porter-Ford, 18:14:07; 28. Mario Gonzales/Alex Gonzales, Cathedral City, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 19:44:47.
(48 Starters, 28 Finishers)
CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)-- 1. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 11:23:44 (37.23mph); 2. Blaise Jackson/Mike Sandoval, Fallbrook, Calif., MECO, 11:24:02; 3. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, Jimco, 11:38:00; 4. Steven Eugenio/Dan Eugenio, El Centro, Calif./Craig Smith, Brawley, Calif., Lothringer, 11:55:22; 5. Curt Geer, San Dimas, Calif./Daniel Folts, Lothringer, 11:57:32; 6. Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 12:24:56; 7. Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 12:44:31; 8. Ed Bonanni, Huntington Beach, Calif., Lothringer, 13:49:00; 9. Leonardo Navarrete/Alejandro Navarete, Mexicali, Mexico, Scagro, 14:19:45; 10. Ray Files, Dana Point, Calif./John Maston, Carlsbad, Calif., Metal Works, 14:41:27; 11. Juan Gallo/Marco Gallo, Calexico, Calif., Curry, 15:00:34; 12. Chris Langmayer, Rowlett, Texas/Luis Alonso, San Jose, Calif., Curry, 15:16:20; 13. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Nethm 16:23:18; 14. Lorenzo Rodriguez, Monrovia, Calif./Brian Jeffrey, Acton, Calif., Lothringer, 16:44:38; 15. Viry Felix, Spring Valley, Calif./Tavo Felix, Chula Vista, Calif./Julio Felix, Ensenada, Mexico, Varo, 16:56:24; 16. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 19:36:09.
(24 Starters, 16 Finishers)
CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)--1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco, 14:40:58 (28.89mph); 2. Dylan Evans, Corona, Calif., Toyota FJ Cruiser, 17:15:38.
(4 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)--1. Luivan Voelker, Mexicali, Mexico, Carlos Albanez, Calexico, Calif., 12:16:06 (34.58mph); 2. Chris Bowman, Upland, Calif./Jerry Longo, Alta Loma, Calif., 13:19:45; 3. Kevin Carr, San Diego, 13:35:27; 4. George Seeley, Glendale, Calif./Dwight Forell, Yucaipa, Calif., 16:25:03; 5. Jim Varshay, Wildomar, Calif., 16:29:55.
(7 Starters, 5 Finishers)
CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Jose Montoya, Ensenada, Mexico, 12:45:56 (33.23mph); 2. Ernesto Arambula/Octavio Zamora, Ensenada, Mexico13:35:17; 3. Javier Morales,San Ysidro, Calif./Antonio Ramirez, San Diego, 15:04:00; 4. Mario Reynoso/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico, 15:21:47; 5. Adolfo Aguilar Jr. /Troy Gilson, Chula Vista, Calif., 16:16:00; 6. Gregorio Villarino, La Paz, Mexico/Edy Negrete, Chula Vista, Calif., 16:33:30; 7. Ernie Negrete, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Venegas, Rosarito, Mexico, 17:04:34; 8. Scott Pellerin, Romoland, Calif./Brian Thompson, Bloomington, Calif., 17:08:47; 9. Fernando Montijo/Hector Montijo, Ensenada, Mexico, 18:28:50.
(22 Starters, 9 Finishers)
CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)—1. Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger, 15:55:55 (26.62mph); 2. Barry Karakas, Oak Hills, Calif./Travis Whitmore, Banning, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 15:58:05.
(14 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)--(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)--1. Jim Hinesley, Bakersfield, Calif./Oscar Solaiza, Ensenada, Mexico/Igor Galvan, Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 14:42:50 (28.83mph); 2. Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger, 17:08:22; 3. Miguel Padilla/Alonso Gonzalez, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 19:49:55; 4. Heidi Steele/Chris Vano/Danny Ellender, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger, 19:52:43.
(13 Starters, 4 Finishers)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)--1. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 10:56:58 (38.74mph); 2. Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Don Kolt, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram2500, 15:55:25; 3. Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Erick Tucker, Lakewood, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:05;52; 4. Kurtis Kupiec, Palos Verde, Calif./Ramsey El Wardani, San Diego, Chevy Silverado, 19:54:20;
(5 Starters, 4 Finishers)
CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)--1. Eric Fisher/Isaac Chapluc, Ensenada, Garibay, 18:32:35 (22.88.mph).
(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 10:36:41 (39.98mph); 2. Will Higman, Newport Beach, Calif., Kreger-Honda, 11:00:14; 3. Corey Keysar, Colorado Springs, Colo, Jimco-Honda, 12:21:33; 4. Mark Weger, Lancaster, Calif., RPS-Hondam 12:48:06; 5. Todd Elam, Sahuarita, Ariz., Jimco-Honda, 13:45:42; 6. Alex Crostwaithe/Jose Gonzales, San Diego, Jimco-Honda, 15:40:23.
(12 Starters, 6 Finishers)
SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)--1. Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, Calif./Brady Wisdom, Huntington Beach, Calif., Mirage, 10:34:16 (40.13mph); 2. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 10:43:00; 3. Tim Noe, San Diego/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 10:47:04; 4. Mike Halliday, Riverside, Calif./Kevin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Porter, 10:49:55; 5. David Callaway, Menifee, Calif./Scott Mapes, Riverside, Calif., Callaway, 11:47:22; 6. Matt Drever, Dana Point, Calif./Jim Vick, San Clemente, Calif., Penhall, 11:56:28; 7. Eve Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif./Tyler Hall, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco, 12:12:53; 8. Bill Hernquist, San Diego/Mike Lund, La Mesa, Calif., Jimco, 12:15:14; 9. Kevin Derby/Caleb Derby, Encinitas, Calif., Chaparral, 13:04:40; 10. Ricardo Malo/Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 15:04:34; 11. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Kash Vessels, Bonsall, Calif./Aaron Hawley, Las Vegas, 15:15:20; 12. Guy Cardon, Grand Terrace, Calif./Jamie Campbell, Katy, Texas/Eric Stewart, Loma Linda, Calif., Porter, 16:14:50.
(27 Starters, 12 Finishers)
CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)--1. Ramon Fernandez/Tomas Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, 19:14:20 (22.05mph).
(6 Starters, 1 Finisher)
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)--1. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-350, 16:54:40 (25..09mph); 2. Kent Kroeker, Valley Center, Calif./Darren Skilton, Long Beach, Calif., Dodge Ram2500, 19:07:22.
(6 Starters, 2 Finishers)
STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks)--1. Rod Hall/Chad Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, 16:49:34 (25.21mph).
(4 Starters, 1 Finishers)
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)--1. Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Bryan Freeman, Henderson, Nev., Toyota Tundra, 10:41:32 (39.68mph); 2. Jason Voss/Richard Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:02:20; 3. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dan Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 11:11:40; 4. Rob Reinertson, Woodside, Calif./Rick Taylor, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:35:35; 5. Dave Westhem, Palm Desert, Calif./Ryan Herzog, Long Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 14:11:49; 6. James Wasson, Hobart, Wash./Russel Frisby, Caldwell, Idaho, Chevy Silverado, 15:54:20; 7. Cody Swanty/Rob Clouser, Kingman, Ariz., Dodge Ram 1500, 17:32:04; 8. Rob Kittleson, Palm Springs, Calif./Tommy Bradley Jr., Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 18:06:15; 9. Joe Bednar, Aguara Hills, Calif./George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 19:40:40.
(13 Starters, 9 Finishers)
JEEPSPEED 3 (1) (Modified Jeeps)--(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
JEEPSPEED 1 (Identically equipped Jeep Cherokees)--(5 Starters, 0 Finishers)
ita, Calif., Jeep Cherokee
PRO MOTORCYCLES
CLASS 22 (250cc or more)—1. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:51:11 (47.92mph); 2. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./David Pearson, Las Vegas/Cyril Despres, France, KTM 525XC, 9:18:39; 3. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif./Westley Garrett, Riverside, Calif., Honda XR650R, 9:51:32; 4. Kevin Johnson, Henderson, Nev./Eric Rasmussen, Reno, Nev./Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:00:03; 5. Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif./Dean Sharpe, Ramona, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:00:40; 6. Dan Walsh, Ramona, Calif./Steve Martz, San Marcos, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450, 10:21:46; 7. Cameron Steele/Larry Badgwell/Shawn Domage, Honda CRF450X, 10:40:34; 8. Greg Richards, Morgan Hils, Calif./Josh Possell, Yamaha WR450, 10:50:01; 9. Nick Blais, Chino, Calif./Scott Lynch, Torrance, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:15:33; 10. Marc Francke, Venice, Calif./Dale Herron/James Hall, Malibu, Calif./Jimmy Roberts, Honda XR650R, 11:25:26; 11. Adam Neuwirth, Seabright, New Jersey/Martin Bejarano, Yuma, Ariz./Danny Cooper, Henderson, Nev., Honda CRF450R, 11:29:55; 12. Scott Bloom, Del Mar, Calif./Steve Grieb, San Diego/Derrick Chase, El Cajon, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:54:14; 13. Travis Simmons/Micah Shumate/Max Simmons, Hayward, Calif., KTM 525, 12:16:02; 14. David Warren, Long Beach/Robert Little, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Eric Bueschel, Huachuca, Ariz., Honda XR650R, 12:23:14; 15. Nick Thompson/Steven Thompson, Long Beach, Calif., Honda XR650R, 12:24:43; 16. Sean Wharton/Gavin Wharton, Marion, Utah/Ryan Oborn, Herriman, Utah/Clay Lott, Marion, Utah, Yamaha WR450, 13:14:09; 17. Michael Lansky, Tucson, Ariz./Don Karle, Longmont, Colo. KTM 525EXC, 13:45:34; 18. Blake Visin, Valencia, Calif./Robert Shearer, Roswell, Ga./Charles Koekemoer, Alpharetta, Ga., Honda XR650R, 15:36:37; 19. Shannon Powell, Las Vegas/Jerry Parsons, Boulder City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 17:01:15.
(24 Starters, 19 Finishers)
CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)-- 1. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:552:21; 2. Brent Harden, Sun City, Calif./Scot Harden, Menifee, Calif./Mike Lafferty, Temecula, Calif., KTM 450XC, 9:59:54; 3. Luke Dodson/Zack Dodson, Castaic, Calif./Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Calif., Suzuki Rmz450, 10:01:16; 4. Ryan Gustine, San Diego/Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Bob Walker, San Marcos, Calif./Honda CRF450X, 10:07:00; 5. Joey Lane, El Cajon, Calif./Fred Willert, Pacific Beach, Calif./Eric Hingeley, San Diego, Husqvarna TC450, 10:37:09; 6. Shaun Hanson, Murrieta, Calif./Jim McKay, Hemet, Calif./Brian Melsheimer, Quail Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:50:39; 7. Chad Erl/Ryan Grandon, Huntington Beach, Calif./Mike Greff, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Husqvarna TC450, 10:55:06; 8. David Gonzalez Jr., Chula Vista, Calif./Hector Hernandes, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM EXC450, 11:01:56; 9. Chris Parker, Newport Beach, Calif./Colie Potter, El Cajon, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:10:35; 10. Collin Corrigan, La Mesa, Calif./Shannon Boothe, La Mirada, Calif./Todd Corbitt, Irvine, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:18:28; 11. Francisco Arredondo/Sunny Irving, Guatemala, Honda CRF450X, 11:32:03; 12. Juan Castro/Luis Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450, 11:57:15; 13. Bryce Kiser, Murrieta, Calif./Daniel Valazquez, Ensenada, Mexico, Bobby Russell Jr., Glendale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 12:18:26; 14. Anna Jo Cody, Simi Valley, Calif./Stacy Doerksen, Apple Valley, Calif./Jennifer Morton, Escondido, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:41:04; 15. Nathon Verdugo, Anaheim, Calif./Richard Nelson, Adelanto, Calif., Aprilia RXV450, 13:22:45; 16. Brett Helms, Valley Center, Calif./Jim Rawlins, Escondido, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:31:06; 17. Juan Diaz/Sergio Anaya, San Ysidro, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 15:31:54; 18. Justin Hermann/Tyler Hermann, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 16:28:58.
(22 Starters, 18 Finishers)
CLASS 20 (125cc)--1. Ryan Penhall/Connor Penhall, Corona, Calif./Chad Black, Laguna Hills, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 10:33:14 (40.20mph); 2. Mark Chicado, Las Vegas, Yamaha WR250F, 11:52:47; 3. Brett Girmsley, Rocky Ford, Colo., Honda CRF250x, 12:41:47.
(3 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)--1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev./Taber Murphy, Wenatachee, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 9:26:41 (44.92mph); 2. Gerardo Rojas/Maurizio Carminati, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 9:51:19; 3. Nicola Dutto,Italy/Martin Lamoureux, Canada, Honda CRF450X, 10:41:06; 4. J. David Ruvalcaba/Rogelio Pando, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 10:44:24; 5. Steve Bailor, Fullerton, Calif./Mark Goelz, Chatsworth, Calif./Jon Spar, Westlake, Calif., XR650R, 10:47:54; 6. Michael Mann, La Quinta, Calif./Bryce Hartman, Houston, Honda CRF450X, 11;09:15; 7. Rodrigo Basave/Alvaro Garcia, Guadalajara, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 11:15:56; 8. Mitchel Sanchez, Campo, Calif./Dana Reed, Shingle Springs, Calif., Husqvarna TC510, 11:18:13; 9. Dan O’Neal, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Keith Vandebrake, Temecula, Calif./Eric Luck, Murrieta, Calif./Honda XR400R, 11:21:14; 10. Dave Donaldson, Silver City, N.M./Alan Donaldson, Arizona City, Ariz./Ted Donaldson, Rosette, Wyoming, KTM 525EXC, 11:49:44; 11. Ricardo De La Pena, Mexicali, Mexico/Mark Winkelman/Patrick Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas, Honda XR650R, 12:18:12; 12. Stuart Goggins, Upland, Calif./Tim Vasquez, Monrovia, Calif./Scott Horsley, Claremont, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:45:44; 13. Charlie Wilson, Houston/JD Durfey, Phoenix/Mike Herrick Dallas, Honda XR650R, 12:48:22; 14. Jake Buell, Mission Viejo, Calif./Dave Powell, Newport Beach, Calif., KTM SXC625, 13:36:26; 15. Scott Polimeni, Palm Desert, Calif./Mike West, Yucaipa, Calif./Andy Gast, San Marcos, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 14:18:47; 16. John Trabucco/Mark Lagomarsino, Santa Rosa, Calif./Ed McCullough, Auburn, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:46:26; 17. David Velasco/Daniel Velasco/Gilberto Velasco, Villa de Alvarez, Mexico, Yamaha WR426, 16:50:21.
(20 Starters, 17 Finishers)
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)--1. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:07:02 (41.993mph); 2. Kent Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Kurt Pfeiffer, Riverside, Calif./Scott Pfeifer, Costa Mesa, Calif., Yamaha YZ450, 10:12:35; 3. Dennis Green, Alpine, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:50:20; 4. Donald Connelly, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts/Mark Howell, Honda CRF450X, 10:53:45; 5. Bill Boyer, Lomita, Calif./Donnie Dearman, Torrance, Calif./Lance Kane, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:10:14; 6. Richard Deveau, Sebastopol, Calif./ David Deveau, Windsor, Calif./David Froman, Santa Rosa, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:13:16; 7. Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif./Troy Winslow, Elk Grove, Calif./Steve Achey, Clovis, Calif./Steve Power, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 11:25:21; 8. Dave Simpson, Redlands, Calif./Larry Gross, Capistrano Beach, Calif./Dan Closson, Cherry Valley, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 11:27:50; 9. Paul Needels, Westlake Village, Calif./Randy Morales, Honda CRF450X, 11:28:36; 10. Jim Owens, Santa Cruz, Calif./Dennis Hannel, Arnold, Calif., Husqvarna TE450, 11:38:08; 11. Rob Barnum, Phelan, Calif./Michael Kay, San Clemente, Calif., Husqvarna TC510, 11:54:00; 12. Leonel Vallejo, Tijuana, Mexico/Manuel Del La Torre, Dulzura, Calif./Cesar Darra, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 11:56:36; 13. Gilberto Gallardo, San Diego, KTM EXC525, 11:58:05; 14. Steve Downey, San Ramon, Calif./Michael McGuire, Alamo, Calif./Eric Johnson, Redding, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:47:45; 15. Julio Abril/Oscar Hale, Ensenada, Mexico/Randy Murad, San Diego, Honda XR50R, 12:59:33; 16. Kevin Gould, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:30:24; 17. Jim Buckingham, Palmdale, Calif./Graham Cruickshank, El Segundo, Calif. Honda XR650R, 13:52:03; 18. Kent Perkins, Bakersfield, Calif./Michael Laenger, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Jim Spotts, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 14:56:23; 19. Antonio Narino, Escondido, Calif., KTM 525XC, 15:01:26
(21 Starters, 19 Finishers)
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)--1. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Mike Sixberry, Bullhead City, Ariz./Charlie Marshall, Carmichael, Calif./Rick Gill, Carpinteria, Calif., Honda XR650R, 10:45:12 (39.45mph); 2. Eizaburo Karasawa/Susumu Ishji, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 11:09:48; 3. Keith Speir, Fillmore, Calif./Jim Sandefer, Montecito, Calif./Doug Smith, Honda XR650R, 11:37:30; 4. Eric Bondus, La Mirada, Calif./Jack Bondus/Ron Palm, Anoka, Minn./Wade Summers, Crestwod, Ky., Honda XR650R, 14:45:31
(5 Starters, 4 Finishers)
CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)--1. John Carmona, Upland, Calif./Paul Lussier, West Greenwich, R.I., KTM EXC525, 14;49:01 (28.63mph); 2. Don Lewis, Marlborough, Ct./Mike Harper, Landers, Calif./John Volkey/Sam Dempsey, Van Nuys, Calif./Gene Dempsey, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda XR650R, 15:47:58
(2 Starters, 2 Finishers)

PRO ATVs
CLASS 25 (over 251cc)-- 1. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Warner, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 10:09:07 (41.79mph); 2. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 10:24:26; 3. Carmen Cafro, Vista, Calif./Lance Schoonmaker, Alpine, Calif./Earl Thigpen, Murrieta, Calif., Honda TRX650R, 11:50:12; 4. Mark Dyer, Agua Dulce, Calif./Randy Dyer, Santa Clarita, Calif./Edward Scantelbury, Rossmoor, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 12:18:29; 5. Jeff Hancock, Salome, Ariz./Josh Edwards, Peoria, Ariz./Kirk Schreier, Phoenix/Kyle Pethers, Salome, Ariz., Polaris Outlaw525, 12:19:37; 6. Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif./Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif./Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif., Honda TRX450, 13:08:50; 7. Mike Zarzan/Hilary Paige, Santee, Calif./Mike Lennon, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R 13:18:40; 8. John Padgett, Banff, Canada/Gary Burrell, England, Honda TRX450R, 15:29:51.
(14 Starters, 8 Finishers)
CLASS 24 (under 251cc)-- 1. Adolfo Arellano/Christian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif./Alfonso Cota, Tecate, Mexico, Guillermo Cota, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:44:57 (39.47mph); 2. Sergio Alvarado/Gary Gonzalez, Cesar Chanate, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:33:06; 3. Enrique Felix/Ocar Garcia/Esqulil Soto, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:42:28; 4. Javier Beltran/Cesar Mercado/Cristian Rojas, Tijuana, Mexico, Kawasaki KFX450R, 11:42:37; 5. Gilberto Perez/Cero Calderon/Francisco Perez, Calexico, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 12:28:12; 6. Romulo Gomez/Carlos Brugger, San Diego/Hector Leon, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 13:16:35; 7. Daniel Marin Jr. /Guillermo Marin/Abraham Romero, San Ysidro, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 13:37:04; 8. Jose Mendoza, Chula Vista, Calif./Marco Cornejo/Julio Cornejo, San Diego, Felex Castro, San Ysidro, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450, 13:45:01;
(13 Starters, 8 Finishers)
SPORTSMAN
OVERALL SPT CAR--Dave Donaldson, Silver City, N.M./Alan Donaldson, Arizona City, Ariz./Jeremy Heaton, Orem, Utah, Susp Unl’td-VW, 17:27:05 (24.30mph).
(6 Starters, 1 Finisher)
OVERALL SPT TRUCK--(6 Starters, 0 Finishers)
OVERALL SPT UTV (660cc, 4-wheel utility vehicle)--(9 Starters, 0 Finishers)
OVERALL SPT M/C<250cc--enrique>250cc—Bill Eddings, Lomita, Calif./Eric Shchettler, Mesa, Ariz./Sean Kinkor, Lomtia, Calif., Honda, CRF450X10:43:33 (39.551mph)
(58 Starters, 36 Finishers)
OVERALL SPT ATV--David Corbani/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy), Honda TRX450R, 11:28:00 (37.00mph)
(24 Starters, 15 Finishers)



Bell/Norman/Hengeveld win in Motorcyclcles
Ragland/Collins repeat as Overall & SCORE Trophy-Truck champs
As Richardson captures Class 1 at 39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500


Mammoth race features race-record 492 starters

as nearly 200,000 race fans stretch across rugged 424.22-mile course

LOS ANGELES—Repeating as a race champion is difficult in any form of motors, but teammates Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., and Brian Collins, Las Vegas stormed through a SCORE-record field of 492 starters to capture a second-straight stunning overall 4-Wheel and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory Saturday in the 39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race.
Starting and finishing in Ensenada, Mexico, Collins drove the first 155-miles in the No. 12 Collins Motorsports Chevy Silverado before turning the wheel over to Ragland to drive to the finish, covering the challenging, dust-filled 424.22-mile course in 9 hours, 10 minutes and 58 seconds, averaging 46.20 miles per hour.
Ragland and Collins captured the 4-wheel vehicle win with a flawless race over a boulder-strewn, silt-grabbing tight and twisty desert course in front of a massive crowd estimated at nearly 200,000 spread out along the course as estimated by Mexican tourism officials.

Also defending their overall motorcycle and Class 22 champs is the team of Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., with help from new teammate Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., on the No. 1x Honda CRF450X. And successfully defending their overall ATV and Class 25 victory was the team of Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif., on the No. 1a Honda TRX450R.

The Bell/Norman/Hengeveld time covered the rugged course 8:51:11, averaging 47.92mph on their motorcycle while Prather/M. Cafro team completed it in 10:09:07 with an average speed of 41.79 on their ATV race machine.

Hengeveld now has seven class wins and six overall titles in this race.
Bell/Norman also won this year’s SCORE motorcycle season opener in March at the Tecate SCORE Baja 250 to remain unbeaten in the 2007 SCORE Desert Series. Prather and M. Cafro along with co-riders Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., and Marc Speath, Warner Springs, Calif., remained unbeaten for two race as well two SCORE wins last year on the way to their first SCORE season point championship. It was Cafro’s fifth career win in this race.
With the final outcome never fully decided in the elapsed-time race until the checkered flag, NASCAR’s Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., finished second overall and in SCORE Trophy-Truck in his No. 71 Chevy CK1500, just 3 minutes, 57 seconds behind Ragland/Collins and Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin, who led on corrected time much of the race before rolling his No. 1 Chevy Silverado several times just five miles before the finish line, recovered to finish third overall and in SCORE Trophy-Truck in his Chevy Silverado. Baldwin, the reigning SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion whose truck is also prepped by Las Vegas’ Collins Motorsports. Just 2:37 behind Gordon and 6:34 behind Ragland/Collins.

Beating an impressive season-high field of 33 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, Ragland’s win was seventh class triumph and fith overall victory in this race as well as his 10th career SCORE Trophy-Truck race win. His 10 career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins are second only to the 11 won by Las Vegans Ed and Tim Herbst.

For Collins, it was his fourth class triumph and second overall 4-Wheel crown. His previous class wins were in 1997 and 1998 in Class 8 and SCORE Trophy-Truck last year. The win was also his fifth career race win in SCORE Trophy-Truck and his third since teaming up with Ragland in 2005.

“It was great,” said Collins at the finish line as Ragland brought the winning truck home. “Anytime you get an overall winner it’s a great day. Everything worked real well, we had one flat tire, threw it on the rack (and) we left Billy (Goerke) riding mechanic out there in the desert with a bunch of guys, but they’ll bring him home. I got the flat tire about the last couple of miles coming into the finish line. (There were) no troubles other than the flat tire - it was a terrific day. It was a tough course – it was really good though, nearly perfect. I was just waiting for B.J. (Baldwin)–I didn’t know where he was at. “

Round 3 of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, featuring a all-time SCORE record lineup of 492 starters competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The massive field, what had 519 official entries but 27 didn’t make it to the start line, came from 32 U.S. States (from Hawaii to Rhode Island), Mexico, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.

The SCORE record 492 starters included 273 cars and trucks and 219 motorcycles and ATVs. The new SCORE record eclipsed the previous SCORE record total of 438 starters set in this race last year.

With the marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks claiming an impressive 9 of the first 10 overall 4-wheel vehicle finishing positions in the race, a total of 283 survivors out of 492 starters (57.5 percent) made it to finish line within the 20-hour limit. The 283 finishers represent the second largest number of finishers ever in a SCORE race. The number is second only to the record 288 finishers in this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 250.

Robby Bell was equally enthusiastic about his team’s overall motorcycle and Class 22 win.
“It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it,” Bell said at the finish line. “The course was really rough and demanding but it was a good test. The start section has been the same and it was getting torn up but I really enjoyed it. We had a flat tire right early on and I had to ride it on out for about 14 miles until we got it changed and from there on out it was just a smooth race. Kendall (Norman) rode the second section really well over Mike’s past the KTM back and then Steve (Hengeveld) rode awesome on the coast and I just got to cruise it in to the finish for about the final 30 miles. I took over right around Rancho San Antonio. Flat tire was it – other than that it very really smooth and a lot of fun for us. Oh yea, we ran all week to practice; it was a lot of fun - it was a blast.”

Second overall among the motorcycles and in Class 22 was the Red Bull/KTM team of Chris Blais, David Pearson and Cyril Despres, who rode a KTM 690 rally bike that arrived from Europe just two days before the race, to finish 27:28 behind the Honda factory team. Blais, Apple Valley, Calif., has raced often in the SCORE series while Pearson, of Las Vegas and France’s Despres are new. It was Pearson’s second race and for Despres, the overall motorcycle winner in this year’s Dakar Rally, it was his first. Blais is also a Dakar veteran, finishing third overall this year.

Finishing fourth through ninth overall among 4-wheel entries for the race-dominating SCORE Trophy-Trucks were Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., David Scaroni/Matt Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz./Jeff Gieser, Phoenix, Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz., and Mexico’s Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr. All but Wyllie in the group drove Ford F-150s while Wyllie drove a Chevy C1500.

The only non SCORE Trophy-Truck in the top 10 overall was unlimited Class 1 winner, B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, in a Chevy-powered Bunderson open-wheel desert race car. Driving solo while battling the flu in addition to the course and the competition, Bunderson is the current SCORE Class 1 and Overall point leader for 2007 and picked up his second career SCORE class win and first in Class 1. He beat a race-high field of 48 starters.

For the first time in race history, Volkswagen of America officially entered two of its Red Bull Dakar Rally teams from Germany. Driven by American Mark Miller and South African Giniel de Villers, the two turbo-diesel VW Race Touareg 2s competed in the special SCORE Int’l Truck class and both had impressive finishes. The result was especially remarkable as Miller finished 11th overall among 4-wheel vehicles in 10:00:38 and de Villers was 18th in 10:18:44.
SCORE also announced at the record-setting race the Volkswagen of America has become the Official Vehicle of SCORE International, effective immediately.

Starting and finishing in Ensenada on the majestic Baja California peninsula, this year’s tight and technical 424.22-mile course will run in a clockwise direction, running East into the middle of the peninsula, then South, followed by a West travel section, turning north, then East, North, Northeast and back West for the final charge back into Ensenada.
The venerable Rod Hall, 69, Reno, Nev., who earned his first Tecate SCORE Baja 500 class win in 1970 and his most recent last year, won again in the Stock Mini class in his Hummer H3. Hall is tied for the most class wins in the history of this race with Ivan Stewart, who won 17 in his career.

Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif., became the first rider to win three classes in two different years in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 as he led separate teams to victory, in both Class 30 (motorcycle riders over 30 years old) and Class 50 (motorcycle riders over 50 years old). With his double victories, Class 30 on a Honda CRF450X and Class 50 on Honda XR650R motorcycle, O’Neal has earned 10 classes wins in this race in the last seven years, the longest consecutive race streak of any racer in this event.

In Class 30, O’Neal’s teammates for this historic run which also placed them third overall among motorcycles were Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev., and Taber Murphy, Wenatachee, Wash. Riding with the noted apparel manufacturer to earn the Class 50 win were: Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Mike Sixberry, Bullhead City, Ariz./Rick Gill, Carpenteria, Calif., and Charlie Marshall, Carmichael, Calif.

Picking up his sixth career in this race while remaining undefeated in three races this year was Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, who won Class 8 in a Chevy Silverado while remaining undefeated in Class 10 was Mexico’s Lobsam Yee in a Jimco-Honda.

Mexico’s Eric Fisher picked up his sixth Class 9 win in this race in a Garibay-VW while winning Class 3 in a Ford Bronco for the fifth time in six years was Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif.
Defending Protruck class point champion Gus Vildosola Jr., won his class in a Toyota Tundra with driving help from Bryan Freeman, Henderson, Nev. Vildsola also finished drove half the race in SCORE Trophy-Truck where he and his father Gus Sr. finished ninth.
Other 4-wheel vehicle class winners included Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif. (Class 1-2/1600, Lothringer-VW), Luivan Voelker, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Jose Montoya, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 5/1600, VW Baja Bug), Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Ranger), Jim Hinesely, Bakersfield, Calif. (Class 7SX, Ford Ranger), Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, Calif. (SCORE Lite, Mirage-VW), John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif. (Stock Full, Ford F-350) and Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 11, VW Sedan). It was Fernandez’s second straight win of the year.

Among the motorcycle classes, other winners included the team led by rider of record Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif. (Class 21, Honda CR450X) and the team led by rider of record Brett Helm, Poway, Calif. (Class 40, Honda CRF450X.


Tecate SCORE Baja 500
A l l - T i m e O v e r a l l C h a m p i o n s


Year, Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles (2nd line)
1969--Bud Ekins/Guy Jones
Doug Douglas/Jim McClurg
1970--Parnelli Jones
Bill Silverthorn/Gene Fetty
1971--Bobby Ferro
Malcolm Smith/J.N. Roberts
1972--Bobby Ferro
Gene Fetty/Bill Silverthorn
1973--Parnelli Jones
Howard Utsey/Mickey Quade
1974--Ivan Stewart/Bill Hrynko
Al Baker/Steve Holladay
1975--Ivan Stewart
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie
1976--Bobby Ferro/Ivan Stewart
Larry Roeseler/A.C. Bakken
1977--Ivan Stewart
Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson
1978--Bud Feldkamp/Malcolm Smith
Brent Wallingsford/Scot Harden
1979--Malcolm Smith/Bud Feldkamp
Jack Johnson
1980--Bob Gordon
Bruce Ogilvie/Chuck Miller
1981--Malcolm Smith/Bill Newbury
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie
1982--Larry Ragland
Larry Roeseler/Chuck Miller
1983--Corky & Scott McMillin
Dan Ashcraft
1984--Larry Ragland
Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft
1985--Ron Gardner/Bud Feldkamp
Kurt Pfeiffer/Scot Harden
1986--Corky & Scott McMillin
Garth Sweetland/Scot Harden
1987--Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree
Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr.
1988--Mark McMillin
Dan Ashcraft/Kurt Pfeiffer
1989--Robby Gordon
(no motorcycles)
1990--Robby Gordon
Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte
1991--Ivan Stewart
Garth Sweetland/Paul Krause
1992--Ivan Stewart
Larry Roeseler/T. Hunnicutt Jr./P. Krause
1993--Ivan Stewart
Danny Hamel/L. Roeseler/T. Hunnicutt Jr.
1994--Ivan Stewart
Paul Krause/Ted Hunnicutt Jr.
1995--Curt LeDuc
Paul Krause/Craig Smith
1996--Rob MacCachren
Paul Krause/Ty Davis
1997--Ivan Stewart
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie
1998--Ivan Stewart
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie
1999--Ivan Stewart
Jonah Street/Torsten Borstrom
2000--Larry Ragland
Jonah Street/Steve Hengeveld
2001--Mark McMillin
Steve Hengeveld/Jonah Street
2002--Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell
2003--Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell
2004--Alan Pflueger
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell
2005—Robby Gordon
Mike Childress/Mouse McCoy
2006—Brian Collins/Larry Ragland
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman
2007—Larry Ragland/Brian Collins
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Steve Hengeveld

Tecate SCORE Baja 500
----- Multiple Overall Champions -----
Cars & Trucks
11 Ivan Stewart
Larry Roeseler*
4 Malcolm Smith**
Larry Ragland
3 Bud Feldkamp
Bobby Ferro
Robby Gordon
2….Brian Collins
Bob Gordon
Troy Herbst
Parnelli Jones
Corky McMillin
Mark McMillin
Scott McMillin
*Nine on motorcycle
**One on motorcycle

Motorcycles
6 Steve Hengeveld
5 Paul Krause
Bruce Ogilvie
Johnny Campbell
4 Ted Hunnicutt Jr.
3 Jonah Street
Scot Harden
2 Gene Fetty
Jack Johnson
Chuck Miller
Kurt Pfeiffer
Bil Silverthorn

SCORE Desert Racing
All-Time Top Race Starters


Year Race, STARTERS (Finishers)
2007 SCORE Baja 500—492 Starters (283 Finishers
1988 SCORE Parker 400—452 Starters (249 Finishers)
2006 SCORE Baja 500—438 Starters (221 Finishers)
2006 SCORE Baja 1000—431 Starters (234 Finishers)
1980 SCORE Parker 400—421 Starters (225 Finishers)
1987 SCORE Parker 400—419 Starters (199 Finishers)
1986 SCORE Parker 400—415 Starters (215 Finishers)
1989 SCORE Parker 400—403 Starters (221 Finishers)
1981 SCORE Parker 400—400 Starters (197 Finishers)
2007 SCORE Baja 250—394 Starters (288 Finishers)

SCORE Desert Racing
All-Time Top Race Finishers


Year Race, FINISHERS (Starters)
2007 SCORE Baja 250—288 Finishers (394 Starters)
2007 SCORE Baja 500—283 Finishers (492 Starters)
1988 SCORE Parker 400—249 Finishers (452 Starters)
2006 SCORE Baja 1000—234 Finishers (431 Starters)
1980 SCORE Parker 400—225 Finishers (421 Starters)
2006 SCORE Baja 500—221 Finishers (438 Starters)
1989 SCORE Parker 400—221 Finishers (403 Starters)
1986 SCORE Parker 400—215 Finishers (415 Starters)
1988 SCORE Baja 500—202 Finishers (332 Starters)
1987 SCORE Parker 400—199 Finishers (419 Starters)
2004 SCORE Baja 1000—198 Finishers (284 Starters)
1981 SCORE Parker 400—197 Finishers (400 Starters)



FROM THE LIVE COVERAGE:




VIDS JUST IN FROM OJOS NEGROS


















VW - Mark Miller Rolling through Ojos Negros












*8:45 PM, Numerous reports of a wicked pileup. One at RM 211-212, some 40 race vehicles.


*8:40 PM, from Dominic of SCORE:


Baja 500 2007



1. Ragland timed at 9:10:58.
2. Gordon timed at 9:14:55.
3. B.J Baldwin timed at 9:17:32.


*8:35 PM Final Touareg Giniel De Villers finished at 8:32 PM.




*8:22 PM #739, rolled into a canyon at RM 170-172, no further reports.


*8:20 PM Finish Line Smack, The first '01 0FF-ROAD1.com', "Super Truck" VW Touareg is born tonight in Ensenada Mexico at the Baja 500.


Mark Miller in the VW Race Touarag was 9th vehicle on the road at Santo Tomas. Reporters say that the Touareg was by far the fastest up the shortcut hill cimb north of Santo Tomas. No Class 1's were close to him.



Robby Gordon should take the current overall leadership on corrected time. BJ Baldwin was leading on time coming into Ensenada. Knowing Gordon was on his heels he pushed too hard and crashed, rolling his truck giving Gordon the lead on time by 2 and a half minutes.
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*8:15 PM, Nightfall on the Baja 500.


TT #28 Pflueger/Ricky Johnson finished at 8:04 PM. "Super Truck" #81 VW Race Touareg driven by Mark Miller finished at 8:12 PM!



*7:57 PM, TT #38 G&R Racing Garron Cadiente finished at 7:46 PM. TT #27 David Scaroni finished at 7:50 PM. TT #4 Gus Vildosola finished at 7:53 PM.


* 7:35 PM, TT Robby Gordon finished at 7:18 PM and #3 TT Post/MacCachren finished at 7:20 PM. #86 Josh Baldwin finished at 7:33 PM.




*7:12 PM, #12 Trophy Truck of Larry Ragland and Brian Collins first four wheel across the finish line at 7:10 PM.
Baldwin Trophy Truck finishing second phyically at 7:12 PM.


By the Book:


1 TT 1 BFG BALDWIN, B.J. 9:54:30 2:07 3:58 6:09 9:17:32 FINI 52.82 40.04 43.59 45.651


2 TT 3 BFG POST, MARK 9:56:00 2:09 4:00 6:11 9:25:28 FINI 52.21 40.04 43.59 45.010


3 TT 12 BFG RAGLAND, LARRY 9:58:00 2:10 4:02 6:11 9:11:01 FINI 51.81 39.69 44.26 46.191


4 TT 71 TOY GORDON,ROBBY 10:02:30 2:13 4:03 6:15 9:14:55 FINI 50.45 40.41 43.26 45.866




*6:25 PM Finishers List:


401x at 5:01 PM


500x at 5:01 PM


100x at 5:12 PM


111a at 5:13 PM


310x at 5:15 PM


122x at 5:15 PM


280x at 5:20 PM


117x at 5:21 PM


413x at 5:25 PM


305x at 5:25 PM


2x at 5:25 PM


319x at 5:27 PM


105x at 5:28 PM


311x at 5:30 PM



505x at 5:33 PM


23x at 5:35 PM


110x at 5:37 PM


414x at 5:40 PM


409x at 5:41 PM


417x at 5:43 PM


259x 5:47 PM


104x at 5:49 PM


422x at 5:54
307x at 5:57 PM
19x at 5:58 PM
501x at 6:00 PM
258x at 6:03 PM
114a 6:04 PM
420x at 6:11 PM
404x at 6:11 PM
411x at 6:11 PM
107a at 6:12 PM
108a at 6:12 PM
710x at 6:13 PM
2a at 6:14 PM
153x at 6:14 PM
116x at 6:17 PM
63a at 6:20 PM
4x at 6:24 PM


*6:14 PM BJ Baldwin thru Checkpoint 4! Riviera Post and Team Collins close behind. Possible finish line crossing within one-hour.



*6:14 PM, Reporters from the coast claim both VW Race Touaregs are still in the race and are expected to finish in an hour.


*6:10 PM, *Two hours to Night. [8:15 Civil Night in Ensenada] Moonrise at 9:15 PM, wont provide enough light for vision in Ensenada until 11:00 PM. Skies darkening fast from the coastal clouds.


Ensenada weather now, windy, it did not get above 70 degrees F today. 63 degrees F now. Wind is out of the SouthWest at 15 knots, clouds are already starting to move in fast. Partly cloudy.



At altitude, mid-way on the course, its clear but, windy with gusts to 30 knots and cool, 59 degrees F. Should remain clear into the early evening. Fast drop in Temperatures.



*5:00 PM, OUTS REPORT. 203, 561, 759, 58a, 408x, 14a, 110a, 1801, 1802, 1804, 710, 70a, 48x, 316x, 138, 1201, More Loading...

*4:59 PM, 303x Steve Bailor, 320x J. David Ruvalcaba, and 151x Ryan Penhall (1st Class 20) finishing at 4:55 PM, 308x Nicola Dutto and second quad 3a Wayne Matlock crossing a 4:48 PM. 5x Greg Richards at 16:50. Wayne Matlock's team reporting they had an 11 minute lead over 1a at Erindera when rider Wes Miller went off a cliff and reportedly busted his lower leg. Which wasn't a broken leg.




*4:35 PM, 1a Danny Prather is the first quad across the line at 4:34 PM.


*4:05 PM, 317X Gerardo Rojas, 8X Jesse Sharpe and 12X Kevin Johnson finishing at approx. 4:01 PM, #14X, Joe "Hauler" Desrosiers across the line at approx. 3:56 PM, Scott Meyers brings the Class 30 bike #313 of Jim O'Neal in finishing at approx. 3:40PM.


FROM OJOS NEGROS EARLIER














*A TECATE BEER MOMENT: Weatherman asks if a rider needs any further assistance and the report comes back, "he could use some more cigarettes", when the sage veteran Weatherman comes back, "Well, we don't do that". EXCLUSIVELY ON Baja Racing News.com


*3:45 PM, 408x, RM 358, possible head injury, broken ribs, SCORE waves off chopper, rider getting back on bike and into the race.


*3:35 PM, Incident 8, Medical Emergency at RM 265, 67a, difficulty breathing possible broken ribs, quad gone front end destroyed.


*3:19 PM, 7X Chris Blais on the KTM 690 crosses the finish line second at 3:18 PM.


*3:15 PM, 261x OUT. 113 OUT sanded motor, RM 58. 1013 OUT, broken clutch.


*Countdown to Night. Five hours until Civil Twilight at 8:15 PM.
The good news for desert racers and chase crews today and into the night, the sun is finally reaching the course now, with much of the coastal clouds and high clouds breaking open and tonight we have a 98% full moon, which will help visibility. After 9 PM, the coastal clouds will come onto the course bigtime.





* 2:55 PM, Steele racing reports the #16 out at RM 80. What? No press releases or on-site videos or some bull-shit marketing company from OC blabbing crap?


*2:55 PM, 1x crosses the finish line at 2:54 PM (unofficial), Congrats Honda! 1x crossed the finish line in less than 9 hours. Steve Hengeveld, Robby Bell and Kendall Norman may have beaten their own record from the 2006 Baja 500. Honda 1x team won the 2006 Baja 500 with a time of 8:59:04.


LIVE RACE VIDEO FROM JAMAU RM 104




























*2:21 PM, #1248 OUT at RM 51

*2:15 PM, #138 OUT

*2:05 PM, 1x passed thru Checkpoint 4.

*1:59 PM, NOT Incident 7, 3a, went over a cliff, near Erendira, now reported with a broken leg, lower radial fracture of lower leg, just passed at RM 311, riding to the next driver change.

*1:57 PM, Incident #6, 17x is down at Simpsons, RM 222 with a broken leg.

*
1:42 PM, TT 1 back on the race course RM 174, Motorcycyle down Simpsons with broken leg, 265x out RM 223.

*1:37 PM, #131 is on FIRE, literally. Reportedly near Trini.

*1:15 PM, 1608 OUT

*1:10 PM,
RM 341, with 79 miles to the finish, 1x Steve Hengeveld through Santo Tomas at 1:03PM. Honda 1x team has been out on the race course for 7hrs, speed averaging 48.71 MPH.

*1:08 PM 1x thru Santo Thomas

*12:43 PM, The Volkswagen Race Touareg are running together behind TT #69 (Francisco Cervantes)


*12:15 PM, Some participants (bikes) missed the racetruck and must be located by a helicopter. One motorcycle crashed, the driver was hurt on the shoulder and broke his arm. Honda #8 is providing assitance to checkpoint 4.





*12:05 PM, 1x leading going into Checkpoint 3, RM 286.




*Incident 3, RM 215 109x, Broken Arm possible busted shoulder, SCORE Chopper dispatched.


*11:42 AM, Ragland (12) now in front of Josh Baldwin and getting more advance, Robby Gordon again in front of Bobby Baldwin. Mike Julson, B.J. Baldwin and Gus Vildosola are still the leading Trophy Trucks. Pistol Pete down at MM40, sheared rear wheel studs.


A TECATE BEER MOMENT: WeatherMAN Advise, never put a Mic between your legs, particularly if you are an excited WoMAN!






*11:37 AM TT's #1 B.J. Baldwin, #20 Mike Julson and #4 Team V thru Check 1!



*11:12 AM, Lary Ragland (12) and Josh Baldwin (86) are fighting heavily, Robby Gordon (71) is following fast, fighting with Bobby Baldwin.



*11:01 AM, All class 10s and 12s are off the start line. Class 8s and Protrucks are just starting.


*10:46 AM, Robby Gordon (RG) at MM40, he is catching up quickly. RG should be first on the road by MM 110. TT86 MM51, TT1 MM54, TT71 MM 44.

*10:36 AM, The race Touaregs are off the line followed by the Monster Hummer who looks ready for some tapping. All Class 1's are on the course at this time.

*10:31 502x is out of the race, 279x broken chain, BJ TT1 MM 28 second off the start. 18x rolling again with kyle on the bike. Trophy Trucks are getting pulled over by the police.



*10:03 AM Honda 1x is first motorcycle through Checkpoint 2 at Rm197 near Rancho Coyote. Honda rider Robby Bell 1x was number 12th off the line this morning.


*25a is out of the race


*10 AM The Trucks are off! #20 Gone!, Mike Julson in a JIMCO Chevy Silverado TT, Trophy Trucks out every 30 seconds.


*8:05 AM, 4a is broke at MAG 7 PIT 1 @RM 52


*Incident #2, 64a at RM 5 shoulder injury bike at policia station.


*Incident #1, 7:40 AM, 257x down with head injuries, was unresponsive, after (wiggled all his filanges) now responding, at 8.8 miles south of Ojos Negros, on the race course, rider going to the hospital and new rider continuing race.


*7:34 AM First Bike, 7x thru checkpoint 1@RM 78


*7:20 AM First Motorcycle passing Alamo!


*Last Quad off the line, 99a at 7 AM




*Mark Miller Audio Report Link HERE


*Here's interviews with VW during yesterdays contingency, just after VW went thru tech inspection.


























*Disabled vehicle reported on the westbound Highway 3 lane, RM 28, collapsed front right suspension, blocking roadway.


*Cloud shrouded Ensenada Mexico is now alive with Motos and Quads on the course and fans are starting to make their way throughout the area, many have camped out over night on the course, but thousands of others are making their way out onto the roadways and dirt roads to see the race. 6:25 AM




*2x off the Line at 6 AM


Motos and Quads rolling now, starts every 15 seconds as they scream into race history at the Baja 500, LIVE from Ensenada.


*Civilian rollover reported at KM 70,


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OFFICIAL BAJA RACING NEWS BAJA 500

START LIST - ORDER

RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SATURDAY, June 2, 2007 (all times PDT)

START: In front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in downtown Ensenada.
FINISH: Campo de Softball Jose Negro Soto stadium, 11th (Calle Once) & Espinoza-Ensenada.

Late Registration AND Late Tech, start line, 5a.m.
Motorcycles & ATVs-6a.m.; Cars & Trucks-10 a.m. (Approx)

CLASS STARTING ORDER: (One vehicle every 30 seconds)
Motorcycles/ATVs--22, 30, 40, 21, 20, 50, 60, SPT M/C>250cc, SPT M/C<250cc, style="font-weight: bold;" class="bodytext-12bold">TIME LIMIT:

All vehicles have an 18-hour time limit to cover the course.




CLASS 22:


CLASS 30:


SPTS. M/C OVER:
2x MARC FRANCKE

301xSHAWN FREILING

251xALAN WAHLSTROM
3xSHANNON POWELL

302xRICARDO PENA

252xSAM EYSSAUTIER
4xDAVID WARREN

303xSTEVE BAILOR

253xDAVID ROBINSON
5xGREG RICHARDS

304xJAKE BUELL

254xTHIERRY MAS
6xDAN WALSH

305xMITCHEL SANCHEZ

255xBRANDT ANDERSON
7xCHRIS BLAIS

306xCHARLIE WILSON

250xJEFF LEONARD
8xJESSE SHARPE

307xDAVE DONALDSON

257xERIC BOWEN
9xBLAKE VISIN

308xNICOLA DUTTO

258xLUKE TERRY
10xRALPH BARRERA

309xJAMEY KABISCH

259xJAVIER HERNANDEZ
11xDAVID RUTHERFORD

310xMICHAEL MANN

260xFERNANDO VARA
12xKEVIN JOHNSON

311xDAN O'NEAL

261xCARLOS BECERRIL
1xROBBY BELL

312xSCOTT POLIMENI

262xWILLIAM SAUNDERS
14xJOE DESROSIERS

313xJIM O'NEAL

263xKEN OLSON
15xMARC BURNETT

314xGREG PERRYMAN

264xCARLOS CHAVEZ
16xCAMERON STEELE

315xSTUART GOGGINS

265xDANIEL GREGORY
17xKRIS McDONALD

316xJOHN TRABUCCO

266xADAM BARR
18xNICK THOMPSON

317xGERARDO ROJAS

267xMIKE CRAWFORD
19xSCOTT BLOOM

318xFRANCISCO SEPTIEN

268xERIK LITZENBERG
20xTRAVIS SIMMONS

319xRODRIGO BASAVE

269xMIKE GILBERT
21xSTEVEN SOTO

320xDAVID RUVALCABA

270xGLEN GOMEZ
22xMICHAEL LANSKY

321xDAVID VELASCO

271xMARK FISHBURN
23xADAM NEUWIRTH


CLASS 21:

272xGARY BARR
24xNICK BLAIS

101xLUIS VALENCIA

273xRENE LORENTZ
25xSTEVE LULY

102xANNA CODY

274xMARC JENKINS
26xSEAN WHERLA

103xJOEY LANE

275xJEREMIAH KOLBENSVIK

CLASS 40:

104xFRANCISCO ARREDONDO

276xSTEVEN MOAK
401xDENNIS GREEN

105xCHRIS PARKER

277xDEANO SCHUMACHER
402xBRETT HELM

106xDARREN SCOTT

278xBRET PEMBERTON
403xRICHARD DEVEAU

107xNATHON VERDUGO

279xLEVI COLTON
404xGILBERTO GALLARDO

108xLUKE DODSON

280xBILL EDDINGS
405xJULIO ABRIL

109xCORY EVENSON

281xBUDDY BISHOP
406xKENT PERKINS

110xCOLLIN CORRIGAN

282xFRED SOBKE
407xSTEVE DOWNEY

111xBRENT HARDEN

283xLOUIS VANLANDINGHAM
408xJOHN CONNOLLY

112xBRETT HELMS

284xMIKE LAYTON
409xDAVE SIMPSON

113xJUSTIN HERRMANN

285xCHRIS MELE
410xDONALD CONNELLY

114xRYAN GUSTINE

286xJONNIE HANSON
411xLEONEL VALLEJO

100xSHAUN HANSON

287xMATT WATSON
412xKENT PFEIFFER

116xJUAN CASTRO

288xBRET LEEF
413xBILL BOYER

117xDAVID GONZALEZ

289xMARK BARLOW
414xTODD WINSLOW

118XCARLOS CASAS

290xDOUG HAAS
415xDAVE RENTFRO

119XJUAN DIAZ

291xTOMOHIRO MURAKAMI
416xJIM BUCKINGHAM

120XRICKY JAMES

292xLOU MANZANA
417xPAUL NEEDLES

121XBRYCE KISEN

293xJUAN DIAZ
418xKEVIN GOULD

122XCHAD ERL

294xTIM MCCREARY
419xMARTIN HOFFMAN





296xJAIME BUZAN

CLASS 40:


CLASS 50:


SPTS. M/C OVER:
420xROB BARNUM

501xKEITH SPEIR

297xPHILLIP ALLFORD
421xANTNIO NARINO

502xTIM SAVIN

298xDANIEL ALLFORD
422xJIM OWENS

500xJIM O'NEAL

299xCHRIS SHEWMAKER

CLASS 25:

504xJEFF KEELER

701xLUCIO FACCHINI
2aCARMEN CAFRO

505xEIZABURO KARASAWA

703xALFREDO OSORNIO
3aWAYNE MATLOCK

549xERIC BONDUS

704xCARLOS CHACON
4aBRANDON BROWN


CLASS 24:

705xEDY GARCIA
5aADOLFO ARELLANO

101aJOSE MENDOZA

706xSHAUN RIGGEN
6aALEX CAMANINI

102aSCOTT TAYLOR

707xDAVID SMOLJAN
7aRICHARD THRIFT

103aFRANCISCO SERVIN

708xJERRY STEVENS
8aJOVANY PIMENTEL

104aDANIEL MARIN

709xBOBBY PENNELL
9aJASON GREENHAW

105aMIGUEL ARRELLANO

710xJOSH LYNN
10aMARK DYER

106aROMULO GOMEZ

711xPETER SCHMIDTMANN
1aDANNY PRATHER

107aJAVIER BELTRAN

713xFERNANDO MANGUIA
12aJEFF HANCOCK

108aENRIQUE FELIX


SPTS. M/C UNDER:
13aMIGUEL BASTIDAS

109aGILBERTO PEREZ

201xBRADY VANMATRE
14aJOSH ROW

110aJORGE JUVERA

202xGARRETT TOLMAN
15aFRANCISCO RUANO

111aADOLFO ARELLANO

203xJOSE MERCADO
16aMIKE ZARZAAN

112aBRIANNA MANCILLAS

204xMARC MORELLI
17aMARCUS AVEN

113aCARLOS SANCHEZ

205xBRODY KUNZ
48aKYLE NEEDHAM

114aSERGIO ALVARADO

206xJACK SUSSOEV
49aJOHN PADGETT

115aROBERTO MIRAMANTES

207xKENJI OIKAWA

CLASS 20:


CLASS 60:

208xJESSICA MCCREARY
151xRYAN PENHALL

601xJOHN CARMONA

209xBRENT KESTERSON
152xRYAN GRANDON LINE

602xDON LEWIS

210xTIBI IMBUZAN
153XMARK CHICADO


SPTS. ATV:

211xRENE ECHEGARAY
154xBRETT GRIMSLEY

51aJASON WADE

212xRAY HEREDIA




52aESEQUIEL LOPEZ







53aMIGUEL ARELLANO







54aSCOTT FERGUSON







55aREID RUTHERFORD







56aHERIBERTO MARQUEZ

TT,1,SIT,10,SL,8,PT,1-2/1600,5,7,7S,7SX,
22,40,30,21,50,SPT M/C,


57aJOHN CROWLEY

5/1600,SF,SM,9,3,17,SPT Car, SPT TRK, Class 11
SPT M/C,25,24,SPT ATV


58aCARLOS JUAREZ







59aCRAIG CHRISTY







60aJUSTIN RYAN







61aBUD STRATTON







50aDAVID McCARROLL







63aDAVIDE CORBANI







64aLUIS SALGADO







65aJAVIER BELTRAN







66aMARIO YORBA







67aFERNANDO AMADOR







98aSHAWN MUNRO







99aJOE RICE




TROPHY TRUCK:


CLASS 1:


SCOREINT'L.TRUCK:2
20MIKE JULSON c

101MAX THIERIOT

83iGINIEL deVILLIERS
1B.J. BALDWIN c

102RANDY WILSON

81iMARK MILLER
4GUS VILDOSOLA f

103ROBERT ROSS


CLASS 10:
86JOSH BALDWIN f

100LARRY ROESELER

1001TODD ELAM
3MARK POST f

105BILL GASPER

1002COREY KEYSAR
28ALAN PFLUEGER c

106B.J. RICHARDSON

1003CHRIS HARROLD
38GARRON CADIENTE f

107DANNY EBBERTS

1004JIM KNORR LINE
31ANDY McMILLIN c

108LUIS RAMIREZ

1005MATT CULLEN LINE
12LARRY RAGLAND c

109PAT DEAN

1006WILL HIGMAN
19TIM HERBST f

110JOSH RIGSBY

1007MARK WEGER
60MIKE VOUDOURIS f

111RICHARD BOYLE

1008LOBSAM YEE
30ROGER NORMAN line

112BRIAN HUDSON

1009MICHAEL MEURER
55LUIS WALLACE f

113JAMIE CAMPBELL

1010ALEX CROSTHWAITE
77TRAVIS COYNE f

114TRIGGER GUMM

1011DAVID REYES
58FRANK THING c

115DALE LENK

1012BRAD ETTER
7SCOTT STEINBERGER c

116ROB BRUCE

1013DEAN WHEELER
2PETE SOHREN f

117STEVE SOURAPAS

1047MIKE LAWRENCE
85TODD WYLLIE c

118STEVE SULLIVAN

1000DARREN HARDESTY LINE
16CAMERON STEELE c

119BRIAN PARKHOUSE

1049BRENDAN FIKES
27DAVID SCARONI f

120MARK LEVRETT


CLASS 8:
37BRUCE GREER d

121RONNY WILSON

800NICK VANDERWEY
51KORY SCHEELER c

122TODD CUFFARO line

801KURTIS KUPIEC
71ROBBY GORDON c

123ADAM PFANKUCH

802GREG ADLER
96BOBBY BALDWIN c

124JOHN HERDER

803GLEN GREER
41CHRIS LUCAS f

125EDUARDO GONZALEZ

804JUAN LOPEZ
35ROBBIE PIERCE f

126BRENDAN GAUGHAN


PROTRUCK:
91BILL McBEATH f

127ARMIN SCHWARZ

213DAVE WESTHEM
54JESSE JAMES c

128GONZALO PIRRON

252MIKE JOHNSON
22DAMEN JEFFERIES c

129DARREN SANANGELO

204GUSTAVO VILDOSOLA
39RON WHITTON f

130VINCENT DeJONG

208JIM WASSON
76JESSE JONES line

131MIKE BILEK

234ROB REINERTSON
69FRANCISCO CERVANTES c

132JOHN HARRAH

226AL HOGAN
32JUAN IBARRA f

133BILL WITT

235JASON VOSS
29RICHARD BOYLE c

134ALEX DANZE

250GARY MAGNESS
15JIM BEAVER f

135GARY WEYHRICH

236RICK JOHNSON
40CHET HUFFMAN c

136BRIAN CONEEN

240ROB KITTLESON
17CARL RENEZEDER c

137JOHN GOULD

203DAVE CREAGAN
82RYAN ARCIERO c

138DANNY ANDERSON

299JOE BEDNAR
50JERRY LARIMORE f

139BYRON ASHLEY

266JEFF VOSS LINE
57SCOTT KINCAID f

140BRIAN KIRBY

215CODY SWARTY
24RICK MASSIE f

141CHUCK HOVEY







142DAN MOORE







143ERIC CHASE







144MARK McMILLIN







145DAN MYERS




SCORE LITES:


CLASS 1:



1201RICK ST.JOHN

146VICTOR HERRERA


CLASS 1/2-1600
1202CRAIG BRABANT

147CHARLIE WILSON

1601STEVEN EUGENIO
1203DAVID CALLAWAY

148DARREN HARDESTY

1602GERARDO IRIBE
1204KEVIN DERBY

149ENRIQUE BUJANDA

1603BILLY SKINNER LINE
1205CHUCK SACKS

150MARIO GONZALES

1604HIRAM DURAN
1206SCOTT WISDOM

155MIGUEL SANDOVAL

1605RAY FILES
1207RICARDO MALO

156MICHAEL BURGETT

1606MARIO GASTELUM
1208DAVE BONNER

157BRIAN ZEHRING

1607ED BONANNI
1209MATT DREVER

158HARLEY LETNER

1608BRENT PARKHOUSE
1210MIKE WILLIAMS

159MIKE SANDOVAL

1609ARTURO VELAZCO
1211MIKE HALLIDAY


CLASS 5:

1610CHRIS LANGMAYER
1212HECTOR GARCIA

501CHRIS BOWMAN

1611DAVE CASPINO
1213CAMERON STEELE

502JIM VARSHAY

1612ADAM ASHCRAFT
1214ALLEN RUSSELL

503MICHELLE BRUCKMANN

1613JUAN GALLO
1215MIKE BELK

500GEORGE SEELEY

1614LEONARDO NAVARRETE
1216SCOTT RHONE

505VICTOR CESENA LINE

1615LAYTON BOWLES
1217STAN POTTER

517DAN AKIN

1616ARNOLDO RAMIREZ
1218RANDY ROSS LINE

518KEVIN CARR

1617DANIEL McMILLIN
1219TY GODDE

519LUIVAN VOELKER

1618CURT GEER
1220PHIL GREEN


CLASS 7s:

1619ALBERTO MEDINA
1221BOB BINGHAM

721JAVIER AVILA

1620J.J. GUEVARA
1222ARTURO SALAS

720MIKE HORNER

1621RAMON ESCOBEDO
1200TIM NOE

739AARON DODSON

1645PANCHO BIO
1224BILL HERNQUIST


CLASS 7sx:

1646VIRY FELIX
1225GUY CARDON

741RICH SEVERSON

1647L.J. KENNEDY
1247JOSHUA MEISTER

742NORMAN TURLEY

1648ELISEO GARCIA
1248STEVE GRESHAM

743NOE SIERRA

1649BLAISE JACKSON
1249RICHARD GARAVITO

744ALBERTO IRIARTE


STOCK FULL:

CLASS 7:

753CARLOS VILLALOBO

860TERRY HENN
700DAN CHAMLEE

754TED MONCURE

861JOHN GRIFFIN
701SHANNON DIERKOP

755HEIDI STEELE

862JOSH HALL
702JUSTIN SIMMONS

740JOHN HOLMES

863DONALD ADAMS
703BARRY KARAKAS

757JIM HINESLEY

864LOREN NORTHIGTON
704BRANDAN WALSH

758GERARDO NOVELO

865KENT KROEKER
705CHRIS TAYLOR

759KURT YOUNGS

879MARC BALOCCO
706JASON MCNEIL


STOCK MINI:


CLASS 3:
707STEVE LOONEY

761ROD MILLEN

300DONALD MOSS
708AARON CELICEO

760ROD HALL

301ALEJANDRO CANCINO
717STUART GILDRED

778GAVINSKILTON

348DYLAN EVANS
718VICTOR HERRERA

779STEVE KOVACH

349CHRIS RAFFO
719A.J. RODRIGUEZ

762CAN SMEAD


CLASS 17








1700BOB LAND































CLASS 5-1600


CLASS 9:


SPTS. UTV:
551TOMMY CRAFT

901LUIS GUEVARA

1801JASON RALEY
552DAN EDWARDS LINE

902JOE CASTREY

1802MARTY FIOLKA
553GREGORIO VILLARINO

900ERIC FISHER

1803RICHARD NELSON
554ARNULFO VALENZUELA


CLASS 11:

1804TODD ROMANO
555MARIO REYNOSO

1147RAUL ORTIZ

1805CASSEY CURRIE
556ANGEL VINAJA

1100ERIC SOLORZANO

1806GILI HACOHEN
557ERNIE NEGRETE

1144JAKE MULLER

1807MATTHEW KIMMERLE
558ADOLFO AGUILAR

1145CARLOS VILLA

1849DAMON CARDONE
559DANNY LEDEZMA

1146RAMON FERNANDEZ

1808THOMAS GRAVES
560SCOTT PELLERIN

1149JEREMY ALTMAN

1809JEFF CREAGEN
561TIM SANCHEZ


SPTS. BUGGY



562ENRIQUE AVALOS

1400PETER LANG



563ALONSO ANGULO

1401DAVE DONALDSON



564AMANDO GARCIA

1402ED PICKETT



572FERNANDO MONTIJO

1403ROB CAVENEY



573JAVIER MORALES

1404DAN EDWARDS



574JOSE MONTOYA LINE

1449GLENN SMITH



575SAUL GARCIA


SPTS. TRUCK:



576GERARDO RUBIO

1501MIGUEL JIMENEZ



577ERNESTO ARAMBULA

1502ANDREW LEAVITT



550MARCOS NUNEZ

1503RANDY SWINK



579CARLOS MACKLIS

1504MARK GROWE







1505MIKE JENKINS







1549NICK TONELLI





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