Saturday, November 17, 2007

Baja 1000 LIVE! Wrap of the Race Parties in Cabo


CABO, Mexico-

RIVIERA RACING CELEBRATION PARTY

The Riviera Racing Team Party went well into the night last night,Friday, after the Awards Ceremony, Mark Post - Monster Energy Drink - Wide Open hosted the Off-road Party of the year marina side in Cabo last night. The finest foods, open smash-mouth bar and off road personalities including lumanaries from BF Goodrich Tires, No Worries Clothing and Bar & Grill, KMC Wheels and Baja Racing News.com drained the TECATE BEER and the bar until it was dry.

The Invitation Only event started along the marina early in the evening and went well past 1 AM. The Riviera Racing Team Baja 1000 Victory DVD was played on a big screen to the thrills of the huge enthusiastic and rowdy off road crowd. The wide open Baja 1000 DVD was also played with some 2007 off road season highlights thrown in, like Mark Posts "The hardest way to win the Baja 250" video and some of the CORR season.

Rob Mac, Todd Steen, BFG Dave and many other notables hammered the fine foods and breakout party favors. After almost 1300 miles of untamed Baja desert racing, Riviera pulled off the party of the year!

SURVIVORS PARTY-AWARDS CEREMONY

The weather that had been warm until mid-November, cooled off nicely for the Baja 1000 in Baja South. It was the first cool-down all season for the long suffering Baja Surenos, it was a hot summer. For the survivors and locals it was a great event, the winning celebrations were a pleasure to experience. The winning Mark Post-Riviera Racing Team, prompted friends and family to the evenings blow-out party later at No-Worry's.

SCORE chose well to have their final event on the beach in Cabo. The downtown location, first announced by SCORE would not have worked. On Friday morning, there was an inch of sewage running on the streets into the marina. Maybe Baja Sur Turismo should give the $100,000 it gave SCORE for the race, rather, to the County of Los Cabos to rectify that problem. We are sure Malibu needs more money. NOT!

THE OFFICE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

The other mentionable social was the afternoon seaside at The Office, on the Dune Beach in Cabo. The entire Herbst Racing family, Larry Roesler, Jim Baldwin and his family, Mark Post of Riviera Racing, Bob Gordon, Larry Ragland, Curt Leduc and many other race stars relaxed for the afternoon on the beach with their 2007 Baja 1000 experience in hand.

The great service, food and drinks of The Office in Cabo were enjoyed by all.
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Mark Post Takes Baja 1000 2007, 40th Anniversary









Mark Post Takes Baja 1000! Roeseler Takes 16th SCORE Baja 1000 Class win; Bell/Campbell,/Hengeveld,/Norman Win Motorcycle Overall

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico–Mark Post of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., capped off a sensational 2007 SCORE Desert Series Wednesday by driving his Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck to the overall victory in the 40th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races. Only 30 vehicles had completed the course in the first 32 hours of the grueling 1,296.39-mile race. With a 53-hour time limit in the elapsed-time race that started early Tuesday morning in Ensenada, Baja California, racing will continue until the course closes officially at 6 p.m. (PST) Thursday.

Post, 49, teamed with veteran drivers Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas and Carl Renezeder of Laguna Beach, Calif., to record the fastest overall speed in a four-wheel vehicle on down the length of the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico. Post’s Rivera Racing No. 3 Ford averaged 51.13 miles per hour in covering the distance in 25 hours, 21 minutes and 25 seconds despite rain and dust throughout the distance.

The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 win for Post was his third victory on the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series and helped him clinch his first and MacCachren’s second SCORE Trophy-Truck season point championship. Entering the legendary granddaddy of all desert racing, Post/MacCachren held a slim one-point margin and five drivers had a shot at claiming the coveted point title. They beat a near-record field of 424 starters from a SCORE-record 44 U.S. States and a SCORE-record 19 countries. They are competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.

The SCORE Trophy-Truck division displayed a sensational battle with Post, Garron Cadiente of Mesa, Ariz., Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., of Mexicali, Mexico, and Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas, all within minutes of each other before several of the contenders experienced mechanical difficulties on their machines. In the end, Post and Vildosola, seeking to become the first Mexican team to win the SCPRE Baja 1000 overall, ran minutes apart at the 1,200-mile mark. However, Vildosola’s Ford had two flat tires in the last 90 miles and was relegated to second overall and second in the SCORE Trophy-Truck class.

Vildosola’s time in the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 was 25:32:20 for an average speed of 50.76mph and splitting driving with his son Gustavo Jr., were the highest finish Mexican nationals in the race.

“We had very little mechanical error on the truck this year,” said Post. “We had three SCORE wins this year. To win the overall SCORE Baja 1000 in the SCORE Trophy-Truck is a dream come true. The entire team did a flawless job. This is very exciting for Riviera Racing.”

“This has allowed me to do what I want to do, to do what I love doing, come here and win the 40th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 1000,” said MacCachren. “I have never had the overall win and I finally got that done. In the middle of the night, there are fires all along the course and thousands of people up all night and it really keeps you motivated, you see everyone yelling out there. One thing I learned about Baja is up and down the Peninsula, there’s always someone nearby. We didn’t have any flat tires at all.”

Defending race winner Robby Gordon of Charlotte, N.C., charged back from early problems with the No. 71 Chevy CK1500 to place third in the SCORE Trophy-Truck category and fifth overall among four-wheel vehicles. Gordon had to run an early portion of the course in the dark with just a handheld portable lamp for vision. But the Nextel Cup team owner/driver fought his way back to compete the event with a finishing time of 27:12:14.

"Just when you thought you couldn't top the unusual in Baja, we topped it,” said Gordon, whose second driver was Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif. “When we stopped at the first pit stop, the crew (part of the Nextel Cup crew) thought we didn't need lights in the next section. They were wrong. We had to borrow a portable lamp to see. We used a handheld portable lamp through that section (early in the race). By the time we got through that section, we were way back with the Class 10 car. You talk about giving one way, that's what we did today."

In the highly-competitive Class 1 division for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars, Larry Roeseler of Hesperia, Calif., continued his incredible SCORE Baja 1000 performance with Las Vegas’ Troy Herbst for their fourth consecutive Class 1 win, an event record for the category. The Class 1 race win was Roeseler’s 16th class win in the 40 SCORE Baja 1000 races dating back to 1967.

Teaming with Troy Herbst since 2001, Roeseler drove the No. 100 Terrible Herbst Smithbuilt-Ford open-wheel machine to time of 26:30:10 for the third overall position. In fact, the Herbst vehicle also set a SCORE record Wednesday by claiming the car’s 23rd Class 1 race victory, the most in this class in SCORE history. The incredible racing machine is racing its final races in the 11 years since it debuted in 1997. At some point in 2008, the vehicle will be retired to permanent display at the Terrible Herbst Motorsports race shop in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The team led by Steve Strobel of Clarks, Neb., placed second in Class 1 and fourth overall in 26:46:44. Sixth overall and third in Class 1 was the three-brother team led by Ronny Wilson of Long Beach, Calif. in a time of 27:50:35.

“One heck of a race,” said Roeseler, a SCORE Baja 1000 with wins on motorcycles as well as in cars. “We literally came through the pack and were third physically (overall). The car was fantastic. With the little bit of rain, there were mudholes all over the place. But minimal dust. We lost pressure with our (gear) shifter. We broke a shock. Troy brought the car home to the finish. It’s always an incredible feeling to finish the SCORE Baja 1000. It was an incredible journey today.”

Herbst credited Roeseler with another great drive.

We are really happy to be here,” Herbst said. We had no flats today. Larry Roeseler started the day and did a heck of job.”

Robby Bell of Murrieta, Calif., won the motorcycle overall title Wednesday in capturing Class 22 (250cc engines or larger) aboard the No. 1x factory Honda CRF450X. Bell, 21, co-rode with SCORE Baja 1000 veteran Johnny Campbell of San Clemente, Calif., Steve Hengeveld of Hesperia, Calif., and Kendall Norman of Santa Barbara, Calif., in a time of 24:15:50 for an average speed of 53.43 mph.

Bell, the primary rider for the winning two-wheel team, took his first SCORE Baja 1000 crown but Campbell won his 10th overall SCORE Baja 1000 championship and Hengeveld won his seventh SCORE Baja 1000 overall (including six straight) and 10th class win.

“The course got a little bit of rain and made it a lot safer off the start,” said Bell. “We had the best team and the best bike. We tried not to make any mistakes and get in the lead. We wanted clean air. My teammates did an awesome job.”

Hengeveld and Campbell’s overall SCORE Baja 1000 titles put them in historic company with racers like Roeseler.

“It was like a blackout through the fog all the way to Santa Rita and it was really difficult,” said Hengeveld. “You don’t know where the livestock is and the lights don’t pick them up. It was one of the most hectic times of the ride and then it cleared up again. I got going on the pace, and I just tried to ride as smooth as possible to bring it in safely without any mistakes. The bike ran flawless. The Honda CRF450x is an awesome machine. Without the engineers at Japan, American Honda and Precision concepts, we wouldn’t be here today. This my 10th SCORE Baja 1000 win and it feels so good.”




40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Final Round of six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series

Nov. 11-16 -- 1,296.39 miles

Ensenada, Baja California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

TOTAL STARTERS: 424 TOTAL FINISHERS: 239 (56.4 Percent)

O F F I C I A L F I N I S H E R S

PRO CARS & TRUCKS

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 25 hours, 21 minutes, 25 seconds, (53.43miles per hour); 2. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 25:42:20; 3. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C./Bob Gordon, Orange, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 27:12:14; 4. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 28:59:06; 5. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Dodge Ram, 29:11:47; 6. Chris Lucas, Dublin, Ohio/Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif./Steve Barlow, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150, 29:16:23; 7. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz./Todd LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 29:19:26; 8. B.J. Baldwin/Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 29:35:39; 9. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Calif., Chevy C1500, 32:06:08; 10. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Rick Geiser, Phoenix, Cadillac Escalade, 33:44:51; 11. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./John Marking/Joe Totten, El Cajon, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 33:52:37; 12. Chad Ragland, Carlsbad, Calif./Danny Sullivan, Pebble Beach, Calif./Dan Friedkin, Houston, Toyota Tundra, 36:03:08; 13. Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif./Jerry Whelchel, Portola Hills, Calif./Ted Hunnicutt Jr., Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150, 36:48:04; 14. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Wally Dallenbach Jr./Mike Voyles, Murrieta, Calif., Ford F-150, 37:22:37; 15. Jesse James, Sunset Beach, Calif./Tom Grevis, Alpine, Calif./Craig Bouman\Newport Beach, Calif., Chevy C1500, 38:18:21; 16. Andy McMillin, San Diego/Scott McMillin, Coronado, Calif./Brian Ickler, Poway, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 38:22:18; 17. Dave Sykes, Del Mar, Calif./Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif./Marc Stein, 45, San Diego, Ford F-150, 41:46:40; 18. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./Rhys Millen, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Jose Grijalva, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150, 43:10:14; 19. Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif./Steve Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 51:25:17 (29 Starters, 19 Finishers)

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 26:30:10 48.92mph); 2. Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb./Gay Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 27:26:44; 3. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 27:50:35; 4. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif./Mike Julson, Santee, Calif./Cameron Parrish, San Marcos, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 28:02:02; 5. Billy Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Santa Barbara, Calif./Scott Schovajsa, Humble, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 28:35:52; 6. Dale Lenk, Newport Bach, Calif./Randy Perry, Santa Ana, Calif./Jerry Penhall, Costa Mesa, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 30:34:17; 7. Juan Flores, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Jim Mihal, La Paz, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 33:43:36; 8. Brian Street, Starke, Fla./Tom Gilchiese, Laguna Hills, Calif., HMS-Chevy, 33:34:00; 9. Greg Hukari, Genoa, Nev./Todd Welling, San Carlos, Calif., Spectrum-Ilmor, 38:01:47; 10. Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev./Chuck Dempsey/Mitch Karadanis, Reno, Nev., 39:45:07; 11. Troy Johnson/Rick Wilcoxson, Upland, Calif./Tom Ridings, Los Alamitos, Calif., Jimco-Cadillac, 41:27:24; 12. Dan Myers, Costa Mesa, Calif./Casey Currie, Anaheim, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 43:26:24; 13. Eric Chase/Stuart Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 43:55:41 (29 Starters; 13 Finishers)

CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. Arnoldo Ramirez/Misael Arambula/Jacob Gutierrez, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 31:13:51 (41.51mph); 2. Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Alejandro Diaz/Santiago Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Curry, 31:15:01; 3. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 31:38:02; 4. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, Calif., Jimco, 32:20:38; 5. Edgar Avalos/Oscar Darancou T. /Oscar Darancou G., El Paso, Texas/Luis Wallace, Juarez, Mexico, Kreger, 32:31:17; 6. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas/Wayne Lacher, Capistrano Beach, Calif., JimcoSPF, 32:52:34; 7. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif./Bernie Carr/Travis Fletcher, Westminster, Calif., Lothringer, 33:30:33; 8. Eliseo Garcia, San Ysidro, Calif./Hector Sarabia/Adrian Villasenor/Frederico Montes/Luis Guevaro, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay, 35:31:57; 9. Alberto Medina, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 35:53:26; 10. Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico/Victor Lugo, Mexicali, Mexico/Marco Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Currie, 36:45:05; 11. Kevin Walsh, San Diego, Bunderson, 36:57:24; 12. Julio Herrera/Nestor Herrera/Carlos Olmos/Miguel Dominguez/Juan Dominguez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Diaz, 37:34:00; 13. Layton Bowles/Walter Moss, Huntington Beach, Calif./Brandon Moss, Lake Forest, Calif., Bunderson, 39:30:00; 14. Adam Ashcraft, Vista, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif./Daniel Folts, Chino, Calif./Curt Geer, San Dimas, Calif., Ashcraft, 40:34:55; 15. Samuel Araiza/Juan Pinales/Armando Macias/Hector Gonzalez\/Benito Aguirre, La Paz, Mexico, Mayoral, 40:57:25; 16. Rolando Holmos/Angel Diaz/Abraham Espinoza, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Diaz, 44:57:55; 17. Ray Files/Josh Tieman/Kyle Ash/John Maston, Carlsbad, Calif., Metal Works, 48:45:24; 18. Alejandro Lozano/Alejandro Biehl/Alejandro Ibarrola/Federico Tejado, Mexico City, Mexico, Mayoral, 49:25:23; 19. Wyatt Radke/Jeff Diebolt, Alta Loma, Calif./Rick Warren/Scott Hall, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Lothringer, 50:40:34; 20. Sparky Wilbur, Huntington Beach, Calif./Steve Wilbur, Chino, Calif./Greg Jones, Dana Point, Calif./Steve Horowitz, Corona Del Mar, Calif., Homebuilt, 51:59:56 (25 Starters, 20 Finishers)

CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Kenneth Moss, Marysville, Calif./David Grundman, Elk Grove, Calif./Gary Dunn, Bakersfield, Calif., Ford Bronco, 40:41:38 (31.89mph); 2. Dylan Evans, Corona, Calif./Steve Krieger, Santa Ana, Calif./Damien Skutt, Riverside, Calif./Kreg Donahoe, Corona,Calif., Toyota FJ Cruiser, 41:47:12 (9 Starters; 2 Finishers)

CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)—1. Drew Belk, Coachella, Calif./Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Dave Bonner, Norco, Calif./Mike Belk, Indio, Calif., 30:35:27 (42.38mph); 2. Luivan Voelker, Mexicali, Mexico/Carlos Albanez, Calexico, Calif./Munjo Gastelum, El Centro, Calif., 38:56:45; 3. Kevin Carr/Alfie Bueno/Raul Gilbert/Bob Carr/Perry McNeil, San Diego, 45:34:16; 4. Juan De Jesus/Trinidad Gutierrez/Nikita Gutierrez, La Paz, Mexico, 51:01:49; 5. Danny Wiyrick, Redmond, Wash./John Harle, Kenmore, Wash./Terry Wiyrick, Colbert, Wash./Rev. James Wilharm, Greenacres, Wash., 52:31:59; 6. Vince Wavra, Brawley, Calif./Terry McClintick/Rick McClintick/Todd Murrah, Orovada, Nev., 52:47:40; (11 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Ernesto Arambula/Roberto Green/Adolfo Arambula/Hector Ramos, Ensenada, Mexico, 33:35:07 (38.60mph); 2. Gregorio Villarino, La Paz, Mexico/ Carlos Iribe, Rosarito, Mexico/Javier Yee/Hector Hirales, La Paz, Mexico/Gerardo Iribe, Rosarito, Mexico, 35:02:44; 3. Alonso Angulo/Andres Rodriguez/Mario Chapela, Ensenada, Mexico, 39:07:06; 4. Mario Reynoso/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico, 41:01:38; 5. Armando Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Montano, Spain/Marco Robles/Gabriel Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, 48:20:31; 6. Jay Silver, Brooklyn, N.Y./Mark Andrew, New York, N.Y./Tony Steingraber/Trevor Terra, El Cajon, Calif., 49:46:20; 7. Adolfo Aguilar Jr. /Troy Gilson/Mike Aguilar, Chula Vista, Calif., 50:22:01; 8. Tom Bird/Julian Solano/Carlos Canett/Rugello Cara, Chatsworth, Calif., 50:55:45 (20 Starters, 8 Finishers)

CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)—1. Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger, 42:27:59; 2. Francisco Chavez/Miguel Carballo, La Paz, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 43:54:16 (30.53mph) (6 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)—1. Mike Horner, Mission Viejo, Calif./Chuck Forman, Mira Loma, Calif./Carl Sosa, Lake Forest, Calif./Greg Foreman, Mira Loma, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 51:43:31 (25.06mph) (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)—1. Noe Sierra, San Bernardino, Calif./Tony Sierra, Fontana, Calif., Ford Ranger, 36:32:00 (33.64mph); 2. Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix/Bruce Finchum, Mesa, Ariz., Ford Ranger, 41:42:25; 3. Jim Hinesley, Bakersfield, Calif./Igor Galvan, Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico/Oscar Solaiza, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 49:32:45 (11 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—1. Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Thomas Greer, Tucson, Ariz./Bruce Greer Jr, Oro Valley, Ariz./Shane Pavolka, Vail, Ariz., Dodge Ram2500, 34:55:30 (37.12mph); 2. Stan Burns/Carlos Murillo/Reynado Avila, Loreto, Mexico, Chevy C1500, 43:00:47; 3. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 45:41:37; 4. Noah Ostanik, Leucadia, Calif./Steve Wolcott, San Diego/Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, Calif./Todd Sanderson, Leucadia, Calif., Ford F-150, 46:20:13; 5. Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Eric Heiden, Castaic, Calif./Sam Cerventes, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Ron Stobaugh, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Ford F-150, 48:45:41; 6. Francisco Monroy/Martin Espinoza, La Paz, Mexico/John Clark Gable, Malibu, Calif., Dodge Ram, 48:53:04; 7. Jeff Smith/Greg Hughes/Richard Thomas/Mike Thomas/Rick Smith, Canada, Dodge Ram2500, 50:44:00; 8. Chad Ulansky/Ryan Ulansky, Canada, Land Rover, 51:02:07 (13 Starters, 8 Finishers)

CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)—NO FINISHERS (3 Starters, 0 Finishers)

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif./Juan Avila, Ensenada, Mexico/Matthew Balkeman, Fountain Valley, Calif./MarkParriott, Mission Viejo, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 30:09:25 (42.99mph); 2. Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico/Alex Crosthwaite/Jose Gonzalez/Arturo Sallas, San Ysidro, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 45:05:37; 3. Mike Lawrence, Brea, Calif./Chris Lawrence, Los Alamitos, Calif./Anthony Lopiccolo, Brea, Calif., Lawrence-VW, 45:08:55; 4. Brendan Fikes/Scott King, Midland, Texas/James King, Ft. Stockton, Texas/Pierre Lavie, Dallas, Porter-Porsche, 46:01:22; 5. Jay Culbertson, Portland, Ore./Ken Phillips, Tigard, Ore./Kent Grove, Battleground, Wash./Joe Baguio, Springfield, Ore., Chenowth-Toyota, 46:23:40 (7 starters, 5 finishers)

SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. Tim Noe, San Diego/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif./Gary Arnold, El Cajon, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., Jimco, 28:30.44 (45.47mph); 2. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 28:44.08; 3. Pancho Bio/Cisco Bio, Spring Valley, Calif./Alejandro Navarette/Leonardo Navarette, Mexicali, Mexico, Tubular Design, 29:47:08; 4. Dan Martin, Monrovia, Calif., Mirage, 32:10:49; 5. Francisco Villagomez, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Pabloff, 35:09:16; 6. James Marquez, Bonita, Calif./Edmundo Fernandez, Noberto Rivera/Marcos Nunez, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco, 36:21:43; 7. Jeff Kawell, Crestline, Calif./John Kawell, Yorba Linda, Calif./Raymond Eichel, Westminster, Calif., Raceco, 38:17:12; 8. Larry Nash, Santa Margarita, Calif./Mark Kyle, Seal Beach, Calif./James Maltan, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mirage, 40:52:51; 9. Dwayne Reinert, San Diego/Matt Decker, Chula Vista, Calif./Juan Del Rio, La Mesa, Calif., D&D, 47:01:03; 10. Rick Graf, Laveen, Ariz./Tom Shaw, Glendale, Ariz./Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Ron Akin, Brawley, Calif., Foddrill, 49:29:30 (20 Starters, 10 Finishers)

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)—1. Ramon Fernandez/Tomas Fernandez/Rogelio Robles, Ensenada, 53:00:00 (24.46mph) (8 Starters, 1 Finisher)

STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)—1. Chad Hall/Rod Hall/Sam Edgar/Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, 36:27:25 (35.56mph); 2. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif./Mike Sabbarese, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-350, 42:37:00; 3. Terry Henn/Eric Henn/John Herman, Walnut, Calif., Hummer H1, 46:22:45; 4. Kevin Ostlund/Robyn Wourms, Canada, Dodge Ram2500, 48:57:10; 5. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney/Sam Blankenship, Bristol, Tenn., William Aylor, Union, Ky./Shane Roberts, Bristol, Tenn., Dodge Ram2500, 52:33:14 (11 Starters, 5 Finishers)

STOCK MINI (Stock, mini trucks)—1. Rod Hall/Mike Winkel/Chad Hall/Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, 40:04:30 (32.34mph); 2. Ryan Millen/Rod Millen, Tustin, Calif. (New Zealand)/Adam Dupree, Tustin, Calif./Jeff Zwart, Tiburon, Calif., Toyota FJ Cruiser, 40:15:42; 3. Dan Fresh, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Tom Kirk, Corona, Calif./Harry Boessler, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Mitsubishi Raider, 41:48:31; 4. Gavin Skilton/Clive Skilton, Orange, Calif./Jason LaFortune, Upland, Calif./Kevin Jensen, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda Ridgeline, 46:12:51 (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)

PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)—1. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dane Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 28:28:44 (45.52mph); 2. Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Bryan Freeman, Las Vegas/Gustavo Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Toyota Tundra, 30:09:51; 3. Dave Creagan/Sean Creagan, Woodland, Wash./Brian Coats, Los Alamitos, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 34:06:09; 4. Jason Voss/Richard Voss, Cupertino, Calif./James East, San Jose, Calif./Ryan Thomas, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150, 34:27:20; 5. Rob Reinertson, Woodside, Calif./Glyn Williams, Hesperia, Calif./Dewey LaMora, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150, 35:43:50; 6. Ken Losch, Tempe, Ariz./Rob Martensen, Phoenix/Steve Stroud, Gooding, Idaho/Peter Weiss/Lawrence Hacking, Canada, Ford F-150, 36:25:55; 7. Rob Kittleson, Palm Springs, Calif./Mike McNaughton, 37, Denver/Devin Housh, 25, Palm Springs, Calif., Ford F-150, 40:22:57; 8. Cody Swanty/Rob Clouser, Kingman, Ariz., Dodge Ram1500, 44:25:58; 9. Dave Westhem, Palm Desert, Calif./Paul Perrizo, Long Beach, Calif./Ryan Herzog, Los Alamitos, Calif./Greyson Smith, Long Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 46:27:08 (13 Starters, 9 Finishers)

CLASS 17 (Identically equipped Jeep Cherokees)—1. Mike Shaffer, Dayton, Nev./Dave Schneider, Reno, Nev./Lance Clifford, Georgetown, Calif., Jeep Cherokee, 46:18:20 (28.00mph); 2. Cliff Cook, Cameron Park, Calif./Bob Roggy, Placerville, Calif./George Posten, Cave Creek, Ariz., Jeep Cherokee, 48:12:14 (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)

JEEPSPEED (Modified Jeep Cherokees)—NO FINISHERS (1 Starter, 0 Finsher)

BAJA CHALLENGE (Identically equipped, Wide Open Baja touring cars with Subaru Engines)—1. Jim Christensen, San Juan Capstrano, Calif./Matthew Christensen, Newport Beach, Calif./John Anderson, Fallbrook, Calif./Jesse McRae, Laguna Niguel, Calif./Mark Stahl, Savannah, Ga., 34:28:57 (37.60mph); 2. John McInnis III, Orange Beach, Ala./Sam Jones, Newtown, Conn./Rick Skelton, Atlanta/Jim Hancock, Encinitas, Calif./Link Herron, El Cajon, Calif./Rick Bolton, Del Mar, Calif., 36:27:13; 3. Mark Hall, Murrieta, Calif./Colby Kiene, Orlando, Fla./Bob Adams, Tustin, Calif./Paul Lukanski, Draper, Utah, 37:14:30; 4. David Stone, Madison, Wisc./Bob Viau, Lake Elmo, Minn./Jason Yates, Fairfax Station, Va./Hanna Matias, Olive Branch, Miss./John McCarthy, Hudson, Wisc./Jeff Stone, Madison, Wisc., 37:17:30; 5. Mark Zajec, Rocklin, Calif./Cary Mark, Folsom, Calif./Kraig Clark, Fair Oaks, Calif./Steve Schroeder, Wilton, Calif., 38:47:46; 6. Jody Groce, Highland Village, Texas/Colbey Groom/Kevin Fitzgerald, Long Beach, Calif./Kevin Fitzgerald Jr., Seal Beach, Calif./Kenneth Jerve, Orange, Calif./Rhett Sander, Long Beach, Calif., 39:20:00; 7. Michael Cassling/Matt Forrest/Jamie Walker/Mike Mitten/Brad Crosby, Omaha, Neb., 40:52:09; 8. Darby Keen, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Jack Dunlap, Redondo Beach, Calif./Christian Shaffer, Los Angeles/William Brand, Redondo Beach, Calif., 42:02:13; 9. Bud Brutsman, Burbank, Calif./ Tracy Jordan, Whitmann, Ariz./Erin Crocker, Huntersville, N.C./Bill Weber, La Mesa, Calif., 42:09:32; 10. Mike Brodeur, Wilmington, N.C./Tim Panabom/Tim Van Wormer, Las Vegas/David Brodeur, Wilmington, N.C./Terry Stump, Logandale, Nev., 42:36:45; 11. Nicholas Christifulli/David Larcher/Rick Kuhle/Tom McKee, Paradise Valley, Ariz./Robert Kerwin/Robert Leonard, Phoenix, 45:12:50; 12. Jim Sharkey, Middletown, N.J./Alexander Chrysanthopoulos, Oceanport, N.J./Richard Stavola/Richard Stavola Jr., Morganville, N.J./John Burke, Rumson, N.J., 46:04:19; 13. Madison Autterson/Matthew Autterson, Cherry Hills Village, Colo./Jeff Wiepking/Daniel Rebhun, Englewood, Colo./Rich Kylberg, Denver, 46:22:00; 14. Rick Mourhess/Lance Thornton, East Grehan, Wash./Jeff Rice, Colleyville, Texas/Tommy Spangler, Burleson, Texas/Mark Pipher, Oklahoma City, Okla., 47:04:51; 15. Richard M. Sottosanti/Richard J. Sottosanti Jr., Manorville, N.Y./Richard Gustafson/Russ Valone, San Diego/Richard Smith, Eugene, Ore., 47:05:58; 16. Michael Wright, Oklahoma City, Okla./Brandan Rouse, Edmond, Okla./John Hickman, Lewisville, Texas/Rick Hanneman, Oologah, Okla./Craig Donaldson, Mission Viejo, Calif., 49:24:40; 18. Patrick Dempsey, Beverly Hills, Calif./Rod Millen, Newport Beach, Calif. (New Zealand)/Rhys Millen, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (New Zealand)/Boris Said, Carlsbad, Calif./Tanner Foust, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Richard Kelsey, Newport Beach, Calif.; 18. Ken Block, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Paul Thacker, Anchorage, Alaska/Kyle Loza, Ladera, Calif./Luke Trembath, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.(Australia)/Chris Burandt, Kremmling, Colo./Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., 50:10:18; (18 Starters, 18 Finishers)



PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22 (250cc or more)—1. Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Hesperia, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 24:15:50 (53.43mph); 2. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz./Caleb Gosselar, Valencia, Calif., Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 25:34:45; 3. Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif./David Pearson, Las Vegas/Cyril Despres, France, KTM 690Baja, 25:56:00; 4. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif./Cameron Corfman, El Centro, Calif./Sunny Irvine, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Tony Rutter, New Zealand, Honda XR650R, 29:37:39; 5. Dan Walsh, Ramona, Calif./Steve Martz, San Marcos, Calif./Johnny Jensen, San Dego/Eric Luck, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450R, 29:30:35; 6. Jason Edie, Grass Valley, Calif./Ben Mills/Scott Mills, Nevada City, Calif./Garrett Norton, Auburn, Calif./Scott England, Nampa, Idaho/Joseph Cochran, Grass Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 30:06:01; 7. Richard Lancaster, Santa Margarita, Calif./Peter Hardy, Pozo, Calif./John Kaisersatt, Los Osos, Calif./Fred Jowett, Atascadero, Calif./Chris Whalley, Topanga, Calif., Honda XR650R, 31:02:33; 8. Scott Bloom, Del Mar, Calif./Collin Corrigan, La Mesa, Calif./Steve Grieb, San Diego/Todd Corbitt, Irvine, Calif./Russell Pereira, Reno, Nev./Eric Rasmussen, S. Lake Tahoe, Calif., Honda XR650R, 31:56:58; 9. Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Tommy Black, Las Cruces, N.M./Jack Massey/Robert Clauss/Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda XR650R, 32:46:23; 10. Jared Johnston, N. Salt Lake City, Utah/Dana Rice/Dustin Rice/James Rice, Zellwood, Fla./Robert Macaffee, W. Palm Beach, Fla., KTM EXC525, 32:57:16; 11. Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif./Dean Sharpe, Ramona, Calif./Jimmy Lopez, El Cajon, Calif./Michael Welsby, New Zealand/Carlin Dunne, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda XR650R, 33:15:16; 12. 15x Gabriel Williams, Provo, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 33:16:08; 13. Jimmy N. Roberts, Agua Dulce, Calif. /Marc Francke, Venice, Calif., Honda XR650R, 33:54:52; 14. Luke Dodson/Zack Dodson/Dave Preach/William Preach, Castaic, Calif./Ty Hathaway, Tujunga, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 34:11:43; 15. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Larry Badgwell, Lake Forest, Calif./Shawn Dolmage, Newport Beach, Calif./Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif./Grant Steele, Temecula, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 35:25:39; 16. Rodney Thornton, Norman, Okla./Mark McCaleb, Oklahoma City/Rick Thornton, Fort Worth, Texas/George Villanyi, Winter Park, Colo., Honda CRF450X, 36:05:27; 17. Ron Bishop, Escondido, Calif./Don Myll, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Russ Mitchell/Justin Hambleton, San Diego, Bill Rogers, Escondido, Calif., KTM 525EXC, 36:19:51; 18. Ned Suesse, Colorado Springs, Colo./Tim Hillsamer, Mesa, Ariz./Lyndon Poskitt, Fort Worth, Texas/Geoff Brownell, Phoenix, KTM950, 36:47:58; 19. Greg Godfrey, Draper, Utah, KTM 520XC, 40:04:12; 20. Mike DeJohn, Burbank, Calif./Frank Carfaro, Kenilworth, N.J./Mark Detomasi, La Canada, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 42:11:26; 21. Petrus Uys/Hendrik Uys/Victor Van Graan/Andries Slier, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Honda CRF450X, 48:55:00 (24 Starters, 21 Finishers)

CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)—1. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Kent Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Kurt Pfeiffer, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 28:28:54 (45.52mph); 2. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra/Ivan Ramirez, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:03:39; 3. Makato Kura****a/Hisahide Ueno, Japan, Yamaha WR450F, 33:33:00; 4. Jeremiah Kolbensvik/Jon Kolbensvik, Flower Mound, Texas/Roddy Gray/Jeff Van Matre, Carrollton, Texas/Scott Frost, Lubbock, Texas, Honda CRF450X, 34:29:28 (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)

CLASS 20 (125cc)—1. 151x Ryan Penhall, Corona, Calif./Chad Black, Laguna Hills, Calif./Brian Radovich/Brian Bebeck, Westminster, Calif./Jeremy Yeasley, Moreno Valley, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 30:53:10 (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Jeff Sheets, Henderson, Nev./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico /Taber Murphy, Wenatchee, Wash./Mouse McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif./Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 26:43:15 (41.98mph); 2. Gerardo Rojas, Vincent Guerrero, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 27:05:53; 3. David Potts, Burbank, Calif./Adam Pontious, Mojave, Calif./Tim Scott, Cypress, Calif./Mike Blackman, San Marcos, Calif./Marc Matson, Westminster, Calif., Honda XR650R, 31:00:01; 4. Fred Brown/Peery Brown/Tommy Tomlinson, Rural Retreat, Va./Buster Yarbrough, Winston Salem, N.C./Gary Cluff, Mesa, Ariz., Honda XR650R, 31:30:00; 5. Dan Roush/Mike Koenwinder/Mike Johnson/Chris Peyron/Chris Sa, Vail, Ariz., Yamaha WR450R, 32:27:00; 6. Scott Hofmann, Elburn, Ill./Ben Shafer, Sugar Grove, Ill./Rolf Helland, Morris, Ill./Jeff Goss, Montgomery, Ill., Honda XR650R, 34:33:26; 7. Jim Thomson, North Bend, Wash./John Isenberg, Duvall, Wash./Brandon Whailon, Boise, Idaho/Tim Hollenbeck, Snoqualmie, Wash., Honda XR650R, 37:40:57; 8. Eiji Sugiyama/Takefumi Okubo, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 40:08:30; 9. Tom Bacon, St. Louis, Mo./Kevin Bacon, Waterloo, Ill./Mitchel Sanchez, Campo, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 41:05:22; 10. James Filanc, Wildomar, Calif./JN Roberts, Helena, Mont./Malcolm Smith, Riverside, Calif./Curt Gerritsen, Temecula, Calif./John Gerritsen, Valley Center, Calif./Dave Simon, Flagstaff, Ariz./Les Walker, Idyllwilde, Calif., Husqvarna TC510, 51:00:58; 11. James Curzon, Jackson, Wyo., KTM XC510, 52:38:11

(11 Starters, 11 Finishers)

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 28:01:11 (46.27mph); 2. Donald Connelly, Alpine, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./John Griffin, Lake Forest, Calif./Mark Howell/Greg Luck, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Calexico, Calif./Mark Vanscourt, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:04:39; 3. Scott Atchison/Greg Hauser/Larry Brown/Lance Horton, Bakersfield, Calif./Rob Kennedy, Newhall, Calif., Honda XR650R, 31:04:02; 4. Steve Cole, Elizabeth Lake, Calif./Tom Willis, Las Vegas/Kenji Gathier, Rosemond, Calif./Jeff Sheets, Henderson, Nev./John Rudder, Agua Dulce, Calif./Lane Riede, West Hills, Calif., Honda XR650R, 30:53:08; 5. Bill Boyer, Lomita, Calif./ Lance Kane, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Scot Birch, 46, Laguna Beach, Calif./Brad Manger, 53, Palos Verdes Estates, Honda XR650R, 31:03:25; 6. John Hodel, Mission Viejo, Calif./Eric Hodel, Lodi, Calif./Robert Little, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Sean Black, Stockton, Calif./Dennis Hannel, Murphys, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 31:13:26; 7. Brian Campbell, Bakersfield, Calif./Bill Cotton, Bakersfield, Calif./Carl Aastrom, Glendora, Calif./Jim Borden, Calif./Brent Deedham, Bakersfield, Calif., KTM XC540, 31:37:18; 8. Derrick Paiement, Chino Hills, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450, 31:58:18; 9. Lukas Lundin, Canada/PG Lundmark/Hahan Lidgren, Sweden/Pat White, Bellingham, Wash., Honda XR650R, 33:01:37; 10. Manuel Luna Murillo, Ensenada, Mexico/Guillermo Gomez/Jose Rivas, La Piedad, Mich./Jorge Cabildo, Puebla, Mexico/Juan Azanza, Zapopal, Mexico, 33:47:39; 11. Ryan Armitage, Las Cruces, N.M./Jeff Keeler, Deming, N.M./Tres Craig, Tucson, Ariz., Michael Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Jeff Black, Lahaina, Hawaii, Honda CRF450X, 34:12:01; 12. Richard Deaveau, Sebastopol, Calif./David Deveau, Windsor, Calif./Dave Froman, Santa Rosa, Calif./Colin MacDonald, Petaluma, Calif./David Callagy, Honda XR650R, 35:40:40; 13. Steve Downey, San Ramon, Calif./Michael McGuire, Alamo, Calif./Eric Johnson, Redding, Calif./Robert Smith, Oceanside, Calif./Mike Krynock, Sunnyvalle, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 37:13:03; 14. Julio Abril/Oscar Hale Jr., Ensenada, Mexico/Randy Murad, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 45:15:00; 15. David Lunden/Tony Clarke, Bradford, Pa./Roy Duffy, Smethport, Pa., Honda XR650R, 49:30:36 (15 Starters, 15 Finishers)

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old—1. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Jack Johnson, Boulder City, Nev./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Scott Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Jimmy Sones, Honda XR650R, 28:35:30 (45.34mph); 2. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Mike Sixberry, Bullhead City, Ariz./Andy Kirker, Santa Ana, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:35:21; 3. Keith Spier, Fillmore, Calif./James Andefer, Montecito, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Mark Amondson, Wildomar, Calif./Phillip Riddle, Hesperia, Calif., Honda XR650R, 30:31:54 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)—1. Richard Jackson, Acton, Calif./Bill Nichols, Peoria, Ariz./Gary Colbert, Bishop, Calif./John Etchart, Hemet, Calif./Gary Vanderpool, Morgan Hill, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 38:31:23 (33.65mph); 2. Donald E. Lewis, Marlborough, Conn./Michael Harper, Landers, Calif./John Bilkey Jr., Rockwell, Texas/J.N. Roberts, Helena Mont./Gene Dempsey, Apple Valley, Calif./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif./Ned McNabb, Valyermo, Calif./Charles Koistra, Menifee, Calif., Honda CRF450Xt, 41:23:12 (3 starters, 2 Finishers)



PRO ATVs

CLASS 25 (over 251cc)—1. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Warner Springs, Calif./Dana Creech, Murrieta, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 29:48:58 (43.48mph); 2. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz./Wes Miller/Keith Little/Harrold Goodman, Honda TRX450R, 29:57:57; 3. Carmen Cafro, Vista, Calif./Lance Schoonmaker, Alpine, Calif./Earl Thigpen, Murrieta, Calif./Allen Fox, Alpine, Calif./Scott Callen, El Cajon, Calif./Mike Findlay, Temecula, Calif., Honda TRX650R, 31:45:31; 4. Josh Row/Geg Row, El Cajon, Calif./Travis Dillon, Spring Valley, Calif./Alfonso Cota,Alpine, Calif./Chris Row, Ruldoso, N.M., Bombardier DS650, 36:56:30; 5. Jeff Hancock, Salome, Ariz./Josh Edwards, Peoria, Ariz./Kyle Pethens, Salome, Ariz./Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Shane Strunk/Shiloh Strunk, Tucson, Ariz., Polaris Outlaw, 42:57:16 (7 Starters, 5 Finishers)

CLASS 24 (under 250cc)—1. Francisco Servin, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 32:05:50 (40.39mph); 2. Sergio Alvarado, Encinitas, Calif./James Woodford, San Diego/Cesar Lopez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 39:59:04; 3. Daniel Marin Jr. /Guillermo Marin/Efrain Haros/Jose Castros/Evid Marin/Oswaldo Walle/Siguifredo Himenez, San Ysidro, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 44:48:59 (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)



SPORTSMAN

OVERALL SPT CAR— Paul Bailey/Jillian Rootring/Amber Bailey/Tom Rootring, Yorba Linda, Calif., Bunderson-VW, 41:12:15 (31.46mph)mph) (9 Starters, 2 Finishers)

OVERALL SPT TRUCK— Mark Growe/Keith Growe, Placentia, Calif./Tim Brown, Escondido, Calif./Bryan O’Lear, Lakeside, Calif./Mike Sabbarese, Huntington Beach, Calif., Hummer H1, 42:24:40 (30.57mph) (7 Starters, 1 Finisher)

OVERALL SPT UTV (600cc, 4-2h33l utility vehicles)—NO FINISHERS (10 Starters, 0 Finishers)

OVERALL SPT M/C<250cc—jesus>250cc—Bill Eddings/Sean Kinkor, Lomita, Calif./Eric Schettler, Mesa, Ariz./Jeff Weiner, Redondo Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 31:19:33 (41.38mph) (54 Starters 22 Finishers)

OVERALL SPT ATV—David Corbani, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Raul Guardano, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450X, 34:14:57 (37.86mph) (17 starters, 10 Finishers)



40th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Top Overall Finishers

Final Round of the six-round, 2007 SCORE Desert Series

Nov. 11-16, 2007—Ensenada, Baja California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico

Pro Cars & Trucks

1. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Carl Renezeder, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 25:21:25 (53.43mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 25:42:20 (50.43) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

3. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 26:30:10 (48.92) (Class 1)

4. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C./Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif., Chevy CK1500, 27:12:14 (47.64) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

5. Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb./Gay Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 27:26:44 (47.24) (Class 1)

6. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 27:50:35 (46.56) (Class 1)

7. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif./Mike Julson, Santee, Calif./Cameron Parrish, San Marcos, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 28:02:02 (46.24) (Class 1)

8. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dane Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 28:28.44 (45.52) (Pro Truck)

9. Tim Noe, San Diego/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif./Gary Arnold, El Cajon, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., Jimco, 28:30:44 (45.47) (SCORE Lite)

10. Billy Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Santa Barbara, Calif./Scott Schovajsa, Humble, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 28:35:52 (45.33) (Class 1)

11. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco, 28:44.08 (45.11) (SCORE Lite)

12. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 28:59:06 (44.73) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

13. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Dodge Ram, 29:11:47 (44.40) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

14. Chris Lucas, Dublin, Ohio/Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif./Steve Barlow, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150, 29:16:23 (44.29) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

15. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz./Todd LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 29:19:26 (44.21) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

16. B.J. Baldwin/Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 29:35:39 (43.81mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

17. Pancho Bio/Cisco Bio, Spring Valley, Calif./Alejandro Navarette/Leonardo Navarette, Mexicali, Mexico, Tubular Design, 29:47:08 (43.52)

18. Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif./Juan Avila, Ensenada, Mexico/Matthew Balkeman, Fountain Valley, Calif./MarkParriott, Mission Viejo, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW (30:09:51) (42.99) (Class 10)

19. Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico/Bryan Freeman, Las Vegas/Gustavo Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Toyota Tundra (30:09:51) (42.98) (Pro Truck)

20. Dale Lenk, Newport Bach, Calif./Randy Perry, Santa Ana, Calif./Jerry Penhall, Costa Mesa, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 30:34:17 (42.41) (Class 1)

21. Drew Belk, Coachella, Calif./Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Dave Bonner, Norco, Calif./Mike Belk, Indio, Calif., 30:35:27 (42.38mph) (Class 5)

22. Arnoldo Ramirez/Misael Arambula/Jacob Gutierrez, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 31:13:51 (41.50) (Class 1-2/1600)

23. Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Alejandro Diaz/Santiago Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Curry, 31:15:01 (41.48) (Class 1-2/1600)

24. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 31:38:02 (40.98) (Class 1-2/1600)

25. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Calif., Chevy C1500, 32:06:08 (40.38) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)



Pro Motorcycles

1. Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Hesperia, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 24:15:50 (53.43mph) (Class 22)

2. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz./Caleb Gosselar, Valencia, Calif., Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 25:34:45 (50.68) (Class 22)

3. Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif./David Pearson, Las Vegas/Cyril Despres, France, KTM 690Baja, 25:56:00 (49.99) (Class 22)

4. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Jeff Sheets, Henderson, Nev./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico /Taber Murphy, Wenatchee, Wash./Mouse McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif./Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 26:48:15; (48.37) (Class 30)

5. Gerardo Rojas, Vincent Guerrero, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 27:05:53 (47.84) (Class 30)

6. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 28:01:11 (42.27) (Class 40)

7. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Kent Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Kurt Pfeiffer, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 28:28:54 (45.52) (Class 21)

8. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Jack Johnson, Boulder City, Nev./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Scott Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Jimmy Sones, Honda XR650R, 28:35:30 (45.34) (Class 50)

9. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra/Ivan Ramirez, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:03:39 (44.61) (Class 21)

10. Donald Connelly, Alpine, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./John Griffin, Lake Forest, Calif./Mark Howell/Greg Luck, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Calexico, Calif./Mark Vanscourt, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:17:39; (44.58) (Class 40)

11. Dan Walsh, Ramona, Calif./Steve Martz, San Marcos, Calif./Johnny Jensen, San Dego/Eric Luck, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450R, 29:30:35 (43.93) (Class 20)

12. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Jeff Sheets, Henderson, Nev./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico /Taber Murphy, Wenatchee, Wash./Mouse McCoy, Santa Monica, Calif./Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:35:21 (43.81mph) (Class 50)

13. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif./Cameron Corfman, El Centro, Calif./Sunny Irvine, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Tony Rutter, New Zealand, Honda XR650R, 29:37:39 (43.76) (Class 22)

14. Jason Edie, Grass Valley, Calif./Ben Mills/Scott Mills, Nevada City, Calif./Garrett Norton, Auburn, Calif./Scott England, Nampa, Idaho/Joseph Cochran, Grass Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 30:06:01 (43.43) (Class 22)

15. Keith Spier, Fillmore, Calif./James Andefer, Montecito, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Mark Amondson, Wildomar, Calif./Phillip Riddle, Hesperia, Calif., Honda XR650R, 30:46:54 (42.12) (Class 50)



Pro ATVs

1. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Warner Springs, Calif./Dana Creech, Murrieta, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 29:48:58 (43.48) (Class 25)

2. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz./Wes Miller/Keith Little/Harrold Goodman, Honda TRX450R, 29:57:57 (43.26) (Class 25)

3. Carmen Cafro, Vista, Calif./Lance Schoonmaker, Alpine, Calif./Earl Thigpen, Murrieta, Calif./Allen Fox, Alpine, Calif./Scott Callen, El Cajon, Calif./Mike Findlay, Temecula, Calif., Honda TRX650R, 31:45:31 (40.82) (Class 25)

4. Francisco Servin, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 32:05:50 (40.34) (Class 24)

5. Josh Row/Geg Row, El Cajon, Calif./Travis Dillon, Spring Valley, Calif./Alfonso Cota,Alpine, Calif./Chris Row, Ruldoso, N.M., Bombardier DS650; 36:56:30 (35.09) (Class 25)

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THE BIG STORY:
Not who was in the parade, who was not and should have been. Jimmie Jeffries. The unsung revolution of off road design, who now resides in Los Cabos, Mexico. Why? because between him and the famous Nye Frank, who passed this summer, pushed off road design to meet their needs, in 1961!

One of the Mula Del Diablo, is now in a shop in Vista, and should have been part of today's events, but wasn't. We'll tell the story with Jimmie Jeffries himself.

Here's the amazing proof! The Mula del Diablo, three versions, Uno, Dos and Tres.

























REPORT:
7:00 AM Tijuana, Baja California Mexico

Good Morning Tijuana!

Welcome to the 40th Baja 1000, desert off-road race. This year, an historic run from Tijuana to Ensenada will happen later today. The race will run on Tuesday, starting at 6:30 AM. The finish line in Cabo San Lucas, Baja South, opens at 3 AM, Wednesday.

CLICK HERE!
HERE'S A LINK TO HOW THE MEXICAN 1000-
THE BAJA 1000 STARTED IN TIJUANA.


Here's the schedule for today:

Vehicle display at “Conquistador” statue
10:30am--Drivers to cars, line-up for Parade
11:00am--Police-escorted Parade begins down toll-road
11:45am--Arrive at La Salina beach (co-driver and media swap)
Noon--Depart La Salina beach for Ensenada
12:45pm--Arrive at Ensenada dirt road
1:00pm-2:30pm--Vehicle display, autograph session,
Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center

IN THE PARADE ARE:

VW Thing Pace Car, Sal Fish, Completely rebuilt for SCORE’s Sal Fish especially for this event by television producer Bud Brutsman. Presented to Sal Fish as special gift at September’s 40 Years to Glory gala.

“Old Red” Meyers Manx, Bruce/Winnie Meyers


Now considered one of the most significant vehicles in automotive history, “Old Red” represents the original fiberglass dune buggy. Invented in a Newport Beach, Calif. garage by Bruce Meyers, this authentic icon of off-road racing’s past not only set Baja first four-wheel record, but also sparked the highly memorable dune buggy craze of the late 1960s.


In late 1967, Vic Wilson and Ted Mangels captured the overall victory at the inaugural Mexican 1000 driving a highly modified Meyers Manx. While the current location of that historic VW-powered vehicle remains a mystery, in 2007 Richard Brown, of Slidell, Louisiana completed this highly authentic replica of the #10 Meyers Manx that Wilson and Mangels used to earn their place in the Baja 1000 record books.






Husqvarna 360, Malcolm Smith


One of the greatest two-wheel icons in history, Malcolm Smith, teamed with J.N. Roberts, won the first motorcycle class in Baja racing a Husqvarna 360 similar to this one. The year was 1967. Now, 40 Years later, Smith and his trusty Husqvarna will take on Baja one more time.








VW-Funco Wampuskitty, Loren/Scott PEARSON


Representing one of the first tube-frame off-road race cars ever produced, the Funco Wampuskitty was invented by Baja pioneer Gil George. While its revolutionary “A-arm” front suspension was nearly three decades ahead of its time, these forwarding thinking cars set the groundwork for many generations winning dune buggies carrying the Funco name. This chassis, restored by Lorenzo Pearson, holds the distinction of being the first Wampuskitty Funco ever produced.





Vic Hickey Baja Boot, Bob Law


Completed just in time for the inaugural 1967 Mexican 1000, Vic Hickey’s legendary Baja Boots were off-road machines that incorporated design and technology only now being seen in today’s state-of-the-art Class 1 vehicles. Built in less than a month by Hickey at GM’s skunkworks in Detroit, two of these unique cars were built by Hickey only to be sold to Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. This example, restored by former Hickey employee Bob Law, was completed in 2000.




VW-Burro, Steve Heckart


One of the most famous of the early dune buggies was the Burro, invented by Hilder “Tiny” Thompson.” This #8 VW-powered Burro was driven by Les Choat and Thompson and co-driver Don Richardson in the 1968 Mexican 1000. Steve Heckart from Northern California restored with Burro with loving care.




Vic Hickey Chevy Race Truck, Robert Johnson


Vic Hickey Chevy Blazer, George Seeley


These two unusual vehicles are original, unrestored Baja race vehicles built by the legendary Vic Hickey. Carrying Hickey orange, the pantina of time has aged these two Baja warriors to perfection. Robert Johnson, from Tacoma, Wash., is a relatively new off-road enthusiast and George Seeley is a veteran Class 5 race driver.




Vic Hickey Baja Boot, Bob Law


Completed just in time for the inaugural 1967 Mexican 1000, Vic Hickey’s legendary Baja Boots were off-road machines that incorporated design and technology only now being seen in today’s state-of-the-art Class 1 vehicles. Built in less than a month by Hickey at GM’s skunkworks in Detroit, two of these unique cars were built by Hickey only to be sold to Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. This example, restored by former Hickey employee Bob Law, was completed in 2000. VW-Burro, Steve HeckartOne of the most famous of the early dune buggies was the Burro, invented by Hilder “Tiny” Thompson.” This #8 VW-powered Burro was driven by Les Choat and Thompson and co-driver Don Richardson in the 1968 Mexican 1000. Steve Heckart from Northern California restored with Burro with loving care. Vic Hickey Chevy Race Truck, Robert JohnsonVic Hickey Chevy Blazer, George Seeley These two unusual vehicles are original, unrestored Baja race vehicles built by the legendary Vic Hickey. Carrying Hickey orange, the pantina of time has aged these two Baja warriors to perfection. Robert Johnson, from Tacoma, Wash., is a relatively new off-road enthusiast and George Seeley is a veteran Class 5 race driver.




Miller-Havens VW single-seater, Drino Miller


In the early 1970s, no other VW-powered car was more famous than this Drino Miller-created single-seater. Powered by a snarling 2,180cc VW powerplant built by the innovative Miller himself, this iconic jewel of off-road racing history claimed the 1970 Mexican 1000 co-driven by Miller and Vic Wilson. This car was restored by owner Loren Pearson in 2000.




Ford “Big Oly” Bronco, Parnelli Jones


Considered by most to be the greatest off-road racing vehicle in history, the Big Oly Bronco won the 1971 and 1972 Mexican 1000 overall. Built by Dick Russell, designed by Indy 500 winner Jones and maintained by the legendary Bill Stroppe, “Oly’s” rich golden color, blazing speed and signature aluminum wing set the standard for entire generations of off-road enthusiasts.





Chevrolet Class 8, Walker Evans


What Baja Parade of Champions would be complete without “The Legend,” Walker Evans? For the 40 Anniversary, Evans will be reacquainted with his yellow Chevy Class 8 pick-up truck. Built for Evans by life-long friend Parnelli Jones, this vintage masterpiece was not only a winner in the early to mid-1970s, but has been displayed at Reno’s Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.


Miller-Havens VW single-seater, Drino Miller


In the early 1970s, no other VW-powered car was more famous than this Drino Miller-created single-seater. Powered by a snarling 2,180cc VW powerplant built by the innovative Miller himself, this iconic jewel of off-road racing history claimed the 1970 Mexican 1000 co-driven by Miller and Vic Wilson. This car was restored by owner Loren Pearson in 2000. Ford “Big Oly” Bronco, Parnelli Jones Considered by most to be the greatest off-road racing vehicle in history, the Big Oly Bronco won the 1971 and 1972 Mexican 1000 overall. Built by Dick Russell, designed by Indy 500 winner Jones and maintained by the legendary Bill Stroppe, “Oly’s” rich golden color, blazing speed and signature aluminum wing set the standard for entire generations of off-road enthusiasts. Chevrolet Class 8, Walker Evans What Baja Parade of Champions would be complete without “The Legend,” Walker Evans? For the 40th Anniversary, Evans will be reacquainted with his yellow Chevy Class 8 pick-up truck. Built for Evans by life-long friend Parnelli Jones, this vintage masterpiece was not only a winner in the early to mid-1970s, but has been displayed at Reno’s Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.



Bilstein VW Baja Bug, Doug Robertson


The most famous VW Baja Bug of all time, this recently museum-quality restored racer set new levels of performance in the late 1970s. Co-driven by Doug and Don Robertson, this ultra-cool Bilstein Baja Bug won more than 30 races and the 1977 overall SCORE points championship. Rescued form a San Diego junkyard, this historic VW was revived in 2001 by off-road racing enthusiast Loren Pearson.


Mickey Thompson Single Seater, Todd Clement/Marty Fiolka


Recently purchased by Baja Protruck driver Rick Johnson, this unique single-seater was originally designed as a sister car to a Mickey Thompson pre-runner. Laid out much like a sprint car, this highly unique and very original car features a movable aluminum roof wing (like Parnelli Jones’ Big Oly Bronco) and a high-horsepower V-8.


ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:


Baja 1000 Parade of Champions Sunday from Tijuana to Ensenada to start Fiesta for 40th Baja 1000

Baja Legends Sal Fish, Malcolm Smith, Drino Miller, Parnelli Jones, Walker Evans, Doug Robertson, Bruce Meyers all part of special prelude to 40th Anniversary of Baja 1000 desert off road race.

Taking a page out of history, over 15 vintage desert racing vehicles will be part of a historic re-tracing parade Sunday of the start of the first Baja 1000 desert race in 1967 from Tijuana to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Starting from the Tijuana Bull Ring and going primarily on the toll road to Ensenada's Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, Baja Legends including SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish and racers Malcolm Smith, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans will drive classic resorted vehicles. Organized by Marty Fiolka, editor of Dirt Sports Magazine.

Remembering the exploits of the 68 adventurers who were part of the start of this spectacular desert race, festivities will start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with a display of vehicles and meet the racers party at the "Conquistador" Statue at the Bull Ring. Vehicles will begin their trek of some 65 miles at 11 a.m., expecting to finish in the lot originally used for pre-race festivities at approximately 1 p.m. for another autograph party until 2:30 p.m.


Baja Racing News.com will bring you the festivities starting at 5 PM Tijuana time, Sunday, November 11.

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