Sunday, April 06, 2008

Mexicali 500 Mexicali to San Felipe April 4, 2008

Saturdays Race Results
MEXICALI 500 2008


Class 1 javier robles jr. Overall

class 10 javier robles jr

class 12 luis barragan

class 8 juan carlos lopez

class 5 pietro brasea

class 16 roberto romo

class 7 jose elias canchola

class 5/1600 rabago

class 9 jaquez

class 14 jose quintero

class 15 felipe rodriguez

class 1803 jorge rivas

class 11 chonchos

Contingency went well tonight, with a record number of entrants. Festiviites concluded well after midnight. Pictures Loading.

The longest distance race in Baja North in Spring

The Mexicali based racers announces this second race of the 2008 season, this one its set up to be held in the outskirts of Mexicali at one of the most majestic scenarios in Baja, the Laguna Salada dry lake, this weekend some more of 100 cars and trucks and 50 or plus bikes and quads will be lined up to see the green flag and start the 420 miles trek on this adventure on the Mexicali – San Felipe area.

For the third time in the 10 years promoting off road events in Mexico, Mexicali based promoters, CODE off road are hosting festivites in Mexicali all weekend. This is long endurance race for Baja North, the start of the race its programmed on the first light of this Saturday 5 at 5:30 am the first motorcycle its scheduled to leave the start area, after 3 hours the first car of the unlimited class are going to receive the green flag of the race. Noe Casas from Tijuana riding the 2x plate it’s the first motorcycle to receive the green flag and on the same case Javier Robles #101 in his class 1 Curry-Chevrolet it is the first car & truck official starter of the race.

Casas (2X) from Tijuana its one of the race favorites for the event, in other hand Robles from the Mexicali Valley its graduating after some successful seasons in a Class 10 car, now in his second appearance of his class 1 its marked as one of the favorites to overall the race and win the class, among this competitors, classes 16, 10 and class 7 are the ones with more entries in this race, also this it’s the warm up for the different classes title.

The race past along of some traditional race courses in Baja, starts in Mexicali the cross the Salada dry lake to go south via Borrego the go west to San Matias pass again goes east and south to pass Diablo dry lake on his way to San Felipe, after this point they came back to north using the power line road to go and again head to the north to cross the highway at the Chinero area and came to the final sections of the race the long straightway to Mexicali via Saldana and the east side of the Laguna Salada, the last 35 miles are the same ones of the morning.

Festivities starts this Friday 4th with contingency & tech inspection at the Vicente guerrero events park from noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday morning it’s the race and Sunday at 1:00 pm it’s the awards ceremony at the Colonial Hotel.