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Sunday, March 09, 2008

G&R Racing Defending San Felipe Baja 250 Title

G&R Racing in San Felipe for the Baja 250 this weekend

The 22nd Annual San Felipe Baja 250 will take place at the tourist trap fishing village of San Felipe, located on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the tranquil waters of the Sea of Cortez. With over 250 entries from 20 states and six countries expected to compete, the competition will undoubtedly be fierce. The landmark San Felipe Arches will once again mark the start of the 231-mile long loop course. The course features the famous “Zoo Road” spectator area, as well massive washes with silt, jagged rocks, and narrow passes between rock walls. Considered to be one of the roughest races of the year, the attrition rate is expected to be high, especially considering the ten hour time limit.

G&R Racing will be campaigning both the #38 trophy truck of Garron Cadiente as well as the #39 trophy truck of Ron Whitton. Garron Cadiente previously won the ultra rough SCORE San Felipe 250 in 2006, which was the last time this course was run as a part of the SCORE series. Garron’s teammate Ron Whitton also finished in the top of the field, with a 4th overall and a 3rd in trophy trucks. Cadiente had this to say about the upcoming title defense, “We do really well at short rough races. My driving style and our trucks suit this course. I have a good start position, so I plan on getting out front and leading the race. We made a couple of changes including a new Toyo tire package that has allowed us to increase the speed of our trucks. ” Whittion stated, “This is one of those races that anything can happen! A lot of vehicles will break. Even though I am starting in the back, I feel confident. I have a fresh engine and a well prepped truck. We will see you at the finish line!”

Check out G&R racing’s website for race results, photos and video of SCORE San Felipe 250 at http://www.gnrracing.com


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