Sunday, November 02, 2008

Baja 1000 Official Pre-Running Begins

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

November 1, 2008 5 AM PST

Baja Racing Staff

As of this very moment, Official Pre-Running has begun for the Baja 1000 2008. The 41st running of the Old Lady of Off-Road racing, began this morning, here in Ensenada, Baja California, with many teams having breakfast, grabbing coffee and hitting the race course for a weekend of slamming, jamming and ramming across the Baja Mexico countryside.

In Baja North today, the weather is cool and will warm into the 90's out in the desert stretches of the 2008 Baja 1000 race course. So, many teams have been stocking up over-night getting provisions, water, food, extras for the long road of pre-running the race course. From Ensenada to the La Rumorosa Grade, to San Felipe is the long first leg. From San Felipe to the Pacific coast the second and from the sunny Pacific coast to the Finish line is the third leg.


"Elements of Mexican Navy (Naval Marines tasked for anti-crime details) and municipal police of the port of Ensenada (Federal and local cops), surrounded Ensenada from dawn of this Friday (Oct. 31), with the arrest of several people. Police would not comment on any details. Late Saturday, it was announced, one of the largest busts in Mexican history went down in Ensenada Friday and today. Nearly 2 tons of drugs and 400 million dollars, of American currency, was taken in Ensenada."

In most teams plans, at least three 'pre-runs' are planned, at least three long days of running the course, at speed, before the race starts on November 20th. Baja Racing will be LIVE! starting on November 18th, covering everything about this race event. From the food, drinks, events, parties and even the race itself, will be LIVE! Webcast here at Baja Racing DONT MISS THE FUN!


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