Saturday, January 26, 2008

Desert Dingo Racing Rocks the House!

Be sure to check out the Desert Dingo Team Racing News and follow their Baja racing progress. We look forward to reporting on this great new addition to the Class 11 combatants and the 2008 carne asadas at the Baja races! CLICK HERE FOR DESERT DINGO RACING NEWS

Gary Newsome

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Friday, January 25, 2008

VIZCAINO 200 February 23-25 Baja South

VIZCAINO 200 ANNOUNCED!

RACE RESULTS POSTED:

Clase 8
Tiempo1 Lugar David Rojas Sotres 1:52:22

Clase 7
1 Lugar Efrain Vazquez 1:30:502 Lugar Carlos Nene Ibarra 1:36:003 Lugar Jair Futema 1:39:39

Clase 91
Lugar Jose Luis Pepe Dueñas 1:37:032 Lugar Jose Luis Nava 1:48:373 Lugar Ricardo Vazquez 2:37:45

Clase 5/1600
1 Lugar Carlos Cazarez 1:43:282 Lugar Saul Bastidas 3:11:10Motos

Clase 22
Tiempo1 Lugar Alberto Ruiz El Kch3 1:21:302 Lugar Pedro Ibarra De La Toba 1:23:193 Lugar Mario Luis Ojeda 1:23:49

Clase 211
Lugar Dagoberto Lopez Aguilar 1:34:482 Lugar Julio Velazques 1:36:373 Lugar Patricio Murillo Aguilar 1:42:28Atv´s Pro1 Lugar Javier Villavicencio "el Chinea" 1:33:362 Lugar Erick Cota 1:36:043 Lugar Samuel Angeles 1:51:51Atv´s Novatos1 Lugar Jose Antonio Cisneros Cruz 2:00:512 Lugar Manfreth Flores Fuerte 2:04:44

ANNOUNCEMENT

"Vizcaíno Desert Racing Club" Invites you to participate in the NEW race "Vizcaíno 200" for cars and motos off road, which wil be carried out days 23 and 24 of February of 2008.
Saturday the 23rd, a mechanical review will be made and exhibition of the vehicles and Sunday will be raceday; this race will leave back from the track of motocross located at Villa Alberto Alvarado A. With a route by local roads and ones by ejidos, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz and stop at Benito Juárez.
The Start for the motos will be to the 10:00 a.m., the exit order will be according to a previous drawing and every 30 seconds consecutively. The Start for the vehicles will be to the 11:00 a.m., and similarly it will be according to the class and by means of a drawing, with 30 seconds of difference. The race was carried out under the following rules: For the cars categories will be opened according to is required. The amount of the inscriptions Saturday 23 decided. For the motos of 2 wheels there will be 2 classes, 21 and 22 and for atv`s have two classes, novices and pro. For the motos 2 wheels and atv`s an inscription of 500 pesos was received.
Trophies will be given to the three first places of each category. Inscriptions to first and the second place of each one of the categories divided of following way 70% for first place and 30% for the second place. If he is minor it will have to present/display a permission of the parents. At the time of inscriptions, a map with the established route, will be given to you. The route has been marked since Sunday, the 20th of January.

Contact Baja Safari Mexico Club for details at 619-251-9486.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Going to La Paz to Race? You Are Warned!

Pure Corruption in La Paz

The History of the Capital of Baja Sur

Have you ever wondered why Southern Baja isn't wall to wall Hotels? Here is the real reason.


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Puros Coruptos: el sangre de La Paz

January 23 2008

Written by Juan Antonio Casias Mendez

"La Paz The Port of Illusion"

La Paz es el puerto del illusion, known for what it isn't, a land of opportunity that morphed quickly into a inter-departmental battle between the mass of pauvrecitos and los locos ricos, locals and extranos, city, state and feds, its the capital city that is guaranteed to screw up whatever plans you have.

Jealousies' and peer envy have debilitated the city for decades, causing Pacenos to close themselves to investment, tourism, transportation, infrastructure improvement and in general any positive development. The only integrated system that flourished is a system of complicity of corruption that persists insidiously. Its like an ever expanding infrastructure of corruption has grown and grown, eating away at everything around it. Thats not to say that people don't have fun, that they don't enjoy fishing and surfing and sailing but those things happen outside of La Paz proper. Many people do enjoy some success but to do so they need very deep pockets and the ability to completely wall yourself off to Pacenos tricks.

Yachts certainly enjoy the benefits of less access and therefore less corruption from locals and super rich have a way of avoiding any interaction with locals. Of course there are many wonderful people, but the common trend for visitors is to be the victim of a series of rip-offs and screw-ups aimed to drive you out of town fast, and boy do they. Seemingly, the land of endless opportunity is non-discriminatory, few succeed in business and most clients are robbed in normal transactions through what is a long tradition of stealing from anyone able to pay, that includes stealing from friends and family almost as often as from outsiders whether they be mexican or from anywhere but La Paz.

Almost anything or everything seems to go haywire which is more than frustrating, it has literally debilitated the community, running many reasonable business into the ground and only those that adopt the destructive corruptive mode limp along, stealing in collusion with cops.(Tres Virgenes excepted) a common technique one might encounter is to enter a restaurant and order, perhaps drinks may arrive perhaps not, after some period of hours no food comes, you ask the staff 'what's up' and a angry waiter blames the kitchen says its coming soon or feigns ignorance, you say you are leaving and are presented with an outrageous bill for what would have been the meal you ordered but never got nor exists plus extras of which you never received. Chaos ensues as the staff explains the police are already there to arrest you for failing to pay the $3000 peso tab? If you argue they take you to some random little jail a long way away on Miguel L. de Legaspy and proceed to extort you and rob you of your possessions.

The aforementioned case may also occur known as the 'Jamaica game' when a seemingly nice local person befriends your group and invites everyone to some other establishment and insists he invites you, ordering loads of drinks and expensive items only to finally admit he has no money--forgot his wallet--was robbed etc... when the bill is presented the cops arrive, extortion ensues for a false tab of $10000-30000 pesos plus cops demand multa or fines.Try to get a project done in your home, the worker explains that he needs %50 labor up front and the cost of materials. Sounds normal if you are from the states--but not in Mexico, you pay and the worker initiates a process of failing to deliver, stalls and a series of lies and no shows trying to start fights to get fired and leave to avoid doing the project while keeping the money--no supplies were ever purchased.

The key in La Paz is to always fail to deliver and try your best to not finish using not finishing as a reason to gain more money. Its a frustrating and expensive experience to engage a Paceno in projects. Lets say the guys (and gals) go to some ladies bar, (bad idea) they enjoy a few beers and when leaving are confronted by a locked door, and a huge bill in the many thousands of dollars for the company of women who they may have never met and a stack of receipts for what might have been the entire month, hundreds of drinks. The police are already there faster than you can blink and a process of kidnapping you under false charges ensues, a trip to the subcommandancia on Miguel l. de Legaspy followed by attempts to extort excessive funds by "officials" identified by the Police prosecutors as Policia Jorge Garcia Chavez, Raymundo Quintana Saucedo and Jesus Alejandro Gonzalez Lara--some of whom work with black masks with the blessing of the City? Why? Now, don't make the mistake of going places that support corruption, but as a friend to many visitors I see them getting pulled into these scenarios daily and they call for my help, I am too often engaged in securing their release through soft logical, ethical negotiations, guilting the guilty into submission. Nothing worse than to know they are going out on the town where I am certain trouble will ensue, lies, rip-offs and extortion to the degree which is so disgusting it can only remind you of the worst most lawless countries in the world-but worse due its false presentation as a "nice place to visit" Baja Life and "best place to retire" Forbes Magazine.




But its worse than that because no one will talk about it in La Paz or outside, its a deeply guarded secret that extortion is the norm.

There are no cops to help you expect perhaps Tony of the Tourist Police but his minions would just as soon rob you and they will. Sure it helps to know someone but not really, best that you know no one to call to help you pay the corruptos, the more friends you have the more you will pay, while the less you have the less you pay and corruptos leave you in peace.

Alberto Trevino Angulo, a vacuous greaseball, thinks he is in charge of Tourism for the State of Baja Sur.

Its doesn't help to know and call the secretary of tourismo, Alberto Trevino Angulo, 066, la policia or someone like Rosa Delia, because its as simple this, they don't know who is running the show, its not who you think, there is no phone number nor hardly a name, its the manager of Lord Black running the corrupt police chief.

Its the Vigilantes en Soriana robbing your car, its the militares pretending to check on some system that doesn't exist. But they are not reachable by normal communications.They are going to rob you. There's no one to help. There is no enforcement cooperation or oversight-so its not surprising that Baja California Sur's capital city is completely corrupt. Anywhere in the world that claimed to be a capital and ran with no oversight would be corrupt, I would venture, out on a limb that even D.F. and Calderon are afraid of La Paz. At best, in support of reports of corruption one might hope for a few testy messages from one false commandante crossing departmental lines of state versus city, to another or shouting on some random borrowed cell phone that cuts off without credit in an police cell that is deep in the barrios, buried behind arroyos. Thats something at least. But the only true response from officials is jealously that someone else got your money. You will have a hard time finding the so called commandantes of the subcommandancias, when they falsely arrest a friend or your family to extort.

Now, few celebrate corruption, but through acceptance and silence the mode continues to dominate to the point that it is the only known system. It is the system, there is no other system except a series of possible bribes, lies and complete incompetence in La Paz. If you want to complete a transaction, you better have primed the pump of corruption with propinas, ayuda, multa whatever you want to call it, its the same. Its corrupt inept government. You never know what level of corruption will ensue but clearly the local system will push and pull and twist and turn your innocuous daily interactions into hair raising complicated extortion and downright robbery, its never what it seems, adults act like children, mothers and grandparents mastermind robbing you blind, lying and attempting to wear you down and engage in a fight, making life nearly impossible which is why most places are empty, people fear going out.

Why? or What will compel La Paz to change?



Nothing seems to have ever changed from this horrendous destructive city's method that chokes the economy and serves no one except to lock the corrupt police in line with corrupt business owners in line with corrupt politicians into a self-made jail of their own doing. Sadly, the only thing to expect is that La Paz is gonna' hurt you. Well, as many of you know, even those in power can not align themselves with others to effect cooperation, lack of cooperation and trust is the bane of La Paz--cooperation doesn't exit which is why the city's theme is "todos juntos" ad naseum and if cooperation is initiated and does exist it shall be corrupted by cooercion and lies into blatent theft and conflict, incriminating do-gooders faster than they can say "Me pushi"?

So what is there in La Paz? What does La Paz offer to those who wish to visit here--the perenial screw-up, un ciudad de chamacos locos y ni uno verdad y bueno? Tranquility? Imagine a world where everything isn't what it seems, "Puerto del Illusion?" Police have one function--to rob, restaurants don't make food, a cup of coffee isn't coffee, guides don't go on trips, the government passes theft as progress, like the Magote project and so many other destined to fail false projects with one intention-- to rob you! So then what? Total financial and moral bancruptcy, but who cares, so what, what was lost was something we never had.

Don't say no one told you--Enjoy getting to know La Paz--its gonna' hurt!
By: Juan Antonio Casias Mendez

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baja Racing Video Released

NEW BAJA RACING VIDEO RELEASED CLICK HERE

CORR-Bully Dog Technologies Official Performance Product

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BULLY DOG IS AN OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE PRODUCT OF CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING

Championship Off Road Racing is pleased to announce that Bully Dog Technologies, home of high quality performance products and electronics, is an Official Performance Product of Championship Off Road Racing. “Bully Dog is very excited to return to CORR in 2008 as an Official Performance Product Sponsor of the series. As a sponsor in 2007 we saw tremendous response to our brand and our product, it was an easy decision to return in ’08 at an increased level both on and off the track,” said Bully Dog Marketing Manager, Mike DeFord.

In addition to being the primary sponsor on CORR’s pace truck; Bully Dog will also expand their relationship with spectators in the pits, by sponsoring three Pro teams. Bully Dog is continuing its sponsorship of Casey Currie’s Pro Lite in 2008. Baldwin Racing and Adler Motorsports have joined the Bully Dog family with sponsorship on Greg Adler’s Pro 2 and Josh Baldwin’s Pro 4.

“CORR is thrilled to have Bully Dog continuing its sponsorship in 2008. Bully Dog has shown an active involvement and enthusiasm for our series. CORR is excited to sign this deal to strengthen Bully Dogs’ visibility within our ever growing sport,” said CORR Sales Executive Joel Whitted.

Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing’s race season includes eight events at tracks located in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Primm, NV.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Baldwin Racing New Baja Trophy Truck Released!



2008 marks a new era for Josh Baldwin and Baldwin Racing's Baja Racing Trophy-Truck program.
Starting with the proven, winning Geiser Brothers chassis, Kevin Pence and his crew at the Argonne, Wisconsin based Baldwin Racing has produced another "Masterpiece" with this, the newest SCORE Trophy-Truck to be introduced. Leaving the subzero temperatures of the Northwoods in Wisconsin on Saturday, the newest truck to wear the #86 and the latest addition to the Baldwin Racing stable, is headed to the Nevada desert for it's maiden shakedown run.
With everything progressing as expected, the team expects to have the truck on the starting line for this weekends Laughlin Desert Challenge. Joining the new Trophy Truck will be the Baldwin Racing Class 1 car making just its third race appearance and it’s first flying the now familiar orange, white and black colors of Baldwin Racing. After a full season of desert testing, along with strong finishes at both last years Laughlin Desert Challenge and the SCORE Terrible's Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Baldwin Racing Team is expecting big things from this open wheel thoroughbred.
As the desert racing season gets underway, driver Josh Baldwin is extremely excited to get behind the wheel of his new truck along with racing for the checkered flag in two of the most competitive classes in desert racing.

Via Baldwin Racing Marketing

For information please contact Patrick@Baldwinracing.net

B.J. Baldwin Going for Three-Peat, Post/MacCachren Begin Defense Desert Title


Brothers Bill and Dave Gasper will start defense of their 2007 unlimited SCORE Class 1 season point title in their No. 100 Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car.


B. J. Baldwin is looking for a three-peat and the team of Mark Post/Rob MacCachren will begin defense of their 2007 overall season point championship as over 150 entries are ready to launch the new desert racing year. The Number 97 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado and Post, Laguna, Beach, Calif./MacCachren, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Riviera Racing Ford F-150, many of the other top desert racers in the world are entered in the Trophy-Truck division.
Baldwin’s two career Trophy-Truck race wins were the last two years in Laughlin while Post and MacCachren each have seven career Trophy-Truck race wins, including three in 2007.

Brothers Bill and Dave Gasper will start defense of their 2007 unlimited Class 1 season point title in their No. 100 Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car. Other top contenders in Class 1 include two-time overall race winner Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif., who will drive this year with team owner Brad Etter, Villa Park, Calif., in another Porter-Chevy, Las Vegas teammates Pat Dean and B.J. Richardson in identically-equipped Bunderson-Chevy race cars, seven-time race winner in the World Rally Championship, Germany’s Armin Schwarz, who drives with team owner Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., in a Jimco-BMW. Eric Chase, San Diego, who races with his father Stuart Chase in a Penhall-Chevy and third-generation desert racer Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., in a Alpha-Chevy.Scheduled to make his Class 1 debut will be 10-time X Games medal winner Brian Deegan, Temecula Calif., in a Playtech-Chevy.


Trophy-Truck regular Josh Baldwin will also race in Class 1, where he finished fourth last year in his Jimco-Chevy. Leading the multiple class winners in this race who are in the starting grid are George Seeley Jr., Glendale, Calif., who has seven wins in Class 5 in a VW Baja Bug, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren (6 class wins), Donald Moss, Sacramento Calif. (5) in Class 3 in a Ford Bronco, and with four class wins each: Las Vegas’ Brian Collins Trophy-Truck. Besides Baldwin, MacCachren is also entered in two classes this year. Besides SCORE Trophy-Truck, he will drive Saturday in SCORE Lite for four-time defending series class point champion Tom Watson, San Diego, in a Jimco-VW.


The Baja Racing season has begun!


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CHET HUFFMAN MOTORSPORTS Signs JERRY WHELCHEL in 2008

Jerry and Team Owner Chet Huffman will campaign the teams brand new Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck towards victory and a title in the 08’ Best in the Desert series and select SCORE OFFROAD races.

Driver Bio: Jerry Whelchel
Acknowledged as one of the sport’s most prolific and exciting drivers to watch, Jerry Whelchel’s winning reputation on the track is beyond refute. Now a full-time Chet Huffman Motorsports company employee, Whelchel is the only competitor to have raced in every Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event in that series’ history. He not only raced, but he won and won often in spectacular fashion.

It was a trademark that the off-road champion took into Trophy-Truck racing, making the transition from open wheel buggies to 800-horsepower unlimited desert machines in the Whelchel tradition as a winner and now as a Champion.

Racer Profile: Jerry Whelchel
Highlights: Most main event wins in Mickey Thompson stadium racing history Mickey Thompson series champion in 1985, 1991, 1992, and 1993 Two-time winner, SCORE San Felipe 250 and track record holder.
SCORE Trophy Truck Laughlin Leap current record holder at 160.5 feet
2007 CORR WINNING Race Results:Pro 2 CORR Champion Lancaster Jason Baldwin Qualifier race Lancaster CORR points race Pomona Calif. CORR points race
Trophy Truck wins: BITD HendersonSCORE San Felipe / Track record holder.

Check out the Chet Huffman Motorsports website for race results, photos and video at http://www.chethuffmanmotorsports.com/

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