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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Norman Motorsports Destroys Baja 1000 2008


LIVE! From Ensenada, Baja Mexico:

In a race that had a race course that destroyed the best in the business, Norman Motorsports, with Roger Norman and Larry Roeseler piloted their Trophy Truck to victory early this morning in Baja California Mexico.

At the 41st Baja 1000, Roger and Larry destroyed the competition in crossing the finish line first, after running a fierce, horrific race course. Norman Motorsports won the pinnacle of Baja racing, Overall winner, getting to the finish line before all other four wheel Baja 1000 racers.

The Trophy Truck of Norman Motorsports is a duplicate vehicle of the Riviera Racing truck, once owned by the famous Nick Baldwin. The breed of equipment was a winner, Larry Roeselers magic and Roger Normans passion for the sport of desert off-road racing, combined, here in Ensenada to win the 2008 Baja 1000.

The race course was the phenom. Designed by legendary Sal Fish, President of SCORE International, laid waste to even world class efforts. It ran from the Mighty Pacific to the azure shores of the Sea of Cortez and back to the picturesque Casino at the Cove(Ensenada, Baja Mexico). Over the most challenging Baja Mexico terrain possible.

Class 1 Results

Chucky Dempsey and John Herder crossed to finish line to earn the 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 class win in their 101 Jefferies-Chevy buggy with an overall time of 14 hours, 59 minutes and 57 seconds. The team finished just over 16 minutes faster than the second-place Class 1 team in the 118 Alpha Performance-Chevy car of Harley Letner and Kory Halopoff.

Some speculated that the tight, technical sections of the 631-mile course might give the Class 1s a shot at the overall title, but that wasn’t the case at this year’s Baja 1000, as Dempsey and Herder finished 2 hours, 19 minutes and 24 seconds behind overall four-wheel winner Roger Norman and Larry Roeseler.

Rounding out the top three in Class 1 was the 117 Jimco-Chevy buggy of Ron Brant, Richard Boyle and Tom Kirkmeyer, who finished the race in 15 hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds. It appears that ninth-place-finisher BJ Richardson, who entered the 1000 with the overall points lead in the class, earned enough points to secure the Class 1 points championship.


Honda Moto Victors

The three-man Honda team of Robby Bell, Kendall Norman and Johnny Campbell are the overall motorcycle winners of the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. Team leader Campbell crossed the finish line in Ensenada shortly after 7 PM, last night as the team completed the 631.35-mile course in 12 hours, 29 minutes and 10 seconds for an average speed of 50.56 mph.


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Volkswagen Refuses to hand over Black Box, Baja 1000 race results now in question

Some Official Answers on the VW Trophy Truck

11/21/08 5:12 PM

More reports:

"It was the Gear Box. I saw Andrew with Xtrac at the Borrego pit. He said at Mile 130 the had to change out the gear box. He was not sure what broke inside. He did say they were more worried about rear ends, instead of the gear box. I saw it come through Borrego and I can't believe how quiet it is. They really need a siren on it, because I could see how a Bike during the day (during the race) could not know they were right behind them. It was quieter than the Super Duty. I did ask Andrew if he knew what the race schedule for next year was? He said he did not know. My guess would be that the next race will be the Baja 500" Another: They were down at race mile 130 for two and a half hours installing a brand new one".




"Defective seal causes major time loss

The Touareg TDI, which (was) powered by a 550-hp 5.5l V12 diesel engine from the Volkswagen Group, was running almost perfectly across the entire distance. Merely a defective seal on the gearbox caused a loss of time at an early stage and, subsequently, even required the gearbox to be exchanged. “Ultimately, a simple seal had an enormous effect with a big loss of time. This defect surprised us because it had never occurred before,” said Don Tebbe, Project Manager for the Arciero Miller Racing (AMR) team which, in close collaboration with Volkswagen Motorsport, is responsible for the development and fielding of the Baja Touareg. “Shortly before the finish we also exchanged the rear differential just to be on the safe side. From tests we knew that this part might possibly be at the limit. Work on an improved version is already in progress,” Tebbe added.
"" Sure.


Original Report 11/22/08 5:41 AM


Confirmed by Baja Racing News.com this morning, by a high level snarky source at International Racing Consultants, "the Volkwagen Baja Race Touareg TDI team refused to give us (the racing results company for the Baja 1000) the black box", "we still do not have the black box that was on the Volkswagen Trophy Truck in this race".

This makes all the results for the Volkswagen effort in the 2008 Baja 1000, questionable at least.

Early on, the purpose built Volkwagen effort "was hurting". Several reports from Ojos Negros stated severe mechanical problems had the chase crews in tow, while the Volkwagen team scrambled to solve the currently unknown issues. Now with the news of the 'black box' not being turned over to the racing results experts, it raises the obvious question. Does sponsor money pay for race results?

Do you think Baja Racing News.com will follow this story? Hell Yea!

Editor, Gary Newsome
Baja Racing News.com EXCLUSIVE

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000 Begins today in Baja Mexico




















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41st Annual Baja 1000

Nov. 19-23, 2008—Baja Racing News.com Series

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

TOTAL ENTRIES: 371 (39 States, 24- Countries) (as of 11/19/08)

Schedule of Events

PRE/POST RACE SHEDULE


LIVE! WEBCAST BEGINS TODAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th


WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19--(All times PST)

Media Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, Nov. 20--(All Times PST)

Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Media Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contingency Row, Boulevard Costero, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Technical Inspection, End of Contingency Row, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.

Mandatory Racer Meeting-Cathedral Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, 7p.m.

FRIDAY, Nov. 21--(all times PST)

Media Center—Corona Hotel (adjacent to S/F), 6 a.m. (until Noon on Sunday, Nov. 23)

Posting of Unofficial Results—Race in Progress, Finish Line, Media Center & San Nicolas Hotel

SATURDAY, Nov. 22--(all times PST)

Posting of FINAL UNOFFICIAL Results—San Nicolas Hotel, 7 p.m.

Competition Review Board—San Nicolas Hotel, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 23--(all times PST)

Awards Celebration-Poolside, San Nicolas Resort -10 a.m.

RACE DAYS SCHEDULE FRIDAY/SATURDAY, Nov. 21-22--(all times PST) (631.35-mile course)

START/FINISH: Adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Convention Center, Blvd. Costero, in downtown Ensenada

FRIDAY, Nov. 21—(all times PST)

Late Racer Registration, Riviera del Pacifico Convention Center, 5:30 a.m.

Late Tech, Start Line, 5:30 a.m.

Late Media Registration, Start Line, 6 a.m.

RACE STARTS: (Friday, Nov. 21):

Motorcycles and ATVs-6:30 a.m.

Cars and Trucks-10:30 a.m. (Approx.)

STARTING ORDER (Subject to change): (One vehicle every 30 seconds)

Motorcycles and ATVs--22, 30, 40, 21, 20, 50, 60, 25, 24, SPT M/C>, SPT M/C<, SPT ATV, Sidecar

Cars and Trucks--TT, 1, 10, SL, 8, PT, 1-2/1600, 5, 6, 7, BC, 5/1600, 7SX, SF, SM, 9,3,17,SPTTruck,SPTCar,11,SPT UTV

TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 31-hour time limit from the time they start.


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RACE F A C T S H E E T


2008 Baja 1000
(as of 11/19/08)
WHAT: 41st Annual Baja 1000 desert race
Final event of the fifteen-race 2008 Baja Racing News.com Off-Road Desert Series
WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 19-23, 2008
WHERE: Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico (65 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)
WHO: Over 375 entries from 39 U.S. States, and 24 countries, competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs
COURSE: TOTAL MILEAGE: 631.35 miles (6 checkpoints plus the finish line). Starts and finishes on Blvd. Costero, adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. From the start in Ensenada the course will go east to Ojos Negros for almost 35 miles which will be used in both directions in the race. From Ojos Negros, the course will travel in a clockwise direction covering much of the incredibly beautiful northern section of Baja California. From Ojos Negros, the course turns Northeast through the Pine Forest nearly up to the U.S. border and up and down the treacherous La Rumorosa grade, west of Mexicali. The course turns south at the top of the infamous Laguna Salada, paralleling Mexican Highway 5. Next will be the San Felipe loop where the course will cover some of the rugged Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 course including Chanate Wash.
After the San Felipe loop, the course will head north and northwest, joining Highway 3 for a short distance to the Mike’s Sky Ranch turnoff. Then the course heads to the Lllano Colorado section and Highway 1. From this point the course is very similar to this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 heading north along the Pacific Ocean below San Vicente and past Erendira, back inland up through Santo Tomas then turning northeast just past Uruapan winding its way back to Ojos Negros for the final charge back to Ensenada.
This year’s race course will feature 6 outlying checkpoints where each vehicle is required to quickly stop before continuing on. The checkpoints will be located as follows: Checkpoint No. 1—No. of Laguna Salada (race mile 141.06), No. 2—West of Borrego (rm 286.19), No. 3—West of San Felipe (rm 351.09), No. 4—West of Borrego (rm 407.08), No. 5—San Vicente Vineyards (rm 496.18), No. 6—West of Ojos Negros (rm 589.38)

RACE STARTS: (Friday, Nov. 21) Motorcycles, ATVs-6:30 a.m.; Cars, Trucks-10:30 a.m. (Approx)

STARTING ORDER (Subject to Change): (One vehicle every 30 seconds)
Motorcycles/ATVs--22, 30, 40, 21, 20, 50, 60, 25, 24, Sportsman M/C>, Sportsman M/C<, Sportsman ATV, Sportsman Sidecar Cars/Trucks--TT, 1, 10, SL, 8, PT, 1-2/1600, 5, 6, 7, BC, 5/1600, 7SX, SF, SM, 9, 3, 17, SPT Truck, SPT Car, 11, SPT UTV TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 31-hour time limit from the time they start. TOP DRIVERS & RIDERS: TOP RACERS: SCORE Trophy-Truck: 1 Mark Post/Rob MacCachren, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 7 Scott Steinberger/Mike Childress, 12 Brian Collins/Chuck Hovey, 77 Robby Gordon, 38 Garron Cadiente, 4 Gus Vildosola Jr./Gus Vildosola, 2 Pete Sohren, 16 Cameron Steele/Rick Geiser, 96 Bobby Baldwin/Larry Job, 39 Ron Whitton, 22 Damen Jefferies, 35 Robbie Pierce, 84 Nick Vanderwey, 38 Garron Cadiente 33 Chad Ragland/Larry Ragland/Steve Hengeveld, 8 Roger Norman/Larry Roeseler, 71 Rick D. Johnson/Ricky Johnson, 34 Dan Friedkin/Danny Sullivan; Class 1: Billy Gasper, Dale Ebberts/Brad Etter, B.J. Richardson, Pat Dean, Armin Schwarz/Martin Christensen, Eric Chase, Armin Kremer/Adam Pfankuch, Chuck Dempsey, Luis Ramirez Jr., Josh Rigsby; Class 1-2/1600: Dave Caspino, Adam Pfankuch/Steven Eugenio, Cory Boyer/Rick Boyer, Arturo Velazco/Able Velazco, Hiram Duran; Class 3: Donald Moss; Class 5: Kevin Carr; Class 5/1600: Marcos Nunez, Mario Reynoso, Ernie Negrete, Jose Montoya, Tommy Croft; Class 7: Dan Chamlee; Class 7SX: Rich Severson, Heidi Steele, John Holmes, Jim Hinesely; Class 10: Mike Lawrence; SCORE Lite: Rick St. John, Steve Mamer; Stock Full: Chad Hall, Josh Hall, John Griffin/Jeremy Spirkoff,; Stock Mini: Rod Hall, Gavin Skilton. Ryan Millen/Rod Millen; Class 22: Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Johnny Campbell, Caleb Gosselaar; Class 40: Brett Helm; CLASSES 30 & 50: Jim O’Neal; Class 60: Donald Lewis; Class 25: Wayne Matlock/Harold Goodman Jr., Danny Prather/Mike Cafro HISTORY OF START/FINISH: In the 41-year history of the SCORE Baja 1000, this will be the 34th time the race has started in Ensenada and the 19th time it has finished in Ensenada. It has also started three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) and once each in Santo Tomas (1998) and Ojos Negro (1999). The last time this race ended in Ensenada was 2005. TIRE STREAK: BFGoodrich Tires, long a staple in desert racing, had an amazing streak of 20 consecutive overall 4-wheel vehicle winners broken in 2006 by Toyo Tires, but won again in 2007. ENGINE WINNERS: In 4-wheel vehicle competition, VW motors and Ford have each produced 12 overall winners, followed Chevy with 10, Porsche with 3, Toyota with 2, and Dodge with 1. CHASSIS WINNERS: Among 4-wheel vehicles, Chenowth and Ford have each produced the chassis for 10 overall winners, followed by Chevy with 6, Toyota, Funco, Raceco, Jimco and Smithbuilt with 2 each and Miller, Hi-Jumper, Dodge, and Meyers Manx with 1 each. MOTORCYCLE WINNERS: In motorcycle competition, Honda leads with 18 overall victories (including 11 straight), followed by Husqvarna with 11, Kawasaki with 9 and Yamaha with 2. IRC Tracking Devices: Continuing to help increase safety, verify route and speed, SCORE is requiring the mandatory use of tracking devices from International Racing Consultants in ALL classes. Race tracking of all entries can be accessed at www.racetheworld.net. THEY JUST KEEP ON GOING, AND GOING...: When veteran Rod Hall straps on his racing helmets and take the green flag, he will keep his incredible streak alive of being the only racer who has competed in all 41 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Hall, who will turn 71 on Nov. 22, will drive in Stock Mini. Hall is the all-time winningest racer in this event with 19 class wins CONTINUING STREAKERS: Donald and Kenneth Moss have won Class 3 for six straight years and Jim O’Neal, an age-group motorcycle rider, also has put together teams of riders who have six class wins in the last four years, including and amazing three in 2006 (Class 40, Class 50 and Class 60). With three straight class wins is Josh Hall (2 in Stock Full, one in Stock Mini. With two straight class wins are: Dan Chamlee (Class 7), Mike Shaffer (Class 17), and Danny Prather/Mike Cafro (Class 25). Changing classes after six straight wins in Class 22 in Steve Hengeveld and two straight wins in ProTruck is Rick L. Johnson. Both Hengeveld and Johnson will race this year in SCORE Trophy-Truck. TIGHT OVERALL POINTS: SCORE points are determined both on final finishing position and number of vehicles which started the race within the individual class. After four events, just 36 points separate the top 10 and just 44 the top 15 SCORE point leaders and for 2008. Adam Pfankuch has earned 288 points to lead the SCORE overall points and Class 1-2/1600 as well in their in a VW-powered Mirage. In what has developed into one of tightest overall point battles in SCORE history, second in overall and leading the unlimited Class 1 is B.J Richardson (285), while third overall and leading SCORE Trophy-Truck points is B.J. Baldwin (Chevy Silverado-271). Fourth overall and second in Class 1 is the team of Armin Schwarz/Martin Christensen with 269 points in a Jimco-BMW while fifth overall and second in Class 1-2/1600 with 268 points is rookie Cory boyer in a Lothringer-VW. TOYOTA AWARDS: The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also involves the hunt for the 23rd annual Toyota Milestone Awards. The prestigious Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to every racer who completes every required mile of every race in the 2008 SCORE Desert Series. A total of 15 drivers are still eligible for Toyota Milestone awards. $5,000 Volkswagen Contingency race bonus and $20,000 season bonus: As part of its $100,000 cash contingency bonus for the 2008 SCORE Desert Series, Volkswagen of America is also offering for this race a $5,000 bonus to the highest finishing VW-powered vehichle as well as a season-ending $20,000 bonus to the VW-powered vehicle with the most points this year.. SCORE TROPHY-TRUCKS: An extremely talented field of 28 SCORE Trophy-Trucks are entered to date. The marquee SCORE racing division featuring 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks includes two cross-over drivers in addition to the talented field of regulars and a very close point’s race for the season championship. Six of 14 previous season point champions are entered and 60 of 85 SCORE Trophy-Truck race winners are represented as well along with nine of the previous14 SCORE Trophy-Truck winners in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Second All-Time in SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins is Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., with 10. Ragland is racing this year with his son Chad Ragland in the No. 34 Toyota Tundra. Returning as defending race champions and 2007 SCORE Overall point champions are Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Ford F-150.. CROSSOVERS/CELEBRITY RACERS: Among the crossover/celebrity racers officially entered in this year’s race are (as of 11/10/08): --Robby Gordon, NASCAR Team Owner/Driver, three-time Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Overall Winner, No. 77 SCORE Trophy-Truck --Cameron Steele, action sports, No. 16 SCORE Trophy-Truck and No. 742 Class 7SX --Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Truck Series regular, No. 119, Class 1 --Armin Schwarz, of Germany who lives in Austria, seven-time World Rally Championship race winner, No. 104, Class 1 --Armin Kremer, of Germany, top German rally racer, No. 119, Class 1 --Danny Sullivan, 1985 Indy 500 winner, TV personality, No. 34, SCORE Trophy-Truck --Roberto Guerrero, raced in both Formula1 and IndyCar with 17 Indy 500 starts, No. BC1, Baja Challenge Class --Kerry Earnhardt, son of the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, works for DEI and has raced in every NASCAR Series, No. BC5, Baja Challenge Class --Ricky Johnson, legendary former Supercross star/NASCAR regional series racer, TV show host, No. 71 SCORE Trophy-Truck --Patrick Dempsey, Star of ABC series "Grey's Anatomy", competed in Panoz and Miati sports car series and part of championship Team Hyper Sport in Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series Grand Sports Class team in 2008, fourth straight year in this race, BC2, Baja Challenge Class --Rod Millen, World Rally Championship racer, Pikes Peak Hill Climb record holder, champion in the old Mickey Thompson Off-Road Stadium Series, No. 762 Stock Mini Class --Justin Loftin, second-generation desert racer who ran the ARCA stock car series this year, racing with his father, Baja vet and class champ Bob Lofton, No. 20, SCORE Trophy-Truck --Derrick Hill, veteran of several open wheel pavement series, son of the late Formula1 Champion Phil Hill, No. 1248, SCORE Lite --Joe Korgola, the “Ox” is a top Moto X rider, part of the Metal Mulisha, co-rider on No. 2x, Class 22 --Max Eddy, versatile speedway pavement and Freestyle motocross rider, co-rider on No. 2x, Class 22 --Joe Foster, 2008 Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series Grand Sport Class point champion, Team Hyper Sport, co-driver in BC2, Baja Challenge Class --Rick Skelton, 2008 Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series Grand Sport Class point champion, Team Hyper Sport, 5, Baja Challenge Class --Malcolm Smith, 67, legendary motorcycle racer with 5 SCORE Baja 1000 overall race wins, including the first one in 1967, returns to race with his daughter Ashley and son Alexander in No. 1404, Sportsman Car --Ryan Thomas, 1996 SCORE Baja 1000 Overall winner with four class wins, returns as a guest in No. BC2, Baja Challenge Class --CR Gittere, AMA pro road motorcycle racer, No. 306x, Class 30 --Rich Minga, 1987 SCORE Overall Point Champion, professional stunt driver, No. BC3, Baja Challenge Class --Loreno Lazard, World Rally Racer from Uruguay, Sportsman Motorcycle>250cc, No. 292x
--Sandro Lanaro, Italy/Ruedi Howald, Switzerland, International Rally racers, Sportsman Motorcycle Sidecar, 1SC
--Bud Brutsman, Show Creator and TV Producer of ‘Rides’ and ‘Overhaulin’, BC 6, Baja Challenge Class
--Samuel Hubinette, “The Crazy Swede”, two-time Formula Drift champion, professional stunt driver, BC6, Baja Challenge Class
--Tracy Jordan, Rock Crawling pioneer with championships in three different series, BC6, Baja Challenge Class
--Cassey Currie, Third generation desert racer and short-course Pro Lite truck racer, BC6, Baja Challenge Class
--Bill Weber, Retired Navy Seal turned desert-racing enthusiast with two SCORE Baja 1000 class wins, BC6, Baja Challenge Class
--Barry Ellis, Fraser Wellon, Frank Rossi, Marcello Abello, drivers for two-car Ranger Sports Racing team in Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series, BC4, Baja Challenge Class
--Jep Thornton, 2007 Gramd-Am Koni Challenge Series point champion, BC4, Baja Challenge Class
--Jeff Courtney, regular on the 2008 SPEED World Challenge GT sports car series with a season-high 5th at 12 hours of Sebring, BC4, Baja Challenge Class
--Chris Paulsen, Former IndyCar crew chief, Sprint Car racer, owner of C&R Racing in Indianapolis, columnist for National Speed Sport News, No. 126, Class 1
--Nelson Stewart, father of NASCAR star Tony Stewart and former Sprint Car racer, No. 126, Class 1

WINNINGEST TEAM:
How about 29 Class wins for the No. 548x Class 50 (riders over 50 years old) motorcycle team of Chris Haines (13 class wins), Craig Adams (11) and Scott Pfeifer (5). They have all been rider of record at least once.
WINNINGEST FAMILY:
While there are many families with lots of combined class wins, none have more than the Hall family of Reno, Nev., which has a total of 29 class wins. Led by dad Rod Hall’s race-record 19 class wins, his son Chad has six and oldest son Josh has coud. This year, Team Hummer will have Rod Hall in Stock Mini and Chad and Josh Hall will drive separate Hummers in Stock Full.

TWO-TIMERS:
This race always has a few ‘bravehearts’ who enter in two classes, hoping for double wins. Among those this year are: Cameron Steele (SCORE Trophy-Truck No. 16 and Class 7SX No. 742), Mike Childress (SCORE Trophy-Truck No. 7 and Class 22 No. 7x), Adam Pfankuch (Class 1 No. 119 and Class 1-2/1600 No. 1601), Jim O’Neal (Class 30 No. 300x and Class 50 No. 500x), Craig Adams (Class 40 No. 400x and Class 50 No. 548x) and John Crowley (Sportsman M/C>250cc 253x and Sportsman UTV No. 1801). Of note, Rod Hall and his sons Josh and Chad are all listed on each other’s Hummers in the Stock Mini and SCORE Full classes. It is possible that one or more may drive in two of the vehicles, but unlikely any would drive in all three.

BACK TO THEIR ROOTS:
Besides Robby Gordon (NASCAR; SCORE Trophy-Truck) among the other second-generation desert racers returning to their racing roots are Brendan Gaughan (NASCAR Truck Series, SCORE Class 1) and Justin Loftin (ARCA/ReMAX Series, SCORE Trophy-Truck).

BAJA CHAMPS-OVERALL:
Entered in this year’s event are 18 racers who have combined for 59 overall wins in either the 4-wheel or motorycle divisions. The leaders are: Larry
Roeseler, 12, (10 on a motorcycle and two years in a car); Johnny Campbell has with 10 (all on a motorcycle), Steve Hengeveld with seven including six straight (all on a motorcycle). With five overall wins are Larry Ragland and Malcolm Smith. Roeseler and Hengeveld are both racing in SCORE Trophy-Truck this year.

BAJA CHAMPS-BY CLASS:
Entered in this year’s event are 107 racers who have combined for an amazing 307 class wins. The leaders in multiple class wins entered this year are: Rod Hall with 19 (first overall), Larry Roeseler with 16 (second overall), Chris Haines with 13 (fourth overall), Craig Adams with 11 (sixth overall) Johnny Campbell and Steve Hengeveld with 10 each (tied for 7th) , Eric Solorzano with 9 (tied for ninth), Malcolm Smith with 8 each (tied for 12th) and Ted Hunnicutt Jr. and Jim O’Neal with 7each (tied for 17th).

IronRiders: (as of 11/15/07)
Nearly three dozen motorcycle riders and two ATV riders will attempt to run the race solo, with no co-riders. If they succeed, they will each receive one of the prestigious Sal Fish SCORE IronRider awards. So far, these 31 riders have officially confirmed they will be attempting to ride solo: Class 22—4x Jack McCormick; Class 30—303x Lloyd Andrew, Class 40—402x Daren Griffiths, 403x Steve Corrie, 408x Robert Barnum; Sportsman Motorcycle <250cc—205x>250cc—253x John Crowley, 257x Adrian Lovelace, 258x Michael Ott-Eulberg, 260x Mike Kaplan, 263x Mark Lucke, 269x Andrew Vela, 270x Vernon Smith, 277x Greg Matherly, 278x Yvan Perroud, 279x Davy Patterson, 281x Graham Wilson, 282x Robbie McAlerney, 286x Ken Kosiorek, 288x Brett Bardsley, 289x Tibi Imbuzan, 290x Brady Van Mare, 2992x Laurent Lazard; and Sportsman ATV—51 Martin O’Leary, 53a Josh Hogan, 57a Warren Lovelace, 65a Yoav Regev. Of note, Andrew, Griffiths, Adrian Lovelace, Warren Lovelace are all from Australia, Lavee and Regev are from Israel, Ott-Eulberg is from Germany, Perroud is from France, Imbuzan is from Hungary, Patterson, Wilson and McAlerney are all from Ireland and O’Leary is from Spain.

FAMILY TIES:Desert racing has always been about family teams and this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja1000 is a prime example of that fact. This year’s starting grid currently includes 89 brothers racing together and 18 racing separately. The race also has 48 fathers racing with their 57 sons and 12 fathers whose 14 sons are racing in separate vehicles. There are also five husband/wife teams competing together and one separately.
THIRD GENERATION:
Among the third generation racers is Bryan Freeman racing with Gus Vildosola Jr. in SCORE Trophy-Truck.
BROTHERS TOGETHER:
Among the brothers racing together are: Gary and Mark Weyhrich (Class 1), Billy and Dave Gasper (Class 1), Ronny, Randy and Rick Wilson (Class 1), 36-year old TWIN brothers Arturo and Abel Velazco (Class 1-2/1600), Eric, Hiram and Evan Duran (Class 1-2/1600), Donald and Kenneth Moss (Class 3), Nick, Michael and Larry Vanderwey (SCORE Trophy-Truck).
FATHER/SONS—TOGETHER:
Among the father and sons racing together are Gus Vildsosola and his son Gus Vildosola Jr. (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Bob and Justin Loftin (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Larry Ragland and his son Chad Ragland (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Dan and Tom Chamlee (Class 7), Pancho and Cisco Bio (Class 9), Ryan Millen and his father Rod Millen (Stock Mini), Gerardo Iribe and his father Carlos (Class 5/1600), Clive Skilton and his son Darren (Class 3).
FATHER/DAUGHTER—TOGETHER:
Among the dads who will drive along with their daughters is legendary desert racer Malcolm Smith who is teamed with his daughter Ashley and son Alexander in a family affair in the Sportsman Car Class.
FATHER/SONS-SEPARATELY:
Among the father-sons who will race in separate vehicles include B.J. Baldwin (SCORE Trophy-Truck) and his father Bobby (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Curt LeDuc and his son Todd LeDuc, also both in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and Rod Hall (Stock Mini) and Chad Hall (Stock Full).

FEMALE RACERS:
Among the female racers expected to compete as a driver/rider or co-driver/rider are…
--Heidi Steele--Class 7SX-No. 742. Vice-President of Human Resources for a national home health-car firm, she is the wife of Cameron Steele, is a SCORE regular, was the 2005 SCORE Sportsman Car class point champ and is leading the Class 7SX points this year.
--Anna Cody—Class 20-No. 169x, leading the points with an all-female team that incudes Sarah Kritsch, Cathy Duncan, and Jennifer Morton
--Ashley Smith—Sportsman Car-No. 1404, daughter of legendary SCORE Baja racer Malcolm Smith who will be racing with her famous father and brother Alexander Smith
--Tiffany Thomas—Sportsman M/C>250cc-No. 749x

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER:
Australia has brought its largest entry ever to this race with a total of five entries. The Thunder from Down Under includes the Class one family team (No. 113) led by Brian Robinson and four solo riders: Lloyd Andrew (Class 30, No. 303x), Darren Griffiths (Class 40, No. 402x), Adrian Lovelace (Sportsman M/C>250cc, No. 257x) and Warren Lovelace (Sportsman ATV, No. 57a). The Lovelaces are brothers.

MEDIA CENTER: Nov. 19-20-San Nicolas Hotel. Nov. 21-23-Corona Hotel (adjacent to Start/Finish line on Boulevard Costero).
MEDIA CONTACTS: Dominic Clark, SCORE Media Relations Director, c/o Image Media 702.735.7123
Dominic Clark, Doug Strauss, Tom Blattler, Paul Hansen, Brian Hilderbrand, guests-San Nicolas Hotel in Ensenada, 011.52.646.176.1901

CLASSES: The 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race features nearly 375 entries in 28 Pro & 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Class winners will be decided along with the overall race winner in Pro 4-wheel, Pro Motorcycle and Pro ATV.
Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)
CLASS 1-2/1600 (single or two-seaters to 1600cc)
CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)
CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs)
CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc Baja Bugs)
CLASS 6 (Unlimited production mini trucks)
CLASS 7 (Open production mini trucks)
CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)
CLASS 7SX (Modified mini trucks)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)
CLASS 9 (Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)
SCORE LITE (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)
CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)
STOCK FULL (Stock full-sized trucks)
STOCK MINI (Stock mini trucks)
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)
BAJA CHALLENGE (Limited, identical Baja touring cars)
CLASS 17 (Class 3, modified Jeep Cherokees)
Motorcycles
CLASS 22 (250cc or more)
CLASS 20 (125cc)
CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)
CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)
ATVs
CLASS 25 (251cc or more)
CLASS 24 (250cc or less)

LAST YEAR’S TOP FINISHERS:
40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (1,296.39 miles)
Nov. 11-16, 2007—Ensenada, Baja California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
TOTAL STARTERS: 424, TOTAL FINISHERS: 237 (Race Record) (55.9 Percent)
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-VW, 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-VW, 29:47:08 (43.52) (SCORE Lite)
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., VW Baja Bug 30:35:27 (42.38mph) (Class 5)
22. Arnoldo Ramirez/Misael Arambula/Jacob Gutierrez, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry-VW, 31:13:51 (41.50) (Class 1-2/1600)
23. Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Alejandro Diaz/Santiago Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Curry-VW, 31:15:01 (41.48) (Class 1-2/1600)
24. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth-VW, 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 Gosselaar, 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)

2006 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000—Ensenada to La Paz (1,047.8 miles)
431 Total Starters (Race Record), 234 Total Finishers (54.3 percent)
Pro Cars & Trucks
1. Andy McMillin, Poway, Calif./Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 19:15:27 (54.41mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
2. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford, 19:56:22 (52.55) (Class 1)
3. B.J. Baldwin/Tom Bradley Jr., Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 20:01:25 (52.33) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. Ron Whitton, Maricopa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 20:39:49 (50.71) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
5. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore./B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy, 20:44:56 (50.50) (Class 1)
6. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 21:07:51 (49.59) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
7. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Travis Howard, South Padre Island, Texas, HMS-Chevy, 21:27:33 (48.83) (Class 1)
8. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./John Marking, El Cajon, Calif./Eduardo Gastelum, La Paz, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 21:28:16 (48.80) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 21:34:28 (48.57)(Class 10)
10. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 21:35:40 (48.52) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
11. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Jeff Lewis, San Clemente, Calif., Ford F-150, 21:43:02 (48.25) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
12. Eli Yee/Perry McNeil, Lemon Grove, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 21:56:50 (47.74) (Class 10)
13. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif./Cameron Parrish, San Marcos, Calif./Scott McMillin, Coronado, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 22:17:52 (46.99) (Class 1)
14. Chad Ragland, Phoenix/Danny Anderson, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 22:24:37 (46.76) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
15. John Cooley, Santee, Calif./Chris Harrold, Chula Vista, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 22:32:48 (46.47) (Class 10)
16. Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas/L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif., Jimco-VW, 22:44:30 (46.07) (Class1-2/1600)
17. Nick Vanderwey/Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., GMC Sierra, 22:45:39 (46.04) (Class 8)
18. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dane Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 23:09:10 (45.26) (ProTruck)
19. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif./Daniel Folts, Chino, Calif., 23:13:09, Bunderson-VW (45.13) (Class 1-2/1600)
20. Dave Creagan, Woodland, Wash./James Wasson, Maple Valley, Wash./Mike Nicholson, Vancouver, Wash., Ford F-150, 23:19:12 (44.93) (ProTruck)
21. Kevin McGillivray, Valencia, Calif./Joe Custer, Harrisburg, N.C./Casey Folks, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 23:28:40 (44.63) (ProTruck)
22. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 23:31:38 (44.54) (ProTruck)
23. Tim Noe/Tom Watson/Travis Clarke, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW, 23:37:52 (44.34) (SCORE Lite)
24. Arturo Velazco/Abel Velazco, Beaumont, Calif./Steve Cruz, San Diego, Porter-VW, 23:45:43 (44.10) (Class 1-2/1600)
25. Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 23:47:30 (44.04) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
Motorcycles
1. Steve Hengeveld,Oak Hills, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif./Quinn Cody, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 18:17:50 (57.27mph) (Class 22)
2. Robby Bell,Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 20:31:08 (51.07) (Class 22)
3. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newberry Park, Calif./Randy Morales, Prescott, Ariz./Tom Willis, Las Vegas, Honda XR650R, 21:28:45 (48.78) (Class 40)
4. Gerado Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Jorge Hernandez/Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 21:32:38 (48.64) (Class 30)
5. Ron Wilson,Encinitas, Calif./Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev./Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif., Honda XR650R, 21:36:50 (48.48) (Class 30)
6. Dan Walsh/Chris Gunnett/Rob Gibson, Ramona, Calif., Honda XR650R, 22:43:17 (46.12) (Class 22)
7.Tom Grisham,Chula Vista, Calif./Carl Fischer, Highland, Calif./Mike Mitchell, Salt Lake City, Utah/Mark Chicado, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 23:31:50 (44.53) (Class 21)
8.Shaun Hanson, Murrieta, Calif./Jim McKay, Hemet, Calif./Mark Milne, Aztec, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 23:34:27 (44.45) (Class 21)
9.Brian Pinard,Wildomar, Calif./Taber Murphy, Wenatchee, Wash., Sergio Vega, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 23:41:50 (44.22) (Class 30)
10. Scott Atchison/Greg Hauser/Larry Collins, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda XR650R, 23:44:02 (44.15) (Class 40)
11. Chris Parker,Newport Beach, Calif./Tim Bina, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Randy Blevins, Garden Grove, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 24:10:53 (43.33) (Class 21)
12. Chris Eberz, Santa Barbara, Calif./Mark Daniels, Oxnard, Calif./Sean Eberz, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda XR650R, 24:27:38 (42.84) (Class 22)
13. Kris Papworth, Draper, Utah/Zac Jacobson, Cedar City, Utah/Allan Donaldson, KTM EXC525, 24:45:57 (42.31) (Class 22)
14. Beau Hayden, Shadow Hills, Calif./Peter Postel, Newbury Park, Calif./Ron Bishop, Escondido, Calif./Tony Megla, Newbury Park, Calif./Chuck Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif., BMW HP2, 24:54:53 (42.06) (Class 22)
15. Carlos Gonzalez, Navojoa, Mexico/Javier Hernandez, Obregon, Mexico/Eduardo Rosas, Huatabameo, Mexico, Honda CR450X, 24:55:54 (42.03) (SPT M/C over 250cc)
ATVs
1. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Speath, Warner Springs, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 22:37:46 (46.30mph) (Class 25)
2. Jeff Hancock, Salome, Ariz./Joshua Edwards/Kirk Schreier, Phoenix, Honda TRX450R, 24:27:16 (42.85) (Class 25)
3.Josh Frederick,Moapa, Nev./Tony Baker, El Cajon, Calif./Shane Strunk, Phoenix/Michael Swift, Can-Am Renegede, 24:55:54 (42.03) (Class 25)
4. Alex Camanini, El Cajon, Calif./Carmen Cafro, Vista, Calif./Earl Thigpen, Murrieta, Calif./Allen Fox, Alpine, Calif./Scott Prather, Ramona, Calif., Honda SRP650, 25:04:37 (41.78) (Class 25)
5. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz./Keith Little, Russelville, Al./Wes Miller, Costa Mesa, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 26:48:04 (39.10) (Class 25)

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2005 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000—Ensenada to Ensenada (708.8 miles)
342 Total Starters, 163 Total Finishers
Pro Cars & Trucks
1. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 15:06:19 (46.92) (Class 1)
2. Bob Shepard, Phoenix/Rick Geiser, Desert Hills, Ariz., Chevy CK1500, 15:48:49 (44.82) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 15:56:08 (44.48) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 15:57:57 (44.39) (Class 1)
5. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 16:00:35 (44.27) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
6. Damen Jefferies/Casey Jefferies, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 16:05:01 (44.07) (Class 1)
7. Chad Ragland, Phoenix/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 16:08:06 (43.93) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
8. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:17:02 (43.53) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:45:02 (42.31) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
10. Garron Cadiente/Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 16:47:35 (42.21) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
11. Corky McMillin (In Memoriam, 1929-2005) Drivers--Gary Arnold, Bonita, Calif./Hector Cuadras, Chula Vista, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 16:50:49 (42.07) (Class 1)
12. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 16:51:29 (42:04) (Class 1)
13. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:58:37 (41.75) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
14. Lobsam Yee/Eli Yee, Angel Barajas, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 17:15:05 (41.09) (Class 10)
15. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan/Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 17:25:10 (40.69) (Class 1)
16. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 17:47:17 (39.85) (Class 1)
17. Kory Sheeler/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy CK1500, 17:52:44 (39.64) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
18. John Cooley, Santee, Calif./Dave Richardson, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-VW, 17:56:34 (39.50) (Class 10)
19. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:10:12 (39.01) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
20. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150, 18.39:14 (38.00) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
21. Jim Nuckles/Jeff Dickerson, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 18:47:37 (37.71) (ProTruck)
22. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco-VW, 18:48:00 (37.70) (SCORE Lite)
23. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Dan Cardone, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 18:50:12 (37.63) (ProTruck)
24. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 19:14:17 (36.84) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
25. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW, 19:18:48 (36.70) SCORE LIte
Pro Motorcycles
1.Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:20:30 (49.42mph) (Class 22)
2. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:38:01 (48.44) (Class 22)
3. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, Calif./Scott Myers/Ron Wilson, Honda XR650R, 16:07:18 (43.97) (Class 30)
4. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz., Honda CRFX250, 18:01:38 (39.32) (Class 21)
5. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif./Louis Franco, Honda XR650R, 18:19:08 (38.69) (Class 40)
6. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego/Anthony Sanchez, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 18:46:20 (37.76) (Class 21)
7. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:00:12 (37.30) (SPT M/C over 250cc)
8. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Jack Johnson, Las Vegas/Scott Forward, Montrose, Calif./Jim Castillo, Los Alamos, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:08:49 (37.02) (Class 50)
9. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Dean Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 19:37:40 (36.11) (Class 21)
10. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40 (34.70mph) (34.70) (Class 30)
11. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP2, 20:42:09 (34.24) (Class 30)
12. Mark Jerman, Huntington Beach, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./Steve Buckley, Oak Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:04 (33.99) (Class 40)
13. David Gonzalez/David Gonzalez Jr./Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:37 (33.98) (SPT M/C over 250cc)
14. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Beau Hayden, Sunland, Calif., BMW HP2, 20:57:43 (33.81) (Class 22)
15. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM 620 LC4, 21:40:38 (32.70mph) (Class 22)
Pro ATVs
1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Chad Prull, Honda TRX450R, 18:06:53 (39.13) (Class 25)
2. Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif./Dan Creech, Honda TRX450, 18:52:37 (37.55) (Class 25)
3. Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./William Yokley, Honda TRX450R, 19:24:36 (36.52) (Class 25)
4. Joel Leal/Israel Reyes/Indalecio Jimenez, Mexicali, Mexico, Bombardier Baja 650, 20:22:41 (34.78) (Class 25)
5. Francisco Ruano/Gerardo Sepulveda/Rafael Pinedo, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX 450R, 21:32:18 (32.91) (Class 25)

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2004 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000—Ensenada to La Paz (1,013.57 miles)
284 Total Starters, 198 Total Finishers
Pro Cars & Trucks:
FIRST OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE:1. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford, 16 hours, 18 minutes, 14 seconds (62.17 miles per hour) (Class 1)
2. Mark Miller, Carefree, Ariz./Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 16:24:54 (61.75mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. Dan Smith/Dave Ashley, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:47:05 (60.39mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 16:48:18 (60.31mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
5. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 16:54:18 (59.96mph) (Class 1)
6. John Marking, El Cajon, Calif./Chris Harrold, Chula Vista, Calif./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 17:25:47 (58.15mph) (Class 1)
7. Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 17:35:10 (57.34mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
8. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 17:44:59 (57.10mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Brian Ewalt, Bonita, Calif./Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 17:50:03 (56.83mph) (Class 1)
10. Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 17:56:31 (56.49mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
11. Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Dennis Boyle, Ventura, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 18:00:09
12. Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 18:03:02 (56.15mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
13. Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 18:32:24 (54.67mph) (Class 10)
14. Buddy Feldkamp/Bud Feldkamp, Redlands, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 18:34:03 (54.59mph) (Class 1)
15. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz./Dan Fowler, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 18:49:49 (53.83mph) (Class 8)
16.Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif., Ford F-150, 19:12:59 (52.75mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
17. Will Higman, Newport Beach, Calif./Jerry Higman, Huntington Beach, Calif., Kreger-Honda, 19:14:55 (52.66mph) (Class 10)
18. Rick Romans/Jerry Bennett, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Jimco-Chevy; 19:20:46 (52.39mph) (Class 1)
19. Rick L. Johnson, Oak Hills, Calif./Tony Vanillo, Hesperia, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 19:36:40 (51.68mph) (PROTRUCK)
20. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 19:41:55 (51.45mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
Pro Motorcycles
FIRST OVERALL MOTORCYCLE: 1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda XR650R, 15:57:37 (63.51mph) (Class 22)
2. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, Calif./Kellon Walch, Las Vegas/Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif./Scot Harden, Menefee, Calif., KTM 700LC4, 16:22:12 (61.92mph) (Class 22)
3. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda XR650, 17:33:13 (57.74mph) (Class 40)
4. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Sergio Vega/Manuel Santana, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650, 17:35:23 (57.62mph) (Class 30)
5. Lukas Lundin/PG Lundmark, Canada, Honda XR650, 18:22:11(55.18mph) (Class 40)
Pro ATVs
FIRST OVERALL ATV: 1. Ruben Martin/Gilberto Santana, Tijuana, Mexico/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Bombardier DS650 Baja X, 19:52:23, (51.00mph) (Class 25)
2. John Gregory, Spring Valley, Calif./Doug Eichner, El Cajon, Calif./Marc Speath/Danny Rudd, La Habra, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 20:01:16 (50.63mph) (Class 25)
3. Ray Schooley, Poway, Calif/Ryan Wheeler, El Cajon, Calif./Tony Baker/Greg Row, San Diego, Bombardier DS650X, 24:34:40 (41.24mph) (Class 25)


AND

2003 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000—Ensenada to Ensenada (808 miles)
272 Total Starters, 153 Total Finishers
FIRST OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE—1. Doug Fortin/Charlie Townsley, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
2. Mark Miller, Carefree, Ariz./Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. Scott McMillin/Andy McMillin, Poway, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
5. Gus Vildsola, Mexicali, Mexico/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
6. Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif./Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, Calif., Jimco-Toyota (CLASS 1)
7. Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
8. Dan Smith/Dave Ashley, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. B.J. Baldwin/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
10. Kory Holopoff/Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., Henry Chassis-Honda (CLASS 10)
First Overall Motorcycle--1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, SanClemente, Calif., Honda XR650R (CLASS 22)

AND

2002 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000—Ensenada to La Paz (1,017.31 miles)
234 Total Starters, 151 Total Finishers
FIRST OVERALL 4-WHEEL VEHICLE—1. Dan Smith/David Ashley, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150, (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
2. Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. Mike Julson, El Cajon, Calif./Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
4. Doug Fortin, El Cajon, Calif./Charlie Townsley, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
5. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford (CLASS 1)
6. Scott McMillin/Andy McMillin, Poway, Calif., Porter-Chevy (CLASS 1)
7. Robby Gordon, Orange, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
8. Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif./Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1)
10. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu/Dan Ragland, Cave Creek, Colo., Chevy Silverado (ProTruck)
First Overall Motorcycle--1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, SanClemente, Calif., Honda XR650R (CLASS 22)

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Baja 1000 KORE Kroeker Hummer Hall Racing Action

The Baja 1000

Team KORE Set for Baja 1000


With the Baja 1000 today, Team KORE is set for battle. The 2007 Dodge Power Wagon wearing a red white and blue "stars and stripes" wrap is equipped with General Grabber competition tires, Weld bead lock wheels, KORE suspension, AAM axles and Baja Designs lighting systems.

I spoke with KORE's director of race operations John Zambe yesterday about their planned race effort. It sounded to me like Team KORE is well situated to finish first in the grueling 629 mile course. KORE's Dodge Power Wagon is in it's third race season now and everything that has been an issue before has been addressed and fixed. Zambe was confident KORE's Power Wagon would be faster than Team Hummer's H2 SUT and H3 Alpha SUVdriven by veteran desert racers Chad and Josh Hall. "We start between the Hall Hummers in Stock Full, so it should be a good battle right from the start".-John Zambe


Stock Full class consists of full-size production trucks with only minimal to increase safety and in Baja. KORE's effort is focused on finishing faster than any other Stock Full race vehicle.

According to Tony Tellier of Baja Racing News.com KORE is favored 3:1 along with Chad and Josh Hall, and John Griffin. In a class of just 5 entries nothing screams "hardcore" more than a battle comprised of teams that historically make the podium.

The Baja 1000 race course is shorter than normal this year, partially because its a loop, but also because it is located entirely in the region north of San Felipe. This is a good thing for teams because it is much less challenging to support than a point to point race. The course takes competitors up through Baja's beautiful Pine forests and then further north, just miles from the US border near Mexicali. From there it travels south towards San Felipe. Next it goes up to Mikes Sky Ranch and then west towards the Pacific Ocean.

We recommend spectators watch from the area north of Erendira near the Pacific ocean where the vehicles travel over 1/4-mile sections of basket ball size rocks that get whooped out as the race happens. The sight is quite unlike anything else when a powerful race truck hits rock whoops at speed. Watch for flying rocks!

The race eventually returns back to where it started in the heart of Ensenada at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

100 Off-Road Years - Jimmie Jeffries Baja Mexico

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UPDATE November 2, 2009

New Interview with Jimmie Jeffries from Baja South:

Passionate career off the road.
Jimmie Jeffries - Off Road Racing.

By: Joseph Monastery Avila

One of the most Stables have excelled in recent years is La Scuderia Jeffries, Director Jimmie Jeffries has strongly promoted in recent years of Off Road Baja Sur, their units are the best of condition but little is known of his life in pleasant kindly agreed to talk to us, that we said.

Jimmie, since when in Los Cabos?
He arrived in 1969 to live here but I know Baja California several years ago, in 1959 the first time, I came with Abelardo Rodriguez for help with a launch in Las Cruces.

Off Road Is the passion of your life?
Yes indeed, I'm running since 1967 and for 5 years straight with a Thousand Miles NORRA and 500 miles, but then when I'm retired and now living on Cape with a very low pension, I can not continue, but in more recent times to sell land so I can acquire more modern cars.

The best thing I got in a Baja Mil NORRA was 3rd. Place in the unlimited class in times of NORRA was class 4 but right now is class 1, was running against Parnelli Jones and these famous people.

At that time there was so much technology, the vehicles were more limited, how were the races?
You really think so? I think my car was a little thinking time, I have ideas in my car at that time being used now, but the quality of the pieces were not as good as now, were pieces are handmade and are currently manufactured with excellence.

Jimmie, how long did a Baja Mil Ensenada-La Paz?
For me 32 hours to 16 hours Parnelli Jones were, but this race I had many problems along the way, a flat tire and my 37-inch tires were the only car in that time with the measure and had no spare, had a little extra and ran about 400 miles with a small rim until I got to the Arc where he had a big tire deposited and made a "record time" faster than Parnelli Jones in the second half.

"De La Mula del Diablo that you tell us?
I made a car in 1960 to come out because my mom and dad were living here by boat to Cabo San Lucas hotel and made a special car to come and return, is the first Mula del Diablo and then I have new ideas to make a but nice car and remove the pieces of Mula number 1 and made another car, Mula del Diablo 2nd. And just when the car is ready Mr. Ed Pearlman has the event with NORRA Thousand Miles, then the car I did not wanting to run, not thinking about racing, but enters the car in the event and provided the car pulls very well in the races, use the same car to find your way to travel, to visit my family and also for racing.

La Mula del Diablo was on the beach in San Lucas for many years, 2 hurricanes hit him because at that time had no cars and a warehouse was damaged because enough sunlight and sea breeze enters the tubes and begins to rot inside and outside, but fortunately now I am rebuilding 3 years that the Devil and the Mule is almost completed, it is my private project, I have another person preparing and arranging the race cars, but my project is La Mula del Diablo.

Mula Is the original Diablo?
There is an exact replica of the original, the other was impossible to rebuild, it is very rare to do again a car you did 50 years ago in the past, I feel weird when I'm doing the same pieces again after so long.

How it was at that time Cabo San Lucas?
Very small, a house in the center that was the post office, a shed of bamboo that was the restaurant, an office of Harbor Master and little outside the village an airstrip and a bar behind the dune, other houses and almost nothing but the place was nice but the people were very rustic.

All the people who lived in San Lucas worked in the packing house, three tuna rods and hooks used to catch tuna in that time, there were also 2 ranches outside of town and the road to San Jose del Cabo was the most horrible of the world was made 2 hours from San Lucas to San Jose and sometimes could not happen, but they were good times, fishing was fantastic sandy beach and friendly people always as now, had no hotels, I arrived in Puerto Chileno where my parents did boats, was a business that was not completely good for them, lost their homes and in that time my mom bought a piece of the beach in Cabo San Lucas for little money and lost her home when my dad left for the Philippines to work there while my mother built a small house here on the beach where I lived, eventually divorced my dad and she then marries another man and goes to live in the USA and I came to live at her here in Cabo, I could not come because he was retired, was a firefighter in Beverlly Hills where I worked for 9 years but I had an accident in my work where I injured my knee and I retired with a small pension, was in love from Cabo San Lucas first visit, I enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and diving and for me it was like being in heaven.

How to turn the Off Road in Baja California Sur?
I like racing here, I know several runners and people who run the United States and note that they believe there are "secondary" and is completely false, they are great runners and have high powered cars here and an example, the child my son is also running in races in the U.S. and is gaining on the Americans, Robert Ross is another young Cape has become known there and you clarified that the son of my son is "Fito" Luis Ramirez Jr.

The races here need more participation from people from other countries, like Germany, France, China and think that someday they will come because these races in the Baja California are famous throughout the world.

There are many brokers who did not have much money to come here is very expensive for them, is far and hotels are a bit expensive and almost always come with 20 people per car.

Speaking of things more recent "satisfied with the victory of Juan Carlos in the Thousand Choyera?
Ho if enough, Juan Carlos is not running his life, he is running on a class 1 car but also less powerful, is learning and learning and doing better each race, this race the Grand Baja Sur is the first International Once he runs into my car, which is faster, more horses and I'm not going to win and the incredible run, won the overall and an hour ahead of the next car and his career average was 55 miles per hour, is fantastic! mainly by the difficulty of the route that had many curves, rocks and plenty of water along the way, I am very happy and satisfied!.

What is missing from the Scuderia Jeffries?
I just need to win the Two Seas, the rest of the races and we won with different drivers and different dates but the Dos Mares I really want to win.

Something you want to add?
Thanks for coming. Otherwise, I feel like an important person for their love and their presence is incredible that my children and I are signing photos and jerseys is a nice surprise for me to receive the affection of the people of Baja California Sur.

Amena was the talk with Jimmie Don Jeffries to thank him for his hospitality and simplicity, his effort to give this interview in which he speaks Spanish with security, it is clear the love for this state, provided the major impetus to the sport that passionate, another clear example of people in love with Baja California Sur, one day he decided to stay here forever, in heaven, as he calls it
. END





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100 Off-Road Years

Jimmie Jeffries


THE DEVILS MULE!


By Miguel Mada


Throughout all these years many of us we have testified as the Off Road has come modifying its nature from almost instinctive way. From its more elementary beginnings the talent and talent of the first adventurers were sufficient so that the passion by the speed follows intact and in increase in spite of happening of the years. After to have lived to the maximum the anniversary on Baja 1000, we continued with our work and now it is called on turn to finish season 2007. The coexistence and the interchange of ideas with Mr. Jimmie Jeffries have given the opportunity us to prepare a very special news article; the fiance' is debt and many have asked for their trajectory. It goes much for all the liking and for that we know a little or of the living legend of the motor sport: Jimmie Dale Jeffries. Who is Jimmie Jeffries? Perhaps they are more than 300 routes and the innumerable expeditions throughout the peninsula, those that a perfecionist and innovator of motoring outside route did of Jimmie. Their knowledge took it to design at least four hybrids with which there would be to defy to the Mexican desert from his first performances within "Mexican 1000". Over the years, there were three different "Devils Mule".


Although Jimmie was born and lived many years in Californian Santa Monica, nowadays; in motorsports, he like the Mexican American but in the Bajas. In fact it does not interest to him if many consider a "Gringo him" but in the Baja; anyway the good accent of its Spanish denotes the love that "Santiago" feels by this earth. When one is to speak of another thing that is not Off Road, Jimmie is used to analyzing like few the problems that in looking back, to that we lived in Mexican territory. The first Thousand Miles and the tires of airplane Ever since a friend I speak to him of this type of competitions, Jimmie realized of which it wanted to end the record of forty hours established by a motorcycle in the years sesentas.


Thus it was decided nonsingle to participate, but that also occurred to the task of preparing to the maximum the units with which it ran. It was the work much that I dedicate to him to its prime work; more than two years within the factory and five hundred working hours were those that baptized that "Car for Sand" and as it appeared in "the LA Times" that Thursday six of September of 62". In those years everything was very different, the races outside route "were sanctioned" by NORRA unlike now; nevertheless the war of marks was exactly the same one. Jimmie I finish constructing and designing its first vehicle of races at the age of 26 years, when it worked for the department of firemen of Beverly Hills.


The Devils Mule is but one of Jimmies creations. The Mule was supposed to be in the 2007 Baja 1000 historic parade, but an American from San Diego muffed the job. (We’ll talk about that later) Baja racing started way before 1967 and SCORE.


Excuse the broken English

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