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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LAST 2009 RACING HEADLINES: AS IT HAPPENS...HERE>>>

Great Graphic Clip of the historic battle between Honda and Kawasaki during this years Baja 1000, 2009.


UPDATED December 30, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR SHERIFF GORE's BORDER CRIME RESPONSE UPDATED!

CLICK HERE FOR THE CBS NEWS 48 HOURS EXPOSE' ON THE McMILLIN TEAM's Hall Family Experience

MORE BLACK CRIMINALS TAKEN IN EVERY DAY IN BAJA NORTE MEXICO...THE THREAT CONTINUES TO DAMAGE MEXICO

CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY OF Black Criminals with NUMEROUS Different Law Enforcement Uniforms! ONLY BUSTED TODAY, THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE LOOSE CAUSING DAMAGES

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BUSINESS LEADERS LAMENT INSECURITY IN BAJA, MEXICO
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Baja Norte at Serious Risk

This report came out days before the American citizen was killed in Tijuana at a high visibility Taco shop in Tijuana:

MEXICO CITY, December 16 (EL UNIVERSAL) .- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been detected and reported to the Mexican government the possibility that drug cartels carry out acts of violence against federal forces, state and local and even against "civilian targets".

According to an internal report by the DEA, organized crime has planned attacks on targets such as shopping malls, bridges and public transportation stations such as Metro and bus terminals, as well as events to celebrate mass for parties of the time but does not specify whether organizations in particular have reason to run.

The attacks, according to the DEA, could happen in Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas and even the Federal District.

A Justice Department source, that can not be identified because he was not authorized to speak on the subject, said the grenade attacks that have suffered in recent days police stations in some states are part of this escalation of violence on the who have warned the government of Mexico.

Since early December, organizations such as Los Zetas have attacked with gunfire and grenades, police headquarters and places associated with the federal forces in Guanajuato, Guerrero, Sonora, Chihuahua and Michoacan recently. There have also been attacks on shops and a bus passenger.

Last week in an interview with El Universal, Antonio L. Mazzitelli, regional representative of the Units Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, said that Mexico's drug cartels have turned to terrorism as a way to force the civilian population, particularly to the authorities, to reach agreements .

The UN representative said the indiscriminate terrorism is a symptom of the weakness of the crime, "it probably would indicate that results are being achieved (in the fight antinarco).

Warning light

In this regard, the DEA has asked the staff of the U.S. Embassy to limit their movements and stay away from crowded areas, and elsewhere in Michoacan that previously have been attacked by drug cartels.

The Agency's report highlights the threat at the moment Sinaloa cartels, La Familia Michoacana, Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, and points to Army installations and police in Ciudad Juarez, Uruapan, Lázaro Cárdenas, Apatzingán , Mexico City, Tijuana and other places where organized crime has bases as targets of criminal groups.

The DEA report makes mention of a warning he made to the government of Mexico on 1 January, where the Zetas were involved, and referred to terrorist groups associated with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas entering through Guatemala to the United States.

Pitfalls

The Agency raises possible attacks and increasing violence from the cartels from December to February 2010, as a threat to the government of Mexico and the United States.

In the first three years of the current Mexican government have killed 15 thousand 500 people in connection with the war on drugs, and there have been attacks against military and federal police.

Additionally, since cartels six months ago adopted a new strategy to counter larger, or "high impact".


TV PEOPLE! Baja 1000 NBC 11 AM PT Saturday December 19

"Baja 1000 to air on NBC Saturday This year’s 42nd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, will air on the NBC television network as part of the World of Adventure Sports series this Saturday (December 19th) at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT.


With amazing footage spanning from an unprecedented motorcycle rivalry, terrifying crashes, innovative POV and aerial shots and an attempt to continue a Baja legacy, the broadcast is sure to electrify even the most uncompromising multitudes of Baja Racing News.com fans.

Being televised for the sixth straight year on NBC, the broadcast will also be distributed on ESPN International, Universal HD and long form video will be available on Baja Racing News.com

This year’s race featured 328 starters from 39 U.S. States and 14 countries, competing in 30 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATVs. The race started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

Additionally, two DVD’s will be generated from this year’s race. The official race broadcast, and the “Baja Unlimited II: Director’s Cut”, a comprehensive DVD special due out in early 2010. Narrated by legendary hot-air-bag Sal Fish and racer Scam Steele, the DVD will feature some of the most compelling never seen before SCORE footage from the past four years in addition to behind the scenes highlights from the 2009 race. Viewers will be given an inside look at the people and moments that have made the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 an international spectacle."





Helicopters Baja 1000

Pilot Andy Fagan flew a Robinson R44 during the Baja 1000 for John Langley's Cops racing team with camera man Jim Cook. Along with filming the Cops’ three race cars, they followed some of the players of Baja racing including, Scameron Steele, Pete Sohren, and BJ Baldwin.

When all was said and done, the Cops Class 1 car finished first place in their class. A local chopper company, orginally sourced by Baja Safari, provided seven other helicopters on this landmark race with three AStars, a LongRanger, a JetRanger and two more Robinson R44s. The helicopters provided medical evacuation services for the race sanctioning body, SCORE International, filmed the racing action for NBC Sports and spotted for race team’s vehicles such as Vildosola Racing and Kawasaki.

Watch the Baja 1000 on NBC Sports airing this Saturday, December 19th at 11am PST.





Living Legend

Frank Robinson was honored as a Living Legend at the San Diego Air and Space Museum annual gala. As an engineer and pilot, his lifelong dream was to design a small affordable helicopter. He accomplished his dream through his company, Robinson Helicopter Company, which now produces the world’s best selling helicopter.

Ever the innovator, Frank will be introducing the turbine powered Robinson R66 helicopter to the market in the near future. The San Diego local company, is a Robinson brand center and sponsored a table at the gala event. The company sales department includes salesman Daren Humphries, San Diego locals Ivor Shier and Deann Shier. Attending were Daren Humphries, Frank Robinson, Deann Shier and Ivor Shier.



DODGE RAM Heavy Duty Wins Truck Of The Year!
RAM Heavy Duty Defeats Ford Raptor!

"Chrysler Group's Dodge Ram Heavy Duty won Motor Trend magazine's coveted "Truck of the Year" award in a unanimous vote, the magazine announced Thursday.

"Much of what is so impressive about the Ram Heavy Duty is not only how easily it does all the tasks it's built for, but also how easy it is on the driver," Angus MacKenzie, Motor Trend editor-in-chief, said in a statement. "The Ram is quieter, more comfortable and people-friendly than before without sacrificing its considerable capability."

The award was open to pick-ups and vans that were all-new or substantially redesigned in the past year. Besides the Ram Heavy Duty, the three other contenders for this year's award were the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, which is a high-performance off-road truck, the Ford Transit Connect, a small commercial cargo van, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6-liter truck.

The Ram Heavy Duty, unlike the more familiar Dodge Ram 1500, is built strictly for work and isn't intended as a vehicle someone might drive for personal use. It has a 17,500 towing capacity and is available with a powerful diesel engine."



Ricky J
ohnson Announced News LIVE! on Baja Racing News.com

""TRAXXAS TORC SERIES ANNOUNCES BIG EVENT AT THE RE-BIRTH OF METROLINA SPEED AND SPORTS CENTER MAY 15TH AND 16TH IN CHARLOTTE, NC.

Officials of The Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL announced today that it will bring its “kick-ass” brand of off-road truck racing to the East Coast in 20
10 with a two-day event at the new Metrolina Speed and Sports Center in Charlotte, NC. The inaugural dirt event at the fabled speedway will be held May 15th and 16th and feature the biggest names in off-road racing and be televised nationally.

“We are very proud to kick things off and be a part of the re-birth of the Metrolina Speed and Sports Center and bring our extreme form of racing to the fans i
n Charlotte, stated Ricky Johnson. “We will be working hard with John and his team at Metrolina to design an event that rocks the house with our East Coast debut and I know our drivers will continue to bring the best show in racing today.”

Metrolina’s racing history dates back over forty years and is perhaps most famous as
the track where Dale Earnhardt won his first race on asphalt.

“We are extremely excited to have The Traxxas TORC Series as our debut event to launch our “Metrolina Makeover” project”, stated Simon Weber, president and CEO of Speedway Investment Group. “The excitement that the TORC Series will bring is an excellent way to get the Charlotte fans back out to Metrolina”.

The Traxxas T
ORC Series- The Off Road Championship, presented by AMSOIL is the world’s premier short course off road series. TORC drivers push the limits with 900 horsepower, action-packed fender pounding on challenging natural terrain racetracks. For more information on TORC please visit www.torcseries.com. ""










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