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Sunday, May 02, 2010

MEXICAN 1000 LIVE! Dos Mares 500 LIVE! Reporting From Baja Mexico







MEXICAN 1000 Report 3


Watch the MEXICAN 1000 Awards Ceremony HERE on Baja Racing News.com


















Baja Racing News.com BULLETIN From La Paz, BCS, Mexico:

La Paz, Baja California Sur -
Today, after 16 hours in the area of the
Start and Finish line at the pier
(at the Bahia de La Paz & Marquez de Leon)
the fiesta and party for off-road racing, Baja Racing,
began with contingency and ended with the finish line of the
MEXICAN 1000 & the local race, Dos Mares 500.

The seventeenth edition of
international event, the Dos Mares-500.

The MEXICAN 1000 Rally, held over the
last three days, for the first time in recent memory,
will hold its awards ceremony today, with the local
racers from the Dos Mares 500 at midday.

The Dos Mares 500,
arguably the most historic race of
Sudcalifornia, Southern Baja California, Mexico,
the national and international racers,
raced into the early hours today. Organized by
the Auto Club of La Paz and PROBAJA-OSOR
on schedule, which accomplished the
ceremonial start in town, on raceday, Saturday.

Contingency, which includes the racers medical
clearance and technical inspections of the
race vehicles, concluded late Friday night and
into early Saturday morning.

The Fidepaz, Start line, which offfered the
official checkered flag itself, with the official target
Centenario, but the competitors came to
waterfront area to start the events.

Contingency for the Mexican 1000 was in Mexicali.
The start line for that event was just outside
of Mexicali at the Laguna Salada, dry lake.
Over 200 racers competed in the local race
and over 100 in the Mexican 1000,
in different specialties.

The Mexican 1000 course started in Mexicali
and ended in La Paz, yesterday. Over three days
of great desert Baja racing, across the length
of the magnificent peninsula, the
Mexican 1000 delighted the entrants.


The Dos Mares race course,
went of over 400 kilometers runs
the municipalities of La Paz and Comondu, starting
El Saladito, to move to Las Golondrinas that
approximately 65 miles, which will be located
first check point, hence due to Ihuajil where
will be the second check, the third will be located in
Km 194; another on the Rancho El Refugio, San
Venancio, El Conejo, at kilometer 38 on the penultimate
check to reach the goal in El Centenario.

As all Baja Racers know, this race presented
Baja Sureños, Southern Baja racers, the best pilots,
which together with other Mexican nationals and
some foreigners will be looking
impose new race record, which in the words
of those who have competed for many years,
the faster cars, this could be done.
Famous "Rody" Rodimiro Amaya Jr.,
and Luis "Fito" Ramirez, whose records
are under four hours.

Unofficial MEXICAN 1000 Results:

Bob Gordon, Father of Robby Gordon, Wins Overall.
Anticipated 2010 NORRA Trophy Winner


Roger Norman Motorsports Press Release Mexican 1000 & Dos Mares 2010 Proceedings Reported

""Roger Norman, off-road racer exraordinaire and owner of the Crystal Bay Club Casino, reported another “Epic weekend in the deserts of Baja.”

After capturing first place last week in the three-day NORRA 1000 Alternative Fuel Class in Mexico, and then sixth in the Dos Mares race, there is no doubt Baja was good to the Crystal Bay Casino Norman Motorsports Team.

The NORRA 1000 was a three-day staged rally that was littered with the heroes of desert racing. The most popular desert racers could be seen everywhere one looked, preparing to race their vintage pre-1989 vehicle or trying their hand at alternative fuel technology.

The Norman Motorsports Team was just as star-studded, consisting of Norman and his Crystal Bay Casino No. 8 Trophy Truck driver, Larry Roeseler, legendary motorcycle racer and Crystal Bay Casino No. 8 driver, and Mark Post, Riviera No. 3 Trophy Truck driver.

Norman started the race on Day 1 in the 49th position before working his way up the field to fourth when he successfully handed off the truck to Post, who finished the flawless day in the first position. With the success of the first day under their belt, Norman was able to start first and challenge himself to read the GPS and Roadbook while driving solo with no co-pilot to help navigate.

Post once again got handed a running truck but in La Purisima got a flat tire, which was the minor part of his problem. Somewhere along the way, the jack handle had fallen off. Post ended up waiting in the desert for almost two hours while the recovery was in process. But thanks to Brian Collins, who stopped to help, he was able to change the tire and continue the 8 miles to the finish line, taking 17th for the day.

The third day, Roeseler started and Post again took it to the finish line. This time Post was resilient. With another flat tire on his hands, he decided to finish the last 20 miles on the flat. The KMC wheel took the brutal beating all the way to the finish line with no tire, and amazingly didn't significantly damage the wheel or the brake rotor. The Norman Motorsports team ended up finishing about 120 minutes behind the overall winner, but proudly took first place in the Alternative Fuel Class.

“This was a gentleman's race,” Norman said. “Everyone at the start line wanted to race hard, but there was no nerfing and a lot more courtesy on the course than there is in a typical desert race. The whole thing was cool. My favorite part was drinking Tecate and eating the most amazing lobster I have ever tasted with the legends of the sport in the heart of Baja.”

While Roeseler and Post were competing in the final day of the NORRA 1000, Norman was at Contingency for the Dos Mares 500, where he would be competing in the Zorro Racing Team No. 69 Camaro Trophy Truck.

Come race day, Norman started seventh and had a plan of taking it easy in the beginning of the race. But before he knew it he had made his way up into fourth place when they stopped for a fuel pit. Shortly after they left the pit, coming out of a silt bed, it seemed as if they had lost the transmission and called for rescue. As they were completing the install on a new transmission, they found that it was actually the rear differential that had broken, so they were back to waiting for rescue with a replacement rear differential on the way.

After countless vehicles passed them on the course, they finally got it all put back together and were now faced with the new transmission overheating and eventually losing first and third gear. Francisco Cevantez, the truck owner who had taken over driving duties for the second half of the race, did take the checker flag at 4:30 a.m. They finished sixth after driving by the oil temperature gauge that limited them to 87 mph.""



OFFICIAL MEXICAN 1000 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS




Veh #

Ctgy

Team
DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3TOTAL
MINUTES
854BOB GORDON177:01295:34251:58664.33
4710TOM HARRIS193:35309:50276:00779.25
532BEN ABATTI JR201:36321:39277:31800.46
698ATIM MORTON204:48331:00266:38804.26
4911ROGER NORMAN157:06411:43246:10814.59
804ANDY MCMILLIN207:10324:10289:30820.50
812SCOTT MCMILLIN211:30337:16287:49836.35
608ARUBEN HALE219:02344:23292:22855.47
762DAVID SYKES197:35407:26274:47879.48
522WALKER EVANS217:09353:08311:15881.32
54JONATHAN SWIFT230:16350:00333:50914.06
633MIKE SHATYNSKI234:51358:53328:40922.24
552MICHAEL GAUGHAN249:10373:35308:40931.25
73JOHN SWIFT261:31361:25326:42949.38
7711SCOTT STEINBERGER200:31296:23474:05970.59
585BGREG ADLER300:34346:28336:11983.13
93MALCOLM SMITH209:37469:39305:20984.36
842BRIAN COLLINS224:03386:00383:32993.35
325CCHRIS WILSON259:04418:30332:391010.13
719PANCHO BIO269:18393:30364:251027.13
735EMARK HABER241:16391:59399:441032.59
785DCHRIS RAFFO235:00462:15336:391033.54
237AJOE DESROSIERS261:58455:18334:401051.56
662DEAN WAYMAN330:29374:40389:301094.39
61RAY SWIFT262:03411:32442:181115.53
2010RODD FRANTELLI307:01374:06445:371126.54
161JEFF MCCULLOUGH276:10372:36493:291142.15
685AJOSE JULIO SANTIBAÑEZ257:34479:19415:101152.03
346STEVE KRIEGER III209:46335:26613:001158.12
142DAVE WESTHEM205:23349:07613:001167.30
2211SCOTT WHITNEY241:04448:20480:301169.54
455CCHAD NIERNBERG334:01464:05402:421200.48
410CHARLES HENDRICKSON270:17502:19471:321244.08
625DKEN LEAVITT289:30477:12483:101249.52
1810DOUG MENDEZ438:24430:05384:591253.28
8611CLYDE STACY281:19492:00482:351255.54
878AMARCOS HERNANDEZ325:58541:55420:311288.24
301CLYDE STACY339:10479:30486:071304.47
519LORENZO PEARSON255:47414:57636:001306.44
154JAMES KIRBY374:59591:30348:341315.03
6712RASHY CLAUS267:56693:00357:141318.10
2512MARTY FIOLKA402:55478:02454:231335.20
838AALEX MELERO572:00418:26411:401402.06
385BROBERT LAND588:36417:20413:321419.18
648GEORGE PENNINGTON720:00394:48316:051430.53
884ROBERT LAUGHLIN333:17594:35505:001432.52
293SKIP KAWELL334:33467:34636:001438.07
84STEVE HECKERT383:55683:17384:051451.17
729ARTURO HERNANDEZ611:50449:06424:021484.58
469GLENN KIRBY371:35814:00345:451531.20
615CTITO TINOCO459:13580:04522:301561.47
404RON LANDAKER237:121009:00366:201612.32
265CBOYD JAMES641:11913:00455:402009.51
12PARNELLI JONES709:23665:00649:002023.23
24RICHARD BROWN426:32883:00720:002029.32
744TIM GEORGE444:26882:00720:002046.26
752THOMAS HALIBURDA JR395:22623:15DNFDNF


Results By Class


PlaceVeh #CtgyTeamDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3TOTAL
MINUTES
161RAY SWIFT262:03411:32442:181115.53
2161JEFF MCCULLOUGH276:10372:36493:291142.15
3301CLYDE STACY339:10479:30486:071304.47
1532BEN ABATTI JR201:36321:39277:31800.46
2812SCOTT MCMILLIN211:30337:16287:49836.35
3762DAVID SYKES197:35407:26274:47879.48
4522WALKER EVANS217:09353:08311:15881.32
5552MICHAEL GAUGHAN249:10373:35308:40931.25
6842BRIAN COLLINS224:03386:00383:32993.35
7662DEAN WAYMAN330:29374:40389:301094.39
8142DAVE WESTHEM205:23349:07613:001167.30
912PARNELLI JONES709:23665:00649:002023.23
10752THOMAS HALIBURDA JR395:22623:15DNFDNF
1633MIKE SHATYNSKI234:51358:53328:40922.24
273JOHN SWIFT261:31361:25326:42949.38
393MALCOLM SMITH209:37469:39305:20984.36
4293SKIP KAWELL334:33467:34636:001438.07
1854BOB GORDON177:01295:34251:58664.33
2804ANDY MCMILLIN207:10324:10289:30820.50
354JONATHAN SWIFT230:16350:00333:50914.06
4154JAMES KIRBY374:59591:30348:341315.03
5884ROBERT LAUGHLIN333:17594:35505:001432.52
684STEVE HECKERT383:55683:17384:051451.17
7404RON LANDAKER237:121009:00366:201612.32
824RICHARD BROWN426:32883:00720:002029.32
9744TIM GEORGE444:26882:00720:002046.26
1346STEVE KRIEGER III209:46335:26613:001158.12
1648GEORGE PENNINGTON720:00394:48316:051430.53
1719PANCHO BIO269:18393:30364:251027.13
2519LORENZO PEARSON255:47414:57636:001306.44
3729ARTURO HERNANDEZ611:50449:06424:021484.58
4469GLENN KIRBY371:35814:00345:451531.20
14710TOM HARRIS193:35309:50276:00779.25
22010RODD FRANTELLI307:01374:06445:371126.54
3410CHARLES HENDRICKSON270:17502:19471:321244.08
41810DOUG MENDEZ438:24430:05384:591253.28
14911ROGER NORMAN157:06411:43246:10814.59
27711SCOTT STEINBERGER200:31296:23474:05970.59
32211SCOTT WHITNEY241:04448:20480:301169.54
48611CLYDE STACY281:19492:00482:351255.54
16712RASH CLAUS267:56693:00357:141318.10
22512MARTY FIOLKA402:55478:02454:231335.20
1685AJOSE JULIO SANTIBAÑEZ257:34479:19415:101152.03
1585BGREG ADLER300:34346:28336:11983.13
2385BROBERT LAND588:36417:20413:321419.18
1325CCHRIS WILSON259:04418:30332:391010.13
2455CCHAD NIERNBERG334:01464:05402:421200.48
3615CTITO TINOCO459:13580:04522:301561.47
4265CBOYD JAMES641:11913:00455:402009.51
1785DCHRIS RAFFO235:00462:15336:391033.54
2625DKEN LEAVITT289:30477:12483:101249.52
1735EMARK HABER241:16391:59399:441032.59
1237AJOE DESROSIERS261:58455:18334:401051.56
1698ATIM MORTON204:48331:00266:38804.26
2608ARUBEN HALE219:02344:23292:22855.47
3878AMARCOS HERNANDEZ325:58541:55420:311288.24
4838AALEX MELERO572:00418:26411:401402.06


Unofficial Dos Mares 500 Results:

Trophy Truck
Famous "Rody" Amaya 8:10
Alejandro Abaroa 8:26
Martin Avendano 8:48
Gary Magness 9:13

Class 1
Luis Ramirez 8:47
9:03 Arturo Castillo
Bound Juan 9:05
9:39 Herrera
Jose Vizcaino 9:51
10:10 Pat Ryan
Ruben Salar 10:38

Class 8

Carlos Betancourt 10:08
10:19 Tomba Andrea

Class 5-free

Victor Ceseña 9:54
Luiz Carlos Jimenez 10:00

Class 12

9:37 Jaime Huerta
Pepe Cervantes 9:51
9:55 Humberto Osuna
1218 ----- 10:29
10:40 Roberto Gonzalez
Burnet Chriss 10:48

Class 7

Shot jr 10:05
10:21 Gabrel Martinez
Francisco Chavez 10:51

Class 16

Garden Othoniel 10:40
10:46 Ruben Elevation
Barreda Victor 10:57
Holmes Rolando 10:53
10:56 Juan Carlos Montaño
Manriquez Jesus 10:58
11:03 flavio garden
Roberto Maple 11:06
Castil eddy 11:11

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MEXICAN 1000 RACE REPORTS:

REPORT FROM THE BOB GORDON RACING TEAM
The Team that won the Overall Mexican 1000 2010

"What an incredible adventure for the Mexican 1000. All of us had such a blast and having it a three day format was one of the best ideas around. I can't tell you how fun this event was and to be able to catch up with everyone after each day was awesome.

"Old Betsy" ran like clock work. The only thing we had to do to her is put in fuel, clean her up, add a little grease and a small amount of fluids for three days. She is truly an amazing race car. The car has sat in Bob's garage for the past 12 years. The last time it had run was when Bob and I won with her in the 1998 Baja 1000 to La Paz. Bob dusted it off did a once over on her and we ran it. That 21 year old beam car knows her way in Mexico no doubt and showed some of those newer trucks and prerunners that ran in the alternative fuels class that she can still compete. That car reminds me of "Sea Biscuit." Never gives up.

We split up the driving on all three days which was some real fun for us all. My Dad (Frank Arciero) started Day 1 and did the majoity of the running with Sean Hoglund as his Navigator. They did an awsome job working through traffic as we were the 85th car to leave the line. Now I (Ryan Arciero) know how it is when the Class 11's start. Man it took forever for us to reach the start line. It felt like by the time we took the green flag, half the field was already half way to La Paz.

Benny Metcalf and I got in in San Felipe and brought her into Bay of La to round out Day 1. We were able to get around the majority of the field and ended up being the 8th car into Bay of La.

From there Tim Crabtree took over driving duties from Bay of La to San Ignacio. When Tim reached us in Vizcano he was the fourth car there. Bob got in at the Pemex Station in San Ignacio and did the next stage to finish in Loreto. The Norman TT was leading on corrected time at that point with us not far behind in second overall. When Bob reached Loreto he was the second car to come across the finish line to end the special behind Scott Steinberger. Mark Post in Normans TT had some issues around La Purisma. That put us in the lead overall but physically behind Scott to start Day 3.

My Dad and Bob decided to let me drive the entire third day for whatever reason, and I wasn't going to argue especially with my elders so I agreed. Sean Hoglund started the day with me and did the first 64 miles in stage 1. We were able to get around Scott pretty quick as both of us made a navigation mistake right off the start in the wash headed to San Javier road. Sean and I were able to "b" line it back towards the course through some rocks and get around Scott for the physical lead. From there we first on the road for the remainder of the day. On the start of stage 2 Benny got back in with me to do the next 174 into La Paz. We ran into the Dos Mares race course when we crossed Hwy 1 headed south of Constitucion and it was pretty cool seeing the fans from that race. I think they were surprised to see us and looked a bit confused as if we were entered in that race and we had arrived way, way too early. One of the their check points even handed us a check stub as if it was one of their cars. Was a bit funny.

Benny and I were having a blast heading down the remainder of the peninsula on the pacific ocean and then made our last left turn to head back east towards La Paz. When we got to the finish line of the last special there was a huge sense of joy knowing that we were the first car and had accomplished something special. What fun. From there my Dad and Bob were already suited up at our Chase truck so Benny and I got out and the two of them got into the car and took it into La Paz and crossed the finish line with my Dad driving and Bob in the passenger seat. That was awesome to see. I have no idea how they decided between the two of them who was going to drive. When we got to the ceremonial finish line in La Paz I don't think anyone knew we were coming in because everyone looked pretty surprised to see a car. They were still in the process of setting up the finish line when we pulled up and in surprise they waved the checkered flag. There weren't that many people there when they crossed the finish line but not more than two of three minutes after that a sea of people were around us. They must of got the message late.

What was funny about this trip, is we were all looking for an incredible time, relive old memories and let "Old Betsy" run down the peninsula once again. It was a no stress race, just going down for an epic adventure. That did happen, but I am here to tell you that flew out the window when we knew there was a chance to win this race overall. The racers immediately came out in Bob, my Dad, Tim Crabtree and myself and we started look at this sucker a bit different on what we needed to do to win this race. Our first plan on why we were going down was now playing second. I guess once a racer always a racer. If there is something to win on the line, it is funny how our thought process changed.

All in all to see these old cars and bikes compete down there again was something special. To see where our sport came from and where it is today is a pretty incredible sight.

(We) cant wait to do it again!

More Mexican 1000 Race Reports LOADING>>>










Dos Mares 500 Video/Start Line




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Dos Mares 500 Videos/ Trophy Truck Start 2010



Dos Mares 500 Videos/ Mid Race 2010



Promotional Video 2009



Promo Video Dos Mares 500 Previous Race







Photos from the Laguna del Diablo, Devils Dry Lake during the Mexican 1000



Photos From Mexicali & San Felipe Baja California Mexico during the first day of the Mexican 1000


Finish Line at La Paz Video





CLASSIC MEXICANA 1000 from Baja Racing News.com on Baja Vids.







MEXICAN 1000 pre caravan to salada from Baja Racing News.com on Baja Racing News.com.



THE 2010 NORRA 1000 MEXICAN RALLY BY MRP from Mauricio Ruelas on Vimeo.




LIVE Coverage from last nights big Mexican 1000 Contingency in Mexicali and the Dos Mares 500 Event in La Paz. Special Thanks to Roger Norman Motorsports!





Mexicali and La Paz Getting Ready To Rock 'N' Roll in Off Road History

Reporting Live
From La Paz &
Mexicali, Baja Mexico

From Mexicali & La Paz, LIVE!




Image of the Start Line of the Dos Mares 500 and Finish Line of the Mexican 1000 in La Paz, Baja California Sur.


































Sunday, May2, 2010 UPDATED!


Super BAJA Boot the first off-road truck

When news of the completion of a career of nearly 1,000 miles through the cruel ways of Baja ran through the automotive world, and generated excitement provoked reaction among lovers of the great challenges in the case of Vic Hickey who became fascinated with the idea and decided to accept the challenge.

Hickey was born in 1919 attracted the attention of the people of General Motors in 1959 to develop an off-road vehicles like Jeep, was recruited by GM and was involved in many projects such as the development of the Lunar Roving Vehicle or Lunar Rover and that of the HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle), better known as the Humvee, which is the original version of the Hummer military in the 60s Hickey became a renowned inventor and manufacturer of equipment for off-road, with this background had no doubt Hickey would be in Baja.
At that time the vehicle world to compete in the Baja was composed of 4x4 vehicles, sedans and almost original Volkswagen-powered sand rails, Hickey decided to design a technically advanced car, as he had never seen.

And he did, with the help Drina Miller and Al Napp, who would drive the car in the race, started building the first Baja Boot in General Motors plants in Michigan, however, know the purpose the car had to withdraw hence, as prevailed in the policy of NO GM Racing, and moved to the workshops of George Hurst.

Built on a tube chassis completely 1 ¾ "Boot hosts a V-8 Camaro located" in the middle "just behind the pilot seats, a 400 GM Hydramatic transmission, a Dana transfer case and differential Corvette, all independent suspension on all four tires, is 4x4, with disc brakes also in 4 tires, rims 36 ", power steering and torsion bar suspension, a marvel.

However, the haste with which it was built had an impact and could not finish the race, his first big break came in 1969 when he won the inaugural Baja 500.

The Baja Boot was truly remarkable car, only two were built, the Baja Boot 2 is now part of a private collection in Europe, his concept was shocking in its day and today is the basis of a class, just to see know that this is:



The first Mexican 1000

Vick Wilson y Ted Mangels (Meyers Manx "Old Red" )

Vick Wilson and Ted Mangels (Meyers Manx "Old Red")

The first major formal event it crossed the Baja, and it was sanctioned by an organization, was announced by NORRA, the 1000 Mexican rally was a reality, just 6 ½ months after Meyers achieved improve by Ekins time in 1962 Cruise fever was such that one of their fans now, Ed Pearlman, decided to formalize the event, founded the National Off Road Racing Association and I think the race, now the times achieved in competition would be the responsibility of the organizers and would be divided into categories, but the big challenge to achieve the best time would be retained. The fair beginning on October 31, 1967 with a transfer from Tijuana to Ensenada and then would give the starting signal the next day.

Despite being the first race, and there were big challenges, the main ruling was to improve the record of the date that it was Spencer Murray and Ralph Poole on board an American Motors Rambler Sedan with 31 hours, also would give duel between Honda and the Meyers Manx, the incursion of other motorcycle brands such as Husqvarna also gave flavor to the event, the creation of specially designed and manufactured car to win the Baja and modification of production vehicles increased the level of competition. The date came and 68 vehicles were made in Tijuana, began the odyssey, the battle for first place last more than 27 hours, cars as impressive as the Baja Boot fell by the wayside, were Vick Wilson and Ted Mangels Meyers aboard a Manx who managed to arrive first and set a new record time: 27 hours 38 minutes, but the supremacy of the Meyers did not stay there, managed to also 1-2 in its category with the pair of Haddock / Smith.

malcolm smith 1967 mexican 1000

Malcolm Smith (Husqvarna)

Although the Manx confirmed their quality, not so with Honda, who not only did not win the general but a Husqvarna was the best bike, led by Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts with 28 hours and 48 minutes.













Is the Airport Open Down there? Report from Baja Mexico


Did you pilots get the ' Bahia de L.A, airport is officially open' notification all said was needed from the San Felipe AOE people?


"Nothing but tentative. Thinking about ARR BOLA 29th to watch that stage of the rally arrive. Gonzaga will be under water. Rancho Grande...well you know....rocks city...i consider it emergency use only TBHWY

No rooms anywhere. One of my friends here was selected for one of the 4 planes they said they'd pay for - all expenses that is. Then NORRA called me last week and asked if I would still be interested.

We are doing MMNG to enter and gas, then BOLA, hang out all night if rooms, if not allow an hour of light and skip to PSFO or MULEGE for the nite. Hit ?? for next 2 nites then go home Sunday, thru OLS. DVT.

Officially the airport remains closed under DGAC NOTAM from Mexico City (their FAA equivalent)



but as Airmech here and others have confirmed, planes seem to go in and out regularly with no upset from federales staged there.

NORRA is aware of this and wants to do everything by the book - so they have sent a list of the planes going there 29th for the rally (including mine) to DGAC for the permission to land much as is being done by the Sams who go in monthly."

Even though we may or may not get there either as part of NORRA or as an independent, Mike Pearleman had the courtesy to call and get my vitals to add to his letter to Mexico city."






Awesome Baja Bug Hits The Race

Jeff Quinn, owner of McKenzie’s Performance Products stopped by recently driving this awesome Baja. Owned by Lorenzo Pearson of West Coast Metric, the machine has quite a history dating back to the earliest days of the Baja 1000 and the famous Trans Amazon Ralley Raid” circa 1989. It was in that historic Amazonian race that WCM’s amazingly well prepared Bugazon placed 1st in class and 11h overall after nearly 900 torturous miles of racing through the bad lands of South America. But more on the car and its prowess later. What is interesting is that Bugazon has been brought out of retirement and Lorenzo and Quinn will once again be taking on all comers in this years Baja 1000. Here’s a quick note that I received from Lorenzo’s son Scott. It provides some insight into the challenges Bugazon is attacking with it’s legendary “balls to the wall, take no prisoners” attitude. This is one Bad Baja and in the hands of 2 of the most experienced, respected and fiercest off road competitors, to once again trounce the competition.


Subject: Mexican 1000 Rally Race
Info For All My Crazy Car Friends

Dear Family and Friends,

Me and a friend, Jeff Quinn will be Racing my Bugazon 1964 Baja Bug Convertible in the 1st Vintage Off Road Race Called the “Mexican 1000 Rally” starting at 8:00 am from the town of Mexicali on April 28, 2010 and Finishing in the town of La Paz Mexico on May 1st 2010. We will cover at least 978 Miles in three days of racing. You can go to the race web site now at www.BAJARACINGNEWS.com to see all the contestants list, maps, three day schedule etc.


This Mexican Off Road Race/Rally is the First ever featuring vintage Mexican 1000 old race cars. The requirements to enter is that your car had to of raced in the Baja 1000 from the first one held in 1967 thru 1989 only. My son Scott and I raced in the 1000 in November 1989 with the Bugazon a year after completing the 8900 Mile “Trans Amazon Rallye Raid” Race in south America and finished 1st in class and 11th overall.


The Bugazon car and four others were also chosen and have been fitted with an advanced race car tracking system so anyone can see our progress on the web during the three days. Check the tracking we are car #51. This will give you our current Position on the race course, our Speed, present Direction, and if we are On the Wheels or Upside Down, Stopped etc. This will all be carried LIVE in real time… Cool Huh! In addition to all the car preparation I’m doing I have been scheduled to do a one hour radio show this Monday, April 3, from 6-7pm pst on Baja Racing News RADIO LIVE! “intelligent talk radio” also called SOCAL Off Road Radio in San Diego.

Say it ain’t SO. We are planning and Praying for a safe race and return to the USA…

Lorenzo Pearson Semper Fi and Never Lift!



















Dennis ‘Buzz’ Fromherz and brother will begin racing Thursday in grueling offroad race

  • By: Seth Gordon


Photo By: Seth GordonWrenching —
Dennis ‘Buzz’ Fromherz (left) and his brother Jim work to prepare a 1953 Willys Jeep to race in the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally Thursday through May 2.
Nearly 100 people have signed up to run in the National Offroad Racing Association’s three day, 1,000-mile vintage rally through Mexico’s Baja peninsula, but only one — St. Paul’s Dennis “Buzz” Fromherz — was crazy enough to do it in a 1953 Willys Jeep.
“I’ll probably have a class to myself,” Fromherz joked. “Nobody else is going to run one of these. They’re going to let me go last because it’s going to be one of the slowest things out there.”
Nonetheless, Fromherz plans to race the Willys — the same vehicle originally manufactured for the U.S. military — at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally, which features vehicles made before 1989 and will begin Thursday morning in Mexicali and end Saturday night in La Paz.

“The mystique about the whole thing is that Baja is reputed as one of the roughest terrains in the world,” Fromherz said. “What I’m impressed with is even the people, the plants and the animals — everything in Baja — have to be the toughest thing to survive the terrain and climate. It kind of reflects what the race is all about. It’s about endurance and stamina; can you make it, more or less.”
Fromherz, who will be accompanied by his brother and co-driver/navigator, Jim, was encouraged to enter the race by friend Don Rotundo, who has agreed to “chase” or follow along behind Buzz in another vehicle and assist if and when problems arise.
“This thing is a big event in the off road world,” Rotundo said. “It’s a major deal to those of us who do it.”
Fromherz is actually borrowing the vehicle from friend Larry Fritzie, who, along with his brothers Douglas and Vince, inherited it from their father.
“We were having a beer after a golf game and he was telling us about his trip,” Fritzie said. “My brother and I were sitting there and saying that we have this pretty cool ‘53 Willys, I don’t see any reason why he can’t use that. Buzz thought that was a cool idea. We said OK as long as it comes back in one piece.”
The question, however, doesn’t seem to be whether the Jeep will make it through the race, but rather if Fromherz will.
“I have people tell me that I have to have my wife take a 2x4 and hit me in the back about 80 times to get used to it because that’s what it’s going to be like,” Fromherz said. “It’s the second-roughest ride known to man. ... I think the jeep will make it, but there’s money on the fact that I won’t make it. Everybody’s teasing me.”
Having chosen the vehicle he has, Fromherz clearly isn’t concerned with winning the race.
“He’s not looking to win any trophies, he’s just looking to have a good time and enjoy the trip,” Fritzie said. “He knows it’s going to be physically demanding, but he’s going to love every minute of it.”
For the past several years, Fromherz has worked in a pit crew for Honda with friends Dave McKay and Pat Hawket at the Baja races run by SCORE International, so it was no problem for him that race organizers told him he would be the last to start and asked him to help any wrecked or broken-down racers he comes across.
“His idea is to have everybody have as much fun as he has,” Fritzie said. “That would almost be impossible, but they can try. He’s that type of guy.”






Roger Norman in La Paz


""In the wake of the Mint 400 win, Roger Norman will participate in the NORRA 1000 taking on the desert of Baja in a 3-day rally race. The entry list of competitors is one of the most prestigious in racing with the “who's who” registered including the team of Roger Norman and Larry Roeseler sitting among them. While the third day of the NORRA 1000 is in process, Norman will competing in the Dos Mares 500 in a different truck.

The NORRA 1000 is a three-day staged rally with unique social events at each overnight stop. The race starts in Mexicali, spending night one in Bahia de Los Angeles, night two in Loreto and then finishing the rally in La Paz. The uniqueness of this race is the two classes of competition: Vintage Vehicles which are pre-1989 and open class Alternative Fuel Technology Vehicles.

“I think the highlight of the week is going to be hanging out with all of the heros of the desert racing world…Parnelli Jones, Walker Evans, Ivan Stewart, Rod Hall and others that have essentially formed this sport,” says Roger Norman. The Norman Motorsports Team is just as star studded consisting of Roger Norman, Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck driver, Larry Roeseler, legendary motorcycle racer and Crystal Bay Casino #8 driver, and Mark Post, Riviera #3 Trophy Truck driver.

“The biggest challenge for this race will be driving and navigating a single seat vehicle while reading road notes and GPS,” says Norman, who will be competing in an alternative fuel truck. Day one and two Norman will start, with Post finishing the day. On the third day Post will start with Roeseler taking the third days final checker flag.

While Post and Roeseler are competing in the final day of the NORRA 1000, Norman will be competing in the Dos Mares 500 which explores the greater parts of La Paz. “This is one of the most dangerous courses that I have seen,” explained Norman. “In the first 60 miles there are 500ft cliffs and all the things you could hit will wipe out a truck!” He will be driving the Zorro Racing Team #69 Camaro Trophy Truck with co-driver Alberto Sanchez. They will change half way through the day where truck owner Francisco Cevantez will complete the course.""



The Dos Mares 500 is already in full swing!

""Roger Norman and Francisco "El Zorro" Cervantes made his travels.

We had a very pleasant chat with Roger Norman and Francisco "El Zorro" Cervantes, who have given us the pleasant news of his involvement at the XVII edition of the Dos Mares 500 that has caused a lot of movement well in advance.

They with the assistance and excellent support of Samuel Araiza, prepare thoroughly and define the strategy for what is seen as the best 500 of the Dos Mares history.



Roger Norman gave us plenty of comments, he is a very accessible, not for nothing is gained the appreciation of a large number of Mexican fans. The same goes for a Class 7, a class 11, and this time the gorgeous Camaro Trophy Trophy of "Zorro" Cervantes, this, despite having three powerful vehicles in its workshops.

Roger Norman, a person which is handled very much linked to the question cybernetics, is rising all the time information to your Factbook, in which he narrates and describes that area is, with whom he is cohabiting. It is very curious that we said Samuel Araiza, who were in class 12 for two people to 85 miles per hour and Roger Norman took and took photographs.

Among other things, we trust that participate in the 1000 Mexican Rally organized NORRA, with Larry Roessel and Mark Post, in the Truck Trohy number 8, the famous "Duralast" he wrote brilliant pages in the history of Score International, Enduro Racing Team.

In its logistics Rally Mexico 1000, has contemplated driving to Loreto, on Friday April 30, and from there it moved to La Paz to get to the mechanic check the Dos Mares 500 and be able to live with fans.

The next day, it will be Norman who exit the 500 at the Dos Mares Camaro, which incidentally has a compliance engine with 750 horsepower, to drive a little over 50% of the race until the dunes, and hence is Francisco Cervantes who leave everything as it arrives at the goal.

An excellent story entrusted to us is that the famous Ex Duralast car number 8, it will be ready to compete in races exclusively in Mexico, and the issues put before the gaps appeared in their first tour of Baja California Sur, told us that wants to know the entire floor of this way. We also left open the possibility that if your mechanic and trainer will have ready the Trophy Truck # 8, would be present at the upcoming PlayStation Coyote 300.

His first tour was the day Friday April 16 for a ride Saturday more to the driver touches the tranche, and Sunday 18 will be intense as two laps to travel.

A Norman is seen happy to be here in La Paz, and think they can get a good result, but above all, think to please the fans, which has already begun to do, since it is quite a character which every moment shows its simplicity to the fans, that's what we found.

Without doubt one of the biggest supporters for Norman and "The Fox" has Sammy was the Racing team, which bring much of its logistics and experience in the careers of these distinguished guests who are served by an excellent host as is Samuel Araiza.""








Southern Baja Teams Prepare for the battle of the Dos Mares Race

""Barreda Vìctor tested in the Trophy Truck Motorsports Coppel. One of the surprises for this Dos Mares 500, no doubt, is the inclusion of Victor Barreda, a pilot for Standard Class 1600, as pilot of the Trophy Truck team Valeria Gonzalez Coppel Motorsports. Until now, for the parallel feedback we have gathered, no one doubts the ability to successfully conduct Barreda this unit, in fact, all comments are positive and assume that will do a good job. Barreda has been characterized by excellent handling both in Class 9 and Class 16, and is also a friendly driver who always handled in a very sporting background, which we encourage you to fit even better to another type of driving, as required by a Trophy Truck. For Suddenly, last Friday, 16, Barreda made his first test at the Circuito Bronco Race Park, with satisfactory results, giving about ten laps of the short course, where he could feel the Trophy Truck, check the type of acceleration, braking behavior in the ramps and other features of these units. Barreda On Saturday would make their journeys to the entire route, and Sunday 18, try the same route in the Trophy Truck, to accommodate the even more time and check that the vehicle is so good. The test will be from Saladito (starting point of the competition) to Las Golondrinas. As for race strategy, it will be Vìctor Barreda who exit at the Saladito, carrying as passenger Avelino "Pipo" Carrillo, drive up 194 km, where the relay will Valerio Gonzàlez to drive to the finish. Barreda As you get off the Trophy Truck, will be waiting for your Standard Class 1600 which in turn will drive home John Cota, and Victor tries to get the best possible results in two highly competitive categories. For now, Chavez is in and thinks his second journey to go before two more times in order to ensure better preparation and determine a strategy to help you achieve the goal.""



COMPETITORS Dos Mares 500 2010


OSOR PROBAJA CHAMPIONSHIP 2010.
AUTOMOBILE CLUB LA PAZ
PROBAJA
RACE: XVII DOS MARES 500
LIST OF REGISTERED Updated: 14/ABR/2010

Total Racers: 154


TROPHY TRUCK (11)
1. 3 Rodimiro Amaya Zamorano
2. 25 Martín Ibarra
3. 38 Luis Camarena
4. 20 Martín Avendaño
5. 28 Ernesto Cervantes
6. 1 Valerio González / Víctor Barreda
7. 69 Francisco Cervantes / Roger Norman
8. 4 Gary Magness
9. 99 Alejandro Abaroa
10. 2 Martín Avendaño Jr.
11. 21 José Luis Abaroa

COPA PLAYSTATION CLASE 1 (10)
1. 111 Francisco Huerta/Jaime Huerta
2. 170 Arturo Castilla/Héctor Tapia
3. 119 Luis Ramírez Cota
4. 108 Andrés Ruffo de Alba
5. 106 Juan Carlos Flores
6. 145 Julio Miguel Herrera
7. 160 Jay Manning / Jake Batulis
8. 103 José Vizcaíno
9. 120 Alberto Zetter
10. 149 Juan Cota/Jorge Domínguez

CLASE 8 (4)
1. 828 Carlos Betancourt / Ricky Betancourt
2. 801 Tom Bradley
3. 800 Andrea Tomba
4. 802 Alfredo Carballo 1RS

CLASE 10 (1)
1.- 1049 Pedro Velázquez

CLASE 5-LIBRE (5)
1. 505 Jaime Moncayo
2. 501 Juan Carlos de Jesús Jiménez
3. 525 Héctor Guadalupe Ibarra Espinoza
4. 510 Carlos Ramírez
5. 528 Víctor Ceseña Angulo

CLASE 12 (12)
1. 1201 Francisco Villagómez
2. 1220 Chriss Burnett
3. 1203 Jaime Huerta / Octavio Dávalos
4. 1204 Gabriel Palacios
5. 1206 Humberto Osuna
6. 1200 Samuel Araiza Vázquez
7. 1222 Hugo Daniel Ceseña
8. 1207 Armando Molina
9. 1210 Alan Zamudio
10. 1228 Franco Niño de Rivera / José Cervantes
11. 1235 Aarón Rosas Wilkes
12. 1290 Roberto González 1 RS

CLASE 7 (22)
1. 728 Alejandro Murillo
2. 729 Carlos Ramos Murillo
3. 744 Andrés Pérez
4. 716 Roberto Osorio
5. 725 Ricardo Yee
6. 749 Marco Antonio Castro
7. 708 Luis Fernando Cota
8. 731 Gabriel Martínez
9. 703 Salvador González Osuna
10. 748 Filiberto Gastelum / Gabriel Lizárraga
11. 735 Guillermo Rojas Sotres
12. 706 Gerónimo Robles
13. 733 Alain Montes / Luis E. Ceseña
14. 747 Juan Hernández Paularena
15. 746 Francisco Chávez Velarde
16. 726 Samuel Tuchman/Eduardo Angulo
17. 739 Francisco Javier Pantoja Jr.
18. 734 Antonio Calderon
19. 716 Rafael Reyes Saldaña
20. 700 Hugo Rafael Sáenz
21. 701 Miguel Ángel Carballo
22. 730 David Sandoval

CLASE ESTÁNDAR 1600 (16)
1. 1650 Silvestre/Roberto Arce
2. 1688 Rubén Cota / Rigoberto Guerrero
3. 1622 Danilo Ceseña
4. 1695 Juan Carlos Montaño
5. 1604 Othoniel Huerta
6. 1621 Jesús Manríquez / Adrián Díaz
7. 1644 Mario Hernández Fonseca
8. 1640 Flavio Huerta
9. 1617 Ismael Sánchez
10. 1610 Pablo Cota
11. 1691 Romeo Gamboa
12. 1639 Rolando Holmos Montaño
13. 1626 Armando Boheme
14. 1603 Eddy Castil
15. 1600 Víctor Barreda Lozano/ Valerio González
16. 1613 Larry Nash

CLASE 5/1600 (7)
1. 566 José María Hernández / Abraham Collins
2. 570 Javier Montoya
3. 569 Armando Macías
4. 561 Trinidad Gutiérrez
5. 550 José Juan Islas
6. 589 Armando Murillo
7. 579 Enrique Zazueta Jr. / Edgar Flores Zazueta 1RS

CLASE 8 STOCK (10)
1. 865 Gustavo Nava/Agustín Agúndez
2. 888 Toñita Abaroa/José Juan Abaroa
3. 867 Pedro Campos
4. 850 Gilberto Cortés Peña
5. 883 Edwin Rebolledo
6. 856 Jaime Ramírez / Hilmar Ramírez
7. 861 Humberto Hugo Gómez
8. 852 Gabriel Sánchez
9. 880 Paúl López Munguía
10. 882 Antonio / Mickey / Iván Monroy

CLASE 6 (2)
1. 625 Silvino Ortega
2. 600 Eduardo Fernández

CLASE STOCK MINI (8)
1. 769 Arturo Niño de Rivera
2. 787 Abraham Careaga / Mike Juárez
3. 777 Sergio arroyo
4. 762 Mario Perpuli
5. 753 Juan Manuel Echavarría
6. 799 Antonio Cázares
7. 750 Mario Cham
8. 788 Exiquio Cadena

COPA ****** CLASE 9 (18)
1. 999 Abraham Collins
2. 947 Joel Esliman
3. 930 José Ricardo López Araiza
4. 902 Ramón Humberto Herrera/Juan Carlos Pinales Jr.
5. 932 Asensión Castro / Bulmaro Castro
6. 989 Jesús Villagómez
7. 998 Fabricio Barreto
8. 920 Nelson Moreira
9. 912 Martín Alucano
10. 973 David Orozco
11. 988 Ramiro Cota Ruiz/Sergio Ortiz
12. 903 Nolberto Ritchie
13. 951 Cesar Uzcanga / Erick Romero
14. 908 Jossio Agúndez
15. 903 Paúl Escobedo
16. 900 Alejandro Vega / Rolando Holmos
17. 904 Lorenzo Burgoing
18. 901 Jorge Green

CLASE 11 (9)
1. 1120 José Francisco Chacón Agúndez
2. 1101 Geovanny Alucano / Erick Solórzano
3. 1147 Francisco Onésimo Álvarez
4. 1146 Christian Romero / Erick Romero
5. 1116 Lorenzo Raúl González
6. 1196 José Luis Villareal
7. 1169 Juan Carlos Gracidas
8. 1157 Diego Robles
9. 1199 Elías Hernández

CLASE 14 SPORTMAN TRUCK (4)
1. 1424 Francisco Aguilar / Nestor Castorena
2. 1429 Javier Murillo
3. 1418 Miguel Ángel Carballo Jr. / Francisco Romero
4. 1412 Roberto Ruíz / Carlos Sánchez

CLASE 15 SPORTMAN BUGGY (4)
1. 1515 Paul Clark
2. 1518 Gilberto Rentería
3. 1547 Ramón Alberto Ruíz Martínez
4. 1500 César Romero Jr


Motorcycles and Quads

CLASE 22 7

NOMBRE: ITZCOATL BAREÑO/MANUEL PORTELA/FABIAN VEGA/EL PIOJILLO, B.C.S.
TIPO DE MOTO No: 30x
MOTO: CRF 450X

NOMBRE: VINCENT MEZA/CD. CONSTITUCION. B.C.S.
NUMERO: 2x
TIPO DE MOTO: CRF450X

NOMBRE: FRANCICO SEPTIEN/SHANE SPOSITO
ORIGEN: ENSENADA, B.C.
NUMERO: 12x
TIPO DE MOTO: HONDA XR650R

NOMBRE: JENARO FLORES GONZALEZ / JOSE DE JESUS RIVERA ZAÑUDO
NUMERO: 63 X
CATEGORIA: ESTAMOS PENSADO INSCRIBIRNOS EN LA PROMOCIONAL CLASE 30 O
TIPO DE MOTO: HONDA XR 650

NOMBRE: LUIS ALBERTO CESEÑA ROMERO/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 4x
TIPO DE MOTO: Honda crf 450x
TEAM: AC 4x

NOMBRE: JAY MANNING / ALBERTO ROSS "EL DIABLO "/SAN JOSE DEL CABO, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 23X
TIPO DE MOTO: Honda 450 CRFX

NOMBRE: MARCELINO VALDEZ/ALEJANDRO VIZCAINO/ DAVID ZARATE/LA PAZ/SAN JOSE DEL CABO, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 6X
TIPO DE MOTO: Honda 450

CLASE 21 6

NOMBRE LUIS FRANCISCO DIAZ CAZARES/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO DE MOTO: 107x
TIPO DE MOTO: Crf 450r
TEAM: DIAZ & DIAZ

NOMBRE: MISAEL/ISRAEL CRUZ/ LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 117x
TIPO DE MOTO: CRF450x
TEAM: CRUZ

NOMBRE: EDUARDO PETIT/RAFAEL TRUJILLO/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 102X
TIPO DE MOTO: YAMAHA 450
TEAM: TODO PC/MOTOSBAJA

NOMBRE: DIEGO MARTINEZ ROMERO/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 106x
TIPO DE MOTO: crf250r
TEAM: DMRTEAM

NOMBRE; ANDRIK OECHLER
NUMERO; 157 X

NOMBRE; RAMON DAVILA/ABEL BURGUEÑO/LA PAZ/MAZATLAN SINALOA.
NUMERO; 100 X

ATV PRO 6

NOMBRE: HECTOR ZEPEDASALVAOR PEREZPLIEGO/JUAN JOSE ABAROA, LOS CABOS BCS
NUMERO: 1a
TIPO DE MOTO: TRX 450
TEAM: ZORROS TEAM

NOMBRE: PEDRO/VICTOR TARANGO/ERICK COSIO/LA PAZ,B.C.S.
NUMERO: 9ª
TIPO DE MOTO: bombardier DS BAJA 650X

NOMBRE: JUAN JESUS LOZANO RIVERA/LAPAZ B.C.S.
NUMERO: 3ª
TIPO DE MOTO: BOMBARDIER 650
TEAM: LOZANO RANCING TEAM

NOMBRE: RENE TAPIA/ FERNANDO PEREZ PLIEGO/ LOS CABOS, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 2a
TIPO DE MOTO: RAPTOR 700

NOMBRE: ALEJANDRO I. MOTA TRASVIÑA/COMONDU, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 23a
TIPO DE MOTO: SUZUKI LTR 450/ YAMAHA RAPTOR 660
CABE RACING TEAM

NOMBRE: ENRIQUE BONILLAS & BALTA GARCIA
ORIGEN: LA PAZ B.C.S. MEXICO
NUMERO: 5A
TIPO QUADS: HONDA 700XX ó RAPTOR700r

ATV SPORTMAN 8
NOMBRE: JESUS "VILLAFER"/JOSAFAT JARAMILLO/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 288a
TIPO DE MOTO: YAMAHA RAPTOR 660
TEAM: VILLAFER Racing & Team K11

NOMBRES JESUS ERNESTO CONTRERAS NIEBLA Y LUIS ABAROA/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 251ª
TIPO DE MOTO: BOMBARDIER 650
TEAM: GUACAMAYAS RACING

NOMBRE: FEDERICO AGUILAR/JESUS AGUILAR/RAMON SANCHEZ/LA PAZ, B.C.S.
NUMERO: 254ª
TIPO DE MOTO: HONDA 700xx
TEAM: MOFLES EL PATO

NOMBRE: AHMED MARRON/ROBERTO CAMARILLO/SAN JOSE DEL CABO
NUMERO: 260
MOTO: HONDA DUNCAN TRX 450

NOMBRE: DAVID NAJERA/JOSE MANUEL ZAVALA/LA PAZ,B.C.S.
NUMERO: 301a
MOTO: HONDA 450

NOMBRE:JUAN CARLOS FLORES/URIEL DAVALOS/LA PAZ,B.C.S.
NUMERO: 295a
MOTO: TRX 450 2005
TEAM: FLOYEE´S and DR

Piloto(s): Erik Rubio Osuna/Ruben Gutierrez/La Paz, Baja Sur
NUMERO: 298a
MOTO: Honda trx450
TEAM: PRT

NOMBRE: EDSON /CRISTIAN GUEREÑA/CESAR AYALA/CABO SAN LUCAS, B.C.S.
NUMERO 500a
MOTO: RAPTOR 660 .2005
TEAM: DRINK TEAM



SPORTMAN MOTO 2

NOMBRE PILOTO: GABRIEL LARIOS HEREDIA/LA PAZ,B.C.S.
NUMERO: 264X
TIPO DE MOTO: XR650R

NOMBRE: ENRIQUE CABRAL/CABO SAN LUCAS. B.C.S.
NUMERO: 777X
MOTO: KTM 520

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Last Years Dos Mares 500 Race Results

2009

CLASS TROPHY TRUCK

1 63 JOSÉ DE JESÚS FLORES 08:03:00

CLASS 1

1 100 LUIS RAMIREZ 04:35:15
2 145 JULIO MIGUEL HERRERA 04:51:40
3 170 ARTURO CASTILLA 05:13:33
4 101 TARCILO ALEJANDRO PEÑA A. 06:07:24
5 102 JUAN CARLOS FLORES 06:19:00
6 115 FRANCISCO VILLAGOMEZ 06:48:57

CLASS 10

1 1030 ARMANDO TAPIA/DAVID ABAROA 05:28:12

CLASS 8

1 804 TOM BRADLEY 05:41:07
2 810 RUBEN MURILLO MÉNDEZ 13:46:57

CLASS 12

1 1299 SAMUEL ARAIZA VAZQUEZ 05:02:49
2 1269 JESUS ARAIZA ZUMAYA 05:24:26
3 1203 HUGO DANIEL CESEÑA MARQUEZ 05:36:27
4 1214 KHRIS BURNETT 05:56:07
5 1290 ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ 06:08:25
6 1204 SERGIO OJEDA 06:54:27
7 1205 GABRIEL PALACIOS 07:18:20
8 1235 AARON ROSAS 08:33:16

CLASS 7

1 711 GUILLERMO VALDEZ 06:04:13
2 747 JUAN HERNANDEZ 07:12:31
3 700 CARLOS MURILLO 07:13:58
4 735 ROBERTO OSORIO 08:41:05
5 731 OSCAR IBARRA GONZÁLEZ 10:08:40

CLASS 7 MINI

1 769 ARTURO VALENCIA NIÑO DE RIVERA 08:23:21
2 751 MARIO CHAM SANCHEZ 08:29:03
3 750 JUAN MANUEL ECHAVARRIA COTA 09:05:33
4 752 ISRAEL ABARCA 10:28:37
5 754 FARAON CASTRO 11:51:24
6 770 ODON GARCIA/IRVIN GARCIA 12:21:18

CLASS 5-FREE

1 501 JUAN CARLOS DE J JIMENEZ 05:58:12
2 516 ENRIQUE NAVA LEÓN 07:51:41

CLASS 16

1 1618 PABLO COTA/SALVADOR COTA 05:45:45
2 1645 CARLOS HOLMOS/RIGOBERTO G. 05:48:54
3 1619 JOSE GUZMAN / IVAN SANCHEZ 06:34:40
4 1620 FERNANDO HOYOS 07:06:11

CLASS 5-1600

1 552 JOSE JUAN ISLAS 06:49:50
2 555 BILL BALLESTER 08:04:17
3 550 JAVIER/JORGE SANDOVAL 09:07:38

CLASS 8-S

1 850 FRANCISCO TAMAYO 06:51:56
2 863 ANTONIA ABAROA HIRALES 11:26:30
3 855 HUBERTO HUGO GOMEZ 11:27:47
4 852 REYNALDO AVILA/PABLO MARTÍNEZ 11:32:08

CLASS 9

1 933 RAMON GONZÁLEZ/JESÚS GONZÁLEZ 07:22:52
2 910 ANTONIO NUÑEZ MEZA/HERNAN ALTAMIR 07:46:42
3 901 VICENTE GARCIA/RAFAEL IBARRA 07:51:35
4 908 JORGE GREEN 07:57:30
5 904 MAURICIO SANDOVAL GREEN 08:38:14

CLASS 11

1 1146 ONÉSIMO ALVAREZ 08:00:50
2 1103 LUIS ENRIQUE CATAÑO 08:29:22
3 1102 ALEJANDRO LOPEZ CONDE A. 09:21:23
4 1199 ELIAS HERNANDEZ 09:51:58
5 1122 RUBEN RAMIRO GARAYZAR 11:38:45
6 1138 GIL NERI 12:01:56
7 1141 HUMBERTO LOYA 12:16:58

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Today, Monday, April 26 at about 9:00 am. held a press conference what the event is called Dos Mares/Two Seas Mexican 1000, giving the details and progress, making mention of the various security and executives and managers of the event organizer, present Eliseo Garcia who we gave an interview about what is the return of NORRA.

ELISEO GARCIA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IN MEXICO FOR NORRA.

How does it feel to revive the organization over the years in off road innovation?
Like I said, NORRA from its inception has always been innovating in the off road and believe that the fact of bringing it to life again, cars right now are in museum or library people never thought to see them again, so it is again proud to call brokers and may in some way to draw attention to some of the likes of Parnelli Jones, Walker Evans, Rod Hall, runners who thought they were probably removed and re-imagined ever getting into a car, the car that ran for over 30 years arrived in La Paz.

Then they are mixed feelings, many of the promoters told us, we did not think possible, is the beauty of the event, reliving moments passed, but at the same time give a different touch, we adopt the more relaxed type of rally, somewhat relaxed, which gives you the opportunity to rest in Bahia de los Angeles, Loreto and finally arrived in La Paz, with the idea that vehicles can be repaired if necessary and the same drivers make their repairs life because they are somewhat higher, but the challenge is that precisely, to compare, for example: Rick Johnson, John Swift, Andy McMillin, Roger Norman, Mark Post, are corridors that are currently running trophy truck and run but in the case against different, we'll see how it behaves Rick Johnson and Andy competed in a car that his grandfather 30 years ago.

What is the purpose of NORRA?
NORRA The idea is to honor the past, where they can run old cars and also a future where develop new technologies developed as off-road technology today.

That is the challenge Mexican 1000, we plan to continue year after year with completion in La Paz and we want to take into account is that this organization who has two basic categories, The basic and alternative energy categories where shall Roger Norman.

It is a very nice experience, I can say I've made many friends here in La Paz, the people welcomed us with open arms, the organization with the club next to La Paz of Osor Probaja, we see that is serious and formal, I can say to professional and successful that we liked a lot.

So far I have only to tell them to prepare, we will be a bit earlier than usual on the track of the two seas, beware a bit, do not throw litter, protect the sport is in fact the idea, people can see these little old car running again. Thank you very much everybody, this first day we said Eliseo Garcia.


La Paz, BCS April 22, 2010. With the assistance of more than 50 people, including media, security authorities and municipal corporations and state, held a press conference to officially present the joint event of the Dos Mares 500 and Mexican 1000 Rally. The event took place in the pool area of the Paradise Hotel, located off the north of the capital of Baja California Sur.

The event, hosted by Club La Paz, Probaja OSOR Championship 2010 NORRA (National Off Road Racing Association) and Probaja promoter, provided all the information about safety and logistics of this event that will fill a whole peninsula of Baja California Sur adrenaline and two first day of next May.

As part of the presidium who joined the event were Mr. Arturo Nava, on behalf of Mr. Alberto Treviño of the State Secretariat of Tourism, Mr. Enrique Zazueta Vacas, Chairman of the Organization of Off Road Baja California Sur, Alejandro Serrano Vizcaíno, Baja California Sur President of the Association of Motorcycle AC; Eliseo Garcia, a representative of NORRA in Mexico, Ignacio Carballo Hirales, Race Director, Alejandro Abaroa Geraldo, Coppel Cup racer Trophy Truck, Manolo Núñez Salas, Director of Probaja; Cinthya Murillo, President of Automobile Club La Paz and Ramon Murillo, organizer and founder operational the Dos Mares 500.

The conference was based primarily on two aspects: first, presenting the two events taking place over the weekend which includes the April 30, 1 and 2 May, days that will be developed Dos Mares 500 and culminate Mexican Rally 1000, and second, to establish the logistics of security with the security forces present.

intrvenciones To start with the members of the presidium, Mr. Enrique Zazueta, President of the OSOR, it was clear and concise by stating that with the integration of OSOR is to strengthen Sudcaliforniano racing with better execution and better events.

Manolo Núñez, Director of Probaja, said that so far the developer has been responsible for promotion and dissemination of the event, on the other hand, thanked the security forces were presented to the conference, stressing that culminated with the joint efforts of the OSOR members have been warped by the Dos Mares to strengthen it further than it already is.

For its part, the founder and organizer of this race operating, Ramón Murillo, made an explicit analysis of the logistics of the route, pointing at the map itself, the security requirements that the event will feature the wide participation expected, in his statement, Murillo placed special emphasis on safety critical items that will have the event, which were discussed and complemented by the representatives of law enforcement as PFP, Municipal Police, H. Fire Department, Green Angels, Red Cross, the State Government, etc. ...

Coming from Ensenada to detail the logistical and security aspects relating to the third and final stage of Rally Mexico 1000, the representative of NORRA in Mexico, Eliseo Garcia full logistics explained rally since its release in Mexicali on April 28 and addressed how it has been working jointly with the Ministry of Tourism, Probaja and Club La Paz thanking the great support received from these organizations and institutions in Baja California Sur ... in the same vein, he went to the security forces of Baja California Sur thanking their availability for the event, and ended by alluding to the incredible list of registered drivers and great stars who will be participating in the event ... such as Parnelli Jones, John Swift, Malcolm Smith, Bud Felkamp, the McMillin family, Curt Leduc, Roger Norman and Larry Roessel, Walter Evans, Larry Ragland, Brian Collins and McCoy Mous name a few.

From the view of the corridor, son Alexander Abaroa, driver of the Trophy Truck # 99 and Coppel Cup Trophy Truck, thanked on behalf of the pilots to the security forces and stressed the great tradition that represents the race for the Dos Mares Sudcaliforniano off road, in addition to what it means for the family Abaroa that since the first edition have been involved almost entirely in the 16 previous editions.

In the dynamics of questions and answers, was a strong involvement by the security forces in addition to this great event and will coordinate the security of a weekend which will undoubtedly bring together large numbers of fans from Loreto to La Paz ...

On the other hand it was reported that the weekend including 24 and April 25 there will be a Poker Run in the area Ihuajil therefore requesting that the drivers and teams competitive extreme caution whilst visiting the area over the weekend in question.

Finally, he offered a delicious breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant Temptations of Paradise, with the event concluded in a pleasant atmosphere of camaraderie and anticipation ahead of the Second Date OSOR Probaja Championship 2010, the seventeenth edition of the Dos Mares 500 and the return of NORRA the 1000 Mexican 2010 Rally.


DOS MARES 500, AND MEXICAN 1000 A CHALLENGE OF QUALITY IN THE SOUTH!

Another challenge, now in Baja California Sur, which celebrates its seventeenth anniversary, career, Dos Mares 500, a grand event of the southern Baja California Peninsula. A route with more than 400 kilometers of adrenaline, excitement, dust, and adventure. Route that is now ready to be covered by several teams. By the time the registration list grows larger every day. List, which will be enrolled in two-class racers from SCORE International. We soften Francisco "Zorro" Cervantes, and Roger Norman, who will be doing dumbbell Trophy aboard the truck "The Road" by Francisco Cervantes. Another of those listed, is gary Magness who already tried their luck in the former low class Pro Truck.

Norman and Cervantes already in the city of peace where they are receiving a welcome from first to be received in the first part by Samuel Araiza, with which they are doing the tours prior to the race, which until now and have a broken transmission.

The race has a start and finish in the BCS city of peace in which the path will be joining the rally which starts from NORRA Mexicali three days before the race Dos Mares will not be till the last day of the Rally see which multiple action of two fully recognized competence with runners in low car with a dispute with cars that we will battle shoulder to shoulder.

These are the current participants in the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally:

PILOT / CO-PILOT (S) BRAND / MODEL
1 Parnelli Jones / Custom Blazer Ruben Arzate
2 Richard Brown / Nathan Meyers Manx Lazano
3 John Emke / Darrin Brandvig 64 Chevy El Camino
4 Charles Hendrickson RL Legen Rally Raid
5 Jonathan Swift / Swift Rylan Gator 1973 VW Bug
6 Ray Swift / Tom Swift 1958 Ford Edsel
7 John Swift 72 Oldsmobile Cutlass
8 Steve Heckert / Les Potter 68 VW Burro
9 Malcolm Smith / Bud Feldkamp Funco SS2
Ted Sumner 10 70 Funco SS1
11 Rod Hall / Ron James Garner Johnson 70 Olds 442
Eddie Mulder 12 69 Triumph
13 Rick Johnson 69 Vic Hickey Chevy C10 4X4
14 Dave Westhem / Randy Salmont / Daryl Putnam Chevy 78 Ton
15 James Kirby / Roy Moore "reverand Roy Meyers Tow'd
16 Jeff McCullough / Gary Dixon AMC Hornet
17 Roger Franz / 87 Ford Chapparel Bryan Garvey
18 Doug Mendez / O Boyle Toyota truck Quinn
Robert Haag 19 VW Beetle
20 Rodd Frantelli / Roy Frantelli Datsun 720
21 Rick L. Johnson / Matt Dowland / 79 Smokey Tony Alleman Custom Talvert
22 Scott Whitney / Kevin Anderson Hog Wild Side Car
CZ400 72 23 Joe Desrosiers
24 Drew Belk / Mark Kimberling / Husqvarna 400 74 Greg Underwood
25 Marty Fiolka / Jim Ryan 1964 VW BEETLE
26 Boyd Jaynes / Bill "Bronco" Brindle III 1968 Ford Bronco
VW 72 27 Kevin Carr
28 Bob Howle
Skip Kawell 29 / Jeff Kawell
30 Clyde Stacy / Justin Matney / Rafael Grijalva
31 Christopher Grimm
32 Chris Wilson
33 Jeremy James
34 Steve Krieger III
Paradise Sun 35
36 Curt Leduc
37 Gay Smith / Dale Harrison
38 Robert Land / Mike Jenkins
39 Fred Ankeny
40 Ron Landaker / Stephen O'Leary
41 Tim Foor / Bruce Galien
42 Antonio Narino
44 Jayson Walmsley / Mike Geier / Clint Melnechenko
45 Chad Niernberg
46 Glenn Kirby / Jim Kirby
47 Tom Harris / Darin Harris
48 Rory King / Les Zwaryck / Logan Zwaryck

49 Roger Norman / Larry Roeseler Alternative fuel -
50 Ron Bellerive / Wendy Wilchynski VW Racecar 70
51 Lawrence Pearson / 64 VW Baja Jeff Quinn Convert.
52 Dodge D150 Walker Evans
Abbatti 53 Jr. 66 Ben Ford F-100
Husqvarna 87 54 Adam Mitchell
Michael Gaughan 55 Dodge Ram Charger
56 Clive Skilton
57 Ron Bishop / Gordon White / Chilly White Husqvarna 500 X
58 Jeep CJ5 Greg Adler
59 Les Martin / Chris Martin URAL Gear Up side car
60 Hale Ruben Espinoza / Oscar Hale Jr. / A. Heredia 84 Honda XR 500
61 Tito Tinoco / Bill Ford Bronco 4x4 Bogoje
Ken Leavitt 62 85 Ford Bronco 4x4

63 Mike Shatynski / George Erl VW Challenger TMAG
64 George Pennington / Tristan Rickard / Mike Smith 85 Husqvarna RC250
Husqvarna 400 65 Russell Martin
66 78 Ford Bronco Dean Wayman
67 Klaus Rasch / Jorge Jimenez / Martin Garibay VW Bug Stock
Jose Santibanez July 68 86 Toyota 4Runner
Honda XR 69 Tim Morton
Tibi Imbuzan 70 87 Honda XR600
Pancho Bio 1965 71 VW Baja Bug
Arturo Hernandez 72 VW Thing
73 Mark Harber / Perry White / Toki Coe 71 Chevy Suburban 4x4
74Tim George / Chris Carroll 69 Dean Jeffries Koyote 2 seat buggy
TBA Alejandro Fuentes, Alejandro Fuentes Mr. Funco SS1

Andy McMillin TBA 69 Ford F-100
Bruce Meyers TBA
Larry Ragland TBA
Local Motors Rally Fighter TBA

Pancho Bio TBA 69 VW Bug
Mouse McCoy TBA
Ricky Johnson RJ TBA TBA 80 Scott McMillin's Chenowth Porsche
Jeff Quinn VW TBA
Oscar Martinez 69 VW TBA
Toyota 4runner Jose July TBA


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Testing and Vintage Videos Relating to the Mexican 1000