Oh man, this is good entertainment. A so-called professional tour company gets lost and needs to get rescued, by the local Mexicans.
From Baja Bound Moto Tours: "Of course we're all glad everyone is 100%. Just knowing who was involved and that it was known they'd holed-up for the cold night made it not so dire. There's at least a few in that group who are very prepared. They were NOT lost. A few of the riders involved know the Sierra Juarez better than most anyone. They knew exactly where they were and which cabin they we're going for (well, not like it was the plan to reach that cabin when they started riding in the AM).
They knew when it got deep they were better off shooting for the cabin rather than turn around and for sure run out of gas with no shelter around. And apparently the SPOT does work in Baja.... This was found out (tested you might say) after a four wheel quad failed to reach the cabin because of amount of snow.
I was with a few guys and we were to meet up with the group mentioned on Sunday (pre-planned for riding fun, not rescue mission). We were riding northbound (them southbound). We got to a point I wasn't comfortable with snow depth and we turned around and headed back to Ens. We thought for sure they'd already be in Ens drinking after taking an easier route." oops!
The Baja California government yesterday identified the nine U.S. citizens riding off-road motorcycles who were airlifted by helicopter from the Sierra de Juarez.
The lost were: William Derroth, Don Emler, Robert Rosenberg, Lance Waddill, Don Waddill, Todd Kerbs, Danny Laporte, Paul Eddy, Troy Seysordh. Supposedly, these guys know Baja! Danny La Porte was the first American, World Moto Cross Champion we ever had. Beat out Brad Lackey who rode the 500 class by one month. The 500's season ended one month after the 250's, that Danny rode in to be the first. Danny has raced the Baja 1000 in years past. Donny Emler was FMF racing. He founded the company and made some great modifications to his factory bikes, to be the top of the line in moto-cross racing. One of his racers was Danny.
Why did this all happen? To embarass everyone in the group and to show how bad Baja Bound can be? Tim Morton directed the group, gave them directions on how to navigate Baja using GPS coordinates
It may be better to have a satellite phone and a friend at the end of the line. We know all the riders and they said the snow was so deep the tires were just spinning which causes horrible gas mileage which caused one of the guys to run out of fuel. Nice planning. Didn't know the biggest storm ever recorded on the west coast was coming? Just more Baja off-road experts showing how stupid, 'La Familia', the desert off-road racing family, really is!
VIDEO Not associated with this group. But, Very Funny!
NEWS REPORT FROM TIJUANA — "Authorities worked Monday to restore areas south of Ensenada flooded by last week’s heavy rains, including a damaged bridge on the Transpeninsular Highway about 120 miles south of Ensenada that has stranded thousands of residents. The Santo Domingo bridge was expected to be at least partially restored by Tuesday, said Jaime Nieto, civil protection director for Ensenada.
That will re-establish a key link on the Transpeninsular Highway, the major artery connecting communities along the Baja California peninsula. Because of the extensive damage, Baja California Gov. José Guadalupe Osuna Millán declared an emergency in the region, giving state authorities access to federal funds to repair damaged roadways and bridges. Funds will be used to repair the Santo Domingo bridge and another in the community of Vicente Guerrero.
Nieto said up to 70,000 people in the region were left stranded as a result of the rains, with 2,000 sent to shelters. As of Monday, some 500 remained in the shelters, he said. One community still struggling is Ejido Erendira, a coastal fishing village of 2,500 residents about 50 miles south of Ensenada, 12 miles by paved road from the Transpeninsular Highway. The area is popular with surfers.
Adam Beecham, who operates a 52-bed hostel in the village, Coyote Cal’s, said stores have run out of drinking water, but residents are sharing their supply. Five houses were washed away along the Cañon San Ysidro riverbed, he said in a phone interview. Nieto, the civil protection director, said one lane of the road to the village was open Monday, but it will be closed tomorrow for repairs.
Baja California civil protection workers Monday rescued nine U.S. citizens stranded by snow in the Sierra de Juarez, in an area south of La Rumorosa. The group had been riding off-road motorcycles when they became stranded and ran out of gasoline. Alfredo Escobedo, the state’s director of civil protection, said that they used a satellite telephone to call out Sunday night to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Civil protection workers reached the group Monday, and pulled them out by helicopter. Escobedo said they were from California and Colorado.
The nine U.S. citizens who got lost on a motorcycle trip through the mountains of northern Mexico were rescued safe and sound after a heavy snowstorm and lack of fuel kept them from returning to their hotel, Mexican authorities said on Tuesday.
The civil defense office in Baja California state said in a communique that the rescue took place Monday during a search requested by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.
The tourists got lost in a place known as Agua Hedionda, located in the Sierra de Juarez mountains, when they went out Sunday on an excursion from their hotel in Tecate.
State civil defense director Alfredo Escobedo Ortiz said that a blizzard in the Sierra de Juarez mountains buried the roads in snow and that the Americans ran out of fuel while trying to find a way back to the hotel.
The search for the tourists began Sunday, but not until Monday morning were seven of them found, having spent the night in an abandoned house amid temperatures of minus 8 C (17 F).
Later the other two Americans were found in another part of the mountains. For the rescue operation, Mexican authorities used specialized snow vehicles and a helicopter. After a medical checkup, the group was taken back to the hotel where they were staying ."
BajaBound Moto Tours, "Oh man, that's good entertainment".
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Friday, January 29, 2010
New York City Strippers May Use The Lesbian Defense? At the Baja races, its called 'Indoor Recreation'! Racers Baja Rehab~
UPDATED! Desert Race Courses Around The West Get Cleaned Up!
Pictured: Mexicali Street Gobbles Car
A large western front dumped rain and snow throughout the western United States and Northwestern Mexico. Desert Off-Road race courses all over the west have now been de-dusted and graded for this years races!
Baja Mexico Travel Alerts CLICK HERE
ENSENADA DECLARED DISASTER AREA AUTHORITIES AFN REPORT
Pictured: Snow near La Rumorosa
Sure, it'll take a few days to dry out, but, unlike our environmental friends think, gazillions of dollars of "damage" have now been done to the Sonoran, Mojave and Baja deserts from all the flooding. That's Mother Natures Fury cleaning up, she does it all the time.
Racing, pre-running and winning the seasons events begins anew, soon.
Pictured: Ocotillo Wells Flash Flooding
The 2010 Baja Racing Season is Robby Gordon VS Andy McMillin!
Even with declining TV ratings, dropping sponsor revenues and sagging entrant lists, the SCORE whores keep sucking away
The looming double-dip drop in the economy has the McMillins selling shortsales to bring in additional revenue
Opening the books on the 37th year of the World’s Sleaziest Desert Racing Series with a major race victory at last weekend’s 16th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, third-generation Southern California desert racer Andy McMillin has also taken the early lead in the Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck point standings for the five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series. Starting the 2010 SCORE season off with an impressive victory in Laughlin, Andy McMillin, 22, of National City, Calif., earned his first career class win in Laughlin and his third career race win in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck class for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks in his No. 31 McMillin Realty Ford F-150.
Leading six McMillin entries at Laughlin, Andy McMillin was the fast qualifier for the race, led after the first half of the race on Saturday (Jan. 16) and pulled further away from the prolific pack of 28 SCORE Trophy-Trucks on Sunday (Jan. 17) to record the fastest elapsed-time in the popular race. Round 2 of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series will be the 24th San Felipe 250, March 12-14, in Baja California, Mexico. The computerized drawing for the 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs will be held in the headquarters on Saturday, Feb. 13. Who realy believes this is a fair system? With just 22 points separating the top 20 overall point leaders after the opening round of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series, the McMillin family actually has four racers in the top 20 after the first race. Returning to the Desert Series on a fulltime basis for the first time in three years, the San Diego-based team had six entries and five drivers in Laughlin. Mark McMillin, Andy’s uncle, finished fourth in SCORE Trophy-Truck and is eight in SCORE Overall points with 50 in his No. 23 McMillin Racing Ford F-150. Mark’s sons Daniel and Luke McMillin are also in the top 20 overall point leaders after solid performances in Laughlin. Daniel McMillin, 22, finished third in Class 1 and is tied for 10th in overall points with 48 in the McMillin Racing Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. Luke McMillin, the youngest of the McMillin racers at 16, finished fifth in Class 1-2/1600 in the McMillin Racing AlumiCraft-VW and is 20th in the SCORE Overall point standings with 41 points after the Laughlin race. “I’ve never won a SCORE Laughlin race so it really feels good,” said Andy McMillin, whose late grandfather Corky McMillin first started racing in SCORE in 1976. “It was an awesome way to end last year (with a win in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with his father Scott McMillin) and a great way to start this year off.
Hopefully we’ll go down to San Felipe and win that one, too. I think it just counts for the team and just feeling confident. Every time I go to the start line, I know I have a chance of winning in this truck as long as I don’t make a mistake. That says a lot about our team and the way they put this truck together.” Desert racing points are based on starting and finishing as well as the number of starters in each class and placement position in every race. Second in SCORE overall points and leading the unlimited Class 1 is another third-generation Southern California desert racer. Kory Halopoff, 26 of Orange, has 58 points in the Letner Racing Tatum-Chevy following his class win in Laughlin. Third in SCORE Overall points and second in SCORE Trophy-Truck is Las Vegas’ Kory Scheeler who has 57 points in the No. 57 Real Tech Racing Chevy Silverado. Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren picked up his seventh career class win in the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Class 1-2/1600 where he beat a strong field of 21 starters and his 56 championship season points in his AlumiCraft-VW. MacCachren, who has eight career SCORE season class point championships, also raced in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division in Laughlin where he finished seventh and is 13th in overall points in the No. 20 MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150.
Three Mexican nationals were among the class winners in Laughlin, giving each the early lead in their respective classes. They are Francisco Villagomez, Col. Santa Rosa, who defeated a large field of 20 starters in SCORE Lite in a Pabloff-VW to put him in fifth in the SCORE Overall point standings with 55 points, along with Elias Hanna, Ensenada (Class 7SX, Ford Ranger) and Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (Class 8, Ford F-150). In addition to Andy McMillin, Halopoff, MacCachren, Villagomez, Hanna and Lopez, among the 2010 SCORE point leaders in car and truck classes following their class wins at the recent SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge are: Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif. (Class 6, Ford Ranger), Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif. (Class 10, Lothringer-VW), Kevin Carr, San Deigo (Class 5, unlimited VW Baja Bug), Joe Bacal, Anthem, Ariz. (Stock Full, Lexus LX570), William Eriksen, Elizabethtown, Ky. (Class 2, PredatorX18-Chevy) and Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo. (Class 7-2, BajaLite-Chevy). In addition to season point class point championships, drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also racing to earn prestigious Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 25th consecutive year, a total of 59 drivers remain eligible after Round 1 of the 2010 Desert Series.
More McMillin Racing Press Release Magic: Mark McMillin drove his #23 McMillin Racing SCORE Trophy Truck to an impressive top five finish at the challenging SCORE season opener off road race. A huge field of 28 trophy trucks took to the 6.25-mile race course, which has long been considered one of the most difficult race tracks off road racers see all season long. The two-day format forces racers to employ diligent strategy in the hopes of finishing both days of racing, a total of 100-miles over some of the most brutal terrain SCORE racers face each season.
Mark McMillin led his two sons, Daniel and Luke, by driving the #23 SCORE Trophy Truck to an impressive top five overall after finishing the weekend in fourth place overall. Mark's combined total time for the race was 2:12:20 earning him a respectable top five in the world's foremost desert racing series.
Driving his brand new Alumi Craft 1-2/1600 racecar, Luke finished in the fifth position. The youngest McMillin racer competed against 21 other 1600 racers in a epic battle that saw some of the nation's top teams succumb to the harsh elements of the Laughlin desert. The resilient 16-year old San Diego high school student churned out fast laps on the way to a successful top five finish. Luke said, "I'm the youngest of the family racers and I've been driving in the desert since I was 12 years old. I've been racing for the past 18 months and I just run my hardest and see where I end up. This was a great race and it was a blast. Finishing in the top five against some of the best racers in the desert was awesome. I'm looking forward to the San Felipe 250."
Racing in the #118 McMillin Racing Chevrolet-powered Class 1 JIMCO racecar was Daniel McMillin. The 22-year old off road racing standout has raced the JIMCO Class 1 since 2009, however this was the first time he's raced the Class 1 in a SCORE Desert Series race.
As Daniel climbed from the driver's seat of the JIMCO racecar at the finish line, he smiled and commented, "We had no problems today. Our JIMCO Chevy was perfect and we've got the best tires in the desert, BFGoodrich. We drove about 85% both days and picked them off one by one. Our race strategy was just to finish each day and head to the San Felipe 250 in a good position. This is a good start and if we keep it up we'll be in the race for the season championship after the Baja 500. We've got to perform and finish each and every race. That's my goal all year long."
Only 22 points separate the top 20 overall point leaders after the opening round of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series at Laughlin, Nevada. Four of the five McMillin Racing entries earned a top 20 overall in the run for the season points championship. Mark McMillin (8th Overall), Daniel McMillin (10th Overall), Luke McMillin (20th Overall) and Andy/Scott McMillin (1st Overall).
Reflecting on the performance of all three of his family race cars, Mark said, "I am very proud of the driving performance of both Daniel and Luke. This is going to be a very long season and they have both demonstrated excellent car control in difficult conditions. We are all headed to the San Felipe 250 and I'm sure we'll have some great racing there. The #23 Trophy Truck was near flawless at Laughlin and I'm looking forward to the San Felipe 250. That's always been a great racing event and we've always run good in San Felipe."
Returning to the SCORE Desert Series on a fulltime basis for the first time in three years, the San Diego-based team had three entries from Mark McMillin's family and two entries from brother, Scott McMillin's family. McMillin Racing fielded five drivers in four different classes in the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge.
Mark McMillin will return to his quest for the SCORE Trophy Truck Championship racing his #23 Geiser-built Trophy Truck in the SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California on March 13, 2010. Daniel will campaign the JIMCO Chevy-powered Class 1, while Luke will tackle the sands of San Felipe, Mexico in his Major Performance-VW powered Alumi Craft 1600 car.
Top 20 Overall Cars and Trucks
(Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Andy McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 63
2. Kory Halopoff, Orange, Calif., Tatum-Chevy (Class 1), 58
3. Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Chevy Sivlerado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 57
4. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, AlumiCraft-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 56
5. Francisco Villagomez, Col. Santa Rosa, Mexico, Pabloff-VW (1) (SCORE Lite), 55
6. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 53
7. Robert Ross, Loreto, Mexico, Racer-Chevy (Class 1), 52
8. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif. (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Ford F-150, 50
9. Justin Davis, China Hills, Calif. La Habra, Calif., Seagrove-VW (SCORE Lite), 49
10. Bill McBeath, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 48
10. Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 48
12. Gary Weyhrich Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 47
13. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 46
13. Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Fraley-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 46
15. Brent Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif. Moulton-VW (SCORE Lite), 45
15. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 45
15. Sam Berri, Murphy's, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 45
18. Kyle Conlon, Campo, Calif., Jimco-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 43
19. Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., SmithCo-VW (SCORE Lite), 42
20. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 41
Baja Racing News.com
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Drunk Mikey Childress has scammed another ride in Desert Off-Road Racing for 2010
Mike Childress and Jim Tucker have put a deal together for the 2010 BITD season, Baja 500 and Baja 1000. He said, "We will be racing Jim Tuckers General Tire Jimco Class 1 car". Mikey has known Jim for a long time and has always liked his outlook on racing, "I know we will be a great team! Jim's prep is always 100% and he thinks that is what we need to head into a race that the car is ready for battle!". Mikey Childress is looking forward to a great season and getting to Battle with all his friends. He said today,"..See Ya at Parker!"
The sponsors getting hosed or hosing Mikey are: Jim Tucker Racing, General Tire, Public Power, Monster Energy, BTR Wheels, Fox Shocks, Arai Helmets and Checkers.
Drunk Mikey Childress 2009 Lame Stunt Link
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Pat Dailey and Austin Farner Show Off Their Crackhead Credentials
Early this weekend, desert racing crackheads (DRC) Pat Dailey and Austin Farner, drunk and in the middle of the night, broke the leg of one of their crack-head buddies in a boy on boy play fight while heading to a fake race. While pulling the victims hair and biting him, Farner was down and pinned in WWE style, Pat Dailey cackled like an immature school girl, while video taping and then placing on the net.
For the entire racing community to see why their desert off-road racing, is such a joke. Their sponsors will be contacted for comments today.
Pat Dailey and Austin Farner must be proud of their antics to put this clip on the net, exposing the desert off-road racing community to the real kooks of 'la familia' of off-road racing in Baja and southern California.
Assassin Dailey's voice is overheard 'announcing' the idiocy. Farner is a DRC non-talent, booted out of desert racing.
No wonder why Farner has been kicked out of real racing, even with the scummiest score racing organization. Dailey, hooked up with the Desert Asses (assassins) shows again why the entire Metal Mulisha, Assasins group of crackheads, what the off-road racing group of racing true colors are. Pink.
Pulling hair, biting and the general non-sense produced by these former racers and now current crackheads, why the sponsors and supporters of score, Cameron Steele and the rest of the crackheads have for years, dragged desert off-road racing into the gutter of sports.
CLICK HERE for the Exclusive Behind The Scenes Story of the BIGGEST Embarrasment of the Sport
Desert racing Joke Heidi Steele member of Desert Assassins CLICK HERE
This is why serious sponsors can't take Off-Road racing seriously!
Who is the DRC? Child Porn Cover-up Perps, no business licenses and supported by SCORE and the Slimey racing industry
CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY ON THE DELETION OF THE CAR-JACKING REPORT (Americans being victimized in Baja Mexico) SAFETY INFORMATION
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