Baja South, Racer Liz Wayas, Begins to take notice of SCOREs Financial Dealings in Mexico
UPDATED! Sal Fish talking with Liz Wayas on helping the Coyote 300 in La Paz and giving authorities in Mexico, information on SCORE.
Photo of "reunion of association of baja sur racers".
Photo posted April 30. A meeting dated April 15, reflected this information:
"AS EVERY TUESDAY AND PRIOR DAYS OF REST OF HOLY WEEK, COYOTES IS GATHERED, WHERE IS COMMENTED OF THE ADVANCE THAT IS HAS WITH RESPECT TO THE COYOTE 300... IN ITS 20TH EDITION AND WHICH RACE PROMISES TO BE AN INTERESTING NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND AN ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT HAVING BROKERS BC AND INTERNATIONAL SCORE IN ADDITION TO OUR FRIENDS RUNNERS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE WHERE IS BOASTS A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT THAT ALREADY WILL HAVE TALKS."
In terms of teams coming down to Baja Sur to race in the local events may not be significant, because of the huge costs associated with racing in Baja Sur. However, the communications between the Baja Sur people (in particular Liz Wayas) right at the time the new charges againist the new SCORE (in the paper and listed here in the posted article) means that SCORE has alot of explaining to do.
And, the Baja Sur authorities now have the ultimate insider to burn down Roger Norman, Sal Fish! talking with the chief complainer, Liz Wayas.
The proposed new event is now getting to be a very expensive proposition for SCORE owner Norman and his minions.
Dateline, La Paz, BCS, Mexico
""La Paz, Baja California Sur.- The Mexican Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) will review to see of the Score Baja Sur 500 Race, which is financed by the state through the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism trusts with public funds which come from the Hotel Room tax, do not violate environmental regulations.
PROFEPA representative, Valerio Castro, said that for the moment there are no indications to assume that this race is violating regulations, although he promises to review the case.
The preceding came about from the wave of complaints this race is generating in the off road race industry, as according to three-time national champion Elizabeth Wayas, she recently complained that the American business Score International, which operates this race, does not have permission from race authorities to carry out these types of events. In addition, it is a "windfall business" because the state government gives its resources and does not collect any taxes.
For this reason, the United States is looking into this, she said, because there they collect taxes and here they give it money, he said to show is dissatisfaction with the subsidy the state gives to a business which was just sold for $500 million dollars.
This does not even mention that the officials who are giving away public resources to this foreign company are also involved in some kind of irregularity, even if it is due to negligence. This situation has come to the attention of the State Congress, which is all looking into the issue of tourism trust resources which a handled by committees mainly composed of businessmen, which have discretionary power over the financial resources, without having to account to anyone, which should be done with public money.
The race intends to get some 600 competitors from all over the world in different categories, and will be in mid-Janaury 2015, if something else does not happen before that.""