Saturday, June 06, 2015
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*Saturday, June 6 5AM LIVE! BAJA 500 RaceDay
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|Red Bull athlete Bryce Menzies qualifies sixth for the starting positions in Saturday's BAJA 500|
BAJA 500 Trophy Truck and Class 1 Classes Post Race Start Results
On Saturday, tomorrow here in Baja Norte, Mexico, the town of Ensenada will be the Start of the 2015 BAJA 500 LIVE! on Baja Racing News LIVE! Racing on the 510.58-mile SCORE Baja 500 course begins when motorcycle and ATV classes start at 5:30 a.m., Saturday morning. Trophy Trucks and other four-wheel trucks, buggies and UTVs will take the starting line at approximately 10 a.m.
Today, Friday, June 5, downtown is buzzing with technical inspections and contingency row on the Boulevard Costero.
Yesterday, outside of town, on a private Mexican ranch, not open to the general public, Robby Gordon bested the other 26 Trophy Truck teams that showed up to qualify by nearly 10 seconds with a time of 5 minutes, 23.216 seconds. The second-fastest qualifier today was Nick Vanderwey (5:33), with Luke McMillin finishing in third (5:34.379). Jason Voss (5:35.283) will come off the line fourth on Saturday, while Apdaly Lopez (5:40.176) will be the fifth truck off the line in Ensenada. See the full results below.
Trophy Truck and Class 1 racers gathered today at a private location to qualify south of Ensenada for the 47th running of the SCORE Baja 500. SCORE Officials shifted the qualifying course from the location used in recent years just outside of Ojos Negros to a new area near Uruapan. The new qualifying course offered a slightly more technical challenge with very few straightaways, giving racers an all-new course to battle for starting times for Saturday’s race.
Far fewer Class 1 racers participated in qualifying today, but of the eight racers Jaime Huerta posted the fastest time – and by a large margin – at 5 minutes, 45.556 seconds. Second-fastest qualifier Randy Wilson posted a time of 5:57.742, and rounding out the top three is Shelby Reid with a time of 6:04.70.
Qualifying Results To Start
1. Robby Gordon – 5:23.216
2. Nick Vanderywey – 5:33.00
3. Luke McMillin – 5:34.379
4. Jason Voss – 5:35.283
5. Apdaly Lopez – 5:40.073
6. Bryce Menzies – 5:40.176
7. Kyle Jergensen – 5:41.592
8. Gustavo Vildosola – 5:42.439
9. BJ Baldwin – 5:43.182
10. Jason McNeil – 5:49.199
11. Rob MacCachren – 5:49.410
12. Steven Eugenio – 5:50.322
13. Tim Herbst – 5:51.107
14. Eric Hustead – 5:52.917
15. Eduardo Laguna – 5:54.417
16. Robert Acer – 5:55.021
17. Jesse Jones – 5:56.378
18. Dan McMillin – 5:57.995
19. Justin Davis – 6:00.692
20. Casey Currie – 6:05.463
21. Mark Weyhrich – 6:08.376
22. Zak Langley – 6:23.524
23. Graf Tracy – 6:25.492
24. Glen Greer – 6:44.841
25. Chris Miller – 7:07.883
26. Sergio Salgado – 7:19.077
27. Troy Herbst - DNQ
Class 11. Jamie Huerta – 5:45.556
2. Randy Wilson – 5:57.742
3. Shelby Reid – 6:04.700
4. Don Chase – 6:21.832
5. Cody Parkhouse – 6:23.022
6. Rob Archibald – 6:30.325
7. Scott Rueschenberg – 7:02.304
8. Tony Murray – 7:03.444
BAJA 500 2015 Pre-Run Reporting and the Pics & Vids!
|SCORE International Safety Chart, Sanctions "safety plans" havent been seen in over a year and half.|
"2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 Safety Map. The Cruz Roja mobile command unit will once again be positioned at start finish to manage emergencies. They will have six ambulances and eight 4x4 rescue units on standby throughout the course. The Weatherman will be positioned on top of Mt Diablo. Bob Otwell will be taking over for Bob Steinberger who is feeling under the weather. He will be assisted by Robert Thompson on top of the highest peak on the California side of the border. ...James Coates will relay internet data from Eldorado Ranch in San Felipe. Honda relay is going to stay on course to help fill in the gaps. They will relay emergency medicals over the radio and satellite radio to the Cruz Roja mobile command unit headed up by Miguel Ceballas and Bill Black. There will be 125 course workers running checkpoints and road crossings. Dr Jeff Grange, Head of Trauma for Loma Linda Medical Center will be standing by for major medical calls in the SCORE medical helicopter. Adam Williams and the Aero-Medi-Vac team will be on standby at Ensenada airport for critical transports. Brad Baker and Luke Dupin will head up the Volocore team doing satellite tracking of all racers. The will compute penalties and relay SPOT 3 mechanicals plus minor and major emergency satellite button pushes from the black SCORE semi and the Cruz Roja Mobile Command. The awesome group called Aficionados Responsable will be going to problem areas to help with safety. Many thanks to everyone for doing there best to keep people safe."
Robert Allen responded:
"Sounds great now all they need to do is actually send help when there is an emergency!"
The 2015 Baja 500, Setting in Reality
Corporate Welfare and The Baja Races
By: Gary Newsome
The SCORE International owner, "Vegas should be the capital of the Western States", Roger Norman, gets thousands of dollars from Mexico Tourism, for bringing his desert racing circus, south. We think he wouldn't be in this business if the g-mint money wasn't part of the mix. More Later...
Some people don't understand, PAST IS PROLOGUE.
The death of Danny Hamel, 20 years ago, is a lesson that some things can't be controlled. Some things can be controlled. Wisdom is knowing the difference and action is always needed for the later.
For the first time since the death of Kurt Caselli, SCORE has made public, its 'Safety Chart'. During the following race, after the Caselli death, SCORE refused to make public, any of its 'Safety Plans'.
SCORE hasn't promoted the Baja Pits people that were called on to explain to the public "how to respond to a Baja racing emergency" and its use of the same people to find Kurt Caselli during the Baja 1000 2013, when Caselli was "lost". In actuality, he was hurt fatally.
Since then, SCORE hasn't said a word about 'Safety', since the Kurt Caselli passing.
The motos guys are. During the last SCORE event, the BajaSur 500, the moto winner asked about the same issue discussed by Kurt Caselli, Safety.
Still no helicopter from SCORE at the lead of the race, with the bikes. After the Caselli death and after complaint after complaint, by moto racers! How much of a profit does Norman want? At some point this goes BEYOND greed and ego.
Norman told BajaRacingNews.com he removed the safety chopper at the lead of the races, because of their cost.
In honor of Hamel, Dirt Rider is pleased to announce that we’ve dedicated a major feature story to Danny in our August 2015 issue, which hits newsstands on 6/23. Written by DR feature contributor Brett Smith and featuring special insight from those who were closest to Hamel, this story revisits the life and career of one of desert racing’s most beloved heroes. Dirt Rider went to great lengths to honor Hamel’s memory, including digging deep into our photo archives for some incredible images that have been tucked away for over 20 years. Be sure to keep an eye out for the full story, and please enjoy this outstanding video that was created for Hamel’s induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame in 2013.
Danny’s story has an undeniably tragic ending, but the tale of Hamel is a brightly shining account of life and love, and it is in this spirit that we remember the man who is often simply referred to as “The Best There Was”.
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WHO'S GONNA DIE AT THIS BAJA 500 2015!?!
What locals will get run over? What Moto Racer will have his bike Stolen at Gunpoint? What Racer will be shot by a Pot Farming Local? Who will try to Bury The Truth! Which Racer will run off the cliff into the Ocean?
Who Gives F*** about who will Win?!
|Trophy Truck – QUALIFYING ORDER|
|23||Dan McMillin||McMillin. Period!||3 to 1|
|36||Glen Greer||Will not Dodge a bullet||8 to 1|
|9||Mark Weyhrich||Totally tubular||4 to 1|
|50||Zak Langley||Often a tricycle||7 to 1|
|85||Justin Davis||“Make” or Break||3 to 1|
|88||Sergio Salgado||“MR” parts chaser||5 to 1|
|91||Troy Herbst / Flyin’ Ryan||Will make a run for it||4 to 1|
|45||Gary Magness||Mid-pack performer||5 to 1|
|19||Tim Herbst / LR||Mike’s magic working?||3 to 1|
|35||Jason Voss||Real Contender||2 to 1|
|11||Rob MacCachren||MacKING OF BAJA||2 to 1|
|97||BJ Baldwin||Protest Form already filled out?||2 to 1|
|83||Luke McMillin||“Use the Force”||3 to 1|
|40||Chris Miller||Too Lite||7 to 1|
|75||Mike Cook||If you can’t stand the heat … stay out of the desert||9 to 1|
|99||Lyle Bask||A hoser||7 to 1|
|76||Jesse Jones||Stay Dry!||3 to 1|
|5||Carlos Apdaly Lopez||Scary-fast||2 to 1|
|21||Gustavo Vildosola||Team will not Shrek their duty||2 to 1|
|70||Bryce Menzies||Challenger||2 to 1|
|44||Kyle Jergensen||Second tier||5 to 1|
|47||James Bult||Moving chicane||9 to 1|
|22||Casey Currie||At “rear end” …||9 to 1|
|1||Steven Eugenio||Runs way up front||2 to 1|
|77||Robby Gordon||Victory donuts @ Finish||3 to 2|
|58||Tracy Graf||May get scuttled||9 to 1|
|2||Jason McNeil||He'll Endo||9 to 1|
|17||Eduardo Laguna||Laguna Diablo||3 to 2|
|84||Vanderweys / Leducs||Ain’t no bull||4 to 1|
|Class 1 – QUALIFYING ORDER|
|195||Don Chase||Dedicated enough?||5 to 1|
|127||Cody Parkhouse||Steady||3 to 1|
|125||Scott Rueschenberg||“Are you experienced”?||9 to 1|
|168||Shelby Reid||Ebberts the key||5 to 1|
|156||Thomas Kirkmeyer||Has the “Motion”||212 to 1|
|187||Ryan Sharman||Don’t squeeze …||9 to 1|
|138||Randy Wilson / “Tucson Juan”||TOP TIP||3 to 1|
|180||Jim Anderson||“BB King” rules||3 to 1|
|104||Rob Archibald||Not that easy this time||4 to 1|
|166||Brady Turner||“Zonnie”-power!||9 to 1|
|169||Andrew Myers||DARK HORSE||4 to 1|
|175||Jaime Huerta, Jr.||No chance||9 to 1|
|145||Mike Boone||Buys the farm?||9 to 1|
|131||George Peters||Vacation||9 to 1|
|114||Lee Mundt||Out of the office||9 to 1|
|109||Tony Murray||Big ol’ comfy car!||6 to 1|
|160||Victor Barreda||Could be a player||5 to 1|
|147||Pat McCarthy||Well-oiled||9 to 1|
|123||Monica Greenhill||A finisher||6 to 1|
|871||Larry Connor||Will lead the field||2 to 1|
|874||Elias Hanna||Will run w/ Lee||7 to 5|
|868||Pat Sims||Can’t stand pat||4 to1|
|880||Scott Serven||Tough “Gig”||6 to 1|
|875||Jerry Zaiden||Poor man’s Kent Kroeker||6 to 1|
|854||Chelsea Magness||#1 – in family||6 to 1|
|873||Jonathan Brenthel||Oh, Bin Waddin||5 to 1|
|855||Lee Banning||TOP TIP||3 to 1|
|848||Billy Wilson||“Gulf Coast Blues”||III to 1|
|852||Russell Buehler||Anyone? Anyone?||9 to 1|
|872||Jordan Brenthel||Marketing effort||5 to 1|
|846||Jose Gomez||Bring wrenches||9 to 1|
|848||Miles Wyatt||Brawley Brawler||4 to 1|
|1058||Clay Lawrence||Big shoes to fill …||4 to 1|
|1045||Travis Clarke||“Raceco”?!||8 to 1|
|1062||J.J. Schnarr||DARK HORSE||4 to 1|
|1099||Adam Pfankuch||Has the correct tool K.I.T.||2 to 1|
|1089||Arnoldo Gutierrez, Jr.||Out of his league||7 to 1|
|1040||Cody Robinson||On my Radar …||2 to 1|
|1027||Rick St. John||Patron saint of Beam Cars||2 to 1|
|1081||Todd Winslow||Perhaps standing on the corner …||6 to 1|
|1009||Rafael Navarro, IV||A Tiger, once …||2 to 1|
|1080||Peter Hajas||Yah, shur||4 to 1|
|1011||Morgan Langley / Kory||Kory carries effort||4 to 1|
|1068||Cody Reid||Will not be buffalo-ed||3 to 1|
|1050||John Langley||Hard on hardware?||6 to 1|
|1098||Shane Scully||Will not challenge||X to 1|
|1017||Jesus Marchena||Unknown||? to 1|
|1002||Steve Lawler||Bad draw||3 to 1|
|1053||Brad Wilson||TOP TIP||3 to 1|
|1060||Armando Boehme||Long tow por nada||7 to 1|
|1075||Eliseo Garcia||Quick||4 to 1|
|1209||Rafael Navarro, III||Wins w/o Pirellis!||3 to 1|
|1218||Miguel Tornel, Jr.||Experienced, indeed||4 to 1|
|1203||Oliver Flemate||Flame-out||9 to 1|
|1207||Michael Crichton||Could be terminal, man||7 to 1|
|1283||Brian Cancimilla||Perrun pace?||9 to 1|
|802||Tim Gabbert||Bergschrund||9 to 1|
|Class One-Half 1600|
|1647||Wes McKenzie||Good “Bio”graphy||3 to 1|
|1606||Ruben Sañudo||SF Fav||4 to 1|
|1661||Brennan Lambert||Also-Ran||7 to 1|
|1689||Marco Venegas||Top Five||5 to 1|
|1609||Jose Ruvalcaba||Top Two||3 to 1|
|1602||Ernesto Arambula||Serious credentials||3 to 1|
|1626||Martin Rangel||Might finish||8 to 1|
|1605||Miguel Cortez||Top Seven||7 to 1|
|1616||Ely Yee||DARK HORSE||3 to 1|
|700||Dan Chamlee||Some things never change||5 to 1|
|701||Brandon Walsh||Stuck stubs||5 to 1|
|3030||Chad Broughton||Turn the Paige||4 to 1|
|525||Ben Swift||… but he’s is not now …||9 to 1|
|500||Jose Luis Lopez Gonzalez||“Los Dos Malos” not bad||3 to1|
|555||Tomas Fernandez||Rougher’n an “11”||6 to 1|
|553||Armando Garcia||TOP TIP||3 to 1|
|562||Steve Achey||Has the “heart”||6 to 1|
|560||Francisco Ramos||Second Tip||3 to 1|
|597||Enrique Zazueta, Jr.||Takes refuge||6 to 1|
|578||Gustavo Aviñas||Pick up left-overs||6 to 1|
|300||Donald Moss||Well …||Even|
|8125||John Gonzales||TWO tow straps||9 to 1|
|1121||Dennis Hollenbeck||to “Hell n (not) back”||11 to 1|
|1156||Art Penner||Sluggish Bug||11 to|
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