MONSTER Mikes SST Hill Climb October 10-16
Sheldon Creed taking on Mikes Sky Ranch Road at the SST event, "Mikes Peak". Sheldon placed second place out of five SST trucks in this weekends competition.
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2. Sheldon Creed - 17:13
3. Apdaly Lopez - 17:31
4. Juan Carlos Lopez - 17:49
5. Matt Brabham - 18:27
6. Robbie Pierce - 18:50
7. Todd Romano - 19:54
8. Gerardo Iriebe- 20:07
9. Nick Tonelli - 21:11
10. Myles Wyatt - 21:15
11. Steve Bechard - 21:27
12. Danny Stinson - 21:47
13. Melanie Diaz - 23:32
14. Eyam Joyner - 24:41
15. JT Taylor - 45:35
2. Sheldon Creed - 17:29
3. Apdaly Lopez - 17:59
4. Juan Carlos Lopez - 18:02
5. J.T. Taylor - 18:40
6. Robbie Pierce - 18:57
7. Gerardo Iriebe - 19:08
8. Danny Stinson - 21:08
9. Nick Tonelli - 21:10
10. Myles Wyatt - 21:31
11. Melanie Diaz - 23:50
12. Eyam Joyner - 27:01
13. Lyle Tonelli - 28:18
14. Matt Brabham - DNF
15. Todd Romano - DNF
16. Steve Bechard - DNF
The meeting point and start line was Rancho Millán at kilometer 137 of the Ensenada-San Felipe road in the Valley of the Trinity, after the idea arose a few years ago about the mystical landscapes surrounding area Mike's Sky Ranch and is suitable for racing "off road".
This is a circuit 100 percent dirt, with many curves, in a planned route 31 kilometers and with a rise of more than 2,000 meters through wilderness areas and streams.
Organizers said that 2016 is a significant motorsports year, the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 is met, the return of Ford GT Le Mans is celebrated, in addition to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the first race climb Pike's Peak in Colorado. This is also part of the event to honor the 50th anniversary of the 'SCORE' version of the Baja 1000 in Baja California, Mexico.
Robbie Gordon, one of the legends in motor racing, also known as a champion in different series of Score International sanctioned racing. He created the concept of 'Super Trucks Stadium' racing, pushing for the growth of "off road" racing.
"In order type truck vehicles can be presented in a stadium type format and bring the excitement of these machines both asphalt and dirt, Mike's Peak Hill Climb Challenge is the best way to promote this concept," praised Gordon . At off-road racing held throughout this year in California, Florida, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, this series is now is now added in Baja California, Mexico, where it is expected the participation of many racers and a major drama for the sport and the region Trinidad Valley (Known by the racing community as, Valley T).
The finish line was located at Mikes Sky Rancho. Made famous by its hospitality, as well as its location.
|Randy Rodriguez was the winner of the rental car class at the inaugural Mike's Peak Hill Climb Challenge. Rodriguez wheeled the stock Buick up 19 mile hill in 35 minutes.|
|Mike's Peak took a bite out of Sheldon Creed!|
*Sunday racing cancelled.
*Saturday Race results, day 2,
16:51 Robby Gordon, wins the weekend competition!
*PIN Racing wins Trophy Truck Class
*Great weather conditions today for off-road racing! Wind will remove all lingering-hanging dust! Clear and 60 degrees F. at race event finish. Valley T is high desert, in between the low desert and coast.
Today's race course transitions between the high desert and mountain terrain.
*Bryce Menzies pukes on Robby Gordon>>>Menzies pisses on off-road racing community. Inside story on OFF-ROAD LIVE! Monday 4PM.
*131 Miles per hour top speed going up to Mikes, recorded by Robby Gordon yesterday during practice runs!
Friday Morning! 16 Trucks, several UTV's and 1 Motorcycle are registered for this event. Coverage starts at Noon, Racing at 1PM. Sheldon Creed made a 19 minute run, his first time ever!
Robby Gordon, a wiley Baja veteran, made an 18 minute course run, his best of the day. Not mentioning Robby has at least 75 runs up Mikes Sky Ranch Road!
Start line up and ready! 8AM Thursday, October 13.
Mechanical review has been moved to Millan Rancho at Valley T - Thursday, 12:30 PM local time.
Robby Gordon announces his "Gordini" will race in the inaugural (first time, for you non-english speakers!) Mikes Peak Hill Climb competition.
The SST Series Schedule
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The OUTRAGEOUS MONSTER 'Mike's Sky Ranch' INSIDER STUFF
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***Hill Climb Kick-Off! ON THE BEACH! Saturday, October 8, 2016***
MONSTER Mike's SoCal Spectacular!
UPDATED September 26, 2016
Message From Robby Gordon: "I personally want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during what has been the most difficult time of my life. We are truly grateful for all the love and support my family has received. That being said, I want everyone to know that the Mike's Peak Hill Climb Challenge, October 13th-16th in Baja California, Mexico, WILL GO ON as scheduled.
In honor of my father, "Baja Bob" Gordon, we will change the name of the event to " Baja Bob's Mike's Peak Ultimate Race To The Top", as he would have wanted us to keep on following our dreams and continue racing. Thank you and hope to see everyone there!"
THE Mike Leon "Mike's Sky Ranch" SPECIAL
***SST Hill Climb SPECIAL!***
Interview with the BAJA Racing Hall of Famer Perry McNeil.
The topic, Mike Leon and the "Ranch in the Sky", he hand built.
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BAJA SAFARI to Mikes Sky Rancho, in the old days!
|Off-Road travel trips with BajaSafari.com use Mike's Sky Rancho regularly. (Mike Leon pictured w/hat)|
The Original Reporting>>>
By Gary Newsome, Editor
RACE WEEK BLOWS-UP!
Hill Climb Week festivities will start Saturday October 8, ON THE BEACH in SoCal,
the MONSTER Mike's Hill Climb Kick-Off, the First Time Ever, Truck event!
On Sunday October 9, MONSTER Mike's Hill Climb SPECIALS continue with the OFF-ROAD LIVE! Fans ON THE TRAIL! For those who don't cross the border- we'll report from the trail all day Sunday.
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Monday October 10, The Hill Climb launches ONLINE on OFF-ROAD LIVE! 4PM West, 7 East, LIVE! From the Grand Opening of the Hollywood Casino.
SST festivities in Ensenada!
Located at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge.
Racer registration, Media registration and mandatory pre-race meeting will all be held at the Riviera on Wednesday, October 12.
On Wednesday October 12, the daylong, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency/tech festival will run in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Center in Ensenada.
MONSTER Mike's GARAGE airs LIVE! from the NEW!
Hollywood Casino Wednesday Night at 5 PM
Thursday, Racers will move out 52 miles east of Ensenada on Hwy 3 in close proximity towards San Felipe Valley and Trinidad where numerous 30’ x 70’ camp spots will await competitors arrival for set up.
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Shortly after sunrise Thursday morning October 13, competitors will all have their first opportunity to tackle the course up the challenging hill to Mike’s Sky Rancho. Competitors will have one opportunity to make a practice run.
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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on class size competitors will be scheduled to make timed race passes up the hill to be scored towards whom is the fastest to Mike’s Peak.
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We'll have "Insider" maps posted and incredible stories of the 'old days' with "Mike" at the ranch and at MIKES-A-GO-GO, in Tijuana!!! Starting Here:
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MONSTER Mike's Sky Ranch MAP
Over 50 Years Racing in Baja Mexico!
In honor of the 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Rancho, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two, three or four wheeled varieties – to compete in this one of a kind challenging hill climb competition.
Maps - Stories - More>>>
The four-day SST racing event will run October 13-16, 2016 with classes ranging from, but not limited to the following vehicle types:
Stadium SUPER Truck
Unlimited Desert Truck Class 1
Class 6100/ Spec TT
V6 Open (Any truck or buggy)
Pro 2wd Truck
Pro 4wd Truck
Open Safari: Rally 2wd or 4wd
Open 4wd (Ultra 4 rules)
Class 8 Heavy Metal
Class 5 Unlimited
Class 5 1600
Class ½ 1600 Buggy
Rally Super Production
Rally Production GT
UTV Stock 1000
United States Auto Club (USAC) officials will score the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge as an elapsed-time event, with teams eligible to make two timed race passes over the course of the weekend. Competitors will also be encouraged to make a practice run on Thursday in preparation for the scored runs beginning on Friday.
A cap of 144 entries is expected at the start line for the first event of it’s kind in Baja Mexico with racers coming from all over the United States and Mexico to participate.
Online registration, by class, for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, is ongoing through the official Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge website. Drivers and co-drivers are also able to download the registration form and email or mail your entry form in if you prefer that method of entering.
Entries will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Late entries after that date and all on-site late entries will be accessed a $200.00 USD late fee added to the original cost.
In addition to drivers and co-drivers filling out the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge registration and submitting payment, all competitors must apply for a United States Auto Club (USAC) SST Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge single event license and provide proof of receipt.
START DRAW DEADLINE
The deadline to enter the race in order to be included in the drawing for starting positions is Saturday, October 1. The drawing, to determine the start order within each class, will be held on Monday, October 3.
When finished, the 31 km race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including natural rollers, water crossings, high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, and cattle guards, all while climbing to the top of Mike’s Sky Rancho at over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the natural beauty Baja California represents.
ABOUT MIKE’S PEAK HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
On-site camping, close proximity to Ensenada (52 miles East on Hwy 3), San Felipe Valley, and Trinidad, and multiple road access to viewing points, mean the race to Mike’s Peak will instantly become a fan and driver favorite. Add to that a Mexican Fiesta under the stars of Baja California each night for all drivers and guests. Rooms and camping at the Ranch will be open to all competitors on a first come, first served basis, and will be part of the entry fee.
ABOUT MIKE’S SKY RANCHO
Mike Leon, an American citizen whose family came from Jalisco, Mexico, had owned a couple of bars in Tijuana, but by the mid-1960s he’d had enough of the demanding grind and began looking for a more pastoral setting. In 1967, he bought several thousand acres under the dark skies and twinkling stars of Baja California’s highest mountains and opened Mike’s Sky Rancho, a guest resort in the high foothills of the San Pedro Mártir. Sitting on a knoll above the San Rafael creek in a picturesque and wooded valley, it’s a steep, brush-covered mountains rise in the background to the pine-covered 7,100-foot summit of Cerro San Matìas, visible off to the east. The crystal-clear San Rafael stream winds through the valley floor and must be forded to reach the ranch.
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