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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

LIVE! KING of BAJA 1000 2016

   

 


TRACKING LINK CLICK HERE


NEW! TRACKING LINK CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER REPLAY!!!

KING OF BAJA 1000 WRAP!
OFF-ROAD LIVE! From November 21 at 4PM



UPDATE! Child Killer Granted

 Special Right To Race in Baja 1000!

*Roger Norman allowed Todd Pederson to race Baja 1000!

The BIG STORY from this race event is Roger Norman allowed the guy who killed the child at the last race [BAJA 500 2016], to race in this Baja 1000!

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UPDATE! El Vigia (The Watcher) 

Newspaper Barred From Normans Hype!

*Roger Norman attempts to CENSURE Ensenada local press!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL PRESS REPORT

El Vigia Newspaper, the local press here in Ensenada, has reported on Roger Norman, before he owned SCORE.

He claims, El Vigia Newspaper with "Hate speech". Thus, he did not allow the local newspaper to his event, here in Ensenada this weekend.

Roger Norman himself, did not allow the newspaper 'credentials, or approved access to this years race event. Roger has more problems with the press.

-Roger Norman and his employees, have attempted cover-ups of negligent race operations. Including and not limited to, the death of Kurt Caselli.

-This weekends race event, was marred by another life threatening emergency medical race misadventure, involving the Parkhouse and another rig. Then, SCORE attempted to coverup this incident as well.

These conspired attempts to hide the truth are now open for public consumption.

The lives of the people of Mexico and the paying customers of SCORE are at risk.  
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CLICK HERE FOR OUR COVERAGE BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG 

LOCAL OFFICIALS FORCE NORMAN TO SPEED

 RESTRICTIONS!

HOT UPDATES!


*Many miles of "Speed Zones" on the course out to Ojos Negros place heavy burdens on the racers! Any mistakes in these new zones will end the race day of the violating team

15 (Fifteen) total Speed Zones put unprecedented controls on this events racers!

Armed forces throughout the race course have been directed to "arrest violating racers". In 'orders' given by military brass this evening, soldiers of the army and navy have the power to arrest 'violating' racers.

Violations include, "'coming off the course', 'striking Mexican citizens' and 'speed violations and short-coursing'".

*This years outrage will start in front of the old casino 'The Riviera', but with RESTRICTIONS. Before the arroyo, in town directly after the green flag will have a 37 mph RESTRICTION. 
ANY CONTESTANT OVER THE LIMIT IS DISQUALIFIED!

*From the Green Flag to the cross at First and Forest the speed restriction is "free", but from that crossing until Quinta the restriction is in effect. From Quinta to Amber and Arroyo the speed is "free", but when arriving at the last point and until Tule the speed is restricted.


CLICK HERE FOR FOR FINAL UPDATE

 Today, Wednesday, November 16 (just 2 days before the green flag [start of event] and hours to put together a safety plan), the City will force the event to restrictions!!!!

Roger Norman, the one man
baja racing disaster crew, City Hall demands safety changes days before the start of his LAST Baja 1000 CLICK HERE 
Ensenada Baja California newspapers scream Roger Norman SCORE sanction is negligent in its operational procedures.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE>>>ACTION BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG

MORE>>> BAJA 1000 RACE ACTION





CLICK HERE!!! Follow our ongoing story for 2017-"40 Years of DEATH!" Friends of SCORE International, BFGoodrich Tires".

"Pederson crossed the finish line in the 'Ready Gunner' trophy truck #68." Driver of record Tim Weston / Corona, CA., Blake Camelo / other driver. WRS Darkside Communications.

Todd Pederson reached the finish line, 10th in the Trophy Truck class. BajaRacingNews.com has numerous reports of this truck cutting the course.

BajaRacingNews.com Investigates!  



UPDATE! El Vigia (The Watcher) 

Newspaper Barred From Normans Hype!

*Roger Norman attempts to CENSURE Ensenada local press!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL PRESS REPORT

El Vigia Newspaper, the local press here in Ensenada, has reported on Roger Norman, before he owned SCORE.

He claims, El Vigia Newspaper with "Hate speech". Thus, he did not allow the local newspaper to his event, here in Ensenada this weekend.

Roger Norman himself, did not allow the newspaper 'credentials, or approved access to this years race event. Roger has more problems with the press.

-Roger Norman and his employees, have attempted cover-ups of negligent race operations. Including and not limited to, the death of Kurt Caselli.

-This weekends race event, was marred by another life threatening emergency medical race misadventure, involving the Parkhouse and another rig. Then, SCORE attempted to coverup this incident as well.

These conspired attempts to hide the truth are now open for public consumption.

The lives of the people of Mexico and the paying customers of SCORE are at risk.  


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November 23, 2016 UPDATE
Mark Luhtala Dies from injuries sustained at the Baja 1000
CLICK HERE

"He passed away this evening. Trusting he is in the arms of Jesus. We are all stunned".
Mark Luhtala Family member.



Car Number 288 after a head-on collision with Number 127 causing all involved to request air lift out, SCORE responded by saying they have NO airlift capability at night, so they were ambulanced over 100 miles to a hospital, taking over 6 (six) hours to arrive at a hospital!

The Original Reporting
Race Driver Mark Luhtala

 Loses his Leg and endures other 

major injuries in Head-On collision in Baja 1000!

Reporters at the hospital and on-site getting the incident reports

RACE BULLETIN 

CLICK HERE LOCAL PRESS UPDATE

"Ensenada- An accident with pressed people was registered at 4:51 hours, at kilometer 137 of the Ensenada-SanFelipe road, near the intersection of the road to Mikes Sky Ranch. Being severly injured, one apparently suffered an amputated leg, no names of the injured were reported, the victims were transferred to Ensenada. Apparently those involved are with vehicle number 127 is Cody Parkhouse, 30 years of age. Mark Luhtala, in truck number 288, 48 years of age."

Race vehicles #288 and #127 were involved in a severe medical incident (head-on collision), with another race car, on-site advisor requested air assets, all four (racer) occupants are injured. 

Incident started at 4:45 AM. The 288 was heading north on the dirt to a 90 degree right turn onto Highway 3 east. The speed zone starts when you hit the pavement. The 127 was heading west. The head-on collision occurred just after the 288 turned east onto the highway.

Just before the accident the #127 was traveling about 47 mph and about 1300 feet before the right turn onto highway 3, 288's tracker had him at 57mph. Cars came to rest about 1000 feet east of the intersection.

Incident site at Race Mile 598, San Matias on the highway.

In response, SCORE reported they, "DO NOT HAVE an air asset on standby for medical emergency night flight". SCORE continued, "we're working on it". 

For over an hour, the victims lay badly injured in the middle of nowhere. SCORE only said to "wait for the ambulances". The second ambulance got there, AN HOUR LATER. Cody Parkhouse one of the victims.

Only until, at 5:30 AM did SCORE finally admit, "drive them to San Felipe...no wait...drive them to Ensenada".

[SCORE then ordered the race radio relay system pulled off the air] 
LISTEN TO THE TAPE CLICK HERE 



Incident follow-Up; November 19:

**One possible explanation, "Blinded by each others (running) lights, head-on". Only at the Baja races folks!

**At 7:53AM Saturday morning, a chaser for one of the teams involved in the head-on calls in to weatherman for an update...Bad news, ambulanced to Ensenada. 






More follow-up, November 22:

**Per Facebook: "He (Mark Luhtala) was having the race of his life at the Baja 1000 running in 2nd place just after race mile 590 after starting 18th. Tragedy struck at approximately race mile 591 in a speed zone on the highway where the race course is going in both directions with a speed limit of 60 mph. I was chasing Mark with my pit support vehicle and was on scene only a couple of minutes after it happened. I did not see the crash. Mark suffered a crushed left leg broken above the knee, dislocated hip, multiple fractures in the left arm and collar bone, broken right leg, fractured C5. 

I frantically called for helicopters only to find out that they are not allowed to fly in Mexico at night until 7 AM. The accident occurred around4 AM and took over six hours to get Mark and the other driver to a hospital. Mark was in surgery all day Saturday and unfortunately he lost his left leg above the knee. The doctors were able to save his left arm and right leg, he should regain full function. Mark told me if it was not for the NecksGen head and neck restraint he would not be here. 

I guess it's time for me to get one. The other driver was getting ready to get out of his car for a driver change and did something that probably almost all of the drivers in off-road have done at one time or another and that is to loosen up your seatbelts and unhook. I am not sure of his condition I only know he is at the hospital. 

I was told the drivers name is Cody Parkhouse. Both navigators were able to walk away. This is such a tragedy for both driver's their families and teams, I ask if you could please click on their names and send them your prayers and thoughts and just let them know the racing world is pulling for them.Thank you and to the family's I only wish I could have done more."


**Per Holly Luhtala: "Mark has been having trouble with his breathing and is extremely uncomfortable due to all his broken bones. The impact was so great that his heart hit his sternum cracking it leaving his heart bruised with a hematoma which there's nothing they can do about. More surgery Wednesday to fuse his hip and possibly his left collar bone. 

Thank you so much to the LuhTech Motorsports Race Team for your love & support. I can honestly say that I love each and every single one of you that were here by our side before, during and after the race. Thank you first responders who tended to his injuries and saved his life out there in the cold dark of night in the desert."

"It took over 6 hours to get these guys to the hospital, a wait that there's NO EXCUSE FOR!"

"I never could have imagined the hollow, helpless feeling of hearing my husbands leg was severed and he was bleeding out then not knowing where they were taking him. I screamed literally through the streets of Mexico for someone to let me please see him of just let me know where he was. It was a living hell for those long hours waiting. Mark's passion for racing is a brand new world for me, after this horrible accident I now understand his love. The "Race Family" is a bond that I never knew existed until now. Never in a million years have I been shown such love & caring from so many strangers."

Updating>>>
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UPDATE! Course Cutting Claims 

Win Baja 1000


Official Race Results/Finishers 2016







The Chad Broughton accident. Chad, at the finish line said, "it looked worse than it felt". Paige Sohren, co-driving, said at the finish, "I crash all the time". 



The Carnage Files! Pics Vids and Disasters


Class 11 in a ditch! Welcome to Baja racing



UPDATED! Baja Racing News


CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE Pre-Green Flag Wall-To-Wall Coverage on BajaRacingNews.com

1 Comments:

Blogger William Baja Bill Fuentes said...

Forget the "Cover Up"; that of "killing the audio feed", it was the failure here is "waiting for SCORE to..." what?

Wait for more.... "TIME"?

"Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock...."

Golly! I remember a time... A time when Paul Fish was flying over the race courses and available at all times with a simple radio call...

I was there many times in the airplane...

We had one of the Herbst Chase Team vehicles crash on Hwy. 1 north of San Ignacio one year; the driver hit his face so hard that his entire front upper teeth had impacted up, and into, his sinus cavity!

It was just one in the several incidents in which "Weatherman" had discretionary authority to DECIDE upon; to then INITIATE and ACT UPON that discretion he earned...

We never cut or killed any "audio" feed because we never had Internet; speaking of the Internet...

This incident and the audio feed being "killed"?

How does the public or better "WE in this tight community" benefit from killing a recording, where ideas and suggestions might well improve response time - such as handing over discretionary authority to that man or woman sitting atop My. Diablo and allow that person to ACT ON a matter, rather than...

tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock... THAT's SCARY!

10:50 PM

 

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