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49th SCORE BAJA 500 Official Results

TOTAL STARTERS: 233 TOTAL FINISHERS: 149 (63.9 Percent)
Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
1. 31 Andy McMillin, 30, San Diego, Ford F-150, 10:03:04 (51.11 miles per hour)
2. 4 Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Rally Truck, 10:06:36
3. 11 Rob MacCachren, 52, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 10:06:45
4. 83 Luke McMillin, 24, San Diego, Ford F-150, 10:21:04
5. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 10:28:19
6. 6 Larry Connor, 67, Miamisburg, Ohio/Ricky Johnson, 52, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:28:59
7. 9 Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado, 10:29:32
8. 16 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:36:54
9. 93 Chris Kemp, 53, San Clemente, Calif, Chevy Silverado, 10:49:58
10. 91 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Brett Sourapas, 20, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:53:02
11. 3 Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:56:55
12. 58 Tracy Graf, 53, Canada/Justin Smith, 33, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 11:16:37
13. 94 Steve Strobel, 53, Clarks, Neb./Marc Starostka, 52, Grand Island, Neb., Ford F-150, 11:18:32
14. 23 Dan McMillin, 29, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:18:53
15. 60 Cole Potts, 18, Scottsdale, Ariz./Craig Potts, 45, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Raptor, 11:31:27
16. 15 Billy Wilson, 31, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor, 11:49:57
17. 45 Gary Magness, 63, Denver/Devin Housh, 36, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:52:39
18. 33 Todd Tuls, 48, Bennington, Neb./ Rogelio Pereira, Jr., 42, Winchester, Calif./Max Eddy, 34, Barstow, Calif., Ford Raptor, 11:57:18
19. 77 Robby Gordon, 48, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado, 12:01:15
20. 19 Tim Herbst, 54, Las Vegas/P.J. Jones, 47, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 12:28:05
21. 22 Casey Currie, 33, Corona, Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 12:34:22
22. 30 Robbie Pierce, 58, Santee, Calif./Barry Karakas, 47, Oak Hills, Calif., Ford F-150, 13:19:42 (33 Starters, 22 Finishers)
SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)
1. 96L Larry Roeseler, 60, Martinez, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:33:07 (48.68 mph)
2. 84L Nick Vanderwey, 50, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, 62, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 11:24:57
3. 5L Clyde Stacy, 72, Bristol, Va./Dakota Hopkins, 26, Bristol, Va., Rally Diesel, 14:24:29
(3 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)
1. 138 Brian Wilson, 31, Lakewood, Calif./Kyle Quinn, 29, Irvine, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 11:43:32 (43.81 mph)
2. 111 Mike Malloy, 59, Murrieta, Calif., Carlos Randolph, La Jolla, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:38:01
3. 114 Al Torres, 32, Imperial Valley, Calif./Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico/Guillermo Vizcaino, La Paz, Jimco-Chevy, 13:02:19
4. 168 Shelby Reid, 49, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 35, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 13:13:53
5. 106 Derek Fletcher, 32, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy, 13:40:03
6. 187 Ryan Sharman, 28, Phoenix/Paul Sharman, 64, Carefree, Ariz., Tatum-Chevy, 14:55:51
7. 104 Rob Archibald, 44, Lakeside, Calif./Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), Judyta Katona, 37, San Diego, Jimco-Chevy, 16:48:37
(11 Starters, 7 Finishers)
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)
1. 274 Elias Hanna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Omar Hanna, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy 1500, 11:41:51 (43.91 mph)
2. 280 Andrew Myers, 37, San Marcos, Calif./Steve Myers, 51, Newport Beach, Calif./Dan Myers, 39, Newport Beach, Calif. Scott Whitehead, Escondido, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 11:48:26
3. 255 Lee Banning, 64, Laveen, Ariz./Chris Godfrey, 42, Phoenix/Steve Melton, 48, Buckeye, Ariz., Lee Banning Jr, 42, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy, 14:16:02
4. 200 Chad Broughton, 21, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, 50, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy, 14:36:18
5. 229 Brian Goldstein, 29, Beverly Hills, Calif./Matt McBride/Max McBride, Mason-Chevy, 15:15:09
6. 250 John Langley, 73, Santa Monica, Calif./Luke Johnson, 25, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Mason-Chevy, 15:19:36
7. 220 Craig Christy, 43, Burbank, Calif./Ricardo Salatino, Whittier, Calif., Neal Manion, El Cajon, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 16:18:53
8. 222 Pete Sohren, 52, Glendale, Ariz./Jason McNeil, San Diego, BajaLite-Chevy, 16:24:59
9. 232 Chelsea Magness, 29, Denver/Steve Knudson, 64, Denver, Mango-Ford, 16:58:02
10. 201 Russell Buehler, 58, Liberty, Mo./Neil Buehler, 54, Kansas City, Mo., Jimco-Ford, 17:40:40
11. 224 Paul Nauleau, 20, Los Gatos, Calif./Sydney Schwab, 21, Indianapolis/Charles Schwab, 53, San Francisco, Brenthel-Chevy, 20:05:43
(17 Starters, 11 Finishers)
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)
1. 1023 Broc Dickerson, 16, Brawley, Calif./Jeff Dickerson, 42, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 11:44:15 (43.76 mph)
2. 1068 Cody Reid, 24, Apple Valley, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif./Rick St. John, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 12:04:28
3. 1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 24, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 48, Temecula, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 12:16:14
4. 1032 Chip Prescott, 52, Fallbrook, Calif./Troy Van Houten, Escondido, Calif./Ryan Frisby, 36, Menifee, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 12:21:52; 5. 1092 Reinaldo Varela, 58, Sao Paolo, Brazil/Gustavo Gugelmin, 35 Brazil/Gerardo Iribe, Santa Ana, Calif., ESM-Honda 12:51:17
6. 1096 Steve Baron, 51, Selma, Ore./Zebulun Baron, 18, Selma, Ore., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 14:53:33
7. 1002 Clay Lawrence, 55, Sunset Beach, Calif./Mark Dobson, 46, Los Angeles, LMS-Chevy, 16:39:01
8. 1043 Scott Youngren, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jacob Andrew, 33, Oceanside, Calif./DeeWayne Harris, 34, Valley Center, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 17:14:46
(17 Starters, 8 Finishers)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)
1. 808 Rick Sanchez, 42, San Vicente, Mexico/Miguel Padilla, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150, 12:59:08 (39.56 mph)
2. 844 Noah Ostanik, 44, Carlsbad, Calif./Steve Susral, Escondido, Calif./Dave Dinsmore/Todd Sanderson, Ford F-150,18:56:15
(5 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)
1. 1601 Roberto Romo, 35, Mexicali, Mexico/Fernie Padilla, 30, Las Vegas/Ramon Perez, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo, 14:28:03 (35.51 mph)
2. 1603 Oscar Alvarez, 40, McAllen, Texas/Fernando Alvarez, 36, San Antonio, Texas/Ruly Palacios, Monterrey, Mexico, Romo, 17:01:20
3. 1623 Mario Estrella, 24, Caborca, Mexico/Martin Gonzales, 65, Mexicali, Mexico/Franciso Ritz, 28, Caborca, Mexico, Romo, 17:06:41
4. 1619 Victor Celis, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/Carlos Celis, 29, Ensenada, Mexico/ Manuel Ornelas, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/Ernestro Castro, 31, Ensenada, Mexico, Custom, 17:17:00
(9 Starters, 4 Finishers)
SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)
1. 1216 Matt Ferrato, 46, Simi Valley, Calif./Mike Majesky, 45, Newbury Park, Calif./Mike Kuligowski, 33, Simi Valley, Calif., Custom, 14:28:05 (35.50 mph)
2. 1203 Oliver Flemate, 39, Ensenada, Mexico/Mario Nunez, 43, Ensenada, Mexico/Manuel Barrera, 44, Ensenada, Mexico, Custom, 14:34:22
3. 1240 Miguel Bonilla, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Miguel Bonilla Valenzuela, 22, Hermosillo, Mexico/Fernando Mayoral, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 15:57:02
4. 1200 Cesar Vela, 36, Guadalajara, Mexico/Pieiugi Perraza, Guadalajara, Mexico/Jorge Vela, Guadalajara, Mexico, Porter, 16:19:42
5. 1208 Kirk Kontilis, 67, Blythe, Calif. (DOR-Rich Roberts, Prescott, Ariz./Rob Martensen, 44, Phoenix, Foddrill, 16:34:28
6. 1205 Javier Buelna, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Isaac Gastelum, 43, Mexicali, Mexico/Erick Galindo, 31, Ensenada, Mexico, Chenowth, 18:33:11
(12 Starters, 6 Finishers)
CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)– (2 Starters, 0 Finishers)
HEAVY METAL (Open Production Trucks, V-8 engines)– (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)
1. 737 Dallas Luttrell, 36, Salt Lake City, Utah/Billy Goerke, 43, Las Vegas, Chevy Truck, 14:56:38 (34.37 mph)
2. 700 Dan Chamlee, 54, Santa Barbara, Calif./Kirk Kimball, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger, 17:55:40
3. 709 Jeff Proctor, 38, Glendora, Calif/Eric Hardin, 34, Anaheim, Calif., Honda Ridgeline, 18:07:00
(8 Starters, 3 Finishers)
PRO UTV FI (Forced Induction, 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)
1. 2918 Justin Lambert, 41, Bakersfield, Calif./Mitchell Alsup, 26/Eric Sheetz, 33, Polaris RZR XP1000, 13:17:01 (38.67 mph)
2. 2913 Branden Sims, 31, Prescott Valley, Ariz./Justin Krause, 32, Prescott, Ariz., Polaris XP4 Turbo, 14:06:23
3. 2975 Mike Cafro, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 36, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 14:18:14
4. 2948 Zachary Burroughs, 19, Norco, Calif./Cain Smead, 45, Leona Valley, Calif./Dan Lewis, 52, Jurupa Valley, Calif./Brad Howe, 30, Elizabeth Lake, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 14:43:47
5. 2990 Steve Smith, 59, Escondido, Calif./Larry Ragland, 73, Cave Creek, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 15:10:12
6. 2917 Derek Murray, 36/Jason Murray, 34, Eastvale, Calif./Monty Aldrich, 49, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3, 15:24:58
7. 2916 Cody Rahders, 22, Alpine, Calif./Kevin Sullivan, 31, Campo, Calif./James Hill, 32, Canyon Lake, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 15:38:00
8. 2912 Tony Riggs, 49, Santa Clarita, Calif./Kyle Melville, 26, Lancaster, Calif./Ryan Edwards, 30, Lancaster, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 15:40:39
9. 2910 Scott Trafton, 35, Santee, Calif./Marc Behnke, 69, El Cajon, Calif./Dave Price, 55, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XPT1000, 15:40:44
10. 2904 Cory Sappington, 51, Peoria, Ariz./Scott Sappington, 53, Glendale, Ariz./Jason Flanders, 38, Peoria, Ariz./Darren Sappington, 50, Phoenix, Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo, 15:41:56
11. 2944 Shane Redline, 41, Amarillo, Texas/Jax Redline, 16, Amarillo, Texas/Jonathan McVay, 41, San Tan Valley, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick X3, 16:15:428
12. 2905 Marc Burnett, 46, Lakeside, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 16:33:49
13. 2946 Jose Juarez, 33, Lemon Grove, Calif./Rodolfo Rivera, 30, Chula Vista, Calif./Alex Zuniga, 36, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 16:41:00
14. 2930 Sean Cook, 51, Citrus Heights, Calif./Hans Luenger, Cleveland, Ohio/Jesus Leon, Merida, Mexico/David Jackson, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3, 17:00:23
15. 2977 Justin Elenburg, 39, Mesa, Ariz./Ernesto Taylor, 36, Mesa, Ariz./Bryan McBride, 35, Rocky Point, MexicoCan-Am Maverick X3, 17:07:19
16. 2936 Jacob Carver, 26, Phoenix, Polaris XP4 Turbo, 17:09:01
17. 2931 Craig Scanlon, 43, Maple Grove, Minn./Keith Redstrom, 49, Glendale, Ariz., Robbie Tiffany, 35, Glendale, Ariz./R.J. Anderson, 24, Riverside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 17:13:42
18. 2919 Brandon Schueler, 28, Phoenix/Justin Schekley, Phoenix/Pat Stone 48, Payson, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 17:19:14
19. 2989 Wes Miller, 47, Carlsbad, Calif./Jason Luburgh, 33, Zanesville, Ohio, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 17:42:27
20. 2949 Alonzo Lopez, 43, Murrieta, Calif./Francisco Rodriguez, 45, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 18:51:05
21. 2967 Anthony Perez, 31, California City, Calif./Jason Farrell, 35, Las Vegas/Jeremiah Smith, 33, Palmdale, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 19:02:55
22. 2929 Paul Wadlington, 51, Colorado Springs, Colo./Chris Barnett, 36, Foxfield, Colo., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 19:04:58
(25 Starters, 22 Finishers)
PRO UTV (Naturally Aspirated, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)
1. 1950 JT Holmes, 36, Reno, Nev./Eric Clay, Reno, Nev., Polaris XP1000, 16:10:32 (31.76 mph)
2. 1985 Adrian Orellana, 32, Jamul, Calif./Daniel Gonzales, 25, Menifee, Calif./Victor Orellana, 60, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP1000, 16:20:26
3. 1998 Don Whittington, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Angel Marquez, 34, Ensenada, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000, 17:44:20
4. 1925 Matt Scarpuzzi, 36, Alpine, Calif./Mark Reece, 40, San Diego/Jeff Ring, 40, San Diego, Polaris XP1000, 19:50:40
(11 Starters, 4 Finishers)
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)
1. 1351 Larry Nash, 48, San Luis Obispo, Calif./John Ramsden, 53, Canada/George McDougall, 60, Canada, Ford F-150, 17:37:10 (29.15 mph)
(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)
1. 555 Tomas A. Fernandez, 45, Laredo, Texas (Mexico)/Adrian Saucedo, 26, Monterrey, Mexico/Alejandro Guevara, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Joaquin Fernandez, 34, Chihuahua, Mexico, 18:41:17 (27.49 mph)
2. 550 Hector Hurtado, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Lopez/Fernando Flores/Oscar Shacon, 18:55:13
3. 582 Rodolfo Martinez, 42, Spring Valley, Calif./Miguel Camarena, 43, San Diego/ Gliserio Hernandez, 46, Ensenada, 19:43:59
(6 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 3 (short wheelbase 4X4)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)
1. BC1  Marco Gonzales, 54, Glendora, Calif./Michael Gonzales, 21, Glendora, Calif., 18:12:26 (28.21 mph)
(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized Trucks)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 7SX (Open, production mini trucks)
1. 742 Alonso Gonzalez, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 19:49:05 (25.92 mph)
2. 750 Sean Whalen, 38, Draper, Utah/D.J. Osborne, Saratoga Springs, Utah/David Morris, 39, San Francisco, Calif., Ford Ranger, 19:56:24
(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 11 (stock VW sedan)
1. 1118 Pancho Bio, 58, Spring Valley, Calif./Hector Sarabia, 60, Ensenada, Mexico/Cisco Bio, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Ramon Bio, 18, Ensenada, Mexico/Viry Felix, 44, Ensenada, Mexico/Adrian Guerrero, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, 19:02:54 (26.97 mph)
(4 Starters, 1 Finisher)
SPORTSMAN
SPT BUGGY
1. 1504 Ricardo Rodriguez, 61, Ensenada, Mexico/Manuel Ruiz, Ensenada, Mexico/Rogelio Roble, Ensenada, Mexico, Custom-VW, 19:59:21 (25.70 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
PRO MOTORCYCLES
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (450cc or more)
1. 45x Francisco Arredondo, 39, Guatemala/Shane Esposito, 43, Temecula, Calif./Justin Morgan, 28, El Cajon, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, 28, Dulzura, Calif./, Honda CRF450X, 11:04:53 (46.35 mph)
2. 3x Ray Dal Soglio, 26, Scottsdale, Ariz./Nic Garvin, 23, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Derek Ausserbauer, 24, Santa Ynez, Calif, Honda CRF450X, 11:30:26
3. 1x Mark Samuels, 27, Yucca Valley, Calif./Jason Potter, 30, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Ryan Penhall, 30, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:35:29
4. 10x Skyler Howes, 25, St. George, Utah/Kadin Guard, 21, St. George, Utah, Tommy Harrison, St. George, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 11:36:33
5. 23x Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Austin Miller, 28, Austin, Texas/Grant Statley, 22, La Jolla, Calif./Tony Gera, Santa Cruz, Calif./Brent Fanninz, Austin, Texas, Husqvarna 501, 12:43:21
6. 66x Santiago Creel, 30, Mexico City, Mexico/Eric Yorba/Raul Hernandez/Brandon Prieto/Didier Goirand/Ricardo Munoz, KTM 450EXC, 13:18:17
7. 33x Garrett Poucher, 34, Valencia, Calif./Michel Valenzuela, Tijuana, Mexico/Jeremy Newton, Seal Beach, Calif./Troy Vanscourt, Norco, Calif./Braxton Gallian, Cave Creek, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 15:39:24
(8 Starters, 7 Finishers)
PRO MOTO LIMITED (449cc or less)
1. 100x Jim O’Neal, 70, Simi Valley, Calif./Kevin Murphy, 42, Camarillo, Calif./Morgan Crawford, 34, Fresno, Calif./Justin Morrow, Phelan, Calif., Husqvarna 350, 12:08:26 (42.31 mph)
2. 107x Ulises Fierro, 24, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera, 28, Ensenada, Mexico/Arnulfo Verdugo, 24, San Felipe, Mexico/Taylor Stevens, 23, Lander, Wyo./Jared Schlapia, 24, Melba, Idaho, KTM 350EXC-F, 12:19:49
3. 125x Fernando Beltran, 40, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Verdugo, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/David Zarate, 27, Los Cabos, Mexico/Carlos Miranda, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Rigoberto Gomez, 28, Ensenada, Yamaha YZ250F, 12:49:40
4. 114x Rodolfo Patron, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Philip Herrera, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Willy Gaxiola, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Fernando Cardenas, 26, Mexicali, Mexico/Juan Marquez, 19, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 350EXC, 13:28:25
5. 160x Santiago Creel, 30, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna/Rene Magana/Ricardo de la Pena/Alberto Heredia, KTM 350EXC, 17:55:47
(6 Starters, 5 Finishers)
PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–1. 307x Tony Wenck, 39, Winterset, Iowa/Ryan Senacal, 32, Valencia, Calif./Jason Thomas, 31, Great Britain/Kenjiro Tsuji, 40, Japan/Jim Holley, Hollywood, Calif., Yamaha 450YZFX, 12:50:12 (40.02 mph); 2. 328x Glen Scherer, 56, Asbury, N.J./Aaron Sanders, 50, Nashville, Tenn./Nick Saia, 30, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 13:05:46; 3. 300x Ryan Liebelt, 37, Reedley, Calif./Brandon Wright, 40/Justin Schultz, 36, Lake Forest, Calif./Greg Bardonnex, 42, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 13:12:59; 4. 360x Santiago Creel, 30,  Mexico City, Mexico/Enrique Fuhrken/Ricardo de la Pena /Rene Magana/Patrick Reyes/Jesus Zavala, KTM 500EXC-F, 13:28:55; 5. 311x Rodrigo Alvarez, 35, Tepatitlan, Mexico/Octavio Valle, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan De Alba, 39, Guadalajara, Mexico/Abel Burgeuno, 46, Mazatlan, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450, 13:48:09; 6. 303x Luis Gomez, 36, Obregon, Mexico/Mario Valenzuela, 38, Obregon, Mexico/Jorge Tamaura, 30, Obregon, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 14:23:23; 7. 371x Roy Buelna, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Buelna, 43, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Hale, 55, Ensenada, Mexico/Julio Gasper, 45, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha WR450, 14:46:29. (8 Starters, 7 Finishers)
PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)
1. 400x Jano Montoya, 45, Winter Garden, Fla./Alberto Ruiz, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Septien, 41, Ensenada, Mexico/Jeff Kawell, Riverside, Calif./Cesar Lopez, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450XCW, 12:22:47 (41.49 mph)
2. 411x Colie Potter, 48, Las Vegas/Steve Herstad, 44, Bakersfield, Calif./Paul Luce, 43, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 13:22:47
3. 401x Kevin Johnson, 40, Boulder City, Nev./Ryan Gustine, 43, San Diego, Husqvarna 501, 13:33:17
(3 Starters, 3 Finishers)
PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old)
1. 549x Robert Gates, 75, Victorville, Calif./Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif./Steve Williams, 58, California City/Dave Potts, 58, Hollywood, Calif./Bob Johnson, 61, San Diego/Chris Goolsby, 55, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F, 13:12:36 (38.88 mph)
2.  510x Giovanni Spinali, 50, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Mexicali, Mexico/Troy Pearce, Ramona, Calif./John Griffen Honda CRF450X, 13:14:57
3. 500x Marty Gomez, 56, Randsburg, Calif./Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Flipper Manchester, 54, Reno, Nev./George Pennington, 50, Denver/Tim Gomez, 60, Long Beach, Calif./Lance Schoonmaker/Larrry Barbella, San Jose, Calif., Honda CRF450X,  15:11:33
4. 506x Mark Adams, 56, Crockett, Texas/Chris Smith, 52, Lufkin, Texas/Derrick Paiement, 52, Ridgecrest, Calif./John Connolly, 52, Ridgecrest, Calif./Kevin Griffith, 56, Carlsbad, N.M./Todd Binns, 53, Death Valley, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F, 15:22:53
5. 550x Bill Sekeres, 56, Santa Clarita, Calif./Mike Prunty, 55, Temecula, Calif./Michael Garvin, 52, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Harold Harris, 54, Sanger, Calif./Craig Wear, 58, Carson City, Nev./ Lester Lehigh, 52, Bishop, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 15.36.57
6. 509x Seiji Kubota, 58, Japan/Eizaburo Karasawa, 64, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 15:39:16
7. 512x Akhiro Saito, 55, Japan/Tsyoshi Nameki, 50, Japan, Honda CRF450X17:04:43
8. 507x Salvador Sainz, 51, Chula Vista, Calif./Carlos Valdez, 54, Chula Vista, Calif./Leonardo De La Rocha, 54, Chula Vista, Calif./Jose Gonzalez, 49, Chula Vista, Calif./Miguel Rodriguez, 54, Chula Vista, Calif.,  KTM 450XCW, 18:01:57
(8 Starters, 8 Finishers)
PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)
1. 721x Jose Armando Carrasco, 27, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Suzuki RMZ450X, 15:14:57 (33.69 mph)
2. 713x Francisco Teran, 50, Glendale, Ariz. (Ecuador), Husqvarna FE501, 19:08:59
(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old)
1. 600x Mark Hawley, 66, Anaheim, Calif./Andy Kirker, 60, Lake Forest, Calif./Dennis Greene, 61, Desert Hot Springs, Calif./Dennis McLaughlin, 63, Reno, Nev./Bill Tarling, 64, Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 16:10:49 (31.75 mph)
2. 609x Donald Lewis, 73, Manchester, Conn./Ron Dugan, 75, Upland, Calif./Kirk Heintz, Tulare, Calif./Robert Koch, 63, Leona Valley, Calif./George Yates, Irvine, Calif./Mike Castro/Greg Hawk, Honda CRF450X, 16:59:38
(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
PRO QUADS
PRO QUAD (450cc or more)
1. 13a Said Sanchez, 30, Tijuana, Mexico/Adolfo Arellano, 33, Tijuana, Mexico/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Francisco Vera, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Luis Meza, San Felipe, Mexico/Honda TRX450R, 12:57:24 (39.65 mph)
2. 2a Donald Higbee, 49, Casper, Wyo./Bryan Buckhanon, 39, Beckley, W.V./Cody Mitchell, Henderson, Nev./Rick Cecco, 43, Elysburg, Pa., Can-Am Outlander, 15:10:17
(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
SPORTSMAN
SPT M/C
1. 229x Adan Garcia, 19, Ensenada, Mexico/Cornelio Garcia, 41, Ensenada, Mexico/Fermin Vargas, 22, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Galvan, 24, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha WR450F, 13:40:43 (37.55 mph)
2. 212x Carlos Silva, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Oswaldo Moncada, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Sano Espinoza, 43, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodrigo Gollaz, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Alejandro Gutierrez, 27, Mexicali, Mexico/Juan Ochoa, 18 Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 13:52:39
3. 225x Alberto Morales, 42, Guadalajara, Mexico/Wencesloa Silva/Jose Mendez/Giovani Solorio/Carlos Camacho, Honda CRF450X, 14:10:46
4. 283x Miguel Pena, 41, Tijuana, Mexico/Alexis Velarde, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Carvajal, 42, Tijuana, Mexico/ Luis Carvajal, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Erik Vazquez, 38, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 16:42:58
5. 253x Oscar Garcia, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Hector Garcia, 48, Tijuana, Mexico/Hector Garcia Jr, 21, San Diego/Esteban Garcia, 39, Tijuana, Mexico, Husaberg 501FE, 19:01:22
(10 Starters, 5 Finishers)
SPT QUAD
1. 109a Juan Dominguez, 26, Yuma, Ariz./Javier Robles, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Marcos Couisino, 21, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Contreras, 33, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 12:48:53 (40.08 mph)
2. 117a Erik Ruiz, 27, Tijuana, Mexico/Ramon Torres, 23, Valle de Trinidad, Mexico/Jesus Sainz, 32, Tijuana, Mexico/Samuel Garcia, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R; 13:37:28
3. 129a Israel Jimenez, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Miguel Olivas, 25/ Moreadero, Mexico/Luis Gutierrez, 29, Chula Vista, Calif./Jesus Mungulo, 37, Chula Vista, Calif./Omar Alvarado, 26, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 14:13:03
4. 108a Eduardo Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico/Fabian Velazquez, Ensenada, Mexico/Rodrigo Mora, Ensenada, Mexico/Edgardo Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 14:47:32
5. 133a David Rodriguez, 30, Ensenada, Mexico/Cristian Medina, 25, Erendira, Mexico/Jose Pedio Rios, 21, Erendira, Mexico/Juan Hurtado, 17, Erendiro, Mexico/Abrahan Tambo Nunes, 17, Rosario, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 14:50:44
6. 110a Danny Magdaleno, 19, Acton, Calif./Jorge Lopez, 24, San Felipe, Mexico/Ralph Serrano, 30, El Centro, Calif./Miguel Lopez, Spain/Carlos Servando, 45, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 16:43:12
7. 107a Bennie Beltran, 29, Yuma, Ariz./Francisco Duarte, 29, Yuma, Ariz./Ivan Perez, 19, Yuma, Ariz./Gildardo Quidera, 26, Erindera, Mexico/David Villa, 50, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 19:13:15
(8 Starters, 7 Finishers)

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BAJA 500 2017 Race Results Roundup

Guatemala’s Arredondo first overall motorcycle, Lambert first overall UTV,other class winners include Roeseler, Hanna, Dickerson, Ferrato, Romo, Holmes,Fernandez, Bio, O’Neal, Montoya, Wenck, Gates, Carrasco, Hawley, R. Sanchez.

Adding to the McMillin family legacy, San Diego’s third-generation desert racer Andy McMillin drove hard enough and consistent enough to earn the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck class victory Saturday at the 49th SCORE Baja 500. McMillin, 30, drove to victory over a tremendously tough 513.76-mile race course, finishing in the No. 31 McMillin Ford F-150 in 10 hours, three minutes, four seconds, averaging 51.12 miles per hour. After qualifying fifth on Thursday, McMillin quickly drove to the front of the voracious pack of world class drivers, earning a victory margin of three minutes, 26 seconds over Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., who finished second overall in 10:06:36 at 50.83 mph in the No. 4 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck. For McMillin, whose cousins Dan McMillin and Luke McMillin were also racing in their own SCORE Trophy Trucks, it was his third class win and second overall triumph in the SCORE Baja 500 and his ninth career SCORE Trophy Truck race win. Luke finished fourth overall and in class while Dan finished 15th overall 13th in SCORE Trophy Truck. Storming back from a 19th qualifying run, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, who won the season-opening 31st SCORE San Felipe 250 in April, deftly drove himself up to the final spot on the podium with a third-place overall and SCORE Trophy Truck finish in the No. 11 MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150, just 15 seconds behind Matney in 10:06:45 while averaging 50.81 mph. 

THE FIELD: In addition to 28 U.S. States, racers came from 13 total countries. In addition to the USA, racers from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain were part of the field.

FINAL CHECKER: When the race course officially closed on Sunday morning at 8:06 a.m., 149 of 233 starters (63.9 percent) completed the radically rugged course within the 20-hour time limit to earn their coveted official finisher medals and status. Both the start and finish line were located once again in the heart of Ensenada on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.


ARREDONDO WINS MOTO OVERALL: Riding the No. 45x Chris Haines Adventure Co. Honda CRF450X, Guatemala’s international rally racer Francisco Arredondo and his four-rider team raced to the overall motorcycle victory. A multi-time age-group class winner, Arredondo earned his first SCORE overall motorcycle title as well as his first win in the Pro Moto Unlimited class.His teammates were Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./Justin Morgan, El Cajon, Calif. and Roberto Villalobos, Dulzura, Calif. The talented quartet finished the grueling race in 11:04.52, averaging 47.09 mph. The team finished second at the season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250 in early April. It was also Esposito’s 5th class win in the SCORE Baja 500. The win was also the 19th overall motorcycle victory for Honda in the SCORE Baja 500. CLICK HERE FOR A FULLER MOTO REPORT

ANDY REMARKS: Enjoying his victory celebration at the finish line, Andy McMillin commented, “The hardest part of this race was the distance and the different types of terrain. It was really gnarly. Getting over to the beach it was super mountainous and rocky. It was wide-open along the beach, then up over the mountains to Valle Trinidad. The deserts in San Felipe and the whoops are so gnarly. The truck drives differently in different types of terrain so adjusting your driving style is tough. Keeping the truck on the course is important. We had one flat tire in San Felipe when we took a line and punctured the right rear. Luckily we had a pit a couple of miles up and we nursed it in.”“The heat today wasn’t too bad but nothing like last year. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been coming down here to Baja with my family that has been SCORE racing for 40 years and being the first vehicle to finish is something not a lot of people get to experience. When you are the first one coming through like I was today and all the fans are screaming it is a lot of fun.”“The team was great and the pits were flawless. Everyone was right where they needed to be. To win is really a team effort and I just drive. I’ve got my co-driver Brady (Thompson) who calls all of the corners and all the dangers and keeps me in check.”

NINE OF TOP 10 OVERALL SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS: Nine of the top 10 overall finishers in the race were from the SCORE Trophy Truck class. The one that wasn’t came from the new SCORE TT Legend class for drivers over 50 years old.Finishing fourth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was San Diego’s Luke McMillin, Andy McMillin’s cousin, with a time of 10:21:04 in the No. 83 McMillin Racing Ford F-150 and fifth overall was Mexico’s Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez (Tecate) with a time of 10:28:20 in the No. 1 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck.Finishing sixth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was the team of Larry Connor, Miamisburg, Ohio and Ricky Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. in 10:28:59 in the No. 6 Chevy Silverado and seventh was Germany’s Armin Schwarz in 10:29:32 in the No. 9 RPM Racing Chevy Silverado.Ninth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., in 10:33:07 in the No. 16 Monster Energy Chevy Silverado and 10th was Chris Kemp, San Clemente, Calif. with a time of 10:49:58 in the No. 93 Chevy Silverado.


SCORE LEGEND 8TH OVERALL: Cracking the top 10 overall at eighth and winning the new SCORE TT Legend class was the iconic Larry Roeseler in the No. 96 Safecraft Chevy Silverado in 10:33:07. One of the winningest racers in SCORE history, Roeseler, 60, of Martinez, Calif., drove solo to his 17 class win in the SCORE Baja 500 which includes 11 overall victories in this race. 

20 FOR O’NEAL: Three racers in the prestigious group of returning multiple class winners in the SCORE Baja 500 added to their respective trophy cases with class wins again in the SCORE Baja 500. Elias Hanna won the Trophy Truck Spec class for his fourth class win in this race.Veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif. earned his race-record 20th class win (all on motorcycles) by leading a team in the Pro Moto Limited class.The third racer adding to his winning legacy in the SCORE Baja 500 was Pancho Bio, Spring Valley, Calif. (Class 11, Stock VW Sedan) for his sixth class win in this race.

THE UNBEATEN: In addition to O’Neal, four other racers remain undefeated after winning here at the SCORE Baja 500 following their class wins at the season-opener in San Felipe. Broc Dickerson, the 16-year old rookie phenom who is a second-generation desert racer won for the second straight race over 17 starters in the competitive Class 10 in his Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car.Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico won on his home desert over a field of 17 starters in Trophy Truck Spec in his Chevy 1500 for his second win of 2017.Also winning for the second time were Jose Carassco, Rosarito Beach, Mexico in the Pro Ironman motorcycle class on a Suzuki RMZ450X and Juan Dominguez, Yuma, Ariz. won Sportsman Quad on a Honda TRX450R.

FIRST-TIME WINNERS: Among the racers earning their first class wins in 2017 at the SCORE Baja 500 were Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 1/2-1600, Romo-VW), Rick Sanchez, San Vicente, Mexico (Class 8, Ford F-150), Matt Ferrato, Simi Valley, Calif. (SCORE Lites, Custom-VW), J.T. Holmes, Reno, Nev. (Pro UTV, Polaris XP1000), Dallas Lutrell, Salt Lake City, Utah (Class 7, Chevy Truck), Tomas Fernandez, Laredo, Texas (Mexico) (Class 5/1600, 1600 VW Baja Bug) and Marco Gonzalez, Glendale, Calif. (Baja Challenge, BTC-Subaru).Among the other motorcycle class winners were Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla. (Pro Moto 40, KTM 450XCW), Tony Wenck, Winerset, Iowa (Pro Moto 30, Yamaha 450YZFX) and Robert Gates, Victorville, Calif. (Class 50, Kawasaki KX450F).

*On Sunday, June 4 These results were made public: TOP OVERALL FINISHERS: Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs1. 31 Andy McMillin, 30, San Diego, Ford F-150, 10:03:04 (51.11 miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy Truck)2. 4 Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Rally Truck, 10:06:36 (50.81 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)3. 11 Rob MacCachren, 52, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 10:06:45 (50.80 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)4. 83 Luke McMillin, 24, San Diego, Ford F-150, 10:21:04 (49.62 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)5. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 10:28:19 (49.05 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)6. 6 Larry Connor, 67, Miamisburg, Ohio/Ricky Johnson, 52, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:28:59 (49.00 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)7. 9 Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado, 10:29:32 (48.96 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)8. 96L Larry Roeseler, 60, Martinez, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:33:07 (48.68 mph) (SCORE TT Legends)9. 16 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:36:54 (48.39 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)10. 93 Chris Kemp, 53, San Clemente, Calif, Chevy Silverado, 10:49:58 (47.42 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)11. 91 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Brett Sourapas, 20, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:53:02 (47.20 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)12. 3 Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:56:55 (46.92 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)13. 58 Tracy Graf, 53, Canada/Justin Smith, 33, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 11:16:37 (45.55 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)14. 94 Steve Strobel, 53, Clarks, Neb./Marc Starostka, 52, Grand Island, Neb., Ford F-150, 11:18:32 (45.42 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)15. 23 Dan McMillin, 29, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:18:53 (45.40 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck).

*On Saturday, June 3 at 8:09 PM Local time; Andy McMillin Trophy Truck #31, crossed the Finish, crosses the Line First! in this Baja Desert Off-Road Race.

RPM Racing Justin Matney #4, finishes second across the line.

Rob Mac, #11, finishes third on the day, claims he is winning on corrected time. "I started the stopwatch when Andy finished, by the time Rob showed up at the finish line it was elapsed 18 minutes".

Carlos Apdaly Lopez, #1, RPM Racing, fourth across the line.

Luke McMillin #83, fifth across the line. 

Larry Connor #6, sixth across the line. Tammy Steele #16, seventh across the line. Armin Schwarz, #9, eighth across the line. Troy Herbst, #91, ninth across the line. Kyle LeDuc, Mark Post #3, tenth across the line. Tracy Graf, #51, eleventh across the line. Steve Strobel, #94, 12th across the line.  Cole Potts #60 14th across the line. Nick Vanderwey/Kurt LeDuc #84L, 15th across the line.>>>



Francisco Arredondo and Shane Esposito (45x) First Motorcycle across the Finish Line Wins Motorcycle Class

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So much talk about the Ampudia brothers in the SCORE press release, makes us wonder that the reported and rumored sale of SCORE to the Ampudia family IS TRUE? 

"With just 20 seconds separating the top qualifiers, Ensenada’s home-grown Ampudia brothers posted the fastest qualifying time Thursday to earn the first 4-wheel vehicle starting position in Saturday’s internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500.Entries from around the world are officially entered in Round 2 of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, being held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.With Aaron Ampudia, 24, the youngest of the three brothers driver of record, middle brother Alan Ampudia, 26, drove the 2.98-mile desert qualifying course near Uruapan, 24 miles south of Ensenada with oldest brother Rodrigo Ampudia, 32, riding as passenger in the team’s No. 10 Ford Raptor to a fast time of three minutes, 36.80 seconds at an average speed of 49.48 miles per hour. The Ampudia brothers will lead a field of 37 SCORE Trophy Trucks into the desert over a rugged race course of 513.67-miles."


"The Roger Norman SCORE Draw-Pull" and "Qualifying"

The announced "SCORE-International Draw" for this race, were hand chosen by race sanction owner,  Roger Norman. There was no actual "pull". On Thursday, June 1, qualifying for starting positions was held for the 'Trophy Truck', 'Trophy Truck Legend', the unlimited 'Class 1' and 'Trophy Truck Spec.' classes only. Qualifying was held on a special course near Ensenada and was not open to the public. The 'start drawing' or "pull" for these classes has determined their respective qualifying 'start order'. It's complicated and simple, Roger tries to control everything.

While the majority of the entries in these top classes are expected to qualify, those who elect not to will be given the remaining start positions in the elapsed-time race based on the original drawing or entry into the race within their respective classes. Qualifying is closed to the public because of safety concerns.

"Drawing" the first for the qualifying runs in their respective classes were Casey Currie in SCORE Trophy Truck, Matt Cullen in Class 1 and Lee Banning in Trophy Truck Spec. Trophy Truck Legend for drivers over 50 years old will qualify and race with Trophy Truck 'equipment', but will be timed in their own class. You know, old-guy stuff!


2017 Version of this Desert Off-Road Race

The race event is 515.77 miles in length, at 20 hours in time duration at Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 

Our Official LIVE! Race Coverage, Exclusively grabs this elapsed-time desert off-road race by the neck and shakes out every drop of information. 

We'll be LIVE! at the Start/Finish Line starting at 5AM on RaceDay, Saturday morning. 

The racing has staggered starts as the green flag will drop first on Saturday (June 3) for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 AM (PDT) and approximately 10 AM (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. 

From the press release: "This race event will feature a race course, hand chosen by Roger Norman along with Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of approximately 515 miles. It will run in a counter clockwise direction. The first and last 19.5 miles will be shared course outbound and in bound. Starting and finishing once again in the heart of Ensenada in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, it will quickly leave the pavement and head-up the spectator-friendly Ensenada Arroyo for two miles as it heads out of town.  The event includes high-speed dirt trails, sandy,rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet." 

Reflecting on the course, Grijalva commented, “This course is tough and very technical, more rain damage than other years and it's long with over 465 miles on the dirt, leaving less than 48 miles on pavement. The course from Jaramillo to San Telmo Road and up to Rancho Coyote has not been raced for many years and will be new to many racers. There is also a new trail we will race on after the Goat Trail that has never been raced on before.”

This race course encompasses five physical checkpoints—North of Johnson’s Ranch, Morellia Junction, North of San Felipe on Highway 5, Nuevo Junction and El Mezcal before Ojos Negros. It also has approximately 95 virtual checkpoints. There are also 14 speed zones (37 miles per hour or 60 miles per hour) for a total of 55.53 total miles of the 513.67-mile race course.

This course is different than last year’s course. Last year it had much more desert, it went up the Summit (exposing the racers to record, life threatening and life ending - heat, which killed two competitors last year!) and this year it goes to the coast. There are also sections that haven’t been raced on for a number of years and a few sections that SCORE has never race on before. Other towns and landmarks the course goes through or near are Ensenada Arroyo, Piedras Gordas, Ojos Negros, Uruapan, Santo Tomás, Erendira, Johnson’s Ranch, Colonet, Jaramillo, Hacienda Sinaloa on San Telmo Rd., Rancho El Coyote, Mike’s Sky Rancho, San Matias, the Diablo Dry Lake bed, San Felipe, Valle de Trinidad, The Goat Trail, Nuevo Junction and Santa Catarina.

The race has a 20-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts to become an official finisher.
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Celebrated San Diego resident Rey Mysterio of the "619 Nation", now Grand Marshal of this years BAJA 500


El Rey Network has announced that Celebrated San Diego resident Rey Mysterio will serve as the Grand Marshal of the upcoming 49th annual SCORE-International BAJA 500 desert off-road racing event. 



The Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, racing event runs OFFICIAL LIVE! ONLINE BajaRacingNews.com Race-Week, May 29th though June 4th from Mexico’s northwestern amazing landscape.

Starting and finishing in Ensenada, the pleasant, seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of Sr. Rey's house in San Diego, California, USA. 

El Rey Network is set to cablecast the entire 2017 SCORE-International "racing" series.

'The Desert Championship': Origins, a one-hour special that “introduces audiences to the breakneck speed and high-stakes drama that bond the multi-generational families who race in the SCORE off road series.” 

The schedule for El Rey Network’s airings are: 
* Origins – May 31st at 9:00PM ET*
* SCORE San Felipe 250 – June 18 at 5:30PM ET*
* SCORE BAJA 500 – airdate TBA*
* ROSARITO BEACH SCORE Desert Challenge – airdate TBA*
* SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE BAJA 1000 Experience – airdate TBA*
* SCORE BAJA 1000 (two-hour special) – cablecast date TBA*...Courtesy El Rey Network
 
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BAJA 500 2017 Racers

QUALIFYING REPORT

With qualifying for the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks and the unlimited Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars and Trophy Truck Spec, 34 of 37 entries in SCORE Trophy Truck, four of 13 entries in Class 1 and 13 of 17 entries in Trophy Truck Spec ran in the qualifying session. 

The vehicles that didn’t qualify will start at the back of their respective classes. Second-fastest qualifier was Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin in the No. 97 Monster Energy Toyota Tundra in 3:38.24 and third was Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies, in the No. 7 Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor in 3:38.42. The qualifier in Class 1 was No. 111 Mike Malloy,Murrieta, Calif., in 3:57.67 in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car and top qualifier in Trophy Truck Spec was the No. 250 John Langley COPS Racing Mason-Chevy driven by co-driver Luke Johnson of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. in 3:59.44.

Thursday’s Qualifying Results(Qualifying determined class starting order)With Position, Vehicle Number, Driver of Record, Hometown, Vehicle, time, average speed for one lap of special 2.98-mile course.
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"TROPHY TRUCK CLASS": (Unlimited Production Trucks)–TOP QUALIFIER: 10 Aaron Ampudia, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Alan Ampudia, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Rodrigo Ampudia, 32, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 3 minutes, 36.80 seconds (49.48miles per hour)97 B.J. Baldwin, 37, Las Vegas, Toyota Tundra, 3:38.24 (49.16mph)7 Bryce Menzies, 29, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor, 3:38.42 (49.12mph)58 Tracy Graf, 53, Canada/Justin Smith, 33, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:39.05 (48.97mph)31 Andy McMillin, 30, San Diego/Scott McMillin, 57, San Diego, Ford F-150, 3:39.32 (48.91mph)77 Robby Gordon, 48, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado, 3:40.90 (48.57mph)1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 3:40.99 (48.55mph)3 Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-15016 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 3:43.31 (48.04mph)41 Justin Lofton, 31, Brawley, Calif., Ford Raptor, 3:43.90 (47.91mph)50 Zak Langley, 42, Santa Monica, Calif./Harley Letner, 34, Corona, Calif., Ford F-150, 3:45.44 (47.59mph)6 Larry Connor, 67, Miamisburg, Ohio/Ricky Johnson, 52, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 3:45.99 (47.47mph)4 Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Rally Truck, 3:47.24 (47.21mph)*96L Larry Roeseler, 60, Martinez, Calif./ Adam McGough, 29, Danville, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 3:47.81 (47.09mph)21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 35, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 3:48.42 (46.97mph)83 Luke McMillin, 24, San Diego, Ford F-150, 3:50.38 (46.57mph)91 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Beau Eckert, 32, Alpine, Calif., Ford F-150, 3:51.59 (46.32mph)94 Steve Strobel, 53, Clarks, Neb./Marc Starostka, 52, Grand Island, Neb., Ford F-150, 3:51.80 (46.28mph)11 Rob MacCachren, 52, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:52.21 (46.20mph)23 Dan McMillin, 29, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150, 3:53.58 (45.93mph)38 Eric Hustead, 46, St. George, Utah/T.J. Flores, 40, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:53.88 (45.87mph)60 Cole Potts, 18, Scottsdale, Ariz./Craig Potts, 45, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Raptor, 3:54.28 (45.79mph)15 Billy Wilson, 31, Corpus Christi, Texas/Chad Bunch, 41, Glendale, Ariz., Ford Raptor, 3:56.10 (45.44mph)19 Tim Herbst, 54, Las Vegas/Brett Sourapas, 20, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./P.J. Jones, 47, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 3:56.51 (45.36mph)9 Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado, 3:57.62 (45.15mph)93 Chris Kemp, 53, San Clemente, Calif, Chevy Silverado, 4:00.48 (44.61mph)22 Casey Currie, 33, Corona, Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 4:02.54 (44.23mph)85 Mike Lawrence, 29, Murrieta, Calif., Ford F-150 , 4:03.17 (44.12mph)33 Todd Tuls, 48, Bennington, Neb./ Rogelio Pereira, Jr., 42, Winchester, Calif./Max Eddy, 34, Barstow, Calif., 4:05.99 (43.61mph)48 Jim Nuckles, 49, Brawley, Calif./Scott Webster, 50, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 4:08.55 (43.16mph)*31. 84L Nick Vanderwey, 50, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, 62, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 4:09.33 (43.03mph)30 Robbie Pierce, 58, Santee, Calif./Barry Karakas, 47, Oak Hills, Calif., Ford F-150, 4:14.92 (42.08mph)*33. 5L Clyde Stacy, 72, Bristol, Va./Dakota Hopkins, 26, Bristol, Va., Rally Diesel, 4:56.49 (36.18mph)34.76 Jesse Jones, 51, Phoenix/Toby Price, 29, Australia/Austin Jones, 21, Phoenix, Ford F-150, Did Not Finish(Remaining start order for non-qualifiers)40 Chris Miller, 43, LaJolla, Calif./Cesar Lopez, 38, San Felipe, Mexico, Ford F-15053 Todd Romano, 47, Park City, Utah/T.J. Flores, 40, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor45 Gary Magness, 63, Denver/Devin Housh, 36, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150.

"TROPHY TRUCK LEGEND CLASS": (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)–CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)–TOP QUALIFIER: 111 Mike Malloy, 59, Murrieta, Calif., C. Randolph, La Jolla, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 3:57.67 (45.14mph)104 Rob Archibald, 44, Lakeside, Calif./Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), Judyta Katona, 37, San Diego, Jimco-Chevy, 4:15.60 (41.97mph)150 Morgan Langley, 43, Santa Monica, Calif./Kory Halopoff, 34, Anaheim, Calif., ESM-Chevy, 4:35.84 (38.89mph)105 Matt Cullen, 49, Long Beach, Calif./Greg Sacks, 60, Canyon Lake, Calif./Mike Lombardi, 47, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, DNF(Remaining start order for non-qualifiers)138 Brian Wilson, 31, Lakewood, Calif./Kyle Quinn, 29, Irvine, Calif., Jimco-Chevy153 Brad Wilson, 27, Long Beach, Calif./ Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 30, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy168 Shelby Reid, 49, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 35, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy187 Ryan Sharman, 28, Phoenix/Paul Sharman, 64, Carefree, Ariz., Tatum-Chevy188 Sergio Salgado, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Joel Serna, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy114 Al Torres, 32, Imperial Valley, Calif./Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico/Guillermo Vizcaino, La Paz, Jimco-Chevy106 Derek Fletcher, 32, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy121 Pat Bell, 45, Anchorage, Alaska, Custom-Chevy.

"TROPHY TRUCK SPEC CLASS": (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–TOP QUALIFIER: 250 John Langley, 73, Santa Monica, Calif./Luke Johnson, 25, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Mason-Chevy, 3:59.44 (44.81mph)222 Pete Sohren, 52, Glendale, Ariz./Jason McNeil, San Diego, BajaLite-Chevy, 4:00.03 (44.69mph)280 Andrew Myers, 37, San Marcos, Calif./Steve Myers, 51, Newport Beach, Calif./Dan Myers, 39, Newport Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 4:03.16 (44.12mph)227 Jonathan Brenthel, 37, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 4:09.42 (43.01mph)200 Chad Broughton, 21, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, 50, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy, 4:09.49 (43.00mph)274 Elias Hanna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Omar Hanna, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy 1500, 4:09.65 (42.97mph)299 Charles Dorrance, 41, Austin, Texas/Dylan Herman, 27, Reno, Nev./Larry Job, 55, Henderson, Nev., Ford Raptor, 4:28.14 (40.01mph)271 Carey Chrisman, 51, Monterrey Park, Calif./Kelly Chrisman, 49, Temecula, Calif., Armada-Chevy, 4:37.97 (38.59mph)255 Lee Banning, 64, Laveen, Ariz./Chris Godfrey, 42, Phoenix/Steve Melton, 48, Buckeye, Ariz., Lee Banning Jr, 42, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy, 4:39.62 (38.37mph)201 Russell Buehler, 58, Liberty, Mo./Neil Buehler, 54, Kansas City, Mo., Jimco-Ford, 4:47.96 (37.26mph)224 Paul Nauleau, 20, Los Gatos, Calif./Sydney Schwab, 21, Indianapolis/Charles Schwab, 53, San Francisco, Brenthel-Chevy, 4:48.29 (37.21mph)213 Matthew Lopez, 42, Phoenix, Geiser-Chevy, 5:01.24 (35.61mph)211 Pat Sims, 50, Eunice, N.M./Joe DeLucie, 38, Las Vegas, ESM-Chevy, 13:44.33 (13.01mph)(Remaining start order for non-qualifiers)220 Craig Christy, 43, Burbank, Calif. /Ricardo Salatino, Whittier, Calif., Neal Manion, El Cajon, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy229 Brian Goldstein, 29, Beverly Hills, Calif./Matt McBride/Max McBride, Mason-Chevy232 Chelsea Magness, 29, Denver/Steve Knudson, 64, Denver, Mango-Ford251 Joe Lambardo, 54, Las Vegas/Dan Martin, Truckee, Calif./Billy Young, 37, Las Vegas, Brenthel-Chevy.

POST-QUALIFYING QUOTES:

B.J. BALDWIN, No. 97 – I like the qualifying loop a lot and this particular loop caters to my driving style. There are lots of blind rises and lots of areas to get into trouble. I’ve just been focused on doing a little bit better in qualifying and I think we did a little bit better today. I always want to win qualifying but the best starting position is probably fifth or third maybe. I’m not really happy about our pre-running and I’ve been trying to get down here a little bit earlier. I’ve had a lot of stuff going on with sponsorship programs and other obligations that have prevented me from coming down here and getting as much pre-running as I needed to get. I know the course really well. I love the BAJA 500 and the BAJA 500 loves me and I’ve always done pretty well here as long as everything stays together. I think I’ve been second here four times and I won it in 2008. It has been a good race for me.



ROBBY GORDON, No. 77 — I’m pretty happy with what we did there. It looks like we might get beaten by Apdaly (Lopez #1) which is impressive and good job by him. The passenger side GPS didn’t fire up and we got off line into the bushes pretty big so I can see how we could get beat. The most important thing is that the car is in good shape and we can let it rip from here. I’ve done a lot of pre-running over nine days and we’ve been around everything three times. I feel like I know where I’m going for sure. To come back to Baja is always good. The dirt side of racing is the most fun because it is about you and nature and your ability out there. It is a little hard to spectate but it is the best kept secret in racing. I think the rocks going up Mike’s are going to be interesting for everybody and I believe that guys are going to have to be smart in the San Felipe section because you aren’t going to be able to beat the car all day long. I think we are well prepared.

JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 41 — I was a little skeptical on our parade lap and I don’t know if it was just because it was the first time being out in this area and not knowing what to expect. We were really able to get this truck on the pipe and it was a lot of fun. It was a great course and I’m really enjoying my first time down here at the BAJA 500. I feel confident in our pre-runs because we’ve run some areas two and three times. I feel good about our course markings. It is an amazing course and I love running down the coast and up over MONSTER Mike’s Rancho. You get a little bit of everything down here. This is the second race on this truck and though the first race wasn’t so great for us so we’ve done a lot of work on it. I think we’ve got it tuned in.

ROB MacCACHREN, No. 11 — Momentum (after winning the SAN FELIPE 250 and the BAJA 1000) plays a part of anything. Momentum is a huge part and I think it keeps everybody on the up and up and everybody is excited. We want to work hard and keep the good results happening. I like this race though we have gotten second in the race for the last two years in a row so we would like to improve on that. The loop down by San Felipe is the same as what we just raced on in the San Felipe 250 so it is very rough. It has been tight and technical and the first 80 miles has a lot of rain ruts to watch out for. We go through Santo Tomas and head out to the Pacific and again there’s been a lot of rain that has washed away the dirt so there is a lot of rock. I think tire wear is going to be an issue for some. A lot of the race is just keeping your truck together for the first 200 miles or so. I’m excited to be here and love racing in Baja. I love the people and we have a lot of great fans.

TAMMY STEELE, No. 16 — We tried some stuff and to be honest we might have been too hooked up and a little too sticky. Coming down the back-straight there were some pretty good berms and it stuck too much. Overall I’m happy that the truck isn’t hurt. In San Felipe I went out and tried to qualify in the first five and here I tried to qualify in the first 10. We have a different cadence going for this race and are trying to get more into our BAJA 1000 mode. We are testing things on the truck for the BAJA 1000 and I feel strongly about the package we are bringing. Pre-running has been great. Spending time in Baja with the local people who are so friendly, excited and so cool so we’ve had a great experience again. I’m not too concerned about anything but there are some hills out there that are deteriorating and it is mostly because people aren’t using their brains while pre-running. If everybody just pre-ran at a nice calm pace and didn’t slide through all of the corners it would be better on race day. I’m going to solo the 500 but I have a backup with Johnny Campbell who is obviously a legend down here. He’s going to navigate for me and be a backup driver. I’m not a big fan of having to do too much of the slow highway and at this race we are going to have almost an hour at 37 miles per hour. Sometimes that can lull you out of your game.

GUSTAVO “TAVO” VILDOSOLA JR. — It is a long race and last year we started 12th and were able to finish third physically and first on corrected time. Qualifying to us is to not make mistakes and have a clean run. Unfortunately today, on the back section coming into the wash where you go around the tree, I made a mistake and I think it cost us a couple of seconds. Other than that we had a clean run and hopefully it puts us in the top 12 again like last year. We know we can come back from that. Our pre-runs have been successful and it is always nice when you set a plan two weeks ahead with what you want to execute each day and you are able to execute the plan. That rarely happens in this sport as there are a lot of variables. The pre-run has been perfect and I think we’ve gotten over 2000 miles in and we are still going to do the start again. We’ve got a little bit more homework to do but we are going to be ready for Saturday. As long as I don’t have to pull the net down except for at the finish line we’ll be good.

LARRY ROESELER, No. 96L — We’ve had limited test time leading up to this and there are a lot of new things done to the truck. It feels really good and I think it is going to race really well. We made some really nice changes to it but we are still sorting out some things. Qualifying is really important but I wish I could have had more test time leading up to it. I think we got through it okay. It is a great race course and in 515 miles we have literally everything to deal with. You’ve got to pull the reins back and there are times you can let the reins go. The pre-running has gone really well and I’ve put a little extra effort into it. The level of competition has risen and you can’t take anything for granted down here. Knowing every rain rut and rock and every little zig and zag is important. GPS helps these days but I don’t really rely on that because I’m still of a motorcycle mindset. I get focused and do my thing. There is no shortage of bumps in the San Felipe section and I’m really glad I’m in a Trophy Truck. It is really brutal. I pre-ran in a RZR, I pre-ran on my motorcycle and I pre-ran in my truck and I don’t care what you run those bumps are big. It is going to be demanding on everybody.


*Total Entries 225 (as of 5/29/17)

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)–
(Numerical, Before Qualifying)
1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck
3 Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150
4 Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Rally Truck
6 Larry Connor, 67, Miamisburg, Ohio/Ricky Johnson, 52, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado
7 Bryce Menzies, 29, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor
9 Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado
10 Aaron Ampudia, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Alan Ampudia, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Rodrigo Ampudia, 32, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor
11 Rob MacCachren, 52, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
15 Billy Wilson, 31, Corpus Christi, Texas/Chad Bunch, 41, Glendale, Ariz., Ford Raptor
16 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado
19 Tim Herbst, 54, Las Vegas/Brett Sourapas, 20, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./P.J. Jones, 47, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford F-150
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 35, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
22 Casey Currie, 33, Corona, Calif., Jeep Wrangler
23 Dan McMillin, 29, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150
30 Robbie Pierce, 58, Santee, Calif./Barry Karakas, 47, Oak Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
31 Andy McMillin, 30, San Diego/Scott McMillin, 57, San Diego, Ford F-150
33 Todd Tuls, 48, Bennington, Neb./ Rogelio Pereira, Jr., 42, Winchester, Calif./Max Eddy, 34, Barstow, Calif.
38 Eric Hustead, 46, St. George, Utah/T.J. Flores, 40, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
40 Chris Miller, 43, LaJolla, Calif./Cesar Lopez, 38, San Felipe, Mexico, Ford F-150
41 Justin Lofton, 31, Brawley, Calif., Ford Raptor
45 Gary Magness, 63, Denver/Devin Housh, 36, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150
48 Jim Nuckles, 49, Brawley, Calif./Scott Webster, 50, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150
50 Zak Langley, 42, Santa Monica, Calif./Harley Letner, 34, Corona, Calif., Ford F-150
53 Todd Romano, 47, Park City, Utah/T.J. Flores, 40, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor
58 Tracy Graf, 53, Canada/Justin Smith, 33, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
60 Cole Potts, 18, Scottsdale, Ariz./Craig Potts, 45, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Raptor
76 Jesse Jones, 51, Phoenix/Toby Price, 29, Australia/Austin Jones, 21, Phoenix, Ford F-150
77 Robby Gordon, 48, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado
83 Luke McMillin, 24, San Diego, Ford F-150
85 Mike Lawrence, 29, Murrieta, Calif., Ford F-150
91 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Beau Eckert, 32, Alpine, Calif., Ford F-150
93 Chris Kemp, 53, San Clemente, Calif, Chevy Silverado
94 Steve Strobel, 53, Clarks, Neb./Marc Starostka, 52, Grand Island, Neb., Ford F-150
97 B.J. Baldwin, 37, Las Vegas, Toyota Tundra
SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)–
(Numerical, Before Qualifying)
5L Clyde Stacy, 72, Bristol, Va./Dakota Hopkins, 26, Bristol, Va., Rally Diesel
84L Nick Vanderwey, 50, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, 62, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado
96L Larry Roeseler, 60, Martinez, Calif./ Adam McGough, 29, Danville, Calif., Chevy Silverado


CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)–
(Numerical, Before Qualifying)
104 Rob Archibald, 44, Lakeside, Calif./Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), Judyta Katona, 37, San Diego, Jimco-Chevy
105 Matt Cullen, 49, Long Beach, Calif./Greg Sacks, 60, Canyon Lake, Calif./Mike Lombardi, 47, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
111 Mike Malloy, 59, Murrieta, Calif., C. Randolph, La Jolla, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
138 Brian Wilson, 31, Lakewood, Calif./Kyle Quinn, 29, Irvine, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
150 Morgan Langley, 43, Santa Monica, Calif./Kory Halopoff, 34, Anaheim, Calif., ESM-Chevy
153 Brad Wilson, 27, Long Beach, Calif./ Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 30, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
168 Shelby Reid, 49, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 35, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
187 Ryan Sharman, 28, Phoenix/Paul Sharman, 64, Carefree, Ariz., Tatum-Chevy
188 Sergio Salgado, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Joel Serna, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy
199 Cody Robinson, 24, El Centro, Calif./Kyle Conlon, 27, San Diego/Quentin Tucker, 24, Imperial, Calif., Alpha-Chevy
114 Al Torres, 32, Imperial Valley, Calif./Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico/Guillermo Vizcaino, La Paz, Jimco-Chevy
106 Derek Fletcher, 32, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy
121 Pat Bell, 45, Anchorage, Alaska, Custom-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–
(Numerical, Before Qualifying)
200 Chad Broughton, 21, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, 50, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy
201 Russell Buehler, 58, Liberty, Mo./Neil Buehler, 54, Kansas City, Mo., Jimco-Ford
211 Pat Sims, 50, Eunice, N.M./Joe DeLucie, 38, Las Vegas, ESM-Chevy
213 Matthew Lopez, 42, Phoenix, Geiser-Chevy
220 Craig Christy, 43, Burbank, Calif. /Ricardo Salatino, Whittier, Calif., Neal Manion, El Cajon, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy
222 Pete Sohren, 52, Glendale, Ariz./Jason McNeil, San Diego, BajaLite-Chevy
224 Paul Nauleau, 20, Los Gatos, Calif./Sydney Schwab, 21, Indianapolis/Charles Schwab, 53, San Francisco, Brenthel-Chevy
227 Jonathan Brenthel, 37, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy
229 Brian Goldstein, 29, Beverly Hills, Calif./Matt McBride/Max McBride, Mason-Chevy
232 Chelsea Magness, 29, Denver/Steve Knudson, 64, Denver, Mango-Ford
250 John Langley, 73, Santa Monica, Calif./Luke Johnson, 25, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Mason-Chevy
255 Lee Banning, 64, Laveen, Ariz./Chris Godfrey, 42, Phoenix/Steve Melton, 48, Buckeye, Ariz., Lee Banning Jr, 42, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy
271 Carey Chrisman, 51, Monterrey Park, Calif./Kelly Chrisman, 49, Temecula, Calif., Armada-Chevy
274 Elias Hanna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Omar Hanna, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy 1500
280 Andrew Myers, 37, San Marcos, Calif./Steve Myers, 51, Newport Beach, Calif./Dan Myers, 39, Newport Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra
299 Charles Dorrance, 41, Austin, Texas/Dylan Herman, 27, Reno, Nev./Larry Job, 55, Henderson, Nev., Ford Raptor
251 Joe Lambardo, 54, Las Vegas/Dan Martin, Truckee, Calif./Billy Young, 37, Las Vegas, Brenthel-Chevy


HAMMER TRUCK UNLIMITED (Unlimited Rock Crawler/Hammer Truck)–
4401 Joshua Bertschy, 39, Springtown, Texas/Bart Dixon, 53, Vista, Calif./Mike Hales, 37, Rogers, Ariz.,  Wilder/JHF-Chevy
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)–
1068 Cody Reid, 24, Apple Valley, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif./Rick St. John, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1085 Justin Davis, 23, Chino Hills, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, 39, Lemon Grove, Calif., Custom-Chevy
1096 Steve Baron, 51, Selma, Ore./Zebulun Baron, 18, Selma, Ore., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1081 Todd Winslow, 52, Clovis, Calif./Matt Winslow, 23, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1048 Kevin Price, 48, Fremont, Calif./Brian Tall, 41, Fremont, Calif./Jonathan Brand, 29, Newark, Calif.,Tatum-Chevy
1032 Chip Prescott, 52, Fallbrook, Calif./Troy Van Houten, Escondido, Calif./Ryan Frisby, 36, Menifee, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1092 Reinaldo Varela, 58, Sao Paolo, Brazil/Gustavo Gugelmin, 35 Brazil, ESM-Honda
1033 Dimas Diaz, 43, Monterrey, Mexico/Rodolfo Pont, 43, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry-Chevy
1043 Scott Youngren, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jacob Andrew, 33, Oceanside, Calif./DeeWayne Harris, 34, Valley Center, Calif., Custom-Chevy
1002 Clay Lawrence, 55, Sunset Beach, Calif./Mark Dobson, 46, Los Angeles, LMS-Chevy
1060 Armando Boehme, 46, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/German Encinas, 41, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan Estrada, 40, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy
1064 Justin Beckley, 26, Long Beach, Calif./Chasen Gaunt, 20, Torrance, Calif./Roberto Henderson, 24, Long Beach, Calif., Racer-Chevy
1023 Broc Dickerson, 16, Brawley, Calif./Jeff Dickerson, 42, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1062 J.J. Schnarr, 44, Reno, Nev./Wesley Harbor /Mike Decker, Alumi Craft-Chevy
1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 24, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 48, Temecula, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1045 Travis Clarke, 35, Encinitas, Calif./Michael Loomis, Temecula, Calif., Raceco-Chevy
1078 Augie Cortez Jr, 39, Downey, Calif./Julio Cortez, 26, Colton, Calif./Dave Uloa, 26, Whittier, Calif., Custom-Chevy


CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)–
844 Noah Ostanik, 44, Carlsbad, Calif./Steve Susral, Escondido, Calif./Dave Dinsmore/Todd Sanderson, Ford F-150
852 Spencer Morgan, 45, Chatanooga, Tenn./Gary Layendecker, 64, Laredo, Texas/Spencer Morgan Jr, 22, Chatanooga, Tenn., Ford F-150
808 Rick Sanchez, San Vicente, Mexico/Miguel Padilla, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–
1611 Elizandro Yee, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Angel Barajas, 40, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco
1625 Eric Pavolka, 48, Sonoita, Ariz./Shane Pavolka, 50, Rio Rico, Ariz./David Ramsze, 57, Sonita, Ariz., Foddrill
1623 Mario Estrella, 24, Caborca, Mexico/Martin Gonzales, 65, Mexicali, Mexico/Franciso Ritz, 28, Caborca, Mexico, Romo
1601 Roberto Romo, 35, Mexicali, Mexico/Fernie Padilla, 30, Las Vegas/Ramon Perez, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo
1603 Oscar Alvarez, 40, McAllen, Texas/Fernando Alvarez, 36, San Antonio, Texas/Ruly Palacios, Monterrey, Mexico, Romo
1619 Victor Celis, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan Celis, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
1642 Marco Bernaldez, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Pabel Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Antonio Cota, Ensenada, Mexico, Porter
1662 Rick Boyer, 61, Bakersfield, Calif./Chris Boyer, 28, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer

SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–
1215 Juan Gallo C., 44, Scappoose, Ore./Harley Meservey, 46, Coos Bay, Ore./Dana Jusila, 46, Coos Bay, Ore./Jeff Ingerbritzen, 48, Scappoose, Ore., BRP
1216 Matt Ferrato, 46, Simi Valley, Calif./Mike Majesky, 45, Newbury Park, Calif./Mike Kuligowski, 33, Simi Valley, Calif., Custom
1257 Michael Cooper, 40, Chula Vista, Calif./Mark Cooper, 59, Estes Park, Colo./Nathan Bento, 20, Chula Vista, Calif., Bunderson
1208 Rich Roberts, 59, Prescott, Ariz./Kirk Kontillis, 67, Blythe, Calif./Rob Martensen, 44, Phoenix, Foddrill
1240 Miguel Bonilla, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Miguel Bonilla Valenzuela, 22, Hermosillo, Mexico/Fernando Mayoral, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco
1247 Wes McKenzie, 56, Dallas, Texas/George Martinez, 46, Anaheim, Calif./Cisco Bio, 36, Spring Valley, Calif./Charles McKenzie, 22, Lubbock, Texas, Raceco
1222 Rafael Aguirre, 38, Monterrey, Mexico/Felipe Martinez, 37, Monterrey, Mexico/Hector Garza, 16, Netherlands, Foddrill
1202 Matias Arjona IV, 17, Ensenada, Mexico/Matias Arjona III, 53, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Pena, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, Mirage
1274 Mike Aguilar, 35, San Marcos, Calif./Adolfo Aguilar Jr, 42, Chula Vista, Calif./Adolfo Aguilar Sr, Chula Vista, Calif./Angel Aguilar, Chula Vista, Calif., Curry
1212 Martin Lizarraga, 45, Tijuana, Mexico/Jesse Lopez, Tijuana, Mexico/Jose Rodriguez, Tijuana, Mexico/ Lupillo Montes, Tijuana, Mexico, Venegas


CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)–
509 Jose Luis Lopez, 46, Mexicali, Mexico
527 Parker Grabowski, 24, Huntington Beach, Calif./Dustin Grabowski, 20, Huntington Beach, Calif.
HEAVY METAL (Open Production Trucks, V-8 engines)–
8066 Don Hatch, 54, Brea, Calif./Ryan Williams, 54, Costa Mesa, Calif., Ford Bronco

CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)–
737 Dallas Luttrell, 36, Salt Lake City, Utah/Billy Goerke, 43, Las Vegas, Chevy Truck
709 Jeff Proctor, 38, Glendora, Calif/Eric Hardin, 34, Anaheim, Calif., Honda Ridgeline
704 Aaron Celiceo, 44, San Diego/Kevin Adler, Hawthorne, Calif./Pedro Mercado III, Lemon Grove, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
701 Brandon Walsh, 31, Encinitas, Calif./Ted Moncure, Long Beach, Calif./Cody Weaver, Springville, Pa./Donovan Walsh, Toyota Tacoma
700 Dan Chamlee, 54, Santa Barbara, Calif./Kirk Kimball, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger
715 Daniel Reyes, 39, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Arumada, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/ Ismael Reyes Jr, 26, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford Ranger
722 Mike Jams, 53, Canada/Ron Stobaugh, 53, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Austin Stobaugh, 24, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy
719 Mark Johnson, 58, Riverside, Calif./Norris Brown, 59, Jackson, Wyo./John Lee, 58, Morena Vally, Calif., Honda Ridgeline

PRO UTV FI (Forced Induction, 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–
2998 Bill Whittington, 68, Scottsdale, Ariz../Don Whittington, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2913 Branden Sims, 31, Prescott Valley, Ariz./Justin Krause, 32, Prescott, Ariz., Polaris XP4 Turbo
2989 Wes Miller, 47, Carlsbad, Calif./Jason Luburgh, 33, Zanesville, Ohio, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2905 Marc Burnett, 46, Lakeside, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3
2936 Jacob Carver, 26, Phoenix, Polaris XP4 Turbo
2971 Wayne Matlock, 39, Alpine, Calif./Sam Hayes, 57, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000
2944 Shane Redline, 41, Amarillo, Texas/Jax Redline, 16, Amarillo, Texas/Jonathan McVay, 41, San Tan Valley, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick X3
2946 Jose Juarez, 33, Lemon Grove, Calif./Rodolfo Rivera, 30, Chula Vista, Calif./Alex Zuniga, 36, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2990 Steve Smith, 59, Escondido, Calif./Larry Ragland, 73, Cave Creek, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo
2917 Derek Murray, 36/Jason Murray, 34, Eastvale, Calif./Monty Aldrich, 49, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3
2975 Mike Cafro, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 36, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2914 Tyler Walker, 32, Happy Valley, Ore./Gabriel Garcia, 23, Portland, Ore., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2977 Justin Elenburg, 39, Mesa, Ariz./Ernesto Taylor, 36, Mesa, Ariz./Bryan McBride, 35, Rocky Point, MexicoCan-Am Maverick X3
2918 Justin Lambert, 41, Bakersfield, Calif./Mitchell Alsup, 26/Eric Sheetz, 33, Polaris RZR XP1000
2919 Brandon Schueler, 28, Phoenix/Justin Schekley, Phoenix/Pat Stone 48, Payson, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2931 Craig Scanlon, 43, Maple Grove, Minn./Keith Redstrom, 49, Glendale, Ariz., Robbie Tiffany, 35, Glendale, Ariz./R.J. Anderson, 24, Riverside, Calif., Polaris 2900
2912 Tony Riggs, 49, Santa Clarita, Calif./Kyle Melville, 26, Lancaster, Calif./Ryan Edwards, 30, Lancaster, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2916 Cody Rahders, 22, Alpine, Calif./Kevin Sullivan, 31, Campo, Calif./James Hill, 32, Canyon Lake, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2948 Zachary Burroughs, 19, Norco, Calif./Cain Smead, 45, Leona Valley, Calif./Dan Lewis, 52, Jurupa Valley, Calif./Brad Howe, 30, Elizabeth Lake, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3
2968 Christine Giampaoli Zonca, 23, Las Vegas (Spain)/Luy Galan, 23, Spain/Pau Kraus, 43, Los Angeles/Andrew Buck, 43, Camarillo, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3
2910 Scott Trafton, 35, Santee, Calif./Marc Behnke, 69, El Cajon, Calif./Dave Price, 55, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XPT1000
2967 Anthony Perez, 31, California City, Calif./Jason Farrell, 35, Las Vegas/Jeremiah Smith, 33, Palmdale, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3
2904 Cory Sappington, 51, Peoria, Ariz./Scott Sappington, 53, Glendale, Ariz./Jason Flanders, 38, Peoria, Ariz./Darren Sappington, 50, Phoenix, Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo
2929 Paul Wadlington, 51, Colorado Springs, Colo./Chris Barnett, 36, Foxfield, Colo., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2949 Alonzo Lopez, 43, Murrieta, Calif./Francisco Rodriguez, 45, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo
2930 Sean Cook, 51, Citrus Heights, Calif./Hans Luenger, Cleveland, Ohio/Jesus Leon, Merida, Mexico/David Jackson, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3


PRO UTV (Naturally Aspirated, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–
1955 Paul Champion, 45, Phoenix/Justin Smith, 46, Phoenix/Jeff Day, Phoenix/Travis Casteel, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000
1998 Don Whittington, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Angel Marquez, 34, Ensenada, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000
1962 Dodge Poelman, 17, Orem, Utah/Luis Dominguez, Vista, Calif./Ryan Poelman, Orem, Utah, Polaris RZR XP1000
1985 Adrian Orellana, 32, Jamul, Calif./Daniel Gonzales, 25, Menifee, Calif./Victor Orellana, 60, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP1000
1907 Daniel Parker, 38, Chandler, Ariz./George Felix, 60/Esteben Aguayo, 26, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000
1906 Mark Levrett, 52, Reno, Nev./Ronnie Parker, Reno, Nev./Bobby Principe, Reno, Nev., Yamaha YXZ1000
1912 Dave Sparks, 32, Bountiful, Utah/Dave Kiley, 32, Bountiful, Utah, Polaris XP1000
1954 Kristen Matlock, 36, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row, 27, Laeside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000
1950 JT Holmes, 36, Reno, Nev./Eric Clay, Reno, Nev., Polaris XP1000
1901 Greg Row, 53, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000
1922 Aldo Salazar, 31, Monterrey, Mexico/Oscar Salazar, 32 Monterrey, Mexico, Antonio Martinez, 36, Monterrey, Mexico, Polaris XP1000
1925 Matt Scarpuzzi, 36, Alpine, Calif./Mark Reece, 40, San Diego/Jeff Ring, 40, San Diego, Polaris XP1000
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)–
1351 Larry Nash, 48, San Luis Obispo, Calif./John Ramsden, 53, Canada/George McDougall, 60, Canada, Ford F-150

CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–
557 Mario Ledezma, 47, Ramona, Calif./Ruben Ledezma, 44, Ramona, Calif./Ruben F. Ledezma, 16, Ramona, Calif./Jeremy Ledezma, 25, Menifee, Calif./Justin Ledezma, 17, Menifee, Calif.
582 Rodolfo Martinez, 42, Spring Valley, Calif./Miguel Camarena, 43, San Diego/Miguel Rodriguez, 43, San Diego/Gliserio Hernandez, San Diego
577 Luis Herrera, 36, Granada Hills, Calif./Ernie Negrete, 44, San Diego/Larry Negrete Sr, San Ysidro, Calif./Larry Negrete Jr, San Ysidro, Calif.
555 Tomas A. Fernandez, 45, Laredo, Texas (Mexico)/Adrian Saucedo, 26, Monterrey, Mexico/Alejandro Guevara, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Joaquin Fernandez, 34, Chihuahua, Mexico
599 Jorge Gutierrez, 40, El Cajon, Calif./Miguel De La Mora, 37, Westminster, Calif./Daniel Gutierrez, 50, Chula Vista, Calif./Chris Andrews, 42, Chula Vista, Calif.
550 Hector Hurtado, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Lopez/Fernando Flores/Oscar Shacon

CLASS 3 (short wheelbase 4X4)–
349 Ken Leavitt, 50, Jerome, Idaho/Lara Wagstaf, 39, Ketchum, Idaho/Tim Bradford, 33, Ventura, Calif., Ford Bronco

BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)–
BC1  Marco Gonzales, 54, Glendora, Calif./Michael Gonzales, 21, Glendora, Calif.
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized Trucks)–
8125 Cooper Reynolds Gross, 34, Los Angeles/Jeffery Earhart, 38, Los Angeles/John Searle, 36, Cleveland, Ohio, Ford F-150


CLASS 7SX (Open, production mini trucks)–
741 Gerardo Novelo O., 51, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Novelo Jr, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Jim Murphy, 60, Lomita, Calif./Jose Castro, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Jesus Castro, 27, Ensenada, Mexico, Nissan Frontier
742 Alonso Gonzalez, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
750 Sean Whalen, 38, Draper, Utah/D.J. Osborne, Saratoga Springs, Utah/David Morris, 39, San Francisco, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 11 (stock VW sedan)–
1156 Art Penner, 60, Canada/Jereme Robinson, 34, Cypress, Texas/Ernest Moquin Jr, 56 Oak Harbor, Wash.
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck, 56, Ensenada, Mexico/Armando Salazar, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Kevin Schlect, 56, Tehachapi, Calif./Kailen Hill, 28, Sonora, Calif.
1118 Pancho Bio, 58, Spring Valley, Calif./Hector Sarabia, 60, Ensenada, Mexico/Cisco Bio, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Ramon Bio, 18, Ensenada, Mexico/Viry Felix, 44, Ensenada, Mexico/Adrian Guerrero, 30, Ensenada, Mexico
1111 Eric Solorzano, 57, Tijuana, Mexico/Mike Acuna, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Jose Batanzos, 39, Tijuana, Mexico/Eustacio Santa Cruz, 33, Tijuana, Mexico/Keith Langford, 38, San Diego/Dana Brown, 57, Hollywood, Calif.

PRO MOTORCYCLES
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (450cc or more)–
33x Garrett Poucher, 34, Valencia, Calif./Michel Valenzuela, Tijuana, Mexico/Jeremy Newton, Seal Beach, Calif./Troy Vanscourt, Norco, Calif./Braxton Gallian, Cave Creek, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
3x Ray Dal Soglio, 26, Scottsdale, Ariz./Nic Garvin, 23, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Derek Ausserbauer, 24, Santa Ynez, Calif, Honda CRF450X
66x Santiago Creel, 30, Mexico City, Mexico/Eric Yorba/Raul Hernandez/Brandon Prieto/Didier Goirand/Ricardo Munoz, KTM 450EXC
23x Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Austin Miller, 28, Austin, Texas/Grant Statley, 22, La Jolla, Calif./ Schuyler Schoonmaker, 22, Alpine, Calif., Husqvarna 501
70x Dylan Montanaro, 33, Barnegat, N.J./Nick Keefe, 25, Waretown, N.J./Johnny Giresi, 21, Forked River, N.J., Kawasaki KX450F
10x Skyler Howes, 25, St. George, Utah/Kadin Guard, 21, St. George, Utah, Honda CRF450X
45x Francisco Arredondo, 39, Guatemala/Shane Esposito, 43, Temecula, Calif./Justin Morgan, 28, El Cajon, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, 28, Dulzura, Calif./, Honda CRF450X
1x Mark Samuels, 27, Yucca Valley, Calif./Jason Potter, 30, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Ryan Penhall, 30, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X


PRO MOTO LIMITED (449cc or less)–
100x Jim O’Neal, 70, Simi Valley, Calif./Kevin Murphy, 42, Camarillo, Calif./Morgan Crawford, 34, Fresno, Calif./Justin Morrow, Husqvarna 350
114x Rodolfo Patron, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Philip Herrera, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Willy Gaxiola, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Fernando Cardenas, 26, Mexicali, Mexico/Juan Marquez, 19, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 350EXC
160x Santiago Creel, 30, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna/Rene Magana/Ricardo de la Pena/Alberto Heredia, KTM 350EXC
103x Connor Pankratz, 21, Yuma, Ariz./Justin Carnes, Imperial, Calif./James Shafer, Ocotillo, Calif./Cary Lincoln, Brawley, Calif./Justin Kennarner, Santee, Calif./Randy Witzel, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha YZ250F
107x Ulises Fierro, 24, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera, 28, Ensenada, Mexico/Arnulfo Verdugo, 24, San Felipe, Mexico/Taylor Stevens, 23, Lander, Wyo./Jared Schlapia, 24, Melba, Idaho, KTM 350EXC-F
125x Fernando Beltran, 40, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Verdugo, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/David Zarate, 27, Los Cabos, Mexico/Carlos Miranda, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Rigoberto Gomez, 28, Ensenada, Yamaha YZ250F
PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–
300x Ryan Liebelt, 37, Reedley, Calif./Brandon Wright, 40/Justin Schultz, 36, Lake Forest, Calif./Greg Bardonnex, 42, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha WR450
360x Santiago Creel, 30,  Mexico City, Mexico/Enrique Fuhrken/Ricardo de la Pena /Rene Magana, /Patrick Reyes/Jesus Zavala, KTM 500EXC-F
303x Luis Gomez, 36, Obregon, Mexico/Mario Valenzuela, 38, Obregon, Mexico/Jorge Tamaura, 30, Obregon, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
328x Glen Scherer, 56, Asbury, N.J./Aaron Sanders, 50, Nashville, Tenn./Nick Saia, 30, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
307x Tony Wenck, 39, Winterset, Iowa/Ryan Senacal, 32, Valencia, Calif./Jason Thomas, 31, Great Britain/Kenjiro Tsuji, 40, Japan, Yamaha 450YZFX
333x Salvador Hernandez, 33, Ensenada, Mexico (ROR-Chad Thornton, 45, Farmington, N.M.)/Dennis Belingheri, 47, Reno, Nev./Chris Brown, 33, Las Vegas, KTM 450XCF
311x Rodrigo Alvarez, 35, Tepatitlan, Mexico/Octavio Valle, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan De Alba, 39, Guadalajara, Mexico/Abel Burgeuno, 46, Mazatlan, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450

PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)–
400x Jano Montoya, 45, Winter Garden, Fla./Alberto Ruiz, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Septien, 41, Ensenada, Mexico/Jeff Kawell, Riverside, Calif./Cesar Lopez, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450XCW
411x Colie Potter, 48, Las Vegas/Steve Herstad, 44, Bakersfield, Calif./Paul Luce, 43, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X
401x Kevin Johnson, 40, Boulder City, Nev./Ryan Gustine, 43, San Diego, Husqvarna 501

PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old)–
509x Seiji Kubota, 58, Japan/Eizaburo Karasawa, 64, Japan, Honda CRF450X
512x Akhiro Saito, 55, Japan/Tsyoshi Nameki, 50, Japan, Honda CRF450X
506x Mark Adams, 56, Crockett, Texas/Chris Smith, 52, Lufkin, Texas/Derrick Paiement, 52, Ridgecrest, Calif./John Connolly, 52, Ridgecrest, Calif./Kevin Griffith, 56, Carlsbad, N.M./Todd Binns, 53, Death Valley, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F
549x Robert Gates, 75, Victorville, Calif./Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif./Steve Williams, 58, California City/Dave Potts, 58, Hollywood, Calif./Bob Johnson, 61, San Diego/Chris Goolsby, 55, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F
550x Bill Sekeres, 56, Santa Clarita, Calif./Mike Prunty, 55, Temecula, Calif./Michael Garvin, 52, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Harold Harris, 54, Sanger, Calif./Craig Wear, 58, Carson City, Nev./ Lester Lehigh, 52, Bishop, Calif., Honda CRF450X
510x Giovanni Spinali, 50, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Mexicali, Mexico/Troy Pearce, Ramona, Calif., Honda CRF450X
500x Marty Gomez, 56, Randsburg, Calif./Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Flipper Manchester, 54, Reno, Nev./George Pennington, 50, Denver/Tim Gomez, 60, Long Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X
507x Salvador Sainz, 51, Chula Vista, Calif./Carlos Valdez, 54, Chula Vista, Calif./Leonardo De La Rocha, 54, Chula Vista, Calif./Jose Gonzalez, 49, Chula Vista, Calif./Miguel Rodriguez, 54, Chula Vista, Calif.,  KTM 450XCW


PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)–
721x Jose Armando Carassco, 27, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Suzuki RMZ450X
724x C.A. White Jr, 49, Vancouver, Wash., Honda CRF450X
713x Francisco Teran, 50, Glendale, Ariz. (Ecuador), Husqvarna FE501
PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old)–
601x Robert Dunlap, 61, Lompoc, Calif./Cordis Brooks, 62, Oak Hills, Calif./Greg Seda, 69, Arcadia, Calif., KTM 500EXC
609x Donald Lewis, 73, Manchester, Conn./Ron Dugan, 75, Upland, Calif./Kirk Heintz, Tulare, Calif./Robert Koch, 63, Leona Valley, Calif./George Yates, Irvine, Calif./Mike Castro/Greg Hawk, Honda CRF450X
600x Mark Hawley, 66, Anaheim, Calif./Andy Kirker, 60, Lake Forest, Calif./Dennis Greene, 61, Desert Hot Springs, Calif./Dennis McLaughlin, 63, Reno, Nev./Bill Tarling, 64, Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X

PRO QUADS
PRO QUAD (450cc or more)–
2a Donald Higbee, 49, Casper, Wyo./Bryan Buckhanon, 39, Beckley, W.V./Cody Mitchell, Henderson, Nev./Rick Cecco, 43, Elysburg, Pa., Can-Am Outlander
13a Said Sanchez, 30, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

SPORTSMAN
SPT M/C–
237x Bobby Wilbanks, 58, Richwood, Texas/John Wilbanks, 48, Pasadena, Texas/James Huckabee, 48, KTM 450EXC
283x Miguel Pena, 41, Tijuana, Mexico/Alexis Velarde, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Carvajal, 42, Tijuana, Mexico/ Luis Carvajal, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Erik Vazquez, 38, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
207x Sidney Marchand, 44, Beaumont, Texas/Kevin Gravett, 39, Beaumont, Texas/Jim Morton, 44, Austin, Texas/Caleb Bertrand, 26, Lake Charles, La./Nick Lanning, Orange, Texas/Ryan Morgan, 31, Fort Worth, Texas, KTM 500EXC
225x Alberto Morales, 42, Guadalajara, Mexico/Wencesloa Silva/Jose Mendez/Giovani Solorio/Carlos Camacho, Honda CRF450X
222x Hideyuko Fukuoaku, 50, Japan/Tadao Ezure, 51, Japan, Yamaha WR450F
212x Carlos Silva, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Oswaldo Moncada, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Sano Espinoza, 43, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodrigo Gollaz, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Alejandro Gutierrez, 27, Mexicali, Mexico/Juan Ochoa, 18 Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
253x Oscar Garcia, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Hector Garcia, 48, Tijuana, Mexico/Hector Garcia Jr, 21, San Diego/Esteban Garcia, 39, Tijuana, Mexico, Husaberg 501FE
262x Tyler Acosta, 25, San Marcos, Calif./Nick Acosta, 28,  Chandler, Ariz./ Brandon Acosta, 20, San Marcos, Calif./Todd Acosta, 52, San Marcos, Calif., KTM 500XCW
232x Chad Cedotal, 35, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Giovanni Perez, 23, Hesperia, Calif./Seth Wakeling, 23, Reno., Nev./Nick Hamm, 40, Tucson, Ariz., Honda CRF450R

SPT QUAD–
108a Eduardo Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico/Fabian Velazquez, Ensenada, Mexico/Rodrigo Mora, Ensenada, Mexico/Edgardo Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
107a Bennie Beltran, 29, Yuma, Ariz./Francisco Duarte, 29, Yuma, Ariz./Ivan Perez, 19, Yuma, Ariz./Gildardo Quidera, 26, Erindera, Mexico/David Villa, 50, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
117a Erik Ruiz, 27, Tijuana, Mexico/Ramon Torres, 23, Valle de Trinidad, Mexico/Jesus Sainz, 32, Tijuana, Mexico/Samuel Garcia, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
110a Danny Magdalena, 19, Acton, Calif./Jorge Lopez, 24, San Felipe, Mexico/Ralph Serrano, 30, El Centro, Calif./Miguel Lopez, Spain/Carlos Servando, 45, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R


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*Total Entries 191 (as of 5/18/17)  

BAJA 500 Racers entered in time for start draw, starting order, from start draw, by class:

Pro Cars & Trucks TROPHY TRUCK (34)(Qualifying order)22 Casey Currie23 Dan McMillin9 Armin Schwarz77 Robby Gordon1 Carlos Lopez*21L Gustavo Vildosola85 Mike Lawrence41 Justin Lofton31 Andy McMillin97 B.J. Baldwin91 Troy Herbst11 Rob MacCachren19 Tim Herbst33 Todd Tuls30 Robbie Pierce16 Cameron Steele*84L Nick Vanderwey3 Mark Post53 Todd Romano58 Tracy Graf15 Billy Wilson*96L Larry Roeseler21 Gustavo Vildosola Jr94 Steve Strobel7 Bryce Menzies50 Zak Langley10 Aaron Ampudia*5L Clyde Stacy76 Jesse Jones60 Cole Potts6 Larry Connor4 Justin Matney83 Luke McMillin45 Gary Magness*SCORE TT LEGEND (4)Your Time of the MonthShop for Playtex® Sport® Compacttampons at Walmart and save $1!CLASS 1 (12)(Qualifying order)105 Matt Cullen104 Rob Archibald138 Brian Wilson199 Cody Robinson150 Morgan Langley111 Mike Malloy153 Brad Wilson188 Sergio Salgado168 Shelby Reid187 Ryan Sharman106 Derek Fletcher-2nd RS121 Pat Bell-1st RSTROPHY TRUCK SPEC (16)(Qualifying order)255 Lee Banning299 Charles Dorrance211 Pat Sims213 Matthew Lopez227 Jonathan Brenthel222 Pete Sohren274 Elias Hanna280 Andrew Myers250 John Langley229 Brian Goldstein224 Paul Nauleau271 Carey Chrisman232 Chelsea Magness201 Russell Buehler220 Craig Christy251 Joe Lombardo-RSHAMMER TRUCK UNLTD (1)4401 Joshua BertschyCLASS 10 (16)1068 Cody Reid1085 Justin Davis1096 Steve Baron1081 Todd Winslow1048 Kevin Price1032 Chip Prescott1092 Reinaldo Varela1033 Dimas Diaz1043 Scott Youngren1002 Clay Lawrence1060 Armando Boehme1064 Justin Buckley1023 Broc Dickerson1062 J.J. Schnarr1000 Rafael Navarro IV1045 Travis ClarkeCLASS 8 (3)812 Miguel Padilla844 Noah Ostanik852 Spencer MorganCLASS 1/2-1600 (7)1611 Elizandro Yee1625 Eric Pavolka1623 Mario Estrella1601 Roberto Romo1603 Oscar Alvarez1619 Victor Celis1662 Rick Boyer-1st RSSCORE LITES (9)1215 Juan Gallo C.1216 Matt Ferrato1257 Michael Cooper1208 Rich Roberts1240 Miguel Bonilla1247 Wes McKenzie1222 Rafael Aguirre1202 Matias Arjona IV1212 Martin Lizarraga-RSHEAVY METAL (1)8066 Don HatchCLASS 7 (6)737 Dallas Luttrell709 Jeff Proctor719 Mark Johnson704 Aaron Celiceo701 Brandon Walsh700 Dan ChamleePro UTV FI (26)2998 Bill Whittington2913 Branden Sims2989 Wes Miller2905 Marc Burnett2936 Jacob Carver2971 Wayne Matlock2944 Shane Redline2946 Jose Juarez2990 Steve Smith2917 Derek Murray2975 Mike Cafro2914 Tyler Walker2977 Justin Elenburg2918 Justin Lambert2919 Brandon Schueler2931 Craig Scanlon2912 Tony Riggs2916 Cody Rahders2948 Matt Burroughs2968 Christine Giampaoli Zonca2910 Scott Trafton2967 Anthony Perez2904 Cory Sappington2929 Paul Wadlington2949 Alonso Lopez2930 Sean CookPro UTV (11)1955 Paul Champion1998 Don Whittington1962 Dodge Poelman1985 Adrian Orellana1907 Daniel Parker1906 Mark Levrett1912 Dave Sparks1954 Kristen Matlock1950 J.T. Holmes1922 Aldo Salazar-2nd RS1925 Matt Scarpuzzi-1st RSCLASS 5-1600 (3)557 Mario Ledezma582 Rodolfo Martinez577 Luis HerreraCLASS 3 (1)349 Ken LeavittBAJA CHALLENGE (1)BC1 Marco GonzalesSTOCK FULL (1)8125 Cooper Reynolds Gross-RSCLASS 7SX (1)741 Gerardo Novelo O.CLASS 11 (2)1156 Art Penner1111 Eric Solorzano-1st RSPro MotorcyclesPRO MOTO UNLIMITED (7)33x Garrett Poucher3x Ray Dal Soglio66x Santiago Creel23x Mark Winkelman70x Dylan Montanaro10x Skyler Howes45x Francisco ArredondoPRO MOTO 30 (7)300x Ryan Liebelt360x Santiago Creel303x Luis Gomez328x Glen Scherer307x Tony Wenck333x Chad Thornton311x Rodrigo Alvarez-1st RSPRO MOTO 40 (2)400x Jano Montoya411x Colie PotterPRO MOTO LIMITED (5)100x Jim O’Neal114x Rodolfo Patron160x Santiago Creel103x Connor Pankratz107x Ulises FierroPRO MOTO 50 (7)509x Seiji Kubota512x Akhiro Saito5 06x Mark Adams549x Robert Gates550x Bill Sekeres510x Giovanni Spinali500x Marty GomezPRO MOTO IRONMAN (2)721x Jose Carrasco724x CA White JrPRO MOTO 60 (3)601x Robert Dunlap609x Donald Lewis-2nd RS600x Mark Hawley-1st RSPro QuadsPro Quad (1)2a Donald HigbeeSportsmanSPT M/C (5)237x Bobby Wilbanks283x Miguel Pena207x Sidney Marchand225x Alberto Morales222x Hideyuko FukuoakuSPT QUAD (1)108a Eduardo Palacios.

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Racers Forced To Reduced Speeds In Ensenada! CLICK HERE!
 May 31, 2017

""In order to reduce risks for competitors and spectators, municipal authorities and organizers of the Baja 500 race, determined controlled speed points for pilots, both at the start and on the road sections.In accordance with the Score International rules, the team that exceeds the limits will be disqualified. Marco Arturo Durazo, specified that the first point where the pilots can not exceed 37 miles per hour, is located at the height of the offices of Mexico Post. It is suspended until the stream in the area of ​​the Ramp. The restriction is activated, also at 37 miles in the Clearance. Also, in all sections of the road the speed will be 65 miles. Marco Arturo Durazo reported that the speed is verified by satellite and warned that "the riders are warned that, if they exceed it, they are disqualified." He emphasized that it is a question of reducing the risks and that controlled speed is one of several prevention measures being taken."" 

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Security Briefing from Officials in Ensenada!
May 31, 2017
""A contingent of 100 municipal police officers, as well as personnel from different corporations, will participate in the security operation during the Baja 500 race. The head of the Municipal Public Security Bureau (DSPM), Emilio Camarena informed that the prevention actions, will be added personnel commissioned in the six delegations that are part of the route.In addition, he said, the corporation's special groups will focus on areas identified as conflicting. The director of public security warned that citizens who do not respect the rules, will be referred to the Qualifying Judge. He specified that they could be punished for causes like "skidding", consuming intoxicating drinks, driving with speeding, among other causes." The barriers will be placed in the most critical points that were defined during the previous tours, and special care will be taken in the 'blind curve' that they detected in the Amber Avenue. Likewise, the Federal Police will participate with nine units, in addition to the personnel of the stations Mexicali and San Quintín. 

Road crossings: Federal agents will focus on road crossings and sections where vehicles are at controlled speed. Juan Tintos Funcke, from Score International, reported that to date, has 230 teams registered, indicating that they will exceed 240. He said that there will be participants from 15 countries and 24 states of the American union and said that the race will be broadcast live on social networks. He emphasized that the marshals will be Ivan "Steel Man" Stewart and Mexican fighter Rey Mysterio, who will give the departure flag to the participating teams. The exit is scheduled for motorcycles at 05:00 hours on Saturday. Sunday will be the awards ceremony.""
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""As a red point and extreme care is located the 165 mile located in the delegation of Punta Colonet, this in the off-road Baja 500 in its edition number 49, so said Rosina Leon, official route score. During a meeting held at the center of government between municipal authorities, rescue groups and staff of Score, exposed the critical points that are in this edition of the career out of the way. The staff of Score said that the first motorcycle is intended to be in the Erendira ejido past 08:30 hours and the first four-wheel vehicle is at that point from 12:30.They pointed out that the most important site is in the Punta Colonet delegation, where several check points of different teams and the largest concentration of people in the southern part of the municipality are expected to be placed. "It's a very important point for the fans and the teams, so we ask you to be careful and do not get too close to the track or the check points when they are working," he said.""
Courtesia El Vigia ; May 31, 2017



*2016 BAJA 500 lamentable events in last years racing 

*2016 BAJA 1000 Starts THE DEATH RACES!

*Holly Luhtala calls 'FAST-AID organization'
the "slime-scam of racing", BREAKING NEWS! 

*Dani Mathers 'Pleads No Contest' in public shaming case in Los Angeles! CLICKY

*Vildosola Racing Gets Bit in Ensenada!
Theft of Big American team just the usual... 

*Confusion, Misdirection and Numerous Accidents in Ensenada...Time to Stop Races in town! 

*Montel Williams is in Baja Bailing Out
Cameron Steele's Desert Assassins   

*DEAD BODY(S) FOUND AT SCENIC HIGHWAY 
TJ-ENS KM86 Salsipuedes 'Get Out If You Can!'
UPDATED! May 30; Retired teacher and his wife from Ensenada, kidnapped and decapitated!

BULLETIN DATELINE ENSENADA - A retired teacher, who owns a childcare facility, and his wife were kidnapped and decapitated in Ensenada in a incident marking a new precedent in the violence which has occurred in recent years. The information has started to circulated officially this morning and has greatly concerned to inner circle of teachers. From people close to the victims, it is known that last week they were kidnapped and ransom was demanded.

However, the severed bodies appeared yesterday afternoon in Salesipuedes, beside the Scenic Highway. One of thier children has been hospitalized for shock. Courtesy El Mexicano Newspaper

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OPINION
Tuesday, May 23

SCORE IS INCAPABLE OF MEETING THE MINIMUM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF EXECUTING ITS RACE EVENTS IN ENSENADA.

OVER 17 YEARS, SCORE HAS PROVEN ITSELF INCAPABLE PROVIDING THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL EJIDOS. 

*MOVE THE RACE STARTS TO OJOS NEGRO, TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND THE SPORT, NOW!*
Gary Newsome, Editor and Publisher














UPDATED!
Monday, May 29
Death Race BAJA 500 2017
BAJA RACING NEWS BULLETIN!
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2017

CLICK HERE! Ensenada In-Town Accidents 

Caused By SCORE-International Negligence

*NOW! LAND OWNERS SAY THE SCORE RACERS WILL PAY!!!
 "We will take their trucks & money and beat them into Ensenada", said the Ejidero. "Course blockades will stop all pre-runners this weekend, starting Friday, May 19."

*LAND OWNERS DEMAND $19,000
BEFORE MAY 20 or NO PRE-RUNS
OR BAJA 500/1000 RACE EVENTS!

After 15 years of race administration negligence, 
"GRADE OUR ROADS OR ELSE!"

This is an ongoing major problem with the fail race sanction. CLICKY 

The local comments:

Diana Verdugo:  "They do not do it because the Department of "Land Management" does not allow everything that has to do with Off-road that endangers the irresponsible fans who also ignore the limits where they are told to be, the insurance of these Events are very high because of the deaths that have occurred many times. No one of these from the low 1000 could pay neither half of the insurance nor the millionaire fines for each accident. In Ensenada they are allowed to pass because those who have died have never known whether they paid compensation to the families of the deceased or if they have been charged with millionaire fines for accidents."


Carlos Ruben Almazan Gonzalez · UMLA: 
"Are our taxes really working? Grading streets in our neighborhoods, starting with the dirt streets and roads, we walk to the races and the neighbors are covering the ditches (potholes) with trash!

Jorge Navarrete · "Hopefully they will take their careers to Namibia or Uganda or to see where they are but that is not the tourism that Baja California needs - because they do not do it in California? Because Californians do not want it there - dust, noise, damage to the ecosystem and roads."


Leonel Romero · Ensenada, Baja California: "Take it to the Mohave Desert in Nevada, there you have thousands of square kilometers to do it and make an excellent circuit".

Carlos Rampa Romero · Ensenada, Baja California:
"This event is a tradition in our city for more than 40 years, somehow the shops of Ensenada benefit both in the downtown area and in the places where they pass the races, in addition it is an event recognized worldwide as it is possible That there are citizens who do not want it here, you just have to meet the ejidatarios".

Dalila Mercado Guzmán-Román · Ensenada, Baja California:
 "I hope it's true and if they close it or take it far, far, far AWAY ... !!!" 

Melba Castro · CUT:
"What happens is that the ejidatarios already take it as a little chicken of the golden eggs, they are given the money and then they want more because they know the route, and then some even ask the organizers to pass the race for their ranch to take Debts the leaders and do not distribute to their members. Corruption in all areas, blessed Mexico that all supports".

Diana Verdugo:
"Of course, if this is the case, the ejidatarios meet once a month with them alone at their monthly assembly and there alone no one else decides what they are going to raise in price or what tarugada occurs to them, usually ejidatarios own owners of wells Water, of machines scabadoras, of all they are the owners and one of them relative to compadre is the commissariat or delegates of those ejidos, so all are in the hands of those vividores that nobody is watching to them the abuses that they do with the people of the Towns or in this case the Baja 1000 is pure tale of them and they got together to take exhibition of all ... See more".

Benigno Franco Castro · Tijuana, Baja California 
"Is greater damage that is caused to the ecosystem, ... than the economic benefit of a few ........ damages are irreparable, but that does not matter if there are $$$$$$$$$".

Miguel Aldamarin
"Corrupt officials and thieves, scammers and liars. They can not finish fixing the city and they already want their museum. We will celebrate the resuscitated citizens the day they eliminate such polluting events as these. Slim ejidatarios ...!"

UPDATED! MAY 18 DETAILS

Guillermo Villavicencio Gonzalez · UABC Mexicali:
"REGARDLESSLY WE ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMENTARY OF ENRIQUE SALAZAR EVERY YEAR ALWAYS IS THE SAME AS THE EJIDO LEADERS AGAINST THE RACES.  AMBULANCES ARE READY SO ON THE  DAY OF THE RACES. ALL THE PEOPLE MAKE MONEY, SELLING BURRITOS WATERS SODAS, PALETAS. ALL THE RACE ORGANIZERS ALSO HIS LEADERS ALSO WANT HIS MOCHADA AND THERE WILL GIVE THEM IN PROTURISM IN WHEN AMADOR ARTEAGA IS CERTAIN ALWAYS FIGHTING AGAINST LOCAL TRADERS ON THE STREETS.

AMADOR WANTS IT STOPPED AND THE PROFITS BE GIVEN TO THE STATE PROTURISMO AND ANDALE CALLADITO THIS NO SAYS NOTHING WAS NOTHING GIVEN HIS CHACK VACANT FIFTEEN DAYS AND THERE IS WELL ALONE IT DOES NOT SAY ANY OF THE MARIES OF THE PROLIFERATION OF VAGOS IN THE FIRST STREET STREET COMPLETELY STAYED SOLD FOR ONE S COINS."

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS MAY 15


AMERICAN KIDNAPPING FOILED IN ROSARITO BY LOCALS REPORTING AND GOOD COPS!
CLICK HERE

BAJA RACING NEWS BULLETIN!
May 10, 2017


***CLICK HERE FOR THE Pre-Running Map***

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROPOSED COURSE MAP 

The BAJA 500 2017 will go over to MONSTER Mike's Sky Rancho! The serialized June course is going to the coast first (ON THE BEACH!), Erendira and then South to Colonet.

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OUTRAGE, BAJA 500 2016-
CHILD RUN-OVER-KILLED AND
TWO RACERS DIE ON THE COURSE!




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All-Time Overall 4wheel & 2wheel champions (1969 through 2016)
Year—DRIVERS/RIDERS, VEHICLE
1969—Bud Ekins/Guy Jones, Baja Boot-Olds
Doug Douglas/Jim McClurg, Ducati
1970—Parnelli Jones, Ford
Bill Silverthorn/Gene Fetty, Husqvarna
1971—Bobby Ferro, Funco-VW
Malcolm Smith/J.N. Roberts, Husqvarna
1972—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW
Gene Fetty/Bill Silverthorn, Honda
1973—Parnelli Jones, Ford
Howard Utsey/Mickey Quade, Husqvarna
1974—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW
Mitch Mayes/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna
1975—Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Harley-Davidson
1976—Bobby Ferro/Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna
1977—Ivan Stewart, Chenowth-VW
Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson, Husqvarna
1978—Bud Feldkamp/Malcolm Smith, Funco-VW
Brent Wallingsford/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1979—Malcolm Smith/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW
Jack Johnson, Husqvarna
1980—Bob Gordon, Chenowth-Chevy
Bruce Ogilvie/Chuck Miller, Yamaha
1981—Malcolm Smith/Bill Newbury, Chenowth-Chevy
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Yamaha
1982—Larry Ragland, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/Chuck Miller, Yamaha
1983—Corky & Scott McMillin, Chenowth-VW
Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna
1984—Larry Ragland, Chaparral-VW
Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna
1985—Ron Gardner/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW
Kurt Pfeiffer/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1986—Corky & Scott McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche
Garth Sweetland/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1987—Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree, Chenowth-Porsche
Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1988—Mark McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche
Dan Ashcraft/Kurt Pfeiffer, Yamaha
1989—Robby Gordon, Ford
(no motorcycles)
1990—Robby Gordon, Ford
Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte, Kawasaki
1991—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Garth Sweetland/Paul Krause, Kawasaki
1992—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr/Paul Krause, Kawasaki
1993—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Danny Hamel/Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1994—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Dave Ashley/Dan Smith, Ford
Paul Krause/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1995—Curt LeDuc, Jeep (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Mike Julson/Bob Lofton, Jimco-VW
Paul Krause/Craig Smith, Kawasaki
1996—Rob MacCachren, Ford (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Troy Herbst, Smithbuilt, Smithbuilt-Porsche
Paul Krause/Ty Davis, Kawasaki
1997—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Mark McMillin, Jimco-Porsche
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda
1998—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda
1999—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Jonah Street/Torsten Borstrom, Honda
2000—Larry Ragland, Chevy
Jonah Street/Steve Hengeveld, Honda
2001—Mark McMillin, Jimco-Chevy
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2002—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2003—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2004—Alan Pflueger, Chevy
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2005—Robby Gordon, Chevy
Mike Childress/Mouse McCoy, Honda
2006—Brian Collins/Larry Ragland, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda
2007—Larry Ragland/Brian Collins, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Steve Hengeveld, Honda
2008—B.J. Baldwin, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda
2009—Harley Letner/Kory Halopoff, Tatum-Chevy
Bill Boyer/Donnie De Arman/Nicholas Blais/Rudy Iribe, Honda
2010—Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Ford
Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda
2011—Bryce Menzies, Ford
Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda
2012—Bryce Menzies, Ford
Robby Bell/David Pearson/Steve Hengeveld, Kawasaki
2013—Robby Gordon, Chevy
Timmy Weigand/Colton Udall/David Kamo, Honda
2014—Bryce Menzies, Ford
Ricky Brabec/David Pearson/Max Eddy Jr, Kawasaki
2015—Carlos Lopez, Chevy
Ricky Brabec/Max Eddy Jr/Justin Morgan/Ian Young, Kawasaki
2016—Gus Vildosola Jr, Ford
Colton Udall, Mark Samuels, Honda
 


Gary Newsome, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief
BajaRacingNews.com

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