LIVE BAJA 500 2018
Who's Gonna Die!?! At the 50th BAJA 500 Race?
Nick Blais was racing the Baja 500 on June 2, 2018 and unfortunately, involved in a critical accident. He has suffered facial fractures along with injuries to his head/neck and is currently being treated at UC San Diego Internal Medicine. With two young children ages 1 and 5, and wife Keira by his side, there are many things to accommodate.
Rob Mac Wins 2018 BAJA 500! over the McMillins, Justin Davis Defeats the Wilsons!
Perry McNeil and Amigo Tec win another BAJA 500
|AmigoTec Wins another BAJA 500! Pictured Finish Line, Perry McNeil at wheel, Sr. Rafi of San Quentin y Marky McNeil|
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***UPDATED May 28
DEATH RACE Components are in place for 50th SCORE-International Baja 500 event.
~Racer insurance not assisting competitors. It appears, the coverage is merely in place to protect the sanction.
~Racers are now encouraged to break Mexican laws.
~Racers are now ignoring the written 'racing' rules of the race sanction, SCORE-International, owned by Roger Norman.
~Event operations are structured to meet minimum performance standards, putting participants and spectators at risk of death.
~Competition safety standards are failing to meet minimum requirements. In fact, these SCORE safety standards are actually putting more people at risk than in past events.
~Event emergency response standards have collapsed.
~Local, State and Federal authorities are complicit in the death events associated with SCORE sanctioned races in Baja Mexico.
***UPDATED May 24BREAKING>>>Is the 'SCORE Insurance' a SHAM?! CLICK HERE
***UPDATED May 16
Baja racer John Swift Comments on SCORE Operations setting up for the '18 500:
"Well it looks like SCORE is doing the exact same thing as the 250. Marked course is the left line, no added VCPs, which caused the trucks to drive through the crowd and cause a bunch of issues. I think we had hoped they would at least add VCPs to keep people on one line or the other.
How do they expect the 250 fiasco to not happen again? I’d guess they will maybe at least mark it off better or maybe they think since it’s later in the race there might not be crowds. Just seems like they are doing the same thing expecting a different outcome."
***UPDATED May 14
Press report: "Not only is the Baja 500 known for being dangerous, but it can also turn deadly for racers and spectators alike. Last year’s race saw three people lose their lives, including an 8-year old boy who was killed when a truck
According to SCORE marketing director Jim Ryan, racing officials have been taking extra steps to decrease the chances of serious injury or death. [More lies from SCORE coming from Death Race apologist Jim Ryan] Among those precautions include providing vehicles in the race with tracking devices, having ambulances stand by on the grounds, and employing police forces to keep spectators off of the track. Nevertheless, the lawlessness atmosphere of the race combined with the extreme heat of Mexico’s deserts make enforcing rules and keeping racers safe difficult for race organizers.
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BAJA 500, The Tragedy and The Embezzlement
ZETA Newspaper Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
For various reasons, the Baja 500, records at least one death during the most important sporting event in this oceanside community in Baja California, Ensenada, every race!
Governmental entities that organize the events have been declared in the red, bankrupt, as the budget is insufficient and end up paying with money from the community.
The latest edition of the Baja 500 off road race, controlled and organized by the American firm Score-International of San Diego, California, holds the race in Ensenada.
|Space Monkey Trophy Truck Mike Cook Owned Killed Child|
Even though it appears that the municipal government benefits with the location of the competition, what is certain is that with each race, the municipality, through Proturismo, had ended up in the red since 2011, with debts of 150,000 pesos (US$8,000) which end up being paid with city money.
"The races have had Proturismo in bankruptcy for years," criticized one person interviewed.
Businesses such as prostitution also have become an attraction for those in that business, and days before the race women in the business arrive in Ensenada from other Mexican states.
|Delinquent Driver Todd Pederson #75 Truck|
This is not the first time that tragedy loomed within the most important sporting event in Ensenada.
In each edition at least one person linked to the event dies for different reasons.
SCORE and Roger Norman, has manipulated and threatened authorities with the possibility of move the race to Puerto Peñasco, in Sonora, or La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Those governments have computed the proceeds and rejected the SCORE proposals because the government revenues would be insufficient to the costs born by the local people.
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*UPDATE June 14, 2016*
AMEX (American Medical Emergency Xpedition) Announces partnership with Governor of Baja California Mexico, to review Baja desert off-road races.
*UPDATE June 9, 2016*
Baja Tourism Chief Admits Community Failed in Security and Safety Procedures
"Tijuana, June 9, 2016 - The State Secretary of Tourism (Secture), will place a new regulation on the Baja 1000 race which will be held next November in Ensenada. The regulation will seek to reinforce some security measures for this extreme sport.
The head of Secture, Oscar Escobedo Carignan, admitted there is a lack of legislation regarding the races and that he will seek to again to raise the issue with the state congress, as he did two years ago.
He said it is certain that many accidents occur from a lack of security measures and scrutiny over the kinds of businesses which organize these events, and it is also certain than spectators act imprudently.
"I the race which was held last weekend, we unfortunately lost a human life, the people wait until the police pass by to once again go past the security tapes," added Escobedo Carignan.
He said he would present a series of proposals to the state congress regarding the race organizers and the the type of security they provide, or if they use pre-established race routes used before or were agreed to in advance.
In the case of the Baja 500 last week, which a child died, the head of Secture said the race truck driver had a guilty conscience and approached the child's father to apologize, and the father admitted they had went past the security ribbons.
Escobedo Carignan reiterated that in addition to presenting legislative proposals in this matter, his agency will propose new regulations for the Baja 1000 to be held in November, including fixing some of the bleachers for the Baja 300 to be held in September."
*UPDATE JUNE 8, 2016*
What went wrong in the Baja 500 spectator disaster?
Other than the driver himself!
1. The community failed to control the race course area.
2. The race sanction failed to produce a safe and sane environment for the drivers. Example: No course markings were on the curve itself, the curve the driver failed to negotiate.
Yes, it sounds stupid, but, the easiest turn in the race, was not marked properly for the participants in the event.
Look at the video. No markings and a line of people between the edge of the arroyo and the outside of the turn. Insane!
3. If there is going to be 'Baja racing' to continue, in town in Ensenada, Baja California, the community and the sanction must work together to end the disasters of spectator deaths and unsafe race course environments.
The driver. The person with the complete control over his truck.
Delinquent Trophy Truck 'Space Monkey' Out Of Jail after posting $45,000 BAIL MONEY! DRIVER WILL HAVE TO COME BACK TO ENSENADA TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF, WITH THE RISK OF MORE JAIL TIME!
Gary Newsome, Editor
|Race delinquents Todd Pederson - Mike Cook seconds before they ran over, killed an American child at the Baja 500|
TWO RACERS DIE UNDER EXTREME HEAT CONDITIONS, ONE DIES OF A BROKEN NECK AND A SPECTATOR CHILD DIES AFTER TWO RAN OVER
CLICKY: Todd Pederson, the delinquent Trophy Truck driver who killed a child.
CLICKY: "The last time a race team (Banning Motorsports) killed someone, the last Baja 1000, SCORE attorneys extorted $30k out of that team. So, I'm sure Score will not have their backs...."
"Pro Moto Unlimited (450cc or more) contender Travis Livingston, Sportsman Moto entrant Noah Evermann.
An eight-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a race truck whose driver, Todd Pedersen, The SCORE LIE: [lost control while dropping into the Ensenada wash less than a mile off the start, apparently while trying to avoid some spectators]. The truth. Pederson can't drive. He failed to negotiate the easiest curve of the race and failed to control his truck, while driving directly over the victim.
His foot was 'on the gas', as he killed the young, American victim.
The boy’s mother was also hit in the accident but was hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition. Their identities were not provided by SCORE, at that time."
Gary Newsome, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief
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