Saturday, September 22, 2007
OFFICIAL BAJA 1000 START LIST:
TROPHY-TRUCK (31)38 Garron Cadiente, 28 Alan Pflueger, 3 Mark Post, 71 Robby Gordon, 1 B.J. Baldwin, 12 Larry Ragland, 27 David Scaroni, 86 Josh Baldwin, 4 Gus Vildosola, 85 Todd Wyllie, 77 Travis Coyne, 82 Ryan Arciero, 22 Damen Jefferies, 49 Valerio Gonzalez, 8 Roger Norman, 2 Pete Sohren, 33 Chad Ragland, 16 Cameron Steele, 19 Tim Herbst, 31 Andy McMillin, 76 Jesse Jones, 54 Jesse James, 67 Mark Newhan, 7 Dave Sykes, 96 Bobby Baldwin, 69 Francisco Cervantes, 13 Ed Stout, 14 Ikuo Hanawa, 29 Stephen Jangaard, 25 Ted Hunnicutt Jr., 73 Jose Flores,
CLASS 1 (28)101 Gary Weyhrich, 102 Luis Ramirez Jr., 103 B.J. Richardson, 104 Armin Schwarz, 105 Bill Gasper, 106 Max Thieriot, 100 Larry Roeseler, 108 Brad Etter, 109 Richard Boyle, 110 Steve Barry, 111 John Harrah, 112 Rob Bruce, 113 Mark McMillin, 114 Ronny Wilson, 115 Troy Johnson, 116 Jay Manning, 117 Charlie Wilson, 118 Steve Strobel, 119 Brendan Gaughan, 120 Jason Shipman, 121 Robert Ross, 122 Dale Lenk, 123 Dan Moore, 124 Eric Chase, 125 Greg Hukari, 126 Dan Myers, 127 Juan Flores, 149 Mark Steele.
CLASS 1-2/1600 (17)1601 Sparky Wilbur, 1602 Ramsey ElWardani1, 603 Victor Barreda, 1604 Hiram Duran, 1605 Ray Files, 1606 Jesus Manriquez1, 607 Chris Langmayer, 1608 Arturo Velazco, 1609 Daniel McMillin, 1610 Layton Bowles, 1611 Juan Gallo, 1612 David Caspino, 1645 Eliseo Garcia, 1646 Adam Aschcraft, 1647 Arnoldo Ramirez, 1648 Wyatt Radke, 1649 L.J. Kennedy.
CLASS 3 (4)301 Daniel Wright, 302 John Maine, 303 Gale Pike, 304 Gerardo Barragan.
CLASS 5 (8)501 Danny Wyrick, 502 Juan De Jesus, 503 Luivan Voelker, 504 Drew Belk, 500 George Seeley, 506 Chris Bowman, 518 Kevin Carr, 519 Vince Wavra.
CLASS 5/1600 (18)551 Darren Walsh, 552 Oscar Venegas, 553 Gregorio Villarino, 554 Mario Reynoso, 555 Jerry Hill, 556 Dan Edwards, 557 Johnathon Knight, 558 Gerardo Rubio, 559 Adolfo Aguilar Jr., 571 Jay Silver, 572 Art Savedra, 573 Glenn Kirby, 574 Ruben Gutierrez, 575 Tom Bird, 576 Julian Patron, 577 Fernando Montijo, 578 Enrique Zazueta Jr., 579 Alonso Angulo.
CLASS 7 (5)701 Barry Karakas, 702 David Binns, 700 Dan Chamlee, 704 Oscar Salazar, 719 Rick Battey.
CLASS 7S (1)739 Aaron Dodson.
CLASS 7SX (9)741 Noe Sierra, 742 Norman Turley, 743 Heidi Steele, 744 Blake Henn, 745 Alberto Iriarte, 746 Rich Severson, 747 Jason Hutter, 758 Ted Moncure, 759 Jim Hinesley.
CLASS 8 (8)801 Tom Bradley, 802 Greg Adler, 803 Stan Burns, 804 Rodimiro Amaya, 805 Sam Stahl, 800 Nick Vanderwey, 807 Noan Ostanik, 839 Chad Ulansky.
CLASS 9 (2)901 Mark McIntyre, 902 Sigal Greenberg.
CLASS 10 (5)1001 Mike Lawrence, 1002 Jay Culbertson, 1003 Matt Cullen, 1004 Rudy Cortez, 1005 Lobsam Yee.
SCORE LITE (15)1201 Craig Brabant, 1202 Matt Drever, 1203 Michael Bennett, 1204 Guy Cordon, 1205 Jeff Kawell, 1206 David Callaway, 1200 Tim Noe, 1208 Luis Cabello, 1209 James Marquez, 1210 Jose Cervantes, 1211 Dwayne Reinert, 1212 Dan Martin, 1213 Francisco Villagomez, 1214 Cameron Steele, 1215 Stan Potter.
CLASS 11 (4)1100 Eric Solorzano, 1101 Robert Johnson, 1148 Mike Urbano, 1149 Jake Mueller.
STOCK FULL (10)861 Loren Worthington, 862 John Griffin, 863 Chad Hall, 860 Terry Henn, 865 Jerry Zaiden, 876 Brett Garland, 867 Josh Hall, 877 Justin Matney, 878 Clyde Stacy, 879 Pedro Vargas.
STOCK MINI (3)760 Rod Hall, 778 Steve Kovach, 779 Gavin Skilton.
PROTRUCK (11)299 Joe Bednar, Ken Losch, 236 Rick L. Johnson, 200 Gus Vildosola Jr., 213 Dave Westhem, 235 Jason Voss, 260 Kevin McGillivray, 203 Dave Creagan, 250 Gary Magness, 226 Al Hogan, 240 Rob Kittleson.
CLASS 17 (1)1701 Scott Watkins.
JEEPSPEED (1)3701 Ted Holt.
BAJA CHALLENGE (18)BC1 Mark Zajec, BC2 Patrick Dempsey, BC3 Madison Autterson, BC4 Mike Brodeur, BC5 Rick Mourhess, BC6 Mark Hall, BC7 Richard M. Sottosanti, BC8 Darby Keen, BC9 Michael Wright, BC10 Michael Cassling, BC11 Jim Sharkey, BC12 David Stone, BC13 Bud Brutsman, BC14 Jody Groce, BC15 John McInnis, BC16 Ken Block, BC17 Jim Christensen, BC18 Nicholas Christifulli.
PRO MOTORCYCLESCLASS 22 (22)1x Robby Bell2x Richard Lancaster3x Mark Simpson4x Kevin Johnson5x Joe Desrosiers7x Jared Johnston8x Rodney Thornton9x Quinn Cody10x Jimmy N. Roberts11x Luke Dodson12x Jason Edie13x Kyle Abney14x Tim Morton15x Gabriel Williams16x Ron Bishop17x Dan Walsh18x Kenny Atkins19x Jesse Sharpe20x Ned Suesse21x Scott Bloom22x Derrick Paiment23x Cameron Steele.
CLASS 21 (5)101x Carlos Casas, 102x Joey Lane, 103x Ryan Gustine, 104x Chad Erl, 105x Jeremiah Kolbensvik.
CLASS 20 (2)151x Ryan Penhall, 152x Brett Grimsley.
CLASS 30 (7)301x Jim Thomson302x Jim O’Neal303x James Filanc304x Dan Roush305x David Potts306x Scott Hofmann307x Gerardo Rojas.
CLASS 40 (11)401x Bill Boyer, 402x Steve Downey, 403x Scott Atchison, 404x Ryan Armitage, 405x Brett Helm, 406x John Hodel, 407x David Lunden, 408x Richard Deaveau, 409x Steve Cole, 410x John Carmona, 449x Lukas Lundin.
CLASS 50 (4)500x Jim O’Neal, 501x Charles Wallace, 502x Keith Speir, 549x Chris Haines.
CLASS 60 (2)601x Donald E. Lewis, 609x Richard Jackson.
PRO ATVSCLASS 25 (8)1a Danny Prather, 2a Josh Row, 3a Javier Beltran, 4a Jerry Cook, 5a Wayne Matlock, 6a Cody Mitchell, 7a Carmen Cafro, 8a Jeff Hancock.
CLASS 24 (3)101a Sergio Alvarado, 102a Adolfo Arellano, 103a Francisco Servin.
SPORTSMANSPT CAR (6)1401 Carl Becker, 1402 Peter Lang, 1403 Mike Higbee, 1404 Patric Bell, 1405 George Jackson, 1449 Patrick Case.
SPT TRUCK (5)1501 Miguel Jimenz, 1546 Billy Bunch, 1547 William Wolfard, 1548 Scott Edwards, 1549 Randy Swink.
SPT UTV (2)1801 Jim Creagan, 1802 Sean Creagan.
SPT M/C 250< (4)201x Fred Brown202x Rey Heredia204x David Patterson203x Garrett Tolman. SPT M/C 250> (38)251x Tibi Imbuzan-S252x Nick Imbuzan-S253x Rip Woodard254x Duncan Ragsdale255x Byron Kolitz256x Jesse Beck257x Joe West258x Jeffrey Crochiere259x Jeff Chapman250x Jeff Leonard261x Luke Terry262x Steve Williams263x Sean Hoernke264x John Kelly265x Erik Schroeder266x Yasuki Nunohiro267x Javier Hernandez268x Michael Ott-Eulberg269x Lyman Scherer270x Ray Grupp271x Michael Kay272x Erik Litzenberg273x Mark Fishburn274x Jeff Johnson275x Rene Lorentz276x Mike Gilbert277x Beau James278x Brandt Anderson279x Kevin Kosiorek280x Brandon Baker281x Todd Harrison282x Chad Thornton283x Bill Eddings284x Kiyonari Otsuka285x Kevin Cheney297x Petrus Uys298x Steve Hansen299x Andrew VelaSPT ATV (9)51a Anthony Baker52a Reid Rutherford53a Craig Christy54a John Corwley55a Mike Penland56a JV Lattimore97a Shawn Robins98a Mark Lindsay99a Joao de Barros.
Baja Racing News.com
Thursday, September 20, 2007
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Tony Tellier reports PRO BAJA markers in southern Baja are the same color of the SCORE wrong way markers. TRUE!
SCORE put out the official map today, but, after you compare todays map, looks close to the Baja 1000 map put out by Baja Racing News.com, months ago.
In particular, the section south of San Javier to El Conejo was reported two days ago. Esauol Vazquez of Ejido 5, near Constitution, reported to Baja Racing News.com Friday, because of the big SCORE problems with Ejidos 1 & 5 from LAST YEARS BAJA 1000, they have blocked passage of ALL racers this year.
The Baja 1000 course was pushed to the west, close to the original wagon roads from Insugentes to El Conejo.
Interestingly, on the SCORE website, the B1000 schedule was released, it said:"NOTE 1: The official course map will be released at the Off-Road Expo and available online starting on Saturday, October 6th." SCORE puts out the official 40th Baja 1000 map a month early? Now, that's NEWS!
Last year, SCORE didn't officially put out the course up until AFTER the position pull. Remember, Dominic, with upturned hands, "sorry not out yet."
Good Move SCORE!
Just confirmed with SCORE that the "Festivities"Baja 1000 Pre-Run Schedule
which include a parade of vehicles from
Tijuana to Ensenada is OPTIONAL...
BAJA RACING NEWS.com confirmed this a week and a half
BEFORE SCORE made it public on its website!
The Baja 1000 prerun opening is scheduled for October 13. That leaves two weeks for teams to prerun before the Halloween break, on Wednesday, October 31. After that, only one week is left to get the rest of the prerunning done and back to Ensenada.
Cabo Finish Line
The the finish line in Cabo San Lucas at the soccer fields, is being claimed as "fenced and secure" by SCORE. We trust lots of work will be done to make it so.
Various Baja 1000 Updates
Dan McMillin is estimating the total course mileage at 1389.45 miles. The McMillions are part of Sals "club". Everybody estimates in the tenths of miles!! (this was prior to the SCORE Ejido issues in Baja South)
PreRunning for the Baja 1000 begins, Saturday, October 13th. 'But, prerun often & early', suggested Sal. "You would be nuts not coming down now". He finished.
"We are still negotiating", regarding plans to Tijuana. Obviously, racers have been complaining about being forced to go to Tijuana for the dog and pony shows. And guess who the dogs and ponies are! You SCORE entrants! "Tijuana plans are crazy", said, Sal. So, nothing is done, yet!
Saturday, September 22, marks the date for the race pull, let's waste some more time at PABs dump.
"I'm not trying to be a dickweed", said Sal. When discussing the total mileage anticipated for this years race. Obviously, they just aren't done with the course.
"That's correct", Sal responding to Jesse James comment, "It's Mexico, all they want is dough ($)". The discussion was describing problems for the Cabo San Lucas Survivors Party and the local political blips in making the plans. Thanks 'Bloo'per C, for these choice audio clips!
Original Baja Racing News.com estimate from November of 2006. "The estimated mileage for the 2007 Baja 1000 is 1300 miles." Quoted from Cam Steele, days before the 2006 Baja 1000. And you thought score starting pulls were chance!!
When will the first 4 wheel vehicles reach Cabo? Some of the first estimates are already in for the Baja 1000 in November. The desert racing public has lots of time on their hands! The first vehicles could be arriving to Bay of LA at dusk...probably a 10 AM Ensenada start line. First 4 wheel racer in Cabo at the finish line at 11 AM the following day...25 hours, total drive time for the first finishers. Others, say the course will take 60 hours to run.
The HARD ROCK CABO has stepped up and will be the Official HOST of the Baja Racing News.com Racing Party throughout the entire Baja 1000 weekend in Cabo! Off Road fan drink specials and many BIG SURPRISES are planned.
This year however, the Baja 1000 desert offroad race in Mexico, will end in a different location. Yes, Cabo San Lucas, but, not at the bullring.
What has been known for months by Baja Racing News.com, was finally released for the public by SCORE on June 29, 2007. The FINISH LINE and staging area will be at the SOCCER FIELDS, across the street and under the bridge of Highway 1.
Starting with special festivities in the heart of Tijuana on Saturday, Nov. 10, and a unique parade of vehicles, and all of the traditional pre-race pageantry will once again be held in Ensenada on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11, and all day Monday, Nov. 12.The green flag will drop in Ensenada on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 13 and the last checkered flag will drop in Cabo San Lucas during the early morning of Friday, Nov. 16. In between Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, the 1,200-plus mile course will traverse much of the Baja California peninsula.
OUTDATED Baja 1000 schedule.Ancillary events will be added in the next few weeks.
All Times Listed are Pacific Standard Time.
Nada in Tijuana!
Sunday, November 11 - Ensenada
1:00PM to 6:00PM Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom - San Nicolas Hotel
1:00PM to 6:00PM Media Registration, Grand Ballroom - San Nicolas Hotel
9:00AM to 10:00AM Express Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom - San Nicolas Hotel
10:00AM to 5:00PM Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom - San Nicolas Hotel
9:00AM to 5:00PM Media Registration, Grand Ballroom - San Nicolas Hotel
7:00PM Competitors Meeting, Cathedral Room - Riviera Cultural Center
5:30AM Late Registration, Red Room - Riviera Cultural Center
5:30AM Late Tech, Start Line - Boulevard Costero in front of Riviera Cultural Center
6:00AM Late Media Registration, Red Room - Riviera Cultural Center
6:30AM Start Time for Motorcycles and ATVs
3 hours after the last ATV Start Time for Four-Wheel Vehicles
Wednesday, November 14 - Cabo San Lucas
3:00AM (approximately) Finish Line Opens
Friday, November 16 - Cabo San Lucas
12:00 Noon Awards Celebration
EXCLUSIVE Baja Racing News.com
NOTE 1: The official course map will be released at the Off-Road Expo and available online starting on Saturday, October 6th. (was released September 15, a month early)
NOTE 2: The race course will open for pre-running beginning on Saturday, October 13th.
NOTE 3: A vintage off-road vehicle display in Tijuana (November 10) and a parade of vintage vehicles from Tijuana to Ensenada (November 11) Get to work Marty!
The following was the proposed Baja 1000 schedule from SCORE via Baja Racing News.com that was up for months! Obviously, this was an agreement with the former Tijuana mayor, now pulled away by score because of the uproar from racers. Too bad Tijuana. Of course, SCORE cashed the check from the Tijuana mayor!
Saturday, October 13, B1000 Pre-Running Starts
Tijuana Saturday, Nov. 10
Baja Leap competition in the Tijuana River bed. Baja Pit Crew Challenge at the Tijuana City Hall Plaza. An Xtreme MX acrobatics show. A 40th Anniversary welcome party on Revolution Avenue.
Tijuana Sunday, Nov. 11:
Parade of entries from Tijuana’s bull ring (where the legend began in 1967) through the main streets of Tijuana, down the toll road to Ensenada. Starting at 11 AM Arriving at 2 PM.
Ensenada Sunday, Nov. 11:
Arrival fiesta of the entries at the Ventana al Mar from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Autograph sessions Photo ops, Vendor village, Live music, Registration from 2 PM to 6 PM at the San Nicolas Hotel.
Ensenada Monday, Nov. 12:
Racer registration at the San Nicolas 9 AM to 5 PM. Manufacturer’s midway, Contingency, and Tech Inspection of all race vehicles from 10 AM to 6 PM, adjacent to the San Nicolas. Driver’s briefing at 7 PM in the Cathedral Room of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
Ensenada Tuesday, Nov. 13:
The start on Blvd. Costero: motorcycles and ATVs at 6:30 AM, Cars and trucks at 10:30 AM. The start will once again include the extremely popular and spectator-friendly run up the Ensenada Wash.
While exact details of the race route are still being finalized, race officials said it would be similar to the 2006 SCORE Baja 1000 before heading over to Todos Santos and then to an amazing three-day-long finish line, in a new Cabo San Lucas location. The Survivor’s Celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur will be announced, just prior to the race start.
Cabo San Lucas November 13-18
In its first 39 years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has started 32 times in Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The legendary race has finished in Ensenada 18 times, in La Paz 17 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), once in Ojos Negros (1999), and once in Cabo San Lucas (2000)