Thursday, August 21, 2008

BLM threatens SCORE and Sal Fish after SNORE


BLM calls and threatens desert off-road racing in the west

The Federal Agency phoned Sal Fish with the threats. In an interview last night, Sal Fish, President of SCORE International exposed that he was called by the BLM and threatened, from the results of the recent SNORE race incidents. "We may not get a permit to hold a race", Sal said last night. "The SNORE race (and Jamie Fagan) generated so much hate, emails, phone calls, that the BLM called me about our next race".

The Bureau of Land Management is reeling after a tidal wave of complaints, threats and general rancor against the agency after reports from the last SNORE race that many BLM officers abused their authority in activities during the Nevada off-road race, several weeks ago.

Calls went out from Jamie Fagan and others to blanket the supervisors of the officers in question, to report and complain about the actions of the federal badges. The BLM has been contacted for this story.

In Sal Fish of SCORE reporting that "the BLM called me (him)", "threats against racing in the next PRIMM race might cause the permit for the race to be cancelled", occurred after the wave of complaints about the SNORE race incidents and after Baja Racing News contacted the BLM about the story.

Baja Racing is following this BLOCKBUSTER story closely.
Gary Newsome, Editor.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Full Circle, feature film will bore audiences into sleep

Don't waste your time
The only reason Pinned did this project was because they were too cheap to pay the SCORE licensing rights. They got into the 40th Baja 1000 on the cheap, on the name of Smith and Roberts.

The editing is cheap, the shots are cheap and the storyline, boring. Off-road has never been so disserved. From the press release: "The feature film "Full Circle — Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts — The Legend Lives On," has been formally accepted to participate in the 14th annual Temecula Valley Film ande Music Festival. The festival, to be held at the Tower Plaza Cinema Complex Sept. 17-21, in Temecula, Calif., is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, drawing filmmakers and musicians from around the world every September since 1995. Attendance has grown from 600 in 1995 to 14,000 in 2007. Members of The Racing For Life Offroad Team and Pinned TV filmmakers Fred Helm, director, and Mike Badami producer, will host the special showing on the big screen for the general public at 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts entered the first Baja 1000 in 1967, and against impossible odds rode a nearly stock Husqvarna to victory. Forty years later, Smith and Roberts team up again, leading the Racing For Life Offroad Team in the 2007 Baja 1000 aboard a Husqvarna TC510…and things rarely go as planned in the Baja 1000. In the film, Smith and Roberts tell stories of that first Baja 1000 (then called the Mexican 1000), and viewers get a vicarious ride with the Racing For Life Offroad Team as they attempt the most grueling off-road race in the world.
The film goes to Las Vegas to show the original Husky and the Julia Lynn II, the Husqvarna TC510 ridden by Smith and Roberts auctioned off at the world's premiere vintage motorcycle auction. It also offers a peek at the new Malcolm Smith Motorsports facility, Roberts' private ranch, and a visit to The El Oasis Orphanage in Baja as well as interviews with off-road legends like Johnny Campbell, Sal Fish, John Barnes and Dick Hansen."
The self-described, active anti-terror master San Diego Police detective Fred Helm, the director, got hassled in Baja while filming his feature. Thats what happens to hacks trying to do a pros job in a hostile environment. Word is they didn't get a required permit for their shooting in Mexico.
Producer Badami still hasn't used all of his award-winning brothers contacts, sponsors and lead-ins. It's obvious, for a showing at the Temecula show, he is scraping the bottom of the barrel to show this loser film.
PINNED Television mono soundtrack and endlessly mono visuals have been translated onto film for a complete waste of time for the director and producer. Don't go out of your way for this one, you'll regret it.

NO GO Baja 1000 No Bueno. Mexican Motocross champion Reyes Murdered in Mexico

Southern Baja cancels October Motocross event after the murder of motocross champ Rene Reyes Aguirre.
A La Paz based sanctioning body cancels So-Baja event after news of high-profile murders
"Champion motorcyclist René Reyes Aguirre and two other Mexican racers were gunned down in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican Motorcycling Federation, or FMM, said Tuesday.The FMM posted a note of condolence on its Web site, in which it lamented the competitors´ deaths. It added that "they were victims of the violence that unfortunately Chihuahua and the whole country are going through."According to local newspaper El Diario de Chihuahua, an armed individual entered the house where Reyes, 24, and fellow motorcycle racers José Refugio Ontiveros and Andrés Mora were staying, and opened fire on them.Reyes was five-time champion of Supercross SX1 Experts. He last won that race in 2008. Among his international achievements was his 2004 entry into the Main Event in the United States, a competition which brings together the world´s top 20 racers. Reyes came from a family of renowned motorcyclists, among them his father and his brother. On Tuesday, various motorcycle groups in Chihuahua marched in protest against the violent death of their three friends. Nearly 1,050 people have died violently in Chihuahua since Jan. 1, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the deaths nationwide this year. The entire nation has been plagued in recent years by drug-related violence, with powerful cartels battling each other and the security forces as they vie for control of lucrative smuggling routes and distribution channels into the United States. In recent months, more and more reports have emerged of innocent victims being affected by the violence.Army troops and federal police have been deployed to Chihuahua since earlier this year to quell the rising violence. Instead, the murder rate has spiked. Chihuahua Gov. José Reyes Baeza Terrazas called for a new federal strategy to fight organized crime and reinstate security following a mass killing on Saturday."

Another Report:
""MEXICO - Mexican pilot René Reyes Aguirre, national champion of Supercross, was assassinated in Juárez City, border with the United States, along with two colleagues his by a commando armed, informed the Mexican Federation of Motociclismo today (FMM). When confirming the crime, that took place yesterday, the FMM made circulate in its page Web a condolencia note in which it lamented the decease of the sportsmen and maintained that " they were victims of the violence that lamentably this living chihuahua (state northern to that Juárez City belongs) and the country completo". According to the electronic edition of the Newspaper of Chihuahua, a armed commando entered the house where he was Kings, of 24 years of age, next to the other two pilots, Jose Refuge Ontiveros and Andres Blackberry, and shot against them. " We reprobate and we were sorry deeply that the sport, like many other scopes, is private of talented Mexican and still more of friendly deeply wanted and considered by ours comunidad" , it affirmed the Federation. René Third was five times Mexican champion of Experts SX1 of Supercross, the last one in 2008, and between its international profits they emphasize his happens in 2004 to the Main Event of the United States, that reunites to the 20 best ones of the world. Also the harvested bronze medal east year in the Latin American championship and the seventh place in the same contest in 2006. The sportsman comprised of a family of recognized motorcyclists headed by his father and his brother, deceased as a result of cancer in past January. Today, the organizations of motorcyclists of Chihuahua realise a march of protest by the violent death of their three companions. That state of the northwest of the country has registered in which it goes of the year more than thousand murders of the organized crime, very over the second of the list, Sinaloa, that takes average thousand of more than 2,700 entered in an unofficial registry by the newspaper the Universal one.""

Early Report from August 15, 2008

NO GO, No Bueno Baja 1000

The Baja tourism collapse continues. The historic Bike Race has thrown in the towel, "The Rosarito Ensenada 50 Mile Fun Bicycle Ride has enjoyed a history spanning almost 30 years and has been an icon among cycling events around the world. But the decrease in Baja tourism has reduced attendance to our financial break-even point. We have decided that this next ride on September 27, 2008, will be our last".

Ensenada continues to be a haven for "black commandos", with the blessings of Ensenada. One of the most corrupt municipalities in all of Central America. The political area of Ensenada is huge, its runs from Rosarito to G. Negro of Baja Sur. All of the Western drug channels into the United States run through Ensenada.

In the last year, thousands of people have been kidnapped, killed and maimed. Tons of drugs confiscated and thousands of bad-guys bagged and killed. Narco-warfare has broken out throughout north-western Mexico. Ensenada remains a haven for violent drug gangs and corrupt police.

Until Ensenada and the State of Baja California legal structure are clean of violent criminals, going to a baja race for international travellers is to risky. Even the Vildosola racing team is selling its trophy truck and out of racing, because of the threat of crime on their family. Now, phone threats to prominent and visible families are common.

Even the DAKAR organization considered racing in Baja and passed. Passed on Baja Norte and Baja Sur. Mexico is now considered more violent than Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of Mexican families have moved to the United States for protection.

If you go, say a prayer and take precautions. Good Luck.

Photos of recent seizures of black commando arms and rides, mountains of drugs and the thugs with guns in Mexico.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Barry Blue Loser - DTA Racing Posers

By: Gary Newsome

UPDATED! February 22, 2009

Barry Blue of Carlsbad, continues his hatred of the local police department. His families business and their residences are all in Carlsbad, California. Here is Barrys view of the local police department:

"All I have to say is that the Carlsbad Police Department simply don't do their jobs, who goes to a house to repo a supposed stolen car and release it the same day to the accuser with no evidence and no investigation. Carlsbad PD has also been know to "help their own" so maybe if this guy really is a cop, then it was just a buddy buddy deal and took his word for it, which is BS...I say Christian you call Internal Affairs for Carlsbad and the Dept. he works at, and explain to them what happened. You gotta do something man, 17k is alot of dough and this guy is laughing his way to the bank thinking he got away with it. And now trying to sell the car."

UPDATE October 19, 2008
At the Superstition 250 at Plaster City, Barry Blue, DTA, Chevy F-Face ate it. Too much rig, not enough driver, post that big DNF pal.
F-Face spews, "Ya...shitty weekend. 3 laps, went from 6th to 3rd, physically. Handed it off to Peterbuilt (aka. Peaches), goin a little to fast and he loaded up and went over. AJ's work held up though, we'll see more when we tear it apart, but, it looks like we got a broken spindle, 1 axle (i might have done that during the race??), body, tie rod mount, bent rear link mounts, and a couple slightly bent roof tubes, but the good thing is that my 2 buddies are safe after cartwheeling a cl 1 @ 75".

UPDATE September 16, 2008

From Barry Blue Losers Myspace: "Sometimes its not that you win... its just that the other guy loses worse." Male, 23 years old, Carlsbad , California."

Pictured: Loser Barry Blue

After a hate filled myspace page and website were closed down, it was revealed Barry Blue added content to the sites. He posted pictures of himself and text. If you are sensitive to disturbing content, please DO NOT read on.

Barry posted homophobic oriented text, violence oriented threats and a very strange statement: "I personally have been scammed/ripped off". No scam or rip-off happened, it's been two years and no official or unofficial (BBB) papers have been filed in relation to Barry Blues comment. L-O-S-E-R.

SUMMARY: Barry Blue and his family of Carlsbad should be avoided at all costs. Beware, their property in Carlsbad California is a known problem to the local Chamber of Commerce. Many, many problems. If you have any contact whatsoever with these complete losers, file a complaint with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Keep a copy of the Carlsbad Police Department phone number handy.

January 22, 2008

The official response from Barry Blue after being called out for being a liar, no-talent by BRN, no denial, Barry Blue eMailed this to us: "Hey thanks for the publicity, just got me like 20 hits on my site, and a sponsor op.. Good Work!!!".

The Original Story:

Wasn't Barry Blue the guy that said someone messed with his engine at a Terribles Race in Las Vegas and that was the reason that Barry Blue didn't go back onto the track? Barry, get a grip! If your motor takes a crap on you and you blame it on a race promotor from Cabo Mexico, that's a Britney Spears move, 5150 dude. Keep posting that stuff, it gives us at Baja Racing a job!

Barry, AKA, his chosen online username is 'chevyfuckface', promotes himself as being the youngest Class 1 driver, while not mentioning the teams only win came when Barry was not driving the Class 1 in the Baja Gran Prix. His newly named, DTA Racing Team pushes themselves as a serious team. When in reality, its Barry, Mom and Dad and whatever monkeys are willing to be volunteer deckhands.

Video of "DTA Racing 'Testing' at Plaster City"
Barry Blue did the video editing

Barry Blue is quoted as saying, "Ocean Palms Resort is a sponsor of mine". Truthfuly, Ocean Palms is owned by Barry Blue, Sr. Jr.'s dad. Jr. is a 'manager' at the resort. A small, family owned and operated joint that the local Chamber of Commerce has received enough complaints about, that, when questioned about the status of the resort, the chamber suggests leaving a written complaint with the consumer protection-business practices organization.

DTA Racing is not found in the race records of any desert racing organization. But, Barry Blue (Jr.) are. One race application, from 2006, shows the team name of 'Blues Brothers Racing', with the resorts address as the teams address. In 2006, the 'Blues Brothers' were out looking for sponsors. "It won't break", Barry and his co-driver would say of their recently purchased Baja Motorsports built Class 1 rated, Truggy. Suprisingly, they proceeded to make adjustments on the rig with plumbers wrenches. At the time, they said they needed a tool sponsor, among others.

From his most recent Sponsor House page, "Monday, February 19, 2007, Currently 21st out of 43 after the first race of the season in Class 1 in SCORE. We started 41st and moved up 16 places between Saturday and Sunday heats. We had overheating problems but did not break which caused us to slow down, now the problems are solved and we are ready for the San Felipe 250 on March 9th. We are starting 11th out of 39 in San Felipe. Look for the Baja Motorsports / DTA RACING / Ocean Palms Beach Resort Truggy #111...".

In the results section of the site, for Barry Blue.
"1/18/2007 Laughlin Desert Challenge-SCORE-Class 1, 21 out of 43
07/27/2006 Terribles Cup Results, Class 1 / 5th
08/10/2005 Baja Gran Prix-CODE-Class 1 / 1st".
The 2005 win in Jacume is a good win. Yes, CODE is a tiny series and the Class 1 field is non-existant, but, it's a win. Now, against a southern Baja field of Class 1's or SCORE or BITD, that's another story. But, if DTA Racing is for fun and just faking the 'serious race team', running a CODE or Superstition race, could produce some results in '08. Any series position for this team, is not in the cards.

The character issue. Barry Blue Jr. has publicly lied about his role in a 2006 Mexico race. Now, this may be a common tactic in So-Cal desert racing, to lie and bad mouth an experience that didn't lead to Baja glory or his decision not to race, such bull-shit is an obvious exposure that this team is not a serious racing team. They are well to do, posers. This is family fun racing, not, real racing.

He claimed he did not start the race because he was unsatisfied with the prerun done with Matt Carter. The reality, racing in a Mexican race against Mexicans in Mexico is for real teams, not lightweights. He backed out because Barry Blues team, realized what they were taking on. He also claimed he was 'scammed' out of his entry fee. A scam in so-cal, is when something doesn't go your way and the easy way out, is to say its a 'scam'. The race organizer in Mexico receipted the money and would not refund the entry fee. The Mexican race organizer gets 100% of the entry monies and they have a no-refund policy. Whhaaa!

Don't feel bad Barry Jr., even Nick Baldwin backed out of racing that race. And many more teams would rather dis the race, than race and risk everything, only for Baja Glory. In a word, badass. Heck, look what's happening now with all Baja racing, the weak are withering away.

Barry has turned out to be one of the biggest whiners, not one of the sports noted drivers, as is scammed by their own publicity. "He's nothing but a spoiled nontalent", said a recent race promoter. On a recent trip to Cabo, Mexico, to pre-run the 2006 CABO 500, Barry Blue ended up not driving much of the racecourse. Matt Carter, the guy that pre-ran Barry Blue for the CABO 500 2006, said of Barry's driving, "Jeff, the co-dog is a much better pilot, Barry could'nt drive if his life depended on it". "Jeff drove the Baja Gran Prix win in 2005".


Baja 1000 2007 Revisited The Fred Helm Story

UPDATE! March 20, 2009

Fred Helm, of San Diego, pictured on the right, said about the picture above going public, "yes, one is director at Pinned (himself) and one is VP at VIO. Both are looking for a beer cart at this point...." He's a director at Pinned. The failed TV show. We still wonder if he's spending any more of the taxpayers time on stroking racers egos. Remember, he's the terror hunter!

Guess that's why he called his team BBR, "Big Belly Racing" for the Beer Gut! Fred Helm is the San Diego Police Detective who spends his spare time giving Best in the Desert racers what they want. Ego footage.

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The Original Story from August of 2008:
Hack Helm Boned in Baja

Fred Helm, newbie videodito of pinned tv, bbr(big belly racing)[affiliated now with sopwith, doing the bitd series] reports in on his baja boning during the Baja 1000.

The self described, "Terrorist Hunter/wanna be film maker", [now widely known as a San Diego Police Department Detective] Helm said, "We were hesitant to tell our story but not anymore... We were hired by Malcolm Smiths "Racing For Life" organization to shoot a tv show highlighting the race and at the same time raising money for the El Oasis Orphanage in VDT. We had written permission from the Mexican Government, Film Permits, Customs Dockets, Insurances, etc...[UNCONFIRMED] At RM 18 Malcolm was to hand the bike off to JN and get a ride back to start. When Malcolm arrived his chase truck was not there so one of my crew members offered to give the legend a ride back in a nondescript dually with no graphics. Just after dropping Malcolm off, the Mexican Military (not police) surrounded the truck with the young (20's) driver. They ordered him to follow the military vehicles which surrounded the truck. They "escorted" him to a military base out of town and detained him for three hours while they took the truck apart. After finding nothing they demanded $200 for their time. The driver turned his shorts pockets inside out to show he had absolutely no money. They threatened him and let him go. At the conclusion of the race, four crew members were driving back to states in the same truck when they were pulled over by a gang of Mexican Cops in TJ. The driver this time is savvy Mexico vet and tries to just "pay the fine" for driving too fast in a particular lane. All four occupants driven to the station where the truck is taken apart again and all the money held by the four guys was stolen, not asked for. All while shooting a TV documentary for one of their orphanages....hard not to be bitter..."

[Editors notes after the fact: Mexican Military units defer action when provided authorized documents. Namely, equipment and labor permits for television in Mexico. Advisory notices from Tourism officials, noting the people holding the documents and their reason for being in-country. The same holds true for legit law enforcement. No, what happened here is that Helm and the people he is affiliated with Badami, Pinned TV, et al, did not have the proper documents for what they were trying to do in Mexico. Otherwise they would not have been "inspected".

The Tijuana cops thing is different. At that time, the Tijuana Mayor gave the police department "wide ranging authorities". Tijuana will never recover from the crimes committed during that long tenure. Gary Newsome]

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