Saturday, November 01, 2008
The (DRC) has covered up another Baja 1000 racer. Banned and removed, we will report the full story on drc today. Here's what was banned and removed from public view:
GANGLAND 1000 - "Who will win the Baja 1000 this year? And will it be worth it if one of your chase crews has their truck stolen? Or pit crew being shot ? I like how no one whats to hear about how bad it is. Its BAD !! Baja Racing News has the whole story on the guy shot while prerunning a few days ago. I'll bet you wont find anything about it on SCORE's web site. Did everyone forget already what happened to McMillins and chase crew last 1K ? Dont get me wrong here, I love Baja. If you have been there before , then you know what I mean. I have been going down there for the last nine years, but I'm not pushing my luck this time . If you read anything about whats going on in Baja you will know that most of the shootings, kidnappings, vehicles being stolen, murders, drug cartel shootouts have all taken place in northern Baja. So why is this years Baja 1000 mostly ran through this dangerous land? I am sticking with the many other teams boycotting this year. I am dreading to read ,in a few days, of what has happened to someone . If you are going, think safely ! So lets have some feedback."" This quote was banned today by the drc. The DRC is not the democratic republic of congo, disability research council or the disaster research center. It's the desert racings crackheads!
LIVE BAJA 1000 2008 CLICK HERE
From the SCORE press release:
"It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, since 1967, the Granddaddy of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula." What a crock of horse manure. The 'Granddaddy' of all desert races started in 1908. Not 1967. That's like saying the car was invented in 1967. And off-roaders have been eating from this trough like sow heading for slaughter ever since. Now you are victims of your own laziness. The recent shooting of a Baja racer and attempted cover-up by SCORE, proves it.
SCORE International has been caught red-handed on several occasions, right here on the rag, screwing the pooch. Big Fat Lies from the press release: "With massive crowds reaching nearly 300,000 anticipated to again be spread out along the rugged course". An experienced crowd counting firm places the actual numbers at maybe 50,000!
"This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fifth consecutive year, scheduled to air at 1 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Dec. 14 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International." If this was such an important sporting event, it would be TV Broadcast way before f-ing December 14! What a Joke!
Volkswagen. Your German national bank recently downgraded GM stock. Nice teamwork Germany. Proof the United States of America should have never funded the Marshall Plan. In fact, next time we'll just waste Europe. Now you're here trying to sell us $40,000 Touaregs? With diesel engines? Piss-Off! Buy American Trucks, support Americans.
BFGoodrich. A French company. Now, we like the new leadership in France, so we'll be easy on you. Buy American tires, built by American companies and people. Unless you like France. F-You.
Both of these off-shore companies are here for your money and don't care if American racers die on a Baja Mexican race course to do it. Either does SCORE.
Hope everyone is clear on why Baja Racing News.com is infamous. We do it the old fashioned way, we earn it.
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid desert off-road fans, because, until one of these selfish, control freaked corporations pays for live television, Baja Racing News.com gets to pump out the media snausages! Welcome to the New America.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Baja Racer Roger Norman recovering with broken ribs
The participation of Roger Norman in the Baja 1000 in November was put in risk, when the enthusiastic surfer-racer, a week ago, broke some ribs when surfing the beach off southern California.
From Norman Motorsports: "A nice swell hit the California coast and Norman was taking his share of the great waves. Norman pearled his new Core Four 10 foot stand up board and wound up in the washing machine with the heavy board. The board came out fine but Norman struggled to get to shore unable to breathe. He was helped out of the water by a fellow surfer who happened to see the whole thing unfold from shore. Norman said the worst part was being hit so hard he could hear the bones cracking and then not being able to breathe in the heavy surf."
Norman underwent a serious fall when trying to surf some gigantic waves. He was thrown against the bottom and he suffered his injury, injuries that prevented him to breathe well. He was helped out by fellow surfers. He's been advised to get some rest, but, in spite of this mishap, Norman is focused next to Larry Roeseler in winning the Baja 1000. A painful rehab and lots of bumps are anticipated for the next several weeks approaching the race.
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SEE THE RELATED STORY HERE
The BLM office in El Centro and the District office of the Colorado desert for the State of California are aware and looking into Drive racing. The chief ranger for the State in the area said, "we don't tolerate illegal races in our parks". The BLM spokesman said about the situation, "we are looking into the matters".
Baja Racing News.com talked directly to the BLM, the State of California and local law enforcement. Charges and counter-charges made against the sponsors of the attempted series stick. Scurrilous talk of 'pedofiles', threats of physical violence and bizarre favoritism have tainted the sponsors of the underground racing group.
Now Baja Racing News.com shows you, the people they really are. Shockingly, they profit from their hate. Any business or person assisting them should be called out. Baja Racing News.com will allow every one of them to comment on this continuing story.
Just a couple of the death threats and solicitations for murder, common from the Guise/Rasch property:
"Does anyone here have some old school Italian mafia contacts that could......"take care of him"?
"forget the italian mafia...the russian one is much nastier.."
Just one of numerous "hate" cases: 'Victim Chuck H'.
In public and widely distributed, Matt Scaroni calls 'Chuck', someone he doesn't even know, a pedofile. Matt Scaroni in public: "Yes, once again, my name is Matt Scaroni, My dad would be proud for calling out a pedafile..."
From 'Chuck' to Scaroni, Guise & Rasch: "Seems a so-called TT driver (Scaroni) can do or say anything, lible and slander is Ok if your TT driver. Should i take Guise & Rasch or Matt Scaroni to court. I was called a pedofile by Matt Scaroni."
From Chuck to the public exposing a private email from Scaroni to Chuck:
November 1, 2008
After several widely known statements, Drive racing has failed to produce its rulebook for the racing public. "Drive stated, "Points System, The complete DRIVE Points System will be up by October 31, 2008", "Rules, The free downloadable rule book will be up by 10-31-08."
October 30, 2008
Drive Racing announces to the public, a solicitation to "Pre-Enter", even before the rules are announced.
From the website: "The complete DRIVE Points System will be up by October 31, 2008". "Drive off-road racing pre-entry form, please use this form to pre-enter any race during the 2009 season. There is no cost to pre-enter. You are just telling us that you are planning on racing."
Infamous Mariposa racers Drive Racing Announces new series for Plaster City. Mariposa 250 Race 2009.
[Calls to DRIVE Racing went unreturned] Baja Racing News.com wants to ask, Why does DRIVE want an FBI probe of the BLM El Centro office? Talk about the "missing maps" from the El Centro offices of the BLM, DRIVE Racing? How many years has the Mariposa race been going on without required permits?
January 17th TROPHYLITE 200
March 21st Rasch D Curtis Mariposa 250
May 16th TBA
July 4th Charity Race
September 19th TBA
December 12th TBA
Races held in Plaster City, CA
Doug Wasser, "Drive Racing was started this year by myself and Jon Schleif (V4DR Founder). We will be running 6 races in 2009. 5 desert off-road races will be for points and 1 charity event." Regarding the Mariposa 250, "I think everyone's limited to 35" of travel and 800 hp max".
Last years Mariposa was the first weekend in February, this years Mariposa race, is scheduled for March 21st, 2009. Here's a video of last years fun Mariposa race.
Mariposa Race comments from the participants:
"It was a great time!!! Thanks for the cervesa's last night. I owe you a few next time I see ya. My partner chris said he may be able to straightn out the in car footage. The in car stuff is so bad ass, I hope we can make the picture straight. Pushing everyone out of the way and then the car blowing up at the end is sssooooo funny!!! also, landrush start was hilarious, and watching everyone come thru the turn by the tracks was great, falling bumpers, broken windshields being kicked in, wrong turns... highly amusing for an hour... cant wait for next year..."
Another, "my friend and i might even race.. another, got a bad start, my 33"s and 5.0 motor couldn't hold against the T-bird and big motor car so I was in the back off the lake bed, but I bagged all 21 cars in 4 miles, most fun I have ever had, made some great passes, never touched one car, only the station wagon volvo hit me when I passed him, but he could not keep up in the rough. Then after some pit racing I did in the wash out I got in clean air, thinking I was either in the lead or RPM and Adam had really checked out, and mile 6 BOOM, my upper radiator hose blew up like a banana peel, done for the day. And to make matters worse I sat on my car and watched everyone passing me sitting on the side of the road, realizing I had passed them all, it was a good minute to minute and a half before we saw the next car. A $9 dollar radiator cap cost me the race, so we replaced the cap and hose that day and went to Beaumont and rallied around the hills. another, if i was 150 feet off course in the flats with fox shocks and 33s with cut fenders etc...".
Another, "I could have "bagged" all 21 cars in 4 miles cars too. Just so were clear i dont have a scratch on my car with pics to prove it. I didnt hit you when you passed me. You may be wondering how i know how far off course you were, if anyone recalls seeing an ultralight flying over the race it was my dad and he so happens to have a pic of ur car waaaaaayyyyy off course. I have never posted on this site before and wouldnt normally give a rats ass but if ur gonna brag about cheating you gotta get called out. another, I did not cut my fenders, the fender wells and the fenders were on the car at the start of the race. The race is open you can do what ever you want with in the rules, and if I am not mistaken wasn't your car the volvo wagon with AWD? So what is the racing line range? 50ft 100ft, 300ft? I guess this year we should request an "in writing" rule book another, its not like dave kept his car under a tarp until the start of the race..."
Another, "Its a group of friends that have done it for a few years and no one else seemed to cry or complain... and its not like he won... if he had then MAYBE u could have protested him another, Well the course was marked so yes there was a designated line. Being off course 150ft in baja is probaly a little more acceptable than 150ft off course at this race. The course was marked to keep all these beaters in the rough, going outside of that kind of defeats the purpose. another, It's an underground race and if this keeps up they will be watching out for us next year...".
Another, "And it's kind of hard to hide 20 plus street cars in the desert... another, And for smashing the rear of some cars in and side swiping em while they are broke down!!! I want a rear start so I can bust up even more cars next year!!!"
Jim Holthus commented, "Adam Pfankuch & Rick St. John are your winners of this years Mariposa race. Out of a 22 car field, only 4 cars finished. It was a sight to see with the Land Rush start for a couple hundred yards down into a 20ft wide Bottle neck with Beating and Bashing & Carnage strewn throughout the desert. "All of which was cleaned up and removed". For all that did not attend, you missed out. It did not disappoint!"
[CLICK HERE FOR Jim Holthus MARIPOSA RACE 2008 AUDIO]
Funny, after this story was issued the audio clip mentioned here was REMOVED
by Jim Holthus. Mr. Holthus, what are you covering up? Are you covering up your own personal involvement in the underground races?[We'll post up our copy later]
Charges and counter-charges made against the sponsors of the attempted series stick. Scurrilous talk of 'pedofiles' and bizarre favoritism have tainted sponsors of the underground racing.
HERE'S A LINK TO THE STORY OF THE SPONSORS OF THE RACE
DRIVE RACING WANTS FBI INVESTIGATION OF EL CENTRO BLM
Gary Newsome, Editor
Baja Racing News.com
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Victory for Mitsubishi on first target. New Mitsubishi Racing Lancer debut Baja Portalegre, Japan counterpunches German Off-Road DAKAR and Bajas
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Victory for Mitsubishi!
A polished performance from Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret (France) and everyone at Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart on this weekend's Baja Portalegre 500 has taken the brand new Racing Lancer to its first victory, straight from the box. Mitsubishi's latest cross-country rally car, which will take over from the successful Pajero/Montero Evolution on next January's Dakar, ran perfectly reliably throughout the three-day Portuguese event to win by the margin of 4 minutes 3 seconds after 515.16km of stages.
What counted possibly more than the final result, however, is the fact that the team was able to profit from the final round of the 2008 FIA Cup for Cross-Country Bajas to validate recent development work on the new car in the specific conditions of the fast, twisty mountain tracks near Portalegre.
The Racing Lancer also covered some 5,000km in southern Morocco shortly before the start of this weekend's competition and Team Director Dominique Serieys (France) is particularly pleased with the outcome of this solid, long-term groundwork: "Today's result rounds off another successful season for Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart which ends 2008 with three wins and two second places to its name. Everyone has done a tremendous job ths year. That includes the stafat MMSP, the people at MMC who look after the engines and, of course, our four crews.It was Stéphane who took the spoils today, but Nani Roma (Spain), Luc Alphand (France) and Hiroshi Masuoka (Japan) have all played vital roles, too."
This weekend saw Stéphane Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret recover from a harmless spin on Friday's super-special and a puncture on Saturday morning's SS2 to pull more than four minutes clear at the top of the leaderboard by the end of Day 2. A quick, yet safe pace then enabled the French pair to come through this morning's drier but equally tricky 110km stage to kick off the Racing Lancer's competition career on a high note. "After more than a year of hard work to make the Racing Lancer as competitive as it is today, it is a fitting reward for everyone in the team to have kicked off the new car's scorecard with a victory here in Portugal," observed the French driver. "It was an honour for me to be chosen by Mitsubishi to give the Racing Lancer its first outing, and it's nice to have succeeded in paying back that confidence with a win."
Having steered the petrol-powered Pajero/Montero Evolution MPR13 to victory on September's PAX Rally, which visited the same part of Portugal as this weekend's Baja, Stéphane Peterhansel is ideally qualified to compare the performance of the Racing Lancer with that of its predecessor. "I was impressed by two things over the past three days", he reported. "The first concerns the engine: the new 3-litre V6 marks a big improvement in all areas, but it is especially strong out of the slower turns. You can feel the torque and acceleration of the turbo-diesel powerplant pull you through the corner and give you the speed for the next straight� The car's other main strength is its chassis. An event like the Portuguese Baja calls for a specific configuration and we essentially defined a basic set-up for the weekend by extrapolating from what we learned in Morocco. Those settings worked extremely well, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ability of the suspension to soak up the terrain, as well as by the front-end's directional precision."
"Although this event was short, the conditions turned out to be quite varied, and that was obviously positive for our mission here in Portugal," added co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret. "The terrain was essentially twisty, but quite fast and very delicate, too, so we were able to establish some good benchmarks. We also succeeded in keeping to the initial game-plan to win with a big enough margin to cover a possible puncture on the final day."
Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart will remain in Portugal after the Baja Portalegre 500 for a little further testing before spending time in Spain, for engine calibration work at high altitude. With the 2009 Dakar fast approaching, the car which contested this weekend's event will continue to be used for testing duty, while the official shakedown of the four cars currently under construction for the rally itself will take place in France (Le Creusot), on December 15, before their transport to South America by plane five days later.
1 Peterhansel-Cottret Mitsubishi Racing Lancer 6:11:48
2 Campos-Baptista BMW X3 + 4:03
3 Barbosa-Ramalho BMW X3 + 10:37
4 Van Deijne-Van Deijne Mitsubishi L200 + 24:02
5 Grancha-Primaz Nissan Navarra + 25:18
6 Leal dos Santos-Luz BMW X5 + 26:51
7 Zapletal-Ourednicek Mitsubishi L200 + 28:56
8 Ramos-Vitor Toyota RAV 4 + 36:04
9 Gameiro-Dominguez Nissan Navarra + 41:34
10 Sousa-Silva Isuzu D-MAX + 46:35
Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart is targeting November's Baja Portalegre / Portugal for the competition debut of Mitsubishi's latest cross-country rally car, the turbodiesel “Racing Lancer”.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its motorsport unit MMSP have developed a new cross-country rally car, the turbodiesel “Racing Lancer” which will be entered Baja Portalegre / Portugal.
The team's 2008 calendar also features selected rounds of the inaugural Dakar Series, the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup and the FIA international Cup for Cross-Country Bajas with the tried and tested Pajero/Montero Evolution.
In parallel to its competition activities, Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart is also furthering the development of the new ‘’Racing Lancer’’ with the clear objective of winning the Dakar in 2009.
As officially revealed, the team's latest cross-country rally car will be powered by a new turbocharged diesel engine which has already been put through its paces in a specific version of the Pajero/Montero Evolution on the following races: the Central Europe Rally (the first event of the newly-created Dakar Series), the Rali Transiberico (second round of FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup) and the Baja Espana (round three of the FIA International Cup for Cross-Country Bajas).
Competing at rally speeds against the sport's leading teams has enabled the team to gather a vast amount of valuable data which could not have been obtained through testing alone. Hiroshi Masuoka (Japan) has competed twice with the turbocharged Pajero/Montero Evolution and is typically enthusiastic about the newcomer's potential: "The diesel version is overwhelmingly easy to drive thanks to its tremendous torque which is available over an even broader rev-band," says Masuoka. "It outperforms the petrol-powered car in terms of controllability over challenging terrain, as well as when accelerating out of corners and along highspeed straights. With the right set-up it would be comfortably faster."
Joan 'Nani' Roma (Spain) drove a Pajero/Montero Evolution, with the new turbodiesel grafted into it, on the Rali Transiberico. He reported that he had to adapt his driving style to the new engine's torque characteristics. Roma succeeded in posting three fastest stage times on the Portuguese event and actually led at one point, speaking volumes for the potential of the new engine.
This experimental car covered more than 8,000km in testing and competition, and the engineers in charge of the program have profited from this opportunity to develop a new suspension geometry designed to cope with the different weight distribution and torque characteristics associated with the new turbocharged diesel engine. They have also worked on a new engine compartment layout which is aimed at ensuring better cooling for the engine and auxiliary components. Technical improvements to the turbocharger have produced improved response at low revs, as well as more power at high engine speeds, while reliability has also been enhanced.
The ‘’Racing Lancer’’ took part in two one-week test sessions in Spain and Morocco towards the end of June following its unveiling earlier in the month. With the basic performance package now confirmed and initial teething problems cured, the team is taking advantage of the considerable experience obtained with the Pajero/Montero Evolution to accelerate the new vehicle’s development.
Continuing the build-up to the 2009 Dakar, the team has entered three petrol versions of the Pajero/Montero Evolution for Portugal's PAX Rally, the second event of the newly-created Dakar Series (Tuesday September 9 – Sunday September 14). The three cars will be driven by Stéphane Peterhansel (France), Luc Alphand (France), and Joan “Nani” Roma (Spain). The outing will enable the team to carry out work on the suspension and tires which will be carried over to the Racing Lancer.
The Racing Lancer itself will undergo further testing in Morocco between the end of August and the beginning of September, as well as over the latter part of October. Each test will last approximately two weeks and the car will cover some 4,000km each time. Following its extensive development program, the Racing Lancer will make its official debut on the Baja Portalegre / Portugal, round six of the 2008 FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup (Thursday October 30 – Sunday November 2). The car will be in the hands of Stéphane Peterhansel, the Dakar's most successful competitor with a total of nine outright wins – on two and four wheels – under his belt.
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Monday, October 27, 2008
H2 Daily Removes Story from the Internet
"We at H2Daily.com, As of this point in time, the article has been removed from our archives and no longer appears on our site. We highly value our readers’ opinions and believe that you can help us reach our goals as an online news source. The article has been removed and in an effort to clear up the situation to the public". Editor"
Thank you for responding so quickly to our concern and responsibly addressing the issue at hand. Gary Newsome
The Removed Story: "Hydrogen Powered Car to compete in 2008 Baja Race"
"First reported by H2Daily staff
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Enterprises announce that it will race a fully functional hydrogen powered car in the 2008 Baja race.
This "sand rail" type racer will use a proprietary method to convert water into hydrogen on demand for the entire race. Water will be the ONLY source used during the race. No gasoline will be used at all. We have been working on this process for over 15 years, we are also currently working on hydrogen technologies that will increase mileage on gasoline based cars (completed), completely power automobiles (completed), and provide unlimited power for ocean going vessels (3 years to complete).
All of our work has been done quietly until now; with our recently completed “on demand” process of electrolysis that is able to produce up to 400 liters of hydrogen per minute. Converting water to hydrogen in this way eliminates the need to store dangerous hydrogen in fuel cells or devise a complicated and costly hydrogen delivery network. All that is needed for our system is water and a base element, both of which are abundantly available.
To prove our system works we will be running the race using water as our only fuel source. At the race completion we will allow tests to validate that water was indeed our only "fuel" source."
Original location of the now removed story.
"Free Press Daily" from "November 19, 2007 -- November 2007" and "H2 Daily" October 29, 2008, were cited as sourced media outlets.
Last year, right before the Baja 1000, another outfit announced a "bio-powered diesel baja racer" was running in the fall event. No such vehicle entered or raced. We are sure, none will enter or race this year.
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