Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Baja Racing Greatest Hits Pictures from Races in Mex

BAJA Racing
HALL of Fame
Announces Inductees

Ray Moon, Mark Smith, Dick Cepek, Brian Chuchua, Pete Condos, Charlie Erickson, James Garner, Vic Hickey, Parnelli Jones, Steve McQueen, Bruce Meyers, Drino Miller, Ed Pearlman, Malcolm Smith, Bill Stroppe, Thurston Warn, Vic Wilson, Edo Ansaloni,William Bryan, Gilmon George, Richard Landfield, Walter Lott, Mickey Thompson, Frank Vessels, Clark Collins, Salvatore Pesca, Bob Hamm, Corky McMillin, Ivan Stewart, Scott McKenzie, Ak Miller, Larry Minor, Roy Spuhler, Ed Waldheim, Herman Booy, John Buffum,  Eugene Chappie, Edward Dunkley, Walker Evans, Harry Bushert, Bud Ekins John Lawlor, Jerry Penhall,  David Ashley, Nye Frank, Bill Sanders, Larry Bergquist,  Bob Chandler, Frank DeAngelo, Jerry Herbst, Bob Steinberger, Larry Roeseler, Ron Bishop, Rob MacCachren, Peter Brown, Chris Haines, JN Roberts, Joe MacPherson, Nico Saad, Larry Ragland, Bud Feldkamp and Jim Ober.

Congratulations to all of our BAJA Racing HALL of Fame Inductees!

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Monday, December 17, 2012

BAJA 1000 2012 The Complete WRAP-UP







Baja Racing News BAJA 1000 Coverage

Baja Racing News LIVE!





Congrats To Our Editor, Check out his Odds for the event:

""ODDS TO WIN 2012 BAJA 1000 
Desert Off-Road Racers Battle To Win!
LIVE! RaceDay November 15 ONLINE


2 "Popgun Pedro" Sohren "posing" time … 7 miles to 1
93 Chris Kemp May be a player … 5 to 1
20 Rob MacCachren When in the clear - long gone 2 to 1
23 Dan & Mark McMillin / Chuck Could get in front 3 to 1
12 Kory Scheeler/Collins /Gaughan Best chance - ever! 4 to 1 W/D
34 Ken Losch "Bumper" time? 5 to 1
97 B.J. Baldwin*  3 to 1 Focused! 2 to 1
1 Bryce Menzies  3 to 1 King Of Baja '11, 2 to 1
31 Andy McMillin 3 to 1
9 Mark Weyhrich 3 to 1
76 Jesse Jones 3 to 1  King Of Baja '10,  2 to 1
18 Juan C. Lopez/Robby Gordon 3 to 1 "Crash" 4 to 1
19 Tim Herbst         3 to 1
14 Desert Asses Steele 4 to 1 Who will Die? 12 to 1
94 Steve Strobel 4 to 1 Dark Horse  3 to 1
50 John Langley Tough rookie race 7 to 1
88 Sergio Salgado Field filler 8 to 1
59 Craig Potts Has good store of tools 6 to 1
26 Jay Reichert Takes a lickin'? 8 to 1 Lucky? 7 to 1
73 Rob Reinertson Second tier 7 to 1
16 Desert Asses Steele 4 to 1 Who will Die? 12 to 1
62 Billy Bunch Out early? 8 to 1 W/D
53 Jose Flores Tony's Dark Horse 4 to 1 Local Favorite 4 to 1 W/D
84 Nick Vanderwey Bad luck goes a long way,  4 to 1
13 Ed Stout 7 to 1 Yard 4 Sale 9 to 1
92 John Clark Gable 5 to 1 Curt will carry 6 to 1 W/D

48 Jimmy Nuckles 8 to 1 Geometry fixed! 7 to 1
21 Gus Vildosola 3 to 1 Lotsa #!$ to deal with 5 to 1
45 Gary Magness Get rattled? 8 to 1
10 Greg Nunley Improving 5 to 1
37 Tommy Greer Truck almost TOO trick! 7 to 1
49 Troy Herbst/Ryan Arciero Good for the long run 4 to 1
15 Armin Schwarz Tony's Top Tip 5 to 1 Problems 7 to 1
3 Mark Post Regain past glories? 6 to 1 Bailed
57 Mike Palmer Not many "Baja" miles, yet Endo-ed out W/D
77 Robby Gordon / Crash and Break … ST6 to 1 Skeered! W/D
71 Rick D. Johnson Look for good effort 3 to 1 on GT? 6 to 1
39 Ron Whitton Finisher 9 to 1
60 Mike Voudouris Ender 9 to 1

*(Casey's) eye injury at Firebird, precludes his 
  driving duties with BJ Baldwin. "" 

Baja Racing News LIVE!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

UPDATED! BULLETIN! BJ Baldwin Protests Alleged BAJA 1000 Desert Off-Road Race Cheating by Announced Overall Winner Vildosola Racing of San Diego


UPDATED!: December 12, 2012


Vildosola Racing Announces: 

""SCORE A few days ago decided to punish us with 90 minutes and put off the absolute first 2012 edition Baja 1000. We want to serve this statement as a clear and strong message that WE DO NOT AGREE with the sanction and with the way the situation was handled by SCORE, Sal Fish and Paul Fish. We believe that the penalty is unfair and not only that, but it transcends sports scheme affects our reputation and our name, which we have been proudly caring for generations. Needless to say, we are deeply disappointed by this situation. No run for trophies, cash, prizes, not our job. You run for prestige, run by the family, for our fans and for Mexico. For family run Vildosola Racing Baja California is proud. It is run at home. We thank all those who have supported us over the years and especially to those who continue to support us. Proudly say that if we have become a good team is because of you. We've been a tireless promoter of SCORE and off road racing in Mexico, especially in our state, Baja California and our sister state, Baja California Sur. SCORE is no longer for us that serious and impartial organization. We demand that failure to pursue its official SCORE, invalidating the protest because it was filed out of time according to their own rules. GP1 (B): In long course events protests must be filed in writing and delivered to the race director ... not later than the final posting of the unofficial results, Which is one (1) hour before the hearing of protests. "In long careers protests must be submitted in writing to the director of the race before it is publicized to unofficial results, which is one (1) hour before hearing protests".""

December 3, 2012

SCORE Sez It's Over! Maybe...

"SCORE Announces Ruling In Vildosola Against Baldwin Potest...SCORE has accepted a protest from #21 Gustavo Vildosola, Jr. against #97 BJ Baldwin for failure to stop at Checkpoint 7. A video does in fact indicate that #97 failed to stop at the checkpoint. This video also indicates that #21 failed to stop at the checkpoint. A different video taken at the checkpoint indicates that a Motorcycle and a third Trophy Truck also failed to stop, and four other Trophy Trucks made hard sliding sudden stops. The first twelve motorcycles and the first two Trophy Trucks came through the checkpoint in darkness between the hours of 12:00AM and 6:00AM. All of the eight 2012 SCORE Baja 1000 Stop Checkpoints were instructed to place the following large rectangular signage on the race course: CHECKPOINT 1/4 MILE - CHECKPOINT 200 YARDS - CHECKPOINT STOP. If the checkpoint crews did not have all of the required signage prior to their departure for the race, SCORE would make arrangements to provide the signs. To supplement this signage, the checkpoints were also instructed to hold a long or short reach stop sign and wave flags, preferably on opposite sides of the designated stopping point. SCORE has determined that due to a serious miscommunication between SCORE and the checkpoint captain, the checkpoint did not have any of the large rectangular signs or a handheld stop sign. The checkpoint captain believed that the signs would be delivered to the checkpoint location, while SCORE was under the impression that the checkpoint captain was in possession of the signs and would have his crew transport them to the checkpoint location. The checkpoint captain was traveling to Baja Sur via commercial airline and was therefore not in a position to transport the signs himself. The checkpoint crew did have two smaller square stop signs, yellow flags and flashlight wands. The flashlight wands were used during darkness and the yellow flags were used after sunrise. The small stop signs were placed on light stands at the designated stopping point. All of the checkpoint workers and their vehicles were located on the driver's left side near one of the light stands. The other light stand was placed across the course approximately 30 feet away from the checkpoint workers and surrounded by a group of spectators. The #97 and #21 were the only Trophy Trucks to come through the checkpoint during darkness, and as mentioned above, both of these vehicles failed to stop at the checkpoint. Even in daylight, a third Trophy Truck which failed to stop seemed to be under the impression that the checkpoint workers were pit flaggers waving him into his pit, so he failed to stop at the checkpoint, but immediately and smoothly turned left into his pit and stopped. This situation was further complicated by the fact that the designated stopping location of the checkpoint was approximately 700 feet before the location indicated on the course gps file. It is also important to note that the checkpoint captain did not file a protest against any of the race vehicles that failed to stop, and did not mention the checkpoint stopping situation to SCORE officials even though he had the opportunity to do so at race headquarters in La Paz.  

SCORE concludes that the checkpoint was not properly identified or made visible enough for #97 to be held accountable in darkness to the checkpoint stop rule, so the protest is hereby denied and dismissed. SCORE further deems that the time to file a competitor against competitor protest for issues arising from the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has expired, so no further protests will be accepted, reviewed or acknowledged." 

Jeff Cummings/BFGoodrich Tires:

On the SCORE manned checkpoint in question: "maybe their ability to operate a radio was similar to their ability to read & operate a GPS".

Interesting take from the Biggest sponsor of the event! Lets see how Jeff 'feeels' about the details of the JACKED BAJA 1000 2012 Medical Emergency details now OUTED! CLICK HERE JEFF!

As a result of your sponsored "Rules" or lack thereof, One of your events people is in a coma!