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2013 SCORE Desert Series point titles to be decided in Mexico at this week’s 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

November 11, 2013
in Ensenada, motorcycles/ATVs start Thursday at 11 p.m., cars/trucks start Friday at 9 a.m. SCORE completing its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization
     SAN DIEGO—History will be made in Mexico as a week of firsts will honor the legacy, tradition and charisma of the world’s most legendary desert race as the iconic 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race is held in Ensenada, Baja California.
      When qualifying and all the other colorful pre-race festivities end, the green flag drops Thursday night at 11 p.m. PT for motorcycles and ATVs and Friday morning at 9 a.m. PT for cars and trucks, the growing starting grid for the upcoming 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will include 93 racers who have combined for 319 class wins in the granddaddy of all desert races. They part of a field of nearly 300 expected starters from 34 U.S. States, the U.S. Territory of Guam and 22 total countries.
     This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, will be held this week in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 883.00-mile SCORE signature desert race course. With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California Norte. It is the longest course in race history for a loop race, starting and finish in the same location.
      Pre-race festivities on Thursday, for the Baja 1000, including the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.  The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will also be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
     Racer registration will be held in the Casino Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Racer registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, from Noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday and 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday. The BAJA 1000 2013 course closes at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday and will re-open on Sunday from seven a.m. until Noon.
     As the celebration continues throughout Thursday night, all day Friday and Saturday while official finishers cross the line and tales are added to the legacy of the event, the post-race awards fiesta will be held in the Amphitheater at the Riviera starting at 10 a.m. (PT) on Sunday.
     In motorcycle competition, the storyline is the same as it has been for a decade and a half, who will beat Honda. Honda leads with 23 overall victories in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 including 16 straight years of race championship teams. Leading the JCR Honda No. 1x team is team owner and Baja legend Johnny Campbell, who was part of 11 of those 16 straight wins as a rider and has put together the winning team for the last four years.
     JCR Honda’s red team this year is the team of Tim Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho, Honda CRF450X with Campbell listed as a replacement rider, if needed.
     The two primary challengers to unseat the mighty Honda magicmen are factory-supported teams from Kawasaki and KTM.
     The KTM orange challengers is the No. 2x Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn./Kendall Norman, Govita, Calif. on a KTM 450XS-F. The Kawasaki green team is the No. 4x Robby Bell, Glendora, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz./Taylor Robert, Scottsdale, Ariz. Kawasaki KX450F.
     While the Caselli team and the Bell team each won a race last year, the Weigand team won last year’s SCORE Baja 1000 and both the  San Felipe 250 and the  Baja 500 this year.
     This year will mark the 39th time in the first 45 years of the storied race that it has started in Ensenada and it will be the 22nd time it has finished in Ensenada as well.
     It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious and majestic Baja California peninsula.
     This race not only culminates the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, but concludes the celebration of the 40th anniversary year of SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization.
     Completing his first year as the new owner of SCORE International, based in Reno, Nev., Roger Norman has announced a first for SCORE as all Pro motorcycle, Pro ATV and Sportsman Motorcycle and Sportsman ATV classes will start on Thursday night with all the car and truck classes starting an Friday morning, in the elapsed-time race where each vehicle will leave in various intervals.
     This week’s race will cover much of Mexico’s majestic Baja California Norte portion of the peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California. Upwards of 300 entries, from nearly 25 countries and 40 U.S. States, competing in 42 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, truck, motorcycles and ATVs are expected to compete in this year’s international challenge.
     As the World Series is to baseball and the Super Bowl to football, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 stands as tall at the pinnacle of the motorsports world today as it did when it began 45 years ago.
     Norman has also announced that for the first time in race history, there will be qualifying for start position for several classes. Held on Wednesday and not open to the public because of safety concerns, qualifying will be held for SCORE Trophy and the unlimited Class 1, by class along with all Pro Motorcycle and Pro ATV classes with each division grouped together. It will be held outside of Ensenada on a location that doesn’t include the race course.

     With nearly 35 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered, leading the way in the battle for the season point championship are six racers separated by just 15 points heading into the season finale in Baja. SCORE Trophy, created by SCORE in 1994, is the marquee racing division in the sport for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
     The top-six point leaders entering the season-finale are: Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., No. 70 Menzies Motorsports Red Bull Ford F-150 (196 points); Gustavo Vildosola Sr/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, No. 21 Vildosola Racing Red Bull Ford F-150 (190); Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Andy McMillin, San Diego, No. 11 MacCachren Motorsports Rockstar Ford F-150 (185); B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, No. 1 Baldwin Motorsports Monster Energy Chevy Silverado (184); Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Terrible Herbst Motorsports Monster Energy Ford F-150 (183)and Juan C. Lopez/Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, No. 18 RPM Racing Speed Energy Chevy Silverado (181).
     In the race where everyone is a celebrity, another cross-over athlete has been added to the record list of the mover visible celebs as racing in Class 8 with Derek Fletcher for RPM Racing will be U.S. Olympic snowboarder and two-time X-Games medalist Nick Baumgartner of Iron River, Mich.
     In 2013, BFGoodrich Tires is celebrating its 38th year as a major player in SCORE Baja racing. In addition to being the official tire of SCORE International for nearly four decades, BFGoodrich Tires has produced the tire of choice for 25 of the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, including 25 of the last 27 years along with a record-run of 20 straight from 1986 through 2005.
     BFGoodrich Tires also provides unmatched pit support for pre-registered racers using their tires with seven full-service pit areas along the race course out of and back into Ensenada along with complete radio relay the entire 883.0 miles.
     This race will mark the debut of the SCORE Ironman class, where eight Pro motorcycle entries to date will compete against each other and the clock as they attempt to complete the entire course under the time limit while riding solo. To date, a total of nine racers, have entered the class with the intent to ride the entire race solo in their quests to earn a SCORE Ironman award.
     Iconic GRAHAM-Watchmaker of Switzerland, has returned as the Official Timekeeper of SCORE International. GRAHAM has designed and produced for the second year a high-end SCORE Baja 1000 collector’s timepiece that will also be one of two unique and special awards to be presented to the overall winners of the race. One of the unique collectible timepieces will be awarded to each of the three overall race division winners—the overall 4-wheel vehicle and overall motorcycle champions at this year’s granddaddy of all desert races.
     In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime GRAHAM SCORE Baja 1000 timepieces, the overall champions in the race will also receive, like they have for over 20 years from SCORE, the specially-designed bronze statue of CuauhtĂ©moc, the last of 11 Aztec emperors from early Mexican history, one of the most revered figures in the history of the country.
    In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also the numerous annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season.  With 44 racers still in the hunt, these awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.


 Radar Tires heads into the final SCORE International race

"In its rookie season of off-road motorsports, Radar Tires heads into the final SCORE International race next week with the Class 10 Unlimited points lead, courtesy of driver Mike Johnson and the Bronson Motorsports team. Johnson leads his competition by a small margin – just two points.

It’s a tiny lead on the field, but Johnson is determined to secure the Class 10 Unlimited Championship title. Johnson and Mike Majesky co-drove during the SCORE Baja 250 in March to a third-place finish. During the Baja 500 in May, Johnson drove solo and won the Class 10 race, which was Radar Tires’ first long course, off-road racing win.

Looking to maintain the podium result and secure the championship, Johnson, Bronson Motorsports and Radar Tires are preparing and assembling the buggy to withstand the grueling November endurance race.
“We ran great at both the 250 and 500, and we’ve got that momentum to keep us going,” Johnson said. “The first two SCORE races this season were flawless, and that’s our goal for the 1000. I know our Radar tires can take the pounding in the desert; we just need to minimize our pit stops and driver changes. We have the points lead heading into the race, and our plan is to keep that lead and get that championship. We’re ready for it.”
Last month, SCORE International officials announced the starting order and course map. Johnson along with co-driver Majesky are scheduled to start the No.1031 Radar Tires Racing Buggy from the fourth position of the 16-entrant class. The racing machine is an Alumicraft chassis, Class 10 buggy with special non-DOT size 33X10.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 race tires.

“Starting fourth is a good, but anything can happen at the Baja 1000,” Johnson continued. “This course will be challenging and travels much farther south than previous years. We’ll be in Ensenada early in the month of November, so the Bronson guys and I can set our strategy and logistical plan.”

The 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will take place on Nov. 13-17, and is being touted as one of the toughest courses in series history. The 900-plus mile event starts in Ensenada, treks southeast through the Baja California peninsula in the Baja Norte state from Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean, then over to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez, travels south through Coco’s Corner, kisses the Pacific Ocean near Punta Blanco, vectors north into the mountains again through Mike’s Sky Ranch, before finally finishing in Ensenada.

The four-wheel start is set for 9 a.m.,on Friday, Nov. 15. The Bronson team projects the race to take 22 to 24 hours.

“We really won’t have accurate time projections until we get down there pre-running,” stated John Hoffman, Bronson Motorsports crew chief and team manager. “But we plan to do our homework and we’ll be prepared for almost any eventuality.”

Radar Tires chose off-road motorsports to showcase the Renegade R5 M/T tire, which features open blocks for mud dispersion, deep tread blocks and reinforced shoulders. This tread pattern and rigorous construction is ideal for the surfaces encountered on short course tracks such as Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif., and Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. as well as the open desert of Baja California in the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, the most iconic of all off-road races."


 "The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) program will expand its program to off-road racing in a big way this year when former Baja winners Rafael Navarro IV and Vic Bruckmann join top American sports car road racer Patrick Long in the CTF/R4R Pete’s Camp Racing SCORE Lites Jimco-VW buggy in the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 14 – 17.

Both the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) program and Long will be experiencing the legendary Baja off-road race for the first time. The CTF and the unique R4R initiative is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by Neurofibromatosis, a common yet under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Neurofibromatosis – known as NF – can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer and excruciating and disabling pain. Donations to CTF/R4R can be made directly at Found in one of every 3,000 children born, NF is a more common disorder than many more widely known illnesses, including cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The CTF/R4R program raises awareness and funds for research in the fight against NF through a busy and diverse racing program that includes annual participation in the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car road race and a variety of racing series.
Long, 32, is one of the leading sports car road racers of his generation and the only American factory Porsche race car driver. He has won the Rolex 24 and every other major endurance road race in the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. He was among the drivers in the No. 73 CTF/R4R Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at this year’s Rolex 24 and has continued to support the CTF with the Park Place team all season co-driving with Patrick Lindsey.
“I had always hoped that my sports car career would be able to pave the way to drive in other disciplines,” Long said. “To be able to win the Rolex 24, and to win Le Mans, Petit and Sebring, the Baja 1000 would be right up there with my big endurance victories. It’s a huge race, it carries a lot of weight, the Baja 1000 has been on my racing bucket list for a long time.”
For his off-road debut, Long will partner with 2011 SCORE Lites Champion Navarro IV –who is better known in racing circles as “Cuatro” or simply “R4” – and Vic Bruckmann. Cuatro and Bruckmann won the Score Lites class in the Baja 500 earlier this year and in 2011, and now hope to add a victory in the legendary 1000 with Long to their list of accomplishments.
“So far, we have got the 500 down, we have got the formula down perfect for the 500,” Navarro said. “For the 1000, we really haven’t got that figured out yet and I am hoping this will be the year. If you had to choose between the 500 and the 1000 I would definitely really want to have both of them on my list of career accomplishments.”
While “Cuatro” is only 20 years old, he and Bruckmann will actually be the ones helping Long through his first off-road race. Bruckmann is actually the senior member of the team and knows what it takes – both in preparation and behind the wheel – to win Baja.
“Having Patrick onboard is really cool, I look up to him, he is kind of my hero,” Navarro said. “He is a Porsche factory driver and it is going to be kind of funny turning around and giving him pointers, but he is going to pick it up real fast. He is going to do a great job and be a key part of team getting the car to the finish in first place.”
Cuatro’s first connection with CTF came last summer when he was competing in his first year of Traxxas TORC Series Pro Lights.
“Racing for CTF is very special,” Navarro said. “The first time a family came out to one of my races, one of the ‘NF Heroes’ Tyler was amazing, it really made an impression on me. It is a great cause to be supporting, and seeing these kids come out to the race and have constant smiles on their faces is just incredible, so touching.”
Additional 2013 CTF/R4R programs include the full-season GRAND-AM Rolex Series GT effort of Long and Lindsey, a championship-contending Pirelli World Challenge effort with GMG Racing and James Sofronas and the ST-class series runner-up Compass 360 Honda team with Ryan Eversley in GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. The CTF/R4R program has also been active in regional NASCAR K&N Pro Series stock car competition for the second season with Daniel Graeff. The TELMEX/Chip Ganassi Racing team is also carrying the CTF logo on its winning Daytona Prototype this year, in addition to the Rolex 24 GX-class winning Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman S.
“It has been an outstanding season on and off the track for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and our Racing4Research partner teams and drivers,” said Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research National Program Director Jill Beck. “Now, to have the chance to end it with yet another endurance racing example for our young ‘NF Heroes’ at a legendary race such as the Baja 1000 with three great drivers and a top team is just fantastic.”
Aptly named for their tireless courage in fighting the disorder, “NF Heroes” are the brave young people battling NF who instantly become an amazing source of inspiration for the teams and drivers racing in their support. Hundreds of “NF Heroes” and their families have attended CTF/R4R supported races this year."


"Among the newest classes on the directory of SCORE desert racing, Class 19 for stock Pro UTVs. 

Also know as Side By Side Utility Vehicles, Class 19 has 14 entries so far, a SCORE record for the new class, in next month’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. This year’s epic journey will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and features a brutally rugged 883-mile course, the longest loop race in the storied history of one of the top 10 motorsports events held annual in the world.

Derek and Jason Murray, of Eastvalle, Calif., and Cory Sappington, 48, Peoria, Ariz., all part of the Can-Am X-Team, race together in the No. 1917 Can-Am Maverick 1000R while Sappington, known by many as the godfather of UTV racing, is the driver of record in the No. 1904 Can-Am Maverick 1000R."


"The Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research program will participate in its first Baja 1000 in just a few weeks, and Oakley will support the effort and the ongoing CTF/R4R mission to raise funds for research in the fight against Neurofibromatosis.

Former Baja winners Rafael Navarro IV, Vic Bruckmann and Rafael Navarro III will be joined by top American sports-car road racer Patrick Long in the CTF/R4R Pete’s Camp Racing SCORE Lites Jimco-VW buggy in the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Nov. 14 – 17.
The Baja effort is being organized by the CTF/R4R motorsports initiative that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by Neurofibromatosis -- known simply as NF -- which is a common yet under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.

Found in one of every 3,000 children born, NF is a more common disorder than many more widely known illnesses, including cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer and excruciating and disabling pain. 

Oakley has also joined in on the CTF/R4R Baja 1000 campaign by offering another way to donate to the cause and receive a pair of Oakley Jupiter Squared Sunglasses. The limited edition glasses are finished in matte black with the CTF logo engraved on the left of the CTF-blue tinted lenses. Each side of the glasses also features a custom Oakley icon in CTF blue. Only 50 pairs of the glasses have been made and donated by Oakley, and CTF/R4R supporters committing $1,000 or more through the Baja 1000 campaign will automatically receive a pair.
Additionally, every donation made in honor of the Baja 1000 race will be entered in a drawing to win one of the limited edition CTF Oakleys."


"On Nov. 14, more than 200 racers from 31 states and 16 different countries will tackle the granddaddy of all off-road races, the SCORE-International Baja 1000.

The 46th running of the Baja 1000 will once again be a loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, and at nearly 900 miles will be the longest loop race in Baja history.

“We’ve put together a great course this year, a true challenge to the racers,” said Roger Norman of SCORE International. “This is not a watered-down version of the peninsula run. It will be as tough or tougher than any Baja 1000 to date.”

For the first time in its 46-year history, the Baja 1000’s starting order will be decided by qualifying in lieu of its traditional lottery drawing.

Qualifying will not only include the powerful Trophy Truck division and Class 1 Unlimited buggies but will also be open to the pro motorcycle and quad classes.

In an effort to further separate the motorcycles and quads from the trucks and buggies for safety reasons, SCORE has moved the start time up for all moto-classes to 11 p.m. the night before its traditional start time.
This is to lengthen the start gap between the last bike and first truck up to eight hours.

“Safety is my greatest concern at this event. There has been a long history of close calls with motorcycles and trucks at this race. Starting the bikes the night before and giving them a huge lead over the trucks will help,” said Norman. “It will be late in the race before the trucks catch the bikes and by then the bikes will be able to see them coming with the amount of light the trucks put off.

There will be no question on what is coming up behind them and we’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way of the trucks racing for the overall win. It’s going to be expensive but the goal is to eventually have them start the day before.”

“I’d like to invite everyone for this year’s Baja 1000, we are going to have a lot going on in Ensenada,” said Norman. “We have several big parties that are open to the public. There will be a Monster Energy street party at Papa’s and Beer on Wednesday, the Baja 1000 Goes Green kick-off party for the bike and quads start and also for the first time anywhere we’ll have short-course racer Adrian Cenni attempting to do a 360-degree barrel-roll jump.” "


Jesse will be the first Double Amputee in History to ride a motorcycle in the 2013 Baja 1000 on Nov 14th- Nov 17th.

"Jesse grew up racing motocross, playing football, and baseball. He was raised by his mother Tarri, father Shane, and step dad Steven along with his three sisters who all graduated from Monroe High School.
Jesse graduated from Monroe high school, after High School Jesse joined the Marine Corps. Jesse attended boot camp in San Diego Ca. and after three months attended School of Infantry for two months. After graduation he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines in Kaneohe bay Hawaii. There he cross trained to become a machine gunner. He deployed to Afghanistan and in March of 2009 was wounded in August of 2009. He was medically evacuated to German and then on to the Bethesda hospital in Maryland. He was then sent to the Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa) where he continued his medical care.
Persevering through numerous surgeries the doctors were unable to save his legs and he is now a double amputee.
Jesse Williamson served in the Marines and was injured in Afghanistan, 2009. Jesse now helps operate “Warrior Built” which is a grassroots organization that provides vocational and recreational therapy for wounded warriors and combat veterans. “Building Spirits, Souls and Machines”.

Jesse will be the first Double Amputee in History to ride a motorcycle in the 2013 Baja 1000 on Nov 14th- Nov 17th."


"With his last Boot Camp in the books and one round left in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship, NGM Mobile Forward’s Colin Edwards has one more thing to check off his list for 2013 – the 46th annual SCORE Baja 1000.

The former World Superbike Champion and his Team Texas Tornado Boot Camp teammates will head south to Mexico after his return from Valencia this weekend to take Baja, November 14-17.
For nearly 20 years, Edwards and his friend and Boot Camp director Mike Myers have dreamed of racing Baja and now the time is near.
“When we ran out of stories around the fire at the Boot Camp, I knew it was time for a new adventure,” Myers said. “So I said, ‘let’s start with something small like the 1000.’ Thanks to Colin and the team for helping get this project off the ground. Here’s to finishing the race in style.”
In order to deal with past safety issues, SCORE has adopted a new format for this year’s race with the motorcycles starting a full day ahead of the trophy trucks.   Also, for the first-time ever, “Pro-Class motos” will be qualifying for starting position and this includes Edwards’ Team TTBC in the Pro-Class 21. Scheduled to start on November 14 at 11 p.m. in downtown Ensenada, this event is projected to draw close to 250,000 race fans into the streets.
In just a few days’ time, with the backing of Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and additional sponsors, the “Boot Camp Six” will be hitting the Mexican trail and officially “pre-running” the mapped 2013 race-course.
Guiding Edwards’ and team on their pre-run will be Team Race For The Wounded, a grass-roots non-profit organization comprised of former United States military veterans. Their mission - aiding wounded U.S. combat vets through extreme off-road competition.
Completing this challenging race is Team TTBC’s ultimate goal. Appropriately, Edwards will be picking up the last-leg of the 1000 and leading Team TTBC to the finish line. 
Along with his rag-tag bunch of Texans, soon the Tornado will be storming through the Baja Peninsula – Edwards, Myers, Prussiano, Bodak, Scherb, and Fouchek - each representing the Texas Tornado Boot Camp.
“Really looking forward to the six of us, all of the instructors of the Boot Camp, on this adventure,” Edwards said. “We've been talking about this race for years and years, and it’s finally coming true. All of the preparation and hard work, especially on Mike’s side of things. All of the long hours he’s put in, logistically, to put this thing together while I've been away traveling and racing all year.  Looking forward to finally getting there and doing it. We did 500 miles on our pre-run last month, but I won’t see my section until I go racing. Really, I’m just so looking forward to stop talking about it and let’s go racing.”"


"Soften spoken and easy-going, Dan Chamlee usually lets his racing speak for itself.

Chamlee, 51, of Cupertino, Calif., has earned eight SCORE Class 7 season point titles in his career, including straight and eight in the last nine years. Chamlee drives the No. 700 Factory Appliance Ford Ranger in the SCORE open mini-truck class where he has been near the top of the leaderboard for the last nine years.

In the three SCORE Baja races, Chamlee has won his class 12 total times including five each in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and twice in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
This year has been challenging for Chamlee without a race win, yet his determination and consistency, along with the benefits of having a great race crew to work with him, he is leading Class 7 heading into next week’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico. Chamlee finished third out of five starters in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March and second out of seven starters in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in June."


"Darren Skilton and the Baja Automotive team will bring the single seat Honda V6 powered Pilot out one more time to the grueling 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The unique Pilot, built by Darren and the Fab School’s Troy Johnson was built for double-duty. It was designed to race to the clouds in the Pikes Peak hill climb and to compete in Class 7200 in the SCORE Desert Series.

Class 7200 rules are simple. The vehicle must resemble a production vehicle, have a track width not to exceed 87 inches and be powered by an engine with no more than six cylinders. Most of the trucks competing in the class are heavier with the engine in front and a solid axle in the rear. Darren’s Honda is a lightweight mid-engine design with independent rear suspension. The independent rear suspension provides substantial ground clearance and the Powerful HPD (Honda Performance Development) modified 3.5 liter V6 production based engine gives the truck an incredible power to weight ratio. With top quality components from Honda, General Tire, Baja Designs, King Shocks, Method Race Wheels, Sunoco Race Fuels and TCS the combination has been proven successful with a win at the Baja 500 in 2012 and a fourth place finish in last year’s peninsula run at the Baja 1000.
The Baja 1000 course this year is an arduous loop race that covers 883 miles of the toughest terrain the peninsula has to offer. It’s a very tough course with many new sections that are difficult to chase and support. The Baja Automotive team will have four support trucks manned by a core group that has been racing together for eight years. Their goal is to assist Darren in winning his 7th Baja 1000 class win. Darren plans to drive the race solo but has desert racer and Dakar Rally veteran Skyler Gambrell as a confirmed back-up driver just in case.

“This course is well suited to our Honda,” says Darren, “The Pilot is lightweight, maneuverable and extremely fast. On the narrow, twisty mountain passes we will have a significant advantage over the bigger heavier trucks in class 7200.”

Darren and the Baja Automotive team will be relying on their years of racing experience to achieve victory in their Honda Pilot November 12-17 in Ensenada, Mexico at the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000."



A state of excitement buzzes in and around Ensenada once again this coming weekend, when tens of thousands of racing fans flock to the Mexican coastal city for the annual highlight of the desert racing season: the legendary "Baja 1000". Armin Schwarz, Martin Christensen and their All German Motorsports team are also ready and raring to finally tackle this iconic race. For them as well, this infamous classic is the highlight of the year – and it’s the ultimate test for their AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck in the distinctive yellow and green Schaeffler Racing Design. The Baja 1000 marks the final round of the 2013 SCORE championship, and organiser Roger Norman was anything but timid in his choice of the route. He has combined tried and true turf with passages that have long been removed from the Baja 1000. The result is an extremely selective circular route of about 900 miles in length, where just about everything that makes the Baja racing so infamous is thrown at competitors: tortuous bumps, rock-hard washboards and high-speed passages through the desert. The Baja 1000 starts on Friday (15 November) in Ensenada. 

From there, the route heads towards San Felipe and along the Gulf of Mexico to the south, before crossing over to the Pacific and Punta Blanco. This section is new territory for many Baja 1000 contenders, including Armin Schwarz who will contest his seventh desert classic next week. From the Pacific coast, the route heads back inland. At race mile 400, the AGM team makes its driver change, where Armin Schwarz and co-pilot Bryan Little hand the yellow and green “Desert Lizard” to their teammates Martin Christensen/Tyler Irwin. From there, the route winds over another 400 miles back to Ensenada. The AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck faces anything but than a walk in the park. “The first 200 miles alone are over really tough terrain,” states Armin Schwarz. And it doesn’t get any better after that, the pilots have just a moment to catch their breath. 

Organiser Roger Norman has included the notorious “San Felipe Whoops”, with vehicles having to traverse extreme bumps. Afterwards on the route south, an even greater challenge awaits man and machine. “That is the nasty ‘Puertecitos Road’. It is really rough and tough. At times you reach 180 kph over steps that are 30 to 50-centimetres high. It’s easy to get a puncture and this bone-shaker of a road is truly unpleasant for both driver and vehicle,” explains Armin Schwarz. The main thing for him is to stay focused to the last mile, particularly as the last 50 miles before the driver change are also testing. “I’ve never actually driven this part of the route before. These 50 miles are marked on the map as a speed zone, and Martin told me many times that you drive through deep sand and dust the entire time. I’m very curious to see what challenges are waiting for me there.” AGM has prepared intensively for the ultimate test – with support from strong partners. 

Armin Schwarz and his team were on site at the Development Center of the Schaeffler subsidiary, LuK USA in Wooster, Ohio. Communicating directly with LuK engineers, the torque converter was further optimised. “We fined-tuned some details and changed the angles and the oil flow for instance. In this way we have improved the performance,” reports Armin Schwarz. “Once again I’d like to send my special thanks to Wooster and Herzogenaurach for the excellent cooperation, and belated congratulations from AGM for winning the 2013 DTM with Mike Rockenfeller.” Extensive testing was then on the programme in the desert near Las Vegas. Not only the torque converter that was further developed with Schaeffler und LuK was tested. “We tuned the car once again and made final changes to the suspension. Thanks to our partner Fox who helped us with the final set-up and also to Eibach. They custom-made some new springs for us that we would otherwise never have managed to get so quickly.” Great support also came from tyre manufacturer Michelin. The subsidiary BFGoodrich, another long-term partner of AGM, supplied new tyres that underlined their endurance and durability under testing. “We drove the car hard for two days and not only worked on durability but also found some more speed,” Schwarz concludes. Last week, the Trophy Truck again visited Las Vegas. At the SEMA Motorshow, the “Lizard” proved a real eye-catcher at the stand of AGM partner Liqui Moly, which supplies the squad with special, desert-proof oils and lubricants. For the Baja 1000, Armin Schwarz and his team have gained a new partner: “I would also like to thank Oerlikon, which we have on the car this time. Oerlikon is a specialist in the field of drive technology and surface coating. They are using the chance to see what possibilities there might be to work alongside us as a race partner. 

It would be fantastic if this could develop into a long-term partnership.” And now the countdown is on. With the last test in Mexico, AGM moves into the final preparations for the ultimate Baja classic, and on Friday things get serious. AGM will tackle the Baja with cautious aggression. “Our main goal is to finish well without incident. We’re not going to let ourselves get carried away with some crazy tactics,” explains Armin Schwarz. “It goes without saying that our whole team has the racing spirit. We’re not concerned about just driving and finishing, in fact quite the opposite. We want to finish as far up the front as possible, and we are aiming for a top placing.” Armin Schwarz and his AGM team are not alone in their anticipation of the Baja 1000. 

They have a very special guest in Mexico: Thomas Kraizcok from Cologne, the winner of the Schaeffler IAA Rally Experience. At the International Automobile Show at the Schaeffler stand, he beat all the other 2680 participants in the Schaeffler Baja Simulator. The reward for his performance is an unforgettable experience to witness the Baja 1000 with Armin Schwarz. “We’ll fly together to LA, drive to the team in Escondido, load up the prerunner and everything else we need for the prerun, and then head off to San Felipe to begin the prerun,” outlines Armin Schwarz. “Thomas will be a passenger in the chase support, in the prerunner, and in the final Trophy Truck test. Because he is with us for ten days, he will get to know all the Baja areas. During the race he will assist the team. Thomas is an engineering student and so he’s somewhat predestined for this. We’re looking forward to having him with us at the most legendary Baja rally ever.” 


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

BAJA 1000 2013***Race Briefing November

 2013 BAJA 1000***RACE BRIEFING***  Nov 7, 2013 Page 1 1) COMPETITORS MEETING - will be held on Thursday, November 14th, @ 7:00PM at the Cathedral Room of the Riviera
Convention Center. All teams must have at least one banded competitor in attendance. 2) CAUTION - All competitors are reminded that off road racing is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious
injury or even death. YOU MUST BEAR THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY. 3) CAUTION - It is important to remember that SCORE cannot regulate the conduct of spectators. Be advised that spectators
will engage in malicious activity by building ramps, digging ditches and placing objects on the course. BE ALERT! Use
extreme caution in crowded areas or when spectators are putting themselves in danger by standing to close to the course. 4) CAUTION - The roads used for this race course are open to the public. You must expect at all times to encounter traffic on
the race course, especially oncoming traffic. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED AT ALL TIMES! 5) COURSE MARKINGS – The race course is marked with red/white ribbon, orange & black arrows, yellow or green wrong
ways, and mile markers every 5 miles. Markings are not guaranteed to remain in place. All race teams are strongly advised to
race using the official GPS course file. Less than 1% of dangers were marked and are there only to assist with controlled
speed pre-running. Make your own course notes for race day. 6) ENVIRONMENT - All competitors must do their part to protect and preserve the Baja ecological environment. Please
instruct your team that it is mandatory and very important to properly dispose of all solid and liquid waste. 7) PASSING - Four Wheel Vehicles that are in a position to pass a Motorcycle or ATV must NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS UNTIL THE
OVER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. Riders, if you are caught by the first TROPHY TRUCK you must remain super vigilant and
get off the course BEFORE you are caught by the next vehicle. Riders must pull off the course to a safe distance and wait for
dust to clear before re-entering the race. Riders, if you try to outrun to avoid being passed by a driver you will receive a DQ.
Riders, get off the course early, if you wait for the four wheel vehicle to pull right up on you at night before pulling off the
course you will be a DQ. Drivers, if you should have trouble be sure you get the correct number of the rider. Riders, never
race in the dust of a four wheel vehicle, you are putting yourself in “extreme” danger. If you are passed by a vehicle and you
are still on course you are riding in the dust. Riders, if you are riding slow and you have been caught by the four wheel
vehicles you are in “extreme” danger and must bear full responsibility for your own safety should you decide to continue in
the race.
Drivers, if you are tapped by a competitor, move over, blocking traffic is unsportsmanlike and you may be penalized. 8) RADIO FREQUENCY - SCORE will use 151.625 (Weatherman Relay) for the main race operations radio frequency. Please
use this frequency to report an emergency or ask for help. !!9) HIGHWAYS ARE RESTRICTED AREAS - Pitting is not permitted on any portion of the paved highway surface. The paved
highway is considered a restricted area because use of the highways is subject to permission by the Mexican Federal
Highway Police. If your race vehicle breaks down on a highway section, you must remove it from the highway before making
repairs. Transitional race travel on the highway sections must be done in a safe and prudent manner. Passing on the highway
section must be made on the left-hand side only and within the 60 MPH speed limit. All competitors must possess a valid
driver license while racing or pre-running. 10) SPEED ZONES & COURSE COMPLIANCE - The mandatory data logger devices will be used to identify highway speed
violations and course deviations. Between the summit and San Felipe racers will have leeway from VCP to VCP. Washes are
open only to the banks on either side and major silt beds are open. Short coursing is not allowed. Do not deviate from the
main course even a little bit when you are near ranches, spectators or farm fields. The GPS course is the official course.
EVERY participant must have a functioning data logger unit in order to be scored in the race. Participants finishing
the race in the allotted time must make sure that device is turned into SCORE immediately after crossing the finish line.
Failure to turn in the equipment will result in your entry being assigned a DNF and you will not receive placement or finish
points. All competitors that DNF must return the tracking recorders to SCORE Tracking at the finish line or return the devices
by mailing/delivering the devices to NMS, 9434 Bond Ave., El Cajon, CA. 92021 by November 22, 2013 to receive placement
points and to avoid being charged for the equipment. Please see Penalty Bulletin for more details. SCORE Tracking will be
located at the finish line. 11) FULL-STOP PHYSICAL CHECKPOINT RULES - You are required to enter the coned area at 25mph Physical Full-Stop
Checkpoints in a single file manner and come to a complete stop at the stop sign. You must show your wristband to the
checkpoint worker. The checkpoint corridor is not considered part of the race course. Entering and exiting all checkpoints
must be done in a safe and prudent manner in order to guarantee the safety of all checkpoint workers. Passing is not
p!ermitted 300 feet before a checkpoint. Pitting is not permitted within 300 feet before and 100 feet after a checkpoint.
2013 BAJA 1000 – Race Briefing Page 2 !12) VIRTUAL CHECKPOINTS - The race course has 111 Virtual Checkpoints (VCPs). The VCPs are strategically placed to
discourage short coursing. However, the VCPs do not represent the only areas that require compliance. The entire course will
be reviewed for compliance. The standard penalty for failure to clear a VCP within 120 feet is 10 minutes. The time penalty will
increase as the deviation increases. In order to avoid confusion regarding the locations of the VCPs, it is essential to race
using the official GPS course file and check for updates on the SCORE website. 13) SPECIAL RULES - No race vehicle shall be towed, pushed, pulled or transported by another vehicle further than 1% of the
total distance of the race course (8.83 MILES), or within 1 mile of the Finish Line. However, wrist banded race vehicle
occupants are permitted to push a disabled race vehicle across the Finish Line. At no time may any participant go backwards
ON the course. 14) FINISH LINE STOP - All race vehicles are required to make a full and complete stop at the Checkered Flag, which is located
at the Tecate Arch. This stop must be made in a safe and controlled manner. 15) REGISTRATION & LATE REGISTRATION – Registration is located inside the Riviera Convention Center Casino Room on
Blvd Costero or at the qualifying area during these hours.
Tuesday Casino Room 2:00PM – 8:00PM.
Qualifying teams should plan on registering during this time. Limited Qualifying Registration is available on Wednesday
morning at the qualifying site. However, if the registration is not completed by 11:00 AM Wednesday you will not be permitted
to qualify.
Wednesday Qualifying Area 7:00AM – 11:00AM and Casino Room Noon to 6:00PM.
Late Qualifying Registration is for pre-entered Drivers/Co-drivers, Riders/Co-Riders NO additional team members or changes
to the entry can be made during this registration time. Make sure you arrive early as registration must be completed by 11:00
AM or team will not be permitted to qualify.
Thursday Casino Room 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
Friday Casino Room (Riviera Convention Center parking in rear by police station) Late Car/Racer Registration 5:30 AM – 7AM
Friday Late Tech Inspection (Car & Truck) 6AM – 8AM, Tecate Arch @ Start/Finish. Next to Riviera CC
Late racer registration will take place on Friday morning from 5:30 AM to 7:00AM at the Casino Room of the Riviera
Convention Center. Be sure to bring your driver’s license. If you already have a timing transponder, take a photo of the
number so you can have the number available. Driver of record must be present to add co-drivers to the entry. Late VehicleTech Inspection will take place on the staging line from 6:00AM to 8:00AM. Note: You must have gone through
registration prior to getting in line for late vehicle tech. 16) LATE STARTERS - A competitor who is late for his assigned start time will start at the back of the class that is currently
starting. The elapsed time of a late starter begins with the competitor's DESIGNATED START TIME, not the late start time. 17) START/FINISH LINE – The TECATE ARCH will be in front of the Riviera Convention Center on Boulevard Costero. 18) STAGING AND START MC & ATV - Motorcycles and ATV classes will stage Thursday night at 10:00PM for an 11:00PM start.
One rider every 2 minutes for Pro Classes. One rider every minute for Sportsman classes. Pro riders will leave the line
according to qualifying times without reference to class or if you did not qualify you will go by date first to last registered for
the race behind those who qualified. Sportsman will start in the order the entry was received. 19) GAP - There will be at least a 7 hour gap between the last M/C starter and the first SCORE Trophy Truck starter. !!20) STAGE & START FOUR WHEEL - Vehicles will stage Friday morning starting at 7:45AM for a 9:00AM start. One vehicle
every 60 seconds for Trophy Truck and Class 1 with a 10 minute gap between the two classes. One vehicle every 30 seconds
for Class 10, TT Spec, SL, 8, HM, 7200, BC, PT, 6100, 3000, TL, 4000, 1/2-1600, 5, 7, 7SX, 5-1600, 2, 2D, 3, 3700, 1700, 4400,
SF, SM, 9, 11, 19, SUTK, SPBG, SLTK, SPUTV. !!21) FOUR WHEEL STAGING - TT(7:45AM), 1(8:00AM), 10(8:15AM), TTS(8:30AM), SL(8:45AM), 8(9:00AM), 7200(9:15AM),
PT(9:30AM), 1/2-1600(9:45AM), Baja Challenge (9:50), 5(10:00AM), ALL REMAINING CLASSES 7, 7SX, 5-1600, 2, 3, SF, SM
(10:10AM) 22) TIME ON COURSE -- DRIVERS will have 36 HOURS / (25 MPH AVERAGE) from their designated start time to complete the
race. DNFs will be scored to the furthest mile using the SCORE tracking data. The First 27 miles of course closes to all
vehicles outbound at 1:30PM in order to have a clear course for the first bikes coming back in. If you are broken down in the
first 27 miles and will not be able to make it to mile 27 before 1:30PM you can take the highway to Ojos Negros and re-enter
the course just past the gas station. You will receive a penalty of up to 30 minutes and you must obey all posted speed limits
at all times on the pavement in this section to avoid additional penalties. ALL TRAFFIC IN THE FIRST 27 MILES MUST BE
INBOUND AFTER 1:30PM ON FRIDAY. RIDERS will have 34 HOURS/ (26 MPH AVERAGE) from their designated start time to
complete the race.
2013  BAJA 1000 – RACE BRIEFING Page 3 23) PROTEST - To protest another competitor, you must submit a detailed written protest to SCORE/CRB (Competition Review
Board) at the Finish Line. The protest must be filed within 30 minutes of the final competitor in class coming across the finish.
Contact the Cruz Roja’s Command Center at Start/Finish to request paperwork. SCORE will consult with the Competition
Review Board Marshal, and the matter will be heard as soon as practical. To file a technical protest, present a written protest
a!!nd a $500 cash fee to the Technical Directors Jake Velasco or Art Sevedra. 24) UNOFFICIAL & OFFICIAL RESULTS – Unofficial results will be posted at the finish ramp and media room throughout the
race. Official results will be posted at 9:00AM Sunday at the Riviera Convention Center Outdoor Amphitheater. 25) AWARDS CEREMONY - will be held at the Riviera Convention Center Outdoor Amphitheater on Sunday morning at
10:00AM. You must arrange to have your trophy accepted by somebody else if you are not going to be present. No trophies
will be brought back across the border by SCORE International. !26) LIVE VEHICLE TRACKING – New features include race replay,
topographic leaderboard, leaderboard by class and leaderboard graph. !27) CHECKPOINT CLOSING TIMES
DRIVERS must average 25mph and will have 36 hours to finish.
CHECKPOINT 1 - El Chinero RM 192 - FRIDAY @ 9:57 PM
CHECKPOINT 2 - El Coloridito RM 269 - SATURDAY @ 12:57 AM
CHECKPOINT 3 - El Crucero RM 385 - SATURDAY @ 5:38 AM
CHECKPOINT 4 - La Virgen Vieja RM 498 - SATURDAY @ 8:09 AM
CHECKPOINT 5 - Vicente Guerrero Bridge RM 660 - SATURDAY @ 2:38 PM
CHECKPOINT 6 - Miles Road RM 760 - SATURDAY @ 6:38 PM
CHECKPOINT 7 – El Alamo RM 799 - SATURDAY @ 7:09 PM
CHECKPOINT 8 - El Lechero RM 845 - SATURDAY @ 9:03 PM
RIDERS must average 26MPH and will have 34 hours to finish. Riders not reaching check #3 before close will be out of the
race and scored as a DNF.
CHECKPOINT 1 - El Chinero RM 192 - FRIDAY @ 9:54 AM
CHECKPOINT 2 - El Coloridito RM 269 - FRIDAY @ 12:48 PM
CHECKPOINT 3 - El Crucero RM 385 - FRIDAY @ 3:08 PM
CHECKPOINT 4 - La Virgen Vieja RM 498 - FRIDAY @ 7:38 PM
CHECKPOINT 5 - Vicente Guerrero Bridge RM 660 - SATURDAY @ 1:52 AM
CHECKPOINT 6 - Miles Road RM 760 - SATURDAY @ 5:43 AM
CHECKPOINT 7 – El Alamo RM 799 - SATURDAY @ 7:11 AM
CHECKPOINT 8 - El Lechero RM 845 - SATURDAY @ 8:59 AM !This information is based on estimated race entries. Any changes will be updated on the Race Briefing and announced at the
drivers meeting. Any changes necessary as a result of entries on Friday will be made via radio on frequency 151.625 as soon
after the start as possible. Note: Slower four wheel vehicle classes, refer to point 40 at the end of this document for detailed information. 28) QUALIFYING -- Driver or Rider who qualifies must take the green flag. Qualifying driver/rider must be banded before
qualifying. Registration will be open at the qualifying area between 7am and 11am. (Refer to item 15 for additional details and
rules.) Location of qualifying area will be sent to the e-mail listed on your registration on Monday November 11th. One vehicle
off the qualifying line every 2 minutes starting at 9 a.m. Practice will be controlled speed (55 mph) and is open between
7:30am and 8:30am. Qualifying area will be on private property and is open to qualifying teams. This event is not open to the
public for safety reasons. Trophies will be presented for the fastest Trophy Truck, Class 1, Motorcycle and ATV at the Monster
Energy Street Party Wednesday night downtown in front of Papas and Beer at 7PM. !29) FUEL – Drums and dump cans with fuel cannot be transported legally across the border. SCORE recommends purchasing
the Official Fuels, VP and F&L which can be purchased by calling (Cristy Chavez) with Amber Racing Services at
(562)432-3946. Christy can arrange your fuel to be delivered in Ensenada or to multiple pit locations. You can use any fuel
s!upplier or brand. 30) HELICOPTERS - You must register on the SCORE website and attend the aircraft safety meeting. Ivor Shear (858)505-5650
o!f Corporate Helicopters will head up the meeting. 31) CHASING – Always drive safely. Passing and or hanging a tire off the road is the cause of most fatalities on Mexican
Highways. Be 100% prepared the day before the race. Expect the unexpected. Leave early and expect to be late to your
destination. Make sure each chase vehicle has copies of insurance for all of your other chase vehicles. Carry the largest fire
extinguishers you can and have a good medic bag in each chase. Keep your passport with you. Have a list of cell phone
numbers, sat phone numbers and radio frequencies for your team and other teams. Never pit within 50 feet of the course, give
yourselves room for safety. Do not pit close to a turn. No chasing on course. Going backwards on course gets your team a
DQ. If you are exceeding the posted speed on the highway in a chase vehicle you are endangering yourself and those with
you. No chasing on course between Gonzaga Bay and Cocos.
2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 – RACE BRIEFING Page 4 !32) LIVE WEBCASTING – WEDNESDAY, 9AM to 2:30PM Qualifying. 7PM – 1AM Monster Mike Street Party
Downtown, THURSDAY, 10AM to 4PM Contingency. 7PM to 2AM Monster Mike Baja Goes Red Party, FRIDAY,
Trophy Truck Start 9:00AM coverage throughout the race. SUNDAY Awards 10:00AM. All will be live webcast at www.bajaracingnews.
com  33) TV SHOW – Be sure to have in-car cameras and if possible one with intercom audio. Optimal is to have one facing forward
from behind the driver with intercom audio, a second camera facing forward and a third camera facing back. Put your team
name, # and sponsors stickers within view of the camera shots. Put the two in cars in reach of co-driver for cleaning. At the
finish line there will be two guys from Tempt Media downloading camera cards. It takes about 30 minutes to download. Your
cards will be returned with the footage on them. The grey A Star helicopter with the large round ball on the front is shooting
the race for television. This race will have a 1 hour feature on ABC Sports and will be televised worldwide. 34) SCORE SPORT TAG TIMING TRANSPONDER - Transponders are required and are for precise timing of all vehicles in the
event. The Sport Tag transponder is blue in color and about 5 inches in length. They can be purchased through the
registration on the website or at registration in the Riviera Convention Center Casino Room. They are good for approximately
3 years of racing. If you already have one it will be checked for battery strength at qualifying and or at contingency by Art and
Colleen Verling who are in charge of official race timing. These timing transponders are used in several other race series
so you may already have one. If you already have one take a photo of the numbers on the side so you can register it quickly at
SCORE tracking will be located at the start finish line in the black SCORE semi trailer.
Thursday, November 14th – 10:00AM TO Midnight
Friday, November 15th – 6:00AM TO 9:00AM
Satellite tracking devices are mandatory in order to have live tracking, leaderboard and emergency notification for all
competitors. Data recorders are mandatory in order to verify compliance with the published rules regarding course
deviations and highway speed zones. The SCORE SPOT 3 Satellite trackers have three buttons for sending messages to
SCORE and Red Cross officials. Button 1 is to notify that you need assistance. Button 2 is to notify that you need medical
assistance. Button 3 is for major medical assistance and must only be used for life and death medical needing immediate
assistance. All entries are required to lease the real time satellite tracking device and the data recording device for the Baja
1000. The recorder does not provide real time tracking, it records your location several times per second along with speed. It
is a wireless battery operated self-contained device used for post race scoring. Motorcycle & ATV classes now have the same
live satellite tracking as the cars and trucks. Both devices are wireless and battery operated. SCORE requires a race team
representative to sign the terms and conditions contract when taking possession of the tracking and recording devices
during race week. Motorcycles, you need to mount the pelican box on your triple clamp or on top of your front fender right in
front of your triple clamp and below your number plate. For solo moto riders only you may put the pelican box in your back
pack. Vehicles, the recorder comes with a Pelican case that must be mounted in the passenger upper A pillar vicinity on all
four wheel vehicles and the SPOT 3 mount must be mounted on the passenger side rear of the vehicle. Pelican boxes for data
recorders and satellite tracker must be installed prior to tech inspection at the black SCORE semi-transporter. The pelican
box and satellite tracker mount must be mounted before tech inspection. SCORE will load the recorder device into the pelican
box on the staging line race morning. All finishers must turn in their data recorder and satellite tracker at the black SCORE
semi transporter at the finish line. Failure to turn in the equipment will result in your entry being assigned a DNF and you will
not receive placement or finish points. It is the responsibility of each race team to turn in the tracker and recorder at the finish
line. All competitors that DNF must return the tracking recorders to SCORE Tracking at the finish line or return the devices by
November 22, 2013 to receive placement points and to avoid being charged for the equipment. Mail or deliver the equipment
to NMS, 9434 Bond Ave., El Cajon, CA. 92021. Please see Penalty Bulletin for more details. Data revue and scoring is the
responsibility of the SCORE Competition Review Board and Track Leaders. 36) CHASSIS INSPECTIONS - SCORE Tagging will take place on Tuesday from 10am to 4pm at the Las Dunas Motel two
blocks south on contingency next to the Velmar Hospital. Wednesday by appointment. Contact Art Sevedra at (702)210-7785
or Jake Velasco at (619)244-5156 for appointments. !37) CONTACTS -
Command Trailer SAT Phone (881)641-480861
Oscar Ramos SCORE Legal (664)203-7060
SAT Phone (881)-641-480874
Abelardo Grijalva Race Director (646)162-7336
SAT Phone (881)641-480860
Jake Velasco Tech Director (619)244-5156
Art Sevedra Tech Director (702)210-7785
Brianne Tengwall Registration (775)852-8900
Bob Stienburger Radio Ops Mt Diablo (714)322-3489
Weatherman SAT Phone (881)641-480862
Bill Black Radio Ops Start/Finish (858)243-4371
Roger Norman Race Operations (775)690-2305
Charlie Engelbart Contingency (562)921-2838
! 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 – RACE BRIEFING Page 5 38) WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT WHILE PRE-RUNNING OR RACING IN MEXICO– In case you or a crew member
are involved in an accident while pre-running or during a race in Baja, Mexico you should always follow this simple steps:
1). Always carry a valid Driver’s License with you, Registration of the Vehicle and proof of current Insurance policy valid for
Mexico. 2). Contact via Radio (151.625 Weatherman channel) or via cell phone a SCORE International Official and report the
accident immediately as it happened, always have clear information of where the accident happened (Race Mile, Kilometer
marker, date and time, full details of what happened, if there are injuries or fatalities and if you should require an ambulance
or rescue to be dispatched to the scene of the accident). 3). Do not leave the scene of the accident and especially if there are
injuries or fatalities, it is against Mexican laws. Leaving the scene of the accident will only make things worse. 4). Get the
support of the Insurance Company adjustor they will assist you with Legal advice and proper representation. 39) WEATHERMAN CHANNEL ETIQUETTE - If you are listening to Weatherman, unplug your mic. If you feel it must be
plugged in, be sure it is in a proper microphone hanger. There is nothing worse than a stuck mic during an emergency…
someone’s life or race can be at stake. Radio checks should be done before the race. When you turn on Weatherman
channel, wait and listen before you speak…there may be an emergency going on that you would be interrupting. The
Weatherman is located on the tallest mountain in Baja and can hear what you cannot hear. Just because you do not hear
anything does not mean there is not a life and death situation going on 200 miles from where you are. Monitor the channel a
sufficient amount of time, to know you are not ‘walking’ on someone else’s emergency. 40) Slower Classes Short Cut Option – An option for a short cut is available to classes who think they may need more than 36
hours to finish. The short cut option will be a class decision and must be approved and accepted by SCORE. Call Roger
Norman or Abelardo Grijalva after getting a majority of competitors in class to agree and get approval. The short cut option
will cutoff at race mile 395 through mile 500. You would take the pavement at the first Highway 1 crossing and drive through
Cativina and re-enter the course at RM 500 and bypass the silt bed. (Basically from Checkpoint 3 to Checkpoint 4). The
purpose of the shortcut is to give slower classes a better chance of finishing within the race time limit. Anyone using this
option without approval of the class will be a DNF. 41) PRE-RUNNING – No pre-running from Ojos to Ensenada. Pre-running is not racing! Please use controlled speeds. At
7:00AM on Thursday the 14th we will have a controlled speed pre-run from the start to Ojos Negros. It will start in the wash
just off the start line. This will be your only opportunity to pre-run and make notes all the way to Ojos. If you are late you will
miss it and the gates will be locked from the Pepsi Stand to Ojos. The start to race mile 20 (Pepsi Stand) will be open all day
on the 14th from 7:00AM to 5:00PM. 

Baja Racing News LIVE!
Gary Newsome, Editor

BAJA 1000 2013***Total Entry List As Of November 8, 2013

BAJA 1000 2013
Presented By:

(By Class Starting Order-as of 11/8/13)

  TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
(Numerical, before qualifying)
1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
3 Mark Post/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas/Jimmy Smith, Ford F-150
4 Valerio Gonzalez/Ernesto Cervantes, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, Ford F-150
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Andy McMillin, San Diego, Ford F-150
14 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif./Pat Dean, Las Vegas/Rene Brugger, San Diego, Chevy Silverado
15 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW XJ-6
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Cody Stuart, Capistrano Beach, Calif./Josh Daniel, Vista, Calif., Chevy Silverado
18 Juan C. Lopez/Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor
19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150
21 Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
23 Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150
26 Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas/Jay Reichert, Johnson City, Texas, Ford Raptor
34 Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
36 Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Thomas Greer, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram2500
39 Ron Whitton/Chas Dana, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
45 Gary Magness/Devin Housh, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Chevy Silverado
49 Carlos Cortez/Rudy Cortez, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif./Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150
51 Kory Scheeler/Jeremy Cheadle, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
53 Jose Flores, San Diego/Francisco Name, Mexico City/Enrique Murrillo, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
59 Craig Potts/Brian Cavitt, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
64 Abraham Lartundo/Roberto Ruiz, El Cajon, Calif., Chevy Silverado
67 Austin Jones/Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150
70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150
72 Robert Acer, Wilmington, Del., Chevy Silverado
73 James Lin, Wilmington, Del., Chevy Silverado
77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
85 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
88 Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
91 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150
98 Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)
(Numerical, before qualifying)
100 Cody Parkhouse/Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
101 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Ricky Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Geiser-Chevy
103 Mike Cook, Herriman, Utah/Todd Pedersen, Orem, Utah, BMC-Chevy
110 Josh Rigsby, Santa Fe, N.M./Tony Murray/Scott Wisdom, Penhall-Chevy
112 Oscar Rodriguez/Jim Reuhlen, Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, TLR-Chevy
115 Todd Tuls, Columbus, Neb./T.J. Tuls, Clinton, Neb., Jimco-Chevy
119 Erik Harp, Panama City, Fla./Jared Tetzlaff, San Diego, ESM-Chevy
121 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif./Luis Ramirez Jr., Mexico, Jefferies-Chevy
123 Jose Canchola/Elias Canchola, El Centro, Calif/Adrian Gomez, Chula Vista, Calif., Tatum-Chevy
129 Dale Lenk/Grant Lenk/Brett Lenk, Costa Mesa, Calif., Penhall-Chevy
131 George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Luke Babb, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy
145 Nils Castillo/Paulo Castillo, Santa Paula, Calif./Gene Haas/Joe Custer, Kannapolis, N.C., Jimco-Chevy
147 Pat McCarthy/Nick De Avila, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
153 Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakeside, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
188 Jon Walker, Guam/Brian Steele, Hesperia, Calif., Kreger-Chevy

CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)
1609 J. David Ruvalcaba/Leonel Ruvalcaba/Esteban Cruz, Ensenada, Mexico/Abel Velazco/Arturo Velazco, Banning, Calif., VBR
1636 Christian Celaya, Paradise Valley, Ariz./Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, AlumiCraft
1647 Wes McKenzie, Dallas/George Jimenez/Ivan Pacheco, Ensenada, Mexico, Bonner
1602 Ernesto Arambula/Edmundo Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
1606 Ruben Sanudo Sr/Ruben Sanudo Jr/Brando Sanudo, San Felipe, Mexico, Porter
1615 Jesus Velez/Victor Lugo/Rogelio Ruiz/Hector Garcia, Mexicali, Mexico, PFK
1610 Kevin Price/Brian Tall, Freemont, Calif., Custom
1697 Jorge Sampietro/Misael Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
1604 Roberto Rabago/Francisco Reynoso/Jesus Garcia/Jose Gutierrez, Tijuana, Mexico, Romo
1648 Alejandro Lozano/Alejandro Biehl/Alejandro Ibarrola, Mexico City, Mexico, Venegas
1614 Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif.
1649 Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia/Adrian Villasenor, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo

CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)
300 Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Lincoln, Calif., Ford Bronco
301 Randy Mason/Chris Mason, Celina, Texas/Tim Mason, Dallas, Ford Bronco

CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)
511 Drew Belk/Wendy Belk, Coachella Valley, Calif./David Bonner, Norco, Calif./L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif.
501 Mike O’Donnell/Scott McKenzie/Patrick Neveau, Phoenix/Kelly Ross, Desert Hills, Ariz.
500 Kevin Carr/Noe Valdez/Perry McNeil/Alfie Bueno, San Diego
505 Chis Willis, China, Texas/Kirby Caldwell, Lumberton, Texas/Nick Lanning, Baton Rouge, La./Mark Low, Beaumont, Texas
519 Terry McClintick/Vince Wavra, Brawley, Calif./Ben Abatti Jr, Holtville, Calif./Rick McClintick, Orvada, Nev.

CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)
579 Greg Crouch/Mary Crouch/Danny Lynch, Houston
562 Danny Sanchez/Emilio Mendez/Daniel Hernandez, San Ysidro, Calif.
553 Armando Garcia/Marco A. Garcia/Marco Robles/Erick Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico
555 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Thomas Fernandez/Raymon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico

CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)
700 Dan Chamlee, Summerland, Calif./Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
704 Aaron Celiceo, San Diego/Adrian Celiceo, San Ysidro, Calif./Alfred Galvan, San Diego/Adrian Celiceo III, Lemon Grove, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

CLASS 7200 (limited, production mini trucks)
7223 Darren Skilton, Long Beach, Calif., Honda Pilot
7298 Jonathan Brenthal/Jordan Brenthal, Newport Beach, Calif./Jamie Galles, Albuquerque, N.M., Chevy S-10
7222 Miles Wyatt/Brandon Everett/Sean Caviness/Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif., Chevy S-10
7207 Steve Kovach/Kyle Kovach/Preston Schmid, Chandler, Ariz., Ford Ranger
7206 Joe Ramirez/Gary Hull/Francisco Nieto, San Vicente, Mexico, Ford Ranger

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)
742 James Burman/Jayson Strachon, Heber City, Utah, Ford Ranger
740 Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
758 Ricardo Vindiola/Aldo Romo/Oscar Licon, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
756 Ricardo Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger

CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)
802 Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, Ensenada/Luke Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford Raptor
803 Chris Wilson, Vista, Calif./David Sykes/Marc Stein, San Diego/Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif., Ford Bronco

CLASS 9 (Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)
910 John Scharf, Huntington Beach, Calif./Brian Hadley, Yorba Linda, Calif., Chenowth-VW

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)
1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow/Kyle Kirkorian, Clovis, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1021 Chris Boyer/Cory Boyer/Greg Boyer/Fernie Padilla, Las Vegas, Banning-Ford
1066 Mike Shaffer/Eric Strom/John Cantrell, Alameda, Calif., FPM-Honda
1031 Mike Johnson/Mike Majesky, Santa Monica, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1000 Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Joel Liska, Banning, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy
1062 J. J. Schnarr, Incline Village, Nev./Mark Levrett/Sam Cothrun, Sparks, Nev., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1011 John Langley/Morgan Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Racer-Chevy
1008 Mark Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Joel Liska/Steve Lawler, Banning, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy
1053 Brad Wilson/Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Kyle Quinn, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
1039 Matt Cullen/Mike Lombardi, Long Beach, Calif./Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif., AlumiCraft-Honda
1030 Jim Anderson/Ann Anderson, Reno, Nev./Brian Burgess, Menifee, Calif./Darren Hardesty, Riverside, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1001 Andrew Myers, San Marcos, Calif./Ross Savage, Costa Mesa, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1055 Kash Vessels, Bonsall, Calif./Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif./Cam Thieriot, Tustin, Calif., Racer-Chevy
1080 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delano, Minn./Kevin Sechow, Lester Praire, Minn., Kreger-Chevy
1048 Lee Banning/Lee Banning Jr, Laveen, Ariz., Banning-Ford
1027 Brett King, Garden Grove, Calif./Michael Zacka/Brad Zacka, Australia, Fusion-Chevy
1089 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr/Arnoldo Guttierez Sr/Carlos Hermosillo, Mexicali, Mexico, Racer-Chevy
1018 Johnny Buss, Northridge, Calif./James Levesque, Santa Monica, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
1068 Shelby Reid/Cody Reid/Daniel Folts, Apple Valley, Calif., Custom-Chevy
1076 Gerardo Iribe, Santa Ana, Calif./Carlos Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico/Victor Herrerra Jr, Tijuana, Mexico, Curry/ISRT-Chevy

SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)
1209 Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif./Patrick Long, Playa del Rey, Calif., Jimco
1207 Michael Crichton/Eduardo Guitron, Zapopan, Mexico/Jaime Mancavo, Tepic, Mexico, Barajas
1299 Leonardo Rayos/Alejandro Navarrete/Ricardo Malo/Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)
1116 Paul Nauleau/Ryan Crook, San Francisco/David Oneill, Riverside, Calif./Vinh-Thach Nguyen, Austin, Texas
1107 Jim Graham/Rosh Edwards/Carlos Bravo, Felton, Calif.
1101 Rene Rodriguez/Roberto Robles/Jesus Jimenez, Ensenada, Mexico
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck/Cesar Sandoval/Nick Sandez, Tijuana, Mexico
1108 Mark Murrell, Grand Junction, Colo./Gary Helming, Nipoma, Calif./K.C. Steiner/Melissa Steiner, Wichita, Kansas
1115 Cyrus Roohi/Adam Broad/Chris Brooks/Noah Machtay, King George, Va.

STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)
8118 Todd Quigley/Michael Quigley, York, Pa./Rene LeBrun, Red Lion, Pa., GM G2500 Express Van
8115 Joe Bacal, Anthem, Ariz./Payton Wilson, St. Francisville, La., Lexus LX570
8161 Phil Anderson, Canada/Kay Awaad, Calexico, Calif. (Egypt)/Dean Acton/Scott Acton/Mark Acton, Canada, Ford F-150
8116 Wes Bevly III/Chad Bunch/Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford F-150
STOCK MINI (Stock, mini-sized trucks)
762 Rod Hall, Reno, Nev./Shelby Hall, Sparks, Nev./Damien Michelin, Sparks, Nev. (France), Hummer H3

PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)
1350 Chelsea Magness/Todd Burt/Matt Robinson, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)
858 David Kleiman/Mike Gress, Carlsbad, Calif., Chevy Silverado
842 Nick Mills, Corpus Christi, Texas/Alan Roach, Escondido, Calif., Chevy Silverado
841 Taylor Mills, Corpus Christi, Texas/Kent Kroeker, Escondido, Calif., Chevy Silverado
843 Billy Bunch, La Quinta, Calif./Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Craig Johnson, Chevy Silverado
844 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Colorado

BAJA CHALLENGE (Subaru-powered, Spec, open-wheel cars)
BC 2 Terry Earwood, Deland, Fla./Andrew Comrie-Picard, W. Hollywood, Calif./Brad Lovell, Colorado Springs, Colo./Brian Finch, Hermitage, Tenn./Larry McRae, Banning, Calif./Roger Lovell, Colorado Springs, Colo.
BC 1 Jon Largent/Tom Mulle, Riverside, Calif./Jeff Johnson, Bellevue, Wash./Lisa Matthews, Sarasota, Fla./Steve Mackie, Henderson, Nev.
BC 3 Dan McKeever, Grantsville, Utah/Chad Gilsinger, Marysville, Ohio/Kyle Tucker, Mooresville, N.C./John Williams, Salt Lake City, Utah/Michael Johnson Jr, Glen Allen, Va./Rich Minga, Fallbrook, Calif.
BC 4 Christian Hammarskjold, Devon, Pa./Joseph Mirable, Norristown, Pa./Richard Martin, Church Ville, Pa./Jon Hoffman, Gainsvilte, Ga./P.J. Jones, Scottsdale, Ariz./Milan Patel, Kennett Square, Pa.
BC 5 Antonio Marmolejo, Columbia/Pablo Jaton/Facundo Jaton, Argentina/John Gomez

CLASS 19 (Limited, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)
1903 Mark Schelbert, Los Angeles/Scott Walther, Goleta, Calif./Chad Mcclelland, Santa Cruz, Calif., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1930 Sean Cook/Brandon Cook/Colton Cook, Escalon, Calif., Polaris RZR XP900
1948 Kevin Fuller, Portland, Ore./Jim Creagan/Gregg Northam, Yacolt, Wash., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1933 Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano/Mika Busk, Park City, Utah, Arctic Cat Wildcat
1934 Scott Kiger, Mt. Morris, Pa./Mark Holz, Lynden, Wash./R.J. Anderson, Riverside, Calif., Polaris XP900
1945 Jeffrey Scolman/Denise Scolman/Peter Zink, Bend, Ore., Polaris RZR XP4
1918 Eduardo Tello/Alejandro Rodriguez/Jorge Macias, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Polaris RZR900
1901 Douglas McCrady/Nick Ancona, El Cajon, Calif., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1904 Cory Sappington, Peoria, Ariz./Eric Fitch, Scottsdale, Ariz./Tyler Dixon, Phoenix, Can-Am Maverick
1949 Alonso Lopez/Roberto Balderama/Jose Juarez, Murrieta, Calif., Polaris RZR XP900
1915 Thomas Graves/Idalia Graves, El Cajon, Calif., Richard Morel, Poway, Calif., Polaris RZR
1908 Justin Lambert, Bakersfield, Calif./Casey Filippi, Porterville, Calif./Justin Sheakley, Peoria, Ariz., Polaris
1942 Scott McFarland/Nick Oldham/Joseph White, Moab, Utah, Polaris RZR XP1000
1907 Paul Broughton/Jack Broughton/Dan Reger, Scotts Valley, Calif., Arctic Cat
1947 Levi Gilkison/Sean Spaulding/Albert Rodriguez/Shane Obst, Bend, Ore., Polaris RZR XP900 4
1929 Mark Stevens/Todd Steffen, Bellville, Ohio, Polaris RZR
1932 Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif./Jason Spiess, Peoria, Ariz./Keith Redstrom, Glendale, Ariz./Craig Scanlon, St. Michael, Minn./Beau Baron, Atascadero, Calif., Polaris XP900-4
1905 Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif./Steve Willenberg/Fernando Flores/Cody Quarles, San Diego, Can-Am
1917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, Eastvale, Calif./David Martinez/Steve Amrine, Downey, Calif., Can-Am Maverick

CLASS 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.6-Liter Turbor or supercharged)
227 Steve Olliges, Las Vegas/Jason Bateman/Tim Casey/Bill Rante, Mesa, Ariz./Bud Brutsman, Burbank, Calif., Ford F-150 Ecoboost
222 Pete Sohren/Ron Stobaugh/Jason McNeil, Phoenix, Ford F-150 Ecoboost
201 Jorge Rivera/Ruben Rivera/Jose Cornejo, Chandler, Ariz., Ford F-150 Ecoboost

CLASS 1700 (Jeep Speed Challenge)
1724 Cliff Seubert, Estacada, Ore./Tom Richardson, Durham, Ore./Rob Seubert, Colton, Ore., Jeep

CLASS 4000 (Limited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)
4001 Chris Hill, Johnson City, Tenn./Jason Carner, Birmingham, Alabama, Chevy S-10
(Entry order, by class, before qualifying)

CLASS 22 (450cc or more)
11x Dustin Paloposki/Klade Glasgow/Geoffe Nelson/Tyler Murray, Canada, KTM
2x Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn./Kendall Norman, Govita, Calif., KTM 450XS-F
1x Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho/Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X
4x Robby Bell, Glendora, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz./Taylor Robert, Scottsdale, Ariz. Kawasaki KX450F
17x Ryan Hasbrouck/Willy Elam, Moreno Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X
9x A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Campo, Calif./Max Eddy Jr/Matt Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X
27x Brian Garrahan, Boulder Creek, Calif./Arik Swan, Santa Cruz, Calif./Bobby Bartholomew, Boulder Creek, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F

CLASS 20 (400cc or less)
158x Steve Kameda, Japan/Oscar Hale Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM EXC350
150x Chad Broughton/Eric Pucelik/Jim Owens/Jack Hulse, Scotts Valley, Calif., Honda CRF250X
199x Marshall McArthur, Issaquah, Wash./Donald Brockett, Carnation, Wash., Honda XR400R

CLASS 21 (450cc or less)
145x Colin Edwards/Mike Myers/Steven Bodak, Montgomery, Texas, Yamaha WR450
111x Cody Schafer, Wheatridge, Colo./Olaf Satre, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Matt Kukendall, Las Vegas, Kawasaki KX450F
102x Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles/Joe Querantes, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X
101x Ulises Fierro/Marco Higuera/Eric Yorba, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM XCF450
123x Mike West, Yucaipa, Calif./Jeff Bates/Jason Woodruff, Australia, Honda CRF450X
116x Mike Maggrah/Geoff Gerbrandt, Canada, Yamaha WR450F

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)
333x Bobby Belz/Darell Pitts, Lovington, N.M./Rob Riner, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda CRF450X
304x Mike Meyer, Hermosa Beach, Calif./Joshua Coffey, Bakersfield, Calif./Kenneth Caverhill, Frazier Park, Calif., Honda CRF450X
342x Seth Cohen, Cincinnati, Ohio/Jimi Heyder, E. Randolph, Vt., Honda CRF450X
303x Ryan Gutile, Madera, Calif./Kyle Abney/Paul Luce, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha WR450F
315x Jeff Benrud, Raeford, N.C./Clint LaRue, Virginia Beach, Va.
329x Brad Baker, Arlington, Va./Jeremy Baker, Vancouver, Wash./Luke Dupin, Moscow, Idaho/Jean-Paul Dupin, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Honda CRF450X
349x Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Ryan Dudek/Shane Esposito, Menifee, Calif./Scott Myers/Brian Pinard, Temecula, Calif./Chris Haines, Honda CRF450X
337x Clint McDonald/Ryan McDonald, Justin, Texas/Kelly Huffman, Arlington, Texas, Honda XR650R
300x Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
314x Paul Gallagher/Chris Knight/David Gibson/Mladen Rudman, Canada, KTM XCW500
301x Cliff Cook/Justin Miller, Matt Bateman, Jay Rabjohn, Cameron Park, Calif.

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)
403x Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Augustine Maduena, San Felipe, Mexico/David Troniak, Canada/Yvan Perrod, France/Randy Harmon, Peoria, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F
414x Scott Yenzer, Golden, Colo./Bill Gilbert, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Marin Camp, South Africa/Shihab Alireza, Saudi Arabia, Honda CRF450X
411x Jason Miller/Bruce Anderson/Keith Fields/Russell Daman, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450X
402x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Louie Franco, Temecula, Calif./Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)
500x Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif./Eric McKenna, Lake Havasu City, Ariz./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Dave Potts, Burbank, Calif./Steve Williams, Tehachapi, Calif./Bob Johnson, Oceanside, Calif., Honda CRF450X
555x Robert Smith/Hugh Graffunder/Roger Patenaude/Craig Murray, Canada, KTM 450EXC

701x Alexander Smith, Riverside, Calif., KTM 450XCF
781x Chris Warwick, Australia,
720x Marc Ebdrup, Canada, KTM 350XCW
729x Aaron Lindsey, Macon, Ga., Yamaha WR450
707x Tibi Imbuzan, San Diego (Hungary), Yamaha WR450
789x Aki Povilkoski, Green Cove Springs, Fla., Yamaha WR450
777x Chip Besse, Fraser, Colo., KTM 450XCF
739x Nicholas Caldwell, Canada, KTM 350CXF-W
743x Mike Inglis, Cleveland, Tenn., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 25 (450cc or more)
17a Greg Row, Alpine, Calif./Travis Dillon, Lakeside, Calif./Jose Ramirez, Albuquerque, N.M./Andrew Ebner, Aztec, N.M., Bombardier DS650
6a Arron Wright, Moore, Okla./Edgard Saldivar/Jorge Brambilia/Rafael Maya, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
10a Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif./Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
49a Gustavo Ameca, Tijuana, Mexico/Oswaldo Walle, Los Angeles/Luis Esquivel/Thomas Iriarte/Abraham Romero, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

CLASS 24 (450cc or less)
101a Thomas Wright, Tabernacle, N.J./Pierre-Yves Denault/Renaud Fortin, Canada (France), Francisco Vera Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Andy Lagzdins, Burbank, Calif., Honda TRX450R
102a Shawn Robins/Landis Albrecht, Canada/Stephen Davis, Los Barriles, Mexico/Sergio Valverde, Ciudad Constitucion, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
109a Juan Dominguez/Alonzo Dominguez/Gilberto Perez/David Scott, Yuma, Ariz.
CLASS 26 (Limited Utility ATV)–
222a Don Higbee, Casper, Wyo., Can-Am Outlander
207a Michael Swift, Lewisburg, Tenn., Can-Am Outlander1000
210 a Mike Penland, Rubin Gap, Ga./Alex Layn, Bristol, Va./Glen Veale, Savannah, Ga./Eric Lemley, Rockport, W.Va., Can-Am Outlander
1506 Dave Caswell, Englewood, Colo./Mack Fleming, Brewton, Alabama/Adam Stewart, Mobile, Ala./John Becker, Ardmore, Okla., Mirage-VW
1507 Richard Freschet/Phil Speet, San Carlos, Calif., Spectrum-Ilmor
1503 Jorge Valdes/Carlos Flores/Fernando Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Bajara-Chevy

1401 Hassim Mendez/Biker Sherlock/Enrique Gomez, Pomona, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
1408 Luis Henderson, Miami (Uruguay)/Jose Rodriguez/Joao Dantas, Brazil, Ford F-150
1444 Jim Bunn, Bristol, Va./Andrew Stauffer, Brownstown, Ind/John Zambie, Tijuana, Mexico, Mason-Chevy

2001 Mark Luhtala/Erik Luhtala/Billy Luhtala, W. Palm Beach, Fla., Toyota Tacoma
SPT M/C< (450CC or less)–
245x Alan Martinez, Carson, Calif./Fred Luther, Houston, Honda CRF450X
227x Rodrigo Lopez, Juarez, Mexico/Alvaro Lopez, Canada/Federico Uter, Juarez, Mexico, KTM 450EXC
222x John Sylvester/Robert Kirk, Hereford, Ariz./Charles Huffman, Tucson, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
234x Hisazumi Fukumura/Hisanori Matsumoto, Japan, Honda CRF450X
210x Brett Robinson, Thomaston, Ga./John Graves, Camp Verde, Ariz./Patrick Ditson, Humboldt, Ariz./Nick Hamm/Jesse Williamson, Wildomar, Calif., Honda CRF450X
203x Brent Balika, Akron, Ohio/Walter Lemonovich, Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Patrick Williams, Texarkana, Texas/Aaron Ard, Austin, Texas/Terrance Montelongo, Torrance, Calif., Honda CRF450X
212x Carlos Silva/Joel Leal/Michel Valenzuela/Fernando Cardenaz, Honda CRF450X
249x Mark Winkelman/Ricky De la Pena, Cedar Hill, Texas/Paul Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Austin Miller, Dripping Springs, Texas, Honda CRF450X

SPT M/C> (450cc or more)
272x Chris Scranton/Jeff Johnson/Will Johnson, Alamo, Calif., KTM XC500
259x Mike Kaplan, Tujunga, Calif./Steven Gallegos, San Fernando, Calif./Darin Aldridge, Landers, Calif./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif., Kawasaki KX500
260x Colin Danilak, Levi Ellis/Sean Hudson, Canada, Honda CRF450X
258x Ralph White/Steve Koch/Andrew Kontra, Canada, Kawasaki KLX650R
240x Carlos Valdez,
280x Fernando Beltran, Fernando Tavarez/Emmanuel Verdugo, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KXF450
294x Todd Powell/Jeff Powell/Trevor Powell/Rick Mianecki, Honda CRF450X
283x Nicola Dutto/Gianfranco Ronco/Lorenzo Crivella/Julian Villarrbia, Italy, KTM EXC500
287x Wesley Glogner, Tucson, Ariz./Marshall Burhann, Rohnert Park, Calif./Johnny Wilson, Tucson, Ariz./Keith Mott, Flagstaff, Ariz., KTM XC525

52a Martin Munoz, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico/Daniel Katsurayama, San Diego/Benjamin Juarez, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
66a Rusty Batza, Louisville, Colo./Kyle Farrell, Mannford, Okla., Can-Am DS650