Tuesday, December 23, 2014


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Monday, December 22, 2014

Baja Racing Club 2014 BAJA 1000 Official ONLINE Viewing Party! *** CBS Sports Network Television 6 West 9 East

*From December 28-7PM/10PM EAST, CBS Sports Network

Comments from the Party of the Race Episode:

***"if you need the 'Jenners' to hype your race, you suck"
***"25 minutes of setup...pathetic, should have been told (setup) in 9 minutes, finally telling what happened in the race, at 42 minutes in, we finally get real race drama. after a first one hour show of las vegas, (yuk) only after nearly three quarters of the secondhour we get something real...too bad"
***"luv the no-no pros ads...shows how weak score is..."
***"at the end saw three pages of Trophy Trucks with nearly two pages of teams that 'Didn't Even Finish' DNF's"
***"robby gordon throws away baja 1000 2014 by having sheldon creed destroy his chances at a win, creed ran into a cactus and toyo tires loses its chance to knockout bfg tires..."
***"cbs sports spec...bowling and score racing lmao"
***"score: "baja 1000 goes off in central america" lol"
Some comments from tonight's party: "If the Baja 1000 is THE race, why is it only on cable?"

x [Qualifying Episode]"Hey Bud, Who talked you into an hour of this s***? 
The obvious. Shooting at night, didn't work. The not so obvious, this (all the Las Vegas footage) material should have made up 10-15 minutes of the 2-Hours CBS has scheduled for the BAJA 1000 TV Show.

"The hardest race on the planet", "the relentless aggression of mother nature",??? GET ANOTHER WRITER-YOU HAVE A GREAT EVENT, DON'T S*** IT UP!

What a waste of an hour! SCORE has a great sport of desert racing and Roger Norman chooses to show the world, THE WORST EVENT EVER! How many times are these event organizers going to tell us how great they are?! THIS SHOW SUCKED." BajaRacingNews.com Review
BajaRacingClub LIVE! 6PM West 9 PM East TODAY Sunday, December 22  x http://www.kingofbaja.com/

Saturday, December 13, 2014

SCORE holds its "Awards Ceremony" in their garage in backwater El Cajon. Sponsor loss rumors explode that TOYOTA, TECATE and others have bailed on the 'World' 'Global' Championship series, as huge fines for enviromental penalties against them, are negotiated out. has bailed

UPDATE! December 15, 2014:

First Posted December 12, 2014:

Baja Racing News is following rumors of sponsor losses and verified news of huge environmental penalties against the "Global" "World" Championship desert racing series. 

This week, the racing organization is cutting costs, by holding their year-end, season ending, annual awards ceremony at their garage, in a corner of San Diego county, normally used for illegal vehicle smog operations and chop shops, taking apart stolen cars and trucks. 

El Cajon is so backwater that the local California Department of Motor Vehicles in El Cajon, located not far from the garage being used for the SCORE annual dinner, was closed this summer for corruption! Numerous El Cajon residents, were working as employees of the department, were caught and convicted by a bunch of the three letter federal and state agencies and the offices were closed!  The property is fenced off, the building boarded up and still closed!

The SCORE garage is located in some of the cheapest, least environmentally protected, lowest taxed, industrial zoned land in the southwest. El Cajon is a dump.

Back to the El Cajon DMV. The place remains today, boarded up, not open for business for state automotive registration, licensing and drive testing for residents of rural eastern and southern San Diego, known as El Cajon, 'the box'. The area is so backwards, that even Roger Norman himself, refused to participate in recent 'Off-Road Days', an annual  local celebration of the 'east county' off-road community. 

Known as the 'Hill-Billy Haven' community of Southern California, El Cajon is the birthplace Jimmy Johnson, the NASCAR 'six-time' racing champion. Of course, he doesn't live in El Cajon any longer. He lives on the civilized east coast of North America.

Jimmy now lives, just south of the shadow of Wall Street. Were the nations banks have just this weekend, decided that they want to get back into the derivative business all insured and 'backstopped' by the American taxpayer! A primary cause of the nations recent economic collapse, it's where some of the dirtiest, legal money is, legal gambling all insured by the American taxpayer, the FDIC. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Reportedly, TECATE and TOYOTA have dropped or are dropping SCORE International as one of their sponsored friends. As BajaRacingNews.com has documented, the big mistakes Roger Norman, owner of SCORE, has made since buying the racing organization, may be some of the reasons for leaving SCORE on the side of the road.

Recently, an Ensenada newspaper, has reported that SCORE is being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental violations for its recent running of the 2014 Baja 1000, desert off-road race. These charges have reportedly not been levied against SCORE and are in fact, being negotiated at this very moment.

One fact remains about racing in Mexico. You cannot do it on the cheap, like some have done in the United States. 

While the racers are partying on the real elephant feet bar stools, among the numerous African big game kills in Rogers garage at the 'awards party', the bar tab for the racers, Roger and SCORE is being tabulated. MORE LOADING>>> 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Brave New World of Desert Off-Road Racing, Starting in Los Cabos! By Gary Newsome, Editor BajaRacingNews.com

UPDATED! December 11, 2014 

First Published December 10: Baja Racing News has learned the membership of the racers association of Baja South, will be informed that the State of Baja Sur and the Los Cabos Municipality will mandate that desert off-road racers comply with new rules for the 2015 racing season.

The official congress or meeting of the "pilots & copilots" is scheduled in La Paz, on the 17th of December.

Among the announced controls, racers will be required to pass a breath analysis test, a heart analysis test and a drug test. All controlled by a doctor, chosen by the sports commission of the State of Baja Sur.

The bigger question now is whether SCORE International racers, in their announced spring event, will be mandated to meet the new rules being set forth in Southern Baja. Stay Tuned, More Information Today...MORE HERE


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Rob MacCachren Named KING OF BAJA 2014 Baja Racing News LIVE

Rob MacCachren Named KING OF BAJA 2014 Baja Racing News LIVE!

Creating his 'Dream Team' to Winning the 2014 BAJA 1000, Rob Mac, was chosen by the editorial staff at BajaRacingNews.com as this years KING OF BAJA for 2014.

This upfront, honest athlete is respected by the entire field of off-road. He's been inducted into the Off-Road Hall of Fame. Though, that's not really saying much. The "hall of fame", is a farce.

December 8, 2014
More LOADING>>> 

Monday, December 08, 2014

One spectator dead another injured in Southern Baja Mexico Off-Road Race

UPDATE! February 17, 2015


After one spectator was killed in last years "Los Paredones" off-road race and the huge disaster of Baja Sur racing when local promoters and their insurance company were charged with fraud, the local racing community is telling spectators to be aware of the risks. The local racing community released this video, last week:

UPDATE  December 7, 2014

 State of Baja South Off-Road Racing Commission begins safety program

"Our commitment is now greater redouble efforts, implement actions and drastic measures with the clear objective of reducing risk among drivers and fans, come together to make the necessary arrangements to complete the foundations for Off Road safe, for this requires the action and consciousness of all who love this sport."  

This bold statement was made this weekend by the Official State Commission overseeing off-road motorsports in Southern Baja, Mexico.

Clearly now, 2015 will have more regulatory structure and care in the operation of off-road motoring events in the state.

Important considerations like insurance, civil protection and economic development can be addressed within the commissions structure to focus on 'Safety'.

The commissions integration of the recent state legislation making 'off-road' an important tourism department component should be used to help coordinate related state functions.

Civil Protection, as an example, should be funded through race-related Tourism projects. Each racing event can raise needed pesos to cover the required Red Cross, medical response and public awareness programs. 


Update, December 4
Baja South Racers Call Meeting!

""Pilots and Copilotos:

We invited them to the Congress of pilots, it will be held in the city of peace, b.c.s.(La Paz, Baja California Sur) day Wednesday 17 December with the following topics:

1. - regulations, 2015,
2. - safety in off road motorsports
3. - agreements in 2015

In the next few days we will give them to know the place, location and times, their participation is of great importance to take decisions and Agreements in order to improve our sport.""

From the Association of Baja South Drivers and Co-Drivers

From Today's Press Story:

"Awareness of a Safer Off Road," will be a campaign by nationally and internationally recognized drivers, announced the Sport Director and the Government minister for the Los Cabos Municipality, Miguel Adolfo Palacios Romero and Salvador Castellanos, respectively.


UPDATE 4PM 12-1; From Los Cabos, Mexico:

CABO 250, Another Race Suspended!

"In coordination with the municipal government, the [fake organization]association state automovilismo and car club foxes of Los Cabos is determined to suspend the career of off road out of 250, this before The events of recent times, which obliges us to find a joint new sketches and rewriting safety issues in future events, thank you for the understanding of pilots and spectators at the news."


First Reported Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mauricio Zamora Collins

Mauricio Zamora Collins, 28, of Southern Baja Mexico, died this weekend, Sunday November 30, as the result of a race truck in a local desert off-road race, a class 7 race truck, impacted a man made ramp and fanatics being too close to the race course.

His brother Manuel was also injured in the incident.

Mauricio, called 'Mauri' by friends, was a well known quad racer in Southern Baja Mexico.
The victim died of massive head injuries at IMSS Hospital, after being transported after the accident. His brother Manuel, suffered a broken leg. 

The local race, 'El Paredones-Desert Challenge', based at Rancho Paredones, ran at the Arroyo Seco Salto, near the community of Candelaria, north of San Lucas, B.C.S. The balance of the race was suspended.

The racing event is part of the Official State racing series, the event is sanctioned by the State of BCS, Mexico.

The class 7 driver involved in the incident was named as Guillermo Valdez.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

What We Can Do - We Should Do, An Editorial By Gary Newsome

 Thank God, no one was hurt in this BAJA 1000.

What I mean to say, is we were very lucky that none of the public was hurt as a result of the racing here in Baja Mexico, during this historic and exciting race!

Here's what we can do. We can work more closely with the Civil Protection Departments throughout the magical peninsula, Baja Mexico. By that, I mean all of us in racing, should extend our hands to the people responsible for protecting the public, during our racing events in Mexico.

Here's what we should do. We should create strategies and functions to better protect the crowds of people who are drawn to engage in our events as participants, fans and witness the greatest sport in the world!

BajaRacingNews.com is dedicated to this goal. The more all of us accomplish in this respect, the greater this sport can be lifted to the heavens through the care of people who care about its activities, the greater the capacity for economic gain, in conducting ourselves in the sport.

Editor/Publisher BajaRacingNews.com


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Robby Gordons Stadium Super Trucks Announces Racing CABO 1000 Starting in Tijuana on May 7, 2015


UPDATED! November 10, 2014:

BajaRacingNews.com has learned this event is a hybrid "Racing & Investing" event, meant for international finance movers and shakers. We've placed the planned race route and the planned racing and investing schedule, forwarded by one of the race entrants.

Economic and hospitality offerings in San Diego, Tijuana and Los Cabos-Baja South Mexico, will be highlighted in the May 5 through May 12th, 2015 CABO 1000 time matrix. Clearly, this is a rare "lifestyle" event, for those who want to 'Elevate' their lives, fast!

Gary Newsome

From the original press release:

"Las Vegas, Nevada (November 9, 2014) – Stadium Super Truck series founder Robby Gordon and the Tijuana EDC, announced today the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series 2015 season continues after the Clipsal 500 Adelaidein February with Mexico's CABO 1000, starting in Tijuana, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur. 

The CABO 1000 attracts racers and spectators from all around the world. The invitation from Mexico's Tijuana EDC is a testament to the rapid growth and popularity of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST). “The fast growth of the SST series has been incredible and for us to take our series outside North America for the second time is a huge accomplishment, so we were very selective with which event we chose,” Gordon said. “The CABO 1000 is one of the biggest and best entertainment events in Mexico, so for us it was a perfect fit. 

We know how much International motorsports sponsors and fans enjoy sports, and particularly auto racing, and we know that our SSTs will put on a great show. It will be nothing like anything race fans in Mexico have ever seen before.” The SSTs will be introduced to the Mexican fans on May 5th with signing events planned for Baja California, followed by the race on May 5th to May 8th. 

“We expect Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks to attract new audiences to Baja California and even overseas with its cult following,” Bignell said. “The CABO 1000 will be the first event in Mexico to feature Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks which is a terrific endorsement for the event and the States of Baja California and Baja Sur.” Finishing only its second season of competition in the United States, the series has raced in major metropolitan cities, including: Los Angeles; Austin, Texas; Detroit; Toronto; San Diego; Las Vegas; St. Petersburg, Florida; Indianapolis; Phoenix; and others. 

The SST series completed its second season on Nov. 1 and 5 in Las Vegas racing directly alongside the famed Las Vegas strip during the annual SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The identically prepared, purpose-built race trucks provide an amazing platform for competition, with drivers from a variety of backgrounds battling side-by-side in a test of the best driver rather than engineering. 

Each highly specialized truck makes approximately 600 horsepower and races on DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires. In addition to Gordon, among the drivers that have competed in the SST series include: IndyCar drivers E.J. Viso, Paul Tracy, Townsend Bell and Arie Luyendyk Jr.; NASCAR driver Justin Lofton; off-road stars B.J. Baldwin, Sheldon Creed, Scotty Steele and Keegan Kincaid; and sports car drivers Aaron Bambach and Burt Jenner."

Tijuana Economic Development Council

Friday, November 07, 2014

BAJA Racing HALL of FAME 2014 Inductees

BAJA Racing
HALL of Fame
Announces Inductees

Donny Robertson, Javier Tiznado, Nick Nicholson, Rich Minga, Javier Espinosa and Mark Stahl..

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

Thursday, November 06, 2014

BAJA 1000 2014 Las Vegas Qualifying for Starting Positions***Trophy Trucks and Class 1***LIVE! Coverage

BAJA 1000 Race Start Qualifying Results!   
Robby Gordon takes the Number One Starting Position with a time of 0:03:52, Trophy Truck Number 77!

Official Baja 1000 qual results
1. 77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 3 minutes, 52.902 seconds (55.65miles per hour)
2. 11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:54.014 (55.38mph)
3. 70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:59.514 (54.11mph)
4. 1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 3:59.886 (54.03mph)
5. 80 Dale Dondel, Hemet, Calif. (DOR-Andy Lambert, Kutztown, Pa., Chevy Silverado, 4:03.059 (53.32mph)
6. 83 Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif, Ford F-150, 4:04.070 (53.10mph)
7. 15 Armin Schwarz, Austria (Germany), BMW XJ-6, 4:04.999 (52.90mph)
8. 5 Juan Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (DOR-Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va.), Chevy Rally Truck, 4:05.601 (52.77mph)
9. 21 Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 4:06.420 (53.68mph)
10. 16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 4:07.112 (52.45mph)
11. 19 Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif. (DOR-Tim Herbst, Las Vegas), Ford F-150, 4:08.136 (52.23mph)
12. 9 Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore. (DOR-Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore.), Ford F-150, 4:13.951 (51.03mph)
13. 7 Gus Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico (DOR-Steven Eugenio), Chevy Silverado, 4:14.196 (50.98mph)
14. 59 Burt Jenner, Los Angeles (DOR-Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz.), Chevy Silverado, 4:14.200 (50.98mph)
15. 91 Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (DOR-Troy Herbst, Las Vegas), Ford F-150, 4:18.239 (52.21mph)
16. 14 Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb. (DOR-Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 4:21.619 (49.538mph)
17. 72 Robert Acer, Wilmington, Del., Chevy Silverado, 4:25.181 (48.87mph)
18. 58 David Kleiman, Carlsbad, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 4:32.226 (47.61mph)
19. 26 Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas (DOR-Jay Reichert, Johnson City, Texas), Ford Raptor, 4:38.105 (48.34mph)
20. 84 Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif. (DOR-Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 4:46.732 (47.69mph)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

LIVE! BAJA 1000***KING OF BAJA.com***UPDATES FROM October 22 TO November 4, 2014

http://www.kingofbaja.com/ The INSIDER NEWS: 

UPDATED! Tuesday, November 4


UPDATED Pre-Running Pics & Reports
Setting Up LIVE! Coverage from SEMA! 

Mexico’s beautiful but unrelenting and unforgiving Baja desert peninsula is being re-created on a 3.6-mile course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 30 top racecar drivers seeking to qualify for the 47th-annual actual race TODAY, the BAJA 1000 2014 is ONLINE LIVE! in one week.

RaceWeek Starts Next Monday, November 10! 

It’s a first ever for Las Vegas, and racing gets underway Tuesday night as a highlight of the giant Specialty Equipment Market Association convention. It’s so unique that it will be televised on CBS Sports.

Six Class 1 open-wheel racecars and 24 SCORE Trophy Trucks competing over the real 1,280-mile Baja California coastal run from Ensenada to La Paz from Nov. 11-15 will compete at LVMS. 

The 3.6-mile-qualifying course at LVMS will incorporate off-road, dirt and asphalt elements, use two racecourses and require the drivers to use their lights and qualify in the darkness of the Las Vegas night.

All 30 of the qualifying vehicles will start their engines in unison at 4:30 p.m. at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience to begin a procession of the high-flying racing machines to the LVMS Off-Road Track.

Las Vegas resident B.J. Baldwin

Among the drivers displaying their exotic racing machines at the Baja 1000 Experience in Las Vegas tonight and participating in qualifying for the Top Two classes of vehicles in the race is our hometown hero in the No. 1 position, B.J. Baldwin. "Other" Las Vegas racers include Rob MacCachren, Tim Herbst, Robby Gordon and Troy Herbst. Robby Gordon? From Vegas?