2012 Tecate Score Baja 1000

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We start the Next Phase of the Baja Coverage…The Post Stories!  Scroll All the Way down for Pre-Race Info, The middle section is During Race Updates and Lots of Videos, and Now for the Recaps >>

The 45th Tecate Baja 1000 is in the Books.  Of the 298 racer that started up in Ensenada, 181 finished before the finish line closed at 10am Saturday morning, 45 hours allotted to finish 1121 torturous miles.

 

From Lovell Racing Facebook page: Congratulations to Kyle Tucker, Bud Brustma, Brad Lovell, Roger Lovell, Matthew Lippert and Team BFG for winning their class in their BC2 In the Baja 1000.

More Pictures from Wide Open Baja – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.557587237592186.145926.203528159664764&type=1

^^BFGoodrich Tires swept many classes of this years Baja 1000, including Trophy Truck!^^

 

2x – Chris Ridgway – Adaptive Baja Team – All Amputees... Its official they completed the Baja 1000!!   ESPN Reports:   Amputees ready for Baja 1000

 

Joe Bacal in Lexus finished the Baja1000 and he Ironman’d the entire 1100+ mile race!

 

From Jessi Combs Facebook Page – BC6 – After 19 hours in the car, 4 flats, a rollover, a mud puddle, and one small injury (not mine), we handed the car off to our teammates who crossed the finish line just over an hour ago. My neck is a bit sore, but overall I am feeling pretty good.

 

Mike Shaffer –  401 –  Shaffer Motorsports Facebook Page: We made it in at about 10 last night, unofficially finishing second in class.  Like all teams we had our shares of issues, a bad stuck in silt moment and putting the car on it’s lid. Lukily the latter was at low speed and set off by an obtacle avoidance maneuver in low visibility (dust) and a rain rut.  Smaller issues like an inop sequential gear indicator, a GPS the would flip it’s image upside down, a dieing fuel pump and a broken rear limit strap had us passing the same cars again and again, eating away at our progress. The no wind dusty conditions was a major hinderance in making real progress for all.  The chase crew did not have it easy either, with no tracking and a race car radio that worked when it wanted to, coordinating people was tough.  In the end we made it and are very happy with that.

Cody Quinn Facebook Page – 5x – I’m here in San Diego at UCSD. I had surgery last night to repair a spiral fracture to my left femur. I am fine, just in quite a bit of pain; not a scratch on my whole body except for the femur. What happen was less then 10 miles to the end of my section, north of the Hwy 22 junction at around race mile 950, the fog had come in pretty bad. At that point, and I mis-judged my speed on to a small side road around a mud hole, came in too hot, and low-sided. My foot caught the berm on the edge of the road and twisted my leg. I knew instantly that my leg was broken.  I am super disappointed in myself for letting down my team, but I am glad everyone else on our team made it through safe. Everyone at KTM did a great job on their first official Baja 1000. With a lot more testing and some more Baja experience for the crews and riders, KTM will get their first Baja 1000 win. Thanks to KTM, Bonanza Pluming, FMF, Baja Designs and all of our pit volunteers.

 

Austin Fish Farner – Facebook Page – What a gnarly Baja 1000! We finished a few hours ago! Truck was doing good and in 3rd place when a trans cooler line melted. Then got going in 13th place. They got to us in 10th place. We got in and went 100 miles and blew the trans. Had to wait about 5-6 hours for the spare. Then we went 40 miles and blew the diff. Had to wait about 5 hours to get going again and then the truck wouldnt start. Had to wait another couple hours for 2 jump packs to get to us since cables wouldnt do it. It was now the 2nd sunset we were watching! Then the power steering pump went out. Dave Tounget and Willie Valdez Jr are animals and were on it ALL race getting to us with the parts and fixing it! Crew did an awesome job sitting at the pits all day too waiting for us. Thanks everyone and have a safe trip back!

 

Darryl Dunlap UTV Final Update – 1802 Chris Koch and Todd Romano took the win in 1800 class, crossing the finishline at 11:46pm last night in their custom built race UTV. 2nd place goes to Thomas Graves 1803 in his Yamaha Rhino, crossing the finish line in the last half hour. Dave Broome 1805 in his Arctic Cat Wildcat is approx 30 miles from the finishline, pushing strong. He should be in within the next hour.  1806 Kevin Fuller had something go wrong at about 5am this morning, causing him to abandon the course and head to the highway for retrieval. Sorry to hear that as he had a strong run.  Congratulations to all the entrants and their teams for even attempting this awesome feat, you have every right to be proud for challenging the Baja, especially a peninsula run of over 1100 miles!!!

 

Sexton Offroad – Time limits up – 10am. Guys are at RM1035 pushing 56mph chasing #302. Running great! Looks like they will drive all the way to LaPaz.

^^This happens a lot!  You get that far, even though the finish line is closed, it doesn’t matter – the Finish is for you and Your TEAM!^^

 

723 Chase Accident Update: From RDC:

UGH! It was a terrible nightmare for all of us on the race teams for 76 and 723. To keep respect for the deceased and the grieving family, as well as the one who is in critical condition at the hospital right now and her family, and for the 3rd who was quite young, I will give details without names for now. I will call them chaser #1, 2 and 3.

There were 3 chasers in one of our chase vehicles, which was heading southbound on highway 1 just north of the LA Bay turnoff. The driver was following a big, but slow semi for a long time, and in a safe, straight section of the road, attempted to pass the semi. During the pass, the left wheels came off the road. When the attempt was made to get back on the road and finish the pass, the truck spun out and rolled more than once, while taking out a few pillars, and losing gas cans which promptly exploded. All three chasers were seat belted. Chaser #1 was able to get out with some minor assistance, and while he was pretty banged up, and shooken up, he was able to walk away. Chaser #2 and 3 were pinned in the truck when the final roll landed on the roof. Our first team chase vehicle on the scene was following and witnessed the accident. The three chasers in that vehicle worked tirelessly to pry open doors and get chaser #2 and 3 out of the truck. Chaser #2 survived, while chaser #3 did not. By then, the 3rd and 4th team chase vehicles (which included us) were on the scene, and even though alot of us didn’t know each other, we all jumped in to help, along with the many, many other chase vehicles from other teams who offered assistance. The support from the racing community was really great. We know weatherman worked his a** off to get the flight assistance to us, but it was several hours before we were able to get Chaser #2 and 3 into a helicopter to head to Guerrero Negro where they boarded a plane to go north. For this reason, I greatly admire both chasers #2 and 3 who remained calm and were very brave through the entire time in spite of their pain and fear settling in. The whole team would also like to give a big shout out to Tom, the team manager, who stayed very calm and extremely professional as he managed the radio, gave direction to the entire team spread out over the peninsula (who all promptly pulled out of the race upon receipt of the news), and helped manage the horrific scene transpiring in front of him. He is still in Ensenada right now waiting for the last crew to travel up the peninsula and get safely home.

Chase 723: Major injury status from Yesterday Afternoon – Airlifted from Mexico to UCSD Medical Center: Sustained a Thoracic fracture in her lower spine and head injuries. No brain damage, paralysis is evident. Other passenger suffered a concussion and was also hospitalized.

GUS VILDOSOLA – TT21 –  (First in class and first overall four-wheel vehicle to finish. Gus Vildosola, Jr. drove start to mile 618. Vildosola, Sr. drove to mile 785. Vildosola Jr. drove to the finish.) — Tavo (Vildosola Jr.) started the race in 25th position and that was a hell of a job because trying to get past all these SCORE Trophy Trucks is just almost impossible. These guys did it. I’d like to really congratulate them. They did a job second to none. My part was a small section in the center of the peninsula. My job was to keep it together and get it to them in the same position they gave it to me and they did the rest. They do a fantastic job. This was a much, much stronger battle than 2010. In 2010 we started second and took the lead right after San Felipe, but this one was a little more difficult. We had to drive really hard starting from 25th.  CO-DRIVER GUS VILDOSOLA, JR. said: It was tough going at the beginning and there were a lot of trucks in front of us. Getting around them was a little difficult but our plan was to be in 10th place by Puertecitos. We were actually in 10th place at the goat trail. We decided to take it easy from there on down and try to conserve the SCORE Trophy Truck through San Felipe. This is a new (driver’s) suit that I put on at race mile 785 and it looks like it went 1000 miles. We went through the first 618 miles and I got out at San Ignacio. It was just a hell of a race and I’m extremely proud of our guys and extremely proud of (co-pilot) Javi (Valenzuela.) We come down here and say that we represent Mexico and we went out and won another one for Mexico. We lost three or four minutes with a flat. We were behind B.J. (Baldwin) at that time and (Ryan) Arciero was behind us. I thought I lost it (the race) there because I was pushing hard to catch B.J. and we got the flat and all of a sudden at about race mile 1000 we saw him (Baldwin), so we chased after him and passed him. We got some clean air after that, which was nice. I’m in love with the new SCORE Trophy Truck. It is amazing and we drove by everyone today. We actually spent some time looking at some video of the start from the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 from 2011 in preparation. I drove really hard at the start (of the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500) and it didn’t get me anywhere. At the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 2010 I drove extremely smart and went really hard when I could and I just laid back when there was no visibility. I did the same thing this time and it ended up working out for us. We passed about five trucks before Ojos Negros and we were 10th place. By Puertecitos we were running in the top seven. We just had a good, smart race. There has been a noise coming from the SCORE Trophy Truck for the last 400 miles and I was praying to get to the finish line. I’ve been babying the SCORE Trophy Truck for the last 100 miles.

B.J. BALWIN – TT97 – B.J. (Second in class and second overall four-wheel vehicle. Baldwin drove the entire race) — I was just getting warmed up and getting ready to make my move on Tavo (Vildosola) and then it (the race) ended. It was definitely a tough day for me. We planned on having Mark Post get in at mile 795 and we got to mile 790 and kept calling on the radio but nobody was answering. Before you knew it we were at mile 820 before we heard from our pit. Our pit ended up being at mile 835. If I had gotten out, there was going to be no time for me to get back in so I stayed in while we got fuel and tires. We had a couple of mishaps with our pits that cost us quite a bit of time. One of the fuel fillers was not working right. They had to change that and then on the very last fuel pit we had a similar problem with the fueling system. It was just stuff that we slipped up on and stuff we need to lace up for next year. We had a good race and the SCORE Trophy Truck ran really good and it was a really good in San Felipe. I got caught slipping at about mile 85 and Bryce (Menzies) got around me. I just took the wrong line. I screwed up and Bryce got around me. When we got to San Felipe, where all the big bumps were, I drove right around Rob MacCachren and Bryce. That’s where we were first car on the road, and we led for most of the day. It was a good race for us but obviously we would have liked to have won. I didn’t have any communication all day and I didn’t know where we. Our radio was not working very well. This is my third time getting second at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 so I’m over this and I’m ready to win it. Maybe next year. I would like to get a fifth championship in the bag. It would be nice to be a five-time off road champion. (On finishing second three times this year,) it is about the same as going 200 miles and losing a drivetrain. It is that disheartening. It is about as disheartening as getting a DNF. ITavo’s (Vildosola) win today was not a hard fought win. It wasn’t a hard fought battle between me and him. He was on point and he drove really well. The fact that I didn’t get out when I was supposed to, really wore down on me physically. A thousand miles was easy where as the last 122 miles was the hard part. I wanted to get out and move my hips and knees and get all the fluid moving in my body, get hydrated, get a sandwich and get intelligence. Intelligence is what wins races.

MARK WEYHRICH – TT9 – (Third in class and third overall four-wheel vehicle. Gary (Weyhrich) drove start to mile 620. Mark drove to the finish) — There was a lot of traffic up north and we were in a really good pack of cars. He was trying to get around a guy in San Matias wash and put it off the course and down a ravine. We were down about 15 minutes doing that and enough slower guys got by us that the leaders gapped us by about 20 minutes. We were fighting to get that back the whole rest of the day. I had a lot of motion sickness so I wasn’t very fast on the first part of my section. Other than that it was great. We ran the same BFGoodrich front tires the entire race with no flats. Luck just wasn’t on our side today.  There are so many good teams anymore that to be here third is quite an accomplishment. We are happy to have that. It’s tough at night because there were so many sportsman bikes and quads. There were like 50 of them I think and it was just a bear to get through them all night long. They put up a ton of dust at night. It is amazing what they (SCORE) do down here and we are all very grateful that they give us a chance to come out here and fulfill our dreams.

RYAN ARCIERO – TT49 – (Fourth in class and fourth overall four-wheel vehicle. Arciero drove start to mile 615. Troy Herbst drove to the finish.) — This team doesn’t ever give up and that’s why I love being a part of the Terrible Herbst Motorsports team. Troy (Herbst) did a fantastic job. He got stuck in the mud toward the end but he was giving Tavo (Vildosola) and B.J. (Baldwin) a run. He was chasing them down and I would rather have him doing that, trying to chase them down, than finish third. The SCORE Trophy Truck ran great all day long. It was incredible. We started so deep in the field. The start was so tough.  We gave the SCORE Trophy Truck to Troy and we were the third physical place. My hat is off to him and the team. They never gave up. They spent 40 minutes trying to dig themselves out of the mud and got a flat after that and still chased these guys down.

DANIEL McMILLIN – TT23 –  (Fifth in class and fifth overall four-wheel vehicle. McMillin drove start to Vizcaino. Chuck Hovey drove to the finish) — I had no issues except one flat tire. I had a great SCORE Trophy Truck with no issues all day. It was perfect. CO-DRIVER CHUCK HOVEY said: It was a good day. Daniel had a good run and he brought the SCORE Trophy Truck to me in third place. Very respectable. I had a great run too but my only real problem was with my helmet. My pumper quit and my helmet kept fogging up. We were doing pretty good and holding our own until we got over in the fog on the coast. I was just done and I couldn’t see so I had to open my shield. I ran with it open for about 200 miles. This was a perfect running SCORE Trophy Truck.

STEVE STROBEL – TT94 – (Sixth in class and sixth overall four-wheel vehicle. Strobel shared driving duties with Dale Ebberts and Gay Smith) — The first half of the race was dust, dust, dust. You’ve just got to bide your time out there. Around race mile 900 it got really wet (the fog) and I thought we were in for a long evening but it got better and went away. I put my lens up and I was trying to clean my glasses and we clipped a cactus over on the other side but other than that is was good all day. The fog wasn’t as bad out there as I thought it might have been.

ANDY McMILLIN – TT31 –  (Seventh in class and seventh overall four-wheel vehicle. Andy McMillin drove start to El Crucero. Scott McMillin drove to Loreto. Andy drove to the finish) — We had a pretty solid run. I had two flats early. I didn’t hit anything but they just went flat and that was disappointing. I had no flats on my second run but we had some electrical problem or ignition problem and the truck was shutting off on me up toward San Felipe. We lost a lot of time dealing with that. We spent 15 minutes in the pit trying to diagnose the problem but couldn’t find anything. We just kind of cruised in from there and knew we weren’t in contention. The course is pretty much the same as 2010 but there are a few extra washouts because of the hurricane. It was a fun course but rough.

BRYCE MENZIES – TT1 – (Eighth in class and eighth overall four-wheel vehicle. Menzies drove start to mile 531. Jones drove to the finish.) — CO-DRIVER JESSE JONES said: Bryce Menzies had a really great run going and he stuck with B.J. Baldwin all day up until mile 531 at Vizcaino. He smelled some oil burning and stopped and checked. We had a crack in an oil line so he had to sit there and wait. We threw one (an oil line) into a chase truck with some extra oil and got it out to him. He got the truck to me but it took about an hour and a half. That was the only problem we had except for one flat tire in the middle of the night. I stuffed a rock. It was operator error.

NICK VANDERWEY – TT84 – (Ninth in class and 10th overall four-wheel vehicle. Vanderwey shared driving duties with Larry Vanderwey and Curt LeDuc.) — The brakes were a little goofy but the truck ran fine. In Loreto I tipped the SCORE Trophy Truck on its side. The power cord on the radio was loose and not working and when we fell on our side the radio started working and we could hear our crew talking. We broadcast that we just rolled over and our crew was nearby. They pulled us upright and we never had the radio working again. It was like a miracle that the radio comes on while we are on our side and when we get righted, it doesn’t. It’s crazy. Two SCORE Trophy Trucks got by while we were sitting on our side so that’s a bummer. I gave away a couple positions and that just didn’t need to happen.

SERGIO SALGADO – TT88 –  (Tenth in class. Salgado shared driving duties with Matt Loidice and Mike Julson.) —  CO-DRIVER MATT LOIODICE said: We didn’t have any problems at all for two rookie SCORE Trophy Truck drivers. Our whole goal was just to make it here and finish. This is my first Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and first SCORE Trophy Truck race. It was awesome and it took us a good 50 miles to get comfortable in it. These things are fast. They are unbelievable and I can’t wait to do another one. Let’s go race it again. Let’s put some tires on it and fuel in it and race it back home.

PETE SOHREN – TT2 –  (Eleventh in class) CO-PILOT MARCOS GOMEZ said: We hit a dog at race mile one, then we had a flat two miles in. We changed the flat, get back going, and we go off the cliff at race mile four in the dust trying to catch the three trucks that passed us. We come out behind an apartment complex, get back up on the road and at mile marker eight we get a second flat. At mile marker 15 we get a third flat and now have no spares and our crew is at pit 150. Pete Sohren pinned it with a left rear flat all the way to Ojos Negros. We thought we were going to melt the left rear hubs. We went two or three hundred miles and had another flat. We had a total of eight flats. We did a lot of tire changing.

JUAN C. LOPEZ – TT18 –  (Twelfth in class. Lopez drove start to mile 545. Robby Gordon drove to finish) – CO-DRIVER ROBBY GORDON said: We lost two rear shocks down the San Felipe beach run and it took a while to change them. Juan (Lopez) did a good job and the shocks blowing out isn’t his fault. The little check valves popped. I got in the truck at mile 545 and we didn’t have any problems. It was a pretty smooth run from there home but unfortunately you can’t give up that much time early. There’s a lot of good SCORE Trophy Trucks now and the series is obviously getting more competitive all the time. Obviously we are happy with our result.

ROB MacCACHREN – TT20 – (Sixteenth in class. MacCachren shared driving duties with Robbie Pierce.) — We lost first gear at mile 70, but that was no big deal. The problem was that we lost reverse too. When Juan Carlos Lopez was way behind us we decided it would be smart to change a transmission when Robbie (Pierce) got in. We figured we had the time and it wouldn’t kill us. When Robbie got about five miles from me getting in he became stuck for about three hours at mile 823.

LUKE McMILLIN – Class 1 #103 – (First in class and ninth overall four-wheel vehicle. McMillin shared driving duties with Justin Smith.) — To win the three Tecate SCORE Baja races in my rookie year, I couldn’t even dream of that, especially the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 La Paz run… Unreal, I think I’m dreaming right now. I started the car and went to race mile 350 and we got to San Felipe and we had about a 20-minute lead there. That is where I decided to back it off and go for the class win and not try and chase the trucks. The whups were just nasty. I got it to Justin (Smith) with a 16-minute lead and he brought it back to me with an hour lead. About 100 miles before the finish we had a heartbreaker when the car just shut off. It was the wiring to the fuel pump. We hooked up my Parker pumper to the fuel pumps and got going again. I thought we were done right there.

RONNY WILSON – 102 – (Second in class. Wilson shared driving duties with John Herder and Randy Wilson.) — We rolled over at race mile 107 and we lost all of the lights and tore the right side and front arms off the car. We were down a little over an hour and after that everything worked okay. We were trying to pass a SCORE Trophy Truck and we moved to the right a little bit and hung a wheel in a ditch and flipped the car over.

CLYDE STACY – 106 – (Third in class. Justin Davis drove start to mile 550. Justin Matney drove to the finish.) – CO-DRIVER JUSTIN MATNEY said: We had some belt issues and lost a rear rotor. We got stuck with Herbst at race mile 595. We came around a corner and we slid into him. We helped pull him out. We worked together to get our car out and then we helped pull him out.  We lost about an hour. That really killed us when we got stuck.

JON WALKER – 107 – (Fourth in class. Walker drove the entire race) —  We rolled it at race mile 100 and I walked about two miles. We missed a turn and I decided instead of backing up, to take a motorcycle line. We got stuck in the tide. It was the complete Baja experience. There was some wicked silt.

NILS CASTILLO – 145 – (Fifth in class. Castillo shared driving duties with Nils Castillo and Joe Custer) — CO-DRIVER JOE CUSTER said: The tires were awesome. We had one flat but other than that the course was fast. It’s the first time in our buggy. It was fabulous. Gene Haas did great, he put the car out front. We had a rear start and we were running fourth when he got out. We are going to have a nice off-season now. The last two years we broke. A new truck and it didn’t break so we had a good run.

TONY MIGLINI – 105 – (Sixth in class.) —  About four hours into it I got super tired. We had brake issues and we stopped and then we capped off our right rear caliper and decided to run with fronts and one rear. Before, we only had fronts. We were in a killer spot earlier in the race for a long time. We relinquished first during the first stint with Armin Kremer.  Andy’s whole job was just to be cool and take it easy. He did everything he was supposed to. He brought the car in, in one piece. I think we were seven or eight spots back and then when the sun came up it was game on. Once I stopped being tired it was killer. We were flying. It’s a big thing for my first year in Class 1.

TRAVIS CHASE – 113 – (Seventh in class. Chase shared driving duties with Don Chase and Ryan Plowman.) CO-DRIVER DON CHASE said:  Ryan (Plowman) got stuck for about two hours in the silt. Travis (Chase) had two flats in San Felipe but only one spare. That kind of slowed it down. He had one flat and then 20 miles later, before he got to our pit he had another. We had a sticking throttle, flat tires and stuck in the silt but I had no problems at all, but the young guys struggled day and night.

ARTURO VELAZCO – 1604 – (First in class. Velazco shared driving duties with Abel Velazco and Steve Cruz.) — We had a good race but we lost at least 20 minutes in the Loreto wash. It took us 20 minutes to dry everything off and get the car started back up again. We also won the last peninsula run. Winning it again was exciting. Better than the first time.

ROBERTO RABAGO – 1611 – (Second in class. Rabago shared driving duties with Francisco Reynozo and Alonzo Angulo.) — The dust was really bad. I can’t complain about the course. Sometimes you can put the pedal down all the way and sometimes you can’t because it is too rough and you have to take care of the truck. The first thing in trying to win is to try and make it to the finish. For me, second place is the first loser. Nothing is better than first place. It is a brand new car and I’ve been racing for 15 years and this is the first time I’ve raced in SCORE under my name.

HIRAM DURAN – 1605 – (Third in class. Duran shared driving duties with Eric Duran and Evan Duran.) — We had a lot of problems. We got hit by a Class 1 car at race mile 120 and we had to replace the belts and we lost about 30 minutes. We were running third physical and then we moved to eighth or ninth. Right at the end my battery came loose and the car stopped. I had to send my co-pilot running to get help so somebody could push us and get us back on.

DONALD MOSS – 3 – (First in class. Moss shared driving duties with Ken Moss and Dave Grundman.) — It took us a little over 36 hours with all of the breakdowns. It took an hour each to fix the two spindles we broke and we changed a leaf spring south of Ciudad Constitucion. We had a good four hours of down time. This is our tenth championship in the SCORE series and we’re pretty happy about that. This is our fourth Toyota Milestone Award. We are somewhere around 40 wins with the same truck. This is the same truck we’ve been racing since 2000. It’s got a zillion miles on it. We’ve got a good group of people and that’s what really makes it all happen.  We were worried about finishing and worried about finishing in time. We had three other competitors in the class and we were behind them for a time. They had bigger problems than we did. When we were running we were keeping a good pace.

SANDY HALL – 501 – (First in class. Hall shared driving duties with Chris Hall, Brian Jefferies and Andreas Tomba) In the last 100 miles we had some transmission problems. The car was locked in one gear.  We were really in a battle with car 502 (Drew Belk) the entire length of the race. The lead changed hands probably three times and for the last 100 miles there were only three miles that separated the cars. They ended up breaking down about 40 miles outside of town.

EDUARDO LAGUNA – 619 – (First in class. Laguna drove start to Bahia de Los Angeles. Abdali Lopez drove to  Loreto. Laguna drove to the finish.) We only had one flat tire and a failure with the total position sensor and a coil. We lost about an hour.

RODOLFO IRIBE – 839 – (First in class. Iribe shared driving duties with John Zambie and Mark Newham.) — We’ve won every race this year so I just wanted to bring it in for the finish. It was a special request from Clyde Stacy that I bring it in to the finish. We had one alternator that we had to replace and one belt. By the time we got to Ojos Negros we were in first place so we just brought it in nice and easy to the finish. We had a really good setup and a full team from RPM Racing. We had everything laid out properly, but luckily we didn’t need anything. Everything came out okay. The roughest part of the course was south of San Felipe. That is the hardest part. Everything can go wrong there so you have to be very careful and pick your way through it. You can’t go too fast or you’ll end the race right there.

LEE BANNING – 1048 – (First in class. Banning shared driving duties with Corey Bowyer, Rick Graff and Lee Banning, Jr.) — CO-DRIVER LEE BANNING JR. said: We planned to start at the back and work our way forward and have a clean run. It’s two Tecate SCORE Baja 1000’s in a row for us in Score Lites and then this year in a brand new car we built ourselves. Everybody just did everything they could and kept going forward. They handed me the car in the lead and I just tried not to screw up. I had one flat but I don’t know if anybody else did. Other than that it was just a flawless day.

CAM THIERIOT – 1001 – (Second in class. Kash Vessels drove to Vizcaino. Thieriot drove to Loreto. Andy Grider drove to the finish.) CO-DRIVER KASH VESSELS said: Cam got stuck in the silt, which cost us the most time. The car was finished five days before the race. It had 36 miles of test time total. It was right out of the box.

DEAN GRIZZLE – 1004 – (Third in class. Grizzle shared driving duties with Karl Scanlan, Blake Slater and Clint .) – CO-DRIVER KARL SCANLAN said: We broke two wheels and got stuck off of the start a little bit. We rolled it at race mile 1050.

OTONIEL HUERTA – 1248 – (First in class. Huerta drove start to mile 350. Danny Arreola drove to mile 488 and Jaime Huerta drove to the finish.) — We broke the left shock at race mile 350 and then the suspension wasn’t holding pressure. We got stuck and lost about 25 minutes. In the last 250 miles we made up about 20 minutes.

BRENT PARKHOUSE – 1204 – (Second in class. Parkhouse shared driving duties with Jim Moulton and Brian Burgess.) — We each had one flat but other than that, everything went great. The car got stuck in the silt once but other than that it was gas and go all day.

GEOVANY ALUCANO – 1103 – (First in class. Jose Antonio Alucano, Humberto Huertado, Mario Vasquez and Ernesto Martinez shared driving duties) — We ran the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 two years ago and didn’t finish the race but it left me with a taste for the sport. The whole two days on the course was the adventure of a lifetime. We were hit by a SCORE Trophy Truck early in the race, but other than that, the car performed well.

CHELSEA MAGNESS – 1350 – (First in class. Magness drove start to Bahia de Los Angeles., Steve Knudson drove to Loreto and Todd Burt drove to the finish.) – CO-DRIVER TODD BURT said: We had a really clean day. Three flat tires all day and that’s all we had. Everybody kind of knocked it back a notch because all we had to do was run it into the finish. If we finished we won our class. We’ve been saying it for 20 years, slower is faster in many cases. We backed off a little bit and probably, overall, ran just as fast as we ever would have because we didn’t have any mistakes. We never got stuck and never got lost.

BILLY WILSON – 724 – (First in class. Wilson drove start to mile 580. Zack McKinley drove to mile 930. Wilson drove to the finish.) —  I didn’t have any flats but my co-driver Zack (McKinley) had a few. I went off of a cliff in a chase truck and flipped over last night.

CLYDE STACY – 219 –  (First in class. Nick Baumgartner, Mike Powell and Steven Arlia shared driving duties.) CO-DRIVER NICK BAUMGARTNER said: I’m an Olympic snowboarder from the U.S. and an X-Games gold medal snowboarder. The axle came out while we were going through a gate and it clipped the gate and bent the axle. We tried to bring it in on one tire and it finally quit on us. The other axle pushed through so we had no traction to go anywhere. We called a buddy that lives in Ensenada. He came in and called a bunch of locals and they all came together and rallied. Twenty miles an hour we got down here on the freeway. We’ve got a rag and some zip ties holding it to the rim. We drove it in from near checkpoint 8. I’m amazed at the passion these people have for the sport. Our Mexican friends came in and made it happen. I think the motor is about to blow up and I don’t think the transmission is very happy with us. This is the first time I’ve driven in this and I can tell you now that I’m hooked.

BUD BRUTSMAN – BC2 – (First in class. Brutsman shared driving duties with Brad Lovell, Roger Lovell, Luke Wilwert, Michael Crawford and Kyle Tucker.) — The day started out really, really well. We had a good game plan to run smart and clean. When we hit pit one we were tied for first place. We blew a CV joint and we didn’t really have all of the right replacement parts. We pieced one together and it put us down about an hour.

PRO MOTORCYCLES CLASS 22

COLTON UDALL –  1x –  (First in class and first overall motorcycle to finish. Colton Udall rode from the start to El Crucero. David Kamo rode from El Crucero to San Ignacio. Udall rode from San Ignacio to Loreto. Timmy Weigand rode from Loreto to the finish.)  – In San Felipe I passed for the lead and I kept pulling it out and then I gave the bike to David (Kamo.) He pretty much held it or pulled it out more and then we pitted and lost some time. The I think he opened up the lead another three minutes. I got on the bike and lost a bunch of time because I only pre-ran my section three times. We serviced our bike four or five times and changed tires. We had multiple rear wheels that were bald with no knobs. This course just ripped it all up, it was a very tough course. The section through San Felipe was probably one of the gnarliest workouts I ever had in my life. My whole body was locking up. I was just done. It was nice to get to the paved section after that. The race was awesome. The only thing out of the ordinary was that I crashed at about race mile 14. It was super dusty this morning and I made a lot of mistakes. The speed of some of the racers in front of me was just a hair off my pace and they just ruined me. CO-RIDER DAVID KAMO said: It helped us out being so far back from the start. That way we can be the hunters. We can see what they are doing and they have to turn around and see where we are. I think that helped us out. It helped Colton push a little bit harder. My stretches went by really fast. There were lots of cows and lots of cars and lots of people. Donkeys, horses, everything. Some were on the trail and some just stood there because we were going by so fast that they didn’t move. It couldn’t have gone any better. It’s a pretty big win for us, this being the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. CO-RIDER TIMMY WEIGAND said: We’ve been coming to Baja for years and years. We have three amazing teammates and we are the underdogs every race. We weren’t the big guys to win and we don’t have a star-studded bunch of riders but we’ve been down here and we have a great mentor in Johnny (Campbell) and a great bike in Honda. We’ve won this race before so we expected to do the same. TEAM OWNER JOHNNY CAMPBELL said: It was a great effort from everyone at JCR.  The guys rode hard but smart out there.  I never had to get on the bike this time.  It was a tough race with strong competition this year.  (David) Pearson got close to us when Colton (Udall) was riding.  But we were able to pull away.  Timmy (Weigand) rode the bike in from Loreto.  He is smart and a great finisher.  We could feel OX out there with us again this year.  His memory is always with us.  It is always special to win the 1000.  You prepare for everything possible.  The overall speed was a little faster than I thought.  I thought it would be around 52 miles per hour average, but I think we were close to 55 or so.  I don’t think the fog was as bad this year.  I think we had a solid rider lineup this year.  Everyone seems to get along so well. It was a total team effort.

KURT CASELLI – 5x – (Second in class and second overall motorcycle. Ivan Ramirez rode the start to Ojos Negros. Mike Brown rode from Ojos Negros to Puertecitos. Ramirez rode from Puertecitos to Vizcaino. Quinn Cody from Vizcaino to Ciudad Constitucion. Kurt Caselli rode to the finish.) – He said: My first Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 was pretty eventful. Obviously there was a lot of hype coming into this race between KTM and the Honda team and Kawasaki team as well. We did a lot of homework coming to this race. From the outside looking in, this was a big accomplishment for KTM,  for myself and the team. We got the bike to the finish with no major issues besides some rider issues. Quinn Cody went down, and from what we know has a broken femur. He was fine and just in a little pain but disappointed. It was obviously a big hit to the team. Ivan did a great job starting and we had a little technical problem early on and we fell back a little bit in the dust.  It’s a long race and we didn’t give up anywhere. I’m not disappointed at all. I’m very happy to be sitting right here in second place in my first Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. I have no regrets and this was a good race for us. Honda brought a better program to the table and we are going to go home and do our homework. CO-RIDER IVAN RAMIREZ said: The first section went pretty good but I was a little bit in the dust. I relaxed a little because I was kind of tight. I gave the bike to Mike Brown being second overall. We had some problems and then Honda and Kawasaki passed us. The whole day we’ve been behind Kawasaki and Honda. I got on the bike in Puertecitos again for my longest section to Vizcaino. It went pretty good.

CHRIS RIDGWAY – 2x – (Sixth in class. Ridgway shared riding duties with Mario Panagiotopoulis and Jim Wazny,) There were three of us. Three people, three legs. We had a rear wheel come apart. We lost a sprocket and had to replace a wheel out on the trail. Mario (Panagiotopoulis) milked it to the next Honda pit and they put a new wheel on it and after that we had some minor maintenance stuff to do but the bike ran perfect as usual for a Honda.

JIM O’NEAL – 104x – (First in class and third overall motorcycle. O’Neal rode at the start and turned it over to Shane Esposito, who rode to San Felipe. Ricky Brabec and Max Eddy shared riding duties from San Felipe to finish. Eddy finished.) —  CO-RIDER MAX EDDY said: Shane (Esposito) did an excellent job getting the bike to San Felipe and then Ricky (Brabec) and I pretty much took it from there. Shane got us up to fourth or fifth overall and then he got off at San Felipe. The course is super tough this year. There are a lot of miles and we had one chase truck all day that changed our tires and the Desert Assassins helped us out with a lot of the pits. I can’t say enough about my partners Ricky and Shane for doing a good job keeping the bike together and getting us here. All the elements get different at night. Of course you can’t see as well and then you’ve got the fog. It’s tough at night. I love riding at night so it kind of fits right in my pocket. It comes naturally to me. CO-RIDER RICKY BRABEC said: We kept it on two wheels and we are here safe. We did our section well. Max had more night sections than I did. He got on in the night both times and I rode all day. I only rode one night section but it’s tough. I don’t think anyone can do it at race speed.

JEFF KAPLAN – 400x – (First in class. Ricky Johnson rode start to mile 150, Ron Wilson rode to El Crucero, Kaplan rode to Vizcaino. Wilson rode from Vizcaino to Loreto. Kaplan rode to the finish.) — We had a long day and we had a lot of problems. We had some light issues and we had a pipe issue. Ron (Wilson) went down once and Ricky (Johnson) went down once. It was a great course. We tried to do it the old way. Everybody’s been doing it with five guys and we were going to do it with two and at the last minute we couldn’t do it with two so we pulled Ricky Johnson in to do the start for us. Ricky tipped over once and broke a hand guard and then we had an exhaust pipe come apart and I don’t know why. We had to change that and we couldn’t get it off, so we ended up beating it off with a hammer. We had a light go out and when we went to put the lights on, they didn’t work. I picked up a set of lights at a pit. When I stopped to put them on they didn’t work. I had no fuses because I wasn’t planning on putting the lights on there so we had to get fuses out of trucks. It took us a half-hour or more to get the thing going. I ended up running the whole race with twisted wires because I had to cut them because the plugs wouldn’t work. I just twisted the wires together, taped them up and went all the way. CO-DRIVER RON WILSON said: This was a very difficult course. The section coming in to Loreto was 40 miles of rock crawl. The section was unbelievably challenging so we just kept going. Luckily the rest of our class had some issues also.

MARC PRINCE – 501x – (First in class) — The lights went out around race mile 840 going down the sand wash. A wire shorted under the seat and I had no lights for about 15 miles. We got to the Honda pits and we took the seat off and found a wire that had shredded and we had to rewire it. The fog was really bad by Ciudad Insurgentes, so it was a little slow going over there, but once you got to Ciudad Constitucion, it cleared up and was good. CO-RIDER CHARLIE MARSHALL said: We had a little problem when we put our lights on and we were down for about 10 minutes. Other than that everything was good. The bike ran great and no tip overs. We had a good time.

PRO ATV’s

JOSH FREDERICK – 6a –  (First in class. Frederick shared riding duties with Jeremie Warnia, Collin Webster and Jarred McLure.) I had some problems early on and had to fix some parts on the bike. We were about an hour back. We just kept plugging away, working on the bike and saving it.  It ended up that they (other riders in the class) had some problems too. We capitalized on it and brought it home.

SHAWN ROBINS – 102a – (Second in class. Robins shared riding duties with Landis Albright and Pedro Trango.) — We had some clutch problems and we had to rebuild it in El Crucero. Other than it was just minor things along the way. Typical Baja. The course was a little rougher this year.

THOMAS GRAVES – 1803  – (Second in class. Graves and Rich Morel shared driving duties) – We broke a couple of drive belts which kind of grenaded the clutch. Rich (Morel) rebuilt the clutch and we got new belts on it. We changed a wheel out and readjusted the front end. It got hit by rocks so many times the spindle bolts came loose. CO-DRIVER RICH MOREL said: We didn’t pre-run the course because it would have cost a few thousand dollars just for the week. One, you lose work pay and two, you’ve got to pay for your fuel. You’ve got to pay for your bike or a Rhino to get in and pay for your hotel. By the time you are done pre-running and really getting the logistics out of it, you’re spend a few thousand dollars. If there was a part of the course we didn’t know too well, or feared, we would definitely come down and pre-run it. For the most part we know this area, I thought. All the stuff on the Pacific side that changed on the bottom end of the course I became aware of in the middle of the race. That I wish I would have pre-run.

 

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Vildosola Racing, 45th SCORE International Baja 1000 Champions

Viladosola Wins! Preview Video (in Spanish, but the action is good!)

 

Note From Danny  – Driver #149 Burn Incident – I want to thank everyone for your thoughts, concerns and prayers. I look much worse than I feel. My hands and face are sore from 2nd and 3rd degree burns. I will be in the hospital for at least the next few days while I heal and they determine whether or not I’ll need skin grafts. They are moving me out of the ICU Burn Unit this evening. Dan Caufiel received burns to 28% of his body but is in high spirits and should make a full recovery. His friend Ceasar had some minor burns to his arms and face.

The car I was supposed to drive (#112 with Brad Etter) had some bad luck at the start. It had a bad crash and was taken out of the race early. Our focus was then 100% on the #149 car (with Cory Kruseman and Rickie Gaunt). Cory and Rickie were doing really well for their first Mexico race. They asked me to drive from San Ignacio to Loreto to give them a break. Robert Alatorre and I got in

 the car around 4 am and everything was going good. When we got to Loreto and stopped at Dan Caufiel’s pit (Dan has been doing fuel stops for my brothers and I for 10+ years). We shut off the car and Robert exited the vehicle right away. As I was unhooking my helmet, I saw a splash of fuel and then the whole car was instantly engulfed in flames. I had trouble getting my window net down, which was a good thing because that was the side with the hottest part of the fire. I had trouble with my belts but finally got them off and was able to dive thru the passenger window. Luckily, I was wearing a two layer driving suit and full nomex underwear, socks and gloves. We still are not sure what the cause was, either the dry-brake plunger was stuck or the hose possibly came apart. Dan Caufiel was removing the left rear tire with an electric impact which, we think, is what sparked the fuel. With the car being fully engulfed no one was able to get in to help me and they all though I was still trapped in the car. Once I got out and they found me I received a lot of help from my team, other teams and spectators.Dan and I both were transported to the Loreto Hospital where we received awesome care. Thanks to SCORE Rescue, my brother Dale and Antonio Cruz we were able to get two planes from Loreto to San Diego.Dan and I are thankful to be alive and would like to thank Todd and his team at SCORE Rescue and our team, families and friends. We would also like to thank Fast-Aid for their offers and help.

 

From Jessi Combs Facebook: Feeling like a champ today!… our car on the other hand has seen better days, but still kickin! We finished 6th in the BC class, 30 min before the finish line cutoff.

 

COPS Racing Zak Langley writes: Well, first time in 5 years of racing the team hasn’t finished a race car at the baja 1000. Bummed. The class 1 lost a convertor at rm160. I got out of the TT at rm 535 in physical 8th position. Lost some positions in that pit . Ultimately the race trucks engine gave up at rm 985.

 

Wonder where the voice of the Weatherman came from this year?  Here is your answer!

Bob Steinberger

Photo by Bill Fuentes Christensen Who was the Spanish Interpreter.

 

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Mexico’s Vildosola father/son duo records historic overall victory;
Udall/Weigand/Kamo win overall m/c title at 45th SCORE Baja 1000
Luke McMillin wins third straight in Class 1, Frederick team captures overall ATV victory;
Iribe, Laguna, Velasco brothers, Banning, Huerta, Wilson, Johnson, Kaplan, Prince earn class wins;
1,121.55 race started in Ensenada, Baja California and finished in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
     LA PAZ, Mexico—For the second time in three years, Mexico’s father and son race team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr have etched their names again on the granite history of the world’s most legendary desert race along with the team of Colton Udall/Timmy Weigand/David Kamo who added their names to motorsports history by capturing the overall 4wheel and 2wheel victories in the 1121.55-mile 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race down Mexico’s mysteriously magical Baja Califonria Peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz. The season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series ended Saturday.
Gustavo, 59, and Gustavo Jr, 30, of Mexicali, Mexico, repeated the history they made in this race in 2010 when they became the first Mexican national team to capture the overall title in the granddaddy of all desert racing in their No. 21, Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150. With Gustavo Jr driving large starting and finishing sections of the course and his father Gus driving a small section in the center of the course, the dedicated pair covered the exasperating course in 19 hours and 45 minutes, averaging a strong 56.79 miles per hour.
The Vildosola team also recorded the fastest time on the course for all vehicles, including motorcycles, which have recorded the fastest time in 36 of the 45-year history of the race.
Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Kamo, Caldwell gutted out a tough, hard-fought race against the elements as well as factory-supported team from KTM and Kawasaki, recording a team of 20:09:30 on their JCR Honda Honda CRF450X while averaging 55.64mph.
DONE DEAL
After complete review of the data tracking devices used by each vehicle in the race and with time penalties assessed accordingly for course deviations and/or speeding on the brief pavement sections used as part of the race course, the results were declared official by SCORE International officials at 1:30 p.m. PST on Saturday afternoon.
As the finish line in La Paz closed Saturday morning at 10:01:30 a.m. PST with for 174 official finishers in the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was obvious that another memorable and colorful chapter had been added to the legacy of this popular desert race in the magnificent Baja California peninsula.
With 298 starters leaving the Ensenada starting line Thursday morning, competitors from 34 states and 23 countries battled the rugged terrain in cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes. Vehicles left the start line in 30-second intervals and all vehicles had 45 hours to become official finishers of the race.
The 298 official starters represented the third highest number in the 19 years it has finished in La Paz and it is the 11th highest total in the 45-year history of the race. The 174 official finishers represents the sixth-highest number in the 19 years it has finished in La Paz and it is the 11th-highest total in the entire 45-year history of the event.
The finishing percentage this year was a very solid 58.38 percent considering the extremely dusty, bone-crushingly rocky, sometimes soggy and wet and occasionally foggy conditions along with  the unique ruggedness of the course.
ATV WINNER & QUICK FACTS
Winning the overall ATV and Class 25 titles was the team led by Josh Fredericks, Moapa, Nev. The Fredericks covered the course on a Can-Am DS450 in 27:03:99m averaging 41.46mph. Frederick’s co-riders on this adventure were Jermaine Warnia, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Jarred McLure, Kasaka, Pa. and Colin Webster, Las Vegas.
The Vildosola victory also gave BFGoodrich Tires, celebrating its 37th year of SCORE Baja racing in 2012, its 26th overall 4-wheel victory in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in the last 27 years, including the last six straight.
In earning his first Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race win, Udall and his teammates Weigand and Kamo gave Honda its 23rd overall motorcycle victory including its 16th consecutive 2-wheel triumph in the 45-year history of this event. It was the second overall win in this race for Weigand and also the first for Kamo.
In the battle of car and truck manufacturers, Ford has increased its lead among 4-wheel vehicles with its 16th overall engine win and as a chassis with its 14th overall win.
Finishing second overall, also faster motorcycles was Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin, earning his third second in the three 2012 SCORE Baja races in the No. 97 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado, 15:59 behind the Vildosolas, but still averaging an impressive 56.03mph.
Nine of the top 10 overall 4-wheel finishers in La Paz were from the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Third overall among 4-wheel vehicles and in SCORE Trophy Truck was Brothers Mark and Gary Weyhrich, troutdale, Ore., was the No. 9 TSCO Motorsports Ford F-150 (20:14:18, 55.39mph) while fourth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was the No. 49 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150 driven by driver of record Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. and Las Vegas’ Tim Herbst (20:37:46, 55.37mph).
McMILLIN TRIFECTA
Completing the top five with a fifth among the 4-wheel vehicles and in SCORE Trophy Truck was San Diego’s Dan McMillin in the No. 23 McMillin Homes Ford F-150 (20:38:25, 54.34mph).
The popular second and third generation McMillin racing family had three vehicles finished in the top nine overall 4-wheel vehicles as Andy McMillin and his father Scott, who had won this race two of the last three years, finished seventh in SCORE Trophy Truck and overall in the No. 31 McMillin Realty Ford F-150 and the youngest member of the family race team, Luke McMillin, just 19, won the unlimited Class 1 for the third consecutive race in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheeled desert race car.  Luke McMillin’s father Mark McMillin and his late grandfather Corky McMillin are both former multi-time SCORE race champions.
TIME TRAVEL
This year is the 38th time in the first 45 years of the storied race that it started in Ensenada and it is the 19th time it finished in La Paz.
It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a racer. Since 1967, the legendary race has been run over the awe-inspiring Baja California peninsula.
START/FINISH
The race started on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The adventure finished on the outskirts of La Paz on Highway 1 near the Grand Plaza Hotel, race headquarters for the southern half of the event.
VILDOSOLA COMMENTS
Following his team’s overall victory, which included defeating a large field of 33 SCORE Trophy Trucks, Vildosola Jr said, “It was tough going at the beginning and there were a lot of trucks in front of us. Getting around them was a little difficult but our plan was to be in 10th place by Puertecitos but we were actually in 10th place at the goat trail. We decided to take it easy from there on down and try to conserve the truck through San Felipe. This is a new (driver’s) suit that I put on at race mile 785 and it looks like it went 1000 miles. We went through the first 618 miles and I got out at San Ignacio. It was just an amazing race and I’m extremely proud of our guys and extremely proud of Javi (Valenzuela, the team’s riding mechanic.)”
“We come down here and say that we represent Mexico and we went out and won another one for Mexico. We lost three or four minutes with a flat. We were behind B.J. (Baldwin) at that time and (Ryan) Arciero was behind us. I thought I lost it (the race) there because I was pushing hard to catch B.J. and we got the flat and all of a sudden at about race mile 1000 we saw him (Baldwin) so we chased after him and passed him. We got some clean air after that which was nice. I’m in love with the new truck. The truck is amazing and we drove by everyone today.”
“We actually spent some time looking at some video of the start from the SCORE Baja 500 from 2011 in preparation. I drove really hard at the start (of the 2011 SCORE Baja 500) and it didn’t get my anywhere. At the SCORE Baja 1000 in 2010 I drove extremely smart and went really hard when I could and I just laid back when there was no visibility. I did the same thing this time and it ended up working out for us. We passed about five trucks before Ojos Negros and we were 10th place. By Puertecitos we were running in the top seven. We just had a good, smart race.”
UDALL REFLECTS
Honda’s Udall commented after his first SCORE Baja 1000 win,  “In San Felipe I passed for the lead and I kept pulling it out and then I gave the bike to David (Kamo.) He pretty much held it or pulled it out more and then we pitted and lost some time and then I think he opened up the lead another three minutes.”
“I got on the bike and lost a bunch of time because I only pre-ran my section three times. We serviced our bike four or five times and changed tires. We had multiple rear wheels that were bald with no knobs. This course just ripped it all up, it was a very tough course. The section through San Felipe was probably one of the gnarliest workouts I ever had in my life. My whole body was locking up. I was just done.
“It was nice to get to the paved section after that. The race was awesome. The only thing out of the ordinary was that I crashed at about race mile 14. It was super dusty this morning and I made a lot of mistakes. The speed of some of the racers in front of me was just a hair off my pace and they just ruined me.”
HALL–OF FAME
The venerable Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., increased his race-record total career class wins to 22 in this event (Including the 1969). Hall, who will turn 75 this coming Thursday (Nov. 22), won the Stock Mini class this year, in a Rod Hall Racing Hummer H3. Splitting the driving with his granddaughter Shelby Hall, and Damien Michelin, they finished their agonizing adventure in 39:43:37 with an average speed of 28.23mph.
MULTIPLE CLASS WINNERS
In addition to Rod Hall, several other drivers and riders added to their class win totals in this legendary race. Leading this group was Richard Jackson, 66, Acton, Calif., who now has 13 class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, after riding on a Honda CRF450X with rider of record Canada’s Al Perrett, 74, who now has won four times in Class 60 for riders over 40 years old.
Another age group motorcycle racer, Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif., added to his SCORE Baja racing legacy by earning his 11 class win in this race with his triumph in Class 40 for riders over 40 years old on another Honda CRF450X.  Legendary former supercross racer Ricky Johnson picked up his fourth SCORE Baja 1000 class win as one of Kaplan’s co-riders.
With another talented team to assist, Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif., won Class 21 on a Honda CRF450X for his 11th class win in this race.
Winning for the ninth time was Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. (Class 3, Ford Bronco), while winning his fourth was Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas (Class 30, Honda CRF450X).
PERFECT SEASONS
With their class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, five SCORE desert racers were undefeated in their respective classes in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series.  Among the car and truck classes, their most recent victories, Moss (Class 3) and Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 8, Chevy Silverado) won their respective classes in all five SCORE races this season.  For motorcycles, winning all three of their SCORE Baja races were Johnson, Kaplan and Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif. (Class 50, Honda CRF450X).
NEAR PERFECT SEASONS
With their victories in La Paz, car and truck class winners who earned four of five class wins for the season were Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 6, Chevy Colorado) and Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va. (Class 2, Mason-Chevy).
MORE CLASS WINNERS
Among the other car and truck class winners in this year’s 45th anniversary event were twin brothers Aruturo and Abel Velazco, Banning, Calif. (Class 1/2-1600, VBR-VW), Trevor Anderson, Carlsbad, Calif. (Class 5-1600), Sandy Hall, Culpeper, Va. (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Guillermo Galvan, Bahia de Los Angeles, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Ranger), Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz., (Class 10, Banning-Ford), Otoneil Huerta, San Luis, Ariz. (SCORE Lites, Curry-VW), Chelsea Magness, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150) and Joe Bacal, Anthem, Ariz., (Stock Full, Lexus LX570).
SAL FISH SCORE IronRiders
This race also featured the prestigious Sal Fish SCORE IronRider awards presented to each motorcycle or ATV rider who completed the course within the time limit while riding solo. A total of 28 individuals officially declared that they were attempting to complete the course riding solo and 11 of them finished within the time limit to earn the special award. The fastest solo rider was Jeff Kawell, Crestline, Calif., who rode in Sportsman Motorcycle >450cc, finishing second out of 35 finishers in a time of 29.06.27 on a Honda CRF450X.
The fastest Sportsman 4-wheel vehicle was led by driver of record Todd Welling, San Carlos, Calif., (SPT Car, Spectrum-Viper) while the fastest Sportsman Motorcycle team was led by Adrian Ruiz, Vicente Guerrera, Mexico (SPT M/C>450cc, Honda CRF450X).
KEEPING UP THE RPMs
RPM Racing, based in Bristol, Tenn., not only had a SCORE-record eight entries in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the team was leading the season point championship races in six of those classes, was second in one and tied for third in the other. With two class wins for the team in this race, RPM recorded a SCORE-record 20 class wins during the 2012 SCORE Desert Series.
With team principals Justin Matney and Clyde Stacy, who each have already captured four SCORE season class point titles individually as drivers of record, RPM Racing was forced to add additional drivers as Stacy was not available as he recovers.
RPM ended the season with a SCORE-record for a team of 23 class wins, including three wins in this race-Class 6, Class 8 and Class 2.
Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, is the driver of record in RPM’s Class 6 truck, Rudolofo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico is driver of record in Class 8 and Stacy is driver of record in RPM’s Class 2 race car. Driving for Stacy in this weekend’s race was XGames Snowboarder Nick Baungartner along with regulars Steven Arlia and Mike Powell.
Matney, Bristol, Tenn., has recovered from back issues and split driving in Class 1 fro the injured driver of record Stacy with Justin Davis and the duo finished third in class in their open-wheel desert race car.
Stacy was also driver of record in the team’s Class 5-1600 VW Baja Bug and his co-drivers Thomas and Ramon Fernandez finished third while the other two RPM entries, Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va. in Class 4 and Jim Bunn, Bristol, Va. in Sportsman Buggy both did not finish the race because of mechanical issues.
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
Entries in the internationally-showcased race came from 34 U.S. states and 23 countries.  In addition to the 34 U.S. States, racers have entered from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain and the US Territory of Guam. Additional late entries are expected up to race morning.
COURSE NOTES
This year’s historic 45th anniversary race ran down the length of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. The challenging race course for this year was somewhat similar to 2010, but longer than the last time the race finished in La Paz, although the terrain has obviously changed significantly because of weather conditions and natural use. This year even more changes are occurring because of Hurricane Paul that came through the southern portion of the course several weeks ago.
With eight mandatory checkpoints and 70 virtual checkpoints and 12 relatively short pavement speed zones with speed limits of 60 miles per hour spread down the peninsula plus the finish line, the course started on the Pacific Ocean-side of Baja California in Ensenada and headed southeast to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez before heading south through Coco’s Corner, Bahia de Los Angeles, San Ignacio, back to the Pacific at San Juanico, then back to the Sea of Cortez just above Loreto, back to the Pacific near Ciudad Insurgentes heading down along the Pacific through Santa Rita before turning back east and down into La Paz for the finish.
All entries were provided with GPS programs defining the course and all were required to utilize special data recording devices that plot the actual route and speeds each vehicle takes during the mammoth race.
AWARDS LIKE NO OTHER
Iconic GRAHAM-Watchmaker, headquartered in Switzerland, the Official Timekeeper of SCORE International, has designed and produced a limited-edition, high-end Chronofighter Oversize 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, individually numbered collectible timepieces will be awarded to each of the three overall race division winners—the overall 4-wheel vehicle, motorcycle and ATV champions at this year’s granddaddy of all desert races. The three overall category champions will be awarded a category customized/personalized Chronofighter Oversize SCORE Baja 1000 limited-edition timepiece.
In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize SCORE Baja 1000 timepieces, the overall champions in the race will also each receive a special commemorative trophy from Tecate, the title sponsor of the race.
WHAT ELSE…
In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. 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 five-race season.  Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 24 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series after four rounds in the five-race series.
Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points.
SCORE SPONSORS
Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the three SCORE Baja races.
MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Official Sponsors of the 45th SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Desert Series are:
-Tecate Beer, Official Beer
-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire
-Graham Watchmakers, Official Timekeeper
-Red Bull, Official Energy Drink
-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle
-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel
-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink
-Slime, Official Tire Sealant
-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance
-Bullet Liner, Official Spray-On Bedliner
-SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company
-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline
-Fox Car Rental, Official Rent-A-Car
-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light
-Maxtrax, Official Vehicle Recovery Device
-Azunia Tequila, Official Tequila
-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber
-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Baja California Sur Tourism, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.

 

45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
final round of five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series
Nov. 14-17—1,121.55 miles
Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Total Starters: 298; Total Finishers 174 (58.38 percent)
(folowing complete data tracking review)
TOP OVERALL FINISHERS
Pro Cars & Trucks
1. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 19:45:00 (56.79 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
2. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 20:00:59 (56.03 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
3. Mark Weyhrich/Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 20:14:48 (55.39 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
4. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 20:37:46 (54.37 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
5. Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:38:25 (54.34 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
6. Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb./Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Gay Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., Ford F-150, 20:39:05 (54.31 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
7. Andy McMillin, San Diego/Scott McMillin, Coronado, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:43:41 (54.11 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
8. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 21:08:03 (53.07 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
9. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 21:30:42 (52.14 mph) (Class 1)
10. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 21:43:38 (51.62 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
11. Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico/Matt Loidice/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 21:52:29 (51.27 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
12. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 22:37:20 (49.58 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
13. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 22:50:21 (49.11 mph) (Class 1)
14. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico/Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado, 22:56:36 (48.88 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
15. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va/Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 23:07:59 (48:48 mph) (Class 1)
16. Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Lee Banning Jr, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Rick Graf, Scottsdale, Ariz./Cory Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford, 23:14:19 (48.26 mph) (Class 10)
17. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 23:32:23 (47.64 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
18. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Josh Daniel, Vista, Calif./Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz./Mike Johnson, Santa Monica, Calif./Larry Job, Las Vegas, GMC Sierra, 23:52:42 (46.97 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
19. Jose Flores, Culiacan, Mexico/Eduardo Perez, San Diego/Jesus Lara, Cd. Constitucion, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 24:07:18 (46.50 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
20. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150, 24:31:49 (45.72 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

Motorcycles
1. Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho, Honda CRF450X, 20:09:30, (55.64 mph) (Class 22)
2. Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Brown, Murrieta, Calif./Quinn Cody, Los Olivos, Calif., KTM 450SX-F, 21:12:50 (52.87 mph) (Class 22)
3. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Shane Esposito/./Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif.,/Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 22:00:36 (50.96 mph) (Class 21)
4. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif./Evan Kelly, Mojave, Calif./Justin Jones, Norco, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 22:32:35 (49.75 mph) (Class 22)
5. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M./Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev./Ben Brinkley, Bothell, Wash./Clint Braun, Henderson, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 22:47:24 (49.21 mph) (Class 30)
6. Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico/David Zarate, Los Cabos, Mexico/Adam Neuwirth, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 23:30:39 (47.70 mph) (Class 21)
7. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Pal Anders, Norway/Ryan Dudek/Matt Karlsen, USA, Honda CRF450X, 23:39:02 (47.42 mph) (Class 30)
8. Warren Strange/Vernon Strange/Jake Smith, Australia, Honda CRF450X,23:41:39 (47.33 mph) (Class 22)
9. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Alpine, Calif./Corey Freeman, Fallbrook, Calif./Kevin Johnson, Boulder City, Nev., Honda CRF450Xm  24:21:31 (46.04 mph) (Class 22)
10. Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Scott Dunlavey, Lafayette, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 25:14:10 (44.44 mph) (Class 40)
ATVs
1. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Jeremie Warnia, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Jarred McLure, Kaska, Pa./Collin Webster, Las Vegas, Can-Am DS450, 27:03:00 (41.46 mph) (Class 25)
2. Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Kenny Sanford, Tacoma, Wash./Jamie Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash./Richie Brown, Dahlonega, Ga./Garrin Fuller, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 29:50:15 (37.59 mph) (Class 25)
3. Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./Dave Scott, Belen, N.M./Andy Lagzdins, Burbank, Calif./Robin Fawcett, Santee, Calif./Doug Eichner, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 31:19:12 (35.81 mph)
4. Rafael Torres/Juan Naranjo/Arnoldo Castaneda/Carlos Martinez/Jose Meza/Julio Lizarraga, San Felipe, Mexico/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy), Honda TRX450R, 31:53:49 (35.16 mph)
5. Shawn Robins, Landis Albrecht/Rocky Glasgo, Canada/Pedro Trango, La Paz, Mexico/Stephen McKenzie, Los Barrices, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 33:51:55 (33.12 mph) (Class 24)
45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
final round of five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series
Nov. 15-17—1,121.55 miles
Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Total Starters: 298; Total Finishers 174 (58.38 percent)
(34 U.S. States, 23 countries)
(folowing complete data tracking review)
Pro Cars & Trucks
  SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 19:45:00 (56.79 miles per hour); 2. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 20:00:59; 3. Mark Weyhrich/Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 20:14:48; 4. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 20:37:46; 5. Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:38:25; 6. Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb./Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Gay Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., Ford F-150, 20:39:05; 7. Andy McMillin, San Diego/Scott McMillin, Coronado, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:43:41; 8. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 21:08:03; 9. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 21:43:38; 10. Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico/Matt Loiodice/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 21:52:29; 11. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 22:37:20; 12. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico/Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado, 22:56:36; 13. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 23:32:23; 14. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Josh Daniel, Vista, Calif./Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz./Mike Johnson, Santa Monica, Calif./Larry Job, Las Vegas, GMC Sierra, 23:52:42; 15. Jose Flores, Culiacan, Mexico/Eduardo Perez, San Diego/Jesus Lara, Cd. Constitucion, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 24:07:18; 16. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150, 24:31:49; 17. Jimmy Knuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 24:44:28; 18. Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW XJ-6, 31:06:16; 19. Mike Voudouris, Austin, Texas/Travis Bozanno, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 36:32:47; 20. Jay Reichert, Cottonwood Shores, Texas/Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas, Ford F-150, 38:16:24; 21. Chris Kemp, San Clemente, Calif./Dave Tounget, Murrieta, Calif./Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Ford Raptor, 39:48:38; 22. Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Alan Dela Ossa, ahurita, Ariz./Ben Myers/Bruce Greer Jr, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram1500, 43:21:28. (33 Starters, 22 Finishers)

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 21:30:42 (52.14 mph); 2. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 22:50:21; 3. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va/Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 23:07:59; 4. Jon Walker, Guam, Kreger-Chevy, 24:42:17; 5. Nils Castillo, Westlake Village, Calif./Joe Custer/Gene Haas, Kannapolis, N.C., Jimco-Chevy, 24:52:43; 6. Tony Miglini, Dallas/Armin Kremer, Germany, Jimco-Chevy, 25:35:13; 7. Travis Chase/Don Chase La Crescenta, Calif./Ryan Plowman, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ESM-Ford, 26:21:13; 8. Tom Koch, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, Mulege, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 26:38:06; 9. Brett Lenk/Grank Lenk/Dale Lenk, Costa Mesa, Calif./Mike Petersen, Laguna Beach, Calif./Brett Anderson, Newport Beach, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 27:00:49; 10. Cody Parkhouse/Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 28:14:22; 11. Monica Greenhill/David Greenhill/Mike Greenhill, Crowley, Texas, Jimco-Chevy, 28:25:21; 12. Rudy Cortez/Carlos Cortez, Las Vegas, DunBuggy-Chevy, 28:32:09;
13. Todd D. Tuls, Columbus, Neb./Todd J. Tuls, Clinton, Wisc./Jake Miller, Yucaipa, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 31:28:26; 14. Samuel Araiza, La Paz, Mexico/Steve Eugenio, El Centro, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Oceanside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 36:25:53. (24 Starters, 14 Finishers)

CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. Arturo Velazco/Abel Velazco, Banning, Calif./Steve Cruz, Ensenada, Mexico, VBR, 25:04:17 (44.73 mph); 2. Roberto Rabago/Mario Reynozo/Francisco Reynozo, Tijuana, Mexico/Alonso Angulo, Ensenada, Mexico, 27:12:06; 3. Hiram Duran/Eric Duranm/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Neth, 27:14:36; 4. Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia/Edmundo Fernandez/Eduardo Acevedo, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 29:05:38; 5. Adrian Diaz/Armando Boehme/Jesus Arciizca, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, DiazFab, 31:59:48; 6. Jesus Velez, Rodrigo Ferla/Victor Lugo, Mexicali, Mexico, PKF, 32:30:08; 7. Brad Maurer, Las Vegas/Ruben Rodrigues, Santa Fe Springs, Calif./Dan Bradley/Charles Sutton, Las Vegas, Bunderson, 32:45:16; 8. George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Kevin J. Walsh, Manchester, Mo./Luke Babb, Monrovia, Calif./Shawn Umphries, Camarillo, Calif., Raceco, 33:37:39; 9. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo/Jose Bobles/Juan Mayoral, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo, 34:33:40; 10. Ray Files, Dana Point/Kyle Perry/Dylan Doherty/Josh Tieman, Carlsbad, Calif., Custom, 36:57:36; 11. Jonathon Knight, San Mateo, Calif./John Witchel, Durango, Colo./Richard Garavito, Chino, Calif., ORAF, 40:21:16. (16 Starters, 11 Finishers)

CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif./Dave Grundman, Elk Grove, Calif., Ford Bronco, 36:15:40 (30.93 mph); 2. Billy Bunch, La Quinta, Calif./Tark Karam, Jeep Wrangler, 44:01:06. (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)—1. Sandy Hall, Culpeper, Va./Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., 26:32:39 (42.25 mph); 2. Cody Kellogg, Cypress, Calif./Troy Johnson, Riverside, Calif./Rick Wilcoxson, Upland, Calif., 28:55:10; 3. Jose Lopez/Arnoldo Gutierrez E. /Arnoldo Gutierrez G., Mexicali, Mexico, 32:10:37; 4. Vice Wavra, Brawley, Calif./Terry McClintick/Rick McClintick, Orovada, Nev./Greg Forney, Winnemucca, Nev., 33:13:17; 5. Kevin Carr, San Diego/Kent Lothringer, La Verge, Calif./Noe Valdez, San Diego, 35:05:58; 6. Wendell Mortensen, Oakview, Calif./Dan Higginbotham, Ojai, Calif./Ruben Garcia, Ventura, Calif., 39:36:26. (9 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Trevor Anderson/Mark Anderson, Carlsbad, Calif./Victor Celis, Ensenada, Mexico, 32:48:38 (34:18 mph); 2. Erich Reisen/Ross Burden/Ted Baikie/Grant Baylis, Canada, 35:56:03; 3. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Thomas Fernandez/Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, 41:53:05. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 6 (Unlimited, production mini trucks)—1. Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Jesus Rubio, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Colorado, 24:42:03 (45.41 mph); 2. Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif./David Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif./Ramsey El Wardani, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Raptor, 28:02:53; 3. Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif./Darren Skilton, Long Beach, Calif., Honda Pilot, 29:54:35; 4. Steve Kovach, Chandler, Ariz./Preston Schmid, Mesa, Ariz./Dan Werle, Gilbert, Ariz., Ford Ranger, 31:49:57; 5. Peter Lang/Brian Jellison, Santa Rosa, Calif./Peter Irving, Alamo, Calif., Ford Ranger, 35:44:25; 6. Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Rene Brugger/Francisco Arias, San Diego, Ford Ranger, 36:46:35. (8 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)—1. Guillermo Galvan/Igor Galvan, Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico/Oscar Solaiza, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 31:42:48 (35.37 mph); 2. Victor Herrera Sr/Victor Herrera Jr, Tijuana, Mexico/Luis Herrera, Granada Hills, Calif., Ford Ranger, 32:43:18; 3. Aaron Celiceo, San Diego/Adrian Celiceo, San Ysidro, Calif./Pedro Mercado III, San Diego, Toyota Tacoma, 36:26:02; 4. Jose Gonzalez, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 38:39:08. (7 Starters, 4 Finishers)

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)—1. Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico/Randy Weisser, Escondido, Calif./Jose Castro, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 33:33:12 (33.43 mph); 2. Ricardo Garcia/Elict Cabrales/Salvador Llergenas, Ensenada, Ford Ranger, 34:20:06. (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—1. Rudolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico/Mark Newhan, Lakeside, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 26:03:59 (43.03 mph); 2. Francisco Monroy/Martin Espinoza/Miguel Monroy, La Paz, Mexico, Dodge Ram1500, 41:07:43; 3. Tom Bradley/Lupito Abaroa/Alejandro Abaroa/Dagoberto Manriquez, La Paz, Mexico, Chevy 2500, 42:03:11. (5 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Lee Banning Jr, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Rick Graf, Scottsdale, Ariz./Cory Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford, 23:14:19 (48.26 mph); 2. Cam Thieriot, Tustin, Calif./Kash Vessels, Bonsall, Calif., Racer-Chevy, 24:40:03; 3. Dean Grizzle, Yuma, Ariz./Karl Scanlan, Menifee, Calif./Clint Berry/Blake Slater, Fusion-Chevy, 26:45:54; 4. Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Joe Liska, Banning, Calif./Blake Kirkpatrick, Mira Loma, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy, 27:04:52; 5. Chip Prescott/Taylor Prescott, Fallbrook, Calif./Ben Himel, Las Vegas/Wyatt Patnode, Valley Center, Calif./Roger Barrette, Hemet, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy, 29:35:49;
6. Jorge SalmonSergio Frias/Claudio Hernandez/Dario Villanueva, Ensenada, Mexico, Madigan-Chevy, 35:14:17. (12 Starters, 6 Finishers)

SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. Otoniel Huerta, San Luis, Ariz./Enrique Munoz, Ensenada, Mexico, Curry, 26:37:15  (42.13 mph); 2. Brent Parkhouse, Long Beach/Jim Moulton, Lancaster, Calif./Brian Burgess, Menifee, Calif., Moultonm, 26:38:43; 3. Pedro Velasquez/Pedro Velasquez Sr, La Paz, Mexico, Landin, 31:09:18; 4. Moises Torres/Ricardo Torres/Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Penhall, 38:06:56. (8 Starters, 4 Finishers)

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)—1. Giovanni Alvcano/Jose Alvcano, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Humberto Huertado, La Paz, Mexico/Mario Vasquez, Ensenada, Mexico/Ernesto Martinez, Ensenada, Mexico, 42:09:52 (26.60 mph). (4 Starters, 1 Finisher)

STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)—1. Joe Bacal, Anthem, Ariz., Lexus LX570, 38:22:58 (29.22 mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finisher)

STOCK MINI (Stock, mini trucks)—1, Rod Hall, Reno, Nev./Shelby Hall, 26, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, 39:43:37 (28.23 mph). (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

PROTRUCK (Limited, production trucks)—1. Chelsea Magness, Desert Hot Springs, Calif./Todd Burt, Denver, Ford F-150, 29:32:16 (37.97 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)

CLASS 7-2 (Unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)—1. Billy Wilson/Dewey Clark, Corpus Christi, Texas, BajaLite-Chevy, 26:12:31 (42.79 mph); 2. Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo./Dana Dague, Huntington Beach, Calif./Steve Rudd, Boulder City, Calif./Adrian Hernandez, Santa Ana, Calif., Mason-Chevy, 28:35:40. (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 4 (Unlimited open-wheel car, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)—1. Jason LaFortune, Upland, Calif./Jeff Proctor, San Dimas, Calif./Craig Hall, Hesperia, Calif., TMR-Chevy, 31:48:22 (35.26 mph); 2. Mike Shaffer, Oakland, Calif./Shawn Twitchell, Nampa, Idaho/Daniel Acberli, Stateline, Nev./John Cantrell, Camas, Wash., Custom-Chevy, 33:17:21. (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.5-Liter Turbo or supercharged)—1. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Mike Powell, Bristol, Tenn./Steven Arlia, Phoenix/Nick Baumgartner, Iron River, MI, Mason-Chevy, 43:57:29 (25.51 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)

CLASS 17 (Class 3, Modified Jeeps)—1. Perry Coan, Chino Hills, Calif/Scot Hartman, Redlands, Calif./Clem Grjeco, Yucaipa, Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 33:56:39 (33.04 mph); 2. Scott Watkins, Stockton, Calif./Adam Arsenault, San Marcos, Calif., Jeep XJ, 43:18:00. (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)

BAJA CHALLENGE (Subaru-powered, identically-equipped Baja touring cars)—1. Bud Brutsman, North Hills, Calif/Brad Lovell/Roger Lovell, Colorado Springs, Colo./Luke Wilwert, Marysville, Ohio/Michael Crawford, Pittston, Pa./Kyle Tucker, Mooresville, N.C., 28:48:35 (38.93 mph); 2. Andrew Buck, Fullerton, Calif./Ernest Vigil, Albuquerque, N.M./Jamie Bestwick, Port Matilda, Pa./Sam Hill, Australia/Steve Peat, Great Britain/Mikey Rencz, Canada, 29:45:03; 3. Steve Hilbert, Telluride, Colo/Eustaquio Escandon, Mexico City/ Park Brady, St. Simons Island, Ga./John Hammergren, San Francisco/Antoine Delapree, Mexico City/Jaimie Zunzunegui, Mexico City, 32:06:51; 4. Andre Villa, Spain/Lorena Dromundo, Mexico City/Nick Brocha, Henderson, Nev./Shane Bonifay, Orlando, Fla./Damon Bradshaw, Star, Idaho/Graham Agassiz, Canada, 33:48:54; 5. Rodrigo Ampudia Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Makuakai Rothman, Haleiwa, Hawaii/Victor Oliveras, Polanco, Mexico/Luke Trembath, Malibu, Calif./Vaughn Gittin Jr, Joppa, Md., 34:07:09; 6. Oliver Marriage/Justin Leighton, Great Britain/Josh Barnett, Los Angeles/Steve Mackie, Henderson, Nev./Jeff Johnson, Bellevue, Wash./Jessi Combs, Long Beach, Calif., 43:54:16. (6 Starters, 6 Finishers)

SCORE SUPER 8 TRUCK (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)—1. Nick Mills/Taylor Mills, Corpus Christi, Texas/Kent Kroeker, Valley Center, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy, 36:25:36 (30.79 mph).
(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

PRO MOTORCYCLES
CLASS 22 (450cc or more)—1. Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho, Honda CRF450X, 20:09:30, (55.64 mph); 2. Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Brown, Murrieta, Calif./Quinn Cody, Los Olivos, Calif., KTM 450SX-F, 21:12:50; 3. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif./Evan Kelly, Mojave, Calif./Justin Jones, Norco, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 22:32:35; 4. Warren Strange/Vernon Strange/Jake Smith, Australia, Honda CRF450X,23:41:39; 5. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Alpine, Calif./Corey Freeman, Fallbrook, Calif./Kevin Johnson, Boulder City, Nev., Honda CRF450Xm  24:21:31; 6. Chris Ridgway/Jim Wazny/Mario Panagiotopoulos, Julian, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 31:30:59;
7. Paul Thomas/John Griffin, Julian, Calif./Tex Mitchell, Temecula, Calif./Giovanni Spinali, Julian, Calif./Fred Willert, Coronado, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 32:31:37; 8. Arik Swan, Santa Cruz, Calif./Bobby Barthalomew/Brian Garaham, Boulder Creek, Calif., 34:00:30; 9. Jason Miller, Edna, Texas, 40:52:41.
(11 Starters, 9 Finishers)

CLASS 20 (450cc or less)—1. Chad Broughton/Paul Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Eric Pucelik, Santa Cruz, Calif./Nick Owens, Scotts Valley, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 29:47:41 (37.64 mph); 2. Yoshiaki Noda/Eiji Sugiyama/Yoshiyuki Imai, Japan/Yuichiro Horikawa, China, Honda CRF250L, 34:50:01; 3. Megumi Shiono/Katsuhisa Mikami/Takehito Suzuki/Hiroyuki Watanabe, Japan, Honda CRF250L, 43:50:37. (3 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 21 (450cc or less)—1. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Shane Esposito/./Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif.,/Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 22:00:36 (50.96 mph); 2. Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico/David Zarate, Los Cabos, Mexico/Adam Neuwirth, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 23:30:39; 3. Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera, Ensenada, Mexico/Michael Valenzuela, Tijuana, Mexico/Ricardo Munoz, Ensenada, Mexico/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 26:27:27; 4. Chris Warwick, Australia, Honda CRF450X, 42:43:37. (7 Starters, 4 Finishers)

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M./Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev./Ben Brinkley, Bothell, Wash./Clint Braun, Henderson, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 22:47:24 (49.21 mph); 2. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Pal Anders, Norway/Ryan Dudek/Matt Karlsen, USA, Honda CRF450X, 23:39:02; 3. Jose Rivas/Guillermo Gomez/Juan Azanza, Guadalajara, Mexico/Rodrigo Alvarez, Tepatitlan, Mexico, KTM 450EXC, 35:29:09. (7 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Scott Dunlavey, Lafayette, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 25:14:10 (44.44 mph); 2. Mike Barnhill/John Griffin, 46, Julian, Calif./Tex Mitchel, Temecula, Calif./Giovanni Spinali, Julian, Calif./Fred Willert, Coronado, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 25:43:28; 3. Robert Creemers/Pete Herd/Sean Clark/Kevin Archer, New Zealand, Honda CRF450X, 26:25:20; 4. Steve Sanders, Bonita, Calif./Bill Witt/Steven Fuller, Henderson, Nev./Todd Abratowski, Boulder City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 27:09:49; 5. Mike Prunty/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif./Ken Hansing, Tehachepi, Calif./Colie Potter, Borrego Springs, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:21:07; 6. Lloyd Andrew, Australia, KTM EXC-W, 29:31:41; 7. Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Randy Harman, Peoria, Ariz./Lonnie Pearce, San Antonio, Texas/Mike Langley, Yuma, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F, 36:12:03; 8. Gary Sparks, Page, Ariz/Kelly Oldroyd, Brian Head, Utah, Honda XR650, 37:32:08; 9. Chris Shortt, Larkspur, Colo./Dane La Fontaine, San Diego/George Pennington, Palmer Lake, Colo/Kevin Dean, Post Falls, Idaho, Husqvarna TXC510, 38:11:46. (10 Starters, 9 Finishers)

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)—1. Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif./Eric McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Dave Potts, Burbank, Calif./Charlie Marshal, Carmichael, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 27:01:24 (41.50 mph); 2. Robert Smith/Tony Allen/Craig Murray/Tom Irgansen/Guy Laycraft, Canada, KTM EXC500, 31:24:39; 3.. Mark Jerman, Lancaster, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./Mark Vanscourt, Norco, Calif./Steve Buckley, Calabasas, Calif./Earl Roberts, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 33:17:50. (4 Starters, 3 Finishers) 

CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)—1.  Al Perrett, Canada/Richard Jackson, Acton, Calif./Mark Force/Guy Wilson, Bakersfield, Calif./Art More, Sun City, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 37:48:57 (29.66 mph).
(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

PRO ATVs
  CLASS 25 (450cc or more)—1. Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev./Jeremie Warnia, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Jarred McLure, Kaska, Pa./Collin Webster, Las Vegas, Can-Am DS450, 27:03:00 (41.46 mph); 2. Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Kenny Sanford, Tacoma, Wash./Jamie Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash./Richie Brown, Dahlonega, Ga./Garrin Fuller, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 29:50:15; 3. Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./Dave Scott, Belen, N.M./Andy Lagzdins, Burbank, Calif./Robin Fawcett, Santee, Calif./Doug Eichner, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 31:19:12; 4. Charles Laviolette/Guillaume Landriault/Sylvain Leduc, Canada, Can Am DS450, 40:00:44. (5 Starters, 4 Finishers)

CLASS 24 (450cc or less)—1. Rafael Torres/Juan Naranjo/Arnoldo Castaneda/Carlos Martinez/Jose Meza/Julio Lizarraga, San Felipe, Mexico/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy), Honda TRX450R, 31:53:49 (35.16 mph); 2. Shawn Robins, Landis Albrecht/Rocky Glasgo, Canada/Pedro Trango, La Paz, Mexico/Stephen McKenzie, Los Barrices, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 33:51:55; 3. Manuel Jimenez/Samuel Garcia, San Felipe, Mexico/Angel Sanchez/Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 39:50:49.
(4 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 26 (Limited, Utility) (2 Starters, 0 Finishers)

SPORTSMAN
  SPT CAR—1. Todd Welling, San Carlos, Calif/Chad Cummings, Chino, Calif./Phil Speet, Holland, Mich., Spectrum-Viper, 29:28:59 (38.04 mph); 2. Fernando Hoyos/Rodolfo Jimenez, Constitucion, Mexico, Curry-VW, 36:21:51; 3. Marc Van Tassell, Ely, Nev./Ryan Davis, Bountiful, Utah/Dave Helm, Taylorsville, Utah/Darren Webster, Salt Lake City, Utah/Kurt Williams, Sandy, Utah, VW Sedan, 42:02:09. (11 Starters, 3 Finishers)

SPT TRUCK—1. Randy Swink, El Cajon, Calif./Dwight Gran, San Diego/Arturo Montano, La Mesa, Calif./Gustavo Pohls, Hermosillo, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 40:31;37 (27.67 mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finisher)

SPT UTV (660cc, 4-wheel utility vehicle)—1. Chris Koch, St. Paul, Minn./Dave Roberts, Weddington, N.C./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah/Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C./Bob Viau, Lake Elmo, Minn., Yamaha King, 34:37:37 (32.39 mph); 2. Thomas Graves, San Diego/Richard Morel, Poway, Calif., Yamaha Rhino, 42:57:09; 3. Dave Broome, Aptos, Calif./Eric Pucelik/John Grinder, Santa Cruz, Calif., 44:46:44.
(8 Starters, 3 Finishers)

SPT M/C< (450CC or less)—1. Carlos Gracida, Guadalajara, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 31:42:50 (35.36 mph); 2. Brett Robinson, Thomaston, Ga./John Graves Jr, Camp Verde, Ariz./Scott Chapman, Ashland, Ore./Allan Diehr, San Jose, Calif./Ed Ellis, Prescott, Ariz./Christopher Lange, Santa Maria, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 43:13:22. (8 Starters, 2 Finishers)

SPT M/C> (450cc or more)—1. Adrian Ruiz, Vincente Guerrero, Mexico/Fernando Beltran/Octavio Amador, Ensenada, Mexico/Hugo Becerra II, Vincente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 28:25:41 (39.45 mph); 2. Jeff Kawell, Crestline, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 29:06:27; 3. Bill Baker, Castaic, Calif./Peter Wright, Brooklyn, N.Y./James Wright, Philadelphia/Erek Kudla, Oxnard, Calif., KTM 500XCW, 29:29:25; 4. Olaf Satre, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Patrick King/Ryan Epp/Lars Satre, Canada, Honda CRF450X, 30:08:21; 5. Kevin Murphy, Westlake Village, Calif., KTM 500XCW, 30:18:16; 6. Carlos Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Medina, Playas de Tijuana, Mexico/Miguel Montenegro, San Diego/Orcar Garcia, Tijuana, Mexico, Husaberg FX450, 30:59:16; 7. David Camarena/Ricardo Camarena, Tijuana, Mexico/Jose Carrasco, Rosarito, Mexico/Manuel Becerra, Tijuana, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 33:03:50; 8. Tomoki Hayashi/Kazunari Iriki, Japan, Honda CRF450R, 33:07:23; 9. Gary Walker/John Bosch, Fairport, N.Y./Dale Twardokus/Ryan Kaza, Victor, N.Y./Kevin Piccola, Palmyra, N.Y., Honda CRF450X, 34:45:30; 10. Brady Sharp, Platteville, Colo., Honda CRF450X, 36:24:32; 11. Ron Weinmeister, Fort Collins, Colo./Brady Welton, Loveland, Colo., Honda CRF450X, 36:47:33; 12. Risto Niemi/Aki Polvikoski, Finland, Honda XR650R, 37:02:41; 13. Marty Seefried, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda XR650R, 37:11:50; 14. Yuji Kikuchi/Yuji Kikuchi/Tatsuo Imaizumi, Gardena, Calif. (Japan), Honda CRF450X, 37:57:40; 15. Christopher Amos, Felton, Calif./Jack Faren, Santa Cruz, Calif./Coyler Ruskin, South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Chance Ferro, Aptos, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 39:24:56; 16. Matt DeVall, Heber City, Utah, KTM 525EXC, 40:19:37; 17. Tetsuya Naito, Japan, Honda CRF 450X, 40:20:00; 18. Kris Meeke, Ireland, Honda CRF450X, 40:38:20; 19. Naoki Kusano/Jun Arakawa/Tishiyuki Adachi/Yuichiro Okamoto, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 42:14:35; 20. Yvan Perraud, France, Honda CRF450X, 43:38:18; 21. Tetsuya Hirasawa/Kouichi Tonsha/Tadashi Yokoyama, Japan, Suzuki RMX450Z, 44:17:59.
(35 Starters, 21 Finishers)

SPT ATV—1.  Rodrigo Burruel, Constitucion, Mexico, Honda TRX700XX, 31:38:59 (35.44 mph); 2. Rusty Batza, Louisville, Colo./Paul Tschida II, Santee, Calif./Anthony Romero, Albuquerque, N.M., 40:22:50; 3. Moises Saiza/Adrian Lopez/Juan Gonzalez/Osman Arce/Francisco Perez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX700XX, 42:03:50; 4. Fidel Gonzalez, Fidel Gonzalez/Juan Lozano, Vizcaino, Mexico/Fernando Amador, Ensenada, Mexico/Isaac Valadez, Jesus Maria, Mexico/Adulfo Torres, San Quintin, Mexico, Yamaha Raptor, 44:49:49. (12 Starters, 4 Finishers)

 

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Lets start an OUTish List.  This is all unofficial!  Listed in order of knowledge…

TT45 – Gary Magness – Out with Motor issues

TT14 – Cameron Steele – Blown Tranny  **Trying to get Tranny to him now** -> 2:42 – New Tranny in!

Chase723 – Head on Collision Chasing,

  • Added Friday 10:11am – An update on 723 Chase came in from Randy & Patti Fiscus – 
  • Chase 723: Major injury status – Airlifted from Mexico to UCSD Medical Center: Sustained a Thoracic fracture in her lower spine and head injuries. No brain damage, paralysis is evident. Other passenger suffered a concussion and was also hospitalized. Unsure of any other passengers at this time.
  • Our Thoughts are with all the families.  There was a fatality in that accident as well.

700 – Dan Chamlee is out at MM18 with a broken crankshaft

803 – In an Accident (? Not sure detail – Maybe Chase)

1005 – John Martensen – Code Red (?)

104 – Buddy Feldkamp – out of the race with a blown tranny

TT#48 – Jimmy Nuckles – got caught by a booby trap early, that’s why he’s so far back.

Due to Chase Crew Accident – 723 (Riggs Lennon) and 76 (Jesse Jones) were told to head back to the US

600 – Heidi Steele – down at RM 130 with a blown tranny – crew on the way to fix *FIXED and back on the road**

106 – Clyde Stacy – he was injured and there is a new driver – Davis and Matney behind the wheel. Stacy was injured during pre running

114 – Erik Jacobs – had fuel filter problems at race mile 90

26 – Jay Reichert – rolled and is  (not) out of the race

18 – Juan Carlos Lopez/Robby Gordon – Via twitter: “Rear shock broken and a couple tire changes…He’s moving but we are figuring out a plan to fix.”

1007 – Peter Hajas – Out of race per Score Ops

114 – Erik Jacobs – is broke in san felipe hit tree tore driver side arm off need recon & welder

13 – Ed Stout – Blown Motor – Out of Race at RM40 per Weatherman

108 –  Brian Wyborny – driver hit a fence of some sort and tore off a back piece of the car…sounds fixable but the chase crew that had the parts were 5 hours away…UPDATE: Chase crew is there, and its not looking good to fix it.

113 – Travis Chase- is back on course around mile marker 270. They had a flat tire.

1502 – Buddy Crisp – Still Broken (Not sure what)

1 – Bryce Menzies – second into the pits behind BJ but has  a broken oil pump hose, they are waiting for chase truck which is an hour out.

20 – Rob MacCachren – broken transmission, no first or reverse. He’s in the pits changing it now

1003 – Chip Prescott – Rolled at RM 425, needs assist to get on wheels

5x – Cody Quinn – Reliable source reportng- Quinn Cody crashed w possible femur, being transported now to meet team Dr. Near HWY, not sure of bike status.

TT15 – Armin Schwarz – Transmission Problems

1101 –  Alfonso Lacarra – not running

1006 – Ross Savage – Rear Ended, out of race

701 – Brandon Walsh – out (?why)

838, 101,104, 108 & 118 – out –

TT14 – Cameron Steele – blown their 2nd trans and are being towed into San Felipe. Race over

114 -Erik Jacobs – is out of the race

1405 – Jung-Taek Yoon – Head on With a Truck!  First part of this video explains it!

149 – Cory Kruseman- was fueling at RM 835, spark caught the gas on fire, car and chase truck were engulfed.  Codawg was unscathed, driver had 2nd degree burns, fueler had 3rd degree extensive burns.

71 – Rick D Johnson – Out of Race – Broke at RM840-845

Chase 2 vehicle rolled, all OK when 720 Chase came by and spoke to them. 720 Chase member called Weatherman. Need wrecker.

508 – Raymond Gray – Needing Retrieval race getting hotel room at bay of LA – Broke Front End Off

259x need help rider cant ride out!! Bike is ok rm538.  UPDATE: 259x refuses treatment new rider and bike is running

283x went through check 5 at 7:55am

88 broken chase currently at hotel Kadecaman Hotel

576 – Dave Gasper – Roll Over, back on wheels everyone ok needs oil!!!! rm605 576chase in route be there in mins

TT93 – Chris Kemp – had Transmission trouble. Shook just sent me a text and said they fixed it and would be moving shortly

701 – Brandon Walsh – Speed Energy – OUT Broken 2ND & 3RD Member…..

TT26 – Jay Reichert- is at 755RM. Talked to crew chief and truck is runnig great> Even after roll over yesterday afternoon and fuel pump probs overnight>  UPDATE: TT 26 Link Arm That was repaired from Rollover gave out, Trying to repair

BC6 – Oliver Marriage – upside down at rm670

ATV Update: Class 25 1a confirmed DNF. Class 24 101a confirmed DNF picked up @ 2:30am and headed south.  Class 26 201a (Mike Penland) confirmed out of the race. Blown motor.

117 – C.J. Hutchins – is confirmed out at RM990

268x 209a rm676 and rm678 helicopter in route 2 poss broken arms not confirmed

1804 – Greg Row –  stuck at mm555 with no radio communication  – 1804 chase go back to vizciano with part

305x activated an emergency beacon on a Spot tracker near Check 5 Coordinates: 26º42’41″N 112º52’53″W SCORE2 flew over it 28min ago and just saw a buggy stuck in silt and another changing a tire.  rm685-690

205x Broken Ankle Chopper Picking Up

1801 – Douglas McCrady – Out with Blown Motor

TT53 – Jose Flores – disqualified

402 – Jim Kirby – out of race clutch issues

 

 

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2012 Tecate Baja 1000 has Started!  Pistol Pete Sohren #2 is on Course!

From SCORE race official to racer, Monica Greenhill first female to draw first Class 1 start for Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

 

Added Thurs 12:18 – If you Watched the Start…Hands Down Armin Schwartz had the first turn excitement!  Here is a link to Off-Road.com coverage tracking their team  http://www.off-road.com/blog/2012/11/15/chasing-the-score-baja-1000-with-agm-race-day/

 

Added Thurs 12:21 – Mike Shaffer off the line in 401!  Shaffer Motorsports Readies For 45th Annual SCORE Baja 1000

 

Added Thurs 12:42 – BFGoodrich Wide Open Entry is on course!  BC2 Bud Brutsman which also include the Lovell Brothers!  Lovell Brothers To Tackle The Baja 1000 With BFGoodrich Tires

BFG team bud brutsma lovell brothers

Added Thurs 12:51 –  Juan Lopez & Robby Gordon Start

 

Added Thurs 12:53 – Bike Update from Race-Dezert:
Via Breauxman:
TOP 10 BIKES from GONZAGA BAY
1x 11:52
8x 11:59
5x 12:04
6x 12:25
9x 12:31
3x 12:34 BACK IN THE GAME!!!!
108x 12:33 Carlos Casas
300x 12:39

Added Thurs 1:18 – Bob Bower (no relation, but an AWESOME person) is one of my favorites!  He is in the Right Seat of 720.  Race-Dezert Caught up with him during Pre-Running: “I have lost 22 Baja 1000, not bad, not good, but have also won 6″

Added Thurs 2:09pm – Thanks to UTVUnderground.com for these starting line photos!  Check out their album!

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Added Thurs 2:33pm – #401 Mike Shaffer IRC isn’t working. Had a visual at Ojos at 1:40, 3rd in class. Next visual might be in San Felipe or at Cocos for the driver change.

Bikes are at RM450 – Estimated time for winner to cross finish line in La Paz is 3am

Rob Mac pits and gives up the lead.

Added Thurs 2:49pm – Breauxman LIVE BAJA 1000 Update Race Mile 447
1x David Kamo 2:10
8x Destry Abbott 2:23
5x Quinn Cody 2:34

 

Added Thurs 3:06 – Per Dirt Newz –
Physical Running order through Borrego:  (NOT ADJUSTED FOR CORRECTED TIME)

  1. Kemp/Pflueger
  2. BJ Baldwin
  3. Menzies
  4. Rob MacCachren
  5. Vildosola
  6. Andy McMillin
  7. Dan McMillin
  8. Tim Herbst
  9. Strobel
  10. Steele
  11. Gordon/Lopez

Lead class 1’s are through RM 150.
1. Tony Miglini
2. Clyde Stacy
3. Josh Rigsby
4. Tom Koch

Class 10
1. Cam Thieriot
2. Mike Lawrence

Added Thurs 4:00pm – per DirtNewz:

Current Trophy Truck running order (Physically not on corrected time)

  1.  Baldwin
  2. Menzies
  3. Kemp
  4. Dan McMillin
  5. MacCachren
  6. Andy McMillin
  7. Tavo Vildosola
  8. Steele
  9. Strobel
  10. Losch
  11. Johnson/Childress
  12. Arciero/Herbst
Shaffer-Motorsports #401 – IRC not working, should be at approx RM125 – will be pitting at BFG pit #1, RM 151, hopefully can get IRC working there
Added Thurs 4:17:
Bahia De Los Angeles Expanded- Race Mile 400 1x,8x,5x,6x,104x,9x 3x 300x 103x 301x 108x 400x 101x 501x 409x 306x as of 5 minutes ago
Added Thurs 4:47
Added Thurs 5:01
Shaffer Motorsports – #401 first out of BFG Pit One – just ahead of the #403 LaFortune – car running well, Mike not feeling great, but continuing on – BFG pit #1 was at RM 151 – driver change due at RM 349 – round two drivers in place and waiting – Hector is following car still to Peurtocitas
Added Thurs 5:06
Vey’s Powersports Facebook Reports: Class 25 ATV 1a (Matlock) was in the lead by 12 min handing bike off to Dofo Arellano
Added Thurs 5:40
Weather Check from Rancho Quarenta- Between San Ignacio and San Juanico: Its windy, above average, temps are mild, not too cold. Full viability and its 100% dark, 6% moon.
Full on Darkness!  6% Moon is crazy dark when in silt beds, with boobie traps etc.  Here is for LIGHTS and Alternators!
Breauxman LIVE reports:
Let’s break it down as the night begins:
Colton 1x has an 10 min gap on Pearson’s 8x
and Caselli is behind another 10 minutes as they race to San Juanico.- I rode this section a few days ago. It is super fast with some g-outs…
Split times coming once Caselli clears Rncho. 40
Per DirtNewz:
Josh Daniel behind the wheel of the #16 making his way through the field of Trophy Trucks! Josh started 20th off the line and has moved into 6th position. Daniel will hand the #16 off to Desert Assassin King Pin Cameron Steele at RM 531 where he and co-driver Tom Geiviss will take over the reigns.

 

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Added Thurs 6:02pm

The Starting Line by Monster Energy

Right now the TT battle is between defending TT Champion Bryce Menzies and BJ Baldwin

 

Bikes Are off the Line for the 2012 Baja 1000!

 

More on the 2x HERO Racing Team, Including our own Chris Ridgway 

ESPN Reports:   Amputees ready for Baja 1000

 

Added Thurs 7:40pm –

Per DirtNewz –

We just got word from McMillin Racing that Luke McMillin never had problems, it was just his tracker not working. McMillin/Smith are actually first on the road! They should be nearing our next visual so we will confirm as soon as they get to us!

Just got a Baja Challenge update!  – Bud Brutsman leading the pack of BC’s in BC2 with Andrew Buck in second, Rodrigo Ampudia in third, Steve Hilbert in fourth and Justin Leighton in fifth through San Felipe. The BC’s are very spread out so we just have the top five through San Felipe, no sign of anyone else yet.

Also on the Dirt Bike Race….Sweeping EL ARCO Race mile 500: We are sorry but cannot do sweeps or status updates on all the bikes due to darkness. There is no way. So we went ahead and swept the last place we had llight for a bunch of bikes – El Arco (hold us harmless- it’s getting dark, we have some strong accents to deal with and transcription may not be accurate. 1x,8x,5x,6x,104x,3x,300x,103x 9x,301x,400x,YYY,501x,101x, 4 a 102x 306x 7x 409x 110x 107x 6a 405x 2x? 254x 258x 178x

 

NEW TRACKING LINK TO ION EARTH: http://ionearth.com/races 

 

Added Thurs 8:01 – ATV TEAM #4a (Christy, Scott, Lagzdins, Fawcett, Eichner) in the lead by El Arco RM500.

KTM Is still in the hunt for the 1x!

 

Added Thurs 8:15pm – Official SCORE Press Release:

UPDATE BULLETIN as of 6:30 p.m. (PT)
298 Official Starters
Udall on motorcycles, Baldwin in SCORE Trophy Truck
Early leaders as 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 underway
Live internet coverage at DirtNewz.com, Race-Dezert.com as well as
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1,121.55 race started in Ensenada, Baja California finishes in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
     LA PAZ, Mexico—As nighttime began to fall at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) over Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, desert racing action is heating up as 298 adventurers battle the terrain, the competition and their own endurance levels as the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 roars into the evening. Early leaders on unofficial corrected time in motorcycles is the 1x Honda team led by rider of record Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif. and in four-wheel vehicles is the No. 97 Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck driven by Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin.
With the bone-jarring 1,121.55-mile course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the granddaddy of all desert races started Thursday morning in Ensenada and will finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
With the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season point championships on the line, 298 total cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes, began their arduous journey down the peninsula. The 298 total starters is the third most of the 19 times the world’s most famous desert race has finished in La Paz, and the 11-most overall in the event’s 45-year history.
The motorcycle and ATV classes began their odyssey at 6:30 a.m. (PT) Thursday with the car and truck classes starting at 11:31 a.m., four hours after the last ATV left the line.
Completing its 39th year as the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.
The race, which started on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The adventure will finish on the outskirts of La Paz on Highway 1 near the Grand Plaza Hotel, race headquarters for the southern half of the event. The entire race schedule is being conducted on Pacific Standard Time.
The fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 20 hours in the elapsed-time race where one vehicle will started every 30 seconds. All vehicles will have 45 total hours to complete the course to become official finishers of this legendary classic. The course will officially close at approximately 10 a.m. (PT) on Saturday.
Three manufacturers are battling it out for the overall and Class 22 motorcycle victory as the JCR Honda team led by Udall had an unofficial 6 minute, 30-second lead at race mile 730 near San Juanico over the No. 8x of Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif., rider of record on a Kawasaki and 24-minute lead over the No. 5x of Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif., rider of record on a KTM motorcycle.
The four-wheel vehicle battle appears just as close after 400 miles near Bahia Los Angeles as the top 15 vehicles unofficially on corrected time are part of the field of 33 SCORE Trophy Trucks, SCORE’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Baldwin unofficially was leading at race mile 400 by 56 seconds over fellow Las Vegan Bryce Menzies, driver of the No. 1 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150. With things changing fast in the unforgiving Baja desert, Dan McMillin was in third place in the No. 23 McMillin Homes Ford F-150.
Added Thurs 8:26pm – Per Dirt Newz – Leaders nearing rm 500. Bj. Menzies. Dan McMillin. Tavo. Rob mac. Arciero. Strobel. Rick d Johnson. Andy. Kemp. Schwarz. Langley. Pistol. Tim Herbst. Losch. Salgado.
Cam Thieriot holds the lead in class 10 at RM 369 at LA Bay turn off!! Chip Prescott and Lee Banning following his lead
Otoniel Huerta leading SCORE Lite and running with the lead class 1/2-1600’s….leaders sticking together tonight! They are running around RM 330
Lead 1600’s are just coming through Calamajue wash. Rob Archibald holds the lead in the #1603 with Velazco in second. No sign of any other 1600’s yet
NO DRIVERS CHANGE ON TT # 21…GO GO
Another Team Feature
Added Thurs 8:40pm –  Looking for a bike or quad? GONZAGA BAY EXPANDED UPDATES- through 5 minutes ago. If they aren’t on this list they are still up north… 1x,8x,5x, 6x, 9x,3x,108x,300x 301x 103x 7x 400x 101x 501x 1a 2a 6a 306x 409x 110x 402x 410x 101a 405x 278x 2x- Amutee Team Chris Ridgeway, Jim Wazny 107x 403x 304x 258x 284x 178x 267x 144a 270x 52a 256x 270x 549x 14x 404x 503x 102x 260x 10x 249x 109x 408x 282x 263x 53a 283x 305x 401x 266x 274x 257x 250x 251x 4a 601x 7x 307x 252x 206x 152x 268x 264x 5a 272x 262x 277x 12x 203x 381x 60a 56a 59a 99a 279x 275x 51a 54a 151x 98a 201x 207x 286x 504x 287x 273x 280x 219x 103x 205x 259x 287x
Added Thurs 8:53 – Per DirtNewz – Through 531 BJ Baldwin holds the lead.   Menzies second into the pits but has  a broken oil pump hose, they are waiting for chase truck which is an hour out. BJ can now run with it!!
Rob MacCachren next into 531, passed his pit went all the way to the end of the pits, then turned around and went BACKWARDS on the race course to get back to his pit. Will he be DQ’d?
Weyhrich next into pit at RM 531, he pits and takes off out of the pits in second!
Rob MacCachren broken transmission, no first or reverse. He’s still in the pits changing it now
Picture from Dirt Newz of Rob Mac Pit
Added Thurs 8:55 – Per Off-Road.com – Chasing the Baja 1000 with AGM – Prepping for Driver Change  …After roughly eight hours of racing, the lead Trophy Trucks are at about race mile 500. BJ Baldwin is currently in the lead, with Bryce Menzies, Gustavo Vildosola, Rob MacCachren and Dan McMillin trailing him, respectively….  Read Full Article  http://www.off-road.com/blog/2012/11/15/chasing-the-baja-1000-with-agm-prepping-for-driver-change/
Added Thurs 9:20pm – Mile 805, 1x and 8x less than 2 minutes apart.
CONFIRMED at the Loreto Dump 1x through at 9:13 8x through at 9:14 Colty overheard on the radio that he had no idea 8x was gaining… this was being said just as he was swapping with Timmy… OK FOLKS- Its Timmy vs Henge for the last 221 miles
Added Thurs 9:32pm – Rick D Johnson through 531 7th on the road followed by Andy McMillin.
Second Herbst #19 truck thru RM 531 Rob Mac still in pit Robbie Pierce geared up to get in.
Bryce Menzies out of the pit and back on course with a fixed oil pump line
Luke McMillin and AGM bumper to bumper going through RM 531! I believe Justin Smith is now behind the wheel of the McMillin machine
Added Thurs 9:40pm – Car #114 Roll Over
Added Thurs 9:47pm – Start line
Added Thurs 9:51pm – Pretty knarley crash during Pre-Running
Ensenada 2012 Block Party
Added Thurs 9:56pm – Vital Commentary by Scotty: Revenge Of Henge??? Its a battle to the finish right now between Steve Hengeveld (8x KAWI) and Timmy Weigand (1x HONDA). Honda had the physical lead leaving Loreto by 1.5 minutes. Henge would need to finish in front of 1x by 01:30:01. Does anyone remember the 2009 BAJA 1000 battle where Kendall stalked Henge for 150 miles to the finish and DESTROYED KAWI and Henge’s hopes at the finish??? Here’s what could happen tomorrow morning: Henge shouldn’t wait til the final moment to make a move of Timmy because he needs to stretch out another 1.5 min on TW. So If Henge makes his move now, Timmy can play stalker and just keep him in his sites, possibly do a KENDALL repeat move on Henge and KAWI….that would be a bitch. Timmy has been working many night shifts in this final section and basing out of La Paz the whole time. Its time to start calling for the weather reports to see what they are up against. I know you all aren’t ready for be just yet.
The #97 continues to hold the lead with Tavo a few miles behind…same running order as they left 531: BJ Baldwin, Tavo, Arciero, Dan McMillin
#14 Desert Assassins truck having a rough day but not giving up! They just reported that the #14 is stopped at Borrego pit RM 151 changing an alternator and should be back on the course shortly! Hang in there Mark Miller!!!
The finish line is still being built in La Paz….
I love these Mexi Videos 😉
Well, This is how 112 Brad Etter Started Their Day!
The Trucks Coming Through Town
I think Mike Shaffer goes by in this video!
 This is a Motorcycle Pit Stop!
Another Awesome Mexi Video!
Added Thurs 10:44 – From Renee Clifford – Lance and (Pistol) Pete are in 11th place physically making up time after a rough start. If they continue the same pace, Lance will be getting out of the car at 1:30am, and the team would finish the race around 8:30am.
Weather Update from San Carlos (Pacific Coast): Beautiful night, no fog, no wind, can see the stars- Perfect night for a race. Riders expected there in 1 hour more or less
Footage of Contingency from Wide Open Baja Helicopter – aka Roger Normans toy 😉
I just checked in on the Wide Open Baja Live Feed and it isn’t Live…but there is an hour of streaming video footage from earlier today….

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Added Friday 7:08am –

1x – JCR HONDA TIMMY WEIGAND, COLTON UDALL, DAVID KAMO – first to cross the finish line and will be named 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 WINNERS and 2012 Champions!!

Current TT running order:

  1. Tavo Vildosola
  2. BJ Baldwin
  3. Dan McMillin
  4. Andy McMillin
  5. Steve Strobel
  6. Ryan Arciero
  7. Bryce Menzies
  8. Sergio Salgado
  9. Pistol Pete Sohren
  10. Lopez/Gordon

Tavo and BJ are battling to the finish! They are running about 40 miles ahead of the next pack and they are on a mission! It’s going to be a battle to the checkered flag!

Just about 10 miles left in this race! Tavo is looking for another La Paz WIN!!!

Tavo Wins!

This has been an awesome race… more than on thousand miles and such a small difference in time….. truly what racing is about..
Photo compliments of BFGoodrich!

tavo bfgoodrich

 

SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 update: Doug McCrady’s Arctic Cat Wildcat is moving again at RM310. Greg Row (RZR XP) got by Dave Broome (Wildcat) to take over 2nd place. Kevin Fuller (Arctic Cat Wildcat) maintains a good lead of 60+miles in 1st place…
Still too early to trash talk though, but I will say, GO ARCTIC CATS!!!!!

Added Friday 7:28am –

Tavo Vildosola first to cross the finish line! He is unofficially your 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 WINNER

With Tavo starting 25th off the line this morning there’s no doubt he will be named the 2012 Winner, unless there are penalties after SCORE takes a look at the trackers.

Added Friday 7:30am –

A little backtracking into the night to bring us up to speed….

401 – Mike Shaffer – At 2 a.m. car appears to be at RM 470.  Driver change occurred at 10:53 p.m. at RM 347 – John C and Berne in car now, Mike and Sean are with other John headed south. Car is running well, great help from everyone, especially Hector and crew on the Sea of Cortez side. Couldn’t have done it with out their help. Thanks everyone for staying up with us, everyone is safe and happy to date.

at 5am Car is moving again, had rolled at RM 470 – has gone by RM 501, on it’s way to RM 531 and the BFG Pit for fuel

 

8x – HENGE IS OK- Broken Bike only Caselli went by him and just got the relay out through HONDA

5x – Cody Quinn – Reliable source reportng- Quinn Cody crashed w possible femur, being transported now to meet team Dr. Near HWY, not sure of bike status.

104x – Max Eddy Jr and Ricky Brabec – bring the 104x home for Jim ONeal and Shane Esposito. What’s very cool about this is that Ricky and Max shared the entire peninsula from San Felipe to La Paz on a shoestring w one driver and borrowed support from Desert Assassins- and got 3rd overall!!! Their trailtech voyagerreads a top speed of 106MPH

4th OA (unofficial) 3x bike of Ian Young, Mark Samuels, Evan Kelly, Justin Jones

5th OA -bike across the finish- Jason Trubey on 300x for Mike Johnson, Rex Cameron Ben Binkley and Steve Garnet

Around Midnight….New class 10 leader…….Lucky Sperm stopped and Banning now in the lead

 

BJ Baldwin may still have the SCORE Championship tied up depending on where Rob MacCachren Finishes. He has to finish 12th or better to keep the Championship.

 

Added Friday 8:36am –

SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 UTV Update:
8:15am Race Time, in 1st place at RM580 is Kevin Fuller-1806 (Arctic Cat), 2nd place at RM545 is Greg Row-1804 (RZR XP), 3rd place at RM532 is Dave Broome-1805 (Arctic Cat), 4th place at RM487 is Thomas Graves-1803 (Yamaha), 5th place at RM369 is Chris Koch-1802, but he has been stopped here for quite some time, 6th place at RM363 is Tomas Uriona-1807, 7th place at RM347 is Doug McCrady-1801 (Arctic Cat).

 

Added Friday 8:50am –

Pistol Pete – From Bob Roggy – “they had like 6 flats, tore off rear brake caliper. i’m heading back to gonzaga. crazy night.” He chased to rm 620.

 

Added Friday 8:50am – Article and Pictures

Vildosola Dominates Baja Once Again

by Jason Zindroski  on Race-Dezert.com

 

More Videos!

 

This makes me want to go out and get on my Dirt Bike!

 

Good Trophy Truck Video!

Yes, There is Water in Baja!!

Some Quads and MC’s

Mexican AAA – Never know who might save you!

 

Added Fri 9:25am – Luke McMillin first Class 1 to finish the 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Added Friday 9:51am – TEAM VANDERWAY over the finish line.!!! 10th overall, 9th in TT. Larry Vanderway started, LeDuc got in around RM 317 and got out around RM 744. Handing over to Nick Vanderway to take it to the finish. One flat tire

Another Awesome Video from Monster / MadMedia

 

Added Friday 9:56am – DirtNewz Reports: Pistol crashes into a local vehicle at RM 1022 and Federales impounded his race truck..another one out >> But then, UPdated to >> Just got an updated report that it wasn’t Pistols Trophy Truck that got impounded it was the Baja Lite. >>Which Doesn’t make sense in the mileage.>>>Added 10:13 Pistol Pete’s truck just crossed the finish line in the #2 so that would confirm it was the Baja Lite that was impounded.

 

Added Friday 10:11am – An update on 723 Chase came in from Randy & Patti Fiscus – 

Chase 723: Major injury status – Airlifted from Mexico to UCSD Medical Center: Sustained a Thoracic fracture in her lower spine and head injuries. No brain damage, paralysis is evident. Other passenger suffered a concussion and was also hospitalized. Unsure of any other passengers at this time.

Our Thoughts are with all the families.  There was a fatality in that accident as well.

 

Added Friday 10:26am – Pistol Pete Sohren starts first and finishes 11th (unofficial).  In a post race interview with Lance Clifford, we got the scoop on the first part of the race….

They started first and ran over a dog, then came around a corner and hit a big puddle that had a rock in it.  They hit the rock and got a flat, got it changed.  Got back on course and went off the side of the course on a left turn cliff.  They drove it out but got two more flat tires in the event.  They were out of tires, so had to run on a flat/rim for about 20 miles. All this happened before Ohos Negros.  Once they got the new wheel and tire on, they ran smooth.  They did loose a brake caliper, so only three brakes would work making the corners interesting.  More to come later….

 

Added Friday 10:56am – Finally got to the post I was looking for on the Motorcycle Finishes

  1. 1x – JCR HONDA TIMMY WEIGAND, COLTON UDALL, DAVID KAMO
  2. 5x – Cody Quinn
  3. 104x – Max Eddy Jr and Ricky Brabec
  4. 3x – Ian Young, Mark Samuels, Evan Kelly, Justin Jones
  5. 300x – Jason Trubey, Mike Johnson, Rex Cameron Ben Binkley and Steve Garnet

Good Write Up on the Motorcycle Race:

by Stephen Helms on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:03am ·
 Well, this year’s Baja 1000 is all wrapped up and in the books. This year was nothing short of amazing. Full factory effort of KTM, THR Motorsports/Precision Concepts and perennial JCR/Honda made for an epic race. Of those teams KTM was the first off then THR and JCR. KTM maintained their lead up until about the 300-400 mile area before suffering a supposed vapor lock issue, costing them the lead and precious time. Meanwhile, JCR’s Colton Udall had gotten by Kawasaki and put the hammer down and was flawlessly going flat out. Leaving San Ignacio, JCR had a big time gap between Kawasaki and an even bigger one on KTM. While the teams were racing from San Ignacio to Loreto, THR’s David Pearson put a massive charge on Honda’s Udall. And KTM had made up substantial time there as well. Pulling into Loreto, David had closed the gap so much between them and Honda that only a minute and half separated the two. From there Honda handed it over to Timmy Weigand and THR gave it to Steve Hengeveld. The push was on. Somewhere in the last leg though, Steve went down hard and the bike was a mess. Kurt rode passed Steve and confirmed that he was fine. So, in the end JCR/Honda put on another brilliantly executed race that gave them the checkers and the overall win. Big congratulations to them. For the first time in a long time we witnessed an a SCORE series that had KTM win the opener in San Felipe and THR win the 500 which lead to the nervous excitement we all followed at the 1000 and a JCR win. I’m glad that many of the racers stayed safe and we didn’t have any major issues with injuries. If this is a trend that continues we can expect the SCORE series from here on out to be just as exciting or better. What a race! God bless everybody involved from the teams to the family and friends who made this possible. Now go get some cervezas and a taco! VIVA BAJA!!
Added Friday 11:10am – From THR MotorsportsWell we gave it everything we had and we came up a bit short. A mechanical failure occurred at about mile 995 not allowing the bike to finish. Robby, Destry, David and Steve did their job. They had us in a position to be Baja Champions! Congrats to JCR for their victory and retention of the 1x plate. This was the most exciting Baja season for bikes in years and all of us at THR were proud to be part of it.
Added Friday 11:25am – Quad CanAm 6A 1ST Place  Josh Frederick
Congratulations to team 6A Motoworks/Can-Am DS450 team on their Pro Quad win and the class 25 SCORE championship!
Added Friday 11:43am –
Justin Bean Smith posts on his Twitter: Winner winner chicken dinner! We just won the Baja 1000. Triple crown victorious. San Felipe, Baja 500 & Baja1000 WINNERS!
Photo by BFGoodrich Tires

With Adjusted Time: Top Finishers: (UNOFFICIAL)

  1. Gus Vildosola, Jr – TT – 21
  2. BJ Baldwin – TT – 97
  3. Ryan Arciero – TT – 49
  4. Dan McMillin – TT – 23
  5. Steve Strobel – TT – 94
  6. Andy McMillin – TT – 31
  7. Bryce Menzies – TT – 1
  8. Luke McMillin – Class1 – 103
  9. Vanderway / Leduc
  10. Sergio Salgado – TT – 88
  11. Pete Sohren – TT – 2
  12. Ronny Wilson – Class 1 – 102
  13. Juan Lopez / Robby Gordon – TT – 18
  14. Clyde Stacy – Class 1 – 106
  15. Lee Banning – Class 10 – 1048
  16. Tim Herbst – TT – 19

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Added Friday 12:02 – Shaffer Motorsports #401 – appear to be in third place behind the #439 at RM 820 and the #403 at Rm 750+.  Car has left La Purisma RM#747 – headed towards Loreto and then back across the peninsula to Insurgentes – we will meet them at RM 899 for the final driver change

 

Added Friday 1:20pm – UTV Update!
Currently, 1806-Kevin Fuller (Arctic Cat Wildcat) is leading at RM750, 1805-Dave Broome (Arctic Cat) is in 2nd at RM660. 1803-Thomas Graves (Yamaha Rhino) is in 3rd at RM612 and 1807-Tomas Uriona is in 4th at RM425.
The cars have a 45 hour cutoff time, so at least the first 3 should finish.
1801-Doug McCrady (Arctic Cat) and 1804-Greg Row (RZR XP) are both out with blown motors. 1802-Chris Koch is still showing to be sitting still at around RM370.

 

ITs about that time to add the CheckPoint Closing Times…

  • CHECKPOINT 1 – SANTA CATARINA GATE / MILE 88.20 – THURSDAY @ 11:00 PM
  • CHECKPOINT 2 – SOUTH SAN FELIPE H5K52 / MILE 234.54 – FRIDAY @ 6:00 AM
  • CHECKPOINT 3 – COCO’S CORNER LEFT Y / MILE 318.31 – FRIDAY @ 9:00 AM
  • CHECKPOINT 4 – SAN IGNACIO AT HOTEL / MILE 617.65 – FRIDAY @ 6:00 PM
  • CHECKPOINT 5 – NORTH LORETO H1K60 / MILE 785.56 – SATURDAY @ 3:00 AM
  • CHECKPOINT 6 – LOPEZ MATEOS H1K30 / MILE 930.61 – SATURDAY @ 6:00 AM
  • CHECKPOINT 7 – PUERTO CANCUN XING / MILE 991.95 – SATURDAY @ 8:00 AM
  • CHECKPOINT 8 – LA PAZ MINI SUMMIT / MILE 1104.62 – SATURDAY @ 10:00 AM
Added Friday 2:39pm – 2x – Chris Ridgway – Update on the Adaptive baja team… Its official they completed the Baja 1000!!
Photo Compliments of Dawn Malobovich-Panagiotopoulos
Added Friday 4:07pm – Todd Romano just sent an email to Hans W saying that they are in fact still in the race at RM900 with their 1802 BlackRock/DFR built UTV. This puts them in the lead with both Arctic Cats (1806 and 1805) in 2nd and 3rd.
Of course the BlackRock UTV isn’t very much a UTV…very modified in existence  Both Wildcats are relatively close to stock except for cages and safety equipment…
1611 – Roberto Rabago, Alonso Angulo, Mario Reynoso and Francisco Reynoso, are a few miles for the finish, nice job and congratulations for the first race in 1/2 1600, all the team do agreat job!!!
Added Saturday 7:16am –  SCORE Tecate 5am Update: On tracker, 1806-Kevin Fuller (Arctic Cat) is showing at RM1062, ahead of 1803-Thomas Graves (Yamaha Rhino) at RM1037 and 1805-Dave Broome (Arctic Cat) at RM995. They should all make it in before the 45 hour time limit if nothing goes wrong.
1802-Chris Koch and Todd Romano in the DFR built car had their tracker break back at RM370, but they last reported being almost at the finishline last night. We haven’t been able to find a confrimation that they are at LaPaz yet, but they should be, making them the winners of Class 1800.
Kevin Fuller has just 60 miles left to take 2nd place…
401 – Mike Shaffer – Final drivers change was at RM 899, BFG Pit 7 at 4:00 p.m. All the chase teams are shadowing the car to LaPaz, but we really don’t know where it is. Lost the Tracker – again. Keep your fingers crossed, 439 and 403 were 60 minutes ans 51 minutes ahead of us, respectively

Congratulations to the Shaffer-Motorsports team for a job well done. 1121 miles completed in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, another finish and podium for the team. Great job Mike Shaffer, Shawn Twitchell, Daniel Aeberli and John Cantrell (drivers for the 2012 team) Thanks to all the many, many members of the team for sticking with the team for the 33+ hours it took to finish. Great job everyone.

 

>>>The Finish line closes at 10am this morning in La Paz and then we will be able to get the final results from SCORE that we will post.  Many teams are good about writing up their team race reports which we will link to here also!  Have a Great Saturday and check back on Monday for LOTS MORE Race Coverage!

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Watch Live Coverage of the Baja 1000

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Dirt News:  http://dirtnewz.com/live-event-coverage/live-2012-tecate-score-baja-1000/

Chase Wide Open Baja: http://www.wideopenbaja.com/2012bajachallenge/

 

IRC Tracking Baja North:  http://irctracking.com/2012/Baja1000/North/

IRC Tracking Baja South: http://irctracking.com/2012/Baja1000/South/

LINK TO ION EARTH: http://ionearth.com/races 

 

Found the URL addresses burried in the HTML code for the Flash radio:

Observatory (RM0-RM250) http://50.97.250.187:8800/weatherman.mp3
San Ignacio (RM600) http://50.97.250.186:8800/weatherman1.mp3
Loreto (RM850) http://50.97.250.186:8800/weatherman2.mp3
Constitution (RM950) http://50.97.250.186:8800/weatherman3.mp3
La Paz (finish?) http://50.97.250.186:8800/weatherman4.mp3
Official BFG Relay  http://50.97.250.186:8800/weatherman5.mp3

You should be able to plug those into any streaming MP3 device to listen (winamp, Fstream for iPod, etc…)

 

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Video Library:

Course Preview with Cameron Steele:

PreRunning with Cameron Steele:

PreRunning with THR Motorsports:

Riding at Night with Johnny Campbell:

 PreRunning with BJ Baldwin:

 

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45th SCORE Baja 1000 Final Advance
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Adventurers From 32 States, 18 Countries Already In Lineup For November’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race

 

BFGoodrich® Tires Aims to Capture Its 26th SCORE Baja 1000 Title in 27 Years and Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Historic Race

 

Battle Ground Baja – The 45th Annual SCORE Baja 1000

 

 

Team Notes:

ESPN Reports:   Amputees ready for Baja 1000

 

Shaffer Motorsports Readies For 45th Annual SCORE Baja 1000

 

Lovell Brothers To Tackle The Baja 1000 With BFGoodrich Tires

 

Monster Energy takes over Baja with seven teams competing in the 2012 SCORE Baja 1000

 

BJ Baldwin Prepared To Run The Peninsula in 45th Annual Baja 1000

 

The mighty Baja 1000 is here an JCR/Honda is ready!

 

Rod Hall Makes History at the 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

 

1121 Miles Stand Between Rob MacCachren and Victory For ROCKSTAR Energy Drink and MasterCraft Racing

 

Mark Miller and Mark Post Join the Desert Assassins’ 2012 Baja 1000 Effort

FOX Athletes Jesse Jones And Bryce Menzies Join Forces At The 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

 

THR Motorsports / Monster Energy Team Take on Baja, Pinned to Win SCORE Championship

 

Gordon Teams with Lopez for the Baja 1000

 

Based in Tennessee, RPM Racing roaring towards Baja, Mexico with eight car and truck entries in 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

 

From SCORE race official to racer, Monica Greenhill first female to draw first Class 1 start for Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

 

SCORE’s Sal Fish—legend that ignites the glorious legacy of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

 

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2012 SCORE Desert Series Point titles on line in 35 Pro,
Six Sportsman classes at 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Over 300 entries from 34 States, 23 countries;

1,121.55 race starts in Ensenada, Baja California finishes in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Colorful pre-race festivities are continuing in Mexico for the 45th anniversary celebration of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, but when the green flag drops on Thursday morning in Ensenada, Baja California, the race will be as intense as it gets with the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season point championships on the line.
With over 300 expected entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes, the granddaddy of all desert races, which is the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held on Mexico’s magnificently mysterious Baja California peninsula.
With the bone-jarring 1,121.55-mile course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Pre-race activities officially started with racer registration which began today (Sunday, Nov. 11).

GREEN FLAG
     The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (PT) Thursday with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 11:30 a.m., or four hours after the last ATV leaves the line.
Completing its 39th year as the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.
The race will start on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The adventure will finish on the outskirts of La Paz on Highway 1 near the Grand Plaza Hotel, race headquarters for the southern half of the event. The entire race schedule is being conducted on Pacific Standard Time.

CHECKERED FLAG
     The fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 20 hours in the elapsed-time race where one vehicle will start every 30 seconds. All vehicles will have 45 total hours to complete the course to become official finishers of this legendary classic. The course is expected to officially close at approximately 10 a.m. (PT) on Saturday.

PRE-GREEN
      Pre-race festivities on Wednesday, for the Tecate SCORE 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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
Racer registration, which opened on Sunday, is being held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel through Wednesday. Media registration will also be held in the Grand Ballroom at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

POST GREEN
     As the celebration continues throughout all day Friday and Saturday morning while official finishers cross the line and tales are added to the legacy of the event, the post-race awards fiesta will be held on the Malecon in downtown La Paz, starting at 5 p.m. (PT) on Saturday. 

TIME TRAVEL
     This year is the 38th time in the first 44 years of the storied race that it has started in Ensenada and it is the 19th time it will finish in La Paz.
It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a racer. Since 1967, the legendary race has been run over the magical Baja California peninsula.

BIG TIME TALENT
     While all the rugged regulars in desert racing are in Mexico, the lure of this amazing race also attracts crossover racers as well as adventurers from all walks of life.
The talented field of desert racing veterans includes 105 racers who have combined for 336 class wins in this race. Among the racers who have returned to challenge the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 are the last eight overall 4-wheel winners and the last 15 consecutive overall motorcycle champions.

OVERALL SHOWDOWNS
     While the overall motorcycle victory is easier to identify potentially as one of three factory-supported teams from American Honda (Colton Udall, rider of record), Kawasaki (Robby Bell) and KTM (Kurt Caselli), the overall four-wheel vehicle is destined to be another survival of the fittest among many favorites in the field of 35 SCORE Trophy Trucks, SCORE’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
A trio of Las Vegas desert racing stars-Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies and B.J. Baldwin are clearly the favorites in the SCORE Trophy Truck field, but not far behind are two Las Vegas brothers Tim and Troy Herbst, RPM Racing’s Lopez/Gordon duo and Steven Strobel of Nebraska.
MacCachren currently leads the season point standings in SCORE Trophy Truck with two race wins this season and 271 points in the No. 20 MasterCraft Safety Rockstar Ford F-150, Lopez/Gordon are second with 265 points in the No. 18 RPM Racing Speed Chevy Silverado and Baldwin is third with one win this season and 254 points in the No. 97 Baldwin Motorsports Monster Chevy Silverado.
With this race being the most prestigious in all of the sport, numerous other racers are capable of winning it, including Tim Herbst and Larry Roeseler, El Cajon, Calif., in the No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Monster Ford F-150 with 226 points in fifth place in class, Troy Herbst and Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., in the No. 49 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150 with 216 points and sixth in class points and Strobel, Clarks, Nebraska in the No. 94 Strobel Motorsports Ford F-150 and 240 points and fourth in points.
While those season regulars will certainly be among the four-wheel front runners there will also be the two teams who won the last three years who aren’t running the full SCORE schedule this year but still among the favorites.
Menzies did not race the full schedule this year but won June’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 by 11 seconds over Baldwin in the No. 1 Menzies Motorsports Red Bull Ford F-150 as the defending series overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point champion.
The second and third-generation desert racing team of Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin won the overall four-wheel title in both 2009 and 2011 in the No. 31 McMillin Homes Ford F-150.
Mexico’s Gus Vildosola and his son Gus Vildosola Jr., won the last peninsula run in 2010 in the No. 21 Vildosola Racing Red Bull, Ford F-150. In 2010, Vildosola Racing became the first Mexican national team to win the overall title of this race as their time on the course was faster than the overall motorcycle winner for only the eighth time in the 44-year history of this race.

REVVING THE RPMs
     RPM Racing, based in Bristol, Tenn., not only has a SCORE-record eight entries in the upcoming Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the team is leading the season point championship races in six of those classes, is second in one and tied for third in the other. RPM has already recorded a SCORE-record 18 class wins in the first four races of the year.
With team principals Justin Matney and Clyde Stacy, who each have already captured four SCORE season class point titles individually as drivers of record, RPM Racing has entries in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, unlimited Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars, Class 5-1600, Class 6, Class 8, Class 4, Class 2 and Sportsman Buggy.
RPM is leading the points entering the season-finale in Class 5-1600 (2 wins), Class 6 (3), Class 8 (4), Class 4 (3), Class 2 (3) and SPT Buggy (3).  The team is second in SCORE Trophy Truck and tied for third in Class 1.
Matney, Briston, Tenn., is still dealing with back issues and is listed for this race as a primary back-up driver in Class 1 and his team’s Class 6 entry while Stacy, Bristol, Va., is listed as the driver of record in three classes—Class 1, Class 5-1600 and Class 2.
Juan C. Lopez of Tecate, Mexico is driver of record in the RPM No. 18 SCORE Trophy Truck with NASCAR team owner/driver and SCORE Baja 1000 champion Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., as second driver.
Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, is the driver of record in RPM’s Class 6 truck, Rudolofo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico is driver of record in Class 8, Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va. in Class 4 and Jim Bunn, Bristol, Va. in Sportsman Buggy.
Justin’s father John Matney, races with Bunn in the SPT Buggy class.

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
     Entries in the internationally-showcased race have come from 34 U.S. states and 23 countries.  In addition to the 34 U.S. States, racers have entered from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain and the US Territory of Guam. Additional late entries are expected up to race morning.

MORE TIGHT POINTS
     Several classes enter the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with very tight title point’s races for the SCORE season championship in each class. SCORE Trophy Truck tops the list with the top three separated by just 17 points and Class 22 for open motorcycles is even closer with KTM’s Caselli, Murrieta, Calif., leading with 146 points, followed by JCR Honda’s Udall, San Clemente, Calif. with 144 and Kawasaki’s Bell, Menifee, Calif. with 140.
The other closest battles for season championships among the car and truck classes are Class 1/2-1600, 5-1600, 7SX and 10.
In Class 1/2-1600, Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., has 226 while nine points back is Robert Archibald, El Cajon, Calif. with 217.
Battling RPM’s Stacy in Class 5-1600 is Canadian fireman Erich Reisen. Entering this race, they both have two class wins this season and Stacy holds a 218-199 edge in the point standings
In Class 7SX, Mexico’s defending season champion Eliasa Hanna has two wins and 178 points but leads the Justin Fisher/John Holmes team, who have won win this year, by just three points.
Three teams seem to still be in the hunt for the Class 10 season points, separated by just 21 points. With two wins this season, Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., has 227 points while second is Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., who has one class win and 211 points while third place Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn., has 206 points.
Besides Class 22, the three other closest point races in the pro motorcycle classes are Class 20 and Class 21.
In Class 20, solo racer Gabriel Williams, Provo, Utah, has one race win and 144 points while Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., also has one win and enteres this race with 140 points, just four behind Williams.
Mexico’s Francisco Septien has a race win and leads Class 21 with 148 points, while second with one win is the team lead by Jim O’Neal with 141 points and third is Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., with 131 points.
The class with the tightest overall point battle is Class 25 for open ATVs where the top four teams are separated by just seven points.
Leading Class 25 is defending series champion Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif., with 143 points while second is Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev., who has one win, with 142 points, third is Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore., with 138 and fourth just two points behind Brown with 136 is Mexico’s Rafael Torres.

INTERNET COVERAGE
     With significant assistance from a variety of sponsors led by BFGoodrich Tires, several websites will have special coverage surrounding the massive event. Providing significant pre-race, in-race and post-race coverage will be score-international.com, DirtNewz.com, Race-Dezert.com, all based in the United States and elpatorojo.com, based in La Paz. Coverage will include unofficial adjusted time splits at several locations on the course on Race-Dezert.com and SCORE’s site will include enhanced social media coverage via its facebook, youtube and twitter links.

COURSE NOTES
     This year’s historic 45th anniversary race will run down the length of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. The challenging race course for this year is somewhat similar to 2010, but longer than the last time the race finished in La Paz, although the terrain has obviously changed significantly because of weather conditions and natural use. This year even more changes are occurring because of Hurricane Paul that came through the southern portion of the course several weeks ago.
With eight mandatory checkpoints and 70 virtual checkpoints and 12 relatively short pavement speed zones with speed limits of 60 miles per hour spread down the peninsula plus the finish line, the course starts on the Pacific Ocean-side of Baja California in Ensenada and heads southeast to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez before heading south through Coco’s Corner, Bahia de Los Angeles, San Ignacio, back to the Pacific at San Juanico, then back to the Sea of Cortez just above Loreto, back to the Pacific near Ciudad Insurgentes heading down along the Pacific through Santa Rita before turning back east and down into La Paz for the finish.
All entries are provided with GPS programs defining the course and all are required to utilize special data recording devices that plot the actual route and speeds each vehicle takes during the mammoth race.

LIVING LEGENDS
     This year’s race will also commemorate the achievements of legendary desert racers like Rod Hall, Ron Bishop, Johnny Johnson, and Larry Roeseler.
Hall, who will turn 75 on Nov. 22, has a record 21 class wins (including one overall win in 1972), and is the only racer who has competed in all 44 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Bishop is the only racer who competed in the first 40 SCORE Baja 1000 races.
Hall will be racing this year in the Stock Mini class where he will split the driving with his granddaughter Shelby Hall in a Hummer H3.
Bishop is the only racer who competed every year of the first 40 on a Motorcycle. Johnson, also now retired, had 15 class wins, amazingly in eight different classes.
Roeseler, has 17 class wins in this race, including a record 13 overall wins (10 on a motorcycle). Roeseler will share driving duties again this year in SCORE Trophy Truck with Tim Herbst in the No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Monster Ford F-150.

BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
     In 2012, BFGoodrich Tires is celebrating its 37th 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 26 years along with a record-run of 20 straight from 1986 through 2005.
BFGoodrich Tires also provides unmatched pit support for racers using their tires with eight full pit areas and more than 220 support crew personnel spread along the race course to La Paz and complete radio relay the entire 1,121.55 miles.

SAL FISH IronRider AWARDS
     This race also features the prestigious Sal Fish SCORE IronRider awards presented to each motorcycle and ATV rider who completes the entire course within the time limit while riding solo. To date, a total of 31 racers, all but two are on motorcycles, have declared the intent to ride the entire race solo in their quests for the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider Award.

AWARDS LIKE NO OTHER
     Iconic GRAHAM-Watchmaker, headquartered in Switzerland, the Official Timekeeper of SCORE International, has designed and produced a limited-edition, high-end Chronofighter Oversize 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, individually numbered collectible timepieces will be awarded to each of the three overall race division winners—the overall 4-wheel vehicle, motorcycle and ATV champions at this year’s granddaddy of all desert races. The three overall category champions will be awarded a category customized/personalized Chronofighter Oversize SCORE Baja 1000 limited-edition timepiece.
In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize SCORE Baja 1000 timepieces, the overall champions in the race will also each receive a special commemorative trophy Tecate, the title sponsor of the race.

WHAT ELSE…
    In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. 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 five-race season.  Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 24 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series after four rounds in the five-race series.
Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points.

SCORE SPONSORS
     Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the three SCORE Baja races.
MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Official Sponsors of the 45th SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Desert Series are:
-Tecate Beer, Official Beer
-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire
-Graham Watchmakers, Official Timekeeper
-Red Bull, Official Energy Drink
-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle
-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel
-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink
-Slime, Official Tire Sealant
-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance
-Bullet Liner, Official Spray-On Bedliner
-SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company
-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline
-Fox Car Rental, Official Rent-A-Car
-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light
-Maxtrax, Official Vehicle Recovery Device
-Azunia Tequila, Official Tequila
-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber
-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Baja California Sur Tourism, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information regarding SCORE International and the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, with links to the newly enhanced SCORE social media platforms, visit 
www.score-international.com or call SCORE at818.225.8402.
Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Overall Champions
(1967 through 2011)
YEAR DRIVERS/RIDERS  VEHICLE TIME
1967
 Vic Wilson/Ted Mangels Meyers Manx VW 27:38
J.N. Roberts/Malcolm Smith Husqvarna 28:48
1968 Larry Berquist/Gary Preston Honda 20:38:28
Larry Minor/Jack Bayer Ford Bronco 21:11:32
1969 Larry Minor/Rod Hall Ford Bronco 20:48:10
Gunnar Nilsson/J.N. Roberts Husqvarna 21:35:52
1970 Drino Miller/Vic Wilson Miller VW 16:07
Mike Patrick/Bill Bowers Yamaha 18:31
1971 Parnelli Jones/Bill Stroppe Ford Bronco 14:59
Malcolm Smith/Gunnar Nilsson Husqvarna 16:51
1972 Parnelli Jones/Bill Stroppe Ford Bronco 16:47
Gunnar Nilsson/Rolf Tibblin Husqvarna 19:19
1973 Bobby Ferro/Johnny Johnson Funco VW 16:50:25
Mitch Mayes/A.C. Bakken Husqvarna 18:42:51
1974 NO RACE
1975 Al Baker/ Gene Cannady Honda 18:22:55
Malcolm Smith/Dr. Bud Feldkamp Hi-Jumper VW 18:55:49
1976 Larry Roeseler/Mitch Mayes Husqvarna 11:30:47
Ivan Stewart Chenowth VW 12:17:28
1977 Brent Wallingsford/Scot Harden Husqvarna 14:37:07
Malcolm Smith/Dr. Bud Feldkamp Funco VW 15:10:42
1978 Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson Husqvarna 10:23:47
Mark Stahl Chenowth VW 12:55:42
1979 Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson Husqvarna 19:48:04
Walker Evans/Bruce Florio Dodge pickup 20:48:27
1980 Larry Roesler/Jack Johnson Yamaha 12:45:13
Mark Stahl Chenowth VW 13:33:55
1981 Scot Harden/Brent Wallingsford Husqvarna 17:14:05
Mark McMillin/Thomas Hoke Chenowth VW 20:29:14
1982 Al Baker/Jack Johnson Honda 17:25:27
Mickey Thompson/Terry Smith Raceco VW 19:40:23
1983 Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft Husqvarna 14:48:10
Mark McMillin/Ralph Paxton Chenowth VW 20:29:14
1984 Chuck Miller/Randy Morales Honda 14:34:34
Mark McMillin/Ralph Paxton Chenowth VW 16:27:09
1985 Randy Morales/Derrick Paiement Honda 17:44:42
Steve Sourapas/Dave Richardson Raceco VW 17:54:55
1986 Bruce Ogilvie/Chuck Miller Honda 18:05:52
Mark McMillin/Ralph Paxton Chenowth Porsche 18:26:28
1987 Dan Ashcraft/Bruce Ogilvie Honda 12:02:14
Bob Gordon/Malcolm Smith Chenowth Porsche 13:15:04
1988 Paul Krause/Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte Kawasaki 11:33:45
Mark McMillin Chenowth Porsche 13:07:09
1989 Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte/Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Kawasaki 17:53:16
Robby Gordon Ford Pickup 18:04:07
1990 Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr./Danny LaPorte Kawasaki 11:11:45
Bob Gordon/Robyn Gordon/Robby Gordon Chenowth Chevy 12:30:45
1991 Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr./Marty Smith Kawasaki 13:35:25
Larry Ragland Chevrolet pickup 16:37:35
1992 Danny Hamel/Garth Sweetland/Paul Ostbo Kawasaki 16:50:12
Paul & Dave Simon Ford Ranger 16:53:02
1993 Ivan Stewart Toyota SR5 13:29:11
Danny Hamel/Larry Roeseler/Ty Davis Kawasaki 13:57:23
1994 Danny Hamel/Larry Roeseler/Ty Davis Kawasaki 10:20:47
Jim Smith (Trophy-Truck) Ford 10:28:56
Dave Ashley/Dan Smith Ford F-150 10:43:43
1995 Paul Krause/Ty Davis/Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Kawasaki 19:31:19
Larry Ragland (Trophy-Truck) Chevrolet 20:14:12
Dale White Chevy Truck 21:57:03
1996 Paul Krause/Ty Davis/Greg Zitterkopf Kawasaki 14:11:02
Larry Ragland (Trophy-Truck) Chevrolet 14:38:59
Ryan Thomas Chenowth 15:53:56
1997 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab/Greg Bringle Honda 13:19:59
Larry Ragland (Trophy-Truck) Chevrolet 13:53:46
Doug Fortin Chenowth 14:31:02
1998 Johnny Campbell/Jimmy Lewis Honda 18:58:48
Ivan Stewart Toyota 19:08:20
1999 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab Honda 14:15:42
Larry Ragland Chevy 14:26:36
2000 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab/ Craig Smith, Steve Hengeveld Honda 30:54:12
Dan Smith/Dave Ashley Ford 32:15:39
2001 Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab Honda 13:51:40
Doug Fortin/Charlie Townsley Jimco Chevy 14:35:42
2002 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell/Andy Grider Honda 16:17:28
Dan Smith/Dave Ashley, Ford 16:19:03
2003 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie Honda 15:39:52
Doug Fortin/Charlie Townsley Jimco Chevy 16:24:02
2004 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell/Kendall Norman, Honda 15:57:37
Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford 16:18:14
2005 Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell/Mike Childress, Honda 14:20:30
Larry Roeseler/Troy Herbst, Smithbuilt-Ford 15:06:19
2006 Steve Hengeveld/ Mike Childress/Quinn Cody, Honda 18:17:50
Andy McMillin/Robby Gordon, Chevy C1500 19:15:17
2007 Robby Bell/Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell/Kendall Norman, Honda 24:15:50
Mark Post/Rob MacCachren/Carl Renezeder, Ford 25:21:25
2008 Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Johnny Campbell, Honda 12:29:18
Roger Norman/Larry Roeseler, Ford F-150 12:40:33
2009 Kendall Norman/Timmy Weigand/Quinn Cody, Honda 13:27:50
Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Chevy Silverado 14:19:50
2010 Gus Vildosola Jr./Gus Vildosola Sr., Ford F-150, 19:00:04
Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda 19:20:52
2011 Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Los Olivos, Calif./Logan Holladay, Buellton, Calif., Honda, 14:14:25
Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford, 14:51:36
Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Overall Champions
Cars & Trucks
13
Larry Roeseler*
5
Mark McMillin
Larry Ragland
Malcolm Smith**
4
Dan Smith***
3
Dave Ashley
Doug Fortin Jr.
Robby Gordon
Andy McMillin
Ralph Paxton
Ivan Stewart
2
Dr. Bud Feldkamp
Bob Gordon
Troy Herbst
Parnelli Jones
Scott McMillin
Larry Minor
Mark Stahl
Vic Wilson
1
Walker Evans
Bobby Ferro
Robyn Gordon
Rod Hall
Johnny Johnson
Rob MacCachren
Drino Miller
Roger Norman
Mark Post
Carl Renezeder
Dave Simon
Paul Simon
Jim Smith
Steve Sourapas
Ryan Thomas
Mickey Thompson
Gus Vildosola Jr.
Gus Vildosola Sr.
Dale White
*10 on Motorcycle
**2 on Motorcycle
***1 on Motorcycle
Motorcycles
11
Johnny Campbell
7
Steve Hengeveld
6
Kendall Norman
4
Quinn Cody
Ty Davis
Ted Hunnicutt Jr.
Jack Johnson
Tim Staab
3
Danny Hamel
Paul Krause
Danny LaPorte
Gunnar Nilsson
Bruce Ogilvie
2
Dan Ashcraft
Al Baker
Robby Bell
Mike Childress
Scot Harden
Mitch Mayes
Chuck Miller
Randy Morales
J.N. Roberts
Brent Wallingsford
1
A.C. Bakken
Larry Berquist
Bill Bowers
Greg Bringle
Gene Cannady
Andy Grider
Logan Holladay
Jimmy Lewis
Paul Ostbo
Derrick Paiement
Mike Patrick
Gary Preston
Dave Richardson
Craig Smith
Marty Smith
Garth Sweetland
Rolf Tibblin
Timmy Weigand
Greg Zitterkopf
Overall Vehicle Wins
Cars & Trucks
9
Ford Truck
7
Chevrolet Truck
5
Chenowth-VW
4
Ford Bronco
3
Chenowth-Porsche
2
Chenowth-Chevrolet
Funco-VW
Jimco-Chevy
Raceco-VW
Smithbuilt-Ford
Toyota Truck
1
Miller-VW
Hi-Jumper-VW
Dodge Truck
Meyers Manx-VW
Cars and Trucks
Tire Manufacturers
25
BFGoodrich
6
Western Auto
4
Firestone
3
Calahan cap
1
Armstrong
Gates
Goodyear
Mickey Thompson
Tectira
Toyo
Motorcycles
22
Honda
11
Husqvarna
9
Kawasaki
2
Yamaha

45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 ENTRY LIST

Nov. 14-17, 2012—Final round of five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – 1,121.55 miles

TOTAL ENTRIES: 301 (34 States, 23 Countries) (as of 11/14/12)

PRO CARS & TRUCKS

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (35)

2 Pete Sohren

93 Chris Kemp

20 Rob MacCachren

23 Daniel McMillin

34 Ken Losch

97 B.J. Baldwin

1 Bryce Menzies

9 Mark Weyhrich

31 Andy McMillin

76 Jesse Jones

18 Juan C. Lopez

19 Tim Herbst

14 Cameron Steele

94 Steve Strobel

50 John Langley

88 Sergio Salgado

59 Craig Potts

26 Jay Reichert

73 Rob Reinertson

16 Cameron Steele

53 Jose Flores

84 Nick Vanderwey

13 Ed Stout

48 Jimmy Nuckles

21 Gus Vildosola

45 Gary Magness

37 Tommy Greer

49 Ryan Arciero

15 Armin Schwarz

71 Rick D. Johnson

39 Ron Whitton

60 Mike Voudouris

66 Harry Hepler

90 Greg Godfrey

36 Glen Greer

CLASS 1 (24)

101 Monica Greenhill

102 Ronny Wilson

103 Luke McMillin

104 Buddy Feldkamp

105 Tony Miglini

106 Clyde Stacy

107 Jon Walker

108 Brian Wyborny

109 Samuel Araiza

110 Josh Rigsby

111 Tom Koch

112 Brad Etter

113 Travis Chase

114 Erik Jacobs

115 Todd Tuls

116 Rudy Cortez

117 C.J. Hutchins

118 John Langley

119 Mike Cook

145 Nils Castillo

146 Brett Lenk

147 Patrick McCarthy

148 Cody Parkhouse

149 Cory Kruseman

CLASS 1/2-1600 (16)

1601 George Peters

1602 Brad Maurer

1603 Rob Archibald

1604 Arturo Velazco

1605 Hiram Duran

1606 Jesus Velez

1607 Jonathon Knight

1608 Cody Robinson

1609 Adrian Diaz

1610 Stefano Stuart

1611 Roberto Rabago

1612 Jesus Contreras

1613 Ramiro Escobedo

1647 Jorge Jimenez

1648 Ray Files

1649 Eliseo Garcia

CLASS 3 (3)

300 Donald Moss

301 Ralph Pickering

302 Hector Cazares

348 Billy Bunch

CLASS 5 (10)

501 Sandy Hall

502 Drew Belk

503 Cody Kellogg

500 Kevin Carr

505 Wendell Mortensen

506 Victor Cesena Jr

507 Louis Zavas

508 Raymond Gray

509 Jose Lopez

519 Vince Wavra

CLASS 5-1600 (6)

551 Erich Reisen

552 Armando Garcia

576 Dave Gasper

577 Enrique Zazueta Jr

578 Trevor Anderson

579 Clyde Stacy

CLASS 6 (8)

601 Peter Lang

602 Steve Kovach

603 Josh Quintero

604 Javier Manzo

616 Larry Connor

617 Gavin Skilton

600 Heidi Steele

619 Eduardo Laguna

CLASS 7 (6)

700 Dan Chamlee

701 Brandon Walsh

702 Aaron Celiceo

703 Jose Gonzalez

704 Victor Herrera Sr

719 Francisco Chavez

CLASS 7SX (5)

741 James Burman

756 Ricardo Garcia

757 Vicente Garcia

740 Elias Hanna

759 Justin Fisher

CLASS 8 (5)

801 Francisco Monroy

802 Alfredo Carballlo

803 Tom Bradley

838 David Moore

839 Rodolfo Iribe

CLASS 10 (12)

1001 Cam Thieriot

1002 Mike Lawrence

1003 Chip Prescott

1004 Dean Grizzle

1005 John Martensen

1006 Ross Savage

1007 Peter Hajas

1008 Mark Lawrence

1009 Matt Cullen

1011 Jorge Salmon

1048 Lee Banning

1049 Rick Boyer

SCORE LITES (8)

1201 Pedro Velasquez

1202 Matt Drever

1203 Juan Guillen

1204 Brent Parkhouse

1205 Hector Garcia

1206 Antonio Castro

1248 Otoniel Huerta

1249 Moises Torres

CLASS 11 (4)

1101 Alfonso Lacarra

1102 Eric Solorzano

1103 Giovanni Alucano

1149 Mark Murrell

STOCK FULL (3)

861 Joe Bacal

862 Mickey Van Dyke

860 Wes Bevly III

STOCK MINI (2)

762 Rod Hall

779 Andy Bell

PROTRUCK (1)

1350 Chelsea Magness

CLASS 4 (4)

401 Mike Shaffer

402 Jim Kirby

403 Jason LaFortune

439 Derek Fletcher

CLASS 7-2 (3)

720 Reid Rutherford

723 Riggs Lennon

724 Billy Wilson

CLASS 2 (2)

202 Charlie Townsley

219 Clyde Stacy

CLASS 17 (3)

1701 Perry Coan

1702 Norman Cesena

1749 Scott Watkins

BAJA CHALLENGE (6)

BC1 Steve Hilbert

BC2 Bud Brutsman

BC3 Andre Villa

BC4 Andrew Buck

BC5 Rodrigo Ampudia Jr

BC6 Oliver Marriage

SCORE SUPER 8 TRUCK (2)

841 Bob Dixon

842 Nick Mills

 

PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22 (12)

2x Chris Ridgway

3x Mark Samuels

4x Radek Burkat-S

5x Kurt Caselli

6x Warren Strange

7x Arik Swan

8x Robby Bell

9x A.J. Stewart

10x Jason Miller-S

1x Colton Udall

12x C.R. Gittere III-S

14x Paul Thomas

CLASS 20 (4)

151x Megumi Shiono

152x Yoshiaki Noda

178x Chad Broughton

179x Gabriel Williams-S

CLASS 21 (7)

101x Ulises Fierro

103x Francisco Septien

104x Jim O’Neal

107x Brandon Prieto

108x Carlos Casas

109x Chris Warwick-S

110x Adolfo Palacios

CLASS 30 (7)

301x Francisco Arredondo

300x Mike Johnson

304x Jose Rivas

305x Feisal Somji

306x Chuck Manchester

307x Aaron Lindsey-S

349x Chris Parr-S

CLASS 40 (10)

400x Jeff Kaplan

401x Chuck Shortt

402x Larry Brown

403x Robert Creemers

404x Lloyd Andrew

405x Mike Prunty

408x Oscar Fazz

409x Steve Sanders

410x Mike Barnhill

411x Gary Sparks

CLASS 50 (4)

501x Marc Prince

503x Robert Smith

504x Ken Kosiorek-S

549x Mark Jerman

CLASS 60 (2)

601x Al Perrett

602x Earl Norman-S

PRO ATVS

CLASS 25 (5)

2a Brandon Brown

1a Wayne Matlock

4a Craig Christy

5a Charles Laviolette

6a Josh Frederick

CLASS 24 (4)

101a Nick Nelson

102a Shawn Robins

103a Manuel Jimenez

149a Rafael Torres

CLASS 26 (2)

201a Mike Penland

219a Joe Rice

SPORTSMAN

SPT BUGGY (11)

1401 Todd Welling

1402 Robert Becker

1403 George Jackson

1404 Marc Van Tassell

1405 Jung-Taek Yoon

1406 Fernando Hoyos

1407 Christian Hammerskjold

1408 David Hunter

1447 Oscar Rodriguez

1448 Cesar Vela

1449 Jim Bunn

SPT TRUCK (3)

1500 Randy Swink

1501 Brandon Steele

1502 Buddy Crisp

SPT UTV (7)

1801 Douglas McCrady

1802 Chris Koch

1803 Thomas Graves

1804 Greg Row

1805 Dave Broome

1806 Kevin Fuller

1807 Tomas Urionabarrenechea

SPT M/C 250< (7)

201x Brett Robinson

202x Darren Elia

203x Gregory Gilbert

205x Philip Kegel-S

206x Carlos Gracida-S

207x Victor Borg-S

249x Mark Winkelman

SPT M/C 250> (36)

251x Yukio Higuchi-S

252x Tomoki Hayashi

253x Tetsuya Naito-S

254x Adrian Ruiz

255x Akihiro Saito-S

256x Bill Baker

257x Matt DeVall-S

258x Christopher Amos

259x Robert Gumser

260x Carlos Sanchez

261x Hideki Sugiyama

262x Hideyuki Sumiyoshi

263x Kris Meeke-S

264x Tetsuya Hirasawa

265x Sebastien Bouchard-S

266x Olaf Satre

267x Kevin Murphy-S

268x Yuji Kikuchi

269x Gary Walker

270x Brady Sharp-S

271x David Haller-S

272x Naoki Kusano

273x Tibi Imbuzan-S

274x Ron Weinmeister

275x Yusuke Hino

276x Thierry Mas-S

277x Risto Niemi

278x Jeff Kawell-S

279x Yvan Perraud-S

280x Peter Hardy-S

281x Carl Westphal-S

282x John McTainsh-S

283x Marty Seefried-S

284x David Camarena

286x Shawn Evans

287x Andrew Glogner

SPT ATV (12)

51a Dave McFarland

52a Juan Dominguez

53a Moises Saiza

54a Paul Engen

55a Hirohiko Tanaka

56a Fidel Gonzalez

57a Francisco Villavicencio

58a Francisco Morales-S

59a Rodrigo Burruel-S

60a Rusty Batza

98a Cristobal Quezada

99a Daniel Montano

S-Indicates Solo Rider

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