OFFICIAL Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, 2012 thread...

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El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#3
and the official start up...

Sportsman Buggy
1. Jim Bunn
2. Todd Welling
3. Robert Becker
4. George Jackson



Sportsman UTV
1. Douglas McCrady
2. Chris Koch
3. Thomas Graves
4. Greg Row
5. Dave Broome

Sportsman MC 250<
1. Brett Robinson
2. Darren Elia
3. Gregory Gilbert
4. Patrick Christensen
5. Mark Winkelman
6. Philip Kegel

Sportsman MC 250>
1. Yukio Higuchi
2. Tomoki Hayashi
3. Tetsuya Naito
4. Adrian Ruiz
5. Akiro Saito
6. Bill Baker
7. Matt DeVall
8. Christopher Amos
9. Robert Gumser
10. Carlos Sanchez
11. Hideki Sugiyama
12. Hideyuki Sumiyoshi
13. Kris Meeke
14. Tetsuya Hirasawa
15. Sebastien Bouchard
16. Olaf Satre
17. Kevin Murphy
18. Yuji Kikuchi
19. Gary Walker
20. Brady Sharp
21. David Haller
22. Naoki Kusano
23. Tibi Imbuzan
24. Ron Weinmeister
25. Yusuke Hino
26. Thierry Mas
27. Risto Niemi
28. Jeff Kawell

Sportsman ATV
Dave McFarland
Juan Dominguez
Moises Saiza
Paul Engen
Daniel Montano

Class 24
Shawn Robins
Nick Nelson

Class 26
Joe Rice

Class 25
1. Brandon Brown
2. Wayne Matlock
3. Craig Christy
4. Charles Laviolette

Class 20
Gabriel Williams




Class 21
1. Ulises Fierro
2. Megumi Shiono
3. Francisco Septien
4. Jim O’Neal
5. Yoshiaki Hoda
6. Aaron Lindsey
7. Brandon Prieto

Class 30
1. Francisco Arredondo
2. Mike Johnson
3. Ryan Gutile
4. Chris Parr

Class 40
1. Jeff Kaplan
2. Chuck Shortt
3. Larry Brown
4. Robert Creemers
5. Lloyd Andrew
6. Mike Prunty
7. Paul Thomas
8. Feisal Somji
9. Oscar Fazz

Class 50
1. Marc Prince
2. Dirk McFarlane
3. Robert Smith
4. Mark Jerman
5. Mark Winkleman

Class 60
Al Perrett





Class 1600
George Peters
Brad Maurer
Rob Archibald
Arturo Velazco
Hiram Duran
Jesus Velez
Eliseo Garcia

Class 3
Donald Moss
David Moore

Class 5
Sandy Hall
Drew Belk
Cody Kellogg
Kevin Carr
Vince Wavra

Class 5-1600
Erich Reisen
Trevor Anderson
Clyde Stacy

Class 6
1. Gavin Skilton
2. Heidi Steele
3. Eduardo Laguna

Class 7
Dan Chamlee

Class 7sx
Elias Hanna
Justin Fisher




Class 8
1. Francisco Monroy
2. Alfredo Carballlo
3. Rodolfo Iribe

Class 10
1. Cam Thieriot
2. Mike Lawrence
3. Chip Prescott
4. Dean Grizzle
5. John Martensen
6. Ross Savage
7. Peter Hajas
8. Mark Lawrence
9. Matt Cullen
10. Lee Banning
11. Rick Boyer

SCORE Lites
Pedro Velasquez
Matt Drever
Juan Julian
Brent Parkhouse
Moises Torres

Class 11
1. Alfonso Lacarra
2. Eric Solorzano
3. Mark Murrell

Stock MINI
1. Rod Hall
2. Andy Bell

Protruck
Chelsea Magness




Class 7-2
1. Dave Sykes
2. Reid Rutherford
3. Riggs Lennon

Class 4
1. Mike Shaffer
2. Jim Kirby
3. Derek Fletcher

Class 2
1. Clyde Stacy

Baja Challenge
Steve Hilbert
Bud Brutsman

SCORE Super 8
1. Bob Dixon

Class 1
1. Monica Greenhill
2. Ronny Wilson
3. Luke McMillin
4. Buddy Feldkamp
5. Tony Miglini
6. Clyde Stacy
7. Jon Walker
8. Brian Wyborny
9. Samuel Araiza
10. Josh Rigsby
11. Tom Koch
12. Brad Etter
13. Travis Chase
14. Erik Jacobs
15. Todd Tuls
16. Rudy Cortez
17. Patrick McCarthy
18. Cody Parkhouse
19. Cory Kruseman
Class 22
1-Chris Ridgway
2-Mark Samuels
3-Radek Burkat
4-Kurt Caselli
5-Warren Strange
6-Arik Swan
7-Robby Bell
8-A.J. Stewart
9-Jason Miller
10-Colton Udall
11-C.R. Gittere III

Trophy Truck
1. Pete Sohren
2. Chris Kemp
3. Rob MacCachren
4. Dan McMillin
5. Kory Scheeler
6. Ken Losch
7. B.J. Baldwin
8. Bryce Menzies
9. Andy McMillin
10. Mark Weyhrich
11. Jesse Jones
12. Juan C. Lopez
13. Tim Herbst
14. Cameron Steele
15. Steve Strobel
16. John Langley
17. Sergio Salgado
18. Craig Potts
19. Jay Reichert
20. Rob Reinertson
21. Cameron Steele
22. Billy Bunch
23. Jose Flores
24. Nick Vanderwey
25. Ed Stout
26. John Clark Gable
27. Jimmy Nuckles
28. Gus Vildosola
29. Gary Magness
30. Greg Nunley
31. Tommy Greer
32. Ryan Arciero
33. Armin Schwarz
34. Mark Post
35. Mike Palmer
36. Robby Gordon
37. Rick D. Johnson
38. Ron Whitton
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#5
Adventurers From 32 States, 18 Countries Already In Lineup For 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

30 Days Before The 1121.55-Mile Legendary Granddaddy Of All Desert Races

39 SCORE Trophy Trucks Entered For Race Down Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula On Nov. 14-17

Prerunning Down Mexico's Magnificent Baja California Peninsula Officially Opens Next Friday, Oct. 26

LOS ANGELES—As the race clock quickly clicks down to 30 days remaining before the green flag drops and as teams finalize logistics, vehicle prep and prerunning trips, entries continue to arrive from around the globe for November’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races.

This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race course.

With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz in Baja California Sur.

This year will be the 38th time in the first 44 years of the storied race that it has started in Ensenada and it will be the 19th time in has 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 driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious and majestic Baja California peninsula.

GLOBAL IMPRESSIONS

With over 300 expected entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes in the internationally televised race, entries have already come from 32 U.S. states and 16 countries. In addition to the 32 U.S. States, racers have entered from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and the US Territory of Guam. With 30 days before the green flag drops on Thursday, Nov. 15, late entries will be accepted up to race morning.

As the World Series is to baseball and the Super Bowl to football, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 stands as tall at the pinnacle of the motorsports world today as it did when it began 44 years ago.

This year’s historic 45th anniversary race will be held Nov. 14-17. It will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico and finish on the outskirts of LaPaz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It will be the 45th anniversary of the race shrouded in mystery that continues to lure adventurers and manufacturers from across the globe who all share the dream to conquer the Baja.

SAL’S SALUTE…

“Without the SCORE Baja 1000, there just wouldn’t be any desert racing,” said Sal Fish, SCORE International’s President and CEO, which has sanctioned and produced the event since 1975. “The SCORE Baja 1000 continues to draw interest from all over the world and we now find second and even third generation racers appearing at the starting line with their family patriarchs cheering for their offspring.

This event continues to be the focal point of the SCORE Desert Series each year and to celebrate our 45th anniversary with a peninsula run will surely add another colorful chapter to the legacy of the SCORE Baja 1000. It has been and continues to be our privilege and honor to preserve this international motorsports treasure.”

HISTORY LESSONS

The first known record run occurred in 1962. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. timed their trip from Tijuana to La Paz on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles. Ekins made it in 39 hours, 54 minutes, Robertson in less than an hour slower. There were no official timers, of course, and to establish that they had made the trip, the two motorcycle racers time-stamped a sheet of paper in the Tijuana telegraph office and time-stamped it again at the telegraph office when they arrived in La Paz.

Capitalizing on the pioneer effort of Ekins and Robertson, Chevrolet commissioned car builder Bill Stroppe to prepare a small fleet of trucks for the run to La Paz. Late that year they left Long Beach, Calif., and all of them reached La Paz. Advertising and publicity campaigns heralded the feat as “the roughest run under the sun.”
Enthusiast Ed Pearlman founded the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) and established the Mexican 1000. It started officially in Tijuana on October 31, 1967 with 68 entries. They actually motored at leisure speeds to Ensenada and restarted the next day.
NORRA continued to organize the Mexican 1000, which came to be known as the Baja 1000. In 1968, Pearlman moved the start of the race to Ensenada, where it stayed with one exception until 1993. In 1972 NORRA started at Mexicali and ran the first half of the race down the east coast of the peninsula through the treacherous Three Sisters section. Pre-running for this race, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans were among a group of competitors who nearly got swept out to sea during a tropical storm.

NORRA’s last race, from Ensenada to La Paz, was in 1973. At that point, Mexican officials revoked NORRA’s permits to stage races in Baja.

After the fuel crisis of 1974 forced local officials to cancel the event, SCORE International, founded by the late Mickey Thompson and headed soon after by Sal Fish, was invited by the northern state of Baja California to hold the race in 1975. The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 became a loop event starting and ending in Ensenada.

In 1979, the government of Baja California Sur granted permission to resume the Ensenada-to-La Paz format and SCORE has used this route intermittently ever since.

The 1979 race was notable for Walker Evans’ overall win in a Dodge truck, the first truck to win the overall title of the race.

START/FINISH

In its first 44 years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has started 37 times in Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The legendary race has finished in Ensenada 21 times, in La Paz 18 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), twice in Cabo San Lucas (2000, 2007) and once in Ojos Negros (1999).

The last time it finished in La Paz was 2010.

Prior to the current global recession, entries and finishers for this legendary race peaked in 2006 and 2007 when a race-record 431 vehicles started the 2006 race to La Paz (231 finishers) and a race-record 237 finished the 2007 40th anniversary race to Cabo San Lucas (424 starters).
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#6
SCORE BAJA CELEBS

The famous and not-so-famous have tried their hand at conquering the Baja and they have come from all walks of life. Mark Thatcher, son of Great Britian’s then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher, raced in the 1982 SCORE Baja 1000. Celebrities James Garner, Ted Nugent and the late Steve McQueen all battled the Baja in the early 1970s and many racers from other forms of motorsports crossed over to try their skills.

Among the drivers from other motorsport disciplines who have tested the Baja were Indy Car racers Rick and Roger Mears, Parnelli Jones, Danny Ongias, Danny Sullivan, Jimmy Vasser, Buddy Rice, Sebastien Bourdais, Oriol Servia, Roberto Guerrero, Michel Jourdain Jr., Johnny Unser and Mike and Robbie Groff, NASCAR’s Robby Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Boris Said, Brendan Gaughan, Brian Ickler and Justin Lofton, SCCA legend Elliot Forbes-Robinson, World Rally Championships’ Armin Schwarz, Armin Kremer and Andreas Aigner, world motorcycle champions Malcolm Smith, Larry Roeseler and Destry Abbott, Motocross legends Ricky Johnson and Jeremy McGrath, XGames star Travis Pastrana, drag racers Don Prudhomme and Larry Minor, Person Watercraft racing star Chris MacClugage and legendary SCORE founder and motorsports innovator Mickey Thompson.

The late Academy Award winning actor, racer and race team owner Paul Newman raced in the 2004 event. Jesse James, of ‘Monster Garage’ fame, and Hollywood film and TV star Patrick Dempsey have both raced this classic in the several times in the last 10 years.

This year’s race will 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 Emily Miller in a Hummer H3.

Bishop is the only racer who competed every year of the first 40 on a Motorcycle, but is not scheduled to race this year at this time. Johnson, now retired, had 15 class wins, amazingly in eight different classes.

Roeseler, has won 17 times in this race, including 13 overall wins (10 on a motorcycle). Roeseler will share driving duties this year in SCORE Trophy Truck with Tim Herbst in the No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150. Roeseler won the unlimited Class 1 for four consecutive years (2004-2007), driving with the youngest of the three racing brothers, Troy Herbst, in the Smithbuilt-Ford open-wheel desert race car that was known as the ‘Land Shark’.

In 2008, Roeseler split the driving with driver of record and team owner Roger Norman where they were the overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy Truck champions and the pair was second in 2009.

Lured by the same siren that enraptured the Ekins brothers in the 1950s, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 remains as the No. 1 target of adventurers the world over, not to mention the cadre of pro and semi-pro desert racers who consider it the fitting climax to their racing season each year.

SHOWTIME

The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (Thursday, Nov. 15) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 11:30 a.m., or four hours after the last ATV leaves the line. The fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 20 hours.

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. It will finish on the outskirts of La Paz near the Grand Plaza Hotel, race headquarters for the southern half of the event.

Pre-race festivities on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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 be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Racer registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from Sunday, Nov. 11 through Wednesday, Nov. 14. Media registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from Noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The post-race awards celebration and fiesta will be held on the Malecon in downtown La Paz, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17

The entire race will be conducted on Pacific Standard Time.

While entries will be accepted up to race morning, late entries will be assigned the next available number and starting position within each class.

GROWING FIELD

The car and truck classes with the most entries to date are SCORE Trophy Truck (38), Class 1 (21), and Class 10 (11).
Among the motorcycle and ATV classes, Class 22 for open motorcycles has the most entries to date with 11 and Class 40 (riders 40 years old and over) with 10.

Leading the entries in the six Sportsman classes in the race is Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc which had 31 entries so far.

FIRST STARTS

Veteran Arizona desert racer Pete Sohren received the first starting position during the live drawing at the Off-Road Expo on Oct. 6. While Sohren, who lives in Glendale, Ariz., will pilot his No. 2 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, starting first among the motorcycle and ATV classes will be Chris Ridgway on a Honda CRF450X.

For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, the drawing for the mammoth finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at last weekend’s Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

For the first time in race history, a female driver of record-Monica Greenhill of Crowley, Texas, will start first in the unlimited Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars. There are 21 Class 1 vehicles entered to date. Greenhill, who also races with her husband David Greenhill and brother-in-law Mike Greenhill, is currently tied for third in the 2012 SCORE Class 1 season point standings.

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 22 racers, all on motorcycles, have declared the intent to ride the entire race solo in their quests for the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider Award.

COURSE NOTES

This year’s historic 45th anniversary race will run down the length of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

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.

With eight mandatory checkpoints 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.

STRIVING FOR GOLD…

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.
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#7
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-internaitonal.com or call SCORE at 818.225.8402

45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change—(All times PST) as of 10/15/2012)

PRE/POST RACE SHEDULE

SUNDAY, Nov. 11 (All Times PST)
Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MONDAY, Nov. 12
Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (All times PST)
Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Media Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (All Times PST)
Media Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Racer Registration, Grand Ballroom-San Nicolas Hotel, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contingency Row, Boulevard Costero, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Technical Inspection, End of Contingency Row, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.
Mandatory Racer Meeting-Cathedral Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, 7p.m.

THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (all times PST)

ENSENADA
Late Racer Registration—Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center (adjacent to Start line), 5:30 a.m.
Late Tech, Start Line, 5:30 a.m.
Late Media Registration—BFG Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center-Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultrual Center, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LA PAZ
BFG Tires/Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center—Emperor’s Ballroom, Grand Plaza Hotel (adjacent to Finish line) 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17
Posting of Unofficial Results—Race in Progress, SCORE Media Center

FRIDAY, Nov. 16--(all times PST)
BFG Tires/Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center—Emperor’s Ballroom, Grand Plaza Hotel
BFG Tires/Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Tent-Finish Line
Posting of UNOFFICIAL Results—BFG/SCORE Media Tent, Start/Finish line, hourly

SATURDAY, Nov. 17--(all times PST)
Awards Celebration-Malecon, downtown La Paz -5 p.m.

RACE SCHEDULE (all times PST) (1,121.55-mile course)

START: Adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, Blvd. Costero, in downtown Ensenada

FINISH: Adjacent to the tourism office on the outskirts of La Paz

THURSDAY, Nov. 15—(all times PST)
RACE STARTS: Motorcycles and ATVs-6:30 a.m.; Cars and Trucks-11:30 a.m. (Approx.)
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#8
10 Tips: Prerunning Baja



1. Gas & Water. You can never have too much gas and water, do not pass a Pemex unless your tank and coolers are full. When you realize you are out of gas or water its already too late and you will be camping out. – Cameron Steele & Chad Ragland




2. Pre-work not Pre-party. If you’re really going down to Baja to win then you need to go to work. Be the first out and last in everyday. Otherwise its easy to find drinking partners that will bring you and your team down. – Alan Pflueger

3. Take notes. I don’t care if you are Lightning Larry Ragland, you can’t remember every turn, rut, and gotcha. Use multiple forms of note taking, (GPS, Road Books, Rally Style Notes). – Chad Ragland



4. Only drive what you can see. Driving as fast as you can while prerunning will make you miss things and could give your chase crew unnecessary repairs – Cameron Steele & Alan Pflueger



5. Share the Aloha. Be an ambassador of our sport and be cool to all the people in Baja. All they ask for is a sticker (or ten) and maybe a little conversation. Its a gift to race in Baja and you never know when you will need some help. - Alan Pflueger & Andy McMillin




6. Prerun Day & Night. If you have a night section, pre run first in the light. Take your notes, and learn it well before you do it at night because you won’t learn much in the dark. Prerunning sections at night only helps to familiarize yourself with the course and what it will look like come race day. – Chad Ragland



7. Traffic. Always expect oncoming traffic or livestock on both sides of the road, even dirt roads in the middle of no where, stay to the right of the road going over rises. Expect the unexpected, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. - Cameron Steele & Andy McMillin

8. Pause.Take time to look around. There is some really cool places in Baja. Old Missions, caves with petroglyphs, and all kinds of unreal views. This is a hobby for most all of us, and it needs to be fun, first. Pre-running is your chance to enjoy the beauty of Baja in its’ most raw form. If you’re not smiling, you’re in this sport for all the wrong reasons. - Alan Pflueger & Andy McMillin



9. Try different lines. This is Baja, and there are lots of different lines. This means you may have to stop your pre run winning pace and turn around and try different lines. It takes discipline, but it can really help. – Chad Ragland



10. Food. Stop at Alfonsina’s in Gonzaga Bay for the best fish tacos, ever. Go to Rice & Beans in San Ignacio for some awesome food before heading out for your day/night of pre-running. ”Super Burro” in Loreto is a MUST. It’s taco stand that is tough to find, but you will not have better tacos anywhere else in Baja. Heck, they use filet mignon for their carne asada! When you arrive in La Paz, hit up The Bismark on the Malecon. The best Lobster in Baja! – Andy McMillin

 

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El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#9
the entry list so far...
updated 10/24/2012

TROPHY TRUCK:
Pete Sohren - 2
Chris Kemp - 93
Rob MacCachren - 20
Dan McMillin - 23
Kory Scheeler - 12
Ken Losch - 34
B.J. Baldwin - 97
Bryce Menzies - 1
Andy McMillin - 31
Mark Weyhrich - 9
Jesse Jones - 76
Juan C. Lopez - 18
Tim Herbst - 19
Cameron Steele - 14
Steve Strobel - 94
John Langley - 50
Sergio Salgado - 88
Craig Potts - 59
Jay Reichert - 26
Rob Reinertson - 73
Cameron Steele - 16
Billy Bunch - 62
Jose Flores - 53
Nick Vanderwey - 84
Ed Stout - 13
John Gable - 92
Jimmy Nuckles - 48
Gustavo Vildosola, Jr. - 21
Gary Magness - 45
Greg Nunley - 10
Tommy Greer - 37
Ryan Arciero - 49
Armin Schwarz - 15
Withdrawn - 3
Mike Palmes - 57
Robby Gordon - 77
Rick D. Johnson - 71
Ron Whitton - 39
Mike Voudouris - 60

CLASS 1 UNLIMITED:
Monica Greenhill - 101
Ronny Wilson - 102
Luke McMillin - 103
Buddy Feldkamp - 104
Tony Miglini - 105
Clyde Stacy - 106
Jon Walker - 107
Brian Wyborny - 108
Samuel Araiza V. - 109
Josh Rigsby - 110
Tom Koch - 111
Brad Etter - 112
Travis Chase - 113
Erick Jacobs - 114
Todd D. Tuls - 115
Rudy Cortez - 116
C.J. Hutchins - 117
Nils Castillo - 145 (5th RS)
Brett Link - 146 (4th RS)
Patrick McCarthy - 147 (3rd RS)
Cody Parkhouse - 148 (2nd RS)
Cory Kruseman - 149 (1st RS)

CLASS 1/2-1600:
George Peters - 1601
Brad Maurer - 1602
Rob Archibald - 1603
Arturo Velazco - 1604
Hiram Duran - 1605
Jesus Velez - 1606
Eliseo Garcia - 1649 (1st RS)

CLASS 2:
Christian Hammerskjold - 201
Clyde Stacy - 219 (1st RS)

CLASS 3:
Donald Moss - 300
Withdrawn - 349 (1st RS)

CLASS 4:
Mike Shaffer - 401
Jim Kirby - 402
Derek Fletcher - 439 (1st RS)

CLASS 5:
Sandy Hall - 501
Drew Belk - 502
Cody Kellogg - 503
Kevin Carr - 500
Wendell Mortensen - 505
Victor Cesena, Jr. - 506
Vince Wavra - 519 (1st RS)

CLASS 5-1600:
Erich Reisen - 551
Armando Garcia Ruiz - 552
Dave Gasper - 576 (4th RS)
Enrique Zazueta, Jr - 577 (3rd RS)
Trevor Anderson - 578 (2nd RS)
Clyde Stacy - 579 (1st RS)

CLASS 6:
Peter Lang - 601
Gavin Skilton - 617 (3rd RS)
Heidi Steele - 600 (2nd RS)
Eduardo Laguna - 619 (1st RS)

CLASS 7:
Dan Chamlee - 700
Francisco Chavez - 719 (1st RS)

CLASS 7-2:
Dave Sykes - 721
Reid Rutherford - 720
Riggs Lennon - 723

CLASS 7SX:
Elias Hanna - 740 (2nd RS)
Justin Fisher - 759 (1st RS)

CLASS 8:
Francisco Monroy - 801
Alfredo Carballo - 802
David Moore - 838 (2nd RS)
Rodolfo Iribe - 839 (1st RS)

SUPER 8 TRUCK:

Bob Dixon - 841

PROTRUCK:
Chelsea Magness - 1350

CLASS 10:
Cameron Thieriot - 1001
Mike Lawrence - 1002
Chip Prescott - 1003
Dean Grizzle - 1004
John Martensen - 1005
Ross Savage - 1006
Peter Hajas - 1007
Mark Lawrence - 1008
Matt Cullen - 1009
Alex Crosthwaite - 1010
Lee Banning - 1048 (2nd RS)
Rick Boyer - 1049 (1st RS)

SCORE LITES:
Pedro Velazquez H. - 1201
Matt Drever - 1202
Juan A. Guillen - 1203
Brent Parkhouse - 1204
Hector Garcia - 1205
Otoniel Huerta - 1248 (2nd RS)
Moises Torres F. - 1249 (1st RS)

CLASS 11:
Alfonso Lacarra - 1101
Eric Solorzano - 1102
Mark Murrell - 1149 (1st RS)

STOCK MINI:
Rod Hall - 762
Andy Bell - 779 (1st RS)

CLASS 17:
Scott Watkins - 1749 (1st RS)

STOCK FULL:
Joe Bacal - 861
Mickey Van Dyke - 862
Wes Bevly III - 860

BAJA CHALLENGE:
Steve Hilbert - BC1
Bud Brutsman - BC2

SPORTSMAN TRUCK:
Randy Swink - 1500

SPORTSMAN BUGGY:
Todd Welling - 1401
Robert Becker - 1402
George Jackson - 1403
Marc Van Tassell - 1404
Jim Bunn - 1449 (1st RS)

SPORTSMAN UTV:
Douglas McCrady - 1801
Chris Koch - 1802
Thomas Graves - 1803
Greg Row - 1804
Dave Broome - 1805

CLASS 22:
Chris Ridgeway - 2x
Mark Samuels - 3x
Radek Burkat - 4x SOLO
Kurt Caselli - 5x
Warren Strange - 6x
Arik Swan - 7x
Robby Bell - 8x
A.J. Stewart - 9x
Jason Miller - 10x SOLO
Colton Udall - 1x
C.R. Gittere III - 12x

CLASS 21:
Ulises Fierro - 101x
Withdrawn - 102x
Francisco Septien - 103x
Jim O'Neal - 104x
Withdrawn - 105x
Withdrawn - 106x
Brandon Prieto - 107x
Carlos Casas - 108x

CLASS 20:
Megumi Shiono - 151x
Yoshiaki Noda - 152x
Gabriel Williams - 179x (1st RS) SOLO

CLASS 30:
Francisco Arredondo - 301x
Mike Johnson - 300x
Ryan Gutile - 303x SOLO
Jose Rivas B. - 304x
Feisal Somji - 305x
Chuck Manchester - 306x
Aaron Lindsey - 307x SOLO
Christopher Parr - 349x (1st RS) SOLO

CLASS 40:
Jeff Kaplan - 400x
Chuck Shortt - 401x
Larry Brown - 402x
Robert Creemers - 403x
Lloyd Andrew - 404x SOLO
Mike Prunty - 405x
Paul Thomas - 406x
Withdrawn - 407x
Oscar Fazz - 408x
Steve Sanders - 409x

CLASS 50:
Marc Prince - 501x
Dirk McFarlane - 502x
Robert Smith - 503x
Mark Winkleman - 548x (2nd RS)
Mark Jerman - 549x (1st RS)

CLASS 60:
Al Perrett - 601x
Earl Norman - 602x SOLO

CLASS 24:
Nick Nelson - 101a
Shawn Robins - 102a

CLASS 25:
Brandon Brown - 2a
Wayne Matlock - 1a
Craig Christy - 4a
Charles Laviolette - 5a

CLASS 26:
Joe Rice - 219a (1st RS)

SPORTSMAN MOTO UNDER:
Brett Robinson - 201x
Darren Elia - 202x
Gregory Gilbert - 203x
Patrick Christensen - 204x
Philip Kegel - 205x SOLO
Carlos Gracida - 206x SOLO
Victor Borg - 207x
Mark Winkelman - 249x

SPORTSMAN MOTO OVER:
Yukio Higuchi - 251x SOLO
Tomoki Hayashi - 252x
Tetsuya Naito - 253x SOLO
Adrian Ruiz E. - 254x
Akihiro Saito - 255x SOLO
Bill Baker - 256x
Matt DeVall - 257x SOLO
Christopher Amos - 258x
Robert Gumser - 259x
Carlos Sanchez - 260x
Hideki Sugiyama - 261x
Hideyuki Sumiyoshi - 262x
Kris Meeke - 263x SOLO
Tetsuya Hirasawa - 264x
Sebastien Bouchard - 265x SOLO
Olaf Satre - 266x
Kevin Murphy - 267x SOLO
Yuji Kikuchi - 268x
Gary Walker - 269x
Brady Sharp - 270x SOLO
David Haller - 271x SOLO
Naoki Kusano - 272x
Tibi Imbuzan - 273x SOLO
Ron Weinmeister - 274x
Yusuke Hino - 275x
Thierry Mas - 276x
Risto Niemi - 277x
Jeff Kawell - 278x SOLO
Yvan Perroud - 279x SOLO
Peter Hardy - 280x SOLO
Carl Westphal - 281x SOLO
John McTainsh - 282x SOLO
Marty Seefried - 283x SOLO
David Camarena - 284x

SPORTSMAN ATV:
Dave McFarland - 51a
Juan Dominguez - 52a
Moises Saiza - 53a
Paul Engen - 54a
Hirohiko Tanaka - 55a
Fidel Gonzalez N. - 56a
Francisco Villavicencio A. - 57a
Cristobal Quezada V. - 98a (2nd RS)
Daniel Montano - 99a (1st RS)
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#10
C'mon guys, all you SoCal guys let make a group and go.. if guys go you can hang out with me, see the race and i can show you Ensenada.. its just 3 days
NOV14-17... even more you can return to the States on the 16th nigth..
 

camo fox

Active Member
Apr 13, 2012
#11
If I where closer I would love to go, specially since my bday is the 16th! One day I am going to make it down there to spectate, and if I ever get the balls/funds/fitness/time off of work I will run it!
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#12
If I where closer I would love to go, specially since my bday is the 16th! One day I am going to make it down there to spectate, and if I ever get the balls/funds/fitness/time off of work I will run it!
dude next year will be better since its a loop course and you can party in Ensenada the day before the race and the day the race ends... start saving money and ill keep you guys posted on what hotel to book and everything. im already asking for my leave for next year and i havent even gone to this one yet jajajaja

hey pm the info on how to get the cree LED's at a steal price...
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#16


UN VERDADERO HONOR YO CON KURT CASELLI &nbsp;








TEAM DURAN CON PROBLEMAS LA PICKUP








este 7 de speed ya bajando de la sierra de san javier
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#17
some more motivation..

[video=youtube;sWPJFe-MHY0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWPJFe-MHY0&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
#18
some more motivation..

[video=youtube;sWPJFe-MHY0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWPJFe-MHY0&feature=player_embedded[/video]

Pre-Running the 2012 SCORE Baja 1000 with Monster Energy's Cameron Steele - YouTube[/url]