Baja Pre-event notes
The dates and rules regarding pre-running at each event will be published in the . Classes Trophy Truck, 1, Score Extreme Lites, 2, 2-D,3, 5, 6, 7, , 7SX. In accordance to SCORE rules, Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars qualify separately. In the end, Apdaly Lopez in Trophy Truck 5 was first over the finish line. This is normal; a trophy truck usually isn't built in someone's garage, but a class 11 is. Classes are listed in starting order, weights are dry. Subtract
Baja 1000: Pre-event notes 2007-10-29
States and 15 countries. From weekend warriors to Hollywood actors and producers, the famous and not-so-famous will compete in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Among the entries are 22 class winners from last year's race.
While all the rugged regulars in the world's foremost desert racing series will be 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 racers who have combined for class wins in this race. In that group are 11 racers who have combined for a total of 20 overall 4-wheel vehicle wins and 12 more riders have combined for 26 overall motorcycle victories. We can't wait for the green flag to drop.
It will be like watching 40 Super Bowls all at once. The starting line will be on Blvd.
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Vehicles will leave in second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 23 hours.
Passing times from all BFGoodrich Tires pit locations, of all vehicles, will be posted there as well to assist in monitoring the race progress. With massive crowds reaching overanticipated to again be spread out along the point-to-point course, the race will start for the 33rd time in Ensenada and will finish for only the second time in Cabo San Lucas.
- Class 5 Rules
Among the other very notable entries are Rod Hall, Reno, Nev. The legendary Hall, of Reno, Nev.
Hall returns this year as the defending season point champion in a Hummer H3 in the Stock Mini class. Bishop, 64, who will lead a five-rider team as rider of record this year in Class 22, is the only racer who has competed every year on a motorcycle.
Cadiente, 31, of Mesa, Ariz. Lancaster, 29, Santa Margarita, Calif. Race teams consist of factory-supported groups that build custom fabricated vehicles and provide chase vehicles via helicopter, to the much smaller and less glamorized sportsman teams competing in an all-stock vehicle with no chase vehicle support at all.
Stock Volkswagen Type One Beetles are modified for use in off-road terrain, known as Baja Bugshave been a common sight throughout the event duration, but the factory-supported, all-spaceframe Trophy Truck entries are the most visible.
SCORE Class 5-1600
In contrast to the current factory EX supported modern race vehicles that overall the car and truck classes, Erik Carlsson drove a basically stock front wheel drive Saab 96 V4, finishing third in and fifth in Baja course[ edit ] Point-to-point: A point-to-point race is one that starts and ends in two different locations. The start is traditionally held in Ensenada but has been held in Tijuana and Mexicali as well.
A loop race is one that starts and finishes in the same location. The course length varies from to miles, depending on the course route.
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Sabotage and booby-traps[ edit ] Each year there are reports of spectators sabotaging or booby-trapping the course by digging holes, blocking river flow, or burying and hiding obstacles. Racers are warned to beware of large crowds of spectators in remote parts of the course since it may indicate hidden traps or obstacle changes.
Many of the booby traps are not created to intentionally injure the contestants but are created by the local spectators as jumps or obstacles for spectator entertainment and intriguing moments to be caught on videotape. The haphazardly designed jumps, created by the spectators, are very dangerous as the contestants may inadvertently enter the booby-trap at unsafe speeds, resulting in damage to the vehicles or injuries to competitors or spectators.Class 5/1600 contingency. Baja 1000. 2017
Awareness of booby traps and course alterations are often part of race-day strategy and convey an advantage to the best prepared teams — nonetheless given the danger the traps pose, it is customary for competitors to quickly communicate course hazards to other competitors through on-board radio communications and radio relay. In popular culture[ edit ] In the film Timeriderthe hero Swann is competing in the Baja when he inadvertently stumbles on to a time warp experiment and is sent back to the Old West in the s.
The documentary Dust to Glory follows contestants of the Baja The follow-up documentary to Dust to Glory, Dust 2 Glory follows contestants over the season before being released in-time for the 50th anniversary Baja in