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Sir Jackie reckons Hamilton can hang on this time

Sir Jackie reckons Hamilton can hang on this time

Published Date: 27 May 2008
By Ian Parkes
SIR Jackie Stewart believes Lewis Hamilton can hold onto his lead in the Formula 1 world championship, providing McLaren give him the car to do so.
Hamilton's triumph in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix was one to savour, with the 23-year-old becoming only the fifth Briton – after Stewart, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and David Coulthard – to win around the streets of the Principality.

But Monaco th
is year was one of those startlingly different races given the rain that caused havoc throughout, and the fact it is a street circuit like no other.

Returning to a normal track in 13 days' time with the Canadian Grand Prix, the question now is whether Ferrari will return to the dominance they enjoyed in the four previous races.

McLaren were quick, in particular in Turkey just over two weeks ago, but clearly not quick enough.

If Hamilton is to stay out in front for the remainder of the year – he now holds a three-point cushion over Kimi Raikkonen – Stewart feels McLaren have to raise their game.

"I see no reason why he can't stay there, but he is against two very good drivers in (Felipe] Massa and Raikkonen, and Ferrari are very strong," said the three-time world champion.

"McLaren are going to have to deliver a car capable of competing with them because he has the driving skills to do it."

It was in Canada last year that Hamilton took the outright lead in the title race, only to lose it – and the championship – in the final race in Brazil.

Stewart at least feels Hamilton has the mental strength to cope on this occasion, adding: "He will have learned a lot from last year.

"You don't gain knowledge without experience, and you don't gain wisdom without experience and knowledge.

"He will have collected that, and that's going to be good for him."

Hamilton heads to Montreal after realising his boyhood dream and emulating late hero Ayrton Senna by winning in Monaco.

During his time, Senna reigned supreme, winning six times at the place he made his home, including five in a row from 1989-93.

Given the way Hamilton mastered the conditions on Sunday, and looked so supremely confident after a mistake early on, Stewart feels he could easily surpass Senna's feat.

"There's no reason why not because he is only 23 years of age. He has loads of time to do it," he added. "In addition to which, he is driving for one of the best two teams in the world, and it's not often a driver gets that chance in the very early part of his career.

"Most of them have to come through a learning curve in relatively uncompetitive teams or cars. But Lewis has stepped in, which brings with it pressure, but he has been able to handle that pressure. He's got a long way to go."

Stewart, who is not afraid to concede he is a Hamilton fan, could easily understand the joy felt by the young Briton after his win.

"He has won here in only his second season in Formula 1, and I did the same," added Stewart, "so I suspect there are very similar emotions. I'm very happy for him

source the scotsman

Monday, May 26, 2008

* F1 : Mark Webber - Teams preventing Safety Car rule change

Coulthard goes to Dover : -

Red Bull Racing’s David Coulthard will be heading out early to North America prior to the Canadian Grand Prix to pay a visit to Red Bull’s NASCAR team. The weekend before the F1 race in Montreal sees the NASCAR boys racing at Dover in Delaware, on a track known as the Monster Mile.

David will be a guest of the NASCAR Red Bull Racing Team, which is now in its second year of competition, racing Toyota Camrys, driven by Brian Vickers and AJ Allmendinger.

“I’m interested in all sorts of racing, but hardly ever get a chance to see anything other than Formula 1. So when Red Bull came up with the idea of shooting a promo film around their NASCAR operation on the week before the Canadian GP, it seemed like a great opportunity to go and see why this form of racing is so popular in the States.”

DC arrives in time for race day, Sunday 1st June, when he will get a chance to sit in the race car as well as sitting in on the team’s pre-race engineering briefing, before watching the “Best Buy 400” so called because it consists of 400, yes you
read that right, 400 laps of the one mile track. We’re not sure if DC will stay to the very end! That’s over twice the distance of the following weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Invitation for all the drivers, media and fans to the autograph party of the 500

Hi to everybody, is Gabriel Garcia, this is one invitation for all the fans, media and drivers to come to one autograph session in the next Baja 500, is an event co producing with Score International.
The date is thursday 29th. one day before of the contingency row in the big mexican flag plaza, near to the Boulevar Costero with free entry for all the fans.
The starting time for the party session is 1:00 pm and finish 10:00 pm, check your time for try to come, is like one way for say thanks to all the mexican fans of the Off-Road, this guys will preciatte.
The time for come to the event is free, also the time for stay, with goanna have the presence of special guests like Sal Fish and the new mayor of Ensenada, Pablo Alejo Lopez, i hope you can check all for try to come, you can bring posters, with goanna have private security, let me know if you need more info.


Your amigo Gabriel


10nd SCORE El Vigia Autograph Session


Thursday, May 29, 2008


Big Mexican Flag Plaza (Ventana al Mar), Ensenada, Mexico

Date for the session

1:00 pm-10:00 pm


CEO & President--Sal Fish

Ensenada Mayor—Pablo Alejo Lopez Nuñez

Legal attorney—Oscar Ramos Jassen

Volkswagen drivers – Mark Miller and Ryan Arciero

SCORE Baja 500 Expanded Entries

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123

May 26, 2008

40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Round 3 of 2008 SCORE Desert Series

May 29-June 1—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico


From 24 States, Mexico, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan & Germany

(as of 5/26/08)

(By Starting Order within each class)

Pro Cars & Trucks

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)--

35 Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado

36 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Rick Geiser, Phoenix, GMC Sierra

1 Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150

39 Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz./Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Ford F-150

4 Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150

97 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado

2 Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, Shampa

12 Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Dodge Ram 1500

33 Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tundra

8 Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Ford F-150

96 Bobby Baldwin/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado

22 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado

54 Jesse James, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chevy 1500

38 Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150

84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado

7 Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Ford F-150

34 Danny Sullivan, Vista, Calif., Toyota Tundra

77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado

71 Rick D. Johnson/Brian Sallee, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150

60 Mike Voudouris, Austin, Texas, Ford F-150

50 Jason McNeil/Juan Apaletegui, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-150

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)--

101 Josh Rigsby/Mike Lury, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Randy Ross, Oak Hills, Calif., Penhall-Chevy

100 Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Dave Gasper, Santa Barbara, Calif., Porter-Chevy

103 Enrique Bujanda, Socorro, Texas/Hector Trillo, Canutillo, Texas, Porter-Chevy

104 Paul Keller, El Cajon, Calif./Charles Rudolph, La Jolla, Calif./Brett Frederickson, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

106 Chuck Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif./Raymond Barre, Reno, Nev./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., HMS-Chevy

107 Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy

108 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-BMW

109 Luis Ramirez Jr., /Juan Araiza/Luis Ramirez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, HMS-Chevy

110 B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy

111 Dale Lenk, Newport Beach, Calif./Randy Perry, Santa Ana, Calif./Brett Lenk, Costa Mesa, Calif., Penhall-Chevy

112 Ryan Sharman/Paul Sharman, Carefree, Calif., Tatum-Chevy

113 Eric Chase, San Diego/Stuart Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy

114 Mike Voyles/Greg Ryan, Murrieta, Calif., Streamline-Ford

115 Robert Ross, Chula Vista, Calif./Ty Godde, Cal City, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

116 Bob Bruce, Sublimity, Ore./Mark Witte, Silverton, Ore., HMS-Chevy

118 Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy

119 Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Chuck Sidberry, Las Vegas/Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

120 Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif./Tom Ridings, Los Alamitos, Calif. Jimco-Chevy

121 Armin Kremer, Germany/Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

122 Rick Ellison, Selma, Calif./Brian Lopez, Boulder City, Nev., Porter-Chevy

123 Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Brad Etter, Villa Park, Calif., Porter-Chevy

124 Miguel Sandoval, Ensenada, Mexico/Matt Cruson, Lakeside, Calif./Nick Johnson, Anaheim, Calif., Wide Open-Subaru

149 Adam Lunn/Jared Pugh, Wichita Falls, Texas, Sinister-Chevy

CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)--

1601 Arturo Velazco, Banning, Calif./Steve Cruz, San Diego/Abel Velazco, Banning, Calif., Porter

1602 Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif./Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif., Mirage

1600 Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer

1604 Roman Pereyra/Horacio Pereyra, San Ysidro, Calif., Garibay

1605 Edgar Alvarez Jr. /Edgr Alvarez Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Curry

1606 Cory Boyer/Rick Boyer/Chris Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif./Fernie Padilla, Las Vegas, Lohringer

1607 Viry Felix/Rafael Felix/Tavo Felix/Julio C. Felix/Julio Felix, Ensenada, Mexico, Varo

1608 Max Hanberg/Bernie Carr/Jacob Hanberg, Solvang, Calif., Jimco

1609 Arnoldo Ramirez/Misael Arambula Ensenada, Mexico, Curry

1610 Ramiro Escobedo, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Robles, Mexicali, Mexico, Fraley

1611 Adrian Soto, El Paso, Texas/Gustavo Bicencio, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Jimco

1612 Edgar Avalos/Oscar Tejeda, Socorro, Texas/, Kreger

1613 Chris Langmayer, Rowlett, Texas/Mike Herrick, Dallas, Curry

1643 Ray Files, Carlsbad, Calif./James Tiglio, Oceanside, Calif./Josh Tieman, Carlsbad, Calif., Cochran

1644 Gerardo Iribe, Garden Grove, Calif./Carlos Iribe, Rosarito, Calif./Correy Torres, Las Vegas, Curry-ISRT

1645 Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Amplified

1646 Hector Garcia, Chula Vista, Calif./Teodoro Gonzalez, San Diego, Yees

1647 Eliseo Garcia, San Ysidro, Calif./Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay

1648 Josue Delgado/Manuel Delgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Bo

1649 Juan Gallo/Marco Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico/Brett Cox, Laguna Hills, Calif., Curry

CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)--

301 Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco

302 William Frey, Orange, Calif./Tom Barnett, Silverado, Calif., Jeep Cherokee

CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)--

501 Kevin Carr/Perry McNeal, San Diego

502 George Seeley, Glendale, Calif./Dwight Forell

519 Carlos Albanez, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Gastelum, El Centro, Calif.

CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)--

551 Gustavo Avina, Ensenada, Mexico/Lucio Avina, Chula Vista, Calif.

552 Ernie Negrete, San Ysidro, Calif./Oscar Venagas, Rosarito, Mexico/Gabriel Diaz, San Ysidro, Calif.

550 Mario Reynoso/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico/Adrian Esparza, San Diego

554 Ruben Gutierrez Jr., Winchester, Calif./Robert Gutierrez, Wildomar, Calif./Daniel Gutierrez, Chula Vista, Calif.

555 Tommy Craft, El Cajon, Calif./Ron Craft, Santee, Calif./Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo.

556 Alonso Angulo/Roberto Escobedo, Ensenada, Mexico

557 Pedro Athie, Ensenada, Mexico/Faisol Diaz, San Diego/Ruben de la Fuente, Ensenada, Mexico

558 Armando Garcia/Marco Garcia/Jose Dukes, Ensenada, Mexico

572 Enrique Zazueta Jr. /Enrique Zazueta Sr. /Edgar Zazueta/Sodgi Zazueta, La Paz, Mexico

573 Carlos Iribe, Rosarito, Mexico/Javier Tiznadio, San Deigo/Gerardo Rubio/Gerardo Iribe, Garden Grove, Calif.

574 Ernesto Arambula/Hector Ramos, Ensenada, Mexico

575 Javier Morales, San Ysidro, Calif./Antonio Ramirez, San Diego/Hector Jimenez, San Ysidro, Calif.

576 Saul Garcia/G.H. Jasso, Hemet, Calif.

577 Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico

578 Omar Nunez, Calexico/Errol Villa/Jesos Perez, Mexicali

579 Jose Montoya/Adolfo Arambula/Gabrield Moreno, Ensenada, Mexico

CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)--

701 Brandon Walsh, Encitas, Calif./Travis Freedman, Salome, Ariz., Toyota Tacoma

700 Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger

703 Scott Ulrich, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Ranger

704 Aaron Celiceo/Stephanie Celiceo, San Diego/Adrian Celiceo, San Ysidro, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

719 Rick Battey/Joshua Battey, Grants Pass, Ore., Ford Ranger

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)--

740 Rich Severson/Bruce Finchum, Mesa, Ariz., Ford Ranger

741 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Tim Lawrence, Santee, Calif., Ford Ranger

742 Beto Iriarte/Benjy Arreola, Tecate, Calif., Ford Ranger

743 Noe Sierra, San Bernardino, Calif./Tony Sierra/Johnathan Sierra, Fontana, Calif., Ford Ranger

744 Rodolfo Suarez/Ricardo Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger

755 Norman Turley/Trevor Turley/Jorge Robles, Garden Grove, Calif., Ford Ranger

756 Gerardo Novelo, Estero Beach, Mexico/Arturo Valdez, San Ysidro, Calif., Nissan Frontier

757 Mike Horner, Laguna Hills, Calif./Jon Anderson, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Brandt Anderson, Dana Point, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

758 John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif./Mark Landersman, Temecula, Calif., Ford Ranger

759 Jeff Fuller, Beverly Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)--

801 Noah Ostanik, Encinitas, Calif., Ford F-150

802 Cory Susag, Mission Viejo, Calif./Matt Parker, Lake Forest, Calif., Toyota Tundra

CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)--

949 Daniel Reyes Jr., Calexico, Calif./Hector Ortega, Tijuana, Mexico, Venegas

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)--

1002 Mike LawrenceAnthony Lopiccalo, Brea, Calif., Lothringer-VW

1003 Brendan Fikes, Midland, Texas/Pierre Lavie, Dallas, Porter-Honda

1004 Alex Crostwaithe/Jose Gonzalez, San Diego, Jimco-Honda

1005 Tito Robles/Arturo Salas, Chula Vista, Calif., Jimco-Honda

1007 Rocky Merino, Rosarito, Mexico, RPS-Honda

1008 Jesus Gonzalez/Francisco Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico, Dunrite-Honda

1049 Javier Buelna, Ejido Hechicera, Mexico

SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)--

1202 Tim Pangborn/Brian Steele, Hesperia, Calif./Ty Thompson, Las Vegas, Kreger

1204 Gary Johnson, Camarillo, Calif./Jake Goddard, Buckeye, Ariz., Messick

1205 Luis Barragan/Luis Barragan Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, Refrigeracion Barragan, Tecate

1206 Perry McNeil/Bob Carr/Alfie Bueno, San Diego, Lothringer

1207 John Padgett/Julie Padgett/Ryan Nikita/Jeremy Richards, Canada, Kreger

1208 Bill Hernquist/Scott Reams, San Diego, Jimco

1209 Barbara Terry, Clover, S.C./Richard Dickey, Granbury, Texas/Emory Hellas, Charlotte, N.C.

1210 Steve Mamer, Holtville, Calif., Raceco

1211 Aaron Payne/Bob Bingham, San Diego/Rel Brooman, Huntington Beach, Calif., NATCO

1212 Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif., Duvel

1215 Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Lee Banning Jr., Litchfield Park, Ariz., Foddrill

1249 David Callaway, Menifee, Calif./Scott Mapes, Riverside, Calif., Callaway

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)--

1101 Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico/Claudio Escobar, Bonita, Calif.

1102 Ernesto Martinez Jr. /Ernesto Martinez Sr, Ensenada, Mexico

1103 Neri Sanchez/Christopher Sanchez, Ensenada, Mexico

1104 Mauro Diaz, Covington, Wash.

1100 Ramon Fernandez/Thomas Fernandez/Rogelio Robles, Ensenada, Mexico

1146 Ciso Bio/Pancho Bio, Spring Valley, Calif./Jorge Martinez, Los Angeles, Calif.

1147 Jacob Mueller, Jamul, Calif./Enrique Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico

1148 Carlos Villa/Rafael Villa/Saul Trevino, Ensenada, Mexico

1149 John Ledyard, San Marino, Calif./Jimbo Ferguson, San Francisco

STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)--

861 Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H2SUT

862 Chad Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3Alpha

863 Pedro Vargas/Jose Huerta, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy C1500

864 Kent Kroeker, Valley Center, Calif./Rodolfo Iribe, San Ysidro, Calif., Dodge Ram2500

860 John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-350

879 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./William Aylor, Union, Ky., Dodge Ram2500

STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks)--

760 Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3

761 Steve Kovach, Tempe, Calif./Chip Carr, Gilbert, Ariz., Ford Ranger

762 Kevin Necessary, Long Beach, Calif./Russell Stoddard, Lakewood, Calif., Toyota FJ Cruiser

779 Gavin Skilton, Orange, Calif./Kevin Jensen, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda Ridgeline

PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)--

250 Gary Magness/Steve Knudson, Denver, Ford F-150

203 Dave Creagan\/Chris Creagan, Woodland, Wash./Brian Coats, Los Alamitos, Calif., Chevy Silverado

234 Rob Reinertson, Woodside, Calif./Mike Salenbeni, Lathrop, Calif., Ford F-150

253 Ken Losch, Tempe, Ariz./Rob Martensen, Pheonix/Steve Stroud, Gooding, Idaho, Ford F-150

235 Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150

282 Jason Jernigan/Joe Heger, Imperial, Calif., Toyota Tundra

240 Rob Kittleson, Palm Springs, Calif./Mike McNaughton, Denver/Wally Hrdlicka, Palm Springs, Calif./Tommy Bradley Jr., Henderson, Nev., Ford F-150


CLASS 22 (250cc or more)--

2x Anthony Pico, Whittier, Calif., Honda CRF450X

3x Grant Steele, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X

4x Jimmy Roberts/Marc Francke, Los Angeles/James Hall, Marina Del Rey, Calif., Honda XR650R

1x Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Honda CRF450X

6x Cory Brewer, El Cajon, Calif./Danny Naylor, Alpine, Calif, Yahama WR450F

7x Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif./Jimmy Lopez, El Cajon, Calif., Honda XR650R

8x Ryan Penhall, Corona, Calif./Brent Harden, Sun City, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda CRF450X

9x Cory Evenson, Ramona, Calif./Justin Herrmann, Vista, Calif./Kirk Russel, Bend, Ore./Josh Smith, Oceanside, Calif., KTM 525XCW

10x Michael Gordon/Adam Dehner, Belgrade, Mont., Honda CRF450R

11x Nick Blais, Chino, Calif., Honda CRF450X

12x Nick Saia, Morro Bay, Calif./Kevin Murphy, Malibu, Calif./Drew Lucas, Los Osos, Calif., Honda CRF450X

13x Caleb Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Santa Clarita, Calif., Honda CRF450X

14x Keith Webster/James Webster, Canada, Honda CRF450X

15x Terence Montelongo, Torrance, Calif./Brian Murphree, Redondo Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X

16x Adrian Rodriguez/Edgar Espinoza, El Centro, Calif./Rene Maona, San Ysidro, Calif., Honda XR650R

17x Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

18x Samuel Garcia/Raul Garcia/Paul Garcia, San Diego, Honda XR650R

49x Daniel Allford, Houston/Jordan Smith, Brenham, Texas/Austin Miller, Austin, Texas/Andres Serrano, France, KTM 530EXCR

CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)--

101x Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Bryan Gustine, San Diego/Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X

103x Edy Garcia/Cesar Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YZ250

104x Bernard Bohrer, Laguna Niguel, Calif./Kurt Samuelson, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF450X

100x Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif./Noe Ibarra, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM 450CXF

CLASS 20 (125cc)--

151x Chad Black, Laguna Hills, Calif./Connor Penhall, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF250X

152x Larry Perkins, Strafford, Mo./Craig Goldsberry, Springfield, Mo./Malcolm Wood, Bolivor, Mo./Gabriel Hinshaw, Olathe, Kansas, Honda CRF250X

153x Duane Dickinson, Canada, Yamaha WR250F

154x Mario Acosta, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike None, Riverside, Calif./Ruben Espinoza, Ensenada, Mexico/Eric Griffith, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha WR250F

179x Anna Cody, Simi Valley, Calif./Stacy Doerkson, Apple Valley, Calif./Cathy Duncan, Los Alamos, Calif./Sarah Kritch, Bakersfield, Calfi., Honda CRF250X

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)--

301x Chad Erl, Huntington Beach, Calif.

302x Chris Parker, Newport Beach, Calif./Collie Potter, El Cajon, Calif./Tim Bina, Irvine, Calif./Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles, Honda CRF450X

303x Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Shane Esposito, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Steve Garnet, Carson City, Nev./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Jeff Sheets, Henderson, Nev., Kawasaki KLX450

304x Dennis Green, Alpine, Calif., KTM 530EXC

305x Ricardo De La Pena, Jardines del Valle, Mexico/Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Miguel Coria, Jardines del Valle, Mexico/Carios Chavez, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda XR650R

300x Jim O’Neal/Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Simi Valley, Calif./Jason Trubey, Mohave Valley, Ariz./Scott Glimp, Las Vegas/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

307x Matt Reynolds, San Diego, Honda RF450X

309x Javier Hernandez, Obregon, Mexico/Eduardo Rosas, Huatabampo, Mexico/David Topete, Obregon, Mexico, Honda XR650R

310x Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Bryan Lowery, Las Lunas, N.M., Honda CRF450X

311x Jamey Kabish, Gallatin Gateway, Mont./Reid Erickson, Livingston, Mont./Troy Jobe, New Hope, Min./Craig Smit, Big Sky, Mont., Honda CRF450X

312x Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif., Aprilia RXV450

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)--

400x Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./ Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Lou Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X

401x Stuart Goggins, Upland, Calif./Jeff Horsley, Goodyear, Ariz./Tim Vasquez, Monrovia, Calif./Scott Horsley, Claremont, Calif., Honda CRF450X

402x Kevin Newton, Sacramento, Calif./Scott Ruiz, Newcastle, Calif./Marty Nepper, Auburn, Calif., Honda CRF450X

449x Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif./Troy Winslow, Elk Grove, Calif./Steve Achey, Clovis, Calif., Honda CRF450X

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)--

501x Jamie De La Torre, Tijuana, Mexico/Gilberto Gallardo/Leonel Vallejo/Cesar Parra, San Diego, KTM 530EXC

502x Eizaburo Karasawa/Susumi Ishii, Japan, Honda CRF450X

500x Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Andy Kirker, Santa Ana, Calif./Dan Dawson, Agua Dulce, Calif./Paul Needles, Westlake Village, Calif./Mike Sixberry, Bullhead City, Ariz./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X

504x Charles Marshall, Carmichael, Calif./Erik McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Dana Reed, Shingle Springs, Calif./Kim Reeg, El Dorado Hills, Calif., KTM 530EXC

505x Kenny Hayden, Shadow Hills, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Dave Potts, Burbank, Calif./Bill Boyer, Honda CRF450X

506x Lyman Scherer/Al Corte, Phoenix/Joe Ortega, Fountain Hills, Ariz., Honda CRF450X

CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)--

600x Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn./Gene Dempsey, Apple Valley, Calif./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif./Bob Gates, Hesperia, Calif.//Mike Harper, Landers, Calif., Honda CRF450X


CLASS 25 (over 251cc)--

2a Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif./Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif., Honda TRX450R

3a Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Ramona, Calif./Rick Cecco, Briling Springs, Pa., Honda TRX700XX

4a Javier Robles, Mexicali, Mexico/Adolfo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico/Cesar Lopez/Alfonso Cota, Honda TRX450R

5a Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo./ Ben Vernadakis, Rico, Colo./Tony Valerio, Telluride, Colo., Honda TRX450R

6a Max Hernandez, Queen Creek, Ariz./T.J. Miller, Tucson, Ariz./Jason Fritz, Globe, Ariz., Honda TRX450R

7a Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

1a Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., Honda TRX700XX

9a Travis Dillon/Kyle Petheo, Encinitas, Calif., Honda XR650R

10a Kyle Needham, Truckee, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450

11a Charles Barfield, Sutter Creek, Calif., Bombrdier DS Baja 650

12a Joel Aldrete, Valle De Las Palmas, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450

CLASS 24 (under 251cc)--

102a Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./Robin Fawcett, Santee, Calif./Steve Abrego, Covina, Calif./Jason Wade, Austin, Texas/David Scott, Beker, N.M., Honda TRX450R

103a Benjamin Lopez Jr. /Jesus Lopez/Miguel Arellano, San Diego/Cristian Anaya, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

104a Ray Fay III/Mike Crawford, Phoenix, Kawasaki KFX450

105a Javier Beltran, San Ysidro, Calif./Cristian Rolas, San Ysidro/Santos Perez, Tijuana, Mexico/Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif./Raul Cano, Tijuana, Mexico, Calif., Honda TRX450R

106a Francisco Servin/Isaac Castro/Rocky Mereno/Marco Moreno/Edgar Moreno, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R

107a Carl Penny, Prescott Valley, Ariz./Tony Bowden, Glendale, Ariz./Eric Duncan Jr. /Jeff Koenig/Prescott Valley, Ariz., Yamaha YFZ450

108a Rodrigo Gonzalez Jr. /Mauricio Cervantes/Carlos Gonzalez/Jose Gonzalez, San Diego, Honda TRX40R

109a Abraham Romero, Tijuana, Mexico/Sigifredo Jimenez, Chula Vista, Calif./Efrain Haros, Tijuana, Mexico/Jose Duarte, Chula Vista, Calif./Jose Garcia, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

110a Romulo Gomez/Jorge Fuentes/Hector Leon, Chula Vista, Calif./Chris Vargas, Honda TRX450R

111a Carlos Mancillas/Joe Bernal/Roberto Miramontes Jr./Roberto Ulloa/Raul Esquivel, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R

112a Jorge Juvera/Juan Orenday, Tijuana, Mexico/Oscar Esparza, Tecatre, Calif./Manuel Gomez, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda 400EX

113a Armando Esparza, Mexicali, Mexico/Ismar, Nogales, Mexico/Miguel Bastidas

114a Jose Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico/Felix Torres, Chula Vista, Calif./Jose Navarro, Tijuana, Mexico/Daniel Delgado, San Diego, Honda TRX450R

148a Rob Ransford, Downers Grove, Ill., Polaris Sawtooth

149a Luis Berumen, San Diego/Sergio Lopez Jr., Chula Vista, Calif./Adrian Cruz, Tijuana, Mexico/Guillermo Malpica, San Diego, Honda TRX450R



1401 Wendell Mortensen/Laura Mortensen/Russell Klassen, Oak View, Calif., Raceco-VW

1400 Peter Lang/Terry Cotter, Santa Rosa, Calif./Brian Jellison, Sebastapol, Calif., Homebuilt-Chevy

1403 Rob Caveney, Kailua, Hawaii/Steve Fleming, Fountain Hills, Ariz., VW Baja Bug


1501 Bob Land, Lake Forest, Calif./Eric Garcia, Indio, Calif./Tom Hanscom, Crystal Lake, Ill., Jeep Cherokee

1502 Joe Aguayo, San Jacinto, Calif./Abraham Cueva, Pala, Calif., Chevy C1500

1548 Gregg Hempel, Las Vegas/Jason Hansen, Henderson, Nev., Chevy C1500

1549 Randy Swink, El Cajon, Calif./Steve Finnegan, La Mesa, Calif., Ford Ranger

SPT UTV (660cc, 4-wheel utility vehicle)--

1800 Thomas Graves, El Cajon, Calif./Daniel Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino

1801 Mark Page, Franklin, Tenn./Carl Williams, Whites Creek, Tenn., Yamaha Rhino

1802 Shane Morgan, Yacott, Wash., Arctic Cat Prowler

1803 Jim Creagan, Yacott, Wash./Oans Fallon, Battle Ground, Wash., Arctic Cat Prowler

1819 Mark Lindsay, Polaris RZR

SPT M/C<250CC--

201x Tony Gurule, Las Cruces, N.M./Tommy Schmitt, Corrales, N.M., KTM 250XCF

203x Anthony Arballo/Craig Thomas, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Art Tallon, Norco, Calif./Jason Nye, Anaheim, Calif., Honda CRF450X

204x Nemrod Bracamontes/Senaro Comaduran/Samuel Barragan/Rodrigo Madrigal, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, Honda CRF250R

206x Fred Sobke/Richard Cook, Chula Vista, Calif./Jacob Staff, Oceanside, Calif./ Mark Laduke, San Diego, Honda CRF450X

207x Matt Ladendorf, Scottsdale, Ariz./Kevin Tolman/Ron Tolman, Chino Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X

208x Trisha West/Joe West, Hayward, Calif./Tom Flattery, Fremont, Calif., Honda CRF250X

209x Marco Bernaldez/Emanuel Verdugo, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Aldrette, Tecate, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450

210x Scott Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Honda CRF450X

211x Jesus Rios, Calexico/Alfredo Osornio/Alejandro Olguin, M

Collins Motorsports in 4-wheel, Honda in M/C and ATV all Seeking 3-peat Overalls at 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark 702.735.7123

May 26, 2008

This weekend in Mexico

Collins Motorsports in 4-wheel, Honda in M/C and ATV all

Seeking 3-peat Overalls at 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Ensenada to host over 300 entries from 24 States, 9 countries;

‘live’ vehicle tracking online at www.racetheworld.net

ENSENADA, Mexico—Las Vegas’ Collins Motorsports in SCORE Trophy-Truck and American Honda in Class 22 and Class 25 are hoping to capture their third straight overall 4-wheel, motorcycle and ATV victories in this weekend’s 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world.

Round 3 of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, featuring over 300 entries, competing in 27 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held in Ensenada, Mexico, with pre-race activities starting Thursday and racing starting on Saturday and lasting until early Sunday morning. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 100,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the world’s best desert racers in action at this year’s 40th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

With late entries accepted up to race morning, entries are expected for the 441.15-mile race from 24 U.S. States from Hawaii to Connecticut, Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy and Japan.

The green flag will drop for the elapsed-time race at 6 a.m. on Saturday for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 9:30 a.m. In the elapsed-time race, motorcycles and ATVs will start one every 15 seconds, while the faster car/truck classes will start one every 30 seconds and the slower ones will start in 15-second intervals. All starters will have a 20-hour time limit to become official finishers.

This race began in 1969 under the auspices of the old NORRA organization and SCORE began its enduring run on July 26, 1974. This year is the 35th anniversary of the first SCORE race in Baja.

“SCORE desert racing and Baja have almost become synonymous over all these decades and we look forward to a great celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 this week in Ensenada,” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President since soon after SCORE was founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson. “The people of Baja have embraced SCORE and desert racing to the point where an entire off-road industry is blossoming in Baja California because of the legacy that SCORE has built for all these glorious years. We sincerely appreciate the dedicated and tireless work by government officials in Baja and in Ensenada to help us continue the rich tradition of SCORE desert racing in Baja.”

For the first time in the 40-year history of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race, the colorful pre- race Manufacturer’s Midway and Contingency, the start and the finish line will all be located in the heart of Ensenada, Mexico on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. It will be first time in race history that the pre-race activities and the finish will be held on this historic boulevard. The SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Pre-race festivities will launch on Thursday, when Mexico’s El Vigia newspaper hosts its annual SCORE Meet the Racers Fiesta from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ventana al Mar Plaza.

Racer registration will again be held in the Grand Ballroom of the San Nicolas Hotel. Registration hours will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

The awards celebration will be held poolside at the San Nicolas Hotel on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Volkswagen has been selected as the Grand Marshall for this year’s race and will be represented at the event by Clark Campbell, Volkswagen of America Motorsports Manager.

The talented field of veteran desert racers includes 21 defending class champions out of the 25 Pro classes that had finishers in last year’s race that had an all-time SCORE record of 492 starters.

All three overall winners from last year’s race are entered and all three have won their respective categories two consecutive years.

Las Vegas’ Brian Collins, Las Vegas, returns seeking a third straight overall 4-Wheel vehicle victory with new teammate Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif. Collins, who drives the No. 12 Collins Motorsports Mopar Dodge Ram 1500, won the last two years in a Chevy Silverado with Larry Ragland as his second driver.

Returning as the two-time overall motorcycle and Class 22 champs is the team of Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., on the No. 1x Honda CRF450X.

Back to defend their overall ATV and Class 25 victory is the team of Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif., on the new No. 1a Honda TRXX700. Splitting the seat time with Prather and Cafro this year will be Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., and Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif.

Collins/Hovey drew the eighth starting spot in SCORE Trophy-Truck while Bell/Norman will be fourth off the line in Class 22 and Prather/Cafro/Prull/Marana will start seventh in Class 25.

To date, the Pro 4-Wheel vehicles classes with the most entries are: Class 1 (23), SCORE Trophy-Truck (21), Class 1-2/1600 (20), Class 5/1600 (16) and SCORE Lite (13).

Leading the Motorcycle classes in entries so far are Class 22 (18) and Class 30 (11).

Class 24 leads the ATV classes with 15 entries while Class 25 has 11.

Among the Sportsman classes, SPT Motorcycles over 250cc has 39 entries.

Among the entries is venerable veteran Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., who has entered the Stock Mini class in a Hummer H3. Hall, 70, is tied for first with 17 class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Hall’s son Josh and Chad will driver separate Hummers in the Stock Full class. Josh will drive a Hummer H2SUT and Chad will drive a Hummer H3Alpha.

Larry Roeseler, who has 16 class wins, including a race-record 11 overall victories (a race-record nine on motorcycles), will return as the second driver for Roger Norman in the No. 8 Roger Norman Racing Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck. Roeseler had been the second driver the last several years for Troy Herbst in Class 1 where the pair teamed up to win Class 1 in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. They were also the overall 4-wheel winners in 2002 and 2003.

Besides Hall and Roeseler, the other top multiple class winners in this race who are entered this year are led by Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif., leading teams in both Class 30 and Class 50 motorcycle age group divisions, has 11 career class race wins, Mexico’s team of Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, racing in Class 5/1600, who have eight class wins and motorcycle legend Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., who will be making his SCORE Trophy-Truck debut as the second driver for Chad Ragland in the No. 33 TForce Motorsports Toyota Tundra, with seven class wins, including six overall motorcycle titles.

Other multiple class winners entered this year include: Mexico’s Eric Solorzano, six wins in Class 8, Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, making his SCORE Trophy-Truck debut in this race in the No. 84. gotmilkracing Chevy Silverado after six Class 8 wins as well as Mike Cafro (Class 25), Johnny Campbell (Class 22), Rob MacCachren (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Donald Moss (Class 3) and George Seeley (Class 5), who each have five career class wins in this challenging race.

Several crossover/celebrity racers are already entered in this year’s race, led by NASCAR’s Robby Gordon. A second generation desert racer, Gordon, who has four class wins and three overalls in this race, is a NASCAR team owner/driver and is entered in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the No. 77 Chevy Silverado.

Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., also has four class wins in this race and will be making his SCORE Trophy-Truck debut as the driver of record in the No. 71 Place Racing Ford F-150.

Germany’s Armin Schwarz, whose World Rally Championship career saw 119 starts, won Class 1 in this year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 with Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. and are currently fourth in Class 1 points in a Jimco-BMW. Making his SCORE race debut in Jimco-Chevy in this race will be German Rally ace Armin Kremer. Kremer will team with SCORE regular Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., who is also racing in Class 1-2/1600 where he is the class and series co-leader in points.

Arizona real estate mogul Ken Losch, a team owner/driver in the Indy Lights series, will be driving a Ford F-150 in the Protruck class.

Two celebrity drivers who are all SCORE regulars are SCORE Trophy-Truck drivers Cameron Steele and Jesse James.

Steele, San Clemente, Calif., is a TV sports announcer for Supercross and X Games and until the IndyCar merger this year was a Champ Car pit reporter. The Steele family and Desert Assassins race team drew three of a kind for this race as three family members each received the second starting position in their respective classes. Cameron will drive the No. 36 GMC Sierra in SCORE Trophy-Truck, while his wife Heidi will drive a Ford Ranger in Class 7SX (the class she leads in points) and his younger brother Grant will ride a Honda CRF450X in Class 22.

James, whose wife is legendary motion picture star Sandra Bullock, lives in Sunset Beach, Calif., owns the world-famous West Cost Choppers company and was the star of the old Monster Garage television series. He will drive the No. 54 Chevy Silverado in SCORE Trophy-Truck.

Debuting her new race team in SCORE Lite will be prominent Automotive electronic and print journalist Barbara Terry, Clover, South Carolina, who will be the driver of record in a Bunderson-VW for this race and the season-ending Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November.

With mandatory tracking equipment, supplied and overseen by International Racing Consultants of Southern California, near real-time tracking of the race will be available online at racetheworld.net.

Aura360, SCORE’s electronic media partner, will be filming this year’s race to be televised in 22 countries on ESPN International while the domestic telecast is being finalized and will be announced shortly. Aura360 is also producing the exclusive Tecate SCORE Baja 500 40th anniversary DVD which will be available online at thebajaunlimited.com.

The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen Point Leader Bonus and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards. Volkswagen has also posted a special $5,000 cash contingency bonus for the highest-finishing VW-powered race vehicle in this race.

Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull--official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising,

Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.

Additional race sponsor for the 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is Proturismo of Ensenada.

For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500

May 29-June 1, 2008--Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

All-Time Race Sites, Starters, Finishers

All-Time Start Sites

Times, City


3-Ojos Negros

1-Barstow, California

1-San Felipe

All-Time Finish Sites

Times, City


5-Sano Tomas

2-Ojos Negros

1-Barstow, California

1-San Felipe

Top Total Starters

Year, Number (Finishers)

2007—492 Starters (283 Finishers)

2006—438 Starters (221 Finishers)

1977—384 Starters (161 Finishers)

1976—384 Starters (179 Finishers)

1975—365 Starters (153 Finishers)

2005—345 Starters (179 Finishers)

1973—333 Starters (138 Finishers)

1972—301 Starters (144 Finishers)

2004—300 Starters (181 Finishers)

Top Total Finishers

Year, Number (Starters)

2007—283 Finishers (492 Starters)

2006—221 Finishers (438 Starters)

1987—185 Finishers (299 Starters

2004—181 Finishers (300 Starters)

2005—179 Finishers (345 Starters)

1976—179 Finishers (384 Starters)

1995—172 Finishers (251 Starters)

1970—170 Finishers (260 Starters)

1977—161 Finishers (384 Starters)


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 163, Total Finishers: 73


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 260, Total Finishers: 170


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 226, Total Finishers: 114


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 301, Total Finishers: 144


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 333, Total Finishers: 138


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 279, Total Finishers: 173


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 365, Total Finishers: 155


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 384, Total Finishers: 179


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 384, Total Finishers: 161


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 282, Total Finishers: 96


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 283, Total Finishers: 139


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 294, Total Finishers: 126


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 277, Total Finishers: 117


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 208, Total Finishers: 117


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 192, Total Finishers: 86


Barstow, California

Total Starters: 174, Total Finishers: 84


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 213, Total Finishers: 95


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 277, Total Finishers: 174


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 299, Total Finishers: 185


Ensenada to Santo Tomas, Mexico

Total Starters: 237, Total Finishers: 147


San Felipe, Mexico

Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 118


Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 272, Total Finishers: 159


Ojos Negros to Ojos Negros, Mexico

Total Starters: 254, Total Finishers: 163


Ojos Negros to Ojos Negros

Total Starters: 209 Total Finishers: 138


Ojos Negros to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 198, Total Finishers: 110


Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 212, Total Finishers: 109


Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 251, Total Finishers: 172


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 204, Total Finishers: 99


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 214, Total Finishers: 98


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 201, Total Finishers: 98


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 221, Total Finishers: 120


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 107


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 249, Total Finishers: 146


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 258, Total Finishers: 132


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 260, Total Finishers: 147


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 300, Total Finishers: 181


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 345, Total Finishers: 179


Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 438, Total Finishers: 221


Ensenada to Ensenada

*Total Starters: 492, Total Finishers: 283

*Event Record-Starters & Finishers

Marco Andretti To Race in F1

We see so much wasted talent never making it to Formula One, often because money speaks instead of skill. In the past, great drivers found their way to F1 blocked because Suki Rekanother from Japan has umpteen trillion yen to throw at some back of the grid team for a race seat.

Nowadays, it is because there are only 10 teams and nobody can afford to set up an F1 team without engine manufacturer backing. This is nothing new, and no big corporation is going to risk their investment on an unknown. The young driver doesn’t stand a chance.But here’s a concept. Allow the teams to race a third car. The cost will not be significantly higher, every team takes a third car to the race anyway, and if the lead two drivers need it, the third driver forfeits his car. To ensure that the third car is offered to rookie drivers, no driver would be allowed to contest more than four races in that car and no more than two of whom are allowed to be under contract to the team as a test driver, allowing even more drivers to experience F1 racing and get their break in the sport.

Alternative liveries could be permitted, though that would sometimes result in the lead driver being in an alternatively sponsored car. That's not good if you are Vodafone and are paying Hamilton’s salary and you find Lewis driving a “Bob’s Rent-a-wreck” liveried car!It could also mean that some drivers do the merry-go-round that they used to do in years gone by. In 1994, Johnny Herbert drove a Lotus Mugen Honda, a Ligier Renault and a Benetton Ford. Mika Salo performed supersub duties in 1999 at both BAR and Ferrari and more recently, the firing of Trulli resulted in him driving for Renault and Toyota in the same year.

That would make Minichamps happy. There would be more toy cars for the collectors to buy!Obviously, there should be conditions. Drivers who have competed more than two-thirds of a season for one team within the last five years will be automatically excluded. Therefore, Wurtz would be ineligible to drive, but Luciano Burti could make his Ferrari debut.

On the smaller teams, a driver would be able to bring a budget to fund his drive, but there would be a cap on how much he was allowed to pay, e.g. £10,000 per race. Any driver who has shown ability in the lower formula should be able to find 40 grand for four races, especially if a prominent area of the car is allocated for driver sponsorship.

If a rookie gets promoted to the top two cars, as a substitute for an ill or injured driver, they are allowed to compete in as many races as necessary, but if they compete more than their allocated ‘four starts,’ they are not allowed to return to the third car for the remainder of the season.

Also, if a driver goes from team to team, there should be a limit on driving for three teams’ third car in a season. This would allow a situation where a Red Bull driver could drive four races for the parent team, four races for Torro Rosso and then four races for one more team. Then they would have to sit out the rest of the season or drive in a number 1 or 2 car.We could see other drivers come into the series from other top level motorsport as well. Indycar drivers such as Marco Andretti would get to try F1 racing without committing to a full season, so he can see how well he goes and not risk his career like his father or Alex Zanardi did. Tony Kanaan could race alongside his pal Barrichello in the Brazilian Grand Prix. We could see NASCAR drivers try their hand at F1 in a US Grand Prix, and older British drivers could even jump in a car and race at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton in a Merc and Mansell in a Beemer, anyone?

It would fill the grids, give young drivers a chance, allow teams to promote new talent, allow the test team staff to get some race experience, maybe even shake up the results a bit, with a young hard charger being given a championship winning Ferrari to play with! IT WOULD IMPROVE FORMULA ONE.

Which is why it will never happen!

source bleacherreport

Sunday, May 25, 2008

CRA Night Race Photo Jihad

More to come later but here is an early preview.