Baja 1000 Progress


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  • pigryder

Posted November 19, 2005 - 06:11 AM

#21

Whos leading the race anyone no? 1x??

  • huntmaster

Posted November 19, 2005 - 06:19 AM

#22

http://www.off-road...._day_notes.html

Something about some truck race here?
Where's the motorcycle coverage? :applause:

  • fastmonstr

Posted November 19, 2005 - 06:52 AM

#23

FIRST FINISHER is 1X
Pro bike of Steve Hengeveld, Johny Campbell & Mike Childress

  • Jayzonk

Posted November 19, 2005 - 07:42 AM

#24

Three of them?? That's hardly fair!!! Man, I live at the wrong end of the country. I'd like to practice the course, then try to race it, even if I came in dead last.

  • savageracing

Posted November 19, 2005 - 08:01 AM

#25

Three of them?? That's hardly fair!!! Man, I live at the wrong end of the country. I'd like to practice the course, then try to race it, even if I came in dead last.


Some of the pro teams were actually running 4 riders per team.
Way to go Mikey. finished 1st in the 500 and the 1000 this year.

  • Jayzonk

Posted November 19, 2005 - 08:18 AM

#26

That's probably the way I'd want to start - be one guy in maybe about an 8-guy team. It's so hard, though. If you live on the east side of the continent, how could you ever get good enough to run? Even if you made it there 3 times a year, I don't think you could find a suitable place to practice all day out here. Sorry, no deserts!
(could I get some cheese with this whine??)

  • JohnnyAirtime

Posted November 19, 2005 - 08:45 AM

#27

Anyone still listening?! heehehehe....

Ya think Weatherman is tired????? I tell ya... the guy is IRON for dealing with all these guys, and staying coherent....

I think he's getting loopy.... just amazing. 15hrs (of race relay) and still going strong! :applause: :ride: :p

  • fastmonstr

Posted November 19, 2005 - 09:15 AM

#28

I'm still listening.

Anyone know anything about 263X Steven Brink ? I don't think they made it past the 3rd checkpoint.

  • JFisher304

Posted November 19, 2005 - 04:27 PM

#29

Final Bike results. It looks like Travis and crew had a solid ride, and the Suzuki lived.

Motorcycles
1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:20:30 (49.42mph) (Class 22)
2. Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., Honda XR650R, 14:38:01 (48.44mph) (Class 22)
3. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, Calif./Scott Myers/Ron Wilson, Honda XR650R, 16:07:18 (43.97mph) (Class 30)
4. Travis Pastrana, Davidsonville, Md./Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif./Ricky Johnson, Encinitas, Calif./Gregg Godfrey, Draper, Utah, Suzuki 450, 16:09:36 (43.86mph) (Class 22)
5. Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Bullhead City, Ariz., Honda CRFX250, 18:01:38 (39.32mph) (Class 21)
6. Jim O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, Calif./Louis Franco, Honda XR650R, 18:19:08 (38.69mph) (Class 40)
7. Kevin Johnson, Vista, Calif./Ryan Gustine, San Diego/Anthony Sanchez, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha YZ250, 18:46:20 (37.76mph) (Class 21)
8. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:00:12 (37.30mph) (Sportsman Motorcycle Over 250cc)
9. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Scott Forward, Montrose, Calif./Jim Castillo, Los Alamos, Calif., Honda XR650R, 19:08:49 (37.02mph) (SPT M/C over 250cc)
10. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, Calif./Dean Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 19:37:40 (36.11mph) (Class 21)
11. 2. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40 (34.70mph) (34.70mph) (Class 30)
12. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP2, 20:42:09 (34.24mph) (Class 30)
13. Mark Jerman, Huntington Beach, Calif./Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif./Steve Buckley, Oak Park, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:04 (33.99mph) (Class 40)
14. David Gonzalez/David Gonzalez Jr./Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda XR650R, 20:51:37 (33.98mph) (SPT M/C over 250cc)
15. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Beau Hayden, Sunland, Calif., BMW HP2, 20:57:43 (33.81mph) (Class 22)

  • Jayzonk

Posted November 19, 2005 - 09:12 PM

#30

Not a single Husqvarna or Husaberg in the top 15. I suppose that doesn't mean anything, really. Anyone know where the Husies placed?? Were they factory sponsored?

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  • scottmotox

Posted November 20, 2005 - 07:47 AM

#31

thats cool that travis finished a race, good job travis

  • Flynall

Posted November 20, 2005 - 08:15 AM

#32

FYI,

Robby Bell (4X) is Is Bob Bell's son. Bob is the proprietor of "Precision Concepts Racing." He is the suspension guru for team Honda and most of the other top finishers....

Congratualations to the Bell family!

RH

  • chrdog

Posted November 20, 2005 - 08:24 AM

#33

what happened to that BMW HP2 that was racing?

  • TreyP

Posted November 20, 2005 - 09:16 AM

#34

what happened to that BMW HP2 that was racing?


2 of 3 of them made it. Here are their bike overall standings.

12. Sergio Vega/Manuel Luna/Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, BMW HP2, 20:42:09 (34.24mph) (Class 30)

15. Jimmy Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif./Dave Donatoni, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Jonah Street, Ellensburg, Wash./Beau Hayden, Sunland, Calif., BMW HP2, 20:57:43 (33.81mph) (Class 22)

  • rubenz

Posted November 20, 2005 - 10:19 AM

#35

cool. my cousin gerardo rojas got 11th place. not bad.


11. 2. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40 (34.70mph) (34.70mph) (Class 30)

  • XR/CRDave

Posted November 20, 2005 - 10:28 AM

#36

cool. my cousin gerardo rojas got 11th place. not bad.


11. 2. Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Real, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 20:25:40 (34.70mph) (34.70mph) (Class 30)


Congrats on the 11th place. I have done some riding in Baja and Ocotillo with Francisco. Good rider and fun guy.

  • Moredesert

Posted November 20, 2005 - 01:26 PM

#37

Just got back from Baja :p Man was that a tough course :p Our bike got in at about 8am :ride: I did a short section from Ojos to km78 so out team owner could get a short brake before going over the summit. He dropped the bike on a hill and broke off the shift lever so we lost some time with that. Everything else went as planned but took longer than we thought. Did I say this was a tough course :p We got caught out in the dark with the stock lights in the diablo wash with the trucks passing us at 130 MPH :lol: I picked up the bike on Mike's road about 8pm and headed over to Valley T. I saw a dead cow up by Mike's :lol: I wounder if a truck got it? My ride was flaw less and the bike ran great but I took it slow that's why I'm here to tell about it. From what I here a lot of the bikes didn't finish but I don't have any details. Beleave it or not I passed 4 trucks and 2 buggies plus a KTM between RM435 and RM535 broke down in the rocks plus piles of fenders hoods you name it. All and all we had a good race :applause: no one got hurt and we finished, :p don't know how well yet but a finish is a win in my book. :p

Mike
406X

  • rmhrc630

Posted November 20, 2005 - 04:31 PM

#38

Listening to the weatherman on internet was awesome.

The thing is so many DHs kept asking for status updates - he must have said 500 times "we're not doing status updates" yet people kept asking!!!

  • Cosmo

Posted November 20, 2005 - 05:18 PM

#39

Got back from Baja today.We had a great weekend!! I helped the 250 of Tim Morton's Baja Bound (a little).They had a rear tire flat early in the day but kept hammering away and by race mile 300 they were in the lead(250 Pro class) and never looked back.They finished in 4th. bike overall.As of today,the Travis Pastrana team was DQed due to not finishing with the Ralley Tracker GPS device on their bike.It's too bad because they had a strong team and this year's course was a heartbreker for a lot of teams.The #307 team with "Surfnride" on board led class 30 all day long.The finished 3rd. bike overall.I met the crew of two brothers from Canada that were racing Solo.Both finished,the younger brother crashed with 5 miles to go,got up and made it in.Beating his older brother too! As for Irondude,well let's let him tell his story(s).I'll say this much,at app.1:00 am they loaded up the bike and called it quits.I know they had a LONG day. P.S., where and when do I get to collect my $20.00??

  • surfnride

Posted November 20, 2005 - 05:20 PM

#40

Just got home from the 1000... #307x finished 1st class 30, 3rd overall motorcycle.

Thanks to all our Sponsors-- Temecula Motorsports, O'neal, Precision Concepts, Maxxis, Baja Designs, FMF, there's more, thanks again...

We had a pretty clean ride, one little crash on the Mike's loop. We actually battled with 6x (pastrana-Grider-Johnson) for most of the race. They crossed the finish line ahead of me, but on adjusted time, we were ahead by about 2 minutes. The bad news is Pastrana's team was later DQ'd because their "rally tracker" (GPS unit that monitors highway speed, course cutting etc..) was missing.

This was my 10th time racing the 1000. By far this was the roughest, toughest course. Rocks, whoops, silty uphills, spectator traffic, cows, booby traps, spectators shining spotlights in my face for the last 200 miles to the finish, water hazard on the backside of a whoop, (hidden in the dark), I hit it doing about 75-80mph...lifted the front wheel, pointed my toes and held on..Soaked my right hand, boot, goggles...had to ride another hour and a half to the finish, cold wet tired....

Sounds like fun huh? It was... Everyone should try it...

p.s. didn't see a husky all week...


Thanks again to my teammates, Scott Meyers, Taber Murphy, Brian Pinard :applause:

p.s. congrats bajaboundmoto---4th OA motorcycle

Ron Wilson ---AKA surfnride





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