Official 2009 SCORE Baja 1000 Info Thread

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UTVUnderground.com would like to wish ALL the 2009 Baja 1000 competitors a safe and fun race. We will use this thread to feed any and all live updates we recieve from our connections in Baja this week. Below you will find some useful links for following along from the comfort of your home or office here in the states and world wide.

We would like to extend a special wish of luck to all of our participating UTV racers running this years Baja Mil! UTVUnderground.com members Hans Waage aka TATUM, Reid Nordin aka Team Green, and site sponsor Todd Romano of DragonFire Racing are all racing together in the infamous #1803 Kawasaki Teryx named Nessy! We wish them luck in this grueling race!



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LIVE RACE DAY GPS TRACKING:

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BFGoodrich Tires and International Racing Consultants/Tracking International
Partner to Bring The SCORE Baja 1000 Action to Your Home


Cypress, California – November 17, 2009

Live Schedule:
Thursday 10am-4pm PST - Contingency Coverage
Friday 6am PST - Completion of 4 wheel vehicles
Friday 6 PM PST - Estimated time of arrival 7 PM Bikes, Trucks 11PM, 6 hrs of Live Coverage after the first 4 wheel vehicle finishes
Direct Link - Tracking International - SCORE Live Streaming

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Imagine being able to feel the heart-pounding action of off-road racing, and knowing every move and turn of your favorite drivers throughout the SCORE Baja 1000 from the comfort of your own home. International Racing Consultants (IRC)/Tracking International (TI) and BFGoodrich Tires® have partnered for this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 to provide up to the minute tracking of all BFGoodrich Tires drivers as well as all of those who have registered with IRC/TI.

Starting at 6:30 a.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 20, fans can log onto BFGoodrich® Tires or direct to Tracking International - Tracking for Land, Sea and Air Events and connect to a portal and follow their favorite drivers as they conquer the grueling race course during the 42nd annual SCORE Baja 1000. The site will feature a live tracking page that will show the actual location of all vehicles equipped with IRC tracking systems. The information on each vehicle will update at two-minute intervals throughout the race.

“We are excited to bring the TI viewers closer to the event with live and behind the scenes coverage. Our viewers will have the opportunity to see the SCORE Baja 1000 from the comforts of their office or home. We have done everything possible to give this race from the participant’s point of view and get a true feeling of the Baja 1000,†said Raymond Barre, of Tracking International.

“We are proud to bring this online experience home to the consumers who want to track the thrilling SCORE Baja 1000 action,†said Tom Jupena, marketing communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "BFGoodrich Tires has an amazing legacy of proven performance at the SCORE Baja 1000 and it is through this performance that we are continually able to improve our products for consumers both on and off the race course.â€ÂÂ

The partnership between IRC/TI and BFGoodrich Tires will feature an all-inclusive micro-site that will allow users a variety of experiences during the race. The micro-site will feature live vehicle tracking and replay as well as live unofficial results. Users will also have access to a photo/video gallery and LIVE streaming video from the start/finish line and the BFGoodrich Tires pit locations.

Live streaming video will be available Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST and on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 to catch the start and finish of the race in Ensenada, Mexico.

BFGoodrich Tires is also giving fans a chance to catch-up with race action from the past. Viewers can now log on to BFGoodrich® Tires or direct to Tracking International - Tracking for Land, Sea and Air Events to view historical footage of past SCORE Baja 1000 races. Following the completion of the race, fans will have access to view exclusive behind the scenes race and pit footage.

With more than 325 entries expected to compete in 29 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, the granddaddy of all desert races will be held Nov. 19-22 in Ensenada, Mexico. Completing its 36th year as the World’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series. To date entries have come from 38 states and 13 countries.

This year’s 672.85-mile race will start for the 35th time and finish for the 20th time in Ensenada. The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (PST, Friday, Nov. 20) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 10:30 a.m., or three hours after the last ATV leaves the line. Vehicles will leave in 30-second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 14 hours. All vehicles will have a 31-hour time limit to become official finishers in the legendary adventure.

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at BFGoodrich® Tires



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42nd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Official Entries List


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

1801 Dave Roberts, Weddington, N.C./Robert Flau Sr., Lake Elomo, Minn./John McCarthy, Hudson, Wisc., Dragon Fire

1802 Thomas Graves, El Cajon, Calif./Joseph Graves/Soledad Martinez/Daniel Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino

1803 Reid Nordin, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Kawasaki Teryx

1818 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delano, Minn./Scott Heber, Telluride, Colo./Scott Hoyt, Plymouth, Minn., TomCar

1819 John Cowley/Torsten Palm/Jesse Maier, Flagstaff, Ariz.


FULL ENTRY LIST: 42nd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Official Entries List : UTVWeekly.com



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Yeah Joey ,, dig all the racing news and updates to the site !! Lookin sweet !! I picked up 2 motors for way cheap and might get the 760 stroker thumper from gary also !! gotsta hit the DEZ !!
 
The Armin Schwarz Newsletter

http://armin-schwarz.com/index.php?article_id=1&clang=1



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Baja 1000: Best Buggy we ever had


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Flat out for AGM: Andy Aigner, Armin Kremer, Martin Christensen and I (l-r)



Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors,

Last Monday we concluded our tests here in the desert of the Baja California. I am totally happy with the outcome, and I can sum it up this way: I’ll tackle the 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Friday with the best Buggy that I ever sat in.


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For the Baja 1000 we're out with two pre-runners



The testing conditions were perfect: With ambient temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius we chose very, very rough terrain to run the final tests with the new hydraulic clutch that Martin Christensen had developed inhouse at AGM. Over those 500 gruelling kilometres the clutch functioned perfectly and smoothly, damping the impact on the transmission just the way we had always dreamt of.

The new suspension set-up that we had found with Eibach and Bilstein turned out to be just as perfect. So my assumption is that we will be able to go maybe 15 percent faster without running a higher risk on the technical side.



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And here we go! This time it's 670 tough miles, fighting for the win and championship



On Friday from 10:30 in the morning the starter will send the first cars on their 670 mile journey through the desert. We are not only going for the Class 1 Unlimited class win, but for the title. At present we rank second, but the first three have good chances to clinch the championship. So in this three-way fight the motto can only be to go really fast – and be really clever.

Keep your fingers crossed!
Best wishes, Armin


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Some RG pre run action from the 500


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SO I spoke with Mike Lasher who is with Reid Nordin akak Team Green and the entire DrahonFire Race Team.

The pre run went really good.

They did lose 2 motos in Nessy but thank god they were prepared. They got the 3rd motor in and think they have nailed down the issue which could have been a bad internal part.

They have logged over a 1000 miles on the pre run thus far. They will run the start/finish this morning. Lasher has informed me that the Ensenada Wash/Canal is now almost all concrete which should make for some interesting video and some crazy speeds!

Both the ITP car dubbed Nessy 2 and Nessy 1 are through Tech and ready to rock.

Acording to Lasher the highlight of the pre run was blasting by team mate and co driver Larry Roeseler who was pre running in his truck....they actually PASSED him at race speeds!! I guess it was a real blast.

Today is Contingency which is being brodacasted via Tracking International, the links are above. Tommorow is race day so get those IRC's up and follow the race!!

I will try and keep the updates coming as I get them!
 
1803 is already moved into first place...the 1819 Crowley vehicle looks to still be at Estero Beach and Did not start...could be an IRC malfunction?
 
UTV's have almost all passed the Jeep Speed class and are now moving into Check Point 6. We have the 1803 of DFR Team Green Reid Nordin leading the way and then the 1818 of Peter Hajas int he ITP / DFR Nessy 2 in second, 1801 Dave Roberts in 3rd, and 1802 of Thomas Graves in the Alba Yamaha Rhino in 4th!!!


In the class 1 race our boy Armin Schwarz of AGM is out in front making great time!!
 
Reid Nordin just got passed back by Jeepspeed 1749 and is sitting still. Hope this is just a pit stop on not breakage....
 

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