09' Baja 500 Picks

J Caster

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Alright the 09' Baja 500 is coming up quick.

Lets hear your picks. Who do you think will win what class? Why?

Here is the most current list of Bikes/Quads from Score's site-




CLASS 20:
151X Marco A. Bernaldez I.
152X Hector Castillo V.
153X Manuel Reyes
*150X Anna Cody
155X Jesus Rios

CLASS 21:
101X Baron Pickett
102X Jorge Perez C.
103X Bill Boyer
104X Dan Troy
105X Elias Hanna N.
106X Shane Esposito
107X Ronnie Wilson
108X Chad Thornton
109X Jeremy Purvines
110X Evan Heath
111X Carlos Becerril

CLASS 22:
2X Ryan Penhall
3X Chuck Neugebauer
4X Kendall Norman
5X Connor Penhall
6X Steve Hengeveld
7X Terence Montelongo
8X Cameron Corfman
9X Guy Larocque
10X Chris Parker
11X Adam Thissen
12X Adrian Butler
13X Gabriel Williams
14X Tony Navarro
15X Colton Udall
16X Ivan Ramirez
17X Mark Bradford
18X A.J. Stewart

CLASS 30:
301X Sean Bradley
302X Sol Saltzman
303X Mike Johnson
*300X Jim O'Neal
305X Kurt Funk
306X Jean-Paul Cyr
307X Javier A. Hernandez B.
308X Miguel Caetano
309X Andy Padulo
310X Marc Haldeman

349X Todd Melinn

CLASS 40:
401X Hisahide Ueno
402X Glen McGuire
*400X Scott Myers
404X Brian Campbell
405X Mike Prunty

448X Rodolfo Sanchez-2nd RS
449X Julio Abril A.-1st RS

CLASS 50:
501X Charlie Marshall
502X Eizaburo Karasawa
*500X Jim O'Neal-1st RS

CLASS 60:
*600X Don Lewis

609X Richard Jackson-1st RS

CLASS 24:
101A Benjamin Lopez, Jr.
102A Victor Lopez Q.
*100A Craig Christy
104A Abraham Romero L.
105A Shawn Robins
106A Jose Juarez C.
107A Brian Harris
108A Roberto Ruiz
109A Luis Berumen
110A Jorge Valenzuela

CLASS 25:
2A Santos Perez
3A Adolfo Arellano
*1A Wayne Matlock
5A Nick Nelson
6A Felipe Velez T.

CLASS 26:
201A Reid Rutherford
219A Rob Ransford-1st RS

SPTS. M/C UNDER:
201X Miguel Montenegro
202X Tomohiro Murakami W/D 4/27
203X Gregg Betz
204X Matt Ladendorf
205X Francisco Teran
206X Akihiro Saito W/D 4/27
207X Brody Kunz
208X Walter Lemonovich
209X Fred Sobke
210X Ryan Carville
211X Kenji Oikawa W/D 4/27
247X J. Patrick Williams-3rd RS
248X Louie Montano-2nd RS
249X Greg Willitts-1st RS


SPTS. M/C OVER:
251X Eric Anderson
252X Peter Penttinen
253X Mike Murray
254X Mark Adams
255X Jeff Leonard
256X Albert Valenzula
257X Don Wadsworth
258X Cliff Morgan
259X Erik Litzenberg
260X Stephen Legate
261X Ron Tolman
262X Dennis Anderson
263X Craig Anstine
264X Thierry Mas
265X Warner Blom
266X Oscar Fazz
267X Vince Leonis
268X Tomohiro Murakami
269X Akihiro Saito
270X Kenji Oikawa
271X Carlos Gracida
272X Tibi Imbuzan
273X Cornelio Garcia S.
274X Odin Moncada Q.
275X Octavio Valle
276X Salvador Sainz

SPTS. ATV:
*50A Joselito Muro
51A Angel Hoyos
52A Luciano Parada
53A Raul Arciniega
54A Adrian Valdez
55A Javier Guerrero
56A Alberto Maya
57A Juan Gonzalez G.
58A Ray Arriaga
59A Manuel Jimenez Q.
60A Daniel Montano

99A Gustavo Ameca
 

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I will start with my picks-

CLASS 20:

*150X Anna Cody - very fast team from what I've seen.


CLASS 21:

106X Shane Esposito - Remember seeing his name somewhere before.


CLASS 22:

4X Kendall Norman - going to be tough to be the red team!


CLASS 30:

*300X Jim O'Neal - What class isn't he in?


CLASS 40:

*400X Scott Myers - the number says it all.


CLASS 50:

*500X Jim O'Neal - he is in this class too?

CLASS 60:

*600X Don Lewis - the number can't be bad.


CLASS 24:

*100A Craig Christy - has proven to be the one to beat!


CLASS 25:

*1A Wayne Matlock - I will let you guess!


CLASS 26:

201A Reid Rutherford - Hopefully more will enter the class to give some competition.
 

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I am picking 58A in sportsman ATV since I am running with that team. :) I will be on the quad for about 130 miles somewhere in the middle portion of the race.

class 25: matlock
class 24: christy
class 22: 6x

good luck to everyone.
 

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Class 20: Cody
Class 21: Esposito
Class 22: Henge/Childress
Class 24: Team Christy
Class 25: Matlock1a
 

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Class 21:
106X Shane Esposito
107X Ronnie Wilson

Didnt 107x win in SF? IM pretty sure he did, hes on a roll, but from what I know Shane Esposito is fast. So I think 107x will take it.

Class 22:
6X Steve Hengeveld

They have a Kick arse team going this year, I am really rootin for this team!

Class 30:
300X Jim O'Neal

Class 40:
400X Scott Myers

I think they won SF also.

500X Jim O'Neal
This guy is a machine, I think he will go the distance.

Class 24:
100A Craig Christy -Name says it all.

CLASS 25:

1A Wayne Matlock - Another good team that will do well.
 

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Josh are you racing the 500?
 

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Class 25. Matlock. Because hes fast and his other riders are fast. josh caster and wes miller.
Class 24. Christy. hes fast also a winner.
Class 22. Udall. all his riders are fast and ox.
 

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Class 20
Jesus Rios

Class 21
Shane Esposito/Septien

Class 22
Pulling for Henge, but its hard to beat American Honda

Class 30
Andy Padulo, he's my boy

Class 25
Some guys that race D38, some like Faster or Caster and Matlock


Sportsman over
256x, cause thats me. I'm not racing but thats Paul Lopez, Ricardo DeLaPena, some guy Austin that are pretty solid.

Good luck everybody

Albert 262
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That IRS quad looks sweet!
 

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6X Steve Hengeveld for the OA. He's gonna have something to prove and is the best night rider in the biz.
 

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Well if Henge is going to use his super night racing ability at this race he's for sure not winning.

Class 21:
106X Shane Esposito
107X Ronnie Wilson
Didnt 107x win in SF? IM pretty sure he did,

Class 40:
400X Scott Myers
I think they won SF also.
Shane in class 21. Would be foolish to bet his team wouldn't win (almost any class Shane's in for that matter).
In Felipe it was actually Carlos Casas team that won 21 after Shane's KX broke. Carlos isn't signed up yet for the 500 but he always seems to sign up late and have a really good team.
There's some confusion (maybe in this case, maybe not) about who Ronnie Wilson is. The Wilson shown in class 21 is new to racing and is not the same Ron Wilson who's raced bikes for many years with many class wins (21 & 30), with a handfull of 2nd overalls and many top five OA finishes.
I think the Ronnie Wilson listed in class 21 rides with RDC'er named Mike Blackman.

# 400x didn't win at Felipe.
# 404x, B.Campbell, won the class at Felipe on a KTM. And I think they drank more beer during the week than any other bike team.

As for class 50 it would be great to see # 501x, C.Marshall, win it. His teams have put in really good rides with gigantic leads on the class but keep coming up short with hard luck.
 

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Well if Henge is going to use his super night racing ability at this race he's for sure not winning.


Shane in class 21. Would be foolish to bet his team wouldn't win (almost any class Shane's in for that matter).
In Felipe it was actually Carlos Casas team that won 21 after Shane's KX broke. Carlos isn't signed up yet for the 500 but he always seems to sign up late and have a really good team.
There's some confusion (maybe in this case, maybe not) about who Ronnie Wilson is. The Wilson shown in class 21 is new to racing and is not the same Ron Wilson who's raced bikes for many years with many class wins (21 & 30), with a handfull of 2nd overalls and many top five OA finishes.
I think the Ronnie Wilson listed in class 21 rides with RDC'er named Mike Blackman.

# 400x didn't win at Felipe.
# 404x, B.Campbell, won the class at Felipe on a KTM. And I think they drank more beer during the week than any other bike team.

As for class 50 it would be great to see # 501x, C.Marshall, win it. His teams have put in really good rides with gigantic leads on the class but keep coming up short with hard luck.
Henge isnt a good night rider? Thought he was? Is the 404x from Bakersfield? If so I was talking to him at tech, he gave me a nice bike tip! Oh I thought the Wilson was the one who had a bunch of wins. Thanks for the clarification:)
 

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Ahhh...not much night riding at the 5 hunny
 

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how many bikes is JCR racing?

i think Hengeveld and Childress are gonna ride their guts off trying to beat JCR and they will, just what i think

Matlock is gonna win again, i was getting so pumped up for this race because team el vado was gonna race in Matlocks ex trx 450 but they arnt gonna race this race anymore :(
 

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Hello i am ronnie wilson that races class 21 bike 107x is the number for the 500. I have not just started racing, i have been racing for over 20 years, i am just chasing a dream of winning a baja championship, i have put together a strong team, i have rojas on my team too. I think we have a good chance of winning. Pinn it to win it!
 

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Hello i am ronnie wilson that races class 21 bike 107x is the number for the 500. I have not just started racing, i have been racing for over 20 years, i am just chasing a dream of winning a baja championship, i have put together a strong team, i have rojas on my team too. I think we have a good chance of winning. Pinn it to win it!
are you talking about Gerardo Rojas? i remember one year he swept all the races, fast rider
 

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henge isnt a good night rider? Thought he was? Is the 404x from bakersfield? If so i was talking to him at tech, he gave me a nice bike tip! Oh i thought the wilson was the one who had a bunch of wins. Thanks for the clarification:)
what`s up this is ronnie wilson 107x, i got second at san felipe, i do ride with mike blackman and i also have been racing for over 20 years, yes i am new to baja but plan on winning class 21 this year, i also have caleb gossaler on my team, just wanted to touch basis take care rw
 
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