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I have not been to a race in Mexico since 91' and my memory is fading. Anyone have a detailed course map or Misc GPS locations for the first 20 miles or so of the 1000.

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<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.score-international.com/baja1000/images/maps/baja1000_02map.pdf>http://www.score-international.com/baja1000/images/maps/baja1000_02map.pdf</A>
 

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The first 20 miles of the course is not that good for spectating. better to head down to San Felipe. By all indcations the course goes through Borrego Junction and crosses Zoo road. Both are excellent spectating points.

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Go to Ojos Negros, make a right on the course at the Federal Checkpoint. Go about 1 mile you will make a right and then a Left and come to a huge roller jump. This is at mile marker 32 and you will not be disappointed. My advise is to skip the start and leave early or you will miss it. Traffic will be bad, because the course runs on Highway 3 for a couple of miles before you get too Ojos. I will have GPS Data posted by November 1st and these two roller jumps are marked with airplanes. Come watch us fly, if I am having a good day I should be the first one there. Have fun at the race and bring lots of film, good luck!

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Skipping the start is my intention. I plan on leaving for a location wednesday evening, before the chaos.....lol. I chased bikes with my brother in past years, and I am not too familiar with the first 50-60 miles. I have mostly seen Mexico from the passenger side of a box van.

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Scott, are you talking about the rollers you were telling me about last year's Baja 1000? I.e., near the school house? (north of the hiway, before that huge puddle).

Last year, I scouted those rollers, there were so many of them. I got some killer shots there, some of the racers were really airing it out. The experienced guys, were playing it conservative ("it's a LONG race"):

http://seeleyracing.com/baja1000/race/ojos/ojos.html

The above location is not that far from the hiway, just go north. You'll see a big crowd.

The Borrego Jump is also near the hiway, there's a huge crowd:

http://seeleyracing.com/baja1000/race/borrego/borrego.html

Both these spots are easily accessible. As soon as George Seeley went by Ojos, & headed on out & got to Borrego in time for the TT's & Class 1's. I don't know how this years Baja 1000 is laid out, but you could do the same thing.

I think there are some rollers south of the hiway, I'm not sure.

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Bob,

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Scott, are you talking about the rollers you were telling me about last year's Baja 1000? I.e., near the school house? (north of the hiway, before that huge puddle).


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Nope, the schoolhouse is north of Highway 3. This roller is after a hard left and south of the highway. Just a couple of miles in.

See attached

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If you want to see some Mayhem, you may want to consider Calamjue Arroyo. If it rains at all, it's gonna be a scene down there especially for the vehicles after Class 1 and TT.

See attached.

This shot was taken in April of last year.

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Both of those spots are great for pictures. They do get crowded so try to get in early. There are plenty of other spots to check out. Check out the coarse map and try to get some info from some people who pre run. Bring a quad or a bike down there and go out a few days before if youve got the time. I am trying to get down the the Bay of LA area. Get some relaxation in and watch the race go by. Kill 2 birds with one shot kinda. Gonna bring my video camera and digital still, primarily looking for the Bikes and quads and catch the front runners than head back home.

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Here is a picture of one of the rollers near Ojos Negros. I have to agree with Scott that it's a great place to watch cars get air. Personally I would rather watch cars through a rough section, going through the gears or around a challenging corner etc.. Another idea may me to watch a few spots while chasing your favorite car down to San Felipe. You will be able to catch them at least four times as you go down. I recommend chasing Scott down and then hanging for the rest of the field.
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