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CHINOLAS

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Did mexiso stop selling pemex. Why is fuel an issue
Danzio does not recommend using Pemex on his engines if they tuned it with US Pump Fuel, also the Heat is a big factor in San Felipe if you use a lower octane fuel on the engine may cause overheating issues, Pemex does not deliver 91 octanes on Premium fuels as advertised so we have to smuggle US Pump Fuel every time we race.
 

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Danzio does not recommend using Pemex on his engines if they tuned it with US Pump Fuel, also the Heat is a big factor in San Felipe if you use a lower octane fuel on the engine may cause overheating issues, Pemex does not deliver 91 octanes on Premium fuels as advertised so we have to smuggle US Pump Fuel every time we race.

They never said nothing to me about that. Didn’t race but pre ran the 1000 in 18 on Pemex. I don’t have a temp gauge and it was not hot. So who knows.
 

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BAJA 1000 RACE REPORT:

2020 BAJA 1000 Recap Video is on our YouTube Channel
5th Place with 4 hours of downtime due to several problems, everyone started the race in super-fast mode like if it was a 250-mile race, dust was a big issue on the first 100 miles.

We started 8th of 14 entries and as weird as it might sound being locals in Ensenada we did not get to pre-run the start due to a mechanical problem on a chase truck that kept me busy to the point of missing tech inspection too.

At RM 08 we were chasing 1046 Ben Hagle and his dust made us miss a hard right and ended up hitting him on the rear really hard since he also missed the same turn, not intentional we couldn't stop the car on time, then with that in mind we just went slower until RM 14 where we had all pre-run start in the past weeks, we started moving up and at Acambaro RM 65 we moved a few positions and got even worse with TT Spec dust, the new section in San Tomas to HWY 1 was a red dusty section that really made me miss a few turns again.

At the San Vicente Wash, RM 95 dust was still a problem but we managed to keep moving at a good pace, when we got to RM 135 after Colonet there is a whoopie and really soft sandy wash where our car couldn't go faster than second gear and got smashed on the rear by Jeff Proctor´s HONDA Ridgeline Truck who said to me after the race he sent several Stella Alerts to us and never moved away, he sounded like we deserved to be rear-ended, it turns out that Stella said he did send the alerts and our unit never got them due to his antenna not transmitting at the time, the bottom line is he hit us so hard that our rear bumper bent to the point of breaking the muffler bracket, engine mount and side panels rubbing alternator and Power steering pulleys, bent our rear left wheel and that caused our rear hub to fail a few miles later where we lost our rear left tire, at the end the guy just said to me I honked, I sent you stella alerts and you never moved, it is racing, by the way that wash is a 3 line wide sandy wash where he could just take another line and make a pass, KARMA took care of him a few miles later for me and found him on the side of the road.

After losing 2 hours replacing hub studs and wheel we managed to keep moving but then 2 bottlenecks and 3 flats on the rest of the race did not help us, I always said that Baja Racing is all about luck and opportunity, both of them were missing this year for us.

It was great to drive again after a COVID year.
 

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Great video, really captures the chaos of Baja races. Loved that you put cars passing you and you passing them, so many people forget to add the parts showing their volunaribilites/non-rock star spots. Loved the video!!!!
 

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BAJA 1000 RACE REPORT:

2020 BAJA 1000 Recap Video is on our YouTube Channel
5th Place with 4 hours of downtime due to several problems, everyone started the race in super-fast mode like if it was a 250-mile race, dust was a big issue on the first 100 miles.

We started 8th of 14 entries and as weird as it might sound being locals in Ensenada we did not get to pre-run the start due to a mechanical problem on a chase truck that kept me busy to the point of missing tech inspection too.

At RM 08 we were chasing 1046 Ben Hagle and his dust made us miss a hard right and ended up hitting him on the rear really hard since he also missed the same turn, not intentional we couldn't stop the car on time, then with that in mind we just went slower until RM 14 where we had all pre-run start in the past weeks, we started moving up and at Acambaro RM 65 we moved a few positions and got even worse with TT Spec dust, the new section in San Tomas to HWY 1 was a red dusty section that really made me miss a few turns again.

At the San Vicente Wash, RM 95 dust was still a problem but we managed to keep moving at a good pace, when we got to RM 135 after Colonet there is a whoopie and really soft sandy wash where our car couldn't go faster than second gear and got smashed on the rear by Jeff Proctor´s HONDA Ridgeline Truck who said to me after the race he sent several Stella Alerts to us and never moved away, he sounded like we deserved to be rear-ended, it turns out that Stella said he did send the alerts and our unit never got them due to his antenna not transmitting at the time, the bottom line is he hit us so hard that our rear bumper bent to the point of breaking the muffler bracket, engine mount and side panels rubbing alternator and Power steering pulleys, bent our rear left wheel and that caused our rear hub to fail a few miles later where we lost our rear left tire, at the end the guy just said to me I honked, I sent you stella alerts and you never moved, it is racing, by the way that wash is a 3 line wide sandy wash where he could just take another line and make a pass, KARMA took care of him a few miles later for me and found him on the side of the road.

After losing 2 hours replacing hub studs and wheel we managed to keep moving but then 2 bottlenecks and 3 flats on the rest of the race did not help us, I always said that Baja Racing is all about luck and opportunity, both of them were missing this year for us.

It was great to drive again after a COVID year.

Congrats on the finish! I guess karma caught up with proctor , they f’d up that truck. He must have like 25% finish rate in a dead class.
 

CHINOLAS

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Great video, really captures the chaos of Baja races. Loved that you put cars passing you and you passing them, so many people forget to add the parts showing their volunaribilites/non-rock star spots. Loved the video!!!!
We never feel embarrassed if a faster driver passes, they deserve the glory too, we had a plan and we had to save the car for later but it all ended early when we got rear-ended.
 

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BAJA 1000 RACE REPORT:

2020 BAJA 1000 Recap Video is on our YouTube Channel
5th Place with 4 hours of downtime due to several problems, everyone started the race in super-fast mode like if it was a 250-mile race, dust was a big issue on the first 100 miles.

We started 8th of 14 entries and as weird as it might sound being locals in Ensenada we did not get to pre-run the start due to a mechanical problem on a chase truck that kept me busy to the point of missing tech inspection too.

At RM 08 we were chasing 1046 Ben Hagle and his dust made us miss a hard right and ended up hitting him on the rear really hard since he also missed the same turn, not intentional we couldn't stop the car on time, then with that in mind we just went slower until RM 14 where we had all pre-run start in the past weeks, we started moving up and at Acambaro RM 65 we moved a few positions and got even worse with TT Spec dust, the new section in San Tomas to HWY 1 was a red dusty section that really made me miss a few turns again.

At the San Vicente Wash, RM 95 dust was still a problem but we managed to keep moving at a good pace, when we got to RM 135 after Colonet there is a whoopie and really soft sandy wash where our car couldn't go faster than second gear and got smashed on the rear by Jeff Proctor´s HONDA Ridgeline Truck who said to me after the race he sent several Stella Alerts to us and never moved away, he sounded like we deserved to be rear-ended, it turns out that Stella said he did send the alerts and our unit never got them due to his antenna not transmitting at the time, the bottom line is he hit us so hard that our rear bumper bent to the point of breaking the muffler bracket, engine mount and side panels rubbing alternator and Power steering pulleys, bent our rear left wheel and that caused our rear hub to fail a few miles later where we lost our rear left tire, at the end the guy just said to me I honked, I sent you stella alerts and you never moved, it is racing, by the way that wash is a 3 line wide sandy wash where he could just take another line and make a pass, KARMA took care of him a few miles later for me and found him on the side of the road.

After losing 2 hours replacing hub studs and wheel we managed to keep moving but then 2 bottlenecks and 3 flats on the rest of the race did not help us, I always said that Baja Racing is all about luck and opportunity, both of them were missing this year for us.

It was great to drive again after a COVID year.
Muy chingon el
Video!! Felicidades!!
 

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BAJA 1000 RACE REPORT:

2020 BAJA 1000 Recap Video is on our YouTube Channel
5th Place with 4 hours of downtime due to several problems, everyone started the race in super-fast mode like if it was a 250-mile race, dust was a big issue on the first 100 miles.

We started 8th of 14 entries and as weird as it might sound being locals in Ensenada we did not get to pre-run the start due to a mechanical problem on a chase truck that kept me busy to the point of missing tech inspection too.

At RM 08 we were chasing 1046 Ben Hagle and his dust made us miss a hard right and ended up hitting him on the rear really hard since he also missed the same turn, not intentional we couldn't stop the car on time, then with that in mind we just went slower until RM 14 where we had all pre-run start in the past weeks, we started moving up and at Acambaro RM 65 we moved a few positions and got even worse with TT Spec dust, the new section in San Tomas to HWY 1 was a red dusty section that really made me miss a few turns again.

At the San Vicente Wash, RM 95 dust was still a problem but we managed to keep moving at a good pace, when we got to RM 135 after Colonet there is a whoopie and really soft sandy wash where our car couldn't go faster than second gear and got smashed on the rear by Jeff Proctor´s HONDA Ridgeline Truck who said to me after the race he sent several Stella Alerts to us and never moved away, he sounded like we deserved to be rear-ended, it turns out that Stella said he did send the alerts and our unit never got them due to his antenna not transmitting at the time, the bottom line is he hit us so hard that our rear bumper bent to the point of breaking the muffler bracket, engine mount and side panels rubbing alternator and Power steering pulleys, bent our rear left wheel and that caused our rear hub to fail a few miles later where we lost our rear left tire, at the end the guy just said to me I honked, I sent you stella alerts and you never moved, it is racing, by the way that wash is a 3 line wide sandy wash where he could just take another line and make a pass, KARMA took care of him a few miles later for me and found him on the side of the road.

After losing 2 hours replacing hub studs and wheel we managed to keep moving but then 2 bottlenecks and 3 flats on the rest of the race did not help us, I always said that Baja Racing is all about luck and opportunity, both of them were missing this year for us.

It was great to drive again after a COVID year.
Que mal pedo lo del golpe la neta si estas en un arenal te debe pasar no ahi necesidad
 

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Congrats on the finish! I guess karma caught up with proctor , they f’d up that truck. He must have like 25% finish rate in a dead class.
Not really but OK....

We’ve had 3 DNFs in the three years I’ve been with Honda.

We’ve been asking SCORE and BITD to start in front of Class 10 for this reason. It’s a lot easier for the fast Class 10 guys to pass 2-3 trucks than it is for us to pass 20 of you guys. Sorry about your bumper, Chinolas. It’s always a bum deal when a truck that weighs twice as much makes contact with a small buggy.
 

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BAJA 1000 RACE REPORT:

2020 BAJA 1000 Recap Video is on our YouTube Channel
5th Place with 4 hours of downtime due to several problems, everyone started the race in super-fast mode like if it was a 250-mile race, dust was a big issue on the first 100 miles.

We started 8th of 14 entries and as weird as it might sound being locals in Ensenada we did not get to pre-run the start due to a mechanical problem on a chase truck that kept me busy to the point of missing tech inspection too.

At RM 08 we were chasing 1046 Ben Hagle and his dust made us miss a hard right and ended up hitting him on the rear really hard since he also missed the same turn, not intentional we couldn't stop the car on time, then with that in mind we just went slower until RM 14 where we had all pre-run start in the past weeks, we started moving up and at Acambaro RM 65 we moved a few positions and got even worse with TT Spec dust, the new section in San Tomas to HWY 1 was a red dusty section that really made me miss a few turns again.

At the San Vicente Wash, RM 95 dust was still a problem but we managed to keep moving at a good pace, when we got to RM 135 after Colonet there is a whoopie and really soft sandy wash where our car couldn't go faster than second gear and got smashed on the rear by Jeff Proctor´s HONDA Ridgeline Truck who said to me after the race he sent several Stella Alerts to us and never moved away, he sounded like we deserved to be rear-ended, it turns out that Stella said he did send the alerts and our unit never got them due to his antenna not transmitting at the time, the bottom line is he hit us so hard that our rear bumper bent to the point of breaking the muffler bracket, engine mount and side panels rubbing alternator and Power steering pulleys, bent our rear left wheel and that caused our rear hub to fail a few miles later where we lost our rear left tire, at the end the guy just said to me I honked, I sent you stella alerts and you never moved, it is racing, by the way that wash is a 3 line wide sandy wash where he could just take another line and make a pass, KARMA took care of him a few miles later for me and found him on the side of the road.

After losing 2 hours replacing hub studs and wheel we managed to keep moving but then 2 bottlenecks and 3 flats on the rest of the race did not help us, I always said that Baja Racing is all about luck and opportunity, both of them were missing this year for us.

It was great to drive again after a COVID year.

Great video, mind sharing what you use for your in-car footage? Looks good, and you seem to have endless storage...
 

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Not really but OK....

We’ve had 3 DNFs in the three years I’ve been with Honda.

We’ve been asking SCORE and BITD to start in front of Class 10 for this reason. It’s a lot easier for the fast Class 10 guys to pass 2-3 trucks than it is for us to pass 20 of you guys. Sorry about your bumper, Chinolas. It’s always a bum deal when a truck that weighs twice as much makes contact with a small buggy.
Bumper, Muffler, Rear Engine Top Mount, Power Steering Pulley, Jack Mount, Rear side covers, and the list goes on, maybe next time think twice and reconsider abusing a smaller car by hitting that hard.
 

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Great video, mind sharing what you use for your in-car footage? Looks good, and you seem to have endless storage...
We use a Go-Pro camera with a Combo Cable that allows audio in from the intercom, PCI has a cable to get audio out of the intercom, the combo cable joins both power and audio and plugs into the camera, you will have to drill a hole on the side of the cover and use a little silicone to cover from dust and water; if you use a 256 GB card you will get 16 hours of recording at 1080, we used 2 cameras for the entire race, changed at drivers changes, next time will have a rear-facing camera to record any action.
 

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So what about the car you punted?

Good point, we both missed a hard right and I was too close to him on the dust, hit my brakes as fast as I could but still too close, he came to a full stop after missing the turn, been trying to find contact info on Ben Hagle to apologize but it was an accident.

If anyone has contact info please PM me

Thanks
 

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Good point, we both missed a hard right and I was too close to him on the dust, hit my brakes as fast as I could but still too close, he came to a full stop after missing the turn, been trying to find contact info on Ben Hagle to apologize but it was an accident.

If anyone has contact info please PM me

Thanks
He is on here. I think his name is MXben. Cool video, thanks for posting.
 

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@CHINOLAS Hey no hard feelings. I feel bad for my navigator missing that turn and me missing the arrows in the dust. I agree the pace was really high off the start and we were not willing to push that hard especially that first 60 miles or so.

We were about 3/8 of an inch from a day ending mechanical when you hit us. The engine cage crushed right to the pulleys. We had no idea and just kept racing. BFG told us at pit 1 that we had a slight oil leak but topped us off and we kept racing. Made it to the finish.

I am pretty bummed at 1001, whatever his name was. Hit me with a push to pass on the stella then proceeded to nerf me in a rocky cliff section with no options to turn out from. It was one of those short cuts at like RM 40 ish.. up and over a hill . The line was so rocky and steep there was no where to go and he pushed me down hill and we almost lost control of the car. I swore I would kick him in the dick after the race but I see they broke and thats good enough for me.

Davis nerf'd me once real quick and we politely moved over. Worked out fine. We even pulled over for the Honda truck on the highway heading to Santo Tomas knowing well we would be eating his dust the whole way but we wouldnt have been in the way on those fast roads. To my suprise we were 2nd on corrected time at BFG pit 1, that coast section to Camalu was bad ass.
 
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