I may get flamed for this thread, but what the heck. I think that the IRC trackers, youtube, etc may be hurting what the Baja races are all about. They are great for safety and for the spectators, but Baja started out as, we start at ensenada and the first one back (or the first one to la paz or wherever the 1000 ends this year) wins. When they start nit picking each turn in the course it becomes more of a drawn out short course race. I am a Ricky Johnson fan and I am also a Robby Gordon and BJ fan, but I think it sucks pretty bad getting penalized for a few feet of deviation here and there on a 500 mile, point to point race. I wish they would in this way, revert back to the older ways, although I know it won't happen.