If you weren’t there, and you weren’t, then you missed it. Last night was the drawing for starting positions for next weeks race. There were 141 total entries (no motorcycles) and some really big classes. There will be over 150 cars in this race. The drawing was held at the Terrible’s Town Casino area at the Fiesta del Sol Fair in Mexicali. This was a major Fair comparable to the Del Mar Fair, with 25,000 people there. Terrible’s was in the “Beer Garden” area of the Fair and it will be the scene of some major fun next Friday before the race and then Saturday after the race. They have a bar and barbeque inside, and lots of Terrible’s Girls who keep the cold ones coming. It’s decorated with lots of Herbst, Collins, Riviera, Vildosola and other’s body panels, tires and banners. It was pretty cool.
Nine of us from San Diego decided at the last minute to head down to Mexicali for the drawing and some partying. At just around 90 MPH the whole way there we made to the border in just over an hour and parked on the US side and walked across to catch a Taxi. This made the return trip very easy as we just reversed the process and walked back into the US with no wait at the border. Luckily one of the wives was pregnant and able to handle the driving on the way home.
Chris Wilson and I are headed back down tomorrow morning to Prerun the whole 255 mile course, which starts right in the middle of town at the Fair Complex. We (TEAM VIEJAS) will be racing in class 8 where there are already 12 teams entered and rumors of others. Where else can you have this much fun racing in Mexico, and the entry fee is only $290. If anyone wants to join us, you are more than welcome.
This race should be an annual event on everyone’s calendar, a great primmer for the Baja 1000
Greetings from Mexicali. Just back from the prerun and it's going to be a scorching fast course.
Tons of classic wide open baja racing. Bring your horsepower! See you at the race next
weekend. Did I mention we should have a dozen class 8's? Go heavy metal.
if the Herbst guys dont bring the Truggy, i know its because theyre scared xxxxless of the mexican land Shark. Theres a shark in Mexicali thats looking for fresh meat and roaming the cool mexican waters......Heres a rare pic of the REAL Mexican Shark "El tiburon"......
If theyre smart theyll get out of the way when the shark apears.........
Re: Herbst, Vildosola and Post at CODE\'s Oct 11th race
A word of caution:
I doubt many of you who attend this race will go throught the mexican side (instead of the 8 east to calexico). But just so you know, they have implemented a permanent radar/speedtrap device at at least 2 areas before mexicali. One is coming down "La Rumorosa", the big scary mountain with all the crashed cars off the sides, and the other one is on the flat stretch, just east of La Rumorosa.
They seem to be heavily manned, especially on the weekends, so just watch your speed down there and be safe.
Good luck to all the racers and see ya down there.
Mark Weyhrich overall, Yee 2nd Overall, Gus 3rd Overall. Lots of hype, the Herbst, Post did not race. Saw Brian Collins Trophy Truck headed back on the trailer through Calexico at 7AM before the race even started.