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On Topic SCORE 2017 dates, Finally the Baja 1000, 50th Anniversary

El Mamito USMC

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ok guys, im really excited about this... who else is planning on hitting the 50th ? ill be there..

biggest changes are SF250 dates and the the 50th is not going to Cabo as many thought, something similar to the Baja 2000...


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nickybobby333

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We will be running for points next year in the Sportsman moto class. Really hoping big turn outs all year long, and if not for at least the 1000!
 

El Mamito USMC

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We will be running for points next year in the Sportsman moto class. Really hoping big turn outs all year long, and if not for at least the 1000!
it looks like ill be racing the entire season also.. quad spt... cant wait..
 

nickybobby333

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I really hope after this year's 500 that they stay on the West side a little more. I ran the desert sections for our team both 2015 and this years 500, I want some cooler temp sections!
 

GeorgeCurios

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I think this year i'm going to Baja! i already got my flight booked and a bwi car service to get to the airport, i am flying from Baltimore to LA then i will reunite with crew there and hit the road to Ensenada its going to be a big race.
 

slim01

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If I heal up enough to be able to ride again I'll be on a BBA bike for the 1000. To be honest I was a little bummed the 1000 wasn't going to Cabo and the distance wasn't closer to 2000 miles. Now having time to think about it La Paz sounds good. We rode the 1000 in 2014 which finished in La Paz and looks to be the same distance as next years.

We finished in 2014 but only just, had the finish line been a few more miles down the road it may have been a different story, haha There is a big difference between 1275 miles and 2000ish. I would like to think I could push myself to finish 2000 miles but I don't fancy being Tims first DNF trying to find out.

At least now we have a reasonable idea on costs and logistics. Had the race been 2000 miles I doubt I could have afforded to race it.

Depending on how quickly I heal up I would like to try the 500 in the same year.
 

nickybobby333

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How many riders are teams thinking of using? This will be the first 1000 for us, and we are going to have a total of 6 riders I believe.

If I heal up enough to be able to ride again I'll be on a BBA bike for the 1000. To be honest I was a little bummed the 1000 wasn't going to Cabo and the distance wasn't closer to 2000 miles. Now having time to think about it La Paz sounds good. We rode the 1000 in 2014 which finished in La Paz and looks to be the same distance as next years.

We finished in 2014 but only just, had the finish line been a few more miles down the road it may have been a different story, haha There is a big difference between 1275 miles and 2000ish. I would like to think I could push myself to finish 2000 miles but I don't fancy being Tims first DNF trying to find out.

At least now we have a reasonable idea on costs and logistics. Had the race been 2000 miles I doubt I could have afforded to race it.

Depending on how quickly I heal up I would like to try the 500 in the same year.
What class did you run in 2014 and how long did it take you?
 

DRZ_Motorsports_119

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My tentative plan is for a 2 man team (myself and brother) and maybe open a 3rd spot to a friend.




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Chew369

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How many riders are teams thinking of using? This will be the first 1000 for us, and we are going to have a total of 6 riders I believe.



What class did you run in 2014 and how long did it take you?
In 2014 we ran a 5 man team and won Sportsman moto and were 6th bike Overall and it took us just over 30 hours with no down time at all just some wheel changes, air filters and lights
 

Romero

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In 2014 we ran a 5 man team and won Sportsman moto and were 6th bike Overall and it took us just over 30 hours with no down time at all just some wheel changes, air filters and lights
Was it point to point that year? & approximate mileage? Thanks!
 

El Mamito USMC

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Was it point to point that year? & approximate mileage? Thanks!
yes it was a peninsula..

and for that type a 6 man team is perfect.. it was around 1250 or 1300 if im not mistaken..
 

DRZ_Motorsports_119

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I expect the course to be a combination of the 2007, 2013 and 2014 Baja 1000 race course.

I expected something more special being the 50th Baja 1000, but 1300+ miles is more than enough.

XR650R my weapon of choice.


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nickybobby333

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I would love to race the boss hog XR 650 down the peninsula! If you don't mind me asking, how many chase teams were you able to do it with?
 

DRZ_Motorsports_119

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Im thinking on my limited resources 2 chasers from start to finish and baja pits. Theres a chance a local team that im helping are going to race Class 12, if they do its going to help me with more resources (pits and chasers) for the race.
 

drtrider145

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I did it in 2014 with a 6 rider team in the Pro ATV class #3A we got 3rd ATV pro 36 hours and 36 min , we basically had 2 teams a 2 rider north team that handled from the start to cocos corner then the south 4 rider team did the last 800 miles . so we ended up using baja pits to eliminate any fueling issues and riders could just continue if the fresh rider was not there in time. and used 4 chase trucks although 2 could have worked it was more comfortable for the team and gear with 4 trucks , here is a link to my post race report from that race and just for the record we were cleared of all time penalties after SCORE review of 2nd gps tracking device from score that issues 5 hours of speeding penalties

2014 Baja 1000 Race report
 

slim01

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How many riders are teams thinking of using? This will be the first 1000 for us, and we are going to have a total of 6 riders I believe.



What class did you run in 2014 and how long did it take you?
We had only 2 riders (321X) and a heap of bad luck, (and 2 of the best baja minds in the business)

Finished in approx 39hrs something. Was not a great result but it was our first Baja race so to just finish was good enough for us. Im the one on the left.

 

JDDurfey

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How many chase trucks you need all depends on the route the course takes. You will need at least two. If it goes through SF you will probably need at least 3. There are sections where the bike can beat the chase trucks.

I haven't raced in Baja for a few years, we always had Honda pits and that helped. We never did a La Paz race with fewer than 4 guys. In 06, we planned on 6 guys but last minute one couldn't make it and another broke his femur pre-running. I got on the bike at SF and rode to San Ignacio and then got back on north of Loretto and rode to Constitution area. We were 10th in class and 3rd in sportsman championship for the year.

Usually each rider had his own designated chase truck. That way if there were problems we had everyone covered. Dropping a rider off to wait for the bike and then having to backtrack to pick riders up is a pain in the butt.
 
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