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NORRA Mexican 1000 Day 4: La Paz to San Jose del Cabo

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NORRA MEXICAN 1000 DAY 4:

LA PAZ TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO


It’s been a journey following the Mexican 1000 to say the least.  After three days of chasing the rally from Ensenada to La Paz, we booked it straight to the finish line inside the Main Plaza in San Jose Del Cabo and awaited the 100 racers have made it through the rally thus far.  Hundreds of people had already started to gather when we rolled up and by the time Rich Voss made the final turn to the podium in his #35 Ford ProTruck, hundreds more had made their way to greet the racers after the journey of a lifetime.  Fifteen hours, forty five minutes and fifty eight seconds later, Rich Voss crossed the finish line nearly an hour ahead of Gary Williams to win the 2014 NORRA Mexican 1000 in the Evolution category.


It was a triumphant celebration at the finish line, not in honor of those who won their categories and classes, but those who finished.  Not necessarily even those who finished, but those who stuck it out and ended up in San Jose del Cabo by the time it was all over.   After four days of continuous ups and downs, tribulations, camaraderie, desolation, stories and friendships, we were all back to square one with a year full of memories as inspiration to do it all over again next year.


It wasn’t until about halfway through the trip that we actually realized where we were.  Baja has the ability to do that – To captivate even fairly seasoned Baja connoisseurs for an entire weeks delight, unknown to so many left behind in our default worlds.  We, however, know this feeling very well.  We being the ones in the midst of it all.  What was being learned wasn’t told or seen, it was felt.  It was a million years in the making.  It was as real as it gets.  At that moments notice we gained pride in knowing that we were a part of something greater than what could be accomplished alone.  We were part of the NORRA Mexican 1000.

EVOLUTION CATEGORY

Place # Entrant Class Vehicle Total
1 35 Rich Voss Unlimited Protruck Ford 15:45:58
2 804 Gary Williams Unlimited Protruck Chevrolet 16:37:26
3 153 Matthew Campbell Unlimited 4 Seater JimCo 16:41:55
4 20 Walker Evans Unlimited Alumicraft Grande 16:43:42
5 1834 Kenneth Losch Unlimited Geyser Prerunner 17:11:10
6 127 Scott Bailey Unlimited Ford Raceworks 17:45:24
7 462 Butch Jensen Unlimited Alumi craft Grande 18:26:35
DNF 10 Jim Smith Unlimited Spcon Sand Rail DNF
DNF 1821 Hap Kellogg Unlimited Racer Prerunner DNF
DNF 111 John Langley Unlimited Racer 3 seat DNF
1 88 Gerald Lee Ultra 4×4 Savvy/Currie Jee Wrangler JKR Ult 19:50:51
2 4414 Jason Shipman Ultra 4×4 Campbell Ent. Buggy 20:17:35
3 4702 Scott Hartman Ultra 4×4 Ultra4 Spec 25:47:34
4 4701 Ryan Stefanelli Ultra 4×4 Jimmys 4×4 Spec 4700 25:49:00
5 4705 Ben Dinkins Ultra 4×4 Chevrolet 1500 27:19:19
6 4493 Andrew McLaughlin Ultra 4×4 Jeep Willys 35:18:21
DNF 4706 James Marsden Ultra 4×4 Ultra4 Spec class DNF
DNF 4704 Dave Cole Ultra 4×4 Ultra4 Spec DNF
DNF 80 Larry McRae Ultra 4×4 Jeep Wrangler DNF
1 160 Ray Files Open Buggy 4.5l Volkswagen 1600 18:19:30
2 150 Paul Clark Open Buggy 4.5l Class 1 WC Chassis 18:26:17
3 521 Hap Kellogg Open Buggy 4.5l Volkswagen Class 5 unlimite 18:34:20
DNF 42 Mark Mcintyre Open Buggy 4.5l Macfab Two Seat DNF
DNF 96 Allan Lindsay Open Buggy 4.5l Custom Class 10 DNF
DNF 69 Steve Vince Open Buggy 4.5l Dodd Racing Buggy DNF
1 52 Trevor Scherrer Open Truck-SUV 4.5l BajaLite Spec Truck 20:27:02
2 70 Eric Sottile Open Truck-SUV 4.5l Jeep Cherokee 28:25:13
DNF 777 Peter Lang Open Truck-SUV 4.5l Spec tube chassi Ford DNF
1 6034 Charles Currie Trophy Lite Trophylite R4 18:40:10
2 643 Rusty Phillips Trophy Lite TrophyLite R-4 23:44:24
DNF 76 Mike Meachum Trophy Lite Trophylite R4 DNF
1 186 Mike Bilek Buggies with back seats Dunebuggy.com 4 seat 17:43:18
2 131 George Peters Buggies with back seats Prerunner 3 Seater 21:08:53
3 44 Todd Jergensen Buggies with back seats Desert Dynamic Prerunner 21:22:14
4 477 Eric Palacios Buggies with back seats Custom 3 Seater 32:03:30
DNF 81 Joe Black Buggies with back seats Travis Fletcher 3 Seat Pre-Runne DNF
1 828 Michael Friel Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F-100 18:56:37
2 25 John Gonzales Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford SVT Raptor 20:16:45
3 56 Greg DiStefano Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 20:34:36
4 68 John Zambie Trucks/SUV with working doors Chevrolet C2500 21:06:21
5 138 Randy Wilson Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford Ranger 21:49:31
6 95 Grant Reuter Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 Raptor 24:48:12
DNF 91 William McBeath Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 DNF
DNF 57 Guy Yocom Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 DNF
DNF 104 Jayson Walmsley Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 DNF
DNF 59 Mark Workentine Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford F150 DNF
DNF 2 Jim Smith Trucks/SUV with working doors Ford Raptor DNF
DNF 808 Michael Cline Trucks/SUV with working doors Tundra F150 DNF

VINTAGE CATEGORY

Place # Entrant Class Vehicle Total
1 19 Jerry Herbst Vintage Unlimited Chevrolet 1500 15:50:58
2 456 Larry Roeseler Vintage Unlimited Chevrolet 1500 16:55:18
3 149 Ed Herbst Vintage Unlimited Truggy 16:59:43
4 1 Darin Harris Vintage Unlimited Ford Ranger 17:27:59
DNF 93 Mark Post Vintage Unlimited Ford F150 DNF
DNF 100 Troy Herbst Vintage Unlimited Smithbuilt Truggy DNF
1 85 Bob Gordon Vintage Open Buggy Chenowth DR2 16:08:42
2 86 Jay Culbertson Vintage Open Buggy RaceCo Class 1 16:52:13
3 23 Mark McMillin Vintage Open Buggy Chenowich Spcns 18:40:18
4 22 Gay Smith Vintage Open Buggy Volkswagen Convertible 20:10:05
5 888 Ronald Banks Vintage Open Buggy RaceCo Buggy 21:59:50
6 24 Rick Johnson Vintage Open Buggy Allerman . 22:10:16
7 17 Bryan Garvey Vintage Open Buggy KMR Chaparral 22:49:17
1 30 Ron Brant Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Volkswagen Beetle 18:03:59
2 154 Andres Ruffo Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Raceco Sand Master 19:10:48
3 818 John Omartian Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 El Lobo Buggy 20:05:14
4 58 Steve Sullivan Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Volkswagen Bug 21:06:13
5 77 Scott Hurst Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Alumicraft 4 seat 31:02:48
6 5 Jay Bills Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Chenowth DR 2 17:25:51
DNF 500 Tom Bird Vintage Open Buggy 3.0/2.5 Volkswagen Convertible DNF
1 501 Bill Hernquist Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Volkswagen Unlimited Baja B 18:01:15
2 34 Steve Rountree Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Sandwinder Tribu Single Seat 19:52:42
3 29 Buddy Feldkamp Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max SS Funco Single Seat 20:16:32
4 16 Jeff Matthews Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Selfmade Pre-Runner 22:47:52
5 717 Mark Gera Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Hijumper ascot 23:19:28
6 64 Michael Stewart Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Raceco 1/2 1600 24:21:53
7 3 Bob Howle Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Highjumper Two Seat 24:36:59
8 126 Darin Necessary Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Funco SS2 27:32:16
9 538 Salvador Navarro Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Volkswagen Baja 28:51:27
10 50 Gary Kraut Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Chenowth 4LWD 29:03:07
11 444 Eric Palacios Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max chenoweth 2 29:09:04
12 1964 Bruce Meyers Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Meyers Manx 29:39:12
DNF 40 Fred ReCupido Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Volkswagen Manx Body DNF
DNF 7 Rory Ward Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Mickey Thompson Challenger IV DNF
DNF 577 Alfred Browne Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Volkswagen Beetle DNF
DNF 118 Jeff Furrier Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Chenowth 1000 DNF
DNF 119 Jon Steinhilber Vintage Open Buggy 2.2l max Meyers Manxter DNF
1 568 Armando GuzmanVega Vintage Swing Axle Buggy Chenowth Class 9 30:00:03
2 183 Chris Kemp Vintage Swing Axle Buggy Schmegetti 30:25:09
1 569 Kent Thygerson Vintage Modified VW Sedan 1969 Volkswagen 5-1600 34:12:00
1 67 Klaus Rasch Vintage VW Sedan Volkswagen Sedan 28:51:20
DNF 13 JT Taylor Vintage VW Sedan Volkswagen Beetle DNF
1 609 Rick Hurricane Johnson Vintage Production Sedan Chevrolet Rippin Rooster B 26:55:41
2 6 Thomas Swift Vintage Production Sedan Ford Edsel Ranger 33:31:48
DNF 555 Rene Aguirre Vintage Production Sedan Ford Galaxie DNF
DNF 174 Ned Bacon Vintage Production Sedan Porsche 911 DNF
DNF 619 Jim Rooster Riley Vintage Production Sedan Chevrolet Snortin Nortin N DNF
1 99 John Gable Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford F-150 16:35:04
2 28 John Swift Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Explorer 16:49:03
3 46 Dave Sykes Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Ford 17:07:01
4 51 David Hough Vintage Open Truck-SUV Toyota Pickup 19:27:04
5 722 Mike Koenig Vintage Open Truck-SUV Toyota Tacoma 20:53:09
6 830 Sandy Hall Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Explorer 21:09:08
7 787 Brendan Fowler Vintage Open Truck-SUV Toyota Pickup 23:46:37
8 55 Mike Jakobson Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco 25:57:30
9 98 Robert Motheral Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford F100 26:13:47
DNF 74 Kevin Fitzgerald Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford F100 DNF
DNF 802 Bert Tjeenk Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco DNF
DNF 33 Bill Varnes Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco DNF
DNF 9 John Yeiser Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford F2000 DNF
DNF 810 Andrea Tomba Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco DNF
DNF 21 Michael Gaughan Vintage Open Truck-SUV Dodge Ram DNF
DNF 27 Roger Malcolm Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford F100 DNF
DNF 123 Brian Collins Vintage Open Truck-SUV Chevorlet Silverado DNF
DNF 303 Chris Wilson Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco DNF
DNF 801 David Young Vintage Open Truck-SUV Ford Bronco DNF
1 14 David Westhem Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Chevrolet K-1500 17:25:31
2 87 Walter Messer Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf 1970 F100 21:51:50
3 800 Mark Stahl Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F -100 23:19:29
4 4 Mike Higbee Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford Ranger 33:01:05
5 441 Clint Melnechenko Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Chevrolet Shortbox 34:19:37
6 48 Lance Kane Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F100 36:44:32
7 881 Larry Watson Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F100 36:45:27
DNF 803 John Bessey Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F-100 DNF
DNF 15 John Ehmke Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F100 DNF
DNF 805 Renato Villalpando Vintage Open Truck w-rear leaf Ford F100 DNF
1 759 John Holmes Vintage Open Truck w/Rear Leaf Ford Ranger 21:25:32
2 705 Gary Dixon Vintage Open Truck w/Rear Leaf Toyota Tacoma 24:05:21
3 11 Gregg Bouma Vintage Open Truck w/Rear Leaf Ford Ranger 31:18:11
4 776 Paul Schaffer Vintage Open Truck w/Rear Leaf Datsun 620 36:32:33
DNF 38 Bob Land Vintage Open Truck w/Rear Leaf Jeep Cherokee DNF
1 468 Jose Santibañez Vintage 108in Wheelbase 4×4 28:09:11
2 849 Carlos Tavarez Vintage 108in Wheelbase 4×4 Ford Bronco 29:50:27
3 60 Mike Berkner Vintage 108in Wheelbase 4×4 Chevrolet M1009 Diesel 30:35:04
4 75 Bill Miller Vintage 108in Wheelbase 4×4 Chevrolet M1009 Blazer 30:50:58
5 54 Matthew Fallis Vintage 108in Wheelbase 4×4 Toyota 4runner 31:34:19
1 66 Don Hatch Vintage 108in WB pre-77 Ford Bronco 20:25:12
2 8 Andrew Norton Vintage 108in WB pre-77 Ford Bronco 23:00:19
3 26 Boyd Jaynes Vintage 108in WB pre-77 Ford Bronco 24:39:14
DNF 332 Chris Sullivan Vintage 108in WB pre-77 Ford Bronco DNF
DNF 49 Randy Ludwig Vintage 108in WB pre-77 Ford Bronco DNF
1 73 Mark Harber Vintage Open Truck 4×4 Chevrolet Suburban 22:12:35
2 848 Marco Tavarez Vintage Open Truck 4×4 Ford F-150 29:05:05

MOTORCYCLE CATEGORY

Place # Entrant Class Vehicle Total
1 324 Gerardo Rojas Rally Raid NO GPS 18:23:59
2 71 Carlos Gracida Rally Raid NO GPS KTM 450 18:30:29
3 213 Johnny Scheff Rally Raid NO GPS Triumph 450 custom 23:30:18
1 101 Mark Winkelman Modern Open Honda XR650R 16:22:14
2 37 Hunter Kirby Modern Open KTM 450 EXC-R 18:12:52
3 316 Todd Stewart Modern Open Yamaha YZ450F 19:50:43
4 333 Joshua Muthart Modern Open KTM 530 EXC-R 20:43:24
5 601 John-David Mcdonnell Modern Open Honda XR650R 23:11:15
6 408 Jason Scher Modern Open KTM 450 27:04:12
7 312 Mark Vanscourt Modern Open Triumph Tiger 800 29:37:50
DNF 121 Ernie Vigil Modern Open Triumph Tiger 800 XC DNF
DNF 409 Karl Keilik Modern Open KTM 530EXC DNF
1 400 Robert Liautaud Modern Lites Suzuki DRZ409S 30:50:42
1 36 Benjamin Greenwood Vintage Open Honda XR600 21:08:19
2 84 Steve Harding Vintage Open Honda XR 600R 24:34:08
DNF 94 Anthony McCullough Vintage Open Husqvarna 500 xc DNF
1 887 John Graves Vintage Lites Honda SL350 26:55:30
1 107 Ruben Hale Super Vintage Honda XR500 20:36:37
2 82 Chuck Wallace Super Vintage Honda XR500R 24:09:24
3 89 John Graves Super Vintage Yamaha XT500 32:11:00
DNF 83 Steve Smith Super Vintage Honda XR500 DNF
1 79 Paul Cooper 50+ Open KTM KTM 525 22:34:38
2 133 Paul Elledge Elledge 50+ Open KTM 530EXC 23:18:01
3 223 John Maston 50+ Open KTM 500 24:39:59
4 335 Steve Davison 50+ Open Husaberg FE 350 27:55:36
5 336 Les Banta 50+ Open YAMAHA WR 450 32:51:28
DNF 62 John Volkman 50+ Open Husaburg FE 570 DNF
DNF 113 Larry Dysert 50+ Open Husaberg Rally 570 DNF
DNS 354 Larry Carlson 50+ Open Yamaha YZ450F DNS

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE CATEGORY

Place # Entrant Class Vehicle Total
1 222 Roger Fastring ATV Open Kawasaki KFX400 28:20:56

RALLY CATEGORY

Place # Entrant Class Vehicle Total
1 12 Paul Fournier Rally All Wheel Drive Subaru Outback 33:13:14
1 674 Jeff Rados Rally Two Wheel Drive Ford Courier/Ranger 33:35:26
DNF 603 Dan Spalinger Rally Two Wheel Drive Nissan Frontier DNF
1 405 David Bensadoun Rally Raid Toyota Tacoma 16:17:29
2 401 Pedro De Uriarte Rally Raid Ford Raptor 19:44:42

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