The 2011 RECORD championship series put on by Ramon Castro will be comprised of 5 dates with both summer and winter editions of the Ensenada-San Felipe 250.
The season, which is just around the corner, will be similar to the 2010 series with the same 5 races to be run on Baja soil, including desirable sights such as Ensenada, San Felipe and San Vicente.
It’s been almost 20 years that this organization has been promoting these events and they have been able to keep the entry fees at a reasonable price compared to the SCORE International’s Baja 1000, Baja 500 and San Felipe 250 which use similar courses.
Among the racers who have participated in past events within this series include Larry Roeseler, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Willie Valdez, Francisco Septién, Shane Esposito, Ramón Fernández and Rodrigo Ampudia Junior.
The El Alamo 200 race, the first race of the year, is run on four 50-mile loops. The event is held at the Ejido Heroes of Independencia, March 25th – 27th.
All of Record’s events allow both motorcycles and car entries. The cost for motorcycle entries are $240 for the Pro Class and $180 for the Sportsman Class, and the car entries are $420 for Pro Class and $300 for Sportsman Class, plus $80 insurance for each race.
The two most anticipated events of the year in the Record series are the two versions of the Ensenada-San Felipe 250, especially this year since this race will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. The summer edition will be held June 24th – 26th with a journey that begins at Ojos Negros and ends in San Felipe. In this particular event Roger Norman and Larry Roeseler have a record time of 3 hours 35 minutes and 46 seconds from the 2009 series.
The winter edition of the Ensenada-San Felipe 250, which will be held from December 9th – 11th, will journey through areas such as Ojos Negros, Jamau, Valle de la Trinidad, San Matías and end in the dunes of San Felipe. This particular event will end the 2011 season for Off-Road racing in Baja California.
For the Record events, prerunning is allowed, there are starting position drawings and the fans are very well behaved, and have not been known to set traps that may pose a risk to the racers.
Record has a total of five contingencies for the the 2011 season, all held in Ensenada which will be a great way for the city to generate an economic boost. There will be some affordable options for a fun stay while participating in the adventure of Baja.
Photos courtesy of Iván Gallegos and René Hernández
El Alamo 200
March 25 to 27
Ensenada-San Felipe 250
June 24 to 26
Ojos Negros 200
August 19 to 21
San Vicente 200
October 14 to 15
Race Ready 250
December 9 to 11
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