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Tony Tellier’s Baja 500 Top Tips

Off-Roading’s own odds maker

TT’S TOP TIPS
2009 SCORE International Baja 500

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (24)
11 Greg Nunley Railroad track bumper? 10 to 1
3 Mark Post Postman delivers 2 to 1
1 B.J. Baldwin Seldom denied 2 to 1
12 Brian Collins TOP TIP 2 to 1
19 Tim Herbst Out-of-league? 3 to 1
77 Robby Gordon Sorry, no blue flags in the dez 3 to 1
24 Adam Householder Not a household name … 10 to 1
35 Robbie Pierce ” … Master of none” 6 to 1
13 Ed Stout Light-weight 10 to 1
4 Gus Vildosola Jr. Cut back on revs 3 to 1
2 Pete Sohren Tenacious, if nothing else 5 to 1
84 Nick Vanderwey Bull rider 7 to 1
8 Roger Norman Bad draw … 3 to 1
39 Ron Whitton Oldest DNF? 10 to 1
22 Damen Jefferies Not like like it used to be 10 to 1
38 Garron Cadiente OK on lap races 4 to 1
16 Cameron Steele Poor Man’s Travis? 6 to 1
71 Rick D. Johnson TOP TIP 4 to1
96 Bobby Baldwin “I’ll take four … ” 10 to 1
28 Alan Pflueger Hawaii, now? 4 to 1
47 James Bult Will be NOT 10 to 1
53 Jason Voss Unsportsmanlike 10 to 1
51 Kory Scheeler Could be HOT 2500F to 1
74 Rob Bruce Might hold up himself? 10 to 1

CLASS 1 (17)
101 Randy Wilson Team-Of-The-Meeting 3 to 2
102 Armin Schwarz Meat in Wilsonian sandwich 2 to 1
103 Ronny Wilson Someone has to be Second! 2 to 1
104 Julio Herrera Worth keeping an eye on 5 to 1
105 Richard Boyle “Go” or “Whoa” 3 to 1
106 Troy Herbst Best off-road car … ever! 3 to 1
107 Josh Rigsby Dilettante 10 to 1
108 Dale Lenk Not the weakest Lenk 4 to 1
109 Jerry Penhall Win on Saturday, sell on Monday 3 to 1
110 Armin Kremer Tries too much 5 to 1
111 Todd Romano Cheesy 10 to 1
112 Rob Bruce Come on, TWO cars? 10 to 1
113 Josh Daniel Kidding? 10 to 1
114 Harley Letner Overly-aggressive 3 to 1
115 Brian Parkhouse Inconsistent but fast 5 to 1
117 Kenny Farmer Goin agro? 10 to 1
118 Enrique Bujanda DARK CABALLO 3 to 1

CLASS 1-2/1600 (16)
1601 Samuel Araiza Unseen 5 to 1
1602 David Caspino Businesslike 2 to 1
1603 Hector Sarabia Unnoticed? 5 to 1
1604 Mario Gastelum Good chance 4 to 1
1605 Arnoldo Ramirez Quick, enough? 4 to 1
1606 Cisco Bio Winner? 3 to 1
1607 Brian Wilson Sibling rivalry 3 to 1
1608 Roman Pereyra Roamin’, unfortunately 4 to 1
1609 Arturo Velazco Must keep pressure on 3 to 1
1610 Brad Wilson Wouldn’t it be nice? 3 to 1
1611 Luis Martinez Middle of pack 6 to 1
1612 Justin Smith Hopes to finish 6 to 1
1613 Hector Garcia TOP TIP 3 to 1
1647 Eric Duran Over-due 3 to 1
1648 Ramiro Escobedo Falts, flats, flats 5 to 1
1649 Marco Gallo Top 5? 5 to 1

CLASS 3 (2)
348 Darren Skilton Should be easy Even
349 Gerardo Barragan A bad day … and night 10 to 1

CLASS 5 (3)
501 Shaun Dunbar Must stay close 4 to 1
500 Kevin Carr The “New George Seeley”? 3 to 1
519 Carlos Albanez Might challenge 5 to 1

CLASS 5/1600 (6)
551 Alonso Angulo Also-started 10 to 1
552 Oscar Venegas Finisher 4 to 1
553 Pedro Athie Abagado uber alles 4 to 1
577 Sergio Moreno Dark cloud 10 to 1
550 Marcos Nunez Virtually unbeatable Even
579 Gustavo Avina Sidelines 10 to 1

CLASS 6 (4)
601 Benjamin Wright Not wrong 3 to 1
602 Heidi Steele Too much to handle 3 to 1
603 Marc Burnett “No flats” 3 to 1
604 Robert Pickering Not cherry pickering 10 to 1

CLASS 7 (8)
701 Einer Gomez 1, 2, 3 .. 8th 10 to 1
700 Dan Chamlee Obvious choice 3 to 1
703 Bill Kunz Overdue bill? 10 to 1
704 Jose Canchola Jr. TOP TIP 3 to 1
705 Heidi Steele How can you be in two places at once? 5 to 1
706 Brandon Walsh Best outsider 4 to 1
707 Igor Galvan Has to hump it 10 to 1
708 Aaron Celiceo Might beat Einer 10 to 1

CLASS 7S
72x Heidi Steele Too much to handle 5 to 1

CLASS 7SX (3)
741 Brandt Anderson Last and least 10 to 1
758 John Holmes Should make it home Even
759 Eduardo Gonzalez 2nd Place 4 to 1
75x Heidi Steele Too much to handle 5 to 1

CLASS 8 (6)
801 Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. Ready 3 to 1
802 Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Promises unfulfilled 3 to 1
803 Clyde Stacy Steep learning curve 6 to 1
804 Beny Canela Savvy 3 to 1
805 Rick Sanchez Will wear out pit crews 10 to 1
806 Juan C. Lopez Fast, too fast? 3 to 1

CLASS 9 (3)
901 Luke Babb No luck for Luke 10 to 1
902 Pancho Bio People’s Choice Even
900 Daniel Reyes Jr. Finisher? 3 to 1

CLASS 10 (7)
1001 Scott Gailey Don’t think so 10 to 1
1002 Sergio Salgado Stuck in Laguna 10 to 1
1003 Javier Robles Quick 3 to 1
1004 Jesus Gonzalez Hard charger 4 to 1
1000 Mike Lawrence Relies upon Lou’s pits 5 to 1
1006 Corey Keysar DARK HORSE 4 to 1
1007 Will Higman Obvious 3 to 1

SCORE LITE (6)
1201 John Langley Cannot match Rick 10 to 1
1202 Lee Banning Challenger 2 to 1
1200 Rick St. John Goes without saying Even
1205 Brent Parkhouse Needs clear head 4 to 1
1206 Aaron Payne OUCH! 10 to 1
1207 Michelle Bruckmann Needs best effort 3 to 1

CLASS 11 (3)
1101 Eric Solorzano Should have it all his way Even
1102 Rene Rodriguez Hopes to get to Borrego 10 to 1
1149 Gustavo Garayzar Jack-and-Shovel Boy 10 to 1

STOCK FULL (2)
878 Justin Matney Will beat ex-Moo truck 5 to 1
879 Joe Bacal Joe King? 10 to 1

STOCK MINI (1)
79x Heidi Steele Too much to handle 5 to 1
779 Gavin Skilton PR Day 3 to 1

PROTRUCK (2)
250 Gary Magness Top 25 3 to 1
240 Rob Kittleson Top 30? 5 to 1