We will be covering the Baja 1000 for multiple days including Contingency, Race Day, and the adventures back to the states. There is never a dull moment on any adventure but then you put 25+ guys and gals from Pirate4x4 into the same area racing 2 cars, and a slew of others supporting three other cars, there is sure to be antics and laughs for years to come.
We are very excited to watch the Rock Donkey Team #118 run to the finish line in La Paz, over 1060 miles away from the start in Ensanada. The team has already invested days and hours into the success and with any Pirate4x4 Team, they won’t give up until they have exhausted all options and there is no bailing wire, duct tape or zip ties within a thousand mile radius.
Saturday Crossing the Border and Pre-Run: https://pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/saturday.php
Sunday Pre-Run from Ensanada to San Felipe: https://pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/sunday.php
Monday Mike's Sky Ranch: https://www.pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/monday.php
Tuesday Lifestyle of Baja: https://pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/tuesday.php
Wednesday Contingency: https://www.pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/wednesday.php
Thursday - Saturday RaceDay: https://pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/thursday.php
Here is the line up for #118:
Drivers / Co-Drivers
Mike Shaffer / Sean Abounader
Jeff Mello / Mark “welndmn” Harris
Dave Cole / Sienna Bourke
Lance Clifford / Eric “Mustard Dog” Anderson
The other vehicles we will be chasing as part of Team Pirate4x4:
#118 Dave Cole - Class 1 - Pirate4x4
#8 Roger Norman - TT - Crystal Bay Casino
#601 JT Taylor - Class 6 - Torchmate
#BC5 Jason Scherer - Wide Open Baja – BFGoodrich “Bud Brutsman”
#1700 Mike Shaffer - JeepSpeed - Torchmate
We really can not race or bring you this coverage without the support of our sponsors. We would really appreciate if you say a quick “Thank you” to them, and support those that support us!
Griffin Radiators - www.griffinrad.com
BFGoodrich Tires - www.bfgoodrichtires.com
4 Wheel Parts - www.4wheelparts.com
WARN - www.warn.com
Torchmate - www.torchmate.com
Randy's Ring & Pinion - www.ringpinion.com
We have already fired up some SPOT Trackers:
Charlene Bower: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0dj85tbZmb99bH8QEgWAYJL017zk8sXnB
Mike Shaffer: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0iZqiKWIkYZUhuqf7TODUqPjnMrtbhcq3
The Days leading up to the race will consist of Pre-Running, Visiting Some Historic Spots to Baja Racers, Interviews from Contingency Row and of course the last minute preparations to take on an amazing task of a point to point race.
We will have all the tools you need come race day right here: Tracking, Commentary, Pictures and Audio Files.
After the race, we will have Videos, Wrap-Ups and more Pictures of our Breakfasts, Lunchs and Dinner.
The Official 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Fact sheet
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 16-20, 2010
Over 300 entries from 37 U.S. States, and 19 countries, competing in 33 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs
Total Course Mileage: 1061.69 miles (10 physical checkpoints, 20 visual checkpoints plus the finish line).
Wendnesday, Nov. 17
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contingency Row, Blvd.
7 p.m. Mandatory Racer Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 18
6:30 a.m Motorcycles, ATVs
11:30 a.m. (Approx) Cars, Trucks
Starting Order (Subject to Change): (One vehicle every 30 seconds)
Motorcycles/ATVs--22, 30, 40, 21, 20, 50, 60, 25, 24, Sportsman M/C<, Sportsman M/C>, Sportsman ATV, 26
Cars/Trucks--TT, 1, 10, SL, 8, PT, 1-2/1600, 4, 5, 6, 7, BC, 5/1600, 7SX, 7-2, 2, 3, SF, SETC, M-Truck, SM, 9, 17, SPT Truck, SPT Car, 11, SPT UTV, SPT Exhibition
Time Limit: All vehicles will have a 45-hour time limit from the time they start.
Saturday, Nov. 20
4 p.m. Awards Celebration
LINKS TO HANDY INFORMATION
2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, FACT SHEET (as of 11/12/10)
301 official entries set to begin 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
2010 SCORE Desert Series Point titles on line in 31 Pro, Six Sportsman classes at 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Expanded Entry List-43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, 11.13.10