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The Baja 1000 is on this weekend.

Wayne Matlock & Harold Goodman are on 700XX's........

Looks like 8 PRO and 15 Sportsman teams. You can get the entry list from the SCORE web-site and follow the race live on the net.

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Outstanding... I'll have to watch Dust To Glory before watching the 1000.
 

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interesting reading on other forums how folks say the baja events are the greatest .. until you mention honda dominates ... then blah blah blah ..honda does this ..does that .... but when honda doesnt win .... BLAH BLAH BEAT A HONDA >>>> OMG the (insert atv manufacturer here) is the best beast in teh world ... but no ..if a honda wins ... uhh well its heavy .. haha

unless matlock wrecks ..hell probably win.
 

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Baja is the pride and joy of Honda, make no mistake... They pump a lot of time, money and support for their riders. You don't see the other manufactures do that so it makes sense that they do win a lot down there. Now if you go look at the Paris to Dakar Rally, KTM dominates... They put up the most support for their riders...

No one wins Baja or any other huge off-road race alone. If you want to win at those races you have to get factory support.
 

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Baja is the pride and joy of Honda, make no mistake... They pump a lot of time, money and support for their riders. You don't see the other manufactures do that so it makes sense that they do win a lot down there. Now if you go look at the Paris to Dakar Rally, KTM dominates... They put up the most support for their riders...

No one wins Baja or any other huge off-road race alone. If you want to win at those races you have to get factory support.
Too True 265 - Winning the Baja (or Dakar, or any long distance rallye) is an acheivement no matter what your on but if you win the Baja on a Suzuki or the Dakar on a Yamaha then everyone knows what sort of acheivement that really is.

I love my Honda but I would like to see another make up on the rostrum just to mix it up.

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Baja is one of the last great off-road races. Dakar hasn't run recently due to terrorism in the hosting countries. In the US the greenies have shut down all the good true off-road races... Baja is it.
 

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A few month ago I competed in a Dakar style race in Australia.......3000 miles in 7 days. To put that in perspective its like doing a Baja 500 every day for a week. There are probably 10 of these race around the world each year but the Dakar is the only one that gets big coverage especially in the US......it's big stuff in Europe

America is stuffed for long distance off-road races, the only one you've got is the V2R. At the same time I did hear the V2R was going to change to a 3 day 1000 mile race; that would be awesome.

Baja hold a special place in the world because its point to point with no overnight stops and multiple riders. No where else in the world is an event held like it.

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Oh and the Dakar has missed 1 year in the last 30......this year it's in South America for the first time.
 

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A few month ago I competed in a Dakar style race in Australia.......3000 miles in 7 days. Linc
Are you on Adventure riders too? I read a story about a guy who took a 640 KTM and added all the 690 goodies...extra tanks...etc...prepped to race that. It was a great write up with lots of pictures.
 

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Are you on Adventure riders too? I read a story about a guy who took a 640 KTM and added all the 690 goodies...extra tanks...etc...prepped to race that. It was a great write up with lots of pictures.
Yeah I'm on there........the best site going.....except club700XX of course.
 

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I did the Australian Safari on a TRX450 and got heaps of setup info from ADV and have posted some pics of my build.

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Yeah I'm on there........the best site going.....except club700XX of course.
I don't think our friendly Admin would mind a plug for that site... It is a huge huge site that all of us who own sites would love to see ours grow to... I can't even imagine how much work it takes to manage ADV.

I did the Australian Safari on a TRX450 and got heaps of setup info from ADV and have posted some pics of my build.

Linc

Send me a link to your thread over there so I can read up on yours. I follow a thread by member Worldrider. He traveled around the world on his BMW.
 

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Cant find it......it's in an Oz Safari setup thread some where......

Anyway this is the end result, was my MX quad but added all the electrics and navi gear, the jerrys, jacked her up and put on the big tyres with the tireballs.

We needed to go 200miles at race pace on a tank.



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Wayne Matlock/Harold Goodman/Marc Spaeth/Wes Miller won the #25 class PRO CLASS on there 700XX
 

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41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Top Overall Finishers
Nov. 19-23, 2008—Final round of five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (631.35 miles)
TOTAL STARTERS: 347 TOTAL FINISHERS: 227 (65.4 Percent)
Pro Cars & Trucks
1. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./Larry Roeseler, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150, 12:40:33 (49.81 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
2. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 12:45:26 (49.49 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
3. Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif./Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Toyota Tundra, 13:26:19 (46.98 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
4. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 13:31:11 (46.70 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
5. Dan Friedkin, Houston, Danny Sullivan, Vista, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 14:34:55 (43.30 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
6. Justin Lofton/Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 14:51:08 (42.51 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
7. Chuck Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jefferies-Chevy, 14:59:57 (42.09 mph) (Class 1)
8. Harley Letner/Kory Halopoff, Orange, Calif., Alpha Performance-Chevy, 15:16:53 (41.31 mph) (Class 1)
9. Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif./Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif./Tom Kirkmeyer, Apple Valley, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 15:28:15 (40.81 mph) (Class 1)
10. Robbie Pierce/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 15:30:45 (40.70 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
11. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz./Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz./Todd LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150, 15:48:30 (39.94 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
12. Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 15:50:30 (39.85 mph) (Class 10)
13. Rob Bruce, Sublimity, Ore./Mark Witte, Silverton, Ore., Jefferies-Chevy, 16:02:12 (39.37 mph) (Class 1)
14. Bobby Baldwin/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 16:32:15 (38.18 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
15. Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 16:42:47 (37.78 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
16. Arnoldo Ramirez/Misael Arambula/Daniel Lopez, Ensenada, Mexico, VW-Curry, 16:53:11 (37.39 mph) (Class 1-2/1600)
17. Arturo Velazco, Banning, Calif./Steve Cruz, San Diego/Abel Velazco, Banning, Calif., VW-Porter, 16:59:00 (37.17 mph) (Class 1-2/1600)
18. Jason McNeil, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-150, 17:08:34 (36.83 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
19. Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif./Dean Bayerle, Poway, Calif./Ramsey El Wardani, San Diego, VW-Duvel, 17:13:15 (36.66 mph) (SCORE Lite)
20. Mark Hutchins/C.J. Hutchins, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda, 17:13:54 (36.64 mph) (Class 10)
21. Tito Robles/Arturo Salas, Chula Vista, Calif., Jimco-Honda, 17:18:10 (36.49 mph) (Class 10)
22. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Rick Geiser, Phoenix, Cadillac Escalade, 17:19:15 (36.45 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
23. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 17:48:30 (35.45 mph) (PRO TRUCK)
24. Brian Robinson/Beau Robinson/Travis Robinson, Australia, Jimco-Chevy, 18:04:49 (34.92 mph) (Class 1)
25. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif./Mike Malloy, Las Vegas/Travis Fletcher, Westminster, Calif., VW-Lothringer, 18:07:49 (34.82 mph) (Class 1-2/1600)

Pro Motorcycles
1. Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Honda CRF450X, 12:29:18 (50.56 mph) (Class 22)
2. Caleb Gosselaar, Juniper Hills, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Santa Clarita, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif./Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:55:35 (48.84 mph) (Class 22)
3. Scott Myers, Menifee, Calif./Shane Esposito, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KLX450, 13:06:12 (48.18 mph) (Class 30)
4. Ryan Penhall, Corona, Calif./Brent Harden, Sun City, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:15:51 (47.60 mph) (Class 22)
5. Jim O’Neal/Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Simi Valley, Calif./Jason Trubey, Mohave Valley, Ariz./Mac Stewart, N. Las Vegas/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Luke Dodson, Castaic, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:20:25 (47.33 mph)
6. Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Justin Seeds, Phelan, Calif./Bryce Stavron, San Clemente, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:29:50 (46.78 mph) (Class 22)
7. Grant Steele, Temecula, Calif./Jeff Kargola, San Clemente, Calif./Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:32:36 (46.62 mph) (Class 22)
8. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 14:29:21 (43.57 mph) (Class 30)
9. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Lou Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Bob Johnson, San Diego, Honda CRF450X, 14:39:37 (43.07 mph) (Class 40)
10. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/James West, England/Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Victor Rivera, Spain, Honda XR250R, 15:00:45 (42.05 mph) (Class 21)
11. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Doug Heil, Monrovia, Calif./Mike Sixbery, Bullhead City, Ariz./Andy Kirker, Santa Ana, Calif./ Paul Needles, Westlake Village, Calif./Robert Hansen, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 15:47:17 (39.99 mph) (Class 50)
12. PG Lundmark, Sweden/Lukas Lundin/Hakan Lidgren, Canada/Peter Postel, Honda CRF450X, 16:07:40 (39.15 mph) (Class 40)
13. Chris Haines, Dana Point, Calif./Scott Pfeiffer, Costa Mesa, Calif./Craig Adams, San Clemente, Calif./Chuck Sun, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 16:07:51 (39.14 mph) (Class 50)
14. Brian Campbell/Bill Cotton, Bakersfield, Calif./Peter Cochran, Laguna Beach, Calif./Ken Durr, Indio, Calif., KTM 530XCW, 16:11:11 (39.00 mph) (Class 40)
15. Chad Black, Laguna Hills, Calif./Connor Penhall, Corona, Calif./Brian Bebeck/Jake Hullet, Westminster, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 16:20:17 (38.64 mph) (Class 20)
 

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Pro ATVs
1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Harold Goodman, Brownstown, Mich./Marc Spaeth, Ramona, Calif./Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif., Honda TRX700XX, 14:47:25 (42.69 mph) (Class 25)
2. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif., Honda TRX700XX, 14:56:24 (42.26 mph) (Class 25)
3. Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Heriberto Marquez, Ensenada, Mexico/Nick Destaut, San Felipe, Mexico/Alfonso Alonzo, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 16:14:27 (38.87 mph) (Class 25)
4. Greg Row, Alpine, Calif./Travis Dillon, Santee, Calif./Tony Baker, Alpine, Calif./Rich Kappel, Remsenburg, N.Y., Bombardier DS650, 16:30:15 (38.25 mph) (Class 25)
5. Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./ Steve Abrego, Covina, Calif./David Scott, Belen, N.M., Honda TRX450R, 16:57:53 (37.22 mph) (Class 24)
 

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Not sure... I pulled these results from ADVrider.com
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Did any Outlaws enter the race? (quads that is)

I haven't seen any Outlaws on the list in either Pro ATV or Sportsman. The Sportsman list I have is not complete.

NOTE:
1st & 2nd outright were TRX700's
5th place PRO (class25) was an Arctic Cat.
7th was a KFX450.
1st Sportsman was a KTM

1st PRO quad would have been in top 10 of bikes.
1st PRO quad would have been in top 6 of Trophy Trucks.

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