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Baja 500

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by TC yota, May 7, 2013.

  1. May 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    Mario,
    where are you watching the race from? What's your plan?
     
  2. May 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    IDK, Im kind of over Ojo's, I wanna branch out. If you go to RM100 id be down to go too.
     
  3. May 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Anyone got a good hotel to stay at down there?
    Not camping and I haven't been to ensenada for a minute...not sure whats nice or where to stay.
     
  4. May 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    You won't find hotel for Friday or Saturday. Unless u want an expensive one. Try all these
    Hotel santa isabel, hotel villa marina, hotel dessert inn, hotel bahia, hotel cortez, hotel cid, hotel villa Fontana, hotel flamingos, hotel el presidente, Motel balboa, hotel corona, hotel las Palmas. Hotel del valle, hotel santo tomas, hotel coral, hotel Punta morro, hotel las dunas, hotel bugambilias.
     
  5. May 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    I'd recommend anywhere between san telmo and Santo tomas.
     
  6. May 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    Yeah...only decent place I found was a king suite for $350 a night...f that...thats bumpstop moneys.
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    I hear ya man. We've watched in different areas near Ojos Negros but we want to go somewhere new this time around.
    Thanks for a super helpful person over on RDC, I now know how to get to RM 95 & RM102. It actually looks really easy.

    From there, one could continue on the course to the summit. But the problem with that is that it appears that we'd have to wait until all the vehicles have passed by so we can come back down since it doesn't appear there is another road down.

    We'll likely go for RM95 or so. We're heading down Friday afternoon though. We'll be arriving to the area at night & I know you said you're leaving Friday morning.


    I thought about going down to Erendira or somewhere down the Pacific Coast. But according to my calculations, I estimate the first trophy trucks will be going up the Pacific coast side of the course around 7pm. Watching them pass by at night is not as fun. Sine all you see at night is their lights.
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    A look back... The Baja 500 in 2003, from my (disposable) camera, at Race Mile 80 (was east of Hwy. 3, just south of the El Alamo road, and north of Independencia): http://www.vivabaja.com/500/

    Better and more photos, when we helped with Baja Pits, at the 2006 Baja 500, south of Valle de Trinidad: http://vivabaja.com/606/

    Everybody races Baja... even dogs do it!:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. May 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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    28) QUALIFYING – Driver who qualifies must take the green flag. Qualifying driver must be banded before qualifying. Registration will be open at the qualifying area between 7am and 9am. Location of qualifying area will be sent to the e-mail listed on your registration on Tuesday May 28th. One vehicle off the line every 4 minutes starting a 9am. Practice will be controlled speed and is open between 7:30am and 8:30am. Qualifying area will be on private property and is open to qualifying teams and media only, no spectators.
     
  10. May 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    Thats gonna be fun down there, wanted to race it this year, but no team, gonna shoot for next year, plan on a lot of racing next season.

    Some video from my GoPro on Saturday out at Johnson Valley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duD6Bzsgxxg
     
  11. May 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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  12. May 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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    Cant wait...heading down friday for partying.
     
  13. May 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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    I'll be down there Thursday morning woohoo!! Let the party begin!
     
  14. May 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Leaving in a few hrs I'll see you guys there. Call me when u get there many.
     
  15. May 29, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    Manny, Are you guys going to watch the race around Ojos again?

    We'll be around RM 98 or so.
     
  16. May 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    Not sure we are planning on prerunning the course tomorrow to find a good spot.. Anyone else planning on heading down there tomorrow morning???
     
  17. May 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Ok cool. Let me know
     
  18. May 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Crossing the border. I'll see u down there. What time will u arrive to ensenada?
     
  19. May 30, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Crazy night in mexico yesterday. ...while I approached a toll booth an f150 in front of me decides to put it in reverse and gun the fucking truck right into the front of mine. Then proceeds to try and run a federali over and crashed through the gate and takes off. Come to find out he was there an hour ago, rear ended a lady, reversed and took off. He returned with his license plates off and tries to get through the toll booth again when the toll taker and federalis spot him. My kibbetech bumper helped avoid any damage to radiator and engine, however the ends of the tube bumper had my wheels locked without being able to turn. No thanks to the mexican officials, my buddy and I were stranded without tools to get the bumper off and be on our way. Luckily, Dallas from ES motorsports and Kirby racing and his crew stopped to help us out at 3am in the middle of Mexico. Got the bumper off..headed to the condo...packed our shit and made the 4 hour drive home at 5am. Kibbe rocks and so does the crew from ES Motorsports.
     
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