2007 SCORE Baja 1000 - The Finish Line
UNEXPECTED NEWS AT BAJA 1000
TWO KILLED TWO INJURED
Two members of a television news crew have been killed and as
many injured in a helicopter crash in the capital of Mexico's
northernmost state of Baja California, Spanish news agency EFE reported
According to state prosecutor Francisco Javier Alcazar
Jimenez, the helicopter, carrying the news crew, crashed here Tuesday
afternoon when it became tangled in high tension wires overhead and the
pilot lost control of the aircraft.
The news crew were to cover the 'Baja 1000 Road Race', in
which some 500 teams from all over the world are participating in
various categories, including automobiles and motorcycles.
Jimenez said that the landing gears of the aircraft got
tangled in the electric cable running between poles near the San Pedro
Martir mountains, and pilot Isaac Sarabia lost control. The chopper
crashed just a few metres away from galleries where spectators were
The two TV cameramen on board, Juan Pablo Gonzalez and Israel
Romero Reyes, were killed but Sarabia and co-pilot Rodolfo Calvillo
survived the crash.
Group steals body from morgue in Mexico, kills 2 police officers
Mexico City, November 15, SPA -- An armed group of some 50 people stole the
corpse of an alleged drug boss from a morgue in the northern Mexican
town of Ensenada, in the state of Baja California, and killed two
police officers, authorities said Thursday, according to DPA.
The commando group, which also kidnapped two forensic experts,
arrived late Wednesday at Ensenada's Forensic Medicine Service to
take the body. The authorities had previously refused to hand it over
to two people who had requested it because they did not have the
The deceased, initially identified as Pablo Gonzalez, is allegedly
Fabian Martinez, alias "The Shark," the alleged boss of the brothers
Arellano Felix drug cartel.
Gonzalez died Wednesday in a helicopter crash as he was following
the Baja Mil car race from the air. The helicopter touched a wire and
fell to the ground, leaving two dead and two injured.
Television cited Baja California Justice officials as saying the
armed group that took the body travelled in eight to 10 vehicles.
No one had been arrested in connection with the case, and the two
forensic experts remained missing Thursday.
Read more about the accident
WHAT: 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race
Final event of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series
WHEN: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, November 11-16, 2007
WHERE: Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico (65 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border) to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
WHO: Nearly 450 entries from 43 U.S. States, and 16 countries,
competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks,
motorcycles and ATVs
COURSE: TOTAL MILEAGE: 1,296.39 miles (10 checkpoints plus the finish line).
few winners, lots of woes for Baja 1000 field
By Bill Center
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
November 15, 2007
A TrophyTruck team led by San Juan Capistrano's Mark Post and an
almost unbeatable quartet of Honda factory riders claimed the top
honors in the 40th SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 off-road race yesterday.
But a story just as big last night was the number of vehicles still making their way to the finish line at Cabo San Lucas.
Thirty-two hours after the start, only 30 competitors had completed the 1,296-mile trek from Ensenada.
“There were mudholes all over the place,” said former Santee
resident Larry Roeseler, who finished third overall among the
four-wheel vehicles and won the open buggy title for his 16th Baja 1000
“At one point last night, we were going 125 (mph) for three or four
minutes. And the first half was pretty fast because there wasn't a lot
of dust, thanks to the recent rains.[/q]
SCORE Baja 1000 - The Finish Line
Nov 14, 2007
OFFICIAL OVERALL RESULTS
1x Robby Bell with an elapsed time of 24:15:50 and average speed of 53.428
3 Mark Post with an elapsed time of 25:21:25 and average speed of 51.125
14x Tim Morton with an elapsed time of 25:24:45 and average speed of 51.013
4 Gus Vildosola with an elapsed time of 25:32:20 and average speed of 50.761
9x Quinn Cody with an elapsed time of 25:56:00 and average speed of 49.989
Post and Rob MacCachren are the official SCORE Trophy Truck winners of
the 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. They are also the overall point
leaders for the 2007 season. This will be the first time a Trophy
Truck team claims the overall points Championship in SCORE history.
Congratulations to Riviera Racing.
12 am It has been confirmed that this will be the last Baja 1000 race
for the Terrible Herbst Class 1 Smithbuilt Ford Truggy. This amazing
machine had an epic run at the 40th SCORE Baja 1000, with the Class 1
win and also holds the record for most wins in its class.
Congratulation to Troy Herbst and Larry Roeseler on their win today.
11:00 pm 504 It's dark now in Cabo but that's not stopping these guys and gals from making it to the Finish. Drew Belk in the #504 was the first Class 5 to come across the line in this awesome FAT powered VW. Their elapsed time was 30:35:27[/q]