BAJA 1000-Ultimate Followers Guide to The Battle of 1X

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Scotty Breauxman, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Over four hours ago they were in 5th. Not sure on adjusted times though.
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  2. Ciampa

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  3. K_N_Fodder

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    Gaaaa! Damn Radek that sucks!
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  4. K_N_Fodder

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    Vital Commentary by Scotty:
    Revenge Of Henge???
    Its a battle to the finish right now between Steve Hengeveld (8x KAWI) and Timmy Weigand (1x HONDA). Honda had the physical lead leaving Loreto by 1.5 minutes. Henge would need to finish in front of 1x by 01:30:01. Does anyone remember the 2009 BAJA 1000 battle where Kendall stalked Henge for 150 miles to the finish and DESTROYED KAWI and Henge's hopes at the finish??? Here's what could happen tomorrow morning: Henge shouldn't wait til the final moment to make a move of Timmy because he needs to stretch out another 1.5 min on TW. So If Henge makes his move now, Timmy can play stalker and just keep him in his sites, possibly do a KENDALL repeat move on Henge and KAWI....that would be a bitch. Timmy has been working many night shifts in this final section and basing out of La Paz the whole time. Its time to start calling for the weather reports to see what they are up against. I know you all aren't ready for be just yet.
    Thanks to Edson, Chilly, Flavio and especially Gonzo for helping out today
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  5. Dano 407

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    I have a former student (have his little brother in class now, friend of my son) that was in that crash. Brett says his brother is back in San Diego after the airlift, but there was a fatality*. I do not know who. Brandon is on the crew of the #723 Riggs Lennon Trophy Light Ford.

    *All this from 14 year olds on their smart phones.
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  6. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    5X is getting close to BFG pit at RM900

    Doing >90mph per the tracker

    No moon and no wind...yikes!!


    1X and 8X are neck-and-neck...too bad they aren't running the tracker as well
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  7. Mr. Huero

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    Does someone have the Sat Phone Numbers for Baja Pits, specifically El Arco, that you could PM me with. Lost rider (259x) is heading the wrong way and need to alert his crew. thanks /ron
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  8. pilo

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  9. troy safari carpente

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    <ABBR class="timestamp livetimestamp" title="Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:00am" data-utime="1353049221">10 minutes ago</ABBR>


    ITS a BATTLE!!! At RM 896-

    1x at 10:19
    8x at 10;21
    5x just now at 10:44

    Henge stopped for gas at BAJA PIT 17- Bike looks perfect
    Timmy stopped 1Km further south for gas. Our contacts think 8x may have passed 1x or at least right on his culo...

    What it looks like out there:
    For those who haven't been on this course or at least this part of it: The racers are on the SAN CARLOS hell zone. Endless miles of straight sand whoops for as far as the eye can see. They never seem to end. Pl... us the recent storms have made some water crossings, deep dips and just plain tough. Pre running trucks and buggies tore it up too. Both Henge and Weigand are battling it out down here and they both paid a lot of dues working the graveyard shifts to prepare for this moment. Our next update will be in 20 min. stay tuned
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  10. Ciampa

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    From Baja Racing News
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    11:01
    X LIVE NEWS: BAJA 1000 RACE UPDATES


    TROPHY TRUCK BATTLE

    Well at mile marker 650 Tavo Vildosola its winning on corrected time by all most 2 mins. Lets see if they can pull it all the way to the finish

    MOTO BATTLE

    ITS a BATTLE!!! At RM 896-
    1x at 10:19
    8x at 11:21
    5x just now at 11:44
    Henge stopped for gas at BAJA PIT 17- Bike looks perfect
    Timmy stopped 1Km further south for gas. Our contacts think 8x may have passed 1x or at least right on his culo


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  11. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    Posted on Breauxman Live:

    "Just talked to Jason Trubey 300x, they are waiting at RM 831 to spot their rider which just came through.....the line up is...1x, 8x, 5x, 104x, 3x, 300x, 6x!!!"
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  12. Ciampa

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    X LIVE NEWS: Brad Etter #112 Recovery Video; Vehicle already back in the states

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    X LIVE NEWS: #112 RACE CARNAGE VIDEO

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    Car #114 rolls over, A few miles into the race.. (Rescued)

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  13. troy safari carpente

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    From D37..

    Just in from Robby Bell (8x) "Just pitted Steve at RM 956. About 90 seconds behing 1X..."
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  14. troy safari carpente

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    THE BATTLE CONTINUES- CAT AND MOUSE AT SAN CARLOS
    1x 11:23
    8x 11:25
    Timmy leads the race 3.5 minutes-
    What do you all think? Should Henge have passed him by now if he could? Only 120 mi remain!!!
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  15. troy safari carpente

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    C/o Kevin Ward

    ... right now heading back across to the Pacific - it is one of the most desolate spots on the peninsula. You can see the distant lights of ranch houses, and maybe an occasional huddle of people around a fire as you fly by in the night. When they get a little more drunk as it gets later and farther south, they will start throwing old tires on their bonfires for fun. When the tire smoke drifts across the course, or worse yet, straight down the course, it gets knarly. You go through the dense smoke completely blind, eyes burning, and holding your breath, waiting for clean air again. The silt beds are over for now. They battled some good ones coming into Rancho Quarenta, and some other pockets up north. There are some huge silt beds waiting farther south though. You try to remember your lines in the dark, but all the prerunners from the day before have beat them into even worse shape. You hit something so big in the ocean of silt, you can't imagine you emerge with air in your front tire. Once in the clear the road is hard pack and undulating. Down in the valleys the temps drop a full 10 degrees, and warm back up when you climb. Lucky tonight as the marine layer hasn't rolled in yet. First bike through has a huge advantage when the fog is in. Mix dust with fog and you have airborne mud. Off camber corners make you feel like the bike isn't working at all. And leaned over in the corners, when you catch an imbedded rock, your ride almost gets taken out from under you. Checking in with yourself. Breathing. Relaxing your hands. Take a drink of water. When is your next pit? Is that a whiff of dust just now?? Was that a local crossing the road in his car? Or am I catching him? Good time to chase him down in this cross wind. Hunting dust now. Taking it a little deeper into every corner. Holding it as open as you can on every exit. You'll get a new tire soon anyway. Focus.
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  16. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    Per their tracker, 5X has been sitting at 0mph for a little while now

    They had some sort of fuel issue back earlier in the race (~RM250) that set them back a bit
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  17. Ciampa

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    Breauxman Live is a game changer. This is the first time Facebook has been a better source than ADV. Could this be a sign of things to come?

    Is the biofuel algae bike still in the race?

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  18. troy safari carpente

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    +1 :clap
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  19. Ciampa

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    A little something to help you pass the time.

    Contingency and race footage from RM98.

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    THE START with the Monster Energy Off-Road Team

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  20. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    From D37 Board:

    KTM: Quinn crashed 4mi out of Honda pit 17, possible medical/hospital.

    Honda @ RM995