Operation Baja 1000
nov.16.2006
                                                                         

   

OB1 Finished the most grueling Baja 1000 ever!  
Only 54% of the 431 teams finished the 1,047.3 mile race. 
OBI finished in the top half of the half that finished. 

"LA PAZ, MEXICO -- As the final checkered flag dropped early Saturday morning for the last of an all-time SCORE record 234 official finishers in the 39th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was obvious that another incredible and colorful chapter had been added to the legacy of this popular desert race down the majestic Baja California, Mexico, peninsula.

The granddaddy of all desert races, the flagship event of the world’s foremost desert racing series was a rugged peninsula odyssey of 1,047.81 miles from Ensenada in Baja California to La Paz, in Baja California Sur. It was the 32nd time the race started in Ensenada, and 17th time it finished in La Paz.

The race-record 431 starters from 38 U.S. States and 12 countries, represented the largest field in the history of the desert classic. They competed in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The race was the season finale of the six-race 2006 SCORE Desert Series, the world’s foremost desert racing series.

Mexico tourism officials estimated record crowds of over 300,000 spread out along the course from Ensenada down both sides of the Baja California peninsula to La Paz."  -whowon


 



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