Offroad racing lovers are about to have their prayers answered, when this year’s Baja 500 starts, in just a few days, the 1st of June. More than 475 participants from over 30 states of the United States, as well as Mexico, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have confirmed their inclusion in it, in a record “roster”, that has as well, spiked the interest of more than 150,000 spectators, which will have pretty much every hotel room in Ensenada booked for that weekend, when they invade the city in an attempt to watch the world’s best desert-racers in action.
The race will span from the 1st through the 3rd of June, 2007, and will start and end in Ensenada as it is customary in this, the second-oldest desert race in the world. It includes 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Although it technically encompasses only 420 miles of rugged terrain, the race got its catchy name of Baja 500 during the first event, back in 1969.
This year’s tight and technical course will run in a clockwise direction, running East into the middle of the peninsula, then South, followed by a West travel section, turning north, then East, North, Northeast and back West for the final charge back into Ensenada.
Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the Score website, where you can get more information about this event. In any case, give it a try and you may get lucky and catch them back online. They’re site is http://www.score-international.com/baja500/
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