posted May 14, 2013, 12:53 AM by Thor Fornica
updated May 14, 2013, 12:53 AM
2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 500
the race course will be marked and open to pre-run on Wednesday, 15. May 2013. Pre-running rules as stated by SCORE Intl.:
Failure to comply with the rules stated in this pre-running bulletin will result in a time penalty or disqualification, depending on the circumstances.
Please follow the pre-running schedule carefully!
Mexican liability insurance and governmental permits are in effect for pre-running only during the dates and locations indicated.
Pre-running is not racing!!! Pre-running is the opportunity to preview the race course while at the same time exercising a high degree of caution and proceeding at a safe, reasonable and controlled speed.
Be advised that all roads on the race course are open to local traffic during pre-running.
Unsafe pre-running is not only dangerous, but is also very disrespectful to the local citizens. Pre-running in an unsafe manner will subject the driver to legal jeopardy with the mexican police.
It will also subject the team to a race penalty. Think wisely first, rather than regretting your unsafe actions later.
Use good judgement while pre-running. Pre-running dates and information:
The race course will be marked and open to pre-run on Wednesday, 15. May 2013.
Begin pre-running in Ojos Negros at the Hwy3@km39 junction.
End pre-running west of Ojos Negros and exit the race course across open field to Hwy3@km36.
Do not attempt to pre-run anywhere between Ensenada and Ojos Negros at this time.
Outbound pre-running is permitted from the Ensenada start line to Ojos Negros Hwy3@km39 only on Thursday, 30. May 2013 and Friday, 31. May 2013.
To avoid dangerous two-way traffic: Absolutely no inbound pre-running from west of Ojos Negros Hwy3@km36 back to the Ensenada finish line.
Follow exit markings at the end of pre-run area to exit the course across open field to Hwy3@km36.
Failure to comply with the pre-running rules stated in this bulletin will result in a time penalty or disqualification, depending on the circumstances.
Baja 500 Qualifying for Trophy Trucks and Class 1 Unlimited Open-Wheel vehicles
"For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course near Ensenada. A total of 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks and 20 Class 1 entries will qualify for their starting positions on Thursday, 30. May 2013.
Marking the first time there has been qualifying in the storied history of SCORE Baja racing." is stated in SCORE news release from 24. April 2013.
Hold your horses and dont get excited!! About 2 weeks before the race is the (by us unconfirmed - original source: Gabriel García, El Vigía/13.05.2013/20:08) statement at several social media streams that Roger Norman announced: "Qualifying course will be closed to spectators"!
No spectators allowed to enter the 45th Baja 500 qualifying for security reasons. Only team members of the 2 classes participating and accredited media is allowed to watch. For security reasons that is. Basically the Master-race of desert racing get's a front-row seat. The rest of us? We can travel to the event and spend our hard earned bucks, we can go out and find a spot we see them drive by. I'm sure SCORE media will offer a DVD to buy in a few month time where we second level people can see the qualifying....
Another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California off-road racing has to offer.....
What's gonna be next?? For security reasons we are only allowed to consume Tecate beer at pre-determined prices at SCORE sanctioned tiendas? Who ever brings Pacifico or Corona is excluded from spectating the event??