Baja 1000 Draw summary

Over 400 entries expected Richard Lancaster draws Motorcycle pole positions for 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Racers from 37 States, 11 countries entered in internationally-televised 40th anniversary of Granddaddy of all desert races; Peninsula...

Over 400 entries expected
Richard Lancaster draws Motorcycle pole positions for 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Racers from 37 States, 11 countries entered in internationally-televised 40th anniversary of Granddaddy of all desert races; Peninsula run Nov. 10-16 in Mexico

From Ensenada, Baja California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur LOS ANGELES--If Saturday's 'live' drawing for starting positions is any indication, November's 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race should be one for the ages. Garron Cadiente in SCORE Trophy-Truck and Richard Lancaster in Class 22 for open motorcycles drew the pole positions for the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. This year's odyssey of nearly 1,300 miles will be a grueling and memorable adventure down Mexico's mysterious Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Sur. It will be held Nov. 10-16.

Over 400 entries from 40 U.S. States and 15 countries, competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs will be part of this year's 40th anniversary tribute to the world's richest and most famous desert race. The granddaddy of all desert races is the season-finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the world's foremost desert racing series.

Lancaster, 29, Santa Margarita, Calif., will lead 22 entries (to date) in Class 22 for open motorcycles on the No. 2x Honda XR650R. His additional riders are Peter Hardy, Pozo, Calif., John Kaisersatt, Los Osos, Calif., Fred Jowett, Atascadero, Calif., and Chris Whalley, Topanga, Calif.

Originally, the Robby Bell, 21, Murrieta, Calif. and the American Honda factory No. 1x Honda CRF450X team were announced as first off the line for the motorcycle and ATV classes. Rather, in the live drawing held Saturday at the Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Casino, the No. 1x motorcycle drew the fifth starting position in its class.

Bell's talented teammates are Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., and Steve Hengeveld, Hesperia, Calif.

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