Baja 500: Solar Racing news 2009-05-20

Two previous BAJA 500 winners look for another win at the upcoming 41st BAJA 500. Both Tim Casey (La Paz Racing and former Ford Rough Rider) and Mark Handley (Solar Racing) have their share of victories in Baja, including a win for each of them...

Two previous BAJA 500 winners look for another win at the upcoming 41st BAJA 500.

Both Tim Casey (La Paz Racing and former Ford Rough Rider) and Mark Handley (Solar Racing) have their share of victories in Baja, including a win for each of them at the legendary SCORE BAJA 500. This year, they look to combine their Baja experience for a win together.J About the race: The 41st BAJA 500! It is Round 3 of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, will feature over 250 entries, competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks,motorcycles and ATVs, will be held June 4-7 in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 150,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the world's best desert racers in action at this year's 41st anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

With late entries excepted up to race morning, over 250 entries are expected from 25 U.S. States, and 10 countries. The green flagwill drop for the race at 6 a.m. on Saturday (June 6) for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. The elapsed-time race will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leaving and returning into the city through the spectator-laden Arroyo Wash.

The #861 La Paz Racing F-250 will drive off the starting hill sometime afternoon, and will finish the grueling race sometime after midnight, hopefully well within the 20 hour time limit.

Real time tracking can be done via the IriTrack Satellite Tracking website, www.racetheworld.net.

About the truck: The #861 "Stock Full" is a 2005 Ford V10 F-250. It is equipped with 37inchBFGoodrich Baja Project Tires, Bilstein Shock absorbers, and graphics bySignPros.

About La Paz Racing: Tim Casey of La Paz Cocktail Mixes is the Owner/Driver of the La PazRacing F-250. Tim is the son of off-road legend Larry Casey, and father of up and coming Trophy Kart racer, ScottCasey. Sponsors of La Paz Racing includeLa Paz Cocktail Mixes, Fabtech Suspension, CLHRefrigerated Trucking, F.S. Cellars, Lucas Oil, and Brea Community Tire.

-credit: sr

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