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SCORE Baja 1000 Pre-race quotes

41st annual SCORE Tecate Baja 1000

Final round of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series

Nov. 19 - 23, 2008 - Ensenada BC, Mexco

Pre-race press conference quotes

Sal Fish, CEO/President of SCORE InternationalI think of the dedication each and every one of the racers bring to the sport is really what makes it happen. I believe we have racers from 24 countries here and I think that is going to increase because of the unbelievable power that Volkswagen, BF Goodrich, Aura 260 and Red Bull have brought to this event this year. They've all partnered together to do something very different that has never happened in off-road racing and that is having a real first-class media center that will accommodate members of the press so they can do their jobs. It has been very difficult to do that in the past here but because of the money, the talent and the resources that those four partners have brought to this event, we are really on the level as far as the media goes now, to events such as NASCAR and Indianapolis and Paris to Dakar. I'm really, really thankful for Volkswagen, BF Goodrich, Aura 260 and Red Bull for raising the bar so high. And we could not do this event for all these years if it wasn't for the fine people of Baja California and especially the dignitaries and officials.

Oscar J. Escobedo, Secretary of Tourism, Baja CaliforniaOn behalf of the Governor and the people of Baja California, we want to welcome you to Baja California and we want to congratulate you for participating in the best off-road race in the world. This Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be the best race ever. We're committed to making it happen and we'll do whatever it takes so your experience in Baja California will be extraordinary.

Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Johnny Campbell, No. 1x, Class 22I would like to thank SCORE and the state of Baja California for putting on this event and letting us ride down here. It's really special and I'm super proud to be involved and to be here to support it.

Robby: This is going to be my fourth Baja 100 and I've never seen such a wide variety of terrain. I'm really anxious to see how the race plays out. The course is going to be demanding and I think it's going to be a really good race.

Kendall: SCORE laid out a shorter course but it's one of the best courses I've ridden. I have the pleasure of riding with these two great riders and tomorrow would be three wins for me, two for Robby and a ton for Johnny.

369 Total entries from 39 U.S. States, 24 countries

369 Total entries from 39 U.S. States, 24 countries

Ready for Friday's start of 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

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The final pre-race entry list for the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, which starts Friday morning and is being held in Ensenada, Mexico. A total of 369 entries from 39 U.S. States and 24 countries will be competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.

Motorcycles and ATVs will start the technically challenging 631.35-mile course first at 6:30 a.m. (PST). The cars and trucks will start three hours after the last Sportsman Motorcycle sidecar, at approximately 10:45 a.m. (PST).

With vehicles starting one every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, the fastest vehicles are expected to cover the course in approximately 13 hours. The course will officially remain open for 31 hours, closing in the early evening on Saturday.

With as many as 300,000 spectators expected to be spread along the course throughout the northern part of the Baja California peninslula, the start/finish line area will be on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.

Agave Blues - Blues and Arts 2008

On Saturday April 19th, Mexico Living and San Felipe BC Lions Club presented the second annual Blues and Arts Fiesta. This charity event help raise the neccesary funds to support vision and medical in the commnunity of San Felipe throughout 2008.

This recording is of San Felipe's own Agave Blues, recorded live at the event.