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Thursday, November 20, 2008

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.