2012 SCORE Baja 500 Race Results

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Course: 450 Miles (4 checkpoints, 52 virtual checkpoints)

Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico (65 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border at San Diego)

Round 4 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series
All vehicles have a 22-hour time limit to cover the course.**

Photos by Mark Kariya

TOP OVERALL BAJA 500 FINISHERS

Motorcycles

1. Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F, 9:11:33, (48.95 mph) (Class 22)

2. Colton Udall/Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho, Honda CRF450X, 9:12:31 (48.87 mph) (Class 22)

3. Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Mike Brown, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Marc Coma, Spain, KTM 450SX-F, 9:18:39 (48.33 mph) (Class 22)

4. Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:49:38 (45.79 mph) (Class 22)

5. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Scott Myers, Menifee, Calif./Ricky Brabee, Oak Hills, Calif./Morgan Crawford, Sanger, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 9:54:05 (45.45 mph) (Class 21)

6. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Eddy/Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:58:24 (45.12 mph) (Class 22)

7. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Ryan Dudek/Matt Karlsen, Honda CRF450X, 10:04:15 (44.68 mph) (Class 22)

8. Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico/Brandon Prieto/Eric Yorba, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 10:12:24 (44.09 mph) (Class 21)

9. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Alpine, Calif./Corey Freeman, Fallbrook, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:15:02 (43.90 mph) (Class 22)

10. Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:35:26 (42.49 mph) (Class 40)

BAJA 500 RACE RESULTS

PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22 (450cc or more)

1. Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F, 9:11:33, (48.95 mph)

2. Colton Udall/Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./David Kamo, Caldwell, Idaho, Honda CRF450X, 9:12:31

3. Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Mike Brown, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Marc Coma, Spain, KTM 450SX-F, 9:18:39

4. Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:49:38

5. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Eddy/Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:58:24

6. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Ryan Dudek/Matt Karlsen, Honda CRF450X, 10:04:15

7. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Alpine, Calif./Corey Freeman, Fallbrook, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:15:02

8. Mike Brown, Murrieta, Calif./Quinn Cody, Los Olivos, Calif./Homero Diaz, Mexico, KTM 450SX-F, 11:20:46

(8 Starters, 8 Finishers)

CLASS 20 (400cc or less)

1. Gabriel Williams, Provo, Utah, Honda CRF250X, 12:07:24 (37.12 mph)

2. Tony Gurule, Grand Junction, Colo./Garrett Mola, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM 350XC-F, 13:31:30

3. Chad Broughton/Paul Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Eric Ducolik, Santa Cruz, Calif., KTM 400XCW, 17:07:21

(4 Starters, 3 Finishers)

__CLASS 21 (450cc or less) __

1. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Scott Myers, Menifee, Calif./Ricky Brabee, Oak Hills, Calif./Morgan Crawford, Sanger, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 9:54:05 (45.45 mph)

2. Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Roberto Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico/Brandon Prieto/Eric Yorba, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 10:12:24

3. Arnulfo Verdugo/Rigoberto Gomez/Emmanuel Verdugo/Francisco Aldrete, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:13:54

4. Carlos Casas/David Gonzalez, Chula Vista, Calif./Carlos Gutierrez, Tecate, Mexico, KTM XCW, 11:49:32

5. Adolfo Palacios, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Mariana, Spring Valley, Calif./Luis Santos, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 15:09:09

(7 Starters, 5 Finishers)

__CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old) __

1. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev./Ben Brinkley, Bothell, Wash./Steve Garnett/Shane Bell, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 10:56:13 (41.15 mph)

2. Javier Hernandez/Rodrigo Fernandez/Alejandro Parada, Obregon, Mexico/Alejandro Martinez, Janogoa, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 12:16:20

3. Mario Valenzuela/David Topete, Obregon, Mexico/Eduardo Rosas, Huatabamfo, Mexico/Luis Goniez, Obregon, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 12:43:50

4. Ricardo Silva/Humberto Rodriguez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650, 17:58:20

5. Christopher Parr, Colorado Springs, Colo, Yamaha WR450, 19:38:09

6. Adrian Cruz, San Diego/Adrian Valdez, Tijuana, Mexico/Felipe Jaramillo, Rosarito, Mexico/Scott Clemens, Los Angeles/Joel Leighton, Anaheim, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 20:04:25

(6 Starters, 6 Finishers)

__CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old) __

1. Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Ron Wilson, Encinitas, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:35:26 (42.49 mph)

2. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M./Charles Manchester, Stateline, Nev./Mike Baxter, Carson City, Nev./Jason St. John, Logandale, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 10:42:41

3. Mike Prunty/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif./Robert Barnum, Phelan, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:40:38

4. Mike Kay, San Clemente, Calif./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah/Michael Rasp, Southlake, Texas/Jack McCormick, Tempe, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 13:49:07

5. Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Randy Harman, Peoria, Ariz./Agustin Maduena, San Felipe, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 15:58:32

(6 Starters, 5 Finishers)

__CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old) __

1. Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif./Eric McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Dave Potts, Burbank, Calif./Ray Spore, Davis, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:20:12 (39.69 mph)

2. Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Steve Williams, Tehachapi, Calif./Mike Korenwinder, Tulare, Calif./Mike Whitcomb, West Hills, Calif./Paul Ostbo, Seattle, Honda CRF450X, 11:21:13

3. Seiji Kubota/Masayuki Kudo, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 13:52:56

4. Ken Kosiorek, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 21:21:04

(4 Starters, 4 Finishers)

__CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old) __

1. Al Perrett, Canada/Richard Jackson, Acton, Calif./Mark Force, Bakersfield, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 14:53:58

(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

__Sportsman Motorcycle (450cc or more) __

1. Carlos Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif./Oscar Garcia, Tijuana, Mexico/Juan Sanchotena Jr., San Diego/Cristian Serna, Chula Vista, Calif., Husaberg 450, 12:06:06 (37.18 mph)

2. Carlos Valdez/Juan Villasenor, Chula Vista, Calif./Juan Sanchotena Sr, San Diego/Jorge Medina, Tijuana, Mexico, Husaberg 450, 12:28:05; 3. Julio Gasper/David Carrillo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 12:47:04

4. Adrian Ruiz-Esparza, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Octavio Amador/Hugo Becerra II, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Cazares, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 12:51:40

5. Steve Grieb, San Diego, Honda CRF450X, 13:54:04

6. Cesar Torres/Mario Vargas/Jorge Rivas/Luis Castellanos, Hermosillo, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 14:00:50

7. Kazuhiro Nakamura/Tomohiro Muakami/Eizaburo Karasawa, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 14:16:24

8. David Camarena/Ricardo Camarena/Adrian Ramirez, Tijuana, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 14:19:07

9. Takehiro Yorimitsu/Tsuyoshi Nameki, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 14:32:00

10. Hideyuki Fukuoka/Tadao Ezure, Japan, Yamaha WR450F, 15:09:40

11. Risto Niemi/Thomas Castren, Finland, Honda XR650R, 15:28:00

12. Akihiro Saito/Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 18:16:43

13. Kevin Muggleton, Denver. Honda CRF450X, 18:34:10

14. Andreas Hoyler, Lake Orion, Mich./Dorthe Heinsohn, Germany, KTM 450XCW, 19:13:28

15. Tibi Imbuzan, San Diego (Hungary), Honda CRF450X, 21:41:05

(22 Starters, 15 Finishers)