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JCR leaves SCORE series! 12 Replies

For Immediate Release, January 12, 2014San Clemente, CA:Johnny Campbell Racing, Inc (JCR) the most dominate motorcycle Off-Road racing team to compete in Baja, Mexico, is officially announcing its withdrawal from SCORE International Baja racing…Read More

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Godspeed Kurt Caselli 14 Replies

AMA Hare & Hound Champion Kurt Caselli succumbed to the injuries he suffered while competing in the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 in Baja California, Mexico, earlier today, November 15. Caselli was 30 years old Before I start my engine Lord I need to…Read More

Tags: Kurt, Caselli, 1K, 1000, BAJA

Started by Mike Kenyon. Last reply by pdxracefan Dec 14, 2013.

Colton Udall's Baja 1000 write up from fb 1 Reply

This years Baja 1000 was a very unique race for all competitors racing motorcycles and quads. The race would start at 11 pm on…Read More

Started by will. Last reply by WJM Nov 27, 2013.

Bike picks for the 1000 27 Replies

Chilly has a good write up here - http://www.enduro360.com/2013/11/07/blog/chillys-baja-1000-preview/ Note the substitution of Mark Samuels for David Kamo on the 1x.…Read More

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Comment by RGRacinFan (Jaci) on January 4, 2014 at 9:22am

A man, alone with his bike and toolbox against DAKAR

“Malle moto: that's old school Dakar!”

His time came last year, but his journey was way too short. After years of considering and trying to be at the start of the Dakar, Paul Jay finally lived his childhood dream. The Brit sadly crashed at the bottom of a dune on day 2 and dislocated a shoulder. After several months of treatment he'll be back to finish off what he started in 2013. But for this one, Paul has decided to do it the hard way. He will indeed be registered in the malle-moto class for riders without any assistance. On his Honda CRF450X that he worked on in his shed and rode in the British Enduro Championship to get accustomed to, PJ wants to live a real adventure. Used to enduro six-day events (ISDE), his goal, other than finishing, is to make it inside the Top 50.

“I've dreamt of the Dakar ever since watching it on TV. I'd been waiting to do it for the last ten years. Sadly on day 2 I dislocated my shoulder at the bottom of a dune. I couldn't quite see the horizon and there was an 80ft drop that I misjudged. It was carnage at the bottom. The doctor who treated me on site told me I had that look in the eye. He knew I would come back. I stayed on the race until the finish to understand it better. It's a humbling experience. Now is it more disappointing to quit after day 2 or day 14? Anyhow, I'll certainly celebrate if I get through day 2 this time. This time I'm doing it in the malle-moto class. That's old school Dakar. I'm really looking for that camaraderie between twenty guys. I've chosen a bike for its reliability rather than performance. It's a Honda I built in my shed. I trust the bike; I know the slightest noise it might make. I'm a competitor so I'm aiming at Top 50 but I want this Dakar to be an adventure. I've limited myself in what I'm taking with me. Simple things to think about. Last year, I had taken the wrong tent, the wrong sleeping bag.”

Comment by Jeff Upp on January 2, 2014 at 12:57pm
Comment by will on December 30, 2013 at 8:19pm
Comment by J.R. Sands on December 23, 2013 at 4:21pm
Comment by pdxracefan on December 19, 2013 at 10:27pm

@will,
Well said. And yes, here too.

Comment by will on December 19, 2013 at 9:31pm

Very well written piece. We're still having a rough time of it at my house. You've probably read many stories about Kurt being a great mentor to the younger racers, all of those and countless more are true.

Comment by RGRacinFan (Jaci) on December 19, 2013 at 9:13pm

That's a great article, but like you said MK, heartbreaking at the same time.

Comment by Mike Kenyon on December 19, 2013 at 8:35pm

member KAF3550 posted this.The article appears to be well written.And I'm not sure if I feel better to know or if I'm more heart broken for every person Kurt knew or influenced.I'm leaning towards more heart broken.

http://xgames.espn.go.com/rally-moto-x/article/10078322/kurt-casell...

Comment by Mike Kenyon on December 19, 2013 at 1:10am
Comment by pdxracefan on December 13, 2013 at 10:51pm

I thought it was a good interview; although alittle stilted due to the Google translation. I was pleased to see what he had to say about Caselli. Still sad about that...

 

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