Bajarallymoto.com announced today that market leading ICO Racing has joined forces with the BAJA RALLY 2.0 as an official supporting sponsor for the groundbreaking 5-day motorcycle event this September in Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico. For over 20 years, ICO Racing has been the undisputed leader in the design and manufacture of electronic navigation instruments for off-road motorcycle rally racing applications.
ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com announced today that the unprecedented BAJA RALLY 2.0 has been re-scheduled for September 24th-28th, 2014 from its prior date in May, 2014.
“We find better weather conditions in the fall season and want to attract more of the world’s top rally racers to Baja CA”, explains BAJA RALLY creator Scotty Breauxman, “This move also allows more time for those racers who want to travel from overseas to race a true navigation rally here in North America.”
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – The Inaugural BAJA RALLY de MOTOS Presented By KLIM ended Sunday in San Quintin on the sand dunes of the Santa Maria Hotel and has been deemed a full success with all riders accounted for and safe. Baja Champion and 5 time DAKAR entrant Andy Grider (#36) owns the title for the first ever navigation based rally raid staged in BAJA, Calif., with Cameron Steele and Chilly White rounding out the podium.
Quinn Cody (#39) enjoyed a comfortable lead from the first mile of the rally until his engine blew up only 10 miles from the finish line. Andy Grider crossed the finish line and waited for Cameron Steele, Ned Suesse and Nino Rojas to finish. After reviewing rider data, Grider, who ran all of stage 3 without the essential odometer, was deemed the champion over rally rookies Cameron Steele and Chilly White. Grider beat Steele by a mere 6 seconds after a 30 minute penalty Grider suffered for not navigating into a dune section near Costa Brava.
ERENDIRA BAJA CA MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com announced today that BAJA Champion and DAKAR finisher Quinn Cody has filled the final reserve spot in the Inaugural BAJA RALLY taking place this weekend in Northern Baja CA.
“I am excited to be part of this first BAJA RALLY,” Cody explained, “I truly believe that rally is the future of off road racing in North America as private land and environmental restrictions encroach on Baja. We need to adapt to keep our sport alive.”
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – The Baja Rally announced that NiteRider Technical Lightning Systems has joined the inaugural BAJA RALLY as a ‘partner-level’ sponsor in the highly anticipated, first ever navigation-based motorcycle rally to take place in Northern Baja this October 3-6.
Founded 25 years ago and based in San Diego, NiteRider is the maker of premium lightning systems in the technical lighting space with applications that span sports, industrial and military operations. The BAJA RALLY is a launch pad for NiteRider as they launch an exciting new line of lights to the off-road market.
ERENDIRA, BC – BajaRallyMoto.com announced today that 11-time BAJA 1000 champion and DAKAR veteran Johnny Campbell of HONDA fame will compete in the inaugural BAJA RALLY this October 4-6 in Northern BAJA. Campbell’s name rounds of a fine list of Champions vying for top honors at this event including Larry Roeseler and Ricky Johnson.
“I’m really excited to help bring rally racing to Baja”, Campbell explained today, “I love to navigate for the challenge and added elements that come along with that. I’m sure with all the rally rookies, there will be some great memories that develop from this inaugural BAJA RALLY.”
Campbell is a living legend with an unheralded legacy of BAJA wins under his Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) program that extends the multi-decade HONDA dynasty of the late Bruce Ogilvie. Moreover, Campbell’s rally record is as robust as any American with 3 DAKAR finishes and back-to-back podiums in the Nevada Rally capped by a win. His first DAKAR appearance in 2001 was the best result by an American rookie at the time.