Good morning everyone.  In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been taking a bit of a break from writing Kat’s Korner.  It’s summer and things are usually pretty quiet, especially after the 4th of July.  This weekend is the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series being held at Estero Beach in Ensenada.  It will also be aired on CBS and I’ll be there taking photos.  This is a track race but some of the big guns will be racing like Bryce Menzies and Rob MacCachren.  We have media credentials, but it will be a lot different than the Score Offroad races.  You can read more about this race by clicking Lucas Oil Offroad.  “The Rockstar Energy Drink Battle South of the Border presented by Lucas Oil will take the drivers and teams in the four pro classes to Estero Beach Resort near Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico, for two rounds of intense competition on a new 1-mile course.  The location won’t be the only thing different, either. This weekend everything will happen in front of what is expected to be a large and enthusiastic audience of knowledgeable fans.  Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. both days. On Saturday, August 1, practice is scheduled for 8:45, qualifying for 10:15, opening ceremonies for 2 p.m. and the main events for 2:15 with Pro 2 followed by Pro Lite, Pro Buggy and Pro 4. On Sunday, when there is no practice, qualifying will be at 9 a.m. and the remainder of the schedule will be the same.”  This will be the first time Lucas Oil has held a race outside of the United States.  RV Camping is available next to the Estero Beach Hotel and you can see a list of hotels on Lucas Oil’s site.  Should be fun and the weather will be much cooler than here!

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With great sadness to the off-road community and SCORE International, we must say goodbye to Oscar Ramos.  If you never had the opportunity to know him, I am sorry.  He was a great man who did great things for the off-road racing community and I’m very sad about his passing.  The last time I saw and spoke with him was at the Bud Light Score BajaSur500, when we drove to the airport to catch the charter plane to Loretto.  I met him when Sal Fish still owned SCORE and he was never pretentious nor arrogant.  He was with Score for 30 years and made things happen.  I will miss him and am deeply saddened by this death.  Again, my condolences to his family, friends and the rest of us.  This is from SCORE:

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