Happy Hump Day! It’s sunny but a bit windy today. It’s hard to get back into the groove of writing the Korner, but I’ll get the hang of it. Today at the Palapa at El Dorado Ranch is their beer fest. 15 different kinds of homemade beer. It begins at 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. So, if you’re into beer, this is the place to go.
Poor Wornout. He had his knee replaced last Wednesday and it’s healing pretty good, but he can’t go to Volleyball or play golf. We both got our credentials for the Baja 250, but he’ll bring a chair to sit here and there and take photos. I’ll walk around and get photos of the crowds and cars and bikes. At least that’s the plan today. We’re not sure where we’ll be on race day (Saturday) but we’ll figure it out.
Here are some photos of 2016 Baja 1000, which have been on my camera that long!
I missed the “cheeseburger in paradise” at the Flannigans because we thought it was on Tuesday. However, it was on Monday and a great success – over 300 people attended at the Flannigan estate. Congrats!
I took photos today at the Beer Fest at the Palapa, but they are not coming up. I think my battery is on it’s last leg. Don’t buy a Nokia. Shanwnee had the same problem(s) with it and bought an iPhone. I’ll have to depend on my Canon for the Baja 250. I think we’re going to RM 42 on Saturday morning, at least Dave Diethrich said it’s a good spot. We shall see.
A change in the Score stope points: via Dominic Clark, Media Jefe for Score: ”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (Times are PDT)
1-8pm Chassis Insp, Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Ck Hotel El Cortez
4pm-8pm Racer Registration Hotel El Cortez
Thursday, March 30, 2017 (Times are PDT)
9am Qualifying SCORE TT, Class 1, TT Spec Private location
Noon-8pm Racer Registration Hotel El Cortez
1pm-8pm Chassis Insp, Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Ck Hotel El Cortez
1pm-5pm Media Registration Hotel El Cortez
6pm-11pm Monster Energy SCORE Kick-off Party Hotel El Cortez
Friday, March 31, 2017 (Times are PDT)
9am-4pm Racer Registration Hotel El Cortez
9am-5pm Media Registration Hotel El Cortez
9am-5pm Volunteer Registration Hacienda Don Jesus
9am-5pm Contingency Row Downtown on the Malecon
9am-6pm Tech Insp/Transponder Ck/Stella3 Install End of Contingency Row-Malecon
6pm Mandatory Aircraft Pilot Safety Meeting Hotel El Cortez
7pm Mandatory Racer Meeting Hotel El Cortez
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Times are PDT)
5:45am-9pm SCORE Media Center Open SECTURE Office-42 Avenida Mar de Cortez
START/FINISH LINE- Malecon in front of Rockodile night club – 271.9-mile race course
6:20am RACE START: MOTORCYCLES/QUADS (subject to change)—
Pro Moto Unltd, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto Ltd, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Moto, SPT Quad
(Start Intervals: all Pro M/C, Pro Quad, SPT M/C, SPT Quad classes start one every 30 seconds)
9am approx RACE STARTCARS/TRUCKS/UTVS (subject to change)—
TT, 1, TT Spec, 2, Hammer Ltd, Hammer Unltd, 10, 8. 1/2-1600, SL, 5, HM, 3000, TL, 7, Pro UTV FI, Pro UTV, Pro UTV Unltd, PT, 5-1600, 3, BC, SF, 7SX, 3700, 1700, SM, 9, 11, PT, SPT Unltd Truck, SPT Buggy, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT UTV
(TT one vehicle every 60 seconds. All other car/truck classes start one every 30 seconds)
TIME LIMIT: All classes have 13.5 hours from time each vehicle starts to complete the course
Sunday, April 2, 2017 (PDT)
9am Posting of official finishers SCORE Stage on the Malecon
10am Awards Celebration SCORE
I can’t get the photos off of my Nokia, but the El Dorado Ranch Beer Fest was fun. A great turnout and they said they sold 100 gallons of beer. We bought tickets for the raffle(s) and didn’t win anything. Bummer. I’m going to ATT tomorrow to see if I can buy a new battery for my Nokia and if I can’t, I’m throwing it in the Sea of Cortez.
By the by, there is a rumor going round that a certain person is organizing 600 pangas to stop the Navy ships. This should be interesting. I’m guessing the person who is organising this, won’t be there. I just hope they aren’t going to protest during the race. There are a lot of locals that are depending on the income from the race and it would be a shame. If you want a place to sit down and see contingency, Sweet Spot will be open and is accepting reservations. Remember, no parking on the Malecon!
Okay, not may photos today, but hopefully, I’ll have some this weekend. I’m starting out with three days a week writing Kat’s Korner and working towards more, so please be patient! Thank you all for your comments on Faceless Book and Kat’s Korner. It’s good to be back. Hasta pronto!