Baja 500 Penalties Busting Chops
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Are the JCR Honda team members a group of super tacticians or just a bunch of cheaters? With the new rule changes, they're both, unfortunately.
The official result sheets are changing rapidly with the enforcing of rule infraction penalties. SCORE-International is laying a heavy hand on the competitors who did not abide by the course deviation and speed limits. Class 22 (Pro Motorcycles) saw a big shake-up with original winners Kendall Norman, Tim Weigand and Quinn Cody getting slapped down to eighth and the other Factory Honda JCR squad of Colton Udall and Jeff Kargola slipping from second to third. Cameron Corfman and his 8x teammates, Craig Smith and Kyle Corfman, reaped the benefits and took the class victory on their Beta 450 RR.
The overall results have yet to be sorted out. For now here’s a link to the official results
that are currently available.
Baja racing was once about getting from Point A to Point B in the least amount of time with basically an anything goes policy. That’s all changed now and creative course selection is no longer a viable part of race strategy – now it’s cheating!
Here’s the original, and now defunct article on the 2009 Baja 500 Results
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