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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Baja Raptor Run 2013 March 5th - 10th

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  1. treypal

    treypal Lord of the Raptors Super Mod Supporting Member

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    The 2013 ICON Vehicle Dynamics Baja Raptor Run
    A Premier Baja Raptor Adventure by Treypal events and Jones' Power Tours.


    We are proud to announce that ICON Vehicle Dynamics is the title Sponsor of the 2013 Baja Raptor Run! It is a great fit, and we are proud to have such a well reputed manufacturer of Raptor parts on board for this event.



    Drivers meeting in Tecate CA Tuesday March 5th 7:00 AM
    Cross the U.S Mexico border at Tecate and we will be on dirt within a half an hour.
    Tuesdays trip will consist of approximately 135 miles of mostly Baja dirt roads.
    This will include ranch roads and portions of the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 race courses.
    Tuesday night we will stay at Mikes Sky Ranch perched on a ridge in the San Pedro Matir
    at around 2700 ft elevation at the end of a 25 mile Raptor Heaven dirt road, the Ranch provides motel style accommodations with home style Dinner and Breakfast.

    Wednesday we will head a different route down the mountain through San Matias pass to the desert floor.
    Weather permitting we will traverse a dry lake bed where (if you choose) You may air out your Raptor and run at terminal velocity.
    Then back on race course through an ever changing play ground of off-road terrain. Our days trip will terminate at luxury
    beach front condos on the Sea of Cortez walking distance from all the attractions of down town San Felipe.
    On your own for dinner in one of Mexico's most renown restaurant rows or bbq with the hosts at the condos.

    Thursday, by Thursday you will know if you are ready for this or not. You may choose to hang in San Felipe and take in the sights
    or grab a panga (mexican fishing boat) and try your luck at fishing. But if you are up for it. We’ll start out the morning at Zoo road and head back out to Moralia Junction and turn south on the graded East Valley road to Rancho Algodones. We’ll wind our way through chase road to Race Mile 203 where we’ll jump on course and take drive through Huatamote Wash. The course pops out with access to the Old Puertocitos road. At this point there are three options: 1) Continue down the race course unguided back to San Felipe, 2) head out to Hwy 5 via chase roads and continue north to San Felipe or 3) take chase roads to Hwy 5, cross over and head to Laguna Percebu for an afternoon cocktail.

    Friday is contingency row on the San Felipe Malicon. This is one of the best fiestas on the Peninsula as racers push their vehicles past the
    sponsors and vendors to Technical inspection. The event lasts all day and Contingency Row is punctuated by taco carts seafood confessions and every oddity San Felipe has to offer.
    Friday night the entire group is invited to an exclusive Baja Racer tradition. The annual Checkers Racing Team Clam Bake brought to you by SDHQ. Local Clams, Shrimp and a full buffet of land based traditional
    Mexican food. Rub elbows with racers and chasers discussing their strategy for tomorrows big event. Help empty the bottomless beer cooler. "One of the best gear head events I have attended".


    Saturday, Race day. If you wish, Up at 0-dark thirty and mount up no lolly gagging. North out of town to KM 159 On Hwy 5 to access the racecourse. We’ll watch the racers come through the long straight whoop section at RM 25. After the racers pass this section we’ll get back of the highway and head south back into San Felipe. We’ll stop for luch at am in town taco stand and then proceed south of town to catch the race again at RM 224, which is where we left off on the Thursday prerun. When the race is over you may choose to make a run for the border or stay for the craziness of the Malecon after race festivities..

    Cost: 800 per truck with Driver and Co-Driver. $400 for additional Co-Drivers. Open to 17 Trucks only due to the logistics involved with the run. Payment in full is required to reserve a spot.

    Registration Registration Page

    Additional Costs: Mexican car insurance available on line atMexican Auto Insurance Online - Baja Bound Mexico Insurance ServicesYou will need $50-$70 per day for fuel.

    What's Included: Mikes Sky Ranch, San Felipe Condos and road food
    (lunch will be provided every day you are on the road. we make huge turkey and roast beef sandwiches on over sized sour dough bread )
    If you have special dietary needs bring what you need. Three experienced guides in Raptors. One diesel and trailer on the highway for recovery and support. T Shirts and Hoodie. Promise of a once in a lifetime adventure.

    Necessary gear:
    Cooler
    VHF mobile radio or hand held + car charger set to or tunable to 151.775 MHZ
    1 or 2 good spare tires, 2nd spare does not need to be mounted.
    Jack & Lug wrench or impact gun.
    Optional folding chair for each person.
    Passport
    First aid kit
    Every vehicle must have stable or preserved emergency food and water. This is Baja and you never know how your day will end. I always carry a bed roll just in case I end up in the weeds.

    Additional fuel containers should not be necessary even for Super Cabs.


    Optional gear:
    GPS
    Off-road lights
    All the suspension money can buy
    Medical air evacuation insurance
    Snatch strap
    Spare everything



    San Felipe Lodging. Condos 1-4 San Felipe Vacation Rentals | San Felipe Rental Homes | Baja San Felipe Condo Rentals


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    Sounds awesome... Too bad I won't be able to go.


    This time....
     
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    Dude this sounds awesome. If it wasn't so close to TRR I would for sure try to go. Sounds like what many would consider a once in a lifetime trip.
     
  4. treypal

    treypal Lord of the Raptors Super Mod Supporting Member

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    The price seems steep, but you're getting 5 nights of lodging for you and codriver. 4 Nights in San Felipe on the beach. Try getting just for lodging for that anywhere else in Mexico on the beach.

    I'd consider this a taste of Baja. I promise once you go, you're going to be hooked.

    Baja Jones, our head guide has probably 100K plus Baja miles, everyone will be in excellent hands.
     
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    Hurm...I so want to be in.
     
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    Damn this looks awesome...I hope I can find a way to squeeze this in with the Mint 400 also being in March.
     
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    Sounds good! Will look at my schedule and see if I can work it out. Patty (gf) loves the clams in Mexico!
     
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    Count us in!!
    San Felipe is an awesome race and an awesome town. Mike sky ranch, Matomi wash and Zoo road are some of the most iconic sections of baja racing.
    The best fish taco's in the world
     
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    Sounds awesome! I wish we could make this.
     
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    Trey, I assume a co-driver is "necessary gear"?

    Will you be driving to Tecate from Corpus on Sunday/Monday? Looks like an 8/9 day adventure if starting in Texas.
     

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