In the motorcycle action Colton Udall of Oceanside, Calif., was the overall two-wheel vehicle winner for the second straight SCORE race, riding solo to victory in the Pro Unlimited class, finishing the race in an elapsed-time of 7:41:38 (55.18mph) on the No. 5x Ox Motorsports Honda CRF450X. His Ox Motorsports teammate Mark Samuels, of Yucca Valley, Calif., was runner-up for the second consecutive race on another privateer Honda CRF450X in 8:08:04 (52.19mph).
Udall said afterwards, “I iron-manned this race and that’s the biggest milestone for me. This Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 was an awesome experience but I wish I had a helicopter because there was a lot of scary stuff out there. One exciting moment in the race for me was when Justin Morgan (Ricky Brabec No. 1x co-rider) and I were racing just after La Paz (approximately race mile 160) and we battled back and forth and we both had the bikes wide open. It was a battle for the power of the dust. I’m happy that I’m here and I didn’t put the bike on the ground once. We used a different strategy for this race by using a four-gallon tank that is nearly a gallon bigger than our normal race tank.”
“When you are starting in Cabo it is a different game because it is harder to stay focused because it is a party town. I love it down here. There was a lot of the terrain similar to races starting in Ensenada but not so many whoops and the course is very fast. I’m holding the bike wide open a lot down here.”
“I really like the fact that SCORE races are being televised because that is huge for our race team. We are running this race team on heart and that is pretty much all. We have some key sponsors like our new deal with Michelin Tire that are getting the job done but it is a lot of work and a huge investment that I hope will pay off in the end.”
OPEN M/C (450cc or more)—1. Colton Udall, Oceanside, Calif./Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ray Dal Soglio, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 7:42:58 (55.18 mph); 2. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Colton Udall, Oceanside, Calif./Ray Dal Soglio, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 8:09:24. (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Kevin Murphy, Camarillo, Calif./Morgan Crawford, Cedar Hill, Texas, Honda CRF450X, 9:06:29 (47.46 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Collie Potter, Las Vegas/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Dave Glass, Menifee, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:43:19 (50.22 mph); 2. Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Chad Thornton, Farmington, N.M./Paul Luce/Tim Fitzpatrick, Albuquerque, N.M., Alan Cameron, Reno, Nev.,KTM 500XCW, 9:00:40. (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)