5x Honda out after collision with vehicle on course
With a lot of help from his friends Max Eddy Jr, Ian Young and Justin Morgan, Ricky Brabec got the win in the 2015 Baja 500 even though he was not there. The team riding on the factory-supported No. 1x THR Motorsports Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F won the overall motorcycle and Unlimited motorcycle class winning team after being the eighth motorcycle off the starting line early Saturday morning.
With a one-race excused absence rule in SCORE, Brabec still earned the season points as the defending SCORE Unlimited class champion and saw his team when this race for the second straight year. With teammates Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif., Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif. and Justin Morgan handling the riding, Brabec’s team finished the race in 10:09:55, averaging 50.23. mph to win for the first time in three SCORE races this year.
Morgan was riding early in the race when he passed leader Justin Jones, Murrieta, Calif., co-rider for Colton Udall the rider of record for the No. 5x Ox Motorsports Honda CRF450X. Jones had been injured in an accident at race-mile 92. With the 5x motorcycle unable to continue the race, Jones was transported back to the United States with a possible broken pelvis ( or dislocated hip).
PRO MOTORCYCLE RESULTS
UNLIMITED M/C (450cc or more)—1. Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif. (rider of record–Ricky Brabec, Hesperia, Calif.)/Justin Morgan, El Cajon, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F, 10:09:55 (50.23 mph); 2. Raul Hernandez/Rodolfo Patron/Miguel Munoz/Larry Serna/Tijuana, Mexico/Ricardo Munoz, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM 450XCW, 10:42:02; 3. Dustin McCarthy, El Cajon, Calif./Gavin McCarthy/Lance Lewis, Honda CRF450X, 10:55:30; 4. Scott Myers/Damon Myers, Menifee, Calif./Chris Ridgway, Apple Valley, Calif./Kreg McCoy, Murrieta, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:05:26; 5. Nicholas Gust, Pescadero, Calif./Don Campbell, Daly City, Calif./Freddy Poli, San Mateo, Calif., KTM 450XCF, 11:45:00; 6. Jon Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Ricky De La Pena, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Austin Miller, Paul Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:12:77; 7. Jose Carrasco, Playas de Rosarito, Mexico, Jordan Velasco/William Elam, Sahuarita, Ariz./Luke Johnson, Wildomar, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:39:13; 8. CR Gittere, Stanley, N.C., Honda CRF450X, 15:55:04. (10 Starters, 8 Finishers)