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Christys ATV Racing

ATV Team Christy Wins The 2008 SCORE Baja 1000!

All 5 members of the Christy squad embarking on a final pre-run. Riders: (from left) Steve Abrego Jeremy Sanchez Dave Scott Jason Wade Craig Christy
All 5 members of the Christy squad embarking on a final pre-run. Riders: (from left) Steve Abrego Jeremy Sanchez Dave Scott Jason Wade Craig Christy

Craig Christy on the gas in Ojos Negros.
Craig Christy on the gas in Ojos Negros.

The 41st running of the SCORE Baja 1000 has concluded. "347 teams started the race making up" an armada of Trucks, Buggies, Motorcycles and" ATV's. After almost 17 hours of non-stop action, "Christy" took their 101A race machine to a decisive victory in the hotly contested PRO ATV Class 24. " The 5 rider team was propelled to first place aboard a purpose-built "Duncan Racing" /  "Honda"TRX-450R. "

So many desert races are lonely marathons against the clock, "that" was not the case" at this event. "Within the first 100 miles it was clear that" Christy's only" competition would be the 103A bike of" Tom Wright II, Andy "YMA" Lagzdins and Jim Stack. They brought their "A-Game" from the" east coast of America to the northern chunk of Baja, California. "

The two teams held the top positions well into the night. "Disaster" almost materialized in the form of a loose electrical connector on the "Christy" Bike. "As fate would have it, "lead mechanic Leonard Duncan was on scene and together with the help of riders Dave Scott and Jeremy Sanchez they diagnosed and repaired" the issue." The unexpected downtime had dropped the" Christy" effort to 3rd place.!The riders job was clear: "Put the team back in first place". "Two things stood in the way of a victory," the seemingly endless San Felipe "whoops" and the waning daylight. "Steve Abrego made quick work recapturing the penultimate position from sneaky 102A and Dave Scott rocketed back to the top spot through the aforementioned "whoops". "Enough of a gap had been created by race mile 400 that the chase team, fueled by Rockstar Energy Drink, took a moment to install new tires."The tire change got rid of a nasty vibration that had plagued the riders since Abrego's rocky section earlier in the day." Jeremy Sanchez took over" and used the fresh rubber and his night" riding expertise to further the lead to 17 minutes. "Speed-Demon Jason Wade hopped on the bike at Valle De Trinidad and gave the bike's!5th"gear a real work out. "Jason had focused his prerunning time in this section at night and was very much at home passing bikes at a breakneck pace. "His confidence was briefly" rattled when" he tagged a "Booby Trap" at race mile 524!

With 103A still hot on his heels, Jason handed the bike off to Team Principal, Craig Christy for the final 70 miles. "Moments after leaving Santo Tomas, Craig was alerted via radio that the lead trophy truck was 15 minutes behind and closing fast." Craig was now riding to not only keep 1st place but also to stay ahead of the truck and it's pace slowing dust. "With at least three 800 horsepower / 4 ton trophy tucks breathing down his neck, Craig kept the hammer down! "The first two trucks passed 101A on a paved section, and the 3rd truck was not able to reel the quad in through the final more technical "section before the finish line. "16 hours and 57 minutes after the start, "Christy" had crossed the checkered flag in 1st place! "Craig's final push had broken 103A's resolve and "an hour" would pass before they reached the podium in 2nd place. "

The Christy Team is supported by:

Duncan Racing International Fat Boy 4
Instinct Charter Boats Cycle Gear
Rockstar Energy Drink PWR Performance Products

2008 SCORE Baja 1000 Class 24 results:

  1. "Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./ Steve Abrego, Covina, Calif./David Scott, Belen, N.M./Jeremy Sanchez, Belen, N.M./Jason Wade, Austin Texas. Duncan/Honda TRX450R, 16:57:53 (37.22 mph);"
  2. Tom Wright II, Tabernacle, N.J./Andy Lagzdins, Baltimore/Jim Stack, Quarryville, Pa., Honda TRX450R, 17:51:51;"
  3. "Sergio Alvarado/Gary Gonzales/Bilgerto Perez/Angel Martin, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 19:03:57;"
  4. "Rob Ransford, Downers Grove, Ill./Mike Rodgers, Brooksville, Fla./David Bailey, Spring Hill, Fla., Honda TRX450X, 19:50:37;"
  5. "Benjamin Lopez Jr., San Ysidro, Calif./Jesus Lopez, San Diego/Miguel Arellano, San Ysidro/Marco Marruio, Chula Vista, Calif./Jesus Monguia, San Ysidro, Honda TRX450R, 21:10:40;"
  6. Shawn Robins/Matt Remesz/Clayton Hurlbert/Rocky Glasgo/Eric Bremer, Canada, Honda TRX450R, 21:22:38

(8 Starters, 6 Finishers)

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