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MotoX Nutrition

Team MXN Baja 1000 Pre-Race Report

Team MXN Baja 1000 ATV

Washougal,WA.- (11/16/2010) After months of preparation, training, and planning Team Moto X Nutrition Pro Caliber are ready for SCORE’s biggest challenge: the Baja 1000. Riders Brandon Brown, Kenny Sanford, Jorie Williams, Mike Kelley, Mike Bender, & Nick Nelson will head down to Mexico with family and friends to begin pre-running and final preparations before the race next week. This year’s race brings extra challenges being a point-to-point race from Ensenada to La Paz and boasting of racers from 15 countries and more than 30 states. SCORE anticipates over 250,000 spectators for this world-famous event, and Team Moto X Nutrition Pro Caliber doesn’t want to disappoint.

“Testing went really well,” Team Coordinator Brandon Brown said, “We’ve been training hard with help from Christian and Jeremy at Moto X Nutrition and Universal Human Athletics. Our bike is solid with the diligent work from Kenny at S&S Motorsports and we’ve had a successful season so far, so I’m looking forward to this race.” Currently, Team Moto X Nutrition Pro Caliber is leading Class 24 in points and drew 2nd off the line for the 1000. “A good draw for starting position is key,” explained Brandon, and even though they have had less than desirable starts earlier in the year they have finished strong with a win at the San Felipe 250 and 2nd at the Baja 500. The team is optimistic going into the 1000 with a solid points lead!

Chief mechanic Kenny Sanford of S&S Motorsports in Puyallup, Washington pulled doubled duty at the 500 by pitting for the team and also riding a section of the course. Kenny again will put in work pitting for the riders, riding a section and was responsible for the build of the 1000 bike. “The bike is just amazing this year. Kenny’s worked really hard and I’m expecting the bike to perform as well as it did in testing, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t, ” Brandon said. Provided by Pro Caliber Motorsports in Vancouver, Washington, their weapon of choice is a TRX450R. “It’s a very detailed build with hours and hours spent making sure every part fits and functions. We are required to finish 1000-plus miles, and we put together a bike that’s fully capable of finishing in front, which is where we all hope to see it at the end of the race!” Kenny said.

This year’s historic 43rd anniversary race takes place November 16th through the 20th. The motorcycles and ATVs will start leaving the line at 6:30AM on Thursday, November 18th. Tech inspection and pre-race festivities will take place the day before on the 17th. It is the first time since 2006 that the race has finished in La Paz, and only half of the racers finished that year, so fans and racers can expect attrition to play a major part in how contenders will finish this year. It makes preparations much more vital. When asked about the preparations, Brandon Brown said, “Racing such a long distance is much different than on a small track with a designated pitting area in the same spot and the same terrain lap after lap where you have parts ready and waiting. When you are out in the desert, alone, with nothing but you, the bike, and whatever terrain and weather comes along, you really have to step your focus up and push hard to persevere. There are a lot of things that can get you in the desert, and we’ve worked really hard to make sure that it’s not ourselves or the machine.” Christian from Moto X Nutrition described the team’s fitness program, “We have designed a program that is tough and designed to push them physically and mentally, and the Baja demands both, which will help these guys use 100% of their talent all the way to the checkered flag.” Christian’s extensive knowledge of fitness, nutrition, and experience riding a quad should help give Team Moto X Nutrition Pro Caliber a clear advantage on the race course.

Last year the team finished with a 2nd place for the season after having poor luck at the 1000 which put them at a points disadvantage at the series end. As any desert racer can tell you, anything can happen in Baja. For Team Moto X Nutrition Pro Caliber, “anything” is going to be pouring every last ounce of determination and heart into this final race. This is the team’s blood and sweat making their 2010 SCORE season come together.

The bike built for the 1000 is graced with parts from Texeira Tech, Fox Racing Shox, Precision Racing products, Maxxis, HMF, HiPer, Tire Balls, Quadtech, Blingstar, Fullbore Innovations, PWR, IMS, Rekluse, Spider Grips, Maxima, UNI, Powermadd, Wiseco, Crower Performance, UPP, Trail Tech, custom fabrication from Hot Rod Fabrication, and of course, S&S Motorsports. The riders will be graced with gear from Klim & Scott, and training from Moto X Nutrition and Universal Human Athletics, and the team received support from Water Well Developing, Team Money$hot, & Kelley Blocks. Look for the 102A in the dirt and at the finish in this year’s Baja 1000, or follow them on Facebook.


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