Ensenada, Mexico - Reid Nordin of Team Green Kawasaki and co-driver Hans Waage crossed the finish line in first place in car #1803 at the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Nordin/Waage were driving a Kawasaki Teryx built by DragonFire Racing and crossed the finish line with a time of 18:23:42.
"The DragonFire Racing Teryx ran great," said Reid Nordin from Team Green Kawasaki. "We had our share of flats and one problem with a rear upright, but other that that the car ran flawless. And the course was really torn up by the time we ran. I pre-ran a good portion of the course, but it didn't really help because we were about the 200th vehicle to start the race. The ruts and whoops were deep by the time we rolled though."
With four UTVs officially starting the race, only two crossed the finish line in the alotted 20-hour time limit. The only other UTV to finish was Thomas Graves in Yamaha Rhino #1804.
Round three of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series and the second-oldest desert race in the world, featured 267 starters competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs. The 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500 course was 432.51 miles long and started and ended in Ensenada.
Round 4 of the 2009 SCORE Desert Series will be the 14th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 on Sept. 11-13 in Primm, Nevada.
For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at 818.225.8402 or visit their website at www.score-international.com.