Roger Norman Finishes 3rd Overall in the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000

Roger Norman Iron Man’s Complete 1061 Race Miles

RENO, NV NOVEMBER 23, 2010 - Roger Norman’s Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck finished the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 third overall and in class on Friday November 19, 2010. “Completing the Baja 1000 is always an amazing experience,” said Roger Norman. “We had a good race, our biggest issue was being able to see as we literally lost lights off the truck and battled very heavy fog.” The team of Roger Norman and Lance Clifford completed the 1061 miles in 19:56:27, a very impressive time averaging 53.24 mph.
The Crystal Bay Casino #8 truck sat up on the dirt mound at the Start of the Baja 1000. Proud to be the first truck off the line, Norman Motorsports had fresh air for the first third of the race until they clipped a rock and took a quick three minutes to change the BFGoodrich tire which allowed Gus Vildosola to pass for the lead. As night fell, they realized that the bright Vision X lights had begun to loosen off the lightbars and they had already lost some. While taking a longer pit to locktite and resecure them, Robbie Gordon passed for second. Lacking their bright lights, they had to slow down off competitive race pace to eliminate the risk of not finishing. When they caught Robbie Gordon a while later, they bumped him enough to lose the only two lights that they had working when the front bumper was pushed up into the hood. It woke Gordon up, and it slowed Norman down. They continued on with safety as the main priority and after clipping another rock and a quick tire change, they maintained their position with BJ Baldwin hunting them the rest of the race to the finish line.
Roger Norman did drive solo for the entire race with Lance Clifford as his co-driver. In an interview after the race, Roger confirmed that it was a good decision. “Yes, with all of the pre-running that we did, we were prepared and then come race day we stayed hydrated to keep our concentration. I am glad that I did it, it completes another item on my list of things to do.” Competing in the Baja 1000 has always been rewarding, being able to finish is excellent, but being on the podium as an overall finisher while iron manning is amazing.
The efforts of running a race as prestigious as the Baja 1000 requires dedication from the whole team. Norman Motorsports was successful with an all volunteer team that has an amazing responsibility and successfully executed pit stops to keep the team on pace. Norman Motorsports marketing partners have been a great support including Crystal Bay Casino, BFGoodrich, KMC, Vision X, K&N Filters, Mastercraft, Fire ETC, NEO, CMI, Big Ass Fans, Safety Klean, Cruz Roja, Baja Fools, AutoVac, Fluidyne, Rod End Supply, High Angle Drivelines, Trail Glow, and Galley at the Marina.
The Norman Motorsports team would like to invite everyone to the race shop for a Year End Celebration and Fundraiser for supporting South Bay Community Services Foster Youth of San Diego & the Red Cross of Baja, Cruz Roja Saturday night December 4th in El Cajon, CA. Please see rogernormanracing.com for more information and instructions to RSVP.

For More information on the SCORE Baja 1000: SCORE-International.com
Roger Norman Website: RogerNormanRacing.com
Live Coverage of Baja 1000: RogerNormanRacing.com & pirate4x4.com/trailreports/baja-1000-2010/
Recap of Pre-Running Adventures: rogernormanracing.com/2010-baja-1000-prerunning-adventures-last-updated-wed-oct-20

Next Race:
December 4th Fundraiser at Norman Motorsports Facility in San Diego, CA supporting South Bay Community Services Foster Youth of San Diego & the Red Cross of Baja, Cruz Roja

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Norman Motorsports Partners: Crystal Bay Casino, BFGoodrich, KMC, Vision X, K&N Filters, Mastercraft, Fire ETC, NEO, CMI, Big Ass Fans, Safety Klean, Cruz Roja, Baja Fools, AutoVac, Fluidyne, Rod End Supply, High Angle Drivelines, Trail Glow, Galley at the Marina

Photos and Video Credit: Alton Parker

If you would like more information about this race, wish to schedule an interview, or want to inquire about sponsoring Roger Norman, please call Charlene Bower at 714-394-1716 or email Charlene at charlene@bowermedia.com




SCORE OFFICIAL RESULTS
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)-- 1. Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Mexico, Ford F-150, 19:00:04 (55.87 miles per hour); 2. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 19:22:22; 3. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150, 19:56:27; 4. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas/Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 19:57:20; 5. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 20:08:04; 6. Troy Herbst/Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram1500, 20.49:39; 7. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Will Staats, Valencia, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:54:18; 8. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 21:10;11; 9. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif./John Swift, Santa Ynez, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 21.13:14; 10. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 21:15:03; 11. Robbie Pierce/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150; 21:25:08; 12. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 21:30:39; 13. Adam Householder/Terry Householder, Orange, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 22:02:06; 14. Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb./Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 22.02:48; 15. Rob Bruce, Sublimity, Ore./Mark Witte, Silverton, Ore., Chevy Silverado, 23:35:09; 16. Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz./Billy Cartwright, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 25:11:54; 17. Dave Crinklaw, Reedley, Calif./Mike Thurlow, Kingsburg, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 25:37:48; 18. Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif./Jay Manning, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/Jason Batulis, Tustin, Calif., Chevy 1500, 26:09:02; 19. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Cody Stuart/Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif./Pat Dean, Las Vegas, GMC Sierra, 27:12:44; 20. Andy McMillin, San Diego/Scott McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150, 27:17:15; 21. Gary Magness/Devin Housh, Desert Hot Springs, Calif./Steve Knudson, Denver, Ford F-150, 27:53:36; 22. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz./Bill Hernquist, Las Mesa, Calif./Ramsey El Wardani, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford F-150, 28:45:25; 23. Scott Steinberger, Signal Hill, Calif./Dave Sykes, Del Mar, Calif., Ford F-150, 29:12:17; 24. Josh Hall/Chad Hall/Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., Chevy Silverado, 32.51:04; 25. Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Shane Pavolka, Vail, Colo., Dodge Ram1500; 44:12:42.
(32 Starters, 25 Finishers)

Pro Cars & Trucks
Top Overall Finishers
1. Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Mexico, Ford F-150, 19:00:04 (55.87 miles per hour) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
2. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 19:22:22 (54.80 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
3. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150, 19:56:27 (53.24 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
4. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas/Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 19:57:20 (53.20 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
5. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 20:08:04 (52.73 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
6. Steve Appleton/Chris Appleton, Boise, Idaho, Jimco-Chevy, 20.32:18 (51.69 mph) (Class 1)
7. Troy Herbst/Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram1500, 20.49:39 (50.97 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
8. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas/Will Staats, Valencia, Calif., Ford F-150, 20:54:18 (50.78 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
9. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 21:10:11 (50.15 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)
10. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif./John Swift, Santa Ynez, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 21.13:14 (50.03 mph) (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK)

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