Informed at the next pit that he was in first, Udall couldn’t
believe it since he didn’t remember passing Caselli.
Udall had an uneventful ride back to Ensenada where
he gave the bike to Weigand, who rode the final few hundred yards to the checkered flag in order to earn points.
(The rider/driver of record [RoR] must either start or finish
the race in order to earn points, according to the rules. It
doesn’t matter how far he or she rides, the RoR must simply cross the start or finish line.)
So, Honda kept its Baja 1000 win streak intact, swept
all three SCORE races for the championship and kept that
cherished 1X plate yet again, though celebrating was the
farthest thing from anyone’s mind that day. JCR goes into
2014 with an even bigger target on its back—minus one of
the top guns aiming for it. o
Ulises Fiero stands with the unofficial KTM B team machine
that was said to be what the factory will use in 2014 with its
fuel-injected engine. After the Caselli incident, KTM reportedly
pulled the team, which had led with Fiero joined by teammates
Robert Underwood and Eric Yorba.
The winning JCR Honda Team were pumped with the win, but
all were tight with Kurt so the celebration definitely had a dark
cloud hovering above it.
The THR Kawasaki
the entire event
with fuel drama
and a big crash by