We are a team of east coast riders from North Carolina
who are going to compete for the first time in the Baja
1000. While desert racing will be a new experience for
all of us, most of us have ridden motorcycles our whole
lives. All of us compete in hare scramble races in our
region. Some of us have motocross backgrounds and some
of us have road racing experience.
left to right - Elmer Macopson, George
Yount, Jeff Elkins,
Mitch Truett, Todd Bennick (sponsor), Marc Hyatt
Todd Bennick, owner and operator of Bennick Grading,
has stepped up to finance a major portion of our racing
expenses, in addition to the many others who have contributed
(please check our sponsors page to see these and be sure
to use them when you can since they support our sport).
Bennick is no stranger to racing. In the early 90's he was
a top 10 rider in the Supercross East Series. He now races
selected events, but spends most of his time sharing his
faith through an MX Freestyle Exhibition.
Check out Todd's freestyle at
not riding, Todd is busy running and operating Bennick
Grading. 828.442.2273, which offers shoreline stabilization
by barge for Lake James Marine Construction. Read more at
Baja 1000 is the longest (1000 miles, or over 1600
km) and, according to some, also the hardest off road
race ever. It takes place on Mexico's Baja California
Peninsula during a full moon to aid the racers. The
competition was officially started in 1967 (it had
previously been the site of informal dirt bike racing),
and originally went from Tijuana, Baja California,
to La Paz, Baja California Sur. Now it starts from
Ensenada, some 40 km to the south. It is usually held
the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated
in the United States.
For more Baja race information go here...