MONSTER Mikes SST Hill Climb October 10-16
SST Hill Climb Kick-Off! ON THE BEACH!
SST Hill Climb SPECIAL!
Interview with the Great Perry McNeil
about Mike Leon and the "Ranch in the Sky", he hand built.
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October 8, 2016
Drive Your Truck ON THE BEACH
!Saturday SPECIAL! ON THE BEACH
First Time Ever in So-Cal USA!
|Off-Road travel trips with BajaSafari.com use Mike's Sky Rancho regularly. (Mike Leon pictured)|
MONSTER Mikes Hill Climb Presents! The First-Ever Hill Climb Race on Legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho To Bring World Class Racers to
Baja Mexico, October 2016!
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By Gary Newsome, Editor
RACE WEEK BLOWS-UP!
Hill Climb Week festivities will start Saturday October 8, ON THE BEACH in SoCal,
the MONSTER Mike's Hill Climb Kick-Off Officially crushes all other events with the First Time Ever, Truck event!
On Sunday October 9, MONSTER Mike's Hill Climb SPECIALS continue with the OFF-ROAD LIVE! Fans ON THE TRAIL! For those who don't cross the border- The San Diego Off-Road Club ROCKS ON THE TRAIL all day Sunday.
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Monday October 10, The Hill Climb launches ONLINE on OFF-ROAD LIVE! from San Diego, The Gateway To Baja-Mexico! 4PM West, 7 East.
In Ensenada, at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge. Racer registration, Media registration and mandatory pre-race meeting will all be held at the Riviera on Wednesday, October 12.
On Wednesday October 12, the daylong, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency/tech festival will run in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Center in Ensenada.
Wednesday night, ONLINE on
MONSTER Mike's GARAGE runs from 5PM to 11PM.
Racers will move out 52 miles east of Ensenada on Hwy 3 in close proximity towards San Felipe Valley and Trinidad where numerous 30’ x 70’ camp spots will await competitors arrival for set up.
Shortly after sunrise Thursday morning October 13, competitors will all have their first opportunity to tackle the course up the challenging hill to Mike’s Sky Rancho. Competitors will have one opportunity to make a practice run.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on class size competitors will be scheduled to make timed race passes up the hill to be scored towards whom is the fastest to Mike’s Peak.
RACERS! SST WANTS YOU!
Racing entries from all across the United States and around Mexico are expected as online registration for the upcoming 1st Annual Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge is underway.
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We'll have "Insider" maps posted and incredible stories of the 'old days' with "Mike" at the ranch and at MIKES-A-GO-GO, in Tijuana!!!
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MONSTER Mike's Sky Ranch MAP
In honor of the 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Rancho, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two, three or four wheeled varieties – to compete in this one of a kind challenging hill climb competition.
The four-day SST racing event will run October 13-16, 2016 with classes ranging from, but not limited to the following vehicle types:
Stadium SUPER Truck
Unlimited Desert Truck Class 1
Class 6100/ Spec TT
V6 Open (Any truck or buggy)
Pro 2wd Truck
Pro 4wd Truck
Open Safari: Rally 2wd or 4wd
Open 4wd (Ultra 4 rules)
Class 8 Heavy Metal
Class 5 Unlimited
Class 5 1600
Class ½ 1600 Buggy
Rally Super Production
Rally Production GT
UTV Stock 1000
United States Auto Club (USAC) officials will score the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge as an elapsed-time event, with teams eligible to make two timed race passes over the course of the weekend. Competitors will also be encouraged to make a practice run on Thursday in preparation for the scored runs beginning on Friday.
A cap of 144 entries is expected at the start line for the first event of it’s kind in Baja Mexico with racers coming from all over the United States and Mexico to participate.
Online registration, by class, for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, is ongoing through the official Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge website. Drivers and co-drivers are also able to download the registration form and email or mail your entry form in if you prefer that method of entering.
Entries will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Late entries after that date and all on-site late entries will be accessed a $200.00 USD late fee added to the original cost.
In addition to drivers and co-drivers filling out the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge registration and submitting payment, all competitors must apply for a United States Auto Club (USAC) SST Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge single event license and provide proof of receipt.
START DRAW DEADLINE
The deadline to enter the race in order to be included in the drawing for starting positions is Saturday, October 1. The drawing, to determine the start order within each class, will be held on Monday, October 3.
When finished, the 31 km race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including natural rollers, water crossings, high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, and cattle guards, all while climbing to the top of Mike’s Sky Rancho at over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the natural beauty Baja California represents.
ABOUT MIKE’S PEAK HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
On-site camping, close proximity to Ensenada (52 miles East on Hwy 3), San Felipe Valley, and Trinidad, and multiple road access to viewing points, mean the race to Mike’s Peak will instantly become a fan and driver favorite. Add to that a Mexican Fiesta under the stars of Baja California each night for all drivers and guests. Rooms and camping at the Ranch will be open to all competitors on a first come, first served basis, and will be part of the entry fee.
ABOUT MIKE’S SKY RANCHO
Mike Leon, an American citizen whose family came from Jalisco, Mexico, had owned a couple of bars in Tijuana, but by the mid-1960s he’d had enough of the demanding grind and began looking for a more pastoral setting. In 1967, he bought several thousand acres under the dark skies and twinkling stars of Baja California’s highest mountains and opened Mike’s Sky Rancho, a guest resort in the high foothills of the San Pedro Mártir. Sitting on a knoll above the San Rafael creek in a picturesque and wooded valley, it’s a steep, brush-covered mountains rise in the background to the pine-covered 7,100-foot summit of Cerro San Matìas, visible off to the east. The crystal-clear San Rafael stream winds through the valley floor and must be forded to reach the ranch.
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