SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Several local off-road motorcycle racers placed high in the San Felipe 250, an off-road event staged this past weekend in the northern part of Baja California.
Robert Oborne and Bill Cragger, both of Bend, were part of a three-man team that finished first in the Pro Motorcycles Class 60 (riders age 60 and older), riding a KTM 450XCW. Their time on the 253-mile desert course was 8 hours, 28 minutes, 49 seconds. Oborne and Cragger each rode 84 miles.
In the Sportsman Motorcycle division (450cc or less), Kurt Vanderpool, Shawn Hohman and Chris Sanden, all of Bend, placed fifth out of 12 finishers in a Honda CRF450X. Their finishing time was 6:06:33 on a 215-mile course, each riding approximately 72 miles.
The race, which started and finished in San Felipe, included 250 starters and 176 finishers. Competitors represented 23 U.S. states and 12 countries.
The San Felipe 250 is one of three races on this year’s SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series. Other races in the series include the Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, May 31-June 2, and the Baja 1000, also in Ensenada, Nov. 14-17.
For more information, visit score-international.com.
—Bulletin staff report