San Felipe 250

 

The factory racing always looks forward to March’s San Felipe race.  It’s about a two-hour drive from Mexicali at the top of the Sea of Cortez.  San Felipe is a sleepy fishing village that comes alive each March for the Score-International San Felipe 250 this year was no exception.  The San Felipe course is notorious as the roughest course all season.  It has miles and miles of whoops the road turns into 3 foot high rolling waves of sand. 

 

A high light of the March 13-15 race was contingency/technical inspection along the malecon with the ocean along the side.  The factory racing was able to complete the 232-mile course in 6:25:13 to place 3rd in class 7 with an average speed of 36 mph.  Time was wasted when the shocks overheated due to the roughness of the course.  They broke a clevis bolt that holds the tie down straps, which was welded at the pits.  They also had a flat tire near the end of the race wasting a small amount of time.  Dan Chamlee drove the entire race while Amy Tate was his Co-driver.  Support was given by Laurie Chamlee, Thomas Chamlee, Jake Spear, David Owens, AJ Denunzio.  The team is now preparing for June’s Baja 500.

 

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