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Old 05-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #991
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I am super sad and very sorry for Jimmy's wife, family and friends.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #992
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The harsh reality of racing.

Our deepest condolences to Jimmy's family and friends.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #993
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Very sad to hear. Condolences to Jimmy's family and friends. RIP Jimmy
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #994
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Nerf a bike- get a 4 hour penalty

John Volkman (#13) got punted off his Husaberg 10 miles north of San Juanico-

5. Behavior
5.1. Contact between vehicles including nerfing, bumping and pushing, intentional or accidental, is strictly prohibited in NORRA and is subject to penalties from 4 hours up to disqualification and/or suspension.


So let's get this straight: Butch Jenson's 4500 lb. (#462) "Alumi Craft Grande" powered by a 600HP REDLINE PERFOMANCE LS7 motor "nerfs" John Volkman off his Husaberg FE 570 from 5th gear to dirt and gets:

Wait for it....

ONLY THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE PENALTY????

Putting this into perspective:


A 254lb bike gets punted by a 4500 LB pre-runner producing a minimum 600HP motor. This is clearly a recklessness display of unsafe behavior. But the organizer gives the minimum possible penalty and allows the vehicle and its drivers to continue in the rally?

Volkman and his team have followed protocol and filed a timely incident report.

Will NORRA do the right thing….We will know in approximately 30 minutes from now
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #995
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Unbelievable. I am so sad to hear this. Terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers will be for his family.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #996
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NORRA did the right thing... Butch Jensen is DQ'd from the rally for hitting a fellow competitor on the course. Good job NORRA officials!

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John Volkman (#13) got punted off his Husaberg 10 miles north of San Juanico-

5. Behavior
5.1. Contact between vehicles including nerfing, bumping and pushing, intentional or accidental, is strictly prohibited in NORRA and is subject to penalties from 4 hours up to disqualification and/or suspension.


So let's get this straight: Butch Jenson's 4500 lb. (#462) "Alumi Craft Grande" powered by a 600HP REDLINE PERFOMANCE LS7 motor "nerfs" John Volkman off his Husaberg FE 570 from 5th gear to dirt and gets:

Wait for it....

ONLY THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE PENALTY????

Putting this into perspective:


A 254lb bike gets punted by a 4500 LB pre-runner producing a minimum 600HP motor. This is clearly a recklessness display of unsafe behavior. But the organizer gives the minimum possible penalty and allows the vehicle and its drivers to continue in the rally?

Volkman and his team have followed protocol and filed a timely incident report.

Will NORRA do the right thing….We will know in approximately 30 minutes from now
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #997
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^^^^^ You know, the "Psychology of Horsepower" makes many people do dumb shit. I see it all the time in BAJA before and during races when rich punks and poor souls rev their engines up, blitz through towns at speed and think they are heros. No, they are F-KING zeros.

Half the people who come south to BAJA have absolutely no business doing so. They don't learn the culture and are frowned upon with pity.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #998
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Half the people who come south to BAJA have absolutely no business doing so. They don't learn the culture and frowned upon with pity.[/QUOTE]

Being a forty+ year veteran of BAJA this is a extremely valid and true statement......
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #999
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The Mexican 1000 Rally Winners;
Justin Morgan (L) takes the OA win and Gerardo Nino Rojas getting 2nd.The team of Mike Nardi, Tim Gomez and Chris Brown (pictured R) getting third.
Still waiting for more class results as we are on the HWY driving south to lands end. Congrats to all the competitors.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #1000
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Any word on who hit Jimmy and the circumstances?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #1001
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Any word on who hit Jimmy and the circumstances?
Jimmy's was a single vehicle incident. He hit a concrete culvert crossing a "vado" washout. It was a "step-up" / ditch, one of several in that area.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #1002
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^^^^^ you know, the "psychology of horsepower" makes many people do dumb shit. I see it all the time in baja before and during races when rich punks and poor souls rev their engines up, blitz through towns at speed and think they are heros. No, they are f-king zeros.

Half the people who come south to baja have absolutely no business doing so. They don't learn the culture and are frowned upon with pity.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #1003
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Very sorry to hear the sad news...
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #1004
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Jimmy's was a single vehicle incident. He hit a concrete culvert crossing a "vado" washout. It was a "step-up" / ditch, one of several in that area.
I'm sorry I don't know what happened. I wasn't there. I hope Jimmy's family and friends can find peace.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #1005
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Any word on who hit Jimmy and the circumstances?
This is the word I received from his teammate Ken:

Jimmy stopped on course (reason unknown) and there was a buggy right behind him and he couldn't stop. The buggy hit Jim and broke his femur and dislocated his hip. Buddy Feldcamp (who is a surgeon) was the first on scene. Jimmy died in Buddy's arms peacefully.


Jimmy pitted for our 2010 and 2011 Baja 1000 teams. I camped with he and his family at Pete's camp. He was a genuine stand up guy who would give you the shirt off his back, his last drink of water and try to find you more. He loved life to it's fullest.... he was a jokester and would make anyone laugh. Jimmy was very mechanically inclined and could improvise with the best of them.

In 2011 he helped our 2x team by pitting and chasing for Ken Wortman. When our main race lights showed up at the wrong location, Jimmy strapped the race lights to his chest with a tie down and rode 40 miles on a stock 450x headlight to get our best light to the next pit so that his rider would have the best light for his section.

Jimmy was a great friend but an even greater husband and farther. I know his wife and son will forever miss him.... I have the greatest respect Dawna who stated earlier that Jimmy was doing what loved when he passed.

Dawna we will always be here for you. Don't ever hesitate to call on us for anything.

RIP Jimmy... you will be missed!
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