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Posted on Nov 18, 2005, 11:34

RM 80. Photograph by Edgar Vindiola

Post Race Quote from Robby Gordon
I’m disappointed with our finish. Obviously we came to win but we had a couple of issues with the shocks. It’s the same rebuilt shock package we raced and won with at the 500. It was a simple problem with some undersized threads. It won’t be an issue in the future.

What I’m not disappointed in is how our team performed. My guys prepped an awesome truck. Nothing fell off and nothing broke. Aside from the shock issue the truckran flawlessly and the Menard motor was very good.

It was my first race with Toyo Tires and they were great. They had plenty of grip and the reliability was there which is very reassuring with us headed to Dakar. I really wanted to give them a Baja victory. We’ll see what we can do for them in a month and a half.

I’m going to get some sleep and then I’ll be off to Homestead.”

Results Robby Gordon finished 14th in the Trophy Truck division crossing the finish line at 5:06 a.m. Bob Shepard led the trucks to the line while Larry Roeseler won the overall in a class one car. Gordon averaged 34.944 mph for the 708 mile race. The team suffered two broken shocks. Gordon was out on course for 20h:17m. The winning Trophy Truck time was 15h:48m.

1:50 a.m. TG2 reports that Team Gordon completed their final pit stop at race mile 540.

12:25 a.m. Reported #105 Herbst is first 4-wheel vehicle through Ojos Negros race mile 675.

12:03 a.m. TG1 reported that Robby cleared race mile 480 and is “On the Gas”.

11:55 p.m. TG2 reports race truck through race mile 473

11:00 p.m. TG2 Chase Vehicle reports that Robby has cleared race mile 443.

9:55 p.m. Trophy Truck #80 has cleared check point #6 @ race mile 575.

9:31 p.m. It was reported that Robby has cleared Check Point #4.

9:05 p.m. The first Trophy Truck #80 Chad Ragland just passed through race mile 530.

8:46 p.m. The shock has been repaired and is back on course at RM 335. The next pit is at RM390 and the truck will be evaluated once it arrives.

5:54 p.m. TG2 Chase vehicle is is enroute to RM300 with another shock. Apparently Robby has suffered another broken shock (not the same one as before)

5:03 p.m. Hearing thatRagland in the No. 80 TT has just cleared check point four at RM390.6.

4:58 p.m. The next check point is at RM335.7. With the adjusted time it is estimated that the No. 83is in 13th place in the Trophy Truck Class. Withalmost 500 miles left (from RM240) and a 46 minute deficit to the race leader the race is far from over…

4:18 p.m. At the first Team Gordon pit (second fueling and RM240) TG4 chase reported Robby and co-driver Greg Tillwere the 23rd vehicle on the road. Here’s how the came through:

80 2:23 p.m.
82 2:26
19 2:29
28 2:31
86 2:32
27 2:33
76 2:36
38 2:38
103 2:38
12 2:40
105 2:44
3 2:45
51 2:46
4 2:46
104 2:49
110 2:52
115 3:01
117 3:01
116 3:03
83 3:16

4:00 p.m. Report coming in that Robby has cleared RM285 at Matomi Wash.

3:00 p.m. TG1 is reporting the race truck is back out on course.

2:26 p.m. Both TG1 and TG2 chase vehicles are in route to the race truck which has broken a shock between RM220 and R225.

1:42 p.m. TT’s No. 82 and 4 have cleared check point two.

1:35 p.m. PST Paul Menard ended up ninth on the speed sheet after the first NEXTEL Cup practice. Topping the list was Ryan Newman with alap of 30.770 seconds. Menard ran a 31.277.

1:29 p.m. PST Tim Herbst in the No. 19 TT was the first truck through check point two. We should have updates pretty soon on the No. 83.

1:05 p.m. PST Paul Menard in the No. 7 Chevy is 5th fast 30 minutes into NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice in Homestead.

12:58 p.m. PST Boobytraps have been reported at RM31 and RM231.

12:41 p.m. PST Weatherman has reported the first trophy truck through RM148. No word on who it was.

12:02 p.m. PST The next check point is at RM199.1. Gordon started the day 22 minutes behind the lead truck of Tim Herbst who arrived at check point one at 11:11 a.m. PST. Gordon crossed check point one approximately 11:30 a.m. which would put him19 minutes behind the leader on the course…

11:31 a.m. PST Gordon has crossed checkpoint one in the 15th position on course (not adjusted for interval starting times) They came through in the following order:

19 Tim herbst
27 Matt Scaroni
28 Alan Pfueger
4 Gus Vildosola
86 Josh Baldwin
82 Bob Shepard
26 Chris Robinson
12 Brian Collins
14 Ikuo Hanawa
1 Jason Baldwin
80 Chad Ragland
51 Kory Scheeler
38 Garron Cadiente
7 Scott Steinberger
83 Robby Gordon

11:23 a.m. PST TG1 reports race truck through RM74.34. All is well.

11:19 a.m. PST Trophy Truck (TT) No. 9 is reported downat RM55 with a broken axel. The No. 9 is being raced by Darren Skilton who will be Robby’s co-driver in Dakar.

11:11 a.m. PST Trophy Truck No. 19 has cleared the first checkpoint at RM83.8. The No. 19 is driven by Tim Herbst and was the first truck off the line – 23 positions ahead of Gordon.

10:58 a.m. PST Team Gordon Chase 1 (TG1) just reported that the race truck was through race mile 55. No word on positon… yet! Check point 1 is at RM83.8

10:50 a.m. PST Speaking of weather, the forcast for Ensenada, Mexico is sunny with highs around 80 degrees. The lows will dip down to around 50 degrees by midnight – about the time the race will end.

10:46 a.m. PST A light rain is interupting NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice at Homestead where Paul Menard will practice and qualify the No. 7 Jim Beam Chevrolet.

10:43 a.m. PST Trophy Truck No. 17 driven by Carl Renezeder is reported out of the race at race maker 30

10:28 a.m. PST The Red Bull Trophy Truck has cleared Ojos Negros appoximately 34 miles into the race

10:15 a.m. PST Gordon is out on the course and is through race mile 20 and all is well.

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9:30 a.m. PST First trophy truck is off the line.

8:57 a.m.Robby Gordon, driving his Red Bull Trophy Truck drew the 24th starting spot in SCORE’s 2005 Baja 1000. Gordon is estimated to start at 9:54 PST. Stay tuned

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