El Rey de Las Bajas Driver Email 3

It’s almost time!

We can almost taste the tacos! Some drivers have already begun to arrive, as well as many of the ULTRA4 core team. This is going to be a GREAT race in a town that’s excited to have us. This email is going out to all drivers who were register by the end of day May 8, 2021. 

Please share with your crew chiefs and co-drivers as you see fit.

Wrist band pick up will be at Pete’s Camp Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 PM – 8 PM. After Thursday, the crew will be out at the course. Please try to pick up your driver, co-driver, and pit crew bands during these hours. If you haven’t ordered pit crew Hot Pit Passes, please do so at www.ultra4racing.com/tickets. This also goes for media check in and passes.

VP Racing Fuel truck will be at Pete’s Camp on Thursday from 12 PM – 5 PM and Friday from 8 AM – 3 PM for race fuel pickup if you ordered fuel. You should have also received and email from VP confirming this.

Course Maps will be available to download starting Tuesday. A link will be sent to the drivers on this email (basically all registered drivers). PCI Race Radios will be onsite May 13 – 15th as well for onsite transfer.

Schedule reminders
Qualifying starts at 4 PM on Friday (by class 4600, 4900, 4500, 4800, 4400)

Gather at the start finish line at 6:30 PM for the 7 PM parade down the Malecon on Friday night. Please see the map below for points of interest (such as Pete’s Camp and where the Melacon are in relation to the race course.)

The 4400 class will be doing a Power Hour

The 10 drivers in 4400 Power Hour (based on National Points after KOH and 2 regional races) are:

10 James Mahoney
9 Levi Shirley
8 Shannon Campbell
7 Bailey Campbell
6 Vaughn Gittin Jr
5 Jason Scherer
4 Raul Gomez
3 JP Gomez
2 John Grounds
1 Bailey Cole

CRB review board members are being contacted (after a random drawing of 2 per class, plus an alternate per class). After each has been contacted, the full list will be posted onsite at checkin.

Driver meeting recording from Wednesday, May 5th can be viewed here if you missed the meeting or need a refresher: https://youtu.be/V-9UxW6sJMA


(a request: if you plan to cross with a group Wednesday or Thursday, please send me an email at alan@ultra4racing.com so I can make sure we have a list of everyone with each group who is planning to cross on which day)
The city and CODE OFF ROAD will be supplying a couple of courtesy escorts from the border to San Felipe on specific dates and hours, we recommend racers set up a rendezvous point in the US and drive up to the border as a group, this way we can expedite the border crossing, have a city official or race volunteer help at the border and have and escort/guide all the way to San Felipe.

All though caravans are suggested they are not required, any ULTRA4 race car, chase truck or team can cross the border at any time and should have no issues getting across the border and to San Felipe.

The caravan estimated days and times of departure from the US will be:

PLACE: Walmart parking lot at 2540 Rockwood ave, Calexico, CA, 92231

CROSSING: East Border Crossing 1699 Carr Rd, Calexico, CA, 92231 (closes at 2 PM)

Wednesday – Meet at Noon, 12:30 departure
Thursday – Meet at Noon, 12:30 departure

Quick links to the schedule and other details can be found here: https://www.ultra4racing.com/el-rey-de-las-bajas-quick-links

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in Mexico. Travel safe, watch out for each other, be good guests, and let’s go racing!

~ The ULTRA4 Racing team