Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Buckaroo Ball

June 21 was the 15th annual Buckaroo Ball in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Buckaroo Ball is a charity auction to raise money for at risk children, to which Paladin Racing donated their race bike from the 2007 race season. During a very successful evening of fund raising the race bike raised $6900 at the silent auction. It was also a great opportunity for Paladin Racing and our sponsors, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. During the event, in order for auction goers to learn about the race bike, Paladin Racing had a booth set up to showcase the race bike. This gave Paladin Racing the opportunity to share with hundreds of people our mission, showcase our sponsors, and the NFFF.

In the future Paladin Racing has plans to attend other event and continue to promote those who support our efforts and the NFFF.


March 14th Paladin Racing participated in the San Felipe 250. Racing with Patrick Dunn and Eric Meagher from Ketchum, Idaho, Paladin Racing survived a rugged whooped out course to finish 8th in class. Unfortunately a persistent knee injury and unavoidable surgery kept Patrick from racing the Baja 500, and an equally unfortunate rib injury sustained from a crash at the San Felipe 250 kept Eric from racing the Baja 500. Paladin Racing looks forward to their return for the Baja 1000.

On the road to Baja for the June 1 start of the Baja 500 Paladin Racing picked up rider Loren George. A Santa Fe native with many years of experience racing desert and enduro in the Southwest, Loren stepped in to help Paladin Racing to a 12th in class finish.

Last weekend, June 29, Paladin Racing member Craig Anstine raced the New Mexico Desert Racing Series Rattlesnake 100 in Espanola, New Mexico. Aside from a few mechanical issues it was a good weekend of racing with Craig finishing 7th in the 30+ amateur class.

From the desert to the Supermoto track Paladin Racing team member David Huckabee has been riding the rubber off his Bridgestones. Currently 2nd in points in the SMRI Supermoto series, Dave will be regaining his pro license, and is setting his sights on the AMA National Series.

Thank you

It has been a while since any information has been posted, but before I go into the details of what has transpired over the last four month, I want to say thank you to all who have continued to support Paladin Racing and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Steve Butz and Quentin Vestor at Bridgestone tires

Maggie Hall at

Stephanie Finkel at Alpinestars

Karrie Mentry at N-Style

Alan Roach at Baja Designs

Paul Thede and Erick Hilton at Race Tech

Steve Zollinger at Scott's Performance

Lou de Miguel at DNA Specialty, Inc.

JT White at Sin City Motorsports