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.