Feel the Rhythm of Baja – 2017 Score San Felipe 250

Sometimes life takes you by surprise, and brings you to a place you hadn’t expected. Then once you find yourself there you enjoy it so much that you just keep coming back to it. That’s how we feel about Baja and the Score San Felipe 250 offroad race. 

I was first introduced to San Felipe after Ryan and his friend Jeff watched the epic film Dust to Glory.

 
That movie sparked a fire in them and a desire to experience the thrill of offroad racing. They went to Baja to watch the Score Baja 1000 and they were hooked. It wasn’t long before Ryan was preparing to race the San Felipe 250 and bringing the whole family down to San Felipe for fun and adventure, to pre-run the race course and prepare for the big event.

The whole family gathers with Ryan and his crew chief Jeff after he finished the 2009 San Felipe 250
The whole family gathers with Ryan and his crew chief Jeff after he finished the 2009 San Felipe 250

This place has a spirit and energy that just brings you in and envelops you. 
For me I think it’s a combination of things. The high energy of offroad racing, 

Ryan racing the San Felipe 250 in Baja 2009
Ryan racing the San Felipe 250 in Baja 2009
Offroad racing #4 Justin Matney finished the 2017 San Felipe 250 in 4th place
Offroad racing #4 Justin Matney finished the 2017 San Felipe 250 in 4th place

the crowds of people coming together to enjoy a common interest, 

the spirited music and festive atmosphere,

Street performers entertain the crowds on the malecon at the San Felipe 250
Street performers entertain the crowds on the malecon at the San Felipe 250
He's electric!
He’s electric!

spending time with great friends we see only a couple times a year, 

waking up to beautiful sunrises on long expanses of beach that seem to go on forever, 

Camping on the beach at Pete's Camp
Camping on the beach at Pete’s Camp

San Felipe Sunrise
San Felipe Sunrise

delicious food that makes your taste buds tingle

Fish tacos and Shrimp Cocktail on the Malecon
Fish tacos and Shrimp Cocktail on the Malecon
A quick stop for street tacos in Mexicali on our way to San Felipe
A quick stop for street tacos in Mexicali on our way to San Felipe
Camarones Costa Azul - Blue Coast Shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and cheese, wrapped in bacon and cooked to perfection at Mariscos La Morena on the Malecon in San Felipe
Camarones Costa Azul – Blue Coast Shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and cheese, wrapped in bacon and cooked to perfection at Mariscos La Morena on the Malecon in San Felipe
The breakfast of champions - tamales deliverd hot and fresh right on the beach
The breakfast of champions – tamales deliverd hot and fresh right on the beach
Fresh grilled carne asada and green onions for delicious street tacos on the malecon
Fresh grilled carne asada and green onions for delicious street tacos on the malecon
Steamed clams with fresh butter
Steamed clams with fresh butter
Hot churros stuffed with warm caramel are my favorite San Felipe dessert
Hot churros stuffed with warm caramel are my favorite San Felipe dessert

and lets not forget the margaritas!

Unless you get them from Rice & Beans, then you may forget everything
Unless you get them from Rice & Beans, then you may forget everything

Until next time San Felipe…Cheers!

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