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Edition and Design

Eugenio Robleda E. Photography

Eugenio Robleda E. Special Colaboration

Ing. Rodrigo Arrioja

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1970 BMW 2002 Number 22


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

Chihuahua Express 2018 page 4

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Competitors page 10 The Drivers page 12 The Car page 14

Qualifying stage page 18

Helmets blessing page 20

Day 1 page 24

Day 2 page 34

Day 3 page 39

Final results

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n 2018 the Chihuahua EXPRESS has had a significant increase in the number of enrolled, which allowed a more intense fight in all categories of this, which is one of the few invitation rallies in the

world that has categories for almost any automobile, that is of legal circulation in streets and roads. So the great camaraderie that is already traditional in this unique encounter in the roads of Chihuahua, because it reached degrees of coexistence and integration in which many call the “Community of the Chihuahua EXPRESS”. The pilots, co drivers, crews and families who participate closely in this race, agree that nothing changes these days that are unique in the motor sport calendar. Throughout three days, the journey through the very extensive state of Chihuahua always surprises everyone with many emotions, even for those who already know this route completely. And because the actions and emotions were not made to wait. Day 1. Chihuahua- Ciudad Madera-Chihuahua When we drive the road that crosses the Mennonites fields, we notice how the shy inhabitants of these communities each year dare to observe more and more closely to the competing cars. In other years, they barely peeped behind their windows. Now they go out to the fences of their extensive fields to find a good place and not miss anything. Of course, on the edge of the road they don’t come close and that’s good for security. The Mennonites children greet us all and are very visible with their traditional clothing.

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The very fast and long stage of initial speed of this day, is traversed in the opposite direction as the last before returning to Chihuahua. After an intense day of very demanding roads that take us back and forth to Madera City, the curiosity to know the positions of the other competitors makes us overcome the fatigue to reach radiant. And we still have two more days left.

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Day 2. Chihuahua-Divisadero-Chihuahua Touring the interior of the Sierra Tarahumara by imposing roads in a very good state is one of the best ways to enjoy race cars, both modern and historic. So close contact with the Rarรกmuri population in Copper Canyon is an insurmountable experience. The logging villages give us a little respite in the transit stages and the services of the day. The view of the Divisadero is unique in the world and reminds us that we have gone a long way since we left Chihuahua that morning. The way back is to be undertaken cautiously, as these roads demand

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absolute concentration. The challenge of driving at its best. We wondered if it would be possible to do this stage twice in a row, even if the rally lasted longer. But the grueling end of the day reminds us that dreams have a limit. Day 3. Chihuahua-Ojinaga-Chihuahua Arriving on the third day we renew the enthusiasm and energy seems inexhaustible at all. The fast desert stages are the delight of the most powerful cars and lots of fun for the lesser categories as well. Yester-


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

day in Divisadero we thought we had seen everything in Chihuahua organizers ask them to do more than one edition a year, which for surprises, but this day in the desert we overwhelms again when we now would not be so easy. The wish chest opens and sporting ideals arrived at the PegĂźis canyon, to get to the border Ojinaga where the overflow. population turns to enthusiasm with our visit. We have touched the clouds and now we want to touch the sky. And We can not stop thinking about the return, which although shorter we will. than the first two days, is much faster in maximum speed. Chihuahua ÂĄArriba Chihuahua! receives the end of our long Rally with a celebration on arrival and final awards at night. and the desire to return begins already. The

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Lugar N o.

Piloto

Navegante

Pais

Categoria

Marca

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Doug Mockett Jean Marc Terrein Eduardo Lopez M. Mark Rittenhouse Marcus C. Neff Jack Rogers Hayden Groendyke Scott Butler Zach Mester Doug McDonald John Greenwood Bassam Haddad Ramiro González Heilijgers Boudewijn Michael Bondarenko Steve Walters Steven Evans A. Jeff Frank Roger Furrer

Manuel Iguínez Carlos Colomer Sergio Villavicencio Mark Laitenberger Rafael Pérez C. J. Sstrupp Jaki Groendyke Angie Mohle Alfredo Martínez M. McDonald Ben Greenwood Marisa Marroquin Santiago Mestre Heilijgers Blaauw Sam Burg Gray Safford Gregg T. Gumbinger Phillip Williams Jorge Doffo

EEUU MEX MEX CAN EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU MEX HOL EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU SUI

PANAM TM 1.6 A 2.5 T 2 1.6 A 2.5 T 2 1.6 A2.5 T 4 1.6 A 2.5 T 4 PANAM HC PANAM TM 1.6 A 2.5 T 2 4.6 L 2.5 A 4.6 NA PANAM HC PANAM HB PANAM HA+ PANAM HC PANAM HC PANAM HB PANAM HC 1.6 A 2.5 AN PANAM HA

Oldsmobile Seat Cupra MINI Mitsubishi Subarú Ford Studebaker Mazda Corvette BMW M3 Ford Porsche 911 Porsche 944 Ford Ford Falcon Mercedes Benz Ford Subaru Triumph

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133 18 510 633 33 369 45 357 76 127 25 13 27 20 125 343 30 518 253

COMPETITORS


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

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44 22 43 1 42 26 155 126 12 303 128 10 77 371 55 9 122 80 333 116 8 356

René Rodríguez Michael Shoemaker Wyeth Gubelman Rommey Bahhur Hans Lindbohm Jake Shuttlesworth Karlo Fores Reid Holzworth Kaming Ko José L. Salamanca Sr. Pascual Piccolo Francisco Diaz Gerie Bledsoe Jon Helmuth Arturo Mora Jr. Eduardo Henkel Gabriel Pérez T. Luma García Marcus Neff Dennis Varni Richard Tomlin John Fudge

Vance Stewart III Kristi Shoemaker Marisa Bodell Karim Shaban Christer Holmeren Ralf Christensson Carlos Salgado F. Dennis Chookaszian Stafford Galen José L. Salamanca Jr. Diego Piccolo Jorge Bernal Aaron Viperman Allison Hohn Alberto Sosa Sergio Puente Angie Fuentes Ricardo Iniesta Kreig Holand Larry Eugene Hursh John Starkweather Thomas Searls

MEX EEUU USA PAL SUE EEUU CAN EEUU CHI MEX MEX MEX EEUU EEUU MEX MEX MEX MEX EEUU EEUU EEUU EEUU

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

PANAM TP PANAM HA+ PANAM HC PANAM HB PANAM HC ORIG PANAM PANAM SM PANAM HC PANAM HC PANAM HB PANAM HB 1.6 A 2.5 T 2 PANAM HA+ PANAM HC 1.6 A 2.5 T 2 2.5 A 4.6 T 2.5 a 4.6 T SC 1.6 A 2.5 T 4 4.6 L ORIG PANAM OPEN SPECIAL PANAM HC

Ford BMW Chevrolet Porsche 911 Ford Ford Crown Victora Porsche CHEV MALIBU Dodge Porsche Datsun MINI BMW Ford VW BMW 1M BMW Subaru Subaru Nash (Tubular) Ford

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Driver: Michael Shoemaker Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

On

a Sunday night in March, 2014, I read an article in Redbull magazine about

La Carrera Panamericana. Although I had never heard of this race, by Friday of the same week we had purchased our first race car. Six months later we arrived in Veracruz for our first Panamericana. We have now competed in LCP every year since 2014 and the Chihuahua Express once. Without question, we are hopelessly in love with racing in Mexico!

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1970 BMW 2002 Number 22


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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1969 BMW 2002 4 cylinder 2.0 liter displacement Dual Webber 45 carburetors A+ category

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Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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> Thursday april 19th > 12 km.

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Q ua l i f y i n g

>Day 0 >Thursday april 19th > Km. 1 Cihuahua-Cd. Juรกrez Free Road


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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1970 BMW 2002 Number 22


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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helmets blessing >El Palomar


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker


> Friday april 20th > 592 km.

Chihuahua-Cd. Madera-Chihuahua

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S ta g e 3


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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S ta g e 1 3 >Agua Caliente-Namiquipia Road


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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> Saturday april 21st > 610 km.

Chihuahua-Divisadero-Chihuahua

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>CuauhtĂŠmoc-Creel Road


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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1970 BMW 2002 Number 22


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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S ta g e s 3 a n d 4 >Cuauhtémoc-Creel Road


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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S ta g e 8 >Carretera Creel-Divisadero


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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Driver: Michael Shoemaker

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> CH Control >CuauhtĂŠmoc-Creel Road

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> Sunday april 22nd > 468 km.

Chihuahua-Ojinaga-Chihuahua

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>Chihuahua-Ojinaga Road > CH Control >PegĂźis Canyon


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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1970 BMW 2002 Number 22


Driver: Michael Shoemaker

Co-Driver: Kristi Shoemaker

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