|By Mark Acton
After competing in four Baja 1000’s (2013 – 2016) in three different classes, Captains Village Marina Motorsports from Scotch Creek conquered the 2017 Baja 1000, placing fifth in its division.
The success rate of this famous race is generally only 50 percent (404 vehicles started the race this year and 204 finished) so why do we keep coming back? Is it the adventure, the pure adrenaline of being in the racecar or is it the beautiful Baja Landscape and the spirit of the Mexican people? For the Captains Village Marina crew, it is all the above.
CVM Motorsports started prepping for the 1134-mile 2017 Score International 50th Anniversary Baja 1000 in July. Dean Acton (owner) started outfitting trucks with off road accessories and sleeping quarters to safely chase the racecar down the Baja peninsula. Mark Acton (son) and the crew of mechanics at Captains Village Marina started putting in night shifts to prep our 2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000r.
……Read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Kicker – 20 years and still going strong! - pg. 4
- Shuswap Watershed Council contributes to Agricultural Waste review – pg. 8
- Shuswap Property Values Re-assessed – pg. 16
- Lions club Meat Draws moves to Lakeview Centre Feb 3, 17
- Pasta Night at the Lakeview Centre Feb 20
- Sorrento Lions Valentines Dance Feb 10
……Read details and more calendar of events on page 42
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