As for Dudek, he called in with this report: "I started the race, taking our Chris Haines-supported Honda CRF450X to mile 100 before handing the bike off to Matt Karlson, who did 'The Summit' section. This was my second time starting in Ensenada, as I had also competed in the Baja 1000 last year, so I had the course dialed. It is still a little nerve-wracking going down dirt roads at 80-plus mph with people lining the sides of the road. The dust can get bad, too, because of all the silt kicked up by trophy trucks. In some places, there is no way to see at all, and it didn't help that we were the seventh bike to take the start. Motorcycles start 30 seconds apart, but the dust seems to hang around forever in the still morning air.