El Rey de Las Bajas Driver Email 2

IMPORTANT DRIVER INFORMATION

Three big things in this issue: 

1.) Virtual Driver's meeting via Zoom on Wed, May 5th, 6:30 PM PST

2.) Updated information on our insurance partner and boarder crossings

3.) Updated information on trackers and transponders 

#3 is VERY important as it is time sensitive and impacts Qualifying and starting position on race day!

Please be sure to read all the way through for full details.

The driver's meeting for El Rey de Las Bajas will be this Wednesday night, May 5th (yes, Cinco de Mayo ironically) at 6:30 PM Pacific Time.

Please login a few minutes early so we can start on time and avoid technical issues.

Topic: El Ray de Las Bajas Drivers Meeting

Time: May 5, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8197375942?pwd=K2NBdjNkaXcxZmNDRm4wbklYSitBdz09

Meeting ID: 819 737 5942

Passcode: 454641

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Meeting ID: 819 737 5942

Passcode: 454641

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acDGLJ4Jqo

If you need help getting set up for a Zoom meeting, please reach out to Alan prior to the event starting: [email protected] 

BORDER CROSSING INFORMATION: INSURANCE

Hammerking highly recommends obtaining a Mexican Insurance policy on any vehicle crossing the border into Mexico. There are many options at the border and online. For this event Hammerking has partnered with Baja Bound. They are quick, easy, and everything can be done online before you leave home. https://www.bajabound.com/us/

BORDER CROSSING INFORMATION: Ultra4 Border Crossing Caravans

In collaboration with the Mexican Department of Tourism Ultra 4 has arranged two group border crossings with members of the tourism department onsite to ensure a smooth border crossing experience for all Ultra4 competitors and crews. 

Wednesday May 12, 2021 and Thursday May 13, 2021

12:30 pm - Caravan Departs Walmart Supercenter parking lot (2540 Rockwood Ave, Calexico, CA 92231)

1:00 pm (approx)  Caravan arrives at Calexico East Border Crossing located at 1699 Carr Rd, Calexico, CA 92231 with:

  • Highway vehicle registration papers  
  • Trailer registration papers
  • Race vehicle registration papers if they exist
  • Basic inventory list of spare parts/tools/equipment
  • No more than 4 spare tires per race vehicle (import duties may apply if more than 4)

Please DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT for more information on border crossing rules and regulations

You can find the first driver email as well as other quick links HERE.

We will once again be using YB (yellow brick) tracking for our GPS trackers and will continue to utilize USAC for scoring as we've been doing all year.

For drivers who have NOT registered online yet, both required options are a part of your check out process. It is required to have both.

For drivers who HAVE already registered online, we will send a separate communication with amounts and fees for you to sign off on and you won't have to place a separate order, just acknowledge the charges.

Fees and Charges for trackers:

Yellow Brick GPS Trackers

Rental fee $125 

Replacement $600 

Late fee of $50 if received after close of event 

Late fee of $300 if received within 2 week of event. 

Replacement fee of $600 charged after 2 weeks

USAC Scoring Transponders

Rental Fee $50

Late fee of $25 if received after close of event

Late fee of $50 if received within 2 weeks of event. 

Replacement fee of $200 charged after 2 weeks.

VERY IMPORTANT. Here is the time sensitive part: We will begin assigning trackers and transponders to those who have ordered by end of day Friday, May 7th. If you have not pre-registered to race and reserved your transponders by then (Friday, May 7th), you will miss out on Qualifying and take a rear start as your transponder will be assigned onsite prior to the race, but not in time for Qualifying. VERY IMPORTANT.

A few more points:

If you would like a custom social media graphic like the one above to promote the live show on your social media channels, send a rights cleared image to [email protected] and we will get you squared away.

Please use #Ultra4Baja and #Ultra4Racing along with promoting the live site: www.ultra4racing.com/live

Please note an addition to the schedule:

We will be doing a parade down the Malecon Friday night May 14th at 7 PM PST! Shine up your ride and let's say thank you to our host town of San Felipe!

You can find the full schedule here.

Thank you for being a part of ULTRA4 Racing and we look forward to seeing you in Mexico! Please reach out with any questions.

~ The ULTRA4 Racing Team