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Experiencing the Baja 500 with Andre Hanson


Last updated 7/9/2018 at 1:08pm

Allen Sargent photos

Andre Hanson mans Relay station 20 during the Baja 500 race.

Allen Sargent

Special to the Village News

Sitting here at the top of El Alamo Mountain, the tallest peak in the area just east of Ensenada about 50 miles, we are supporting the Baja 500 with radio communications. The chatter on the radio is getting quite busy as the race gets underway June 2.

My friend and fellow Fallbrook resident Andre Hanson is the operator of this station; I got to ride along as an observer and for a small bit of support. (I get him water, remind him to put on sunscreen, and try not to trip over any of the cables for the mobile antenna we set up).

We drove up some ama...

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