Jessie and Bryce will share driving duties of Jones’ FOX Offroad Racing Trophy Truck that will be eighth off the line in their class.
SANTEE, Calif. – FOX—the industry-leading ride dynamics company—sponsored athletes Jesse Jones and Bryce Menzies are teaming up once again in Baja. They first teamed up at the 2012 Baja 500 sharing pits and logistics—the move paid off netting Bryce the overall win and his second consecutive Baja 500 win and Jessie reaching the podium in third place. They’re stepping up their collaboration for the Baja 1000 by and sharing driving duties of Jones’ FOX OFFROAD Racing trophy truck—a move that without a doubt, strikes fear in the trophy truck field.
The 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is a point-to-point peninsula run that starts in Ensenada, Baja California Sur and finishes 1121.55 miles south in La Paz, Baja California Sur. From the start of the race to the finish, the FOX Raptor will be running as fast as possible. The Jones/Menzies crew have to manage their logistics carefully. Assets need to be in place when the truck pulls in to pit. Mechanical difficulties, course conditions, the weather; racing in Baja is always a challenge. The most carefully detailed plans can change instantly. Crews need to think on their feet and adapt to the situation. Some crews are in place in remote sections that have limited access. Others run the length of the peninsula, sometimes leap frogging each other to stay in contact with the race truck. If they fail to keep up they get left behind, no longer able to assist.
“Pre-running is well underway with Jessie and Bryce planning out which sections they will drive,” said Joe Weining, Jones Motorsports crew chief. “The 1000 is a huge under taking with a lot of moving pieces that have to be orchestrated perfectly. We’ll have close to a dozen chase trucks loaded with full crews to keep the truck in contention for the win.”
“Combining two of the best teams in racing has been great,” said Bryce Menzies, “We have the best drivers and the best team. We look forward to the same winning results at the 1000.”
“We’re excited to have both Jesse and Bryce behind the wheel of the FOX OFFROAD Racing trophy truck,” said John Marking, VP of OFFROAD at FOX, “These guys have what it take to win and give us our third consecutive Baja 1000 win and our 11th SCORE Baja Trophy Truck win a row.”
Jesse Jones Honors
· 2001 Class 8 SCORE Championship
· 2005 Vegas to Reno BITD 1st Place Trick Truck
· 2005 Trick Truck BITD Championship
· 2010 Trophy Truck SCORE Championship
· 2010 SCORE San Felipe 1st Place Trophy Truck
· 2010 SCORE Primm 1st Place Trophy Truck
· 2010 SCORE Trophy Truck Champion
Bryce Menzies Honors
· 2007 Single Buggy Champion
· 2007 “Rookie of the Year!”
· 2009 BITD Class 10 Champion
· 2009 LOORRS Pro 2 Challenge Cup Winner
· 2010 LOORRS Pro 2 Challenge Cup Winner
· 2011 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Winner
· 2011 SCORE Baja 500 Winner
· 2011 SCORE Trophy Truck Champion
· 2011 TORC Pro-2 Champion
· 2011 DIrtsports Driver Of The Year
· 2012 SCORE Baja 500 Winner
· 2012 TORC Pro-2 Champion
Follow Jesse Jones and Bryce Menzies as they lead the pack down the Baja Peninsula at race-dezert.com/live
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