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Shaffer Baja 1000 Finish 150x99 Torchmate Racing Shaffer Motorsports Finishes 2nd in 2011 Baja 1000 OAKLAND, CA     NOVEMBER 29, 2011   Torchmate Racing Shaffer-Motorsports team car #401 finished second in class at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 after completing 705 miles with an official time of 24 hours and 40 minutes through the most grueling terrain in Baja. With only 10 minutes separating them from the leader, the third leg driver Daniel Aeberli said, “We gave it everything. It was a great race at the end and the Torchmate car really gave us what we needed to finish.”  Read More→

Roger Norman Never Gives up at Baja 1000

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Roger Norman RAP 150x99 Roger Norman Never Gives up at Baja 1000 RENO, NV     NOVEMBER 30, 2011  –  Roger Norman #8 Wide Open Excursions, Crystal Bay Casino Trophy Truck has always finished the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, and the 2011 race was no different.  After fighting multiple setbacks, where many would have called the race, Norman persevered to get to the finish line.  “I have never not finished a Baja 1000,” said Roger Norman. “This one had a lot of challenges though, if we wouldn’t have had all of these issues, I know we would have been on the podium!” Read More→

Start Line 150x99 Kane Fraser Pilots UTV 1802 into Baja 1000 Internet History NOVEMBER 29, 2011  Kane Fraser, a paraplegic, decided to take on the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in a Polaris RZR XP 900 after watching Dust to Glory multiple times and being inspired by the Man in Motion, Rick Hansen. “This was our first Baja 1000, our first time racing, and for me my first time racing in any sport ever,” said Kane Fraser.  The team would add over 100 miles to their total mileage after a wrong turn, and in turn would add hundreds of followers as they headed towards their ceremonial finish at 2am Sunday morning, 36 hours after the start Friday afternoon. “We wanted to finish, we didn’t care, nothing would stop us.  We kept going and did finish! We were a little bug eyed, but we finished,” said Heino Seibert from Spectra Power Sports, Kane Frasers Co-Driver.   Kane Fraser went into this adventure with three goals, “In terms of what I wanted to accomplish, for me number one was to raise $25,000 for the Rick Hansen Foundation.  Second, is to create awareness of the abilities of people with disabilities.  And third, to inspire one disabled person to really move ahead with their goals and strive to achieve their goals, because as long as you try and try you will succeed, you just have to keep moving forward.”

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e1322075138 THR / Bonanza Plumbing / Kawasaki / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Team Overcomes Challenges For Strong Finish At The Baja 1000THR Motorsports / Bonanza Plumbing team rider and past Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 winner Robby Bell started ninth off the line on the Precision Concepts-prepped Kawasaki KX450F and was physically third on course after the first 90 miles of technical terrain.  Bell then handed the bike off to reigning Vegas to Reno champion Shane Esposito, who moved the THR Motorsports / Bonanza Plumbing team into second place by Race Mile 190 when one of the main competitors ran out of fuel.  No one is impervious to mistakes in Baja, but the THR Motorsports / Bonanza Plumbing team knew that their biggest competition wasn’t on two wheels, it was Baja itself.  Read More→
e1322107101 Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Overcomes All Obstacles For Top Ten Baja 1000 Finish“When you are racing in Baja anything can happen,” Troy Herbst explained.  “That is part of the appeal, but it sure makes it tough to plan ahead.”  Troy’s No. 49 Terrible Herbst Motor Sports Ford was at the starting line for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 when word came across the radio that a semi truck was blocking the course and the marquee Trophy Truck field would restart at Race Mile 5.  The surprises started early and never stopped for the next sixteen hours of non-stop racing from Ensenada to San Felipe and back again.  Read More→
  • The fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run raised $3,000 to buy supplies in addition to building a multi-media center for more than 40 orphans.

263 General Tire, Wahoos and Azunia Tequila Deliver a World of Possibilities to Rancho El MilagroFort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 23, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, delivered an early Thanksgiving to some deserving orphans at the Rancho El Milagro (www.ranchomilagro.org) orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico last Wednesday prior to the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The group was joined by several teams participating in this year’s Baja 1000 at the fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run. The volunteers collected $3,000 to buy supplies, in addition to building a multi-media center for the more than 34 children and staff of the orphanage. The focus of this year’s event was to install a multi-media center, including new computers and desks, so the kids could discover the world of possibilities that lie ahead for them. Read More→

  • General Tire driver Jim Riley set his goals aside to help others in need.
  • Canadian, and paraplegic, Kane Fraser races in first Baja 1000 to help raise money and awareness for the abilities of people with disabilities.
  • Fraser seeks to raise $25,000 for the Rick Hansen Foundation.

261 Team GTs Jim Riley and Fellow Racer Kane Fraser Both Capture the True Spirit of the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000Baja California, Mexico – (November 23, 2011) While Tony Stewart gave a class on how to win an oval-track race on NASCAR’s big stage, Team GT’s Jim Riley gave a class on how to be a winner in life on off-road racing’s biggest stage, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Following more than 36 grueling hours in the Mexican desert, the No. 1802 of Kane Fraser and the General Tire sponsored No. 7 of Riley crossed the Baja 1000 finish line at 2:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, November 20.  Read More→

scaled e1321923281 Rob MacCachren Wins The Battle Against Baja But Loses The War For The Season TitleWhile the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 was only 692 miles long this year, none of those miles came easy for any team.  “In Baja you don’t necessarily race against each other,” explained five time Baja 1000 winner Rob MacCachren, “you race against Baja itself.”  After conquering San Felipe to win both SCORE races there earlier this season, the notorious whoops finally got their revenge when the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety / BFGoodrich Tires Trophy Truck experienced suspension component failure that additionally took out the power steering at Race Mile 458.  At that time Rob Mac was fourth physically on course and chasing his first SCORE season championship as driver of record after assisting so many other teams in the past as a hired gun. Read More→

It’s the 4th title for Steele on Geolandar M/T+® tires

Heidi steele baja 500 1 127x150 Yokohama Tire Sponsored Off Road Racer Heidi Steele Wins Class 6 SCORE ChampionshipFULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 21, 2011) – Quite a week for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer Heidi Steele at the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico.  She won her fourth SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) class title at the November 17-20 race, and announced she and her off-road racing husband, Cameron Steele, are expecting a baby in 2012. Read More→

  • Kroeker claims his second career Baja 1000 win.

258 Kent Kroeker Wins SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 in Class 8 on General TiresBaja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) After a lengthy delay, due to a jack-knifed passenger truck towards the start line, the Class 8 division headed out for their adventure in the desert with Kent Kroeker representing General Tire (Team GT). The 2004 Baja 1000 winner maneuvered through the treacherous terrain with one goal in mind, another win. And that’s just what he did. Kroeker completed the 692-mile course without incident claiming his second Baja 1000 victory.  Read More→

  • Burnett doesn’t let broken collar bone get in the way of his Baja 1000 race.
  • Burnett’s second-place finish marks third podium for Team GT.

257 Marc Burnett Overcomes Injury to Finish Second at SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 in Class 6Baja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) In one of the most strenuous Baja 1000 races to date, Team GT driver Marc Burnett had to overcome a broken collar bone as he attacked the 692-mile course. Burnett got off to a great start but close to mile-marker 222 had to stop for a three hour repair. The unscheduled stop was indeed a set-back but it looked as if Burnett would be able to fight through and add to his Baja 1000 wins. Unfortunately his hopes of a win were dashed, but Burnett powered through 692 miles with un-matched grit and determination to capture second in Class 6 and second-place in the overall SCORE Series championship. Read More→

Davis becomes the youngest Baja 1000 winner and SCORE championship winner at just 18 years of age.

255 Justin Davis Wins Baja 1000 and SCORE Championship in Class 1 on General TiresBaja California, Mexico – (November 19, 2011) In a grueling battle to the end, General Tire’s Team GT member Justin Davis won the Class 1 division of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. At just 18 years of age Davis becomes the youngest driver in history to win the Baja 1000. Without hesitations Davis completed the entire 692.82-mile course by himself chalking up win number three in Class 1 of his 2011 SCORE season. The Baja win also garnered him the title of 2011 SCORE Class 1 champion.

“This is so exciting for General Tire,” said Travis Roffler, marketing director, General Tire. “Justin was an iron man out there and we couldn’t be more proud of him. To be the youngest Baja 1000 winner and the youngest SCORE championship winner is just amazing.” Read More→