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FAST-Aid Well Represented at 2011 Baja 1000

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

MESA, AZ – NOVEMBER 15, 2011:  FAST-Aid will be well represented in Baja, Mexico at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with many volunteers racing and chasing.  “We would like to encourage everyone to remember to put your safety and that of your fellow competitors and chase teams first as you take on this epic adventure,” said Jared Tetzlaff, FAST-Aid President.  “We are wishing all the race teams a safe and fun race, and will be rooting for the all of the FAST-Aid supporters.” Read More→

Chris Ridgway Rides 10x in 2011 Baja 1000

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

APPLE VALLEY, CA  NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – Amputee Chris Ridgway will ride the Baja 1000 on Honda 10x This Friday November 18, 2011.  After mechanical issues at the 2011 Extremity Games, Ridgway will take the leg of the Baja 1000 that could be the most treacherous – the 200 miles at night.  “I am antsy, I haven’t done anything lately and this was an awesome opportunity to race with the Prohens Brothers that have raced the legendary Dakar Rally,” said Chris Ridgway. Read More→

  • General Tire, Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy to sponsor the first annual event held Thursday, November 17 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST.
  • Event open to the general public and will include driver autograph sessions, race truck exhibits, Takon Machine, and other activities for the entire family.

Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 15, 2011. As a kickoff to the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race, General Tire (GT), Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy invite fans to join all the race teams for an evening of fun Thursday, November 17 at Papas & Beer (located at Blvd. Lopez Mateos and Calle Ruiz 110 in Ensenada, Mexico) for the first annual Off-Road Street Fiesta. The event gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PST and will include driver autograph sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m., a large display of race trucks, performance by Takon Machine, flame throwing exhibitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. PST. Read More→

Rob and Robbie team up for Baja
MasterCraft Racing is employing some “new math” in their campaign to win a SCORE International desert racing season championship.  20 + 30 = 1 at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 as No. 30 driver Robbie Pierce will park his Jimco truck and forfeit his fifth place starting position to share driving duties in the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety / BFGoodrich Tires Trophy Truck with eight time SCORE season champion Rob MacCachren.   Rob Mac is currently second in the standings to former protégé Bryce Menzies, who clings to a slim six point lead in season points.  Should MacCachren and Pierce win the Baja 1000 they will clinch the coveted SCORE Trophy Truck season title as well. Read More→

The Grabber tire will be used by all six Team GT members during the 692.82-mile race.

Baja California, Mexico – November 14, 2011. Team General Tire (Team GT) is ready to dominate the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race. The legendary race, held on the treacherous Baja Peninsula, will begin and end in Ensenada over the course of two days (November 18-20). And with six members of Team GT entered, there’s a good chance you’ll see the red and white General Tire logo roll across the finish line in first. Read More→

Heidi Steele is looking to clinch another Class 6 championship; husband Cameron shooting for a Trophy Truck win. Both racing on Geolandar® tires

FULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 14, 2011) – There’s plenty at stake for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racing husband and wife team Cameron and Heidi Steele as they head to Ensenada, Mexico for the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 17-20. Read More→

THR Motorsports

Did you hear that?  The winds of change are in the air as THR Motorsports and Bonanza Plumbing have assembled a motorcycle juggernaut to usher in a new era at the Baja 1000.  THR owners Scott Jacobson and Rob Sims have teamed with Precision Concepts and Purvines Racing to assemble a dream team of motorcycle riders atop a green Kawasaki KX450F and fueled by Monster Energy.  Combining youth and experience, the five rider all-star team includes; Shane Esposito, Robby Bell, Bobby Garrison, Steve Hengeveld and David Pearson. These five talented riders have a combined 15 Baja wins between them. The Kawasaki KX450F prepared by Bob Bell of Precision Concepts.  For those unfamiliar with the Precision Concepts name, they have numerous Baja wins to their credit and are always working towards that next big win. Read More→

Roger Norman 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 Video

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

RENO, NV     NOVEMBER 26, 2010  – Roger Norman’s Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck finished the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 third overall and in class last Friday November 19, 2010 and is proud to release a half hour documentary just one week after crossing the finish line.  “Completing the Baja 1000 is always an amazing experience,” said Roger Norman. “We are very proud to be able to share our story with everyone.”  The team of Roger Norman and Lance Clifford completed the 1061 miles in 19:56:27, a very impressive time averaging 53.24 mph. Read More→

RENO, NV     NOVEMBER 30, 2010   The Torchmate Racing team ran the #601 Truck in the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and gave back to the community participating in the Baja Support Run IV at a local orphanage.   Their race was cut short, but the Baja experience is irreplaceable.  “It’s Baja, and it’s racing.  If it was easy everyone would do it,” shrugged team manager JT Taylor.  “The team put a valiant effort into the entire race, and we were bit by a mechanical problem that was insolvable in the middle of the desert.”

The Torchmate team took on a new look and growl for the 2010 race with a fresh wrap and exhaust system.  The truck looked fast with a bright Torchmate Plasma Arc flying down the side, a special design by Bill Brindle of B3 Kreativ, Editor of Dirt Sports Magazine Marty Fiolka and Torchmate Team Owner Bill Kunz.  Also before the race, both the Class 6 truck and the chase Ford Raptors were upgraded with a Magnaflow Exhaust “that significantly helped with the tone and performance of the trucks,” commented JT Taylor.

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Roger Norman Iron Man’s Complete 1061 Race Miles

RENO, NV     NOVEMBER 23, 2010  – Roger Norman’s Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck finished the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 third overall and in class on Friday November 19, 2010.  “Completing the Baja 1000 is always an amazing experience,” said Roger Norman. “We had a good race, our biggest issue was being able to see as we literally lost lights off the truck and battled very heavy fog.”  The team of Roger Norman and Lance Clifford completed the 1061 miles in 19:56:27, a very impressive time averaging 53.24 mph. Read More→

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Yokohama Off-Roaders Battle Bruising Baja 1000

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Heidi Steele gets podium finish on off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+® tires; Ikuo Hanawa races solo for 34 hours

FULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 23, 2010) – The SCORE Baja 1000 is off-road racing’s toughest test. Yokohama Tire-sponsored racers took the challenge, with three-time SCORE champion Heidi Steele leading the pack with a third-place finish in Class 6 for unlimited, production mini trucks.

The 43rd edition of the iconic desert race, which wound down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz, took place November 17-20. Read More→

ENSENADA, Baja, Mexico – (Nov. 23, 2010) – Team General Tire and the General Tire Grabber competition tire took on the desert once more at the 43rd annual Tecate Baja 1000, which stretches from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico,  and results in the longest version of the SCORE Baja 1000 known as the Peninsula Run.

Team General Tire was primed to unleash its fury on the desert’s most fearsome course for its third consecutive season.  Finishing at the top, was the unstoppable team of Kent Kroeker, who placed second in Class 8 and “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin who took home fourth place in Trophy Truck. Read More→