Bacal Solos the 1,122-Mile Race Distance Virtually Trouble Free
LA PAZ, Mexico (November 21, 2012) – For the second time in three racing seasons, Joe Bacal drove his Lexus LX 570 to the Stock Full-class victory over the punishing 1,122-mile “peninsula” course in the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Saturday. But his 2012 triumph was much different than the 2010 edition which also ran the long route from Ensenada to La Paz; This time Bacal drove every mile of the event and his Lexus ran perfect the entire race distance, not even requiring a tire change.
Taking the lead from the start, Bacal held off his challengers until a rough section through San Felipe where he drove conservatively to preserve his truck for the longer run. But he lost the lead only briefly before taking over for good. Read More→