November 18, 2011 (Reno, NV) – Today, off-road legend Rod Hall will do what he does every November, put on his race suit and leave the starting line of the famed Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Hall, the most winning racer in Baja is the only man to compete in every Baja 1000 race since its inception in 1967. He has racked up twenty-one class wins in the event’s forty-four year history.
Hall will be competing in the Stock Full class in the #862 Master Pull – Special Operations Warrior Foundation H1 Alpha Humvee. Owned and raced by Sam Edgar, the two will share driving duties with support from a capable team of Special Operation Forces veterans and race professionals.
The course is a 692.82-mile loop through northern Baja. Hall will race from the start to race-mile 150 and again from race-mile 320 to 450 for a total of 280 miles. Both drivers characterized the course as “exceptionally rough with damage and washouts from recent rains.”
Rod Hall’s return to Baja behind the wheel of the H1 is fitting. He began his partnership with HUMMER after a long career racing for Dodge and won multiple Baja 1000 Stock Full wins behind the wheel of an H1 before moving to the H2 and H3 models. The race truck is prepped by Twisted Metal Works in Reno, Nevada and supported by Master Pull, AM General, BFGoodrich, Rigid Industries LED lighting, Master Craft Safety, Rock Monster Wheels, Fox Defense Suspension and Rod Hall Products.
The four-wheel start is slated to begin at 11:30 am. To follow Hall, Edgar and #862, log on to www.rodhallracing.com or via Twitter @rodhallracing1 and @tier1racing. To donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, scan the QR code located on the race truck and chase trucks or log on to http://www.specialops.org/?Make_A_Donation.