ENSENADA, Mexico – Next week, the SCORE Baja 1000 race celebrates its 45th anniversary and BFGoodrich® Tires is ready for the competition. Beginning in Ensenada, Mexico and ending in La Paz in Baja California Sur, the brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile race will showcase the off-road toughness of the BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A®KO tire, BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A®KM2, BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® and BFGoodrich® Baja T/A®KR. A win at the legendary off-road desert race would earn BFGoodrich® its 26th title in 27 years of racing.
BFGoodrich® has plenty of fire power when it comes to drivers who can bring home the win in this year’s race. Eight members of “Team BFGoodrich” are currently in the top 10 of the SCORE International Series points. SCORE Trophy Truck series stars from Team BFGoodrich will be vying for the victory including Andy and Scott McMillin who are looking to defend their title from last year, Bryce Menzies who is seeking his first SCORE Baja 1000 win after bringing home the past two SCORE Baja 500 titles and SCORE Trophy Truck points leader Rob MaCachren who looks to get a final win to clinch the championship.
“Competing in the SCORE Baja 1000 race is an extreme accomplishment for a driver”, said Silvia Mammone, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “As the official tire of the SCORE Baja 1000 race, we are celebrating its 45 years of success and wish all of those racing on BFGoodrich tires the best of luck.”
Some of the world’s best drivers come to Baja to compete in the world’s most grueling desert race, and they need a tire that can withstand the demands of the Baja Peninsula. In 2011, drivers who chose BFGoodrich® tires earned victories in 14 competing classes, as well as eight of the top 10 overall four-wheel spots, including the overall title by Andy and Scott McMillin in a Ford SCORE Trophy Truck.