Brad & Roger Lovell will join an all-star team to help pilot the BFGoodrich Tires BC-2 car. Long-time racers for BFG, the brothers were fortunate enough to win the seats through a popular vote and once again race the legendary SCORE Baja 1000.
This year’s race is 1121 miles long and spans the entire length of the peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz. Hurricane damage has added some new challenges as the team witnessed during pre-running of the course in late October. “I am in awe of this race,” said Brad Lovell, “Its not just a desert race, it is an epic land race. You race through mountains, paved roads, villages, forests, jungles, and even swamps. Its a race of adventure and survival more than shaving tenths of a second off the corners.”
The race will start Thursday, Nov. 15th and the BFGoodrich Tires BC-2 car is expected to leave the start line at approximately 1:00 pm PST. Competitors have until approximately 10:00 am Sat. to reach the finish-line.
The BC-2 car will be relayed down the peninsula by Bud Brutsman (driver of record), Brad Lovell, Luke Wilwert, Roger Lovell, Kyle Tucker, and Michael Crawford. No doubt safety is a top concern for this factory effort, and Mastercraft / Impact was chosen to supply the team with trusted and dependable safety gear for the race.
There is no question that BFGoodrich is the tire of choice for off-road as their design, experience, and knowledge of the brutal Baja terrain is unmatched. Their history and success in Baja racing is unmatched. BFGoodrich will have an in-house network of 8 pits along the course to support not only the BC-2 car, but any vehicle running their tires. AMSOIL is supporting the efforts as well through supplying these pits with high quality fluids. The race can be viewed via the internet on racetheworld.net.