Grider, a 5 time Dakar Rally competitor and multi-time SCORE champion, narrowly won the Inaugural BAJA RALLY by a mere six seconds over Cameron Steele last October after rally leader Quinn Cody blew a motor only 10 miles from the finish in San Quintin.
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – The Inaugural BAJA RALLY de MOTOS Presented By KLIM ended Sunday in San Quintin on the sand dunes of the Santa Maria Hotel and has been deemed a full success with all riders accounted for and safe. Baja Champion and 5 time DAKAR entrant Andy Grider (#36) owns the title for the first ever navigation based rally raid staged in BAJA, Calif., with Cameron Steele and Chilly White rounding out the podium.
Quinn Cody (#39) enjoyed a comfortable lead from the first mile of the rally until his engine blew up only 10 miles from the finish line. Andy Grider crossed the finish line and waited for Cameron Steele, Ned Suesse and Nino Rojas to finish. After reviewing rider data, Grider, who ran all of stage 3 without the essential odometer, was deemed the champion over rally rookies Cameron Steele and Chilly White. Grider beat Steele by a mere 6 seconds after a 30 minute penalty Grider suffered for not navigating into a dune section near Costa Brava.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA – Azuñia Tequila Racing is proud to announce the expansion of the team with the addition of Andy Grider. Grider has been added as the secondary driver to the R8 racing team and will be sharing driving responsibilities along-side Jim Riley. Grider a seasoned off-road racer, navigator and championed MX rider will be a distinguished addition to Azuñia Tequila Racing.
“We have big plans for Azuñia Tequila Racing for the remaining season and 2014,” said Jim Riley, CEO, Azuñia Tequila. “I have been looking for a driver that would bring experience, passion and skill to our race program and Andy Grider was a natural fit for the team.”
ERENDIRA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com announced today that KLIM Technical Riding Gear will present the Inaugural BAJA RALLY this October 3-6 as title sponsor for the highly anticipated event which has drawn the interests of Baja off-road stars Johnny Campbell, Larry Roeseler, Andy Grider and Ricky Johnson. Idaho-based KLIM is the global leader in advanced motorsports apparel for the motorcycle and snowmobile rider and racer.
“Having KLIM as our partner on this groundbreaking event validates our mission to create a unique and unprecedented rider experience while promoting cultural awareness and tourism in BAJA CA”, explained BAJA RALLY director, Scotty Breauxman. “We align perfectly with KLIM’s commitment to building the best riding gear for the ultimate riding experience. This is a very meaningful partnership for the sport of motorcycle rally-sport in North America.”