After 883.1 miles of brutal Baja terrain, the racers finished (or didn’t finish) the 46th SCORE Baja 1000 yesterday. Although a few penalties were assessed across a number of classes, it doesn”t appear to impact the premier classes. BJ Baldwin is officially the 2o13 SCORE Baja 1000 Trophy Truck winner, Timmy Weigand and JCR Honda earned the pro motorcycle win, Damen Jefferies the Class 1 victory, and there’s more specific results below.
After 10 years of racing in Baja, BJ Baldwin has developed a unique love for Mexico, its culture, and its people. In an effort to help the children, he has donated money and supplies to some orphanages in Baja for many years now. This Christmas Baldwin went all out by sending a truck full of toys, some clothes, and many supplies down with Banning Motorsports to help the less fortunate children in Baja.
BJ Baldwin Trophy Diesel, Toys for Baja
Baldwin said, “We had a really good race season. After winning several races and our 5th off road racing Championship, 2012 has been a great year for us. We have decided to use some of our performance bonus towards making a better Christmas this year for some orphaned children in Baja. Baja has done so much for us. We have more vehicular freedom down in Baja than we could ever dream of having here in the states. I am in love with Baja, we appreciate the people of Mexico and we will continue to give back every chance we get.”
Rigid Industries is well known throughout the off-road industry for being the toughest most efficient LED off-road light manufacturer to ever step foot in the dirt. You can now add one more thing to the long list of accomplishments achieved by Rigid Industries; proven.
With the help of Rigid Industries’ very own wheelman “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Rigid Industries became the first LED light manufacturer to lead the way to a completely dominating Over-All victory at the 2012 SCORE Baja 1000. Not only did Baldwin and Co-rider Johnny Nelson become the first to utilize LED technology down the Baja peninsula, Baldwin and Nelson also became the first duo in the 45 year history of off-road racing to solo the SCORE Baja 1000 (without a driver change) and beat all other competitors after the 1,121 mile trek down the Baja peninsula.
November 14th – BJ Baldwin and the #97 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevrolet Silverado team will make their return to the recently weather stricken Baja Peninsula for the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 14-17. Considered to be the most grueling off-road race in the world, this year’s course will be a peninsula run starting on the Pacific Ocean in Ensenada, Baja Mexico and traveling an incredible 1,121.55 miles south to finish on the Sea of Cortez in La Paz.
Driving the length of the Baja Peninsula at speed is challenging enough but Hurricane Paul left further damage in its wake adding to the enormous task at hand. Bj, who will be driving the entire race solo, will square off against 34 other Trophy Truck teams, many with two or three drivers, who are just as determined to win. When he goes off the line at approximately 11:30 a.m. PST on Thursday, he will be charging non-stop to the finish.