Toyo Tires offered up its newest video featuring its Open Country M/T tires fitted on a unique off-road rig by Action Vehicle Engineering. With its team driver BJ Baldwin behind the wheel, the King Shock-equipped modified 1959 British Ferret 4X4 military scout vehicle tackles a wide variety of terrain. The video, titled ‘The Ferret,’ is designed by the Toyo Tires crew to “prove that Toyo Tires Open Country tires are capable of taking any vehicle across every terrain,” but you’ll simply appreciate the crazy-looking rig tackling a little bit of everything, including forests, deserts, sand hills and water crossings.
BJ Baldwin has never made it a secret that one of his idols is the “Ironman” himself, Ivan Stewart. Baldwin has done his best to emulate Stewart’s Ironman approach to off-road racing, as he’s gone on to earn one Baja 500 win and two Baja 1000 victories much like his idol – without a second driver helping shoulder the load.
Baldwin will be formally unveiled at the AMA Supercross finale in Las Vegas this Saturday as the new “Ironman” for Toyota, which has just signed Baldwin to a multi-year sponsorship. Baldwin will field a Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck this year in both SCORE International and Best in the Desert races.
CYPRESS, CA – In the motorsports arena, Toyo Tires continually strives for excellence, while demonstrating its diversity in the sport. During the 2015 racing season, Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc was crowned Pro 4 Class Champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), making him back-to-back champ. His 900-horsepower #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 relied on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires for a record-breaking 12-wins-in-a-row.
Tomorrow morning, 242 race teams will embark on an epic off-road journey for the 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. Covering more than 820 miles of treacherous terrain in Baja California, Mexico, the racers will begin and end their day at the start/finish line in Ensenada. Motorcycles and ATVs will begin the race at 6 a.m. with racers leaving in 30-second intervals, while the trucks, buggies and UTVs will leave five hours later at 11 a.m.
The unlimited Trophy Truck class will be first off the line at 11, and aside from the fame and the glory of taking home a SCORE Baja 1000 victory, there’s also a tight battle on the line for the class championship. Last year’s winner, Steven Eugenio, sits in fifth place in points but is essentially out of the running to defend his title this year, but he knows there’s still plenty on the line in tomorrow’s race.
Off-Road champion and Toyo Tires racer BJ Baldwin has taken his quest for adventure to the rugged Pacific Northwest in Recoil 3, the third installment of the off-road video series featuring the racer.
Valcourt, Québec, Canada, June 15, 2015 – BRP reinforces its performance leadership in the off-road powersports industry by collaborating with off-road racer, YouTube sensation and Recoil video series icon “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin.
Ensenada, Baja California Mexico – The SCORE International Baja 1000 (B1K), is known as the granddaddy of off-road racing. It started as a mere challenge to see who could get to La Paz in the shortest possible time and has turned into one of the most grueling and competitive races on earth. Several drivers have won multiple times; a few have done it back to back. No single driver has won three straight. That is the challenge that lies ahead for BJ Baldwin. BJ has won back to back in his Monster Energy, Toyo Tires, Hoonigan, Method Race Wheels, King Shocks, Rigid Industries and Red Kap Work Clothes Trophy Truck; driving the entire race without relief. At the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, he will be out to make history with his third straight win.
Former Indycar driver, NASCAR driver/team owner, short-course race series promoter and desert racing superstar Robby Gordon set the fastest qualifying time in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division during the special qualifying session held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in conjunction with SEMA week Tuesday night. Gordon will start in the number one spot for next week’s 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Las Vegas, NV – After a couple Stadium Super Truck races and the release of his action film Recoil 2, BJ Baldwin will be back in the dirt flogging his #1 Monster Energy Trophy Truck at the Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge Sept. 25-28 in Imperial Valley, CA. BJ has been having fun racing in SST and filming recoil 2 in Ensenada, the video has already topped 4 million views in just a weeks’ time, but behind the scenes, he’s been focusing on getting in peak shape for another peninsula run at the Baja 1000 in November.
In an attempt to win a bet with playboy Dan Bilzerian, BJ Baldwin gets dripped off via helicopter at his 800-horsepower trophy truck with one goal: Get down through the town in Baja and down to the beach to meet up with Dan and a number of bikini-clad ladies in under 20 minutes.