BJ Baldwin will be the fourth Trophy Truck off the line at the HDRA, Southpoint, Vegas 250. The South Point 250, January 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the first race of the 2013 season that will count towards the World Championship of Desert Racing. The World Championship of Desert Racing consists of three rounds of racing in the U.S. at HDRA events and three rounds in Mexico racing the SCORE Desert series. The racers with the highest points totals in six races will be crowned the World Champion.

“We had a great time with the fans at the Monster Energy Supercross in Anaheim but now it’s time to race, we are ready to go,” said BJ, “I’m looking forward to racing for the World Championship of Desert Racing title. We will be racing my truck “Fedor” for this race. It favors high speed whoops and rutted turns. We will have the truck on the dyno to make some minor tuning adjustments and then do a last shakedown in the dirt. My King Shocks are dialed in so we will just be checking engine temperature and making sure everything is happy. It would have been nice to have qualifying for this race but starting fourth is ok. Our plan is to get out front early and set the pace.”

BJ just captured his fifth championship, his third in the SCORE series. He will be racing the full HDRA and SCORE series to compete for the World Championship of Desert Racing. He will also race the Mint 400 and hit the rocks at the King of the Hammers February 3-8 in Johnson Valley, California. “Winning Championships takes consistency,” says BJ, “Getting solid results early in the season is important. We aren’t racing the Southpoint 250 just to get our feet wet, we want to make the rest of the field chase us, let them try to play catch-up in the points race.”

As the 2012 HDRA series is still fresh in the minds of racers and fans, preparation is already underwayfor the 2013 season, which begins at the South Point Vegas 250 January 11-13. HDRA redefined offroad racing in 2012 offering racers and fans unique venues, exciting events and nonstop action. The level of competition was second to none.

We witnessed the emergence of Brandon Arthur at the Redline at Stateline race where he won his class in his first race. He won three more times on his way to the 1400 championship. Brandon accrued more points than any other HDRA racer in 2012.

HDRA listened to racers and fans in El Centro, California who were pleading for a return to organized racing at Plaster City. The diverse course layout took in every type of terrain available from deep sand and silt to rough and rocky hardpack. The entire town welcomed HDRA with open arms. A great time was had by all and the event gave a huge boost to the local economy.