CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tires and Team Toyo racer BJ Baldwin scored their second consecutive Baja 1000 victory and second consecutive SCORE Overall Point Championship this weekend at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Baldwin “iron-manned” the race, driving the entire 883.1-mile course on his own. His Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck was equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
Both starting and finishing in the port city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; this year’s winding course was highly technical with 251 competitors dealing with massive fields of rocks and continuous obstacles. Baldwin finished first for the four-wheel vehicles with a time of 18:36:10.
“This year’s Baja 1000 was the most difficult race I’ve ever done. Mentally and physically it was just a brutal race especially since I drove the entire race myself. Most teams have two or three drivers,” said Baldwin. “All of the other teams had at least one flat and most had several flats. Thanks to our Toyo’s we didn’t get any flats which helped us conserve our energy. We didn’t have to get out of the truck to change tires. We couldn’t have won this race without our high performance Toyo Open Country M/Ts.”