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SCORE Baja 1000: Battle Ground Baja - the 45th annual Baja 1000 in Mexico.







On Thursday November 15, 2012 over three hundred racers from 32 different states and 18 countries will line up on the streets of Ensenada Mexico in Baja California for the 45th annual running of the Baja 1000.

Racers from all different walks of life will take the green flag at approximately 11:30am (Pacific standard time) and embark on a 1,121-mile journey down the beautiful Baja California Peninsula.

Just as in the 2010 Baja 1000, this year’s race will end in La Paz Mexico; located near the Gulf of California. Competitors will be required to hit all 8 mandatory checkpoint locations as they traverse there way though the harsh Baja terrain.

Unlike Off Road Racing in the US, racers can choose multiple race lines that have been strategically plotted by the racers themselves in the weeks prior to the actual race, those of which are still left after Hurricane Paul of course.

The 2012 Baja 1000 is lined up to be one of the best that we have ever seen among the Trophy Truck and Class 1 category. With only 17 points in the overall championship standings separating three of the most feared racers in our sport (all with a top 10 starting position) it won’t take long before the battle is on.

Rob MacCachren (currently sitting first in points) leads the Mexican national Juan Carlos Lopez (aka "PIN") by a mere 6 points and the ever so unpredictable "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin by a very close 17 points.

Although any Trophy Truck in the top 15 can win at any one given moment, MacCachren had luck on his side when it came time to draw for starting order and drew the third place position, not half bad for a field that will see 38 entries.

Just a couple spots back in the 5th place starting position, BJ Baldwin will have to put some work in in order to catch MacCachren in any amount of reasonable time. Baldwin will have to make his way around the Dan McMillin who will be sharing driving duties with this father Mark McMillin and Co-Driver Chuck Hovey.

Beyond McMillin, Baldwin has made the surprising decision to add fellow Monster Energy Off Road Team member Casey Currie to the line-up in hopes of capturing another SCORE Championship.

Championship contender Juan Carlos Lopez has decided to stack the deck a bit for this race to ensure that he increases his chances of winning a championship and the 45th annual Baja 1000. Lopez has called NASCAR star Robby Gordon to Co-Drive for him in the Speed Energy Trophy Truck and chase a championship.

Although those are all great contenders for the SCORE overall championship, this is the Baja 1000 and to some, nothing else matters. Don’t count out; Andy McMillin, the team of Bryce Menzies and Jesse Jones, the team of Tim Herbst and Larry Roeseler, and Dessert Assassins commander in chief Cameron Steele who all start within the top 15.

Also, keep an eye on the Terrible Herbst Motorsports Trophy Truck number 19 of Ryan Arciero and Troy Herbst. The Herbst crew has been putting in a ton of testing time on the number 19 and although they start in the 32nd position they still have a very good chance at winning the Baja 1000.

The open wheel unlimited Class 1 cars will also put on an exciting show for the thousands of fans of Mexico as Ronny Wilson, Luke McMillin and Justin Davis will all attempt to claw their way to the front as soon as possible. Wilson is the only one out of the three racers who has anything to loose at this years Baja 1000.

Ronny Wilson currently sits second place in points and with a second place starting position his odds of getting to the front quickly have significantly increased. Luke McMillin as once again teamed up with Justin “Bean” Smith for the 45th running of the Baja 1000. McMillin and Smith have been nearly untouchable when they split driving duties and it definitely helps their chances at winning.

Justin Davis has been called to take driving duties for Clyde Stacy in the Geiser built Speed Energy Truggy, 18-year-old Justin Davis is last years reigning champion in the Class 1 division and definitely knows how to put the pedal to the floor, consider him to be a contender for the win as well.

Without surprise, most teams are stacking the deck and pulling out all of the stops in order to make sure they do everything they can and leave no rock unturned in order to increase their chances of winning the 45th annual running of the Baja 1000.

Time will soon tell if these teams made the right decisions and planned accordingly, regardless of outcome you can assure that Race-Dezert will be there to capture it all as it unfolds. Viva Baja! See you in Ensenada.

2012/11/14 | 14:11 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/RRMG/RACE-DEZERT/GUNN











Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard with X-Rally Ford Ranger Baumgart / Cincea | 27.08.2014 16:35 |




Rally dos Sertões: Stagewin for Toyota´s Varela in S3 but Spinelli still leader. | 27.08.2014 16:19 |




Rally dos Sertões: Goncalves - "Hope to ride hard without making mistakes" | 27.08.2014 16:00 |




Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014 17:21 |




Baja Poland: Overdrive Racing with five Toyota Hilux and Nasser Al Attiyah. | 26.08.2014 16:45 |




Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 |




Rally dos Sertões: Gonçalves wins SS2 in Bikes but Coma still overall leader. | 26.08.2014 05:02 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Nice impressions from the first days in Brazil (79) | 26.08.2014 04:53 |




Baja Poland VIDEO: Official trailer of the Baja Poland FIA CC World Cup 2014 | 26.08.2014 04:32 |




Donaldson CC: Test of character for the teams at South African Vryburg 450 | 26.08.2014 03:49 |




Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014 03:09 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 02:30 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment video of SS01 Sunday (crash) | 26.08.2014 00:56 |




















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