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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











Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014 09:56 |




Breslau Poland RESULTS: Daily results after SS01 Recz / Recz roundcourse | 13.07.2014 23:38 |




Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014 15:17 |




Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014 14:29 |




Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. | 04.07.2014 15:44 |




Rally Raid VIDEO: Special tuned and loud Nissan Patrol RB25DET from Bulgaria | 04.07.2014 15:14 |




Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 | 04.07.2014 14:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. | 04.07.2014 11:21 |




Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Summary of Dutch competitors in Germany in June | 04.07.2014 10:37 |




TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 | 04.07.2014 10:17 |




Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. | 03.07.2014 22:28 |




TORC 2014: Barlow Motorsports - All four cars had various levels of success | 03.07.2014 22:22 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: The all-new Peugeot 2008 DKR buggy - first preview | 03.07.2014 19:08 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. | 03.07.2014 18:48 |




Donaldson CC: The African sands deliver their verdict in the Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 18:18 |




TORC 2014: Team Kleiman Off Road Racing - "Big House Brawl" Race Report | 03.07.2014 18:11 |




TORC 2014: Ross Hoek gets first PRO-4x4 Podium - third place in round 8 | 03.07.2014 17:55 |




Donaldson CC VIDEO: Impressions Toyota Team Kalahari Botswana Desert race | 03.07.2014 17:48 |




Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 17:38 |




Donaldson CC: Bertholdt / Rousseau win free entry for the Dakar Rally 2015. | 03.07.2014 17:17 |




Donaldson CC: History repeats in Special Vehicles Class in Botswana rally | 03.07.2014 15:40 |




Donaldson CC: Taylor / Murphy win Toyota Botswana 1000 Dakar Challenge. | 03.07.2014 15:17 |




OiLibya Morocco: Organizer NPO unveils details of the 2014 stages in Morocco. | 27.06.2014 14:22 |




OiLibya Morocco VIDEO: Official trailer for the OiLibya Rally in Morocco 2014 | 27.06.2014 14:04 |




Dakar Challenge: Team Rhide SA ready for the Dakar Challenge in Botswana | 26.06.2014 18:52 |




FIA CC World Cup: UAE study points way to increasing safety to saving lives. | 26.06.2014 17:48 |




LOORR 2014: Solid weekend at Miller sport park in Utah for Casey Currie | 26.06.2014 17:02 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Japanese Hino truck already preparing for 2015 Dakar Rally | 26.06.2014 16:59 |




Dakar Rally 2015: X-raid strikes back - Dakar winner Roma extends contract. | 25.06.2014 17:33 |




ULTRA 4 Europe: Second day report ULTRA 4 race in Italy - by Robb Pritchard | 25.06.2014 14:43 |




AXCR Asia CC Rally: Outlander PHEV to tackle rally for second straight year. | 25.06.2014 14:14 |




AXCR Asia CC Rally VIDEO: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid in AXCR Rally | 25.06.2014 14:08 |




Donaldson CC: Desperate times for Special Vehicles in Botswana 1000 desert | 25.06.2014 13:53 |




TORC 2014: Flying Dutchman Mike Vanden Heuvel prepares for Crandon Brush | 25.06.2014 12:59 |




TORC 2014 VIDEO: Impressions from TORC Series by Amsoil round Bark River | 25.06.2014 12:57 |




TORC 2014: Dale Chestnut wins RD2 and leads TORC Classix Championship | 25.06.2014 12:46 |




TORC 2014: Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni take PRO-class podiums in BR | 25.06.2014 12:45 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Former Winner Nasser al-Attiyah to switch to Toyota 2015. | 24.06.2014 17:54 |




LOORR 2014: Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc captures third successive sweep in Utah | 24.06.2014 17:15 |




Baja Rally: Mexican rally adds new Adventure Bike Expert class for 2014. | 24.06.2014 16:54 |




















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