When a buddy gives you the op to run Baja 1000 with them – It’s a no brainer. You hop in. We were lucky enough to be along for the ride this year. Nitro Gear & Axle‘s own Carl Montoya, with Toyota USA Race Team Brandon Walsh – Homemade Motorsports and the #ToyotaTacoma for the 51st annual SCORE International #Baja1000. A lot goes into this race, the truck, the team, the logistics. Its an amazing time and a test of physical and mental endurance, driving skill, and more. We hope to be back! This Toyota Tacoma runs the same Nitro Gear 5.29 Gear Package we sell to the public, with multiple races & no failures!
“The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a loop race of 806.76 miles in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start for the 44th time and finish for the 25th time in Ensenada and dates for the race and race week festivities are Nov. 12 through Nov. 18. The race is annually the finale of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past three years in Baja California.
This one a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain that the northern state of the majestic Baja California peninsula has to offer. SCORE Race Director Jose A. Grijalva has designed and finalized this year’s race course of 806.76 miles. The course will have five checkpoints along the way to the finish and 192 visual checkpoints.
Starting and finishing in the heart of Ensenada in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, the course travels in a clockwise direction east to Ojos Negros before launching its weaving route around both the east and then the west side of the northern part of the peninsula.”
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HUGE Thank you to Brandon Walsh & Homemade Motorsports for allowing us to experience this with you & the team. It was a time we will not soon forget!