Maxxis Takes Clean Sweep at Baja 1000
The podium at the 2008 Baja 1000 ATV belonged to Maxxis, with its sponsored riders took the first four places. 21 November saw the 41st annual Baja 1000 – the world’s longest, continuous off-road race – and Wayne Matlock’s team, which included Wes Miller, Harold Goodman and Marc Spaeth, won the Pro ATV Class (over 251cc) in a time of 14:47:25 (42.69 mph).
Matlock and his crew crossed the finish line on their Honda TRX700XX nine minutes ahead of Danny Prather, Mike Cafro, Chad Prull and Levi Marana, also riding a Honda TRX700XX on Maxxis tyres.
Stefano Caputo and Felipe Velez’s team grabbed third spot in 16:14:27 with Greg Row’s crew rounding out the top four for Maxxis in 16:30:15.
“The race went really well,” said Matlock. “It was a tough battle all day long; we were within sight of each other for about 300 miles. It makes it even better when you’re racing against a good competitive team. And our Razrs performed excellent.”
This Overall Baja 1000 ATV win follows Matlock’s victory in the San Felipe 250 (March 14-16) and Baja 500 (May 30-June 1) and means his team has now won all three Baja races this season to emerge as the 2008 SCORE Class 25-Pro ATV Champions.