Yokohama-shod trucks compete in Baja 1000
Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-roaders Cameron and Heidi Steele are competing in the storied SCORE Tecate Baja 1000, at Mexico's Baja Peninsula, betweenNovember 14-17. The Steeles, along with their Desert Assassins teammates, will race on various Geolandar tyres along the demanding course. The 45th running of the race goes from Ensenada to La Paz and is the SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) racing series season finale.
Two-time SCORE Person of the Year Cameron Steele has two 800-horsepower Trophy Trucks in the race. Each features newly developed 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S R tyres specially engineered for extreme off-road conditions. Trophy Trucks, like Steele’s No. 16 Monster Energy/Yokohama Tire and No. 14 Yokohama Tire vehicles, have 26 inches of front-wheel travel and 36 inches of rear-wheel travel, and can hit a top speed of 135 mph.
Trophy Truck veterans Mark Miller and Mark Post recently joined Steele and Desert Assassins drivers Josh Daniel and Mike Johnson for the Baja 1000 run.
Heidi Steele, the defending Class 6 SCORE champion, will again race with Desert Assassins co-driver Rene Brugger. They will battle Baja in a Ford Ranger equipped with off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+ tyres.
“There’s nothing like the Baja 1000,” said Cameron Steele. “It’s an iconic race that’s always a tough challenge, but we have total confidence in our team and our Yokohama tires to put us in a good position for a podium finish.”