Team Toyo racer wins Baja 1000

This year’s Baja 1000 was won by BJ Baldwin, racing for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. Commenting on his win in the 883.1 mile race held on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the tyre maker describes Baldwin’s race time of 18:36:10 as “impressive”. Toyo says Baldwin “blazed the course” in a Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck equipped with size 39×13.50 R17 Toyo Open Country off-road tyres. “Ironman Baldwin expertly navigated the entire stretch of rocky terrain, obstacles and undulating desert on his own,” Toyo notes.

This year’s Baja 1000 victory is Baldwin’s second consecutive win, along with his second consecutive SCORE Overall Point Championship win. In addition to Baldwin’s winning performance, other Team Toyo drivers also gained respectable SCORE series results, including Robby Gordon, who won the Baja 500 in May 2013, and Damen Jefferies, who was victorious in the Class 1 category.

“This year’s course was the most brutal so far, and took a toll on both my body and spirit,” shared BJ Baldwin. “Most teams alternated two or three drivers, so driving the entire race by myself made it that much harder. The other teams had at least one flat tyre and seven to eight on average, but I was able to race the whole way without a single flat, which allowed me to complete the race without slowing down. I’m grateful to Toyo Tires. There is no way I could have won without the Open Country M/T-R tyre.”

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