The 54th edition of the Baja 1000 offroad race crowns its winners
The Baja 1000 is one of the most renowned offroad races in the world. Every year since 1967, different offroad vehicles like trucks, cars, motorcycles, and ATVs race from Tijuana to La Paz.
The driver Rob MacCachren with the help of Luke McMillin is the virtual winner of the 54th edition of the Baja 1000 and takes the overall score of the race, after being the first car to cross the finish line in the city of La Paz, covering the course of the race.
On board Trophy Truck #11, the team had a great competition receiving the checkered flag before 8 in the morning, being received by the hundreds of fans who were at the finish line.
MacCachren started second in Ensenada only behind Bryce Menzies #7, managing to position himself in first place on the second half of the route. The young driver Luke McMillin drove the vehicle to the finish, culminating the journey in 28 hours and 47 minutes, showing the team members satisfied with the result obtained.
At the finish, the MacCachren team received the first-place medal in the main Trophy Truck category.
About 20 minutes later, fighting for the second position came Gustavo “Tavo” Vildosola #21 along with Ricky Johnson and South Californian “Nico” Ambriz.
He finished very close to the top places and his third title in a Baja 1000, expressing feeling very happy to return to the gap and conclude the race with the finish line in La Paz. He appreciated the great support he received during the competition on the road from the fans of the middle peninsula, who encouraged and supported him at all times.
Trailing behind is Cameron Steele #16, who started in fifth place in the “Cinderella of the Pacific”, which could give him second place overall, as Vildosola came out seventh.
The fourth vehicle to reach the finish line was the team of Mexican Alan Ampudia # 10 and a few minutes later the “Terribles” of Tim Herbst #19.
During the course of this Friday and part of Saturday, the vehicles will continue to arrive until the finish line is closed. The official results will be published on Saturday at 8:30 pm and the winners in each class will be confirmed, who will be awarded at 9:00 pm at Marina Fidepaz.
Information: El Sudcaliforniano