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Multiple Wins for Honda in 2021 Baja 1000

The 54th SCORE International Baja 1000 was a success for Honda riders and drivers, with several scoring victories in the grueling, 1,236-mile off-road event, which this year followed the traditional “peninsula run” from Ensenada to La Paz. Elite classes conquered by Honda teams include Pro Moto Unlimited (SLR Honda), Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated (Honda Talon Factory

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Justin Lofton’s RY45 Trophy Truck Engine

If you’ve ever built an engine for a desert or endurance racing application, then you know it comes with a much different set of parameters than most other engines. Mike Hupertz of Ison Racing Engines knows all about those challenges after building Justin Lofton’s RY45 Trophy Truck engine for the Baja 1000.

Baja Racing Legend Rod Hall Has Passed Away

Hall is the only off-road racer to have participated in 50 consecutive Baja 1000 events in a four-wheeled vehicle. His last green flag was in 2017 at the 50th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 1000. Hall was 82.

Ray Field and Dougans Racing Engines are the 2015 Performance Engine Builder of the Year

The folks at Dougans Racing Engines won a lot in 2015. Between the Best in The Desert series and the SCORE Racing series, both of which are trophy truck racing, Dougans won three races in each series and had podium finishes at every single race. “It was a banner year,” says Ray Field, owner of