Posted on June 03, 2008

BFGoodrich® Tires Captures Its 13th Consecutive SCORE Baja 500 Win in One of the Closest Finishes

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BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire sponsor for the SCORe Desert Racing Series, reigned supreme on Mexico's Baja Peninsula last weekend earning the top three overall finishing spots and eight class wins at the 40th Annual SCORe Baja 500 in ensenada, Mexico.

Facing 289 starting entrants, BFGoodrich Tires solo driver, B.J. Baldwin, put forth a hero's effort to capture his first SCORe Baja 500 overall four-wheel trophy-truck crown at round three of the five-race SCORe Desert Series. Baldwin battled through 441.15 miles of dust-filled desert in his Chevy Silverado trophy truck to cross the line in nine hours, ten minutes, and 47 seconds at an average speed of 48.06 miles per hour. Baldwin's victory was the closest in history of the heralded event, a mere seven seconds over the reigning SCORe trophy-truck championship team of Mark Post and Rob MacCachren. In fact, the veteran duo actually finished first physically in the elapsed-time race in their BFGoodrich Tires-equipped Ford F-150 trophy truck but the corrected time results revealed their second place finish as Baldwin started 60 seconds behind but came across the finish just 53 seconds after Post and MacCachren. Third place overall went to two-time SCORe Baja 500 winner Brian Collins and his new teammate Chuck Hovey. The pair finished 15 minutes behind Baldwin in their Dodge Ram trophy truck giving BFGoodrich Tires the top three overall finishing spots in the race.

Arriving at the finish line on BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR tires, "This win is massive. It is very important to me," said Baldwin. "I've had a handful of trophies, but what I don't have is that Montezuma thing, the first overall in a SCORe Baja race. That's what I always wanted."

Another incredible accomplishment came on behalf of legendary, off-road racer and revered Baja veteran Rod Hall, who became the all-time winningest driver in the history of the SCORe Baja 500 by earning his 18th class win and remains undefeated in SCORe races this year. Hall and co-driver Mike Winkel, piloted their BFGoodrich Tires-shod Hummer H3 to first place in the Stock Mini class in a time of 14:42:54. Hall, 70, finished an hour and a half after his youngest son Chad Hall, who won the Stock Full class in a BFGoodrich Tires-equipped Hummer H3 in 13:09:53 for his first win in the SCORe Baja 500 and second class win this season.

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally (Dakar and WRC) and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high performance tire for every type of vehicle.

About BFGoodrich

BFGoodrich Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 50 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, www.BFGoodrichRacing.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BFGoodrichTires.

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