“You’re about to experience a most incredible adventure. You must expect at all times to encounter oncoming traffic. You must be alert that there are many cows, calves, bulls, horses, and goats roaming freely on and around the course. All competitors are reminded that off-road racing is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or even death. Due to weather, animals, and people, [we] do not guarantee that all [course] markings will still be up on race day. Be advised that spectators on or near the racecourse may engage in malicious activities by building ramps, digging ditches, and/or placing objects onto the course. Once the race starts, it’s outta my hands–you’re on your own, or, in other words, the lunatics will, indeed, be running the asylum. Good luck and have fun!”
CEO/President SCORE International
This is a great adventure! The 2012 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 is the 45th Anniversary of this epic race. The course will reflect the heritage of this event with a difficult route down the Baja Peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico. “This adds a great deal of complexity both in preparation and during the race” says Evans who wouldn’t have it any other way. The team Evans has assembled thus far includes; John Holmes a 35 year veteran who has won the race several times, Nigel Hook who has become the World Offshore Powerboat Champion three times, Robbie Flandro 2012 UROC Champion and professional driver, as well as several other exceptional talents from a variety of industries. “Our team has come together and continues to grow because we are combining a great adventure with a great cause”. As Team Endeavor we are racing on behalf of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. A Baja team with a 100% focus on charity is rare and we hope it generates both excitement and support for our cause. But this is not where the special characteristics of the team end.
Evans and his team will be racing in one of the most pure and difficult vehicle classes – “Stock Class”. This requires them to race a vehicle very much as it was produced from the factory with just a few modifications for safety. Further, they have chosen to race a vintage stock truck – the classic Toyota Landcruiser FJ40. The very first off-road race for Toyota was the 1973 Baja 1000 when the team WON in this same vehicle model the FJ40. There is even more to this Team Endeavor story, they are racing Ed’s nephew’s vintage FJ40 Land Cruiser in memory of Geoff who died from cancer leaving a wife and young son. To find out more about this team visit http://endeavor2race.com/.
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