The SCORE Baja 1000 is one of the toughest off-road races in the world. The 48th running of the race took place on November 20-21, 2015. The unofficial race results are in and the overall race winner is Rob Maccachren in the SCORE Trophy Truck division with a time of 15:58:32.484 (no time penalties).
The factory Honda HPD racing team fielded the Ridgeline Baja race truck. It is a fully customized off-road machine with a LaFortune Race Cars chassis, rear mounted Honda twin-turbo V6 engine, and race-ready suspension. Other than the engine block, this Baja racer has little in common with the production 2017 Honda Ridgeline, which will be available for sale next year.
The driver team of Jeff Proctor, Jason LaFortune, and Sage Marie piloted the truck to a successful race finish. The racing Ridgeline registered a time of 25:09:47.172 after assessed time penalties. Missing virtual checkpoints along the approximately 840 mile course is one way to earn penalties.
The racing Honda Ridgeline was the only competitor in its class “2 Class Score”.
Here are the racing truck specifications:
- LaFortune Race Cars chassis
- 125” wheelbase
- 84.5” track width
- HPD HR35TT 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo engine – 550 HP
- Albins ST6 sequential transmission
- FOX 2.5 dual rate coil-over suspension with Eibach springs
- KMC Machete racing wheels
- 37” General Grabber tires
Watch the SCORE Baja 1000 Honda Ridgeline debut in Las Vegas earlier this month at the 2015 SEMA show.