Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Shepard begins defense of Trophy Truck Title

Baja Racing News

LOS ANGELES -- Determined veteran desert racer Bob Shepard returns to the desert knowing very well the responsibility he and his race team carries as he drives his No. 1 Shepard Racing Chevy CK1500 in the Trophy Truck division this year. As the defending class champion in the marquee Baja Races Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks, Shepard will lead a growing field of desert offroad racing Trophy-Trucks, in the 2006 desert offroad racing season.

The BFGoodrich Tires sponsored team celebrated last year, at the win of the series championship at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California Norte Mexico, with other desert offroad racing winners and legends, celebrating the BFGoodrich Tires 20th consecutive Baja 1000 Championship. That night, after the 2005 Baja 1000, BFGoodrich Tires pulled out all the stops and celebrated an incredible 20 wins, back-to-back at the infamous tire-killer, the desert offroad race, the Baja 1000. The 2005 race was the Ensenada loop race, all serious Baja offroad desert racers know and love. The 2006 Baja 1000 will be a point to point race, from Ensenada North Baja to La Paz, in Southern Baja.

The Capital of Offroad desert racing, La Paz, is host finish line to the Baja 1000, every other year. For the lucky teams who make it, La Paz, Southern Baja, is where Baja racers are known as "gods".