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Monday, November 05, 2007

Danny Sullivan Unveils TOYOTA Trophy Truck Baja 1000


Danny Sullivan Unveils Toyota Tundra Race Truck to Compete in the 40th Anniversary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

VISTA, CA – Today, T Force Motorsports officially unveiled the #33 race truck scheduled to compete in the legendary Baja 1000 on November 13th. Founded earlier this year by Dan Friedkin and former Indy 500 winner and open-wheel racing star Danny Sullivan, the professional program was assembled in just under six months.The race vehicle is a Toyota Tundra Trophy Truck able to exert 765 horsepower and reach speeds nearing 140 mph on dirt. “The truck is reliable and fast, with engineering advances in multiple areas including steering and suspension” stated Crew Chief Christian Reicher. When the race truck crosses the starting line, it will be the second Tundra in off-road history to compete in the premier Trophy Truck class, following Ivan Stewart’s in the year 2000. Driving duties will be shared between Friedkin, Sullivan, Rex Whiteside and promising up-and-coming driver Chad Ragland.

The Baja 1000 is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. Starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, the 1,296-mile course is a grueling mix of desert terrain. Veteran drivers who have seen many of the past forty events are commenting on this year’s course difficulty, and many are calling it the toughest in the event’s history. Although competing in a vehicle class capable of winning the overall title, Sullivan noted, “In our first year, merely completing the Baja 1000 will be a tremendous accomplishment.” About T Force MotorsportsT Force Motorsports, a division of Chupacabra Racing, LLC, was founded in May 2007. The team competes in the SCORE International Desert Series in the #33 Toyota Tundra Trophy truck. The state-of-the-art facilities are located in Vista, California.

Go to the website, go to the 'TEAM Section', then to the 'TRUCK section'. For more information and team updates from the Baja 1000, visit http://www.tforcemotorsports.com/.

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