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Monday, January 21, 2008

B.J. Baldwin Going for Three-Peat, Post/MacCachren Begin Defense Desert Title


Brothers Bill and Dave Gasper will start defense of their 2007 unlimited SCORE Class 1 season point title in their No. 100 Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car.


B. J. Baldwin is looking for a three-peat and the team of Mark Post/Rob MacCachren will begin defense of their 2007 overall season point championship as over 150 entries are ready to launch the new desert racing year. The Number 97 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado and Post, Laguna, Beach, Calif./MacCachren, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Riviera Racing Ford F-150, many of the other top desert racers in the world are entered in the Trophy-Truck division.
Baldwin’s two career Trophy-Truck race wins were the last two years in Laughlin while Post and MacCachren each have seven career Trophy-Truck race wins, including three in 2007.

Brothers Bill and Dave Gasper will start defense of their 2007 unlimited Class 1 season point title in their No. 100 Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car. Other top contenders in Class 1 include two-time overall race winner Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, Calif., who will drive this year with team owner Brad Etter, Villa Park, Calif., in another Porter-Chevy, Las Vegas teammates Pat Dean and B.J. Richardson in identically-equipped Bunderson-Chevy race cars, seven-time race winner in the World Rally Championship, Germany’s Armin Schwarz, who drives with team owner Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., in a Jimco-BMW. Eric Chase, San Diego, who races with his father Stuart Chase in a Penhall-Chevy and third-generation desert racer Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., in a Alpha-Chevy.Scheduled to make his Class 1 debut will be 10-time X Games medal winner Brian Deegan, Temecula Calif., in a Playtech-Chevy.


Trophy-Truck regular Josh Baldwin will also race in Class 1, where he finished fourth last year in his Jimco-Chevy. Leading the multiple class winners in this race who are in the starting grid are George Seeley Jr., Glendale, Calif., who has seven wins in Class 5 in a VW Baja Bug, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren (6 class wins), Donald Moss, Sacramento Calif. (5) in Class 3 in a Ford Bronco, and with four class wins each: Las Vegas’ Brian Collins Trophy-Truck. Besides Baldwin, MacCachren is also entered in two classes this year. Besides SCORE Trophy-Truck, he will drive Saturday in SCORE Lite for four-time defending series class point champion Tom Watson, San Diego, in a Jimco-VW.


The Baja Racing season has begun!


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