2016 SCORE Baja 1000 Ends With Rob MacCachren and BFGoodrich Taking HonorsPosted in News on November 22, 2016 0) (
The SCORE Baja 1000 officially ended early Sunday morning, with driver Rob MacCachren and co-driver Jason Voss taking the overall win tire supplier BFGoodrich in their Ford F-150.
After a little leapfrogging, MacCachren and Voss took the top spot around mile 475, extending their lead through the rest of the 854.5-mile race. MacCachren and Voss finished the loop race in 17 hours, 12 minutes, and 8 seconds, with an average pace of 49.63 mph, according to SCORE. This marks the third consecutive overall win for MacCachren, a feat that’s only matched in SCORE Baja 1000 history by the legendary Larry Ragland. Additionally, with 14 class wins, MacCachren is now the SCORE International Trophy Truck class’ winningest driver.
BFGoodrich, the tire supplier that provided the rubber for MacCachren’s truck, claims this is the company’s 28th overall Baja 1000 win. BFG tires also appeared on 7 of the top 10 race finishers’ vehicles, and the tire company took 14 class titles.
About 270 racers started at the Baja 1000, while 162 finished the race within the 36-hour time limit. Among those finishers were the guys from Foutz Motorsports, in their 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Piloted by Greg Foutz, the nearly showroom-ready pickup took third in the Stock Full class, squeaking in just 51 seconds under the time limit. As show in the video below, Foutz’s Raptor even drove another 400 miles home to Mesa, Arizona using the original BFGoodrich tires used in the race! Of note, off-road guru Rob Hall took top honors in the class in a Hummer H1 Alpha, with driver Marc Van Tassel taking the silver spot in his Toyota Land Cruiser.