Off Road Racer “Pistol” Pete Sohren Killed in Baja AccidentPosted in News on January 21, 2019
Off road racer “Pistol” Pete Sohren has been killed in a tragic off-roading accident in the Mexican fishing village of San Felipe on the Baja Peninsula. Sohren was driving a UTV with his two daughters, Paige and Farrah, when another UTV collided with them head on. Mexican officials pronounced both Sohren and the other driver dead at the scene. Paige and Farrah are currently in hospitals in the Phoenix, Arizona, area recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.
“Pistol” Pete was in San Felipe for the Mayhem 250 desert race. His daughter Farrah, 15, was set to race her first off-road race in the event. Sohren made a huge impact on the off-road community. He got his start racing Class 5, winning a championship. He campaigned a Trophy Truck in SCORE and Best In The Desert events. The truck had three seats and “Pistol” would often hire a navigator and sell the third seat to anyone who would pony up the cash to ride with him during various races.
Sohren started Baja Racing Adventures, an arrive-and-drive program. Racers could show up with their race suit and helmet, pay a fee, and have a fully prepped truck to race in any off-road event they chose.
“Pistol” Pete Sohren was also a media personality, doing interviews on various television and radio shows. Most recently he was a host on the popular television show Truck Night in America.