What an AWESOME race put on by these TrophyLite teams! Todd Jackson comes away with the win and the championship. Congrats Todd, Mike and that crew really had it clicking this season. Quick little recap ... Ryan was running up front until about rm33-ish and damages the driveshaft and a flat tire. Then the train comes through. 6001, 6012 & 6066 flying through pit 3 all about a min apart. 6048 picked up a flat at rm6 and lost many spots to UTVs which changed his race dramatically. Josh got sick and got out at pit 4, Jason in to bring the truck to the finish. Todd and Greg battled for 50 some miles and were racing to the finish when Bragg picked up a flat with about 10 miles to go giving him a second place finish. Cobb takes 3rd, Mortis 4th and Winner 5th.
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Three TrophyLite teams made the trip south of the border to take part in this years Baja 1000. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this event and to make it even more amazing the course nearly runs the entire length of the Baja Peninsula covering over 1100 miles. Team Vision Hype and Kyle Ahrensberg will line up in an attempt to bring the 6061 to La Paz. Team Cobb featuring Josh Cobb in the 6066 Rugged Radios backed entry and Team Israel features 4 off-road drivers from Israel who will drive one of our rental trucks off the starting line in an attempt to cross the finish.
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Growing up in Southern California, Todd Jackson started riding and racing motocross bikes at a young age but after a serious crash it was either give up racing on bikes or get into a caged vehicle. Rather than give up on his his love of off-road racing, Todd rented a Trophy-Lite truck and came out with a win at his very first race at The Best in The Desert Parker 425. After that initial success, Todd was hooked. He purchased his own truck and began racing The Best in The Desert series. The TrophyLite class is an ultra competitive spec class where all the vehicles are identical so the focus is on driver skill rather than who has the biggest budget. This allows the average person to get behind the wheel and try their hand at off-road racing.
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