Finished the most grueling Baja 1000 ever!
Only 54% of the 431 teams finished the 1,047.3 mile race.
OBI finished in the top half of the half that finished.
PAZ, MEXICO -- As the final checkered flag dropped early
Saturday morning for the last of an all-time SCORE
record 234 official finishers in the 39th Annual Tecate
SCORE Baja 1000, it was obvious that another incredible
and colorful chapter had been added to the legacy of
this popular desert race down the majestic Baja
California, Mexico, peninsula.
The granddaddy of all desert races, the flagship event
of the world’s foremost desert racing series was a
rugged peninsula odyssey of 1,047.81 miles from Ensenada
in Baja California to La Paz, in Baja California Sur. It
was the 32nd time the race started in Ensenada, and 17th
time it finished in La Paz.
The race-record 431 starters from 38 U.S. States and 12
countries, represented the largest field in the history
of the desert classic. They competed in 28 Pro and 6
Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and
ATVs. The race was the season finale of the six-race
2006 SCORE Desert Series, the world’s foremost desert
Mexico tourism officials estimated record crowds of over
300,000 spread out along the course from Ensenada down
both sides of the Baja California peninsula to La Paz."