Baja 1000: Missing Lenk Motorsports preview

Missing Lenk Motorsports Gears Up for the Baja 1000 COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an effort to beat their sixth-place class win in 2007, the Missing Lenk Motorsports off-road racing team will again set their sights on ...

Missing Lenk Motorsports Gears Up for the Baja 1000

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an effort to beat their sixth-place class win in 2007, the Missing Lenk Motorsports off-road racing team will again set their sights on winning the prestigious Baja 1000 on November 20, 2008, the sport's most challenging desert races.

Established in 2006, Missing Lenk Motorsports has captured top-ten class finishes in nearly every major desert race entered, while quickly gaining the attention of off-road professionals and enthusiasts alike, for the team's unique family participation that spans three generations.

"What sets us apart from other teams is the attention-to-detail in all phases of racing, from logistical planning, to tightening the last nut and bolt," said Dale Lenk, founder of Missing Lenk Motorsports. "Our combined passion for the sport really is the fuel that gives us our competitive edge."

The family's love for off-road racing was inspired by Dale's father, Don Lenk, a racing legend of his own for over twenty years. Dale Lenk, drives a Penhall 600hp Class-1 car with friend, Randy Perry, while sons Grant Lenk, age 21, and Brett Lenk, age 23, provide support as co-riders. Julie Lenk heads up race support for her family, but competitively races in her Penhall-built, 500hp 4-seat pre-runner in the annual M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race for the Cure event. The family's youngest racers, Blake Lenk, age 12, and Carlye Lenk, age 10, both competitively race in off-road's sky-rocketing Trophy Kart division.

This year's Tecate SCORE (www.SCOREINTERNATIONAL.com) Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delay basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fifth consecutive year. The show will air at 1 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, December 14, on the NBC Television Network. Missing Lenk Motorsports is scheduled to compete in the 2009 SCORE desert series, the CORR short course series and the "Best in the Desert" series in 2009.

Off-road racing began in the deserts of Southern California and today dominates the deserts of California, Nevada and Baja California Mexico. The sport's growing popularity influenced the first off-road video game introduced in stores this summer called, BAJA: Edge of Control, featuring the Missing Lenk class one race car.

-credit: www.missinglenkmotorsports.com.

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