Baja 1000: Riviera Racing preview

Riviera Racing's Trio Of Champions, Post-MacCachren-Renezeder, Prepped for 40th Anniversary of the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 Epic Journey Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- This year's edition of the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 not only marks the 40th ...

Riviera Racing's Trio Of Champions, Post-MacCachren-Renezeder, Prepped for 40th Anniversary of the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 Epic Journey

Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- This year's edition of the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 not only marks the 40th anniversary of the toughest point-to-point off road race in the world, but the 1296.39 mile trek through the toughest terrain in Baja racing history will also determine the 2007 SCORE Trophy Truck Champion. Combining breathtaking desert beauty and off road racing at its finest is what this year's SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 will offer racers.

The majestic Baja Peninsula will serve as the backdrop of the 40th running of what many believe is the greatest off road race ever held. For more than four decades this epic adventure has spanned the mountains, deserts, beaches and most challenging obstacles in off road racing. Deep silt, rocks, mud and various types of cacti lace the course, which winds through the most scenic desert landscapes in the world.

Challenging man and machine are the incredibly deep silt sections, soft sand washes and mental anguish that play tricks on the human mind after hours and hours behind the wheel, negotiating several thousands of turns, dips and high-speed runs.

Riviera Racing's drivers, Mark Post and Rob MacCachren, lead the chase for the SCORE Trophy Truck championship by a mere single point. After five-races throughout the 2007 season and over 1000-miles of tortuous desert racing, the championship is down to the granddaddy of all desert races, the SCORE Tecate Baja 1000.

The #3 Riviera Racing Trophy Truck will start from the line with world-class driver, Rob MacCachren, behind the wheel. Facing some of the fiercest off road racing competitors in the world, Riviera Racing team owner, Mark Post, has called upon another veteran driver to join him and Rob MacCachren for what they expect to be a winning performance.

Off road racing champion, Carl Renezeder will join Riviera Racing, as he jumps behind the wheel of the Jim Blackmore-prepped FORD F150 trophy truck after Rob MacCachren rails through the first 400-miles. Team owner, Mark Post will race the final section of this year's 1300-mile challenge to the checkered flag in Cabo San Lucas. The trio of Riviera Racing drivers has spent the past four-weeks prerunning the many different sections, beginning in the mountains outside of Ojos Negros to the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas.

Riviera Racing Team Owner-Mark Post commented, "We've had a very successful season, but those victories have not been produced without the tremendous commitment and hard work of Jim Blackmore and our crew. Each race they have given us perhaps the best truck in off road desert racing. Recently, Jim was the feature of DIRTsports Magazine's "On The Edge" editorial and the title of that feature section greatly depicts the Riviera Racing Crew Chief. His attention to detail gives us the chance to run the Riviera Racing Trophy Truck to the limits race after race. He's assembled some of the best crew in the business and we will be charging to the finish line in hopes of victory."

The Baja Peninsula has long be regarded as one of the last remote adventure destinations in North America. Adventure seekers from around the world come to ply the most isolated sections of near inaccessible spots in Baja California and the SCORE Baja 1000 is the ultimate test of man and machine against the wilds of nature.

Riviera Racing's Rob MacCachren has raced in Baja California for over two decades and his dedication to prerunning is second to none. MacCachren commented, "We've spent the past month working very hard prerunning the entire course. This year's course has evolved into perhaps one of the most challenging race courses in many years. The race is going to be won in multiple stages. There are many challenges that could end a race for many teams in the first section. The key will be to go as fast as you can while saving the truck for the second half of the race. It's truly a balancing act that is tough to master. With Jim Blackmore behind the wrenches on the #3 race truck, I feel we can push the truck as hard as we need to in order to run in the front. Anything can happen, but our strategy is to run hard and hopefully clinch the championship."

Mark Post, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder will be available at the SCORE Media Conference at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in downtown Ensenada at 11:00 a.m.

Join Riviera Racing at the 2007 SCORE Baja 1000 contingency festivities and stop by for a Riviera Racing poster signed by Mark Post, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder. Riviera Racing will arrive to Ensenada, Baja California on November 11, 2007 enroute to what is expected to be the race for the championship.

-credit: rr

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