Baja 500: Riviera Racing preview

Riviera Racing Returns to Baja Seeking Victory at The 39th SCORE Baja 500 Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- Regarded as one of the most sought after wins in off road racing, the 39th SCORE Baja 500 will host a record 500+ field of the world's top...

Riviera Racing Returns to Baja Seeking Victory at The 39th SCORE Baja 500

Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- Regarded as one of the most sought after wins in off road racing, the 39th SCORE Baja 500 will host a record 500+ field of the world's top off road racers. Led by Mark Post, Riviera Racing will line up the #3 SCORE Trophy Truck in the fifth position off the line in downtown Ensenada, Baja California.

Riviera Racing has earned wins in three of the first four professional desert races so far this season. The #3 Riviera Racing SCORE Trophy Truck won the hotly contested SCORE Baja 250 in early March, enroute to back-to-back victories over the world's top off road racers. Riviera Racing is tied for the lead in the SCORE Trophy Truck Series Championship point's race and facing off with the nation's top racers at the SCORE Baja 500 is exactly what Riviera Racing had hoped for.

Mark Post and Rob MacCachren have worked very hard during prerunning over the past two weeks. Riviera Racing's assault on the challenging terrain of the SCORE Baja 500 race course is planned to be fast and furious. "This course presents some of the most technically challenging terrain we've seen in a few years. Several sections will require us to be patient, although I can tell you that we'll be charging hard towards the Ensenada finish line," explained team owner/driver, Mark Post.

Overcoming Baja's unforeseen obstacles and managing race support has been the forte' for Riviera Racing's climb to dominance in the past six months. "The race team has continued to step it up each race providing Mark and me, a well-prepped race truck along with the best race support in the business. The team has come together as one and we're definitely clicking on all 8-cylinders. Prerunning has been good and I am confident that the execution of our race strategy will put us in the winner's circle again," said Rob MacCachren.

The SCORE Baja 500 starts and finishes in Ensenada on the majestic Baja California peninsula, this year's tight and technical 420.11-mile course will run in a clockwise direction, running East into the middle of the peninsula, then South, followed by a West travel section, turning north, then East, North, Northeast and back West for the final charge back into Ensenada.

The #3 trophy truck will take to the start line on June 2, 2007 at approximately 9:30 a.m. in search of another SCORE Baja victory.

-credit: rr

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