The Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck opened the 2017 off-road racing season with a strong performance Saturday in the southwestern Arizona desert, leading and finishing third in the "7200" class at the Parker 425.
The season-opening round of the Best In The Desert series, the Parker 425 features a rugged course with wide-ranging conditions, from sand washes and rough rock sections to wide-open rally roads.
"We started fourth and quickly made it to the front of our class. Unfortunately, we suffered a drive shaft failure that set us back," said team owner/driver Jeff Proctor. "We continued to battle and make up lost time, even though the course was undeniably rough. Overall, the truck ran strongly all day, and we have a podium finish to build upon going into our next race, the March 4 Mint 400 in Las Vegas.
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