Riding the same four Maxxis tires for 1,140 miles, Pete Sohren has taken his first SCORE Baja 1000 victory. The grueling race was held November 13 on a course which ran from Ensenada to La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.
Sohren’s 40” inch Trepador radials took him, along with co-drivers Jason McNeil, Randy Bluth, Ron Stobaugh and Eric Filar, across the finish line in 32:11:20.925. The Class 7 win was Sohren’s fourth SCORE victory of the year.
The veteran driver, who began the race with daughter Paige by his side, said that his Maxxis tires gave him a huge advantage in the gnarly terrain, allowing his team to open and maintain a one-hour lead by the time of his hand-off to McNeil. Across a course made even more challenging by a recent hurricane, the team was able to extend their already sizable lead to more than three hours by the end of the event. “Thanks to our 40-inch Maxxis Trepadors, we didn’t have a single flat the entire race!” Sohren said at the finish line. “We stayed on the marked course all day and didn’t have any issues. Our pit stops were quick and on point, our Rigid lights got us through Baja’s black night, and our King Shocks were impeccable. I couldn’t be more happy with our 2014 season: five victories and eight podium finishes. We can’t wait for 2015!”
Maxxis congratulates Pistol Pete Sohren on his first SCORE Baja 1000 victory and thanks him for choosing the brand of champions.
Photo Credit: Get Some Photo – Art Eugenio