For the 3rd consecutive year, Rob MacCachren has claimed the overall win at the 49th running of the SCORE International Baja 1000, besting a field of 270 competitors and the challenging 855 mile “loop” course with a total time of 17 hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds. Sharing the driving duties with Jason Voss, the duo outpaced their nearest competitor by nearly 27 minutes.
In only his 4th race in his new, custom race chassis Polaris RZR, Rhys Millen took the Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated class win and overall UTV win beating 36 Pro UTV competitors in the ever-growing UTV classes. Millen's total time of 22 hours, 6 minutes and 46 seconds put him in the top 25 overall in the 4-wheel vehicle field, proving the UTV's increasing performance.
The Pro UTV Forced Induction class win went to Branden Sims and Jake Carver, finishing 2nd overall in the UTV field.
Finishing 2nd in the Pro UTV NA class behind Millen, Kristin Matlock became the first Ironwoman to solo the Baja 1000 in a 4-wheel vehicle and claimed 3rd overall in the UTV field.
Kristin's husband, Wayne Matlock, also soloed the race, leading until race mile 840 where he suffered a part failure. With just 15 miles to go, Wayne and his co-driver managed to limp the RZR into the finish on 3 wheels, finishing 2nd in the Pro UTV FI class and solidifying the top 4 overall in the UTV classes for FOX Internal Bypass equipped Polaris RZR's.
Overall & Trophy Truck – Rob MacCachren/Jason Voss
Trophy Truck Spec – Rod Lewis
Pro UTV Overall & Naturally Aspirated Class – Rhys Millen/Stephan Verdier
Hammer Truck Unlimited – Shannon Campbell/Wayland Campbell
Pro UTV Forced Induction – Branden Sims/Jacob Carver
Class ½-1600 – Ramon Bio
SCORE Lites – Rich Roberts
Class 7 – Aaron Celiceo
Class 2 – Jeff Proctor
Class 1400 – Jim Bunn
Class 11 – Noe Gutierrez
Baja Challenge – William Weber
Trophy Lite – Ryan Lewis
Stock Full – Rod Hall/Chad Hall/Frank DeAngelo