2015 Toyota Tundra Pro Desert Race Truck – What You Need to Know

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Toyota is serious about showing off the reliability and looks of its Tundra Pro with a big booth at the 2014 SEMA show and an entry into one of the most grueling off-road races in the world. Here is what we know.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck

While Ford snuck in a new F-150 into the race, Toyota is making a big deal about their entry.

The 2015 Toyota Tundra Pro Desert Race Truck has a hand selected team and multiple modifications to help it compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 running from November 12-16, 2014. This notoriously tough race pushes trucks and their teams to the limit. Toyota sees it as a perfect venue for showcasing the durability of its TRD Pro Series.

Toyota TRD Pro Desert Team

TRD Pro Team

Toyota’s 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 racing team.

Team Coach: Ivan “Ironman” Stewart – Legendary Toyota Off-Road Racer, Off-Road Hall of Fame Member/22-time SCORE Baja 500 and 1000 Champion/San Diego, CA
Mike Sweers – Chief Engineer of Toyota Trucks/Ann Arbor, MI
Samantha Stone – Toyota Production Engineer
All-Star Driver Lineup:
Andy Bell – Toyota Athlete/SCORE Baja 500 Champion/Guinness World Record holder/Long
Beach, CA
Jamie Bestwick – Toyota Athlete/Professional BMX Vert Rider/9-time X-Games winner/Port
Matilda, PA
Ryan Millen – SCORE Baja 1000 and 500 Competitor/Son of off-road/rally legend Rod
Millen/San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ted Moncure – Toyota Racing Development Design Engineer/SCORE Baja 1000 and 500 class-champion/Long Beach, CA

Race Truck Specs

TRD Pro Specs

Check out this post for more on the specially fabricated chase vehicles.

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  1. LJC says:

    Those are some good looking and capable trucks, ‘cept no selectable locker, munis 10 for that 😀

    I’ll be watching for updates on this 🙂

    Interesting. Toyota engineered the TRD Pro series of trucks then produced them. These are niche vehicles. But then scrapped or delayed plans for a larger dead-dino-juice box and ITBC, both of which appeal to many more customers. I don’t get it. I know that Toyoda, the prez, is into racing cars and perhaps racing in general–maybe this is partially why this TRD Pro Series came to life.

    I’m still scratching my head on this.

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