Toyota Signs Off-Road Racing Superstar BJ Baldwin
Adding to their roster of well-known drivers, Toyota added off-road racing superstar BJ Baldwin on May 7, 2016 in front of a large crowd of AMA Supercross fans. Baldwin is known for twice winning the Baja 1000 without a second driver and a successful #Recoil video franchise among other accomplishments. Toyota also revealed a new Tundra TRD Pro Trophy truck.
“Joining the Toyota Racing family in an all-new Tundra is really an honor,” said Baldwin. “As a kid I’d watch Toyota trucks dominate the field with one of my all-time heroes, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart, behind the wheel. I’m looking forward to continuing the winning tradition and returning Toyota to the top of the winner’s circle!”
Baldwin has been racing for more than 20 years and has quite the list of accomplishments including five U.S. national off-road racing titles, three SCORE International championships, one Baja 500 and two Baja 1000 first place finishes and a class championship in the Dakar Rally.
“BJ’s successful racing record, his adventurous attitude, and his ceaseless dedication to honing himself and his craft speaks volumes to Toyota’s core ‘Let’s Go Places’ and kaizen philosophies,” said Cooper Ericksen, Toyota vice president, vehicle marketing and communications. “We look forward to having BJ and his Tundra involved in this next chapter of Toyota’s desert racing story that so far includes 11 Baja 500 and two Baja 1000 wins.”
Adding Baldwin will continue to push Toyota’s racing to new heights. Along with wins in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series and The Off-Road Championship, Toyota has amassed an impressive list of victories including:
Toyota’s Off-Road Championships and Victories
Total Off-Road Driver’s Championships – 27
Total Off-Road Manufacturer’s Championships – 19
Total Baja 500 Victories – 11
Total Baja 1000 Victories – 2
Toyota says Baldwin’s Tundra TRD Pro Trophy truck will begin competing this summer in the SCORE International and Best in the Desert series.
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