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Jimco Racing SCORE Baja 1000 Race Report

November 25, 2015

Terry Hui and Wayne Matlock – 2015 Score Baja 1000 Overall UTV winners!!

Terry Hui and Wayne Matlock from Team Terabbit Racing  drove the #1971 Jimco Polaris RZR to their third race win of the year in this new Jimco car. The car originally debuted at the SCORE Baja 500 where they shocked the class with a dominating win. After that, they backed it up with another win, that time at the SCORE Imperial Valley 250. Winning the SCORE Baja 1000 for their third win in 2015 is pretty impressive!

Terry Hui and Wayne Matlock 1971 car

“We had a little bit of a visibility issue along the coast right before dark but everything went good and thank you to SCORE for organizing such a great race. I am a beginner and this is the second time I’ve entered a race and without the side-by-side industry I wouldn’t be in the race. It has been a game changer.”

Terry Hui, quote from Score International 

Jimco race cars now hold 4 of the top 6 in class 1: lead by Wilson Motorsports!

The Wilson Motorsports team fielded 2 cars this year in the SCORE Baja 1000 with the #153 and #138 in the early stages of the race had both cars running 1-2 at race mile 250.  Unfortunately the #138 of Randy Wilson, Ronny Wilson & John Herder would have an engine expire at race mile 385 leaving the trio of young guns as the sole hope for a team victory. The #153 was driven be Brian Wilson and first time class 1 racers Brad Wilson and Kyle Quinn. A flat tire and torn brake line later the #153 would cross the line and finish 3rd.

Wilson Motorsports Car 153

“Brian had a great run off the start moving around between first, second and third and he kept the car alive. We had some issues and lost the right rear brakes but other than that we were just trying to get it home. Running in Class 10 was awesome and we had a great time. This is our first time racing a Class 1 car and what better a place than the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 to race it. It was a great time and the car is fast. Everything clicked today when we were driving and we got to bring it home.”

Brad Wilson Quote from SCORE International

Other Jimco drivers finishing strongly in the race including:

#147 Pat McCarthy 4th Place Class 1

Pat McCarthy Car 147

#127 Cody Parkhouse 5th Place Class 1

Cody Parkhouse Car 127

Cody Parkhouse Takes 5th in Class 1 at the SCORE Baja 1000

#160 Victor Barreda 6th Place Class 1

 Victor Barreda Car 160

 Top 5 finish for the class 10 trio of Luis Salgado, Sergio Salgado and Matt Loiodice

In his first Baja 1000, driver Luis Javier Salgado represented the MRacing88 Team in car #1088 and he would overcome early bottle necks and no rear brakes to earn a top 5 finish in the SCORE Baja 1000.

Javier Salgado car 1088

“We got tied up in the bottleneck at race mile 50 and then we lost brakes at mile 110 so we ran without rear brakes basically the whole race. We had the throttle linkage binding up as well.”

Matt Loiodice Quote from SCORE International

Gustavo Pinuelas runs SOLO to a class 12 second place finish!

Gustavo Pinuelas, driving the Jimco #1210 car for Team Aerodynamix Race Prep defied the odds and made the race even harder than it usually is by completing the race as a solo driver.   Gustavo set a challenge of soloing the SCORE Baja 1000 and he did it, completing the course in 23 Hours and 54 Minutes, just over 30 minutes out of first place.

Gustavo Pinuelos car 1210

Now that the SCORE Baja 1000 is over, the Jimco crew is back to work.  First up, Jimco will participate in an honored Thanksgiving holiday tradition by having a Black Friday Sale.  You can take advantage of two special offers:

Jimco Parts Store Black Friday Specials

  • FREE USA Shipping on purchases greater than $75;
  • 25% OFF all Jimco Racing hats and shirts.

These deals are good from 4pm Wednesday, November 25 until midnight Sunday, November 29!  Go out and buy some parts for your cars!

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