The SCORE Baja 1000 is one of the toughest races on the planet, which tests man and machine to the absolute limit. Despite its tough nature, this race still attracts many teams and drivers. Team BFGoodrich for instance has 23 drivers wanting to have a go in this race, but only six can compete.
While two of the six will be automatically crowned champions at the SCCA National Runoffs. The other four will have to depend the whims of voters. In a format similar to reality TV shows, Team BFGoodrich will ask you to vote for your favorites from the 21 remaining drivers.
The competition will be set-up like a Race of Champions gathering, with drivers competing with each other to win points and fan votes. The four highest scorers will join the previously selected two drivers and compete in the Baja 1000.
Follow the jump for more details:
2011 Team BFGoodrich® Named, Fans Vote on Baja 1000 Competitors
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 22, 2011) – Today BFGoodrich® Tires named the 23 members of the 2011 Team BFGoodrich roster. Since 2010, Team BFGoodrich has included a variety of top motorsports superstars, key industry partners, market influencers and enthusiasts who share the BFGoodrich Tires passion for driving – from motorsports and car building to engineering and everything in between.
Fans can participate in Team BFGoodrich activities by voting for their favorite team members on the BFGoodrich Tires Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bfgoodrichtires). The winning Team BFGoodrich members may attend the SCORE Baja 1000 race in November or have an opportunity to participate in the Skip Barber Racing School. Voting starts today and will close on Aug. 31, 2011.
“Both Team BFGoodrich members and fans of the brand are critical to the BFGoodrich Tires family,” said Duane Thomas, BFGoodrich’s marketing communications manager. “They’re enthusiasts like us, and we want their input when developing new tires or expanding programs. This Facebook vote is a fun way for BFGoodrich Tires fans to interact with their favorite motorsports personalities and decide which Team BFGoodrich member will race in Baja and attend the Skip Barber Racing School.”
Six drivers will pilot the BFGoodrich Tires’ Wide Open Excursion vehicle in the Baja Challenge (BC) Class in the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000. Four of these drivers will be Team BFGoodrich members who were chosen by their fans, and the two remaining seats will go to the 2011 SCCA National Runoff’s Champions. Team BFGoodrich members already participating in the SCORE Baja 1000 will also be a part of the vote with the chance to win a trip to Skip Barber Racing School.
Members of 2011 Team BFGoodrich:
• Andrew Comrie-Picard • Andy McMillin • Brad Lovell • Bryce Menzies • Bud Brutsman • Dan McKeever • Daniel McMillin • Dean Bulloch • Emily Miller • Jason Childress • Jason Scherer • Kevin King • Kyle Tucker • Lars Wolfe • Rich Minga • Rob MacCachren • Rod Hall • Rodrigo Ampudia • Roger Lovell • Samuel Hubinette • Terry Earwood • Tracy Jordan • Troy Trepanier
Team BFGoodrich members and BFGoodrich Tires support each other through a variety of initiatives including media outreach, advertising and event presence. For an updated list of the motorsport events where Team BFGoodrich members will be participating, visit BFGoodrich Tires’ newly upgraded website at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.
The Team BFGoodrich Baja 1000 program began in 2010. Brutsman, Scherer, Tucker, Wolfe and Casey Currie drove in the 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000, placing second overall in the BC Class.
“Having the chance to race the SCORE Baja 1000 was a dream come true,” said Scherer, Team BFGoodrich member and 2009 King of the Hammers winner. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share the experience with. Our second-place finish in the BC Class was quite an accomplishment, especially when you consider that most of us had never raced the Baja 1000 before. I’d love to come home with a first place win this year!”
More information about Wide Open Excursions and Skip Barber Racing School can be found at www.wideopenexcursions.com and www.skipbarber.com.
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing including oval, sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.bfgoodrichtires.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bfgoodrichtires, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bfgoodrichtires.