Last year was a good season for Lexus in the SCORE off-road racing series. Joe Bacall, and the JTGrey team, running their LX550, finished first in the stock class championship thanks to racking up wins at a number of races, including the Laughlin Desert Challenge, Terribles Las Vegas Prim 300 and the infamous Baja 1000.
Now, the team is back, hoping to repeat their success for a second year in a row. In fact, Bacall himself recently said in a press statement that “we are prepared for the new challenges this season will bring. We’ll be racing harder and faster with Lexus this year and expect some great finishes in the LX570.”
The updated JTGrey truck that Bacall will be driving this year is a serious piece of kit. It sports, among other things, 37-inch BF Goodrich Baja TA project race tires, custom King Racing shocks, Sparco race seats, and nine KC Hilites High Intensity Discharge lights. Top Trophy Truck builder Geiser Brothers’ Design and Development made modifications to the truck and will provide on site support during each race in 2011.
The next event on the calendar in the SCORE series, is the San Felipe 250, scheduled for March 11-13; the Baja 500 will follow on June 3-5, the 2011 Las Vegas Primm 300 on August 26-28 and finally the grueling Baja 1000 will be run on November 17-20. Not surprisingly, with so much at stake after last year’s success, Bacall and the JTGrey team will be looking to do well in each of these events.