For off-roading enthusiasts, the Baja 1000 is one of the year’s most exciting events, and the three-day race produced several impressive finishes.
This grueling 1,121-mile contest allows several types of vehicles to compete and challenges all the contestants to make it through the rugged terrain as fast as possible without incident. The race started in Ensenada, Mexico and finished in La Paz.
Dirtnewz.com reported the official results of the race. Here are the top finishers from the 2012 Baja 1000.
(Photos courtesy of VildosolaRacing.com)
Vildosola Gets Another Victory
Gus Vildosola Sr. and his son Tavo Vildosola had the fastest time among cars and trucks, completing the course in 19:45:00.
This is their second win in three years after also taking the title in 2010. The Vildosolas posted the best overall time of any vehicle to add to their impressive finish.
To sweeten the victory even more, this father-and-son duo will enjoy their accomplishment in their native Mexico.
Udall, Weigand and Kamo Win the Motorcycle Competition
Riding the Honda CRF450X, Colton Udall, Timmy Weigand and David Kamo posted the top time among two-wheeled vehicles.
In some years, the motorcycles beat out the cars and trucks, but the dominance from the Vildosolas ensured that did not happen in 2012. Udall, Weigand and Kamo completed the race in 20:09:30.
They were able to hold off the team of Kurt Caselli, Ivan Ramirez, Mike Brown and Quinn Cody, who were unable to catch the front-runners and came in second.
Frederick, Warnia, McLure and Webster Beat Out ATVs
The last category of vehicles was ATVs, and the team of Josh Frederick, Jeremie Warnia, Jarred McLure and Collin Webster beat out the competition.
They finished the race in 27:03:00, making them the slowest winner in the competition.
Still, this will undoubtedly be a memorable accomplishment for the members of this team, as they will go down as a winners in this extremely competitive race.