2011 Baja 1000

TORCHMATE AND SHAFFERS-MOTORSPORTS to race IN BAJA

Oakland, CA – Three time SCORE JeepSpeed class 1700 Baja 1000 champion, Mike Shaffer and his teammates Shawn Twitchell and Daniel Aeberli are headed to Baja Mexico with the TORCHMATE class 4 buggy to compete in next week’s 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Off Road race. They are part of an elite group of racers in the oldest and most well known of all desert races The TECATE BAJA 1000.

This year is Mike Shaffer’s first season in SCORE class 4 competition, as was the case with his 3 JeepSpeed Class Championships, on BF Goodrich tires, the official tire of SCORE International.

This year’s 705 mile course begins in Ensenada on Friday, November 17th and finishes in Ensenada, passing through 6 mandatory checkpoints. Teams will have 32 hours to complete the course. The all volunteer TORCHMATE crew has come together from across the United States, cashing in vacation time at work, to conquer the mexican desert and rise to the logistical and mechanical challenges that come with racing the SCORE Baja 1000.

Fans can follow the TORCHMATE team online as they chase their first Class 4 Baja 1000 victory enroute to a fourth SCORE Class championship with live audio and video streaming updates starting with contingency, from the start/finish line and other locations around the course will be available at www.thebajaunlimited.com and www.DirtNewz.com. Live tracking will be available also at www.racetheworld.net . Another popular

internet site, www.pirate4x4.com and www.race-dezert.com, will offer special news coverage, live audio streaming of SCORE race operations as well as unofficial timing updates and split times from several locations on the course.

Shaffer-Motorsports would like to thank its sponsors: Torchmate CNC Systems, Transfercases Express, BFGoodrich, Shaffers Offroad, Ruffstuff and PSC.  If you need race proven products of the highest quality contact these fine companies.

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