Ensenada, Mexico – November 14th, 2011 – Davy Jones will compete this week in the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 for the second time in his career as the experienced road racer continues to expand his motorsports resume and looks to add another achievement to his long list of international wins. 

Jones will join the Patent it! Race Team as the rookie team closes out its first full season in the highest level of international professional off-road racing, SCORE.  The team competes in the SCORE Lites/Class 12 category and currently finds itself fourth in the championship coming into the 2012 season finale.   Driving the #1201 Foddrill chassis alongside Jones throughout the rugged 692.82-mile off road event will be Steve Lisa, Tony Lisa and Chuck Hemmingson.  Between them they have won hundreds of road races, but all of them have limited experience in the off-road world.  Despite being rookies in this form of motorsports, the group has completed every mile in the previous three races contested in Mexico this season and they will look to carry on with this consistency as they shoot for their first win in Baja.

For Jones this will be the second opportunity to race in the Mexican desert as last year he competed in the historic event and after a grueling 29hr race managed to finish fifth in the Baja Challenge Class. 

Activities for the the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will begin this Wednesday November 17th and will conclude on Sunday 20th.  This year’s race will start for the 37th time and finish for the 21st time in Ensenada. The race will start and finish on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.

Davy Jones

“I’m very excited to go back to Baja this year and to have another shot at winning.  Last year everything was completely new to me and it was a great learning experience. Hopefully this time things will be a bit easier and we can focus more on our pace right away.  It’s definitely going to be a tough job for me since I haven’t been in an off-road vehicle for a year. It will no doubt be a shock to my body because no matter how fit you are, these races are very physical. 

Baja is not only one of the toughest races I’ve been a part of, but also one of the most fun.  The event is amazing, the tradition and the fans are second to none.  I can’t wait to get down there and get the race started.”

Dusty Brandel

President of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association, Inc. Worked with Mike Hollander since Tapsis, Compuserve, etc. and has posted to the website since the beginning. First Female photo-journalist to be given a garage and pit pass for the NASCAR garage, 1972 at Ontario Motor Speedway. One of first seven female writers, photographers given access to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage and pits in 1971. Past President of Greater Los Angeles Press Club, 1992-96, and first female editor of the 8-Ball publication for the Press Club

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Volume 2011, Issue 10, Posted 2:40 PM, 11.15.2011