November 20, 2010 -In their commitment to Lexus’ Pursuit of Perfection, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America / F-Sport 2008 Lexus LX 570 made their Pursuit of Victory by placing 1st in the Stock Full class in the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The drivers responsible for piloting the LX570 to victory is Joe Bacal, Bob Ditner, co-drivers Chris Cocores and Paul Williamsen of JT Grey Racing. Their win is an important milestone in Lexus Motorsports as this is the only LX 570 and luxury SUV competing in the famous but treacherous Baja 1000.
The LX 570 was subjected to all sorts of terrain in the arid conditions of Baja California, Mexico. At times, the LX powered through dry lake beds at speeds above 110 MPH. The Lexus truck managed to power through the rough terrain despite having 2 mechanical issues that put them down for 12.5 hours. They managed to finish the whole race in a grueling 42 hours. Not too shabby as they completed the whole race and still won their class!
Joe and team achieved several milestones including the 2010 SCORE points championship for the Stock Full class of the whole series, Joe claimed four 1st place finishes in five races and achieved the Toyota Milestone awards for racing every mile of SCORE’s five-race season (only 17 racers were eligible coming into the Baja 1000). We at Kaizen Factor congratulate Joe Bacal and team for their remarkable victory!
Photo courtesy of Control Amid Chaos/JT Grey Racing.