The final race of the SCORE International season is here, and it’s bound to be a tight action packed Baja 1000. There have been reports of the race course being extra rough this year, with a lot of exposed rocks and washed out roads, after a heavy storm season in September.
The BFGoodrich 2022 Baja 1000 Presented by 4 Wheel Parts race course is an 828.25 mile loop. The race starts on Friday November 18 at 10:00am for four wheeled vehicles. Be sure to follow Score International for a live stream, and Fishgistcs on Instagram and Facebook for live updates throughout the day.
Baja 1000 will will start and end in Ensenada; shortly outside of Ensanda the race course will, as usual cross the highway in Ojos Negros, go through the mountains surrounding El Mezcal, just to dip back across the highway and head east towards the Gulf of California and then south towards San Felipe.
Catching up with RJ
Our good friend and 4WP Official Athlete RJ Anderson is back in a UTV and ready to take on Baja. We managed to catch up with RJ before he takes on Baja along with the whole Anderson gang.
For 2022 RJ is splitting the driving duties with his brother Ronnie Anderson and his dad Randy Anderson. They’ll be racing in a brand new Polaris RZR Turbo R #2937 in the UTV Forced Induction class.
It’s the first time in 10 years that RJ has raced a RZR in the Baja 1000, when we asked RJ how he feels about racing a RZR in Baja, RJ said “I’m excited to get back down there with such a more capable platform.”
Coming from dominating the short course racing world, RJ is no stranger to what it takes to end up on the podium consistently, when we asked RJ how he is preparing for 800+ miles of Baja, here’s what he said “Coming from the short course world, the Baja 1000 takes a ton of planning. Short course is very short, all out races. In Baja anything can happen so you have to be prepared to race for over 24hrs straight! It takes a ton of planning and people to make it happen.”
Baja is no walk in the park, even in a dry year, the race course is challenging in itself, we asked RJ what he found interesting about this year’s race course and here’s what he said “There is a ton of San Felipe[race course] at this years 1000. I haven’t spent much time down there so I’m excited to see some new parts of the course”.
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On behalf of 4 Wheel Parts we wish all the racers good luck and stay safe!