BFGoodrich® Tires and Vildosola Racing Capture 26th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Title in 27 Years

BFGoodrich® Tires and Vildosola Racing Capture 26th Tecate SCORE
Baja 1000 Title in 27 Years

Win comes on 45th anniversary of the historic race across Baja California Sur

LA PAZ, Mexico (Nov. 16, 2012) – BFGoodrich® Tires, the official tire of the SCORE
International Off Road Racing Series, today captured its 26th overall SCORE Baja 1000 title in
27 years with Mexico’s own Vildosola Racing behind the wheel becoming the first-ever Mexican
national team to have ever won the SCORE Baja 1000 for the second time. Vildosola Racing’s
Gustavo Vildosola, his son Tavo Vildosola along with co-driver Javi Valenzuela finished the
grueling 1,121.55 mile race on the tough 39 inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR tires with a time of
19 hours and 44 minutes with an average speed of 56.787 miles per hour, one of the fastest
completion times on record. BFGoodrich Tires also claimed nine of the top 10 overall finisher

“We started in 24th position with a lot of trucks in front of us and passing them was near
impossible, but this team did it and I am so proud of what they put into this race and season.
We’re taking home this victory for Mexico but couldn’t do it without our sponsors and our
incredible BFGoodrich tires which took us home to the finish line,” said winning BFGoodrich
Driver, Gustavo Vildosola.

Vildosola Racing and their BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR tires battled their way through the rugged
terrain but the fight with BJ Baldwin kept fans exited right down to the final minutes of the iconic
race. Baldwin gave a solid effort but he proved no match for the Mexican national Trophy Truck

“We congratulate all of the drivers who competed in this year’s exciting race and are especially
proud of our BFGoodrich drivers who conquered one of the most challenging races in years,”
said Silvia Mammone, motorsports marketing manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “Winning our 26th
Baja 1000 title is a true testament of how the toughness of our tires and the skill of our drivers
form a true championship combination.”

Another dominant performance at the finish line this year was BFGoodrich driver Luke McMillin,
sweeping all of the Mexican SCORE Baja races in 2012 including the 250, 500, and 1000,
capping off another year of excellence for him and his McMillin Homes team. For the second
year in a row, all six of the legendary McMillin family members raced with finishing places within
the top 10 amongst four-wheeled vehicles.

Team BFGoodrich Baja Challenge Car victory:

The Team BFGoodrich Baja Challenge Car piloted by Hollywood TV producer Bud Brutsman,
custom-car builder Kyle Tucker, 2012 TORC Pro Lite Champion Brad Lovell, his brother and
pro-rock racer Roger Lovell, accompanied by SCCA Runoff Champions Luke Wilwert and
Michael Crawford. After CV joint issues plagued the team towards pit eight, the team was able
to make a critical repair and comeback thanks to an amazing chase crew and first place finish in
the Baja Challenge Class with a respectable finishing time of 28 hours and 48 minutes.

“We assembled this team only a few weeks ago and played up everyone’s strengths to get us
across the finish line. The terrain was grueling and our team made it work when it counted and I

couldn’t imagine running on anything other than these incredibly tough BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain
T/A® KM2 tires. They stood up to everything this this course threw at us today,” said Brad
Lovell, Team BFGoodrich driver.

“I’ve raced Baja plenty of times but not much compares to the performance our team put on
today. BFGoodrich gave us an incredible opportunity to experience this race and despite
extreme conditions we came out on top, together. I’d race with these guys any day,” said Bud
Brustman, Team BFGoodrich driver of record.

BFGoodrich Tires drivers earned nine of the top 10 overall four-wheel spots:
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #21 Gustavo Vildosola Jr./Tavo Vildosola/Javi Valenzuela
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #9 Mark Weyhrich/Gary Weyhrich
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #49 Ryan Arciero/Troy Herbst
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #23 Dan McMillin/Mark McMillin/Chuck Hovey
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #23 Steve Strobel/Dale Ebberts/Gay Smith
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #31 Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin/Jessica McMillin
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #1 Bryce Menzies/Jesse Jones
Class 1 – #103 Luke McMillin/Justin “Bean” Smith
SCORE Trophy-Truck – #84 Nick Vanderwey/Curt LeDuc/Larry Vanderwey

45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Information
In this year’s event, more than 300 entries from 34 US states and 23 countries competed in
35 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Since 1967, the
preeminent desert race has been run over the mysterious and challenging Baja California
peninsula, except in 1974 when the international fuel crisis forced a cancellation.

About BFGoodrich Tires
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