SACRAMENTO, CA – Eight time SCORE Class 3 champions, the Moss brothers, raced their 1979 AutoFab Ford Bronco to another victory in SCORE’s Baja 500 race on June 4. The team completed the 454 mile off road course in Baja Mexico in 15 hours in terrain that Don Moss described as, “the nastiest, rockiest and roughest stuff they can find.” This year’s race saw 250 entries from all over the world. This is the Moss Brothers’ 35th SCORE Class 3 win in the same reliable Ford Bronco.
Despite the still rocky economic times, the crew all wanted to race and not only came together from across the nation to prep and field their entry, but pooled their money to come up with the entry fees. In a class habitually under-represented with three or less entries standard, this year’s SCORE Baja 500 saw six entries. The Black Bronco crew was up for the challenge of the new competition! The team reworked the AutoFab Bronco’s motor in anticipation, installed some new AutoFab body panels and came to Baja ready to drive. Don Moss employed the strategy/plan of racing deliberately and vowed not to get any flats. The strategy worked – no flats and another team victory. Despite running in second place for much of the race, Ken Moss exemplified the Baja spirit of competition and sportsmanship when he was able to take over the lead only after stopping to see if he could help his fellow Class 3 competitor out of a ravine.
The Moss brothers and their black bronco and crew now have their sights set to conquer the SCORE Primm race in August.
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