The Bailey’s Three Generations of Drivers Prepare to run the SCORE Baja 1000 Peninsula together

The Bailey’s Three Generations of Drivers Prepare to run the SCORE Baja 1000 Peninsula together

Stronghold Motorsports has been in preparation for the Baja 1000 all year and is closing into the final days before the start of the race. On November 18, 2021 the team will have 3 generations of the Bailey Family drive the #29 MavTV, Lucas Oil, Toyo Tires, King Shocks Trophy Truck from start to finish. Nearly 1200 miles of Desert, Coast, Mountains, Sand, Dust, Rocks and Cactus from Ensenada to La Paz. Scott, Brandon, and Madix Bailey and the rest of the Stronghold team have a big challenge in front of them and will be a huge feat for all involved.

Starting the race in Ensenada will be the youngest of the three generations, seventeen year-old Madix Bailey. Madix has been logging seat time in the trophy truck this year and he will be taking the green flag in the morning to cover a large portion of the race in the daylight. Co-driving with Madix will be Joe Clark. Together they will take the truck approximately 500 miles to the Bay of LA.


Picking up the race in the middle section of the peninsula will be the second-generation driver Brandon Bailey, Madix’s father and Class 1 Champion. “Racing with my dad and son is something I have dreamed about for a long time. For it to happen at the Baja 1000 in a Trophy Truck is really special.” Brandon will have Greg Deines co-driving alongside and their section will race through the night. After the first week of pre-running Brandon expressed his confidence saying, “I feel very comfortable in my section. We have put in the work to have a good race and get to the finish.” After pushing the truck into the early morning, Brandon and Greg will hand the truck off to the final section’s driver and co-driver.

Anchoring the team to the finish will be team owner and past Baja 1000 Legacy Champion Scott Bailey. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to race with Brandon and Madix,” said Scott. “Not sure how many more I have in me. This will definitely create some great memories.” This race has been an opportunity many years in the making, with all of the experience they’ve gained driving various vehicles in different racing disciplines leading them to this moment. Scott expressed his gratitude for all the support he has received in pursuing the family passion: “I also want to thank my wife/mom/Lola for being so supportive…I’m very fortunate to have raced and pre-run my section many times. My goal is to always get the truck to the finish no matter what I’m given.”
The Baja 1000 will be without a doubt one of the biggest challenges the team will face to date. When asked what will be the biggest challenge for the team to successfully finish the race Scott replied, “Being consistent, smooth and [having] no flats.” The official start to the race will be at 10 am Thursday, November 18th, when the #29 Trophy Truck will depart the starting line in the 12th position. Watch all the festivities leading up to the start and track the race start to finish on SCORE International’s website.