2007 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Baja 1000 off-road race, and two H3s from Team HUMMER were the first two stock class vehicles to cross the finish line. Both H3s, however, took first place in their respective classes (stock full and stock mini). The stock class requires vehicles use stock frames, stock suspension designs, and production-based engines.
Chad Hall piloted the newest addition to Team HUMMER, the #863 stock class H3 Alpha, which finished first in the stock full class (full-sized production vehicles) beating entries that included a Toyota Tundra, several Dodge Ram 2500s, Toyota Land Cruiser and a Ford F-250. The H3 Alpha was the first stock class vehicle to cross the finish line.
Celebrating the 40th aniversary of the Baja, and his 40th running , Team HUMMER owner Rod Hall piloted the #760 H3 which finished first in the stock mini class (midsize production vehicles). The H3 beat entries that included a Toyota FJ Cruiser, Mitsubishi Raider, Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ranger and Toyota 4-Runner. The #763 H3 was the second stock class vehicle to cross the finish line, behind the H3 Alpha.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my 40-years of racing Baja, than to partner with Josh and Chad to sweep the stock classes with our H3s,” said Rod Hall. “The capability and reliability of the H3 definitely gave us an advantage over the competition in this year’s race.”
The Hall family continues to be the leader in Baja 1000 wins – 19 for Rod, 4 for Josh, and 6 for Chad. For the seventh straight year, a member of the Hall family has been the driver of record on the winning team in the Baja 1000.
Congrats to Team HUMMER and the Hall family!