Charlotte, N.C. (November 6, 2012) – For this year’s iconic Tecate Score Baja 1000, November 14-17, Robby Gordon will be co-driving the No. 18 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI / RPM Offroad trophy truck taking over for fellow RPM Offroad teammate, Juan Carlos Lopez, past half way of the 1100 mile course which is a much different racing approach from Gordon’s recent Baja appearances.
With 37 of the best desert racers registered in the SCORE Trophy Truck starting lineup, dust will fly across the 1,121.55-mile demanding course, which snakes down the Baja California peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz. As the tandem of Gordon and Lopez tackle the final race in the SCORE Desert Series, the two not only will be in pursuit of a coveted SCORE Baja 1000 victory, but are in a heated duel for the overall SCORE Trophy Truck Championship. The No. 18 sits merely six points behind point’s leader, Rob MacCachren.
As the field takes the green in 30-second increments, the SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI / RPM Offroad trophy truck will pull to the starting line chasing the dust of just 11 trucks. Lopez will race towards the 550-600 mile marker, twisting through small town roads, over summits, speeding through the wide open Laguna Salada dry lakebed, and the famous San Felipe washes en route to the city of Vizcaino.
As the desert night sets in, Gordon will look to get his shot behind the wheel just past the city of Vizcaino, continuing to navigate through the quiet and cold Baja desert the remaining 500 miles, focusing on one thing, making it to the finish line first.
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About MAPEI – MAPEI Group, with 67 subsidiaries including 58 plants in 27 countries, is today the world leader in the manufacturing of adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings. The company also specializes in manufacturing other chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls.
Eighteen MAPEI manufacturing facilities are located in the Americas, with headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida. MAPEI is an environmentally conscious manufacturer – the company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2008. MAPEI Americas is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and also offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete repair through the MAPEI Technical Institute. The Quality Management Systems of the majority of MAPEI Americas facilities are ISO 9001 certified. Visit www.mapei.com for technical data or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734) for the nearest location.