The Ford Bronco R racing truck did not finish the Baja 1000, and Scuderia Cameron Glikenhaus is letting everybody know it. Of the two vehicles fielded in Class 2, the SCG Boot was the only vehicle to finish, and ended up taking 123rd out of the 124 vehicles to finish. The C7 Corvette Z06 LT4 V8-powered race truck drove to the race from its assembly plant, and will be driving back home, as well.
Have a look at the team remarks below:
Glickenhaus Boot wins the Baja 1000 and beats the Ford Bronco by 220 miles!!!
50 years after the original Boot and Bronco raced at the Baja 1000, David beat the factory Ford effort.
By choosing the Baja 1000 as the first race for the Boot, we set nearly an impossible task. Ford’s failure to even finish the race in 34 hours, despite them assembling a renowned team and providing factory support shows what a challenging race it is. For is to win out of the box with an SUV that we drove to Ensenda and then raced the longest and most challenging continuous off road in the world, is something no one has really done.
It was an epic race down to the last minute.
When we were 9 miles to the finish with an hour to go before timing out and a brake caliper cracked, seizing the front wheel, everyone jumped into action. After racing and crewing for 33 hours straight we chased to the car, hammered and pried the wheel. Broke two wrenches trying to unbolt the wheels, and still managed to tear the wheel off, get it drivable, and on the road to the finish line.
The project and race manager Darren Skilton, as well as Armada Engineering, which did the engineering and race support, could not have done a better job. We also could not have won this race without the tremendous effort and passion poured in by all the drivers, Darren, Viry Felix, and Jon Krellwitz, the co-drivers, and all the media and chase supportThe Baja is brutal, and many teams broke down and could not finish. We will share more photos and videos soon.
The SCG Boot race truck is a modern high-performance homage to the Steve McQueen Baja Boot. However, it will also be on the market, with the company adhering to NHTSA Low Volume rules that allows for 325 vehicles per year from the company in total. Each SCG Boot comes with a 17-digit VIN, and is at least 49 state legal. Unlike the LT4 found in the race truck, the more road-friendly version comes with the C7 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 V8 with 460 horsepower. It weighs 5,550 pounds.
The Ford Bronco R prototype race truck features the body-on-frame T6 architecture of the production 2021 Ford Bronco (shared with the Ford Ranger pickup truck) while its twin-turbo EcoBoost engine under the hood heavily reflects what the production SUV will offer from the factory. Engines that have been rumored for the production Ford Bronco are both the 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder as the base motor, with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 as the upgrade.
Also of note, Chad Hall Racing did not finish the Baja 1000. The team revealed an all-new Chevrolet Silverado racing truck that previews an upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor fighter with Multimatic DSSV dampers and other hardware ahead of the 2019 SEMA Show. However, Hall Racing did not enter this truck in the Baja 1000, but a Chevy-powered trophy truck instead.