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Long Beach Racers Tacoma TRD Baja race truck revealed at 2011 SEMA Show

The debut of the Long Beach Racers Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja race truck is just one of the featured Toyota exhibits at the 2011 SEMA Show.
Posted: October 28, 2011 - 3:50PM
Author: Don Bain

Inspired by the limited edition 2012 Tacoma TRD T/X TRD Baja Series coming next year, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma will compete in the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with former freestyle motocross star Andy Bell at the wheel. Currently starring in MTV’s Nitro Circus, Andy Bell will be on hand to talk about the Tacoma race truck and the upcoming BAJA 1000 at a press conference slated for Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the Toyota exhibit.

The race truck is the culmination of the applied efforts of Long Beach Racers, a group of Toyota enthusiasts who specialize in racing Toyota trucks in the forbidding desert off-road terrain of the Baja Peninsula. The truck is a current contender for the SCORE Stock Mini class championship.

Among the club’s modifications are a TIG welded, SCORE approved low profile roll cage design that keeps the rear view clear (a trademark of the Long Beach Racers), custom Bilstein 60mm racing shocks, 35-inch BFGoodrich Project Tires on 16-inch TRD Baja Series wheels, Hella HID lights on custom bumper mounts and where the exterior mirrors belong, PCI Race Radio/intercom systems, Mastercraft race seats, harnesses and window nets, Defined Engineering Spring-Under kit, CMI Carbon Fiber skidplates, MBRP Exhaust system, 50 gallon fuel tank, TRD Big Brake kit and a custom wrap that incorporates the TX Baja Series graphic concept.

It all sounds just like what you need to get out of Southern California’s Suburbia on most any summer weekend, no? All this and a few Twinkies and Red Bulls, that is.

In addition to competing at the BAJA 1000, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma can also be expected at the Off Road Expo, Supercross, Dew Tour, and 2012 SCORE races.