SCORE Journal Issue 1- 2016

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TURBOCHARGED TOUR DE FORCE L ast fall's 48th running of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 was one of the toughest in years. Fewer than half of the 239 vehicles that started the race in Ensenada, Mexico completed the 821-mile loop back to the scenic seaside city. Claiming the Class-2 victory, however, was one of many achievements by the team of Jeff Proctor, Sage Marie and Jason LaFortune, who competed in an all-new Honda Ridgeline race truck. It was not only the debut for the vehicle, which wore bodywork that previewed the new, second- generation production Ridgeline that Honda introduced earlier this year, but it also introduced a unique version of Honda's twin-turbocharged V-6 racing engine, developed exclusively for off-road racing. Producing around 550 horsepower, the twin-turbo engine helped push the team across the finish line in 25 hours, 9 minutes and 47 seconds. It was a strong time for a race The Proctor Racing Group's Ridgeline Shows Its Winning Ways WithWith A New Twin-Turbo Engine. Is This The Future Of Off-Road Racing? BY SCORE JOURNAL STAFF PHOTOS COURTESY HONDA RACING 096 SCORE JOURNAL

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