SCORE Journal Issue 6 - 2016

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A TUNDRA IN THE DESERT TOYOTA'S RETURN TO THE SCORE TROPHY TRUCK CLASS I t takes a serious commitment for a company like Toyota Motor Co. to enter into a multi-year sponsorship with a veteran racer like BJ Baldwin. So when the news broke, and Baldwin introduced his new Toyota Tundra TRD Trophy Truck, the desert racing community was delighted that an OE would take a passionate interest in a driver and a sport that has not seen this level of commitment for several decades. "We had been talking for a year, and things got serious about six months ago in terms of organizing a partnership," said Baldwin. This is definitely not the first time Toyota has had a serious interest in desert racing competition. The company has a 34-year relationship with off-road racing legend Ivan Stewart, an off-road racing heritage that dates back to the 1980s that racked up 304 BY DAN SANCHEZ PHOTOS COURTESY TOYOTA MOTOR DIVISION 066 SCORE JOURNAL

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