The Baja 1000 Off Road Race:
In seeking to create more awareness for our cause, our founder John Hodel will participate in the iconic SCORE 51st Annual Baja 1000 off-road race November 16, 2018. John is personally funding all costs of the race outside of Stand For Vets, ensuring donations for Stand For Vets go directly to helping our wounded veterans.
The Baja 1000 off road race is the longest continuous off road race in the world and spans the length of the Mexican Baja Peninsula. This iconic race this year is a single loop race, beginning and ending in the City of Ensenada – totaling approximately 850 miles. There is nothing like it in the world.
The race involves everything from stock VW bugs to motorcycles to multi-million dollar trucks. It is a full fledged race (not a trail ride) – and racers are divided into varying classes, and race against participants in their designated classes respectively.
John Hodel will be participating in the Motorcycle Pro Ironman class. This is the most challenging class of the Baja 1000. This class consists of individual motorcycle riders, attempting to complete the entire event themselves with no teammates. All riders must finish with the bike they started with. There is no age differentiation for participants, and at 57 years old, our founder will be one of the oldest participants in this class, highlighting the great challenges he will face – all for the benefit of Stand for Vets.