Class Winner: 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro at Baja 1000
Earlier this year, Toyota announced it would be taking the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro to compete in the ultimate off-road endurance race—the Baja 1000. Well, the race took place last week—November 12th through the 16th—and the Tundra TRD Pro performed better than anyone imagined possible.
In fact, the Tundra TRD Pro secured a first-place finish in its “Full Stock” class thanks to its standard Bilstein shocks, 18-inch alloy wheels with off-road tires, TRD-tuned front springs with a 2-inch lift, and decreased spring rate. These are all features available in the production Tundra TRD Pro—the race version taken to the Baja 1000 desert race also received a welded roll-cage, tubular bumpers, and 9300 Series Black Hawk Bypass shocks, and race-ready bucket seats.
During the race, the Tundra was driven by off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart and piloted by Toyota engineers and athletes. This year’s win is just one in a long line for the automaker, which has earned 27 manufacturer’s championships and 28 off-road championships.
“The Baja 1000 is another test to ensure that Toyota trucks continue to exceed the expectations of our customers,” remarked Toyota Pickup Trucks Chief Engineer Mike Sweers. “The combination of excellent teamwork and Toyota’s quality, dependability and reliability not only got us to the finish line, but it got us there first.”
Toyota’s truck marketing and communications national manager, Andrew Franceschini, added, “Winning the Full Size Stock class helps us demonstrate just how robust the new 2015 TRD Pro Series trucks are.”
The Tundra TRD Pro is available at Toyota dealerships across the nation now, with a starting MSRP of $41,285.