BJ BALDWIN - OFF ROAD RACER
Team Toyo member since 2012
In which series are you currently racing as a member of Team Toyo?
Best In The Desert and S.C.O.R.E.
Current Race Vehicle:
BSID-1 Unlimited Trophy Truck, AKA “Fedor”
V-Town! Las Vegas, Nevada
7-time Off Road Racing Champion, Dakar Class Champion. I also hold a world record for hula hooping.
When and how did you get into racing?
I can’t sing or dance.
Most memorable moment in your career:
Winning the Baja 500 and beating the hell out of one of my toughest competitors.
Is there a person who has contributed directly to your success in racing?
Larry Ragland AKA "El Maestro".
If you could have anyone as your co-driver for just one race, who would you pick and why?
Probably Ares, Greek God of War. I think we would have similar driving styles. But if he was busy then maybe Chuck Norris.
What kind of training do you prefer to stay in shape, and why?
Jumping jacks. 5 jumping jacks first thing in the morning. Since I started jumping jacks I have turned my body into a finely tuned instrument of death and destruction. It also keeps me mentally razor sharp. Oh and sometimes I practice Jiu-Jitsu and boxing.
What advice do you have for a fan who wants to get into racing?
On a serious note, learn from people that are smarter than you even if you have to play dumb. Information trumps everything. The more you know the more mental horsepower you have and that is very valuable. Be respectful. Unless you are joking arrogance can be cancerous for your future. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Person most admired in your life:
The Honey Badger.
What do you do when you’re not racing?
Wrestling, boxing, partying, underwater basket weaving and synchronized swimming.
What’s your daily driver and what is your dream car?
My daily driver is a 1981 Ford Bronco Two sitting on Toyo Open Country M/T’s. My dream car would have to be a Delorean. That way I could travel through time and start my racing career on Toyo Open Country M/Ts. I know I would have a lot more race wins and Championships. I guess it's never too late to dominate ;-)
Follow BJ on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Learn more about Open Country tires.
Upcoming Toyo Events
Visit the Toyo Events page to see the full calendar of what's happening in our area and around the world featuring Toyo-sponsored Teammates.
4 Wheel Parts Truck Show - Dallas
May 19-20, 2018
| Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX
SCORE Baja 500
May 30, 2018 - June 3, 2018
| Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
June 3, 2018 | Virginia Beach Convention Center