2013 Lexus Factory Driver, 16 podiums in the last 20 races
2009 - 2013: SCORE Class Champion, 3x Baja 1000 Winner, 2x Baja 500 Winner
Toyota Milestone Award Winner



Joe Bacal and Lexus Secure Second Consecutive Baja 1000 Win in the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Joe won his second consecutive Baja 1000 in the Stock-Full Class when he crossed the finish line at the Tecate SCORE 2013 Baja 1000. This is his 3rd Baja 1000 win in the last 5 years. Team Lexus finished the race in 29 hours and 21 minutes. The only other Stock-Full Class truck to finish was Rod Hall who came across the finish line 4.5 hours after the Lexus.

Joe had a few challenges in the beginning as the GPS locked up so they ran the first 65 miles without GPS. Then the race truck radio wasn’t working. Joe and his co-driver, Chris Mann, couldn’t hear the chase crew but the chase crew could hear them. Fortunately, the GPS suddenly started working on its own and the chase crew changed out the radio antenna at BFGoodrich Pit 1, which solved the radio problem.

The rest of the race was problem free and was a combination of rock crawling, maneuvering extremely narrow goat trails and getting swallowed up in 4’ to 5’ deep silt beds. Joe said it was the toughest, most challenging Baja 1000 he has competed in these last 5 years.

Only 46% of the 251 competitors actually finished the race. Team Lexus placed 43rd overall which puts them in the top 40%. Joe Bacal is once again the points leader for the Stock-Full Class for the 2013 SCORE International season.

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Bacal and the JTGrey Racing team acknowledge the following companies for their outstanding products, services and support: Lexus F-Sport (wheels, performance parts), BF Goodrich (tires), King Shocks (suspension components), KC HiLiTES (lighting), Head First Design (graphics and marketing support), ARB (off road accessories), and Geiser Brothers Racing (vehicle build and prep)

About JTGrey:
JTGrey Performance Driving, LLC was created in 2007 by Joe and Teresa Bacal to provide expert high-performance driving services (on and off-road) to the auto industry and related companies such as parts suppliers, print advertising and marketing agencies and the commercial and feature film industries, among others. The company is based in Phoenix, Arizona. JTGrey Racing was created by Joe and Teresa Bacal in 2008 to support Joe’s off-road racing efforts and is also based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Notes to Editors: Photo(s) courtesy of Art Eugenio. Contact Teresa Bacal.

Contact: Teresa Bacal at 602-738-8678 or

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