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Christopher Polvoorde's Baja 1000 Ended Early After Leading for 300 Miles

Christopher Polvoorde and Co-driver, Drew Becerra were on pace to have a great Baja1000 in the No. 204 Optima Batteries powered Ford Raptor. Early on, the boys had a 15 minute lead going into Pit #1 at RM 157 where they would take fresh Toyo Tires and a full tank of VP Racing Fuel. The crew also added fluid to the rear differential which took some extra time, but CP was back on the course without losing any positions.

Christopher was having a textbook race clicking off miles and not taking any unnecessary risks while leading the Trophy Truck Spec class for over 300 miles. At RM 307, CP handed the truck off to Ray Griffith and Adam Carpenterin 1st place for them to take the No. 204 well into the night. They kept cruising along at a great pace adding a few minutes between them and the next spec truck on the road over the next 50 miles.

Around RM 350, Adam noticed the race truck was losing oil pressure. They stopped to check the truck out and add oil then continued on to meet up with a chase vehicle to attempt to fix the issue. After attempting to "band-aid" the motor, the CP94 team had decided to call the race due to a motor failure.

"It was very painful to call the race at RM362 after all the hard work that went into making this race happen, but there was nothing we could do. We were running at a really solid pace and as they say, it was great until it wasn't. We've got a championship team here at CP94 and I am excited to see what next year brings."

-Christopher Polvoorde

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Baja1000 Vlogs on YouTube

Check out Christopher's YouTube Channel for the latest Vlogs around the Baja1000.

Pre Running Vlog #1

Pre Running Vlog #2

Pre Running Vlog #3

Pre Running Vlog #4

Baja1000 Race Vlog

Coming soon - Baja1000 Deep Dive

Coming soon - Baja1000 Highlights


What's Next? The Baja 1000 officially wraps up the 2022 off road race season for Christopher and the CP94 team. The team is looking forward to a great 2023 racing season! 2023 Trophy Truck Spec Races King of the Hammers (Feb 5th) San Felipe 250 (Mar. 29th - Apr. 2nd) Baja 500 (May 31st - Jun 4th) Baja 400 (Sept. 12th - 17th) Baja 1000 - LaPaz to Ensenada (Nov. 13th - 18th)


About Christopher Polvoorde & CP Racing Team

Christopher Polvoorde was born on July 28th, 2000 and raised in the Racing mecca of Southern, CA. From a young age, Christopher had an adventurous spirit and a passion for the outdoors and racing. That passion leads Christopher’s life to this day where you can find him chasing sunsets year round on the hills of Mammoth Mountain or the waters of the Colorado River. Surrounded by a team of Experts including Christopher’s father, Chip Polvoorde, who handles anything and everything, Crew Chief Jimmy Davidson who provides the fastest truck on the course week in and week out and driving coach Cory Kruseman who works with Christopher on his race craft and as his race spotter. With Christopher’s natural speed and a team like this, expectations are high. Christopher found success in the inaugural season of Great American Shortcourse, where he took home the Pro Lite Championship for 2021. In 2019, the CP94 team raced in both, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League for where Christopher swept the whole series winning all 7 races and the additional Red Bull Pro Lite Championship race making it a perfect 8 for 8 in the Midwest. In 2021 the CP94 team ventured into the world of desert racing with a brand new Mason Motorsports 6100 Spec Trophy Truck and finished the 2021 Baja1000. The future is bright for Christopher who takes it all in stride focusing on working hard and enjoying the ride.

Visit // @ChristopherPolvoorde on Instagram | YouTube | Facebook


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