Christopher Polvoorde's Battle in Baja The 2021 Baja 400
Christopher and the CP94 team raced the 2nd annual Baja 400 on September 18th, 2021. Christopher had his Optima Batteries powered Ford Raptor Spec Trophy Truck on a tear in qualifying laying down the fast lap by over 9 seconds in the Spec Trophy Truck class. The CP94 team qualified 13th overall beating out all the Spec TT's, the Class 1 cars, and half of the Trophy Truck class. The race started off great for the team, CP and best friend / co-driver, Bryce Romine, had pushed hard early picking off nearly half of the class 1 cars by RM 60 in order to create some distance and obstacles between themselves and the rest of the 6100's. The boys ran at a good pace and even after some early mishaps, they were able to make up ground on the competition.
At RM 342, as Christopher came over a crest in the mountains there was a Trophy Truck on it's side so he slowed down, nearly to a stop, to check on the drivers. The drivers waived them on and as CP got back on the gas in an off camber turn, the truck began slipping off the course and rolled into a crevice. Christopher and Bryce were completely fine. The truck had minimal damage and was able to drive off after being pulled out.
"Well Baja won this one. The Baja 400 was quite the ride but in the end, I'm happy to be safe and have the truck in one piece. I want to give a huge thanks to all the people and companies that support me, I let them down on this one but I will learn from this race and come back stronger for the Baja 1000." -Christopher Polvoorde
Follow along on Christopher's Instagram and YouTube for follow up vides and to get upcoming race info. A highlight video and in-car footage will be posted to his YouTube channel soon after the race. Next Race: 10/9 - 10/10 Great American Shortcourse in CP's Ford Ranger Pro Lite at SBC Fairground in Victorville, CA BUY TICKETS HERE
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 around 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 a challenging 2020 season taking 2nd in the LOORRS Pro Lite Championship showcasing the team's continued determination to strive for greatness each and every race. 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 will be taking on the Baja 1000 in November. The future is bright for Christopher who takes it all in stride focusing on working hard and enjoying the ride.
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