Colin Edwards is best-known for his performance on the track, but he’s looking to expand his horizons. He’s announced plans to ride this year’s Baja 1000 off-road race.
The 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 runs Nov. 14-17 this year, and Edwards will be running the race on a Yamaha WR450. It sounds as if he’s running as part of a six-man team that fills its lineup with other members of Edwards’s Texas Tornado Boot Camp training facility.
Supposedly, this race is something Edwards has wanted to do for a long time, and he’s finally making that dream a reality. It’ll be interesting to see how he does; the 1000 has gotten much more exciting in recent years, with some stars crossing over from the Dakar rally. All the coverage from Dust to Glory certainly helped; as well, the other manufacturers are pressing usually-dominant Honda harder and harder these days.