First diesel to finish Baja 1000
Baja 1000 Dodge Cummins drove to Ensenada, Mexico, and ran the full Baja 1000, stopping to pull a competitor out of a mud bed then finished a very close third and drove home after beating most of the gasoline entries, this is the first diesel to finish the Baja 1000.
The Kroeker-Banks 2003 Dodge 2500 turbocharged 5.9L Cummins diesel, racing in the Stock Full Class at the 2004 Baja 1000, became the first diesel-powered vehicle to finish the grueling race. Outfitted with a Banks Big Hoss® Bundle, Kent Kroeker not only raced his truck, he was able drive his truck to the event from San Diego, carried more than 400 pounds of equipment in the bed, and drove back home after the race from the bottom of Baja. In the truck’s first Baja 1000, the KORE truck finished third in its class and got and incredible 12.5 mpg.
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David Downs Goliath at Baja
(From the Archives – Circa November 2004)
A virtually stock 2003 Cummins diesel-powered Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 Pickup truck takes 3rd Place in the “Stock Full” class at 2004 Baja 1000. The truck is equipped with Banks’ Six-Gun Bundle.
I just finished reading an article in the May 2005 issue of Four Wheeler magazine entitled “Rage Against the Machine.” Awesome! Robin Stover details the success of Kent Kroeker’s virtually stock Dodge truck in the 2004 Baja 1000 (http://www.koreperformance.com). Check out this preview article on Four Wheeler online: (http://www.fourwheeler.com/brandpages/129_0411_500/) This adventure impresses me for many ... Read more
Banks Power teams up with Kent Kroeker and his KORE racing Dodge Ram.
It was 2 a.m. and we were closing fast on the remote village of El Arco, still over 100 miles from our second pit. We’d been strapped in our seats for over 13 hours. The dust plume from the buggy in front of ... Read more