Majesky & Johnson Are Back For Baja
SINGAPORE, – Mike Johnson, owner of Bronson Motorsports has enlisted Mike Majesky as his co-driver in the No. 1031 Radar Tires Buggy for next month’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and the season finale.
The last time Johnson and Majesky co-drove the Radar Tires-sponsored buggy at the SCORE Baja 250 in March, they earned a third-place in class finish.
Johnson raced solo during the Baja 500 in May and earned the teams’ first long course, off-road racing win. With two podium finishes this season, Johnson heads into next month’s endurance race with the class points lead.
Johnson has been taking a break from Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series while recovering from neck nerve and disc issues. In addition to racing, Johnson, also works as a Hollywood stunt driver.
“Mike and I are really excited to get in the Radar Tires buggy and race – plain and simple,” said Johnson. “We’ve both been out of town and on filming locations since shortly after the 500. I’ve missed being in our Radar Tires truck in LOORRS and the 500 seems so long ago, so this makes our desire to race that much greater. I’m not a sit around kind of guy, so I am really itching to get back into the buggy again and the sooner the better.
“My neck is getting stronger every day, and staying off of it was the best decision I have made in a long time,” continued Johnson. “Being a racer that hasn’t been able to race or work on bigger stunts is just rough.”
Johnson and Majesky are scheduled to start the No.1031 Radar Tires Racing Buggy from the fourth position of their 16-entrant class.
“The course is interesting this year and has some great complexities to it, but that’s what I like about the 1000,” Johnson said. “You have to be on for nearly 1,000 miles and after powering my way through the 500 without a co-driver, I’m glad Mike is with me for this race. He is probably more excited than me, especially since he missed the 500.
“I think we have prepared a great race strategy, but we are still tweaking it and that probably will continue right up until race day,” said Majesky. “Once you start the pre-event runs, you tend to shift things around to give you every opportunity to win. We have a good starting position but I think that’s not going to be as big of deal in this long race. We are both confident in the vehicle and especially the tires.”
The 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will take place on Nov. 13-17, and is being touted as one of the toughest courses in series history. The 900-plus mile event starts in Ensenada, treks southeast through the Baja California peninsula in the Baja Norte state from Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean, then over to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez. It also travels south through Coco’s Corner, kisses the Pacific Ocean near Punta Blanco, vectors north into the mountains again through Mike’s Sky Ranch, before finally returning in Ensenada.