class 11 off road baja bug

BajaORS Class 11

To celebrate the return of the Class 11 to the Mint 400 we bring you one of the newest Class 11’s directly from Ensenada. Hector Maymes built this machine to race the last Baja 1000 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary, unfortunately the race ended early due to mechanical failure. It’s pretty common that new cars usually don’t last long on their first event however Hector is back and feels pretty confident for this upcoming race, The Mint 400.

As everyone knows, this is the stock class by definition, engine, suspension, chasis can’t be modified but that doesn’t mean it can’t be reinforced. This Class 11 was built using top-tier parts. The engine which was built by “Wero Loco” using a Low compression stock 1600cc. The suspension is using the stock geometry but huge King shocks that were made for a project of Bj Baldwin’s were used. (There was a time when CODE invited Trophy Truck drivers to race in Class 11 a few years ago)

On the interior we found a Lowrance 5HDS as a navigation unit, a nice Pro-Am shifter for the Tranny which was prepped by Negrito Transmisiones and a PCI radio as the communication unit. On the rear a Pyrotect 15-gallon fuel cell is ready to get filled and next to it you can see the huge reservoirs of the King shocks, those things must perform really good on a car of this size.

Here’s the full Specs and photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.

OwnerHector Maymes
BuilderORS Off-Road
Date CompletedMarch 2017
ChassisVW Bug
Weight1850 lbs / 840 kg
Wheel Base13’4.5” | 4.08 m
Track Width5’.5” | 1.54 m


EngineWero Loco Race Engines Low Compression 1600cc
CoolingAir-Cooled External Full-Flow Oil System
ExhaustCustom Single Output Exhaust
PlumbingBajaORS Motorsports
TransmissionNegrito Transmisiones / CryoHeat Metal Treatment.
DrivelineRace Axles / CryoHeat Metal Treatment
BrakesFront Type 1 Disk Brake / Rear CNC Disk Brake
Fuel CellPyrotech Safety


 TiresRadar Tires Renegade AT-5 235/65 R15
WheelsVW Stock Steel Wheels
Paint/ GraphicsJimbo Studio
Front SuspensionBajaORS Motorsports / CryoHeat Metal Treatment
Rear SuspensionBajaORS Motorsports / CryoHeat Metal Treatment
SteeringStock Stearing Box / CryoHeat Metal Treatment
WiringBajaORS Motorsports
LightsVision X LED’s


Navigation Lowrance GPS
CommunicationPCI Intercom
Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.

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