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Chevy GRP PreRunner by Baja Racing Shop

Baja Racing Shop or BRS is an off-road race car shop with more than 14 years of history building and prepping race cars in Ensenada. They are located just a few blocks away from the traditional start location of the Baja 1000 & 500. Founder Alejandro Murillo let us come in and shoot their latest build – an 800HP full size Chevy pre-runner.

While building race cars south of the border is not something new of course, most of the shops in Baja focus on the limited classes that attract the local racers like 7sx and VW-powered race vehicles. Baja Racing Shop has prepped vehicles with several victories in the 7sx class in SCORE, 7open in RECORD and CODE and many Class 10 races in the United States. Trophy Trucks, however, aren’t that common, so when we heard about this vehicle we had to go check it out.

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In 2018, Alejandro and his client Jose Gonzales of GRP race shop (another race shop in Ensenada) had the idea to build something big but ‘basic‘ – a long travel truck with 4-link suspension in the back. After a year of planning and designing, the build started in 2019 with the 100% tube-frame chassis.

Phase two continued with creating a 29″ travel 4-link rear suspension with the help of 4.5 King Shocks and later on, phase three finished the build with the front suspension and a fully custom center mount with 25″ travel.  The final build was completed by finishing the interior, accessories and fine tune details.

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Check out all specs, details and photos below!

Owner: GRP José Carlos Gonzales
Builder:Baja Racing Shop Ensenada
Date Completed: March ’21
Chassis:Chevy c1500 all tube cromoly
Weight:5900 lb
Wheel Base:135″
Track Width:92″
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Performance

Engine:FC speed shop 481 CI LS RHS Tall Deck 800hp
Cooling: CRB Radiator and oil cooler
ExhaustStainlesss steel headers, Borla mufflers, custom evolution racecars
PlumbingSHN
Transmission4180 maximum offroad transmission, Reid box
Driveline: N/A
Brakes:Wilwood 6 pistons
Fuel Cell:70gal Pyrotect
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Exterior

Tires: BFGoodrich 39×13.5″ R17
Wheels: Method Race Wheels
Brakes:Wilwood 6 pistons
Paint/ Graphics: N/A
Front Suspension: Center mount BRS 25″ travel, King Shocks
Rear Suspension4-link BRS 29″ travel, King Shocks
Steering: Fortin
Wiring:N/A
Lights:Baja Designs LED
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Interior

Navigation:Lowrance
Communication:Rugged Radios
Seats:Mastercraft
Safety: Mastercraft
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.