Dougans Racing Engines Powers Top 2019 Baja 1000 Entries

35 of the world’s top Trophy Truck drivers and teams are prepared to take on the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 when the world’s most recognized desert race returns to Ensenada this November 19-24. 16 top competitors in the field will rely on Dougans Racing Engines to power them to the finish, as the brand looks to earn its second podium sweep and third victory in the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Andy McMillin in his Dougans Engines powered trophy truck

The list is headlined by Andy McMillin, winner of both this year’s San Felipe 250 and Baja 500 and runner-up in the inaugural Baja 400 this September. McMillin holds a 37-point lead in the championship standings, and will look to lock up this year’s title by returning to the top step of the Baja 1000 podium for the first time since 2017. In one of the most intriguing driver pairings of the event, he’ll have the added help of 2019 Vegas to Reno winner Bryce Menzies to do it.

Tavo Vildosola down at Baja

Starting behind McMillin in third will be Tavo Vildosola, who made his long-awaited return to the podium at the Baja 400 with a third place run. Vildosola’s familiar #21 is the second of four Dougans-powered Trophy Trucks scheduled to start in the top six, alongside Alan Ampudia in fifth and Cameron Steele in sixth. Ampudia and Steele sit third and fourth in the championship standings, respectively, coming into the event.

RPM Trophy Truck powered by Dougans Racing Engines

Other Dougans-powered starters will include BJ Baldwin, Mike Walser, Dave Taylor, Zak Langley, Apdaly Lopez, Robbie Pierce, Jesse Jones, Gary Magness, Raul Gomez, Eric Hustead, and Casey Mears in the Trophy Truck class, and Rolf Helland in Trophy Truck Legends. Lopez posted a heroic drive from 32nd on the grid to third at the finish of this year’s Baja 500, and the former SCORE Trophy Truck champion will look to work similar magic in the premier event later this week.

RPM Trophy Truck with Dougans Racing Engine

Dougans racers will start the 2019 Baja 1000 in the following order:

  • 2nd – #31 Andy McMillin
  • 3rd – #21 Tavo Vildosola
  • 5th – #10 Alan Ampudia
  • 6th – #16 Cameron Steele
  • 7th – #97 BJ Baldwin
  • 11th – #89 Mike Walser
  • 13th – #26 Dave Taylor
  • 15th – #50 Zak Langley
  • 21st – #9 Carlos Apdaly Lopez
  • 22nd – #30 Robbie Pierce
  • 23rd – #76 Jesse Jones
  • 24th – #45 Gary Magness
  • 26th – #90 Raul Gomez
  • 27th – #38 Eric Hustead
  • 29th – #42 Casey Mears
  • 31st – #37L Rolf Helland

About Dougans Racing Engines

Dougans Racing Engines specializes in high performance engines for the top off-road competitions including the Best In the Desert and SCORE racing series. With over thirty-five years in the industry, Dougans offers high quality engine packages for trophy trucks, Class 1 trucks, and prerunners. We build complete engine packages that have gained a reputation in the racing world as consistent, powerful, dependable winners. Along with our engine packages, we provide dyno testing and personal track support to ensure that our customer’s needs are met all the way to the finish line. At Dougans Racing, customer satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to keep you running hard and winning races mile after mile.

Sebastian Krywult

As a transplant from Poland, Sebastian Krywult has a sense of adventure flowing through his veins. He’s been an active member of the Arizona Off-Road community since 2007 exploring the endless desert landscapes and sharing his story through photography. Between developing software full time and practicing Jiu Jitsu, Sebastian always finds the time to look for his next adventure whether it be documenting a stage rally race, producing desert racing content or trekking down another unbeaten path in the Arizona high desert.