Walker Alumicraft front

Walker Evan’s Class 1

The “Happiest Race on Earth” just concluded its annual 1,300+ mile trek down the Baja Peninsula.  Since is rebirth in 2010, Walker Evans Racing has played an integral part in one of the most special races in off-road, the NORRA Mexican 1000, on both race and sponsorship sides.  Walker Evans has won just about every race imaginable in a truck.  In his 46 years of racing, last week marked the first time Walker has ever stepped in to a buggy as the primary driver.

Walker Alumicraft front

Walker went to Fraley’s Performance/Larry Storck Aluminum Work to have them build this beautiful Class 1 to be debuted at the 2014 NORRA Mexican 1000.  After four days of dirtying this immaculate machine amongst nine other competitors in the Unlimited Class of the Evolution Category, Walker finish in fourth place just under an hour behind Rich Voss.  Here’s a look at the pristine Class 1 before heading south of the border.

Photography by Vincent Knakal of Mad Media

Walker Evans’ Unlimited Class 1 Buggy
Owner:Walker Evans
Builder:Fraley’s Performance / Larry Storck Aluminum Work
Chassis:Alumicraft
Weight:128″
Wheel Base:92″
Front Suspension:A-arm 22” travel –Walker Evans 2.0 Coil Over 3” By-pass – Fox Racing
Rear Suspension:Trailing Arm 24” travel – Walker Evans 2.5” Coil Over 3.5” By-pass – Fox Racing
Engine:427cu-in. LS7 – 700hp
Transmission:Mendeola HD4
Fuel Cell:Custom Fuel Safe
Steering:Howe Performance
Ignition:Delphi
Tires:37” Baja T/A Projects – BF Goodrich
Wheels:17×8.5” Walker Evans Bead Locks
Paint:Utendorfer Design/DH Graphics
Seats:Mastercraft Safety
Brakes:ProAm Racing
Communication:PCI 110W Kenwood
Navigation:HDS-10 and HDS-7 – Lowrance
Lights:KC HiLiTES LED Lighting
Website:WalkerEvansRacing.com

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.