Team Honda Racing Ridgeline won the Baja 500 for the second time in the last three years.  Running in Class 7 for unlimited, six-cylinder trucks and SUVs, team owner/driver Jeff Proctor and navigator Evan Weller moved from fourth to first during the opening half of the grueling desert off-road classic.

Second driver Patrick Daily and new navigator Bill Barooky took over in the cockpit of the Ridgeline at the team’s scheduled pit stop, just past the mid-point in the 540-mile race, and continued to build their advantage into the evening.  At the finish, the Ridgeline Baja truck won Class 7 by the impressive margin of more than two hours, adding a third trophy to the team’s class win in 2016 and third-place finish in last year’s “500”.