Casper, WY (11/21/2018) -
Can-Am Off Road’s Don Higbee teamed up with
Bryan Buckhannon, Rick Cecco, Jose Torres,
and Jeremy Gray and finished second in the
Pro Quads class during the SCORE Baja 1000.
The team were riding a Can-Am Outlander 1000R
in the storied event on the Baja Peninsula
Bryan Buckhannon, Rick Cecco, Don Higbee
Higbee, Gray, and Torres started the event
and ran all the way down the Gulf of California
side of the peninsula. Cecco and Buckhannon
fought fueling problems in the second half
of the race, but still brought it home second.
The finish sets a good foundation for a full-on
assault on the SCORE championship in 2019.
“We had a pretty decent run and all of the
riders put in a lot of miles,” said Higbee.
“It sets the tone for next year and lets them
know that we’re still there. We’ll be at all
four SCORE races next year on the Can-Am Outlander
1000R and we look forward to getting that
The Baja 1000 is likely the most grueling
endurance racing event on the calendar. Higbee
and his professional team of riders were backed
up by an equally professional support team.
“We have a great program and everyone worked
really hard,” said Higbee. “Chris Robinson
drove our main chase truck. Jose Torres’ group
with Jeremy Gray drove the Gulf of California
The Baja 1000 is more of an event than just
a race. Local spectators welcomed the riders
to their country and encouraged them throughout
the event. Higbee enjoys the international
feel of the race.
“It’s a very festive atmosphere,” explained
Higbee. “The local people come out in the
tens of thousands to watch. There is nothing
like riding 80 mph down a gravel chute and
have 5,000 people lined up on each side of
it. We are privileged to come down to their
great country and be able to compete on some
of the best terrain.”
The event was the season finale for the SCORE
Series, but Higbee’s team will return next
season. Higbee will be joined in 2019 by Cecco,
Gray, Torres and Cody Mitchell. The team will
also fill in with top local riders as needed.
The SCORE Series kicks off the 2019 calendar
of racing during the 33rd Annual San Felipe
250 in Mexico April 3-7.
Racing 2018 Sponsors:
Can Am, Driven Powersports, David Jesse Racing,
Custom Axis, Cecco Racing, Dirtworks, Tire
Spines, OMF, Dirtworks, Kenda, DP Brakes,
Evans Coolant, MSR, Rigid Industries Team
JDR, Airdam Clutches, Spider Graphix, B&H
Rig and Tong