Phoenix, AZ – June 4, 2014 –Rigid Industries®, the world leader in LED lighting, has announced Jay Reichert of R&D Racing, 4x SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion B.J. Baldwin and Justin Matney of RPM Offroad will compete in the SCORE Tecate Baja 500, June 7, 2014 in Ensenada, Baja Mexico, and attempt to ‘double up’, contesting the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks race during the X Games Austin on Sunday, June 8th.
This weekend will be filled with excitement as Reichert, Baldwin, and Matney will ironman the Baja 500 in Mexico, hop on a plane that night and fly in and race the X-Games on Sunday. Should a double win occur, this will be the first of its kind in desert and short course with X-Games history.
“Rigid Industries is constantly pushing the limits on design and durability. I was amazed that they do not just pull a random light off the line and test one, Rigid tests every light before packaging and shipping and reliability and durability is what I stand for.” Jay Reichert’s #26 truck will carry Rigid Industries’ design during the SCORE Tecate Baja 500 and X Games.
The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS round that takes place during the X Games Austin, marks the first time in series history that it will be shown on a live network TV broadcast. This race will air Sunday, June 8 on ESPN at noon and ABC at 2 p.m.
The SCORE series with its official lighting sponsor as Rigid Industries LED Lighting will continue with a delayed broadcast of the Baja 500 race at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 20, 2014 on the CBS Sports Spectacular Show. After subsequent repeat airings on the CBS Sports Network, the Tecate Baja 500 will later be aired in over 100 countries throughout the world.