(from General Motors
Press Release) HUMMER H3 Alpha and H3 first stock class
vehicles to finish Baja
Racing legend Rod Hall earns 19th career win in 40th Anniversary
DETROIT Team HUMMER once again demonstrated the inherent off-road
capability of the HUMMER H3 as Rod, Josh and Chad Hall piloted their
stock class H3 Alpha and H3 nearly 1,300 miles to become the first
stock class vehicles to finish the 2007 SCORE International Baja
The 2007 Baja 1000 marked the 40th anniversary of the grueling
off-road race and covered 1,296.39 miles from Ensenada in Baja
California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Baja California Sur. It ran
from November 13-15, 2007.
Team HUMMER races in the SCORE International full and mini stock
classes which feature production-based vehicles with stock frames,
stock suspension designs and production-based engines. With 18
entries, the 2007 race boasted the most stock class vehicles in the
history of the 1000 and included models from seven different
As the only racer to have competed in a car or truck in all 40 Baja
1000 races, Team HUMMER owner Rod Hall marked his 40th race with a
victory behind the wheel of his #760 stock mini class H3.
Hall shared driving responsibilities in the race with his eldest son
Josh Hall and business partner Mike Winkel. The trio piloted the
vehicle to victory in 40:04:30 hours averaging a speed of 32.34
miles per hour. The H3 was the second stock class vehicle to cross
the finish line.
The first stock class vehicle to cross the finish line was the #863
Team HUMMER H3 Alpha, piloted by Chad Hall and Sam Edgar. The team
drove the H3 Alpha to a full stock class victory in its inaugural
race, finishing in 36:27:25 hours and averaging a speed of 35.56
miles per hour.
I cant think of a better way to celebrate my 40-years of racing
Baja, than to partner with Josh and Chad to sweep the stock classes
with our H3s, said Rod Hall. The capability and reliability of the
H3 definitely gave us an advantage over the competition in this
Halls win marked his 19th career victory, continuing his record of
the most wins of any driver in Baja 1000 history. It also marked
Josh Halls fourth win at the 1000 and Chads sixth.
One of the three Halls has been the driver of record on the winning
team in the SCORE Baja 1000 for the seventh straight year and 11th
time in the 15 years of this class history. With 29 class wins, the
Halls continue to be the winningest family in the history of the
The 2007 Baja 1000 was also the inaugural race for the #866 2008 H2
SUT in the full stock class. Piloted by Josh Hall, the H2 lost a
front differential mounting bolt near race mile 177, ending the
vehicles race short of the finish line. Of the 424 entrants in this
years race, only 239 finished.
About Team HUMMER
Team HUMMER was founded by legendary off-road racer Rod Hall in
1993. Since then, Rod and his sons Josh and Chad have compiled 13
class wins at the Baja 1000; countless podium finishes in the Best
in the Desert (BitD) Racing Association series; and five BitD class
championships. Team HUMMER competes with the H3, H2 SUT and H3 Alpha
in the stock class, which features production-based vehicles with
stock frames, stock suspension designs and production-based engines.
For more information about Team HUMMER, visit www.rodhallracing.
HUMMER is a division of General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the worlds
largest vehicle manufacturer, which employs about 321,000 people
globally. HUMMER is one of the world's fastest growing truck brands,
with a product line-up that consists of the H2, H2 SUT, H3, H3X and
H3 Alpha. HUMMER models are available today in 37 countries around