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AVONDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Riley Herbst, driver of the #98 Monster Energy Ford, share a laugh with guest on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 04, 2023 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Riley Herbst wins Trophy Truck Spec class at Baja 1000

Riley Herbst and his father Troy Herbst were victorious in this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 (winning his class, and 8th overall), which spanned from La Paz to Ensenada, totaling 1,310 miles.

The Herbsts have strong family lineage in off-road trucking, led by Terrible Herbst Motorsports’ patriarch, Jerry Herbst in the 1970s. Jerry’s first Baja 1000 start came in 1970.

AND Fresh from winning his first NASCAR Infinity race in October on his hometown track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Terrible Herbst Motorsports’ young gun Riley Herbst, 24, unofficially blasted his way to victory over a race-high 36 starters in the Trophy Truck Spec class while also finishing eighth overall. Herbst drove the middle section while his champion father Troy Herbst, 59, returned to race for the first time in six years while devoting his time to his son’s NASCAR career, started the race and drove the first section while another third-generation Las Vegas desert racer Jordan Dean, 25, finished the race.(Score International)(11-20-2023)