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Joe Bacal Survives First-Corner Hit to Win Laughlin Desert Challenge

Joe Bacal Survives First-Corner Hit to Win Laughlin Desert Challenge

January 19, 2010
In a heart-stopping beginning to his second year in off-road racing, Joe Bacal put his Lexus LX 570 ahead of his closest class rival as they raced flat out to the first corner at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge 2010 season opener on Saturday, only to feel the full force of competition slam into him as he headed for the apex. Rival competitor Justin Matney left a major wound in Bacal’s Lexus as he pushed his way through, but the adrenaline-fired Bacal re-passed Matney shortly after and was never headed again en route to another Stock Full-class victory this past weekend.... more

Joe Bacal Captures Second with Marathon Drive in Baja 1000

Joe Bacal Captures Second with Marathon Drive in Baja 1000

November 24, 2009
After taking an “out of nowhere” victory at the Baja 500 earlier this season, cancer survivor and off-road rookie sensation Joe Bacal nearly stole the show again with an epic 27-hour drive in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/JTGrey Lexus LX 570 to finish runner-up in the 42nd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 last Friday and Saturday.... more

Joe Bacal Brings First Pro Off-Road Race Victory to Lexus and JTGrey Racing Team at Baja 500

Joe Bacal Brings First Pro Off-Road Race Victory to Lexus and JTGrey Racing Team at Baja 500

June 09, 2009
In a remarkable first for driver, team, vehicle and manufacturer, Joe Bacal and navigator Paul Williamsen took their freshly-built Cancer Treatment Centers of America JTGrey Racing Lexus LX 570 to a landmark maiden victory in the 41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 early Sunday.... more

Cancer Survivor to Challenge Baja 500 with Lexus SUV

Cancer Survivor to Challenge Baja 500 with Lexus SUV

May 07, 2009
Joe Bacal is no stranger to difficult challenges. He has successfully driven the notorious Rubicon Trail without incident, for one. Surviving Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer was a much larger test. Now he is taking on the more interesting challenge of racing a Lexus LX 570 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 this June 5-7. He wants to win this.... more

Lexus Grand Am Preview - New Jersey Motorsports Park

Lexus Grand Am Preview - New Jersey Motorsports Park

April 28, 2009
A preview of the Verizon Wireless 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 3, 2009.... more

Pruett and Lexus Punted Off Podium at VIR

April 27, 2009
After overcoming an early tire change, the #01 Telmex Lexus was sitting in third and challenging for the victory before Scott Pruett was punted off the track on a re-start with just three laps remaining in front of a record crowd at Virginia International Raceway today.... more

Rojas Puts Lexus on Pole at VIR

Rojas Puts Lexus on Pole at VIR

April 24, 2009
Memo Rojas put his #01 Telmex Lexus on the pole in qualifying for Saturday’s Grand-American Rolex Sports Car Series Bosch Engineering 250 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va.... more

Lexus Grand-Am Race Preview - Virginia International Raceway

Lexus Grand-Am Race Preview - Virginia International Raceway

April 22, 2009
A preview of the Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway on April 25, 2009.... more

Lexus Falls Just Short at Rolex 24; Win Streak Snapped at Three in Closest 24 Hours Ever

Lexus Falls Just Short at Rolex 24; Win Streak Snapped at Three in Closest 24 Hours Ever

January 26, 2009
Lexus-powered Juan Montoya led 37 laps late in the race, only to get balked slightly in traffic and give up the race lead on Lap 711 and then barely fall short in a valiant rally to lose by just .167 seconds in the closest Rolex 24 at Daytona in history.... more

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