Don “Snake” Prudhomme isn’t finished winning. The standout drag racer who has earned wins as both a driver and team owner in NHRA’s Camping World Drag Racing Series, has developed a love of off-road racing and wanted to prove himself in one of the most difficult competitions in the world, the 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000.
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme may have stepped away from professional drag racing, but his competitive juices still fiercely burn. The NHRA standout – in both Top Fuel and Funny Car racing – recently turned his activities to the dirt, where he’s twice raced in Baja, California’s Mexican 1000.
Following a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCORE has announced the four-race schedule for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California, Mexico for the fifth consecutive year.
Despite a near-suspension from federal authorities, the prestigious Baja 1000 – one of the most popular off-road races in the country – will go on as planned next month on the Baja California Peninsula.
For the 40th year, the Los Angeles Sportswalk Hall of Fame celebrated LA-based athletes who have made their marks in various amateur and professional sports. This year, three members of the motorsports community received due recognition.
Whether it was trucks or UTVs, the winners of the Baja 500 all dominated their respective classes.
“We’re gonna do it right for the NORRA race this year.” That was what Don “The Snake” Prudhomme said regarding his return to the notorious Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 desert race in 2018. And he wasn’t lying!
Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, four-time NHRA Funny Car champion and drag racing legend, is best known for his performance in the Funny Car field – but he’s also got serious experience with desert racing on Mexico’s Baja peninsula.
While most of those involved in the sport are brave, there are very few like this year’s Baja 1000 PRO MOTO IRONMAN winner, Jeff Benrud.
SCORE’s 49th Baja 500 race, held June 1-4, saw Trophy Trucks dominate the top ten overall finishers list.