Honda Ridgeline Takes on Baja 500

  • Honda Baja Ridgeline finishes seventh in Trophy Truck     
  • Honda Off-Road Racing Team gains positions throughout the event

The Honda Off-Road Racing Team returned to Baja California this weekend, with the Honda Baja Ridgeline driven by Ethan Ebert finishing seventh in the premier Trophy Truck category at the Baja 500 after starting from the rear of the 21-truck field.

Race organizer SCORE required the Ridgeline to start from the rear of the field as the team did not take part in the series-opening San Felipe 250 in March. Starting driver Ethan Ebert steadily worked his way through slower traffic on the dusty and technical opening segments of the 483-mile loop course. Ebert climbed from 27th to 16th by his first pit stop, then gained three more positions prior to his second stop.

Taking over from Ebert at the 325-mile mark, finishing driver Richard Glasczak continued to gain positions as the course moved to the Pacific coast, bringing the Ridgeline home seventh in Trophy Truck, and 13th overall in the 180+ vehicle field.  

Ethan Ebert (starting driver Honda Baja Ridgeline Race Truck) on this weekend's Baja 500: "The Ridgeline was so strong all day. We had to work our way through some traffic and had some epic battles out there. I can thank our crew for the fast stops and glad we were able to get this finish in another grueling tough Baja 500" 

Fast Fact

  • The Honda Off-Road Racing program began in 2015 with a class win in the Baja 1000. The Honda Baja Ridgeline has gone on to record 17 class victories in 40 races.  For 2024, the Baja Ridgeline has moved up to the premier Trophy Truck category.

The next race for the Honda Off-Road Racing Team will be the Best in the Desert's August 15-17 Casey Folks Vegas to Reno point-to-point race in Nevada, the longest off-road race held in the USA.

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Additional photos and information from the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck's efforts can be viewed on Instagram at @hondaoffroadracing and @proctor_race.

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