What started out as a keen sense of driving at the controls of his Sega Genesis and hours playing the Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s “Super Off-Road” video game has since morphed in to the real world action behind the steering wheel of a some 800-horsepower Baldwin Motorsports Trophy Truck and, most recently, the title of “Mr. Mint” for winning the prestigious 2011 SNORE Mint 400. “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Monster Energy’s desert charger, runs it about as fast as you can in the rugged and unforgiving courses laid out by SCORE, Best in the Desert and SNORE – the western U.S.’ hotly contested off-road endurance racing series. In fact, the video game star-turned-off-roader owns a list of credentials – including the 2010 overall BITD title – that has him on a short list of the world’s best desert racers. Racing support classes before reaching the pinnacle – the ultimate open class (Trophy Truck), BJ hit off-roading’s heights in 2003, under the watchful eye of father Bobby Baldwin, and has left a dust trail stretching from California/Nevada all the way down the Baja Mexico peninsula ever since.
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