STRONG THIRD PLACE FOR DAVY JONES AT THE BAJA 1000
Genoa, Nevada – November 23rd, 2011 – Davy Jones had a successful run at the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 last weekend where he finished third in the SCORE Lites/Class 12 category with the Patent It! Race team. The celebrated driver added this achievement to his long list of successful finishes over his career which include wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and a runner up finish at the Indy 500.
Considering the difficulties and grueling conditions of the historic off road race, Jones and teammates Steve Lisa, Tony Lisa and Chuck Hemmingson had a reasonably trouble free run and completed the rugged 692.82-mile event in 23h55m45sec. One of the team’s main complications during their run presented itself early when some of the electronics in the car got wet which caused the drivers to lose communication between themselves and with their chase vehicles, but the Patent It! Race Team carried on to the finish line with Jones and teammate Steve Lisa taking control of their VW powered machine for the first 270 miles of the course.
The race marked the second year in a row that Jones competed at the event in which is quickly becoming a tradition for the experienced driver. He now heads back to his Genoa, Nevada home as he prepares for another busy racing season in 2012.
“This is just an unbelievable race, it’s so different than anything I’m used to and just an incredible experience. It’s really hard on your body and it really beats you up, once you get out of the car you can feel the strain but you immediately just get the urge to go back and keep driving, it’s both fun and addictive.
Everybody in the Patent It! Team did a great job, I have to give lots of credit to everybody because we ran a very strong race and stayed away from any major trouble. I got to co-drive my stint with Steve Lisa, which was a great experience, we had some electronic and communication problems but we worked around them and just kept going. At the end of the day we finished third which is a very strong result, of course we would’ve liked to win but I guess that just means we’ll have to go back next year and try again! I really want to thank the Patent It! Race Team for the opportunity, and also Edge Eyewear for supporting us with their products which came in very handy out in the desert. I can’t wait to come back next year.”