Eriksen Motorsports - News - Team Eriksen's 'Doc', #1 in his Class!
Historic Win for Dr. William C. Eriksen and Daughter Teddi
Racing for Chiropractic® is excited to announce that Dr. William C. Eriksen and his daughter Teddi finished the 42nd annual Baja 1000 and won their class this weekend in
Ensenada, Mexico. This is a historic win for the Baja 1000, since this was the first win for this new Class 2.
The Baja 1000 is an off-road race that tests racers endurance and driving skill. It always takes place through the desert and mountains of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. This
year it was a 672.85 mile loop race that started and finished in Ensenada. Several different types of vehicles race in this event, including motorcycles, ATVs, trucks, and
specially fabricated race vehicles. The 2009 Baja 1000 attracted 328 racers and over 250,000 race enthusiasts from all over the world. Racers came from 39 states and 14
countries to participate, but only 56.4 percent of racers made it through the desert terrain and finished within the time limit.
Dr. Eriksen and Teddi raced in Class 2 driving a red Predator X-18, a street-legal pre-runner designed by off-road racers to handle tough terrain, and specifically the Baja.
The father-daughter team left the starting line in Ensenada at 11:54 am on Friday November 20. After twenty-seven hours and twenty-eight minutes of grueling desert and
mountain terrain the Eriksens and the Predator crossed the finish line winning first place in their class and completing the oldest and most well known of all desert races well within
the 31 hour time limit.
"This was the first race for this vehicle and I loved it. It handled well, it was fun to drive
and it got me to the finish line," said Dr. Eriksen, "I'm a road racer so this was the first off-road race for me. I've driven a lot of racecars but none that says 'I'll just take a
beating and keep on ticking' and it took a beating."
Though the desert terrain took a toll on their bodies, Dr. Eriksen and Teddi credit their
lifetime of regular chiropractic care for their pain-free resilience and are already eagerly looking forward to the other desert series races and to do the Baja 1000 again in 2010.
Racing for Chiropractic® is an organization that uses funds generated by supporting racers to benefit Chiropractic research and education. For more information on Racing for
Chiropractic®, the Predator X-18, and Team Eriksen: www.eriksenservices.com/motorsports/