RACER.com is heading south of the border to support the Fender Racing Team on the 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the classic off-road enduro that races its way through Mexico's Baja California Pensinsula, Nov. 19-22.
This year's route starts and finishes in Ensenada, taking in 673 grueling, truck-killing miles of desert and mountainous terrain in between. The Fender Racing Team will be taking it on in a Toyota FJ Cruiser that's been race-prepped by Southern California-based off-road racers Team Necessary and entered in Class 3 (short wheelbase 4x4s).
We'll be following the team's progress on RACER.com, and you can also stay in the loop on Twitter and at Fender.com.
Among the drivers will be Baja 1000 rookie and Fender Custom Shop director Mike Eldred, who needs your backing as he gears up for a challenge that he hopes will also make a difference to the life of thousands of kids in Southern California.
To that end, he's seeking your support by asking for pledges for Team Fender. All pledges will benefit the Fender Center's Kids Rock Free program.
Kids Rock Free offers professional caliber performing arts education including piano, guitar, bass guitar, combo band, vocal performance and drums to children ages 7-17. Since the program's inception in 1998, over 10,000 Southern California children have participated and received free and low-cost musical instruction. This program allows kids throughout the city a meaningful place to get involved in making music part of their lives.
With 800 children wait-listed for its programs, the Fender Center has launched Campaign 800, a fund-raising and marketing platform designed with the support of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to expand operations in order to meet the needs of these interested musicians.
Please help Mike move those kids off the wait list by making a donation today!
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