El Rey revs up Baja 1000 TV special | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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The El Rey Network is planning a special TV event surrounding the most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continually held desert race in the US, dubbed the Baja Desert Championship: Baja 1000.

baja 1000 11 jan 2018Now in its 50th year, this year’s race was held over a 1,134.40-mile rugged race course, down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It started in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, and finished in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

The El Rey special is built around the race, and also includes stories of racers and teams in each division. Participants include people from all walks of life and backgrounds, who modify or build their own vehicles to join the race, including motorcycles, stock Volkswagens, production vehicles, buggies, trucks and custom-fabricated race vehicles. The modified cars, extreme conditions, terrain and speed lead to captivating drama and suspense.

The two-hour special is hosted by racer Rodrigo Ampudia Jr, along with professional BMX rider Mike Escamilla and car artist Cherry Martini. It includes commentary by Sung Kang of the Fast and the Furious franchise, who is also an executive producer.