Purcella one of 162 drivers to finish Baja 1000

by | Dec 1, 2016 | Sports

Showing off his VORE racing team jersey is Rick Purcella of Princeton, who finished the Baja 1000 race. Herald photo.

Showing off his VORE racing team jersey is Rick Purcella of Princeton, who finished the Baja 1000 race. Herald photo.

A Princeton resident and part-time race truck driver, Rick Purcella, achieved his goal last month by completing the Baja 1000 off-road race on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

“My body is beat to crap,” he declared of his achievement.

Purcella competed in the 866-mile race Nov. 17-20 as a member of the VORE Race Team out of Las Vegas, Nev. He was driving a modified Ford F150 Raptor truck in the Sport Unlimited Truck Class.

By Joe Reavis • Staff Writer • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Dec. 1 edition of The Princeton Herald or click here for the e-Edition.

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