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Friday, December 22, 2017
Brady Bunte Announces The Inaugural Tres Sietes Tequila Offshore Baja 1000!
Updated Dec 22, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brady Bunte says its official and the race is on! Bunte’s dream of the Offshore Baja 1000 has finally become a reality and will be raced in the 3rd week of November 2018. The race will start in San Diego and finish in Cabo San Lucas, approximately 825 nautical miles. It will start the morning after the start of annual Score Baja 1000 Off-Road Race. Bunte said, “it's a perfect time for us to do the race. The ocean is fairly calm in November and there will be a lot of support on the Baja Peninsula due to the Score Baja 1000 Off-Road race that will take place just days prior to our race.” The “Score Baja 1000”, a world renown race runs from Ensenada to the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico and has raced every year for the last 51 years.
Bunte will be opening this inaugural race event with an endurance run to set a time-trial and establish a World Record like no other in the sport, in the adrenaline-fueled world record-setting Tres Sietes Racing Race Boat. Bunte was inspired to do this because of his passion for offshore boating/racing and off-road racing. Bunte adds: “And because it’s crazy and it has never been done before! This really separates the men from the boys.” “The Offshore Baja 1000 will be an annual event, this first year is going to be a single boat run for us to get familiar with it and to establish a world record. “I expect 2019 to be a competitive line-up of some of the fastest boats in the world all fighting for a new world record.”
Television coverage: The race and preparation for the race will be well documented as Brady Bunte is currently in talks with FOX/FS1 and Discovery Channel. “They both have proposed to do a semi-reality show on the preparation and to document the race. This race will be televised globally. We will also be filming our own documentary of this entire event and process.”
The Course: The rocky and unspoiled shores of Baja Mexico from San Diego south to the resort town of Cabo San Lucas. It’s simply some of the most dangerous shoreline and ocean with virtually no harbors, no Coast Guard and no search and rescue. “This stretch of ocean is generally one to stay away from.” To motor, these waters take a professional skilled crew and a top-notch vessel. The boat will be driven by Brady Bunte and the throttle pilot and mechanical engineer will be the legendary offshore racer, Ron Hewitt. Hewitt previously raced off-shore boats for “Dick Simon Racing“. There will also be a navigator and 3 additional passengers which will be named in the near future. All passengers aboard play an important roll in the race. There will be one fuel stop that will be at “Turtle Bay B.C.S.” which is very close to the halfway point, 420 miles from San Diego and the race will finish at the Tip of Cabo San Lucas. A celebration party will immediately follow at the “Cabo Villas Resort Hotel” at “Drai’s Beach Club” on “Medrano Beach” directly next door to the world renown “The Office” restaurant. The boat will later be displayed downtown on its tilt trailer across from “Squid Roe” and the “Pink Kitty Nightclub”.
The Tres Sietes Tequila Race Boat is a one-off. It is a custom made Outerlimits, 51′ carbon fiber power boat. The boat is powered by twin Sterling’s 600 cubic inches 1400hp supercharged engines. The engines will de-tuned to approximately 850hp each for range and reliability. The boat fuel capacity has been substantially increased for the range. The boat cockpit is completely enclosed and is designed to house the driver, throttle man, navigator and up to 3 additional passengers. The boat and its power plant are designed to reach speeds in excess of 160+ MPH. Bunte: “We plan on averaging 100 mph and completing the race in less 9 hours. We will leave San Diego Marina at Sunrise and arrive in Cabo San Lucas by 2:30 PM.” “Bunte states that we are making several changes and additions to the boat for this event i.e. state of art GPS system, emergency generator, spare props, emergency diving equipment, Epirb and a life raft to name few.”
Event Sponsors: Tres Sietes Tequila, Corona Beer, Pro Baller, Skull Candy, Go Pro, Hering Performance Propellers, Optima Battery, Baja Junkie, Cabo Villas Resort Hotel, Drai’s Beach Club and Squid Roe.
According to Bunte it's “One day, 10 hours, point to point 825 miles of ocean, AVERAGING OVER 100 MPH… this is the inaugural annual event forever know as OFFSHORE BAJA 1000.” For any questions or sponsorship opportunities Brady Bunte can be contacted at Facebook messenger: “Brady at Tres Sietes” and “Brady Bunte” or by email firstname.lastname@example.org”