Baja 1000 champion Joe Bacal to Keynote MACS 2012 Convention – UnderhoodService

Baja 1000 champion Joe Bacal to Keynote MACS 2012 Convention

For more than a decade, Bacal tested Toyota products at the company’s Technical Center and eventually became their lead off-road specialist

Off-road race champion driver Joe Bacal will deliver the Keynote presentation during the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s (MACS) Worldwide’s 2012 Convention and Trade Show.

The MACS Convention and Trade Show will take place January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The Keynote Luncheon sponsored by Delphi Product & Service Solutions is scheduled on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at noon.

Bacal has an impressive resume with over 20 years of vehicle dynamics and test driving experience. He pushes vehicles to their limits at high speeds on pavement or at very low speeds while rock-crawling.

For more than a decade, Joe tested Toyota products at the company’s Technical Center and eventually became their lead off-road specialist. He has also trained in extreme off-road driving with the legendary Ivan Stewart and U.S. Camel Trophy driver Bill Burke.

Being diagnosed in 2007 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma changed his life and provided the catalyst for Joe to follow his passion and pursue a racing career. He formed his own company, JTGrey Racing in 2009 and began off-road racing by partnering with Lexus and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

In his first race Joe surprised the off-road community by winning his class in the 2009 Baja 500. In 2010, Joe won his class in the famous Baja 1000 and secured the Stock Production Full-size class championship after winning 4 of 5 races in the Lexus LX 570.

Joe has been featured in numerous magazines, brochures, and commercials, and has also done some stunt driving for the entertainment industry.

He is ready for the next step in his pro driving career and will fight the race courses with the same courage and determination that helped him beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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