Justin Lambert Racing - 2019 Baja 1000 Winner!

Cognito Motorsports owner, Justin Lambert, captured his first career Score International Baja 1000 victory at the end of November on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Lambert took first place in the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) class and was the fastest side-by-side vehicle in the field, finishing 29th overall amongst all Pro cars, trucks and UTVs.

Driven to succeed in everything he does is the only way to describe factory racer Justin Lambert. While he didn’t grow up in a racing family, he did acquire a very “technical state of mind” from his father who, as Justin describes, was a professional jack-of-all-trades. Justin’s journey to becoming one of the most dominant UTV drivers in the sport started out working for an aerospace company designing parts for trucks. Somewhere along the line he decided to “go with it” and started Cognito motorsports in 2001. Fast forward to 2018, and the company now has 52 employees, a track record for building world class products, and is home to one of leading UTV race teams in North America. While racing was first used as a proving ground for Cognito, podium success led to Justin becoming a factory racer in 2015. The following year, he absolutely dominated the Best in the Desert series by sweeping the UTV class, winning all 7 events including the Mint 400, Vegas to Reno and the UTV World Championship. The winning has continued in subsequent years with victories in the 2017 Baja 500 and the 2018 Mint 400.

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