Rich began his passion for Baja off road racing as soon as he first climbed behind the wheel at the age of 16. Three years later he built his first “Baja Style” car, a Class 1-1600, and took 6th place in the Baja 1000. In 1981, Rich was involved with building the first 50 International Race of Champions (I.R.O.C.) vehicles and in1987 won the Overall Championship of SCORE/HDRA in a Challenger Class Car. Currently he runs his two companies, Baja Concepts, a fabrication shop, and Baja Racing Products, a retail off road store. Additionally, Rich performs stunt work for the motion and television.