|Date of Birth:||May 19th, 1953|
|Children:||Gustavo, Fernanda y Juan Pablo|
|Occupation:||CEO of Mexicana Logistics|
|Hobbies:||Skiing, Scuba Diving and Off Road Racing|
Gustavo Vildósola always had a passion for vehicles, especially off road vehicles. "I had to convince my family, aunts and uncles to give me money for my birthdays so I could save up to slowly start building my team. It was that way that I accomplished my goal and was able to race for my first time in 1968 at the Laguna Salada," says Gus.
In March of 1969 was his second competition at Baja, in which he beat out 4 great rivals. After a taking a break from Off Road to focus on family and business, it was in 1984, Gus had the perfect opportunity to participate in his first Baja 1000, when a cousin invited him to race in a 5-1600. It was in 1995 that he decided to build his own 5-1600, even though that excitement lasted very little since Gus was working with Ivan Stewart in the creation of the very first Protruck. During 1996 and 1997, Vildosola was racing the first Ford F-150 created by the "Ironman." He won second place in the Protruck championship in 1996 and then decided to step it up to a class 1 in 1998.
In 2002, Gus took the final leap to the most prestigious category in off road: Trophy Trucks. The trophy truck‘s first race took place in 2002 in the San Felipe 250. The San Felipe race of 2003 was a legendary event, Vildosola Racing proudly became the first Mexican team to win an overall in a SCORE International event.
After years of preparation, in 2007 Gus gave his son Tavo a chance to also be a driver on his Trophy Truck. Tavo already had a few championships in the Protruck category, and Gus was sure that his son was ready for the next step. In 2007, together they placed 2nd in the Baja 1000 and in 2009, due to mechanical problems, Trophy Truck #4 placed second.
History repeats itself this 2012, where once again Vildosola Racing won the Baja 1000, this time on its 45th edition, with a racetime of 19 hours and 44 minutes, consolidating its leadership in SCORE as the best mexican team in the Off Road world. Guided by Gus, the team made an excellent job in the execution of the raceplan.
History repeated itself in 2012, where once again Vildosola Racing won the Baja 1000, this time on its 45th edition, with a race time of 19 hours and 44 minutes, consolidating its leadership in SCORE as the best Mexican team in the Off Road world. Guided by Gus, the crew did an excellent job in the execution of the race plan.
To close out the 2014 season, Vildosola Racing joined forces with fellow trophy truck race team, Galindo Motorsports for the Baja 1000. Sharing driving duties with Steven Eugenio, TJ Flores and Adam Pfankuch, Gus and trophy truck #7 were 6th at the finish line. This won them the 2014 SCORE International points Championship for Galindo Motorsports, conquering the #1 plate for 2015.
"I feel a big compromise to be the Mexican team to follow in Baja, I know people look at us and say , what are they doing, or how do they do that? It´s and honor that we are supported no matter what and that is why I would like to thank our fans."