Jim is an Upland, California native who started racing professionally six
years ago under a team named for his own tequila – Team Azunia.
It wasn’t long after his debut before Jim was basking in a victory,
taking home 1st in Trophylite in the 2010 BITD Vegas to Reno race
with General Tire teammate Rick L. Johnson. He quickly followed
up his win with 1st place in Class 7-2 at the Baja 1000 — the first
time in Baja history that a Trophylite Truck won in Class 7-2. He
went on to place at the 2010 Henderson 250 and SNORE Midnight
Special. His success continued into other classes. In 2011 Riley
started one of the fastest growing classes to date - Spec Trophy
Truck. With several wins under his belt he continues to push hard in
the class. He currently sits in the Top Ten amongst over 45
Riley is also a seasoned veteran in the NORRA Mexican 1000
Vintage Off Road Race. He has taken home the 1st place title three
times in Vintage Sedan and has podium every year of the last 5
years. He is a strong advocate for the sport and its roots in Baja.
You can find him at most off road shows with a crowd looking at
the “Rippin Rooster” 1957 Chevy Bel Air.