"Mike and Brent had approached me awhile back expressing their interest in racing Baja someday, and the timing for this year's race just seemed right. Teaming with Mike, Jacob, and my oldest son Brent is indeed an honor," said Harden. "Our goal is to have a trouble-free ride and bring the #111 KTM 450 EXC home with a top finish. We've got tremendous support from many sponsors and friends, and we look forward to putting our talents to the test June 2nd in Ensenada."Team sponsors include KTM Adventure Tours, Red Bull, Motorex, Dunlop, FMF, Motion Pro, Justyn Amstutz, National Powersport Auctions, Scott's Stabilizers, KTM Hard Equipment, Sunstar, Braking, Ogio, Smith, Alpinestars, Resource Marketing and DC Racing Communications.Says Lafferty, a New Jersey native, "The Baja 500 is one of the events I have always wanted to ride. Over the years I've heard all the stories and I feel that it will be a great experience. With Scot's background and his successful track record in Baja I know I'll be in great hands. We have a break now in this year's AMA National Enduro series schedule so I'm raring to get down to Baja to see firsthand what it's all about."