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SCORE Fabulous Flashback–2022

Las Vegas’ Menzies soars to Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck win at 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing

SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico (Sept. 18, 2022)—Helping cap the week-long celebration of the 212th anniversary of Mexican Independence, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies repeated as overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner at Saturday’s 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing. The race launched the second half of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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SCORE Fabulous Flashback–2022

SCORE Fabulous Flashback–2022

Las Vegas’ Menzies soars to Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck win at 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing

SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico (Sept. 18, 2022)—Helping cap the week-long celebration of the 212th anniversary of Mexican Independence, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies repeated as overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner at Saturday’s 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing. The race launched the second half of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Bryce Menzies repeated as overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner at 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing. Picture: GetSome Photo.

SCORE Fabulous Flashback–2022

Las Vegas’ Menzies soars to Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck win at 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing

SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

 

July 19, 2024

 

SCORE Fabulous Flashback–2022

NOTE: With the 2024 SCORE Baja 400 Sept. 11-15, here’s a look back…

Weiland captures Overall UTV

Las Vegas’ Menzies soars to Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck

win at 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing

 

Round 3 of four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship was held in Ensenada;

Vildosola Sr wins in SCORE TT Legend, Polvoorde victorious in Trophy Truck Spec;

Other class winners include: C. Parkhouse, Ruvalcaba, Chamlee, Wells, Cortez, Cafro,

Emberton, Yee, Fernandez, Sarabia, Novelo, Muncey, Septien, Montoya, Spinali, Beltran, Liebelt;

 

197 total starters, 136 finishers-22 U.S. States, 14 countries on 393.82-mile course;

 

 

   ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico (Sept. 18, 2022)Helping cap the week-long celebration of the 212th anniversary of Mexican Independence, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies repeated as overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner at Saturday’s 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing. The race launched the second half of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship.

     Menzies qualified second behind eventual runner-up Luke McMillin and got around him when McMillin was stopped with a flat tire around race mile 65. And he maintained his lead to the finish despite losing his four-wheel drive and finishing with two-wheel drive.

     Menzies stayed in front of the hungry field of 197 starters from that point in his Mason Motorsports-built All Wheel Drive No. 7 Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor, posting an admirable error-free, penalty free winning time of seven hours, 59 minutes and 27 seconds with an average speed of 49.28 miles per hour over the challenging 393.82-mile course.

     Under skies that went from cloudy to stunningly sunny, light winds with mild temperatures in the mid-70s Farenheit, finishers enjoyed the mostly temperate weather as well as the rugged race course.

   Round 3 of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship was held this week in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. the race started, finished and colorful pre-race activities returned for the first time in three years to the heart of Ensenada at the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and the adjacent fantastically fan-friendly Boulevard Costero. Tourism officials estimated over 150,000 fans for the event which included tech and contingency on Friday and the race itself on Saturday and Sunday.

     Ensenada, ‘The Off-Road Capital of the World’, is located 80 miles South of the U.S. Border near San Diego.

     Helping mark the 49th year of SCORE International, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, was the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division with a total of 34 of these ‘Masters of the Desert’ starting the race. Created by SCORE and started in 1994 by then SCORE-owner Sal Fish, SCORE Trophy Truck is the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 1000-horsepower unlimited custom trucks.

MENZIES’ MOMENTS

     An international Rally Racer as well as a long jump artist, Menzies, 35, was the 2011 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion earning the 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year award as well.

     Saturday’s victory was not only his second straight in the SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels, Menzies has now earned his eight career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins.

     This race was a confidence re-builder for Menzies as well after a rare and disappointing did not finish in June’s SCORE Baja 500.

PODIUM FINISHERS

     Menzies led a parade of Mason Motorsports AWD SCORE Trophy Trucks to the podium as San Diego’s Luke McMillin and his older brother Dan McMillin, finished second and third overall on Saturday.

     After starting first and giving up the lead following a flat tire, San Diego’s Luke McMillin, 29, finished second in his No. 83 McMillin Racing Chevy 1500 in a time of 8:02:54, averaging 48.93 mph).

     Claiming the final spot on the podium in third place, Dan McMillin, 34, also of San Diego, completed the course in 8:08:30 with an average speed of 48.37 mph).

MENZIES MIKE TIME

     Menzies said at the finish line, “We had a clean day. We started out pretty smooth, just trying to chase Luke (McMillin) down. He got a flat early at about race mile 65. We got him while he was changing a flat. And then from there we just held him behind us with about a two and half minute gap and just wanted to keep him there in case we had any issues.”

     “Overall, we just had one flat and my navigator (Willie Valdez) changed it in 50 seconds, which is absolutely unheard of. Other than that issue we had a great run. It feels really good to win back-to-back SCORE Baja 400’s. We lost four-wheel drive at race mile 210. It tested my skills. I had to learn how to drive a four-wheel drive, then I had to re-learn to drive it with two-wheel drive. Overall, an epic day.”

     “I could not ask for a better day. Thank you to all the fans down here. We love coming to Baja. And a huge thank you to SCORE for putting this race on. We wouldn’t be down here without all you guys (from SCORE). I love Baja. I love coming down here and we will be coming down here for a long time to come.”

MORE DIRT TRAX

    Racing in Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads there were racers from 22 U.S. States and 14 countries. Joining the USA in the field were many racers from host country Mexico along with Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Peru and Venezuela.

     The rugged course closed in the elapsed-time race early Sunday morning. Following complete data tracking review, later Sunday morning the results were made official by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva.

     Besides the race-record 197 starters, there were 136 official finishers for a finishing rate on the technically challenging course of a surprising 69.04 percent.

     All four 2022 SCORE races are being held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the seventh consecutive year.

   SCORE, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, is celebrating its 49th season in 2022.

BOLIVIAN BOMBER

     Switching from the unique Pro Moto Ironman class for solo riders after winning two straight season class point championships, Bolivia’s legendary athlete and Dakar Rally veteran Juan Carlos Salvatierra won the Overall Motorcycle and Pro Moto Unlimited Class for the third straight 2022 race. Salvatierra won the SCORE Baja 400 with a four-rider team from three countries— two from the USA, and one each from Bolivia and Mexico.

     Salvatierra’s team from San Felipe and the SCORE Baja 500 was Mexico’s Arturo Salas and USA’s Shane Logan. Joining them for the SCORE Baja 500 has an additional rider on a four-nation team was Argentina’s Diego Llanos.

     For the SCORE Baja 400 joining Bolivia’s Salvatierra was Salas, 19, from Tecate, Mexico, Logan, 20, from Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and the new member was Clayton Roberts, 20, Apple Valley, Calif.

     Together the Salvatierra team completed the SCORE race course on their No. 10x KTM 450SX-F in a time of 8:27:47 with an average speed of 43.72 mph) over the 370 miles that the Motorcycle and quad classes ran in this race.

     Juan Carlos Salvatierra started the race and quickly switched to Salas. Salas rode to race mile 130. Roberts rode from race mile 130 to race mile 220. Salvatierra rode again from race mile 220 to race mile 295 and Logan rode race mile 295 to the finish.

     Salvatierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, has raced nine years in the Dakar Rally, also mountain biking and triathlons. Considered the most important athlete in the history of Bolivia, in 2011, Salvatierra became the first athlete from Bolivia to race in the Dakar Rally. He is also a nine-time Bolivian National Motocross champion.

M/C WINNER QUOTES

     A joyous Salvatierra commented afterwards, “We’re very happy that we won this race after having an issue early in the morning. The bike wouldn’t start and it costed us 30 minutes to make it work. Arturo did a great job in starting our comeback and Clayton gained quite a few positions too. I was able to put us in first place and Shane kept us there until the finish line. For most of the time, we had a problem with our antenna too and didn’t know exactly in which position we were. We’re relieved to be here and very happy with what we did.”

OVERALL UTV WINNER

     Defeating 38 UTVs in four different classes and 23 in his own class alone, Austin Weiland, 29, El Cajon, Calif., was the Overall UTV and Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) winner with a penalty-free time of 9:30:19 in his No. 2954 Can-Am X-3. He averaged 41.43 mph) and won the UTV Overall by over 34 minutes.

MORE UTV RESULTS

     Winning the other Pro UTV classes were Mike Cafro, 52, Temecula, Calif. (Pro UTV Open, No. 1876 Polaris RZR Turbo S), Kaden Wells, 23, Hurricane, Utah (Pro UTV NA-Naturally Aspirated, No. 1995 Polaris RZR XP1000) and Randy Emberton, 63, Prescott, Ariz. (Pro UTV Stock, Polaris Turbo S).

TOP 10 OVERALL INCLUDES 9 SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS, 1 TROPHY TRUCK SPEC

     Behind podium finishers Menzies, Luke McMillin and Dan McMillin, nine of the top 10 finishers, including the first nine were all behemoth SCORE Trophy Trucks along with one Trophy Truck Spec.

     Fourth overall was Mexico’s hometown heroes Alan Ampudia and his brother Aaron Ampudia, both of Ensenada, with a time of 8:11:07 in the No. 10 Papas Y Beer Ford Raptor built by ID Designs.

     Fifth overall was the team of Australian superstars Paul Weel and Toby Price in their Geiser Bros-built No. 46 Ford Raptor in a time of 8:14:51 while sixth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was the team of Mike Walser, Comfort, Texas/Jax Redline, Amarillo, Texas, less than one second behind the Aussie duo with a time of 8:14:52 in their Mason Motorsports-Built No. 89 Chevy Silverado.

    Seventh overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was Hall of Famer Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., who solo drove in his Desert Assassins Monster Energy No. 16 Ford Raptor (Geiser Bros) in 8:21:09 while eighth overall was San Diego’s Andy McMillin (Luke and Dan McMillin’s cousin), who also drove solo, with a time of 8:23:09 in his McMillin Racing No. 31 Mason-built Chevy Silverado.

     Finishing ninth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was Kyle Jergensen, Phelan, Calif. in the Brenthel-built No. 27 Chevy Silverado in 8:23:50.

     Cracking the top 10 overall finishers while winning his Trophy Truck Spec class was young gun Christopher Polvoorde, 21, Hemet, Calif. with a time of 8:26:05 in his Optima Batteries No. 204 Mason Motorsports-Ford.

IRONMAN PERFECTO

     Coming back to a class he has won many champions in, Mexico’s legendary motorcycle racer Franciso Septien, 47, of Ensenada, returned to this class for the first time in several years to lead eight valiant racers who all finished the race in the Pro Moto Ironman class for solo riders.

     Septien rode his trusty No. 730x Honda CRF450X to a winning time of 9:40:48.

     With all eight entries in the special class finishing within the 19-hour time limit, second in class was class point leader Brandon Wright, 45, Oak Hills, Calif. on the No. 750x Husqvarna FE501 in 9:45:31 and third was Bolivia’s Fabricio Fuentes, 45, on the No. 785x 450SX-F.

     In the other solo rider class, Pro Quad Ironman, finishing his daring duel with the desert was Puerto Rico’s Faelly Lopez, 39, with a laborious time of 12:40:38 on his No. 83a Honda TRX450R.

TRIPLE WINS

     Besides Salvatierra in Pro Moto Unlimited, also continuing the season with three straight wins to lead the point standings in their respective classes are five other drivers in Truck, Motorcycle and Quad classes.

     With three straight class wins besides Salvatierra are Gustavo Vildosola, Sr, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE TT Legend, No. 21L Ford Raptor), Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru) (Pro Moto 30, No. 325x KTM 450EXCF), Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico (Pro Moto Limited, No. 180x Honda CRF450X), Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif. (Pro Moto 40, No. 400x Yamaha WR450F) and Faelly Lopez, Puerto Rico (Pro Quad Ironman, No. 83a Honda TRX450R).

TWIN WINS

   Winning their respective classes for the second time in three 2022 races were Christopher Polvoorde, 21, Hemet, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec, No. 204 Mason-Ford), Daniel Chamlee, 60, Montecito, Calif. (Class 7, No. 700 Ford Ranger), Eli Yee, 48, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 1/2-1600, PRC-VW), Ramon Fernandez, 46, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 5, No. 507 Unlimited Baja Bug), Edward Muncey, 50, San Diego (Baja Challenge, No. BC4 BTC-Subaru), Giovanni Spinali, 56, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro Moto 50, No. 500x Yamaha YZ450FX) and Luis Ernesto Villafana, 39, Mexicali, Mexico (Pro Quad, No. 7a Honda TRX450R).

MORE CLASS WINNERS

     Other first-time 2022 SCORE class winners in this race included Brian Parkhouse, 63, Long Beach, Calif. (Class 1, No. 100 Jimco-Chevy), J. David Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 10, No. 1009 Alumi Craft-Honda), Mike Cafro, Temecula, Calif. (Pro Moto Open, No. 1876 Polaris RZR Turbo S), Miguel Cortez, San Diego (SCORE Lites, No. 1205 Curry-VW), Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah (Pro UTV NA, No. 1995 Polaris RZR XP1000), Randy Emberton, Prescott, Ariz. (Pro UTV Stock, No. 3933 Polaris Turbo S) and Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 11, No. 1145, VW Sedan)

BAJA RUTA MUY ESPECIAL!

    The race featured another colorful, challenging course, designed, plotted and marked by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of 393.82 miles of rugged Baja California terrain (370 miles for motorcycles and quads).

     The challenging race course was another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to 4,972 feet. The course was another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.

     It ran in a clockwise direction from Ensenada and back with two physical, full-stop checkpoints and 170 total virtual checkpoints. The two physical checkpoints will be: Checkpoint 1 at Ejido Jaramillo at race mile 223.64 and Checkpoint 2 will be at Santo Tomas at rm312.63. There are also a total of 15 speed zones for a total of 70.15 miles of the 393.82-mile race course.


 

3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing

Round 3 of four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship

Sept. 17-18, 2022—393.82 miles - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

(from 22 U.S. States, host Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada,

Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Peru, Venezuela)

TOTAL STARTERS: 197, TOTAL FINISHERS: 136 (69.04 percent)

TOP OVERALL FINISHERS

Top 24 Overall Trucks, Cars, UTVs

1. 7 Bryce Menzies, 35, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason), 7:59:27, (49.29 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

2. 83 Luke McMillin, 29, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 8:02:54, (48.93 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

3. 23 Dan McMillin, 34, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 8:08:30, (48.37 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

4. 10 Alan Ampudia, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 8:11:07, (48.11 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

5. 46 Paul Weel, 43, Australia/Toby Price, 34, Australia, Ford Raptor (Geiser), 8;14:51, (47.75 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

6. 89 Mike Walser, 55, Comfort, Texas/Jax Redline, 22, Amarillo, Texas, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 8:14:52, (47.75 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

7. 16 Cameron Steele, 54, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 8:21:09, (47.15 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

8. 31 Andy McMillin, 35, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 8:23:00, (46.98 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

9. 27 Jonathan Brenthel, 43, La Cresta, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 8:23:50, (46.90 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

10. 204 Christopher Polvoorde, 21, Hemet, Calif., Mason-Ford, 8:26:05, (46.69 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

11. 41 Justin Lofton, 36, Brawley, Calif. (Lockney, Texas), Chevy Silverado (Mason), 8:26:17, (46.67 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

12. 1 Rob MacCachren, 57, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 8:26:32, (46.65 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

13. 228 Ryan Hancock, 46, Yuma, Ariz./Brock Heger, 21, El Centro, Calif./Jordan Poole, 32, Las Vegas, TSCO-Ford, 8:35:17, (45.86 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

14. 58 Tracy Graf, 59, Canada/Justin B. Smith, 38, Las Vegas/Jake Povey, 36, Whitefish, Mont., Chevy Silverado (Racer), 8:40:42, (45.38 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

15. 297 Jorge Sampietro, 31, Ensenada, Mexico, Mason-Chevy, 8:42:11, (45.25 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

16. 272 Dustin Grabowski, 25, Upland, Calif./Cody Woodruff, 28, Jurupa Valley, Calif., Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 8:42:54, (45.19 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

17. 21 Gustavo Tavo Vildosola, 40, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (Vildosola Racing), 8:51:55, (44.42 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

18. 21L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 69, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, 58, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason), 8:58:54, (43.85 MPH) (SCORE TT Legend)

19. 1009 J. David Ruvalcaba, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Cruz, 50, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Honda, 9:01:59, (43.60 MPH) (Class 10)

20. 1006 Stan Potter, 60, San Marcos, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 9:06;53, (43.21 MPH) (Class 10)

21. 238 Elijah Kiger, 22, Kirby, Pa./Jason Coleman, 37, Huntington Beach, Calif., TSCO-Chevy, 9:10:48, (42.29 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

22. 90 Raul Gomez, 43, Placerville, Calif./Sergio Garcia, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 9:13:31, (42.69 MPH) (SCORE Trophy Truck)

23. 299 Charles Dorrance, 47, Austin, Texas, Geiser-Chevy, 9:13:38, (42.68 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

24. 264 Pierce Herbst, 20, Las Vegas/James Dean, Las Vegas, Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 9:17:47, (42.36 MPH) (Trophy Truck Spec)

Top 5 Overall UTVs

1. 2954 Austin Weilland, 30 El Cajon, Calif./Justin Wragg, 30, El Cajon, Calif., Can-Am X3, 9:30:18, (41.43 MPH) (Pro UTV FI)

2. 2910 Rodrigo Ampudia, 37, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am X3 XRC Turbo RR, 9:46:34, (40.28 MPH) (Pro UTV FI)

3. 2989 Wes Miller, 52, Las Vegas/Donny Powers, 33, Morgan Hill, Calif., Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 10:01:04, (39.31 MPH) (Pro UTV FI)

4. 1995 Kaden Wells, 23, Hurricane, Utah, Polaris RZR XP1000, 10:04:40, (39.08 MPH) (Pro UTV NA)

5. 2948 Matt Burroughs, 53, Norco, Calif./Brad Howe, 36, Los Angeles, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:24:19, (37.85 MPH) (Pro UTV FI)

Top 5 Overall Motorcycles

1. 10x Juan Carlos Salvatierra, 40, Bolivia/Arturo Salas Jr, 19, Chula Vista, Calif. (Mexico)/Shane Logan, 20, San Diego, Clayton Roberts, 20, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM 450SX-F, 8:27:47 (43.72 MPH) (Pro Moto Unlimited)

2. 325x Jano Montoya, 51, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru)/Bryce Stavron, 32, San Clemente, Calif./Kyle Tichenor, 31, Mesquite, Nev./David Zarate, 35, La Paz, Mexico, KTM 450EXCF, 8:39:56, (42.70 MPH) (Pro Moto 30)

3. 180x Fernando Beltran, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Larry Serna, 26, San Diego/Luis Flores, 20, Mexicali, Mexico/Mauri Herrera, 23, Ensenada, Mexico/Javier Salazar, 20, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 9:12:03 (40.21 MPH) (Pro Moto Limited)

4. 38x Ivan Delgadillo, 39, Chula Vista, Calif./Brad Millikan, 42, Ariz./Justin Carnes, 24, Imperial, Calif./Justin Kennamer, 26, Alpine Calif., Honda CRF450RL, 9:12:15, (40.25 MPH) (Pro Moto Unlimited)

5. 400x Ryan Liebelt, 42, Reedley, Calif./James Justin James Shultz, 40, Lake Forest, Calif./Steve Tichenor, 44, Reno, Nev., Yamaha WR450F, 9:14:46, (40.02 MPH) (Pro Moto 40)

OFFICIAL FINISHERS:

(Following complete data tracking review)

Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

(Number, driver/rider of record/additional drivers and/or Navigators/riders, vehicle, engine)

  SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited CustomTrucks including Builder)—(*34 Starters, 20 Finishers)—1. 7 Bryce Menzies, 35, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason), 07:59:27, (49.29 MPH); 2. 83 Luke McMillin, 29, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 08:02:54; 3. 23 Dan McMillin, 34, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 08:08:30; 4. 10 Alan Ampudia, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 08:11:07; 5. 46 Paul Weel, 43, Australia/Toby Price, 34, Australia, Ford Raptor (Geiser), 08;14:51; 6. 89 Mike Walser, 55, Comfort, Texas/Jax Redline, 22, Amarillo, Texas, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 08:14:52; 7. 16 Cameron Steele, 54, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 08:21:09; 8. 31 Andy McMillin, 35, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 08:23:00; 9. 27 Jonathan Brenthel, 43, La Cresta, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 08:23:50; 10. 41 Justin Lofton, 36, Brawley, Calif. (Lockney, Texas), Chevy Silverado (Mason), 08:26:17; 11. 1 Rob MacCachren, 57, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 08:26:32; 12. 58 Tracy Graf, 59, Canada/Justin B. Smith, 38, Las Vegas/Jake Povey, 36, Whitefish, Mont., Chevy Silverado (Racer), 08:40:42; 13. 21 Gustavo Tavo Vildosola, 40, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (Vildosola Racing), 08:51:55; 14. 90 Raul Gomez, 43, Placerville, Calif./Sergio Garcia, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 09:13:31; 15. 85 Ray Griffith, Downey, Calif., (DOR-Mikey Lawrence, 34, Banning, Calif.) Ford Raptor (Herbst/Smith), 09:34:01; 16. 43 Larry Roeseler, 65, Boulevard, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID), 09:39:27; 17. 63 Ruben Torres, 24, San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Gabriel Torres, 29, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Nissan (TSCO), 09:42:06; 18. 19 Tim Herbst, 59, Las Vegas/Pat Dean, 51, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith), 11:20:30; 19. 92 Paul Nauleau, 25, Los Gatos, Calif. (France)/Johnny Bickel, 25, Fort Worth, Texas, Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 12:34:42; 20. 6 Dan Myers, 44, Newport Beach, Calif./Jonathan Brenthel, 42, Murrieta, Calif., Toyota Tundra (Brenthel), 13:05:59

  SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Custom Trucks, including builder, Drivers over 50 years old)-- (*6 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 21L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 69, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, 58, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason), 08:58:54, (43.85 MPH); 2. 85L Clay Lawrence, 60, Banning, Calif./Steve Cawler, 62, San Gabriel, Calif., Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 09:51:06; 3. 61L David Payne, 61, St. Louis, Mo./Damon Bradshaw, 50, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 11:01:32; 4. 53L Wade Porter, 55, Durham, Calif., Ford Raptor (Brenthel), 15:01:16

  CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)— (6 Starters, 3 Finishers)—1. 100 Brian Parkhouse, 63, Long Beach, Calif./Cody Parkhouse, 34, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 09:28:16, (41.58 MPH); 2. 121 Damen Jefferies, 50, Poolville, Texas (Apple Valley, Calif.)/Stephen Jangaard, Torrance, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 10:06:27; 3. 138 Kyle Quinn, 34, Lakewood, Calif./Brad Wilson, 33, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 11:55:23

  TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)-- (24 Starters, 18 Finishers)—1. 204 Christopher Polvoorde, 21, Hemet, Calif., Mason-Ford, 08:26:05, (46.69 MPH); 2. 228 Ryan Hancock, 46, Yuma, Ariz./Brock Heger, 21, El Centro, Calif./Jordan Poole, 32, Las Vegas, TSCO-Ford, 08:35:17; 3. 297 Jorge Sampietro, 31, Ensenada, Mexico, Mason-Chevy, 08:42:11; 4. 272 Dustin Grabowski, 25, Upland, Calif./Cody Woodruff, 28, Jurupa Valley, Calif., Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 08:42:54; 5. 238 Elijah Kiger, 22, Kirby, Pa./Jason Coleman, 37, Huntington Beach, Calif., TSCO-Chevy, 09:10:48; 6. Charles Dorrance, 47, Austin, Texas, Geiser-Chevy, 09:13:38; 7. 264 Pierce Herbst, 20, Las Vegas/James Dean, Las Vegas, Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 09:17:47; 8. 207 Mason Cullen, 23, Long Beach, Calif./Matt Cullen, 54, Long Beach, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 09:42:09; 9. 229 Danny Lopez, 32, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 09:57:43; 10. 254 Mike Perez, 39, Houston, Brenthel-Chevy, 10:45:41; 11. 269 Guillermo Zamacona, 42, Los Cabos, Mexico/Santiago Creel, 36, Mexico City, Jimco-Chevy, 11:02:49; 12. 266 David Ziegler, 47, Reno, Nev./Paul Ziegler, 51, Reno, Nev., Brenthel-Chevy, 11:04:39; 13. 237 Kossnar Guenther, 18, Mission Viejo, Calif./Mia Lloyd, 18, Blythe, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 11:31:58; 14. 213 Karl Ebdrup, 50, Canada/Marc Ebdrup, 47, Canada, Brenthel-Chevy, 11:41:02; 15. 273 Jordan Brenthel, 36, Temecula, Calif./Conner McMullen, Brenthel-Chevy, 11:43:28; 16. 225 Mitch McNeil, 31, Mesa, Ariz./Scott McNeil, 34, Mesa, Ariz./Kelly McNeil, 59, Mesa, Ariz./Adam McNeil, 43, Mesa, Ariz., Geiser-Ford, 12:27:38; 17. 236 Michael Marsal, 34, Millbrook, N.Y./Hudson Hall, 29, New Braunfels, Texas/Chuck Dempsey, 52, Oak Hills, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 13:13:04; 18. 219 Cayden MacCachren, 20, Las Vegas, (DOR-Christian Sourapas, 25, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), Herbst/Smith-Ford, 14:35:39

  CLASS 2 (Unrestricted cars/trucks including Forced Induction)— (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. 2085 Jeremy Davis, 21, Chino Hills, Calif./Tyler Peterson, Canyon Lake, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 12:46:13, (30.84 MPH)

  CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)— (18 Starters, 14 Finishers)—1. 1009 J. David Ruvalcaba, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Cruz, 50, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Honda, 09:01:59, (43.60 MPH); 2. 1006 Stan Potter, 60, San Marcos, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 09:06;53; 3. 1087 Ivan Tagle, 35, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 09:26:12; 4. 1002 Matias Arjona IV, 23, Ensenada, Mexico/Matias Arjona III, 57, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 09:40:07; 5. 1014 Bruce Yee, 22, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 09;45:02; 6. 1079 Manlio F. Diaz, 42, La Paz, Mexico/Eduardo Laguna, 31, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Diaz, 36, La Paz, Mexico/Juan Olave, 46, La Paz, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:01:46; 7. 1091 Alexis Vera, 26, El Rosario, Mexico/Francisco Vera, 31, El Rosario, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:37:12; 8. 1062 Roberto Romo Jr, 16, Mexicali, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:37:16; 9. 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 46, Chula Vista, Calif./Isaac Aguilar, 33, Tecate, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:39:28; 10. 1064 Justin Buckley, 31, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Burleson/Mavrick Gaunt, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:45:07; 11. 1050 Martin Christensen, 54, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark)/Mark Smith, San Diego, ID-Chevy 11:08:01; 12. 1028 Armando Avila, 19, Juarez, Mexico/Armando Avila Sr, 42, Juarez, Mexico/Luis Gutierrez, 36, Juarez, Mexico/Bruno Barraza, 30, Juarez, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 11:36:36; 13. 1022 Rafael Aguirre, 43, Monterrey, Mexico/Rafael Aguirre Jr, 19, Monterrey, Mexico/Jorge Sauseda, 37, Monterrey, Mexico/Adrian Sauseda, 31, Monterrey, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 14:56:35; 14. 1023 Britney Myers, 26, Escondido, Calif./Tamara Myers, 28, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 18:05:36

  CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)-- (2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 700 Daniel Chamlee, 60, Montecito, Calif., Ford Ranger, 11:05:38, (35.50 MPH); 2. 703 Scott Brady, 55, Gerber, Calif./Jesse Van Hoy, 34/AJ Dennunzio, Ford Raptor, 12:27:36

  PRO UTV OPEN (two-seat open UTV open-displacement)-- (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 1876 Mike Cafro, 52, Temecula, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 42, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR Turbo S, 10:30:48, (37.46 MPH); 2. 1831 Craig Scanlon, 48, Orange, Calif. (Helena, Mont.)/Keith Redstrom, 54, Glendale, Ariz., Polaris RZR Turbo, 10:57:48; 3. 1854 Kristen Matlock, 41, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 11:50:47; 4. 1867 Mike Pratt, 55, Draper, Utah/Dodge Poelman, 22, Orem, Utah/Gavin Pratt, 19, Draper, Utah, Polaris RZR Turbo S, 12:30:44

  PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)— (23 Starters, 15 Finishers)—1. 2954 Austin Weilland, 30 El Cajon, Calif./Justin Wragg, 30, El Cajon, Calif., Can-Am X3, 09:30:18, (41.43 MPH); 2. 2910 Rodrigo Ampudia, 37, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am X3 XRC Turbo RR, 09:46:34; 3. 2989 Wes Miller, 52, Las Vegas/Donny Powers, 33, Morgan Hill, Calif., Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 10:01:04; 4. 2948 Matt Burroughs, 53, Norco, Calif./Brad Howe, 36, Los Angeles, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:24:19; 5. 2905 Marc Burnett, 51, Chula Vista, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:32:27; 6. 2966 Santiago Creel, 36, Mexico City/Elias Hanna, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am Turbo XRC RR, 10:53:09; 7. 2987 Edgar Garcia Leon, 35, Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Nancy Garcia, Can-Am Maverick X3, 10:53:34; 8. 2976 Jesus Mendez Jr, 25, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick XRS, 10:54:40; 9. 2918 Justin Lambert, 47, Bakersfield, Calif./Jesus Navarro, 37, Bakersfield, Calif./Victor Herrera, 50, Menifee, Calif./Casey Campbell, 38, Temecula, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo S, 11:09:16; 10. 2943 Steve Allen, 54, Leander, Texas/Ken Criswell, 54, Houston/Keith Boline, 23, Austin, Texas, Can-Am X3, 12:07:00; 11. 2928 Carlos Quezada, 48, Mexicali, Mexico/Carlos Quezada Jr, 21, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar Castillo, 38, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS Max, 12:38:45; 12. 2901 Leobardo Gomez, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Leobardo Gomez Jr, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Bruno Gallegos, 29, Tijuana, Mexico/, Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 13:19:26, 13. 2991 Rodrigo Arriagada, 34, Chile/Luis Moreno, 32, Chile, Can-Am X3, 14:35:12; 14. 2990 Alex Bourge, 22, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodrigo Eloram, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar Lara, 35, Mexicali, Mexico/Carlos Vela, Mexicali, Mexico/Armando Bunleas, 44, Mexicali, Mexico/David Bourge, 30, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am X3, 16:47:53; 15. 2923 Charles Manchester, 59, Lake Tahoe, Nev./Lawrence Barbella, 61, San Jose, Calif./Clinton Shue, 45, Gardnerville, Nev., Can-Am Maverick X-3, 17:14:19

  SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)-- (5 Starters, 3 Finishers)—1. 1205 Miguel Cortez, 53, San Diego/Cesar Quirarte/Jessy Lopez, Curry, 12:48:25, (30.75 MPH); 2. 1229 Doug Satterfield, 45, San Diego/Allen Yost, 42, San Diego, Meco, 16:32:38; 3. 1211 Oscar R. Alvarez, 46, McAllen, Texas/Adrian Guerrero, 36, Ensenada, Mexico, OSO, 17:20:17

PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)— (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 1995 Kaden Wells, 23, Hurricane, Utah, Polaris RZR XP1000, 10:04:40, (39.08 MPH); 2. 1957 Joe Bolton, 65, Corona, Calif./Austin Bolton, 27, Corona, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 11:22:32

  CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)-- (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)—1. 1616 Eli Yee, 48, Tijuana, Mexico/Angel Barajas, 45, Ensenada, Mexico, 10:43:18, (36.73 MPH); 2. 1626 Martin Rangel, 41, Surprise, Ariz./Cesar Fiscal, 29, Mexicali, Mexico/Daniel Pacheco, 22, Mexicali, Mexico,  Romo, 11:33:00; 3. 1606 Matt Willert, 17, El Cajon, Calif./Freddie Willert, 53, El Cajon, Calif./Daniel Goodrich, 27, Chula Vista, Calif., Bunderson, 17:50:28

  PRO UTV STOCK (Stock UTVs, FI or NA)— (6 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 3933 Randy Emberton, 63, Prescott, Ariz./John Zuleski, 42, Prescott, Ariz., Polaris Turbo S, 13:40:18, (28.81 MPH); 2. 3930 Doug Cornwell, 57, Haslet, Texas/Emma Cornwell, Chula Vista, Calif./Trent Kirby, Fallbrook, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo S, 17:54:43

  CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)-- (3 Starters, 1 Finishers)—1. 507 Ramon Fernandez, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Greg Sullivan, 59, Helena, Mont./Jesus Marquez, 42, Ensenada, Mexico/Miguel Pabloff, 65, Ensenada, Mexico/Pedro Pabloff, 33, Ensenada, Mexico, Parker-Chevy, 12:16:06, (32.10 MPH)

CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)-- (3 Starters, 0 Finishers)

CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4 based on production vehicles)— (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. 319 Cesar Gutierrez, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Jesus Canizales, 32, Imperial Beach, Calif./Ernesto Gutierrez, 45, Tijuana, Mexico/Jesus Terrazas, Culiacan, Mexico/Israel Delgado, 28, Tijuana, Mexico, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 18:47:39 (20.95 MPH)

  BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars equipped with BFGoodrich Tires)-- (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. BC4 Edward Muncey, 50, San Diego/Roger Norman, 58, San Diego, 18:13:55 (21.60 MPH)

  CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)-- (3 Starters, 1 Finishers)—

1. 702F Gerardo Novelo, 57, Ensenada, Mexico/James Murphy, 63, Lomita, Calif./Jose Castro, 59, San Ysidro, Calif./Jesus Castro, 28, San Ysidro, Calif., Nissan King Cab, 16:29:42, (23.88 MPH)

  CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)-- (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)

  CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)— (4 Starters, 1 Finishers)—1. 1145 Hector Sarabia, 61, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Ruiz, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Ricardo Rodriguez, 38, San Ysidro, Calif./Victor Basto, 37, Ensenada, 13:58:52 (28.17 MPH)

PRO MOTORCYCLES

(Pro Motorcycles, Quads: Sportsman Motos, Quads-370 Miles)

  PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (400cc or more)-- (7 Starters, 7 Finishers)—1. 10x Juan Carlos Salvatierra, 40, Bolivia/Arturo Salas Jr, 19, Chula Vista, Calif. (Mexico)/Shane Logan, 20, San Diego, Clayton Roberts, 20, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM 450SX-F, 08:27:47 (43.72 MPH); 2. 38x Ivan Delgadillo, 39, Chula Vista, Calif./Brad Millikan, 42, Ariz./Justin Carnes, 24, Imperial, Calif./Justin Kennamer, 26, Alpine Calif., Honda CRF450RL, 09:12:15; 3. 32x Ignacio Laviosa, 44, Zephyr Hills, Fla./Augusto Faure, Argentina/Juan Zunino, Argentina/Pedro Gonzalez, Venezuela/Guillermo Rinaldi, 52, Argentina, Honda CRF450X, 09:33:03; 4. 4x Jason Alosi, 38, Reno, Nev., Husqvarna FX450, 10:31:33; 5. 19x Drew Watson, 29, San Diego/Nick Lanning, Albuquerque, N.M./Garrett Kenny, San Diego/Don Grigg, San Diego/Peter Eiland, Yamaha WR450F, 10:32:22; 6. 3x Forrest Minchinton, 30, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Costa Rica)/Nick Lapaglia, 27, Murrieta, Calif./Ciaran Naran, 22, Huntington Beach, Calif., Husqvarna FE501, 11:55:58; 7. 20x Miguel ‘Sammy’ Pena, 46, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Archuleta, 24, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Carbajal, 47, Tijuana, Mexico/Austin Farley, 18, San Diego/Erich Estada, 16, Tecate, Mexico/Ismael Hernandez, 43, Escondido, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:00:54

  PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)-- (4 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 325x Jano Montoya, 51, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru)/Bryce Stavron, 32, San Clemente, Calif./Kyle Tichenor, 31, Mesquite, Nev./David Zarate, 35, La Paz, Mexico, KTM 450EXCF, 08:39:56, (42.70 MPH); 2. 300x Greg Bordonnex, 46, Visalia, Calif./Kevin Murphy, 42, Camario, Calif./Morgan Crawford, Murphy, 42, Camarillo, Calif./Shane Schorno, Discovery Bay, Calif., Yamaha WR450F, 09:16:03; 3. 319x David Smith, 35, San Diego/Jacob Nieder, 46, San Diego/Kris Regentin, 37, Oregon/Kevin Ciccarelli, 43, San Diego/Larry Reese, 35, San Diego, Honda CRF450X, 12:31:53; 4. 302x Ignacio Laviosa, 44, Zephr Hills, Fla./John Egan, 42, Weston, Fla./Felipe Branger, 45, Orlando, Fla./Justo Vallardes, 57, Miami/Juan Blasini, 42, Miami, Honda CRF450X, 15:38:46

  PRO MOTO LIMITED (less than 450cc)-- (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 180x Fernando Beltran, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Larry Serna, 26, San Diego/Luis Flores, 20, Mexicali, Mexico/Mauri Herrera, 23, Ensenada, Mexico/Javier Salazar, 20, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 09:12:03 (40.21 MPH); 2. 102x Scott Borden, 50, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Dan Mastrude, 42, Boise, Idaho/Steve Adams, Boise, Idaho/Casey O’Donnell, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Yamaha WR450F, 09:40:04; 3. 103x Giovanni Aviles, 31, Tijuana, Mexico/Rodolfo Patron, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Jorge Garcia, Tecate, Mexico/Javier Salazar, 20, Tijuana, Mexico/Angel Aguirre, 19, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 10:13:19; 4. 111x Carlos Castillo, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Ramon Chaves, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Juan Valencia, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Carlos Guereca, 25, Mexicali, Mexico/Alfonso Castro, 34, Mexicali, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450FX, 11:30:11

  PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)-- (3 Starters, 3 Finishers)—1. 400x Ryan Liebelt, 42, Reedley, Calif./James Justin James Shultz, 40, Lake Forest, Calif./Steve Tichenor, 44, Reno, Nev., Yamaha WR450F, 09:14:46, (40.02 MPH); 2. 441x Alirio Amado, 44, The Woodlands, Texas/Ryan Kaza, 49, New Jersey/Curtis Lisenby, 58, Houston/Adrian Indusco, 45, Tijuana, Mexico/Gaston Vazquez, 46, Tijuana, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450FX, 10:15:11; 3. 479x Luis Esquivel, 44, Tijuana, Mexico/Radolfo Patron, 40, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 10:41:35

  PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old) (2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 500x Giovanni Spinali, 56, El Cajon, Calif./John Griffin, 55, Lake Forrest, Calif., Calif./Bill Sauro, 52 Murrieta, Calif./Troy Pearce, 55, Romona, Calif., Yamaha YZ450FX, 09:26:26, (39.19 MPH); 2. 522x Vance Kennedy, 52, Peoria, Ariz./Dennis Belingheri, 52, Reno, Nev./Dave Mayer, 53, Reno, Nev., KTM 500EXC, 09:28:00

  PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)— (8 Starters, 8 Finishers)—1. 730x Francisco Septien, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 09:40:48, (38.22 MPH); 2. 750x Brandon Wright, 45, Oak Hills, Calif.,Husqvarna FE501, 09:45:31; 3. Fabricio Fuentes, 45, Bolivia, KTM 450SX-F, 09:57:05; 4. 739x Aaron Richardson, Canada, KTM 500EXC, 10:05:21; 5. 712x Eddie Meek, 41, England, KTM 450EXC-F, 10:55:03; 6. 733x Paul Hart, 37, Grass Valley, Calif., Husqvarna FE501, 11:46:39; 7. 768x Toby Burchfield, 50, Brandon, Mississippi, Husqvarna FC450, 12:20:07; 8. 704x Juan Pablo Valenzuela, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 13:02:50

PRO QUADS

  PRO QUAD (Open engine displacement)-- (5 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 7a Luis Ernesto Villafana, 39, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Luis Mesa Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Nicolas Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 08:51:36, (41.76 MPH); 2. 5a Steven  Lopez, 18, Juarez, Mexico/Edwin Lopez, 39, Juarez, Mexico/Jose Castro, 27, Los Cabos, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 09:43:39; 3. 31a Hector Chavez, 28, Tecate, Mexico/Oscar Murillo, 23, Tecate, Mexico/Pedro Montes, 26, Tecate, Mexico/Estevan Ramirez, 24, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 09:53:49; 4. 27a Carlos Napoles, 38, Mexicali, Mexico/Luis Carlos Villafana, 47, Mexicali, Mexico/Jesus Ozuna, 22, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricardo Baeza, 25, Constitucion, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:19:40

  PRO QUAD IRONMAN (Open engine displacement, solo Rider)-- (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. 83a Faelly Lopez, 39, Puerto Rico, Honda TRX450R, 12:40:38 (29.19 MPH)

SPORTSMAN

  SPT M/C--(9 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 297x Juan Tamayo, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Aguilar, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Uriel Diaz, 35, Los Angeles/Joel Verdurco, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Omar Rosas, 22, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 9:56:18, (37.23 MPH); 2. 230x Julio Cesar de Pena, 29, El Sauzal, Mexico/Christian Ramirez, 29, Ensenada, Mexico/Jesus Salas, 20, Ensenada, Mexico/Elmer Silvestre, 25, Ensenada, Mexico/Adan  Garcia, 24, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 09:59:20; 3. 217x Dustin Davis, 39, Mesa, Ariz., KTM 500EXC, 11:00:49; 4. 246x Alejandro Gil, 26, Ensenada, Mexico (ROR-Shael Pável Urcadiz, 40, Ensenada, Mexico)/Alejandro Osuna, 25, Ensenada, Mexico/Alberto Gomez, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Misael Guzman Carillo, 23, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Plasencia, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 11:37:59

  SPT QUAD--(6 Starters, 3 Finishers)—1. 103a Dario Rabago, 25, Ensenada, Mexico/Imanol Gomez, 21, Mexicali, Mexico/Rene Villa, 18, Ensenada, Mexico/Daniel Marquez, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Edgar Marquez, 19, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 09:45:04, (37.94 MPH); 2. 105a Francisco Valle, 36, Tecate, Mexico/Carlos Loam, 26, Tecate, Mexico/Jose Murillo, 21, Tecate, Mexico/Herrardo Arredondo, 30, Tecate, Mexico/Gustavo Torres, 35, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:14:35; 3. 111a Fidel Gonzalez, 38, Vizcaino, Mexico/Carlos Lopez, 50, San Felipe, Mexico/Gilberto Perez, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Montoya, 23, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Enriquez, 42, Mexicali, Mexico/Marcos Cousino, 25, San Vicente, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:30:31

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The Rugged Radio Showroom is an open area with products and cool vehicles on display

After starting out in a small garage, Rugged Radios founder and president Greg Cottrell grew his radio and communication equipment business into a giant in the industry. We recently visited the company’s latest complex in Arroyo Grande, California, a small town neighboring Pismo Beach, which showcases the company’s passion for communication technology as well as vintage cars, motorcycles, race vehicles, and more.

RUGGED RADIOS

The Rugged Radio Showroom is an open area with products and cool vehicles on display

Communication support and race support vehicles are ready to help racers and enthusiasts at every SCORE race

Communication support and race support vehicles are ready to help racers and enthusiasts at every SCORE race

Rugged Radios is the Official Communications of SCORE International
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Rugged Radios is the Official Communications of SCORE International

In his personal shop and collection, Cottrell has an area replicating his dad’s original motorcycle repair shop

In his personal shop and collection, Cottrell has an area replicating his dad’s original motorcycle repair shop

RUGGED RADIOS

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After starting out in a small garage, Rugged Radios founder and president Greg Cottrell grew his radio and communication equipment business into a giant in the industry. We recently visited the company’s latest complex in Arroyo Grande, California, a small town neighboring Pismo Beach, which showcases the company’s passion for communication technology as well as vintage cars, motorcycles, race vehicles, and more.

“Our home is here in Arroyo Grande,” said Cottrell. “My dad had a motorcycle repair shop in Covina, California, and I began getting involved in it with him when he began racing in SCORE in the 70s.” Cottrell learned early on that communication is critical for safety during racing or other off-road adventures. Cottrell later moved to Arroyo Grande and began working on improving the communication systems that were available at the time, and he soon became a leader in the marketplace.

“I’ve been in the business of communication technology for 32 years and started Rugged Radios over 18 years ago,” said Cottrell. “I started out in my garage, and now we have a state-of-the-art complex designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.” 

The Rugged Radios facility isn’t just a large, bland building in the middle of town. The beautiful exterior and interior are inviting to everyone interested in cars, motorcycles, off-road, Overlanding, and anything else on two or four wheels. “For us, it’s all about energy,” said Cottrell. “When you walk in, you feel the company– who we are– become immersed in the activity here, and you begin to realize you’re in the communications superstore.”

With more than 50 employees, the showroom is open and allows customers to see everything from order-taking, R&D, production, shipping, and more. You will also be surrounded by multiple vintage motorcycles, buggies, race vehicles, and hot-rods, all on display with the company’s products in them. From headsets for helmets to the latest GMRS communication units, samples are available for customers to pick up, feel, and ask questions.

The employees also show pride in working there, and although the main building and showroom are impressive, there’s much more to the Rugged Radios complex. Alongside the main building is the company’s new taco stand, a small building with a full kitchen that is still being prepared to make, sell, and distribute Baja-style tacos. 

“The taco stand is being set up for when we have events such as car shows here at Rugged,” said Steve Gonzalez, Rugged warehouse manager. “We have events here that bring in hundreds of vehicles, and people want to eat, so we took our love of tacos from Baja and brought it to our facility.”

The Rugged complex also houses the company’s “garage,” where new products are prototyped and tested and where team members can work on their vehicles. Everything from welding tools to a CNC laser cutter is in this area to maximize creativity and design. Behind the Garage is another building where all of Cottrell’s personal toys are housed and showcased. Vintage motorcycles, Baja Bugs, Jeeps, a vintage trailer, collectible bicycles, and a replica of his dad’s motorcycle repair shop are all displayed in a tribute to the passions Cottrell shares.

Between the main building and the Garage are numerous Rugged Radio vehicles, including show support and product trailers, along with four-wheel show and pre-runner trucks. 

“This year, we partnered with SCORE International as the Official Radio Communications company,” said Cottrell. “It’s been a dream of mine to become involved with SCORE in an official capacity, as we support SCORE and SCORE supports us. Most importantly, we support the racers at every event and teach them how to install, check, and recheck their equipment before a race. This partnership with SCORE is only the beginning, and I can’t wait for the many more years to come.”

For more information on the Rugged Radios location or any of the Rugged Radio products, visit them at www.ruggedradios.com.

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Official Letters from Mexico | Score International

SCORE presents 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—SCORE International will celebrate its 52nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in Mexico, with the 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship announcement today of the four official dates, all to be held in Baja California for the 10th consecutive year.

SCORE presents 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com OR Dominic Clark, SCORE Historian, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com

OR Dominic Clark, SCORE Historian, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

 

July 18, 2024

 

WITH A TASTE OF MEXICO…

SCORE presents 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship

With all four races in Baja California for 10th straight year;

3 major events in Ensenada; 1 massive one in San Felipe

 

NOTE: Texto en Español abajo; then 2024 race class winners

 

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—SCORE International will celebrate its 52nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in Mexico, with the 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship announcement today of the four official dates, all to be held in Baja California for the 10th consecutive year.

     Once again magical moments will be written and many adventures will happen in the deserts of the state of Baja California next year, with the most complete Off-Road athletes on this planet, and with the best fans in this sport, the Mexican fans, who always welcome racers, teams, and media with open arms.

     The economic impact always has very positive financial numbers for different sectors of Baja California, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, tourist service providers, markets and food markets in several rural areas of the state.

THE ORIGIN OF SCORE

     SCORE Baja desert racing officially began on July 26, 1974 with the SCORE Baja Internacional which later became the SCORE Baja 500.  SCORE was founded in August, 1973 by the legendary late Mickey Thompson with the SCORE World Championship short-course event at the old Riverside International Raceway.

     SCORE was then owned and run for over 38 years by the iconic Sal Fish, considered by many as the godfather of desert racing around the world. Fish sold SCORE on Dec. 12, 2012 to Roger and Elise Norman.

     Abelardo Grijalva is SCORE President/Race Director, Juan Tintos Funcke is the SCORE General Manager since 2013, Jim Ryan is the SCORE Vice-President of Marketing and Sales since August of 2014, Dominic Clark is the new SCORE historian, Gabriel Garcia is the SCORE Media Director, Dan Cornwell and Federico Montes are the SCORE Tech Directors.

     SCORE’s first desert race was the SCORE Parker 400 in early 1974. It included one lap on the California side of the Colorado River, a transit, and two laps around the Arizona side of the Colorado.

     Over the many years, SCORE has produced many races no longer on the annual schedule, both in the U.S. and Mexico.

     The foundation of SCORE Baja racing has been the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja events—the SCORE San Felipe 250, the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1000.

     In its U.S. history, among the numerous memorable events SCORE has produced have been the SCORE Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev., Rosarito Beach, Mexico and Tijuana, Mexico, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Primm 300, the SCORE Nissan Mint 400, the SCORE Fireworks 250, the SCORE Great Mojave 250, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup, and the SCORE Henderson Terrible 250.

     For seven years, from 1985 through 1991, SCORE combined with the late Walt Lott’s High Desert Racing Association of Las Vegas to run the combined HDRA/SCORE Desert Series.

     Thompson (2007), Fish (2006) and Lott (2007) are all inductees in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

 

SCORE IN MEXICO

     SCORE President, Abelardo Grijalva, is very pleased to have all the SCORE races in Mexico again, especially in the state of Baja California, which will serve to strengthen the alliance with the Visit Mexico program, hand in hand with the Mexican Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Mexico.

     “SCORE is part of Mexico's ambassadors worldwide, promoting our culture, our tourist destinations to our friends from the different continents of the planet,” said the popular Grijalva.

     “Since it is not only about SCORE International, but also that more countries can know that Baja California is a unique place, added to the warmth of our people. To welcome them with open arms always goes hand in hand with an exciting experience full of adventure and unforgettable sport, like we have in the SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250."

2025 SCORE SCHEDULE

     Here are the dates for the four-race 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be totally held in Baja California, Mexico for the 10th consecutive year:

·      King Shocks 38th SCORE San Felipe 250—

April 2-6, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

·      BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 500—

June 4-8, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

·      6th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing—

September 10-14, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

·      BFGoodrich Tires 58th SCORE Baja 1000—

November 10-16, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

THE SAN FELIPE “CARNIVAL”

     From April 2-6, 2025, the 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship will get underway with the King Shocks 38th SCORE San Felipe 250, a race that has been won in the past by racers such as Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, Johnny Campbell, Kurt Caselli, Dan Smith, Corky McMillin, Larry Ragland, and Gustavo “Tavo” Vildosola Jr.

     Throughout the upcoming season, racers from nearly 25 countries are expected to be present in Baja California. The four rounds will include classes for Pro and Sportsman Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and Quads.

“THE OFF-ROAD CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”

     Once again, Ensenada will host three SCORE races in 2025—the SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500 and SCORE Baja 400. Ensenada is a city well known as “The Off-Road Capital of the World”, home to the first SCORE office in the history of SCORE in Mexico.

     First will be the BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 500 from June 4-8, will start and finish at the majestic Boulevard Costero of the “Cinderella of the Pacific”, same scenario where the contingency row will take place, an activity that will gather thousands of fans of this sport.

     The 6th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing, will be held September 10-14, 2025, being the newest race in the SCORE universe, with start and finish line also in Ensenada.

THE 1000 MILES

     The BFGoodrich Tires 58th SCORE Baja 1000 will start and finish in Ensenada from November 10-16, 2025, a race that is known as “The Mother of all Desert Races” and has attracted the attention of thousands of adventurers from all over the world.

     Throughout the history of the 1000 miles, celebrities such as the late actors Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and James Gardner, winners of the prestigious Dakar Rally, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Toby Price, Cyril Despres, and Marc Coma, former Indy Car Series drivers such as Sebastien Bourdais, Jimmy Vasser, Michel Jourdain Junior and Oriol Servià, drifting celebrities, among them Ken Block and Rhys Millen, have paraded through it.

2025 POINT TITLES

     In order to earn a 2025 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, drivers/riders of record must start and/or finish all four events. If a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in one event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements.  No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the BFGoodrich Tires 58th SCORE Baja 1000.

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2024 SCHEDULE

     Here are the remaining two dates in the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the ninth consecutive year:

·       5th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing—

September 11-15, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

·       BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 1000—

November 11-17, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

SCORE SPONSORS…

     Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber and Race Title Sponsor, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, VP Racing-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Battery, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communication, Sylvania Off-Road-Official Light, Method Race Wheels-Official Wheel and Race Qualifying sponsor, Lasernut-Official Custom Metal Fabricator, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

     SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.

     Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada, and Cruz Roja Mexicana.

     For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com

 

Contacto de prensa de SCORE: Gabriel García, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com o con el Historiador de SCORE: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

 

18 de julio de 2024

 

CON SABOR A MÉXICO

SCORE presenta el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2025

Por décimo año en fila, todas las fechas de SCORE serán en Baja California, 3 de ellas en Ensenada y 1 en San Felipe

 

ENSENADA, Baja California, SCORE International celebrará sus 52 años de existencia en México, con el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2025 de SCORE, al anunciarse hoy las 4 fechas oficiales, todas con sede en Baja California, algo que sucede por décimo año en forma consecutiva.

Nuevamente se escribirán momentos mágicos y muchas aventuras surgirán en los desiertos del estado de Baja California en el próximo año, de la mano de los atletas más completos del Off-Road en este planeta, y de la mano de la mejor afición en este deporte, la de México, que siempre recibe a los corredores, equipos y medios de comunicación con los brazos abiertos.

La derrama económica será un impacto muy positivo para diferentes sectores de Baja California, desde hoteles, restaurantes, gasolineras, prestadores de servicios turísticos, mercados y lugares de comida en varias zonas rurales del estado.

 

EL ORIGEN DE SCORE

En agosto de 1973 nació SCORE International de la mano del fallecido promotor y corredor de Off-Road, Mickey Thompson, quien un año después, realizó su primera carrera de desierto, la SCORE Parker 400 en California y Arizona, con una vuelta en el primer estado y dos en el segundo, cerca del Río Colorado.

Ya en México, la primera carrera de SCORE, fue el 26 de julio de 1974, con la SCORE Baja Internacional, que posteriormente modificó su nombre a la SCORE Baja 500. Recordando la carrera inaugural de SCORE, fue en la vieja pista de Riverside, con el Campeonato Mundial de SCORE de circuito cerrado.

Tras el deceso de Thompson, Sal Fish adquirió la empresa y la llevó a la cima de este deporte, a lo largo de 38 años, quien es conocida como el “Padrino del Off-Road” en muchos sitios del mundo. Fish decidió vender SCORE a Roger Norman y Elise Norman, el 12 de diciembre de 2012.

En la actualidad, el ensenadense Abelardo Grijalva es el presidente y director de carrera de SCORE, Juan Tintos Funcke es el manager de SCORE, Jim Ryan es el vicepresidente de mercadotecnia de SCORE, Dominic Clark es el historiador de SCORE, Gabriel García es el nuevo director de prensa de SCORE, Dan Cornwell y Federico Montes son los directores de reglamento técnico y mecánico de SCORE.

A través de los años, SCORE ha realizado carreras que ya no forman parte de su calendario anual, tanto en los Estados Unidos, como en México. El origen de SCORE en Baja California ha sido la Triple Corona de SCORE, con la SCORE San Felipe 250, la SCORE Baja 500 y la SCORE Baja 1000.

En la historia de SCORE en los Estados Unidos, se le dio vida a eventos como el SCORE Reto Desértico en Laughlin, Nevada, que luego fue llevado a suelo mexicano, en específico a Rosarito y Tijuana, la SCORE Las Vegas Terrible´s Prim 400, la SCORE Nissan Mint 400, la SCORE Fireworks 250, la SCORE Great Mojave 250, la SCORE Las Vegas Copa Terrible y la SCORE Henderson Terrible 250.

Por siete años, de 1985 a 1991, SCORE unió fuerzas con la organización de Walt Lott, High Desert Racing Association de Las Vegas, para darle vida al campeonato de SCORE/HDRA.

Los promotores Mickey Thompson (2007), Sal Fish (2006) y Walt Lott (2007) ya son parte del Salón de la Fama del Off-Road en Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

SCORE EN MÉXICO

El presidente de SCORE, Abelardo Grijalva, se mostró muy satisfecho por el volver a contar con todas las fechas de SCORE en México, en especial en el estado de Baja California, que servirán para fortalecer la alianza con el programa Visita México, de la mano de la Secretaría de Turismo de México y el Gobierno de México.

“Somos parte de los embajadores de México a nivel mundial, al promover nuestra cultura, nuestros destinos turísticos a nuestros amigos de los diferentes continentes del planeta, ya que no solamente se trata de SCORE International, sino de que en más países puedan saber que Baja California es un lugar único, sumado a la calidez de nuestra gente, para recibirlos con los brazos abiertos, siempre, de la mano de una experiencia llena de aventuras y deporte, como lo son la Baja 1000, la Baja 500, la Baja 400 y la San Felipe 250”, refirió Grijalva.

 

CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DEL DESIERTO 2025 DE SCORE

Estas son las 4 fechas del Campeonato Mundial 2025 de SCORE, que se realizará en su totalidad en Baja California, algo que sucederá por décimo año en fila.

·     Edición 38 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250—

Abril 2-6, San Felipe, Baja California, México

·      Edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500—

Junio 4-8, Ensenada, Baja California, México

·      Edición 6 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing—

Septiembre 10-14, Ensenada, Baja California, México

·      Edición 58 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000—

Noviembre 10-16, Ensenada, Baja California, México

 

EL “CARNAVAL” DE SAN FELIPE

Del 2 al 6 de abril de 2025 se pondrá en marcha el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2025 de SCORE, con la celebración de la edición 38 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250, una carrera que ha sido ganada en el pasado por corredores como Iván “Hombre de acero” Stewart, Johnny Campbell, Kurt Caselli, Dan Smith, Corky McMillin, Larry Ragland y Gustavo “Tavo” Vildósola Junior.

Se espera que, a lo largo de la próxima temporada, corredores de cerca de 25 países estén presentes en Baja California. Las 4 fechas incluirán clases Pro y Sportsman para carros y motocicletas.

 

“LA CAPITAL MUNDIAL DEL OFF-ROAD”

Nuevamente, Ensenada será sede de 3 fechas de SCORE en 2025, como lo son la Baja 1000, Baja 500 y Baja 400, ciudad que es conocida como “La Capital Mundial del Off-Road”, sede en la que está la primera oficina en la historia de SCORE en México.

Primero será el turno de la edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500 del 4 al 8 de junio, carrera que arrancará y finalizará en el majestuoso Bulevar Costero de la “Cenicienta del Pacífico”, mismo escenario en donde se realizará la revisión mecánica, actividad que reunirá a miles de fans a este deporte.

Del 10 al 14 de septiembre de 2025 se llevará a cabo la edición 6 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing, siendo esta la carrera más nueva en el universo de SCORE, con salida y meta también en Ensenada.

 

LAS 1000 MILLAS

La edición 58 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, arrancará y finalizará en Ensenada, del 10 al 16 de noviembre de 2025, carrera que es conocida como “La Madre de todas las carreras fuera de camino” y que ha atraído la atención de miles de aventureros de todo el mundo.

A lo largo de la historia de las 1000 millas, han desfilado por ella, celebridades como los fallecidos actores Paul Newman, Steve McQueen y James Gardner, ganadores del prestigiado Rally Dakar, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Toby Price, Cyril Despres y Marc Coma, ex pilotos de la serie Indy Car como Sebastien Bourdais, Jimmy Vasser, Michel Jourdain Junior y Oriol Servià, celebridades del drift, entre ellas Ken Block y Rhys Millen.

REGLAS DE PUNTOS PARA CAMPEONATO 2025

 

En orden para ganar el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2025 de SCORE en cualquier clase, el corredor de puntos debe de arrancar o terminar las 4 fechas. Si un corredor no puede participar en un evento, otro corredor de SCORE puede ser el corredor de puntos por ese evento, de acuerdo al reglamento de SCORE. No se puede contar con ese corredor alterno en la edición 58 de la BFGoodrich Tires Score Baja 1000.

 

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CALENDARIO 2024 DE SCORE

Estas son las dos fechas restantes del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE que se celebrarán en Baja California, México, por noveno año consecutivo:

Edición 5 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing Fuels-

11-15 de septiembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México

Edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000-

11-17 de noviembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México

PATROCINADORES SCORE…

Patrocinadores oficiales de SCORE: BFGoodrich Tires-Patrocinador oficial de llantas y carreras, Ford-Patrocinador oficial de camionetas y todoterrenos, King Shocks-Patrocinador oficial de amortiguadores y carreras, Polaris RZR-Patrocinador oficial de UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Patrocinador oficial de combustible y carreras, Optima Batteries-Patrocinador oficial de baterías, Rugged Radios: Radiocomunicación oficial, Sylvania Off-Road: Luces oficiales, Method Race Wheels: Patrocinador oficial de los rines y de la clasificación de la carrera, Lasernut: Fabricante oficial de metal a medida, Wide Open Excursions: Empresa oficial para tours de Off-Road, Crystal Bay Casino: Casino oficial.

Socios Oficiales de SCORE: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.

Socios Asociados Adicionales de SCORE: Secretaría de Turismo de Baja California, Secretaría de Turismo de MÉXICO, Consejo Municipal Fundacional de San Felipe, Gobierno Municipal de Ensenada, Comité de Comercialización Turística de San Felipe, Comité de Comercialización Turística de Ensenada, Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles de Ensenada, Proturismo Ensenada y Cruz Roja Mexicana.

Para más información sobre SCORE, visita la página de internet oficial del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto de SCORE en www.SCORE-International.com.

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Highlights from Mexico, Australia, USA at SCORE

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—United States, Australia and Mexico have had a strong presence in the first half of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, with historic victories, such as the overall win by Toby Price and Paul Weel in the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, or the pair of motorcycle victories, also overall, by Arturo Salas Jr, of the Hero Racing team.

Highlights from Mexico, Australia, USA at SCORE

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com OR SCORE Historian: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com
OR SCORE Historian: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
 
July 15, 2024
 
AFTER TWO DATES THIS DESERT RACING SEASON:

Highlights from Mexico, Australia, USA at SCORE

 

Racers Toby Price and Arturo Salas Jr have won in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

 

NOTE: Texto en Español abajo; then 2024 race class winners

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—United States, Australia and Mexico have had a strong presence in the first half of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, with historic victories, such as the overall win by Toby Price and Paul Weel in the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, or the pair of motorcycle victories, also overall, by Arturo Salas Jr, of the Hero Racing team.
     Thousands of off-road fans have enjoyed epic moments in the first two SCORE dates this year, both held in the deserts, mountains and beaches of the state of Baja California, such as Alan Ampudia's overall victory in the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250 aboard his No.10 Mason-built AWD Ford Raptor for Team Papas and Beer.
     The four rounds of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, are being held in Mexico, three of those dates in Ensenada, Baja California, plus one in San Felipe, Baja California, with which the economic benefit for different sectors of the state, are very important, hand in hand with a very strong tourist projection of Mexico in other countries.
PRICE: AUSTRALIA'S LIVING LEGEND
     Team Australia made history for their country with Dakar Rally motorcycle legend Toby Price, 36, Australia, and his teammate Paul Weel, 45, Australia, the only athletes born in the "land of the kangaroos" to have won a SCORE overall, something they accomplished in June during the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500.
     Price and Weel split the driving in their No. 46 Mason-built AWD Chevrolet Silverado on the 482.97-mile race course, which started and finished on Ensenada's epic Boulevard Costero, crossing the finish line after 9 hours, 20 minutes and 22 seconds, adding to the winning legacy of Toby, who, in November 2019, came within a whisker of winning the overall Baja 1000 alongside Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah as part of the Jones Motorsports team.
GOLDEN WINS FOR MEXICO
     Never in the history of SCORE have Mexican athletes won a race overall, both in motorcycles and cars, something that happened in the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, thanks to the vision of Arturo Salas Jr, 21, Tecate, Baja California, and Alan Ampudia, 33, Ensenada, Baja California.
     Salas Jr, along with Carter Klein, 19, Agua Dulce, California, won the 285.69-mile challenging race course, starting and finishing at the Malecon in San Felipe, in a time of 5:56:29 aboard the No. 11x Hero Racing Honda CRF450X motorcycle.
    Ampudia drove his No. 10 Team Papas and Beer Ford Raptor Mason AWD from the pole position to glory in 4:02:20, his first overall win in the SCORE San Felipe 250.
HERBST AND DAVIS, AN EPIC BATTLE OF YOUNG GUNS
     In the Trophy Truck Spec class, there have been shining moments in 2024, with the Stars and Stripes dominating in Baja California, first Thor Herbst, 24, Las Vegas, winner of the SCORE San Felipe 250, driving his No. 219 Ford Raptor 1 Nine Industries-built of the Terribles Herbst Motorsports team.
     Herbst, in a field of 40 racers, a SCORE record in the Trophy Truck Spec class, scored a historic victory by crossing the finish line on the San Felipe boardwalk in an official time of 4:31: 23 seconds, Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, California, in second place, less than five minutes behind.
     At the SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, the roles were reversed, with Davis of the Green Army Motorsports team celebrating a victory aboard his No. 285 TSCO-built Ford Raptor in 10:06:09 over the 482.97-mile race course, while Thor Herbst was second.
"MINI MAC", THE NEW ACE BEHIND THE WHEEL
     Cayden MacCachren, 22, Las Vegas, is putting the Polaris brand at the top of SCORE, not only winning the 56th edition of the BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, last November, but in this 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, he's winning it all, laying down the law in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500 in his fabulous Polaris RZR Pro R No. 1821.
     Known as "Mini Mac", the heir to the glories of the living legend of off-road racing, Rob MacCachren, is writing his own history in this sport, as well as in the official Polaris team, and is the leader of the Pro UTV Open class with 246 points.
BACK-TO-BACK WINS IN BAJA
     There are racers who have managed to win the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 500 in this 2024, as is the case of Gustavo Vildosola Sr., in the SCORE TT Legend class, Cayden MacCachren in the Pro UTV Open class, Phil Blurton in the Pro UTV Forced Induction class, Mario Alcala in the SCORE Lites class, and Kaden Wells in the Pro Stock UTV class.
     Same situation for John Klenske in Class 8, Eli Yee in Class 5, Oliver Flemate in Class 11, Arturo Salas Jr in the Pro Moto Unlimited class, Ethan Wheeler in the Pro Moto 30 class, Armando Ortiz in the Pro Moto Limited class, Francisco Septien in the Pro Moto 40 class and Mike Prunty in the Pro Moto 50 class.
NEXT ADVENTURE IN BAJA
     Round three of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship is the SCORE 5th Baja 400, presented by VP Racing, to be held September 11-15 in Ensenada, Baja California.
     All race activities will take place in Ensenada, including qualifying for the SCOR Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, and Trophy Truck Spec, mechanical review on the epic Boulevard Costero and the awards ceremony.
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2024 SCORE SCHEDULE
     Here are the dates for the two remaining 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship which are being held in Baja California, Mexico for the ninth consecutive year:
5th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing—
September 11-15, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 1000—
November 11-17, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber and Race Title Sponsor, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, VP Racing -Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Battery, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communication, Sylvania Off-Road-Official Light, Method Race Wheels-Official Wheel and Race Qualifying sponsor, Lasernut-Official Custom Metal Fabricator, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada, and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
     For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

2024 SCORE World Desert Championship
Race-by-Race Class Winners
King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico March 23-24, 2024
Total Starters: 270    Total Finishers: 198 (285.69 miles)

Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—10 Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor
SCORE TT LEGEND—1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford Raptor
CLASS 1—Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC—219 Thor Herbst, Las Vegas/Pierce Herbst, Las Vegas, 1 Nine Industries-Chevy
CLASS 10—Bruce Yee, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Honda
PRO UTV OPEN—1821 Cayden MacCachren, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R
PRO UTV FI—2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R
CLASS 7—Scott Brady, Gerber, Calif. Ford Ranger
SCORE LITES—1277 Mario Alcala, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove-VW
PRO UTV NA—1974 Ethan Groom, Temecula, Calif., Polaris RZRXP1000
CLASS 1/2-1600—1656 Raul Ojeda, Ensenada, Mexico, Fraley-VW
PRO UTV STOCK—3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R
CLASS 8—809 Josh Klenske, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 5—500 Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jake’s-Chevy
CLASS 5/1600—561 Zackery Woodruff, Bend, Ore., VW Baja Bug
BAJA CHALLENGE—BC2 Frank Olagary, Thornton, Calif., BTC-Subaru
CLASS 7F—719F Cesar Gutierrez, Tijuana, Mexico, Jeep Grand Cherokee
CLASS 7SX—740 Armando Duron Sr, Mexicali, Mexico/Israel Duron, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger
CLASS 11—1100 Oliver Flemate, Ensenada, Mexico/Antonio Espinoza, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Sedan
Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED—11x Arturo Salas Jr, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, Mexico)/Carter Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 30—317x Ethan Wheeler, Ocean Beach, Calif., KTM 450EXC-F
PRO MOTO LIMITED—110x Armando Ortiz, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 40—411x Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kawasaki KX450X
PRO MOTO 50—547x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO IRONMAN—719x Kadin Guard, St. George, Utah, KTM 450XC-F
PRO MOTO 60—628x Mike Kay, Sacramento, Calif./Scott McIntosh, Kent, Wash., Honda CRF450X
Pro Quads
PRO QUAD—39a Sergio Jimenez, Mexicali, Mexico/Nicolas Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Luis Meza Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
PRO QUAD IRONMAN—91a Jorge Lopez, Rancho Percebu, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
Sportsman
SPT M/C—229x Joel Magallanes, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450
SPT QUAD—137a Jose Miramontes, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico   June 1-2, 2024
Total Starters: 254    Total Finishers: 157 (482.97 miles)

Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—46 Toby Price, Australia/Paul Weel, Australia, Chevy Silverado
SCORE TT LEGEND—1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, El Cajon, Calif., Ford Raptor
CLASS 1—168 Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif, Alumi Craft-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC—285 Justin Davis Chino Hills, Calif., TSCO-Chevy
CLASS 10—1091 Francisco Vera, El Rosario, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy
PRO UTV OPEN—1821 Cayden MacCachren, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R
PRO UTV FI—2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am X3
CLASS 7—700 Daniel Chamlee, San Felipe, Mexico, Ford Ranger
SCORE LITES—1277 Mario Alcala, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove-VW
PRO UTV NA—1984 David Pedder, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Elliot Watson, El Centro, Calif., Honda Talon 1000R
CLASS 1/2-1600—1606 Daniel Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Michael Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Matt Willert, El Cajon, Calif., Bunderson-VW
PRO UTV STOCK—3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R
CLASS 8—Josh Klenske, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 5—511 Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jake’s-Chevy
CLASS 5-1600—No Finishers
CLASS 3—No Finishers
CLASS 7F—700F Justin Park, Encinitas, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7SX—No Finishers
STOCK FULL—No Finishers
CLASS 11—1105 Oliver Flemate, Ensenada, Mexico/Antonio Espinoza, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Sedan
Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED—11x Arturo Salas Jr, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, Mexico)/Carter Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif./Ciaran Naran, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 30—317x Ethan Wheeler, Ocean Beach, Calif./Casey Thomas, El Centro, Calif./Ryan Stephens, San Diego/Dustin Ashe-Everest, Salton City, Calif./Jason Mount, KTM 500EXC-F
PRO MOTO LIMITED—110x Armando Ortiz, Tijuana, Mexico/Andre Enrique, Mexicali, Mexico/Larry Cerna, San Diego/Oscar Garcia, San Diego/Ricardo Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Tyler Perrin, Ocatillo, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 40—411x Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./Rene Magana, Lake Forest, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kawasaki KX450X
PRO MOTO 50—547x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif./Brian Storri, Texas/Jeff Kelly, Mammoth, Calif./Dennis Bellingheri, Reno, Nev./Nick Martin, La Verne, Calif., Husqvarna FE501
PRO MOTO IRONMAN—792x Daniel Mastrude, Boise, Idaho, KTM 500EXC
PRO MOTO 60—649x Donald Lewis, Manchester, Conn./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Kevin Ward, Longview, Texas/Steve Buckley, San Diego/Bob Johnson, San Diego/Gay Laycrast, San Felipe, Mexico/Doug Smith, Upland, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO ADVENTURE—827x Gerardo Rubio, La penita de Jaltemba, Mexico/Erick Rubio, La penita de Jaltemba, Mexico, Kove Rally 450
Pro Quads
PRO QUAD—7a Eduardo Hermandez, San Diego/Luis Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Nicolas Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jason Wyatt, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
Sportsman
SPT M/C—259x Jhoan Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico/Christian Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F
SPT QUAD—124a Erick Talamantes, Tecate, Mexico/Luis Beltran, Todos Santos, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

Contacto de prensa de SCORE: Gabriel García, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com o con el Historiador de SCORE: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
15 de julio de 2024
 
TRAS DOS FECHAS

Momentos estelares de México, Australia y Estados Unidos en SCORE

Corredores como Toby Price y Arturo Salas Junior han triunfado en el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE

ENSENADA, Baja California, México, Estados Unidos, Australia y México han dicho presente con mucha fuerza en la primera mitad del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, de la mano de victorias históricas, como la conseguida en forma overall por Toby Price y Paul Weel en la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, o el par de triunfos, también de manera general, por Arturo Salas Junior, del equipo Hero Racing.
Miles de fans al Off-Road han gozado de momentos épicos en las dos primeras fechas de SCORE en este año, ambas realizadas en los desiertos, montañas y playas del estado de Baja California, como fue la victoria overall de Alan Ampudia en la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250 a bordo de su Mason Motorsports AWD Ford Raptor número 10 del Team Papas and Beer.
Las 4 fechas del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, se realizarán en México, 3 de esas fechas con sede en Ensenada, Baja California, más una en San Felipe, Baja California, con lo que la derrama económica para diferentes sectores del estado, será muy importante, de la mano de una proyección turística muy fuerte de México en otros países.
 
PRICE, LEYENDA VIVIENTE DE AUSTRALIA
El Team Australia hizo historia para su país, de la mano de la leyenda del Rally Dakar en motos, Toby Price, de 36 años de edad y de Australia, junto a su compañero de equipo, Paul Weel, de 45 años de edad y de Australia, siendo los únicos atletas nacidos en la “tierra de los canguros”, que han ganado un overall en SCORE, algo que lograron en junio pasado durante la SCORE Baja 500.
Price y Weel compartieron el volante de su Mason Chevrolet Silverado número 46 en la ruta de 482.97 millas, que arrancó y finalizó en el Bulevar Costero de Ensenada, cruzando la meta tras 9 horas, 20 minutos y 22 segundos, sumando este triunfo al legado ganador de Toby, quien, en noviembre de 2019, estuvo a un paso de ganar el overall de la Baja 1000 al lado de Nasser Al-Attiyah de Catar como parte del equipo Jones Motorsports.
 
TRIUNFOS DORADOS PARA MÉXICO
Nunca en la historia de SCORE, atletas mexicanos habían ganado una carrera en forma overall, tanto en motos, como en carros, algo que sucedió en la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250, gracias a la visión de Arturo Salas Junior, de 21 años de edad y de Tecate, Baja California, y Alan Ampudia, de 33 años de edad y de Ensenada, Baja California.
Salas Junior junto a Carter Klein, de 19 años y de Agua Dulce, California, venció la ruta de 285.69 millas, con salida y meta en el Malecón de San Felipe, en un tiempo de 5 horas, 56 minutos y 29 segundos a bordo de su motocicleta número 11x Honda CRF450X del equipo Hero Racing.
Mientras que Ampudia manejó desde la “pole position” su Ford Raptor Mason All Wheel Drive número 10 del Team Papas and Beer hacia la gloria, en 4 horas, 2 minutos y 20 segundos, siendo este su primer overall de su carrera en la SCORE San Felipe 250.
 
HERBST Y DAVIS, UNA BATALLA MUY PAREJA
En la clase Trophy Truck Spec, se han dado momentos brillantes en este 2024, con las barras y las estrellas dominando en Baja California, primero con Thor Herbst, de 24 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, ganador de la SCORE San Felipe 250, manejando su Ford Raptor número 219 del equipo Terribles Herbst Motorsports.
Herbst, consiguió una victoria histórica, en un grupo de 40 corredores, cifra récord en SCORE dentro de la clase Trophy Truck Spec, al cruzar la meta en el malecón de San Felipe en un tiempo oficial de 4 horas, 31 minutos y 23 segundos, con Justin Davis, de 31 años de edad y de Chino Hills, California, en segundo sitio, a menos de 5 minutos de diferencia.
Ya en la SCORE Baja 500 en Ensenada, los papeles se invirtieron, con Davis del equipo Green Army Motorsports celebrando una victoria, a bordo de su TSCO Ford Raptor número 285 y de la mano de 10 horas, 6 minutos y 9 segundos, dentro de la ruta de 482.97 millas, mientras que Thor Herbst fue segundo.
 
“MINI MAC”, EL NUEVO AS DEL VOLANTE
Cayden MacCachren, de 22 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, está poniendo a la marca Polaris en lo más alto de SCORE, no solamente ganó la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presentada por 4 Wheel Parts, en noviembre pasado, sino que en este Campeonato Mundial del desierto 2024 de SCORE, lo está ganando todo, al imponer su ley en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y en la SCORE Baja 500 de la mano de su fabuloso Polaris RZR Pro R número 1821.
Conocido como “Mini Mac”, el heredero de las glorias de la leyenda viviente del Off-Road, Rob MacCachren, está escribiendo su propia historia en este deporte, al igual que en el equipo oficial Polaris, con lo que es el líder de la clase Pro UTV Open con 246 puntos.
 
CON PASO PERFECTO
Hay corredores que han logrado ganar la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500 en este 2024, como es el caso de Gustavo Vildósola Señor en la clase Score Trophy Trucks Legend, Cayden MacCachren en la clase Pro UTV Open, Phil Blurton en la clase Pro UTV Forced Induction, Mario Alcalá en los SCORE Lites y Kaden Wells en la clase Pro Stock UTV.
Misma situación de John Klenske en la Clase 8, Eli Yee en la Clase 5, Oliver Flemate en la Clase 11, Arturo Salas Junior en la clase Pro Moto Unlimited, Ethan Wheeler en la clase Pro Moto 30, Armando Ortiz en la clase Pro Moto Limited, Francisco Septién en la clase Pro Moto 40 y Mike Prunty en la clase Pro Moto 50.
 
PRÓXIMA FECHA
La tercera fecha del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE es la Edición 5 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing Fuels, carrera fuera de camino que se realizará del 11 al 15 de septiembre en Ensenada, Baja California.
Todas las actividades de la carrera serán en Ensenada, incluida la calificación para los Score Trophy Trucks, Score Trophy Trucks Legend y Trophy Truck Spec, la revisión mecánica en el Bulevar Costero y la ceremonia de premiación.
 

Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE
Ganadores de cada carrera
Edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250
San Felipe, Baja California, México Marzo 23-24, 2024
Corredores que arrancaron: 270    Corredores que terminaron: 198 (285.69 millas)

Carros pro, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—10 Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, México, Ford Raptor
SCORE TT LEGEND—1L Gustavo Vildósola Señor, Mexicali, México/Ricky Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford Raptor
CLASE 1—Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC—219 Thor Herbst, Las Vegas/Pierce Herbst, Las Vegas, 1 Nine Industries-Chevy
CLASE 10—Bruce Yee, Rosarito, México, Alumi Craft-Honda
PRO UTV OPEN—1821 Cayden MacCachren, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R
PRO UTV FI—2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R
CLASE 7—Scott Brady, Gerber, Calif. Ford Ranger
SCORE LITES—1277 Mario Alcalá, Mexicali, México, Seagrove-VW
PRO UTV NA—1974 Ethan Groom, Temecula, Calif., Polaris RZRXP1000
CLASE 1/2-1600—1656 Raúl Ojeda, Ensenada, México, Fraley-VW
PRO UTV STOCK—3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R
CLASE 8—809 Josh Klenske, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASE 5—500 Eli Yee, Tijuana, México, Jake’s-Chevy
CLASE 5/1600—561 Zackery Woodruff, Bend, Ore., VW Baja Bug
BAJA CHALLENGE—BC2 Frank Olagary, Thornton, Calif., BTC-Subaru
CLASE 7F—719F César Gutiérrez, Tijuana, México, Jeep Grand Cherokee
CLASE 7SX—740 Armando Durón Señor, Mexicali, México/Israel Durón, Mexicali, México, Ford Ranger
CLASE 11—1100 Oliver Flemate, Ensenada, México/Antonio Espinoza, Ensenada, México, VW Sedan
Pro Motos
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED—11x Arturo Salas Junior, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, México)/Carter Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 30—317x Ethan Wheeler, Ocean Beach, Calif., KTM 450EXC-F
PRO MOTO LIMITED—110x Armando Ortiz, Tijuana, México, Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 40—411x Francisco Septién, Ensenada, México/Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kawasaki KX450X
PRO MOTO 50—547x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO IRONMAN—719x Kadin Guard, St. George, Utah, KTM 450XC-F
PRO MOTO 60—628x Mike Kay, Sacramento, Calif./Scott McIntosh, Kent, Wash., Honda CRF450X
Pro Quads
PRO QUAD—39a Sergio Jiménez, Mexicali, México/Nicolas Vélez, San Felipe, México/Luis Meza Vélez, San Felipe, México, Honda TRX450R
PRO QUAD IRONMAN—91a Jorge López, Rancho Percebú, México, Honda TRX450R
Sportsman M/C & Quad
SPT M/C—229x Joel Magallanes, Mexicali, México, Honda CRF450
SPT QUAD—137a José Miramontes, San Felipe, México, Honda TRX450R

Edición 56 de BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500
Ensenada, Baja California, México   Junio 1-2, 2024
Corredores que arrancaron: 254    Corredores que terminaron: 157 (482.97 millas)

Carros Pro, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—46 Toby Price, Australia/Paul Weel, Australia, Chevy Silverado
SCORE TT LEGEND—1L Gustavo Vildósola Señor, Mexicali, México/Ricky Johnson, El Cajón, Calif., Ford Raptor
CLASE 1—168 Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif, Alumi Craft-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC—285 Justin Davis Chino Hills, Calif., TSCO-Chevy
CLASE 10—1091 Francisco Vera, El Rosario, México, Alumi Craft-Chevy
PRO UTV OPEN—1821 Cayden MacCachren, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R
PRO UTV FI—2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am X3
CLASE 7—700 Daniel Chamlee, San Felipe, México, Ford Ranger
SCORE LITES—1277 Mario Alcalá, Mexicali, México, Seagrove-VW
PRO UTV NA—1984 David Pedder, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Elliot Watson, El Centro, Calif., Honda Talon 1000R
CLASE 1/2-1600—1606 Daniel Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Michael Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Matt Willert, El Cajon, Calif., Bunderson-VW
PRO UTV STOCK—3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R
CLASE 8—Josh Klenske, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASE 5—511 Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jake’s-Chevy
CLASE 5-1600—Nadie terminó
CLASE 3— Nadie terminó
CLASE 7F—700F Justin Park, Encinitas, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASE 7SX— Nadie terminó
STOCK FULL— Nadie terminó
CLASE 11—1105 Oliver Flemate, Ensenada, México/Antonio Espinoza, Ensenada, México, VW Sedan
Pro Motos
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED—11x Arturo Salas Junior, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, México)/Carter Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif./Ciaran Naran, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 30—317x Ethan Wheeler, Ocean Beach, Calif./Casey Thomas, El Centro, Calif./Ryan Stephens, San Diego/Dustin Ashe-Everest, Salton City, Calif./Jason Mount, KTM 500EXC-F
PRO MOTO LIMITED—110x Armando Ortiz, Tijuana, México/André Enrique, Mexicali, México/Larry Serna, San Diego/Oscar García, San Diego/Ricardo Vélez, San Felipe, México/Tyler Perrin, Ocatillo, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO 40—411x Francisco Septién, Ensenada, México/Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./René Magaña, Lake Forest, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kawasaki KX450X
PRO MOTO 50—547x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif./Brian Storri, Texas/Jeff Kelly, Mammoth, Calif./Dennis Bellingheri, Reno, Nev./Nick Martin, La Verne, Calif., Husqvarna FE501
PRO MOTO IRONMAN—792x Daniel Mastrude, Boise, Idaho, KTM 500EXC
PRO MOTO 60—649x Donald Lewis, Manchester, Conn./Louie Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Kevin Ward, Longview, Texas/Steve Buckley, San Diego/Bob Johnson, San Diego/Gay Laycrast, San Felipe, Mexico/Doug Smith, Upland, Calif., Honda CRF450X
PRO MOTO ADVENTURE—827x Gerardo Rubio, La Peñita de Jaltemba, México/Erick Rubio, La Peñita de Jaltemba, México, Kove Rally 450
Pro Quads
PRO QUAD—7a Eduardo Hernández, San Diego/Luis Vélez, San Felipe, México/Felipe Vélez, San Felipe, México/Nicolas Vélez, San Felipe, México/Jason Wyatt, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
Sportsman M/C & Quad
SPT M/C—259x Jhoan Sánchez, Mexicali, México/Christian Sánchez, Mexicali, México, Kawasaki KX450F
SPT QUAD—124a Erick Talamantes, Tecate, México/Luis Beltrán, Todos Santos, México, Honda TRX450R
Universo SCORE
CALENDARIO 2024 DE SCORE
Estas son las dos fechas restantes del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE que se celebrarán en Baja California, México, por noveno año consecutivo:
Edición 5 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing Fuels-
11-15 de septiembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México
Edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000-
11-17 de noviembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México
PATROCINADORES SCORE…
Patrocinadores oficiales de SCORE: BFGoodrich Tires-Patrocinador oficial de llantas y carreras, Ford-Patrocinador oficial de camionetas y todoterrenos, King Shocks-Patrocinador oficial de amortiguadores y carreras, Polaris RZR-Patrocinador oficial de UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Patrocinador oficial de combustible y carreras, Optima Batteries-Patrocinador oficial de baterías, Rugged Radios: Radiocomunicación oficial, Sylvania Off-Road: Luces oficiales, Method Race Wheels: Patrocinador oficial de los rines y de la clasificación de la carrera, Lasernut: Fabricante oficial de metal a medida, Wide Open Excursions: Empresa oficial para tours de Off-Road, Crystal Bay Casino: Casino oficial.
Socios Oficiales de SCORE: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.
Socios Asociados Adicionales de SCORE: Secretaría de Turismo de Baja California, Secretaría de Turismo de MÉXICO, Consejo Municipal Fundacional de San Felipe, Gobierno Municipal de Ensenada, Comité de Comercialización Turística de San Felipe, Comité de Comercialización Turística de Ensenada, Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles de Ensenada, Proturismo Ensenada y Cruz Roja Mexicana.
Para más información sobre SCORE, visita la página de internet oficial del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto de SCORE en www.SCORE-International.com.