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SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

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SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

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SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico, -- SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the newest sponsor of the SCORE World Desert Championship!” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Vice-President of Marketing & Sales. “Having a Heritage brand like SYLVANIA partner with us to bring their lighting expertise to the off-road racing market is really leveling-up the experience for our brand and our racers.”

SYLVANIA Off Road offers a selection of LED light bars and pods for the off-road space that delivers superior optical engineering, water resistance, durable design and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. The SYLVANIA off-road portfolio includes three product lines: the Slim series with a compact design allowing installation almost anywhere on the vehicle; the Rugged series with a durable, waterproof design made to withstand tough environments; and the Ultra series, designed for ultimate off-road visibility with the highest lumen output of the product lines. In addition to these lines, SYLVANIA offers a variety of off-road installation accessories.

SYLVANIA’s Director of Marketing Erin O’Malley said, “We are excited to partner with the iconic SCORE racing series and look forward to showcasing the quality, durability and overall performance of all our off-road automotive lighting products with this enthusiastic and discerning community.”

For details and to learn more about SYLVANIA Off Road, visit https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/off-road-lighting.

Details regarding the SCORE World Desert Championship are available on https://score-raceinfo.com/.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA

SYLVANIA is a trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. and part of the ams OSRAM group. As a global company with a history dating back 110 years and businesses around the world, the ams OSRAM Group's innovation, ingenuity, technical prowess and industry know-how represent a winning combination for our partners and our consumers. SYLVANIA is a well-recognized brand that is professional, reliable and committed to aftermarket solutions, representing a winning combination for our partners and our consumers. SYLVANIA's integrated, in-house skills allow for the development of products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing. SYLVANIA’s long history of delivering innovative aftermarket solutions continues to drive its mission to create a more connected road for everyone. To learn more, visit our website.

Method Wheels & SCORE International ink extensive Marketing Partnership

Method Race Wheels now Official Wheel partner and Title Sponsor for four-race SCORE World Desert Championship Qualifiers.

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Industry leading Method Race Wheels® has become an official partner of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship. The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which all are held in Baja California, Mexico.

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Method Wheels & SCORE International ink extensive Marketing Partnership

Method Race Wheels now Official Wheel partner and Title Sponsor for four-race SCORE World Desert Championship Qualifiers.

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Industry leading Method Race Wheels® has become an official partner of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship. The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which all are held in Baja California, Mexico.

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Method Wheels & SCORE International ink extensive Marketing Partnership

Method Race Wheels now Official Wheel partner and Title Sponsor for four-race SCORE World Desert Championship Qualifiers.

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Industry leading Method Race Wheels® has become an official partner of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship. The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which all are held in Baja California, Mexico.

     Method Race Wheels is now partnering with SCORE International as the Official Wheel of SCORE as well as the Title partner of SCORE Qualifying for each of the four races on the SCORE schedule.

     “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Method Race Wheels as the newest partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship!” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Vice-President of Marketing & Sales.  “Having an Industry leading brand like Method Race Wheels bringing their aggressive marketing and social media expertise to our desert racing market is a great asset for our brand and our racers.  Method Race Wheels has also committed the additional title sponsorship of all the new for 2024 season Qualifying events for all four SCORE races, which will add a new level of marketing and audience content programming that will make these one-day event activities a must watch and increased important factor for all SCORE races for the 2024 season”.

     Method Race Wheels is not just aiming to position its brand within the purview of SCORE's fanbase, but it is also dedicated to bolstering the success of its racers. Boasting over a decade of race victories, championships, and memorable moments, Method Race Wheels takes pride in delivering the highest caliber wheels to the competition. The company offers an exceptional support program for teams competing at any level or in any class. This includes significantly discounted race products, direct factory support, and a no minimum races requirement. A program crafted by racers, for racers.

     Learn more about Method Race Wheels Racer Program at: methodracewheels.com/racerprogram.

     Details regarding the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, and more are available on SCORE-International.com.

About Method Race Wheels

     With corporate headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., Method Race Wheels designs, develops and distributes high performance wheels and accessories for race and street applications.

     Our commitment to quality is reflected in every product we offer, as we hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance. At Method Race Wheels, we are not content with conventional ideas of industry standards.

     As passionate racing enthusiasts and participants, we are driven to explore higher levels of performance for our products. Through rigorous engineering, testing and data collection, we constantly redefine what is possible in our designs. What truly sets us apart from other wheel companies is the application of our extensive race knowledge, which enables us to create products that are truly exceptional.

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RACE RUMORS | February 2024 Issue

DAN AND ANDY MCMILLIN TEAMING UP? Information spread about Dan McMillin teaming up with Andy McMillin for the 2024 SCORE season. For the SCORE San Felipe 250 Dan McMillin is the Driver of Record and has no co-driver listed so perhaps Andy will be present during other races this season. In a statement, Andy McMillin says they aren’t at liberty to talk publicly about it and would let SCORE know once things have been finalized or not. Read More


READY TO RACE | February 2024 Issue

The 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship Season begins with one of the fastest and most challenging Baja races, the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250. Racers and fans will converge on the San Felipe Malecon to witness the start of the 51st season of SCORE International off-road racing history. Read More


SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 FAST FAQS | February 2024 Issue

Jim O’Neal has a total of 19 Class Wins spanning from 2001 through 2021 Eric Solorzano has eleven Class Wins in this race, the most in any of the four-wheel categories Read More



Eli Yee tops latest entries for SCORE San Felipe 250

Blurton, Burroughs, Janesky, Hagle Brothers, E. Yee, SwansonX2, Moto Baja-e, newest entries

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Launching its sixth decade this year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the latest new entries for the this month’s season-opening King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, include Phil Blurton, Matt Burroughs, Lawrence Janesky, Ben Hagle, his brother Ethan Hagle, Eli Yee, Dustin Swanson, his son Chase Swanson, and Christian Klein.

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Eli Yee tops latest entries for SCORE San Felipe 250

Blurton, Burroughs, Janesky, Hagle Brothers, E. Yee, SwansonX2, Moto Baja-e, newest entries

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Launching its sixth decade this year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the latest new entries for the this month’s season-opening King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, include Phil Blurton, Matt Burroughs, Lawrence Janesky, Ben Hagle, his brother Ethan Hagle, Eli Yee, Dustin Swanson, his son Chase Swanson, and Christian Klein.

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Eli Yee tops latest entries for SCORE San Felipe 250

Blurton, Burroughs, Janesky, Hagle Brothers, E. Yee, SwansonX2, Moto Baja-e, newest entries

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Launching its sixth decade this year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the latest new entries for the this month’s season-opening King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, include Phil Blurton, Matt Burroughs, Lawrence Janesky, Ben Hagle, his brother Ethan Hagle, Eli Yee, Dustin Swanson, his son Chase Swanson, and Christian Klein.

     Round 1 of the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 20-24 in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. The race course is 285.59 miles long.

     Pre-race Contingency, Tech Inspection and the start/finish line compound will be located on the picturesque El Malecon in San Felipe along the inspiring azure waters of the Sea of Cortez.

     San Felipe is 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. All four 2024 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the ninth consecutive year.

EARLY ENTRIES

     With over 250 entries anticipated at the start line to launch the 51st season of SCORE desert racing, 203 total early entries have been received so far for the popular ‘Spring Break’ event, with racers representing 24 U.S. States, and six countries. The countries with at least one racer so far are United States, host country Mexico, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, France, New Zealand, and Peru.

DOUBLE DIGITS

     With double-digit entries to date are the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck (high-tech, unlimited, 1000-horsepower, custom trucks) with 35, Trophy Truck Spec, (SCORE Trophy Trucks with spec engines) with 44, Pro UTV Open with 18, Pro UTV FI with 13, and Pro Moto Ironman (solo riders) with 14.

LATEST ENTRIES

     Among the latest entries for this year’s race are SCORE stars Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif. (Pro UTV FI), Matt Burroughs, Norco, Calif. (Pro UTV FI), Lawrence Janesky, Middlebury, Connecticut (Pro Moto 50), Ben Hagle, Somis, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec), Ben’s brother Ethan Hagle, Somis, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec), Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 5), Dustin Swanson, Honolulu, Hawaii (Alaska) (Trophy Truck Spec), Dustin’s son Chase Swanson, Honolulu, Hawaii (Trophy Truck Spec), and Christian Klein, Austin, Texas (Pro Moto Baja-e).

THREE DECADES-PLUS

     Celebrating the 37th anniversary of the youngest of the three legendary SCORE Baja races, sometimes referred to as the SCORE ‘Baby Baja’, entries are being accepted on the SCORE website under Race Info at https://score-raceinfo.com/37th-san-felipe-250-march-20-24-2024/ for Pro and Sportsman entries for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.

BLURTON BACK

     Four-time UTV World Champion and 2021 SCORE Overall point champion Phil Blurton has returned for this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250.

     After his stunning 2021 season, Blurton ran just two SCORE races in 2022 and two more in 2023. In 2023, he won his Pro UTV FI class in the SCORE Baja 500 and finished third in the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000.

   Climbing the ladder race-by-race, noted Northern California racer Phil Blurton enjoyed his first season competing full-time in SCORE by winning the SCORE Overall, SCORE UTV overall and Pro UTV FI class point championships in the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship.

     Starting cautiously with a fourth place in class in the 2021 season opener, Burton, of Auburn, Calif. and his driving teammate Beau Judge, Rockland, Calif., finished in second place in each of the next two races and culminated their championship campaign by winning their class in the season-ending legendary SCORE Baja 1000 to earn their season crowns.

          Blurton, 37, may have been a SCORE rookie in 2020, but he had been honing his UTV driving skills competitively for over four years before their big splash in the 2021 SCORE series.

     Finishing his rookie season in SCORE racing, four-time UTV World Champion Blurton, a second-generation SCORE desert racer, was the driver of record in winning his first SCORE Baja 1000 title and his first overall UTV race win over 62 starters in four UTV classes while winning the Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class.

     He drives the No. 2944 Can-Am Maverick R and his second driver is Beau Judge, 45, Rockland, Calif.

MATT BURROUGHS

     Another of the top honorees of the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship was Matt Burroughs. With three fourth-place finishes and one ninth-place, consistency provided big dividends for Burroughs as he won the 2022 Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class championship, but also the SCORE Overall UTV point championship as well with his 485 season points.

     All the numbers added up and his point total placed him fifth in the 2022 SCORE Overall point standings as well.

     Burroughs, 55, Norco, Calif., a Can-Am Factory driver, drove his No. 2948 Can-Am Maverick R to his second season championship in three years in 2022. In 2020 he was also the SCORE Overall point champion.

     During the 2023 season, Burroughs finished fifth in Pro UTV FI points. He was sixth out of a SCORE-record 30 starters in his class in the SCORE San Felipe 250, finished third in the SCORE Baja 500, suffered a DNF in the SCORE Baja 400 and ended the season with a solid second-place podium finish in the epic SCORE Baja 1000.

     For this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, his additional drivers will again be his son Zachary Burroughs, 25, Norco, Calif., and Bradley Howe, 37, Leona Valley, Calif.

JANESKY SWITCHES

     Lawrence Janesky is a successful businessman from Middlebury, Connecticut, who started riding dirt bikes late at age 32 with his brother. When his son Tanner Lawrence turned five, Lawrence got him on a dirt bike and the two have been riding regularly ever since.

     Years later, after touring in Utah, South Africa, and Columbia, the two decided to tour with Chris Haines Baja Motorcycle Adventure Tours where they first learned about the SCORE Baja 1000. The two later teamed up with the Hall of Famer Haines as their team manager and raced their first SCORE Baja 1000 in 2015, winning the Sportsman Motorcycle Class.

     From that humble start, Lawrence and his son Tanner quickly morphed into racing several times in the Pro Moto Ironman class for solo riders, especially attempting to finish the iconic SCORE Baja 1000.

     What evolved from their inspirational efforts were four separate memorable You Tube documentaries: Into the Dust, Into the Dust2, Into the Dust3 and Into the Dust4 which have had over four million views.

     For this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, Lawrence Janesky, 59, has entered the Pro Moto 50 class for riders over 50 years old on his No. 514 Honda CRF450X. He has announced that he will be riding solo in this year.

     In the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship, Janesky was the driver of record in the Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) class in the No. 1914 Honda Talon. He finished second in the season points in that class, finished fourth in the SCORE San Felipe 250, second in the SCORE Baja 500, fourth in the SCORE Baja 400, and capped the year off with a second-place finish in the spectacular SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula run.

BROTHERS HAGLE

     The Hagle brothers have entered two new trucks in the Trophy Truck Spec class. The 2021 Class 10 SCORE Season Point Champions racing together, moved up to the even more competitive Trophy Truck Spec Class last year with one truck. The brothers had finishes of 13th, 11th, and 15th in the massive class and did not race in the SCORE Baja 1000.

     From Somis, Calif., Ben Hagle, 34, will be the Driver of Record in the Hagle Lumber Company No. 246 Custom-Chevy and his younger brother Ethan Hagle, 31, will be the DOR in the Hagle Lumber Company No. 245 Alumi Craft-Chevy.

     In the 2023 season, with Ethan Hagle as the DOR, the Hagle brothers finished 16th in Trophy Truck Spec final points out of 60 total racers in the popular SCORE racing class.

     Together, the Hagle brothers won Class 10 in 2021, winning the last two races of the year to win their class and finish 10th in the 2021 SCORE Overall point standings. The Hagle brothers also won the 2021 SCORE Open Wheel Overall season point title.

ELI’S COMING

     Another of the prominent and veteran Mexican racers in the SCORE World Desert Championship, Eli Yee, 50, of Tijuana has won numerous races and the 2020 class point title in Class 1/2-1600 and the 2023 season class point title in Class 5 for unlimited Baja Bugs.

    Yee has raced with SCORE for nearly 30 years and among his recent class wins are in the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1000 in both 2020 and 2021.

     In 2022, after an unsettling DNF in the San Felipe, Yee marched back with three consecutive class wins at the SCORE Baja 500, the SCORE Baja 400 and the SCORE Baja 1000 in his class to finish second in the Class 1/2-1600 season point standings.

     Yee has switched classes last year and is racing in Class 5 in his No. 500 Chevy-powered Jake’s Baja Bug. He won his class in last year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 400 with Angel Barajas as his second driver in the SCORE Baja 400. Yee endured a DNF in the SCORE Baja 1000, but still recorded enough points to win another SCORE season point championship.

     In the SCORE San Felipe 250, Yee has four career class wins (Class 10 in 2002, 2003, 2004 and Class 5 in 2023).

SWANSON FATHER & SON

     Racing in separate trucks in the behemoth Trophy Truck Spec class in this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 are a very talented father and son. Dustin Swanson, 45, Honolulu, and his son Chase Swanson, 25, Honolulu (Alaska), will be racing in this class in separate trucks for the first time.

     Dustin Swanson raced as the Driver of Record in the first three races last season in the SCORE World Desert Championship, with finishes of 19, 13, and 22 in the class with the most entries in SCORE races.

     Chase Swanson raced in the Trophy Lite class for the first three races of 2023, winning his class in both the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 500 and then had an equipment failure and a DNF in the SCORE Baja 400.

     In honor of their two home states, Chase Swanson will drive the No. 249 and Dustin Swanson behind the wheel of the No. 250. Both Swansons will drive with numbers 49 and 50 in honor of their home state’s acceptance into state hood in the USA (Alaska 49 and Hawaii 50). The sponsor of their No. 249 and 250 TSCO-Chevy trucks is 49/50 Industries of Hawaii.

     Dustin Swanson is President of Swanson Steel Erectors, Inc., which has been active in Honolulu for over 15 years.

1ST MOTO BAJA-e

     Marking the first time an electric motorcycle has competed in the SCORE World Desert Championship, Christian Klein, 42, Austin, Texas, has entered the SCORE Moto Baja-e class in this year’s SCORE San Felipe 350.

     Klein will be riding his No. E499 Zero FX all-electric Motorcycle, built by Pilot Upfit and Supply in Austin. His Co-riders on this landmark event will be Branson Fustus and Eric Rauser, both from Austin, capital of the Great State of Texas.

     A graduate of Louisiana State University with a master’s degree in architecture, Klein owns Drophouse Design in Austin. He is also a custom motorcycle craftsman.

ENTRY DEADLINES

     The deadline to enter online and in time to be included in the SCORE San Felipe 250 Race Day program and the race program is 5 p.m. PT on Friday March 8.

     Starting positions for the classes that aren’t qualifying will be determined by a random drawing after the close of online racer registration. Results of the start draw will be posted on the SCORE website by 6 p.m. PT on Friday, March 15.

     Late entries may register in person at the SCORE Ensenada office will have until 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 14. Those late entries, however, will not be included in the start draw.

     Late, on-site entries will receive the next starting position within the class entered.

     Questions should be directed to Shannon Lund, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907 or registration@SCORE-International.com.

METHOD RACE WHEELS QUALIFYING

     For just the fifth time in the history of this popular ‘Spring Break’ race, SCORE will hold the Method Race Wheels SCORE San Felipe 250 Qualifying starting at 7 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 21 to determine the starting positions within each class for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend and Trophy Truck Spec classes. The starting order for qualifying in each class will be the order in which they entered the race.

    Entries received in the qualifying classes after Friday, March 8 will be given then next available starting slot within their respective classes.

     Start order for qualifying will be determined by the date and time that they are received.

     The first-time qualifying was held for this race was in 2017 when Rob MacCachren, Cameron Steele and Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez were the top three qualifiers in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 1000-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks.

    In 2021, Bryce Menzies was the fastest qualifier followed by Andy McMillin and his cousin Luke McMillin. At the finish of the race Menzies was the winner, L. McMillin was second and A. McMillin finished in third place.

     In 2022, Menzies was the fastest qualifier again followed by Justin Lofton and L. McMillin. At the finish, L. McMillin was the winner, Menzies was second at the team of Mike Walser/Jax Redline finished in third place.

     In 2023, Australia’s Toby Price was fastest qualifier followed by Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, and Menzies. At the finish, Luke McMillin was the winner, Mexico’s Alan Ampudia was second, and Las Vegas’ Menzies finished in third place.

     Qualifying is not open to the public and will be held on a five-mile course that is not part of the official race course.

POST—GRAND MARSHAL

     Grand Marshal for this year’s King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250 is SCORE champion racer Mark Post, a prominent businessman in Southern California and Las Vegas.

     Post, 65, of Las Vegas and Laguna Beach, Calif., has been an active desert racer for nearly 30 years, recorded his most impressive season in 2007 when he won the SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship. In 2007, with the iconic Rob MacCachren as his second driver, Post won the 40th anniversary SCORE Baja 1000, a race of 1296.39 miles from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in his spectacular No. 3 Black Diamond Riviera Racing Ford F-150.

     Post, MacCachren, and third driver Carl Renezeder, covered the distance in 25 hours, 21 minutes, and 25 seconds, averaging 53.43 miles per hour to be the fastest overall four-wheel vehicle finisher in the race.

    In his remarkable 2007 SCORE season Post finished fourth in the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, first in the SCORE San Felipe 250, fourth in the SCORE Baja 500, second in the SCORE Terrible’s Las Vegas Primm 300, capped by his massive victory in the season-ending 40th SCORE Baja 1000 from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas.

     Also in 2007, Riviera Racing won the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup short-course event on the dirt track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Rob MacCachren driving.

   In the SCORE San Felipe 250, Post has three career class wins, two with Jerry Whelchel before winning in 2007 in SCORE Trophy Truck with MacCachren. Post and Whelchel won Class 1 in this race in 1998 and again in 2004 in SCORE Trophy Truck.

     Post also earned a prestigious SCORE Milestone Award in 2007.

     In his illustrious SCORE racing career, Post has seven career SCORE Trophy Truck race victories, (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and his three in 2007.

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2024 SCORE SCHEDULE

    Here are the dates for the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held in Baja California, Mexico for the ninth consecutive year:

·       King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250—

March 20-24, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

·       BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500—

May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

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

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 Fuels-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Battery, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communication, Sylvania-Official Light, Method Race Wheels-Official Wheel and 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.

King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250

Round 1 of 4-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

March 20-24 - San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico – 285.69-miles

Total Entries: 204 (as of 3/05/24)

(from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, France, New Zealand, Peru)

Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

(Numerical order, by class)

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (36*)

1 Bryce Menzies

*1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr

2 Chad Broughton

6 Dan Myers

10 Alan Ampudia

16 Cameron Steele

19 Tim Herbst

21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr

23 Dan McMillin

24 Adam Householder

25 Craig Christy

26 Dave Taylor

27 Jonathan Brenthel

34 Broc Dickerson

*37L Rolf Helland

41 Justin Lofton

45 Gary Magness

46 Toby Price

51 Steve Olliges

*53L Wade Porter

58 Tracy Graf

*61L David Payne

63 Ruben Torres

*65L Greg Adler

66 Chris Hertsch

69 Andrew Myers

70 Kevin Thompson

80 Josh Daniel

82 Sam Baldi

83 Luke McMillin

85 Mikey Lawrence

*85L Clay Lawrence

87 Dallas Lutrell

89 Mike Walser

94 Christopher Polvoorde

97 Gabriel Torres

*SCORE TT LEGEND

CLASS 1 (5)

127 Cody Parkhouse

138 Kyle Quinn

153 Brad Wilson

162 Brendan Gaughan

168 Cody Reid

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (44)

200 Jason McNeil

201 Mitch McNeil

204 Cade Garcia

205 Joe Delucie

207 Mason Cullen

209 J. David Ruvalcaba

211 Tim Wilson

213 Josh Beyer

219 Thor Herbst

224 Miles Wyatt

227 Jack Olliges

228 Ryan Hancock

236 Michael Marsal

238 Elijah Kiger

240 Chris Miller

241 Stephen Beal

242 Bryce Swaim

245 Ethan Hagle

246 Ben Hagle

247 Scott Shields

248 Kevin Price

249 Chase Swanson

250 Dustin Swanson

258 Mavrick Gaunt

259 Matt Winslow

260 Santiago Creel

262 Mick Magher

263 EJ Herbst

264 Arnoldo Gutierrez

266 David Ziegler

267 Jose L. Leon

269 Troy Stone

270 Jimmy Diaz

273 Jordan Brenthel

274 Jason Babcock

277 Travis Williams

282 Brent Fox

284 Jose Contreras

285 Justin Davis

289 Tanner Rust

290 Isidro Ochoa

294 Vincent Munoz

297 Jorge Sampietro

299 Charles Dorrance

CLASS 10 (8)

1000 Francisco Vera

1002 Matias Arjona IV

1006 Stan Potter (DOR-Freddie Willert)

1012 Jake Woodruff

1023 Tamara Myers

1044 Jason Shipman

1060 Ted Baker

1077 Dale Ebberts

PRO UTV OPEN (18)

1821 Cayden MacCachren

1824 Oscar Alvarez

1825 Vito Ranuio

1831 Craig Scanlon

1841 Max Eddy Jr

1842 Gilberto Rodriguez

1850 Paul Barnhart Jr

1854 Kristen Matlock

1867 Mike Pratt

1868 Bernie Gomez

1869 Justin Lambert

1871 Wayne Matlock

1872 Justin Smith

1880 Gabe Matthews

1885 Trent Backus

1886 Branden Sims

1891 Samuel Huesco

1896 Brock Heger

PRO UTV FI (13)

29XX Jorge Cano

2906 Zach Selby

2908 Valeria Lozano

2914 Esteban Ceja Sr

2915 Rickey Arslanian

2921 John Myerly

2925 Bernardo Perez

2928 Carlos Quezada

2944 Phil Blurton

2948 Matt Burroughs

2955 Miguel Cortez

2973 Jorge Vela

2987 Edgar Garcia

CLASS 7 (4)

700 Daniel Chamlee

703 Scott Brady

711 Richard Fant

720 Randy Bluth

SCORE LITES (2)

1201 David Caspino

1238 Robert Illian

PRO UTV NA (2)

1919 Eva Malabanan

1974 Ethan Groom

CLASS 5 (4)

500 Eli Yee

510 Gerardo Ibarra

525 Martin Anguiano

538 Brandon Homme

PRO UTV STOCK (9)

3907 Jeremy Davis

3916 Jeff Embree

3919 Anibal Lopez

3924 Ricardo Zarogoza

3925 Kaden Wells

3926 Yoshua Morquecho

3930 Douglas Cornwell

3943 Dennis Romero

3959 Antonio Mendez

CLASS 1/2-1600 (4)

16XX Daniel Reyes Jr

1606 Daniel Goodrich

1656 Raul Ojeda

1662 Julie Boyer

CLASS 8 (1)

809 Josh Klenske

CLASS 5/1600 (1)

561 Zackery Woodruff

BAJA CHALLENGE (2)

BC 1 Joseph Koenig

BC 2 Frank Olagary

CLASS 7F (2)

714F Justin Park

719F Cesar Gutierrez

CLASS 11 (1)

1111 Eric Solorzano

Sportsman

SPT UTV (1)

1801 Oscar Indreland

Pro Motorcycles

PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (9)

1x Juan Carlos Salvatierra

8x Fernando Beltran

9x Austin Eddy

13x Adrian Ortiz

20x Eric Kirby

24x Jacob Robinson

25x Bryce Stavron

92x Tucker Hopkins

99x Samuel Scott

PRO MOTO 30 (2)

317x Ethan Wheeler

354x Felipe Barron

PRO MOTO 50 (3)

513x Joseph Amey

514x Lawrence Janesky

547x Mike Prunty

PRO MOTO 40 (4)

400x Alirio Amado

407x Luis Esquivel

411x Francisco Esposito

452x Travis Flateau

PRO MOTO IRONMAN (14)

704x Casey Odonnell

707x Joseph Darminio

716x David Topete

717x Travis Lukens

719x Kadin Guard

724x William Gross

745x Patricio Cabrera

753x Carlos Hannan

756x Francisco Heredia

780x Jeff Miller

781x Miguel Luna

788x Brian Roberts

789x Christian Cuevas

799x Marco Molinar

PRO MOTO 60 (1)

616x Harrold Harris

 

PRO MOTO ADVENTURE (3)

805x Dustin Davis

827x Gerardo Rubio

834x Scott Purcell

PRO MOTO BAJA-e (1)

E499 Christian Klein

Pro Quads

Pro Quad (3)

10a Dionisio Zavalo

18a Roberto Villalobos

39a Sergio Jimenez

Sportsman

SPT M/C (4)

205x Francisco Rosas

236x Andy Valencia

283x Chad Waite

298x Josh Hess

SPT QUAD (3)

119a Sebastian Castro

124a Erick Talamentes

138a Gabriel Vazquez

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.

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

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

RUGGED RADIOS

A NEW COMPLEX SHOWCASES A PASSION FOR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

By Dan Sanchez

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.

2023 SCORE World Desert Championship Points Leaders

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1. Jason McNeil

551 Points
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2. Bryce Menzies

538 Points
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3. Luke McMillin

523 Points
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4. E. J. Herbst

513 Points
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5. Travis Williams

511 Points
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6. Mason Cullen

509 Points
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Introducing SCORE Baja 1000 Tequila

As a homage to Mexican culture and the vibrant tradition of BAJA 1000 racing celebrations, SCORE International takes pride in crafting a tequila that embodies its rich history and cultural heritage. Here's to raising a glass to one of the world's premier motorsports events.

SCORE BAJA 1000 Tequila is more than just a beverage; it's a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the celebration of adventure. Our premium Tequila celebrates 50 years off-road racing in Baja and delivers a unique and memorable drinking experience. Proudly distilled in Tequila, Mexico, we invite you to enjoy on the rocks, or in cocktails with friends and share the adventure!

Flashback-'The Luke' wins 2023 SCORE San Felipe 250

Launching its sixth decade as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2024, SCORE International is preparing diligently for this month’s season-opening King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250. Round 1 of the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 20-24 in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

Flashback-'The Luke' wins 2023 SCORE San Felipe 250

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Launching its sixth decade as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2024, SCORE International is preparing diligently for this month’s season-opening King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250. Round 1 of the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 20-24 in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

    Pre-race Contingency and Tech Inspection and the start/finish line compound will be located on the picturesque El Malecon in San Felipe along the inspiring azure waters of the Sea of Cortez.

    San Felipe is 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. All four 2024 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the ninth consecutive year.

    Looking back, below is the SCORE recap media release and official finisher’s list for last year’s King Shock’s 36th SCORE San Felipe 250…

   SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico–Picking up where he left off in 2022, San Diego’s defending race and season champion Luke ‘The Luke’ McMillin roared through the Baja desert to defeat a massive 285 starters in the 2023 King Shocks 36th SCORE San Felipe 250.

    Luke McMillin, 30, drove solo to power his stunning No. 1 Mason-built all-wheel drive Chevy 1500 to lead the third-largest number of starters and finishers in race history to an awe-inspiring, error-free, penalty-free winning time of four hours, 29 minutes and 27 seconds over the sun-drenched, rock-filled, silt-strewn 282.51 miles for a remarkable average speed of 62.91 miles per hour.

    SCORE was ‘Celebrating 50 years of Desert Racing Excellence’ last year. 

     Under sunny skies, light winds, and mild temperatures in the mid-70s Fahrenheit and thousands of fans spread around the desert, McMillin had plenty of competition behind him in the superb field of 39 of the marquee SCORE Trophy Trucks and 285 starters, third-most in the 36-year history of the race. Ahead of him at the start line on El Malecon alongside the tranquil waters of the Sea of Cortez were fast qualifier Toby Price, second-qualifier Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, third-qualifier Bryce Menzies and he was fourth at the start.

    Like they have several times, finishers called it “one of the most beautifully brutal courses ever” in the history of this race.

PODIUM FINISHERS

    Second after qualifying sixth was Mexico’s Alan Ampudia, 32, of Ensenada, ran a patient race to finish in second place, just under seven minutes behind ‘The Luke’, driving his No. 10 Papas Y Beer Racing AWD Ford Raptor built by Mason Motorsports) in 4:36:43, with an average speed of 61.26 mph.

     Menzies, 35, won this race in 2021, was second in 2022 (to McMillin) and ended up finishing third in this race, driving his No. 7 Menzies Motorsports AWD Ford Raptor built by Mason Motorsports in 4:43:37, with an average speed of 59.77mph.

     The first two SCORE Trophy Trucks all had average speeds of over 60mph.

LUKE TIME

    Following in the dusty tracks of his grandfather Corky McMillin and his father Mark McMillin in desert racing, ‘The Luke,’ who qualified fourth, took the lead by race-mile 100 and didn’t look back. The first 100 miles was a battle as he eventually worked his way up to the top spot and charged to the finish line.

    ‘The Luke’ has diligently worked his was to the top of the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division he earned the No. 1 plate after winning last year’s season championship and now has five career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins including the SCORE San Felipe 250 the last two years.

    After winning the SCORE Baja 1000 a record-tying three straight years in 2020 (splitting driving with Larry Roeseler) and 2021 and 2022 (splitting the driving with Rob MacCachren), he now has back-to-back wins in San Felipe, joining his grandfather, uncle Scott McMillin and cousin Andy McMillin with two overall wins each.

    It was his third all-time class win in San Felipe. He also won in the unlimited Class 1 11 years ago when he was just 19 years old.

    ‘The Luke’, also has four career SCORE season point championships including 2020 and 2022 in SCORE Trophy Truck.

    The victory also was the phenomenal 103rd SCORE Baja race win for his tire sponsor-BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 47 years.

DIRT TRAX

     The colorfully challenging 282.51-mile race course started and finished and pre-race contingency was held on El Malecon in the SCORE start/finish line compound alongside of the picturesque Sea of Cortez.

     The 285 starters represented 28 U.S. States, one U.S. Territory and 12 countries. In addition to the USA, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico, host country Mexico, entries came from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Indonesia, New Zealand and Peru. Competition was held in 45 Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.

    The rugged course closed in the elapsed-time race early morning on April 2. Following complete data tracking review, later that morning the results were made official by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva.

     Besides the momentous 285 starters, there were and amazing 205 official finishers for an astonishing finishing rate of 71.93 percent.

     Helping mark the launch of the 50th year of SCORE International, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization with the race featured SCORE Trophy Truck division with a total of 39 of these race trucks (including eight in SCORE TT Legend for drivers over 50 years old) starting the race. Created by SCORE and started in 1994 by then SCORE-owner Sal Fish, SCORE Trophy Truck is the featured division for high-tech, 1000-horsepower unlimited custom trucks.

     The race included a record number of 67 total UTVs in five different classes and as well as a record 43 starters in the Trophy Truck Spec class.

‘THE LUKE’ REFLECTS

     After his solo victory, a calm and relaxed ‘The Luke,’ said at the finish line, “It was awesome. We had a perfect day. We just cruised all day. We just stopped one time at our planned pit stop and took 18 seconds of fuel, that was it.”

     “Not a single flat tire. These are the same great BFGoodrich Tires that were on here this morning. They went the whole way. Jason Duncan (Navigator) called a perfect race. We didn’t make one mistake. We didn’t bobble once. We just drove 80% all day, we just drove it around. That’s what it takes.” 

     “I’m really excited, really grateful to be able to pull off another win. Thanks to my team. I get emotional. Thanks to my team, my mom, my dad, my wife, my baby that is due the end of May. A lot to be thankful for. I am bummed for my brother (Dan McMillin, 15th place). We pride ourselves on having two trucks that run flawless. On race mile two he (Dan) had an absolutely freakish failure. Totally out of our control. That was too bad. But perfect race for the No. 1 truck.” 

     “Thank you to SCORE and Jose G (Race Director Abelardo Grijalva) and Juan Tintos (General Manager). They do an amazing job put these events together here in Baja—the greatest place in the world to desert race.”

OVERALL MOTORCYCLE WINNER

     Maybe a surprise overall motorcycle winner to many, but definitely not to themselves, Ciaran Naran and Tucker Hopkins split the riding to capture the overall win along with their own Pro Moto Unlimited Class.

     Both experienced racers in the U.S. and Baja, Naran, 23, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Hopkins, 28, Venice Beach, Calif. rode their No. 3X Husqvarna FE450 to finish first among the motorcycles in a time of 6:08:05 (42.95mph) over the motorcycle course of 263.50 miles to each earn their first SCORE Overall motorcycle victory. Naran started and rode to race-mile 125 and Hopkins took the motorcycle from there to the motorcycle finish at race-mile 263.50.

M/C WINNER QUOTES

     Following the first major victory as a team, Naran said, “The first half of the race that I rode was really, really good. I came in knowing just keep the wheels on the ground; we don’t need crazy speed. San Felipe can bite you easily so I just wanted to make sure the bike kept moving and going forward. That was the game plan. We executed it well. The dust wasn’t too bad this morning, luckily, so I made some passes quickly. I think I got into fourth within 10 or 15 miles. Then I just kept trucking forward and got third, second, first. It happened smooth and efficient. Can’t complain. And Tucker did a super job in the second half keeping everything clean. We beat the Baja!”

     “It was good to have someone like Colton Udall (multi-time SCORE motorcycle champion), who is very experienced down here, helping guide us and with pit strategy and guiding us through this adventure. Down here in Baja it isn’t racing other people, it is racing Baja. That is what Colton has always taught me. So it is great having someone like that guide me and point me in the right direction. It helps me stay safe and be more prepared, so I’m not doing any danger to myself. It is unreal to know that we are just the second Husqvarna bike to ever win this race down here. That is cool. We made some history.”

OVERALL TOTALS

     SCORE Trophy Trucks have now won 26 overalls in San Felipe in the 28 years that the premier racing class has been part of this race. In this year’s race, SCORE Trophy Trucks captured the top 10 overall finishing positions including one SCORE TT Legend.

     Among the tire manufacturers, BFGoodrich Tires has now won the overall victory for the 30th time in 36 years.

     The win also gives Husqvarna its second overall motorcycle win in this race and first since 1984 when Dan Smith and Dan Ashcraft won on a Husqvarna CR500.

     In the overall pro 4wheel vehicles, Chevy Trucks have now earned six Overall wins and in overall engine wins, Chevy now has eight wins.

OVERALL UTV WINNER

     Providing another top trophy for Mexico’s popular Ampudia family of Papas Y Beer Racing, Rodrigo Ampudia, 38, drove the fastest UTV in the race, defeating a SCORE-record 67 UTVs in five classes in the race.

     With his younger brother Alan Ampudia finishing in second place overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck, Rodrigo Ampudia, Ensenada, added to the family’s fame as well by winning the Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class that had a SCORE-record 30 starters in a time of 6:16:18 in his No. 2910 Can-Am X3 XRS Turbo R.

POLARIS FACTORY RACING

     Former industry executive and champion SCORE desert racer Craig Scanlon debuted his new Polaris Factory Racing team in San Felipe.

     Scanlon, 49, from Orange, Calif. by way of Helena, Mont., won the rapidly growing Pro UTV Open class that had 17 starters in a time of 6:12:56 in his new SCI Motorsports No. 1831 Polaris RZR Pro R.

     In its first event, SCI had three new Polaris Factory Racing team members in the race in Pro UTV Open and all three finished. Cayden MacCachren, 21, Las Vegas, was fourth in class, Austin Weiland, 30, El Cajon, Calif., was sixth and Brock Heger, 23, El Centro, Calif., finished in the 10th position in class.

MORE UTV RESULTS

     Atop the Pro UTV NA class (6 starters) was for the second straight year in San Felipe was SCORE veteran motorcycle champion Joe Bolton, 65, Corona, Calif. in his No. 1957 Polaris RZR XP1000.

     Capturing the checkered flag in the Pro UTV Stock class over 13 starters was defending SCORE season point champion Anibal Lopez, 40, Mexicali, Mexico, in the No. 3900 Polaris RZR Turbo R.

TOP 10 SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS

     Besides Luke McMillin, Ampudia and Menzies the rest of the top 10 SCORE Trophy Truck finishers, including one SCORE TT Legends (drivers over 50 years old) started with fourth place finisher Andrew Meyers, 43, San Marcos, Calif., with a time of 4:45:15 in his No. 69 Toyota Escondido Toyota Tundra.

     Fifth was Mexico’s Gustavo ‘Tavo Vildosola’, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, in 4:46:39 in his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor and sixth in class and overall was Las Vegas’ Steve Olliges, 55, with a time of 4:50:53 in his No. 51 Ford Raptor.

     Seventh was in 4:58:13 was Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., in his No. 43 Baja Vida Toyota Tundra.

     Eighth overall and winning the SCORE TT Legend class for the second straight year was veteran SCORE champion racer Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 69, Mexicali along with second driver Ricky Johnson, 58, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. They finished in 4:58:44 in the No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor.

     Finishing ninth overall was Adam Householder, 38, Placentia, Calif. in 4:59:01 in his No. 24 Ford F-150.

     Completing the top 10 overall and SCORE Trophy Truck finishers was 17-year-old SCORE Rookie Roberto Romo Jr, 17, in a time of 4:59:34 in his No. 33 Coast Aluminum Ford Raptor.

OTRO MAS, POR FAVOR….

    Leading the gregarious group of 67 racers who entered with at least two class wins in this race who won again this year with five class wins in San Felipe was Gustavo Vildosola Sr who won the SCORE TT Legend class for drivers over 50 years old and finished ninth overall.

    Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico, picked up his fourth class win here this year in Pro Moto Limited, as did Jano Montoya, 51, Winter Park, Fla. (Peru) in Pro Moto 30 and Eli Yee, 49, Tijuana, Mexico in Class 5.

    Winning for his class for the third time in this race were ‘The Luke,’ McMillin in SCORE Trophy Truck and Daniel Chamlee, 60, Montecito, Calif. (San Felipe, Mexico) in Class 7.

MORE CLASS WINNERS

     Among the other class winners in this year’s King Shocks 36th SCORE San Felipe 250 included Thor Herbst, 23, Las Vegas (Trophy Truck Spec, No. 219 Herbst/Smith), Justin Buckley, 32, Long Beach, Calif. (Class 10, No. 1064 Alumi Craft-Chevy), Scott Wisdom, 55, Lake Forest, Calif. (SCORE Lites, No. 1221 Raceco-VW), Eric Pavolka, 54, Sonoita, Ariz. (Class 1/2-1600, No. 1625 Foddrill-VW), Bud Pecoy, 64, West Des Moines, Iowa (Baja Challenge, No. BC3 BTC-Subaru) and Oliver Flemate, 46, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 11, No. 1155, VW Sedan).

     Among the other two-wheel class winners were Juan Zunino, 28, Argentina (Pro Moto Ironman, No. 793x Honda CRF450X), Vance Kennedy, 52, Peoria, Ariz. (Pro Moto 50, No. 522x Husqvarna FX450) and Alirio Amado, 45, The Woodlands, Texas (Pro Moto 40, No. 441 Yamaha WR450F), Kevin Ward, 61, Longview, Texas (Pro Moto 60, No. 644x Honda CRF450x) and Robert Creemers, 58, New Zealand (Pro Moto 50 No. 501x Honda CRF50X).

     In Pro Quad, the winners were: Faelly Lopez, 39, Puerto Rico (Pro Quad Ironman No. 83a Honda TRX450R) and Nicolas Velez, 16, San Felipe, Mexico (Pro Quad No. 1a Honda TRX450R).

MAJESTIC BAJA

    SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva and Co-Race Director Rodolfo Fernandez put together another memorable race course to challenge the world’s best desert racers.

     Starting and finishing back on the picturesque El Malecon, the race is 282.51 miles, running in a counter-clockwise direction and features one physical full stop checkpoint (Morelia Road Crossing) at Race Mile 165.

     For just the second time and for safety reasons, SCORE developed two separate sections within the overall race course for motorcycles and quads only, but all classes still covered 282.51 total miles of magnificent Baja terrain.

    There were 113 virtual checkpoints for cars/trucks/UTVs, 139 for motos/quads. The course had seven speed zones for a total of just 2.62 miles.

    The course headed North to the Zoo Road crossing up to the El Chinero area North for a large loop through Laguna Salada, South to Borrego, down through Laguna Diablo, over the Mini Summit (motorcycles and quads only) to the Morelia Junction road crossing before winding West and South through four of the gloriously infamous Baja washes in this order: Amarillas Wash, Chanate Wash, Huatamote Wash and Azufre Wash, the Boulder Canyon (before Azufre) before heading North to the finish line. 

    The moto/quad first deviation of the course was at RM 52.76 north of El Chinero and rejoined the overall course at RM 107. The second deviation started at RM 235.52 at the East end of Azufre Wash where those classes took a longer course through Matomi Wash, then run North parallel to the car/truck/utv course before joining back up at rm 258.41, for the final miles to the finish line on El Malecon.

    All Sportsman four-wheel classes, Class 7SX and Class 11 will run a reduced course of 238.44 miles.

King Shocks 36th SCORE San Felipe 250,

Round 1 of 4-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship

April 1-2 - San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

Cars/Trucks UTVS—282.51-miles; Motorcycles/Quads—263.50 miles

TOTAL STARTERS: 285, TOTAL FINISHERS: 205 (71.93 percent)

O F F I C I A L   F I N I S H E R S

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Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

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

  SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited CustomTrucks including Builder)—(*39 Total Starters, *25 Total Finishers)—1. 1 Luke McMillin, 30, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 4:29:27, (62.91 miles per hour); 2. 10 Alan Ampudia, 32, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Mason), 4:36:43; 3. 7 Bryce Menzies, 35, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason), 4:43:37; 4. 69 Andrew Myers, 43, San Marcos, Calif./Julio Quintero, 40, Escondido, Calif., Toyota Tundra (Herbst/Smith), 4:45:16; 5. 21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Vildosola), 4:46:39; 6. 51 Steve Olliges, 55, Las Vegas/Justin Lofton, 41, Brawley, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 4:50:53; 7. 43 Larry Roeseler, 66, Boulevard, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID), 4:58:13; 8. 24 Adam Householder, 38, Placentia, Calif./Trevor Ellingham, 40, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith), 4:59:01; 9. 33 Roberto Romo Jr, 17, Mexicali, Mexico/Roberto Romo, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Racer), 4:59:34; 10. 82 Sam Baldi, 58, Beaumont, Calif./Jake Johnson, 44, Yucaipa, Calif./Michael Baldi, 32, Yucaipa, Calif./Robert Llewellyn, 41, Yucca Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Baldi), 5:03:32; 11. 70 Kevin Thompson, 49, New Braunfels, Texas/Harley Letner, 39, Corona, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Herbst/Smith), 5:22:34; 12. 87 Dallas Luttrell, 41, Las Vegas/Billy Goerke, 48, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram (Collins MS), 5:23:37; 13. 19 Tim Herbst, 59, Las Vegas/Pat Dean, 52, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith), 5:26:02; 14. 58 Tracy Graf, 59, Canada/Justin B. Smith, 38, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (Racer), 5:40:26; 15. 23 Dan McMillin, 35, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 6:07:26; 16. 45 Gary Magness, 69, Denver/Jeff Blackwell, Oklahoma City, Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith), 7:11:08; 17. 16 Cameron Steele, 55, San Clemente, Calif./Ryan Arciero, 49, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 7:14:14; 18. 11 Rob MacCachren, 58, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 7:58:28; 19. 85 Mikey Lawrence, 35, Banning, Calif./Dustin Grabowski, Upland, Calif., Ford Raptor (Herbst/Smith), 9:26:26; 20. 27 Kyle Jergensen, 27, Phelan, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 9:45:21; 21. 96 Enrique Murillo, 52, La Paz, Mexico/German Alvarez, 37, La Paz, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 11:28:20

  SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Custom Trucks, including builder, Drivers over 50 years old)—(*8 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 69, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, 58, Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Michael Coleman, 56, San Diego, Ford Raptor (Mason), 4:58:53, (56.71mph); 2. 85L Clay Lawrence, 60, Banning, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Herbst/Smith), 5:55:27; 3. 61L David Payne, 62, St. Luis, Mo./Damon Bradshaw, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (Herbst/Smith), 6:04:54; 4.   55L Jose de Jesus Flores, 59, Culiacan, Mexico/Andrea Tomba, 53, La Paz, Mexico/James Sejd, 63, Gainesville, Va., Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 6:28:43

  CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)—(9 Starters, 6 Finishers)—1. 127 Cody Parkhouse, 35, Long Beach, Calif./Brian Parkhouse, 63, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 5:27:33, (51.75mph); 2.  153 Brad Wilson, 33, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 36, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 5:28:11; 3. 168 Cody Reid, 30, Apple Valley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:22:38; 4. 121 Damen Jefferies, 50, Poolville, Texas (Apple Valley, Calif.)/Josh Burman, 35, Poolville, Texas, Jefferies-Chevy, 8:12:49; 5. 102 Adam Castaneda, 24, Yuma, Ariz./Jose Bustamante, 23, Yuma, Ariz./Brent Mann, 50, Phoenix, Jimco-Chevy, 10:10:20; 6. 101 Al Torres, 38, Imperial Valley, Calif./Alfredo Torres, 54, Calexico, Calif./Christian Samano, 35, San Diego, Jimco-Chevy, 10:18:56

  TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)--(43 Starters, 30 Finishers)—1. 219 Thor Herbst, 23, Las Vegas/Pierce Herbst, 20, Las Vegas, Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 5:06:36, (55.20mph);  2. 234 Jason McNeil, 45, El Cajon, Calif./Eric Clay, St. George, Utah, TSCO-Chevy, 5:07:23; 3. 277 Travis Williams, 46, Avondale, Ariz./Pete Tolar, 45, Phoenix/Jeff Knupp, 38, Peoria, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy, 5:12:22; 4. 292 Jason Coleman, 38, Huntington Beach, Calif./Brady Milen, 31, Huntington Beach, Calif., Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 5:13:06; 5. 236 Michael Marsal, 34, Millbrook, N.Y./Hudson Hall, 29, New Braunfels, Texas/Chuck Dempsey, 52, Oak Hills, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 5:15:12; 6. 238 Elijah Kiger, 23, Kirby, Pa./Sean Boodan, 30, Kirby, Pa., TSCO-Chevy, 5:15:37; 7. 263 EJ Herbst, 22, Las Vegas/Ryan Millen, 37, Huntington Beach, Calif. (New Zealand), Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 5:24:49; 8. 211 Pat Sims, 56, Eunice, N.M./Tim Wilson, 22, Boulder City, Nev./Jeffery T. Wilson, 25, Boulder City, Nev., ESM-Chevy, 5:27:15; 9. ; 282 Brent Fox, 54, Highland, Utah, Herbst/Smith-Chevy, 5:30:25;  10. 204 Christopher Polvoorde, 22, Hemet, Calif., Mason-Ford, 5:32:19; 11. 205 Joe Delucie, 44, Las Vegas/Ryan Millen, 38, Huntington Beach, Calif. (New Zealand), SLR-Chevy, 5:38:43;  12. 247 Scott Shields, 47, El Cajon, Calif./Kevin Shields, El Cajon, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 5:41:41; 13. 246 Ethan Hagle, 30, Somis, Calif./Ben Hagle, 33, Somis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 5:45:19; 14. 223 Kyle Murray, 31, Long Beach, Calif./Ryan Murray, Long Beach, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 5:51:47; 15. 217 Joe Belt, 36, Bonita, Calif./Brad Looney, 27, Campo, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 5:52:48; 16. 260 Santiago Creel, 36, Mexico City, Jimco-Chevy, 6:06:10; 17. 244 Oliver Flemate, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Ana Paula Flemate, 17, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Muguna, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, TSCO-Chevy, 6:07:18;  18. 207 Mason Cullen, 23, Long Beach, Calif./Matt Cullen, 54, Long Beach, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 6:25:22;  19. 249 Dustin Swanson, 44, Honolulu, Hawaii/Eric Dollente, 43, Imperial, Calif., TSCO-Chevy, 6:31:55; 20. 225 Scott McNeil, 34, Mesa, Ariz./John McNeil, 57, Mesa, Ariz./Kelly McNeil, 61, Mesa, Ariz./Mitch McNeil, 32, Mesa, Ariz./Rodney Pyburn, 37, Gilbert, Ariz./Adam McNeil, 45, Mesa, Ariz., Geiser-Ford, 6:32:52;  21. 273 Jonathan Brenthel, 43, Temecula, Calif./Jonathan Brenthel, 36, Temecula, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 6:33:25; 22. 284 Jose Contreras, 38, Tecate, Mexico/Eduardo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, BRP-Chevy, 6:55:01; 23. 264 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 33, Mexicali, Mexico, Brenthel-Chevy, 6:56:15; 24. 266 David Ziegler, 47, Reno, Nev./Paul Ziegler, 51, Reno, Nev., Brenthel-Chevy, 7:14:00; 25. 240 Chris Miller, 49, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Chasen Gaunt, 27, Torrance, Calif., Mason-Chevy, 8:01:35; 26. 227 Jack Olliges, 16, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Geiser), 8:02:18; 27. 231 Carlos Ramos, 35, La Paz, Mexico/Stephano Algorri, 30, La Paz, Mexico, Custom-Chevy, 8:38:38; 28. 252 Oscar Arambula, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Adan Leggs, 42, Ensenada, Mexico, Mason-Ford, 9:52:30; 29. 226 Juan C. Lopez, 48, Tecate, Mexico/Apdaly Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Curry-Ford, 11:50:21; 30. 289 Tanner Rust, 32, El Cajon, Calif./Jeff Embree, 51, Austin, Texas, Foutz-Ford, 12:14:32

  CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)—(19 Starters, 12 Finishers)—1. 1064 Justin Buckley, 32, Long Beach, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 5:50:17, (48.39mph); 2. 1004 Cade Garcia, 22, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. ESM-Chevy, 5:56:38; 3. 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 47, Chula Vista, Calif./Cesar E. Cuevas, 17, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:04:11; 4. 1091 Francisco Vera, 32, El Rosario, Mexico/Alexis Vera, 27, El Rosario, Mexico, Mexico Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:09:29; 5. 1020 Carlos Guillen, 38, San Diego/Julio Covas, 44, San Diego, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:53:00; 6. 1054 Bryan Goetsch, 30, Lake Havasu City, Ariz./Misha Goetsch, 32, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Brenthel-Chevy, 7:02:48; 7. 1013 Harley Meservey, 53, Coos Bay, Ore., Lothringer-Chevy, 7:18:59; 8. 1079 Manlio F. Diaz, 43, La Paz, Mexico/Eduardo Laguna, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Diaz, 37, La Paz, Mexico/Juan Olave, 47, La Paz, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:28:03;  9. 1016 Hiram Duran, 45, Tecate, Mexico/Marco Duran, 19, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 8:47:56; 10. 1006 Stan Potter, 61, San Marcos, Calif./Freddie Willert, 55, El Cajon, Calif./Dan Worley, 62, Encinitas, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 09:21:52; 11. 1019 Alberto Mendez, 39, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Floriano, 36, Tijuana, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 9:29:29; 12. 1000 J. David Ruvalcaba, 50, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Cruz, 51, Ensenada, Mexico/Alberto Cruz, 53, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Honda, 12:58:57

  PRO UTV OPEN (two-seat open UTV open-displacement)--(17 Starters, 13 Finishers)—1. 1831 Craig Scanlon, 49, Orange, Calif. (Helena, Mont.)/Max Eddy Jr, 40, Barstow, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 6:22:56, (44.27mph); 2. 1871 Wayne Matlock, 45, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 6:31:19; 3. 1876 Mike Cafro, 53, Temecula, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 42, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR Pro R, 6:35:34; 4. 1821 Cayden MacCachren, 21, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R, 6:48:28; 5. 1838 Kolton Hustead, 23, St. George, Utah/Mitch Johnson, 25, St. George, Utah, Can-Am X3, 6:56:15; 6.1827 Austin Weiland, 30, El Cajon, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 7:21:53; 7. 1867 Mike Pratt, 55, Draper, Utah/Dodge Poelman, 23, Orem, Utah/Tristen Powell, 20, Las Vegas/Gavin Pratt, 20, Draper, Utah, Polaris RZR Pro R, 7:25:06, 8. 1885 Tyler Backus, 39, Canada/Trent Backus, Canada, Polaris RZR Pro R, 7:29:35;  9. 1868 Bernie Gomez, 54, Huntsville, Ala./, Polaris RZR Pro R, 7:29:59; 10. 1896 Brock Heger, 23, El Centro, Calif./Ethan Groom, 16, Temecula, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 7:35:35;  11. 1869 Justin Lambert, 47, Bakersfield, Calif./Matt Scarpuzzi, 42, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R,9:04:57;  12. 1850 Paul Barnhart Jr, 70, Houston/Jeff Stone, Fla./Paul Barnhardt III, Houston, Polaris RZR Pro R, 12:14:53; 13. 1895 Kaden Wells, 24, Hurricane, Utah, Polaris RZR Pro R, 12:54:19

  PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)—(30 Starters, 21 Finishers)—1. 2910 Rodrigo Ampudia, 38, Ensenada, Mexico/Juan Guenary, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am X3 XRS Turbo RR, 6:16:18, (45.05mph); 2. 2987 Edgar Garcia Leon, 35, Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Nancy Garcia, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 6:32:30; 3. 2998 PJ Jones, 53, Cave Creek, Ariz./Kyle Vestermark, 53, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Can-Am X3, 6:35:16; 4. 2996 Jessica Lopez, 19, Tecate, Mexico/Alexis Lopez, 23, Tecate, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3, 7:11:52; 5. 2915 Rickey Arslanian, 41, Livermore, Calif./Brian Cooper, 27, Santa Rosa, Calif./Jason DeMeulernaere, Livermore, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 7:17:25; 6. 2948 Matt Burroughs, 54, Norco, Calif./Zachary Burroughs, 22, Norco, Calif./Bradley Howe, 34, Leona Valley, Calif., Can-Am X3, 7:19:20; 7. 2938 Michael MacFayden, 16, Yucaipa, Calif./Jeremy Gray, 36, Hinkley, Calif., Can-Am XRS RR, 7:23:48; 8. 2928 Carlos Quezada, 48, Mexicali, Mexico/Carlos Quezada Jr, 21, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar Castillo, 38, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS Max, 7:36:18; 9. 2935 Tomas Cantor, 37, Los Cabos, Mexico/Jose Carrillo, Los Cabos, Mexico, Can-Am X3, 7:42:19; 10. 2932 Adam Lovell, 16, Colorado Springs, Colo./Brad Lovell, 46, Colorado Springs, Colo., Polaris RZR Turbo S, 8:16:19; 11. 2976 Jesus Mendez Jr, 25, Mexicali, Mexico/Jesus Mendez Sr, 56, Mexicali Mexico/Felix Juan Garcia, 24, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick XRS, 8:17:25; 12. 2917 Jason Murray, 40, North Tustin, Calif./Derek Murray, 43, Yorba Linda, Calif., Can-Am X3, 8:35:01; 13. 2949 Alonso Lopez, 49, Murrieta, Calif./Mario Amezcua, 46, Tijuana, Mexico/Leobardo Gomez, 41, Tijuana, Mexico, Can-Am Turbo, 9:10:53; 14. 2930 Sean Cook, 57, Twain Harte, Calif./Crew Kudrna, Reno, Nev., Can-Am X3, 9:20:51; 15. 2978 Jose Juarez, 38, Chula Vista, Calif/Jose Juarez Jr, 21, San Diego, Cam-Am Maverick X3, 9:57:38;  16. 2999 Tim Sullivan, 30, Goodyear, Ariz./John Kizziah, 36, El Centro, Calif./Bob Jablonsky, 46, Fountain Hills, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:05:11;  17. 2920 Roberto Ruiz, 49, El Centro, Calif./Oscar Ruiz, 24, El Centro, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 10:07:36; 18. 2979 Cameron Ornelas, 48 Leona Valley, Calif./Kyle Hidalgo, 36, Sylmar, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:10:24; 19. 2962 Clint Shue, 45, Lake Tahoe, Nev./Jared Minghini, 34, Lake Tahoe, Nev./ Charles Manchester, 60, Lake Tahoe, Nev./Mark Winkelman, 63, Cypress, Texas, Can-Am Maverick X3,, 11:06:13; 20. 2905 Marc Burnett, 52, Chula Vista, Calif./Aaron Johnston, 42, San Diego/Simon Terzian, 33, Valencia, Calif., Can-Am X3, 12:03:05; 21. 2942 Michael Shell, 33, Idaho Falls, Idaho/John MacDowell, 46, Boise, Idaho, Can-Am X3 RS Turbo, 12:39:07

  CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)-- (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 700 Daniel Chamlee, 60, Montecito, Calif., Ford Ranger, 6:31:15, (43.32mph); 2. 716 Gaspar Espindola, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Carlos Cota, 26, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 10:06:42 

  SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)-- (5 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 1221 Scott Wisdom, 55, Lake Forest, Calif./Jacob Wisdom, 31, Long Beach, Calif., Raceo, 7:24:37, (38.12mph); 2. 1200 Miguel Cortez, 54, San Diego/Cesar Quirarte, Curry, 8:13:06; 3. 1211 Oscar R. Alvarez, 46, McAllen, Texas/Doug Satterfield, 45, San Diego/Adrian Guerrero, 36, Ensenada, Mexico, OSO, 8:44:31; 4. 1251 Dane Miller, 19, Salt Lake City, Utah/, Mike Blakely, 28 Provo, Utah/Dustin Miller, 42, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jimco, 9:40:32

PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)— (6 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 1957 Joe Bolton, 65, Corona, Calif./Ian Lyons, 21, National City, Calif./Austin Bolton, 27, Corona, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 7:30:01, (37.67mph); 2. 1980 Gabe Matthews, 40, Lakeside, Calif./Ryan Conery, 35, Lakeside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 7:40:34; 3. 1909 Quirino Gutierrez, 39, San Diego/Carlos Salazar, 36, Tijuana, Mexico/Jesus Chavarin, 32, Tijuana, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000, 10:49:39; 4. 1914 Larry Janesky, 58, Middlebury, Conn./Dustin Gebers, 37, Chapmansboro, Tenn., Honda Talon, 12:18:48

  CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)-- (6 Starters, 5 Finishers)—1. 1625 Eric Pavolka, 54, Sonoita, Ariz./Andy DeVercelly IV, 36, Jamul, Calif./Andrew Pavolka, 26, Mesa, Ariz., Foddrill, 7:48:47, (36.16mph); 2. 1685 Pablo Jauregui, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Edson Cruz, 27, Ensenada, Mexico, PRT, 8:04:53; 3. 1611 Omar Buelna, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, (DOR-Francisco Escarano, 52, Mexicali, Mexico), Luivan Voelker Jr, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Federico Cardenas, 50, Mexicali, Mexico, DYM, 8:07:00; 4. 1699 Cesar Omar Iniguez, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Ruben OG, Mexicali, Mexico/Mirguel Estrada, Mexicali, Mexico/Emilio Salcedo, 48, Mexicali, Mexico, PRC, 8:35:40; 5. 1604 Rob Archibald, 50, Lakeside, Calif./Michael Ward, 37, Hemet, Calif., Mirage, 9:04:14

  PRO UTV STOCK (Stock UTVs, FI or NA)— (13 Starters, 11 Finishers)—1. 3900 Anibal Lopez, 40, Mexicali, Mexico, Polaris RZR Turbo R, 7:42:19, (36.66mph); 2. 3933 Randy Emberton, 64, Prescott, Ariz., Polaris RZR Turbo S, 8:19:19; 3. 3967 Manuel Norzagary, 32, Casa Grande, Ariz./Jesus Norzagary, 55, Coolidge, Ariz, Can-Am Maverick X3, 8:59:40; 4. 3908 Scott Bergen, 41, Ramona, Calif./Broc Kelly, 37, El Cajon, Calif./Zack Hydeman, 31, Kansas City, Kansas/Mike Fore, 39, Guthrie, Okla., Can-Am X3, 9:22:02; 5. 3936 Jorge Cano, 49, Culiacan, Mexico, Raul Peraza, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am Turbo XRC, 9:29:02; 6. 3939 Brett Franson, 38, San Antonio, Texas/Dale Hodges, 52, Dallas/Jane Steidel, 38, San Antonio, Texas, Can-Am X3, 10:15:07; 7. 3913 Carolina Sanchez, 36, Calexico, Calif./Daniel Reyes, 36, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am XR3, 10:17:52; 8. 3930 Douglas Cornwell, 58, Haslet, Texas/Trent Kirby, Fallbrook, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo S, 10:35:58; 9. 3959 Antonio Mendez, 57, Puebla, Mexico/Alonso Gonzalez, 40, Ensenada, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo S, 11:14:21; 10. 3911 Victor Esparza, 34, Yuma, Ariz./Luis Verduzco, 32, Tijuana, Mexico/Victor Barajas, San Diego, Can-Am X3, 12:02:09; 11. 3928 Endy Chavez, 27, Mexicali, Mexico/Yoshua Morquecho, 28 Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3, 12:43:15

  CLASS 8 (Full-size, two-wheel drive truck or SUV)-- (1 Starters, 0 Finishers

  CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)-- (5 Starters, X Finishers)—1. 511 Eli Yee, 49, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Nunez, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Ley, 52, Ensenada, Mexico, Jake’s-Chevy, 7:14:07, (39.05mph); 2. 508 Mike Sullivan, 31, Helena, Mont./Greg Sullivan, 59, Helena, Mont./Ramon Fernandez, 46, Ensenada, Mexico, Penhall-Chevy, 7:19:26; 3. 545 Billy Gereghty, 45, Lake Havasu City, Ariz./Garrett Church, 18, Phelan, Calif., Jimco-VW, 9:35:35

  CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4 based on production vehicles)— (1 Starters, 0 Finishers)

  CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc, water-cooled VW Baja Bugs)— (3 Starters, 1 Finishers)—1. 579 Edgar Ruiz, 43, Heber, Calif./Chris Lozano, 47, Tijuana, Mexico/Jose Rubio, 41, El Centro, Calif./Pavel Ramirez, 43, Denver, 11:49:22, (23.90mph)

  BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars equipped with BFGoodrich Tires)-- (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. BC3 Bud Pecoy, 64, West Des Moines, Iowa/Jon Peed, 38, Vail, Ariz. 9:08:56, (30.88mph); 2. BC4 Edward Muncey, 52, San Diego/Dominic Muncey, 20, Las Vegas, 12:29:01

  STOCK MID-SIZE (Two or four-wheel drive truck or SUV, stock production)-- (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)

  CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)-- (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 714F Justin Park, 47, Encinitas, Calif., Ford Ranger, 9:02:43, (31.23mph); 2. 704F Aaron Celiceo, 50, San Diego/Seven Celiceo, 17, San Diego/Isaac Camberos, 45, Chula Vista, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, 11:41:50

  CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)— (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. 740 Armando Duron, 59, Mexicali, Mexico/Israel Duron, 31, Mexicali, Mexico/Armando Duron Jr, 38, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 10:22:46, (27.22mph)

  TROPHY LITE—(1 Starter,1 Finishers)—1. 6049 Chase Swanson, 24, Honolulu/Paul Carr Jr, 42, Honolulu, Trophy Lite-Chevy, 7:58:16, (35.44mph)

  CLASS 2 (Unrestricted cars/trucks/UTVs including Forced Induction)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)

  CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)— (7 Starters, 6 Finishers)—1. 1105 Oliver Flemate, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Antonio Espinoza, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, 8:52:22, (31.84mph); 2. 1145 Esteban Ruiz, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Hector Sarabia, 61, Ensenada, Mexico, 10:00:25; 3. 1143 Eric Brandt, 48, El Centro, Calif./Josh Felix, 44, Imperial City, Calif., 10:07:33; 4. 1156 Arthur Penner, 66, Canada/Marco Carmona, 73, Ensenada, Mexico/Juan Dominguez, 66, Ensenada, Mexico, 11:04:36; 5. 1111 Eric Solorzano, 63, Tijuana, Mexico/Mike Acuna, Tijuana, Mexico/Orlando Lopez/Leon Burgoin/Raul Valdez, 11:50:09; 6. 1121 Dennis Hollenbeck, 61, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Vazquez, Ensenada, Mexico/Kallen Hill, Sonora, Calif./Armando Salazar, Ensenada, Mexico, 13:59:51

SPORTSMAN

  SPT TRUCK--(1 Starters, 1 Finishers)—1. 1474 Garrett Wolford, 32, Silverton, Ore., Custom-Chevy, 8:24:08, (33.62mph)

  SPT OPEN WHEEL--(2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 1556 Alejandro Arroyo, 41, Mexicali, Mexico/Adrian Valdez, 41, Mexicali, Mexico/Xavier Esquivel, 20, Mexicali, Mexico Peton-VW, 10:21:50, (27.26mph); 2. 1522 Christopher Augenti, 58, Fairhaven, Mass./Harold Merritt, Coos Bay, Ore./Cal Chambers, Big Bear, Calif., VW Baja Bug, 12:35:57

  SPT UTV--(1 Starters, 0 Finishers)

PRO MOTORCYCLES

  PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (400cc or more)-- (8 Starters, 7 Finishers)—1. 3x Ciaran Naran, 23, Huntington Beach, Calif./Tucker Hopkins, 28, Venice Beach, Calif., Husqvarna FE450, 6:10:02, (42.73mph); 2. 23x Derek Ausserbauer, 29, Solvang, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:20:50; 3. 15x Eric Holt, 40, Panaca, Nev./Taylor Stevens, 29, Ogden, Utah/Hayden Roberts, 31, Pleasant View, Utah/Zach Meyers,32, Laveen, AZ, Husqvarna FC450, 6:30:17; 4. 33x Justin Carnes, 24, Imperial, Calif./Justin Kennamer, 27, Alpine, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 7:00:44; 5. 18x Aaron Volle, 34, Penryn, Calif./Alden Volle, 26, Penryn, Calif., KTM 500EXC-F, 7:04:54; 6. 1x Juan Carlos Salvatierra, 41, Bolivia/Arturo Salas Jr, 20, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, Mexico)/Shane Logan, 21, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., KTM 450SX-F, 8:38:48; 7. 13x Adrian Ortiz, 22, Dulzura, Calif./Albaro Ortiz, 17, San Diego/Cody Rangel, 25, San Diego/Gustavo Gonzales, 22, Valle de las Palmas, Mexico/Danny Mendoza, KTM 350XCF, 9:02:12

  PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)-- (2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 300x Jano Montoya, 51, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru)/Kyle Tichenor, 31, Mesquite, Nev./David Zarate, 35, La Paz, Mexico, KTM 450EXCF, 6:40:37, (39.46mph);  2. 319x David Smith, 36, Escondido, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:21:22

  PRO MOTO LIMITED (less than 450cc)--(7 Starters, 7 Finishers)—1. 100x Fernando Beltran, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Larry Serna, 28, San Diego/Luis Flores, 20, Mexicali, Mexico/Mauri Herrera, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Dilan Avalos, 17, N. Palm Springs, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:11:38, (42.54mph); 2. 114x Ely Ramirez, 19, Tecate, Mexico/Alexander Lopez, 23, Tecate, Mexico/Marco Guizar, 23, Tecate, Mexico/Manuel Gomez Jr, 19, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450FX, 6:40:04; 3. 137x Erick Ramirez Jr, 16, San Felipe, Mexico/Jason Lopez, 16, Calexico, Calif./Brayan Avalos, 21, Palm Springs, Calif./Arnulfo Verdugo, 23, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 6:49:48; 4. 102x Steven Abrams, 31, Meridian, Idaho/Hank Salyer/Chris Welch, Yamaha YX450F, 7:26:55; 5. 176x Austin Cummings, 39, Surprise, Ariz./Schulyer Spence, KTM 450XCF-W, 7:33:43; 6. 162x Robert Rodriguez, 26, El Centro, Calif./Emiliano Fuchen, 19, El Centro, Calif./Eric Moreno, 19, El Centro, Calif./Esteban Lujan, 26, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X ,7:59:17; 7. 113x Edgar Garcia, 23, Mexicali, Mexico/Lemuel Castillo, 30, Mexicali, Mexico/Andy Cervanted, 17, Mexicali, Mexico/Damacio Maduena, 17, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 8:42:38

  PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)-- (1 Starters, 1 Finishers)—1. 441x Alirio Amado, 45, The Woodlands, Texas/Ryan Kaza, 49, New Jersey/Adrian Indusco, 45, Tijuana, Mexico/Gaston Vazquez, 46, Tijuana, Mexico, Yamaha WR450F, 7:58:38, (33.03mph)

  PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old) (1 Starter, 1 Finishers)—1. 501x Robert Creemers, 58, New Zealand/Sean Clarke, 54, New Zealand/Kevin Archer, 53, New Zealand, Honda CRF450X, 7:06:05, (37.11mph)

  PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)— (17 Starters, 13 Finishers)—1. 793x Juan Zunino, 28, Argentina, Honda CRF450X, 6:19:32, (41.66mph); 2. 775x Tanner Janesky, 28, Middlebury, Conn., KTM 450XCF-W, 6:46:56; 3. 700x Brandon Wright, 46, Oak Hills, Calif., Husqvarna FE501, 7:09:37; 4. 719x Kadin Guard, 24, St. George, Utah, Husqvarna 350FX, 7:25:15; 5. 709x Christopher Gil, 28, Buellton, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:01:51; 6. 707x Kelana Humphrey, 16, Temecula, Calif. (Indonesia), GasGas EX450, 8:04:34; 7. 740x Carlos Cardenas, 41, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 8:09:35; 8. 718x Kurt Steever, 33, Grass Valley, Calif., Yamaha YZ450FX, 8:13:22; 9. 785x Fabricio Fuentes, 46, Bolivia, GasGas EC350F, 8:14:17; 10. 765x Mark Bechtold, 39, Phoenix, Sherco 300SE, 8:58:30; 11. 704x Juan Pablo Valenzuela, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 9:41:06; 12. 711x Dustin Davis, 40, Mesa, Ariz., GasGas EX300, 9:48:31; 13.758x Justin Cloutier, 37, Canada, Honda CRF450X, 13:11:42

  PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old) (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 644x Kevin Ward, 61, Longview, Texas/Doug Smith, 68, Upland, CA, Honda CRF450X, 8:44:59, (30.12mph); 2. 628x Scott McIntosh, 62, Kent, Wash./Kurt Stefien, 61, San Diego/Mike Whitman, 65, Phoenix/Harry Harris, 60, Sanger, Calif./Rusty Bartza, 61, Durango, Colo., Honda CRF450X, 11:45:48

PRO QUADS

  PRO QUAD (Open engine displacement)-- (5 Starters, 4 Finishers)—1. 1a Nicolas Velez, 16, San Felipe, Mexico/Jose Meza, 26, San Felipe, Mexico/Felipe Velez, 42, San Felipe, Mexico/Luis Villafana, 39, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:24:56, (41.07mph); 2. 21a Jose Castro, 27, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/Edwin Lopez, 41, Juarez, Mexico/Emilio Lopez, 17, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/Edwin Sanchez, 28, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:37:02; 3. 4a Juan Gonzalez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 7:25:44; 4. 11a Fidel Gonzalez, 38, Vizcaino, Mexico/Carlos Lopez, 50, San Felipe, Mexico/Jesus Osuna, 21, Mexicali, Mexico/Gilberto Perez, 44, Mexicali, Mexico/Esteban Ramirez, 24, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 9:08:44

  PRO QUAD IRONMAN (Open engine displacement, solo Rider)-- (2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 83a Faelly Lopez, 39, Puerto Rico, Honda TRX450R, 10:19:06, (25.54mph); 2. 91a Jorge I. Lopez, 31, Rancho Percebu, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:13:20

SPORTSMAN

  SPT M/C--(9 Starters, 7 Finishers)—1. 249x Armando Ortiz, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Joshue Ochoa, 18, Chula Vista, Calif/Carlos Flores, 19, Tecate, Mexico, Husqvarna FC450, 7:37:22, (34.57mph); 2. 259x Jhoan Sanchez, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/Christian Sanchez, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Marco Geraldo, 37, Mexicali, Mexico/Ruben Lopez, 37, Mexicali, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F, 8:14:39; 3. 255x Javi Arreola, 24, Chula Vista, Calif., (DOR-Isaac Amaya, 21, Bonita, Calif.), Daniel Cueva, 22, Chula Vista, Calif./Lehi Garcia, 19, Chula Vista, Calif., Husqvarna FX350, 8:44:30; 4. 229x Joe Megallanes, 32, Mexicali, Mexico/Uriel Zuniga, 27, Calexico, Calif./Sergio Cortez, 25, Mexicali, Mexico/Alonso Zuniga, 22, Calexico, Calif./Santiago Cortez, 19, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 8:59:49; 5.214x Lawrence Janesky, 58, Middlebury, Conn./Jason Waldek, 55, Oxford, Conn./Chris Symes, 39, Newton, Conn./Matt Bray, 26, Brookfield, Conn., Honda CRF450X, 9:14:27; 6. 201x Nate Anderson, 41, Fruita, Colo., Yamaha YZ450FX, 9:38:27; 7. 208x Miguel Luna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Abraham Valdez, 34, San Diego/Joseph Amey, 50, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 12:54:23

  SPT QUAD--(7 Starters, 7 Finishers)—1. 105a Francisco Valle, 37, Tecate, Mexico/Jose Murillo, 33, Tecate, Mexico/Alexis Murillo, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Carlos Loam, 26, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 7:09:49, (36.78mph); 2. 139a Sergio Jimenez, 21, Valle de Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 7:11:36; 3. 106a David Huezo Jr, 22, Imperial, Calif./Luis Sanchez Jr, 19, Mexicali, Mexico/Iriamm Gutierrez, 24, Mexicali/Jorge Rivas Jr, 26, Mexicali, Mexico/Eddie Cardenas Jr, 24, Palm Springs, Calif./Luis Delfin, 45, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 8:25:21; 4.138a Jose Hernandez, 19, Juarez, Mexico/Aaron Quinones, 19, Juarez, Mexico/Gabriel Vazquez, 39, Juarez, Mexico/Noe Dominguez, 30, Juarez, Mexico/Steven Lopez, 18, Juarez, Mexico/Carlos Rocha, 26, Juarez, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 8:41:20; 5. 109a Brayan Alonso, 25, Rialto, Calif./Hugo Barreda, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Juan Vasquez, 15, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450, 9:10:43; 6. 123a Eva Hernandez, 19, Escondido, Calif./Ismael Hernandez, 43, Escondido, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 9:11:35; 7. 187a Jose Gonzalez, 36, Tecate, Mexico/Jose Gonzalez Rocha, 15, Tecate, Mexico/Sergio Lopez, 21, Tijuana, Mexico/Daniel Marquez, 18, Tijuana, Mexico/Edgar Marquez, 20, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 11:01:54

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