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TEAM AUSTRALIA WINS! | June 2024 Issue

Toby Price (driver of record) and co-driver Paul Weel had one of those “perfect” days during the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500. Everything went according to plan. They had no downtime and were able to blaze through 482.91 miles of incredibly rough Baja terrain for first Overall and first in the SCORE Trophy Truck class. We talked to team owner and co-driver, Paul Weel, about the team’s dramatic first win in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship Series. Read More


2024 WHEEL GUIDE | June 2024 Issue

703 BEAD GRIP - TRUCK Method’s 703 Bead Grip Wheel is constructed of solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment and offers hubcentric fitment for most applications. It features patented Bead Grip Technology that engages the tire bead for increased grip at lowered pressures, as well as an aggressive safety hump to further prevent de-beading. Read More


IN THE SPIRIT OF LEGENDS | June 2024 Issue

Over the time I've been the editor of SCORE Journal Magazine, I've had the privilege of interviewing legendary racers as well as newcomers into the sport. With the recent passing of Parnelli Jones, I'm reminded of how people like him have changed off-road racing over the decades. Read More



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Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE

Two American riders have most points in 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

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

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, there is a tie for the overall points lead between Thor Herbst, 21, Las Vegas, and Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, Calif., who also share first place in the Trophy Truck Spec class with 269 points.

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Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE

Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE

Two American riders have most points in 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

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

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, there is a tie for the overall points lead between Thor Herbst, 21, Las Vegas, and Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, Calif., who also share first place in the Trophy Truck Spec class with 269 points.

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Justin Davis was second in his No. 285 Green Army Motorsports TSCO-Chevy truck in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and won the SCORE Baja 500 earlier this month, battling head-to-head with Terrible Herbst Motorsports for the annual title and checkered flag in

Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE

Two American riders have most points in 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

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

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-International.com
 
June 20, 2024
 
AFTER TWO ROUNDS

Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE
 
Two American riders have most points in 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship
 
NOTE: Texto en español abajo; then points.

 ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, there is a tie for the overall points lead between Thor Herbst, 21, Las Vegas, and Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, Calif., who also share first place in the Trophy Truck Spec class with 269 points.
     Thor Herbst, son of SCORE Trophy Truck legendary racer Tim Herbst, won the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250 and then was second in the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500 aboard his No. 219 1 Nine Industries Ford Raptor.
     Davis, meanwhile, was second in his No. 285 Green Army Motorsports TSCO-Chevy truck in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and won the SCORE Baja 500 earlier this month, battling head-to-head with Terrible Herbst Motorsports for the annual title and checkered flag in the first half of the season.
     In third place in the overall SCORE top 25 is Michael Marsal, 36, Millbrook, N.Y., who is in search of his first podium finish this year with 247 points after finishing fifth in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and fourth in the SCORE Baja 400 in his No. 236 SPY Brenthel-Chevy Truck.
‘MINI MAC’ APPEARS IN TOP 4 OVERALL
     Fourth place overall points in SCORE is Cayden ‘Mini Mac’ MacCachren, 22, Las Vegas, who has a pair of Pro UTV Open class wins in the official Polaris factory team with a total of 246 points.
     ‘Mini Mac’, son of Rob ‘The G.O.A.T.’ MacCachren, won the SCORE San Felipe and the SCORE Baja 500 in his No. 1821 Polaris RZR Pro R UTV, in addition to winning the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, last November, a race that started in La Paz, Baja California Sur, and finished in Ensenada, Baja California.
     ‘Mini Mac’ is also the leader of the Pro UTV Open class and is two more dates away from winning the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship to emulate his father, who is considered by many experts in the sport as the best driver in the history of off-road racing.
BLURTON'S INTACT PERFECTION IN BAJA
     Phil Blurton, 37, Auburn, Calif., leads the Pro UTV FI class with 246 points, tied for fourth overall in SCORE with Cayden MacCachren, on the strength of wins at the SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500.
     Blurton has enjoyed excellent handling in his No. 2944 Can-Am Maverick R, which is in contention for the 2024 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by Toyota Escondido, an award given to racers who complete all the required miles of the season.
‘TAVO’ LEADS THE MEXICAN FIELD
     Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 42, Mexicali, Baja California, is not only the leader of the SCORE Trophy Truck with 239 points, he is also ranked seventh overall in SCORE.
     Vildosola Jr was third in the SCORE San Felipe 250 aboard his No. 21 Ford Raptor Vildosola Racing and finished second in the SCORE Baja 500 to enjoy a very complete first half of the championship.
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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 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 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.

TRAS DOS FECHAS

Comparten Herbst y Davis la cima en SCORE
 
Los dos pilotos estadounidenses son quienes suman más puntos en el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE

 
ENSENADA, Baja California, México, tras las dos primeras fechas del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, hay un empate en el superliderato overall, entre Thor Herbst, de 21 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, y Justin Davis, de 31 años de edad y de Chino Hills, California, quienes también comparten el primer lugar en la clase Trophy Truck Spec con 269 puntos.
Thor Herbst, hijo de Tim Herbst, leyenda del Off-Road y uno de los corredores más ganadores en la historia de los SCORE Trophy Trucks, ganó la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250 y luego fue segundo en la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500 a bordo de su Ford Raptor Raptor número 219 de la marca 1 Nine Industries y del equipo Terrible Herbst Motorsports.
Mientras que Davis, fue segundo a bordo de su truck TSCO-Chevy número 285 del equipo Green Army Motorsports en la SCORE San Felipe 250, y ganó la SCORE Baja 500 en este mes, peleando mano a mano con los Terribles Herbst por el título anual y la bandera a cuadros en la primera mitad de esta temporada.
En tercer sitio, del top 25 overall de SCORE, aparece Michael Marsal, de 36 años de edad y de Millbrook, Nueva York, quien está en la búsqueda de su primer podio en este año con 247 puntos, tras ser quinto lugar en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y cuarto sitio en la SCORE Baja 400 con su Truck Brenthel-Chevy número 236.
 
ESTÁ “MINI MAC” EN EL TOP 4
El cuarto sitio en forma overall de SCORE en los carros es para Cayden “Mini Mac” MacCachren, de 22 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, quien lleva par de triunfos en la clase Pro UTV Open y portando los colores del equipo oficial Polaris, contando con un total de 246 puntos.
Cayden es hijo de Rob “La Cabra” MacCachren, quien ganó la SCORE San Felipe y la SCORE Baja 500 en su UTV Polaris RZR Pro R número 1821, sumado a ganar la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires Baja 1000, presentada por 4 Wheel Parts en noviembre pasado, carrera que arrancó en La Paz, Baja California Sur, y finalizó en Ensenada, Baja California.
“Mini Mac” es también el líder de la clase Pro UTV Open y está a dos fechas más, de poder alzar el título anual de SCORE, para emular los pasos de su padre, quien es considerado por muchos expertos de este deporte como el mejor piloto de la historia del Off-Road.
 
PERFECCIÓN INTACTA DE BLURTON EN BAJA
Phil Blurton, de 37 años de edad y de Auburn, California, es el líder de la clase Pro UTV FI con 246 puntos, empatado en el cuarto sitio overall de SCORE con Cayden MacCachren, de la mano de sus triunfos en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500.
Blurton ha gozado de un manejo de excelencia en su Can-Am Maverick R número 2944, con lo que está peleando por el Premio SCORE Rod Hall 2024, presentado por Toyota de Escondido, que es un galardón que reciben los corredores que completan todas las millas de la temporada.
 
ENCABEZA “TAVO” A LOS MEXICANOS
Gustavo “Tavo” Vildósola Junior, de 42 años de edad y de Mexicali, Baja California, no solamente es el líder de los SCORE Trophy Trucks con 239 unidades, también está colocado como séptimo sitio en forma overall dentro de SCORE.
Vildósola Junior fue tercero en la SCORE San Felipe 250 a bordo de su Ford Raptor Vildósola Racing número 21, y cerró en segundo lugar en la SCORE Baja 500 para gozar de una primera mitad de campeonato muy completa.
 


Top 25—2024 SCORE Overall Car/Truck/UTV Point Leaders
(thru Round 2, SCORE Baja 500)
2024 SCORE World Desert Championship Point Leaders

(Position, Vehicle No., Driver(s), Vehicle-Engine-Builder, Class, Points)

1. 219 Thor Herbst, Las Vegas, 1 Nine Industries-Ford (Trophy Truck Spec), 269
1. 285 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif.,TSCO-Chevy (Trophy Truck Spec), 269
3. 236 Michael Marsal, Millbrook, N.Y., Brenthel-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 247
4. 1821 Cayden MacCachren, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R (Pro UTV Open), 246
4. 2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R (Pro UTV FI), 246
6. 263 EJ Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Millen, Huntington Beach, Calif. (New Zealand), 1 Nine Industries-Ford, (Trophy Truck Spec), 241
7. 21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Vildosola Racing), (SCORE Trophy Truck), 239
7. 282 Brent Fox, Highland, Utah, 1 Nine Industries-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 239
9. 238 Elijah Kiger, Kirby, Pa./Christopher King, Kirby, Pa., TSCO-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 238
10. 266 David Ziegler, Reno, Nev./Paul Ziegler, Reno, Nev., Brenthel-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 236
11. 10 Alan Ampudia, 33, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Mason), (SCORE Trophy Truck), 235
12. 209 J. David Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico, TSCO-Chevy (Trophy Truck Spec), 234
13. 3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R, (Pro UTV Stock), 232
14. 1886 Branden Sims, Prescott Valley, Ariz., Polaris RZR Pro R (Pro UTV Open), 230
15. 1 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason), SCORE Trophy Truck), 229
15. 207 Mason Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 229
17. 94 Christopher Polvoorde, Hemet, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason), (SCORE Trophy Truck), 228
17. 273 Jordan Brenthel, Temecula, Calif./Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Brenthel-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 228
19. 2987 Edgar Garcia, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Can-Am Maverick, (Pro UTV FI), 227
19. 294 Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif., Full Potential-Chevy (Trophy Truck Spec), 227
21. 83 Luke McMillin, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), (SCORE Trophy Truck), 226
22. 2940 Erick Kozin, Yorba Linda, Calif., Can-Am X-3, (Pro UTV FI), 225
23. 203 Mitch McNeil, Mesa, Ariz./Scott McNeil, Mesa, Ariz., Geiser-Ford, (Trophy Truck Spec), 224
24. 241 Stephen Beal, Dallas, Geiser-Chevy, (Trophy Truck Spec), 221
25. 1000 Francisco Vera, El Rosario, Mexico/Alex Vera, El Rosario, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy (Class 10), 220

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 M/C & Quad
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 M/C & Quad
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

The Latest News from Score International

Thor Herbst & Justin Davis share top spot in SCORE

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, there is a tie for the overall points lead between Thor Herbst, 21, Las Vegas, and Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, Calif., who also share ... Read More

Salas Jr Mexican hope in SCORE in moto classes

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Arturo Salas Jr, 21, Tecate, Mexico, is enjoying a unique moment in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, as he has won the first two races of the season, making him the SCORE Overall point leader and ... Read More

‘Tavo’ New Aztec leader in SCORE Trophy Truck

After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 42, Mexicali, Mexico, is in the points lead in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, with a couple of podiums in a row and ... Read More

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
The Garage is an area where vehicles are worked on and new products are prototyped

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

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.

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Salas Jr Mexican hope in SCORE in moto classes

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Arturo Salas Jr, 21, Tecate, Mexico, is enjoying a unique moment in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, as he has won the first two races of the season, making him the SCORE Overall point leader and at the front of the Pro Moto Unlimited class, results that place him in a very important place in the Aztec Off-Road.

Salas Jr Mexican hope in SCORE in moto classes

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-international.com
SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com June 15, 2024

In 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship
Salas Jr Mexican hope in SCORE in moto classes
 
The rider from Tecate, Baja California, maintains lead in Pro Moto Unlimited
 
NOTE: Texto en español abajo; then Motorcycle/Quad points
 

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Arturo Salas Jr, 21, Tecate, Mexico, is enjoying a unique moment in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, as he has won the first two races of the season, making him the SCORE Overall point leader and at the front of the Pro Moto Unlimited class, results that place him in a very important place in the Aztec Off-Road.
Salas Jr, along with Carter Klein, 19, Agua Dulce, Calif, and Ciaran Naran, 24, Huntington Beach, Calif., won the motorcycle overall in the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500 as part of the Hero Racing team, stringing together successes, after the one achieved in March during the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250 aboard motorcycle number 11x Honda CRF450X.
That's 222 points for Salas and company, who are two more races away from the annual title, so first they will have to face the 5th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels from September 11-15, as well as the BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 1000 from November 12-17, both events will be held in Ensenada, Baja California.
Austin Eddy, 20, Oak Hills, Calif., is second in the Pro Moto Unlimited class with 201 points, who is supported on the No. 9x Honda CRF450X motorcycle by SoCal racers Connor Eddy, 18, Barstow, Jarett Megla, 25, Simi Valley, and Tucker Hopkins, 30, Venice Beach, after a second-place finish in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and a fifth-place finish in the SCORE Baja 500.
Third place in the Pro Moto Unlimited class currently the team of Fernando Beltran, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, on motorcycle No. 8x Honda CRF450X, with 194 points, riding with Mauri Herrera, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Luis Flores, 22, Mexicali, Mexico, Chad Goodsell, 19, Holtville, Calif., and Dilan Avalos, 17, Palm Springs, Calif.
WHEELER AND HIS PERFECT PACE
Ethan Wheeler, 33, Ocean Beach, Calif., currently leads the Pro Moto 30 class as the winner of the SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500, along with Ryan Stephens, San Diego, Dustin Ashe-Everest, 42, Salton City, Calif., and Nick Lake, Yuma, Ariz.
Wheeler has 210 points on his No. 317x KTM 450EXC-F motorcycle, giving him a total of 768.66 miles, surpassing Juan Valenzuela, 49, Ensenada, Mexico, who has 191 points after a second-place finish in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and a fourth-place finish in the SCORE Baja 500 on his Honda CRF450X.
SEPTIEN, A BAJA MASTER
In the Pro Moto 40 class, Francisco "Pancho Pistolas" Septien, 48, Ensenada, Mexico, leads his class in the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship with two wins in a row for 210 points. Joining forces Septien have been Shane Esposito, 49, Temecula, Calif., Rene Magana, 39, Lake Forest, Calif., and Jim O'Neal, 78, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Septien, Esposito and O'Neal won the SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500 on their No. 411x Honda CRF450X motorcycle, while in second place is Travis Flateau, 50, Temecula, Calif., who has a pair of second-place finishes this year in SCORE.
CABRERA, CHILE´S PRIDE IN SCORE
Patricio "Pato" Cabrera, 33, Chile, is the leader of the Pro Moto Ironman class (for solo riders) with 217 points. Cabrera, who has 10 years of experience in the prestigious Dakar Rally, is now trying to dominate the deserts of Baja California in SCORE.
Cabrera was second in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and finished second in the SCORE Baja 500, who this year has used a KTM FE450 motorcycle to proudly carry his country's flag on Mexican soil.
Kadin Guard, 25, St. George, Utah, is second in the class with 216 points, winning the SCORE San Felipe 250 and closing out the SCORE Baja 500 in fourth place on his No. 719x KTM 450XC-F motorcycle.
TIGHT LEAD FOR HERNANDEZ
Eduardo Hernandez, 19, San Diego, leads the Pro Quad class with 195 points, but Esteban Ramirez Junior, 26, Tecate, Mexico, is second with 194 points after the first two SCORE dates this season.
Hernandez finished fifth in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and won the SCORE Baja 500 aboard his 7a Honda TRX450R quad, with help from Luis Velez, 27, San Felipe, Mexico, Felipe Velez, 34, San Felipe, Mexico, and Jason Wyatt, 17, Arizona.
Ramirez Junior, who was third in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and second in the SCORE Baja 500, has joined forces with Omar Murillo, Tecate, Mexico, using his 31a Honda TRX450R quad this season.
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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 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 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.

EN EL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 2024 DE SCORE
Salas, la esperanza mexicana en SCORE

 

El motociclista de Tecate, Baja California, mantuvo el liderato en la clase Pro Moto Unlimited

 
ENSENADA, Baja California, México, Arturo Salas Junior, de 21 años de edad y de Tecate, México, está gozando de un momento único en el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, ya que ha ganado las dos primeras fechas de la temporada, con lo que es el líder de la clase Pro Moto Unlimited, resultados que lo colocan en un sitio muy importante del Off-Road azteca.
Salas Junior junto a Carter Klein, de 19 años de edad y de Agua Dulce, California y Ciaran Naran, de 24 años de edad y de Huntington Beach, California, ganó el overall de las motos en la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500 como parte del equipo Hero Racing, hilvanando éxitos, tras el conseguido en marzo durante la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250 a bordo de la motocicleta número 11x Honda CRF450X.
Ya son 222 puntos para Salas y compañía, quienes están a 2 carreras más de lograr el título anual, por lo que primero deberán de enfrentar la edición 4 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing Fuels del 11 al 15 de septiembre, así como la edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 del 12 al 17 de noviembre, ambos eventos se realizarán en Ensenada, Baja California.
Austin Eddy, de 20 años de edad y de Oak Hills, California, es segundo lugar en la clase Pro Moto Unlimited con 201 puntos, quien cuenta con el apoyo en la motocicleta número 9x de Connor Eddy, de 18 años de edad y de Barstow, California, Jarett Megla, de 25 años de edad y de Simi Valley, California, y de Tucker Hopkins, de 30 años de edad y de Venice Beach, California, tras un segundo sitio en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y un quinto lugar en la SCORE Baja 500.
El tercer sitio en la clase Pro Moto Unlimited es para el equipo de Fernando Beltrán, de 47 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, en la motocicleta número 8x Honda CRF450X, con 194 puntos, de la mano de Mauri Herrera, de 25 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, Luis Flores, de 22 años de edad y de Mexicali, México, Chad Goodsell, de 19 años de edad y de Holtville, California y Dilan Ávalos, de 17 años de edad y de Palm Springs, California.
 
CUENTA WHEELER CON PASO PERFECTO
Ethan Wheeler, de 33 años de edad y de Ocean Beach, California, es quien manda en estos momentos en la clase Pro Moto 30, al ser el ganador de la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500, junto a Ryan Stephens, San Diego, California, Dustin Ashe-Everest, de 42 años de edad y de Salton City California, y Nick Lake, Yuma, Arizona.
Wheeler cuenta con 210 puntos en su motocicleta número 317x KTM 450EXC-F, con lo que ya acumula un total de 768.66 millas, superando a Juan Valenzuela, de 49 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, quien ha cosechado 191 puntos, tras un segundo sitio en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y un cuarto sitio en la SCORE Baja 500 en su Honda CRF450X.
 
SEPTIÉN, GARANTÍA DE ÉXITO EN BAJA
En la clase Pro Moto 40, Francisco “Pancho Pistolas” Septién, de 48 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, es quien manda en el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE con 2 triunfos en fila, para sumar 210 puntos, uniendo fuerzas con Shane Esposito, de 49 años de edad y de Temecula, California, René Magaña, de 39 años de edad y de Lake Forest, California, y Jim O´Neal, de 78 años de edad y de Santa Bárbara, California.
Septién, Esposito y O´Neal ganaron la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500 en su motocicleta número 411x Honda CRF450X, mientras que en segundo lugar está Travis Flateau, de 50 años de edad y de Temecula, California, quien lleva un par de segundos sitios este año en SCORE.
 
CABRERA, EL ORGULLO DE CHILE EN SCORE
Patricio “Pato” Cabrera, de 33 años de edad y de Chile, es el líder de la clase Pro Moto Ironman con 217 puntos, quien cuenta con experiencia de 10 años en el prestigiado Rally Dakar, pero que ahora está intentando dominar los desiertos de Baja California en SCORE.
Cabrera fue segundo lugar en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y finalizó también en segundo dentro de la SCORE Baja 500, quien ha utilizado en este año una motocicleta KTM FE450 para portar con orgullo la bandera de su país en suelo mexicano.
Kadin Guard, de 25 años de edad y de St. George, Utah, es Segundo en esta clase, con 216 puntos, quien ganó la SCORE San Felipe 250 y cerró la SCORE Baja 500 en el cuarto lugar, a bordo de su motocicleta número 719x KTM 450XC-F.
 
APRETADO LIDERATO DE HERNÁNDEZ
Eduardo Hernández, de 19 años de edad y de San Diego, California, es el líder de la clase Pro Quad con 195 puntos, pero Esteban Ramírez Junior, de 26 años de edad y de Tecate, México, es segundo, con 194 puntos, tras las dos primeras fechas de esta temporada en SCORE.
Hernández finalizó quinto en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y ganó la SCORE Baja 500 a bordo de su motocicleta 7ª Honda TRX450R, quien contó con ayuda de Luis Vélez, 27 años de edad y de San Felipe, México, Felipe Vélez, de 34 años de edad y de San Felipe, México y Jason Wyatt, de 17 años de edad y de Arizona.
Mientras que Ramírez Junior, fue tercero en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y segundo en la SCORE Baja 500, quien ha unido fuerzas con Omar Murillo, de Tecate, México, utilizando en esta temporada su motocicleta número 31a Honda TRX450R.

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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.


2024 SCORE World Desert Championship Class Point Standings
(Through Round 2 of 4—BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500)
(By Class, Position, Vehicle Number, Rider of record, Hometown, Vehicle make/model, Points, Class wins in parenthesis) (ROR must start and/or finish all four races to qualify for season point championship)
PRO MOTORCYCLES
  PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (400cc or more)1. 11x Arturo Salas Jr, Chula Vista, Calif. (Tecate, Mexico)/Carter Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif./Ciaran Naran, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X (2), 222; 2. 9x Austin Eddy, Oak Hills, Calif./Connor Eddy, Barstow, Calif./Jarett Megla, Simi Valley, Calif./Tucker Hopkins, Venice Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 201; 3. 8x Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico/Mauri Herrera, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Flores, Mexicali, Mexico/Chad Goodsell, Holtville, Calif./Dilan Avalos, N. Palm Springs, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 194; 4. 15x Eric Holt, Panaca, Nev./Brian Whiteside, Farmington, Utah/Daemon Woolslayer, Mona, Utah/Mason Decunzo, Las Vegas, Husqvarna 450FE, 113; 5. Justin Morgan, El Cajon, Calif./Tyler Lynn, Mona, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 113; 6. Adrian Ortiz, Dulzura, Calif./Albaro Ortiz, Dulzura, Calif./Sergio Garza, Spring Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 109.
  PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)1. 317x Ethan Wheeler, Ocean Beach, Calif./Ryan Stephens, San Diego/Dustin Ashe-Everest, Salton City Calif.,/Nick Lake, Yuma, Ariz., KTM 450EXC-F (2), 210; 2. 311x Juan Valenzuela, Ensenada, Mexico/Joel Castillo, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Molina, Ensenada, Mexico/Ramon Murrillo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 191; 3. 354x Felipe Barron, Riverside, Calif./Dan Eastwood, Vista, Calif./Larry Klein, Agua Dulce, Calif./Mark Rodgers, Hesperia, Calif./Jason Hopty, Garden Grove, Calif., KTM 450 XCF-W, 109.
  PRO MOTO LIMITED (less than 450cc1. 110x Armando Ortiz, Tijuana, Mexico/Andre Enrique, Mexicali, Mexico/Tyler Perrin, Ocotillo, Calif./Ricardo Meza, San Felipe, BC, Mexico, Honda CRF450X (2), 212; 2. 150x Neithan Adams, San Felipe, Mexico/Jason Lopez, San Felipe, Mexico/Angel Aguirre, Tijuana, Mexico/Manuel Gomez, Tecate, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 200.
  PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)1. 411x Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Shane Esposito, Temecula, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kawaski KX450X (2), 210; 2. 452x Travis Flateau, Temecula, Calif./Jason Alosi/Steve Tichnor/Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev., Yamaha WR450F, 198; 3. 400x Alirio Amado, The Woodlands, Texas/Manuel Vazquez, Tijuana, Mexico/Mark Bechtold, Phoenix/Nick Lanning, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha WR450F, 190.
  PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old)1. 547x Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif./Dal Truby, Henderson, Nev./Jeff Kelly Mammoth, Calif./Dennis Berlingheri, Reno Nev./Nick Martin, Reno, Nev., Honda CRF450X (2), 210; 2. 514x Lawrence Janesky, Middlebury, Conn./Dustin Gerbers, Chapmansboro, Tenn./Mark Daconto, Oxford, Conn., Honda CRF450X, 89; 3. 513x Joseph Amey, Las Vegas/Brad Loveday, Las Vegas/Dave Martin, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 85.
  PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old)1. 628x Mike Kay, Sacramento, Calif./Scott McIntosh, Kent, Wash./Mike Whitman, Phoenix/Dave Kwast, Cassopolis, Mich., Honda CRF450X (1), 140; 2. 616x Harold Harris, Sanger, Calif./Manny Ornellas, Lagna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 134; 3. 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 (1), 115.
  PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)1. 745x Patricio Cabrera, Chile, KTM FE450 (1), 217; 719x Kadin Guard, St. George, Utah, KTM 450XC-F (1), 216; 3. 788x Brian Roberts, Hemet, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 206; 4. 781x Miguel Luna, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 87; 194. ALSO: 8. Daniel Mastrude, Boise, Idaho, KTM 500EXC (1), 123.
  PRO MOTO ADVENTURE (Rally Motorcycles)—1. 827x Gerardo Rubio, La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico/Erick Rubio, La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico, Kove Rally 450 (1), 115.
PRO QUADS
  PRO QUAD (Open engine displacement)1. Eduard Hernandez, San Diego/Luis Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jason Wyat, Arizona, Honda TRX450R (1), 195; 2. Estevan Ramirez Jr, Tecate, Mexico/Omar Murillo, Tecate, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 194; 3. Dionicio Zavala, Jacume, Mexico/Efren Vazuez, Guerrero Negro, Mexico/Steve Lopez, El Paso, Texas/Javier Robles, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 187. ALSO: 5. 39a Sergio Jimenez, Mexicali, Mexico/Nicolas Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Luis Meza Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R (1), 95.
  PRO QUAD IRONMAN (Open engine displacement, solo Rider)1. 91a Jorge Lopez Jr, Rancho Percebu, Mexico, Honda TRX450R (1), 95.
SPORTSMAN
  SPT M/C1. 205x Francisco Rosas, Tecate, Mexico/Isaac Medina, Tecate, Mexico/Juan Alvarez, Tecate, Mexico/Aldo Rivera, Tecate, Mexico/Daniel Orozco, Tijuana, Mexico, Husqvarna FE501, 201; 2. 236x Andy Valencia, Ensenada, Mexico/Elmer Silvestre, Ensenada, Mexico/Christian Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Martinez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 187. ALSO: 4. 259x Jhoan Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico/Christian Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico/Ruben Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico/Damasio Maduena, San Felipe, Mexico/Frankie Pikrell, San Diego/Roberto Armento, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KX450F (1), 118; 8. 229x Joel Magallanes, Mexicali, Mexico/Uriel Zuniga, Calexico, Calif./Sergio Cortez, Mexicali, Mexico/Alonso Zuniga, Calexico, Calif./Santiago Cortez, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450R (1), 95.
  SPT QUAD1. 137a Jose Miramontes, San Felipe, Mexico/Erick Ramirez, San Felipe, Mexico/Sergio Castenada, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R (1), 217; 2. 110a Irlamm Gutierrez Jr, Mexicali, Mexico/Alan Cruz, Valle de la Trinidad, Mexico/Luis Marrujo, Tijuana, Mexico/Arturo Martinez, Tijuana, Mexico/Arturo Martinez Jr, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 215; 3. 124a Erick Talamantes, Tecate, Mexico/Luis Beltran, Todo Santos, Mexico/Andy Cervantes, Mexicali, Mexico/Andrew Salinas, Tijuana, Mexico/Axel Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico/Joel Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R (1), 214.
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 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 M/C & Quad
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 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 M/C & Quad
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
 
 

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By Gabriel Garcia, SCORE Media Operations Director, Gabriel@SCORE-international.com
Dominic Clark, SCORE Historian, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
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ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 42, Mexicali, Mexico, is in the points lead in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, with a couple of podiums in a row and looking forward to the second half of the season with many possibilities of being the new king in "The Monsters of the Desert".
‘Tavo’ has 239 points, thanks to his third place in the King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, and second place in the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, with his No.21 Ford Raptor Vildosola Racing number 21, an all-wheel drive car with Javier "Javi" Valenzuela as navigator.
Never in Vildosola's brilliant career has he been able to be SCORE Trophy Truck champion as a points driver, who seeks to join in a very small space with Apdaly Lopez and Juan Carlos Lopez, as the only Mexicans to achieve this accomplishment in SCORE history, something the former achieved in 2015, 2016 and 2017 with the RPM Off Road team.
Alan Ampudia, 33, Ensenada, Mexico, is second with 235 points, with a win in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and a 10th place finish in the SCORE Baja 500, at the controls of his No.10 Ford Raptor Mason from Team Papas and Beer.
Bryce Menzies, 36, Las Vegas, of the Menzies Motorsports team. is third in SCORE Trophy Truck with 229 points, with a pair of fourth-place finishes in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 500 in his No. 1 AWD Ford Raptor Mason, as he continues his quest for his first win of the season.
THERE'S A TIE AT THE TOP OF THE SPEC
In the Trophy Truck Spec class, Thor Herbst, 24, Las Vegas, is the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship leader with 269 points aboard the No. 263 Ford Raptor built by 1 Nine Industries with 269 points, a position he shares with Justin Davis, 31, Chino Hills, Calif., of Team Green Army Motorsports.
Thor, who is the son of Tim Herbst, one of the top winners in the history of SCORE Trophy Truck, won the SCORE San Felipe 250 and was second in the SCORE Baja 500, along with his brother Pierce Herbst, 21, Las Vegas.
Davis, meanwhile, was second in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and won the SCORE Baja 500 a few weeks ago, aboard his No. 285 TSCO-built Ford Raptor, in what promises to be a start-to-finish battle with the Terrible Herbst boys for the annual title in a category that already has 47 racers in 2024.
VILDOSOLA AND JOHNSON, THE LEGEND OWNERS
In the SCORE TT Legend class (for SCORE Trophy Truck drivers over 50 years old), Gustavo Vildosola, 70, Mexicali, Mexico, and Ricky Johnson, 59, El Cajon, Calif., are in first place with 214 points after winning the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 500 in their Vildosola Racing team's No. 1L Ford Raptor, built by Mason Motorsports.
Vildosola and Johnson have 10 SCORE race wins in a row, along with a pair of SCORE championships in 2022 and 2023, putting them on track for a third consecutive SCORE title.
MINI MAC" IS IN STELLAR MODE
The official Polaris team is dominating the Pro UTV Open class with Cayden MacCachren, 22, Las Vegas, winning the SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500 in his No.1821 Polaris RZR Pro R, thanks to 246 points.
Branden Sims, 38, Prescott Valley, Arizona, in another Polaris RZR Pro R, is second in the Pro UTV Open class with 230 points on the strength of a pair of podium finishes in the first two SCORE events of the season, a third-place finish in the SCORE San Felipe 250 and a second-place finish in the SCORE Baja 500.
NO ONE STOPS FLEMATE AND ESPINOZA
In Class 11, Oliver Flemate, 46, Ensenada, Mexico, and Antonio Espinoza, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, have won the first two dates of the 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, reaching 210 points aboard their No. 1100 Volkswagen Stock Flemate.
Flemate and Espinoza are on a fabulous seven-race winning streak in SCORE in Class 11, putting them on a direct path to a two-time class championship and raising their hand for ‘The Mexican Army’.
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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 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 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.

EN EL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 2024 DE SCORE
“Tavo”, el nuevo líder azteca de los SCORE Trophy Trucks

El corredor de Mexicali, Baja California, es quien manda en la categoría estelar de SCORE, tras las dos primeras fechas del año

 
ENSENADA, Baja California, México, tras las dos primeras fechas del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, Gustavo “Tavo” Vildósola Junior, de 42 años de edad y de Mexicali, México, es quien manda en los SCORE Trophy Trucks, con un par de podios en fila y esperando la segunda mitad de la temporada con muchas posibilidades de ser el nuevo rey en “Los Monstruos del desierto”.
“Tavo” cuenta con 239 puntos, de la mano del tercer sitio conseguido en la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250, y del segundo sitio que logró en la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, con su Ford Raptor Vildósola Racing número 21, unidad de tracción en todos sus ejes en la que ha tenido como copiloto a Javier “Javi” Valenzuela.
Nunca en la brillante trayectoria de Vildósola ha podido ser campeón de los SCORE Trophy Trucks como piloto de puntos, quien busca unirse en un espacio muy reducido con Apdaly López y Juan Carlos López, como los únicos mexicanos en alcanzar este logro en la historia de SCORE, algo que lograron los primeros en 2015, 2016 y 2017 con el equipo RPM Off Road.
Alan Ampudia, de 33 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, es segundo con 235 puntos, con una victoria en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y un décimo sitio en la SCORE Baja 500, al control de su Ford Raptor Mason número 10 del Team Papas and Beer.
Bryce Menzies, de 36 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, del equipo Menzies Motorsports ocupa el tercer lugar en los SCORE Trophy Trucks, al cosechar 229 puntos, con un par de cuartos sitios en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y en la SCORE Baja 500, tripulando su Ford Raptor Mason número 1, con lo que sigue en la búsqueda de su primera victoria en esta temporada.
 
HAY EMPATE EN LA CIMA DE LA SPEC
En la clase Trophy Truck Spec, Thor Herbst, de 24 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, es el líder del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, con 269 puntos a bordo del Ford Raptor número 263 de la marca 1 Nine Industries con 269 puntos, posición que comparte con Justin Davis, de 31 años de edad, y de Chino Hills, California, del Team Green Army Motorsports.
Thor, quien es hijo de Tim Herbst, uno de los máximos ganadores en la historia de los SCORE Trophy Trucks, ganó la SCORE San Felipe 250 y fue segundo en la SCORE Baja 500, junto a su hermano Pierce Herbst, de 21 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mientras que Davis, fue segundo en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y ganó hace unas semanas la SCORE Baja 500, a bordo de su Ford Raptor de la marca TSCO Racing, en lo que promete ser una batalla de principio a fin con los Terribles Herbst por el título anual en una categoría que ya cuenta con 47 corredores en este 2024.
 
VILDÓSOLA Y JOHNSON, LOS DUEÑOS DE LA LEGEND
En la clase SCORE Trophy Trucks Legend, Gustavo Vildósola Señor de 70 años de edad, y de Mexicali, México, y Ricky Johnson, de 59 años de edad y de El Cajón, California, están en el primer sitio con 214 puntos, tras ganar la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500 con su Ford Raptor Mason número 1L del equipo Vildósola Racing.
Vildósola y Johnson suman 10 victorias en fila dentro de SCORE, de la mano de un par de campeonatos en esta clase, 2022 y 2023, con lo que están enfilando hacia un tercer título en forma consecutiva.
 
ESTÁ “MINI MAC” EN MODO ESTELAR
El equipo oficial de la marca Polaris está dominando la clase Pro UTV Open, de la mano de Cayden MacCachren, de 22 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, quien ganó la SCORE San Felipe 250 y la SCORE Baja 500 a bordo de un Polaris RZR Pro R número 1821, gracias a 246 puntos.
Branden Sims, de 38 años de edad, y de Prescott Valley, Arizona, en otro Polaris RZR Pro R, es segundo en la clase Pro UTV Open, al sumar 230 puntos, de la mano de un par de podios en las dos primeras fechas de esta temporada de SCORE, un tercer sitio en la SCORE San Felipe 250 y un segundo lugar en la SCORE Baja 500.
 
NADIE FRENA A FLEMATE Y ESPINOZA
En la Clase 11, Oliver Flemate, de 46 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, y Antonio Espinoza, de 30 años de edad y de Ensenada, México, han ganado las dos primeras fechas del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, llegando a 210 puntos a bordo de su Volkswagen Flemate número 1100.
Flemate y Espinoza cuentan con una racha fabulosa de 7 victorias en SCORE dentro de la Clase 11, con lo que están en ruta directa al bicampeonato de la clase y alzando la mano por “La Armada Mexicana”.
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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.
 

2024 SCORE World Desert Championship Class Point Standings
(Through Round 2 of 4—BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500)

(By Class, Position, Vehicle Number, Driver/Rider of record, Hometown, Vehicle make/model, Points, Class wins in parenthesis) (DOR/ROR must start and/or finish all four races to qualify for season point championship)
Pro Cars, Trucks, UTVs
  SCORE TROPHY TRUCK1. 21 Gustavo Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Vildosola Racing), 239; 2. 10 Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Mason) (1), 235; 3. 1 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason), 229; 4. 94 Christopher Poolvoorde, Hemet, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason), 228; 5. 83 Luke McMillin, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason), 226; 6. 58 Tracy Graf, Canada, Chevy Silverado (Racer), 218; 7. 87 Dallas Lutrell, Las Vegas/Billy Goerke, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram, 218; 8. 33 Roberto Romo Jr, Mexciali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Racer), 213; 9. 63 Ruben Torres, San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Enrique Avalos, Ensenada, Mexico, Nissan Titan (Mason), 208; 10. 11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 207; 11. 70 Kevin Thompson, New Braunfels, Texas/Harley Letner, Corona, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason), 203; 12. 78 Tracy Poole, Bozeman, Mont./Ryan Huntsinger, Bozeman, Mont., Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 201; 13. 45 Gary Magness, Denver/Chelsea Magness, Denver/Matt Robinson, Denver/Jeff Blackwell, Oklahoma City, Ford Raptor (1 Nine Industries), 200; 14. Toby Price, Australia/Paul Weel, Australia, Chevy Silverado (Mason) (1), 170.
  SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Custom Trucks, including builder, Drivers over 50 years old)1. 1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico/Ricky Johnson, El Cajon, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason) (2), 214; 2. 85L Clay Lawrence, Banning, Calif./Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford Raptor (1 Nine Industries), 202; 3. 37L Rolf Helland, Morris, Ill./Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Mason), 191; 4. 65L Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Thomas Fichter, Spring, Texas, Ford Raptor (TSCO), 189; 5. 61L David Payne, St. Louis, Mo./Damon Bradshaw, Peoria, Ariz./Cam McQueen, Canada, Chevy Silverado (Brenthel), 183.
  CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)1. (TIE) 168 Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy (1), and 153 Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (1), 207; 3. 127 Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif./Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 190; 4. 138 Kyle Quinn, Lakewood, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 186; 5. 133 Alberto Varela, Tijuana, Mexico/Roberto Romo Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 181.
  TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)1. (TIE) 219 Thor Herbst, Las Vegas, 1 Nine Industries-Chevy (1), and 285 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif.,TSCO-Chevy (1), 269; 3. 236 Michael Marsal, Millbrook, N.Y., Brenthel-Chevy, 247; 4. 263 EJ Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Millen, Huntington Beach, Calif. (New Zealand), 1 Nine Industries-Chevy, 241; 5. 282 Brent Fox, Highland, Utah/Brook Beckstrom, Salem, Utah/Trevor Rasmussen, Highland, Utah, 1 Nine Industries-Chevy, 239; 6. 238 Elijah Kiger, Kirby, Pa./Christopher King, Kirby, Pa., TSCO-Chevy, 238; 7. 266 David Ziegler, Reno, Nev./Paul Ziegler, Reno, Nev., Brenthel-Chevy, 236; 8. 209 J. David Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico, TSCO-Chevy, 234; 9. 207 Mason Cullen, Long Beach, Calif./Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 229; 10. 273 Jordan Brenthel, Temecula, Calif./Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, 228; 11. 294 Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif., Full Potential-Chevy, 227; 12. 203 Mitch McNeil, Mesa, Ariz./Scott McNeil, Mesa, Ariz., Geiser-Ford, 224; 13. 241 Stephen Beal, 52, Dallas/Sean Geiser, 33, Phoenix, Geiser-Chevy, 221; 14. 205 Joe Delucie, Las Vegas/Matt Ongman, Las Vegas, SLR-Chevy, 219; 14. 205 Joe Delucie 15. 242 Bryce Swaim 16. (TIE) 258 Mavrick Gaunt and 213 Josh Beyer, Las Cruces, N.M., Brenthel-Chevy, 213; 18. Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas, TSCO-Chevy, 202.
  CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)1. 1000 Francisco Vera, El Rosario, Mexico/Juan Sanchotena, San Diego Alumi Craft-Honda (1), 220; 2. 1077 Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Ezra Ebberts, Wilton, Calif., ESM-Toyota, 206; 3. 1060 Ted Baker, Encinitas, Calif./Tim Morton, Escondido, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 201; 4. 1044 Jason Shipman, Farmington, Mo., Alumi Craft-Honda, 199; 5. 1023 Tamara Myers, Newport Beach, Calif./Steve Myers, Newport Beach, Calif., ChespyCraft-Honda, 193; 6. 1014 Bruce Yee, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Honda (1), 149; 7. 1013 Harley Meservey, Coos Bay, Ore., Lothringer-Chevy; 8. 1006 Freddie Willert, El Cajon, Calif./Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 143; 9. 1002 Matias Arjona IV, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Pena, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 134;
  PRO UTV OPEN (two-seat open UTV open-displacement)1. 1821 Cayden MacCachren, 22, Las Vegas, Polaris RZR Pro R (2), 146; 2. 1886 Branden Sims, Prescott Valley, Ariz.,  Polaris RZR Pro R, 230; 3. 1896 Brock Heger, El Centro, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 218; 4. 1831 Craig Scanlon, Orange, Calif. (Helena, Mont.), Polaris RZR Pro R, 216; 5. 1825 Vito Ranuio, Stockton, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R, 215; 6. 1871 Wayne Matlock, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 117; 7. (TIE) 1854 Kristen Matlock, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, and 1824 Oscar R. Alvarez, McAllen, Texas/Gustavo Pinuelas, Mexicali, Mexico, Polaris RZR Pro R, 208; 9. 1850 Paul Barnhart Jr, Houston/Stephan Verdier, Long Beach, Calif. (France), Polaris RZR Pro R, 204; 10. Gabe Matthews, Lakeside, Calif./ Ryan Conery, Lakeside, Calif., Polaris RZR Pro R, 201; 11. Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif., Cody Weaver, Springville, Pa., Polaris RZR Pro R, 200.
  PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)1. 2944 Phil Blurton, Auburn, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R (2), 246; 2. 2987 Edgar Garcia, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Can-Am Maverick, 227; 3. 2940 Erick Kozin, Yorba Linda, Calif., Can-Am X3, 225; 4. 2956 Bogart Escandon, Tijuana, Mexico/Adrian Escandon, Tijuana, Mexico, Can-Am X3, 213; 5. 2925 Bernardo Perez, Rosarito Beach, Mexico/Joaquin Flores, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Can-Am X3, 209; 6. 2955 Miguel Cortez, San Diego/Isaac Amaya, Ensenada, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000, 202; 7. 2920 Oscar Ruiz, El Centro, Calif., Can-Am X3, 157; 8. (TIE) Carlos Quezada, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS Max, and 2948 Matt Burroughs, Norco, Calif./Bradley Howe, Leona Valley, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R, 149; 10. 2915 Rickey Arslanian, Livermore, Calif./Brian Cooper, Santa Rosa, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 146.
 CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)1. 711 Richard Fant, Houston/Jeff Stone, Ford Ranger, 199; 2. Daniel Chamlee, San Felipe, Mexico (Montecito, Calif.), Ford Ranger (1), 150; 3. 703 Scott Brady, Gerber, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 141; 4. 718 Luis Vazquez Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Vazquez, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 131.
  SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)1. 1277 Mario Alcala, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove (2), 210.
  PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)1. 1984 David Pedder, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Luis Sandoval, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda Talon 1000R (1), 204; 2. 1974 Ethan Groom, Temecula, Calif./Brighton Hornbrook, Temecula, Calif./Colbey Groom, Temecula, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 (1), 141; 3. 1919 Eva Malabanan, El Cajon, Calif./Daniel Gutierrez, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 135.
 CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)1. 1606 Daniel Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Matt Willert, El Cajon, Calif./Michael Goodrich, Chula Vista, Calif./Matt Willert, El Cajon, Calif., Bunderson (1), 202; 2. 1656 Raul Ojeda, Ensenada, Mexico/Alonso Angulo, Ensenada, Mexico/Ernesto Medina, Ensenada, Mexico, Fraley (1), 140.
  PRO UTV STOCK (Stock UTVs, FI or NA)1. 3925 Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah, Can-Am Maverick R (2), 232; 2. 3900 Jorge Cano, Culiacan, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3 RC Turbo, 216; 3. 3919 Anibal Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico, Polaris RZR Turbo R, 204; 4. 3926 Yoshua Morquecho, Mexicali, Mexico, Polaris RZR Turbo R, 198 5. Antonio Mendez, Puebla, Mexico, Polaris RZR Turbo R, 159; 6. 3907 Jeremy Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Can-Am Maverick R, 140; 7. 3928 Endy Chavez, Mexicali, Mexico/Jacobo Bermudez, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick R, 134; 8. 3955 Scott Sappington, Glendale, Ariz./Jason Flanders, Glendale, Ariz./Dan Sprague, Palisade, Colo., Can-Am X3 Max, 133.
  CLASS 81. 809 Josh Klenske, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford F-150 (2), 210.
  CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)1. 500 Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jake’s-Chevy (2), 210; 2. 503 Jon Manikateri, El Paso, Texas/Edel Romero, El Paso, Texas, DeLaCruz-Chevy, 130.
  CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc water-cooled VW Baja Bugs)1. 561 Zackery Woodruff, Bend, Ore./Diesel Vecqueray, Bend, Ore. (1), 140.
  CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)1. 700F Justin Park, Encinitas, Calif./Cole Andrews, Ramona, Calif./Eduardo Perez, San Quintin, Mexico/Pako Martinez, San Quintin, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 204; 719F Cesar Gutierrez, Tijuana, Mexico, Jeep Grand Cherokee (1), 140.
  CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)1. 740 Armando Duron, Mexicali, Mexico/Israel Duron, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 140.
  CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)1. 1100 Oliver Flemate, Ensenada, Mexico/Antonio Espinoza, Ensenada, Mexico (2), 210; 2. 1111 Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico/Edwin Cherider, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/Leon Burgoin, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico/Orlando Lopez, Tijuana, Mexico, 134.
 
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
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