Leading the way are five racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, two in Class 1 for unlimited open-wheelers and three in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines.
The five SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season are: Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas (No. 20 Ford F-150), Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (No. 18 Chevy Silverado), Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb. (No. 94 Ford F-150), Tim Herbst, Las Vegas (No. 19 Ford F-150) and Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (No. 49 Ford F-150). Tim Herbst and Arciero, who races with Tim Herbst’s younger brother Troy, are part of the Las Vegas-based Terrible Herbst Motorsports team.
Over 300 entries are expected to compete in 37 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks motorcycles and ATVs in the season-ending 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The final round of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held Nov. 14-17.
It will be a peninsula run down Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz.
With late entries accepted up until race morning, entries from nearly 40 U.S. States and 21 countries are expected to take the green flag in the 45th anniversary of the Granddaddy of all desert races.
Pre-race festivities will be held on the heart of Ensenada on Wednesday, Nov. 14, and the elapsed-time race will start at 6:30 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, Nov. 15. The awards celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. (PST) on the Malecon in La Paz.
Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 27th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.
“Toyota is proud to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers,” said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “For over a quarter of a century, Toyota has had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet. We salute Sal Fish and SCORE International on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the greatest desert race in the entire universe.”
For more information regarding SCORE International and the SCORE Desert Series, visit www.score-international.com.
2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards
(24 Racers have completed every required mile after four rounds in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series)
SCORE Trophy Truck
Juan C. Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico
Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas
Steven Strobel, Clarks, Nebraska
Tim Herbst, Las Vegas
Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, California
Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, California
Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas
Robert Archibald, El Cajon, California
Cody Robinson, El Centro, California
George Peters, Newbury Park, California
Donald Moss, Sacramento, California
Kevin Carr, San Diego
Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Virgina
Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico
Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico
Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minnesota
Matt Cullen, Long Beach, California
Perry McNeil, Lemon Grove, California
Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, California
Mark Lawrence, Sunset Beach, California
Otoniel Huerta, San Luis, Arizona
West Bevly III, Corpus Christi, Texas
Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas
Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Virgina