SAN DIEGO—With the pomp and circumstance befitting a European coronation, the Roger Norman era of SCORE International begins this week as a field of nearly 250 entries at the season-opening 27th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 includes 70 desert racers who have combined for 179 class wins are all part of the favored field of nearly 250 entries in this popular spring race on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
Attracting entries from 23 states and 11 countries, the lineup includes 35 entries in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee racing division for hi-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks. The season opener of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held this weekend in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
As new owner of the world’s foremost desert racing organization, Norman, who himself is a SCORE Baja 1000 overall champion, will start his legacy in 2013 as SCORE International celebrates its 40th anniversary season. SCORE was founded in 1973 by the late motorsports innovator Mickey Thompson.
With entries accepted up to race morning, nearly 250 entries are expected to take the green flag Saturday morning in the 254.0-mile race. To date, entries have come from 23 US States and 11 countries as competition will be held in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in the popular race.
RACE DAY SKED
Pre-running is allowed on the actual race course as it started Friday, Feb. 22 and will continue through Friday on the eve of the race.
The green flag will drop at 6 a.m. (or first light) on Saturday for the motorcycle and ATV classes, followed three and one-half hours later after the last Sportsman ATV by the car and truck classes at approximately 10:30 a.m. The start line and finish line for the race is scheduled to once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with a 12-hour time limit to become an official finisher. SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will start in 60-second intervals.
BREAKING IT DOWN
The field includes racers from 14 of the last 15overall motorcycle winners as well as 15 of the previous overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in San Felipe. Also entered are 19 class winners from last year’s race and 20 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season class point champions.
SCORE Trophy Trucks have won 16 overalls in San Felipe in the 19-year history of the class. Southern California’s Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel in 1997, San Diego’s son/father team of Andy and Scott McMillin (2005) and Armin Schwarz (Germany)/Martin Christensen (Denmark) (2010) have the only three Class 1 wins since SCORE created the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division in 1994.
In the first 26 years of this race, Honda has earned 16 overall motorcycle victories (including 14 of the last 16 years), Kawasaki has six, KTM has three and Husqvarna has one.
GIVE ME ANOTHER
Leading the gregarious group of 43 racers with at least two class wins in this race entered this year are: Jim O’Neal (Class 21) with 13 age group motorcycle wins–all in the last 12 years, Eric Solorzano with 10 class wins in Class 11 for stock VW Sedans, Johnny Campbell (Class 22), Rob MacCachren (SCORE Trophy Truck) and Donald Moss (Class 3) who each have eight career class wins in this San Felipe race, Larry Roeseler (SCORE Trophy Truck) with six career class wins and Gerardo Rojas (Class 30) with five class wins in this San Felipe race. O’Neal has raced in all 26 previous SCORE San Felipe 250 races and he has a SCORE-record 15 career season class point titles.
Also entered this year are five racers who each have four class wins here: Kevin Carr (Class 5), Steve Hengeveld (Class 22), Tim Herbst (SCORE Trophy Truck), Ricardo Malo (SCORE Lites) and Donald Lewis (Class 60).
The pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and tech inspection of the vehicles in the race will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque Malecon, flanked by the Sea of Cortez on one side and the popular restaurants and night clubs of San Felipe on the other. Racer registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (March 8) at the Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel. Open to the public for the first time, the pre-race mandatory racer’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday (March 8) at the plaza in the heart of the Malecon.
As success breeds success, other former winners in the SCORE Trophy Truck field this year who will challenge Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s back-to-back wins are Las Vegas’ three-time winner Tim Herbst racing with Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif. (No. 19 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150), Mexico’s 2003 winner Gus Vildosola racing with his son Gus Vildosola Jr (No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor), 2007 winner Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif. (No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150) and 2010 winner Jesse Jones, Phoenix (No. 76 Jones Motorsports Ford F-150).
With a stellar all-star lineup of the premier desert racers in the world, leading the group of challengers against the former San Felipe race winners are two more Las Vegas racers, B. J. Baldwin (No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Ford F-150) and Bryce Menzies (No. 70 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150). While neither has won a San Felipe race, Baldwin is a three-time SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion (2006, 2008 and 2012) and Menzies won the season title in 2011.
OVERALL, CLASS CHAMPS BACK
Last year’s overall 4-wheel and 2-wheel champions are also part of the field. Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren has been the overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy Truck champion the last two straight years while the returning 2-wheel and Class 22 champion is the Bonzana Plumbing/KTM factory team of Kurt Caselli, Murrieta, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico on a KTM 450SX-F.
Besides MacCachren and Caselli, a total of the 17 defending Pro class winners have entered so far this year: Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 1), Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif. (Class 1/2-1600), Donald Moss, Sacremento, Calif. (Class 3), Kevin Carr, San Diego (Class 5), Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 6), Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 7SX), Rudolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 8), Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif. (Class 10), Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lites), Reid Rutherford, Montrose, (Class 7-2), Mike Shaffer, Oakland, Calif. (Class 4), Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif. (Class 20), Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas (Class 30), Rafael Torres, San Felipe, Mexico (Class 24) and Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif. (Class 50).
Robinson (Class 10), Laguna (Class 1), Rutherford (Class 3000), Shaffer (Class 10) and Johnson (Class 40) are all in new classes this year while Iribe is listed as a co-driver for RPM Racing entries in Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec.
Festivities will start on Thursday night in the start line area at the San Felipe arches with a special Monster Energy Tecate SCORE Welcome party. Open to the public with a $2 donation to Mexico’s Cruz Roja (Red Cross), from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a racer autograph session followed by the celebratory party at 7 p.m., which will be fueled by Monster Energy Drink and Tecate.
THE MAIN COURSE
The spectacular 254.0-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes at the landmark San Felipe arches. The race course goes north of Highway 3 for one of the first times ever in this race, covering over 100 miles up to the south end of Laguna Salada and back. Another major change in this year’s course is that the Zoo Road crossing has been moved west to a safer area where the terrain is more technical than the traditional high-speed ‘whoops’ which will slow the race vehicles down in an area of high spectator concentration.
The race course also includes three of the infamous Baja washes—Huatamote, Chanate and Amarillas before heading to the finish line. The course has three physical, full-stop checkpoints and 61 virtual checkpoints to help insure the safety and the integrity of the challenging race course.
Helping launch the Roger Norman era of SCORE International will be the venerable desert racing legend Rod Hall, 75 of Reno, Nev., who will serve as the grand marshal of the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Hall is the only person who has raced in all 45 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 races where he has earned a race-record 22 class wins in his remarkable career. Winner of 14 career SCORE class season point championships, Hall continues to give back to the sport he cherishes so much as the curator of the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame which is also located in Reno.
DIRT LIVE SCORE RACE WEEK…
Roger Norman’s increasing popular Dirt Live internet webcast will be on-site in San Felipe providing first of its kind live and same-day coverage of the start of the new era in SCORE history. Airing on www.score-international.com, unprecedented coverage will start on Thursday night with the Monster Energy Tecate SCORE Welcome Party and in addition to extended race-day coverage will conclude Sunday at 10 a.m. (PDT) with the first live webcast of the SCORE post-race awards celebration.
Another first will be live streaming from the pre-race racer’s meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday. Dirt Live commentators in San Felipe will be George Antill, Ivan Stewart, Dave Arnold and Sara Price.
The season-opener of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, annually provides a greater economic impact to San Felipe than the popular six-week-long ‘Spring Break’.
The race began in 1982 and was not held between 1985 and 1989, the first five years of the seven-year combined High Desert Racing Association-HDRA/SCORE Desert Series of US and Baja races. It has been held consecutively each year since 1990.
In its first 26 years, the race has been held in San Felipe all but 2007 when political issues forced a last minute move by SCORE, starting it in Ensenada and finishing it in Santo Tomas. Ironically, 2007 saw a race-record 394 starters and a race-record 288 finishers even though the race was moved and the course changed just 10 days before the event. The records when the race actually started and finished in San Felipe are 341 for starters in 2006 and 220 for finishers, also in 2006.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico, starts with the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For car and truck classes with at least five starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Award that also receives a $2,000 cash bonus and custom-made driver’s race suit. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
Norman acquired ownership of the world-renown SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer, Norman re-started the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active originally in the 1980s and early 1990s. HDRA was actually bought out by Sal Fish in the early 90’s, thus making SCORE the dominant racing organization. Things have come full circle as HDRA owner, Norman, now buys SCORE.
In addition to business interests in both San Diego and Reno, Norman owns the Crystal Bay Casino in North Lake Tahoe, Nev. as well as Wide Open Excursions desert ride-n-drive tour company with branches in Ensenada, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Reno, Nev.
Norman is a regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment on his new weekly webcast internet show on www.score-international.com-Dirt Live.
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are fueled by Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels (F&L, VP), Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Wide Open Excursions-Official Tour Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, MasterCraft Safety-Official Safety Seats, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-Official Mexican Auto Insurance.
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Visit Baja California Sur, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250
Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 7, 2013 (Times are PST)
1pm-5pm–Media Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
7pm-Midnight–Monster Energy Tecate Welcome Party, San Felipe Arches
Friday, March 8, 2013 (Times are PST)
9am-5pm–Racer Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
9am-5pm–Media Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
10am-5pm–Contingency Row, Downtown on the Malecon
10am-6pm–Tech Inspection, Downtown on the Malecon
7pm–Mandatory Racer Meeting, Plaza on the Malecon
Saturday, March 9, 2013 (Times are PST)
5:30am-11am–Late Registration & Tech, Los Arcos Motel (Start line)
5:30am-8pm–Media Center Open, Start/Finish line
1pm & 4pm–Posting of Unofficial Results, Los Arcos Motel
8pm–Competition Review Board, Los Arcos Motel
Sunday, March 10, 2013 (Time is Pacific Daylight Time)
10am–Awards Celebration, Plaza on the Malecon
Saturday, March 9, Race Schedule (Subject to Change)
START/FINISH LINE- west side of Highway 5 (Southbound lanes) at the San Felipe Arches
(Vehicles start one every 30 seconds; SCORE Trophy Truck, Class 1 start one every 60 seconds)
6:00am MOTORCYCLES/ATVs—22, 21, 30, 40, 50, 20, 60, 25, 24, SPT M/C>, SPT M/C<, SPT ATV, 26
10:30am (approx.) CARS/TRUCKS—TT, 1, 10, TT Spec, SL, 8, HM, PT, 6100, 3000, TL, 4000, 1/2-1600, 5, 7200, 7, 7SX, 5-1600, 2, 2D, 3, 3700, 1700, 4400, SF, SM, 9, 11, 19, , SPT UNL TRUCK, SPT BUGGY, SPT LMTD TRUCK, SPT UTV
TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 12-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts to complete the course
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)–
9 Mark Weyhrich/Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150
23 Daniel McMillin, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150
1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150
18 Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
2 Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
49 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150
88 Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
21 Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
48 Jimmy Knuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150
7 Steven Eugenio, Vista, Calif., Chevy Silverado
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
57 Mike Palmer, Denver, Chevy Silverado
78 Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif./Adam Ashcraft, Vista, Calif., Ford F-150
85 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
55 Mark Workentine, Fresno, Calif., Chevy Silverado
35 Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150
19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150
76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-250
36 Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Bruce Greer Jr, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram1500
28 Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Ford F-150
98 Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150
15 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW XJ-6
10 Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif., Chevy Silverado
59 Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra
54 Jesse James, Austin, Texas, Chevy Silverado
33 Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Chevy Silverado
34 Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
30 Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado
4 Valerio Gonzalez/Rodimiro Amaya, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, Ford F-150
3 Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150
14 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Chevy Silverado
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)–
101 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Geiser-Chevy
108 Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
153 Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
100 Cody Parkhouse, Garden Grove, Calif./Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
138 Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
117 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, RG-Chevy
131 George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Luke Babb, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy
182 Brady Turner, Imperial, Calif., Streamline-Ford
121 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
111 John Langley/Morgan Langley, Santa Monica, Calif./Dan Martin, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy
119 Erik Harp, Panama City, Fla., Porter-Chevy
107 Rene Zule/Jaime Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
110 Josh Rigsby, Santa Fe, N.M., Penhall-Chevy
170 Hiram Duran/Eric Duran, Tecate, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
122 Song Li/Yongguo Zhao, Rosemead, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
102 Otoniel Huerta/Jaime Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
179 Ron Gibbs, Parker, Ariz./Jeff Quinn, Lakewood, Calif., Sidewinder-Chevy
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–
1679 Derek Eugenio, Camarillo, Calif./Caleb Sanden, Imperial, Calif., Fraley
1602 Ernesto Arambula/Edmundo Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
1647 Wes McKenzie, Dallas, Bonner
1620 Matt Ferrato, Simi Valley, Calif./Robert Illian, La Canada, Calif., Moulton
1615 Jesus Velez, Mexicali, Mexico, PFK
1636 Christian Celaya, Paradise, Calif./Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Currie
1688 Rodrigo Elorduy, Mexicali, Mexico, BajaRacing
1601 Jorge Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1612 Francisco Escareno, Mexicali, Mexico, Garibay
1608 Rob Archibald, El Cajon, Calif., Mirage
1643 Daniel Reyes Jr, Heber, Calif., Garibay
1649 Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)–
300 Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco
CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)–
500 Kevin Carr/Noe Valdez, San Diego
501 Mike O’Donnell, Phoenix/Kelly Ross, Desert Hills, Ariz.
502 Jose Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico
CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–
560 Ernie Negrete, San Diego/Steve Meyers, Irvine, Calif.
552 Carlos Rivera, Mexicali, Mexico, McDonalds
551 Joaquin Rodriguez, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug
555 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Thomas Fernandez/Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico
CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)–
700 Dan Chamlee, Summerland, Calif./Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
707 Scott Brady/Kaleb Brady, Paradise, Calif., Ford Ranger
701 Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif./Scott Slater, Chino Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
704 Aaron Celiceo, San Diego/Robert Rodriguez, Chula Vista, Toyota Tacoma
CLASS 7200 (Limited, production mini trucks)–
7248 Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif., Ford Raptor
7267 Travis Bozzano, Henderson, Nev., Chevy Silverado
7238 Kyle Kovach/Keith Jaeger, Chandler, Ariz., Ford Ranger
7207 Steve Kovach, Chandler, Ariz./Preston Schmid, Mesa, Ariz., Ford Ranger
7206 Joe Ramirez, San Vicente, Mexico, Ford Ranger
7298 Jonathan Brenthal, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger
7213 Victor Herrera Jr, Victor Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger
7277 Peter Lang/Franz DeKock, Santa Rosa, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)–
741 Rich Severson, Tucson, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger
742 James Burman, Heber City, Utah, Ford Ranger
740 Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
749 Eduardo Gonzalez, Lucerne Valley, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)–
809 Arturo Benavides/Edgar Garcia, Laredo, Texas, Ford F-150
800 Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
801 Jose Leon, Calexico, Calif., Ford F-150
836 Rodrigo Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)–
1000 Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy
1066 Mike Shaffer, Alameda, Calif., FullPotential-Chevy
1021 Chris Boyer/Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford
1039 Matt Cullen/Mike Lombardi, Long Beach, Calif./Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif., AlumiCraft-Honda
1016 Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico, Racer-Chevy
1053 Brad Wilson/Kyle Quinn, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
1062 J. J. Schnarr, Incline Village, Nev./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1031 Mike Johnson, Murrieta, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1001 Andrew Myers, San Marcos, Calif./Ross Savage, Costa Mesa, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1080 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Kevin Selchow, Lester Praire, Minn., Kreger-Chevy
1030 Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Brian Burgess, Menifee, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1023 Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Cory Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford
1077 Rick Sanchez, El Centro, Calif., Tatum-Chevy
1007 Jorge Salmon, Ensenada, Mexico, Madigan-Chevy
1002 Mark Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Steve Lawler, Banning, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy
1081 Todd Winslow/David Jones, Clovis, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1003 Perry McNeil/Alfie Bueno, San Diego, Lothringer-VW
1010 Carlos Lopez, Calexico, Calif., PSD-Chevy
SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–
1249 Roberto Anda, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco
1202 Moises Torres/Ricardo Torres/Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Penhall
1203 Juan Guillen, Calexico, Calif., Jimco
1210 Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove
1207 Michael Crichton, Zapopan, Mexico, Ralco
1218 Ricardo Malo, Calexico, Calif./Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco
1299 Leonardo Rayos, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove
CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)–
1101 Rene Rodriguez, Ensenada, Mexico
1149 Alejandro Rivas/David Sanpedro, Mexicali, Mexico
1100 Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)–
8162 Jim Keyes, Canada/Kay Awaad, Egypt, Ford F-150
CLASS 3000 (Unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)–
3003 Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo., Mason-Chevy
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–
841 Taylor Mills/Alan Roach, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor
842 Nick Mills/Tony McNeil, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado
844 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Colorado
HEAVY METAL (Open Production Trucks, V8 engines)–
8036 Carlos Fonseca, Calexico, Calif., Ford F-150
8014 Andrew Leavitt/Nathan Leavitt, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
CLASS 1700 (Jeepspeed Challenge)–
1709 Austin Stobaugh, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jeep Cherokee
CLASS 19 (Limited, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–
1904 Cory Sappington, Peoria, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick
1907 Paul Broughton/Jack Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., Arctic Cat
1917 Jason Murray, Downey, Calif., Can-Am Maverick
1932 Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif., Polaris RZRXP4
1933 Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Arctic Cat
1901 Douglas McCrady, El Cajon, Calif., Arctic Cat
1911 David Nagy, La Mesa, Calif./Greg Row, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZRXP4
1903 Mark Schelbert, Los Angeles, Arctic Cat
1905 Marc Burnett, Chula Vista, Calif., Can-Am
CLASS 2 (unlimited open-wheel car/truck, 3.6 Liter Turbo or supercharged)–
228 Pedro De Uriate/Elias Minutti, Montgomery, Texas, Predator-Chevy
CLASS 4400 (Rock Crawler)–
4438 Joaquin De Uriate/Elias Minutti, Montgomery, Texas, GMC Jimmy
CLASS 22 (450cc or more)–
4x Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz./ Kawasaki KX450F
2x Kurt Caselli, Palmdale, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450SX-F
46x Kendall Norman, Gaviota, Calif., Honda CRF450X
3x Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn./Toby Price, Australia, KTM 450SX-F
1x Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X
9x A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Campo, Calif., Honda CRF450X
8x Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./David Kamo, Coldwell, Idaho/Ryan Dudek, Honda CRF450X
7x Norman Rainey, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif./Jayson Slayden, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ronnie Smith, Joshua Tree, Calif., Kawasaki KX500
CLASS 20 (450cc or less)–
150x Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Cuyler Ruskin, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Honda CRF250X
169x Mark Bradford/Stephen Bradford, Los Angeles/Manny Ornellas, Redding, Calif., Honda CRF250X
CLASS 21 (450cc or less)–
102x Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles/Brody Kunz, Durango, Colo./Carlos Miranda, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
127x Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Dulzura, Calif./Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif./Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X
101x Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera/Luis Huerta/Juan Sanchotena Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450XCW
149x Juan Gutierrez, Tecate, Mexico/Raul Hernandez, Tijuana, Mexico/Larry Serna, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450SXC-F
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–
301x Cliff Cook, Cameron Park, Calif./Justin Miller, Placerville, Calif., Honda CRF450X
329x Brad Baker, Arlington, Va., Honda CRF450X
305x Octavio Valle, Zapopan, Mexico/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, KTM 450SCW
302x Javier Hernandez, Obregon, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
303x Ryan Gutile, Madera, Calif., Yamaha WR450F
308x Xavier Ortega, Phoenix, Kawasaki KX450F
307x Shane Bell/Stephen Garnett/Justin Tiearney, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X
311x Greg Bardonnex/Christopher Parr/Jeff Merrill, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha WR450
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)–
402x Mike Prunty/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif., Honda CRF450X
404x Craig Williams, Riverside, Calif.
401x Rob Huggins, Breckenridge, Colo., Honda CRF450X
403x Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Randy Harman, Peoria, Ariz./Lonnie Pearce, San Antonio, Texas, Kawasaki KX450F
444x Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)
555x Robert Smith/Tony Allen, Canada, KTM EXC500
500x Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)–
601x Robert Oborne, Bend, Ore., KTM 450XCW
609x Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 25 (450cc or more)–
2a Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe (Italy), Manlio Diaz/Mario Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
11a Ryan Lea, Tempe, Ariz./Justin Ryan/Ryan Talmadge, Honda TRX450R
13a Merlin Puettman, Phoenix/Wade Handley, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Matt Hicks, Sun City, Calif., Honda CRF250X
17a Adolfo Arellano/Edgar Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico/Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif., Honda TRX450R
10a Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif.Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif. Robbie Mitchell, Price, Utah, Honda TRX450R
21a Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif./Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Angel Sanchez Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R
7a James Wooford, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
4a Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Jamie Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash., Honda TRX450R
5a Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./David Scott, Belen, N.M./Robin Fawcett, Alpine, Calif., Honda TRX450R
49a Gustavo Ameca, Chula Vista, Calif./Luis Esquivel, Tijuana, Mexico/Oliver Ramirez, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
CLASS 24 (450cc or less)–
102a Shawn Robins/Landis Albrecht/Rocky Glasgo, Canada/Stephen Davis, Los Barriles, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
101a Thomas Wright, Tabernacle, N.J./Pierre-Yves Denault, Canada (France), Francisco Vera Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
106a Max Hernandez, Queen Creek, Ariz./Greg Kirk/Matthew Long, Gallup, N.M., Honda TRX450R
109a Juan Dominguez/Alonzo Dominguez/Jaquin Maduena, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
104a Juan Gonzalez/Ramon Torres, Ensenada, Mexico/Dorian Mendez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
100a Rafael Torres, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
103a Mike Zelenka, Clifton, N.J./Joe Ramos, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Yamaha Raptor
110a Alexandro Diaz, Chula Vista, Calif., Suzuki 400R
117a Jose Torres/Jeremy Gray, Yucca Valley, Gilberto Cossio, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
105a Edgar Barraza, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R
149a Gabriel Valencia/Miguel Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
CLASS 26 (Limited, Utility)–
201a Rob Ransford, Chicago, Can-Am 4X4
1501 Brian Siler/Tom Bell, Lewiston, Idaho, Jimco-Toyota
1502 Budy Crisp, Running Springs, Calif., RallyFighter-Chevy
1503 Jorge Valdes/Carlos Flores, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug
1580 Erik Shallbetter, Golden Valley, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delane, Minn., Kreger-Chevy
1504 Tom Flattery, Fremont, Calif., Valkurie-Chevy
1555 Hamid Hajarian, Fountain Valley, Calif., VW Baja Bug
1599 John Pfeifer, Boulder City, Nev./Brenda Pfeifer, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Curry-Chevy
SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK–
1494 Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford Ranger
1444 Jim Bunn/Charles Holbrook, Bristol, Va., Mason-Chevy
1499 Jason Papa, Boulder City, Nev./Dave Heffel, Henderson, Nev, Chevy C1500
SPT UTV UNLIMITED (4-wheel utility vehicle)–
1963 David Neuber, Canada, Polaris RZR
1951 Alonzo Lopez/Hector Jimenez, Murrieta, Calif., Polaris RZR
1450 Thomas Graves/Richard Morel, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha Rhino
1993 Chad Casey, Canada, Kawasaki Teryx
SPT M/C< (450CC or less)–
215x Kurt Vanderpool, Bend, Ore./Shawn Hohman/Chris Sanden, Honda CRF450X
202x Aki Polvikoski, Green Cove Springs, Fla., Yamaha WR250F
222x Chris Scranton, Alamo, Calif., KTM 450XCW
201x Daniel O’Leary, Oceanside, Calif/Brian Carpenter/Austin Carpente, Goodyear, Ariz.
205x Darin Bullivant/Isaac Sayles, Canada, Honda CRF450X
207x Oscar Esparaza, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450F
212x Carlos Silva/Adrian Rosas/Fernando Cardenaz, \Calexico, Calif., Honda CRF450X
211x Christian Espinoza/Miguel Rodriguez/Edgar Esparanza, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
249x Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Ricky De La Reina, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Jon Winkelman/Paul Lopez, El Centro, Calif., Honda CRF450X
SPT M/C> (450cc or more)–
294x Todd Powell, Spokane, Wash., Honda CRF450X
253x Roger Judd, Jackson, Wyo., Yamaha 450YZF
254x Daryl Judd, San Diego, Honda XR650R
255x John Nolting, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF45OX
251x Eric Anderson, Running Springs, Calif./B Scott Wilcox/Brian Echegaray, KTM 530EXC
263x Mike Short, Redding, Calif., Honda CRF450X
261x Brent Downing, Castro Valley, Calif., KTM 530EXC
252x Adrian Ruiz/Armando Cornejo/Hugo Becerra II, Vincente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
269x Bryce Semonian, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF450X
264x Geoffrey Gerbrandt, Canada, Yamaha WR450
270x Manuel Gomez, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha WR450F
288x Aaron Magagna, San Diego, Yamaha YZ426
277x Raul Revilla, Puebla, Mexico, KTM 525EXC
265x Luis Moctezuma, Puebla, Mexico, KTM 525EXC
262x Mike Maggrah, Canada, Yamaha WR250
287x Wesley Glogner/Johnny Wilson/Shawn Storc, Rohernt Park, Calif., KTM 525XCW
77a Fidel Gonzalez, Mexicali, Mexico, Yamaha Raptor
51a Richard Epperson/Taylor Beckman/John Walker, Tucson, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
99a Rodrigo Rubio/Alberto Hurtado, Sun City, Calif./Francisco Ruano, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
56a Marcos Zepeda, Tijuana, Mexico, Suzuki LTZ400
52a Martin Munoz, San Luis Rio Colorado, Honda TRX450R
99a Greg Wick, Temecula, Calif./Larry Wick, Oceanside, Calif./Jason Baugh, Winchester, Calif., Bombardier DS650X