SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Aided by a race-high 22 starters in his class, Todd Winslow’s Class 10 win at the recent 30th SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico has also launched him into the SCORE Overall point lead after round 1 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Owner of an agricultural commodities company in Clovis, Calif., Winslow, who has made SCORE desert racing a family adventure, currently has 82 season points in his No. 1081 Creative Ingredients Racing Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car. Winslow, 51, splits driving time with his son Matt, 22, while his wife and his two daughters are all part of the race crew for their Central California desert racing team. The Winslows also finished sixth overall among four-wheel vehicles in San Felipe.

“We really love Mexico and SCORE Baja racing has become a family pastime,” said Todd Winslow, who raced in several motorcycle classes in SCORE Baja racing for nearly a decade before moving to Class 10. “You know what they say, ‘with age comes the cage’ and my son is in college and this gives him a much safer why of racing while getting his degree and keeps our family doing something that we enjoy so much together.”

Last year the Winslow father/son team finished fourth in Class 10 season points. Their season included their first race win at the SCORE Imperial Valley 250 where they finished second overall, a third in last year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 and a third in last year’s SCORE Baja 500 before their championship hopes were dashed at the SCORE Baja 1000.

At around race-mile 107, a purpose-built ditch caused Todd Wilson’s vehicle to roll four times. “We were very fortunate not to have been hurt when I hit that ‘booby trap’ on the race course in an area where I had pre-run. It was a real testament though to the durability of the Alumi Craft chassis and the significant value of the SCORE safety rules for the race vehicles. We did become youtube celebrities and that’s okay because we weren’t hurt. I will definitely slow down the next time I come up on a large group of spectators in an open spot out on the course.”

In this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, Todd Winslow drove the first 154 miles and turned the wheel over in fourth place to his son Matt, a student at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., who passed the remaining three Class 10 cars to pull out the victory for the Winslow family race team.

SCORE point regulations for 2016 has all four-races counting for final points, with three minimum, and one of the four races SCORE World Desert Championship that is mandatory to qualify for a class season point championship is for the driver/rider of record to start or finish the SCORE Baja 1000.

SCORE points are calculated on a set amount of start points and finish points for a particular race along with a variable amount for placement points for finishers based on the number of starters within the racer’s class.

Earning his first SCORE race victory in just his first race in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks to lead his class standings after one race was Billy Wilson, 30, of Corpus Christi, Texas in the No. 15 Bevly Wilson Racing Chevy Silverado. B. Wilson is also eighth in SCORE overall points with 71 after moving up following several years of driving in other SCORE truck classes. He drives a new race truck built by Jimco Racing Products.

Second SCORE Trophy Truck points after San Felipe is Corey Keysar, Colorado Springs, Colo., with 65 points in the No. 98 Ford F-150 and third is reigning SCORE overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez of Tecate, Mexico in the No. 1 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck.

Fourth in SCORE Trophy Truck points is Jason McNeil, El Cajon, Calif. in the No. 2 Chevy Silverado and fifth is Gary Magness, Denver., in the No. 45 Mango Racing Chevy Silverado.

In addition to point leader Winslow and Billy Wilson in eighth, five other classes have at least one racer in the top 15 SCORE Overall point standings after one race in 2016. The classes in the top 15 are the Class 10 (five), unlimited Class 1 (three), Trophy Truck Spec (two), Class 1/2-1600 (two), along with additional class point leaders in SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE Lites and Pro UTV FI.

Second overall and leading Class 1 is Ronny Wilson, Long Beach Calif. in the No. 138 Jimco-Chevy with 78 points, fourth in SCORE Overall points and leading Trophy Truck Spec with 74 points in the No. 202 BajaLite-Chevy is Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., Jorge Sampietro, Ensenada, Mexico is fifth overall and leads Class 1/2-1600 with 72 points in the No. 1697 Romo-VW, Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico, is 10th overall and leading SCORE Lites with 68 points in the No. 1210 Seagrove-VW and leading Pro UTV FI and tied for 13th overall with 67 points is Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif. in the No. 2905 Polaris RZR XP1000Turbo.

The other Class 10 racers currently in the top 15 overall point standings are Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif., third overall and second in Class 10 in the No. 1009 Alumi Craft-Chevy with 76 points, Luis Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, tied for fifth overall and third in Class 10 in the No. 1088 Jimco-Honda (72), Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., ninth overall and fourth in Class 10 in the No. 1058 LMS-Chevy (69) and Cliff Cole, Aguara Hills, Calif., tied for 13th overall and fifth in Class 10 in the No. 1034 Alumi Craft-Chevy.

Also in the top 15 SCORE overall points from Class 1 are Scott Reuschenberg, Phoenix, tied for fifth overall with 72 points and second in Class 1 in the No. 125 Tatum-Chevy and Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va., tied for 10th overall with 68 points and third in Class 1 in the No. 106 RPM-Chevy.

The other drivers in the top 15 after San Felipe are Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, tied for 10th overall and second in Trophy Truck Spec in the No. 274 Chevy Silverado and Jorge Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, 15th overall and second in Class 1/2-1600 in the No. 1602 Curry-VW.

The 2016 SCORE Overall Motorcycle and Pro Moto Ironman point leader is Tony Gera, Santa Cruz, Calif., Kawasaki KX500 with 69 points.

Winning the SCORE San Felipe 250 for the fifth time in the last six years, Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif. (No. 1x Honda CRF450X) has 66 points. Udall’s splits the riding with teammate Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif.

Coming back from a serious injury that sidelined him from last year’s SCORE Baja 1000, Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif., is the overall SCORE UTV point leader and Pro UTV FI point leader with 67 points after his San Felipe win in his No. 2905 Polaris RZR XP1000Turbo.

The 2016 Overall Quad point leader after winning in San Felipe is the team led by Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico (Pro Quad, Honda TRX450R). His co-riders included Josh Row, El Cajon, Calif. and Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico.

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