Mendeola-Transaxles-Price-Drop-11-25-15Weddle Industries spent almost two years improving the production process for Mendeola S4/S5 and S4D/S5D sequential transaxles. They revised manufacturing methods and made key upgrades to various components. Along the way they managed to find some efficiencies.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Continuing to setting new viewing records with each issue with unique viewers from virtually all over the world, Issue No. 10 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is now live on the SCORE website.

The digital magazine, which saw the audited total of unique viewers for SCORE Journal No.9 pass 1.77 million in unique viewers and nearly 900,000 in just the first five days live of the SCORE Journal No. 10, is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE has implemented for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website. The revamped SCORE website has reached 2.5 million monthly unique viewers.

– Despite the silt beds, dense fog and treacherous terrain that claimed the day for many racers, BFGoodrich Tires claimed is 27th overall SCORE Baja 1000 race win and swept the season of the SCORE International Desert race schedule for the second consecutive year.

BFGoodrich placed the top 11 overall finishers at this iconic off-road race, including the top 10 Trophy Truck finishers, the top seven Class 10 finishers and secured 10 class titles. As the final race of the SCORE season, the Baja 1000 determined many classes’ season championships, including the overall Desert World Championship crown.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory. Photo:

SCORE addressed the penalties of the overall first Trophy Truck finisher at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, as Mexico’s Carlos Apdaly Lopez received time penalties from SCORE race officials Saturday morning for two course violations. The penalties cost Lopez the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race victory.


Rob MacCachren and Andy McMillin appear to have defended their Baja 1000 victory. Photo:

In off-road racing, nothing is official until it’s official, but it appears as though Rob MacCachren and teammate Andy McMillin defended their 2014 SCORE Baja 1000 victory with a win this morning in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

That win, however, may not have been exactly how the team drew it up.

Tavo talking to reporters prior to the start of today's race, which could be an historic race for he and the people of Mexico.

Tavo talking to reporters prior to the start of today’s race, which could be an historic race for he and the people of Mexico.

Story and Photos by Scott Rousseau

Just as they did in 2010, Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Gusavo Vildosola Sr., and the Mexicana Logistics Ford Trophy Truck team have a chance to make SCORE Baja 1000 history.

Back then, the Vildosolas became the first Mexican-based team to win the prestigious SCORE Baja 1000 overall. Now, five years later, they have the chance to become the first Mexican team in history to earn the SCORE Desert World Championship. With a 22-point lead in the Desert World Championship series standings and a second-place start in in the 48th running of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 today, the odds are in their favor, although anything can happen. Vildosola Jr. is well aware of that, and just minutes before the start of the race he said that the team’s goal is to play it conservative in the hope locking down the SCORE series title.


Tavo Vildosola was second off the line this morning.

With the motorcycles and ATVs already off the line earlier this morning, it was time for the trucks, buggies and UTVs to take to the 821.38-mile course for this year’s Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000.

Veteran desert racer Cameron Steele has made the move to BFGoodrich Tires for this year’s 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. Steele, an off-road champion and television personality, will enter this year’s race with BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 tires equipped on his No. 16 Desert Assassin Trophy Truck, and he plans to continue running BFGoodrich Tires next season for his desert race schedule.


ENSENADA, Mexico — Following two days of late registration, 242 total entries have been processed as official entries for Friday’s start of the internationally televised 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, the final round of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Three-time SCORE Baja 1000 champion Robby Gordon and veteran navigator Kellon Welch will head off the line in the fifth starting position for today’s 2015 SCORE Baja 1000 race today, which leaves from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.