Gustavo "Tavo" Vildosola won the SCORE Baja 500 today.

Gustavo “Tavo” Vildosola won the SCORE Baja 500 today.

Gustavo “Tavo” Vildosola was the first Mexican-born racer to earn the overall victory at the Baja 1000, and the win cemented his legacy as one of the most beloved Mexican off-road racers in the sport. Although Vildosola earned a Baja 500 victory in the Pro Truck class in 2007, he has not stood atop of the podium at the Baja 500 in the Trophy Truck class.

Until today.

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Colton Udall and Mark Samuels appear to be well on their way toward celebrating a win at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.

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Ensenada, Mexico
– Eleven consecutive races over the last two years. That is the current run of overall race wins for BFGoodrich Tires in SCORE International races. Since the SCORE Baja 1000 in November 2013, racers on BFGoodrich Tires have claimed the overall win in every race held.

BFGoodrich Tires is focused on claiming its third consecutive and 32nd overall SCORE Baja 500 win. The race is held in Ensenada, Mexico starting Saturday, June 4.

Last year, in one of the closest finishes in recent memory, Mexican native Carlos Apdaly Lopez claimed the overall win at the 47th running of the SCORE Baja 500 by just 50 seconds over BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren.

SCORE-Baja-500-2016-Logo-4-14-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Leading the field into this week’s internationally-televised 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 will be former overall winners Rob MacCachren, brothers Ed, Tim and Troy Herbst, Andy McMillin, Mark Post, B.J. Baldwin, Bryce Menzies, Larry Roeseler and Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez and Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Laguna. SCORE’s proverbial ‘Dirty Dozen’ all race in SCORE Trophy Truck, the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.

With festivities starting on Thursday, Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Kawasaki-LogoIRVINE, Calif. – This year marks fifty years of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.(KMC), and to kick off the party, Kawasaki is throwing a celebration: the Golden Anniversary Sales Event Open House, scheduled for the weekend of June 11-12. This weekend-long celebration is to thank Kawasaki’s devoted dealers and customers for 50 years of loyalty and support for the brand. Select dealers throughout the country will celebrate by hosting open house events, including demo rides. Check with your local dealer to see what fun they’ll be having.

Bi-State-Sage-Grouse-Decision-Off-Road-6-1-16BOISE, ID — Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, recently slammed the decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada.  The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups.

Some of the many historic OHV routes in the Pine Nut Mountains BRC’s concerns focus on final decisions announced late last week related to the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS), involving public lands in Nevada and eastern California.  The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Plan amendment includes approximately 426,809 acres of bi-state DPS habitat managed by the Forest Service.  The BLM’s Nevada California Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA)/Record of Decision (ROD) includes about 280,000 acres of public land located in Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral counties in Nevada and Alpine and Mono Counties in California.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND BAR, CA – Results of the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Chris Douglas from COMP Performance Group, Kyle Fickler of Aeromotive Inc. and Les Rudd from Bob Cook Sales elected to serve on the board. While Fickler is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Douglas and Rudd will join as the newest members of the group.

The complete list of 2016–2017 SEMA Board of Directors are:

2016-2017 SEMA Board of Directors

SCORE-Baja-500-2016-Logo-4-14-16ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – With late entries accepted during on-site racer registration this week, a total of 223 teams are officially entered for this week’s 48th annual SCORE Baja 500.  Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 85 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

Through Monday evening, the SCORE Baja 500 has teams entered from 22 U.S. States and 10 countries ready for the green flag to drop as they compete in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads in the 48th anniversary of the popular. The starting grid for the 477.52-mile race includes 32 entries so far in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks, 28 in Class 10, 19 in the unlimited Class 1, 16 in Trophy Truck Spec and 14 each in SCORE Lites, Pro UTV FI and Pro UTV.

4-Wheel-Parts-Ultra4-Glen-helen-5-26-16More than 100 ULTRA4 cars are expected to return to Glen Helen Raceway for the 6th Annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. This will be the second race of the 2016 ULTRA4 Trail-gear Western Regional Series. Many of the cars expected to compete also raced in the 2016 Nitto King of The Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts. ULTRA4 drivers are competing for a $10,000 purse.

Top drivers are expected to be in attendance including former Kings of The Hammers. Drivers are not only racing for podium positions but also points towards the Nitto National Championship.

Jerett-Brooks-General-Tire-Lucas-Oil-5-25-16Fort Mill, S.C. – The third race weekend of the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season is in the books and Jerett Brooks has absolutely dominated. For Rounds 5 & 6, Brooks equaled his performance in Rounds 3 & 4 and once again earned back-to-back wins at the Utah Motorsports Campus, keeping him at the top of the LOORRS Pro Lite points battle.