ENSENADA, MEXICO – BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of the SCORE Desert Racing Series, won its 25th overall SCORE Baja 1000 title, with Team BFGoodrich member Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin taking turns at the wheel. The McMillins finished the race in 14 hours and 51 minutes, averaging 47.12 miles per hour throughout the course. Their victory on BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR tires marks BFGoodrich Tires’ 25th win in the last 26 years. BFGoodrich Tires also claimed eight of the top 10 overall spots.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better finish to the 2011 SCORE Baja 1000 or a better weekend overall,” said Silvia Mammone, motorsports marketing manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We are thrilled with the McMillins’ overall win, Bryce Menzies’ SCORE Trophy Truck championship and Nick Vanderwey’s second place podium finish, running for the first time on the 42-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires. Congratulations to the drivers who finished what looked to be one of the toughest Baja races in history.  We are not only celebrating their individual accomplishments but also the 25th win for BFGoodrich Tires.”

The finish to the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 was one of the closest in recent memory. Throughout the last 300 miles, Andy McMillin (#31 Ford Raptor), Nick Vanderwey (#84 Chevy Silverado) and Bryce Menzies (#70 Ford F-150) were trading places and rubbing bumpers. Vanderwey was first to the finish line, but McMillin came in less than two minutes behind and earned the victory with the corrected times. Menzies was third to the finish line, two minutes behind McMillin.

“That was the most intense race I’ve ever been a part of. I was 30 seconds to them, and Bryce was 30 seconds to me on the beach. It was a freight-train free-for-all. It was such a blast. It was so much fun. I’m glad to win my second Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with my dad. It means a lot,” said Team BFGoodrich member Andy McMillin.

Vanderwey was the only truck in the race to run on the 42-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/AKR tires. Moments after Scott McMillin thanked BFGoodrich Tires at the post-race press conference, Vanderwey said, “Well, I had the awesomest tires — I had the 42-inch BFGs on 20-inch TrailReady wheels. What a race — holy moly! It was intense racing.  We just hit so many rocks.  It was unbelievable what these tires will take.”

Bryce Menzies earned the SCORE Trophy Truck championship with his third place finish, capping off an incredible year for the SCORE rookie. Menzies started strong with a win in January at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and won his first ever SCORE Baja 500 in June.

Don Moss and his Class 3 team, other winners running on BFGoodrich tires, marked their 36th SCORE race win, third race win this season and eighth Class 3 win in this race. For Dan Chamlee, this race also marked his fifth Class 7 victory in this race and third race win in his class this season. Finishing a career-best fifth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck, Clyde Stacy and Juan Carlos Lopez (#18 RPM Off-Road Chevy Silverado) finished in 15:40:38.

The Team BFGoodrich Wide Open Excursions race buggy piloted by Joel Weinberger, Super Touring U (STU)-class Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Runoffs champion; Brad and Roger Lovell, six-time rock-crawling champions; Andrew Comrie-Picard, X Games SuperRally bronze medalist and 2009 North American rally champion; Kyle Tucker, custom car designer; and Bud Brutsman, Hollywood producer, faced an epic battle throughout the race. After mechanical problems at RM 168, the team was able to make a comeback thanks to an amazing chase crew and finish sixth in Class 10.

A Family Race – Six Members of the McMillin Family Ran Baja This Year on BFGoodrich Tires
This year’s race also capped off the most spectacular SCORE race in the McMillin family’s 36-year history of SCORE desert racing. Mark’s youngest son Luke McMillin, with driving assistance from Justin Smith, won Class 1/2-1600 for the second time this season and the first time in this race to secure the season point championship in his class for the second straight year in an AlumiCraft-VW. Scott McMillin’s daughter, Jessica McMillin, 26, (#1331 McMillin Realty Ford F-150) overcame an early rollover near Ojos Negros to finish the season undefeated with five wins with her victory Saturday in the Pro Truck class. She was the only SCORE racer this season to win her class in all five SCORE Desert Series races. Jessica, Andy, Daniel and Luke McMillin are all third-generation SCORE desert racers, continuing the lasting legacy left by family patriarch Corky McMillin, who passed away in 2006. Jessica McMillin also earned the SCORE Pro Truck class championship for the season.

An Unexpected Delay
The start of the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 was delayed about an hour due to a semi-truck that broke down on the race course at race mile four. By the time the semi truck was spotted, 13 Trophy Trucks had already left the start line. Once the semi-truck was moved from the race course, the remaining Trophy Trucks were paraded out to race mile four and restarted. The finishing percentage this year was a strong 55.76 percent considering the intense degree of difficulty of the bone-crushingly rocky terrain and the unique ruggedness of the course.

SCORE Tally
The following is a complete list of BFGoodrich Tires 2011 SCORE Baja 1000 class winners:
* SCORE Trophy Truck – #31 Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin
* Class 1/2-1600 – #1600 Luke McMillin/Justin Smith
* Class 3 – #300 Donald Moss/Ken Moss
* Class 5 – #518 Jim Anderson/Rick Boyer/Mike Belk
* Class 5-1600 – #551 Jeffery Smith/Justin Herrmann/Eric Sheets
* Class 6 – #617 Josh Quintero/Chris Taylor
* Class 7 – #700 Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee/Daniel Chamlee
* Class 10 – #1008 Christian Hall/Jerry Penhall/Mark Talla
* SCORE Lite – #1248 Lee Banning/Lee Banning Jr./ Rick Graf
* Class 11 – #1149 Justin Matney/Jerome Miltier/Ramon Fernandez
* Stock Full – 861Wes Bevly III/Bryan Groesbeck/Chad Bunch
* Pro Truck – #1331 Jessica McMillin/ Hector Cuadras/Chris Andrews
* Class 7-2 – #720 Reid Rutherford/Danny Thompson/Benn Vernadakis
* Class 4 – #402 Tony Miglini/Jason Hart/Mike Shatynski

BFGoodrich Tires drivers earned eight of the top 10 overall four-wheel spots:
1. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #31 Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin
2. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #84 Nick Vanderwey/Curt LeDuc/Larry Vanderwey
3. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #70 Bryce Menzies/Ricky Johnson
4. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #23 Mark McMillin/Daniel McMillin/Chuck Hovey
5. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #18 Clyde Stacy/Juan Carlos Lopez/Justin Matney
7. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #54 Jesse James
8. Class 1 – #111 Ronny Wilson/John Herder
9. SCORE Trophy-Truck – #10 Ken Losch/Greg Nunley

There are just days remaining until the green flag drops on two full days of non-stop racing action at the exciting Blue Water Desert Challenge. As the event program went to press, there were already 128 entries. With additional entries taken up to the end of registration on Friday, over 150 competitors in 18 Best In The Desert classes are expected to take on the specially designed 26-mile course. Last year, at the end of the race, less than a minute separated Steve Sourapas & Andy McMillin from B.J. Baldwin in a two-day battle for supremacy in the coveted Trick Truck class, won by Sourapas & McMillin. And in the 1500 class, four minutes separated Loren Brown, the eventual winner, from the top 4 finishers. Will this year be as tight – or even tighter?

This race also marks the fourth event for the 2011 Best In The Desert Trick Truck Challenge Cup. To date, $63,900 has been paid out in Truck Challenge Cup bonus cash with three different drivers claiming first place in the three previous races. With two races remaining, that still leaves the ultimate battle for the year-end Cup wide open.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 22, 2011) – Today BFGoodrich® Tires named the 23 members of the 2011 Team BFGoodrich roster. Since 2010, Team BFGoodrich has included a variety of top motorsports superstars, key industry partners, market influencers and enthusiasts who share the BFGoodrich Tires passion for driving – from motorsports and car building to engineering and everything in between.

Fans can participate in Team BFGoodrich activities by voting for their favorite team members on the BFGoodrich Tires Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bfgoodrichtires). The winning Team BFGoodrich members may attend the SCORE Baja 1000 race in November or have an opportunity to participate in the Skip Barber Racing School. Voting starts today and will close on Aug. 31, 2011.

“Both Team BFGoodrich members and fans of the brand are critical to the BFGoodrich Tires family,” said Duane Thomas, BFGoodrich’s marketing communications manager. “They’re enthusiasts like us, and we want their input when developing new tires or expanding programs. This Facebook vote is a fun way for BFGoodrich Tires fans to interact with their favorite motorsports personalities and decide which Team BFGoodrich member will race in Baja and attend the Skip Barber Racing School.”

Six drivers will pilot the BFGoodrich Tires’ Wide Open Excursion vehicle in the Baja Challenge (BC) Class in the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000. Four of these drivers will be Team BFGoodrich members who were chosen by their fans, and the two remaining seats will go to the 2011 SCCA National Runoff’s Champions. Team BFGoodrich members already participating in the SCORE Baja 1000 will also be a part of the vote with the chance to win a trip to Skip Barber Racing School.

Members of 2011 Team BFGoodrich:
• Andrew Comrie-Picard
• Andy McMillin
• Brad Lovell
• Bryce Menzies
• Bud Brutsman
• Dan McKeever
• Daniel McMillin
• Dean Bulloch
• Emily Miller
• Jason Childress
• Jason Scherer
• Kevin King
• Kyle Tucker
• Lars Wolfe
• Rich Minga
• Rob MacCachren
• Rod Hall
• Rodrigo Ampudia
• Roger Lovell
• Samuel Hubinette
• Terry Earwood
• Tracy Jordan
• Troy Trepanier

Team BFGoodrich members and BFGoodrich Tires support each other through a variety of initiatives including media outreach, advertising and event presence. For an updated list of the motorsport events where Team BFGoodrich members will be participating, visit BFGoodrich Tires’ newly upgraded website at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.

The Team BFGoodrich Baja 1000 program began in 2010. Brutsman, Scherer, Tucker, Wolfe and Casey Currie drove in the 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000, placing second overall in the BC Class.

“Having the chance to race the SCORE Baja 1000 was a dream come true,” said Scherer, Team BFGoodrich member and 2009 King of the Hammers winner. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share the experience with. Our second-place finish in the BC Class was quite an accomplishment, especially when you consider that most of us had never raced the Baja 1000 before. I’d love to come home with a first place win this year!”

More information about Wide Open Excursions and Skip Barber Racing School can be found at www.wideopenexcursions.com and www.skipbarber.com.

Captivating thousands of fans who lined the race course of the 43rd SCORE Baja 500, FOX Racing Shox racers dominated the top three spots on the podium among the elite SCORE Unlimited Trophy Truck class.  SCORE Trophy Trucks are the top class in desert racing featuring 800 horsepower racing across the desert at incredible speeds.

Las Vegas racing phenom, Bryce Menzies, driving the Red Bull #70 truck, was the overall 4-wheel winner after 452.84 miles of racing.  Menzies finished in 9 hours, 4 minutes and 52 seconds, followed closely by one of desert racing’s most feared competitors, Rob MacCachren, driving the #20 Rockstar Energy Drink Trophy Truck.  Last year’s winner, Andy McMillin, driving the McMillin Realty-BFGoodrich Tires Truck took third.
All three racers are FOX athletes competing at the top of their game with the ability to win races at anytime.

SCORE International released the official results of the 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500, which shook up drivers at the top of the field, most notably the unofficial winners in Pro Motorcycle Colton Udall and David Kamo, who moved behind JCR Honda teammates Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody after receiving penalties.

See more on the official results for the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 below:

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:04:52 (49.87 miles per hour); 2. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:17:25; 3. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:18:01; 4. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 9:25:09; 5. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 9:26:59; 6. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:27:23; 7. Rick D. Johnson/Brian Sallee, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:16:24;  8. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Hummer H3, 10:19:45; 9. Jesse James, Austin, Texas, Chevy Silverado, 10:28:41; 10. Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif./Adam Ashcraft, Oceanside, Calif., Ford F-150, 10:36:27;11. Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150, 11:04:47;12. Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 11:09:08; 13. Kory Scheeler/Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 11:28:03; 14. Mike Voudouris, Austin, Texas/Billy Goerke, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 11:29:39; 15. Ken Losch, Tempe, Ariz./Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 11:58:47; 16. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 12:03:51; 17. Adam Householder/Terry Householder, Orange, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 12:04:13; 18. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Silverado, 12:10:05;  19. Ron Whitton/Chase Dana, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 12:39:27; 20. Scott Whipple, Scott Gailey, Norco, Calif., Ford F-150, 14:39:56; 21. Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-250, 13:44:58 (28 Starters, 21 Finishers);

ENSENADA, Mexico – It will be a weekend to remember for 23-year-old Bryce Menzies, who harnessed the power of his #70 Trophy Truck with BFGoodrich® Baja T/A®KR tires and earned his first overall Tecate SCORE Baja 500 victory. Menzies’ victory gave BFGoodrich Tires its 28th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 win in 31 years and 72nd overall four-wheel SCORE Baja race win. BFGoodrich Tires claimed victory in first 7 of the 10 overall spots and 13 of the 18 car/truck/buggy classes that completed the event.

“Congratulations to all of the racers who conquered Baja on BFGoodrich tires and great job to the 13 class winners,” said Silvia Mammone, motorsports and sponsorship manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We will celebrate alongside our winning teams tonight, but it’s back to work on Monday to prepare for our heavy schedule of desert racing including SCORE’s Las Vegas Terrible Primm 300 and of course, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.”

ENSENADA, Mexico—Starting first and never looking back, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies won his second SCORE race of the year Saturday earning the overall 4-wheel vehicle and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory in the 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Menzies blasted his way over 452.84 miles of Mexico’s blistering Baja California desert in the No. 70 Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 in a winning time of nine hours, four minutes, 52 seconds, averaging 49.87 miles per hour.

Following data tracking review of the vehicles, fellow Las Vegan Rob MacCachren was declared second and Andy McMillin, National City, Calif., third. MacCachren finished in 9:17:25, 12:33 behind Menzies. McMillin finished in 9:18:01. MacCachren, who won March’s MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 drove the No. 20 MasterCraft Safety Racing Ford F-150 while McMillin, the overall winner in this race last year with his father Scott McMillin, soloed this year in the No. 31 McMillin Realty Ford F-150. All three podium finishers recorded penalty-free races.

All the race vehicles have left the line for the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500. The Trophy Trucks were off at 10 a.m. sharp, leaving in 30-second intervals after the first truck. Bryce Menzies was first off the starting line, followed by last year’s winner Andy McMillin and teammates Larry Roeseler and Tim Herbst.

With the top truck teams only about 100 miles into the 455-mile course, it’s still anybody’s race. Although fan favorites Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin started near the back of the pack, each truck is still in contention at this point. The first bikes and ATVs should starting arriving this afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m. today. The lead has been a tossup between the JCR Honda teams of 1x and 0x and the 10x KTM of Ivan Ramirez and Class 21 racer Trevor Insley on the 104x bike.

ENSENADA, Mexico (June 1, 2011) –  Desert racing teams look to put BFGoodrich Tires and its portfolio of desert-conquering tires to the test again at this year’s 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, starting Saturday, June 4. Armed with a team of all-star drivers, BFGoodrich Tires is looking to further establish its legacy of winning performances by capturing its 28th win in 31 years of racing at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

The Tough Course Ahead
The 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will host nearly 250 entries in 28 Pro and seven Sportsman classes. The rugged 452.84-mile course is similar to last year’s course, although it is 14 miles longer due to terrain changes from natural weather patterns.

“The course is shaping up to be as rugged as ever, and we’re looking forward to putting our tires to the test once again in one of the toughest racing environments imaginable,” said Silvia Mammone, BFGoodrich Tires motorsports and sponsorship manager. “This year has been good for BFGoodrich Tires in SCORE competition thus far, but now it’s time to repeat victory, both at the Baja 500 in June and the 1000 in November.”

Check out the Off-Road.com BFGoodrich Tire Giveaway for the SCORE Baja 500.

Be Part of the Race Action from Your Home
BFGoodrich Tires and International Racing Consultants (IRC) have once again partnered to provide a full race-fan experience, including live vehicle-tracking display, a live audio feed, and live and recorded streaming video. Fans will be able to chat live with other fans and teams through an interactive chat board. Beginning on Saturday, June 4, fans can log onto www.bfgoodrichtires.com to begin their race adventure. The site will lead fans to a live tracking page that will show the location of all vehicles equipped with IRC tracking systems.

The BFGoodrich Tires Arsenal of Drivers
Andy McMillin, Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren and Jesse Jones are some of the BFGoodrich Tires drivers to watch for at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Each has been tremendously successful in 2011 racing in the desert on BFGoodrich® Baja T/A®KR tires.

McMillin, the reigning Tecate SCORE Baja 500 champion, will start the race in second position behind pole-sitter Menzies, who won the 2011 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and placed sixth in class at the 2011 SCORE San Felipe 250. McMillin is looking to add to his list of Baja accomplishments by capturing his sixth overall victory south of the border. McMillin has already reached the podium in 2011, with a third place overall finish at the SCORE San Felipe 250.

“I am excited about this year’s SCORE Baja 500,” said 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 winner McMillin. “We have worked hard all season for this race, and this year’s course is very similar to the one we won on last year. Racing on BFGoodrich tires provides me with the confidence to push as hard as we need to at any given time. We had no flats during last year’s race, proving that BFGoodrich Tires is by far the leader in desert-racing tire durability and performance.”

MacCachren, a veteran off-road racer fresh off his 2011 SCORE San Felipe 250 overall victory, will have to fight his way through the dust of the nine trophy trucks starting in front of him. Jones, who drew the 12th spot, was the 2010 SCORE overall champion and placed second overall at the 2011 SCORE San Felipe 250, less than one minute behind MacCachren.

With the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich Tires will be looking to secure a third consecutive victory in the 2011 SCORE International Racing Series season, after wins earlier this year at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and the SCORE San Felipe 250. In 2010, BFGoodrich Tires and its all-star team of drivers conquered the desert-racing series by capturing a first place finish at each of the five SCORE desert races.

Desert-Conquering Tires and Support
Each year, BFGoodrich teams compete on a variety of tires, including the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKO tire, BFGoodrich Baja T/A tire and BFGoodrich Baja T/AKR tire. BFGoodrich Tires also supports the entire Baja Challenge (BC) Class at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 with
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 tires.

In addition to supplying tires to a number of Tecate SCORE Baja 500 competitors, BFGoodrich Tires will continue to lend pit and communications support to teams through its fleet of off-road motorsports vehicles. This immense undertaking involves more than 250 off-road enthusiasts and volunteers who donate their time in order to help make the race an overwhelming success.

BFGoodrich Tires Overall SCORE Baja 500 Winners List
SCORE Baja 500 overall winners from the past 30 years who competed on BFGoodrich tires:

1980 Bob Gordon – Chenowth Chevy
1981 Malcolm Smith/Bill Newbury – Chenowth Chevy
1982 Larry Ragland – Funco VW
1983 Corky McMillin/Scott McMillin – Chenowth Chevy
1984 Larry Ragland – Chaparral VW
1985 Ron Gardner/Bud Feldkamp – Funco VW
1986 Corky McMillin/Scott McMillin – Chenowth Porsche
1987 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree – Chenowth Porsche
1988 Mark McMillin – Chenowth Porsche
1989 Robby Gordon – Ford
1990 Robby Gordon – Ford
1993 Ivan Stewart – Toyota
1994 Ivan Stewart – Toyota
1996 Rob MacCachren – Ford
1997 Ivan Stewart – Toyota
1998 Ivan Stewart – Toyota
1999 Ivan Stewart – Toyota Tundra
2000 Larry Ragland – Chevy
2001 Mark McMillin – Jimco-Chevy
2002 Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler – Smithbuilt Ford
2003 Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler – Smithbuilt Ford
2004 Alan Pflueger – Chevy
2005 Robby Gordon – Chevy
2006 Brian Collins/Larry Ragland – Chevy
2007 Larry Ragland/Brian Collins – Chevy
2008 B.J. Baldwin – Chevy
2010 Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin – Ford Trophy Truck

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BFGintheDirt.

Fox Racing Shox put together a press release to celebrate its success in the SCORE series over the past few years. For the eighth time in a row at a SCORE desert race, FOX Racing Shox earned the top spot among the elite SCORE Trophy Truck class.

With victory at the 2011 San Felipe 250, Rob MacCachren continued the winning ways of SCORE Trophy Trucks equipped with FOX Racing Shox. Baja 1000 Champion, Andy McMillin started the FOX winning streak at the 2009 SCORE Baja 1000. Joining McMillin and MacCachren in the winner’s circle over the past two years are Jesse Jones, Gustavo Vildosola, and Bryce Menzies.

Check out the video below: