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:

Charlotte, NC (February 3, 2011) – Making his first appearance in the Parker 425 since 2008, Robby Gordon will be racing among some of the top off-road racers in the country.  Along with Gordon, the impressive field of 34 Trick Trucks includes BJ Baldwin, Andy McMillin, and celebrity custom motorcycle builder, Jesse James, just to name a few.  Marking the 40th year the city of Parker has hosted the off-road race, The Blue Water Resort and Casino Parker 425 is the second stop on the Best in the Desert Racing Association’s 2011 schedule.

Robby Gordon knows how to win at Parker.  Finishing first in the 2006 Trick Truck division in the HUMMER H3 that had just returned from the Dakar Rally in Africa, Gordon ran on 300 horsepower less than his competitors.  “Winning the 2006 Parker 425 was fun!  I had just returned from the Dakar and ran the same race vehicle we did in the Rally.  To outrace the competition with less power was pretty awesome,” says Gordon.

The No. 77 SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires Chevy 1500 will be touting new sponsor, Bud Light, on the quarter panels this weekend.  “We’re happy to have Bud Light with us for the Parker 425.  It’s a partnership that we struck with our new distributor for SPEED Energy in the Arizona markets.  We just signed a deal with Romer Beverage and are excited about the new channels of distribution this will have for SPEED Energy.”

The weekend began on Thursday with the BITD “Time Trials”, determining the starting lineup for the Trick Trucks and Class 1500.  The driver to put down the best lap will claim the “Team Ford Pole Award,” which Gordon has unofficially claimed.  The race vehicles will leave the starting line on California Avenue in downtown Parker on Saturday morning to begin the 425 miles of desert racing at its best.

Robby will be making autograph appearances throughout the weekend at the SPEED Energy souvenir trailer.

Fans that want to follow Gordon’s progress in the Blue Water Resort and Casino Parker 425 can visit speedenergy.com, planetrobby.com, and SPEED Energy’s Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates on the team’s performance.

Las Vegas, Nevada January, 2011: More than 200 of the worlds best off-road racers have signed up for the 2011 running of the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425. This marks the 40th year that the city of Parker has hosted an off-road race along the great Colorado River. A record breaking field of 34 Trick Trucks are entered that reads like a whos who of the most renowned truck racers in the country. Some of the competitors who will blast off the starting line in the middle of downtown Parker, Arizona for the first real long distance desert race of the 2011 season include defending champion B.J. Baldwin, Robby Gordon, Andy McMillin, Rob MacCachren, Jesse Jones, Steve Sourapas, Steve Olliges, John Swift, Rick D. Johnson, Mark Weyhrich, Jason Voss, Jesse James, Tim and Troy Herbst, Jerry Zaiden, Steve Strobel, Greg Nunley, Marc Ewing, Jimmy Nuckles, Ed Stout, Shawn and Steve Croll, Rick Thomas, Scott Whipple and Cameron Steele. Many of these same truck racers are some of the 23 that have already signed up to compete in Best In The Deserts $131,000 Trick Truck Challenge Cup which gets under way with this event.

The weekend gets started off on Thursday with the high speed action of the traditional Best in the Desert Time Trials, where the starting order is determined for the two fastest classes, Trick Trucks and Class 1500. The drivers of 34 Trick Trucks and 39 Class 1500 cars will try to put the best lap time down and claim the Team Ford Pole Award. The winner will also take home $1,000 in cash from Steve Olliges, owner of Team Ford Lincoln in Las Vegas.

Following Time Trials, the race trucks and cars will be escorted to the center of town for the 2nd annual Parker Downtown Experience. Last year thousands of Parker area residents, racers and fans gathered for the afternoon with live bands and a collection of the worlds fastest and most technologically advanced off-road race vehicles on display.

Contingency gets underway Friday morning in the north parking lot of the Blue Water Resort & Casino. Thousands of spectators and race fans are expected and will have the chance all day long to get up close to the race vehicles and drivers as they weave their way through the hundreds of manufacturers and vendors set up on display.

At 7:15 AM Saturday, the real business of the weekend gets underway when the first race vehicle blasts off the starting line on California Ave. in the middle of downtown Parker. Every racer will be on equal ground, including returning champions, as their quest for the season class championships begins. Back this year is the fan favorite and hugely popular Parker Python, a special 9-mile infield section of exciting jumps and switch-backs that weave through the middle of the main pits.

Also this year, the overall race winner will again be presented with the Manny Esquerra Valor Award. This is a very special honor and a tribute to Mannys legendary contribution to the sport of off-road desert racing.

The 2011 Blue Water Resort & Casino PARKER 425…If youre a racer, you dont want to miss being part of the battle of the best. If youre a race fan, you dont want to miss the exciting adventure. The Parker 425 is very spectator friendly with 3 designated viewing areas.

But if you cant make it to the race, tune in to race-dezert.com and catch the live broadcast via the internet. Or tune into the Lucas Oil broadcast of the race a week later, February 12th on the Versus network.

Casey Folks, Director of Best in the Desert stated, 2011 will be a great year for Best in the Desert competitors with our recently announced $131,000 Trick Truck Challenge Cup, multiple contingency dollars up for grabs and our new national TV broadcast package produced and sponsored by Lucas Oil. Folks continued, No other off-road race organization has a program like Best in the Desert. Ive always said, either lead or get out of our way, and we intend to keep Best in the Desert in the lead!

Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company official truck, General Tire official tire, Lucas Oil official oil, VP Racing Fuels official fuel, KC HiLiTES official light, John Deere official UTV, KTM official motorcycle, FabTech – Official Suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, Azunia Tequila, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.

The off-road industry has rallied after the recent off-road racing accident at the California 200. Off-road racer and celebrity Jesse James lends his voice to help generate funds for victims and the families of victims impacted by the accident by donating to FAST-Aid.org, as does well-known desert racers Andy McMillin and BJ Baldwin.