Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory at the Baja 1000. He did, however, earn the season championship and is the first Mexican racer to hold the title. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory at the Baja 1000. He did, however, earn the season championship and is the first Mexican racer to hold the title. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

RENO, Nev., USA — The first Mexican national racer to claim the title, youth was served in an unprecedented way as RPM Racing’s Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, just 20 of Tecate, Mexico, has won the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point championship of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

In an amazing accomplishment, Mexico’s Lopez, a second generation desert racer, drove the No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally truck to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship. Not only is Lopez the youngest SCORE overall point champion in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, he is the first racer from outside of the United States to claim the prestigious title.