Bryce-Menzies-X-Games-6-26-12SAN DIEGO—While winning is very important in motorsports, consistency is equally as important for those desiring to win season championships and with a pair of podium finishes, Las Vegas’ rising star of the desert Bryce Menzies has emerged as the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point leader in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.  With a second place finish at the season opener at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 and a third place at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Menzies is on the verge of winning his second SCORE season championship in the last three years.

Two years removed from his double-championship rookie season of SCORE racing in 2011, Menzies will lead the thundering herd of SCORE Trophy Trucks, the high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks back to Mexico for November’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. Over 40 SCORE Trophy Trucks are expected at the start line in Ensenada, Baja California for this year’s iconic race which will see race-week activities running from Nov. 13-17.

Menzies, who drives solo in the No. 21 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, has racked up 196 points during the first two SCORE Baja races of 2013, but the star-studded class has his eight closest challengers only a total of 25 points behind him.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Ensenada, Mexico (June 3, 2013) – BFGoodrich Tires, the tire that has dominated desert racing for decades, took seven of the top 10 overall finishers in the Trophy Truck category as well as five overall class wins to lead all tire manufacturers at the 45th running of the Tecate SCORE 2013 Baja 500. The company owns 29 overall wins at the Baja 500.

Robby Gordon went off first on Saturday, overcame an early stumble and went on to claim the overall victory and the Trophy Truck division at the 501-mile race in a time of just over 10 hours. It was Gordon’s 10th career SCORE Trophy Truck win.

Team BFGoodrich members Bryce Menzies (3rd), Rob MacCachren (7th) and Dan McMillin (11th) led a contingent of more than 20 racers on the tires that have won more races in Baja than any other tire – BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR and BFGoodrich T/A KRT.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11While Robby Gordon going off first in Saturday’s 45th running of the Tecate Score 2013 Baja 500, the next three drivers on the course and seven of the top 10 will be running on BFGoodrich desert racing tires.

Team BFGoodrich members Bryce Menzies (3rd), Rob MacCachren (14th) and Dan McMillin (21st) lead a contingent of 30 racers on the tires that have won more races in Baja than any other tire – BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR and BFGoodrich T/A KRT.

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13Ensenada, Mexico – BFGoodrich Tires and its arsenal of top off-road drivers will put its desert-conquering tires to the test at this year’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, starting Saturday, June 1. This 45th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will not only be historic for the sport of desert racing, but could also mean an unprecedented 30th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 victory for BFGoodrich Tires in the past 34 years of racing.

A Rugged Course Celebrating Baja’s Heritage
This year’s course stretches just over 501 miles and will challenge drivers with every piece of difficult terrain Baja has to offer including some new and seldom-used areas along the loop from the start/finish line in Ensenada, Mexico.  This year’s course will test the mettle of drivers and their equipment with everything from high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrains to scenic Baja washes.  The course stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,100 feet.

Baja500LogoFinalENSENADA, Mexico — Southern California’s amazing Larry Roeseler, the all-time winningest active racer in all of desert racing, enters this week’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 with 16 class wins, including 11 overall victories in this race. Roeseler will pace nearly expected entries, including 93 racers who have combined for 203 class wins in this popular summer classic.

SCORE SCOOP
The second-oldest desert race in the world, Round 2 of the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, will feature nearly 300 entries, competing in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The event is being held Thursday through Sunday in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Shaffer-Baja-500-5-30-13Ensenada, Baja California – The Shaffer Motorsports team heads south to the Baja Peninsula for the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 May 31-June 2. The team will rely on strategy as opposed to pure speed as the draw for starting order has placed them 19th off the line out of 22 cars.

Starting in the back takes a few options off the table but for the Shaffer Motorsports team, it plays into their championship plans. The team is currently in the number two spot for the World Championship of Desert Racing in their Transfer Case Express class 10. Their emphasis all season has been to get to the finish and build consistent points towards the championship. If they find themselves racing for the win they will take it but their plan is to go as hard as they can without using up the car. When it comes to championships, consistency is vital.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following Tuesday’s night live drawing for starting positions, Southern California desert racing ace Robby Bell, the defending overall winner, will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, to be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

With SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars qualifying for starting positions, Bell is certain of his starting position on, Saturday, June 1. The start draw was broadcast live worldwide during a special edition of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live Internet show.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following their impressive season-opening overall victory in March’s 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, Mexico’s popular father/son team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr have assumed the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.

Defeating an overall field of 250 starters that included a race-record 35 SCORE Trophy Trucks, the Vildosolas earned a hard-fought victory on March 9 in their No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Fort F-150. Racing in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850 horsepower, unlimited trucks, the Vildosolas have 95 points as they begin their run at a hopeful first SCORE Trophy Truck season point title in the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series.

The 2013 SCORE Desert Series point standings were released this week by Roger Norman’s SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization.

Rigid-Industries-Davis-HDRA-4-11-13 Ridgecrest, CA – Rigid Industries racers powered through the dust and rocks at the HDRA King Shocks 250 in Ridgecrest, ca. to take the overall victory, three additional wins and several podium finishes. The overall victory and Trophy Truck class win went to the Green Army truck of Justin Davis. Justin used sound strategy to put him in position to win. He started seventh off the line and put in a blistering first lap when the traffic ahead was light. As the laps wore down, traffic, and the thick dust on course, continued to increase. He made his way to the front running second on the road behind the Terrible Herbst truck. Second on the road but first on corrected time, Justin did not want to risk a pass in the rocky terrain so he followed the Herbst truck to the finish line taking the win.

BJ-Baldwin-BITD-Mint-3-20-13Las Vegas, NV – BJ Baldwin is looking forward to getting back to full speed this weekend at Best In The Desert. BJ managed to finish in 12th place at the Mastercraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 despite a mechanical issue discovered during pre-race testing. The mechanical issue emerged just a few hours before the race took place, which left little time to correct it. BJ was able to compete but was not up to full speed on raceday. With the mechanical issue fixed, it will give BJ and the crew a chance for redemption.

“That’s racing; we were able to finish the race but we didn’t have the truck we needed to stay with the leaders,” said BJ, “We did our best to get some valuable points towards the SCORE Desert Series and the World Championship of Desert Racing points battle. We are back at 100% and really looking forward to the Mint 400. My truck Rampage is ready to go and it’s always good to be racing in our own back yard. The Mint 400 has been a big part of Las Vegas history. We have won it in the past; it would be great to add another Mint 400 victory to our record.”