June 4th saw the 43rd running of the historic SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico. KTM riders Ivan Ramirez and Brandon Prieto rode their way to a third place finish on their 2011 450SX-F.

Third time is a charm for team sponsor Bonanza Plumbing. The extreme nature of the Baja is a test of both riders and machinery. In just their third attempt racing in Mexico the team was able to put together all of the elements of a successful ride: bike, rider and support team.

Starting 9th off the line, lead rider Ivan Ramirez quickly worked his way into fourth position. “I actually like starting last because it gives me people to pass…keeps me focused and motivated” says Ivan. At the mile 100 mark, Ivan was up to third position on the course and nearly tied with the lead bikes on adjusted time.

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.

San Luis Obispo, CA, May 27, 2011 – When the Canidae Pet Foods Off Road team decided to compete in the Trophy Truck class, they built their tough-as-nails truck with one track in mind… Baja! The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is a magical place where legends are made and hearts are broken, along with expensive machinery.
The 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world, will take Team Canidae over 500 miles of the roughest terrain that Baja has to offer this coming June 4th. Starting in Ensenada, Mexico the course will run through the scenic wine country then down to the desolate Valley de Trinidad where temperatures can reach 115 degrees. Things begin to cool down as they head toward the Pacific Ocean and then back to Ensenada. Team Canidae will have to battle more than 40 other Trophy Trucks as well as Mother Nature and Baja itself.

LIVE BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT: Race fans can visit www.canidaeracing.com during the race to follow the Canidae Trophy Truck Team’s progress with live reports and photos coming in from the field as mobile service allows. Don’t miss a second of the action!
Next up for Team Canidae is the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race this August 17-21 in Nevada.
Canidae Racing would not be able to compete at this level if not for the support of their sponsors including Canidae Pet Foods, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Magnaflow, KC HiLites, Torco Race Fuels, Tap It Brewing Co., JE Pistons, Fox Race Shox, Geiser Bros., K&N Air Filters, Racepak Data Systems, CalTex Freight, McKenzies, Specialty Fasteners, XRP Hoses and Fittings, Norco Tires, and RSP Shock Prep.
Photo credit Mike Wilson Photography.

LOS ANGELES—Rising Southern Nevada desert racing star Bryce Menzies along with Dan Martin, Shane Esposito and Roberto Ruiz all drew pole positions in their respective divisions during Saturday’s computerized drawing for starting positions in the upcoming 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. The draw was held at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.

Round 3 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will feature over 250 entries, competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held June 2-5 in Ensenada, Mexico.

SCORE is in its 38th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, and most the world’s best desert racers are expected to be in action at this year’s 43rd anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
With late entries accepted up to race morning, entries are expected from 25 U.S. States, and 10 countries. The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. on Saturday (June 4) for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. The elapsed-time race will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leaving and returning into the city through the spectator-laden Arroyo Wash.

Las Vegas Menzies, 23, winner of this year’s SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in January, received the first starting position for 4-wheel vehicles in the No. 70 Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150. In just his fourth SCORE race, this is also the first time in his budding career that he has drawn the coveted starting position in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division for high-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks.

A championship short-course stadium racer since 2007, Menzies also has one season championship in an open-wheel desert race car class in a domestic desert-racing series. Prior to this season, where he stands third in points, his only other SCORE start was last year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 where he finished seventh in SCORE Trophy-Truck in his SCORE debut.

“I guess it would be an understatement to say how fortunate I’ve been in my racing career so far and drawing the first start in the SCORE Baja 500 is something some drivers what years to get and I got it in just my fourth SCORE race,” commented Menzies, who finished sixth in the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March. “My dad makes Menzies Motorsports happen and without his unbelievable support and the great crew he has put together I wouldn’t even be close to developing as much as I have as a young racer.”
In Saturday’s drawing there were a SCORE 31 SCORE Trophy-Trucks had officially entered.
Martin, Monrovia, Calif., will start first in the unlimited Class 1 in the COPS Racing Chevy-powered Penhall open-wheel desert race car.
Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif. will lead the motorcycles and his team into the Baja desert on a Kawasaki KX450F in Class 22 for open motorcycles. Ruiz, El Centro, Calif., is leading a multi-rider Class 25 ATV team on a Honda TRX450R.
While late entries will be accepted up to race morning, as of the Start draw, the Pro 4-Wheel vehicles classes with the most entries are: SCORE Trophy-Truck (31), Class 1 (20) and Class 1-2/1600 (10).
Leading the Motorcycle classes in entries so far are Class 22 (7).
Class 24 leads the ATV classes with six entries to date.
Among the Sportsman classes, SPT Motorcycles 450cc and over has 15 entries.
Last year’s overall race champions are also among the early entries in this year’s race. The overall 4-wheel winner in 2010 was the son/father team of Andy and Scott McMillin, National City, Calif., who drive the No. 31 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck. Recording the fastest overall time while leading all motorcycles in last year’s race was the JCR Honda Racing Team riders Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., on a Honda CRF450X while the fastest ATV was the Honda TRX700X riding by Wayne Matlock/Josh Caster, El Cajon, Calif./Wes Miller, Fallbrook, Calif.
The McMillins will start second behind Menzies in SCORE Trophy-Truck while Norman/Cody will be the second motorcycle off the line in Class 22 and Matlock and his team will be the third ATV to start, racing in Class 25.
Competition in the SCORE Desert Series has never been closer as veteran SCORE Trophy-Truck driver Jesse Jones and young gun unlimited Class 1 racer Justin Davis lead their respective classes and are tied at the top of SCORE point leader board following the recent 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class. Jones, 45, of Litchfield Park, Ariz., and Davis, 17 of Chino Hills, Calif., not only lead their respective classes following Round 2 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series, they are tied for the SCORE Overall point lead with 139 point each.
Jones, the reigning SCORE Trophy-Truck and SCORE Overall point champion, has finished a very close second in both of the first two races of the season in the No. 1 Jones Motorsports Ford F-250 SCORE Trophy-Truck, while Davis, last year’s SCORE Lite point champion, has won Class 1 in both races in the Green Army Motorsports Chevy-powered ESM open-wheel desert race car.
In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season.  Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 26th consecutive year, a total of 38 drivers remain eligible after Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series. Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance and Slime-official tire sealant. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
While Tecate is title sponsor of the 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500, additional race sponsors are the Office of the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California and ProTurismo de Ensenada.
For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500
June 2-5, 2011—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 148 (as of 4/24/11)
(from 21 States, Canada, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico and U.S. territory-Guam)
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (31)
70 Bryce Menzies
31 Andy McMillin
19 Tim Herbst
84 Nick Vanderwey
27 Dave Crinklaw
24 Adam Householder
54 Jesse James
98 Gary Weyhrich
23 Mark McMillin
20 Rob MacCachren
16 Cameron Steele
1 Jesse Jones
30 Robbie Pierce
7 Scott Steinberger
39 Ron Whitton
78 Jesse Ashcraft
10 Ken Losch
8 Roger Norman
18 Clyde Stacy
71 Rick D. Johnson
28 Alan Pflueger
49 Troy Herbst
47 James Bult
60 Mike Voudouris
51 Kory Scheeler
2 Pete Sohren
77 Robby Gordon
45 Gary Magness
97 B.J. Baldwin
35 Jason Voss
21 Gus Vildosola Jr.
CLASS 1 (20)
101 Dan Martin
102 Randy Wilson
103 David Greenhill
104 Justin Davis
105 Ronny Wilson
106 Josh Rigsby
107 Steve Appleton
108 Brian Parkhouse
109 Daniel McMillin
110 Damen Jefferies
111 Armin Schwarz
112 Richard Boyle
113 Mike Childress
114 Chris Kemp
115 Dan Myers
116 Harley Letner
117 Jon Walker
118 Garrick Freitas
119 Ryan Sharman
120 Dale Lenk
CLASS 1-2/1600 (10)
1601Eliseo Garcia
1602 J.J. Schnarr
1603 Brad Wilson
1604 Wes McKenzie
1605 Arturo Velazco
1600 Luke McMillin
1607 Cody Robinson
1608 Brian Wilson
1648 Daniel Lopez
1649 Arnoldo Ramirez
CLASS 3 (2)
300 Donald Moss
349 Billy Bunch
CLASS 5 (3)
501 Cody Kellogg
500 Kevin Carr
503 Ronald Cook
CLASS 5/1600 (1)
551 Cameron Thieriot
CLASS 6 (6)
601 Marc Burnett
602 Jeff Holmes
618 Heidi Steele
600 David Caspino
CLASS 8 (2)
801 Noah Ostanik
802 Justin Matney
CLASS 10 (3)
1000 Sergio Salgado
1001 Matt Cullen
1002 John Langley
SCORE LITE (9)
1201 Steve Eugenio
1202 Brent Parkhouse
1203 Jeff Sanca
1204 Perry McNeil
1205 Dave Callaway
1206 Steven Lisa
1207 Zak Langley
1208 Sammy Ehrenberg
1209 Rafael Navarro IV
CLASS 11 (1)
1101 Justin Matney
STOCK FULL (1)
861 John Matney
PROTRUCK (2)
1340 Chelsea Magness
1331 Jessica McMillin
CLASS 7-2 (2)
721 Bruce Finchum
720 Reid Rutherford
CLASS 4 (2)
401 Brian Hewitt
402 Clyde Stacy
CLASS 2 (1)
201 Rob Rill
PRO MOTORCYCLES
CLASS 22 (7)
1x Kendall Norman
2x Shane Esposito
3x Colton Udall
4x A.J. Stewart
5x Francisco Arredondo
6x Tim Burr II
7x Doug Swerbus
CLASS 21 (4)
101x Adam Neuwirth
102x David Gonzalez Jr.
103x Brody Kunz
104x Trevor Insley
105x David Kleiman
CLASS 30 (3)
301x Kelly Oldroy
302x Tim Abshire
300x Francisco Septien
CLASS 40 (3)
401x Oscar Fazz
400x Jeff Kaplan
403x Mike Prunty
CLASS 50 (2)
501x Gregg Haggart
502x Glen McGuire
CLASS 60 (1)
600x Donald Lewis
PRO ATVs
CLASS 25 (5)
2a Roberto Ruiz
3a Travis Dillon
1a Wayne Matlock
5a Paul Velasquez
6a Craig Christy
CLASS 24 (6)
101a Jamie Kirkpatrick
100a Brandon Brown
103a Juan Sanchez
104a Heriberto Marquez
105a Marco Marrujo
106a Jorge Brambila
CLASS 26 (1)
201a Carl Vella
SPORTSMAN
SPT CAR (1)
1401 Viry Felix
SPT UTV (1)
1800 Thomas Graves
SPT M/C< (1)
201x Richard Heinauer
SPT M/C> (15)
251x Mark Adams
252x Mark Winkelman
253x Daniel O’Leary
254x Steve Malley
255x Matthew Banuelos
256x Akihiri Saito
257x Eric Saltzer
258x Carlos Valdez
259x Tomohiro Murakami
260x Mike Mensinger
261x Thierry Mas
262x Jay Pierce
263x Darren Lowrey
298x Stuart Gilred
299x Louie Montano
SPT ATV (4)
51a Paul Engen
52a Rusty Batza
53a Moises Saiza
54a Jesus Sanchez

LOS ANGELES—Launching pre-race festivities, the computerized drawing for start positions, by class, for June’s 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race will be held on Saturday at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.
Round 3 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will feature over 250 entries, competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held June 2-5 in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, most of the world’s best desert racers are expected to be in action at this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
In its 38th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, SCORE was founded in 1973 by the late motorsports legend Mickey Thompson and current CEO/President Sal Fish was quickly lured away from his position as publisher of noted Hot Rod Magazine to run the pioneering company. The first SCORE race in Mexico was the SCORE Baja 500, held on July 26, 1974.
“The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is at the foundation of SCORE International and it has always been a memorable race for everyone concerned,” said Fish, who began his SCORE career in 1974. “As we continue to go through a variety of changes with the economy, and all of the details involved with producing our races we continue to be very grateful to the government and people of Mexico for all of the hospitality that they continue to show us. We are finalizing another very challenging race course which will provide many more colorful stories from SCORE Baja racing.”
Last year’s overall race champions are expected to be entered in time for Saturday’s drawing. The over 4-wheel winner was the son/father team of Andy and Scott Millin, National City, Calif., who drive the No. 31 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck. Recording the fastest overall time while leading all motorcycles in last year’s race was the JCR Honda Racing Team riders Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif./Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., on a Honda CRF450X while the fastest ATV was the Honda TRX700X riding by Wayne Matlock/Hose Caster, El Cajon, Calif./West Miller, Fallbrook, Calif.
In order to be included in Saturday’s drawing, entries must be received in the SCORE office via FAX, overnight delivery or regular mail on or before Wednesday.  Late entries will be accepted up until race morning with each vehicle receiving the next available start position and number within the class.
As with all SCORE Baja races, a special drawing will be held for the top 12 placement positions in both SCORE Trophy-Truck and the unlimited Class 1 in the previous SCORE Baja race who are entered in this race by April 20. The qualified racers are from this year’s MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
The top 12 SCORE Trophy-Truck placement positions in San Felipe were: Rob MacCachren, Jesse Jones, Andy McMillin, Nick Vanderwey, Gary Weyhrich, Bryce Menzies, Adam Householder, Jesse James, Mark McMillin, Tim Herbst, Cameron Steele, Dave Crinklaw.
The top 12 Class 1 placement positions in San Felipe were: Justin Davis, Brian Parkhouse, Damen Jefferies, Randy Wilson, Steve Appleton, Josh Rigsby, Daniel
McMillin, Conan Barker, Mark Lawrence, David Greenhill, Dan Martin and Ronny Wilson.
Competition in the SCORE Desert Series has never been closer as veteran SCORE Trophy-Truck driver Jesse Jones and young gun unlimited Class 1 racer Justin Davis lead their respective classes and are tied at the top of SCORE point leaderborad following the recent 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class, Jones, 45, of Litchfield Park, Ariz., and Davis, 17 of Chino Hills, Calif., not only lead their respective classes following Round 2 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series, they are tied for the SCORE Overall point lead with 139 point each.
Jones, the reigning SCORE Trophy-Truck and SCORE Overall point champion, has finished a very close second in both of the first two races of the season in the No. 1 Jones Motorsports Ford F-250 SCORE Trophy-Truck, while Davis, last year’s SCORE Lite point champion, has won Class 1 in both races in the Green Army Motorsports Chevy-powered ESM open-wheel desert race car.
With extremely tight competition, just 40 points separate the top 25 overall point leaders following the first two rounds of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series. And SCORE Trophy-Trucks eight of the top 10 spots in overall points.
While 20 points separate the top five drivers in the SCORE overall point standings, just three points separate the next nine overall leaders.
In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season.  Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 26th consecutive year, a total of 38 drivers remain eligible after Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series. Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance and Slime-official tire sealant. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
While Tecate is title sponsor of the 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500, additional race sponsors are the Office of the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California and ProTurismo de Ensenada.
For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
2011 SCORE Desert Series Race-by-Race Class Winners
17th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
Laughlin, Nevada     •     Jan. 14-116, 2011
Total Starters: 124      Total Finishers: 72
Pro Cars & Trucks
TROPHY-TRUCK—Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
CLASS 1—Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., ESM-Chevy
CLASS 1-2/1600—Daniel McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-VW
CLASS 5—Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug
CLASS 6—David Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7—Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7SX—Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
CLASS 8—Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Silverado
CLASS 10—Michael LaPaglia, Murrieta, Calif., Racer-Chevy
SCORE LITE—Jaime Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Curry-VW
CLASS 11—Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., VW Sedan
STOCK FULL—Wes Bevly III, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford F-150
PROTRUCK—Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 7-2—Wes Bevly IV, Corpus Christi, Texas, BajaLite-Chevy
CLASS 4—Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., PSD-Chevy

SPORTSMAN
SPT TRUCK—No Finishers

25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate
SCORE San Felipe 250
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico   March 12, 2011
Total Starters: 220    Total Finishers: 145

Pro Cars & Trucks
TROPHY-TRUCK—Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
CLASS 1—Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif.,ESM-Chevy
CLASS 1-2/1600—Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo-VW
CLASS 5—Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug
CLASS 5/1600—Emilio Salcido, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug
CLASS 6—Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7—Dan Chamlee, Carperteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7SX—Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
CLASS 8—Noah Ostanik, Encinitas, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 9—No Finishers
CLASS 10—Matt Cullen, Long Beach, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW
SCORE LITE—Steven Eugenio, Alpine, Calif., Prill-VW
CLASS 11—No Finishers
STOCK FULL—John Matney, Bristol, Va., Dodge Ram2500
PROTRUCK—Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 7-2—Bruce Finchum, Mesa, Ariz., TrophyLite-Chevy
CLASS 4—Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., PSD-Chevy

Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22—Colton Udall/Jeff Kargola, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 21—David Gonzalez Jr/Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM450XCW
CLASS 30—Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 40—Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 50—Jim Dizney, Alpine, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Eric McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Steve Williams, Tehachapi, Calif./Paul Doebereiner, La Quinta, Calif., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 60—Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif./Bob Gates, Hesperia, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Randy Dugan, Upland, Calif., Honda CRF450X,

Pro ATVs
CLASS 25—Roberto Ruiz, El Centro, Calif., Honda TRX450R
CLASS 24—Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Kenny Sanford, Tacoma, Wash./Robbie Mitchell, Price, Utah, Honda TRX450R
CLASS 26—Joe Rice, Lomita, Calif./Tim Winiarski, Carson, Calif., Can-Am 4X4

SPORTSMAN
SPT CAR—Peter Lang, Santa Rosa, Calif., Homebuilt-Buick
SPT TRUCK—Nick Tonelli, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger
SPT UTV—Bill Morris, Bakersfield, Calif., Polaris RZR4
SPT M/C<—Issac Cisneros, San Diego, Yamaha YZF450
SPT M/C>—Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
SPT ATV—Ivan Espinoza, Mexicali, Honda TRX450R

Bill Caswell decided he needed a break from the adult life. He left his banking job and decided to go racing. In recent years he has tackled rally racing and other forms of car racing, but now he plans to fulfill a dream of competing in the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000. Caswell and crew actually set up shop at Miller Electric’s booth at the 2010 SEMA Show building his signature, early-90s BMW into a Baja-capable race vehicle to compete at the 1000.

The plan of attack was a four-day build at SEMA was this:

Day 1 – Main Roll Cage

Day 2 – Front Cage & Suspension

Day 3 – Rear Cage & Suspension

Day 4 – Main Cage, Accessories & Final Review