Points leader Luke McMillin of San Diego, Calif., will head the field of competitors when the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts travels to Southern California for the second race of the season April 13-15 with the annual running PCI Radios 300 in Ridgecrest.

The five-lap event will include 60-mile laps between Bakersfield and Barstow. Fifteen classes of vehicles will run in the event in SNORE’s fifth return to Ridgecrest.

McMillin rounded out a strong finish in the season-opener Feb.25-26 at the Battle at Primm driving a Class 1600 entry. He now leads the points with 797.

Currently trailing McMillin in the $20,000 SNORE Kartek points are Eric Muller, Class 9, with 730 points; Curt Geer, Class 1600, 729; Dave Cote, Stock Bug, 714; tie between Bryce Menzies, Unlimited Truck, and Shawn Mecham, Unlimited, 710; Richard Starkey, Class 10, 705; Brady Wisdom, Class 12, 693; Justin Smith, Class 1600, 685; and John Pellissier, Class 1800, 675.

The 2012 schedule also includes the Dusty Times 250 in Caliente June 8-10; the KC HiLites Midnight Special Sept.7-9 in Lucerne, Calif.; the SNORE 250 Oct. 26-28 in Pahrump; and the Rage at the River Dec. 7-9 in Laughlin.

Further information regarding SNORE can be found by visiting www.snoreracing.net.

Photo compliments of Jim Ober/Trackside photo

SANTEE, Calif. — FOX, the industry-leading ride dynamics company, extended its SCORE Desert Series Baja Trophy Truck winning streak to nine with Rob MacCachren’s win at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.MacCachren ran the same FOX External Cooling System equipped bypass suspension, also known as the Cactus Cooler, that helped him win on this course last September.

The San Felipe racecourse is well known for its relentless punishment of suspension systems. Its seemingly never-ending stretches of three- to four-foot deep whoops can raise shock temperatures to more than a searing 400 degrees.

While MacCachren’s Baja experience, talent and finesse have earned him championships and victories throughout his career, it’s the equipment that historically has held MacCachren back from pushing his truck harder.