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Rob MacCachren is leading the SCORE overall points and Trophy Truck division.

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Continuing to add to his legacy nearly every time he hits the desert, legendary Hall of Fame off-road racer Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas has assumed the early lead in the 2017 SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point standings in the No. 11 Rockstar MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150.

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico – Returning after a one-year absence to a race he relishes so much, Las Vegas’ Rob MaCachren masterfully and methodically manipulated and succinctly stormed his way past the competition and through the relentless desert race course to the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory Saturday at the 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250.

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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing heads west to Lake Elsinore, California for Rounds 3 and 4 on April 23-24, after a successful season opener at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

With the popularity of short course racing growing each season, we are seeing new sponsors and manufacturers getting involved wanting to be included in the wraps on race vehicles. From the thousands of fans on site to the live Internet stream on Lucas Oil TV to the produced tv shows shown a few weeks later, there is a lot of exposure to be had. This influx of sponsors has allowed more racers to get involved and even created multi-vehicle teams.

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The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series presented by Geico season opener is heading to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, in Chandler, AZ, March 19-20. The 2015 champions return to defend their titles against a stacked field of talented racers. There’s lots of changes this year including class changes, new vehicles, new drivers and a new streaming TV channel has been added to bring all the action into your home 24/7.

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.