SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – While qualifying will be held on race week for three of the top 4-wheel vehicle classes, international rally racer Franciso Arredondo drew the first motorcycle starting position Thursday for this month’s 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Baja California, Mexico.

Early entries from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Guatemala are preparing for the popular season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. The event will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if one of three racers can win the overall title for the fourth time as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world as racer registration has opened for the 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

The year of 2017 also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world.

SCORE-San-Felipe-2016-Logo-1-26-16RENO, NEV., USA – Preparing to launch the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held for the first time in the storied history of SCORE all on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, Chris Miller received the first overall starting position Thursday and Kevin Murphy received the first motorcycle starting position in the drawing held Thursday for this month’s season-opening 30th Annual SCORE San Felipe 250.

The internationally-televised race will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Felipe, the picturesque fishing village on the tranquil Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

Miller, of Santee, Calif., drives in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks while Murphy rides in the Pro Motorcycle Unlimited class.

SCORE-San-Felipe-2016-Logo-1-26-16RENO, NEV., USA – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if a celebrated Mexican racer can win four straight years as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world who will start official pre-running next week for the 30th Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event of the five-race internationally-televised 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

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SAN FELIPE, Mexico
— Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will lead 52 racers who have combined for 133 class wins among over 150 racers expected to start Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.  O’Neal, 68, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in Class 30 in the season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

WHAT:
26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race, Round 3 of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series

WHEN:
March 8-11, 2012

WHERE:
San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (120 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)

WHO:
Nearly 250 entries (25 States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico)

COURSE:
TOTAL MILEAGE:
248.64 miles (4 physical checkpoints, the finish line & 51 virtual checkpoints).
The course is a long, fairly narrow loop extending north of San Felipe near Highway 3 and south almost to Puertecitos on the east side adjacent to the Sea of Cortez. Course will start and finish in the shadow of the famed San Felipe Arches. Heading northwest of town, it runs in a counterclockwise direction. Course runs North, northwest, west and south of town. The challenging course runs through five major washes in the area: Cuevitas, Matomi, Azufre, Huatomote, Chanate and finally Amarillas, with silt, jagged rocks, and narrow passes between walls of rock, and is considered to be ‘The best of Baja.’  This will be the first time Cuevitas and Amarillas have been used. CHECKPOINTS: CK1-rm 63.99; CK2-rm 124.13; CK3-rm 166.87, CK4-rm 218.32

SAN FELIPE, Mexico—Adding yet another jewel to his illustrious desert racing crown, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren overpowered a talent-laden field of 220 starters to capture the overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory Saturday in the 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.  SCORE released the official results today after completion of vehicle data tracking device review.

Setting a blistering pace right from the start in San Felipe in the No. 20 MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck, ‘Rockstar Rob’ covered the sandy, silty, rocky and dusty 252.09-mile course in just four hours, 17 minutes, 45 seconds, averaging an impressive 58.68 miles per hour.

Surging past a strong field of 24 SCORE Trophy-Trucks, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks, MacCachren earned his 45th career SCORE class win, his eighth career SCORE Trophy-Truck race win along with his seventh class win including his third SCORE Trophy-Truck and overall race victory in San Felipe.