SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15ENSENADA, Mexico — Fully engaged and well aware of the challenge that awaits, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies and SoCal’s Ricky Brabec are full of confidence and enthusiasm as Menzies defends his overall race and SCORE Trophy Truck title and Brabec attempts to repeat as overall motorcycle winner at this week’s 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Round 3 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday drops first for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 a.m. and approximately 10 a.m. for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to complete the brutally rugged 510.58-mile course in nearly 11 hours, all vehicles will have a 22-hour time limit to become an official finisher in the grueling race.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15RENO, Nev., USA — Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren and Tim Herbst along with Robby Gordon of Charlotte, N.C., three of the all-time winningest racers in desert racing history are leading a field of 30 vehicles currently entered in the SCORE Trophy Truck class in next week’s 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Between the three drivers they have won 34 individual races and eight season championships in the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.

Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held next week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

Jackson-Motorsports-Logo-5-14-15GREENVILLE, S.C. – Leading motorsports, events and race tire distribution company, Jackson Motorsports Group (JMG), has announced it has expanded its tire sales portfolio to include MICHELIN Desert Racing motorcycle tires at the upcoming Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. The company has also announced a contingency program for those racing on MICHELIN Desert Racing tires purchased through them.

The expanded services and contingency program come on the heels of JMG’s sponsorship of Colton Udall, who raced and won on Michelin tires provided by Jackson Motorsports Group at last month’s SCORE Baja Sur 500.

“Our recent victory with Colton Udall at the SCORE Baja Sur 500 event combined with our expanding tire sales and this new contingency program are evidence that we intend to continue growing our involvement in desert racing,” said Jackson Motorsports Group Executive Director of Business Development, Todd Steen.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15RENO, Nevada — With entries from around the world rapidly increasing, the drawing for start positions and the opening of pre-running all happen this week as online registration continues for next month’s internationally-televised 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 4-June 7 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 42nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2015 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15RENO, Nevada — Entries from all across the United States and around the world have entered as online registration for the upcoming internationally-televised 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 has begun. Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 4-June 7 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 42nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2015 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 47th anniversary of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (June 6) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 a.m. and approximately 10 a.m. for the cars, trucks and UTVs.

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Rob MacCachren is one of 19 racers still in the hunt for SCORE’s Milestone Award.

RENO, Nev. — Through the third of five races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, 19 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards. Two of SCORE races to date were both approximately 250 miles each, one in San Felipe, Mexico and one in Plaster City, Calif., USA while last month’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was nearly 450 miles in Ensenada, Mexico.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas’ SCORE Trophy Truck superstar champion drivers Rob MacCachren and B.J. Baldwin will be in the SCORE spotlight during Wednesday’s special two-hour broadcast of the SCORE Dirt LiveHD Internet show. The show will broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the massive SCORE display within the Motorsports Café at the 2014 Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Both born and raised in Las Vegas, MacCachren and Baldwin race in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks. MacCachren drives the No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150 while Baldwin drives the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado.

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– BFGoodrich Tires claimed its 30th overall Tecate SCORE Baja 500 title behind a strong run by BFGoodrich Performance Team member Bryce Menzies who grabbed his third overall win at this race in the past four years. The win marks the 79th overall win on the Baja peninsula for BFGoodrich Tires.

BFGoodrich Tires not only took the overall win, but its race tires ran on nine of the top 10 overall finishers and 17 of the top 20 and added seven class wins. In Class 1, four of the top five class finishers, including class 1 winner Cody Parkhouse, who finished 10th overall, ran on BFGoodrich Tires.

Marc Burnett won his second SCORE International race of the year with the Class 19 victory at the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Mexico.

Marc Burnett won his second SCORE International race of the year with the Class 19 victory at the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Mexico.

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side pilot Marc Burnett won Class 19 at the 2014 Tecate SCORE International Baja 500 race held this past weekend in Baja California, Mexico. In Ohio, fellow Maverick racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Modified side-by-side class at the Wiseco John Penton Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Can-Am ATV racers also had a great weekend sweeping their respective podiums in the GNCC 4×4 Pro class and in the New England ATV Motocross Pro class.

“Highlighted by Maverick racer Marc Burnett’s dominating victory in the SCORE Baja 500, we had several Can-Am racers win their class either on an ATV or in a side-by-side. Burnett, Kyle Chaney and our GNCC 4×4 Pros have been outstanding this year” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “With wins in gnarly terrain like Baja, the challenging GNCC series in Ohio and at the Maine NEATV-MX race, our racers, once again, proved – no matter the Can-Am vehicle — our guys will challenge for the win at every event.”

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Ensenada, Baja California – The Baja Peninsula is known for beautiful vistas, delicious seafood and it’s friendly industrious people. If you are a racer, it’s known for sand, rocks and silt. At the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Roger Norman and his crew came up with a new twist, vertical silt. By reversing the direction of the race course, sections that would normally be taken downhill now had the added burden of gravity pulling against the cars. Two weeks before the race everything was fine. After prerunning the course it was still fine, only it was fine dust. The silt was deep and the course was steep and narrow. On race day it caused mayhem everywhere.

“We had the leader in sight when we got to the first bottleneck,” said Mike Shaffer of Shaffer Motorsports, “There were several trucks piled up behind a Spec TT that had a broken front hub. There was a slight gap that the leader squeezed through and took off. As we moved up to take the same line one of the trucks backed up and then got stuck blocking the gap. With no way to get around, we had to wait it out until the course cleared ahead. The steep hills covered in deep silt were trapping Trophy Trucks with 39 inch tires and class ones with tons of ground clearance.”