SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Entries from around the world have journeyed to Mexico to launch the 2015 desert racing calendar at Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250. The season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. in Baja California.
RENO, Nev. — On the eve of the season-opener for the five-race internationally-televised 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, SCORE International has announced that Bud Light, Vision Wheel and Axial Racing have all joined the SCORE family of partners as official sponsors. SCORE opens its 2015 racing calendar in Baja California, Mexico next week at the 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250.
RENO, Nev. — Festivities to start the New Year continue Friday as pre-running opens for the upcoming 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico. Launching the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, the Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 will be held Jan. 22-25.
The race will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. In 2015, four rounds of the SCORE World Desert Championship will be held in Mexico and one in the United States.
SAN DIEGO — With all of the final touches put together in post production, tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show will feature special highlights from last week’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held last Saturday in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
During the ninth episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) tonight in the SCORE spotlight will be footage from the start and finish of the grueling 219-mile race along with interviews from some of the fastest finishers along with race Grand Marshall Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and SCORE female SCORE Trophy Truck racer Heidi Steele of San Clemente, Calif.
San Felipe, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will ride in two classes to lead 64racers who have combined for 159 class wins among nearly 200 racers entered in Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 67, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in both Class 30 and Class 60 in the season-opener of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series.
The SCORE season opener will be held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 125 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
Traverse City, Mich., – For the first time, Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Omni United, has two competitive and race-winning entrants in SCORE International competition. Building, growing and ever-expanding, Radar Tires is the preferred tire brand for two Class 10 teams – Bronson Motorsports and Robinson Romo Racing.
Bronson Motorsports owner/driver Mike Johnson and Radar Tires have some unfinished business in SCORE International competition and both look to rectify it this year. Following a podium finish at the San Felipe 250 and a Baja 500 win, Johnson was leading the Class 10 championship points heading into the 2013 season finale. An engine failure prevented him from capturing the championship.
SAN DIEGO — Following Tuesday’s live drawing for starting positions heralding the sophomore season of the Roger Norman era, SCORE International desert racing launched its 41st anniversary season with Las Vegas’ multi-time champion Troy Herbst and SoCal rookie Rodrigo Valenzuela received the pole positions for four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles during the Dirt LiveHD webcast Tuesday for the upcoming 28th Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.
Troy Herbst races in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck Division while Valenzuela competes in Open Motorcycle class.
RENO, Nev. — SCORE International announced today that it has signed a new three-year contract with the Mexican government officials to bring the ever-popular Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 back to the picturesque fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.
Round 1 of the six-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be held in San Felipe Feb. 27-March 2 with the 28th Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. In 2014, three SCORE races will be held in the United States and three in Mexico with competition offered in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.
FULLERTON, CA. – Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer and Trophy Truck veteran Cameron Steele, along with his Desert Assassins teammates, are gearing up for the 26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 10, in San Felipe, Mexico.
Steele will be racing down Mexico’s beautiful Baja, California peninsula in his 800-horsepower truck mounted with newly developed, 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S® R tires, specially engineered for extreme off-road conditions – much like San Felipe’s tough terrain.
“The San Felipe course is the roughest race of the year and is perfect for our Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck and 40-inch Yokohama’s,” said Steele. “With this team, the truck and the tires, we’re looking forward to a great race.”
Also competing in the 250-mile loop race – that starts and finishes just outside of San Felipe – will be Desert Assassins teammates Brent Parkhouse and Brian Burgess, who compete in the Class 12 (SCORE Lite) division. Their buggy is fitted with Yokohama’s competition-only Super Digger® tires.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec™ – the world’s first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.
Rob MacCachren has long held a reputation for being a talented driver, the kind of “hired gun” you add to the team to guarantee victory. Yet despite over 175 event wins and 20 championships, his “hired gun” status also meant that he had never won a SCORE Trophy Truck race as the Driver of Record. All that changed when MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, bested a field of 220 worthy competitors at the 2011 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in the No. 20 SCORE Trophy Truck sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and MasterCraft Safety.
“We have knocked on the door and come so close so many times; it is great to finally take home the victory for everyone who has worked so hard to make this program possible. I didn’t just want this win for myself and the sponsors, I wanted it for the team.”
Rob MacCachren started 11th in a crowded field of 24 SCORE Trophy Trucks and quickly worked his way towards the front, battling with the 2010 SCORE Trophy Truck champion, Jesse Jones, for the physical lead. MacCachren was able to traverse the entire 252.09 mile treacherous course in an impressive four hours, 17 minutes and 45 seconds with no flats from his BFGoodrich tires. Battling a slipping steering belt for most of the race, the Las Vegas native took a gamble during the fuel stop at race mile 108 by opting to spray the belt with carburetor cleaner and get back on course as quickly as possible. The gamble paid off as ‘Rockstar Rob’ not only claimed the class win, he also claimed the overall victory and took the checkered flag just 44 seconds ahead of the second overall finisher, Jesse Jones.