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Rob MacCachren and Andy McMillin appear to have defended their Baja 1000 victory. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

In off-road racing, nothing is official until it’s official, but it appears as though Rob MacCachren and teammate Andy McMillin defended their 2014 SCORE Baja 1000 victory with a win this morning in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

That win, however, may not have been exactly how the team drew it up.

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Tavo Vildosola was second off the line this morning.

With the motorcycles and ATVs already off the line earlier this morning, it was time for the trucks, buggies and UTVs to take to the 821.38-mile course for this year’s Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000.

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Tomorrow morning, 242 race teams will embark on an epic off-road journey for the 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. Covering more than 820 miles of treacherous terrain in Baja California, Mexico, the racers will begin and end their day at the start/finish line in Ensenada. Motorcycles and ATVs will begin the race at 6 a.m. with racers leaving in 30-second intervals, while the trucks, buggies and UTVs will leave five hours later at 11 a.m.

The unlimited Trophy Truck class will be first off the line at 11, and aside from the fame and the glory of taking home a SCORE Baja 1000 victory, there’s also a tight battle on the line for the class championship. Last year’s winner, Steven Eugenio, sits in fifth place in points but is essentially out of the running to defend his title this year, but he knows there’s still plenty on the line in tomorrow’s race.

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Steven Eugenio and navigator Steve Covey came away with the 2014 Tecate SCORE Trophy Truck Championship and the Overall Points Championship in their first full season in Trophy Truck.

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LA PAZ, MEXICO (Nov. 18, 2014) – Through nearly 24 hours and 1,275 miles of enduring among the most brutal terrain in racing, BFGoodrich Tires proved its toughness and made it a clean sweep of the SCORE desert racing series this season by capturing its 26th overall Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 title.

Thanks to an epic run by BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren and his co-drivers Andy McMillin and Jason Voss, the win marks the 81st overall win in the Baja peninsula for BFGoodrich Tires, by far the most by any tire manufacturer. With the win, racers on BFGoodrich Tires swept the entire 2014 SCORE International desert racing schedule.

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– The 47th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 marks the longest desert race of the season and the opportunity for BFGoodrich Tires to extend its legacy in the Baja peninsula. As BFGoodrich Tires runs for its 26th overall SCORE Baja 1000 victory, the tire manufacturer looks to continue its 2014 dominance in desert racing, having the top overall finisher at every stop on the SCORE International desert race schedule.

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So far this year Galindo Motorsports has seen just about everything; from a podium finish in San Felipe, to the disappointment of loosing an overall win in Imperial, to the struggles of mechanical woes at the 500, to taking our first win in SCORE Trophy Truck back in our home town. We’ve learned a lot in a very short amount of time and now we come to the biggest race of the year, just a few points away from the SCORE Championship.

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Neither Baja nor mother nature could stop the Galindo Motorsports #7 from charging through the pack at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 this past weekend. A last-minute course change due to an overnight winter storm which made the summit section impassable played well into the Galindo teams hands.