SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Mexico’s Gus Vildsola Jr rewarded his home country fans with a special treat by capturing the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck win for the third consecutive year at Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a challenging, technical 259-mile course that started and finished in San Felipe on the northern portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. Vildosola Jr recorded the first three-peat overall victory in the 29-year history of the popular race.
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.
ENSENADA, MEXICO – 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.
RENO, Nev. — Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr combined a second place finish with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s uncharacteristic mishap at the recent Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to catapult himself into first place in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after four rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.
SCORE released the official results of the third round of its five-race World Championship Series for 2014. The race was held this past weekend in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, spanning 447.86-miles in distance. There were a total of 232 starters for this year’s race, with 126 finishers, or a finishing rate of 54.31 percent. Racers represented 20 U.S. States and 15 different countries.
Racing is well underway after the four-wheeled vehicles left the line this morning for the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. We spoke to a number of the lead Trophy Truck and Class 1 teams this morning about the race and how they felt before leaving the line. Most of them all talked about the difficulty this rough course will present .
Tavo Vildosola, who hopes to earn another Baja 1000 win this year with his Farther Gustavo Sr., knows the importance of this year regardless of the team’s peformacne thus far in 2013.
SCORE Officials announces today a shakeup in the overall finishers at the 2013 Mastercraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. After receiving a penalty for veering too far off the course (a 500-foot rule was instituted by SCORE’s Roger Norman), Bryce Menzies moved backed to second place which meant Gustavo Vildosola moved into the first-place spot for the overall victory. Finishing after Menzies in third place was last year’s winner Rob MacCachren, who moved up a spot after Juan Carlos Lopez was assessed a penalty.
In the Pro Motorcycle class, KTM-mounted Kurt Caselli was unofficially named the winner but later penalized for straying too far off course, giving the win to JCR Honda’s Timmy Weigand. Caselli moved back into second place, while Kendall Norman (who solo-ed the race) moved up into the final podium spot.