ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MX – Team Toyo driver Gustavo (Tavo) Vildósola, Jr. and Toyo Tires won the 48th Annual SCORE Baja 500 this past weekend, finishing first overall for Four Wheel Vehicles and first in the Trophy Truck class. Mexican-born Vildósola endured extreme temperatures to conquer the 477.52-mile desert course in a time of 08:20:52.105. His #21 Vildósola Racing / Toyo Tires trophy truck relies on 40-inch Toyo Open Country R/T-R tires to get through the tough desert terrain.
With many Class Championships still on the line and waiting to be decided, a record turnout of 220 teams showed up to race the last running of Best In The Desert’s Henderson “250” presented by Supercross.com.
Deciding just a few days before the race, Tavo Vildosola entered the “Henderson 250” to wanting test a few things out on his Ford Trick Truck. He ended up qualifying 11th in Time Trials then went on to win the race. Vildosola finished a mere 58 seconds ahead of Tracy Graf after pole winner Josh Daniel dropped out of the race with rear end failure only six miles from the finish line.
Today, Toyo Tire U.S.A Corp. formally announced that Gustavo (Tavo) Vildósola, Jr. is joining the Team Toyo Off-Road team. If you caught our BITD Henderson 250 coverage this weekend, we noted Tavo was on Toyos when he earned the overall win, but today’s news makes the partnership official.
RENO, Nev. — On the verge of an unprecedented accomplishment after his second race with of the season, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr has driven his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor back to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship heading into the SCORE Baja 1000.
RENO, 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.
RENO, Nev. — Enjoying the blessings of a third consecutive season-opening victory at the Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 and a fifth place finish in the recent Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr remains at the top of the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings as well as the SCORE overall season point standings after Round 2 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Winning the 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 and recording a fifth in the inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 has helped Vildosola Jr keep the SCORE Overall season point lead as well as the top spot in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
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.