Bryce Menzies Wins the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Jun. 08, 2014 By Josh Burns, Photos by Art Eugenio,

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Ricky Brabec earned the overall motorcycle win at the 2014 SCORE Baja 500.

In Pro Motorcycle it was the No. 4x Kawasaki of Ricky Brabec who earned the win over Colton Udall on the 1x Honda. Brabec teamed up with David Pearson and Max Eddy Jr. to earn the victory and the first overall motorcycle finish at thi s year’s 500.

“It wasn't an easy race and we were both pinning it the entire way,” Brabec said of his battle with the 1x Honda team. “You can't give up just because you're in second place, so we kept pushing and here we are at the finish line. If you just ride the race as clean as you can and keep the bike on two wheels that seems to be the best strategy here in Baja. I liked running the course backwards and going to the coast first. I think it is cool that Roger Norman changed it up.”

Udall teamed up with Mark Samuels and Ian Young for the race, and the team felt they had a crack at victory in Baja.

“We definitely had a shot today,” Samuels said after the race. “Ian passed for the lead at one point and we had a pipe go out and a rear wheel. We had to replace another rear wheel at the end of the dry lakebed. That set us back pretty far. It was kind of crazy riding some of the sections the other way, as it was so much different going backwards. It was cool and a new experience.”

Adolfo Arellano earned the win in Pro ATVs.

In Pro ATVs, Adolfo Arellano and 1a teammates Travis Dillon and Christian Vera won of the battle of the Honda TRX450Rs by holding off the 10a team of Javier Robles Jr., Felipe Velez, Jorie Williams and Mike Cafro. After 10 hours of racing, the two teams were only separated by 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

“We started first and stayed there all day and never looked back,” Arellano said. “It was a great battle with the 10a (Javier Robles Jr.). We prepared well and didn't have any problems today. Everything went as well as we could expect.”

The Can-Am Maverick of Marc Burnett and team earned the Class 19 victory.

In the UTV Class 19 race, Marc Burnett and Frenando Flores piloted their Can-Am Maverick to victory with a time of 13 hours, 1 minute and 56 seconds. In spite of some technical difficulties during the race, the team was able to overcome some issues to claim the win.

“I lost my GPS in the middle of the course around race mile 100 where the silt beds were,” Burnett said. “It was just brutal. I couldn't see and I was just going by Braille. We had a belt break on the car and 12 miles before the finish the transmission was about to give and I barely made it here. I had to milk it in at 30 miles per hours.”

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SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Starters: 37, Finishers: 24)
1. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 8:51:50 (50.56 miles per hour)
2. Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 8:55:17
3. Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150, 8:57:21
4. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9:04:55
5. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:11:30
6. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:19:58
7. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 9:24:18
8. Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 9:30:55
9. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 9:42:42
10. Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 10:03:22
11. Mark Post/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 10:11:44
12. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 10:13:08
13. Kyle Jorgensen/Todd Jergensen, Oak Hills, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:20:58
14. Gus Vildosola Jr/Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 10:26:58
15. Chris Kemp, San Clemente, Calif./Shannon Powell, Ford Raptor, 10:28:27
16. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 10:52:13
17. Gary Magness/Devin Housh, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150,11:48:42
18. Steven Eugenio, Carlsbad, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 11:51:29
19. Robbie Pierce, Lakeside, Calif./Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Ford F-150, 12:25:51
20. Jay Reichert, Johnson City, Texas/Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas, Ford Raptor, 12:30:06
21. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 13:33:48
22. Thomas Greer/Bruce Greer Jr, Tucson, Ariz./Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz., Dodge Ram1500, 15:44:11
23. Mike Palmer/Spencer Steele, Denver, Chevy Silverado, 16:33:40
24. Ron Whitton/Chas Dana, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 16:38:30.

CLASS 1 (Starters: 16, Finishers: 9)
1. Cody Parkhouse/Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 9:51:42 (45.33 mph)
2. Brian Wilson/Rick Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakeside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:51:44
3. Shelby Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Darren Ebberts, Corona, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 11:04:40
4. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 11:44:22
5. Lyle Bask/Michael Ferguson, Canada, ESM-Ford, 12:17:55
6. Andrew Myers, San Marcos, Calif./Dan Myers, Newport Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:56:19
7. Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif./Matt Cullen/Mike Lombardi, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 13:24:33
8. George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Joe Bednar, Agua Dulce, Calif./Luke Babb, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy, 14:09:24 9. Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Geiser-Chevy, 17:46:18

CLASS 1/2-1600 (Starters: 18, Finishers: 13)
1. J. David Ruvalcaba/Leonel Ruvalcaba/Esteban Cruz, Ensenada, Mexico, VBR, 11:52:56 (38.25 mph)
2. Ramiro Escobedo/Misael Armambula/Victor Cruz, Tijuana, Mexico, Curry, 12:45:27
3. Kevin Smith, La Verne, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, Mirage, 13:08:25
4. Jesus Velez/Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico, PFK, 13:11:38
5. Edson Cruz, Ensenada, Mexico/Hiram Montano/Manuel Cruz, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, CamFab, 13:26:05
6. Christian Celaya, Paradise Valley, Ariz./Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 13:32:17
7. Francisco Rodriguez/Augustin Rodriguez/Eduardo Rodriguez, Tijuana, Mexico, Glazzkraft, 14:46:52
8. Ernesto Arambula/Edmundo Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 15:38:32
9. Marco Bernaldez/Salvador Hernandez/Adolfo Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico, Conejo, 15:57:40
10. David Jones/Brett Jones/Steve Achey, Clovis, Calif., Lothringer, 16:24:49
11. Chris Jones/Brandon Dawson/Brian Cancimilla, Castro Valley, Calif., RaceCo, 16:28:48
12. Christopher Sanchez/Neri Sanchez/Kevin Sanchez, Ensenada, Mexico, Lothringer, 17:05:48
13. Miguel Cortez, San Diego/Raul Rodriguez, Chula Vista, Calif., Custom, 18:12:13
CLASS 3 (Starters: 2, Finishers: 1)
1. Donald Moss/Ken Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco, 15:33:17 (28:77 mph)

CLASS 5 (Starters 3, Finishers: 1)
1. Wendy Belk/Dave Bonner, Coachella, Calif., 13:54:25 (32.54mph)
CLASS 5-1600 (Starters: 6, Finishers: 3)
1. Gustavo Avina/Gabriel Avina/Gustavo Avina Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, 16:39:42 (27.16 mph)
2. Salvador Carrillo/Erica Ocegeda/Javier Ocegeda, Maneadero, Mexico, 17:03:33
3. Emilio Salcido, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Avina, San Quintin, Mexico/Jose Sanchez, El Rosario, Mexico, 17:56:03

CLASS 7 (Starters: 6, Finishers: 2)
1. Pete Sohren, Phoenix/Jayson McNeal, San Diego, Ford Ranger, 12:00:20 (37.29 mph)
2. Dan Chamlee, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger, 16:27:30

CLASS 7SX (Starters: 5, Finishers: 1)
1. Ricardo Vindiola/Oscar Licon/Jorge Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 16:54:06 (26.51 mph)

CLASS 8 (Starters: 5, Finishers: 2)
1. Rick Sanchez/Humberto Arce, San Vicente, Mexico/Miguel Padilla, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150, 12:12:00 (37.51 mph)
2. Enrique Lara/Samuel Melling/Luis Medina, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 14:53:55

CLASS 10 (Starters: 28, Finishers: 12)
1. Mike Johnson/Mike Majesky, Santa Monica, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 11:05:34 (41.31 mph)
2. Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Corey Goin, Clovis, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 11:24:44
3. Jeremiah Watson, Apple Valley, Calif./Hiram Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 11:41:12
4. Patrick Dailey, Carlsbad, Calif./Travis Clarke, San Diego, Raceco-Chevy, 11:55:55
5. Brad Wilson/Kyle Quinn, Long Beach, Calif./Brian DeNault, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:37:14
6. Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Lawrence-Chevy, 11:56:0
 7. J. J. Schnarr, Incline Village, Nev., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 13:40:36
8. Derek Ahern/Ryan Lenocker, Orange, Calif., FullPotential-Chevy, 14:41:53
9. Thomas Bjorstrom/Troy Leezy, San Diego, Tatum-Chevy, 14:47:39
10. 1066 Mike Shaffer/John Bower, Alameda, Calif., FPM-Chevy, 14:57:11
11. Ty Godde, Palmdale, Calif./Jim Greenway, Ojai, Calif., Letner-Chevy, 15:24:52
12. Bill Young/Billy Young, Las Vegas, BTC-Subaru, 18:51:40

SCORE LITES (Starters: 5, Finishers: 1)
1. Luiz Martinez/Jose Robles, Mexicali, Mexico, Foddrill, 15:18:09 (29.59 mph)

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)--(Starters: 7, Finishers: 0)

Protruck (Starter: 1, Finisher: 1)
1. Chelsea Magness/Steve Knudson/Todd Burt, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford Raptor, 14:47:22 (32.21 mph)

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (Starters: 10, Finishers: 4)
1. Jonathan Brenthel/Jordan Brenthel, Newport Beach, Calif., Chevy S-10, 13:10:25 (33.94 mph)
2. Taylor Mills, Houston, Texas/Kent Kroeker, Escondido, Calif./Mike Meeks, Marion, Texas, Chevy Silverado,14:06:09
3. Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Connor Jackson, San Diego/Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 15:33:35
4. Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado, 17:10:57

CLASS 3000 (unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)--(Starters: 2, Finishers: 0)

M-TRUCK (Stock Production Medium Utility Vehicle, min GVW 18,000 lbs.)--(Starter: 1, Finisher:)

HEAVY METAL (Open Production Trucks, V8 Engines)--(Starter: 1, Finisher: 0)

CLASS 19 (Starters: 17, Finishers: 9)
1. Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif./Fernando Flores, San Diego, Can-Am Maverick, 13:01:56 (34.33 mph)
2. Branden Sims/Jacob Carver/Justin Krause, Prescott Valley, Ariz., Polaris RZR1000, 13:15:15
3. Justin Lambert, Bakersfield, Calif./Justin Sheakley, Peoria, Ariz./Jeremiah Staffs, Apple Valley, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000, 14:26:14
4. John Angal/Brian Bush, Mesa, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP1000, 14:42:06
5. Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif./Jason Spiess, Peoria, Ariz./Keith Redstrom, Glendale, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP1000, 14:54:17
6. Jamie Kirkpatrick/Nick Nelson/Dan Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash., Polaris XP1000, 15:24:27
7. Derek Murray/Jason Murray, Eastvale, Calif./Steve Amarine, Downey, Calif./Monty Aldrich, Can-Am Maverick, Can-Am, 16:01:33
8. Cory Sappington/Tyler Dixon, Peoria, Ariz./Donovan Cain, Glendale, Calif., Can-Am Maverick 1000, 18:12:53
9. Alonso Lopez/ Roberto Balderama, Murrieta, Calif./Wayne Matlock, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP900, 18:48:44

OPEN M/C (Starters: 4, Finishers: 4)

1. Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F, 8:58:27 (49.81 mph)
2. Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif./Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ian Young, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:04:56
3. Ray Dal Soglio/Mike Carter/Zach Vogle, Scottsdale, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F, 11:42:37
4. Eddie Hernandez, Oxnard, Calif./Andrew Terry, San Diego/Chris Krumel, Alpine, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:02:05

LIMITED M/C (Starters: 5, Finishers: 4)
1. Ricky De la Pena/Rene Magana/Paul Lopez/Austin Miller, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 11:48:27 (39.90 mph);
2. Dane Ward/Boe Huckins, Wilson, Wyo./Jim Peterson, Jackson, Wyo., Suzuki RMZ250, 13:18:37
3. Fernando Beltran/Fernando Tavarez/Ricardo Munoz, Ensenada, Mexico/Adrian Ruiz, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Yamaha WR250, 15:14:20
4. Jesus Guerrero/Jose Davila/Jovani Solorio/Luis Torres, Suzuki RMZ250, 16:02:28

CLASS 30 (Starters: 6, Finishers: 6)
1. Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala/Scott Myers, Temecula, Calif./Shane Esposito, Menifee, Calif./Ryan Dudek, Menifee, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 9:34:06 (47.05 mph)
2. Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Kevin Murphy/Morgan Crawford, Honda CRF450X, 10:14:32
3. Todd York, Claremore, Okla./Nate Scott/Bud Carmen, Lake Winnebago, Mo./Jason Stevens, Olathe, Kansas, KTM 450EXC, 12:04:56
4. Jay Rabjohn/Jay Rabjohn/Justin Schultz/Mat Bateman, Phelan, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:39:54
5. Brad Baker, Austin, Texas/Jean-Paul Dupin, Coerd’alene, Idaho/Rob Allen, Battle Ground, Wash., Honda CRF450X, 13:18:01
6. Fred Sobke, Bonita, Calif./Jake Stagg, Carlsbad, Calif./Alan Melisi/Scott Muzzy, Paradise Valley, Ariz./David Starrett, Oceanside, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 15:30:11

CLASS 40 (Starters: 5, Finishers: 4)
1. Giovanni Spinali/Paul Thomas/Mike Carter/John Griffin, Julian, Calif./Earl Roberts, Calexico, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 11:24:02 (39.78 mph)
2. Ezure Tadao/Hideyuki Fukuoka, Japan, Yamaha WR450, 12:16:33
3. Joe Leal, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Acosta/Jesus Rios, Calexico, Calif./Jose Manuel Ochoa, Mexicali, Mexico/David Hammers, Mount Baldy, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 12:30:43
4. Jason Miller/Bruce Anderson, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:00:03

CLASS 60 (Starter: 1, Finisher: 1)
1. Jim Dizney, Alpine, Calif./Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Max Christensen, Sun Valley, Calif./Mike Castro, Apple Valley, Calif./Robert Koch, Leona Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 13:10:03 (33.94 mph)

SCORE IRONMAN (Starters: 4, Finishers: 3)
1. Tony Gera, Santa Cruz, Calif., Honda XR650R, 11:20:30 (39.40 mph)
2. Kevin Daniels, Bishop, Calif., KTM, 13:52:21
3. Daniel Stinson, Yorba Linda, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 14:48:35

PRO ATV (Starters: 2, Finishers: 2)
1. Adolfo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico/Christian Vera, Spring Valley, Calif./Cody Mitchell, Las Vegas/Travis Dillon, Lakeside, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 10:02:36 (44.50 mph)
2. Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 10:04:50

SPT BUGGY--(Starters: 3, Finishers: 0)

SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK--(Starters: 4, Finishers: 0)

SPT LIMITED TRUCK--(Starters: 1, Finishers: 0)

SPT M/C (Starters: 13, Finishers: 11)
1. Raul Hernandez, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM XC450F, 10:51:38 (41.15 mph)
2. Carlos Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico, Husaberg 501, 11:33:05
3. Carlos Valdez/Larry Serna, Chula Vista, Calif./Jesus Gonzalez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 11:50:46
4. Hernan Teran/Walter Ramirez/Juan Pedro Cordovez/Jaime Verduzco/Julio Moreno, Ecuador, KTM 450XCW, 11:28:58
5. Eizaburo Karasawa, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 12:47:01
6. Gerardo Suarez/Mario Suarez, Santa Rosalia, Mexico/Fernando Lopez/Luis Esquivel, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM 450EXC, 13:30:33
7. Eric Saltzer/Kristopher Harvey/Rick Craiger, Somerton, Ariz., Beta 450, 13:41:33
8. Hisazumi Fukumura, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 15:06:24
9. Masayuki Kudo/Seiji Kubota, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 13:34:05;
10. Stuart Gordon, Boulder Creek, Calif./Michael Gordon, San Jose, Calif./Matt Ryan, Reno, Nev., Honda XR650R, 15:37:06
11. Joseph Jepsen/Albert Goldman/Michael Goldman, Salt Lake City, Utah, KTM 450XC-F, 16:18:21
12. Akihiro Saito, Japan, Honda CRF450X, 16:53:16

SPT ATV (Starters: 13, Finishers: 7)
1. Greg Delgado, Chino, Calif./Oskar Espinoza, Ensenada, Mexico/Caleb Delgado, Hesperia, Calif./Hector Orozco, Moreno Valley, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 11:23:14 (39.25 mph)
2. Juan Dominguez/Alonso Dominguez, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 12:38:12
3. Don Higbee, Casper, Wyo./Chris Robinson, Port Arthur, Texas/Michael Burrows, Gilman, Mo., Polaris 1000, 13:31:32
4. Sain Yadala, San Diego/Jesus Sainz/Esteban Espinoza, Tijuana, Mexico/Mario Amador, Rosarito, Mexico, Yamaha YFZ450R, 13:34:41
5. Richard Epperson/TJ Miller, Tucson, Ariz./John Miller, Vail, Ariz./Jonathan Mcvay, San Tan Valley, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 14:26:05
6. Oscar Ruiz/Jose Manriquez/Juan Gonzales/Ivan Mejorado, El Centro, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 14:29:16
7. Guillermo Berenguer/Javier Curiel Rodolfo Navarro/Gilberto Perez, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 14:31:49
8. Waldemar Ortiz/Mark West/Chris Stewart/Vlady Medina, Las Cruces, N.M., Honda TRX450R, 17:16:44

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