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Desert racing history to be made with racers expected in Mexico
from 30 U.S. states, 12 countries for 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500


Round 2 of 2013 SCORE Desert Series to be held May 30-June 2 in Ensenada, Mexico;
Live drawing for starting positions, by class, on April 23 on Dirt Live internet show

SAN DIEGO—Reaching another milestone in its long and storied history, the upcoming 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race will commemorate its 45th anniversary in Ensenada, Mexico. Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974. It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs and later for the cars and trucks.
START DRAW
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 30 U.S. States and 12 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. A live drawing for starting positions within each class will be held during the broadcast of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live internet show on Tuesday, April 23, airing on the SCORE website. The live drawing party and webcast will be held at the SCORE Tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. The pre-race fiesta will be open to all SCORE members.
ENTERING HISTORY
Online registration, with classes grouped into four Pro and two Sportsman levels is ongoing through the SCORE website. Questions regarding SCORE racer registration should be directed to Elise Norman at 775.690.2306.
ANNIVERSARY COURSE
The race will feature a course that includes new or seldom-used areas as several new festivities will be held surround the event as the celebration continues for the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing. In order to be included in the start drawing, entries must be received with full payment by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes. Late entries received after May 24 or registering on-site will be assessed a $200 late fee.
SCORE has also announced the pre-running on the race course will begin officially on Wednesday, May 8, except for the portion from the start to Ojos Negros (approximately 35 miles), which will be used in both directions during the race.
When finalized by Norman and SCORE Race Director Jose Grijalva, the historic race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
QUALIFYING…
For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course of approximately six miles tentatively scheduled to be near Ojos Negros. The April 23rd live drawing for these two classes will determine their qualifying order for May 30.
The drawing will also have a pre-draw (for qualifying order) for the top 12 finishers from this year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 who have entered. While most entries in these two top classes are expected to qualify, those who elect not to will be given the remaining start positions in the elapsed-time race based on the original drawing or entry into the race.
All vehicles that are part of qualifying will be taped for broadcast use on the ground and from the SCORE TV helicopter by Tampa Digital Media and Tempt Media Films.
A HAPPENING…
Colorful race week festivities will include several first-time events for SCORE, starting with qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1 followed by the SCORE Welcome Party fueled by Monster Energy in association with Tecate on Thursday, May 30 from 7 p.m. until midnight at the start/finish line area in the heart of Ensenada. With donations for Cruz Roja (Mexico’s Red Cross), the event will be preceded by a racer’s autograph party and vehicle display starting at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 31 will see the day-long, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency festival in the start finish line area in Ensenada.
On race days, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, the Monster Energy Tecate SCORE VIP hospitality area will be part of the start/finish line compound. Tickets will be available for the VIP area which will include live streaming from the race course as well as updated leaderboard and internet tracking display of the race vehicles.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, on the Dirt Live SCORE race week shows, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and Media registration will be held in the Red room at the Riviera on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 30-31, June 1) and the SCORE Media Center will be in the Red room during the race with internet access and live race updates.
In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting on Friday (May 31). The post-race awards celebration will be in the outdoor Riviera amphitheater on Sunday (June 2).
The start/finish line for the race will be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center as well.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14) are part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher and combined best qualified motorcycle/ATV finisher in the two races will each receive special entry packages into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html.
GRANDEST GRAND…
Roger Norman has also announced that the grand marshal for this year’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will be Sal Fish, the iconic godfather of desert racing, who was a vital part of the first 39 years the popular race was produced by SCORE. Fish, 73, sold SCORE International to Norman on Dec. 20, 2012.
GRAN HISTORIA
The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were asked by Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE to Roger Norman in December of 2012.
Ensenada has been the heart and soul of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race. This year will mark the 40th time it has started and 36th time it has finished in Ensenada.
IT’s DIRT, LIVE!
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman's Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with either one of SCORE’s Tech co-director Jake Velasco and Art Savedra.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world's foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico. The season started with 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (March 9-10). Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events on this year’s calendar will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For car and truck classes with at least five starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
MORE AWARDS…
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
NORMAN NOTES…
Norman acquired ownership of the world-renown SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer, Norman re-started the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active originally in the 1980s and early 1990s. HDRA was actually bought out by Sal Fish in the early 90’s, thus making SCORE the dominant racing organization. Things have come full circle as HDRA owner, Norman, now buys SCORE.
In addition to business interests in both San Diego and Reno, Norman owns the Crystal Bay Casino in North Lake Tahoe, Nev. as well as Wide Open Excursions desert ride-n-drive tour company with branches in Ensenada, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Reno, Nev.
Norman is a regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment on his new weekly webcast internet show on www.score-international.com-Dirt Live.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are fueled by Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Wide Open Excursions-Official Tour Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila.
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Visit Baja California Sur, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

Tecate SCORE Baja 500
All-Time Overall 4wheel & 2wheel champions
(1969 through 2012)
Year—DRIVERS/RIDERS, VEHICLE
1969—Bud Ekins/Guy Jones, Baja Boot-Olds
Doug Douglas/Jim McClurg, Ducati
1970—Parnelli Jones, Ford
Bill Silverthorn/Gene Fetty, Husqvarna
1971—Bobby Ferro, Funco-VW
Malcolm Smith/J.N. Roberts, Husqvarna
1972—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW
Gene Fetty/Bill Silverthorn, Honda
1973—Parnelli Jones, Ford
Howard Utsey/Mickey Quade, Husqvarna
1974—Bobby Ferro, Sandmaster-VW
Mitch Mayes/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna
1975—Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Harley-Davidson
1976—Bobby Ferro/Ivan Stewart, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/A.C. Bakken, Husqvarna
1977—Ivan Stewart, Chenowth-VW
Larry Roeseler/Jack Johnson, Husqvarna
1978—Bud Feldkamp/Malcolm Smith, Funco-VW
Brent Wallingsford/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1979—Malcolm Smith/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW
Jack Johnson, Husqvarna
1980—Bob Gordon, Chenowth-Chevy
Bruce Ogilvie/Chuck Miller, Yamaha
1981—Malcolm Smith/Bill Newbury, Chenowth-Chevy
Larry Roeseler/Bruce Ogilvie, Yamaha
1982—Larry Ragland, Funco-VW
Larry Roeseler/Chuck Miller
1983—Corky & Scott McMillin, Chenowth-VW
Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna
1984—Larry Ragland, Chaparral-VW
Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna
1985—Ron Gardner/Bud Feldkamp, Funco-VW
Kurt Pfeiffer/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1986—Corky & Scott McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche
Garth Sweetland/Scot Harden, Husqvarna
1987—Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree, Chenowth-Porsche
Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1988—Mark McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche
Dan Ashcraft/Kurt Pfeiffer, Yamaha
1989—Robby Gordon, Ford
(no motorcycles)
1990—Robby Gordon, Ford
Larry Roeseler/Danny LaPorte, Kawasaki
1991—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Garth Sweetland/Paul Krause, Kawasaki
1992—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr/Paul Krause, Kawasaki
1993—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Danny Hamel/Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1994—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Dave Ashley/Dan Smith, Ford
Paul Krause/Ted Hunnicutt Jr, Kawasaki
1995—Curt LeDuc, Jeep (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Mike Julson/Bob Lofton, Jimco-VW
Paul Krause/Craig Smith, Kawasaki
1996—Rob MacCachren (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Troy Herbst, Smithbuilt, Smithbuilt-Porsche
Paul Krause/Ty Davis, Kawasaki
1997—Ivan Stewart, Toyota (SCORE Trophy Truck)
Mark McMillin, Jimco-Porsche
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda
1998—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Johnny Campbell/Bruce Ogilvie, Honda
1999—Ivan Stewart, Toyota
Jonah Street/Torsten Borstrom, Honda
2000—Larry Ragland, Chevy
Jonah Street/Steve Hengeveld, Honda
2001—Mark McMillin, Jimco-Chevy
Steve Hongeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2002—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2003—Troy Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Smithbuilt-Ford
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2004—Alan Pflueger, Chevy
Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda
2005—Robby Gordon, Chevy
Mike Childress/Mouse McCoy, Honda
2006—Brian Collins/Larry Ragland, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda
2007—Larry Ragland/Brian Collins, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman/Steve Hengeveld, Honda
2008—B.J. Baldwin, Chevy
Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda
2009—Harley Letner/Kory Halopoff, Tatum-Chevy
Bill Boyer/Donnie De Arman/Nicholas Blais/Rudy Iribe, Honda
2010—Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Ford
Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda
2011—Bryce Menzies, Ford
Kendall Norman/Quinn Cody, Honda
2012—Bryce Menzies, Ford
Robby Bell/David Pearson/Steve Hengeveld, Kawasaki

Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Overall Champions
Cars & Trucks
11
*Larry Roeseler
10
Ivan Stewart
5
Larry Ragland
4
Bobby Ferro
**Malcolm Smith
3
Bud Feldkamp
Robby Gordon
Troy Herbst
Scott McMillin
2
Brian Collins
Bob Gordon
Parnelli Jones
Corky McMillin
Mark McMillin
Bryce Menzies
**Dan Smith
1
Dave Ashley
B.J. Baldwin
Bud Ekins
Ron Gardner
Kory Halopoff
Guy Jones
Mike Julson
Harley Letner
Bob Lofton
Curt LeDuc
Rob MacCachren
Andy McMillin
Alan Pflueger

*9 on motorcycle
**1 on motorcycle

Motorcycles
7
Steve Hengeveld
5
Paul Krause
Bruce Ogilvie
Johnny Campbell
Kendall Norman
4
Robby Bell
Ted Hunnicutt Jr
3
Scot Harden
Jonah Street
2
Dan Ashcraft
A.C. Bakken
Quinn Cody
Gene Fetty
Jack Johnson
Chuck Miller
Kurt Pfeiffer
Bill Silverthorn
Craig Smith
1
Torsten Borstrom
Mike Childress
Cameron Corfman
Ty Davis
Doug Douglas
Danny Hamel
Jim McClurg
Danny LaPorte
Mitch Mayes
Mouse McCoy
Mickey Quade
David Pearson
J.N. Roberts
Garth Sweetland
Howard Utsey
Brent Wallingsford

Manufacturers
Overall 4wheel Vehicle Winners
Trucks/SUVs
9
Ford
7
Toyota
6
Chevy
1
Jeep
Cars
8
Chenowth
7
Funco
3
Jimco
2
Sandmaster
Smithbuilt
1
Baja Boot
Chaparral
Tatum

Overall Engine Winners
Cars & Trucks
13
Volkswagen
11
Ford
10
Chevy
7
Toyota
5
Porsche
1
Jeep
Oldsmobile

Motorcycles
16
Honda
12
Husqvarna
9
Kawasaki
4
Yamaha
1
Beta
Ducati
Harley-Davidson

Tires
4wheel vehicles
(missing 4 years)
29
BFGoodrich Tires
5
Western Auto Tires
2
Firestone Tires
Goodyear Tires
Yokohama Tires
 

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Mexico’s Vildosola father/son team leads SCORE Overall,
SCORE Trophy Truck points in 2013 SCORE Desert Series

Johnson leading Overall Motorcycle points, Sanchez leading ATV Overall points; other class leaders
include Mike Lawrence, E. Garcia, Weigand, Quintero, Rayos, Rodriguez, Hanna, Parks, Arellano

SAN DIEGO—Following their impressive season-opening overall victory in March’s 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, Mexico’s popular father/son team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr have assumed the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.
Defeating an overall field of 250 starters that included a race-record 35 SCORE Trophy Trucks, the Vildosolas earned a hard-fought victory on March 9 in their No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Fort F-150. Racing in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850 horsepower, unlimited trucks, the Vildosolas have 95 points as they begin their run at a hopeful first SCORE Trophy Truck season point title in the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series.
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series point standings were released this week by Roger Norman’s SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization.
Striving to become the first Mexican national team to win the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship, the Vildosolas are now preparing for the upcoming 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, to be held May 30-June 2.
With their San Felipe victory, Gus Vildosola now has three career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins while Vildosola Jr now has earned two class wins in the featured division, both with his father. In addition to their recent San Felipe race win, the Vildosolas made history in 2010 when they became the first Mexican national team to legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. In 2010, the race started in Ensenada and finished in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974. It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs and later for the cars and trucks.
SCORE DRAW FIESTA
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 30 U.S. States and 12 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.
A live drawing for starting positions within each class will be held during the broadcast of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live internet show next Tuesday (April 23) airing on the SCORE website. The live drawing party and webcast will be held at the SCORE Tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. The pre-race Monster SCORE Fiesta will be open to all SCORE members, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the drawing starting at 7 p.m.
With 35 starters in the race, SCORE Trophy Truck has nine racers in the top 10 in after the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class.
A pair of Las Vegas racers are second and third in overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points. Second with 89 points is Bryce Menzies who drives the No. 70 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 while third is Rob MacCachren in the No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150 with 85 points.
Fourth in overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points with 82 is Mexico’s Juan C. Lopez, driver of the No. 18 Speed Energy RPM Racing Chevy Silverado.
By winning Class 10 in San Felipe over a solid field of 21 starters, Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., is leading his class and is fifth overall with 81 points in a Chevy-powered Chenowth open-wheel desert race car. Lawrence, his father Mark also races in Class 10, is the defending Class 10 season point champion.
CLASS 1
Establishing himself last season as a great second-generation desert racer, continuing to move out from the shadow of his father and his uncle’s experienced tracks, Southern California desert racer Cody Parkhouse is leading the unlimited Class 1 in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car after opening the season with a Class 1 victory. C. Parkhouse is 14th in overall points and leads Class 1 with 74 after defeating a field of 14 starters in San Felipe.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS
Besides Mike Lawrence and Cody Parkhouse, the other 2012 SCORE car and truck class point champions who won this year’s season-opener in San Felipe to take the point lead in their respective classes were: Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. (Class 3, Ford Bronco), Kevin Carr, San Diego (Class 5, unlimited VW Baja Bug and Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico (Class7SX, Ford Ranger).
NEW CLASS/MORE LEADERS
Winning in San Felipe to take the lead in the new Class 19 for Pro Limited UTVs with 65 points is Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif. in a Polaris RZRXP4.
Among the other car/truck point leaders are Eliseo Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 1/2-1600, Romo-VW), Joaquin Rodriguez, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 5-1600, VW Baja Bug), Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif. (Class 7200, Ford Raptor), Leonardo Rayos, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lites, Seagrove-VW), Aaron Celiceo, San Diego, (Class 7, Toyota Tacoma) and Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va. (Trophy Truck Spec, Chevy Colorado).
MOTORCYCLES & ATVs
After one of the three SCORE Baja races, the 2013 overall Pro motorcycle and Class 30 (riders over 30 years old) point leader is the team led by Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas, who has 69 championship points following his San Felipe win. Johnson has won his class season point championship in the SCORE Desert Series for the last four straight years on a Honda CRF450X.
Winning Class 22 (open class) in San Felipe to take the Class point lead with 67 points is the JCR Honda team of Tim Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif. on a Honda CRF450X.
Other Pro motorcycle class winners in San Felipe who like Johnson and Weigand/Udall are also defending 2012 season champs are Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif. (Class 20, Honda CRF250X) and Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif. (Class 50, Honda CRF450X).
The Overall ATV and Class 24 point winner in a class field of 13 racers was the team led by Mexico’s Said Sanchez on a Honda TRX450R where he has 73 season points.
Class 25 ATV point leader after winning in San Felipe is the team led by Mexico’s Adolfo Arellano who has 71 points on another Honda TRX450R.
Among the other pro motorcycle class point leaders are teams led by Jim O’Neal, Simi Valey, Calif. (Class 21, Honda CRF450X) and Robert Oborne, Bend, Ore. (Class 60, KTM 450XCW).
The top Sportsman 2-wheel point leader the team led by Adrian Ruiz, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. (SPT M/C>450cc, Honda CRF450X).
IT’s DIRT, LIVE!
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly internet show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman's Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with SCORE Tech co-director Jake Velasco.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world's foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico. The season started with 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (March 9-10). Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events on this year’s calendar will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For car and truck classes with at least five starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14) are part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher and combined best qualified motorcycle finisher will each receive special entry packages into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html.
MORE AWARDS…
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
NORMAN NOTES…
Norman acquired ownership of the world-renown SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer, Norman re-started the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active originally in the 1980s and early 1990s. HDRA was actually bought out by Sal Fish in the early 90’s, thus making SCORE the dominant racing organization. Things have come full circle as HDRA owner, Norman, now buys SCORE.
In addition to business interests in both San Diego and Reno, Norman owns the Crystal Bay Casino in North Lake Tahoe, Nev. as well as Wide Open Excursions desert ride-n-drive tour company with branches in Ensenada, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Reno, Nev.
Norman is a regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment on his new weekly webcast internet show on www.score-international.com-Dirt Live.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy Drink, Official Energy Drink, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Wide Open Excursions-Official Tour Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila.
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Visit Baja California Sur, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

2013 SCORE Desert Series Point Leaders
(Following 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250-March 8-9, San Felipe, Mexico;
Remaining races: 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500-May 30-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico; 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000-Nov. 14-17, Ensenada, Mexico)
Top 20 Overall Cars and Trucks
(Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 95
2. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck, 89
3. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 85
4. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 82
5. Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy (Class 1), 81
6. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 80
7. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 79
8. Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-250 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 78
9. Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 77
10. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, (SCORE Trophy Truck), 76
10. Eliseo Garcia, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo-VW (Class 1/2-1600), 76
12. Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 75
12. Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 10), 75
14. Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 74
14. Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck, 74
16. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 73
17. Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 72
18. Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 71
18. Mike Johnson, Murrieta, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy (Class 10), 71
20. Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (SCORE Trophy Truck), 70
20. Ernesto Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo-VW (Class 1/2-1600), 70

2013 SCORE Desert Series Class Point Leaders
(NOTE: With Class wins in parenthesis. Must start at least 2 races to qualify for point titles.)
Pro Cars and Trucks
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—1. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, (1), 95; 2. Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 89; 3. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 85; 4. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 82; 5. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 80; 6. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150, 79; 7. Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-250, 78; 8. Jimmy Knuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150, 77; 9. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 76; 10. Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 75; 11. Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Ford F-150, 74; 12. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 73; 13. Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 72; 14. Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif./Adam Ashcraft, Vista, Calif., Ford F-150, 71; 15. Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor,70.
CLASS 1—1.Cody Parkhouse, Garden Grove, Calif./Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy(1), 74; 2. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif./Brian Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 68; 3. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 64; 4. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy, 61; 5. Erik Harp, Panama City, Fla., Porter-Chevy, 59; 6. Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Geiser-Chevy, 58; 7. Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, RG-Chevy, 57.
CLASS 1/2-1600—1. Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo-VW (1), 76; 2. Ernesto Arambula/Edmundo Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo-VW, 70; 3. Francisco Escareno, Mexicali, Mexico, Garibay-VW, 66; 4. Rodrigo Elorduy, Mexicali, Mexico, BajaRacing-VW, 63; 5. Jesus Velez, Mexicali, Mexico, PFK-VW, 61; 6. Derek Eugenio, Camarillo, Calif./Caleb Sanden, Imperial, Calif., Fraley-VW, 60; 7. Roberto Robago/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico, Romo-VW, 59.
CLASS 3—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco (1), 65.
CLASS 5—1. Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug (1), 65; 2. Jose Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 59.
CLASS 5-1600—1. Joaquin Rodriguez, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug (1), 66; 2. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., VW Baja Bug, 60; 3. Ernie Negrete, San Diego, VW Baja Bug, 56.
CLASS 7—1. Aaron Celiceo, San Diego, Toyota Tacoma (1), 65; 2. Alberto Gonzales, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 59; 3. Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger, 55.
CLASS 7200—1. Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif., Ford Raptor (1), 66; 2. Jonathan Brenthal, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger, 63; 3. Joe Ramirez, San Vicente, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 59; 4. Peter Lang, Santa Rosa, Calif., Ford Ranger, 56; 5. Travis Bozzano, Henderson, Nev., Chevy Silverado, 54.
CLASS 7SX—1. Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger (1), 65; 2. Ricardo Vargas, Santa Rosa, Calif., Ford Ranger, 59; 3. Ricardo Vindiola, San Quintin, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 55.
CLASS 8—1. Jose Leon, Calexico, Calif., Ford F-150 (1), 65.
CLASS 10—1. Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy (1), 81; 2. Brad Wilson/Kyle Quinn, Long Beach, Calif., Alumi Craft-Honda, 75; 3. Mike Johnson, Murrieta, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 71; 4. Chris Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford, 68; 5. J.J. Schnarr, Inclince Village, Nev., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 66; 6. Andrew Myers, San Marcos, Calif./Ross Savage, Costa Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 65.
SCORE LITES—1. Leonardo Rayos, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove-VW, (1), 68; 2. Ricardo Malo, Calexico, Calif./Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco-VW, 62; 3. Moises Torres/Ricardo Torres/Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Penhall-VW, 58; 4. Roberto Anda, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-VW, 55.
CLASS 11—1. Rene Rodriguez, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Sedan (1), 65; 2. Alejandro Rivas, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Sedan, 59; 3. Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, VW Sedan, 55.
STOCK FULL—1. Jim Keyes, Canada/Kay Awaad, Egypt, Ford F-150 (1), 65.
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC—1. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Colorado (1), 65.
HEAVY METAL—1. Andrew Leavitt, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 35.
CLASS 1700—1. Austin Stobaugh, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jeep Cherokee, 35.
CLASS 19—1. Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif., Polaris RZRXP4 (1), 65; 2. Mark Schelbert, Los Angeles, Arctic Cat, 59.
CLASS 2—1. Jorge Rivera, Tucson, Ariz., Predator-Chevy, 35.
CLASS 4400—1. Joaquin De Uriarte, Montgomery, Texas, Predator-Chevy, 35.
Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22—1. Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X (1), 67; 2. Kurt Caselli, Palmdale, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450SX-F, 61; 3. Kendall Norman, Gaviota, Calif./Ryan Abbatoye, Ridgecrest, Calif., Honda CRF450X. 57; 4. Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz./ Kawasaki KX450F, 54; 5. Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./David Kamo, Coldwell, Idaho/Ryan Dudek, Honda CRF450X, 52; 6. Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn./Toby Price, Australia, KTM 450SX-F, 51; 7. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Campo, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 50.
CLASS 20—1. Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Cuyler Ruskin, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Honda CRF250X (1), 65; Mark Bradford/Stephen Bradford, Los Angeles, Honda CRF250X, 59.
CLASS 21—1. Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Dulzura, Calif./Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif./Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X, (1), 65; 2. Juan Gutierrez, Tecate, Mexico/Raul Hernandez, Tijuana, Mexico/Larry Serna, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450SXC-F, 59; 3. Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles/Brody Kunz, Durango, Colo./Carlos Miranda, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 55; 4. Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera/Luis Huerta/Juan Sanchotena Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450XCW, 52.
CLASS 30— 1. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Shane Esposito, Menifee, Calif./Rex Cameron, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X (1), 69; 2. Octavio Valle, Zapopan, Mexico/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, KTM 450SCW, 63; 3. Cliff Cook, Cameron Park, Calif./Justin Miller, Placerville, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 59; 4. Greg Bardonnex/Christopher Parr/Jeff Merrill, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha WR450, 56; 5. Ryan Gutile, Madera, Calif., Yamaha WR450F, 54.
CLASS 40—1. Craig Williams, Riverside, Calif., Honda CRF450R, (1), 66; 2. Mike Prunty/Sterlyn Rigsby/Eric Halgath, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 60; 3. Rob Huggins, Breckenridge, Colo., Honda CRF450X, 56.
CLASS 50—1. Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X (1), 65.
CLASS 60—1. Robert Oborne, Bend, Ore, KTM 450XCW (1), 65.
Pro ATVs
CLASS 25—1. Adolfo Arellano/Edgar Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico/Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif., Honda TRX450R, (1), 71; 2. Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif.Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif. Robbie Mitchell, Price, Utah, Honda TRX450R, 65; 3. Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe (Italy), Manlio Diaz/Mario Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 61; 4. Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Jamie Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash., Honda TRX450R, 58; 5. Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif./Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Angel Sanchez Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 56.
CLASS 24—1. Said Sanchez/Marco Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Servin, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R (1), 73; 2. Oscar Ruiz/Adan Arellano, El Centro, Calif., Honda TRX450, 67; 3. Thomas Wright, Tabernacle, N.J./Pierre-Yves Denault, Canada (France), Francisco Vera Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 63; 4. Juan Gonzalez/Ramon Torres, Ensenada, Mexico/Dorian Mendez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 60; 5. Jose Torres/Jeremy Gray, Yucca Valley, Gilberto Cossio, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 58.
CLASS 26—1. Rob Ransford, Chicago, Can-Am 4X4 (1), 65.
Sportsman
SPT BUGGY—1. Jorge Valdes, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug (1), 66.
SPT OPEN TRUCK—1. Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 65.
SPT UNLIMITED UTV—1. Thomas Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino (1), 65.
SPT M/C 450cc<—1. Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas, Honda CRF450X (1), 72.
SPT M/C 450cc>—1. Adrian Ruiz, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X (1), 75.
SPT ATV—1. Martin Munoz, San Luis Rio, Colo., Honda TRX450R, (1), 66.
 

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Start draw for 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 to air live Tuesday
at 7 p.m. on Dirt Live show during Monster Energy SCORE Fiesta

Round 2 of 2013 SCORE Desert Series to be held May 30-June 2 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Start draw to be broadcast live on Internet at www.score-international.com.
Entries from 35 U.S. states, 15 countries expected to celebrate SCORE’s 40th anniversary.

SAN DIEGO—Entries from all across the United States and around the world continue to pour in prior to Tuesday night’s live start position drawing for the upcoming 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs at 6 a.m. and several hours later for the cars and trucks.
SCORE DRAW FIESTA
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 30 U.S. States and 12 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Entries have already been received from Hawaii to Florida in the U.S. along with entries to date from the additional countries of Australia, Austria, Belize, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and host country Mexico.
A live drawing for starting positions within each class will be held during the broadcast of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live Internet show Tuesday airing on the SCORE website. The live drawing party and webcast will be held at the SCORE Tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
Tuesday’s Monster Energy SCORE Fiesta will be open to all SCORE members from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the live drawing starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
QUALIFYING A FIRST…
For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course near Ensenada. The April 23rd live drawing for these two classes will determine their qualifying order for May 30.
The drawing will also have a pre-draw (for qualifying order) for the top 12 finishers from this year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 who have entered by tonight. While most entries in these two top classes are expected to qualify, those who elect not to will be given the remaining start positions in the elapsed-time race based on the original drawing or entry into the race.
Tampa Digital Studios and Tempt Media Films will tape all qualifying vehicle for broadcast use on the ground and from the SCORE TV helicopter.
ENTERING HISTORY
Online registration, with classes grouped into four Pro and two Sportsman levels is ongoing through the SCORE website. In order to be included in the start drawing, entries must be received with full payment by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Questions regarding SCORE racer registration should be directed to Elise Norman at 775.690.2306.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes. Late entries received after May 24 or registering on-site will be assessed a $200 late fee.
ANNIVERSARY COURSE
The race will feature a course of just over 500 miles that includes new or seldom-used areas as several new festivities will be held surround the event as the celebration continues for the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing.
SCORE has also announced the pre-running on the race course will begin officially on Wednesday, May 15, except for the portion from the start to Ojos Negros (approximately 35 miles), which will be used in both directions during the race.
When finalized by Norman and SCORE Race Director Jose Grijalva, the historic race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California. The course will be presented for the first time on the Dirt Live Internet show on Tuesday, May 14.
A HAPPENING…
Colorful race week festivities will include several first-time events for SCORE, starting with qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1 followed by the Monster Energy SCORE Kick Off Party on Thursday, May 30 from 7 p.m. until Midnight at the start/finish line area in the heart of Ensenada. With donations for La Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexico’s Red Cross), the event will be preceded by a racer’s autograph party and vehicle display starting at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 31 will see the day-long, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency festival in the start finish line area in Ensenada.
During the race on Saturday, June 1 the Monster Energy SCORE VIP hospitality area, will be part of the start/finish line compound. Tickets will be available for the VIP area, which will include live streaming from the race course as well as updated leaderboard and Internet tracking display of the race vehicles.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, on the Dirt Live SCORE race week shows, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and Media registration will be held in the Red room at the Riviera on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 30-31, June 1) and the SCORE Media Center will be in the Red room during the race with internet access and live race updates including unofficial elapsed times.
In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting on Friday (May 31). The post-race awards celebration will be in the outdoor Riviera amphitheater at noon on Sunday (June 2).
The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center as well.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14) are part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher and combined best qualified motorcycle finisher in the two races will each receive special entry packages into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html.
GRANDEST GRAND…
Roger Norman has also announced that the grand marshal for this year’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will be Sal Fish, the iconic godfather of desert racing, who was a vital part of the first 39 years the popular race was produced by SCORE. Fish, 73, sold SCORE International to Norman on Dec. 20, 2012.
GRAN HISTORIA
The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were asked by Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE to Roger Norman in December of 2012.
Ensenada has been the heart and soul of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race. This year will mark the 40th time it has started and 36th time it has finished in Ensenada.
IT’s DIRT, LIVE!
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman's Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with either one of SCORE’s Tech co-director Jake Velasco and Art Savedra.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world's foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico. The season started with 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (March 9-10). Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events on this year’s calendar will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated for car and truck classes in two of the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For Pro car and truck classes with at least three starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from two of the three SCORE races and three of the four HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the Pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
MORE AWARDS…
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
NORMAN NOTES…
Norman acquired ownership of the world-renown SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer, Norman re-started the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active originally in the 1980s and early 1990s. HDRA was actually bought out by Sal Fish in the early 90’s, thus making SCORE the dominant racing organization. Things have come full circle as HDRA owner, Norman, now buys SCORE.
In addition to business interests in both San Diego and Reno, Norman owns the Crystal Bay Casino in North Lake Tahoe, Nev. as well as Wide Open Excursions desert ride-n-drive tour company with branches in Ensenada, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Reno, Nev.
Norman is a regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment on his new weekly webcast internet show on www.score-international.com-Dirt Live.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila.
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Visit Baja California Sur, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
 

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Only 4 Class 19 cars for the Baja 500. Here is the starting order.


CLASS 19 (4)
[FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]1903 Mark Schelbert (Artic Cat)[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Arial]1905 Marc Burnett (Can-Am)[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Arial]1917 Derek Murray (Can-Am)[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Arial]1932 Matt Parks (Polaris)[/FONT]
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Kawasaki’s Bell draws first M/C start as SCORE Trophy Truck
Class 1 to qualify for first time at 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Round 2 of 2013 SCORE Desert Series to be held May 30-June 2 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Pre-running opens May 15 as 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks already in starting grid.
Entries from 35 U.S. states, 15 countries expected to celebrate SCORE’s 40th anniversary.

SAN DIEGO—Following Tuesday’s night live drawing for starting positions, Southern California desert racing ace Robby Bell, the defending overall winner, will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, to be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
With SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars qualifying for starting positions, Bell is certain of his starting position on, Saturday, June 1. The start draw was broadcast live worldwide during a special edition of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live Internet show.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs at 6 a.m. and several hours later for the cars and trucks.
BELL RINGER
One of the top motorcycle desert racers in the world, Bell, 26, of Menifee, Calif., is a three-time SCORE season Class 22 point champion and he has four overall motorcycle wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 including last year. In the 2012 race, Bell and teammates David Pearson, Panaca, Nev. and Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., ended the 15-year win streak by Honda, giving Kawasaki its first Tecate SCORE Baja 500 overall win since 1996. Bell/Pearson/Hengeveld ride the No. 4x Monster Energy THR Motorsports Kawasaki KX450.
DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY RACE
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 35 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Entries have already been received from Hawaii to Florida in the U.S., the U.S. territory of Guam, along with entries to date from the additional countries of Australia, Austria, Belize, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and host country Mexico. A total of 169 entries were accepted in time for Tuesday's drawing and more than 100 additional entries are expected before the green flag drops.
QUALIFYING A FIRST…
For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course near Ensenada.
A total of 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks and 20 Class 1 entries will qualify for their starting positions on Thursday (May 30), marking the first time there has been qualifying in the storied history of SCORE Baja racing. For the top two car and truck classes, their drawing identified their qualifying order in each class.
Drawing the first qualifying positions in their respective classes were B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck and Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, who drives the No. 117 Speed Energy RPM Racing RGM-Chevy open-wheel race car.
Tampa Digital Studios and Tempt Media Films will tape all qualifying vehicle for broadcast use on the ground and from the SCORE TV helicopter.
ENTERING HISTORY
Online registration, with classes grouped into four Pro and two Sportsman levels is ongoing through the SCORE website. Questions regarding SCORE racer registration should be directed to Elise Norman at 775.690.2306.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes. Late entries received after May 24 or registering on-site will be assessed a $200 late fee.
ANNIVERSARY COURSE
The race will feature a course of just over 500 miles that includes new or seldom-used areas as several new festivities will be held surround the event as the celebration continues for the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing.
SCORE has also announced the pre-running on the race course will begin officially on Wednesday, May 15, except for the portion from the start to Ojos Negros (approximately 35 miles), which will be used in both directions during the race.
When finalized by Norman and SCORE Race Director Jose Grijalva, the historic race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California. The course will be presented for the first time on the Dirt Live Internet show on Tuesday, May 14.
ENTRY LEADERS
While SCORE Trophy Truck with 36 has the most entries of any class in the race including 4-wheel vehicles, other car/truck classes with double figure entries so far are Class 1 with 20 and Class 10 with 19.
Leading the Pro motorcycle classes is the open Class 22 with seven entries in the start drawing.
Class 24 leads the ATV classes so far with four and leading the Sportsman Motorcycles the SPT M/C> with 16 so far.
A BAJA FIESTA…
Colorful race week festivities will include several first-time events for SCORE, starting with qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1 followed by the Monster Energy SCORE Kick Off Party on Thursday, May 30 from 7 p.m. until Midnight at the start/finish line area in the heart of Ensenada. With donations for La Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexico’s Red Cross), the event will be preceded by a racer’s autograph party and vehicle display starting at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 31 will see the day-long, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency festival in the start finish line area in Ensenada.
During the race on Saturday, June 1 the Monster Energy SCORE VIP hospitality area, will be part of the start/finish line compound. Tickets will be available for the VIP area, which will include live streaming from the race course as well as updated leaderboard and Internet tracking display of the race vehicles.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, on the Dirt Live SCORE race week shows, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and Media registration will be held at the Riviera on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 30-31, June 1) and the SCORE Media Center will be there as well during the race with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking and unofficial elapsed times.
In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting on Friday (May 31). The post-race awards celebration will be in the outdoor Riviera amphitheater at noon on Sunday (June 2).
The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center as well.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14) are part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher and combined best qualified motorcycle finisher in the two races will each receive special entry packages into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html.
GRANDEST GRAND…
Roger Norman has also announced that the grand marshal for this year’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will be Sal Fish, the iconic godfather of desert racing, who was a vital part of the first 39 years the popular race was produced by SCORE. Fish, 73, sold SCORE International to Norman on Dec. 20, 2012.
GRAN HISTORIA
The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were asked by Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE to Roger Norman in December of 2012.
Ensenada has been the heart and soul of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race. This year will mark the 40th time it has started and 36th time it has finished in Ensenada.
IT’s DIRT, LIVE!
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman's Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with either one of SCORE’s Tech co-director Jake Velasco and Art Savedra.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world's foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico. The season started with 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (March 9-10). Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events on this year’s calendar will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated for car and truck classes in two of the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For Pro car and truck classes with at least three starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from two of the three SCORE races and three of the four HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the Pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
MORE AWARDS…
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
NORMAN NOTES…
Norman acquired ownership of the world-renown SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer, Norman re-started the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active originally in the 1980s and early 1990s. HDRA was actually bought out by Sal Fish in the early 90’s, thus making SCORE the dominant racing organization. Things have come full circle as HDRA owner, Norman, now buys SCORE.
In addition to business interests in both San Diego and Reno, Norman owns the Crystal Bay Casino in North Lake Tahoe, Nev. as well as Wide Open Excursions desert ride-n-drive tour company with branches in Ensenada, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Reno, Nev.
Norman is a regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment on his new weekly webcast internet show on www.score-international.com-Dirt Live.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila.
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Visit Baja California Sur, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500
May 30-June 2, 2013—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries in the start draw: 169 (as of 4/23/13)
(from 22 States & Guam; Australia, Austria, Belize, Canada, Denmark,
France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico)

(By Class Starting Order)
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (36)
(Qualifying Order)
1 B.J. Baldwin
50 Zak Langley
21 Gus Vildosola
84 Nick Vanderwey
76 Jesse Jones
9 Mark Weyhrich
11 Rob MacCachren
59 Craig Potts
70 Bryce Menzies
19 Tim Herbst
48 Jimmy Nuckles
18 Juan C. Lopez
10 Greg Nunley
23 Dan McMillin
55 Mark Workentine
44 Todd Jergensen
78 Jesse Ashcraft
98 Gary Weyhrich
26 Jay Reichert
20 Robbie Pierce
45 Gary Magness
3 Mark Post
85 Justin Davis
51 Kory Scheeler
14 Heidi Steele
88 Sergio Salgado
7 Steven Eugenio
57 Mike Palmer
91 Troy Herbst
39 Ron Whitton
15 Armin Schwarz
28 Alan Pflueger
77 Robby Gordon
35 Jason Voss
16 Cameron Steele
34 Ken Losch

CLASS 1 (20)
(Qualifying Order)
117 Eduardo Laguna
138 Randy Wilson
153 Ronny Wilson
101 Justin Matney
100 Cody Parkhouse
122 Jose Canchola
120 Corey Keysar
131 George Peters
110 Josh Rigsby
115 Todd Tuls
182 Brady Turner
141 John Martensen
114 Lyle Bask
188 Jon Walker
154 Vince Galewick
150 Erick Jacobs
170 Hiram Duran
187 Ryan Sharman
119 Erik Harp-2nd RS
179 Ron Gibbs-1st RS

CLASS 1/2-1600 (8)
1610 Kevin Price
1615 Jesus Velez
1649 Eliseo Garcia
1636 Christian Celaya
1688 Rodrigo Elorduy
1697 Jorge Sampietro-3rd RS
1605 Miguel Cortez-2nd RS
1648 Wes McKenzie-1st RS

CLASS 3 (1)
301 Chris Wilson

CLASS 5 (2)
500 Kevin Carr
521 Cody Kellogg

CLASS 5-1600 (2)
552 Carlos Rivera
555 Clyde Stacy-1st RS

CLASS 7 (1)
700 Dan Chamlee

CLASS 7200 (4)
7223 Darren Skilton
7298 Jonathan Brenthal
7207 Steve Kovach
7206 Joe Ramirez

CLASS 7SX (1)
749 Eduardo Gonzalez-1st RS

CLASS 8 (5)
801 Jose Leon
808 Rick Sanchez
809 Arturo Benavides
830 Enrique Lara
802 Derek Fletcher-1st RS

CLASS 10 (19)
1016 Cody Robinson
1023 Lee Banning
1062 J.J. Schnarr
1001 Andrew Myers
1008 Mark Lawrence
1004 Victor Valdes
1055 Kash Vessels
1048 John Hsu
1011 John Langley
1089 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr
1000 Mike Lawrence
1031 Mike Johnson
1039 Matt Cullen
1042 Lars Ferry
1003 Perry McNeil
1021 Chris Boyer
1080 Peter Hajas
1053 Brad Wilson
1066 Mike Shaffer

SCORE LITES (3)
1209 Rafael Navarro IV
1299 Leonardo Rayos-2nd RS
1218 Ricardo Malo-1st RS

CLASS 11 (3)
1101 Rene Rodriguez
1162 Greg Piraino-2nd RS
1100 Eric Solorzano-1st RS

PROTRUCK (1)
1350 Chelsea Magness

CLASS 3000 (1)
3022 Dave Boynton

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (2)
858 David Kleiman
844 Clyde Stacy-1st RS

CLASS 19 (4)
1903 Mark Schelbert
1905 Marc Burnett
1917 Derek Murray
1932 Matt Parks

Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22 (7)
4x Robby Bell
13x Nicola Dutto
1x Timmy Weigand
6x Mark Adams
2x Kurt Caselli
14x Kendall Norman
7x Arron Wright

CLASS 21 (4)
120x Adam Neuwirth
114x Carlos Valenzuela
106x Kenneth Slater
127x Jim O’Neal

CLASS 30 (6)
329x Brad Baker
301x Cliff Cook
302x Javier Hernandez
306x Robert Riggs
304x Jay Rabjohn
303x Ryan Gutile

CLASS 40 (3)
405x Andrew Lloyd
403x Oscar Fazz
402x Mike Prunty

CLASS 50 (2)
501x Carlos Valdez
500x Marc Prince

Pro ATVs
CLASS 25 (1)
11a Ryan Lea-1st RS

CLASS 24 (4)
103a Alejandro Avalos
101a Thomas Wright
102a Shawn Robins
111a Eric Dwiggins

Sportsman
SPT BUGGY (1)
1503 Jorge Valdes

SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK (1)
1444 Jim Bunn – 1st RS

SPT LIMITED TRUCK (1)
2069 Charles Johnson Jr.

SPT M/C< (5)
216X Hironori Okada
229x Tim Fields
203x Fred Sobke
206x Richard Ameen
249x Mark Winkelman-1st RS

SPT M/C> (16)
291x Stephen Ankeny
268x Eric Saltzer
275x Alan Martinez
299x Servando Cazares
284x William Salazar
257x Thierry Mas
258x Hironobu Tabata
256x P. Trent Whisenant
267x Bill Cotton
289x Scott Darkow
259x Tsuyoshi Nameki
260x Tomohiro Murakami
271x Bob Russell
294x Todd Powell
290x Stuart Gordon
266x Scott Dolphin

SPT ATV (5)
77a Fidel Gonzalez
51a Richard Epperson
55a Rodrigo Rubio
66a Rusty Batza-2nd RS
57a John Nores Jr.-1st RS
 

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I was very surprised that there are only four signed up so far. My guess is that a bunch of people didn't realize that the drawing was sooo far in advance. Typically is is not 5 1/2 weeks before the race.

So who else is racing? Lansky? Cory? Cognito? Row? Rito/Jerome? Holz/Kiger? Morris? Jean? Waage? Broughton? McCrady? Nagy? Graves? Others?

The 500 is an epic and very famous race. We will get lots of night driving, but it is nowhere near as rough as San Felipe.
 

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We wanna be there..Budget wohs.....trying to figure where the money is coming from...not out yet, still on the radar but approaching too fast.
 

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Team Alba Racing and the trusty Yamaha Rhino 660 of Tom Graves will be there for sure!

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Tim Herbst, MacCachren leading 38 SCORE Trophy Trucks
entered in 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race

Round 2 of 2013 SCORE Desert Series to be held May 30-June 2 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Racers from 35 States, 15 countries expected as course map available at score-international.com.

SAN DIEGO—Las Vegas’ Tim Herbst and Rob MacCachren, two of the all-time winningest racers in desert racing history are leading a field of 38 SCORE Trophy Trucks, the marquee racing division in the sport, in the upcoming 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Between the two drivers they have won 22 individual races and six season championships in the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, to be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs at 6 a.m. with cars and trucks leaving the start line three and one-half hours after the last Sportsman ATV at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Motorcycle classes 22 and 21 will start in 30-second intervals, all of the other motorcycle and ATV classes will start one every 15 seconds and those classes will have a 16-hour, 45-minute time limit to be an official finisher. There will be a 22-hour time limit to be an official finisher in the grueling race for all of the car and truck classes and those classes will start one every 30 seconds as well.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
SUPERSTAR SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS
With the world’s top desert racers competing, of the 38 entries so far in SCORE Trophy Truck are13 racers who have combined for 65 race wins out of the 105 total races since the class debuted in 1994. There are also eight previous winners in this race entered and a total of 14 from SCORE Trophy Truck season point champions including the last seven straight winners.
Tim Herbst, 50, and MacCachren, 48, lead the way each with 11 career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins. Herbst, who is racing with legendary racer Larry Roeseler (three career SCORE Trophy Truck) drives the No. 19 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150 while MacCachren, who is driving solo, races the No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150. Tim Herbst has four career season class championships in SCORE Trophy Truck (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003) and MacCachren has earned two titles in the class (1996 and 2007).
Among the former SCORE Trophy Truck season champs, the star-studded field also includes former titlists B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas (2006, 2008 and 2012 in the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado), Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C. (1996 and 2009 in the No. 77 Speed Energy Team Gordon Chevy CK1500), Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif. (1997 who is driving with Nick Vanderwey this year in the No. 84 Flying Dutchmen Chevy Silverado), Mark Post, Las Vegas (2007 with MacCachren who is driving the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150), Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz. (2010 who drives the No. 76 Jones Motorsports Chevy Siverado) and Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas (2011 who drives the No. 70 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150).
Menzies, who has three career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins, has also won the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for the last two straight years.
Gordon, who won this race in 2005, has nine career SCORE Trophy Truck races wins, fourth most in SCORE history. Post has seven career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins, Baldwin has five, LeDuc has four, Ryan Arciero (who is racing with Troy Herbst in the No. 91 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150) has three victories in the class.
Also with three career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins entered in this year’s race are Roeseler (including twice in 2008 with new SCORE President Roger Norman) and Mexico’s Gus Vildosola who races with his son Gus Vildosola Jr (who has two career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins) in the No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150. The Vildosola duo opened this season by winning the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March.
Other entries with class wins on their resume in the featured SCORE racing division are Jones and Hawaii’s Alan Pflueger who both have two career wins each.
DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY RACE
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 35 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Entries have already been received from Hawaii to Florida in the U.S., the U.S. territory of Guam, along with entries to date from the additional countries of Australia, Austria, Belize, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Norway and host country Mexico. A total of 230 entries have been accepted to date and an additional 70 are expected before the green flag drops.
QUALIFYING A FIRST…
For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course near Ensenada. Qualifying will not be open to the public.
To date, there are a total of 38 SCORE Trophy Trucks and 21 Class 1 entries that will qualify for their starting positions on Thursday (May 30), marking the first time there has been qualifying in the storied history of SCORE Baja racing. For the top two car and truck classes, the start drawing identified their qualifying order in each class.
Receiving the first qualifying positions in their respective classes were B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck and Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, who drives the No. 117 Speed Energy RPM Racing RGM-Chevy open-wheel race car.
Tampa Digital Studios and Tempt Media Films will tape all qualifying vehicle for broadcast use on the ground and from the SCORE TV helicopter.
ENTRY LEADERS
While SCORE Trophy Truck with 38 has the most entries of any class in the race including 4-wheel vehicles, other car/truck classes with double figure entries so far are Class 1 with 21, Class 10 with 20 and Class 1/2-1600 with 11.
Leading the Pro motorcycle classes are the open Class 22 and Class 30 (riders 30 years old and over), each with 10 entries so far.
Class 24 leads the ATV classes so far with eight and leading the Sportsman Motorcycles is the SPT M/C> class with 21 entries so far.
A BAJA FIESTA…
Colorful race week festivities will include several first-time events for SCORE, starting with qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1 followed by the Monster Energy SCORE Kick Off Party on Thursday, May 30 from 7 p.m. until Midnight at the start/finish line area in the heart of Ensenada. With donations for La Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexico’s Red Cross), the event will include a racer’s autograph party and vehicle display.
Friday, May 31 will see the day-long, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency festival in the start finish line area in Ensenada. With three performances during the day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., will be a special appearance of the Monster Energy Freestylemx.com show featuring XGames stars Kenny Bell, Dustin Miller and Rich Kearns.
During the race on Saturday, June 1, the Monster Energy SCORE VIP hospitality area, will be part of the start/finish line compound. The Monster Energy SCORE VIP area will include live streaming from the race course as well as updated leaderboard and Internet tracking display of the race vehicles.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, on the Dirt LiveHD SCORE race week shows, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
ENTERING HISTORY
Online registration, with classes grouped into four Pro and two Sportsman levels is ongoing through the SCORE website. Questions regarding SCORE racer registration should be directed to Elise Norman at 775.690.2306.
Official entries received after the drawing are being given the next available starting position within their respective classes. Late entries received after May 24 or registering on-site will be assessed a $200 late fee.
GLORY GIVEAWAY
With help from sponsors BFGoodrich Tires, Monster Energy, King Shocks, Rigid Industries and GoPro, SCORE is holding a special online prize giveaway contest through its website to help commemorate ‘45 Years of SCORE Baja 500 Glory’. Visit www.score-international.com for all the details.
ANNIVERSARY COURSE
The race features a course of just over 501 miles that includes some new or seldom-used areas as several new festivities will be held surround the event as the celebration continues for the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing.
Pre-running on the race course began this past Wednesday, except for the portion from the start to Ojos Negros (approximately 41 miles), which will be used in both directions during the race. This section may be run only the Thursday (May 30) and Friday (May 31) of race week and only in the outbound direction.
SCORE President Roger Norman and SCORE Race Director Jose Grijalva have designed a historic race course that will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,100 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
Featuring four physical, full-stop checkpoints and more than 90 virtual checkpoints, the race will start and finish in downtown Ensenada on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, marking the sixth straight year this race has been able to finish on Blvd. Costero. Starting and finishing in Ensenada, this year’s tight and technical course will run in a clockwise direction for the 10th straight year.
The course runs East to Ojos Negros area, South through Tres Hermanos to near Lllano Colorado then East and Northeast up over the top of the 4,100-foot Summit, looping east and NE to Cahabuzo Junction South into the Laguna Salada desert running parallel to the Sea of Cortez to Borrego and then back Northwest, Southwest past and up by Mike’s Sky Ranch, followed by a West travel section, turning north at the Pacific Ocean then East, North and back West for the final charge back into Ensenada. The first 35 miles will be used both outgoing and incoming. The course also includes a magnificent 60-plus mile run along the shores of the Pacific Ocean. There are also five short highway pavement areas on the course, less than 15 miles total, with a maximum speed limit of 60 mph.
AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and Media registration will be held at the Riviera on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 30-31, June 1) and the SCORE Media Center will be there as well during the race with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking and unofficial elapsed times.
In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting on Friday (May 31). The post-race awards celebration will be in the outdoor Riviera open-air amphitheater at noon on Sunday (June 2).
The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center as well.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14) are part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher and combined best qualified motorcycle finisher in the two races will each receive special entry packages into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html.
GRANDEST GRAND…
Roger Norman has also announced that the grand marshal for this year’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 will be Sal Fish, the iconic godfather of desert racing, who was a vital part of the first 39 years the popular race was produced by SCORE. Fish, 73, sold SCORE International to Norman on Dec. 20, 2012.
GRAN HISTORIA
The Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were asked by Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE to Roger Norman in December of 2012.
Ensenada has been the heart and soul of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race. This year will mark the 40th time it has started and 36th time it has finished in Ensenada.
IT’s DIRT, LIVE!
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman's Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with either one of SCORE’s Tech co-directors Jake Velasco and Art Savedra.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated for car and truck classes in two of the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For Pro car and truck classes with at least three starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from two of the three SCORE races and three of the four HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the Pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
MORE AWARDS…
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season. These awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Hotel Coral and Marina-Official Hotel.
Associate Sponsors: Graham Watchmakers, SatellitePhoneStore.com, Symons Ambulance Company, Azunia Tequila.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500
Official Entries (as of 5/20/13)
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
(Numerical, before qualifying)
1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
3 Mark Post, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
7 Steven Eugenio/Adam Pfankuch, Vista, Calif., Chevy Silverado
9 Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore./Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-150
10 Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif., Chevy Silverado
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
14 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Chevy Silverado
15 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW X-6
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra
18 Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150
20 Robbie Pierce/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado
21 Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
22 Roberto Encinas Jr, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
23 Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150
26 Jay Reichert, Cottonwood Shores, Texas/Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas, Ford F-150
28 Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
34 Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
35 Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150
39 Ron Whitton/Chas Dana, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
44 Todd Jergensen/Kyle Jergensen, Oak Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
45 Gary Magness, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150
46 John Kolutra, Yorba Linda, Calif./Dave Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif., Chevy Silverado
48 Jimmy Knuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150
50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Ford F-150
51 Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
55 Mark Workentine, Fresno, Calif., Chevy Silverado
57 Mike Palmer, Denver, Chevy Silverado
59 Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-250
77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500
78 Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif./Adam Ashcraft, Oceanside, Calif., Ford F-150
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif./Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
85 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
88 Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
91 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150
98 Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150
Tecate SCORE Baja 500
SCORE Trophy Truck all-time winners
1994—Ivan Stewart
1995—Curt LeDuc
1996—Rob MacCachren
1997—Ivan Stewart
1998—Ivan Stewart
1999—Ivan Stewart
2000—Larry Ragland
2001—David Ashley/Dan Smith
2002—Mark Miller/Larry Ragland
2003—Mark Miller/Ryan Arciero
2004—Alan Pflueger
2005—Robby Gordon
2006—Brian Collins/Larry Ragland
2007—Larry Ragland/Brian Collins
2008—B.J. Baldwin
2009—Rick D. Johnson
2010—Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin
2011—Bryce Menzies
2012—Bryce Menzies
SCORE Trophy Truck®
(debuted in 1994, for 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks-102 total Desert races, 3 Stadium-short course)
All-Time SCORE Trophy Truck Race Winners
(1994 through 2013 Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250)
Wins Driver(s), Years
11
Ed/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 1997, 1998, 1999(3), 2000(2), 2001, 2002, 2003(2)
Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 1994, 1996(2), 2003 (w/ G. Vildosola), 2007(3) (w/M. Post), 2011 (2), 2012 (2)
10
Larry Ragland, Phoenix, Chevy, 1995(2), 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 (w/ Mark Miller), 2005-2006-2007 (w/B.Collins)
9
Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Ford F-150, 1996(4), Chevy CK1500, 2005, 2006* (2) (one w/A. McMillin), 2009 (2)
Dan Smith/David Ashley, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150, 1998(2), 2000, 2001(3), 2002(3)
Ivan Stewart, Alpine, Calif., Toyota SR5, 1994(3), 1995(2), 1997, 1998(2), 1999
7
Mark Post, Laguna Beach,CA, Ford F-150, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 (all w/J. Whelchel), 2007(3) (w/R. MacCachren)
6
Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 2001, 2005-2006-2007 (w/L. Ragland), 2008, 2009
5
B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012(2)
Andy McMillin, San Diego, Chevy Silverado, 2006 (w/R. Gordon), 2009 (w/S. McMillin), 2010 (2) (one w/S. McMillin), 2011 (w/S. McMillin)
4
Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1995, 1997(3)
Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 2002 (w/ Larry Ragland), 2003(2), 2004 (w/ R. Arciero)
Paul/Dave Simon, Fallbrook, Calif., Ford F-150, 1994(2), 1995(2)
Jerry Whelchel, Portola Hills, Calif., Ford F-150, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 (all w/M. Post)
3
Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 2003(2), 2004 (w/ M. Miller)
Scott McMillin, San Diego, Chevy Silverado, 2009 (w/A. McMillin), 2010 (w/A. McMillin), 2011 (w/A. McMillin)
Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 2011 (2), 2012
Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Chevy K1500, 1999, 2008 (2) (w/R. Norman)
Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, 2003 (w/ Rob MacCachren), 2010, 2013 (w/ Gus Vildosola Jr.)
2
Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 2006, 2007
Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150, 2010 (2)
Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150, 2008 (2) (W/L. Roeseler)
Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 2004(2)
Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy CK1500, 2005, 2006
Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, 2010, 2013 (w/ Gus Vildosola Sr.)
1
Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 2005
Brian Coats, Huntington Beach, Calif., Chevy C1500, 1997
Marty Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 2005*
Gary Dircks, Anthem, Ariz., Ford F-150, 2004
Dale Dondel, Hemet, Calif, Chevy Silverado, 2005
Juan C. Ibarra, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy C1500, 1998
Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150, 2009
Rich Ronco, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 2008
Jim Smith, Orange, Calif., Ford F-150, 1994
*non-points stadium-short course race
 

Bajaxp

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Bump...for the baddest azz race in the first half of 2013.
 

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We have been prerunning since Saturday and going over the race car today.Race mile 100 to 200 is rough.
 

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We have been prerunning since Saturday and going over the race car today.Race mile 100 to 200 is rough.
Thanks for the info. Can't wait to get down there. One day to go. The 500 should be fun!
 

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