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April 6, 2021
Presented by Ford
34 ‘Monsters of the Desert’—amazin’ SCORE Trophy Trucks revved to roar at BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250
251 Entries so far from 26 States, 10 Countries; Start/Finish at El Dorado Ranch; Airing on ESPN2 World of X Games; special Qualifying on Thursday April 15 for SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, Class 1, Trophy Truck Spec;NOTE: Expanded SCORE Trophy Truck entry list, class stats at bottom of text
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – With famous desert racing names like MacCachren, Herbst, Gordon, McMillin, Menzies, Roeseler, Vildosola, Lopez, Steele and Arciero at the forefront, 34 SCORE Trophy Trucks are revved to rock and roar next Saturday to lead the field from around the world into Baja California, Mexico at the season-opening BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford. Race week activities will be held April 14-18 in San Felipe, Baja California. DETAILS
Returning after a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online racer registration continues for the Round 1 of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held April 14-18 in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
With 51 classes offered for Pro and Sportsman Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and Quads, 251 entries to date have come from 26 U.S. States, along with host Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Peru.
This season-opening race will be held under the same Bio-Security protocols as last year’s abbreviated season of two races that includes no spectators at contingency, the start or the finish but fans will be allowed again to watch out around the race course, following normal health and safety protocols.
Contingency, and the start/finish compound will all be located on the secured grounds of the luxurious El Dorado Ranch just north of town.
San Felipe is 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. All four 2020 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the sixth consecutive year.
Domestically, the race will be televised on a delayed basis on the World of X Games show on the ESPN2 as co-produced by SCORE International and award-winning BCII TV of Los Angeles. TOP GUNS
To say that the SCORE Trophy Truck ‘Monsters of the Desert’ field is loaded is clearly an understatement. Race week will begin with 34 SCORE Trophy Truck entries (including four in SCORE TT Legend for drivers 50 years old and over).
Starting its 28th season, SCORE Trophy Truck has a total of 19 racers who have combined to win 85 of the 134 all-time SCORE races that have included the marquee racing division for high-tech, 950-horsepower unlimited custom trucks are entered in this year’s SCORE event. The featured division was introduced to the sport in 1994 by then SCORE owner Sal Fish.
Between them, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren has 17 all-time SCORE Trophy Truck career race wins to top the list followed by Las Vegas’ Tim Herbst (11), Robby Gordon, Charlotte , N.C. (11), Andy McMillin, San Diego (11), Mexico’s Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola (6), Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies (5), Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (4), Larry Roeseler, Imperial, Calif. (3), Gus Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico (3), Mexico’s Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez (2) Mexico’s Juan C. Lopez (2), Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif. (2) and Roger Norman, San Diego (2).
Steele will be racing in SCORE Trophy Truck No. 2 (normally No. 16) in honor of the late SCORE racer Pete Sohren whose family is the honorary Grand Marshal for this race.
Also entered in the SCORE TT Legend class is Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., who has won three of the four season point championships in the four-year old class for SCORE Trophy Truck drivers 50 years old-plus. Stacy’s additional driver this year for the third straight year will be Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix.
With one career SCORE Trophy Truck race win each are Daniel McMillin, San Diego, his brother Luke McMillin also of San Diego, Pat Dean, Las Vegas, brothers Alan and Aaron Ampudia of Ensenada, Mexico and Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico.
Arciero will be the second driver this year for Mike Walser and Laguna will be the second driver for Sam Baldi.
Of that group of illustrious drivers who have won SCORE Trophy Truck individual races are seven racers who have combined to win 14 of the 27 all-time SCORE Trophy Truck season point championships.
Season champs entered in this race are Tim Herbst with four season SCORE Trophy Truck crowns with his older brother Ed Herbst (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003), Lopez (2015, 2016 and 2017) and McCachren (1994, 2007, 2018) each have three championships, Gordon who has two (1996, 2009) and with one each are Menzies who has one (2011), Andy McMillin (2019) and Andy’s cousin Luke McMillin (2020).
In SCORE San Felipe 250 SCORE Trophy Truck history, five racers are entered who have combined to win 14 of the 27 races that featured the monster class including four racers who have won eight of the last nine SCORE San Felipe races. Leading this group is the legendary Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer MacCachren who has six career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins in the SCORE San Felipe 250. QUALIFYING
For just the second time in the history of this popular ‘Spring Break’ race, SCORE will hold a qualifying session starting at 7 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 15 to determine the starting positions within each class for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec classes. Entries in these four classes must also be fully registered by Friday, March 26 to be eligible to qualify.
Entries received in the qualifying classes received after March 26 will be given then next available starting slot within their respective classes.
Start order for qualifying will be determined by the date and time that the entries are received.
The only other time qualifying was held for this race was in 2017 when Rob MacCachren, Cameron Steele and Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez were the top three qualifiers in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division. All are entered in this year’s race as well.
Qualifying will again be held on a four-mile loop south of the airport, which is located on the south end of San Felipe. DOUBLE DIGITS
With 251 entries entering late, on-site racer registration during race week, the race includes 35 entries in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division (Including five SCORE TT Legend vehicles for SCORE Trophy-Truck drivers over 50 years old). Created in 1994 by then SCORE owner Sal Fish, SCORE Trophy Truck is starting its 28th season as the marquee racing division in the sport for high-tech, 950-horsepower unlimited custom trucks.
The highest total of entries so far is Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class which has 36 entries. Trophy Truck Spec with has 33 entries and the other classes with double figure entries so far are Class 10 with 20 and Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) with 10 entries. Among the Sportsman classes SPT Motorcycle has 10 entries. HONOR ROLL
Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer MacCachren, 56, is the defending SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion and he pilots the No. 11 Ford F-150 (Geiser-built). He has over 300 career desert, stadium and short-course victories.
Still considered a ‘youngster’ because of his age and looks, Andy McMillin, 33, a third generation desert racer from San Diego’s iconic Big Blue M McMillin racing machine, won the first two races of 2019 and finished second in the third race to win the 2019 SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point championship. McMillin will again be driving his Mason-built all-wheel drive No. 31 Chevy Silverado. He has 11 career all-time SCORE Trophy Truck race wins which ties him for second all-time in class history.
Considered by most as ‘Mr. Baja’ because of SCORE Baja accomplishments on two wheels and four wheels, Larry Roeseler, 64, is back as driver of record in his No. 43 Cantina Racing Baja Jerky Toyota Tundra (ID). Roeseler has six class wins in the SCORE San Felipe 250, including two overall motorcycle victories.
Andy McMillin and his father Scott are two of just nine racers who are winners of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja having won the SCORE San Felipe 250, the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1000. Andy McMillin won three of his SCORE Trophy Truck races with his father Scott, two with MacCachren and one with Gordon. The Gordon win was his first in SCORE Trophy Truck back in 2006, when he was just 19 years old.
Adding a triple-threat for McMillin Racing will be Andy’s cousins, brothers Daniel and Luke McMillin, who each won a SCORE Trophy Truck race last season and Luke McMillin won the 2020 SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship with his third place finish in the SCORE Baja 500 and first place in the SCORE Baja 1000 in his No. 1 Racer-built Ford F-150. Daniel McMillin won last year’s SCORE Baja 500 that was held in San Felipe.
Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies, 33, the 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year and the SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion. Menzies has five career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins. He drives the No. 7 Mason-built Ford Raptor.
Driving a Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck built by his own Herbst/Smith Fabrication in Huntington Beach, Calif., Las Vegas’ Tim Herbst, 57, will be among the favorites in the marquee SCORE racing division. Tim Herbst will split the driving the No. 19 Monster Energy Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith) with fellow-Las Vegan Pat Dean, 52, who won the 2018 SCORE Baja 1000 with Cameron Steele.
Terrible Herbst Motorsports, founded by late family patriarch and champion desert racer Jerry Herbst, has enjoyed nearly 150 SCORE race wins between Mr. Herbst, oldest brother Ed Herbst, Tim Herbst and Troy Herbst.
Ed and Tim Herbst combined for four season SCORE Trophy Truck point championships while Troy Herbst won seven SCORE season point championships in the unlimited Class 1.
Originally from SoCal, second-generation desert racer Robby Gordon, 52, Charlottesville, N.C., has raced in many forms of motorsports from IndyCar to NASCAR to the Dakar Rally to off-road stadium racing, but has never left his desert-racing roots. He races in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division where he has earned a career 11 race wins in SCORE Trophy Truck, which has him tied for second with brothers Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Andy McMillin and Larry Ragland. Gordon drives the No. 77 Chevy Silverado (R. Gordon).
Vildosola Jr, is another second-gen SCORE Trophy Truck superstar and he is the only Mexican national who has won the SCORE Baja Triple Crown in the featured racing division and one of only nine racers who has ever accomplished the feat of winning the overall in SCORE San Felipe 250, the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1000.
With six career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins including three consecutive wins in San Felipe, Vildosola Jr, 39, of Mexicali, Mexico, will be driving his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 (Vildosola). His father Gus Vildosola Sr, 67 of Mexicali, will be the second driver for the team. Vildosola Sr, who has three career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins, had to withdraw from the SCORE TT Legend class because his new Ford Raptor will not be finished in time.
Apdaly Lopez, 26, Tecate, Mexico, won the SCORE Trophy Truck season point title three consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017) in the No. 9 Custom-built Ford Raptor and he has two career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins.
TV action sports announcer and another member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, Cameron Steele, 53, San Clemente, Calif., who won the last two races of the 2018 season, will be driving the No. 2 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Ford Raptor (Geiser).
With four career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins following his victory at the recent SCORE Baja 400, Arciero, 47, another second-generation desert racer whose family lineage includes IndyCar racing as well, is the second-driver for Mike Walser, 54, Comfort, Texas, in the No. 89 Chevy Silverado (Mason). THE CHALLENGERS
Besides the unforgiving and relentless Baja terrain, the list of challengers to go up against the SCORE Trophy Truck all-time race winners and season point champions is long and very capable.
Besides the treacherous Baja desert, among the racers who are expected to make some noise in the race are Justin Lofton, Dan Myers, Michael Lawrence, Steve Olliges and Jax Redline.
A second-generation desert racer, Justin Lofton, 35, Brawley, Calif., has returned to his desert racing roots after spending several years racing stock cars where he won the 2009 ARCA point championship in his second season and also won a NASCAR Truck race before returning to the desert in 2013. He won the 2019 Mint 400 in Las Vegas and drives the No. 41 Ford Raptor (Jimco).
Two more second-gen desert racers from Newport Beach, Calif., Dan Myers, 43 and his older brother Steve Myers, 55, will split the driving in the No. 65 TE Motosports Toyota Tundra originally built by Robby Gordon. Both Myers brothers have spent several years away from full-time racing in this will be the SCORE debut of their new race truck.
Michael Lawrence, 33, Banning, Calif., is yet another of the second-generation SCORE desert racers who will be competing in San Felipe. A two-time SCORE Class 10 season point champion, Lawrence will be driving his No. 85 Ford F-150 built by Herbst/Smith Fab.
Las Vegas Steve Olliges, 57, is a long-time SCORE racer who continues to compete in at least one SCORE race a year. A former SCORE Protruck class season point champion, Olliges will be behind the wheel of his No. 51 Ford Raptor built by Geiser Brothers.
Next-gen SCORE desert racer Jax Redline, just 16 from Amarillo, Texas, appears ready to make his name in the SCORE World Desert Championship, even at such a tender age. In San Felipe, he will wheel and deal in his No. 22 Chevy R-2 SCORE Trophy Truck built by Geiser Brothers. ON-SITE RACER REGISTRATION
Being held in the Pavilion at Eldorado Ranch, a special on-site racer registration will be held on Wednesday (April 14) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT for the racers who will be part of qualifying.
Regular on-site and late racer registration will start at 9 a.m. PT on Thursday (April 15) in the Pavilion. It will be held Thursday (April 15) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT as well as Friday (April 16) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. No new entries will be accepted after 6 p.m. PT on Thursday and 3 p.m. PT on Friday. GREEN FLAG SATURDAY
The motorcycle and quad classes will start at 6 a.m. PT Saturday (April 17) while the car, truck and UTV classes will begin their journey starting at 9 a.m. PT (April 17). SCORE Trophy Truck and the Pro Moto Unlimited classes will start one vehicle every 60 seconds race while all other classes will start one every 30 seconds.
While the fastest vehicles in the elapsed-time race are expected to finish in approximately five hours, all vehicles will have 14 hours from the time each starts to become an official finisher in the historic race. COURSE SNAPSHOT
With pre-running continuing for the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva has put together another memorable race course to challenge the world’s best desert racers.
Starting and finishing without spectators in the s/f compound because of Health and Safety protocols on the grounds of the El Dorado Ranch the race is 280.2 miles, running in a clockwise direction with two physical full stop checkpoints, 82 virtual checkpoints and just four speed zones for a total of 9.3 miles.
Checkpoint 1 will be at race mile 105.5 (Old Puertecitos Road at the Pump Station) and checkpoint 2 will be in the Borrego area at race mile 228.7.
This course also runs through five of the glorious infamous Baja washes in this order: Azufre, Huatamote, Chanate, Amarillas and Las Cuevitas.
With several new sections, the entire race course is running south of Highway 3 for the first time in several years.
All Sportsman classes, Class 7SX, Class 11 and the Baja-3 will race on a reduced course of 242.88 miles.
The course map, course notes, racer’s brief and GPS files are available on the SCORE website under race info for the SCORE San Felipe 250. BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 45 years, received two awards for the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 30th time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 32nd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 32 of the 52 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 31 of the 53 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2021.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 28 of the 33 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 250, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the lone SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and the inaugural SCORE Baja 400.
BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor for this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250. BFGoodrich Tires has posted a contingency bonus for the overall winner of this race of US$5,000. PRESENTING SPONSOR
Presenting sponsor for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 is Ford, the official vehicle and SUV of SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship. SCOREscope 2021 SCORE SKED
Here are the dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will all be held in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:
BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford—
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2021
For the third straight year, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship races are airing on the ESPN family of networks. The four-races will air as specials on the World of X Games program on ESPN2.
ABC first covered the 1967 and 1968 Baja 1000 races on the old ABC Wide World of Sports show with Jim McKay and again in the late 1980s with veteran motorsports journalists Sam Posey and Jack Arute.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows also continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and South America via syndication and ESPN International. The shows are co-produced by SCORE International and SoCal’s award-winning BCII TV. SCORE SPONSORS… Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 4 Wheel Parts-Official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino. SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel. Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.
BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford Round 1 of four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship
April 14-18, 2021—280.2 miles – San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Total Entries: 250(as of 4/06/21) (from 26 U.S. States, host Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru)
(NUMERICAL ORDER) (Number, driver of record/additional drivers and/or Navigators, vehicle, builder) SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited CustomTrucks)– 1 Luke McMillin, 28, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer) 2 Cameron Steele, 53, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser) 7 Bryce Menzies, 33, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Mason) 9 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 26, Tecate, Mexico/Juan C. Lopez, 46, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Custom) 10 Alan Ampudia, 30, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID) 11 Rob MacCachren, 56, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Geiser) 17 Josh De Jong, 32, San Jacinto, Calif./Louis Zavas, 35, Hemet, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Zavas) 19 Tim Herbst, 57, Las Vegas/ Las Vegas/Pat Dean, 51, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith) 21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, 39, Mexicali, Mexico/Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 67, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Vildosola) 22 Jax Redline, 16, Amarillo, Texas, Chevy R-2 (Geiser) 23 Dan McMillin, 33, San Diego, Chevy 1500 (Mason) 24 Adam Householder, 36, Anaheim, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith) 26 Dave Taylor, 47, Page, Ariz., Ford Raptor (Geiser) 27 Jonathan Brenthel, 41, La Cresta, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 33, Temecula, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Brenthel) 31 Andy McMillin, 33, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason) 35 Carlos Penunuri, 39, La Paz, Mexico/, Chevy 1500 (Custom) 38 Eric Hustead, 50, St. George, Utah, Ford F-150 (Custom) 40 Chris Miller, 47, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Mason) 41 Justin Lofton, 35, Brawley, Calif., Ford Raptor (Jimco) 43 Larry Roeseler, 64, Boulevard, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID) 51 Steve Olliges, 57, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Geiser) 65 Dan Myers, 43, Newport Beach, Calif./Steve Myers, 55, Newport Beach, Calif., Toyota Tundra (R. Gordon) 67 Jose L. Leon, 43, Calexico, Calif./Adan Beltran, 42, Mexicali, Mexico/Gustavo Villasenor, 38, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (Leon Racing) 73 John T. Lennon, 60, Cleveland/A.J. Jones, 25, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford Raptor (Geiser) 77 Robby Gordon, 52, Charlotte, N.C. (Santa Ana, Calif.), Chevy Silverado (R. Gordon) 79 Eric Hardin, 38, Orange, Calif./Joey Black, 28, Laguna Beach, Calif., GMC Sierra (ID) 82 Sam Baldi, 56, Beaumont, Calif./Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Laguna, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Baldi) 85 Michael Lawrence, 33, Banning, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst/Smith) 89 Mike Walser, 54, Comfort, Texas/Ryan Arciero, 47, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Mason) 92 Paul Nauleau, 24, San Francisco/Joe Desrosiers, 51, San Marcos, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Fushion) SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Custom Trucks, including builder, Drivers over 50 years old)– 5L Clyde Stacy, 76, Bristol, Va./Nick Vanderwey, 54, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy V-16 (Geiser) 37L Rolf Helland, 61, Morris, Ill./Rick D. Johnson, 55, Barstow, Calif., Ford Raptor (Mason) 55L Jose de Jesus Flores, 57, Culiacan, Mexico/Oskar Slingerland, 55, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Netherlands)/Eduardo Perez, 50, Chevy Silverado (Jimco) 79L Russell Buehler, 62, Independence, Mo./Neil Buehler, 57, Kansas City, Mo., Ford Raptor (Jimco)
SCORE San Felipe 250 All-Time
SCORE Trophy Truck Class Champs
1994—Ivan Stewart 1995—Larry Ragland 1996—Robby Gordon 1997—Curt LeDuc 1998—Juan Carlos Ibarra 1999—Ed/Tim Herbst 2000—Tim/Ed Herbst 2001—Tim/Ed Herbst 2002—Dan Smith/David Ashley 2003—Gus Vildosola/Rob MacCachren 2004—Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel 2005—Jason Baldwin 2006—Garron Cadiente 2007—Mark Post/Rob MacCachren 2008—Brian Collins 2009—Brian Collins 2010—Jesse Jones 2011—Rob MacCachren 2012—Rob MacCachren 2013—Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr 2014—Gus Vildosola Jr 2015—Gus Vildosola Jr 2016—Billy Wilson 2017—Rob MacCachren 2018—Rob MacCachren 2019—Andy McMillin 2020—No Race–pandemic SCORE TT LEGEND 2017—Gustavo Vildosola Sr 2018—Russell Buehler 2019—Scott Bailey 2020—No Race–pandemic
SCORE Trophy Truck®
(debuted in 1994, for 950 horsepower unlimited custom trucks-
134 total Desert races, 3 Stadium-short course)
All-Time SCORE Trophy Truck Race Winners (1994 through 2020)
Wins Driver(s), Years
Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 1994, 1996 (2), 2003 (w/ G. Vildosola), 2007(3) (w/M. Post), 2011 (2), 2012(2), 2014 (w/A.McMillin/J.Voss), 2015 (w/A. McMillin), 2016 (w/J. Voss), 2017, 2018 (2) 11
Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Ford F-150, 1996(4), Chevy CK1500, 2005, 2006*(2)(one w/A. McMillin), 2009(2), 2013
Ed/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 1997, 1998, 1999(3), 2000(2), 2001, 2002, 2003(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), 2014 (2) (1 w/MacCachren), 2015 (w/MacCachren), 2017, 2019(2)
Larry Ragland, Phoenix, Chevy, 1995(2), 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 (w/ Mark Miller), 2005-2006-2007 (w/B.Collins) 9
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
B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012(2), 2013
Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 2010, 2013 (w/ Gus Vildosola Sr.), 2014, 2015 (2), 2016 5
Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 2011 (2), 2012, 2013, 2014 4
Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 2003(2), 2004 (w/ M. Miller), 2019
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
Scott McMillin, San Diego, Chevy Silverado, 2009 (w/A. McMillin), 2010 (w/A. McMillin), 2011 (w/A. McMillin)
Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Chevy K1500, 1999, 2008 (2) (w/R. Norman), 2020 (w/L. McMillin)
Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 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)
Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 2015, 2017(w/Juan C. Lopez)
Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 2016, 2017 (w/Apdaly)
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
Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Raptor, 2018(2)
Jason Voss, Gilroy, Calif., Ford F-150, 2014 (w/MacCachren, A. McMillin), 2016 (w/MacCachren)
Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 2019
Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 2019
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*
Josh Daniel, Vista, Calif., Chevy Rally Truck, 2017
Gary Dircks, Anthem, Ariz., Ford F-150, 2004
Dale Dondel, Hemet, Calif, Chevy Silverado, 2005
Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 2014
Juan C. Ibarra, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy C1500, 1998
Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150, 2009
Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 2015
Daniel McMillin, San Diego, Chevy C 1500, 2020 (w/J. Smith)
Luke McMillin, San Diego, Ford F-150, 2020 (w/Roeseler)
Carl Renezeder, Lake Forest, Calif., Ford F-150, 2007
Rich Ronco, Peoria, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 2008
Jim Smith, Orange, Calif., Ford F-150, 1994
Justin B. Smith, Las Vegas, Chevy C1500, 2020 (w/D. McMillin)
Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado, 2016 *non-points stadium-short course race
27 Years of SCORE Trophy Truck Season Point Champions
1994–Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 1995–Ivan Stewart, Alpine, Calif., Toyota SR5 1996–Robby Gordon, Orange, Calif., Ford F-150 1997–Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998–David Ashley/Dan Smith, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150 1999–Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2000–Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2001–David Ashley/Dan Smith, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150 2002–Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2003–Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2004–Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150 2005–Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy CK1500 2006–B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado 2007–Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2008–B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado 2009–Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500 2010–Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150 2011–Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2012–B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado 2013–B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado 2014–Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif., Chevy Silverado 2015–Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado 2016–Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado 2017–Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Chevy Silverado 2018–Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 2019–Andy McMillin, San Diego, Chevy Silverado 2020–Luke McMillin, San Diego, Ford F-150 MULTIPLE SCORE TROPHY TRUCK SEASON POINT CHAMPS: 4—Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003) and B.J. Baldwin (2006, 2008, 2012, 2013); 3—Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez (2015, 2016, 2017) and Rob MacCachren (1994, 2007, 2018); 2—Dave Ashley/Dan Smith (1998, 2001) and Robby Gordon (1996, 2009)