43 racers earn 2020 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards—
1,291.40 miles in 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship
For Pro and Sportsman racers in cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads completing every required race mile
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—After the dust settled from both races in the pandemic-abbreviated two-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship, 43 of the toughest racers in the world have earned 2020 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by VP Racing Fuels.
The 43 racers, from 20 different competition classes in the series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, earned their prestigious honors by finishing all 1,291.40 required miles in the 2020 World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.
The 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship ended in November 17-22 with the loop-race-record 898.40-mile BFGoodrich Tires 53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, that started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 35th consecutive year. The SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile as official finishers in the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. Racers were required to cover 1,291.40 miles in this year’s pandemic-abbreviated two-race season.
The 43 racers who completed all required miles in the Pandemic-abbreviated 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship were from 20 different SCORE racing classes.
Leading the way in the chase for 2020 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards are four superlative stallions in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, one in the SCORE TT Legend class, six in the unlimited Class 1, four in Trophy Truck Spec, four in Pro UTV FI, three in SCORE Lites, two in Pro UTV NA, and one each in Class 7, Pro UTV Stock, Pro UTV Unlimited, Class 5/1600 and Baja Challenge.
In the Moto and Quad classes there were two recipients in Pro Moto Unlimited, two in Pro Moto 50 (riders over 50 years old), one each in Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto Limited, Pro Moto Ironman and Pro Quad. There were also three Sportsman motorcycle honorees and three Sportsman quad winners of the prestigious award.
Celebrating its 47th year since it was introduced by SCORE’s then-owner Sal Fish in 1994, SCORE Trophy Truck is the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 950 horsepower unlimited custom trucks.
“SCORE is privileged to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers and riders,” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “For over three decades, SCORE has been very humbled to honor racers with the Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards presented by VP Racing Fuels. SCORE racers are the toughest, most rugged racers on the planet. This most prestigious award has become iconic in our sport. It is also a distinct privilege for us to continue to honor the memory of one of the greatest desert racers of all time in having Rod Hall’s name on this wonderful award. And we are grateful to VP Racing Fuels for continuing to help honor these racers as well.”
The three-generation Big Blue M McMillin Racing family of San Diego has five family members who have combined to win a SCORE-record 11 SCORE Milestone Awards.
Capturing his fourth Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award in 2020 was Luke McMillin, San Diego (SCORE Trophy Truck). With two each awards are his father Mark McMillin and his brother Daniel.
His cousins Andy McMillin has won twice and Jessica McMillin has earned the honor once.
MORE MULTI MILESTONES
Led by Santiago Creel, 21 of this year’s 43 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award winners have now earned this award more than once. A total of 15 of this year’s winners are Mexican Nationals, one is from Bolivia and the remaining 26 are all from the United States.
With two more wins in 2020, Santiago Creel, of Mexico City, now has earned eight Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards in his four years of racing in the SCORE World Desert Championship. Besides the one this year in Trophy Truck Spec, where he was the 2020 season point champion, he also finished second to earn another SCORE Milestone in the Pro Moto Unlimited class this year.
Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., in SCORE TT Legend, has now earned seven Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, as has Daniel Chamlee, Montecito, Calif., in Class 7.
Earning their fifth Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards in 2020 are Tim Herbst, Las Vegas (SCORE Trophy Truck) and Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro Moto 50)
The racers who picked up their third Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards in 2020 were Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C. (SCORE Trophy Truck), Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif. (Class 1), Kaden Wells, St. George, Utah (Pro UTV NA) and Justin Morgan, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro Moto Unlimited).
Earning their second Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards in 2020 were Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico (SCORE Trophy Truck), Brendan Gaughan, Las Vegas (Class 1), Broc Dickerson, Brawley, Calif. (Class 1), William Hedrick Jr, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico (Trophy Truck Spec), Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec), Miguel Cortez, San Diego (SCORE Lites), Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico (Pro Moto 30), Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico (Pro Moto Limited), Adolfo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico and Carlos Silva, Mexicali, Mexico (Sportsman Moto).
The remaining 21 racers each earned their first Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award in 2020.
2021 SCORE SKED
Here are the dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
ABC TV NETWORK AGAIN IN 2020
For the second straight year, the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship are airing on the ABC family of networks. The two-races will air as specials on World of X Games program.
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 journalist Sam Posey.
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.
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.SCOREInternational.com.
2020 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards presented by VP Racing Fuels
(43 car, truck, UTV, M/C and quad racers completed 1,291.40 required miles as official finishers in the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship)
SCORE Trophy Truck (4)
Tim Herbst, Las Vegas
Luke McMillin, San Diego
Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico
Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C.
SCORE TT Legend (1)
Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va.
Class 1 (6)
Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif.
Brendan Gaughan, Las Vegas
Ruben Torres, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mario Fuentes, El Paso, Texas
Broc Dickerson, Brawley, Calif.
Gabriel Torres, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Trophy Truck Spec (4)
Santiago Creel, Mexico City, Mexico
William Hedrick Jr, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico
Pierce Herbst, Las Vegas
Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif.
CLASS 7 (1)
Dan Chamlee, Montecito, Calif.
Pro UTV FI (4)
Matt Burroughs, Norco, Calif.
Justin Elenburg, Mesa, Ariz.
Sean Cook, Twain Harte, Calif.
Jorge Cano, Culiacan, Mexico
SCORE Lites (3)
Gustavo Pinuelas, Mexicali, Mexico
Miguel Cortez, San Diego
Doug Satterfield, San Diego
Pro UTV NA (2)
Kristen Matlock, Alpine, Calif.
Kaden Wells, St. George, Utah
Pro UTV Stock (1)
Randy Emberton, El Cajon, Calif.
Pro UTV Unlimited (1)
Eliott Watson, El Centro, Calif.
Class 5/1600 (1)
Cesar Iniguez, Mexicali, Mexico
Baja Challenge (1)
Edward Muncey, San Diego
Pro Moto Unlimited (2)
Justin Morgan, El Cajon, Calif.
Santiago Creel, Mexico City, Mexico
Pro Moto 30 (1)
Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico
Pro Moto Limited (1)
Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico
Pro Moto 50 (2)
Vance Kennedy, Peoria, Ariz.
Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif.
Pro Moto Ironman (1)
Juan Carlos Salvatierra, Bolivia
Pro Quad (1)
Adolfo Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico
SPT M/C (3)
Carlos Silva, Mexicali, Mexico
Giovanni Aviles, Tijuana, Mexico
Scott Borden, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
SPT Quad (3)
Imanol Gomez Fierro, Mexicali, Mexico
Daniel Gaytan, Heber, Calif.
Jovani Marquez, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
All-Time Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards,
Presented by VP Racing Fuels
SCORE racers who completed every required race mile in the season listed.
(SCORE began including motorcycles, quads and Sportsman racers with the Pro Cars/Pro Trucks/Pro UTVs in 2014)