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All in the SCORE family…35th SCORE San Felipe 250

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

February 11, 2022

March 30-April 3

All in the SCORE Family…
5 Myers, 3ea-McMillin, Herbst, Grabowski, 2ea-Vildosola,
Lawrence, Matlock, Dickerson, Ampudia, Cullen, Sourapas
all among earliest entries in 35th SCORE San Felipe 250

4-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship all in Baja California, Mexico
Online racer registration for San Felipe closes on Friday, March 11;
Races airing for fourth straight season on ESPN2 World of X Games
Qualifying- for SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend,
Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec on Thursday, March 31

NOTE: Current unofficial numerical entry list, by class, at bottom of text

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Impressive, stunning and optimistic are three ways to describe nearly 70 early entries after just five days of online racer registration for the season-opening 35th SCORE San Felipe 250. It is developing into one amazing family reunion in Baja California, Mexico. Round 1 of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Championship will be held on March 30 to April 3.
LA FAMILIA
SCORE racing has always been about family ties since Mickey Thompson founded and Sal Fish owned SCORE for 38 years and this race is attracting most of the top racing families in the sport. Among the golden, glittering list of racers on the earliest entry list are five racers from the Myers family three members each from the McMillin, Herbst and Grabowski families along with two each from the Vildosola, Lawrence, Dickerson, Ampudia, Cullen and Sourapas families.
This first distinguished group of early entries represents fathers, sons, a husband and wife, a mother, an uncle, brothers, cousins, two sisters and two nieces, all significant members of the SCORE Racing family.
DETAILS
Dealing with the continuing concerns of the global pandemic to complete some race details, online racer registration continues for the exciting race held in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
While the race course has been designed, health protocol updates that will be announced later this  month by Mexican Health Officials will determine where the actual start/finish line compound will be located in San Felipe for the popular ‘Spring Break’ desert race.
Entries to date (64) represent 12 U.S. States and four countries. In addition to the USA and host country Mexico, entries so far have come from Canada and France.
SCORE, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization is launching its 49th season in 2022.
THREE DECADES-PLUS
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the youngest of the three legendary SCORE Baja races, sometimes referred to as the SCORE ‘Baby Baja’, entries are being accepted on the SCORE website under Race Info at www.SCOREInternational.com for Pro and Sportsman entries for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.
MYERS STARTING FIVE
Another second and third generation SCORE race team, Myers racing return to SCORE last year after an absence for several years. The famous SoCal racing family is back in a major way with five family members in three family entries, two in SCORE Trophy Truck and one in Class 10. All three are part of the Toyota of Escondido TE Motorsports Team.
Dan Myers, 43, Newport Beach, Calif., will be driver of record in SCORE Trophy Truck while his younger brother Andrew Myers, 42 of San Marcos will be in another SCORE Trophy Truck and their niece Britney Myers, 27 of Newport Beach, Calif., returns after racing last year as well.
Added to that threesome will be two more members of the Myers family race team. Dan and Andrew’s older brother Steve Myers, 56 of Newport Beach will split the driving with Dan in SCORE Trophy Truck. Both daughters of Steve Myers, Britney and her older sister Tamara Myers, 27, also of Newport Beach, will split the driving in Class 10 as the third generation Myers Girls racing team that is also part of TE Motorsports.
Dan and Steve Myers will split the racing in SCORE Trophy Truck in the No. 65 TE Motorsports Toyota Tundra built by SCORE racer Robby Gordon while Andrew Myers will drive in SCORE Trophy Truck in his No. 69 Toyota Tundra built by Herbst-Smith Fab and the Myers Girls will split the driving in their No. 1023 Jimco-Chevy.
A second-generation SCORE race team, the Steve, Dan and Andrew have all had their share of race wins in SCORE racing over the years as they prepare to continue this new Myers family adventure.
The biggest Myers family SCORE class win was in 2000 when Steve Myers was the driver of record and split the driving with Dan and Andrew to win Class 10 in the epic new millennium race of nearly 1,700 miles that started in Ensenada and finished in Cabo San Lucas.
Andrew was away from desert racing for the most part for nearly a decade as he pursued a NASCAR stock car racing career. During his NASCAR years he competed in the Truck Series, the ARCA Series as well as both the NASCAR Pro Series West and the NASCAR Pro Series East.
BIG BLUE M TRIPLE
All entered in the marquee SCORE racing division and the current stars of the third-generation of McMillin family racers from the Big Blue Machine, San Diego’s Andy McMillin, 34, and his cousins Daniel McMillin, 34, and Luke McMillin, 29, who are also from San Diego, are clearly the three racers with the largest targets on their backs as the racers to beat in San Felipe.
To keep it brief, Andy McMillin won the SCORE San Felipe 250 in 2019 on the way to winning the SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship that year, drives the No. 31 all-wheel drive Chevy Silverado built by Mason Motorsports.
Daniel McMillin won the 2020 SCORE Baja 500 which was held in San Felipe and he drives the No. 23 4 Wheel Parts Chevy 1500 built by Mason Motorsports.
Luke McMillin finished in the SCORE Baja 500 in 2020 driving solo and won the iconic season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 with teammate Larry Roeseler to earn the 2020 SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship in his No. 1 4 Wheel Parts Ford F-150 built by Racer Engineering. Last year, Luke offered Rob MacCachren the opportunity to be the driver of record in Luke’s AWD Chevy Silverado and the ‘McMac Attack’ split the driving, winning the SCORE Baja 1000 and earning Rob Mac the SCORE Trophy Truck season point title.
TRES ‘LOS TERRIBLES’
Another one of the most legendary families in all of desert racing, the Herbst family now has part of its third generation as racers on the Terrible Herbst Motorsports Monster Energy team from Las Vegas.
Started by family patriarch the late Jerry Herbst back in the 1970s and carrying through until the 2010s with brothers Ed, Tim and Troy Herbst, part of the third generation of the Herbst boys has taken to desert racing.
For this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, Terrible Herbst Motorsports will again have two of their Herbst-Smith Fab custom trucks in the starting grid, one in SCORE Trophy Truck and one in Trophy Truck Spec.
Driver of record in the No. 19 Monster Energy Ford F-150 in SCORE Trophy Truck will be Tim Herbst, 58, who will share driving duties with another celebrated second-gen desert racer from Las Vegas, Pat Dean, 53.
Driver of record in the No. 264 Monster Energy Chevy Silverado in Trophy Truck Spec will be Tim Herbst’s youngest son Pierce Herbst, 19. Second driver in the No. 264 will be Pierce’s older brother Thor Herbst, 20.
Historically in San Felipe, Tim Herbst teamed with his older brother Ed to win the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck class four times, 1995 and then three consecutive years (1999, 2000, 2001).
GRABOWSKI BROTHERS RACING
Returning to SCORE for this is Grabowski Brothers Racing (GBR) with two entries for the three brothers to compete in, one in Trophy Truck Spec and one in Class 5.
Second generation SCORE racers from Upland, Calif., GBR brothers in San Felipe will be Dustin Grabowski, 25, Jack Grabowski, 23, and Troy Grabowski, 20.
Fresh from winning the season class point title in a domestic series in the U.S. in 2021, Dustin is the driver of record in the No. 272 Herbst/Smith-Chevy while Jack will be the DOR in the GBR No. 527 Subaru Crosstrek with Troy as an additional driver.
The brothers are the son of former SCORE champion racer Neal Grabowski. Dustin teamed with his father to win Class 5 at the SCORE Baja 500.
A PAIR OF VILDOSOLAS
Considered the first family of Mexican desert racers, Gustavo Vildosola and his son Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr are back in San Felipe, where they both have had significant success.
From Mexicali, Gus, 68, and Tavo, 40, are both veteran SCORE racers with numerous race wins and season point titles on their impressive resumes.
For this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, they have entered two trucks, one in SCORE Trophy Truck and the other in SCORE TT Legend (for SCORE Trophy Truck racers 50 years and older).
Tavo Vildosola will drive the new No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor built by Vildosola Racing in the SCORE Trophy Truck class while his father Gus Vildosola will drive the No. 21L all-wheel drive Ford Raptor built by Mason Motorsports in SCORE TT Legend.
Gus Vildosola has three class wins in San Felipe the most recent being in 2017 in the first race for the SCORE TT Legend class.
Tavo Vildosola has six class wins in San Felipe including three straight victories in SCORE Trophy Truck (2013, 2014, 2015).
2 LAWRENCE ENTRIES
Another of the family entries in San Felipe is the Lawrence family of Banning, Calif. that features two generations of racers a nephew and his uncle racing in two separate classes.
In San Felipe the Lawrence family has one entry in SCORE Trophy Truck and one in Trophy Truck Spec.
Both with top finishes and championships, Mike Lawrence, 33, is the driver of record in the No. 85 GMC truck built by Herbst-Smith Fab in SCORE Trophy Truck while his uncle Clay Lawrence, 59, is the driver of record in the No. 285 GMC truck built by Herbst-Smith Fab in Trophy Truck Spec.
A former SCORE class point champion, Mike Lawrence has three class wins in San Felipe, all in Class 10.
MR. & MRS. MATLOCK
After many championship seasons and races driving in different classes, Wayne Matlock and his wife Kristen Matlock, of Alpine, Calif. are entered in the same class to start the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Both will race in the Pro UTV Open class in separate (but equal) new Polaris RZR Pro UTVs. Both vehicles have chassis built by TSCO in El Cajon, Calif. Wayne will pilot the No. 1871 UTV and Kristen will be behind the wheel of the No. 1854 Polaris RZR Pro UTV.
In the SCORE San Felipe 250, Wayne Matlock, 44, has seven career class wins (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
Kristen Matlock, 41, who has been racing fewer years than husband, has earned three class wins in this race (2018, 2019 and 2021).
SON AND FATHER TANDEM
From Brawley, Calif. and both former SCORE class season point champions, racing for the first time together in SCORE Trophy Truck after many successful years in the unlimited Class 1 with be Broc Dickerson and his father Jeff Dickerson.
Broc Dickerson, 21, and his dad Jeff Dickerson, 46, will share the driving duties in their team’s No. 34 Ford Raptor built by TSCO.
Like most SCORE desert racers, the Dickersons started SCORE racing at a young age and have raced in a number of classes in their careers. Broc Dickerson won the 2017 SCORE Class 10 season point title and Jeff Dickerson won the Class 20 Motorcycle class championship in 1991.
AMPUDIA BROTHERS
Part of a popular second-gen Mexican race team, brothers Alan Ampudia, 31, and Aaron Ampudia, 29, both of Ensenada, Baja California, will easily be among the favorites in the very loaded SCORE Trophy Truck class in San Felipe.
The brothers share the driving in their No. 10 Papas Y Beer Ford Raptor built by ID Designs.
Following in the tracks of their famous father Rodrigo Ampudia Sr, the Ampudia brothers along with their oldest brother Rodrigo Ampudia Jr, 39, have combined for three class wins in San Felipe.
Their most recent San Felipe class win was in 2016 when Alan and Aaron teamed up to win Class 8.
Alan and Aaron also teamed up to win the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory in the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000. Rodrigo Jr current is a navigator and back-up driver, if needed for the two younger Ampudia brothers.
CULLEN SON/FATHER DUO
Another two-generation race team from Long Beach, Calif., featuring a son and his father are entered in Trophy Truck Spec for San Felipe. Mason Cullen, 22, and his father Matt Cullen, 54, teamed up to win the 2019 SCORE Class 1 point championship and Matt Cullen won Class 10 in the SCORE San Felipe 250 in 2011.
For this race, they have entered Trophy Truck Spec for the first time. They will split the driving in their No. 207 Geiser-Chevy.
SOURAPAS TWINS
Twin sons of legendary former SCORE racing champion Steve Sourapas, Christian Sourapas and his brother Brett Sourapas are returning to SCORE racing after a few seasons away while racing domestically in the U.S. Both 25 years old from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. the Sourapas brothers will be racing in San Felipe in the Trophy Truck Spec Class.
Following in their dad’s tracks in SCORE racing, the Sourapas twins will sharing the driving duties in their No. 219 Coors Light Herbst/Smith-Ford truck. As the first official entry in their class, Christian will also be the first vehicle in his class to qualify for the race on Thursday, March 30. The popular class is expected to have over 30 entries in San Felipe.
Christian Sourapas graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) while he was part of the Trojan Track and Field team and is involved in the real estate industry. Brett Sourapas attended the University of Arizona and is in the beverage business in San Diego County.
START DRAW
The deadline to enter online in time to be in the drawing for starting positions within each class is 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 11. Starting positions for the other classes (that aren’t qualifying) will be determined by a random drawing after the close of online racer registration. Results of the start draw will be posted on the SCORE website at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 18.
Late entries may register in person at the SCORE Ensenada office will have until 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 24. Those late entries, however, will not be included in the start draw.
Late, on-site entries will receive the next starting position within the class entered.
Questions should be directed to Eduardo Kawanishi, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907.
QUALIFYING
For just the third time in the history of this popular ‘Spring Break’ race, SCORE will hold a qualifying session starting at 7 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 31 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. The starting order for qualifying in each class will be the order in which they entered the race.
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.
DEFENDING CHAMPS
Expected back to defend their overall race wins in 2021 are Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies and Derek Ausserbauer of Santa Ynez, Calif.
Starting first as the fast qualifier, champion desert racer Bryce Menzies never looked back as he roared through the Baja desert to defeat a voluminous 269 starters in last year’s BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford.
Riding solo on the fastest motorcycle class in the race, Ausserbauer, 28, became just the fourth motorcycle rider in race history to win the top Pro Moto Unlimited class in race history. Ausserbauer, a veteran rider who has been on other prominent teams over the years as a co-rider, pulled off the victory in a SCORE race for the first time as a rider of record riding his No. 5x Honda CRF450X.
BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 46 years, received two awards for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 31st time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 33rd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 33 of the 53 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 32 of the 54 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2022.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 29 of the 34 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 2000, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and one out of the two SCORE Baja 400 races.
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2022 SCHEDULE
Here are the dates for the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year:

  • 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—

March 30-April 3, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—

September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2022
For the fourth straight year, the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship races will air 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 and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Batteries, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino and PCI Race Radios.
SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, SanFelipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

35th SCORE San Felipe 250
Round 1 of four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship
March 30-April 3, 2022   San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
4-Wheel vehicles 288.48 miles; Motos/Quads 310.35 miles

Total Entries: 64 (as of 2/11/22)
(from 12 U.S. States, host Mexico, Canada, France)

(Numerical order, by class)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (23*)
7 Bryce Menzies
10 Alan Ampudia
16 Cameron Steele
17 Josh De Jong
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
*21L Gustavo Vildosola Sr
23 Dan McMillin
24 Adam Householder
26 Dave Taylor
29L Jim Anderson
34 Broc Dickerson
51 Steve Olliges
58 Tracy Graf
65 Dan Myers
69 Andrew Myers
70 Kevin Thompson
82 Sam Baldi
83 Luke McMillin
85 Mike Lawrence
89 Mike Walser
92 Paul Nauleau
*SCORE TT LEGEND
CLASS 1 (1)
100 Brian Parkhouse (DOR Cody Parkhouse)
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (18)
204 Christopher Polvoorde
207 Mason Cullen
213 Karl Ebdrup
219 Christian Sourapas
225 John McNeil
228 Ryan Hancock
238 Elijah Kiger
249 Dustin Swanson
258 Justin Davis
264 Pierce Herbst
272 Dustin Grabowski
275 Juan Sanchotena
277 Travis Williams
285 Clay Lawrence
292 Jason Coleman
294 Vincent Munoz
297 Jorge Sampietro
299 Charles Dorrance
CLASS 10 (1)
1023 Britney Myers
PRO UTV FI (4)
2918 Justin Lambert
2974 Jorge Cano
2988 Juan Coto Moya
2999 Jack Torkkola
PRO UTV OPEN (3)
1871 Wayne Matlock
1880 Paul Munoz
1854 Kristen Matlock-1st RS
CLASS 1/2-1600 (1)
1600 Eli Yee
PRO UTV STOCK (1)
3953 Nick Bruce
CLASS 8 (1)
818 Jessalyn Sells
CLASS 5 (2)
527 Jack Grabowski
508 Greg Sullivan-1st RS
CLASS 5-1600 (1)
561 Jake Woodruff
CLASS 7F (1)
702F Gerardo Novelo
CLASS 11 (2)
1188 Mike Kay
1156 Arthur Penner

Sportsman

SPT UNLTD TRUCK (1)
1468 Troy Stone

Pro Motorcycles

PRO MOTO 30 (1)
377x Joseph Putrino
PRO MOTO 40 (1)
432x Brad White
PRO MOTO IRONMAN (1)
714x Lawrence Janesky

Sportsman

SPT QUAD (1)
122a Samir Garciayala Coy