Expanded entry list at 121 starting race week for unique Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge – SCORE-International.com

Expanded entry list at 121 starting race week for unique Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominiccnv@aol.com


September 18, 2017


On-site registration Wed & Thurs

Expanded entry list at 121 starting race week

for unique Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge


Round 3 of 4-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship is split-format, multi-lap SCORE Baja race

as motos, quads, some 4-wheel classes race on Friday; cars, trucks, UTVs race first half Saturday,

second half Sunday with six total laps over 23.4-mile loop course for 140.4 total miles;

s/f line east of Rancho Casian; info at www.SCOREInternational.com; televised on El Rey Network


     TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico— Prior to late, on-site registration on Wednesday and Thursday at the Real Inn Hotel in Tijuana, 121 total vehicles have been processed as official entries for this week’s internationally televised Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge, Round 3 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. Entries have been processed from 15 U.S. States and from 15 countries around the world.

The event is being held in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, with pre-race festivities in the Zona Rio area of Tijuana and racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday east of Rancho Casian on the southeast outskirts of Tijuana.

With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads from 14 U.S. States and 13 countries so far, the unique format, multi-day, multi-lap race has vehicles seperated into five groups each racing two separate sessions for a total of 140.4 miles (six laps over a 23.4-mile loop course).

The spectator-friendly start/finish line area is located 2.3 miles east of Rancho Casian off of Boulevard 2000. All day racing, by groups, starts at 6:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday and at 8 a.m. (PT) on Saturday and Sunday. The marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division will start each day at 2:25 p.m. (PT)

The popular race will air as a one-hour special on a date to be confirmed in the U.S. on the El Rey Network and the show will also be syndicated internationally.

The colorful family-friendly Contingency and Manufacturer’s Midway will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Avenida Paseo de los Heroes, adjacent to the Real Inn Hotel, race headquarters, in the Zona Rio area of Tijuana.

The start order for the second session for all classes will be an invert of the start order from the first session with the exception of late entries who will start behind the first group in each class.

More information is available at www.score-international.com.

     With several more entries expected at late, on-site registration on Thursday, starting race week here is the expanded entry list, by starting order within each class with ages, hometowns, co-drivers/co-riders, vehicle make and vehicle engine…

Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge

Sept. 22-24, 2017—140.4 miles (6 laps, 23.4-mile loop course)

Round 3 of four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Total Entries: 121 (as of 9/18/17)

(from 15 U.S. States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,

Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland)

(starting order—from start draw, by class)


Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

  SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)–

16 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado

9 Josh Daniel, 42, Vista, Calif. (DOR-Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado

27 Jonathan Brenthel, 38, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy

15 Billy Wilson, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor

4 Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Laguna, 26, Mexicali, Mexico (DOR-Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn.), Chevy Rally Truck

3 Brent Bauman, 40, Riverside, Calif. (DOR-Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas), Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150

1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck

  SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)–

5L Jeff Geiser, 52, Phoenix (DOR-Clyde Stacy, 72, Bristol, Va.), Chevy Rally Truck

  CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)–

168 Shelby Reid, 49, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 35, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy

154 Ray Marentes, 23, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy

150 Morgan Langley, 43, Santa Monica, Calif./Kory Halopoff, 34, Anaheim, Calif., ESM-Chevy

113 Charles Townsley, 43, Lakeside, Calif., Chenowth-Subaru

114 Al Torres, 32, Imperial Valley, Calif./Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy

106 Ramon Bio, 18, Spring Valley, Calif. (DOR-Derek Fletcher, 32, Abingdon, Va.), Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy

153 Brad Wilson, 28, Long Beach, Calif./ Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 30, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

138 Brian Wilson, 32, Lakewood, Calif./Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

104 Rob Archibald, 45, Lakeside, Calif./Martin Christensen, 48, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark)

  TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–

250 John Langley, 74, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Zak Langley, 42, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mason-Chevy

299 Charles Dorrance, 42, Austin, Texas/Dylan Herman, 27, Reno, Nev./Larry Job, 55, Henderson, Nev., Ford Raptor

274 Elias Hanna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy 1500

276 Gerardo Iribe, 40, Santa Ana, Calif./Gerardo J. Iribe, 18, Rosarito, Mexico, Chevy Silverado

226 Neal Drickey, 39, Crescent, Iowa/Andy Raymond, 38, Crescent, Iowa, Ford F-150

222 Pete Sohren, 52, Glendale, Ariz./Jason McNeil, San Diego, BajaLite-Chevy

229 Brian Goldstein, 29, Beverly Hills, Calif./Matt McBride/Max McBride, Mason-Chevy

227 Jonathan Brenthel, 38, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy

255 Lee Banning, 65, Laveen, Ariz./Chris Godfrey, 42, Phoenix/Steve Melton, 48, Buckeye, Ariz., Lee Banning Jr, 42, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy

200 Chad Broughton, 22, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, 50, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy

  HAMMER TRUCK UNLIMITED (Unlimited Rock Crawler/Hammer Truck)–

4449 Matt Burkett, 49, Fort Worth, Texas, Jeep CJ

4401 Joshua Bertschy, 39, Springtown, Texas/Bart Dixon, 53, Vista, Calif./Mike Hales, 37, Rogers, Ariz., Wilder/JHF-Chevy

  CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)–

1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 24, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 48, Temecula, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

1062 J.J. Schnarr, 44, Reno, Nev./Eduardo Quinoz, Tijuana, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy

1092 Reinaldo Varela, 58, Brazil/Gustavo Gugelmin, 35, Brazil/Eric Stewart, Riverside, Calif., ESM-Honda

1085 Justin Davis, 24, Chino Hills, Calif., Custom-Chevy

1068 Cody Reid, 25, Apple Valley, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

1023 Broc Dickerson, 16, Brawley, Calif./Jeff Dickerson, 42, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

1032 Chip Prescott, 53, Fallbrook, Calif./Troy Van Houten, 24, Escondido, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

  CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)–

844 Noah Ostanik, 45, Carlsbad, Calif./Steve Susral, 52, Escondido, Calif./Sean Hamilton, 45, San Diego, Ford F-150

852 Spencer Morgan, 45, Chatanooga, Tenn./Gary Layendecker, 65, Laredo, Texas/Spencer Morgan Jr, 22, Chatanooga, Tenn., Ford F-150

  CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–

1601 Roberto Romo, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/Ramon Perez, 34, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo

1644 Cesar Fiscal, 33, Tijuana, Mexico/Fabian Fiscal, 32, Tijuana, Mexico/Carlos, Suarez, 38, Tijuana, Mexico, Romo

1625 Eric Pavolka, 48, Sonoita, Ariz./David Ramsze, 57, Sonita, Ariz., Foddrill

1603 Oscar Alvarez, 41, McAllen, Texas/Fernando Alvarez, 36, San Antonio, Texas/Ruly Palacios, 36, Monterrey, Mexico/Oscar Alvarez Ortiz, 73, McAllen, Texas, Romo

1662 Rick Boyer, 62, Bakersfield, Calif./Chris Boyer, 29, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer

  SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–

1240 Miguel Bonilla, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Miguel Bonilla Valenzuela, 22, Hermosillo, Mexico/Fernando Mayoral, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco

1222 Rafael Aguirre, 38, Monterrey, Mexico/Felipe Martinez, 37, Monterrey, Mexico, Foddrill

1204 Gus Pinuelas, 37, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar de la Torre, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco

1299 Vic Bruckmann, 44, Lemon Grove, Calif., Prill

   BAJA-e (EcoPowered Electric Cars)–

E401 Andrea Peterhansel, 49, Switzerland (Germany)/Emma Clair, 41, France, ACCIONA car-EcoPowered

   CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)–

501 Mark McNeil, 23, Tijuana, Mexico/Perry McNeil, 67, El Cajon, Calif.

509 Jose Luis Lopez, 46, Mexicali, Mexico/Charlie Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico

549 Ruben Hernandez, 43, Rosarito Beach, Mexico/Antonio Delgado, 34, Rosarito Beach, Mexico/Daniel Gandara, 37, Rosarito Beach, Mexico

  CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)–

700 Dan Chamlee, 55, Santa Barbara, Calif./Kirk Kimball, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger

701 Brandon Walsh, 31, Encinitas, Calif./Cody Weaver, Springville, Pa./Donovan Walsh, Encinitas, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

719 Mark Johnson, 58, Riverside, Calif./Norris Brown, 59, Jackson, Wyo./John Lee, 58, Morena Vally, Calif., Honda Ridgeline

  PRO UTV FI (Forced Induction, 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–

2930 Sean Cook, 51, Citrus Heights, Calif./Hans Luenger, Cleveland, Ohio/Jesus Leon, Merida, Mexico/David Jackson, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3

2971 Wayne Matlock, 39, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2904 Cory Sappington, 52, Peoria, Ariz./Scott Sappington, 53, Glendale, Ariz./Jason Flanders, 38, Phoenix, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo

2975 Mike Cafro, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 36, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2966 Rhys Millen, 45, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (New Zealand)/Tony Hartley, 45, Great Britain, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2919 Brandon Schueler, 28, Phoenix/Pat Stone 48, Payson, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2916 Cody Rahders, 22, Alpine, Calif./Kevin Sullivan, 31, Campo, Calif./Fernando Ramirez, 32, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2917 Derek Murray, 37, Eastvale, Calif./Aaron Juarez, Eastvale, Calif./William Kugel, Brea, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3

2905 Marc Burnett, 46, Lakeside, Calif./Fernando Flores, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3

2946 Jose Juarez, 34, Lemon Grove, Calif./Mario Almezcua, Polaris XP1000

2910 Scott Trafton, 36, Alpine, Calif./Dave Price, 69, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2949 Alonzo Lopez, 43, Murrieta, Calif./Francisco Rodriguez, 45, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

2982 Hammond Meredith, 36, Sheridan, Wyoming/Nathan Moreno, 26, Huntington Beach, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

  PRO UTV (Naturally Aspirated, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–

1998 Don Whittington, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Polaris RZR XP1000

1950 JT Holmes, 37, Reno, Nev./Eric Clay, Reno, Nev., Polaris XP1000

1955 Paul Champion, 45, Phoenix/Justin Smith, 46, Phoenix/Jeff Day, Phoenix/Travis Casteel, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000

1977 Javier Acosta, 40, San Diego/Rene Gutierrez, 32, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP1000

1901 Greg Row, 54, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000

1954 Kristen Matlock, 36, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row, 28, Lakeside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000

  CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–

555 Tomas A. Fernandez, 45, Laredo, Texas (Mexico)/Adrian Saucedo, 26, Monterrey, Mexico/Alejandro Guevara, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Joaquin Fernandez, 34, Chihuahua, Mexico

596 Mark Winston, 59, Golden, Colo./Andrew Farris, 43, Incline Village, Nev./Daniel Sanchez, 25, Tijuana, Mexico/Cesar Salono, 23, Rosarito, Mexico

580 Luis Macias, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Isaac Torrecillas, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan Garcia, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Marcos Melendrez, 38, San Diego

567 Ernie Negrete,  44, San Diego/Luis Herrera/Christian Ortiz/Jorge Torres

551 Juan Sanchez, 18, Tijuana, Mexico (DOR-Francisco Reyes, Tijuana, Mexico)

599 Jorge Gutierrez, 40, El Cajon, Calif./Miguel De La Mora, 37, Westminster, Calif./Norman Garcia, 55, Chula Vista, Calif.

550 Hector Hurtado, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Lopez, 48/Fernando Flores/Oscar Shacon

  BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)–

BC1  Matteo Bocelli, 20, Italy/Roger Norman, 54, Reno, Nev./Alberto Tomba, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  CLASS 7SX (Open, production mini trucks)–

741 Gerardo Novelo O., 52, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Novelo Jr, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Jim Murphy, 60, Lomita, Calif./Jose Castro, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Jesus Castro, 27, Ensenada, Mexico, Nissan Frontier

  CLASS 11 (stock VW sedan)–

1121 Dennis Hollenbeck, 56, Ensenada, Mexico/Armando Salazar, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Vasquez, 25, Ensenada, Mexico

1156 Art Penner, 61, Canada/Jereme Robinson, 35, Cyprus, Texas/Marco Carmona, 66, Ensenada, Mexico

1111 Eric Solorzano, 57, Tijuana, Mexico/Eustacio Santa Cruz, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Keith Langford, 38, San Diego/Dana Brown, 57, Hollywood, Calif.



1401 Brandon Walsh, 31, Encinitas, Calif./Cody Weaver, Springville, Penn./Donovan Walsh, Encinitas, Calif./Doug Boren, Temecula, Calif. , Toyota Tacoma


  PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (450cc or more)–

33x Garrett Poucher, 34, Valencia, Calif./Michel Valenzuela, 29, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

23x Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Austin Miller, 29, Austin, Texas/Grant Statley, 22, Jamul, Calif., Husqvarna 501

66x Santiago Creel, 31, Mexico City, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

1x Mark Samuels, 28, Yucca Valley, Calif./Colton Udall, 31, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ryan Penhall, 30, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X

45x Shane Esposito, 43, Temecula, Calif. (ROR-Francisco Arredondo, 45, Guatemala), Honda CRF450X

46x Max Eddy, 34, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X

43x Roberto Villalobos, 28, Dulzura, Calif., Honda CRF450X

3x Ray Dal Soglio, 26, Scottsdale, Ariz./Nic Garvin, 23, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Austin Myers, 24, Santa Ynez, Calif,Honda CRF450X

44x Justin Morgan, 27, El Cajon, Calif., Honda CRF450X

  PRO MOTO LIMITED (449cc or less)–

125x Fernando Beltran, 40, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Verdugo, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/David Zarate, 27, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Rigoberto Gomez, 28, San Quintin, Mexico, Yamaha YZ250F

100x Kevin Murphy, 37, Camarillo, Calif.(ROR-Jim O’Neal, 70, Simi Valley, Calif.)/Morgan Crawford, 34, Fresno, Calif./Jared Megla, Husqvarna 350

160x Santiago Creel, 31, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

114x Rodolfo Patron, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Philip Herrera, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Willy Gaxiola, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Sergio Garza, 19, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

  PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–

360x Santiago Creel, 31,  Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

371x Roy Buelna, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Buelna, 43, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Hale, 55, Ensenada, Mexico/Julio Gasper, 45, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha WR450

303x Francisco Septien, 42, Ensenada, Mexico (ROR-Luis Gomez), Alberto Ruiz, 41, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

300x Ryan Liebelt, 37, Reedley, Calif./Andrew Puckett, 35/Justin Schultz, 35, Lake Forest, Calif., Yamaha WR450

  PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)–

411x Colie Potter, 48, Las Vegas/Paul Luce, 42, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X

400x Jano Montoya, 46, Winter Garden, Fla./Francisco Septien, 42, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450EXC

  PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old)–

510x Giovanni Spinali, 51, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Mexicali, Mexico/Troy Pearce, Ramona, Calif., Honda CRF450X

500x Marty Gomez, 57, Randsburg, Calif./Tim Gomez, 60, Long Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X

513x Bradley Loveday, 50, Alamo, Nev., Honda CRF450X

549x Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif.(ROR-Robert Gates), Kawasaki KX450F

550x Bill Sekeres, 56, Santa Clarita, Calif./Mike Prunty, 55, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X

  PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)–

721x Jose Armando Carassco, 27, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Suzuki RMZ450X

720x David Ibarra, 32, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

  PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old)—

600x Mark Hawley, 66, Anaheim, Calif./Andy Kirker, 61, Lake Forest, Calif./Bill Tarling, 64, Vista, Calif./Rod Hendrickson, 60, Boise, Idaho, Honda CRF450X

609x Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif. (ROR-Donald Lewis)/Larry Engwall, 62, Santa Ana, Calif., Honda CRF450X


  PRO QUAD (450cc or more)–

2a Donald Higbee, 49, Casper, Wyo./Jose Torres, 28, San Felipe, Mexico/Jeremy Gray, 30, Barstow, Calif., Can-Am Outlander

13a Said Sanchez, 30, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R


  SPT M/C–

223 x Mike Mettler, 43, Kunda, Idaho/Scott Macias, 52, Livermore, Calif., Yamaha YZ450FX

247x Michael Boge, 62, Sandpoint, Idaho/Rory Whitney, 31, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KTM 350XCF

277x Stephen Gholson, 51, Richlands, N.C./Justin Santariga, 46, Jacksonville, N.C./Lou Isabelle, 47, Richlands, N.C./John Givens, 53, Orlando, Fla., Honda CRF450X


162a Angel Esquivias Garcia, 28, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Ruano, 25, San Diego , Honda TRX450R

117a Erik Ruiz, 27, Tijuana, Mexico/Ramon Torres, 23, Valle de Trinidad, Mexico, Honda TRX450R