F  A  C  T    S  H  E  E  T – 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 – SCORE-International.com

F  A  C  T    S  H  E  E  T – 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250

WHAT:           31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race

Round 1 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship

WHEN:           March 29-April 2, 2017

WHERE:         San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (125 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)

WHO:              Over 200 entries (25 U.S. States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico)

COURSE:       TOTAL MILEAGE: 271.9 miles (2 physical checkpoints, the finish line & approx. 80 virtual checkpoints).The ruggedly spectacular 271.9-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes for the first time on the Malecon. It runs over high-speed dry lake beds, through low-speed winding, rock-strewn, twisting canyons and trails, along quick-paced dirt roads and through three of Baja’s most infamous washes in Chanate, Huatamote and Amarillo. There are two full stop checkpoints in addition to the start/finish line. Checkpoint 1 will be located at El Chinero and the second will be at Morelia Junction. The course also passes through La Ventana, Saldana and Borrego as well as the Diablo dry lake bed.  There are two road crossings, both on Highway 3. The first is going north at km 192 after checkpoint 1 and the second one coming south near Borrego, crossing at km 179 on the highway.

PHYSICAL CHECKPOINTS: 1- rm41.53; 2- rm138.97; Finish line- rm271.9


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (Times are PDT)

1-8pm              Chassis Insp, Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Ck     Hotel El Cortez

4pm-8pm        Racer Registration                                          Hotel El Cortez

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (Times are PDT)

9am                 Qualifying SCORE TT, Class 1, TT Spec      Private location

Noon-8pm       Racer Registration                                          Hotel El Cortez

1pm-8pm        Chassis Insp, Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Ck     Hotel El Cortez

1pm-5pm        Media Registration                                          Hotel El Cortez

6pm-11pm      Monster Energy SCORE Kick-off Party        Hotel El Cortez

Friday, March 31, 2017 (Times are PDT)

9am-4pm        Racer Registration                                          Hotel El Cortez

9am-5pm        Media Registration                                          Hotel El Cortez

9am-5pm        Volunteer Registration                                    Hacienda Don Jesus

9am-5pm        Contingency Row                                           Downtown on the Malecon

9am-6pm        Tech Insp/Transponder Ck/Stella3 Install       End of Contingency Row-Malecon

6pm                 Mandatory Aircraft Pilot Safety Meeting         Hotel El Cortez

7pm                 Mandatory Racer Meeting                              Hotel El Cortez

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Times are PDT)

5:45am-9pm               SCORE Media Center Open              SECTURE Office-42 Avenida Mar de Cortez

START/FINISH LINE- Malecon in front of Rockodile night club – 271.9-mile race course

6:20am            RACE START: MOTORCYCLES/QUADS (subject to change)

Pro Moto Unltd, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto Ltd, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Moto, SPT Quad

(Start Intervals: all Pro M/C, Pro Quad, SPT M/C, SPT Quad classes start one every 30 seconds)

9am approx    RACE STARTCARS/TRUCKS/UTVS (subject to change)

TT, 1, TT Spec, 2, Hammer Ltd, Hammer Unltd, 10, 8. 1/2-1600, SL, 5, HM, 3000, TL, 7, Pro UTV FI, Pro UTV, Pro UTV Unltd, PT, 5-1600, 3, BC, SF, 7SX, 3700, 1700, SM, 9, 11, PT, SPT Unltd Truck, SPT Buggy, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT UTV

(TT one vehicle every 60 seconds. All other car/truck classes start one every 30 seconds)

TIME LIMIT: All classes have 13.5 hours from time each vehicle starts to complete the course

Sunday, April 2, 2017 (PDT)

9am                Posting of official finishers                           SCORE Stage on the Malecon

10am              Awards Celebration                                      SCORE Stage on the Malecon

SANCTION:   Sanctioned/produced by SCORE International-Ensenada, Mexico President

Roger Norman; Vice-President—Elise Norman; Mexican Liaison—Juan Tintos; Sales &

Marketing Director—Jim Ryan; Registration Director–Audreonna Cuarez; Race Director—

Abelardo Grijalva; Tech Director—Art Savedra; Media Operations—Dominic Clark; Edward

Muncey—Special Advisor-Digital Media

TELECAST:   To be produced as a one-hour special to air nationally on the El Rey Network.

Announcers: Mike Escamilla, Tavo Vildosola

BLACK BOXES:  SCORE International Tracking provides  both the required data recording and

tracking  devices used on all entries in SCORE World Desert Championship events. SCORE

uses the Stella III System.


Live pre-race and race day internet coverage airs on www.score-international.com. SCORE’s tracking system will be accessed through the SCORE website.

On-site in the start/finish line area, fans will be able to enjoy the live coverage of the race displayed on SCOREvision, SCORE’s huge double-sided LED screens. Lead announcer is Rat Sult.


Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Raceline Wheels-Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, El Rey Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, CETTO Vineyards.

Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.

Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Ayuntamiento de Playas de

Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito.

TOP RACERSSCORE Trophy Truck: 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 11 Rob MacCachren, 21 Gustavo Vildosola

Sr/Gustavo Vildosola Jr, 19 Tim Herbst, 3 Mark Post/Ed Herbst, 15 Billy Wilson, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 16 Cameron Steele, 4 Justin Matney, 45 Gary Magness, 50 Zak Langley, 40 Chris Miller, 13 Damen Jefferies, 6 Larry Connor, 85 Mike Lawrence, 50 Zak Langley, 30 Robbie Pierce; Class 1: 168 Shelby Reid, 153 Brad Wilson, 138 Brian Wilson, 150 Morgan Langley, 118 Ricardo Malo, 104 Rob Archibald, 150 Morgan Langley; Trophy Truck Spec: 200 Chad Broughton, 227 Jonathan Brenthel, 250 John Langley, 220 Craig Christy, 297 Bill McBeath; Class 10: 1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 1068 Cody Reid, 1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, 1085 Justin Davis; Class 1/2-1600: 1697 Jorge Sampietro, 1601 Roberto Romo, 1609 J. David Ruvalcaba; SCORE Lites: 1218 Miguel Tornel Z-A, 1229 Vic Bruckmann. 1202 Matias Arjona IV; Class 7: 700 Dan Chamlee, 704 Aaron Celiceo;Pro UTV FI: 2905 Marc Burnett, 2917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, 2904 Cory Sappington, 2971 Wayne Matlock, 2949 Alonso Lopez, 2919 Brandon Schueler, 2975 Mike Cafro; Pro UTV : 1954 Kristen Matlock, 1901 Greg Row; Class 5-1600: 555 Tomas Fernandez; CLASS 11: 1111 Eric Solorzano; Pro Moto Unlimited: 1x Mark Samuels, 45x Francisco Arredondo, 3x Ray Dal Soglio, 23x Mark Winkelman; CLASS 40: 400x Jano Montoya; CLASS 50: 510x Giovanni Spinali, Pro Moto Ironman: 702x Tony Gera; Pro Moto Limited:100x Jim O’Neal, 125x Fernando Beltran; Pro Quad: 2a Donal Higbee, 13a Said Sanchez


The 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship series features 38 Pro and 6 Sportsman Classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Class winners are determined along with the overall race winner in Pro Cars/Trucks, Pro Motorcycles, Pro UTVs and Pro Quads. General Class descriptions and numbers:

Pro Cars & Trucks

SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks)                                              1-99

Trophy Truck Legend (Drivers over 50, Unlimited Production Trucks)                     1-99

Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seat open-wheel race cars)                                    100-199

Trophy Truck Spec (unlimited trucks/sport utility vehicles, stock, sealed V-8s)       200-299

Class 2 (Unlimited open cars/trucks, 3.6-Liter Forced Induction)                              2000-2099

Hammer Truck Unlimited (unlimited Rock Crawler/Hammer Truck)                         4400-4499

Hammer Truck Limited (limited Rock Crawler/Hammer Truck)                               4500-4599

Class 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seat desert race cars)                     1000-1099

Class 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)                                                                800-899

Class 1/2-1600 (single or two-seat desert race cars to 1600cc VW engines)           1600-1699

SCORE Lites (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc VW engines)             1200-1299

Class 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs)                                                                                    500-549

Heavy Metal (Open Production Trucks, V8 Engines)                                                8000-8099

Class 3000 (Short wheelbase open-wheel car, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)            3000-3099

Trophy Lite (Unlimited Mini/mid-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)                        6000-6099

Class 7 (Open Production mini or mid-size trucks)                                                    700-739

Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction UTV)                                                                          2900-2999

Pro UTV (Naturally Aspirated UTV)                                                                           1900-1949

Pro UTV Unlimited (Unlimited UTV)                                                                          1850-1899

Protruck (Limited Production Trucks)                                                                        1350-1399

Class 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)                                                                       550-599

Class 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)                                                                                  300-399

Baja Challenge (Spec open wheel race cars)                                                            BC1-BC99

Stock Full (Stock full-sized trucks)                                                                             8100-8199

Class 7SX (Modified, stock mini-trucks)                                                                    740-769

Class 3700 (Jeep Speed Cup)                                                                                   3700-3799

Class 1700 (Jeep Speed Challenge)                                                                          1700-1799

Stock Mini (Stock mini trucks)                                                                                   770-799

Class 9 (Short wheelbase, 1600cc single or two-seaters)                                         900-999

Class 11 (Stock VW Sedans)                                                                                     1100-1199

Pro Motorcycles

Pro Moto Unlimited (401cc or more)                                                                          1x-99x

Pro Moto 30 (Riders over 30 years old)                                                                     300x-349x

Pro Moto 40 (Riders over 40 years old)                                                                     400x-499x

Pro Moto Limited (400cc or less)                                                                               100x-149x

Pro Moto 50 (Riders over 50 years old)                                                                     500x-599x

Pro Moto Ironman (Solo)                                                                                            700x-799x

Pro Moto 60 (Riders over 60 years old)                                                                     600x-649x

Pro Quads

Pro Quads (open engine displacement)                                                                     1a-49a


Sportsman Unlimited Truck                                                                                        1400-1499

Sportsman Buggy (unlimited)                                                                                     1500-1599

Sportsman Limited Truck (leaf springs only)                                                             2050-2099

Sportsman Unlimited UTV                                                                                          1800-1849

Sportsman M/C (any engine size)                                                                              200x-299x

Sportsman Quads (any engine size)                                                                          100a-149a


2016 TOP FINISHERS: 164 Total Starters, 118 Total Finishers

Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

  1. 15 Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  2. 98 Corey Keysar, Colorado Springs, Colo./Kevin Sullivan/Garon Gruner, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  3. 1 Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  4. 138 Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Brian Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1)
  5. 125 Scott Reuschenberg, Phoenix/Andy Grider, Los Olivos, Calif., Tatum-Chevy (Class 1)
  6. 1081 Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif./Matt Winslow, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy (Class 10)
  7. 1009 Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif./Simon Perez, Alumi Craft-Chevy (Class 10)
  8. 1088 Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico/Joel Serna, Mexicali, Mexico/Luis Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, (Class 10)
  9. 1058 Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Louis Meyers, Riverside, Calif., LMS-Chevy (Class 10)
  10. 202 Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy (Trophy Truck Spec)

OVERALL MOTORCYCLE–1. 1x Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif./Mark Samuels, Honda CRF450X

OVERALL QUAD–1a Javier Robles Jr, Calexico, Calif./Josh Row, El Cajon, Calif./Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jose Meza Velez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

MEDIA CENTER:      Race day: SECTURE Office, one block off Malecon-42 Avenida Mar de Cortez

MEDIA CONTACTS:            Dominic Clark, SCORE Media Director dominiccnv@aol.com, John Gonzales, Marsh Starks, PJ Gallagher, Phil Collin – Hotel El Cortez