WHAT: 32nd Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race
Round 1 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship
WHEN:April 4-8, 2018
WHERE: San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (125 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)
WHO: Over 250 entries (25 U.S. States, host Mexico, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru)
COURSE:TOTAL MILEAGE: 319 miles (3 physical checkpoints, the finish line, 74 virtual checkpoints). The ruggedly spectacular 319-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes for the second 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 four of Baja’s most infamous washes in Las Cuevitas, Matomi, Huatamote and Amarillo. There are two full stop checkpoints in addition to the start/finish line. Checkpoint 1 will be located at El Chinero, the second will be at La Providencia and the third at Old Puertecitos Road. The course also passes near or through 3 Poles, La Ventana, and Laguna Amarga (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 Laguna Amarga (Borrego), crossing at km 179 on the highway. PHYSICAL CHECKPOINTS: 1- rm74.2; 2 – rm185.85; 3 – 270.33
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (Times are PDT)
1-6pm Inspection, Pre-Tech/Stella kits, SPICA units lot next to El Nido Rest., Mar de Cortez St.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 (Times are PDT)
9am-6pm Inspection, Pre-Tech/Stella kits, SPICA units lot next to El Nido Rest., Mar de Cortez St.
1pm-5pm Media Registration Hotel Costa Azul
2pm-8pm Racer Registration Hotel Costa Azul
Friday, April 6, 2018 (Times are PDT)
8am-5pm Racer Registration Hotel Costa Azul
9am-5pm Media Registration Hotel Costa Azul
9am-5pm Volunteer Registration Hotel Costa Azul
9am-5pm Contingency Row Malecon-downtown (Mar de Cortez)
9am-6pm Tech Insp/Transponder Ck/Stella Install End of Contingency Row-Malecon
6pm Mandatory Aircraft Pilot Safety Meeting Hotel Costa Azul
7pm Mandatory Racer Meeting Hotel Costa Azul
7pm-10pm RACELINE Wheels SCORE kick-off beach party Beach in front of Malecon
Saturday, April 7, 2018 (Times are PDT)
5:45am-9pm SCORE Media Center Open SECTURE Tourism Office downtown
START/FINISH LINE- Malecon in front of Rockodile night club – 319-mile race course
6:20am RACE START: MOTORCYCLES/QUADS (subject to change)—
Pro Moto Unltd, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto Ltd, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Moto, SPT Quad
(Start Intervals: Pro Moto Unlimited one every 60 seconds, all other classes start one every 30 seconds)
GAP –a minimum of 2 1/2 hour gap between M/C, Quad start and car/truck/utv start
9:30am approx RACE STARTCARS/TRUCKS/UTVS (subject to change)—
(TT one vehicle every 60 seconds. All other car/truck classes start one every 30 seconds)
TIME LIMIT: All classes have 16 hours from time each vehicle starts to complete the course
Sunday, April 8, 2018 (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 SRL: President—Roger Norman; Race Director– Jose Grijalva; Tech Director—Dan Cornwell; Assistant Race Director—Marco Durazo; SCORE Special Advisor—Juan Tintos; Course Worker Coordinator—Hector Ponce
MARKETING: Marketing by Promote Mexico LLC: President–Roger Norman; Vice President–Elise Norman; Director of Sales and Marketing–Jim Ryan; Registration Director—Audreonna Cuarez; Media Operations Director—Dominic Clark; Tech Director—Dan Cornwell; Logistics Coordinator—David Duenas; Attorney–John Alessio; Digital Media Advisor—Edward Muncey; Mandy Dunn, Administrator, Jacqueline Rocha, Vendor Coordinator
TELECAST: To be produced as a one-hour special by BCII TV to air nationally on the El Rey Network.
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. Announcers will be Rat Sult and Donavan White.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and official race title sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, 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, 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.
Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.
TOP RACERS—SCORE Trophy Truck: 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 11 Rob MacCachren, 3 Mark Post, 15 Billy Wilson, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 77 Robby Gordon, 19 Tim Herbst, 31 Andy McMillin, 23 Dan McMillin, 91 Ed Herbst (DOR-Troy Herbst), 83 Luke McMillin, 7 Justin Bean Smith (DOR-Bryce Menzies), 96 Larry Roeseler, 16 Cameron Steele, 4 Justin Matney, 18 Juan C. Lopez, 50 Zak Langley, 45 Chelsea Magness (DOR-Gary Magness), 40 Chris Miller, 13 Damen Jefferies, 30 Robbie Pierce/Mike Julson, 6 Ricky Johnson (DOR-Larry Connor), 85 Mike Lawrence, 51 Steve Olliges, 12L Gustavo Vildosola Sr/Scott Bailey, 5L Clyde Stacy/Armin Schwarz; Class 1: 168 Shelby Reid, 153 Brad Wilson, 100 Brian Wilson, 138 Ronny Wilson/Randy Wilson, 150 Morgan Langley, 118 Ricardo Malo, 104 Rob Archibald; Trophy Truck Spec: 200 Elias Hanna, 227Jordan Brenthel, 250 John Langley, 276 Gerardo Iribe, 220 Craig Christy, 297 Bill McBeath; Class 10: 1000 Broc Dickerson, 1068 Cody Reid, 1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, 1085 Justin Davis, 1022 Rafael Aguirre, 1049 Ty Godde, 1016 Hiram Duran; Class 1/2-1600:1609 J. David Ruvalcaba, 1644 Cesar Fiscal, 1614 Bruce Yee; SCORE Lites: 1210 Luis Barragan, 1258 Jeremy Davis, 1206 Freddie Willert; Class 7: 700 Dan Chamlee, 715 Daniel Reyes Jr; Pro UTV FI: 2900 Tim Orchard (DOR-Marc Burnett), 2904 Scott Sappington (DOR-Cory Sappington), 2971 Wayne Matlock, 2949 Alonso Lopez, 2919 Patrick Stone (DOR-Brandon Schueler), 2975 Mike Cafro, 2966 Rhys Millen; Pro UTV: 1954 Kristen Matlock, 1998 Don Whittington,1955 Paul Champion; Class 5-1600: 558 Danny Ledezma, 557 Mario Ledezma; CLASS 11: 1100 Dennis Hollenbeck, 1111 Eric Solorzano; Pro Moto Unlimited: 1x Shane Esposito, 66x and 4x Santiago Creel, 7x Justin Morgan; PRO MOTO 40: 400x Jano Montoya; PRO MOTO 30: 300X Ryan Liebelt, 333x Chad Thornton; PRO MOTO 50: 510x Giovanni Spinali, Pro Moto Ironman: 721x Jose Carrasco, 706x Kevin Daniels, 730x Francisco Septien; Pro Moto Limited: 100x Santiago Creel, 125x Fernando Beltran; Pro Quad: 1a Said Sanchez
SCORE World Desert Championship Class Descriptions/Numbers
The 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship series features 43 Pro and 8 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 and Pro UTVs. General Class descriptions and numbers: