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FACT SHEET: 32nd Annual SCORE San Felipe 250

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

March 29, 2018

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32nd Annual SCORE San Felipe 250

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


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, TT Legend, 1, TT Spec, 10, 2, Hammer Unltd, Hammer Ltd, 8, 1/2-1600, SL, 7, 7F, 5, HM, Pro UTV FI, Pro UTV, Pro UTV Unltd, 5-1600, 3000, TL, Baja-e, BC, 3, PT, SF, 7SX, 3700, 2700, 1700, SM, VT, VI, 9, 11, SPT Unltd Truck, SPT Buggy, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT UTV, SPT Stock UTV FI, SPT Stock UTV NA

(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 RACERSSCORE 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:

Pro Cars & Trucks                                                                                                    Numbers

SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited 2-wheel/4-wheel drive custom Trucks)               1-99

SCORE TT Legend (Drivers over 50, Unlimited custom Trucks)                             1L-99L

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

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

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

Class 2 (Unrestriced cars/trucks including turbo and superchargers)                       2000-2049

Hammer Truck Unlimited (unlimited, custom 4-wheel drive Rock Crawler)             4400-4499

Hammer Truck Limited (limited, production type, 4-Wheel Drive Rock Crawler)     4500-4599

Class 8 (Full-size two-wheel drive truck or SUV. No limit on displacement)             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 7 (Unlimited, six-cylinder production appearing trucks or SUVs)                    700-739

Class 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)                          700F-739F

Class 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs VW concept engines allowed)                                    500-549

Heavy Metal (Open Trucks, SUVs, stock appearing body, open displacement)      8000-8099

Pro UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction OEM engine UTVs)                                     2900-2999

Pro UTV (two-seat Normally Aspirated OEM engine UTVs)                                    1900-1949

Pro UTV Unlimited (two-seat Unlimited UTV open displacement)                            1850-1899

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

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

Trophy Lite (Unlimited mini-truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)                                6000-6099

Baja-e (single or two-seat electric powered Unlimited 4-wheel vehicles)                  E400-E424

Baja Challenge (Spec Subaru-powered two-seat open wheel race cars)                 BC1-BC99

Class 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4 based on production vehicles)                                  300-399

Protruck (Spec Production Trucks. V8 engines)                                                       1350-1399

Stock Full (Stock full-sized 2 or 4-wheel drive trucks, SUVs)                                   8100-8199

Class 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)                                           740-769

Class 3700 (Jeepspeed Outlaw-including Class 4700)                                              3700-3799

Class 2700 (Jeepspeed Intermediate)                                                                        2700-2799

Class 1700 (Jeepspeed Challenge)                                                                            1700-1799

Stock Mini (Stock mini truck, SUV)                                                                           770-799

Vintage Trailblazer (1982 and earlier)                                                                        vNumber

Vintage Innovator (1983-1992)                                                                                   No. v

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

Class 11 (Stock VW Sedans, safety modifications)                                                  1100-1199

Sportsman Cars/Trucks/UTVs                                                                                Numbers

Sportsman Unlimited Truck                                                                                        1400-1499

Sportsman Buggy (unlimited single or two-seat open-wheel cars)                            1500-1599

Sportsman Limited Truck (full frame, leaf springs only)                                            2050-2099

Sportsman UTV (unlimited)                                                                                        1800-1849

Sportsman Stock UTV FI (Forced Induction)                                                            3900-3969

Sportsman Stock UTV NA (Normally Aspirated)                                                       3970-3999

Pro Motorcycles                                                                                                       Numbers

Pro Moto Unlimited (400cc or more)                                                                          1x-99x

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

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

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

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

Pro Moto Ironman (Solo, Open cc)                                                                            700x-799x

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

Pro Quads                                                                                                                 Numbers

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

Sportsman Motorcycles/Quads                                                                              Numbers

Sportsman M/C (open engine displacement)                                                             200x-299x

Sportsman Quads (open engine displacement)                                                         100a-149a


     2017 TOP FINISHERS: 204 Total Starters, 143 Total Finishers

Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

  1. 11 Rob MacCachren,Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  2. 15 Billy Wilson,Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  3. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  4. 4 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Rally Truck (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  5. 97 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Toyota Tundra (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  6. 19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Troy Herbst Ford F-150 (SCORE Trucky Truck)
  7. 16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  8. 23 Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  9. 153 Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1)
  10. 76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Toby Price, Australia/Austin Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck)

Overall Pro Motorcycles—1x Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Daymon Stokie, Australia/Ryan Penhall, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X (Pro Moto Unlimited)

Overall Pro Quads13a Said Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R (Pro Quads)

     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, Doug Strauss, Phil Collin – Hotel Costa Azul