ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – (While the world continues its ferocious fight against the vicious virus called COVID-19, SCORE continues its preparation to launch its 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship with a special series of features called SCORE Fantastic Flashbacks—SCORE Baja 500, Part Nine—2018). 2018—50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Patience and fortitude along with a trusty steed carried Las Vegas’ iconic Hall of Fame desert racer Rob MacCachren to his second straight overall SCORE win on June 2, 2018 as he won the golden anniversary celebration of the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500 in dynamic fashion by starting first, never losing the physical lead and finishing first in the elapsed-time race.
Earning the Overall and Pro Moto Unlimited title was the team of Justin Morgan, Mark Samuels and Justin Jones. The Overall UTV winner was female racer Kristen Matlock.
Round 2 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship was held in Mexico’s Baja California, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego. 2018 BIG BONUS
Race title sponsor BFGoodrich Tires also paid a US$25,000 contingency bonus to MaCachren for his overall victory to help commemorate this year’s race. He earned the 32nd overall 4-wheel victory for his tire sponsor BFGoodrich Tires in this race. He won on BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR3 tires. 2018 PODIUM
Starting first and never passed while defeating a strong field of 321 starters including 33 in the marquee racing division for high-tech, 950-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks, MacCachren, 53, drove to victory over a tremendously tough 542.12-mile race course, finishing in his trusty warhorse– No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150 (built by Geiser Bros of Phoenix) in a penalty-free 11 hours, 21 minutes, 15 seconds, averaging 47.75 miles per hour.
MacCachren earned a victory margin of three minutes, 32 seconds over Luke McMillin, 25 of San Diego, who finished second overall in 11:24:47 at 47.50 mph in the No. 83 Mark Racing Ford F-150.
For MacCachren it was his sixth class win and second overall triumph in the SCORE Baja 500 as he increased his SCORE-record total of career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins to 17. While finishing second three times in this race by less than four minutes total, including a seven-second loss to Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin in 2008, MacCachren’s first overall win here came in 1996 when he was racing for the powerful BFGoodrich Tires Rough Riders team in SCORE Trophy Truck.
Improving on his fifth place finish in San Felipe Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., deftly drove himself to the final spot on the podium with a third-place overall and SCORE Trophy Truck finish in his No. 32 Ford F-150 in 11:29:06 while averaging 47.20 mph. 2020—NEW DECADE
With the 2020 season reduced to three races while the battle rages against Coronavirus (COVID-19), desert racers around the world are hoping to start the 2020 SCORE season at the legendary 52nd annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4Wheel Parts, in Baja California.
Launching its 47th season as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the season-opening event of the three-race internationally-televised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship has been moved to July 14-19 in Ensenada. Ensenada is a coastal city on the Bahia de Todos Santos area of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego.
Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s celebration of one of the top 10 motorsports events in the entire world. All three 2020 SCORE races will be run on the northern part of Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the fifth consecutive year.
Ensenada, the off-road racing capital of the world is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race will start for the 47th time there and finish for the 43rd time there. 2018 MCMILLIN MAGIC
For the second straight 2018 SCORE race, San Diego’s legendary McMillin family had three third-generation desert racers with top finishes. After third, fourth and sixth place finishes in San Felipe, the McMillins had second, fourth and fifth place finishes in the SCORE Baja 500.
While Luke McMillin, finished in second place his brother Dan McMillin, 30, teamed with desert racing legend Larry Roeseler, 61 of Imperial, Calif., to finish fourth in the No. 23 Mark Racing Ford F-150 in 11:29:40 (47.16mph). The McMillin-brothers’ cousin Andy McMillin, 31, finished fifth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck in the new No. 31 McMillin Racing Chevy Silverado with a time of 11:30:53, averaging 47.08mph.
The first time for the McMillin family to finish three SCORE Trophy Trucks in the top five overall and in class, the first and second generation McMillin racers did it first in the 1981 SCORE Baja 1000 when they won three classes while finishing in the top five overall.
Mark McMillin, Dan and Luke’s dad, finished first overall and in Class 1, late family patriarch Corky McMillin finished second overall and won Class 2 and Scott McMillin, Andy’s father, finished fourth overall while winning Class 10. 2018 FINAL CHECKERED
When the race course officially closed on June 3, 2018 at 8:28 a.m. PT, 187 of 321 starters (58.26 percent) completed the radically rugged course within the 22-hour time limit to earn their coveted official finisher medals and status. Both the start and finish line were located once again in the heart of Ensenada on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. 2018 STATES/COUNTRIES/STARTERS
With the 321 official starters being a solid eighth-most and the 187 finishers the fifth-most in the 50-year history of this great race., U.S. racers among the field ranged from Alaska, Hawaii, California, Washington and Oregon in the Pacific West, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico in the Mountain West, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut in the Northeast, Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas and Texas in the Midwest and Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in the South.
In addition to 32 U.S. States, racers came from 14 total countries. In addition to the USA, U.S. Territories Guam and Puerto Rico, racers came from Host Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru and Spain. 2018 CLASS 1 SUPERLATIVE
For the second straight race, Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., captured the unlimited Class 1 while finishing 12th overall in the No. 185 Green Army Motorsports Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. His winning effort was completed in 12:25:39 (43.62mph. He defeated 12 starters in his class. Starting first he never looked back and finished with a victory margin of over 45 minutes. MORGAN WINS 2018 MOTO OVERALL
Riding the No. 7x Honda CRF450X, Justin Morgan, 25, El Cajon, Calif. and his three-rider team raced to the overall motorcycle victory for his third overall motorcycle win in this race in the last four years. Repeating their SCORE San Felipe 250 win earlier this year, they crossed the finish line in 11:54:58 at an average speed of 45.49mph.
Morgan split the riding with Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif. who won his second overall moto title in this race in three years and Justin Jones, Murrieta, Calif. who won his first SCORE overall moto title in this race. 2018 OVERALL UTV
Pulling off a major upset by winning over a SCORE-record field of 35 starters in Pro UTV FI, 13 starters in Pro UTV and three starters in Pro UTV Unlimited, Kristen Matlock was the overall UTV winner and Pro UTV NA (Normally Aspirated) class winner in the race. Matlock, 37, of Alpine, Calif., drove solo in Pro UTV NA to a winning time of 14:26:47 in a Polaris RZR XP4 1000 for a victory margin of over 31 minutes over the second place finisher among all 51 of the Pro UTVs that started the race.
A veteran competitor in her class and winner of the season opener in San Felipe, Matlock’s victory was even more impressive by the fact that she defeated all of the normally-faster Forced Induction UTVs as well.
Keeping things in the family, her husband Wayne Matlock, 40, finished second in the higher-powered Pro UTV FI class in a Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo. The married couple both won their respective classes in the season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250 in early April. 11 OF TOP 12 OVERALL SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS
Eleven of the top 12 overall finishers in the race were from the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck class. The one that wasn’t from SCORE Trophy Truck was Davis from Class 1.
Finishing sixth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck was three-time defending SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, in 11:52:36 in the No. 1 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck and seventh was Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas in the No. 15 Bevly/Wilson Racing Ford Raptor with a time of 11:56:43.
Eighth and ninth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck were the three Herbst brothers of Las Vegas racing in twin Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck. Troy Herbst, racing with Christian Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. finished in 12:01:41 in the No. 19 truck and his older brothers Tim and Ed Herbst finished 10 seconds behind Troy in 12:01:51.
Former NASCAR team owner/driver Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C. was 10th overall in his No. 77 Speed Energy Team Gordon Chevy Silverado in 12:08:39 and 11th was brothers Alan Ampudia/Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico in their No. 10 Papas Y Beer Racing Ford F-150 in 12:08:43. THE UNBEATEN
In addition to MacCachren (SCORE Trophy Truck), Davis (Class 1) and Kristen Matlock (Pro UTV), Morgan, five other racers remain undefeated after winning here at the SCORE Baja 500 following their class wins at the season-opener in San Felipe.
In the car, truck classes, also winning for the second straight race were Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif. (Class 8, Ford Ranger) and Jesus Mendez Jr, Mexicali, Mexico (Pro UTV Unlimited, Can-Am X3).
Also winning for the second time were Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif., in Pro Moto 50 on a Honda CRF450X, Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico in the Pro Ironman motorcycle class on a Honda CRF450X and Canada’s Guy Laycraft in Pro Moto 60 on a Honda CRF450X. FIRST-TIME WINNERS
Among the racers earning their first class wins in the 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship at the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500 were Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE TT Legend, Ford Raptor), Bryce Swaim, El Cajon, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec, TSCO-Chevy), Broc Dickerson, Brawley, Calif. (Class 10, Alumi Craft-Chevy), Casey Currie, Norco, Calif. (Hammer Truck Unlimited, Jeep Wrangler), Oscar Alvarez, McAllen, Texas (Class 1/2-1600, Romo-VW), Gustavo Pinuelas Jr, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lites, Jimco-VW), Jeff Proctor, Glendora, Calif. (Class 7, Honda Ridgeline), Mark McNeil, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Branden Sims, Prescott Valley, Ariz. (Pro UTV, Polaris RZR XP Turbo), Peter Alesi Jr, Alpine, Calif. (Vintage Trailblazer, Chenowth-VW), Viry Felix, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 11, VW Sedan) and David Heredia, Hacienda Heights, Calif (Class 5/1600, VW Baja Bug).
Two 2017 season class champions who won for the first time this year were motorcycle class racer Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif. (Pro Moto 30, Yamaha WR450F) and winning for the first time this year in Pro Quad was Said Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico on a Honda TRX450R. XTREME CREEL
With points allotted to the driver/rider of record who must start and/or finish the race, it’s not uncommon to see a racer on two entries, or occasionally on three entries, but Mexico’s Santiago Creel took it to an entirely new level. Creel, 31, an international motorcycle rally racer from Mexico City, was rider of record on four motorcycle entries in three classes and an additional driver for Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hills, Texas, in a new Trophy Truck Spec vehicle.
Riding on various KTM motorcycles, Creel had rider of record on two vehicles in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class, one in the Pro Moto Limited and the fourth one in the Pro Moto 30 class for riders over 30 years old. At the season opener in San Felipe, his teams won both the Pro Moto Limited and Pro Moto 30 classes and finished second and third in Pro Moto Unlimited.
In Saturday’s race, Creel was second in both Pro Moto Limited and Pro Moto 30, and his KTMs in Pro Moto Unlimited finished fifth and a did not finish and the Trophy Truck Spec did not finish as well. RECORD LONG COURSE/MASSIVE CROWDS
The Golden Anniversary course, designed and finalized by SCORE Race Director Jose A. Grijalva was an astounding race-record 542.12 miles, running in a clockwise direction.
Starting and finishing once again in the heart of Ensenada in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, it quickly left the pavement and head up the spectator-friendly Ensenada Arroyo for two miles as it headed out of town.
Upwards of 50,000 spectators watched the race in that area alone. And local tourism officials estimated upwards of 200,000 fans spread along the entire length of the grueling race course.
The historic race course was another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet. The course was another jewel reflecting the mesmerizing, stark beauty of Baja California.
This year’s Golden Anniversary course had four physical checkpoints—Checkpoint No. 1-El Chinero, (Race Mile 174.20), Checkpoint No. 2-San Matias (RM 260.72), Checkpoint No. 3-Vicente Guerrero (RM 368.15) and Checkpoint No. 4-Santo Tomas (RM 466.83).
Reflecting on the course, Grijalva commented,
Among the other towns, areas and landmarks the course goes through or near are Ensenada Arroyo, Ojos Negros, the Goat Trail, Valle de Trinidad, Diablo Dry Lake Bed, Las Cuevitas Wash, Mike’s Sky Rancho, Rancho El Coyote, Rancho Meling, Camalu, Colonet, Colonet Wash and Erendira . GRANDEST CO-GRAND MARSHALS
Legendary Hall of Fame former SCORE owner Sal Fish joined Hall of Fame retired racer Ivan Stewart as co-Grand Marshals for the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500.
Fish, the ‘godfather’ of desert racing who ran SCORE from its Baja start in 1974 for 39 years through the end of the 2012 season joins the iconic ‘Ironman’ Stewart, who has 17 class wins (including an incomparable 10 4-wheel vehicle overalls) in the SCORE Baja 500, shared duties for the special golden anniversary race that they both have been such a major part of over the years.
Fish turned 79 on May 2, 2018 and Stewart will turned 73 on June 4, 2018. SCOREscope 2020 SCHEDULE
Here is the REVISED three-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship (as of April 29, 2020) schedule of events, for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:
Nov.17-22, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico ABC TV AGAIN IN 2020
For the second straight year, the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will air on the ABC family of networks. The three-races air as one-hour specials on ABC TV’s World of X Games program with replays 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 journalist Sam Posey.
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, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino. SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel. Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.
50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE BAJA 500 Round 3 of four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship June 2-3—542.12 miles, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Starters: 321 Total Finishers: 187 (58.3 percent) TOP OVERALL FINISHERS Cars & Trucks
1. 11 Rob MacCachren, 53, Las Vegas, Ford F-250 (Geiser), 11:21:15 (47.75 miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 2. 83 Luke McMillin, 25, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer), 11:24:47 (47.50mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 3. 32 Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 11:29:06 (47.20mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 4. 23 Dan McMillin, 30, La Mesa, Calif./Larry Roeseler, 61, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150 (Racer), 11:29:41 (47.16mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 5. 31 Andy McMillin, 31, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 11:30:53 (47.08mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 6. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 23, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck (builder-Geiser), 11:52:17 (45.67mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 7. 15 Billy Wilson, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor (Jimco), 11:56:42 (45.38mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 8. 54 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Christian Sourapas, 22, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:01:41 (45.07mph) (SCORE Trophy Trucks) 9. 19Tim Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 57, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:01:52 (45.06mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 10. 77 Robby Gordon, 49, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado (Custom), 12:08:39 (44.64mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 11. 10 Alan Ampudia, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 12:12:04 (44.43mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 12. 185 Justin Davis, 25, Chino Hills, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:25:39 (43.62mph) (Class 1) 13. 85 Mike Lawrence, 30, Banning, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:46:23 (42.44mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 14. 26 Dave Taylor, 46, Page, Ariz./Todd Pedersen, Orem, Utah/Mike Cook, Lehi, Utah, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 12:56:49 (41.87mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck) 15. 45 Gary Magness, , 64, Denver/Devin Housh, 37, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150 (Custom), 13:02:21 (41.58mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
OFFICIAL FINISHERS (following complete data tracking review) (from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories- Guam & Puerto Rico; Host Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Spain) PRO CARS, TRUCKS & UTVs
(Number, driver/rider of record/additional drivers/riders, vehicle, engine) SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited CustomTrucks)—1. 11 Rob MacCachren, 53, Las Vegas, Ford F-250 (Geiser-Built), 11:21:15 (47.75 miles per hour); 2. 83 Luke McMillin, 25, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer), 11:24:47; 3. 32 Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 11:29:06; 4. 23 Dan McMillin, 30, La Mesa, Calif./Larry Roeseler, 61, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150 (Racer), 11:29:41; 5. 31 Andy McMillin, 31, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 11:30:53; 6. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 23, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck (builder-Geiser), 11:52:17; 7. 15 Billy Wilson, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor (Jimco), 11:56:42, 8. 54 Troy Herbst, 51, Las Vegas/Christian Sourapas, 22, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:01:41, 9. 19 Tim Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 57, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:01:52, 10. 77 Robby Gordon, 49, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado (Custom), 12:08:39, 11. 10 Alan Ampudia, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 12:12:04; 12. 85 Mike Lawrence, 30, Banning, Calif./, Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 12:46:23, 13. 26 Dave Taylor, 46, Page, Ariz./Todd Pedersen, Orem, Utah/Mike Cook, Lehi, Utah, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 12:56:49; 14. 45 Gary Magness, 64, Denver/Devin Housh, 37, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150 (Custom), 13:02:21; 15. 40 Chris Miller, 44, LaJolla, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, 50, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID), 13:10:51; 16. 30 Robbie Pierce, 59, Santee, Calif./Matt Loiodice, 35, Descanso, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 13:13:13; 17. 87 Dallas Lutrell, 37, Salt Lake City, Utah/Billy Goerke, 43, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram1500 (SPD), 13:36:58; 18. 97 B.J. Baldwin, 38, Las Vegas, Toyota Tundra (ID), 14:32:17; 19. 44 Jayson Strachan, 44, Salt Lake City, Utah/Bill Apgood, Salt Lake City, Utah/Doug Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Chevy Silverado (Custom), 15:05:07; 20. 16 Cameron Steele, 50, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 15:10:57; 21. 57 Mike Palmer, 55, Denver/Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Custom), 18:41:01. (29 Starters, 21 Finishers) SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)—1. 12L Gustavo Vildosola, 65, Mexicali, Mexico/Scott Bailey, 58, Riverside, Calif., Ford Raptor (ID), 14:16:05 (37.99mph); 2. 72L Rob Reinertson, 55, Woodside, Calif./Mike Salimbeni, 52, Lathrop, Calif., Ford F-150 (Custom), 15:44:36. (4 Starters, 2 Finishers) CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)—1. 185 Justin Davis, 25, Chino Hills, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 12:25:39 (43.62mph); 2. 153 Brad Wilson, 28, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 32, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 13:10:48; 3. 150 Morgan Langley, 44, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Paul Keller, La Jolla, Calif., ESM-Chevy, 13:31:40; 4. 129 Brandon Bailey, 36, Riverside, Calif./Larry Job, 59, Las Vegas, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 13:43:03; 5. 106 Derek Fletcher, 33, Arlington, Va./Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy, 14:46:36; 6. 109 Tony Murray, 53, Villa Park, Calif./Kyle Murray, 26, Scottsdale, Calif./Hugo Nunez, 32, Long Beach, Calif./Arnie Rios, 35, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 16:39:19. (12 Starters, 6 Finishers) TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)—1. 242 Bryce Swaim, 31, El Cajon, Calif./Austin Jones, 22, Litchfield Park, Ariz., TSCO-Chevy, 13:19:16 (40.69mph); 2. 277 Rod Lewis, 63, San Antonio, Texas/Clint LaRue, 39, Boerne, Texas, Jimco-Chevy, 13:24:40; 3. 211 Pat Sims, 51, Eunice, N.M./Dave Cole, ESM-Chevy, 14:19:20; 4. 200 Elias Hanna, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, HN-Chevy 1500, 14:32:34; 5. 204 Sara Price, 25, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 14:47:09; 6. 295 William Hedrick Jr, 22, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/William Hedrick, 52, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/German Encinas, 42, Ensenada, Mexico, ID-Chevy, 15:56:03; 7. 273 Jordan Brenthel, 31, Temecula, Calif./Tyler Miller, Brenthel-Chevy, 16:05:22; 8. 276 Gerardo Iribe, 41, Miami, Fla. (Rosarito Beach, Mexico)/Gerardo J. Iribe, 18, Santa Ana, Calif./Raul Gomez, 38, Placerville, Calif., Curry-Chevy 1500, 16:48:40; 9. 258 Chasen Gaunt, 21, Torrance, Calif./Alex Grabow, Lomita, Calif./Jeff Geiser, 51, Phoenix/Perry Vincent, 47, Buckeye, Ariz./, Geiser-Chevy, 17:22:25; 10. 225 Brian Trotter, 46, Hardtner, Kansas/Jonathan Bickel, 51, Fort Worth, Texas/Joshua Davis, San Francisco/Sandy Schwab, 53, San Francisco, Mason-Chevy, 17:29:48; 11. 205 Joe Delucie, 39, Las Vegas/Chuck McRae, 39/Jeffrey Wilson, 23/Cliff Robinson, 46, Brenthel-Chevy, 17:31:11; 12. 266 Scott Biernot, 51, Hermosa Beach, Calif./Phil Casey, 44, New Zealand, Blitzkrieg-Chevy, 17:36:05; 13. 252 Gonzalo Pirron, 45, Quartz Hill, Calif./Alexia Pirron, 17, Quartz Hill, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 18:59:11; 14. 208 Andrew Entwistle, 58, New York, N.Y./Moses Smith, Cresson, Texas/John Andrew Entwistle, 20, Austin, Texas/Daniel Matthews, 28, Round Rock, Texas, Brenthel-Chevy, 21:59:18. (25 Starters, 14 Finishers) CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)—1. 1023 Broc Dickerson, 17, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 13;21:26 (40.59mph); 2. 1031 Brent Peterson, 33, El Centro, Calif./Caleb Gaddis, 33, El Centro, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 13:52:27; 3. 1063 Ruben Torres, 20, San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Gabriel Torres, 24, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 14:01:41; 4. 1072 Karl Ebdrup, 46, Canada/Marc Ebdrup, Canada/Josh Beyers, Las Cruces, N.M., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 14:42:58; 5. 1073 Richard Glaszczak, 42, Oceanside, Calif./Kelton Glaszczak, 19, Oceanside, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 14:46:45; 6. 1049 Ty Godde, 48, Palmdale, Calif./Steve Hext, 42, Lancaster, Calif., Eversen-Chevy, 14:56:51; 7. 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 42, Chula Vista, Calif./Moises Cuevas, 38, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 15:03:58; 8. 1040 Matt Rusich, 22, Riverside, Calif./Andrew Rusich, 30, Riverside, Calif./Brett DiManno, 32, Riverside, Calif./Robbie Foster, 22, Riverside, Calif., ESM-Chevy, 15:06:42; 9. 1002 Clay Lawrence, 56, Banning, Calif./Ray Griffith, 30, Downey, Calif./Brad Manka, 42, Perris, Calif., LMS-Chevy, 15:23:21;10. 1036 Corey Goin, 55, Clovis, Calif./Robbie Suprenant, 32, Lake Havasu City, Ariz./Chris Himmelrick, 34, Petaluma, Calif./Damen Jefferies, 37, Apple Valley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 15:27:02; 11. 1081 Todd Winslow, 53, Clovis, Calif./Matt Winslow, 25, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chev, 15:28:20; 12. 1016 Hiram Duran, 40, Tecate, Mexico/Evan Duran, 46, Tecate, Mexico/Eric Duran, 47, Tecate, Mexico/Eric Fernando Duran, 17, San Diego, Jimco-Chevy, 15:48:25; 13. 1013 Harley Meservey, 47, Coos Bay, Ore./Juan Gallo, 42, San Felipe, Mexico, Fusion-Chevy, 19:03:37; 14. 1048 Kevin Price, 49, Fremont, Calif./Brian Tall, 42, Fremont, Calif.,Tatum-Chevy, 21:59:56. (24 Starters, 14 Finishers) HAMMER TRUCK UNLIMITED (unlimited, 4-wheel drive Rock Crawler)—1. 4422 Casey Currie, 34, Norco, Calif./Cody Currie, 32, Orange, Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 16:49:42 (32.31mph). (2 Starters, 1 Finisher) CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive truck/SUV, no displacement limit)—1. 894 Vincent Munoz, 31, Yucaipa, Calif./Roy Tomkins, 34, Redlands, Calif., Ford Ranger, 20:12:49 (26.82mph). (6 Starters, 1 Finisher) CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. 1603 Oscar Alvarez, 41, McAllen, Texas/Ramon Bio, 19, Ensenada, Mexico/Fernando Alvarez, 37, San Antonio, Texas/Cisco Bio, 37, Spring Valley, Calif./Adrian Guerrero, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 15:08:06 (35.82mph); 2. 1678 Gustavo Avina, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Faisal Diaz, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Erik Rivera, 32, Ensenada, Mexico, Dethomas, 16:20:11; 3. 1614 Bruce Yee, 18, Chula Vista, Calif./Angel Barajas, 41, Ensenada, Mexico/Alejandro Corona, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Ignacio King, 46, Ensenada, Mexico, Barajas, 16:32:12; 4. 1618 Ernesto Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico/Edmundo Fernandez, 51, Ensenada, Mexico/Jorge Sampietro, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Andres Arambula, 20, Ensenada, Mexico/Enrique Escalante, 52, Ensenada, Mexico/Angel Chavez, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 17:04:24; 5. 1625 Eric Pavolka, 49, Sonoita, Ariz./David Ramsze, 58, Tucson, Ariz./Shane Pavolka, 51, Sonoita, Ariz./Andrew Pavolka, 28, Phoenix, Foddrill, 17:16:52; 6. 1609 J. David Ruvalcaba, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Rogelio Pando, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Cruz, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Alberto Cruz, 49, Ensenada, Mexico, SELDS, 20:01:52; 7. 1605 Miguel Cortez, 49, San Diego, Calif., Foddrill, 20:04:10; 8. 1628 Armando Garcia, 57, Ensenada, Mexico/Pablo Jaureevi/Felipe Rodriguez/Mario Garcia/Gabriel Garcia, Custom, 21:59:07; 9. 1650 Adolfo Arambula, 50, Ensenada, Mexico/Alan Arambula, 24, Ensenada, Mexico/Ruben Samudig, 52, San Felipe, Mexico/Carlos Guvaldon, 59, Ensenada, Mexico/Felix Jaimes, 50, Ensenada, Fraley, 21:59:58. (16 Starters, 9 Finishers) SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. 1218 Gustavo Pinuelas Jr, 37, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar Castillo, 35, Mexicali, Mexico/Sergio Salgado, 42, Mexicali, Mexico/Joel Serna, 48, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 15:50:25 (34.22mph); 2. 1201 Mario Alcala, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Robles, 38, Mexicali, Mexico, Custom, 15:54:37; 3. 1208 Rich Roberts, 60, Prescott, Ariz./Kirk Kontillis, 66, Blythe, Calif./Chris Godfrey/Rob Martensen, Foddrill, 16:41:20; 4. 1202 Matias Arjona IV, 18, Ensenada, Mexico/Matias Arjona III, 54, Ensenada, Mexico/Franciso Pena, 36, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Rendon, 54, Ensenada, Mexico, Mirage, 18:29:41; 5. 1210 Luis Barragan, 53, Mexicali, Mexico/Edgar Yepiz, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/David Garcia, 45, Mexicali, Mexico/Victor Lugo, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove, 18:32:42; 6. 1216 Matt Ferrato, 47, Simi Valley, Calif./Mike Majesky, 47, Ventura, Calif./Mike Kilogowski, 34, Simi Valley, Calif., Custom, 18:49:24; 7. 1240 Miguel Bonilla, 47, Hermosillo, Mexico/Miguel B. Valenzuela, 23, Hermosillo, Mexico/Antonio Gaxiola, 24, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Fernando Mayoral, 33, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 19:05:56; 8. 1257 Michael Cooper, 41, Estes Park, Colo./Mark Cooper, 60, Estes Park, Colo./Nathan Bento, 21, Chula Vista, Calif./Andrew Ferris, 24, Incline Village, Nev., Bunderson, 21:21:39; 9. 1258 Jeremy Davis, 17, Chino Hills, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif./Tyler Peterson, Porter, 21:32:04; 10. 1225 Eliat Cabrales, 32, Ensenada, Mexico/Odulia Delgado, 52/Gregorio Alvarado, 55/Juan Penas, 18/Juan Vargas, 30, Lothringer, 21:41:12. (20 Starters, 10 Finishers) CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)—1. 709 Jeff Proctor, 39, Glendora, Calif./Pat Daily, 42, Vista, Calif., Honda Ridgeline, 14:36:46 (37.10mph); 2. 700 Dan Chamlee, 56, Montecito, Calif./Kurt Kimball, 57, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger, 16:11:06; 3. 711 Carlos Diaz, 41, Calexico, Calif./Manuel Lopez, 46, Mexicali, Mexico/Hugo Martinez, 29, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 21:59:23. (5 Starters, 3 Finishers) CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)—(1 Starters, 0 Finishers) CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)—1. 501 Mark McNeil, 24, El Cajon, Calif./Perry McNeil, 67, San Diego, VW Baja Bug, 16:24:06 (33.05mph); 2. 525 Dustin Grabowski, 21, Alta Loma, Calif./Parker Grabowski, 25, Upland, Calif./Neal Grabowski, 48, Upland, Calif., Custom-Subaru, 16:53:48; 3. 524 Ben Swift, 28, Newport Beach, Calif./Pete Swift, 62, Newport Beach, Calif., JFW-Chevy, 19:37:43. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers) PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)—1. 2913 Branden Sims, 32, Prescott Valley, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 14:30:14 (37.38 mph); 2. 2971 Wayne Matlock, 40, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 14:45:06; 3. 2936 Jacob Carver, 27, Prescott Valley, Ariz./Ben MacDonald, 25, Peoria, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 15:18:20; 4. 2900 Marc Burnett, 47, Lakeside, Calif., Can-Am X3, 16:10:48; 5. 2912 Tony Riggs, 50, Newhall, Calif./Tom Melville, Anaheim, Calif./Darin McGuffin, 55, Agua Dulce, Calif., Polaris RZR Turbo, 16:14:27; 6. 2918 Justin Lambert, 42, Bakersfield, Calif./Mike Alsup, 25, Bakersfield, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 16:18:42; 7. 2906 Phil Blurton, 31, Auburn, Calif./Beau Judge, 41, Sacramento, Calif./Tim Orchard, 62, Riverside, Calif., Can-Am X3, 16:25:19; 8. 2975 Mike Cafro, 48, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 37, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 16:25:40; 9. 2919 Brandon Schueler, 29, Phoenix/Pat Stone, 49, Phoenix/Miles Martin, 29, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 16:32:45; 10. 2917 Derek Murray, 37, Eastvale, Calif./Justin Murray, 35, Tustin, Calif./Monty Aldrich, 51, Las Vegas/Aaron Juarez, 38, Eastvale, Calif., Can-Am X3, 16:33:57; 11. 2966 Rhys Millen, 45, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (New Zealand)/Mike Carpenter, 45, New Zealand, Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 16:34:45; 12. 2915 Juan Martin, 39, Yuma, Ariz./Jose Aguirre, 39, Mexicali, Mexico/Julio Banda, 44, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Anguiano, 41, Imperial, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 17:19:30; 13. 2946 Jose Juarez, 34, Chula Vista, Calif./Alejandro Zuniga, 35, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 17;26:48; 14. 2910 Scott Trafton, 37, Alpine, Calif./Dave Price, 60, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR Turbo, 17:52:19; 15. 2949 Alonzo Lopez, 44, Murrieta, Calif./Francisco Rodriguez, 46, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo 29, 18:02:17; 16. 2940 Erick Kozin, 43, Yorba Linda, Calif./Francisco Verdugo Flores, 25, Can-Am X3, 18:39:00; 17.2978 Luis Fortanel, 29, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Ramirez, 28, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3, 18:51:59; 18. 2967 Anthony Perez, 32, Redondo Beach, Calif./Jason Farrell, Las Vegas, Can-Am X3, 19:05:14; 19. 2916 Cody Rahders, 23, Alpine, Calif./James Hill, 33, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 19:54:03; 20. 2903 Juan Martinez, 39, Monterrey, Mexico/Christopher Reyes, 24, Monterrey, Mexico/Ryan Edwards, 31, Yorba Linda, Calif./Francisco Diaz, 28, Ensenada, Mexico/Riley McGuinness, 20, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 20:05:02; 21. 2989 Wes Miller, 48, Las Vegas/Donny Powers, 30, Morgan Hill, Calif., Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 20:45:11. (35 Starters, 21 Finishers) PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)—1. 1954 Kristen Matlock, 37, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000, 14:26:47 (37.53mph); 2. 1962 Dodge Poelman, 18, Orem, Utah/Luis Dominguez, 25/Nick Tenbruin, 25, Polaris XP1000, 14:57:57; 3. 1995 Kaden Wells, 19, St. George, Utah/Travis Wells, 46, St. George, Utah/Jesus Gutierrez, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/Rory L’Hommedieu, 36, Mesquite, Nev., Polaris RZR 1000, 17:43:05; 4. 1938 Kolten Hustead, 19, St. George, Utah/Eric Hustead, 47, St. George, Utah/Brook Beckstrom, 47, Salt Lake City, Utah/Mitch Johnson, 20, St. George, Utah, Textron XX 1000, 19:57:26; 05. 1966 Steve Nottoli, 51, San Diego/Mike Shatynski, 61, Oceanside, Calif./Erik Ridens, 44, El Cajon, Calif./Marc Behnke, 44, El Cajon, Calif./Marco Gonzales, 55, Glendale, Calif., Polaris RZR 1000, 20:37:28; 6. 1955 Paul Champion, 46, Phoenix/Travis Casteel, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000, 21:59:48. (13 Starters, 6 Finishers) PRO UTV UNLTD (two-seat unlimited UTV open-displacement)—1. 1872 Jesus Mendez, Jr, 20, Mexicali, Mexico/Francisco Pimentel, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Antonio Ferla, 31, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodrigo Ferla, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Jesus Mendez, 51, Mexicali, Mexico/Arturo Corral, 51, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am X3 XRS, 20:07:57 (26.93mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finisher) CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. 562 David Heredia, 52, Hacienda Heights, Calif. (Ensenada, Mexico)/Marco Robles, 50, Ensenada, Mexico/Pedro Avalos, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/David Valenzuela, Ensenada, Mexico, 21:54:03 (24.75mph); 2. 582 Rodolfo Martinez, 43, Ensenada, Mexico/Miguel Rodriguez, 44, Ensenada, Mexico/Mike Camarena, 44, San Diego/Jose Guiza, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Gilserio Hernandez, 47, Ensenada, Mexico, 21:59:35. (11 Starters, 2 Finishers) BAJA-e (single or two-seat electric powered Unlimited 4-wheel vehicles)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers) BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)—1. BC1 Eric Tedder, 47, New York, N.Y./Edgar Maymes, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Charlie Oviedo, 38, Ensenada, Mexico, 21:59:21 (24.65mph). (4 Starters, 1 Finisher) STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized Trucks)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers) CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)—(5 Starters, 0 Finishers) VINTAGE TRAILBLAZER (1982 and earlier (480 miles)—1. V129 Peter Alesi Jr, 63, Alpine, Calif./Peter Alesi III, 40, Phoenix/Mark Fox, 52, Phoenix, 1977 Chenowth-VW, 18:49:05 (25.51mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finishers) CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)(480 miles)—1. 1104 Viry Felix, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Cisco Bio, 36, Spring Valley, Calif./Ramon Bio, 19, Spring Valley, Calif./Pancho Bio, 59, Spring Valley, Calif./Adrian Guerrero, 32, Ensenada, Mexico/Roberto Robles, 35, Mexicali, Mexico, 21:06:01 (22.75mph). (12 Starters, 1 Finisher)