G.O.A.T, Menzies, Steele in 35th SCORE San Felipe 25 – SCORE-International.com

G.O.A.T, Menzies, Steele in 35th SCORE San Felipe 25

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

February 17, 2022

March 30-April 3

SCORE super stars MacCachren, Menzies, Steele
all early entries in 35th SCORE San Felipe 250

 

4-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship all in Baja California, Mexico
Airing–ESPN2 World of X Games; Online registration closes March 11
Qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend,
Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec on Thursday, March 31

NOTE: Current unofficial numerical entry list, by class, at bottom of text

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – All entered in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, all-world desert racers Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies and Cameron Steele are all early entries for next month’s season-opening 35th SCORE San Felipe 250. Round 1 of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Championship will be held on March 30 to April 3.
WHAT’S UP
Dealing with the continuing concerns of the global pandemic to complete some race details, online racer registration continues for the exciting race held in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
While the race course has been designed, health protocol updates that will be announced later this month  by Mexican Health Officials will determine where the actual start/finish line compound will be located in San Felipe for the popular ‘Spring Break’ desert race.
Entries to date (86) represent 15 U.S. States and four countries. In addition to the USA and host country Mexico, entries so far have also come from Canada and France. With double figures, so far there are 25 entries each in the SCORE Trophy Truck and the Trophy Truck Spec classes.
San Felipe is 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. All four 2022 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the seventh consecutive year.
SCORE, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, is launching its 49th season in 2022.
NEW—SAN FELIPE MUNICIPALITY
Reflecting the growth and impact of the area, effective Jan. 1, 2022, San Felipe became the newest Municipality in the state of Baja California, joining Tijuana, Playas de Rosarito, Ensenada, Tecate, Mexicali and San Quintin. For the next three years, the new Municipality will be governed by a Foundational Municipal Council of San Felipe
RACER REG
Sometimes referred to as the SCORE ‘Baby Baja’, entries are being accepted on the SCORE website under Race Info at www.SCOREInternational.com for Pro and Sportsman entries for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Questions should be directed to Eduardo Kawanishi, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907.
START DRAW
The deadline to enter online in time to be in the drawing for starting positions within each class is 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 11. Starting positions for the other classes (that aren’t qualifying) will be determined by a random drawing after the close of online racer registration. Results of the start draw will be posted on the SCORE website at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 18.
Late entries may register in person at the SCORE Ensenada office will have until 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 24. Those late entries, however, will not be included in the start draw.
Late, on-site entries will receive the next starting position within the class entered.
MAC ATTACK
When it comes to off-road racing, there are few if any that do it better than Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee and six-time selection to the sportswriters and sports broadcasters All-America Motorsports team, the G.O.A.T. of desert racing enters this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 with over 300 career desert, short-course and stadium racing career race wins.
In the San Felipe 250, the ‘Mac Attack’ has a race-high six overall victories, 10 class wins and he also won the SCORE Challenge of Champions held in San Felipe for the only time in 2011.
MacCachren, 56, is a champion of champions with a sterling record and an impeccable reputation as a fierce, but fair competitor.
The all-time leader in career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins with 18 in the 28-year history of the marquee racing division where he has earned season SCORE Trophy point crowns a record-tying four times (1994, 2007, 2018, 2021).
In the SCORE San Felipe 250, MacCachren’s six overall wins (all in SCORE Trophy Truck) were earned in 2003 (with Gus Vildosola Sr), 2007 (with Mark Post) and driving solo the other four times in 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018.
MENZIES MATURES FAST
A one-time protégé of Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies has molded his own substantial career in desert racing and rally racing out of the Menzies Motorsports race shop in his hometown.
Menzies, 34, literally exploded onto the SCORE desert racing scene in 2011 winning the SCORE Overall point championship, the SCORE Trophy Truck season point crown, two individual race wins and was voted as the 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year.
Entering 2022, Menzies has seven career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins, the most recent being in last September in the SCORE Baja 400.
A great start that has evolved into branching out into short-course racing, rally race, long-jump record feats and rock-crawling victories.
In 2016 Menzies made history by jumping his off-road truck 115.6m (379.4ft) over a New Mexico ghost town to set a new truck distance record.
Of the three major SCORE Baja races, he has raced the least in the SCORE San Felipe 250.
The defending top qualifier and overall race champion in this race in 2021, he is among the favorites in his No. 7 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor all-wheel drive SCORE Trophy Truck built by Mason Motorsports.
MAN OF STEELE
Another of the many second-generation SCORE Desert Racers, Cameron Steele is not only a two-time SCORE Trophy Truck race winner, he is also the affable leader of the Desert Assassins race team.
He also finds time to help operate his Baja HQ aftermarket company, lead both an annual motorcycle and an annual truck tour down the Baja peninsula, emcee numerous events, host media shows, and is an action sport TV commentator who has announced a variety of competitions from IndyCar to the X-Games to SCORE race coverage shows.
As far as racing is concerned, Steele, 54, of San Clemente, Calif., loves to stay busy and in years past has competed and had podium finishes in multiple classes in the same race, but now focuses on his No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Ford Raptor in SCORE Trophy Truck.
While he won the last two SCORE Trophy Truck races of the 2018 season after finishing second in the iconic 50th anniversary of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 in 2007, he is still searching for his first SCORE race win in San Felipe.
Steele’s wife Heidi was also the first lady of SCORE racing for several years as she won several races and class titles before having the couple’s two children.
QUALIFYING
For just the third time in the history of this popular ‘Spring Break’ race, SCORE will hold a qualifying session starting at 7 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 31 to determine the starting positions within each class for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec classes. Entries in these four classes must also be fully registered by Friday, March 26 to be eligible to qualify. The starting order for qualifying in each class will be the order in which they entered the race.
Entries received in the qualifying classes received after March 26 will be given then next available starting slot within their respective classes.
Start order for qualifying will be determined by the date and time that the entries are received.
BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 46 years, received two awards for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 31st time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 33rd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 33 of the 53 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 32 of the 54 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2022.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 29 of the 34 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 2000, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and one out of the two SCORE Baja 400 races.
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2022 SCHEDULE
Here are the dates for the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year:

  • 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—

March 30-April 3, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—

September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2022
For the fourth straight year, the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship races will air on the ESPN family of networks. The four-races will air as specials on the World of X Games program 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 journalists Sam Posey and Jack Arute.
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 and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Batteries, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino and PCI Race Radios.
SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

35th SCORE San Felipe 250

Round 1 of four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship
March 30-April 3, 2022   San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
4-Wheel vehicles 288.48 miles; Motos/Quads 310.35 miles
Total Entries: 86 (as of 2/17/22)
(from 15 U.S. States, host Mexico, Canada, France)

Numerical Order, by Class
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (25*)
7 Bryce Menzies
10 Alan Ampudia
11 Rob MacCachren
16 Cameron Steele
17 Josh De Jong
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
*21L Gustavo Vildosola Sr
23 Daniel McMillin
24 Adam Householder
26 Dave Taylor
*29L Jim Anderson
31 Andy McMillin
34 Broc Dickerson
51 Steve Olliges
58 Tracy Graf
65 Dan Myers
69 Andrew Myers
70 Kevin Thompson
82 Sam Baldi
83 Luke McMillin
85 Mike Lawrence
89 Mike Walser
92 Paul Nauleau
94 Steve Strobel
*SCORE TT LEGEND
CLASS 1 (2)
100 Brian Parkhouse (DOR Cody Parkhouse)
168 Shelby Reid
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (25)
200 Jason McNeil
204 Christopher Polvoorde
207 Mason Cullen
213 Karl Ebdrup
217 Joe Belt
219 Christian Sourapas
221 Conner Pyle
223 Tony Murray
225 John McNeil
228 Ryan Hancock
236 Michael Marsal
238 Elijah Kiger
242 Bryce Swaim
249 Dustin Swanson
253 Ray Griffith
258 Justin Davis
264 Pierce Herbst
272 Dustin Grabowski
275 Juan Sanchotena
277 Travis Williams
285 Clay Lawrence
292 Jason Coleman
294 Vincent Munoz
297 Jorge Sampietro
299 Charles Dorrance
CLASS 10 (1)
1023 Britney Myers
PRO UTV FI (8)
2918 Justin Lambert
2925 Billy Gereghty
2946 Jose Juarez
2954 Austin Weiland
2974 Jorge Cano
2978 Jose Juarez
2988 Juan Coto Moya
2999 Jack Torkkola
PRO UTV NA (1)
1905 Jesse Lopez
PRO UTV OPEN (3)
1871 Wayne Matlock
1880 Paul Munoz
1854 Kristen Matlock-1st RS
CLASS 1/2-1600 (1)
1600 Eli Yee
PRO UTV STOCK (3)
3910 Brent Stowell
3933 Randy Emberton
3953 Nick Bruce
CLASS 8 (1)
818 Jessalyn Sells
CLASS 5 (3)
527 Jack Grabowski
539 Jason Andrew
508 Greg Sullivan-1st RS
CLASS 5-1600 (1)
561 Jake Woodruff
CLASS 7F (1)
702F Gerardo Novelo
CLASS 7SX (1)
744 Dario Serrano
CLASS 11 (2)
1188 Mike Kay
1156 Arthur Penner
Sportsman
SPT UNLTD TRUCK (1)
1468 Troy Stone
Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO 30 (1)
377x Joseph Putrino
PRO MOTO 40 (1)
432x Brad White
PRO MOTO IRONMAN (4)
711x Peter Eiland
714x Lawrence Janesky
733x Paul Hart
750x Brandon Wright
Sportsman
SPT QUAD (1)
122a Samir Garciayala Coy