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May 26, 2018

 

Internationally-televised

‘Mac Attack’ set to start first in SCORE Trophy Truck on Saturday

 At Golden Jubilee of BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500

 

305 entries to date 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;

Round 2 of four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship in Ensenada, Mexico;

more golden info at http://score-international.com/raceinfo/2018-baja-500/

 

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—What was a forgone conclusion based on his winning the season opener in April, Las Vegas’ Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren will drive the first SCORE Trophy Truck to start the 4-wheel portion and Justin  Morgan, El Cajon, Calif., will ride the first motorcycle to start the first portion of next week’s Golden Anniversary of the legendary BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500.

Pre-running on the rugged, race-record 542.12-mile course continues through Friday (June 1).

Round 2 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held next Tuesday through Sunday (May 29-June 3). The celebratory internationally-televised race will start and finish in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, located 80 miles south of San Diego.

THE SCOOP

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (June 2) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 3:30 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 8 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around 11 hours, all vehicles will have a 22-hour time limit from the time each starts to become an official finisher.

Nearly 350 vehicles, in classes for cars, trucks, utvs, motorcycles and quads, are expected at the start line with racers from as many as 35 U.S. States and 20 countries anticipated.

Race title sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$25,000 contingency bonus to help commemorate this year’s race. King Shocks has posted an US$5,000 contingency bonus, Rancho Drivetrain Engineering is offering a $20,000 transmission as a contingency bonus and Tri-Ace Tires is also offering a US$25,000 contingency bonus.

START DRAW

SCORE announced prior to the start of the 2018 season that the finishing order from April’s 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250 would determine the start order for this race for those that raced in San Felipe and entered this race in time. Separate drawings were held for entries that did not finish in San Felipe and another start draw for all entries that didn’t race in San Felipe.

After winning the season-opener for his 16th career SCORE Trophy Truck win, MacCachren will start first in his No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-250 (builder Geiser Bros).  Based on the finishing order in San Felipe, following MacCachren into the Baja desert will be Cameron Steele, second in the No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado (Geiser) and after that three third-generation members of San Diego’s McMillin ‘Dynasty in the Desert’ will start third, fourth and sixth.

Third off the line will be Luke McMillin, 25, of San Diego, in the No. 83 Ford-150 (Racer), fourth will be defending SCORE Baja 500 overall champion Andy McMillin, 31, of San Diego, in the No. 31 Chevy Silverado (Mason) and the sixth starter will be the team of Dan McMillin, 30, of La Mesa, Calif./Larry Roeseler, 61, Boulevard, Calif., in the No. 23 Ford F-150 (Racer).

Starting fifth will be Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., in the No. 32 Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith).

For the motorcycles, Morgan and co-riders Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif. and Justin Jones, Murrieta, Calif., will be the first vehicle off the line in their No. 7x Monster Energy Honda CRF450X.

THE COUNT

The total of 305 entries to date heading into this week’s late, on-site registration have come from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories-Guam and Puerto Rico along with 14 total countries–host country Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru and Spain.

States among the field range so far 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.

The marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 950-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks has 35 official entries.

Other classes with double-figure entries besides SCORE Trophy Truck with 35 are Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 37 entries, Trophy Truck Spec with 25, Class 10 with 22, SCORE Lites with 20, Sportsman Moto with 19, the unlimited Class 1 with 13 Class 5-1600 with 11 and with 10 each are Class 1/2-1600, Class 11 and Pro Moto 30.

MAJOR PINCH-HITTER

While three-time SCORE Baja 500 overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner Bryce Menzies, 30, of Las Vegas, continues to recover from a broken back, driving the majority if not all of next Saturday’s race will be legendary French Rally Racer Cyril Despres who is a five-time motorcycle overall winner of the Dakar Rally-Raid. Despress, 44, who lives in Andorra, has driven the last three years in the Dakar Rally for the powerful Peugeot factory team, finishing on the podium in third place in 2017.

Menzies and Despres will drive the No. 7 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor.

AT THE RIVIERA…

The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and media registration will both be held in the Red Room on WednesdayThursday and Friday (May 30-31June 1).

Racer registration will be held on Wednesday (May 30) from Noon to 8 p.m. PDT along with 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday (May 31) andFriday (June 1). On Friday, no new entries will be accepted after 4 p.m.

Media registration the Red Room will be held on Wednesday (May 30) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday(May 31) and Friday (June 1).

The SCORE Media Center will be in the Red Room during the race (June 2-3) with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking displays including unofficial elapsed times.

In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference at 11:30 a.m. PDT as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting at 7 p.m. PDT on Friday (June 1). The post-race awards celebration will also be in the Cathedral Room at noon PDT on Sunday (June 3).

The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero.

SCOREscope

Below is the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule. For the third consecutive year all four races are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:

  • 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 4-April 8, San Felipe, Mexico
  • 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 3, Ensenada Mexico
  • Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 19-23, Tijuana, Mexico
  • 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico

SCORE SPONSORS…

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, 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.

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

May 29-June 3, 2018—542.12 miles–Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Total Entries: 305 (as of 5/26/18) 

Late, on-site Registration–WednesdayThursdayFriday in Ensenada

(from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories-Guam & Puerto Rico, Host Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria,

Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Spain)

(start order, by class)

Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

Vehicle Number, Driver/Rider of Record

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (35)

11 Rob MacCachren

16 Cameron Steele

83 Luke McMillin

31 Andy McMillin

32 Ryan Arciero

23 Dan McMillin

10 Alan Ampudia

7 Bryce Menzies

40 Chris Miller

19 Tim Herbst

18 Juan C. Lopez

*12L Gustavo Vildosola Sr

26 Dave Taylor

6 Larry Connor

*5L Clyde Stacy

30 Robbie Pierce

85 Mike Lawrence

77 Robby Gordon

15 Billy Wilson

1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez

97 B.J. Baldwin

45 Gary Magness

54 Troy Herbst

4 Justin Matney

50 Zak Langley

60 Cole Potts

87 Dallas Lutrell

95 Victor Gruber

44 Jayson Strachan

*81L David Westhem

57 Mike Palmer

27 Jonathan Brenthel

72 Aaron Ciliceo

56 Ruben Ledezma

*72L Rob Reinertson-RS

*SCORE TT LEGEND

CLASS 1 (13)

185 Justin Davis

100 Brian Wilson

153 Brad Wilson

155 Brad Vicic

168 Shelby Reid

106 Derek Fletcher

129 Brandon Bailey

150 Morgan Langley

139 Jeff Sanca

114 Al Torres

109 Tony Murray

187 Ryan Sharman

127 Brian Parkhouse-RS

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (25)

295 William Hedrick Jr

242 Bryce Swaim

291 Rafael Navarro IV

200 Elias Hanna

225 Brian Trotter

266 Scott Biernot

252 Gonzalo Pirron

250 John Langley

204 Sara Price

276 Gerardo Iribe

234 Jason McNeil

273 Jordan Brenthel

258 Chasen Gaunt

211 Pat Sims

232 Chelsea Magness

277 Rod Lewis

208 Andrew Entwistle

212 Case Swenson

220 Craig Christy

243 Noah Ostanik

267 Hammond Meredith

205 Joe Delucie

245 Mark Winkelman

269 John Lehman

210 Ted Moncure-RS

CLASS 10 (22)

1008 Chase Warren

1036 Corey Goin

1068 Cody Reid

1011 Cesar Cuevas

1081 Todd Winslow

1062 J.J. Schnarr

1078 Augie Cortez

1048 Kevin Price

1049 Ty Godde

1066 Dave Mason Jr

1023 Broc Dickerson

1063 Ruben Torres

1016 Hiram Duran

1002 Clay Lawrence

1022 Rafael Aguirre

1088 Adam McCollum

1071 Mike Lund

1031 Brent Peterson

1040 Matt Rusich

1025 Nathan Martino

1072 Karl Ebdrup

1073 Richard Glaszczak

HAMMER TRUCK UNLTD (2)

4422 Casey Currie

4400 Joshua Bertschy

CLASS 8 (5)

894 Vincent Munoz

869 Juan Carlos Calderon

852 Spencer Morgan

804 Jayson Walmsley

802 Jared Adame

CLASS 1/2-1600 (10)

1614 Bruce Yee

1603 Oscar Alvarez

1613 Dana Jussila

1625 Eric Pavolka

1637 Daniel Pacheco

1605 Miguel Cortez

1621 Christopher Sanchez-4th RS

1609 J. David Ruvalcaba-3rd RS

1644 Cesar Fiscal-2nd RS

1678 Gustavo Avina-1st RS

SCORE LITES (20)

1210 Luis Barragan

1258 Jeremy Davis

1240 Miguel Bonilla

1236 Guillermo Arteaga

1255 Darren Walsh

1212 Martin Lazarraga

1206 Freddie Willert

1213 Marco Gallo

1201 Mario Alcala

1202 Matias Arjona IV

1216 Matt Ferrato

1274 Mike Aguilar

1247 Wes McKenzie

1238 Robert Illian

1218 Gustavo Pinuelas Jr

1208 Rich Roberts

1203 Oliver Flemate-4th RS

1225 Eliat Cabrales-3rd RS

1257 Michael Cooper-2nd RS

1237 Jesus de la Torre-1st RS

CLASS 7 (4)

711 Carlos Diaz

700 Dan Chamlee

717 Mike Perez

709 Jeff Proctor

CLASS 7F (2)

701F Brandon Walsh

712F Francisco Ibarra

CLASS 5 (5)

501 Mark McNeil

524 Ben Swift

525 Tony Steingraber

527 Dustin Grabowski

507 Greg Sullivan-1st RS

Pro UTV FI (37)

2971 Wayne Matlock

2904 Cory Sappington

2916 Cody Rahders

2937 Alex Nicholas

2940 Erick Kozin

2912 Tony Riggs

2919 Brandon Schueler

2900 Marc Burnett

2910 Scott Trafton

2922 Aldo Salazar

2950 Rodrigo Elorduy

2983 Nicholas Gurries

2930 Sean Cook

2989 Wes Miller

2975 Mike Cafro

2966 Rhys Millen

2917 Derek Murray

2981 Jesse Combs

2918 Justin Lambert

2948 Matt Burroughs

2967 Anthony Perez

2936 Jacob Carver

2915 Juan Olmos

2906 Phil Blurton

2924 Lacrecia Beurrier

2951 Robert Beuchat

2978 Luis Fortanel

2931 Craig Scanlon

2946 Jose Juarez

2986 Tomas Sallvin

2913 Branden Sims

2968 Christine Giampaoli Zonca

2980 Rodney Pyburn

2988 Jorge Vela

2995 Daniel Parker

2949 Alonso Lopez-2nd RS

2903 Juan Martinez-1st RS

Pro UTV (12)

1954 Kristen Matlock

1955 Paul Champion

1995 Kaden Wells

1998 Don Whittington

1962 Dodge Poelman

1906 Mark Levrett

1985 Adrian Orellana

1958 George Felix

1939 Dan Fresh

1920 Roberto Ruiz

1968 Greg Row-2nd RS

1966 Steve Nottoli-1st RS

Pro UTV UNLTD (3)

1872 Jesus Mendez Jr

1867 Erik Davis

1898 Johnny Estes-RS

CLASS 5-1600 (11)

577 Luis Herrera

557 Mario Ledezma

596 Mark Winston

560 Ruben Vizcarra

580 Luis Macias

562 David Heredia

553 Cesar Iniguez-4th RS

559 Alejandro Medina-3rd RS

597 Enrique Zazueta Jr-2nd RS

582 Rodolfo Martinez-1st RS

Baja-e (1)

E402 Raul Rodriguez Jr

BAJA CHALLENGE (4)

BC1 Eric Tedder

BC3 James Scully

BC4 Edward Muncey

BC2 Mary Scheible

PROTRUCK (0)

STOCK FULL (1)

8125 Marc Stein

CLASS 7SX (3)

750 Sean Whalen

748 Johanna Rodriguez

740 Gerardo Novelo

VINTAGE TRAILBLAZER (3)

V800 Mario Alesi

V911 Timothy Vail

V129 Peter Alesi Jr

CLASS 11 (11)

1156 Art Penner

1100 Dennis Hollenbeck

1111 Eric Solorzano

1149 Victor Esparza

1104 Viry Felix

1115 Kevin Bradburn

1129 Luis Gonzalez

1188 Elmer Cayetano

1113 Mario Vazquez

1168 Robert Shanaberger-2nd RS

1164 John Marshall-1st RS

Sportsman

SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK (1)

1492 Mark Stevens

SPT BUGGY (3)

1500 Ricardo Rodriguez

1516 Juan Naranjo

1521 Pat Bell

SPT LIMITED TRUCK (0)

SPT UTV UNLIMITED (1)

1818 Jessalyn Farrington

SPT UTV STOCK FI (2)

3929 Shane Redline

3937 Brad Lovell

SPT UTV STOCK NA (1)

3975 Torrey Rush

Pro Motorcycles

PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (9)

7x Justin Morgan

66x Santiago Creel

4x Santiago Creel

1x Shane Esposito

3x Garrett Poucher

17x Wyatt Brittner

69x Kenny Wilson

19x Scott Myers

82x Tanner Dutton

PRO MOTO 40 (2)

400x Jano Montoya

402x Michael Wolff

PRO MOTO 30 (10)

360x Santiago Creel

300x Ryan Liebelt

303x Luis M. Gomez

333x Chad Thornton

304x Chris Racan

301x Chris Kassity

365x Nick Lanning

323x Jaime Aguilar

357x Terrence Montelongo

377x Justin Hansen

PRO MOTO 50 (3)

510x Giovanni Spinali

506x Mark Adams

550x Bill Sekers

PRO MOTO LIMITED (5)

100x Santiago Creel

151x Juan Lopez

125x Fernando Beltran

106x Philip Jaramillo

110x Carlos Miranda

PRO MOTO IRONMAN (7)

730x Francisco Septien

706x Kevin Daniels

722x Liz Karcz

714x Lawrence Janesky

721x Jose Carrasco

775x Tanner Janesky

799x Tomer Tal

 

PRO MOTO 60 (3)

649x Guy Laycraft

602x Oscar Ochoa

608x Eizaburo Karaswa

Pro Quads

Pro Quad (2)

15a Juan Sanchez

1a Said Sanchez

Sportsman

SPT QUAD (8)

110a Danny Magdalena

187a Diego Beltran

148a Alejandro Amador

122a Sergio Gutierrez

150a Richard Epperson

107a Bennie Beltran

123a Ismael Hernandez

103a Oskar Espinoza

SPT M/C (19)

238x Rolando Cabrera

284x Shane Schorno

200x Miguel Pena

213x Bradley Loveday

212x Carlos Silva

216x Luke Berlet

275x Eric Saltzer

232x Giovanni Perez

226x Jeremy Baker

250x Alimirio Amado

237x Bobby Wilbanks

228x Scott McIntosh

236x Tadao Ezure

287x Alexis Velardo

235x Brad Baker

225x Alberto Morales

210x Arturo Parada

201x R. Hank Salyer

247x Michael Boge

 

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