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112 racers still in hunt for 2022 SCORE Milestone Awards
June 16, 2022
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112 racers in hunt for 2022 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards
Midway through the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship
and quads completing every required race mile
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Midway through the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship, 112 of the toughest racers in the world remain in the hunt to earn 2022 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards. The first two races were the SCORE San Felipe 250 in April and the SCORE Baja 500 in June.
SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 37th consecutive year. The Rod Hall SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile as official finishers in the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship. Racers have been required to cover 740.12 miles in two races so far this season.
Many of the world's best desert racers will be in action at this year's 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels. The 2021 season-finale will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on ESPN2's World of X Games programming. The event will be held Sept. 13-18 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Over 200 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from nearly 25 U.S. States and as many as 10 countries anticipated. Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads will be competing in the youngest of the four current SCORE Baja races.
This year’s SCORE Baja 400 will be a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Finishing positions in the SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels, will also determine the starting order within each class for November’s iconic, season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
Ensenada, “The Off-Road Capital of the World” is a coastal port city on the Bahia de Todos Santos area of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego.
Pre-race activities and the official start/finish line for the race will be held on Blvd. Costero in the heart of Ensenada at the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
Inaugurated in 2019, the SCORE Baja 400 was not held in 2020 because of the international pandemic and in 2021 started and finished without spectators Northeast of the central city.
The two defending overall and SCORE Trophy Truck champions in this new race are Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (2019) and Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies (2021).
The 112 racers who have completed all the required miles thus far are from 27 different SCORE racing classes.
Leading the way in the chase for 2022 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards are 13 superlative stallions in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, four in the SCORE TT Legend class, three in the unlimited Class 1, 15 in Trophy Truck Spec, seven in Class 10, 12 in Pro UTV FI (Forced Injection), four in Pro UTV Open, five each in Pro Moto Unlimited, Pro Moto Limited and Pro Moto 40.
“SCORE is privileged to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers and riders,” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “For nearly four decades, SCORE has been very humbled to honor racers with the Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards. SCORE racers are the toughest, most rugged racers on the planet. This most prestigious award has become iconic in our sport. It is also a distinct privilege for us to continue to honor the memory of one of the greatest desert racers of all time in having Rod Hall’s name on this unique and wonderful award.”
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK
Celebrating its 29th year since it was introduced by SCORE’s then-owner Sal Fish in 1994, SCORE Trophy Truck is the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 1000 horsepower unlimited custom trucks.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.
2022 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards
SCORE Trophy Truck (13)
Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas
Luke McMillin, San Diego
Mikey Lawrence, Banning, Calif.
Alan Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico
Broc Dickerson, Brawley, Calif.
Tracy Graf, Canada
Sam Baldi, Beaumont, Calif.
Dan McMillin, San Diego
Raul Gomez, Placerville, Calif.
Gary Magness, Denver
Mike Walser, Comfort, Texas
Dallas Luttrell, Las Vegas
Paul Nauleau, Los Gatos, Calif. (France)
SCORE TT Legend (4)
Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico
Rolf Helland, Morris, Ill.
Clay Lawrence, Banning, Calif.
Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas
Class 1 (3)
Kyle Quinn, Long Beach, Calif.
Damen Jefferies, Poolville, Texas
Rob Archibald, Lakeside, Calif.
Trophy Truck Spec (15)
Jorge Sampietro, Ensenada, Mexico
Mason Cullen, Long Beach, Calif.
Christrian Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Christopher Polvoorde, Hemet, Calif.
Dustin Grabowski, Upland, Calif.
Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas
Chris Miller, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Elijah Kiger, Kriby, Pa.
David Ziegler, Reno, Nev.
Mike Perez, Houston
Jordan Brenthel, Temecula, Calif.
Carlos Ibarra, Ensenada, Mexico
Michael Marsal, Millbrook, N.Y.
Dan Fresh, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
John McNeil, Mesa, Ariz.
Class 10 (7)
Justin Buckley, Long Beach, Calif.
Hiram Duran, Tecate, Mexico
Alberto Mendez, Ensenada, Mexico
Ivan Tagle, Chula Vista, Calif.
J. David Rubalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico
Armando Avila Jr, Juarez, Mexico
Bruce Yee, Chula Vista, Calif.
CLASS 7 (2)
Dan Chamlee, Montecito, Calif.
Scott Brady, Gerber, Calif.
Pro UTV Open (4)
Mike Pratt, Drapter, Utah
Mike Cafro, Temecula, Calif.
Craig Scanlon, Helena, Mont.
Kristen Matlock, Alpine, Calif.
Pro UTV FI (12)
Brandon Schueler, Phoenix
Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif.
Wes Miller, Las Vegas
Herman Johnson, Rio Rancho, N.M.
Jorge Cano, Culiacan, Mexico
Edgar Garcia Leon, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Matt Burroughs, Norco, Calif.
Leobardo Gomez, Tijuana, Mexico
Ernesto Arambula, Ensenada, Mexico
PJ Jones, Cave Creek, Ariz.
Justin Lambert, Bakersfield, Calif.
Carlos Quezada, Mexicali, Mexico
SCORE Lites (3)
Oscar Alvarez, McAllen, Texas
Miguel Cortez, San Diego
Javy Buelna Jr, Mexicali, Mexico
Pro UTV NA (2)
Joe Bolton, Corona, Calif.
Kaden Wells, Hurricane, Utah
Class 1/2-1600 (3)
Eli Yee, Tijuana, Mexico
Ruben Osuna Gallardo, Mexicali, Mexico
Martin Rangel, Surprise, Ariz.
Pro UTV Stock (1)
Anibal Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico
Class 5 (1)
Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico
Class 5/1600 (1)
Cesar Omar Iniguez, Mexicali, Mexico
Baja Challenge (1)
Edward Muncey, San Diego
Class 7SX (1)
Armando Duron, Mexicali, Mexico
Class 11 (1)
Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico
Pro Moto Unlimited (5)
Juan Carlos Salvatierra, Bolivia
Forrest Minchinton, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Costa Rica)
Jason Alosi, Reno, Nev.
Ivan Delgadillo, Chula Vista, Calif.
Miguel Pena, Tijuana, Mexico
Pro Moto 30 (2)
Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru)
Greg Bardonnex, Visalia, Calif.
Pro Moto Limited (5)
Fernando Beltran, Ensenada, Mexico
Christopher Gil, Buelton, Calif.
Carlos Castillo, Mexicali, Mexico
Giovanni Aviles, Tijuana, Mexico
Ana Rivas, Mexicali, Mexico
Pro Moto 40 (5)
Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif.
Brad White, Queen Creek, Ariz.
Quinn Cody, Temecula, Calif.
Alirio Armado, The Woodlands, Texas
Jacob Nieder, San Diego
Pro Moto 50 (2)
Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif.
Vance Kennedy, Peoria, Ariz.
Pro Moto Ironman (3)
Brandon Wright, Oak Hills, Calif.
Aaron Richardson, Canada
Paul Hart, Grass Valley, Calif.
Pro Quad (4)
Luis Villafana, Mexicali, Mexico
Hector Chavez, Tecate, Mexico
Steven Lopez, Juarez, Mexico
Carlos Napoles, Mexicali, Mexico
Pro Quad Ironman (1)
Faelly Lopez, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
SPT M/C (5)
Eduardo Larios, San Diego
Jason Lopez, San Felipe, Mexico
David Navarro, Tecate, Mexico
Christian Espinoza, Mexicali, Mexico
Dustin Davis, Mesa, Ariz.
SPT Quad (3)
Fidel Gonzalez, Viscaino, Mexico
Julian Zepeda, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
Juan Gonzalez, Ensenada, Mexico
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