Pre-running Opens Saturday–King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250 –

Pre-running Opens Saturday–King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250


March 14, 2022

2022 SCORE World Desert Championship

Pre-running opens Saturday on 277.00 mile course
for King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250


Motos and quads have two separate sections; Airing on ESPN2 World of X Games;
Cruz Roja Mexico, Baja Rescue Logistics provide extensive SCORE safety services

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

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Pre-running opens Saturday on the unique 277.00-mile race course for this month’s King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250 that features two special sections only for motorcycles and quads. Attempting to reduce the number of motos and quads that would be passed by the fastest cars and trucks, this is the first time in the history of SCORE International that there will be two sections just for motorcycles and quads.
Season opener of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Championship will be held on March 30 to April 3 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Following the sanctioning and approval of the Mexican Health Department, government officials, ejidos, private land owners and the new Foundational Municipal Council of San Felipe the exciting race will start, finish and pre-race contingency will be held in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
The challenging 277.00-mile race course will start and finish and pre-race contingency will be held on El Malecon in the SCORE start/finish line compound for this popular ‘Spring Break’ desert race.
With just two weeks remaining until race week, 235 entries to date represent 28 U.S. States, one U.S. Territory and eight countries. In addition to the USA, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico, host country Mexico, entries so far have also come from Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France and Peru.
With double figure entries so far are SCORE Trophy Truck (43), Trophy Truck Spec (37), Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 24, Class 10 with 15 and Class 1 with 10.
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 celebrating its 49th season in 2022.
With pre-running opening Saturday for the King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250, SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva has put together another memorable race course to challenge the world’s best desert racers.
Starting and finishing back on El Malecon for the first time in three years, the race is 277.00 miles, running in a counter-clockwise direction and features one physical full stop checkpoint (Morelia Road Crossing).
For the first time and for safety reasons, SCORE has developed two separate sections within the overall race course for motorcycles and quads only, but all classes will still cover 277.00 total miles of magnificent Baja terrain.
There are 108 virtual checkpoints for cars/trucks/UTVs, 142 for motorcycles/quads and just three speed zones for all classes.
For cars/trucks/UTVs the one physical checkpoint with be at race-mile 126.9 and for motos/quads it will be at race-mile 109.77.
The course heads North to the Zoo Road crossing up to the El Chinero area, West to Borrego, South through Laguna Diablo to Morelia Junction before winding West and South through four of the gloriously infamous Baja washes in this order: Amarillas Wash, Chanate Wash, Azufre Wash and Matomi Wash before heading North to the finish line.
With several exciting new sections, the entire race course is south of Highway 3 for the second straight time in several years.
The official course map is available on the SCORE website. The GPS files along with the Racer’s Brief will be available on Thursday (March 17) on the website at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday under race info for the SCORE San Felipe 250.
SCORE is admired around the globe as The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization. One of the main reasons that this continues to be valid is the significance of the SCORE stellar safety support services which has no equal in the world of motorsports.
Under the direction and supervision of SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva and Assistant Race Director Rodolfo Fernandez, SCORE is preparing diligently for this month’s season-opening King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250.
To provide the resources required to maintain the high standard SCORE has for rescue services, Grijalva works with two highly-qualified organizations in Mexico—Cruz Roja Mexicana and Baja Rescue Logistics (BRL).
Cruz Roja provides the 18-wheeler communications trailer and command post personnel for all SCORE Races.
For this year’s race, Cruz Roja will also be providing the personnel to staff six ambulances while BRL will have the staff to work 12 rescue units out along the race course.
Miguel Ceballos is the coordinator for Cruz Roja and directing BRL’s involvement is Rigoberto Loyoza. Both groups compliment each other in working on all medical incidents that may arise at SCORE Baja races for rapid response and appropriate medical support.
SCORE will also have two (2) medical helicopters, each with EMTs, flying over the course. Additionally, three UTV rescue units come from the United States staffed by qualified medical personnel from the USA.
PCI Race Radios Weatherman Relay service, founded by the late Bob Steinberger and now run by his son Scott Steinberger also provides extensive racer and emergency communication around the race course at all SCORE Baja races.
For all of its races, SCORE also has area hospitals on alert as needed for medical emergencies.
SCORE also has a medical transport jet on-call as needed at its races.
Starting positions for the all 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.
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.
Being held south of the San Felipe airport, qualifying will be held over a 5.0-mile course that is not part of the official race course.
New title sponsor for this year’s race is long-time SCORE official sponsor King Shocks. King Shocks is in their 10th year as the SCORE official shock absorber. This year is the first of a three-year agreement for King Shocks to be the title sponsor of the SCORE San Felipe 250, a race that is part of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja along with the other legacy races SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1000.
King Shock Technology Inc., based in Garden Grove, Calif., is a manufacturer and servicer of custom made adjustable and rebuildable automotive shock absorbers and performance racing products for utility vehicles, OEM replacement and professional racing use.
All parts used in their products are machined in house at their Garden Gove facility from billet alloy materials on precision equipment to exacting standards and hand assembled by their trained technicians.
King Shocks was born out of necessity, long before they opened their doors in 1996. The original designs drawn by Lance King back in the early 1980’s were created to fill the needs of the top level racers of the day like Bill Stroppe, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans.
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:

  • King Shocks 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
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.
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 and Race Title Sponsor, 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

King Shocks 35th SCORE San Felipe 250

Round 1 of four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship
March 30-April 3, 2022 – 277.00 miles — San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 235 (as of 3/14/22)
(from 28 U.S. States, host Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica,
England, France, Peru)

(Numerical order, by class)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs
2 Chad Broughton
4 Justin Matney
*5L Clyde Stacy
7 Bryce Menzies
10 Alan Ampudia
11 Rob MacCachren
16 Cameron Steele
17 Josh De Jong
18 JP Gomez
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
*21L Gustavo Vildosola Sr
23 Dan McMillin
24 Adam Householder
26 Dave Taylor
27 Jonathan Brenthel
*29L Jim Anderson
31 Andy McMillin
34 Broc Dickerson
*37L Rolf Helland
38 Eric Hustead
*39L Bud Pecoy
41 Justin Lofton
42 Juan Guillen
43 Larry Roeseler
44 Kyle Jergensen
45 Gary Magness
51 Steve Olliges
*55L Jose de Jesus Flores
58 Tracy Graf
*61L David Payne
65 Dan Myers
69 Andrew Myers
70 Kevin Thompson
82 Sam Baldi
83 Luke McMillin
85 Mike Lawrence
87 Dallas Luttrell
89 Mike Walser
90 Raul Gomez
92 Paul Nauleau
94 Steve Strobel
98 Jose Mendez

CLASS 1 (10)
100 Brian Parkhouse (DOR Cody Parkhouse)
101 Al Torres
110 Jeff Blanchard
121 Damen Jefferies
138 Kyle Quinn
140 Conner McMullen
152 Joe David
153 Brad Wilson
162 Brendan Gaughan
168 Shelby Reid

200 Jason McNeil
204 Christopher Polvoorde
207 Mason Cullen
209 Rafael Navarro IV
213 Karl Ebdrup
217 Joe Belt
219 Christian Sourapas
221 Conner Pyle
223 Tony Murray
225 John McNeil
228 Ryan Hancock
229 Danny Lopez
232 Chelsea Magness
236 Michael Marsal
238 Elijah Kiger
240 Chris Miller
242 Bryce Swaim
247 Scott Shields
249 Dustin Swanson
253 Ray Griffith
258 Justin Davis
261 Dan Fresh
263 EJ Herbst
264 Pierce Herbst
266 David Ziegler
269 Guillermo Zamacana
272 Dustin Grabowski
273 Jordan Brenthel
275 Juan Sanchotena
277 Travis Williams
278 Carlos Ibarra
282 Brent Fox
285 Clay Lawrence
292 Jason Coleman
294 Vincent Munoz
297 Jorge Sampietro
299 Charles Dorrance

CLASS 10 (15)
1000 Ben Hagle
1001 Oliver Flemate
1002 Matias Arjona IV
1004 J. David Ruvalcaba
1005 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr
1006 Stan Potter
1014 Bruce Yee
1016 Hiram Duran
1019 Alberto Mendez
1022 Rafael Aguirre
1023 Britney Myers
1062 Roberto Romo
1064 Justin Buckley
1087 Ivan Tagle
1088 Chase Warren

CLASS 7 (3)
703 Scott Brady
711 Carlos B. Mares
720 Randy Bluth

2901 Leobardo Gomez
2903 Adrian Escandon
2910 Rodrigo Ampudia
2911 Aaron Aguilar
2918 Justin Lambert
2919 Brandon Schueler
2928 Carlos Quezeda
2932 Clinton Schue
2941 Steven Poole
2943 Steve Allen
2945 Oscar Arambula
2946 Jose Juarez
2948 Matt Burroughs
2951 Herman Johnson
2954 Austin Weiland
2966 Santiago Creel
2967 Mike Pratt
2974 Jorge Cano
2978 Jose Juarez
2987 Edgar Garcia Leon
2988 Adrian Garcia Salinas
2989 Wes Miller
2998 P.J. Jones
2999 Bob Jablonski

1201 Mario Alcala
1205 Miguel Cortez
1211 Oscar R. Alvarez

1905 Jesse Lopez
1912 Ricky Arslanian
1995 Corbin Wells

1831 Craig Scanlon
1871 Wayne Matlock
1876 Mike Cafro
1880 Paul Munoz
1895 Kaden Wells
1898 Cameron Ornelas
1854 Kristen Matlock-1st RS

CLASS 1/2-1600 (6)
1600 Eli Yee
1606 Matt Willert
1610 Jordan Price
1612 Juan Sanchez
1674 Rafael Gonzalez-Anceno
1699 Ruben Osuna Gallardo

3908 Broc Kelly
3910 Brent Stowellp
3930 Douglas Cornwell
3933 Randy Emberton
3951 Omar Saucedo
3953 Nick Bruce

CLASS 8 (1)
818 Jessalyn Sells

8044 Brett Maister

CLASS 5 (5)
510 Gerardo Ibarra
527 Jack Grabowski
539 Jason Andrew
525 Martin Anguiano-2nd RS
508 Greg Sullivan-1st RS

CLASS 5-1600 (4)
553 Cesar Iniquez
555 Jose Gutierrez
561 Jake Woodruff
577 Sebastian Vega

BC1 Barry Thompson
BC2 William Jordan
BC4 Edward Muncey

CLASS 7F (3)
701F Brandon Walsh
702F Gerardo Novelo
714F Justin Park

744 Dario Serrano
758 Armando Duron

8143 James Laan

CLASS 11 (5)
1100 Alex Gonzales
1111 Eric Solorzano
1155 Fernando Prado
1156 Arthur Penner
1188 Mike Kay

1468 Troy Stone

1809 Jim Borden

Pro Motorcycles

3x Forrest Minchinton
4x Jason Alosi
10x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
19x Drew Watson
20x Miguel “Sammy” Pena
38x Ivan Delgadillo
69x Oliver Gamez

PRO MOTO 30 (3)
308x Greg Bardonnex
325x Jano Montoya
377x Joseph Putrino

100x Christopher Gil
103x Giovanni Aviles
111x Carlos Castillo
180x Fernando Beltran

PRO MOTO 40 (5)
400x Ryan Liebelt
415x Quinn Cody
419x Jacob Nieder
432x Brad White
441x Alirio Amado

PRO MOTO 50 (2)
500x Giovanni Spinali
522x Vance Kennedy

704x Juan Pablo Valenzuela
711x Peter Eiland
712x Eddie Meek
714x Lawrence Janesky
733x Paul Hart
739x Aaron Richardson
742x John Meek
747x Jose Lozada
750x Brandon Wright

Pro Quads

Pro Quad (7)
1a Ricardo Villafana
5a Steven Lopez
7a Luis Ernesto Villafana
11a Danny Magdaleno
14a Luis Ortega
27a Carlos Napoles
31a Hector Chavez

Pro Quad Ironman (1)
83a Faelly Lopez


SPT M/C (9)
212x Eduardo Larios
214x David Navarro
217x Dustin Davis
218x Christian Espinosa
223x Chad Breedlove
225x Jason Lopez
244x Juan Miranda
245x Filiberto Garcia
277x Louis Isabelle

109a Brayan Alonso
111a Fidel Gonzalez
122a Samir Garciayala Coy
133a Julian Zepeda