NOTE: 2018 official finishers list at bottom of text
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – (While the world begins to win the battle against COVID-19, SCORE continues its preparation to launch its four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. Included in the advance is a special series of features on the first race of 2021 which is called SCORE Baja Fireworks—SCORE San Felipe 250, Part Eight).
While SCORE International is launching its 48th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, its shortest race is also its ‘newest’ race as SCORE prepares to begin the season with the 34th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford.
The youngest of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja behind its older siblings the SCORE Baja 1000 (started in 1967) and the SCORE Baja 500 (started in 1969), ‘Baby Baja’ is held along the shores of the Sea of Cortez on the east side of the Baja Peninsula, the SCORE San Felipe 250 was held for the first time in 1982.
The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held April 14-18 in San Felipe, the serene village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. All four 2021 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the sixth consecutive year.
Online racer registration continues on the SCORE website through March 26. 2018 SAN FELIPE FLASHBACK
Writing yet another colorful chapter for his Hall of Fame career, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, meticulously and methodically manipulated and strategically stormed his way past the competition and through the relentlessly rugged desert race course to the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory on April 7, 2018 at the 32nd annual SCORE San Felipe 250.
Round 1 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a super-challenging, technical race-record 319-mile course during a sensationally stunning sunny Saturday in Mexico that started and finished in the peaceful village of San Felipe on the northeast portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula along the tranquil waters of the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border in Calexico, Calif.
The race started and finished on the picturesque malecon in the heart of San Felipe for the second time and second straight year in the 32-year history of the SCORE San Felipe 250.
A total of 246 official starters raced in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, utvs, motorcycles and quads. Entries came from 25 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Peru. The race had 162 official finishers for a finishing rate of 65.9 percent in the extremely challenging elapsed time race that had a 16-hour time limit.
With necessary penalties assessed, the results were made official early Sunday morning following data tracking review by SCORE race officials. MAC ATTACK
Already an Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, desert and short-course off-road champion, MacCachren, 53, captured his 10th class win and his sixth overall and sixth in SCORE Trophy Truck crown in the SCORE San Felipe 250. MacCachren stormed strategically to a penalty-free winning time of five hours, 20 minutes, 17 seconds at a very solid 59.76 miles per hour in his No. 11 Rockstar MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150.
Prior to this year, MacCachren’s Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victories in the SCORE San Felipe 250 were in 2003 (with Gustavo Vildosola Sr), 2007 (with Mark Post) and driving solo in 2011, 2012 and last year (2017).
Already the winningest SCORE Trophy Truck driver in history, MacCachren’s victory was his 16th career win in the marquee desert racing class for high-tech, 900-horsepower custom trucks. MAC MOMENTS
Never at a loss for good words to describe his races, MacCachren said afterwards, “There are so many SCORE Trophy Truck drivers that are very competitive and one wrong step, clip a rock or something and you’re done. The guys worked very good on the truck, this truck’s been very reliable, this is two years in a row. Can’t be thankful enough for that. We started sixth. With the draw we got real lucky being up there. It’s pretty tough to come from the back. When I saw the draw and we were sixth I said we’re in a good position. We got by Mike Lawrence in the wash before race-mile 60, (Adam) Householder had a flat, we got by him and we just set sail and tried to catch up to Bean (Justin Smith) and Cam and we were slowly making ground on them.”
“We got to Borrego and Bean had a problem and he pulled out right in front of me and it was a bummer because it would have been good for us to get ahead of him there but we just had to trail him until about mile 200. He pulled over and got gas and we went by and started to get closer and closer to Cam. Right before Matomi wash it was a real twisty road and I was trying to tiptoe though there and not hit any rocks. I clipped a rock, we jumped out, changed the flat really quick and nobody got by us. We lost that time to Cam but coming up to the finish I could tell we were catching him again. I know it’s incredible out there on the course, all the people you see on the side of the road cheering you on. As you’re coming it’s almost like a sea. The course is closed, you’re coming, there’s cameras, there’s drones, it’s incredible. You come through at 100, they open up and you come on through. I love racing San Felipe.” RUNNER-UP
Starting first, overcoming early issues, crossing the finish line first but the victory eluded veteran racer/TV action sports commentator Cameron Steele of San Clemente, Calif. at the end of a long hard day he did earn the second spot on the podium behind MacCachren. Steele, who was also one of the commentators of this race for the El Rey Network telecast, finished the race in a penalty-free 5:23:50 while averaging a strong 59.1 mph in his No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado
It was Steele’s second straight SCORE race with a runner-up finish. He also finished in the second spot on the podium in last year’s iconic 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000. MCMILLIN BIG BLUE MAGIC
Third generation desert racers, three members of the McMillin family of racers from San Diego finished in the top six overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck. Following in the tracks left by their late grandfather Corky and their fathers Scott and Mark with top placements were Andy McMillin (Scott’s son) along with Mark’s sons Luke McMillin and Dan McMillin.
Luke McMillin, 25, finished third overall in 5:25:10 minutes (58.92 mph) in the No. 83 Mark Racing Ford F-150 while Andy McMillin, 30, finished in fourth place overall and in class in his new No. 31 McMillin Racing Chevy Silverado (5:26:14, 58.67mph). Dan McMillin, 30, placed sixth overall and in class in the Mark Racing No. 23 Ford F-150 (5:35:23, 57.07mph) BIG RETURN
Another third generation racer, Ryan Arciero, 44, of Lake Forest, Calif., made his return as a driver of record in SCORE by finishing fifth overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck in the No. 32 Ford F-150 in a time of 5:32:16 with an average speed of 57.6 mph. OVERALL MOTORCYCLE WINNERS
Putting their long-time friendship and great racing experience together to form a new team, Justin Morgan, 28 of El Cajon, Calif. and Mark Samuels, 28 of Yucca Valley, Calif. survived a rugged race to earn the overall motorcycle and Pro Moto Unlimited Class victory by a comfortable victory margin of over 20 minutes. Crossing the finish line first after starting in the fourth position with one-minute splits between each rider, the Morgan/Samuels duo tag-teamed around the course to finish in 6:04:33, averaging 52.5 mph.
Samuels has now been part of the overall motorcycle winning team for three straight years in San Felipe. M/C WINNERS QUOTES
At the finish line, Morgan commented, “Mark rode the start to race-mile 23, I rode all the way back around to Mile 192. Mark rode from there to 282 and I rode into the finish the last 40 miles. We had a really good plan and Mark and I have been friends for a long time and we’ve done this a lot but we weren’t together in recent years, so it’s really cool how a plan like that comes together. Definitely the most challenging was just the number of miles. It’s always a big factor in the morning especially because we were fourth off the start, four minutes back, so we were working off the dust.”
“Mark got us into second physically at the rider switch the 1x got by us with Grant Statley on it and I managed to get by him and then Roberto Villalobos on the 66x. I got him at Mile 68, came out with a clean air filter and a new tire and we were good to go. It’s just the prep that San Diego Powerhouse did. It takes a really prepped bike. This is my old race bike and it’s been sitting as a frame in the garage for almost the entire last year and we just rebuilt it. After this, I think we’ll be at the SCORE Baja 500 for sure, I’d say.” OVERALL TOTALS
Helping mark the launch of 25th year of the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, a race-record total of 36 of these ‘Monsters of the Desert’ officially started and 26 of them finished.
SCORE Trophy Trucks have now won 22 overalls in San Felipe in the 25-year history of the featured SCORE racing division. In the 32 years of this race, Honda has now earned 21 overall motorcycle victories (including 19 of the last 22 years), Kawasaki has seven, KTM has three and Husqvarna has one.
For long-time SCORE sponsor BFGoodrich Tires, it was their 27th overall 4-wheel vehicle victory and 25th straight in the SCORE San Felipe 250. UTV WINNERS
The fastest Pro UTV in the race and Pro UTV FI class winner was Wayne Matlock, Alpine, Calif., 40, Alpine, Calif. who won in 7:25:04 in his No. 2971 Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo. Wayne Matlock defeated a total of field of 35 UTVs in San Felipe including 23 starters in the Pro UTV forced induction class. It was also his sixth class win in San Felipe and second win in a row in this event. …AND MRS. MATLOCK
Crossing the finish line shortly after her husband Wayne on the finish line ramp, Kristen Matlock, 37, kept things exciting for the Matlock family while winning the Pro UTV (Normally Aspirated) class with a time of 7:28:02 in her No. 1954 Polaris RZR XP4 1000.
As added icing on the Matlock victory cake, both Wayne and Kristen drove solo in the race and arrived in time to share the finish line ramp with both as class winners. MAKE THAT 18
Age-group racer and noted apparel manufacturer Jim O’Neal, 72, of Simi Valley, Calif. added another class win to his trophy case for a SCORE race-high18 class wins–all in the last 18 years.
O’Neal has now raced in all 32 SCORE San Felipe 250 races and he has a SCORE-record 21 career season class point titles including two in 2016. This year in San Felipe O’Neal was the co-rider for the team riding on the No.360x in Pro Moto 30 (riders over 30 years old) for rider of record Santiago Creel of Mexico City.
O’Neal has now raced in all 32 SCORE San Felipe 250 races in his successful career. CREEL ROCKS
Putting together teams of very talented racers, international rally racer Santiago Creel of Mexico City was driver of record on four KTM motorcycles entered in three classes and came out of the dusty, dirty day with class wins in both Pro Moto 30 and Pro Moto Limited along with both a second and third place in the Pro Moto Unlimited. ANOTHER CLASS WIN
In addition to MacCachren, Samuels, O’Neal and W. Matlock, some other racers added to their multiple win totals in San Felipe.
Earning his fifth career motorcycle class win in San Felipe was Mexico’s Francisco Septien, 42 of Ensenada who defeated 12 starters and the brutally-tough race course in the Pro Ironman class for solo riders.
Also earning his fifth career class win in this race and first since 1999 was Marc Stein, 51 of Hemet, Calif. in the Stock Full class.
Giovanni Spinali, 51, El Cajon, Calif., won the Pro Moto 50 class (riders over 30 years old) for his third class win in San Felipe. MORE CLASS WINNERS
Among the other car and truck class winners in this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 were Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif. (Class 1, Jimco-Chevy), William Hedrick Jr, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico (Trophy Truck Spec-ID-Chevy), Chase Warren, Phoenix (Class 10, Alumi Craft-Chevy), Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif. (Class 8, Ford Ranger), Bruce Yee, Chula Vista, Calif. (Class 1/2-1600, Barajas-VW), Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE Lite, Seagrove-VW), Mike Coleman, LaJolla, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Raptor), Mark McNeil, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), David Payne, St. Louis, Mo. (Baja Challenge, BTC-Subaru), Art Penner, Canada (Class 11, VW Sedan) and Cesar Iniguez, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 5-1600, VW Baja Bug).
Among the other motorcycle and quad class winners this year were Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla. (Peru) (Pro Moto 40, KTM 450XCW), Guy Laycraft, Canada (Pro Moto 60, Honda CRF450X and Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif. (Pro Quad, Honda TRX450R). RECORD-LONG COURSE
SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva worked with the government officials and ejidos of the Mexicali and San Felipe areas to develop a memorable SCORE San Felipe 250 race course of 319 miles, the longest in the history of this popular desert race.
The 2018 grueling race course was another beauty to behold but a tough challenge to race on. It runs in a counter clockwise direction running over high-speed dry lake beds, through low-speed winding, rock-strewn, twisting canyons and trails, along quick-paced dirt roads and through four of Baja’s most infamous washes in Las Cuevitas, Matomi, Huatamote and Amarillo.
There were three full stop checkpoints in addition to the start/finish line which was located for just the second time in the history of this race and the second straight year on the Malecon in the heart of San Felipe. Checkpoint 1 was located at El Chinero (race mile 74.2), the second at La Providencia (rm 185.5) and the third was at Old Puertecitos Road (rm 270.33). There were also 74 virtual checkpoints. BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 45 years, received two awards for the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 30th time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 32nd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 32 of the 52 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 31 of the 53 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2021.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 28 of the 33 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 2000, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the one SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and the inaugural SCORE Baja 400.
BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor for this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250. BFGoodrich Tires has posted a contingency bonus for the overall winner of this race of US$5,000. PRESENTING SPONSOR
Presenting sponsor for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 is Ford, the official vehicle and SUV of SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship. SCOREscope
2021 SCORE SKED
Here are the dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will all be held in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:
BFGoodrich Tires 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, presented by Ford—
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2021
For the third straight year, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship races are airing 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 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.SCORE-International.com.
32nd SCORE San Felipe 250 Round 1 of four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship
April 7-8, 2018—San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico (319 miles) TOTAL STARTERS: 246 TOTAL FINISHERS: 162 (65.9 Percent) (from 25 U.S. States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany,
Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru) OFFICIAL FINISHERS (following complete data tracking review) Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
(Number, driver/rider of record/additional drivers/riders, vehicle, engine, elapsed time)
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Custom Trucks)—1. 11 Rob MacCachren, 53, Las Vegas, Ford F-250 (Builder-Geiser), 5:20:17 (59.76 miles per hour); 2. 16 Cameron Steele, 50, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 5:23:50; 3. 83 Luke McMillin, 25, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer), 5:25:10; 4. 31 Andy McMillin, 30, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 5:26:14; 5. 32 Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 5:32:16; 6. 23 Dan McMillin, 30, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150 (Racer), 5:35:23; 7. 24 Adam Householder, 33, Yorba Linda, Calif./Wayne Gould, 51, Anaheim, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 5:39:43; 8. 10 Alan Ampudia, 27, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 5:40:16; 9. 7 Justin ‘Bean’ Smith, 34, Las Vegas (DOR-Bryce Menzies, 30, Las Vegas), Ford Raptor (Geiser), 5:51:04; 10. 40 Chris Miller, 44, LaJolla, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, 50, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID), 5:53:38; 11. 19 Tim Herbst, 54, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 5:53:58; 12. 51 Steve Olliges, 54, Las Vegas/Mark Newhan, 50, Lakeside, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 6:08:38; 13. 2 Carrie Smiley, 48, Buckeye, Ariz. (DOR-Tony Smiley, 47, Buckeye, Ariz.)/Jeff Geiser, 51, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 6:26:35; 14. 18 Juan C. Lopez, 43, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Racer), 6:33:52; 15. 26 Dave Taylor, 44, Page, Ariz., Ford F-150 (Geiser), 7:42:17; 16. 6 Ricky Johnson, 53, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (DOR-Larry Connor, 68, Miamisburg, Ohio), Chevy Silverado (Mason), 8:03:29; 17. 30 Robbie Pierce, 58, Santee, Calif./Mike Julson, 60, Descanso, Calif., Ford Raptor (Jimco), 9:05:00; 18. 85 Mike Lawrence, 30, Banning, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 9:26:04; 19. 77 Robby Gordon, 49, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado (Custom), 9:28:34; 20. 15 Billy Wilson, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor (Jimco), 12:57:56; 21. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 23, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck (Geiser), 14:17:34; 22. 97 B.J. Baldwin, 38, Las Vegas, Toyota Tundra (ID), 14:53:23; 23. 45 Chelsea Magness, 30, Denver (DOR-Gary Magness, 64, Denver), Ford F-150 (Custom), 15:16:02. (32 Starters, 23 Finishers)
SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)—1. 79L Russell Buehler, 59, Liberty, Mo./Wes Uhlig, Kansas City, Mo., Ford Raptor (Jimco), 7:03:46 (45.17 mph); 2. 12L Gustavo Vildosola, 64, Mexicali, Mexico/Scott Bailey, 58, Riverside, Calif., Ford Raptor (ID), 7:03:49; 3. 5L Clyde Stacy, 73, Bristol, Va./Armin Schwarz, 54, Austria (Germany), Chevy Rally Truck (Geiser), 8:29:55. (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)—1. 185 Justin Davis, 24, Chino Hills, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 6:03:38 (52.64 mph); 2. 100 Brian Wilson, 32, Lakewood, Calif./Kyle Quinn, 30, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 6:05:44; 3. 153 Brad Wilson, 28, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 32, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 6:14:48; 4. 155 Brad Vicic, 48, Littleton, Colo., Racer-Chevy, 6:40:22; 5. 168 Shelby Reid, 50, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 36, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 6:48:20; 6. 188 Sergio Salgado, 41, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 6:59:01; 7. 118 Ricardo Malo, 47, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 8:02:12; 8. 106 Derek Fletcher, 33, Arlington, Va./Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy, 8:47:17; 9. 129 Brandon Bailey, 36, Riverside, Calif./Larry Job, 53, Las Vegas, Custom-Chevy, 10:07:06. (13 Starters, 9 Finishers)
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)—1. 295 William Hedrick Jr, 22, Vicente Guerro, Mexico/German Encinas, 42, Ensenada, Mexico, ID-Chevy, 6:41:43 (47.65 mph); 2. 242 Bryce Swaim, 30, El Cajon, Calif./Garrett Stone, 24, El Cajon, Calif./Austin Jones, 22, Litchfield Park, Ariz., TSCO-Chevy, 6:47:27; 3. 251 Rafael Navarro IV, 24, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 49, Temecula, Calif., Ford Raptor, 6:51:39; 4. 200 Elias Hanna, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, HN-Chevy 1500, 6:52:21; 5. 220 Craig Christy, 43, Burbank, Calif. /Ricardo Salatino, 30, Whittier, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 6:55:03; 6. 225 Brian Trotter, 46, Hardtner, Kansas/Jonathan Bickel, 51, Fort Worth, Texas/Nathan Rees, 25, Phoenix, Ariz., Mason-Chevy, 7:45:58; 7. 235 Derek Hunter, 37, Lubbock, Texas/Jonathan Faulkner, 19, Las Cruces, N.M., Brenthel-Chevy, 8:01:24; 8. 266 Scott Biernot, 51, Hermosa Beach, Calif./Johnny Crego, 56, San Bernardino, Calif./Phil Casey, New Zealand, Geiser-Chevy, 8:05:38; 9. 252 Gonzalo Pirron, 45, Lancaster, Calif./Steve Myers, Escondido, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 8:16:55; 10. 250 John Langley, 74, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz., Mason-Chevy, 10:05:30; 11. 222 Pete Sohren, 53, Phoenix/Van Sohren, 18, Phoenix, BajaLite-Chevy, 11:44:56; 12. 204 Sara Price, 25, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 15:08:03; 13. 276 Gerardo Iribe, 41, Miami, Fla. (Rosarito Beach, Mexico)/Gerardo J. Iribe, 18, Santa Ana, Calif., Curry-Chevy 1500, 15:58:52. (18 Starters, 13 Finishers)
CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)—1. 1008 Chase Warren, 28, Phoenix, Ariz./Martin Richardson, 41, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:35:44 (48.37 mph); 2. 1036 Corey Goin, 55, Clovis, Calif./Robbie Suprenant, 32, Lake Havasu City, Ariz./Chris Himmelrick, 34, Petaluma, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:45:26; 3. 1068 Cody Reid, 25, Apple Valley, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, 36, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:06:02; 4. 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 42, Chula Vista, Calif./Moises Cuevas, 38, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:16:27; 5. 1081 Todd Winslow, 53, Clovis, Calif./Matt Winslow, 25, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:18:48; 6. 1062 J.J. Schnarr, 45, Reno, Nev./Roberto Romo, 36, Mexicali, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:40:57; 7. 1078 Augie Cortez Jr, 40, Downey, Calif., Wicked-Chevy, 8:26:23; 8. 1048 Kevin Price, 49, Fremont, Calif./Brian Tall, 42, Fremont, Calif.,Tatum-Chevy, 8:32:18; 9. 1049 Ty Godde, 47, Palmdale, Calif./Steve Hext, 42, Lancaster, Calif., Eversen-Chevy, 8:45:29; 10. 1013 Harley Meservey, 47, Coos Bay, Ore., Fusion-Chevy, 9:05:32; 11. 1066 Dave Mason Jr, 24, Valley Center, Calif./Dave Mason Sr, 56, Valley Center, Calif./Josh Nelson, 45, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:31:33; 12. 1019 Luis Ritchie, 22, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico/Jaime Huerta Jr, 22, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 10:40:37; 13. 1023 Broc Dickerson, 17, Brawley, Calif./Jeff Dickerson, 43, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 11:22:14. (19 Starters, 13 Finishers)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive truck/SUV, no displacement limit)—1. 894 Vincent Munoz, 31, Yucaipa, Calif./Roy Tomkins, 34, Redlands, Calif./Steven Yates, 32, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:48:29 (40.86 mph); 2. 809 Eduardo Ramirez, 40, Tecate, Mexico/Miguel Ramos, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Javier Bonilla, 45, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 10:04:35; 3. 869 Juan Carlos Calderon, 24, Santa Maria, Calif./Eric Vences, 29, Santa Maria, Calif., Ford Ranger, 11:33:53. (4 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. 1614 Bruce Yee, 18, Chula Vista, Calif./Angel Barajas, 41, Ensenada, Mexico, Barajas, 8:29:44 (37.55 mph); 2. 1678 Gustavo Avina, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Erik Rivera, 32, Ensenada, Mexico/Gabriel Avina, 25, Ensenada, Mexico, Dethomas. 8:45:53; 3. 1603 Oscar Alvarez, 41, McAllen, Texas/Ramon Bio, 19, Ensenada, Mexico/Fernando Alvarez, 37, San Antonio, Texas/Adrian Guerrero, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo, 8:46:29; 4. 1693 Jesus Acedo, 20, Hermosillo, Mexico/Alejandro Reyes, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Jose Lopez, 27, Mexicali, Mexico/Yoshua Morquecho, 23, Mexicali, Mexico/Guillermo Garcia, 43, Hermosillo, Mexico, ORP, 10:15:17; 5. 1613 Dana Jussila, 47, Coos Bay, Ore./Dave Morlan, Coos Bay, Ore., Jimco, 15:00:28; 6. 1627 Carlos Castaneda, 31, San Felipe, Mexico/Mauricio Perez, 18, San Felipe, Mexico/Antonio Perez, 27, San Felipe, Mexico/Leonardo Gutierrez, 38, San Felipe, Mexico, Chenowth, 15:33:36. (11 Starters, 6 Finishers)
SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. 1210 Luis Barragan, 53, Mexicali, Mexico/Edgar Yepiz, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/David Garcia, 45, Mexicali, Seagrove, 8:14:07 (38.74 mph); 2. 1258 Jeremy Davis, 17, Chino Hills, Calif., Porter, 8:35:57; 3. 1240 Miguel Bonilla, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Antonio Gaxiola, 24, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 9:30:24; 4. 1236 Guillermo Arteaga, 47, Chula Vista, Calif./Kevin Derby, 50, Parker, Ariz./Carlos Albanez, 48, San Diego/Gabriel Cruz, 22, Mexicali, Mexico, Chenowth, 9:40:34; 5. 1255 Darren Walsh, 50, Long Beach, Calif./Michael Rodriguez, 42, Lakewood, Calif./Cesar Lara, 38, Lakewood, Calif., Eversen, 11:12:26. (9 Starters, 5 Finishers)
CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)—1. 721 Mike Coleman, 51, La Jolla, Calif./Omar Preciado, 41, San Diego, Ford Raptor, 7:15:01 (44.00 mph); 2. 711 Carlos Diaz, 41, Calexico, Calif./Manuel Lopez, 46, Mexicali, Mexico/Hugo Martinez, 29, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 8:45:23; 3. 715 Daniel Reyes Jr, 39, Heber, Calif./Jose Ahumada, 35, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar del Real, 17, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 9:02:48; 4. 700 Dan Chamlee, 55, Montecito, Calif./Kurt Kimball, 57, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger, 9:05:19; 5. 717 Mike Perez, 35, Houston/Manuel Rico, 47, El Paso, Texas/Cisco Bio, 36, Spring Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:01:32. (6 Starters, 5 Finishers)
CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)—1. 501 Mark McNeil, 24, El Cajon, Calif./Perry McNeil, 67, San Diego, 7:33:32 (42.20 mph); 2. 524 Ben Swift, 28, Newport Beach, Calif./Pete Swift, 62, Newport Beach, Calif., JFW-Chevy, 8:38:52. (3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)—1. 2971 Wayne Matlock, 40, Alpine, Calif./Daniel Felix, 27, Tecate, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 7:25:04 (43.01 mph); 2. 2904 Scott Sappington, 54, Glendale, Ariz. (DOR-Cory Sappington, 52, Peoria, Ariz.)/Jason Flanders, 38, Phoenix, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick X3, 8:02:19; 3. 2987 Edgar Garcia, 30, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 8:48:18; 4. 2960 Ryan Laidlaw, 38, Saratoga Springs, Utah/Mitchell Sweatt, 34, Bluffdale, Utah, Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 9:01:11; 5. 2916 Cody Rahders, 23, Alpine, Calif./Fernando Ramirez, 30, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 9:14:14; 6. 2937 Alex Nicholas, 27, Highland Village, Texas/Barrett Turner, 27, Highland Village, Texas, Polaris XP1000 Turbo, 9:16:27; 7. 2940 Erick Kozin, 43, Yorba Linda, Calif./Jose Garcia, 32, Can-Am X3, 9:47:23; 8. 2912 Tony Riggs, 49, Newhall, Calif., Polaris RZR, 10:20:26; 9. 2919 Pat Stone, 49, Phoenix (DOR-Brandon Schueler, 28, Phoenix)/Jason Spiess, 48, Peoria, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 10:46:30; 10. 2978 Luis Fortanel, 29, Mexicali, Mexico/Jose Ramirez, 28, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3, 11:44:17; 11. 2900 Tim Orchard, 62, Riverside, Calif. (DOR-Marc Burnett, 46, Lakeside, Calif.)/Bobby Smith, Can-Am Maverick X3, 12:35:03; 12. 2910 Scott Trafton, 36, Santee, Calif./Dave Price, 60, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XPT1000, 12:50:39; 13. 2922 Aldo Salazar, 32, Monterrey, Mexico/Oscar Salazar, 33, Monterrey, Mexico/Maricio Soto, 24, Monterrey, Mexico, Can-Am X3, 13:17:13; 14. 2950 Rodrigo Elorduy, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/Ivan Pacheco/Carlos Aguirre, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 13:46:55; 15. 2946 Jose Juarez, 34, Chula Vista, Calif./Rudy Rivera, 30, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 15:15:29. (23 Starters, 15 Finishers)
PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)—1. 1954 Kristen Matlock, 37, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000, 7:28:02 (42.72 mph); 2. 1955 Paul Champion, 46, Phoenix/Travis Casteel, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000, 9:17:21; 3. 1995 Travis Wells, 46, St. George, Utah (DOR-Kaden Wells, St. George, Utah)/Jesus Gutierrez, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Rory L’Hommedieu, 37, Mesquite, Nev., Polaris RZR, 10:06:29. (8 Starters, 3 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, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodrigo Ferla, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Jesus Mendez, 51, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am X3 XRS, 9:08:05 (34.92 mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. 553 Cesar Iniguez, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Victor Iniguez, 27, Mexicali, Mexico/Emilio Salcido, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Omar Arellano, 33, Mexicali, Mexico/Miguel Estrada, 26, Mexicali, Mexico, 12:11:45 (26.16 mph); 2. 577 Luis Herrera, 37, Granada Hills, Calif./Ernie Negrete, 45, Chula Vista, Calif./Jorge Torres, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Michael Murray, 38, Escondido, Calif./Jim Yourdon, 42, Bend, Ore., 12:28:50; 3. 557 Mario Ledezma, 48, Ramona, Calif./Ruben Ledezma, 45/Ruben F. Ledezma, 17/Justin Ledezma, 18, 13:38:48. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers)
BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)—1. BC1 David Payne, 57, St. Louis, Mo., 10:18:17 (30.96 mph); 2. BC2 Barry Thompson, 60, Martinez, Calif./Tim Spurgeon, 58, Danville, Calif., 11:37:37; 3. BC3 James Freethy, 55, Danville, Calif./Ronald Riniker, 57, Danville, Calif., 15:25:59 (3 Starters, 3 Finishers)
PROTRUCK (Spec Production Trucks, V8 engines)—1. 1377 Jason Vandenborn, 43, Canada/Kendall Ballentine, 31, Canada, Ford F-150, 12:25:59 (25.66 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized Trucks)—1. 8125 Marc Stein, 51, Hemet, Calif./Jared Durnberger, 32, Hemet, Calif./Mike McComas, 52, Hemet, Calif./Cooper Reynolds Gross, 35, Los Angeles, Ford F-150, 13:07:47 (24.30 mph). (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)— (1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)—1. 1156 Art Penner, 61, Lynden, Wash. (Canada)/Marco Carmona, 67, Ensenada, Mexico, 12:31:22 (25.47 mph); 2. 1100 Dennis Hollenbeck, 57, Ensenada, Mexico/Armando Salazar, 32, Ensenada, Mexico/Kevin Schlect, 57, Tehachapi, Calif./Luis Vazquez, Ensenada, Mexico, 12:38:36. (5 Starters, 2 Finishers)