NOTE: 2019 official finishers list at bottom of text
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – (While the world works diligently 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 Nine, the FINAL feature in this series).
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 8 p.m. (PT) this Friday (March 26) at www.SCORE-International.com. 2019 SCORE San Felipe 250 Flashback
Prominent San Diego third-generation desert racer Andy McMillin returned to his desert racing roots on April 6, 2019, overcame an early rollover and two flat tires to hold on and capture the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race win at the 33rd annual SCORE San Felipe 250. McMillin powered his No. 31 Chevy Silverado to the SCORE Overall and class win with a penalty-free elapsed time of six hours, four minutes and 26 seconds, averaging an impressive 57.61 miles per hour over the rugged course.
Featuring the longest course in race history at 349.91 miles, the 2019 SCORE San Felipe 250 started and finished for the third straight year and just the third time in race history on the Malecon beach walk along the edge of the water in the heart of town. The rugged route official closed Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 at 5:36 a.m. PT. Following complete data-tracking review, results were made official at 10:30 a.m. PT on Sunday, April 8, 2019. CHECKERED FLAG
A total of 239 official starters raced in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Entries came from 29 U.S. States along with the additional countries of host Mexico, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Finland, France, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand. The race had 164 official finishers for a finishing rate of 68.62 percent in the extremely challenging elapsed time race that had an 18-hour time limit.
The 239 total starters were the 11th most in the 33-year history of the race and the 164 finishers tied for sixth most finishers in race history.
Helping mark the launch of 46th year of SCORE International, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization was the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division with a SCORE-record total of 44 of these ‘Monsters of the Desert’ officially starting the race, including seven in the SCORE TT Legend for SCORE Trophy Truck drivers over 50 years old. Created by SCORE’s former long-time owner Sal Fish and started in 1994, SCORE Trophy Truck is the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 950-horsepower unlimited custom trucks. MCMILLIN MAGIC
Earning his 10th career SCORE Trophy Truck race win and his second overall title in this race, Andy McMillin in the SCORE Trophy Truck division powered his No. 31 Chevy Silverado (built by Mason Motorsports) to the SCORE Overall and class win in 6:04:26 seconds.
His 10th career SCORE Trophy Truck win puts him in third place on the SCORE All-Time win list in the class behind Rob MacCachren (17), Ed/Tim Herbst (11) and Robby Gordon (11).
Just a high school senior star basketball player at the time at Poway HS in the San Diego area, Andy McMillin, now 31, won his first overall title in this race in 2005, splitting the driving in the unlimited Class 1 with his father Scott McMillin. That SCORE Overall win was one of just three Class 1 victories since SCORE Trophy Truck debuted 26 years ago. MCMILLIN COMMENTS
After driving solo to win the race Andy McMillin commented at the finish line, “What a day. That was a really fun race; a lot going on. We rolled the truck, got a couple flat tires and still were able to pull it off because others like Bryce Menzies had more trouble than we did. It was a gnarly course, but I really like it. It was very fun, very challenging. I think the more the challenging the better.”
“I like the longer courses, the rougher the better for me, more mentally challenging. SCORE does a great job challenging us and pushing us to the limits with their rugged race courses. We made one little mental error today and rolled it, but we kept pushing. We never gave up and it was a great day.” OVERALL MOTORCYCLE WINNERS
Reigning SCORE Overall Motorcycle and Pro Moto Unlimited class season champions, Justin Morgan and Mark Samuels, with some added help from Justin Jones, defending their class win in this race while earning the SCORE Overall Motorcycle victory in 6:50:32 (51.14mph) on their number 1x Honda CRF450X. In addition to being the second straight win in San Felipe for Morgan, 29, El Cajon, Calif., it was the fourth straight for Samuels, 29, Yucca Valley, Calif. and second for Jones, 27, Murrieta, Calif.
Morgan rode the first 92 miles and from race mile 310 to the finish, Jones rode from race mile 92 to 179 and Samuels rode their bike from race mile 179 to 310. M/C WINNERS QUOTES
“I like this type of riding,” said Morgan. “Matomi Wash was good for me so it worked out really well for me and this new Honda bike is awesome; it has six gears. The first gear is nice and low to get through the rocks. The beginning of the race was interesting, we had a little bit of traffic ahead of us and the sun was coming up so it was difficult to see so I was glad we were able to get it out front. It makes it safer when you are in the clean air. A really great way to start defense of our title and keep the 1X plate.” OVERALL TOTALS
Helping mark the launch of the 26th year of the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, a race-record total of 44 of these ‘Monster of the Desert’ officially started the race and 32 of them finished (including six of the racers in SCORE TT Legend for drivers over 50 years old).
SCORE Trophy Trucks have now won 23 overall in San Felipe in the 26-year history of the featured SCORE racing division. In this year’s race, SCORE Trophy Truck captured the top 13 overall finishing positions.
In 33 years of this race, Honda has now earned 22 overall motorcycle victories (including 20 of the last 23 years), Kawasaki has seven, KTM has three and Husqvarna has one. UTV WINNERS
The fastest Pro UTV in the race and Pro UTV FI class winner was Wayne Matlock, Alpine, Calif., 41, Alpine, Calif. who won in 8:23:51 in his No. 2971 Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo. Wayne Matlock defeated a total of field of 30 UTVs in San Felipe including 21 starters in the Pro UTV forced induction class.
It was also his seventh class win in San Felipe and third win in a row in this event. …AND MRS. MATLOCK
Crossing the finish line shortly after her husband Wayne left the finish line ramp, Kristen Matlock, 38, kept things exciting for the Matlock family while winning the Pro UTV (Normally Aspirated) class with a time of 9:12:56 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. Kristen also finished fourth overall among the 30 UTVs in three classes that started the race.
It was also the second straight year that the Matlocks both won their respective classes in San Felipe. And for the second consecutive year they both ran penalty-free races. MORE MCMILLIN MAGIC
All third-generation SCORE desert races, joining Andy McMillin among the top five finishers this year from the McMillin family were Andy’s cousins Dan McMillin and Luke McMillin. Dan McMillin, 31, finished third overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck in a time of 6:06:30 at 57.28 mph in his No. 23 Ford F-150 (Racer). Luke McMillin, 26, finished fifth overall and in the marquee SCORE racing division in 6:09:44 with an average speed of 56.78 mph in his No. 83 Ford F-150 (Racer).
Practically raised in SCORE Baja racing by his grandfather, the late Corky McMillin and their fathers Mark McMillin (Dan and Luke) and Scott McMillin (Andy). All the prominent McMillin family of racers has had multiple career class wins in SCORE Baja races.
In the 2018 SCORE San Felipe 250, the McMillin trio finished in the top six Overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck with Luke third, Andy fourth and Dan in sixth place. TOP 5 SCORE TROPHY TRUCKS
Besides the three McMillins, rounding out the top five finishers overall and in SCORE Trophy Truck were Ryan Arciero and Zak Langley. Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., improved on his fifth-place finish in 2018 by finishing second behind Andy McMillin this year with a time of 6:06:14 (57.33mph) in the No. 32 Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith).
COPs racing put Zak Langley in the top five with a fourth place overall and SCORE Trophy Truck finished with a time of 6:09:40 with an average speed of 56.79mph. ANOTHER CLASS WIN
In addition to Andy McMillin, Samuels, W. Matlock, K. Matlock, some other racers added to the multiple win totals in San Felipe.
Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., won for the second time in the unlimited Class 1, Mike Coleman, LaJolla, Calif., won for the second straight year in Class 7 and Art Penner, Lynden, Wash. (Canada) also won for the second consecutive year as well in Class 11.
Said Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico, won for the third time in the Pro quad class.
Giovanni Spinali, 52, El Cajon, Calif., won the Pro Moto 50 class (riders over 50 years old) for his fourth class win and third straight in San Felipe. Part of Spinali’s team, Earl Roberts of Mexicali, Mexico picked up his fifth class win in this race.
Danny Magdalena, Acton, Calif. won in SPT quad for the second straight year. FIRST TIMERS
Several racers won in the SCORE San Felipe 250 for the first time as driver or rider of record.
Among the car, truck and UTV classes, first-time winners included Scott Bailey, Riverside, Calif. in SCORE TT Spec and Austin A. J. Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz. in Trophy Truck Spec. Jones drove solo to victory. For Jones, the 23-year old son of 2010 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Jesse Jones, it was his first SCORE race victory as driver of record and Bailey is the reigning SCORE TT Legend class champion and his first win in San Fellipe.
Bailey also finished 14th overall in winning his class while Jones finished 16th overall among four-wheel vehicles, both very impressive feats.
Both SCORE TT Legend (7) and Trophy Truck Spec (29) had SCORE-record number of starters. MORE ’19 CLASS WINNERS
Other 4-wheel vehicle class winners included Cesar Cuevas, Chula Vista, Calif. in Class 10, Freddie Willert, El Cajon, Calif., in SCORE Lites, Eric Pavolka, Sonoita, Ariz. in Class 1/2-1600, Josh Herzing, Cypress, Texas in Pro UTV Unlimited, Don Daley III, San Diego, in the Baja Challenge class and Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif. in Class 7F.
Among the first-time winners in the motorcycle classes as rider of record were Aaron Richardson, Canada, in Pro Moto Ironman for solo riders, Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif. in Pro Moto 30 and Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev. in Pro Moto 40. GRAND MARSHAL
Inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2010, SCORE Baja racing legend Johnny Johnson was the Grand Marshal for this year’s 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250.
Among his many class race wins, Johnson had 15 class wins in the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 stretching from his first in 1968 to his last one in 1992. Amazingly, he won in seven different classes in his illustrious racing career. RECORD-LONG COURSE
SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva worked diligently with the government officials and ejidos of the Mexicali and San Felipe areas to develop a memorable 2019 SCORE San Felipe 250 race course of 349.91 miles, the longest in the history of popular SCORE Baja desert race.
This year’s grueling race course was another beauty to behold but a tough challenge to race on. It ran in a 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 three of Baja’s most infamous washes in Azufre, Matomi, and Coabuso.
It featured three physical, full-stop checkpoints and 96 virtual checkpoints. FAST FORWARD–BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
Currently 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 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.
33rd SCORE San Felipe 250 Round 1 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
April 6-7, 2019—San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico (349.91 miles)
(Following complete date tracking review with penalties assessed) OFFICIAL FINISHERS (from 29 U.S. States, Host Mexico, Australia, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Finland, France, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand) Total Starters: 239, Total Finishers: 164 (68.62 percent)
Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
(Number, driver/rider of record/additional drivers/riders, vehicle, engine) SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Custom Trucks)–(*44 Starters, 26 Finishers)–1. 31 Andy McMillin, 31, San Diego, Chevy Silverado (Mason), 6 hours, 4 minutes, 26 seconds (57.61 miles per hour); 2. 32 Ryan Arciero, 45, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Kyle Washington, 48, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 6:06:14; 3. 23 Dan McMillin, 31, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer), 6:06:30; 4. 50 Zak Langley, 44, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Kyle Jergensen, 23, Oak Hill, Calif., Ford F-150 (ESM), 6:09:40; 5. 83 Luke McMillin, 26, San Diego, Ford F-150 (Racer), 6:09:44; 6. 2 Cameron Steele, 50, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 6:15:33; 7. 14 Bobby Pecoy, 55, Yorba Linda, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 6:18:03; 8. 41 Justin Lofton, 33, Brawley, Calif., Ford Raptor (Jimco), 6:22:55; 9. 40 Chris Miller, 45, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, 50, Brawley, Calif., Toyota Tundra (ID), 6:24:10; 10. 77 Robby Gordon, 50, Charlotte, N.C./Steven Stahovich, 30, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Custom), 6:28:31; 11. 7 Bryce Menzies, 31, Las Vegas, Ford Raptor (Huseman), 6:31:26; 12. 19 Tim Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Ed Herbst, 57, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 6:43:08; 13. 97 B.J. Baldwin, 39, Las Vegas/Todd LeDuc, 37, Peoria, Ariz., Toyota Tundra (ID), 6:45:35; 14. 10 Alan Ampudia, 28, Ensenada, Mexico/Aaron Ampudia, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Rodrigo Ampudia, 34, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Raptor (ID), 6:47:14; 15. 85 Mike Lawrence, 31, Banning, Calif., Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith), 7:10:10; 16. 46 Luke Johnson, 27, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Mason), 7:14:30; 17. 15 Billy Wilson, 33, Corpus Christi, Texas/Chase Laven, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 7:22:08; 18. 11 Rob MacCachren, 54, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (Geiser), 7:27:29; 19. 26 Dave Taylor, 45, Page, Ariz., Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 7:37:19; 20. 45 Gary Magness, 65, Denver/Devin Housh, 37, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Ford F-150 (Custom), 8:45:26; 21. 2T Tony Smith, 48, Buckeye, Ariz./Jeff Geiser, 52, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado (Geiser), 9:05:04; 22. 95 Victor Gruber, 59, Costa Mesa, Calif./Clay Bintz, 56, La Habra, Calif./A.J. Loera, 31, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Racer), 9:24:38; 23. 4 Justin Matney, 33, Bristol, Tenn./Kellon Walch, 36, Alamo, Nev.Chevy Rally Truck (Geiser), 9:55:54; 24. 6 Ricky Johnson, 54, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Chevy Silverado (Mason), 11:14:17; 25. 33 Todd Tuls, 49, Columbus, Neb., Brad Richards, Bennington, Neb. /Nathan Ellis, Apple Valley, Calif., Ford Raptor (Racer), 13:46:42; 26. 18 Juan C. Lopez, 44, Tecate, Mexico/Reynaldo Zavalaz-Galvez, 45, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor (Racer), 14:41:16. *SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Custom SCORE Trophy Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)—(7 Starters, 6 Finishers)–1. 1L Scott Bailey, 58, Riverside, Calif./Jerry Whelchel, Portola Hills, Calif., Ford Raptor (builder-ID), 6:47:01 (51.58 mph); 2. 37L Rolf Helland, 59, Morris, Ill./Rick D. Johnson, 53, Barstow, Calif., Ford Raptor (Geiser), 7:05:48; 3. 72L Rob Reinertson, 56, Woodside, Calif./Mike Salimbeni, 52, Lathrop, Calif., Ford F-150 (North American), 7:15:37; 4. 79L Russell Buehler, 60, Kansas City, Mo./Wes Uhlig, Kansas City, Mo./Ed Maurin, Kansas City, Mo., Ford Raptor (Jimco), 8:07:04; 5. 5L Clyde Stacy, 74, Bristol, Va./Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Rally Truck (Geiser), 9:32:55; 6. 55L Jose de Jesus Flores, 55, Culiacan, Mexico/Armando Bravo, 52, Los Angeles/Eduardo Perez, 47, Culiacan, Mexico/Gamaliel Lopez, 34, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (Jimco), 10:13:09. CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)–(16 Starters, 7 Finishers)–1. 100 Brad Wilson, 29, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 32, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 7:27:53 (46.88 mph); 2.168 Shelby Reid, 51, Apple Valley, Calif./Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif., RPI/Jefferies-Chevy, 7:41:45; 3. 185 Justin Davis, 25, Chino Hills, Calif./Larry Job, Jimco-Chevy, 7:56:15; 4. 105 Mason Cullen, 19, Long Beach, Calif./Matt Cullen, 51, Long Beach, Calif./Matt Moulton, 29, Newport Beach, Calif./Jeff Rucker, 49, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 8:14:57; 5. 162 Brendan Gaughan, 43, Las Vegas/Billy Goerke, 44, Las Vegas, Jefferies-Chevy, 8:16:43; 6. 129 Brandon Bailey, 37, Riverside, Calif./Larry Job, 59, Las Vegas, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 8:55:43; 7. 106 Derek Fletcher, 34, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, 29, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy, 10:05:58. TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimited Truck/SUV, stock, sealed engines)–(29 Starters, 20 Finishers)-
–1. 279 Austin ‘A.J.’ Jones, 23, Litchfield Park, Ariz., TSCO-Chevy, 6:48:02 (51.45 mph); 2. 204 Sara Price, 26, Canyon Lake, Calif., Geiser-Chevy, 6:54:18; 3.244 Brad Lovell, 42, Colorado Springs, Colo./Jason Hutter, 45, Aspen, Colo., Geiser-Ford, 7:18:09; 4. 299 Charles Dorrance, 44, Austin, Texas/Craig Brockman, 43, Austin, Texas/Dave Carapetyan, Austin, Texas/Dylan Herman, Reno, Nev., Geiser-Chevy, 7:30:58; 5. 232 Chelsea Magness, 31, Denver/Matt Robinson, 34, Cathedral City, Calif./Steve Knudson, Palm Springs, Calif., Mango-Chevy, 7:32:24; 6. 209 Rafael Navarro IV, 25, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 50, Temecula, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:43:55; 7. 247 Scott Shields, 42, El Cajon, Calif./Kevin Shields, 34, San Diego, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 8:02:32; 8. 274 Elias Hanna, 36, Ensenada, Mexico/Francisco Verdugo, Ensenada, Mexico, HN-Chevy 1500, 8:19:34; 9. 246 James Scully, 38, New York, N.Y./Chris Pearson, 36, San Diego, Brenthel-Chevy, 8:23:01; 10. 250 John Langley, 75, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, 43, Flagstaff, Ariz., Mason-Chevy, 8:54:49; 11. 294 Vincent Munoz, 32, Yucaipa, Calif./Roy Tomkins, 34, Redlands, Calif./Steven Yates, 32, Yucaipa, Calif./Michael Munoz, 20, Yucaipa, Calif., ORD-Ford, 8:58:29; 12. 295 William Hedrick Jr, 23, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/William Hedrick, 53, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/German Encinas, 43, Ensenada, Mexico, ID-Chevy, 9:14:01; 13. 260 Luis Javier Pelayo, 35, Mexico City, Mexico/Santiago Creel, 32, Mexico City, Mexico, Jefferies-Chevy, 9:17:55; 14. 226 Alexis Lopez-Gomez, 19, Tecate, Mexico/David Sampedro-Avila, Curry-Ford, 9:26:19; 15. 253 Mike Perez, 36, Houston/Aaron Shoemann, 29, Magnolia, Texas, Brenthel-Chevy, 9:47:34; 16. 211 Pat Sims, 52, Eunice, N.M./Timothy Wilson, Boulder City, Nev./Jeffrey Wilson, Boulder City, Nev., ESM-Chevy, 9:56:55; 17. 218 Chad Dohrman, 36, Murrieta, Calif./Tim Weston, 33, Corona, Calif./Andrew Ortiz, 33, Menifee, Calif./Tucker Conroy, 28, Murrieta, Calif., Get-Ford, 10:29:21; 18. 266 Scott Biernot, 52, Hermosa Beach, Calif./Phil Casey, 44, New Zealand/Lee Biernot, 54, Phoenix, Blitzkrieg-Chevy, 12:30:38; 19. 270 Kelly McArthur, 41, San Dimas, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy, 13:18:21; 20. 240 Robert Patton, 55, Fort Worth, Texas/Timothy Vail, 57, Houston, Jimco-Ford, 14:19:45. CLASS 2 (Unrestricted cars/trucks including turbo & supercharged)—(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)– 1.2022 Hammond Meredith, 38, Laramie, Wyo./Nathan Moreno, 26, Huntington Beach, Calif./Alex Nicholas, 28, Dallas/Preston Murray, 21, San Clemente, Calif., ID-Chevy, 15:10:43 (23.05mph) HAMMER TRUCK UNLIMITED (unlimited, 4-wheel drive Rock Crawler)—(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)–1.4421 Mike Hales, 39, Rogers, Ark./Brian Cornett, 31, Rogers, Ark./Tucker Conroy, 28, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jeep Wrangler, 14:33:17 (24.04mph). CLASS 10 (Limited, sealed engine, single or two-seaters)–(15 Starters, 10 Finishers)–1. 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 43, Chula Vista, Calif./Moises Cuevas, 39, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:50:24 (44.63 mph); 2. 1008 Chase Warren, 29, Phoenix/Martin Richardson, 41, La Mesa, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 7:59:36; 3. 1022 Rafael Aguirre, 39, Monterrey, Mexico/Adrian Sauceda, 38, Monterrey, Mexico/Agustin Moreno, 27, Monterrey, Mexico/Jorge Sauceda, 36, Monterrey, Mexico, Jefferies-Chevy, 8:25:17 4. 1068 Cody Reid, 26, Apple Valley, Calif./Michael Ward, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 8:26:22 5. 1016 Hiram Duran, 41, Tecate, Mexico/Evan Duran, 46, Tecate, Mexico/Eric Duran, 47, Tecate, Mexico/Eric Fernando Duran, 18, San Diego/Evan Duran, 16, San Diego/Francisco Arriaga, 33, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy, 8:27:41; 6. 1002 Clay Lawrence, 57, Banning, Calif./Brad Manka, 43, Perris, Calif., LMS-Chevy, 9:07:09; 7. 1088 Sergio Salgado, 42, Mexicali, Mexico/Joel Serna, Mexico, Jimco-Honda, 9:21:55; 8. 1077 Esau Rodriguez, 47, Hermosillo, Mexico/Sergio Frias, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Fernando Blanco, 24, Hermosillo, Mexico/Claudio Hernandez, 44, Ensenada, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 10:21:38; 9. 1013 Harley Meservey, 48, Coos Bay, Ore., Fusion-Chevy, 12:26:10; 10. 1058 Jeremy Davis, 18, Chino Hills, Calif./Tyler Peterson, Jimco-Chevy, 15:00:43. CLASS 7 (unlimited, six-cylinder, production appearing trucks or SUVs)–(4 Starters, 2 Finishers)–1. 721 Michael Coleman, 52, La Jolla, Calif./Mitchell Coleman, 17, La Jolla, Calif., Ford Raptor, 8:45:11 (39.98 mph); 2. 700 Dan Chamlee, 56, Montecito, Calif./Kurt Kimball, 57, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger, 15:00:21. HEAVY METAL (Open Trucks, SUVs, stock appearing body, open displacement)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers) CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs, VW concept engines allowed)—(4 Starters, 2 Finishers)–1. 510 Gerardo Ibarra, 49, Calexico, Calif./Manuel Ibarra, 51, Mexicali, Mexico/Ruben Miramontes, 35, Brawley, Calif./Cristian Zazueta, 22, Mexicali, Mexico/Aaron Gonzalez, 42, Mexicali, Mexico, 13:12:40 (26.49 mph); 2. 516 Jose Enriquez, 37, Ensenada, Mexico/Erick Velazsco, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Alejandro Lopez, 30, Ensenada, Mexico/Gilberto Patron, 56, Ensenada, Mexico, 16:54:49. PRO UTV FI (two-seat Forced Induction, OEM engine UTVs)–(21 Starters, 15 Finishers)–1. 2971 Wayne Matlock, 41, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 8:23:51 (41.67 mph); 2. 2975 Mike Cafro, 49, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 38, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 8:49:10; 3. 2905 Marc Burnett, 48, Lakeside, Calif., Can-Am X3, 9:05:25; 4. 2919 Pat Stone, 49, Payson, Ariz. (DOR- Brandon Schueler, 29, Phoenix)/Trae Herman, 28, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 9:06:32; 5. 2987 Edgar Garcia Leon, 31, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Nancy Garcia, Can-Am Maverick X3, 9:48:18; 6. 2977 Justin Ellenburg, 41, Mesa, Ariz./Ernesto Taylor, 32, Mesa, Ariz., Can-Am X3, 10:23:05; 7. 2930 Sean Cook, 52, Twain Harte, Calif./Ross Bohlin, Australia/Brendan Cook, Oroville, Calif./Carlos Diaz, San Diego/Eric Cook, Folsom, Calif., Can-Am X3, 10:50:52; 8. 2989 Wes Miller, 49, Las Vegas/Donny Powers, 30, Morgan Hill, Calif., Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 11:58:12; 9. 2938 Ian Black, 33, Holtville, Calif./Rafael Aros, 30, Calexico, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3, 12:48:59; 10. 2964 Derek McGaughy, 39, Alpine, Calif./Marc Benhnke, 74, El Cajon, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 13:04:11; 11. 2995 Daniel Parker, 40, Gilbert, Ariz./Casey Parker, 34, Glendale, Ariz./Mike Podratz, 48, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, 13:05:05; 12. 2926 Christine Giampaoli Zonca, 25, Las Vegas (Italy/Spain) Can Am Maverick X3, 13:14:46; 13. 2949 Alonso Lopez, 45, Murrieta, Calif./Mario Amezcua, 45, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Lozano, 34, Tijuana, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo, 13:42:45; 14. 2983 Nicholas Gurries, 34, San Jose, Calif./Kyle McLaughin, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo, 15:50:01; 15. 2912 Tony Riggs, 50, Newhall, Calif./Tim Dunbar, 42, Huntington Beach, Calif./David Clay, 36, St. Lake City, Utah, Polaris RZR Turbo, 15:55:34. SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–(9 Starters, 7 Finishers)–1. 1206 Freddie Willert, 49, El Cajon, Calif./Stan Potter, 56, San Marcos, Calif., Jimco, 8:51:58 (40.22 mph); 2. 1237 Jesus de la Torre, 47, Mexicali, Mexico/Jaime Moreno, 47, Mexicali, Mexico/Leonardo Navarrate, 43, Mexicali, Mexico/Ivan Gomez, 39, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 9:12:23; 3. 1202 Matias Arjona IV, 19, Ensenada, Mexico/Matias Arjona III, 54, Ensenada, Mexico/Franciso Pena, 36, Ensenada, Mexico, Mirage, 9:25:41; 4. 1212 Martin Lizarraga, 47, Tijuana, Mexico/Oscar Venegas, 46, Rosarito Beach, Calif./Juan Ortiz, 46, Tijuana/Juan Vazquez, 34, Tijuana, Mexico, Venegas, 12:13:02; 5. 1210 Luis Barragan, 54, Mexicali, Mexico/David Garcia, 48, Mexicali, Mexico/Luis Martinez, , 55, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodolfo Godinez, 42, Mexicali, Mexico/Pedro Morquecho, 46, Mexicali, Mexico/Edgar Yepiz, 37, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove, 13:00:57; 6. 1224 Javier Rochin, 36, Ciudad Constitucion, Mexico/Alan de la Rosa, 36, Ciudad Constitucion, Mexico/Oscar Balderrama, 30, Mexicali, Mexico/Saul Laredo, 30, Mexicali, Mexico, Porter, 13:29:12; 7. 1238 Robert Illian, 38, La Canada, Calif./Robert Mota, 28, North Hollywood, Calif., Jimco, 13:39:23 PRO UTV NA (two-seat Normally Aspirated, OEM engine UTVs)—(6 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 1954 Kristen Matlock, 38, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000, 9:12:55 (37.97 mph); 2. 1995 Travis Wells, 47, St. George, Utah(DOR- Kaden Wells/Ivan Gutierrez, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Rory L’Hommedieu, 37, Mesquite, Nev., Polaris RZR XP1000, 10:03:23. CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–(8 Starters, 6 Finishers)—1. 1625 Eric Pavolka, 50, Sonoita, Ariz./Andy DeVercelly IV, 36, Jamul, Calif./Andrew Pavolka, 26, Mesa, Ariz., Foddrill, 9:11:53 (38.04 mph); 2. 1609 J. David Ruvalcaba, 45, Ensenada, Mexico/Rogelio Panda, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Esteban Cruz, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Leonel Ruvalcaba, 39, Ensenada, Mexico, VBR, 9:57:03; 3. 1614 Bruce Yee, 19, Chula Vista, Calif./Ignacio King, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Jose Robles, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Guillermo Luna, 38, Chula Vista, Calif., Alumi Craft, 10:20:45; 4. 1664 Emilio Salcido, 43, Mexicali, Mexico/Emilio Ruben Salcido, 22, Mexicali, Mexico/Javier Gutierrez, 39, Mexicali, Mexico, Pelon, 11:37:15; 5. 1639 Fernando Melendez, 44, Cd. Juarez, Mexico/Bruce Barraza, 27, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Romo, 12:47:36; 6. 1644 Cesar Fiscal, 34, Tijuana, Mexico/Fabian Fiscal, Tijuana, Mexico/Enrique Fiscal, Tijuana, Mexico/Carlos Suarez, Tijuana, Mexico, Romo, 13:57:25. PRO UTV UNLTD (two-seat unlimited UTV open-displacement)–(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)–1. 1877 Josh Herzing, 32, Cypress, Texas/Zach Johnson, 33, Cypress, Texas, Polaris RZR XPT1000, 11:35:53 (30.17 mph); 2. 1850 Jesus Mendez, Jr, 21, Mexicali, Mexico/Francisco Pimentel, 37, Mexicali, Mexico/Jesus Mendez Sr, 52, Mexicali, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick XRS, 16:05:40. CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive truck/SUV, no displacement limit)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers) BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars equipped with BFGoodrich Tires)–(7 Starters, 5 Finishers)–1. BC3 Don Daley, 43, San Diego/Rick Fouquette, 51, Sautes, Calif.13:08:42 (26.62 mph); 2. BC7 Michelle Hawryluk, 39, Thailand/Jonathan Hawryluk, 35, Thailand/Edar Herreno, 43, France, 14:56:19; 3. BC5 Christine Stern, 52, Thailand/Benjamin Roberts, 33, Australia/Ilyan Shrestha, 16, Thailand, 16:05:06; 4. BC2 Barry Thompson, 61, Martinez, Calif./Tim Spurgeon, 58, Danville, Calif., 17:01:09; 5. BC6 Ramon Estrada, 43, Thailand/Helik Shrestha, 15, Thailand/Mark Smith, 45, New Zealand, 17:46:42. STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized Trucks)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers) CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–(2 Starters, 2 Finishers)—1. 599 Hector Hurtado, 40, Tijuana, Mexico, Pedro Lopez, 50, Tijuana, Mexico/Fernando Flores, 50, Mexicali, Mexico/Victor Guerrero, 58, Tijuana, Mexico, 12:29:59 (27.99 mph); 2. 550 Luis Herrera, 38, Granada Hills, Calif./Ernie Negrete, 45, Chula Vista, Calif./Jose Garcia, Los Angeles/Michael Murray, Escondido, Calif./Jim Yourdon, 42, Bend, Ore., 14:37:35. CLASS 7F (Stock frame, 2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-size trucks)—(4 Starters, 2 Finishers)–1. 701F Brandon Walsh, 32, Encinitas, Calif./Cody Weaver, Pennsylvania, Toyota Tacoma, 13:58:38 (25.03 mph); 2. 725F Kelly McNeil, 56, Mesa, Ariz./Mitch McNeil, 28, Mesa, Ariz./Dustin Nowak, 24, Mesa, Ariz./Mark McNeil, 25, San Diego, Ford Ranger, 14:52:10. CLASS 7SX (2 or 4-wheel drive mini or mid-sized trucks)–(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)–1. 751 Mike Lesle, 58, Wildomar, Calif./Miguel Averado/Jerry Mann/Kevin Boss/Karl Scanlan, Jeep Comanche, 13:22:50 (26.15 mph). CLASS 4700 (Jeep Speed Trophy)—(1 Starter, 1 Finisher)—1. 4747 Billy Bunch, 75, La Quinta, Calif./Jesse Archer/Ryan Moore/Craig Johnson, Dodge Dakota, 11:24:46 (30.66 mph). CLASS 11 (stock VW sedans, safety modifications)–(7 Starters, 4 Finishers)–1. 1156 Art Penner, 62, Canada/Marco Carmona, 67, Ensenada, Mexico/Sergio Gutierrez, 59, Ensenada, Mexico, 13:17:13 (26.34 mph); 2. 1153 Ruben Osuna, 40, Mexicali, Mexico/Omar Iniguez, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Miguel Estrada, 24, Mexicali, Mexico/Yaroslao Duran, 34, Mexicali, Mexico, 13:51:43; 3. 1111 Eric Solorzano, 59, Tijuana, Mexico/Elmer Cayetano, 30, Santa Ana, Calif./Jerome Robinson, Cypress, Texas, 14:22:25; 4. 1152 Elmer Cayetano, 30, Santa Ana, Calif./Jerome Robinson, 36, Cypress, Texas/Hector Maymes, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Junior Franco, 34, Tijuana, Mexico/Mickey Novoa, 48, Tijuana, Mexico/Clark Gardner, 47, Santa Monica, Calif., 16:36:05.