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    September 18, 2017


    On-site registration Wed & Thurs

    Expanded entry list at 121 starting race week

    for unique Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge


    Round 3 of 4-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship is split-format, multi-lap SCORE Baja race

    as motos, quads, some 4-wheel classes race on Friday; cars, trucks, UTVs race first half Saturday,

    second half Sunday with six total laps over 23.4-mile loop course for 140.4 total miles;

    s/f line east of Rancho Casian; info at www.SCOREInternational.com; televised on El Rey Network


         TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico— Prior to late, on-site registration on Wednesday and Thursday at the Real Inn Hotel in Tijuana, 121 total vehicles have been processed as official entries for this week’s internationally televised Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge, Round 3 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. Entries have been processed from 15 U.S. States and from 15 countries around the world.

    The event is being held in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, with pre-race festivities in the Zona Rio area of Tijuana and racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday east of Rancho Casian on the southeast outskirts of Tijuana.

    With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads from 14 U.S. States and 13 countries so far, the unique format, multi-day, multi-lap race has vehicles seperated into five groups each racing two separate sessions for a total of 140.4 miles (six laps over a 23.4-mile loop course).

    The spectator-friendly start/finish line area is located 2.3 miles east of Rancho Casian off of Boulevard 2000. All day racing, by groups, starts at 6:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday and at 8 a.m. (PT) on Saturday and Sunday. The marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division will start each day at 2:25 p.m. (PT)

    The popular race will air as a one-hour special on a date to be confirmed in the U.S. on the El Rey Network and the show will also be syndicated internationally.

    The colorful family-friendly Contingency and Manufacturer’s Midway will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Avenida Paseo de los Heroes, adjacent to the Real Inn Hotel, race headquarters, in the Zona Rio area of Tijuana.

    The start order for the second session for all classes will be an invert of the start order from the first session with the exception of late entries who will start behind the first group in each class.

    More information is available at www.score-international.com.

         With several more entries expected at late, on-site registration on Thursday, starting race week here is the expanded entry list, by starting order within each class with ages, hometowns, co-drivers/co-riders, vehicle make and vehicle engine…

    Tijuana 21st SCORE Desert Challenge

    Sept. 22-24, 2017—140.4 miles (6 laps, 23.4-mile loop course)

    Round 3 of four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship

    Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    Total Entries: 121 (as of 9/18/17)

    (from 15 U.S. States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,

    Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland)

    (starting order—from start draw, by class)


    Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

      SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)–

    16 Cameron Steele, 48, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado

    9 Josh Daniel, 42, Vista, Calif. (DOR-Armin Schwarz, 53, Austria (Germany), Chevy Silverado

    27 Jonathan Brenthel, 38, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy

    15 Billy Wilson, 32, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor

    4 Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Laguna, 26, Mexicali, Mexico (DOR-Justin Matney, 31, Bristol, Tenn.), Chevy Rally Truck

    3 Brent Bauman, 40, Riverside, Calif. (DOR-Mark Post, 59, Las Vegas), Ed Herbst, 55, Las Vegas/Kyle LeDuc, 34, Temecula, Calif., Ford F-150

    1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 22, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck

      SCORE TT LEGEND (Unlimited Production Trucks, Drivers over 50 years old)–

    5L Jeff Geiser, 52, Phoenix (DOR-Clyde Stacy, 72, Bristol, Va.), Chevy Rally Truck

      CLASS 1 (Unlimited open-wheel single or two-seaters)–

    168 Shelby Reid, 49, Apple Valley, Calif./Danny Ebberts, 35, Menifee, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy

    154 Ray Marentes, 23, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy

    150 Morgan Langley, 43, Santa Monica, Calif./Kory Halopoff, 34, Anaheim, Calif., ESM-Chevy

    113 Charles Townsley, 43, Lakeside, Calif., Chenowth-Subaru

    114 Al Torres, 32, Imperial Valley, Calif./Rogelio Ruiz, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy

    106 Ramon Bio, 18, Spring Valley, Calif. (DOR-Derek Fletcher, 32, Abingdon, Va.), Christyan Samano, 28, Ensenada, Mexico, Tatum-Chevy

    153 Brad Wilson, 28, Long Beach, Calif./ Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif./Justin Munyon, 30, San Clemente, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

    138 Brian Wilson, 32, Lakewood, Calif./Ronny Wilson, 55, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy

    104 Rob Archibald, 45, Lakeside, Calif./Martin Christensen, 48, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark)

      TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–

    250 John Langley, 74, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Zak Langley, 42, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mason-Chevy

    299 Charles Dorrance, 42, Austin, Texas/Dylan Herman, 27, Reno, Nev./Larry Job, 55, Henderson, Nev., Ford Raptor

    274 Elias Hanna, 34, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy 1500

    276 Gerardo Iribe, 40, Santa Ana, Calif./Gerardo J. Iribe, 18, Rosarito, Mexico, Chevy Silverado

    226 Neal Drickey, 39, Crescent, Iowa/Andy Raymond, 38, Crescent, Iowa, Ford F-150

    222 Pete Sohren, 52, Glendale, Ariz./Jason McNeil, San Diego, BajaLite-Chevy

    229 Brian Goldstein, 29, Beverly Hills, Calif./Matt McBride/Max McBride, Mason-Chevy

    227 Jonathan Brenthel, 38, Newport Beach, Calif./Jordan Brenthel, 29, Newport Beach, Calif., Brenthel-Chevy

    255 Lee Banning, 65, Laveen, Ariz./Chris Godfrey, 42, Phoenix/Steve Melton, 48, Buckeye, Ariz., Lee Banning Jr, 42, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Geiser-Chevy

    200 Chad Broughton, 22, Scotts Valley, Calif./Paul Broughton, 50, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy

      HAMMER TRUCK UNLIMITED (Unlimited Rock Crawler/Hammer Truck)–

    4449 Matt Burkett, 49, Fort Worth, Texas, Jeep CJ

    4401 Joshua Bertschy, 39, Springtown, Texas/Bart Dixon, 53, Vista, Calif./Mike Hales, 37, Rogers, Ariz., Wilder/JHF-Chevy

      CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)–

    1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 24, Temecula, Calif./Rafael Navarro III, 48, Temecula, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

    1062 J.J. Schnarr, 44, Reno, Nev./Eduardo Quinoz, Tijuana, Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy

    1092 Reinaldo Varela, 58, Brazil/Gustavo Gugelmin, 35, Brazil/Eric Stewart, Riverside, Calif., ESM-Honda

    1085 Justin Davis, 24, Chino Hills, Calif., Custom-Chevy

    1068 Cody Reid, 25, Apple Valley, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

    1023 Broc Dickerson, 16, Brawley, Calif./Jeff Dickerson, 42, Brawley, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

    1032 Chip Prescott, 53, Fallbrook, Calif./Troy Van Houten, 24, Escondido, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy

      CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)–

    844 Noah Ostanik, 45, Carlsbad, Calif./Steve Susral, 52, Escondido, Calif./Sean Hamilton, 45, San Diego, Ford F-150

    852 Spencer Morgan, 45, Chatanooga, Tenn./Gary Layendecker, 65, Laredo, Texas/Spencer Morgan Jr, 22, Chatanooga, Tenn., Ford F-150

      CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–

    1601 Roberto Romo, 36, Mexicali, Mexico/Ramon Perez, 34, Mexicali, Mexico, Romo

    1644 Cesar Fiscal, 33, Tijuana, Mexico/Fabian Fiscal, 32, Tijuana, Mexico/Carlos, Suarez, 38, Tijuana, Mexico, Romo

    1625 Eric Pavolka, 48, Sonoita, Ariz./David Ramsze, 57, Sonita, Ariz., Foddrill

    1603 Oscar Alvarez, 41, McAllen, Texas/Fernando Alvarez, 36, San Antonio, Texas/Ruly Palacios, 36, Monterrey, Mexico/Oscar Alvarez Ortiz, 73, McAllen, Texas, Romo

    1662 Rick Boyer, 62, Bakersfield, Calif./Chris Boyer, 29, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer

      SCORE LITES (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–

    1240 Miguel Bonilla, 46, Hermosillo, Mexico/Miguel Bonilla Valenzuela, 22, Hermosillo, Mexico/Fernando Mayoral, 34, Mexicali, Mexico/Mario Vargas, 31, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco

    1222 Rafael Aguirre, 38, Monterrey, Mexico/Felipe Martinez, 37, Monterrey, Mexico, Foddrill

    1204 Gus Pinuelas, 37, Mexicali, Mexico/Cesar de la Torre, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco

    1299 Vic Bruckmann, 44, Lemon Grove, Calif., Prill

       BAJA-e (EcoPowered Electric Cars)–

    E401 Andrea Peterhansel, 49, Switzerland (Germany)/Emma Clair, 41, France, ACCIONA car-EcoPowered

       CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)–

    501 Mark McNeil, 23, Tijuana, Mexico/Perry McNeil, 67, El Cajon, Calif.

    509 Jose Luis Lopez, 46, Mexicali, Mexico/Charlie Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico

    549 Ruben Hernandez, 43, Rosarito Beach, Mexico/Antonio Delgado, 34, Rosarito Beach, Mexico/Daniel Gandara, 37, Rosarito Beach, Mexico

      CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)–

    700 Dan Chamlee, 55, Santa Barbara, Calif./Kirk Kimball, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ford Ranger

    701 Brandon Walsh, 31, Encinitas, Calif./Cody Weaver, Springville, Pa./Donovan Walsh, Encinitas, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

    719 Mark Johnson, 58, Riverside, Calif./Norris Brown, 59, Jackson, Wyo./John Lee, 58, Morena Vally, Calif., Honda Ridgeline

      PRO UTV FI (Forced Induction, 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–

    2930 Sean Cook, 51, Citrus Heights, Calif./Hans Luenger, Cleveland, Ohio/Jesus Leon, Merida, Mexico/David Jackson, Las Vegas, Can-Am Maverick X3

    2971 Wayne Matlock, 39, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2904 Cory Sappington, 52, Peoria, Ariz./Scott Sappington, 53, Glendale, Ariz./Jason Flanders, 38, Phoenix, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo

    2975 Mike Cafro, 47, Fallbrook, Calif./Jamie Kirkpatrick, 36, Olympia, Wash., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2966 Rhys Millen, 45, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (New Zealand)/Tony Hartley, 45, Great Britain, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2919 Brandon Schueler, 28, Phoenix/Pat Stone 48, Payson, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2916 Cody Rahders, 22, Alpine, Calif./Kevin Sullivan, 31, Campo, Calif./Fernando Ramirez, 32, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2917 Derek Murray, 37, Eastvale, Calif./Aaron Juarez, Eastvale, Calif./William Kugel, Brea, Calif., Can-Am Maverick X3

    2905 Marc Burnett, 46, Lakeside, Calif./Fernando Flores, 35, Ensenada, Mexico, Can-Am Maverick X3

    2946 Jose Juarez, 34, Lemon Grove, Calif./Mario Almezcua, Polaris XP1000

    2910 Scott Trafton, 36, Alpine, Calif./Dave Price, 69, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2949 Alonzo Lopez, 43, Murrieta, Calif./Francisco Rodriguez, 45, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

    2982 Hammond Meredith, 36, Sheridan, Wyoming/Nathan Moreno, 26, Huntington Beach, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo

      PRO UTV (Naturally Aspirated, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–

    1998 Don Whittington, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Polaris RZR XP1000

    1950 JT Holmes, 37, Reno, Nev./Eric Clay, Reno, Nev., Polaris XP1000

    1955 Paul Champion, 45, Phoenix/Justin Smith, 46, Phoenix/Jeff Day, Phoenix/Travis Casteel, Phoenix, Polaris RZR XP1000

    1977 Javier Acosta, 40, San Diego/Rene Gutierrez, 32, San Diego, Polaris RZR XP1000

    1901 Greg Row, 54, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZR XP1000

    1954 Kristen Matlock, 36, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row, 28, Lakeside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000

      CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–

    555 Tomas A. Fernandez, 45, Laredo, Texas (Mexico)/Adrian Saucedo, 26, Monterrey, Mexico/Alejandro Guevara, 35, Ensenada, Mexico/Joaquin Fernandez, 34, Chihuahua, Mexico

    596 Mark Winston, 59, Golden, Colo./Andrew Farris, 43, Incline Village, Nev./Daniel Sanchez, 25, Tijuana, Mexico/Cesar Salono, 23, Rosarito, Mexico

    580 Luis Macias, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Isaac Torrecillas, 34, Ensenada, Mexico/Ivan Garcia, 47, Ensenada, Mexico/Marcos Melendrez, 38, San Diego

    567 Ernie Negrete,  44, San Diego/Luis Herrera/Christian Ortiz/Jorge Torres

    551 Juan Sanchez, 18, Tijuana, Mexico (DOR-Francisco Reyes, Tijuana, Mexico)

    599 Jorge Gutierrez, 40, El Cajon, Calif./Miguel De La Mora, 37, Westminster, Calif./Norman Garcia, 55, Chula Vista, Calif.

    550 Hector Hurtado, 38, Tijuana, Mexico/Sergio Lopez, 48/Fernando Flores/Oscar Shacon

      BAJA CHALLENGE (Spec, Subaru-powered Baja Touring Cars)–

    BC1  Matteo Bocelli, 20, Italy/Roger Norman, 54, Reno, Nev./Alberto Tomba, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

      CLASS 7SX (Open, production mini trucks)–

    741 Gerardo Novelo O., 52, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Novelo Jr, 26, Ensenada, Mexico/Jim Murphy, 60, Lomita, Calif./Jose Castro, 46, Ensenada, Mexico/Jesus Castro, 27, Ensenada, Mexico, Nissan Frontier

      CLASS 11 (stock VW sedan)–

    1121 Dennis Hollenbeck, 56, Ensenada, Mexico/Armando Salazar, 31, Ensenada, Mexico/Luis Vasquez, 25, Ensenada, Mexico

    1156 Art Penner, 61, Canada/Jereme Robinson, 35, Cyprus, Texas/Marco Carmona, 66, Ensenada, Mexico

    1111 Eric Solorzano, 57, Tijuana, Mexico/Eustacio Santa Cruz, 43, Tijuana, Mexico/Keith Langford, 38, San Diego/Dana Brown, 57, Hollywood, Calif.


      SPT TRUCK—

    1401 Brandon Walsh, 31, Encinitas, Calif./Cody Weaver, Springville, Penn./Donovan Walsh, Encinitas, Calif./Doug Boren, Temecula, Calif. , Toyota Tacoma


      PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (450cc or more)–

    33x Garrett Poucher, 34, Valencia, Calif./Michel Valenzuela, 29, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

    23x Mark Winkelman, 58, Cedar Hill, Texas/Austin Miller, 29, Austin, Texas/Grant Statley, 22, Jamul, Calif., Husqvarna 501

    66x Santiago Creel, 31, Mexico City, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

    1x Mark Samuels, 28, Yucca Valley, Calif./Colton Udall, 31, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ryan Penhall, 30, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X

    45x Shane Esposito, 43, Temecula, Calif. (ROR-Francisco Arredondo, 45, Guatemala), Honda CRF450X

    46x Max Eddy, 34, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X

    43x Roberto Villalobos, 28, Dulzura, Calif., Honda CRF450X

    3x Ray Dal Soglio, 26, Scottsdale, Ariz./Nic Garvin, 23, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Austin Myers, 24, Santa Ynez, Calif,Honda CRF450X

    44x Justin Morgan, 27, El Cajon, Calif., Honda CRF450X

      PRO MOTO LIMITED (449cc or less)–

    125x Fernando Beltran, 40, Ensenada, Mexico/Emanuel Verdugo, 33, Ensenada, Mexico/David Zarate, 27, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Rigoberto Gomez, 28, San Quintin, Mexico, Yamaha YZ250F

    100x Kevin Murphy, 37, Camarillo, Calif.(ROR-Jim O’Neal, 70, Simi Valley, Calif.)/Morgan Crawford, 34, Fresno, Calif./Jared Megla, Husqvarna 350

    160x Santiago Creel, 31, Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

    114x Rodolfo Patron, 37, Tijuana, Mexico/Philip Herrera, 19, Tijuana, Mexico/Willy Gaxiola, 25, Tecate, Mexico/Sergio Garza, 19, Tijuana, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

      PRO MOTO 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–

    360x Santiago Creel, 31,  Mexico City, Mexico/Larry Serna, San Luis Rio, Mexico/Alberto Heredia, Mexico City, Mexico, KTM 350EXC

    371x Roy Buelna, 49, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Buelna, 43, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Hale, 55, Ensenada, Mexico/Julio Gasper, 45, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha WR450

    303x Francisco Septien, 42, Ensenada, Mexico (ROR-Luis Gomez), Alberto Ruiz, 41, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

    300x Ryan Liebelt, 37, Reedley, Calif./Andrew Puckett, 35/Justin Schultz, 35, Lake Forest, Calif., Yamaha WR450

      PRO MOTO 40 (Riders over 40 years old)–

    411x Colie Potter, 48, Las Vegas/Paul Luce, 42, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X

    400x Jano Montoya, 46, Winter Garden, Fla./Francisco Septien, 42, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450EXC

      PRO MOTO 50 (Riders over 50 years old)–

    510x Giovanni Spinali, 51, El Cajon, Calif./Earl Roberts, Mexicali, Mexico/Troy Pearce, Ramona, Calif., Honda CRF450X

    500x Marty Gomez, 57, Randsburg, Calif./Tim Gomez, 60, Long Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X

    513x Bradley Loveday, 50, Alamo, Nev., Honda CRF450X

    549x Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif.(ROR-Robert Gates), Kawasaki KX450F

    550x Bill Sekeres, 56, Santa Clarita, Calif./Mike Prunty, 55, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X

      PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders)–

    721x Jose Armando Carassco, 27, Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Suzuki RMZ450X

    720x David Ibarra, 32, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda CRF450X

      PRO MOTO 60 (Riders over 60 years old)—

    600x Mark Hawley, 66, Anaheim, Calif./Andy Kirker, 61, Lake Forest, Calif./Bill Tarling, 64, Vista, Calif./Rod Hendrickson, 60, Boise, Idaho, Honda CRF450X

    609x Doug Smith, 61, Upland, Calif. (ROR-Donald Lewis)/Larry Engwall, 62, Santa Ana, Calif., Honda CRF450X


      PRO QUAD (450cc or more)–

    2a Donald Higbee, 49, Casper, Wyo./Jose Torres, 28, San Felipe, Mexico/Jeremy Gray, 30, Barstow, Calif., Can-Am Outlander

    13a Said Sanchez, 30, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R


      SPT M/C–

    223 x Mike Mettler, 43, Kunda, Idaho/Scott Macias, 52, Livermore, Calif., Yamaha YZ450FX

    247x Michael Boge, 62, Sandpoint, Idaho/Rory Whitney, 31, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KTM 350XCF

    277x Stephen Gholson, 51, Richlands, N.C./Justin Santariga, 46, Jacksonville, N.C./Lou Isabelle, 47, Richlands, N.C./John Givens, 53, Orlando, Fla., Honda CRF450X

      SPT QUAD–

    162a Angel Esquivias Garcia, 28, Tijuana, Mexico/Francisco Ruano, 25, San Diego , Honda TRX450R

    117a Erik Ruiz, 27, Tijuana, Mexico/Ramon Torres, 23, Valle de Trinidad, Mexico, Honda TRX450R