WHAT: 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race
Round 1 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship
WHEN: March 29-April 2, 2017
WHERE: San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (125 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)
WHO: Over 200 entries (25 U.S. States, Australia,Austria, Canada, Germany, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico)
COURSE:TOTAL MILEAGE: 271.9 miles (2 physical checkpoints, the finish line & approx. 80 virtual checkpoints).The ruggedly spectacular 271.9-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes for the first time on the Malecon. It runs 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 Chanate, Huatamote and Amarillo. There are two full stop checkpoints in addition to the start/finish line. Checkpoint 1 will be located at El Chinero and the second will be at Morelia Junction. The course also passes through La Ventana, Saldana and Borrego as well as the Diablo dry lake bed. There are two road crossings, both on Highway 3. The first is going north at km 192 after checkpoint 1 and the second one coming south near Borrego, crossing at km 179 on the highway.
Abelardo Grijalva; Tech Director—Art Savedra; Media Operations—Dominic Clark; Edward
Muncey—Special Advisor-Digital Media
TELECAST: To be produced as a one-hour special to air nationally on the El Rey Network.
Announcers: Mike Escamilla, Tavo Vildosola
BLACK BOXES: SCORE International Tracking provides both the required data recording and
tracking devices used on all entries in SCORE World Desert Championship events. SCORE
uses the Stella III System.
Live pre-race and race day internet coverage airs on www.score-international.com. SCORE’s tracking system will be accessed through the SCORE website.
On-site in the start/finish line area, fans will be able to enjoy the live coverage of the race displayed on SCOREvision, SCORE’s huge double-sided LED screens. Lead announcer is Rat Sult.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Raceline Wheels-Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, El Rey Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, CETTO Vineyards.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Ayuntamiento de Playas de
Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito.
TOP RACERS—SCORE Trophy Truck: 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 11 Rob MacCachren, 21 Gustavo Vildosola
Sr/Gustavo Vildosola Jr, 19 Tim Herbst, 3 Mark Post/Ed Herbst, 15 Billy Wilson, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 16 Cameron Steele, 4 Justin Matney, 45 Gary Magness, 50 Zak Langley, 40 Chris Miller, 13 Damen Jefferies, 6 Larry Connor, 85 Mike Lawrence, 50 Zak Langley, 30 Robbie Pierce; Class 1: 168 Shelby Reid, 153 Brad Wilson, 138 Brian Wilson, 150 Morgan Langley, 118 Ricardo Malo, 104 Rob Archibald, 150 Morgan Langley; Trophy Truck Spec: 200 Chad Broughton, 227 Jonathan Brenthel, 250 John Langley, 220 Craig Christy, 297 Bill McBeath; Class 10: 1000 Rafael Navarro IV, 1068 Cody Reid, 1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, 1085 Justin Davis; Class 1/2-1600: 1697 Jorge Sampietro, 1601 Roberto Romo, 1609 J. David Ruvalcaba; SCORE Lites: 1218 Miguel Tornel Z-A, 1229 Vic Bruckmann. 1202 Matias Arjona IV; Class 7: 700 Dan Chamlee, 704 Aaron Celiceo;Pro UTV FI: 2905 Marc Burnett, 2917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, 2904 Cory Sappington, 2971 Wayne Matlock, 2949 Alonso Lopez, 2919 Brandon Schueler, 2975 Mike Cafro; Pro UTV : 1954 Kristen Matlock, 1901 Greg Row; Class 5-1600: 555 Tomas Fernandez; CLASS 11: 1111 Eric Solorzano; Pro Moto Unlimited: 1x Mark Samuels, 45x Francisco Arredondo, 3x Ray Dal Soglio, 23x Mark Winkelman; CLASS 40: 400x Jano Montoya; CLASS 50: 510x Giovanni Spinali, Pro Moto Ironman: 702x Tony Gera; Pro Moto Limited:100x Jim O’Neal, 125x Fernando Beltran; Pro Quad: 2a Donal Higbee, 13a Said Sanchez
The 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship series features 38 Pro and 6 Sportsman Classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Class winners are determined along with the overall race winner in Pro Cars/Trucks, Pro Motorcycles, Pro UTVs and Pro Quads. General Class descriptions and numbers:
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks) 1-99
Trophy Truck Legend (Drivers over 50, Unlimited Production Trucks) 1-99
Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seat open-wheel race cars) 100-199