31 rugged racers earn 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards
for completing every mile of SCORE World Desert Championship
SCORE Awards Night to honor winners on Saturday, January 14 in San Diego;
Racers completed 1,709.92 race miles to earn Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards
ENSENADA, Mexico— After 1,709.92 dusty and grueling desert racing miles, 31 of the world’s best desert racers have survived the challenge of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship to earn coveted 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. The 31 racers, competing in 14 different classes in the series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, earned their prestigious honors by finishing every required mile in the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.
The 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship ended in mid-November with the 854.50-mile 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 that started and finished in Ensenada, Mexico.
SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 31st consecutive year. SCORE began including motorcycles, quads and Sportsman racers with the Pro Cars, Pro Trucks, and Pro UTVs in 2014. This year was the largest group in the history of the award with 31, eclipsing the previous high total of 30 that earned this award in 2013.
SCORE AWARDS NIGHT
A night of champions will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the SCORE Tech facility in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
The evening will salute the champions of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as honoring the 2016 SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year award winners and recognizing the 31 winners of the 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone awards.
Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the awards at 7:30 p.m. Additional information will be available at www.score-international.com.
Leading the way in the chase for 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards are three superlative stallions in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, two in the unlimited Class 1, two in Trophy Truck Spec, four in Class 10, two in Pro UTV FI (Forced Injection), three in Class 1/2-1600, four in Class 40 (motorcycle riders over 40 years old) and four in Pro Moto Unlimited.
“SCORE is privileged to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers and riders,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “For over three decades, SCORE has been very humbled to honor racers with the Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. SCORE racers are the toughest, most rugged racers on the planet and this most prestigious award has become iconic in our sport.”
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK/CLASS 1/CLASS 10
The three SCORE Trophy Truck thoroughbreds who galloped through every challenging race mile in 2016 were: Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (No. 1 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck), Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, (No. 15 Bevly Wilson Motorsports Chevy Silverado) and Gary Magness, Denver (No. 45 Mango Racing Ford F-150). SCORE Trophy Truck is the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Racers who earned the coveted award from Class 1 for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars were Jaime Huerta Jr, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico (No. 175, Tag-Chevy) and Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif. (No. 153, Jimco-Chevy).
The four drivers from the super-competitive Class 10 for single or two-seat open wheel desert race cars with limited engines. The Class 10 racers who won the award were Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif. (No. 1009, Alumi Craft-Chevy), Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif. (No. 1081 Alumi Craft-Chevy), Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico (No. 1088 Jimco-Honda) and Armando Boehme, Royce City, Texas (No. 1060 Jimco-Chevy).
Led by Brad Wilson, 11 of this year’s Red Kap SCORE Milestone Award winners have now earned this award more than once. It was the third SCORE Milestone Award for Wilson with each being in a different class as he earned one in Class 1/2-1600 in 2011 and his second in Class 10 in 2013 prior to this year’s milestone in Class 1.
Capturing their second Red Kap SCORE Milestone Award in 2016 were Billy Wilson, Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec), Navarro IV, Salgado, Derek Murray, Eastvale, Calif. (Pro UTV FI), Brandon Schueler, Phoenix (Pro UTV FI), Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif. (Pro Moto Unlimited), Colie Potter, Las Vegas (Pro Moto 40), Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas (Pro Moto 50) and Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico (Pro Quad).
The remaining 20 racers each earned their first Red Kap SCORE Milestone Award in 2016.
The 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship was comprised of the four SCORE Baja races—the 30th SCORE San Felipe 250, the 48th SCORE Baja 500, the Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge and the 49th SCORE Baja 1000.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway have once again been airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. The spectacular shows have featured not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue as part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2016 broadcast season, the SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will air as a full two-hour special for the second straight year.
ON THE AIR
2016 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecast-Sunday, April 17, 9 p.m. ET)
SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 24, 9 p.m. ET)
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Dana Brown, Dust2Glory has chronicled each of the four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. D2G, which began shooting at last year’s SCORE Baja 1000, and continued up close and personal coverage capturing the robust racers in their amazing adventures in Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula through all four spectacular 2016 races.
The four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the second time all four are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
31st SCORE San Felipe 250, March 30-April 2, San Felipe, Mexico
50th SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico to La Paz, Mexico
Official SCORE Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, Muck Daddy-Official Hand Cleaner, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Official SCORE Partners: 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, PCI Race Radios.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Vi Ayuntamiento de Playas de Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Secretary of Tourism.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.
2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards
(31 car, truck, UTV, M/C and quad racers who completed all 1,709.92 required miles
of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship)
SCORE Trophy Truck
Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Tecate, Mexico
Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas
Gary Magness, Denver
Jaime Huerta Jr, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif.
Trophy Truck Spec
Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif.
Gonzalo Pirron, Lancaster, Calif.
Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif.
Todd Winslow, Clovis, Calif.
Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico
Armando Boehme, Royce City, Texas
Ramon Bio, Spring Valley, Calif.
Ruben Sanudo, San Felipe, Mexico
Miguel Cortez, San Diego
Victor Cesena, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Pro UTV FI
Derek Murray, Eastvale, Calif.
Brandon Schueler, Phoenix
Alonzo Lopez, Murrieta, Calif.
Noe Gutierrez, Ensenada, Mexico
Pro Moto Unlimited
Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif.
Francisco Arredondo, Guatemala
Kevin Murphy, Fresno, Calif.
Ray Dal Soglio, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Pro Moto 40
Jano Montoya, , Winter Garden, Fla.
Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas
Colie Potter, Las Vegas
Craig Thompson, Fresno, Calif.
Pro Moto 50
Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas
Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico
Said Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico
Kristopher Harvey, Yuma, Ariz.
All-Time Red Kap SCORE Milestone Winners
SCORE racers who completed every required race mile.
(SCORE began including motorcycles, quads and Sportsman racers with the Pro Cars/Pro Trucks/UTVs in 2014)