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    May 26, 2018

     

    Internationally-televised

    ‘Mac Attack’ set to start first in SCORE Trophy Truck on Saturday

     At Golden Jubilee of BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500

     

    305 entries to date from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories Guam & Puerto Rico; Host Mexico, Andorra,

    Argentina, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Spain;

    Round 2 of four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship in Ensenada, Mexico;

    more golden info at http://score-international.com/raceinfo/2018-baja-500/

     

         ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—What was a forgone conclusion based on his winning the season opener in April, Las Vegas’ Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren will drive the first SCORE Trophy Truck to start the 4-wheel portion and Justin  Morgan, El Cajon, Calif., will ride the first motorcycle to start the first portion of next week’s Golden Anniversary of the legendary BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500.

    Pre-running on the rugged, race-record 542.12-mile course continues through Friday (June 1).

    Round 2 of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held next Tuesday through Sunday (May 29-June 3). The celebratory internationally-televised race will start and finish in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, located 80 miles south of San Diego.

    THE SCOOP

    It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (June 2) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 3:30 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 8 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around 11 hours, all vehicles will have a 22-hour time limit from the time each starts to become an official finisher.

    Nearly 350 vehicles, in classes for cars, trucks, utvs, motorcycles and quads, are expected at the start line with racers from as many as 35 U.S. States and 20 countries anticipated.

    Race title sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$25,000 contingency bonus to help commemorate this year’s race. King Shocks has posted an US$5,000 contingency bonus, Rancho Drivetrain Engineering is offering a $20,000 transmission as a contingency bonus and Tri-Ace Tires is also offering a US$25,000 contingency bonus.

    START DRAW

    SCORE announced prior to the start of the 2018 season that the finishing order from April’s 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250 would determine the start order for this race for those that raced in San Felipe and entered this race in time. Separate drawings were held for entries that did not finish in San Felipe and another start draw for all entries that didn’t race in San Felipe.

    After winning the season-opener for his 16th career SCORE Trophy Truck win, MacCachren will start first in his No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-250 (builder Geiser Bros).  Based on the finishing order in San Felipe, following MacCachren into the Baja desert will be Cameron Steele, second in the No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado (Geiser) and after that three third-generation members of San Diego’s McMillin ‘Dynasty in the Desert’ will start third, fourth and sixth.

    Third off the line will be Luke McMillin, 25, of San Diego, in the No. 83 Ford-150 (Racer), fourth will be defending SCORE Baja 500 overall champion Andy McMillin, 31, of San Diego, in the No. 31 Chevy Silverado (Mason) and the sixth starter will be the team of Dan McMillin, 30, of La Mesa, Calif./Larry Roeseler, 61, Boulevard, Calif., in the No. 23 Ford F-150 (Racer).

    Starting fifth will be Ryan Arciero, 44, Lake Forest, Calif., in the No. 32 Ford F-150 (Herbst-Smith).

    For the motorcycles, Morgan and co-riders Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif. and Justin Jones, Murrieta, Calif., will be the first vehicle off the line in their No. 7x Monster Energy Honda CRF450X.

    THE COUNT

    The total of 305 entries to date heading into this week’s late, on-site registration have come from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories-Guam and Puerto Rico along with 14 total countries–host country Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru and Spain.

    States among the field range so far from Alaska, Hawaii, California, Washington and Oregon in the Pacific West, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico in the Mountain West, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut in the Northeast, Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas and Texas in the Midwest and Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in the South.

    The marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 950-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks has 35 official entries.

    Other classes with double-figure entries besides SCORE Trophy Truck with 35 are Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 37 entries, Trophy Truck Spec with 25, Class 10 with 22, SCORE Lites with 20, Sportsman Moto with 19, the unlimited Class 1 with 13 Class 5-1600 with 11 and with 10 each are Class 1/2-1600, Class 11 and Pro Moto 30.

    MAJOR PINCH-HITTER

    While three-time SCORE Baja 500 overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner Bryce Menzies, 30, of Las Vegas, continues to recover from a broken back, driving the majority if not all of next Saturday’s race will be legendary French Rally Racer Cyril Despres who is a five-time motorcycle overall winner of the Dakar Rally-Raid. Despress, 44, who lives in Andorra, has driven the last three years in the Dakar Rally for the powerful Peugeot factory team, finishing on the podium in third place in 2017.

    Menzies and Despres will drive the No. 7 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor.

    AT THE RIVIERA…

    The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the SCORE Baja 500. Racer registration and media registration will both be held in the Red Room on WednesdayThursday and Friday (May 30-31June 1).

    Racer registration will be held on Wednesday (May 30) from Noon to 8 p.m. PDT along with 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday (May 31) andFriday (June 1). On Friday, no new entries will be accepted after 4 p.m.

    Media registration the Red Room will be held on Wednesday (May 30) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday(May 31) and Friday (June 1).

    The SCORE Media Center will be in the Red Room during the race (June 2-3) with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking displays including unofficial elapsed times.

    In the Cathedral Room at the Riviera will be pre-race media conference at 11:30 a.m. PDT as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting at 7 p.m. PDT on Friday (June 1). The post-race awards celebration will also be in the Cathedral Room at noon PDT on Sunday (June 3).

    The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero.

    SCOREscope

    Below is the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule. For the third consecutive year all four races are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:

    • 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 4-April 8, San Felipe, Mexico
    • 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 3, Ensenada Mexico
    • Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 19-23, Tijuana, Mexico
    • 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico

    SCORE SPONSORS…

    Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and official race title sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 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, 4 Wheel Parts, 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.

    Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.

    For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.

    50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500

    May 29-June 3, 2018—542.12 miles–Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

    Total Entries: 305 (as of 5/26/18) 

    Late, on-site Registration–WednesdayThursdayFriday in Ensenada

    (from 32 U.S. States, U.S. Territories-Guam & Puerto Rico, Host Mexico, Andorra, Argentina, Austria,

    Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Spain)

    (start order, by class)

    Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

    Vehicle Number, Driver/Rider of Record

    SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (35)

    11 Rob MacCachren

    16 Cameron Steele

    83 Luke McMillin

    31 Andy McMillin

    32 Ryan Arciero

    23 Dan McMillin

    10 Alan Ampudia

    7 Bryce Menzies

    40 Chris Miller

    19 Tim Herbst

    18 Juan C. Lopez

    *12L Gustavo Vildosola Sr

    26 Dave Taylor

    6 Larry Connor

    *5L Clyde Stacy

    30 Robbie Pierce

    85 Mike Lawrence

    77 Robby Gordon

    15 Billy Wilson

    1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez

    97 B.J. Baldwin

    45 Gary Magness

    54 Troy Herbst

    4 Justin Matney

    50 Zak Langley

    60 Cole Potts

    87 Dallas Lutrell

    95 Victor Gruber

    44 Jayson Strachan

    *81L David Westhem

    57 Mike Palmer

    27 Jonathan Brenthel

    72 Aaron Ciliceo

    56 Ruben Ledezma

    *72L Rob Reinertson-RS

    *SCORE TT LEGEND

    CLASS 1 (13)

    185 Justin Davis

    100 Brian Wilson

    153 Brad Wilson

    155 Brad Vicic

    168 Shelby Reid

    106 Derek Fletcher

    129 Brandon Bailey

    150 Morgan Langley

    139 Jeff Sanca

    114 Al Torres

    109 Tony Murray

    187 Ryan Sharman

    127 Brian Parkhouse-RS

    TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (25)

    295 William Hedrick Jr

    242 Bryce Swaim

    291 Rafael Navarro IV

    200 Elias Hanna

    225 Brian Trotter

    266 Scott Biernot

    252 Gonzalo Pirron

    250 John Langley

    204 Sara Price

    276 Gerardo Iribe

    234 Jason McNeil

    273 Jordan Brenthel

    258 Chasen Gaunt

    211 Pat Sims

    232 Chelsea Magness

    277 Rod Lewis

    208 Andrew Entwistle

    212 Case Swenson

    220 Craig Christy

    243 Noah Ostanik

    267 Hammond Meredith

    205 Joe Delucie

    245 Mark Winkelman

    269 John Lehman

    210 Ted Moncure-RS

    CLASS 10 (22)

    1008 Chase Warren

    1036 Corey Goin

    1068 Cody Reid

    1011 Cesar Cuevas

    1081 Todd Winslow

    1062 J.J. Schnarr

    1078 Augie Cortez

    1048 Kevin Price

    1049 Ty Godde

    1066 Dave Mason Jr

    1023 Broc Dickerson

    1063 Ruben Torres

    1016 Hiram Duran

    1002 Clay Lawrence

    1022 Rafael Aguirre

    1088 Adam McCollum

    1071 Mike Lund

    1031 Brent Peterson

    1040 Matt Rusich

    1025 Nathan Martino

    1072 Karl Ebdrup

    1073 Richard Glaszczak

    HAMMER TRUCK UNLTD (2)

    4422 Casey Currie

    4400 Joshua Bertschy

    CLASS 8 (5)

    894 Vincent Munoz

    869 Juan Carlos Calderon

    852 Spencer Morgan

    804 Jayson Walmsley

    802 Jared Adame

    CLASS 1/2-1600 (10)

    1614 Bruce Yee

    1603 Oscar Alvarez

    1613 Dana Jussila

    1625 Eric Pavolka

    1637 Daniel Pacheco

    1605 Miguel Cortez

    1621 Christopher Sanchez-4th RS

    1609 J. David Ruvalcaba-3rd RS

    1644 Cesar Fiscal-2nd RS

    1678 Gustavo Avina-1st RS

    SCORE LITES (20)

    1210 Luis Barragan

    1258 Jeremy Davis

    1240 Miguel Bonilla

    1236 Guillermo Arteaga

    1255 Darren Walsh

    1212 Martin Lazarraga

    1206 Freddie Willert

    1213 Marco Gallo

    1201 Mario Alcala

    1202 Matias Arjona IV

    1216 Matt Ferrato

    1274 Mike Aguilar

    1247 Wes McKenzie

    1238 Robert Illian

    1218 Gustavo Pinuelas Jr

    1208 Rich Roberts

    1203 Oliver Flemate-4th RS

    1225 Eliat Cabrales-3rd RS

    1257 Michael Cooper-2nd RS

    1237 Jesus de la Torre-1st RS

    CLASS 7 (4)

    711 Carlos Diaz

    700 Dan Chamlee

    717 Mike Perez

    709 Jeff Proctor

    CLASS 7F (2)

    701F Brandon Walsh

    712F Francisco Ibarra

    CLASS 5 (5)

    501 Mark McNeil

    524 Ben Swift

    525 Tony Steingraber

    527 Dustin Grabowski

    507 Greg Sullivan-1st RS

    Pro UTV FI (37)

    2971 Wayne Matlock

    2904 Cory Sappington

    2916 Cody Rahders

    2937 Alex Nicholas

    2940 Erick Kozin

    2912 Tony Riggs

    2919 Brandon Schueler

    2900 Marc Burnett

    2910 Scott Trafton

    2922 Aldo Salazar

    2950 Rodrigo Elorduy

    2983 Nicholas Gurries

    2930 Sean Cook

    2989 Wes Miller

    2975 Mike Cafro

    2966 Rhys Millen

    2917 Derek Murray

    2981 Jesse Combs

    2918 Justin Lambert

    2948 Matt Burroughs

    2967 Anthony Perez

    2936 Jacob Carver

    2915 Juan Olmos

    2906 Phil Blurton

    2924 Lacrecia Beurrier

    2951 Robert Beuchat

    2978 Luis Fortanel

    2931 Craig Scanlon

    2946 Jose Juarez

    2986 Tomas Sallvin

    2913 Branden Sims

    2968 Christine Giampaoli Zonca

    2980 Rodney Pyburn

    2988 Jorge Vela

    2995 Daniel Parker

    2949 Alonso Lopez-2nd RS

    2903 Juan Martinez-1st RS

    Pro UTV (12)

    1954 Kristen Matlock

    1955 Paul Champion

    1995 Kaden Wells

    1998 Don Whittington

    1962 Dodge Poelman

    1906 Mark Levrett

    1985 Adrian Orellana

    1958 George Felix

    1939 Dan Fresh

    1920 Roberto Ruiz

    1968 Greg Row-2nd RS

    1966 Steve Nottoli-1st RS

    Pro UTV UNLTD (3)

    1872 Jesus Mendez Jr

    1867 Erik Davis

    1898 Johnny Estes-RS

    CLASS 5-1600 (11)

    577 Luis Herrera

    557 Mario Ledezma

    596 Mark Winston

    560 Ruben Vizcarra

    580 Luis Macias

    562 David Heredia

    553 Cesar Iniguez-4th RS

    559 Alejandro Medina-3rd RS

    597 Enrique Zazueta Jr-2nd RS

    582 Rodolfo Martinez-1st RS

    Baja-e (1)

    E402 Raul Rodriguez Jr

    BAJA CHALLENGE (4)

    BC1 Eric Tedder

    BC3 James Scully

    BC4 Edward Muncey

    BC2 Mary Scheible

    PROTRUCK (0)

    STOCK FULL (1)

    8125 Marc Stein

    CLASS 7SX (3)

    750 Sean Whalen

    748 Johanna Rodriguez

    740 Gerardo Novelo

    VINTAGE TRAILBLAZER (3)

    V800 Mario Alesi

    V911 Timothy Vail

    V129 Peter Alesi Jr

    CLASS 11 (11)

    1156 Art Penner

    1100 Dennis Hollenbeck

    1111 Eric Solorzano

    1149 Victor Esparza

    1104 Viry Felix

    1115 Kevin Bradburn

    1129 Luis Gonzalez

    1188 Elmer Cayetano

    1113 Mario Vazquez

    1168 Robert Shanaberger-2nd RS

    1164 John Marshall-1st RS

    Sportsman

    SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK (1)

    1492 Mark Stevens

    SPT BUGGY (3)

    1500 Ricardo Rodriguez

    1516 Juan Naranjo

    1521 Pat Bell

    SPT LIMITED TRUCK (0)

    SPT UTV UNLIMITED (1)

    1818 Jessalyn Farrington

    SPT UTV STOCK FI (2)

    3929 Shane Redline

    3937 Brad Lovell

    SPT UTV STOCK NA (1)

    3975 Torrey Rush

    Pro Motorcycles

    PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (9)

    7x Justin Morgan

    66x Santiago Creel

    4x Santiago Creel

    1x Shane Esposito

    3x Garrett Poucher

    17x Wyatt Brittner

    69x Kenny Wilson

    19x Scott Myers

    82x Tanner Dutton

    PRO MOTO 40 (2)

    400x Jano Montoya

    402x Michael Wolff

    PRO MOTO 30 (10)

    360x Santiago Creel

    300x Ryan Liebelt

    303x Luis M. Gomez

    333x Chad Thornton

    304x Chris Racan

    301x Chris Kassity

    365x Nick Lanning

    323x Jaime Aguilar

    357x Terrence Montelongo

    377x Justin Hansen

    PRO MOTO 50 (3)

    510x Giovanni Spinali

    506x Mark Adams

    550x Bill Sekers

    PRO MOTO LIMITED (5)

    100x Santiago Creel

    151x Juan Lopez

    125x Fernando Beltran

    106x Philip Jaramillo

    110x Carlos Miranda

    PRO MOTO IRONMAN (7)

    730x Francisco Septien

    706x Kevin Daniels

    722x Liz Karcz

    714x Lawrence Janesky

    721x Jose Carrasco

    775x Tanner Janesky

    799x Tomer Tal

     

    PRO MOTO 60 (3)

    649x Guy Laycraft

    602x Oscar Ochoa

    608x Eizaburo Karaswa

    Pro Quads

    Pro Quad (2)

    15a Juan Sanchez

    1a Said Sanchez

    Sportsman

    SPT QUAD (8)

    110a Danny Magdalena

    187a Diego Beltran

    148a Alejandro Amador

    122a Sergio Gutierrez

    150a Richard Epperson

    107a Bennie Beltran

    123a Ismael Hernandez

    103a Oskar Espinoza

    SPT M/C (19)

    238x Rolando Cabrera

    284x Shane Schorno

    200x Miguel Pena

    213x Bradley Loveday

    212x Carlos Silva

    216x Luke Berlet

    275x Eric Saltzer

    232x Giovanni Perez

    226x Jeremy Baker

    250x Alimirio Amado

    237x Bobby Wilbanks

    228x Scott McIntosh

    236x Tadao Ezure

    287x Alexis Velardo

    235x Brad Baker

    225x Alberto Morales

    210x Arturo Parada

    201x R. Hank Salyer

    247x Michael Boge