Saturday, March 15, 2008

San Felipe 250 Photo Update

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Duncan Hunter San Diego Off-Roader Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2008 CONTACT: Joe Kasper (202) 225-5672


California State Director of the Bureau of Land Management to attend

El Cajon – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 22nd at 9 AM PT, to discuss issues involving the off-roading community. Congressman Hunter will also be joined by special guest Mike Pool, the California State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Topic and Guests: San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter and State BLM Director Mike Pool will discuss a variety of issues with the off-roading community;

Date and Time: Saturday, March 22, 2008, from 9 AM PT to 11 AM PT;

Location: Cuyamaca College Student Center in El Cajon (900 Rancho San Diego Parkway), Conference Rooms 1207 and 1208.

Parking is available in Student Lot #4, as indicated by the attached map of the Cuyamaca campus.

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Michael Harrison
Senior Legislative Assistant
Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52)
1870 Cordell Court, Suite #206
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 448-5201

9 Mexican Officers Heading To Prison

MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican judge has ordered nine former police officers to serve prison sentences ranging from four to 46 years for killing and kidnapping under orders of the Tijuana-based Arellano-Felix drug cartel.

Authorities said Tuesday that the men were members of a group of cartel enforcers known as "the Black Commando." Authorities said they worked as police officers in Ensenada, about 70 miles south of San Diego, when they were arrested in 2005.

The Arellano-Felix cartel emerged as a drug-trafficking powerhouse in the 1980s in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, when it recruited dozens of police into its ranks and paid millions of dollars in bribes to law enforcement and military personnel.

The cartel's influence is widely believed to have waned in recent years as its leaders have been killed or captured.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Past winners Post/MacCachren, Cadiente, Bell/Campbell, Hengeveld, Cody among over 280 entries in 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

March 11, 2008
This weekend in Mexico
Past winners Post/MacCachren, Cadiente, Bell/Campbell, Hengeveld,
Cody among over 280 entries in 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Totally Off-Road Radio show ( to air live
Pre-race show Wednesday, audio streaming from event on

LOS ANGELES—Led by last year’s overall winners Mark Post/Rob MacCachren and Robby Bell, four of the last five overall 4-wheel champs and the last 10 motorcycle winners are ready for a unique ‘spring break’ this weekend at the 22nd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.
Round 2 of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series will be held Saturday in Mexico’s quaint and picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, a noted haven for ‘spring breakers’, located on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
Featuring the third-most entries in the event’s 22-year history, over 280 entries from 20 states and six countries will compete in 27 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the 232-mile race. The green flag will drop at 6 a.m. (PST) on Saturday, March 15, for the motorcycle and ATV classes, followed three hours later by the car and truck classes at approximately 10 a.m. (PST) The start line for the race will once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. The race will finish just south of the Arches, directly behind the Cerveza Tecate building. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with a 10-hour time limit to become an official finisher.
Following January’s season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, America’s Foremost Desert Racing Series will visit Mexico for the first of three races in 2008.
Post, Laguna Beach, Calif., and MacCachren, Las Vegas, are the defending overall and 4-Wheel winners of the popular spring race in the No. 1 Riviera Racing Ford F-150 in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division for 800-horsepower, hi-tech, unlimited production trucks while Bell has been the overall Motorcycle and Class 22 winner the last two year’s on the No. 1x Honda CRF450X.
Between them, team owner Post (with three) and MacCachren (6) have nine class wins in this race, and they have been part of four overall titles. Post won this race Overall in Class 1 in 1998 and in 2004 in SCORE Trophy-Truck with Jerry Whelchel as his second driver and last year with MacCachren as his second driver.
MacCachren, who was recently honored as the 2007 Dirt Sports Magazine Driver of the Year, also won as the second driver for Mexico’s Gus Vildosola in 2003 when that pair captured the overall.
This will be Riviera Racing’s first trip back to Baja since winning last year’s amazing 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the arduous adventure with 424 starters that covered 1,296 miles from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. The win clinched both the 2007 SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck season point championships for the Southern California-based Riviera Racing team.
Bell, Sun City, Calif., won the motorcycle title in this race the last two year’s with injured teammate Kendall Norman. Replacing Norman as the second rider for this race is team owner Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. (Johnny Campbell Racing), who has seven class wins, including six overalls with three different co-riders.
Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., won this race overall and in SCORE Trophy-Truck in 2006 as a SCORE rookie in the No. 38 GNR Racing Ford F-150 and Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., won the motorcycle and Class 22 race in this event four times. In 2001, Hengeveld won with Jonah Street as his co-rider and repeated in 2002, 2003 and 2004 with Campbell has his co-rider.
Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., won the motorcycle and Class 22 race in San Felipe in 2005 with Chris Blais and Andy Grider on a KTM, breaking the eight-year win streak of the factory Honda teams. This year he will lead a team on the No. 2x Red Bull KTM 530XCRW with David Pearson, Las Vegas and David Kamo, New Plymouth, Idaho, as co-riders.
Vildosola, Mexicali, is racing this year as the second driver for his son Gus Vildosola Jr., in the No. 4 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 in the SCORE Trophy-Truck division.
Among the other racers entered this year who have been very successful in this race are Jim O’Neal, Eric Solorzano, Donald Moss, John Griffin and Adam Pfankuch.
O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif., is an age-group motorcycle rider who has put together eight winning teams in the last seven years in San Felipe. O’Neal is the all-time co-leader for class wins in this race, tied with Dan Smith. Going for double class wins again (he won two in 2005), O’Neal will lead teams in both Class 30 and Class 50 this year on Hondas.
Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, has seven wins in Class 11 for stock VW Sedans while Moss, Sacramento, Calif., has five wins in the last six years in Class 3 in his sturdy Ford Bronco.
Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif., in Stock Full and Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., in Class 1-2/1600, both have four class wins in San Felipe. This year, Griffin will again race with Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif., in a Ford F-350, while Pfankuch will drive a VW-powered Mirage.
Arizona veteran desert racer Pete Sohren and Southern California’s rising star Robby Bell received the pole positions for four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles in the computerized drawing for starting positions in late February. Sohren races in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division while Bell competes in Class 22 for open motorcycles.
Drawing the first starting slot for the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars is defending season point champion Billy Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif. Riding the first ATV off the line will be defending SCORE Overall ATV and Class 25 point Champion Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif.
Sohren, 43, of Glendale, Ariz., is a veteran SCORE desert racer who has won Class 5 (unlimited VW Baja Bugs) twice in this race (1997 and 2001). He now drives the No. 2 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck, finishing eighth in season points last year after a solid fourth-place finish in the 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
With 20 entries so far, Sohren will lead a strong field in SCORE Trophy-Truck that features many of the world’s top desert racers. SCORE Trophy-Trucks have won the overall in San Felipe 12 times in the 14-year history of the marquee racing class.
To date, Class 1-2/600 has the most entries with 29 followed by SCORE Trophy-Truck and, Class 1 with 20 each, SCORE Lite with 17 and Class 5/1600 with 12. Late registration will be accepted up until race morning.
Among the Pro Motorcycle classes, Class 22 (open) has 13 entries while Class 21 (under 250cc) and Class 30 (riders 30 years and over) have eight each. In the Pro ATV classes so far Class 24 (under 250cc) has 13 and Class 25 (open) has 12.
Gasper, 40, who won last season’s SCORE Class 1 season point championship with his brother Dave, will drive the No. 100 Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car in Class 1.
Helping Prather, 27, lead the ATV entries off the line in a Honda TRX450R will be riding mates Mike Cafro, 37, Bonsall, Calif., Levi Marana, 22, Hemet, Calif., and Chad Prull, 32, Laveen, Ariz.
Pre-race festivities at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 will include the colorful SCORE Midway and tech inspection on the Malecon beachfront in downtown alongside the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday.
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, the awards celebration will be held in the Plaza on the Malecon.
The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen Point Leader Bonus (part of the season-long $100,000 VW cash contingency program) and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards for car and truck racers who complete every required mile of the season.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuels/Bryant Petroleum-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull--official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
Associate sponsors for the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 are the Tourism and Convention Bureau of Mexicali/San Felipe, and Cotuco.
The race annually provides a greater economic impact to San Felipe than the entire month-long ‘Spring Break’.
For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series at

Speed Technologies Gets Ready for the SCORE TECATE BAJA 250


RENO, NV (March 7th, 2008)--Speed Technologies, one of the nation’s largest and foremost off-road race teams, will be competing March 14th & 15th in the Tecate SCORE Baja 250 for the first time since the team’s inception in 2006. The race, taking place in small village of San Felipe, Mexico, tackles a mixture of moguls, sand, silt, canyons, washes and rocks over the entire 232 mile course.
“Mexico takes some extra preparation,” said team crew chief Phil Johnson. “We’re taking over 40 people, two race cars, two race bikes and plenty of extra parts to make sure that we’re ready to tackle all that the Tecate SCORE Baja 250 has to offer.”
Speed Technologies will be racing the Dominator and the HMS Avenger in the Class 1 section as well as a 250 and 500 CC bike in the motorcycle section of the race. Team owner, John Harrah, along with John Hearder will be racing the Dominator and drivers Chuck Dempsey and Mark Levrett will be racing the HMS Avenger. The 500 will be driven by Cody Wallace, Adam Thissen and Robert Underwood and the 250 will be driven by Cody Knight, Martin Kite and Ryan Toomey. The team will have nine chase trucks at the race—as safety is always a first priority for Speed Technologies.
“We feel very confident about the Tecate SCORE Baja 250, “said team owner and driver John Harrah. “We’ve been preparing for this race and feel confident that we’ll start out strong and finish this challenging race.”

About Speed Technologies
Established in 2006 Speed Technologies is owned by John Harrah and headquartered in Reno, NV at Ranch Harrah. The team operates both an off-road racing team and motocross team. Competing in both the SCORE Desert Series and the Best in the Desert, Speed Technologies is a full-time operation supported by a full time staff as well as additional chase and safety crews. Speed Technologies is committed to safety both on and off the track. For more information on Speed Technologies please or call 775-851-7492.

San Felipe 250 Expanded Entries

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123

March 10, 2008

(NOTE: With on-site late registration Friday and Saturday morning providing an anticpated 10-15 more entries, following is the current expanded entry list of 273 cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs for this weekend's 22nd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, Round 2 of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series.

22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250
Round 2 of 2008 SCORE Desert Series
March 14-16—San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
OFFICIAL ENTRIES-273 (as of 3-10/08)
(from 20 States, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Italy & Germany)
(By Class Starting Order)

Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)--
2 Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
1 Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
97 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Cadillac Escalade
38 Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
4 Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150
33 Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., Toyota Tundra
96 Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
7 Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif., Ford F-150
12 Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Dodge Ram 1500
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
55 Luis Wallace, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Ford F-150
85 Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz., Chevy C1500
35 Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado
54 Jesse James, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chevy 1500
8 Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150
22 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado
39 Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
32 Juan C. Ibarra, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150
42 Will Staats Jr., Valencia, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)--
100 Bill Gasper, 40, Chino Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy
101 Dale Lenk, Newport Beach, Calif./Randy Perry, Santa Ana, Calif., Penhall-Chevy
102 Brian Hudson, Westminister, Calif., Hustler-Chevy
103 Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif./Tom Ridings, Long Beach, Calif. Jimco-Chevy
104 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-BMW
105 John Harrah, Reno, Nev., Jimco-Dodge
106 Eric Chase, San Diego/Stuart Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy
107 B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
108 Chuck Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., HMS-Chevy
109 Jeff Farris, Kerman, Calif., HMS-Chevy, BFG Tires
110 Luis Ramirez Jr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, HMS-Chevy
111 Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
112 Paul Keller, El Cajon, Calif./Steve Willonberg, Lakeside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
113 Josh Rigsby/Steve Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy
114 Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Brad Etter, Villa Park, Calif., Porter-Chevy
115 Enrique Bujanda, Socorro, Texas/Hector Trillo, Canutillo, Texas, Porter-Chevy
116 Robert Ross, Chula Vista, Calif./Raymond Potter, Anaheim, Calif., Potter-Chevy
117 Alex Almaraz, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Chevy
148 Barry Karakas, Oak Hills, Calif./Andrew Birchard, Beaumont, Calif., BKFab-Chevy
149 Craig Bouman, Newport Beach, Calif./Damon Way, Laguna Beach, Calif., Porter-Ford
CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)--
1601 Brent Parkhouse/Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage
1602 Cory Boyer/Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif./Fernie Padilla, Las Vegas, Lohringer
1603 Jorge Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1604 Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Amplified
1605 Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico
1606 Luis Martinez, Mexicali, Mexico/Victor Lugo, Calexico, Calif., Mayoral
1607 Pacho Garcia, Sonoyta, Mexico, Curry
1608 Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Armando Boehme, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Curry
1609 Arturo Velazco, Banning, Calif./Steve Cruz, San Diego/Abel Velazco, Banning, Calif., Porter
1610 Ramiro Escobedo/Sergio Romo, Tijuana, Mexico, Fraley
1600 Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer
1612 Ricardo Cons/Marco Frecoro, Mexicali, Mexico, Ventura
1613 Edgar Avalos, El Paso, Texas/Oscar Rejeda, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Kreger
1614 Armando Avila, Horizon, Texas/Enrique Armendoriz, Cd Juarez, Mexico, Jimco
1616 Alex Navarrete/Leonardo Navarrete, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco
1617 Blaise Jackson, Fallbrook, Calif., Meco
1618 Adrian Soto, El Paso, Texas/Gustavo Vicencio, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Jimco
1619 Edgar Alvarez Jr. /Edgr Alvarez Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1620 Martin Shuster, Daytona Beach, Fla./David Romeo, Orman Beach, Fla., Jormanwerks
1621 Eric Duran/Evan Duran/Edwin Carrillo, Tecate, Calif., Neth
1642 Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif., Jimco
1643 Ray Files/Josh Tieman, Carlsbad, Calif., MetalWorks
1644 Carlos Montalvan/Angel Gonzalez, Tecate, Calif.
1645 Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Mirage
1646 Eliseo Garcia, San Ysidro, Calif./Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay
1647 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr. /Arnoldo Gutierrez Sr., Mexicali, Mexico
1648 Juan Gallo/Marco Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Curry
1649 Josue Delgado/Manuel Delgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Banda
CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)--
301 Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco
302 Alejandro Cancino/Javier Cancino, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Explorer
CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)--
501 Kevin Carr, San Diego, Lothringer
502 George Seeley, Glendale, Calif.
503 Pietro Brassea/Ivan Pacheco, Mexicali, Mexico
519 Carlos Albanez/Luivan Voelker, Mexicali, Mexico
CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)--
551 Pedro Athie/Manuel Meza, Ensenada, Mexico
552 Ernie Negrete, San Ysidro, Calif./Oscar Venagas, Rosarito, Mexico
553 Gustavo Avina, Ensenada, Mexico/Lucio Avinn, Chula Vista, Calif.
554 Trevor Anderson/Mark Anderson, Carlsbad, Calif.
555 Tommy Craft, El Cajon, Calif./Ron Craft, Santee, Calif.
550 Mario Reynoso/Francisco Reynoso, Tijuana, Mexico
557 Alonso Angulo/Jose Mendoza, Ensenada, Mexico
575 Saul Garcia/Glisero Hernandez, Hemet, Calif.
576 Ernesto Arambula/Ezequiel Mendoza, Ensenada, Mexico
577 Jose Montoya/Jesus Alonso, Ensenada, Mexico
578 Enrique Zazueta Jr. /Enrique Zazueta Sr., La Paz, Mexico
579 Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico
CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)--
700 Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
701 Brandon Walsh/Travis Freedman, Salome, Ariz., Toyota Tacoma
702 Sergio Torres/Everardo Fierro, San Diego, Ford Ranger
703 Jose Gonzalez/Jonatan Quintero, Mexicali, Mexico
713 A.J. Rodriguez, Perris, Calif., Ford Ranger
714 Rick Battey/Joshua Battey, Grants Pass, Ore., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)--
740 Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger
741 Alberto Iriarte/Benjamin Arreda, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Ranger
742 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Tim Lawrence, Santee, Calif., Ford Ranger\
744 Kurt Youngs, La Verne, Calif./Raymond MacChesney, Azusa, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
745 Trevor Turley/Norm Turley, Long Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger
756 Gerardo Novelo, Ensenada, Mexico, Nissan Frontier
758 John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif./Mark Landersman, Temecula, Calif., Ford Ranger
759 Ted Moncure/Doug Hood, Long Beach, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)--
801 Rodrigo AmpudiaJr. /Rodrigo Ampudia Sr., Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150
802 Noah Ostanik, Encinitas, Calif./Steve Wolcott, San Diego, Ford F-150
803 Beny Canela, Indio, Calif./Dennis Milner, Palm Springs, Calif., Ford F-150
804 Juan Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico
839 Dean Wayman, Hawthorne, Calif./James Connelly, North Hollywood, Calif., Ford F-150
CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)--
949 Daniel Reyes Jr., Calexico, Calif./Hector Ortega, Tijuana, Mexico, Venegas
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)--
1001 Mark Hutchins/C.J. Hutchins, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda
1002 Brendan Fikes, Midland, Texas/Pierre Lauie, Dallas, Porter-Honda
1003 Mike Lawrence/Anthony Lopiccalo, Brea, Calif., Lothringer-VW
1004 Javier Buelna, Ejido Echizera, Mexico
1005 Rocky Merino, Rosarito, Mexico, RPS-Honda
SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)--
1201 Steve Mamer, Holtville, Calif., Raceco
1202 Victor Valdez, San Diego, Chenowth
1203 Luis Barragan/Luis Barragan Jr., Mexicali, Mexico
1204 Bill Hernquist/Scott Reams, San Diego, Jimco
1200 Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif./Tim Noe, San Diego, Prill
1206 Ricardo Malo/Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1207 Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, San Diego, Duvell
1209 Gary Johnson, Camarillo, Calif./Mike Majesky, Newbury Park, Calif., Messick
1210 Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Lee Banning Jr., Litchfield Park, Ariz.
1211 David Callaway, Menifee, Calif./Scott Mapes, Riverside, Calif., Callaway
1212 Michael Bennett/Jim Stapleton, San Marcos, Calif.
1214 Pedro Morquecho, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1215 Tito Robles/Arturo Salas Chula Vista, Calif., Jimco
1216 Mike Williams, Prescott, Ariz., Meco
1217 Jake Jones, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Scot Jones, San Clemente, Calif., Chenowth
1218 Hector Martinez/Gabriel Martinez, Calexico, Calif., Jimco
1249 Bob Carr/Alfie Bueno, San Diego, Lothringer
CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)--
1101 Jim Graham, Felton, Calif./Mike Aquino, Sunnyvale, Calif.
1100 Ramon Fernandez/Thomas Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico
1148 Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico
1149 John Ledyard, San Marino, Calif./Jimbo Ferguson, San Francisco
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)--
861 Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H2
860 John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F350
863 Chad Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3Alpha
877 Pedro Vargas, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy C1500
878 Kent Kroeker, Valley Center, Calif./Rodolfo Iribe, San Ysidro, Calif., Dodge Ram2500
879 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./William Aylor, Union, Ky., Dodge Ram2500
STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks)--
761 Steve Kovach, Tempe, Ariz./Chip Carr, Gilbert, Ariz./Kyle Kovach, Mesa, Ariz., Ford Ranger
760 Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)--
233 Max Post, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150
202 Jason Horsley, Salt Lake City/Jeff Horsley, Sandy, Utah, Chevy Silverado

CLASS 22 (250cc or more)--
1x Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Honda CRF450X
2x Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif./David Pearson, Las Vegas/David Kamo, New Plymouth, Idaho, KTM 530XCRW
3x Nick Saia, Morro Bay, Calif./Kevin Murphy, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X
4x Luis Ramirez/Diego Ramirez, Apple Valley, Calif./Christian Ramirez, Redlands, Calif., Suzuki 400DRZ
5x Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X
6x Ralph Barrera, Bell Gardens, Calif./Rico de Saracho, Redondo Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X
7x Ryan Penhall, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF450X
8x Caleb Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Santa Clarita, Calif., Honda CRF450X
9x Cameron Corfman, El Centro, Calif./Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif., Beta RR525
10x Grant Steele, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X
11x Cory Evenson, Ramona, Calif./Cory Brewer, El Cajon, Calif., KTM 525XC
12x Shawn Dolmage/Larry Badgwellm, Lake Forest, Calif./Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X
13x Cody Wallis/Adam Thissen, Reno, Nev./Robert Underwood, Coleville, Calif., Honda CR500
CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)--
101x Mariano Escobar/Victor Gomez, Ensenada, Mexico/Chris Villalobos, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450
102x Mike Crawford, Phoenix/Ben Porter, Goodyear, Ariz./Carlos Gonzalez, Navojoa, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
103x Bernard Bohrer, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X
105x Edy Garcia/Ivan Ramirez Jr., Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YR450F
106x Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Bryan Gustine, San Diego/Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X
107x Cody Knight, Reno, Nev./Ryan Toomey/Martin Kite, Sparks, Nev., Yamaha YZ250
100x Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450CXF
149x Kenneth Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Hector Hernandez, San Diego/David Gonzalez Jr., Chula Vista, Calif.
CLASS 20 (125cc)--
151x Chad Black, Laguna Hills, Calif./Connor Penhall, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF250X
152x Larry Perkins, Strafford, Mo./Craig Goldsberry, Springfield, Mo./Malcolm Wood, Bolivor, Mo./Gabriel Hinshaw, Olathe, Kansas, Honda CRF250X
153x Mario Acosta/Oscar Hale Jr., Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YZ250F
179x Anna Cody, Spring Valley, Calif./Stacy Doerkson, Apple Valley, Calif./Cathy Duncan, Los Alamos, Calif./Sarah Kritch, Bakersfield, Calfi., Honda CRF250X
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)--
301x Einar Myhrer, San Diego/Josh Berlin, Oceanside, Calif., Honda XR650R
303x Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X
304x Kenneth Durr Jr., Palm Desert, Calif./Pete Cochran, Laguna Beach, Calif.
305x Chris Parker, Newport Beach, Calif./Collie Potter, El Cajon, Calif./Tim Bina, Irvine, Calif., Honda CRF450X
300x Jim O’Neal/Jimmy O’Neal Jr., Simi Valley, Calif./Jason Trubey, Mohave Valley, Ariz./Luke Dodson, Castaic, Calif./Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
307x Scott Myers, Sun City, Calif./Steve Garnet, Carson City, Nev./Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Kawasaki KLX450
308x Troy Walker, Running Springs, Calif.
349x Ramon Meraz/Luis Zarate, Mexico City/Alex Kuri, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, Honda XR650R
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)--
400x Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Lou Franco, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Honda CRF450X
401x Stuart Goggins, Upland, Calif./Jeff Horsley, Goodyear, Ariz./Tim Vasquez, Monrovia, Calif., Honda CRF450X
402x Shawn Price, Hillsborough, Calif., KTM 450XC
403x Peter Schmidtmann, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda XR650R
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)--
501x Kenny Hayden, Shadow Hills, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X
502x Charles Marshall, Carmichael, Calif./Erik McKenna, Loomis, Calif., KTM 530EXC
503x Jamie De La Torre, Tijuana, Mexico/Gilberto Gallardo/Leonel Vallejo/Cesar Parra, San Diego, KTM530EXC
500x Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Mike Sixberry, Bullhead City, Ariz./Andy Kirker, Santa Ana, Calif./Dan Dawson, Agua Dulce, Calif./Paul Needels, Westlake Village, Calif., Honda CRF450X
505x Lyman Scherer/Al Corte, Phoenix/Joe Ortega, Fountain Hills, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)--
601x Paul Lussier, West Greenwich, R.I./Michael Murdock, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Honda XR650R
600x Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn./Gene Dempsey, Apple Valley, Calif./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif./Bob Gates, Hesperia, Calif./Mike Harper, Landers, Calif./Charles Koistra, Menifee, Calif., Honda CRF450X
619x Wiliam Rogers, Escondido, Calif., Husaberg FE450

CLASS 25 (over 251cc)--
1a Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
2a Max Hernandez, Queen Creek, Ariz./T.J. Miller, Tucson, Ariz./Jason Fritz, Globe, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
3a Robert Tinder, Queen Creek, Ariz./Erick Gano, Chandler, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
4a Javier Robles, Cd. Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Cristian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif./Adolfe Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
5a Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo./Tony Valerio, Telluride, Colo./Benn Vornadakis, Rico, Colo., Honda TRX450R
6a Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Harold Goodman Jr., Brownstown, Mich., Honda TRX450R
7a Taylor Stormberg/Matthew Stromberg/Ryan Kantor, Medford, Ore., Yamaha Raptor
8a Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, Calif./Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif.
9a Alfonso Cota, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row/Greg Row, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R
10a Moshe Yosef, Tarzana, Calif. (Israel), Polaris Outlaw
11a Ted Franch, Scottsdale, Ariz./Troy Sievers, Phoenix/Richard French, Alpine, Utah, Honda TRX450X
12a Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jorge Romo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
CLASS 24 (under 251cc)--
101a Rob Ransford, Downers Grove, Ill./Mike Rodgers White, Ga./David Bailey, Springhill, Fla., Artic Cat DVX400
103a Francisco Servin/Isaac Castro/Rocky Merino, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R
104a Benjamin Lopez/Jesus Lopez/Miguel Arellano, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
105a Carlos Mancillas/Arnie Pruneda, Chula Vista, Calif./Christian Vargas, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
106a Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./Robin Fawcett, Santee, Calif./Steve Abrego, Covina, Calif., Honda TRX450R
107a Javier Beltran, San Ysidro, Calif./Santos Perez, Tijuana, Mexico/Cristian Rojas, San Ysidro, Calif., Kawasaki KX450
108a Gary Gonzalez/Alberto Perez/Armando Esparza, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
110a Alonso Ruiz/Luis Zuego/Marco Cota, San Felipe, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450
111a Benjamin Godoy, San Diego/Rodrigo Rubio, Menifee, Calif./Paul Velasquez, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
112a Angel Martin/Francisco Espinoza/Jose Niobla, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha YZF450
113a Cristian Valles, San Diego/Jose Contreras/Bernardo Arellano, Tecate, Mexico/Roberto Ulloa, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
148a Luis Berumen, San Diego/Sergio Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Tono Berumen, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
149a Abraham Romero, Tijuana, Mexico/Owaldo Walle, Los Angeles/Jose Duarte, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R

1401 George Jackson, San Felipe, Mexico/Steve Siler, Calexico, Calif., Jimco-VW
1400 Peter Lang/Terry Cotter, Santa Rosa, Calif./Brian Jellison, Sebastapol, Calif., Homebuilt-Chevy
1403 Mark McIntyre, Oakland, Calif./Jim McIntyre, Orinda, Calif., Chenowth-VW
1500 Keith Growe/Mark Growe, Placentia, Calif., Ford Ranger
1501 Kyle Caso, Fallbrook, Calif./Dustin Hensley, Menifee, Calif., Ford Ranger
1502 Jeff Stowers, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Chevy Silverado
1503 Cheri Allen/Stephen Allen, Ventura, Calif., Nissan Frontier
1549 Nick Tonelli, Huntington Beach, Calif./Sean Kelper, Riverside, Calif., Ford Ranger
SPT UTV (660cc, 4-wheel utility vehicle)--
1800 Thomas Graves, El Cajon, Calif./Daniel Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino
1801 Jeff Serrano, Sonora, Calif./Doug Mendez, Bakersfield, Calif., Artic Cat Prowler
1802 James Oliver/Wyatt Oliver, Sonora, Calif., Yamaha Rhino
SPT M/C<250CC--
201x Tibi Imbuzan, National City, Calif., Honda CRF450X
202x Trisha West/Joe West, Hayward, Calif., Honda CRF250X
204x Duane Dickinson, Canada, Yamaha WR250F
205x Brent McCoy, Rancho Cucamunga, Calif./Cabel McCoy, Roseville, Calif., Honda CR250R
207x Scott Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Honda CRF450X
208x Nick Imbuzan, National City, Calif., Honda CRF250X
209x Ivanhoe Ochoa/Javier Ochoa/Manuel Reyes, Tecate, Calif., Yamaha YZF250
210x Fred Sobke, Chua Vista, Calif./Mark Laduke, San Diego/Richard Cook, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X
211x Mark Sasaki, Oxnard, Calif., Honda CRF450X
212x Robert Tevis, San Miguel, Calif., KTM 450XCW
213x Ron Wannagat, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda CRF450X
214x Jesus Rios, Calexico, Calif./Alejandro Olguin/Alfredo Osornio, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
248x Ron Tolman/Kevin Tolman, Chino Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X
249x Victor Borg, Silver Springs, Nev., Honda CRF450X
SPT M/C>250cc--
251x Baxter Billespie, Salt Lake City, Honda CRF450X
252x Randy Roy, Placentia, Calif./Scott Aldahl, Corona, Calif./Steve Styles, Costa Mesa, Calif., Honda CRF450X
253x David Rentfro, Livermore, Honda XR650R
254x Bill Gilbert, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Mark Fishburn, Fort Collins, Colo./Kevin Krasner, Mission Viejo, Calif./Mick Brejwo, Campbell, Calif., Honda CRF450X
255x Brent Deaton, Sacramento, Calif., Honda CRF450X
256x Derek Miller, Victor, Idaho/Kent Miller, Maldalena, N.M., Honda XR650R
257x Brad Varcoe, Delta, Utah, KTM 450EXC
258x Carlos Becerril/Alfredo Ascolani, Mexicali, Mexico, KTM 525XCW
259x Craig Anstine, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM 525XC
260x Brandt Anderson, Dana Point, Calif./Sean Norton, Lake Forest, Calif., Honda XR650R
261x Brett Bardsley, San Diego, KTM 530XC
262x Andy Padulo, Calexico, Calif./Albert Valenzuela, Imperial, Calif./Paul Lopez, El Centro, Calif., Honda CRF450X
263x Ken Kosiorek, San Diego, Honda XR650R
264x Jorge Carbajal/Juan Munos/Jaime Sanoja, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda XR650R
265x Mark Bradford/Stephen Bradford, Los Angeles, Honda CRF450X
266x Guy Steed, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki KX450X
267x Nadim Eid, Mission Viejo, Calif., Honda XR650R
268x Luis Napoles, Mexicali/Jose Ortega, San Diego/Eugne Lane, Redondo Beach, Calif.
269x Wesley Glogner, Tucson, Ariz., KTM 525XC
298x Jeff Leonard, Bakersfield, Calif./Tony Donna, Los Angeles/Jack Cox, Oceanside, Calif., Honda XR650R
299x Greg Lepkowski, San Diego, BMW R1200GS
51a Gyorgy Kemenes, La Mesa, Calif.
52a Roberto Ruiz, El Centro, Calif., Honda TRX450R
53a Luciano Felix, San Felipe, Mexico, Bombardier DS650X
54a Tom Foubert/John Foubert/Peter Red Path, Canada, Bombardier DS650X
55a Mario Yorba/J.C. Covas/Luciano Parada, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
56a Daniel Montano/Antonio Herrera Jr., San Diego, Honda TRX450R
57a David Bravo, San Dimas, Calif., Yamaha Raptor
58a Joselito Muro, Chula Vista, Calif./Arturo Bastidas, Tijuana, Mexico, Yamaha Raptor
59a Eric Ibarra, Tijuana, Mexico/Efren Carrasco, San Diego/Edgar Montes, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
60a Jorge Valenzuela, Ensenada, Mexico/Oscar Arce, Lemon Grove, Calif./Agron Perez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
61a Rafael Garcia, Calexico, Calif./Alex Camarillo/Jose Soto, El Centro, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450
62a Gustavo Ameca, Chula Vista, Calif./Flavio Perez Jr., San Ysidro, Calif./Marco Meave, Chula Vista, Calif.
63a Carlos Lopez, Imperial, Calif./Sergio Lopez/Gerardo Molles, El Centro, Calif., Yamaha YFZ450
64a Victor Lopez/Samuel Garcia/Lucia Zuniga, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

Continental will provide General tires to inaugural off-road class

General will be the spec tire for the Ivan "Ironman" Stewart ProTruck off-road class in 2008.

Continental Tire North America Inc. will supply its General Grabber tires, which will make their debut on all ProTruck class vehicles at the Baja 500.

"Ivan is one of the most accomplished drivers in off-road racing, and it is gratifying that he has placed his trust in these tires in their inaugural season," says Travis Roffler, Continental's director of marketing.

The General Grabber competition tire is designed with a tough, three-ply Duragen-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions. It also features a newly-developed competition-specific tread compound.

In addition, the Grabber name and General Tire logo are prominently featured on the sidewall in red and white letters. The competition tire is available in size 37x 12.50R17 for the following classes: 1, 7S, 7 unlimited, 8 and trophy truck.

For more information, visit

Sunday, March 9, 2008

F A C T S H E E T 2008 Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

22nd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Desert Race
Round 2 of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series
Saturday, March 15, 2008
San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (120 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)
Nearly 280 entries from 20 U.S. States, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Italy, and Germany
TOTAL MILEAGE: 231.73 miles (4 checkpoints). The course is a long, fairly narrow loop extending north of San Felipe up to and along Highway 3 and south almost to Puertecitos on the east side adjacent to the Sea of Cortez. Course will start in the shadow of the famed San Felipe Arches and finish just south of there adjacent to the Tecate Building. Heading northwest of town, it runs in a counterclockwise direction. Course runs west and south of town. The challenging course runs through three major washes in the area: Matomi, Azufre and Huatomote, with silt, jagged rocks, and narrow passes between walls of rock, and is considered to be ‘The best of Baja.’
CHECKPOINTS: CK 1-race mile 61.58; CK 2-rm122.30; CK 3-rm192.78; CK 4-rm213.80.
FRIDAY, March 14--(All times PST)
Racer Registration, Bandidos Cantina, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Media Registration, Bandidos Cantina, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Contingency Row, Downtown on the Malecon, 10a.m.-5p.m.
Safety Inspection, Downtown on the Malecon, 10a.m.-6p.m.
Mandatory Driver/Rider Meeting, Bandidos Cantina, 7p.m.
SATURDAY, March 15--(all times PST)
Posting of Unofficial Results-S/F Line (Los Arcos Hotel)-Throughout the day
Competition Review Board-Los Arcos Hotel, 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 16--(all times PST)
Awards Celebration, Downtown on the Malecon, 10 a.m.
START: at the San Felipe Arches FINISH: Adjacent to Tecate Building
SATURDAY, March 15--(all times PST) (Subject to Change)
Late Registration & Tech, start line, 5:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Media Center Open, start line, 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
RACE STARTS: Motorcycles, ATVs-6a.m.; Cars, Trucks-10 a.m. One Vehicle starts every 30 seconds.
Motorcycles/ATVs: 22, 30, 40, 21, 20, 50, 60, 25, 24, SPT M/C>, SPT M/C<, SPT ATV
Cars/Trucks: TT, 1, 10, SL, 8, PT, 1-2/1600, 5, 7, 5/1600, 7S, 7SX, SF, SM, 9, 3, 17, SPT TRUCK, SPT CAR, Class 11, 17, SPT UTV
TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 10 hour time limit, from the time each vehicle starts, to complete the course.
Sanctioned and produced by SCORE International-Los Angeles
CEO & President--Sal Fish; Vice-President--Paul Fish; Administration--Sue Johnson; Mexican Liaison--Oscar Ramos
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels/Bryant Petroleum-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant, and Red Bull-official energy drink. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, Cotuco, Fideicomiso Publico para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products, and Advanced Color Graphics.
Additionally, for this race--Tourism and Convention Bureau of Mexicali/San Felipe, Cotuco.
SCORE Trophy-Truck: 1 Mark Post/Rob MacCachren, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 7 Scott Steinberger, 12 Brian Collins/Chuck Hovey, 38 Garron Cadiente, 4 Gus Vildosola Jr./Gus Vildosola, 2 Pete Sohren, 16 Cameron Steele, 96 Bobby Baldwin, 39 Ron Whitton, 85 Todd Wyllie, 22 Damen Jefferies, 35 Robbie Pierce, 84 Nick Vanderwey, 33 Chad Ragland; Class 1: Billy/Dave Gasper, Dale Ebberts, B.J. Richardson, Pat Dean, Armin Schwarz/Martin Christensen, Robert Ross, Eric Chase; Class 1-2/1600: Dave Caspino, Adam Pfankuch, Cory Boyer/Rick Boyer, Arturo Velazco/Able Velazco, Hiram Duran; Class 3: Donald Moss; Class 5: George Seeley, Carlos Albanez/Luivan Voelker, Kevin Carr, Pietro Brassea; Class 5/1600: Marcos Nunez, Mario Reynoso, Ernesto Arambula, Ernie Negrete, Jose Montoya, Enrique Zazueta Jr.; Class 7: Dan Chamlee; Class 7SX: Rich Severson, Heidi Steele, Noe Sierra, John Holmes; Class 8: Rodrigo Ampudia; Class 10: Mark Hutchins; SCORE Lite: Tom Watson/Tim Noe, Rick St. John; Stock Full: Chad Hall, Josh Hall, John Griffin/Jeremy Spirkoff,; Stock Mini: Rod Hall; Class 22: Robby Bell/Johnny Campbell, Steve Hengeveld, Quinn Cody/David Pearson; Class 40: Brett Helm, CLASSES 30 & 50: Jim O’Neal; Class 60: Donald Lewis; Class 25: Danny Prather/Mike Cafro
The Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Desert Race features 27 Pro & 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Class winners will be decided along with the overall race winner in Pro 4-Wheel, Pro Motorcycle and Pro ATV.
Pro Class Descriptions:
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)
CLASS 1-2/1600 (single or two-seaters to 1600cc)
CLASS 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4)
CLASS 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs)
CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc Baja Bugs)
CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)
CLASS 7S (Stock mini trucks)
CLASS 7SX (Modified mini trucks)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)
CLASS 9 (Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)
SCORE LITE (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)
CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)
STOCK FULL (Stock full-sized trucks)
STOCK MINI (Stock mini trucks)
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)
Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22 (250cc or more)
CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)
CLASS 20 (up to 125cc)
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)
CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)
Pro ATVs
CLASS 25 (251cc or more)
CLASS 24 (250cc or less)
(Ensenada to Santo Tomas)
394 Starters
288 Finishers
1. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
2. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
3. Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
4. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
5. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
6. Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150
7. Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., Smithbuilt-Ford(Class 1)
8. Andy McMillin, National City, Calif./Scott McMillin, Coronado, CA, Chevy CK1500 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
9. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
10. Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck)
OVERALL MOTORCYCLE—Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF450X (Class 22);
OVERALL ATV—Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Marc Spaeth, Warner, Calif., Honda TRX450R (Class 25)
Race day: Remote facility at Start Line (Los Arcos Motel)
Dominic Clark, SCORE Media Director (702) 735-7123 OR guest- Hotel Don Jesus

Ecclestone repeats threat to Oz GP

Ecclestone repeats threat to Oz GP
by Niamh O'Mahony, 09 March 2008

Bernie Ecclestone has once again heaped pressure on organisers of the Australian Grand Prix, after declaring that the race must be run at more Europe-friendly hours.

For Melbourne it would mean running a race at night, something that the event's organisers and the local government in Victoria are against.

However, Formula 1's commercial rights' holder, Bernie Ecclestone, has repeated his stance on the matter, stating that he will simply not renew the Australian GP's contract in 2010.
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"The only way the race could stay in Melbourne, or anywhere else in Australia, is if it is staged during the night so that the public in Europe can watch it," Ecclestone told The Mail of Sunday.

"At the moment, it is ridiculous that people are asked not to sleep in order to see it live. That can't carry on. The alternative is to pull the race completely from Australia.

"I've spoken to [Australian Prime Minister] Kevin Rudd and he's told me it would cost too much to re-stage the race, so I guess that's it. We won't be going to Australia for too much longer."

Australia has had a race in the F1 world championship since 1985 and has hosted the opening round of the championship every year - except 2006 - since its move from Adelaide in 1996.


San Felipe: Riviera Racing preview

Riviera Racing Embraces San Felipe for the 22nd Running of the SCORE San Felipe 250
Riviera Racing Rookie -- Max Post To Debut New Pro Truck in Baja

March 1, 2008 -- Going into the sands of San Felipe, Baja California, Riviera Racing's Mark Post knows how to win in Baja. Over the past decade, the accomplishments achieved by Riviera Racing are distinguished. Beginning in 1997, Mark Post has been a dominant force in the exciting SCORE San Felipe 250 where he finished in the top five in Class 1. Post had proven his race skills in the 1998 SCORE San Felipe 250 where he won the overall championship. After his dominating performances in Class 1, Post moved into the SCORE Trophy Truck division where he had several top finishes before scoring victory early on.

Riviera Racing's 2004 run for the checkers was extremely special as it signified Post's initial SCORE Trophy Truck win in Baja, California, while at the same time he captured the overall win. This conquest silenced the competition and set in motion what Riviera Racing has become today, the reigning SCORE Trophy Truck Champions.

In early 2007, Rob MacCachren joined Riviera Racing and the dynamic duo of drivers set a single-season record for Trophy Truck wins ultimately capturing the 40th Anniversary of the SCORE Baja 1000 in the longest Baja 1000 racer ever. Post and MacCachren not only won the elite Trophy Truck class, but they were crowned the overall winners of the 1296-mile marathon adventure.

Rob MacCachren was crowned the SCORE San Felipe Trophy Truck champion while racing in the #4 SCORE Trophy Truck in 2003. Between Post and MacCachren, they have amassed three trophy truck wins at the SCORE Baja 250 in the 13 years since the birth of the class. Combined, their record includes an incredible four SCORE overall victories on the shores of San Felipe, Baja, California.

Returning to shores of San Felipe and kicking off the first of the three Baja California races is special for Riviera Racing as they return to defend their SCORE Baja 250 win from 2007. Last season this same race began in Ensenada along the Pacific Ocean and ended in Santo Tomas, a short distance from downtown Ensenada.

Riviera Racing's Crew Chief Jim Blackmore explained, "We've really had some great races in San Felipe. Mark and Rob have both won in San Felipe before they were teammates and we won the Baja 250 last season after the race was moved to Ensenada. We have already planned our prerunning and everyone is excited to get back to Mexico where we excel. The team is looking forward to the San Felipe experience, we'll be there pushing the #1 Ford as hard as we can for the entire 232-miles."

Debuting on the sunny beaches of the 2008 SCORE San Felipe 250 for the first time, will be Riviera Racing's newest sponsors, Rockstar Energy Drink and Makita Industrial Power Tools. In fact, the two new sponsors will roll through a Baja race contingency emblazoned on the sides of the #1 SCORE Trophy Truck among the tens of thousands of fans who flock to San Felipe for to enjoy the American college tradition of Spring Break, as well as participate in one of the best desert races of the season.

Mark Post said it best, "Off road racing is like nothing else in life. Sometimes facing incredibly difficult challenges that test you physically and mentally and put you on the edge...there is nothing better. Arriving to San Felipe with the opportunity to put the #1 SCORE Trophy Truck in victory circle is always exciting. Of course, this one of my favorite races of all time and we've been very good here in the past. Racing in Baja is something very special to Riviera Racing and this year I am very proud to introduce the third generation of Riviera Racing drivers. My son, Max, will debut his Riviera Racing Pro Truck for the first time in race trim and we are excited to turn him loose."

While growing up under the wings of his championship winning father, Max has spent many hours behind the wheel of many different race vehicles. Throughout 2007 while prerunning in Baja, Max was tutored by one of the most accomplished racers in the history of desert racing, Riviera Racing's Rob MacCachren.

Rob commented, "Max is not afraid to go fast and he's demonstrated that he can drive. It's time for Max to get into the race atmosphere and I'm confident he'll perform well."

Riviera Racing invites all their friends, fans and sponsors to enjoy the warm weather of the San Felipe beaches and cheer on Mark, Max and Rob in their quest for another Baja victory!

-credit: rr