Friday, March 21, 2008

Schampa takes 3 top 10’s at San Felipe 250



San Felipe, Mexico- 3 Schampa sponsored drivers made it to the top 10 at last weekend’s SCORE San Felipe 250 race. The Schampa motorcycle team headed up by racing veteran Lyman Scherer took 5th in class. With riding support from Al Corte and Joe Ortega, the team finished the 232 mile race in 7 hours with no problems.

“Pistol” Pete Sohren in the #2 Schampa Trophy Truck also a pulled a top 10 as the 10th finisher in Trophy Truck. Starting first off the line, Pistol charged through the course but lost a tire shortly after zoo road putting him down several positions. Pistol’s navigator and co-rider jumped into action replacing the tire putting Pistol back in the race. He gained positions again but was brought down when some unknown metal debris seized the oil pump. The crew took apart the pump, removed the debris and Pistol once again got back into the race with no other problems. Pistol brought the truck to the finish line in 5 hours and 51 minutes. Out of 17 trophy trucks that started the race, only 13 went on to finish. Pistol’s 10th place finish puts him in the best spot for the Baja 500 drawing in May.


Josh Rigsby in the Schampa Class 1 drove a flawless race. Rigsby started 14th off the line and kept his pace. Rigsby took his time bringing the car into race mile 161 where Steve Ewers was waiting to get into the car. Rigsby stopped once on the course to check out a possible problem, but was back on the gas. Ewers brought the car home earning the team a 7th place finish. With both Rigsby and Ewers sharing the driving duties, they were able to get the race done in just 5 hours. Attrition was the key to this race, drive smart and let everyone else in front drop out with problems.

Also, finishing 2nd was Honda rider Steve Hengeveld. Hengeveld wears the Schampa thermals while he rides had a few problems bringing his bike to the finish line. Co-riding with Mikey Childress, they lost the exhaust at mile 100. Hengeveld says he “cruised” the bike into the finish line. “You never give up, You never know what will happen” says Hengeveld.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vildosola Racing Preview SF 250 video

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

TEAM HUMMER TAKES TWO VICTORIES AT TECATE/SCORE ‘SAN FELIPE 250’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact:
George R. Thompson
Rod Hall Team HUMMER
grt@rodhallracing.com
661.823.0454
San Felipe, Mex - March 15, 2008: On a wind-swept Baja California day, Team HUMMER’s
three entries ran a virtually trouble-free race at the Tecate/SCORE ‘San Felipe 250’, finishing first and
third in the Stock-Full production class and also winning in the Stock-Mini production class. After taking an
early lead in the Stock-Full class, Josh Hall led the race all day in the #861 Team HUMMER H2 SUT
with chief mechanic Sam Cothrun in the navigator’s seat. Hall gradually extended his lead over the competition
throughout the afternoon and was out in front by eight miles when he passed through Checker Pit
#1 at race-mile 55. Other than a brief stop to take on fuel at RM 109, the only time he stopped came after
he had drifted into a spiny bush which had, as it’s defense mechanism, golf ball sized clusters of needles on
the tips of it’s branches, several of which became embedded in Josh and his driver’s suit. This called for an
immediate stop to carefully remove the offending pin cushions, left behind in the wake of the impact,
before getting on with his race.
About ten miles back, Chad Hall and Thad Stump, in the #863 Team HUMMER H3 Alpha, were
locked in a drag race with the #860 Ford F-350 driven by John Griffin and the #878 Dodge Ram 2500
driven by Kent Kroeker, both worthy adversaries. About ten miles into the race, the #863 H3 Alpha
developed an electrical problem, causing many of the truck’s electronic and fuel systems to behave erratically.
Thad Stump seemed to think it had to do with the onboard computer so they pulled over and briefly
disconnected the battery, allowing the systems to re-boot. After a short time, Chad re-started the truck,
which ran perfectly from that moment on and got back in the race. By Pit #1 (RM 55), the #863 H3 Alpha
had caught up with the pack and was running in fourth place. The battle here was for second place since
Josh, in the H2 SUT, had an eight-mile lead and was in apparent control of the Stock-Full race. The #860
Ford, the #878 Dodge and the #863 H3 Alpha were all within a mile of each other and seemed evenly
matched on this particular day. At the BFG pit (RM 109) the #860 Ford pulled in for fuel and a driver
change but had some problem taking on fuel and the extra time they spent in the pit allowed the Dodge and
the H3 Alpha to get by him. Chad had moved into third and was running in the dust of the big Hemi
powered Dodge but the Alpha had broken a leaf on his rear spring-pak early in the race and was having
trouble getting by him in the miles of sandy, rolling terrain that made up most of the course between RM 55
and RM 149. Chad stayed right on the Dodge’s bumper and both trucks were dueling it out until RM 136
when Spirkoff, now driving the #860 Ford, caught up and passed them both. Shortly after making his move
into second place, the driveline on the big Ford F-350 broke, relegating him back to fourth place while he
repaired the damage. The #861 H2 SUT remained in the lead and had extended his lead to 12 miles over
the second place truck while all this was taking place.
At this point, Rod Hall, with Damien Michelin in the second seat, was running about 20 miles behind
the #861 Team HUMMER H2 in his #760 H3 Mini-Stock truck. The 2006/07 SCORE Mini-Stock Class
Champion was running in the class lead and only had to finish for the win given that his competition had all
sustained damage in an effort to keep up with the veteran Hall. The H3 pitted at RM 149 for a driver
change and Mike Winkel got behind the wheel for a trouble-free race to the finish with Jake Povey in as
navigator. This is the second consecutive SCORE Mini-Stock victory for the H3 and team owner Rod Hall,
this year, and puts him firmly in the lead for his third consecutive SCORE Mini-Stock points championship.
TEAM HUMMER TAKES TWO VICTORIES AT TECATE/SCORE ‘SAN FELIPE 250’
- more -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact:
George R. Thompson
Rod Hall Team HUMMER
grt@rodhallracing.com
661.823.0454
In the Full-Stock class, the #861 Team HUMMER H2 SUT was holding a steady pace about 12-15
miles in front of the pack and Josh seemed content to push the truck only as hard as he needed to win the
race. Chad continued to run well and passed the #878 Dodge for the final time at race-mile 172. Spirkoff
had the #860 Ford back in the race, after his brief driveline repair, and by RM 200 passed the #878 Dodge
to move into third place. A few minutes later he moved by Chad in the #863 H3 Alpha but could not seem
to make up any time on the #861 H2 SUT as Josh Hall and Sam Cothrun crossed the finish line to win the
22nd Annual Tecate/SCORE ‘San Felipe 250’ at 5:34 PM, twelve miles and 21 minutes ahead of Jeremy
Spirkoff in the #860 Ford F-350.
Chad Hall in the #863 Team HUMMER H3 Alpha SUV was able to hold off Kent Kroeker in the
#878 Dodge Ram 2500 for third place, finishing seven minutes behind the #860 Ford and two minutes in
front of the #878 Dodge. The third place finish was enough to keep Chad on top of the race for the Full-
Stock class points championship by two points.
The next race for Team HUMMER is the Best in the Desert Racing Association’s ‘Terrible’s 250’
at Primm, Nevada, April 18-20.
- grt -
Josh Hall and the Team HUMMER H2 SUT take on the San Felipe silt
To learn more about Team HUMMER, visit us at www.rodhallracing.com. To learn more about HUMMER vehicles go to www.hummer.com.
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San felipe 250 Photo Jihad part II

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Vildosola Racing finishes fourth Small problems keep the team out of the podium

Mexicali B.C. for immediate release March 17 2008.

After a year of absence, this past weekend the SCORE San Felipe 250 came back to its roots and the beautiful, warm town of San Felipe was again the host of another exiting chapter in the Vildosola Racing history books.


Vildosola Racing came in to their backyard on a clear mission, conquer at any cost the race victory and secure enough points to continue their quest for the SCORE Trophy Truck championship. The Red Army came out in full force, with over seventeen visual pits, five chase vehicles and two high speed attack vehicles positioned strategically on the course they were ready to attack. When the plans were finalized, the trucks rechecked and the meetings behind them the team was ready to take San Felipe and reclaim the glory of past years.


Vildosola Racing Trophy Truck #4 sporting their new sponsor, Red Bull, received the green flag three minutes after 10:00 am Saturday morning just outside the Arches in San Felipe. Team owner and driver Gus Vildosola was behind the wheel with navigator and ace mechanic Javi Valenzuela with the task of completing the first 93 miles to Morelia where he would hand over driving duties to Tavo. The challenge ahead of them was more than 232 miles of the most brutal terrain this beautiful peninsula has to offer.


The Ford F-150 marked with the emblematic #4 was off the line and with a clear mission, to deliver a clean truck to Tavo so he could continue the assault on the San Felipe 250. Gus noted, “We had a clean start and didn’t have any issues, we knew our competition going to be tough to beat; we tried to keep a good pace and ended up passing some of the guys with problems. The truck ran well and when it was all said and done for me I left Tavo a clean truck running physically in fifth.”(he passed Cadiente, Sohren & Bobby Baldwin)


Vildosola Racing’s Trophy Truck arrived at the main pit area twelve minutes behind the race leader, the pace of the race was very fast but Vildosola was still within striking distance of the three ahead of him. The pit stop was flawless and they took on a full tank of fuel, two tires and a driver change in under one minute. At this point Tavo Vildosola took the controls of the teams’ Trophy Truck and was poised to track down the leaders.


Tavo started to make up some of the time lost immediately, visual pits were reporting that Trophy Truck #4 was gaining on their competition and the excitement grew as every mile went by. Before dropping into Matomi Wash, Tavo had passed a limping BJ Baldwin and Trophy Truck #22, running physically in fourth place and closing in on Chad Ragland in Trophy Truck #33.


“In terms of the crew, they did an excellent job, I cannot recall a race where everyone was so prepared, executed their assignments to perfection and kept me informed without delay of my position and that of my competitors. I knew that I was going to have to push hard to catch some of the truck in-front of me, realistically Collins and Post were a little out of reach, but that did not keep me from trying”. Tavo commented


The battle for third place was raging on; Tavo was behind Chad Ragland only twenty seconds as they both dropped into Azufre wash. Tavo had made up more than three minutes in just seventy miles on the savvy veteran but bad luck struck when Trophy Truck #4 suffered two simultaneous rear flats at RM 182. What made matters worse was that the air jacks did not function properly reducing Tavo and Javi to use the manual jack. They lost approximately twelve minutes changing both tires and were at this point clearly out of contention for the podium.


After this Tavo continued to his next visual pit and stopped for a replacement tire, he know realized that it was impossible to make his lost time back up, so opting for a different strategy he decided to go for the finish and secure valuable points for the chase for the championship. This is not to say he was going to disappoint fans and spectators alike, he pushed forward as hard and fast as he could, living up to his reputation of leaving 100% out on the course and not ever backing down. Five miles before the finish, Tavo suffered another rear flat and stopped to change it with the help of a couple hundred fans. Minutes later Trophy Truck #4 crossed the finish line; beaten, battered and put through its paces in fourth place.


Vildosola Racing would like to thank their sponsors: Mexicana Logistics, Red Bull, Ɓguilas Del Desierto, BFGoodrich Tires, Mastercraft, PIAA Lights, MSD, Papas & Beer, OGIO, MOMO & NTR Films.

To check out pictures, videos, previous press releases, the team’s progress in 2008 and other information go to www.vildosolaracing.com; for the latest videos of the team visit their YouTube site at www.youtube.com/vildosolaracing

For additional info on Vildosola Racing, contact Victor Gasca – Media Consultant at vgazca@vildosolaracing.com or USA (858) 689-0444, Mexico (686) 119-5618.

SPEED TECHNOLOGIES CELEBRATES THREE TOP TEN FINISHES DURING THE 22ND TECATE SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 OFFROAD RACE

SPEED TECHNOLOGIES CELEBRATES THREE TOP TEN FINISHES DURING THE 22ND TECATE SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 OFFROAD RACE

Dempsey/ Levrett Took the Unlimited Class 1 Car to 9th, While Wallis/Thissen/Underwood Celebrate 7th and Knight/Toomey/Kite Celebrate 9th in the Open Pro Class on Motorcycles

San Felipe, Mexico (March 19, 2008)—The Speed Technologies team had plenty to celebrate this past weekend during the 22nd running of the Tecate Score San Felipe 250, with three top ten finishes. First time Speed Technology Motorcycle team riders Cody Wallis, Adam Thissen and Robert Underwood took home 7th place in the Open Pro motorcycle class and their teammates Cody Knight, Ryan Toomey and Martin Kite took 9th. Chuck Dempsey and Mark Levrett finished 7th in the Class 1 car -- giving the Speed Technologies team three top ten finishes.

"This wasn't an easy race for us, but both our bike guys and Class 1 drivers are some of the best in the business and they managed to push through this harsh course and come out in the top ten," said team owner John Harrah.

Chuck Dempsey, along with co-driver Patrick Pena, drove the first part of the course with no problems and managed to push the HMS Avenger toward the front of the pack. They handed the car over to Mark Levrett and co-driver JJ Johnson at mile marker 93 where the duo took over to tackle the final leg of the grueling course. A few miles into the second leg the motor quit running, fortunately the team quickly discovered an electronic relay had fallen out that controls the onboard engine computer---once it was fixed the car fired right up and again the team was back on race course, only now about 25 minutes behind the leaders.

" We had an engine relay problem along with a few other typical race issues that cost us a bit of valuable time, but we were able to stay focused and we still came out with a great finish,” said driver Mark Levrett.“ “The strength of our team and our drive to win gets stronger with every race we attend."

Not to be outdone the Speed Technologies Motorcycle Team welcomed all of their riders across the finish line – with a 7th and 9th place finish.

"This race felt really good and everything really fell into place," said Cody Wallis. "We've never been to Baja before and we weren't sure what to expect---but with plenty of pre-running of the course and the support of our Speed Technology team members we were ready to race and confident that we could overcome the challenge of the Baja."

Speed Technologies will be competing in the 2008 Terrible's "250" at Primm, Nev. April 17th-19th. For more information on Speed Technologies please visit www.speed-technologies.com or call 775-851-7492.

“We need more Cow Bell” 2008 Kawasaki Teryx HID Retro Fit Headlamps

Vision-X Off Road, a division of Vision Motor Sports, has added the 2008 Kawasaki Teryx to it’s HID retro fit headlamp lineup. If you haven’t had the chance to read about the new Teryx from Kawasaki, they haven’t left much room for improvement. As always, Vision X Off Road has done so with it’s OEM 35 watt HID headlamp replacements.


From the conception of the side-x-side market, OEM manufacturers have failed to meet the lighting demands of the off road market. Vision’s new Kawasaki Teryx HID headlamp kit features 6 times the light out put over the factory halogen bulbs with the same amperage draw. In addition, the compact ballast design mounts easily under the Teryx’s hood with a simple “Plug-n-Play” hook up. The HID burners are direct factory replacements of the OEM halogen bulbs and have a life span of 2000 hours which is 10 times longer than the factory halogen bulbs. The HID-996 headlamp kit retails for $385.00 and is in stock now!


Vision X continues to listen to what the racers and off road enthusiasts want and put theory into action. For more information contact Vision X Off Road at 800-994-4460 or log onto www.VISIONXUSA.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

San Felipe 250 Photo Jihad!

Part One from Race Mile 4. All classes are posted at www. DurkaDurkaPhoto. com

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Monday, March 17, 2008

TOTALLY OFF ROAD RADIO goes Viva Las Vegas! Wed 3/19/08

TOTALLY OFF ROAD RADIO is happy to announce that we will be broadcasting Live from The El Cortez Hotel in Las Vegas for the Mint 400 Drawing Party on Wed 3-19-08

This is our first "TORR Stop" in Las Vegas but will be returning on a more regular basis.

We invite everyone who is in Las Vegas Wednesday night to come by the El Cortez and check out the show and enjoy the Drawing Party for the comback of
the famous race,The Mint 400!

The show will be Co Hosted by Desert Assassin leader Cameron Steele.
Some of our other guests include:
Mel Larsen & KJ Howe (the Mint 400 originators),
CORR & Desert racing Champion Tommy Bradley,
Bryan Freeman (2007 Snore Overall Points Champion) And last weeks Overall winner of the SCORE San Felipe 250 Brian Collins.Plus, a whole lot more!

The Live TORR show is from 6-8pm San Diego time on AM 1000 but you can
LISTEN LIVE online at http://www. torrshow. com/
Where you can always find out a whole lot more news and information.

As always, We want to hear from you
with any questions,comments or stories you might have!

There are 2 ways to do this.

1) You can call in. The station call in number is 760-720-5236

2) You can text us questions on our forum section at www. torrshow. com
where you also find our Bonus Track Interviews and Much,Much More!

Mint 400 News

March 7, 2008



Tinley Park, IL- General Tire and Lucas Oil has announced NeWave Television Productions as the production company for the Mint 400 on SPEED and VERSUS. The SPEED shows will be aired in High Definition within the Lucas Oil… On the Edge show airing in 4th quarter 2008. The hour long VERSUS show will air within the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour and air on April 26th, 2008.


In 1968, Norm Johnson had an idea. As public relations director for the Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, he created the first “Del Webb Mint 400 Desert Rally." Over the next two decades, the Southern Nevada race would become one of the top off-road races in the World. Then, in 1988…. the Mint 400 disappeared.

SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts) is proud to announce the return of the historic Mint 400 Off-Road Race! SNORE is the oldest off-road racing sanctioning body in the history of the United States and has been in existence in Nevada for 38 years. SNORE is a non-profit, completely volunteer only run organization. We have secured the trademark, copyright and registration rights to The Mint 400 name to preserve its history and with that, we have decided to host this epic event once again in the Southern Nevada desert!


“Sponsoring this historic race is the centerpiece of General Tire’s Invasion into Off-Road,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “This is the perfect venue to put our new Grabber® off-road competition tires to the test, and we’re sure that this is just the first of many more years of desert racing in Southern Nevada under the Mint 400 name.”


“For years, Lucas Oil has been a strong supporter of off-road racing. We are very proud to be a part of this historic event and be able to help bring this race to larger audience with the help of NeWave Productions and our sponsored television shows,” stated Bob Patison, Executive Vice President, Lucas Oil.


NeWave has produced hundreds of television programs since their inception in 1994 and recent credits include Lucas Oil…On the Edge, 2008 Chili Bowl (live on HBO PPV), Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, NitroJam IHRA Drag Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, ASA Speed Truck Challenge and Lucas Oil IHBA Drag Boat Racing for SPEED, PPV, ESPN2, and VERSUS television networks.


More information please log onto www.generaltire.com www.lucasoil.com www.newavetv.com and www.themint400.com..

Vision X Xmitter Review

Good real world review of the new Vision X lights

http://www.jmdougan.com/VisionXReviews/XMitter.htm

AMSOIL SIGNS THREE YEAR DEAL TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL OIL OF CORR

AMSOIL SIGNS THREE YEAR DEAL TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL OIL OF CORR



Newport Beach, CA (March 7, 2008)—Championship Off Road Racing is proud to welcome AMSOIL as the Official Oil of the series through 2010. After several years of active sponsorship with high profile teams, AMSOIL has shown an active commitment to the growth of CORR.



“AMSOIL believes in the vision and ambition CORR has demonstrated over the past few years,” says AMSOIL Race Program Manager Jeremy Meyer. “They have the top competition, the best television package and the resources to push off road racing into an exceptional period of growth and excitement for years to come. Along with all of our corporately sponsored race teams, the addition of CORR boosts an already successful racing program.”



As the Official Oil of Championship Off Road Racing, AMSOIL will have increased visibility on the track and on both NBC and SPEED in 2008. In addition to sponsoring the series AMSOIL will be the primary sponsor on two Pro trucks, Scott Douglas’s Pro 4 and Mike Oberg’s Pro 2.



"We're excited to have AMSOIL on board as the Official Oil Sponsor of Championship Off Road Racing. The company's strong family values and rapid growth rate parallel those of CORR. We expect our relationship with AMSOIL to help strengthen CORR's national branding,” said Alex Striler, CORR Sponsorship Account Manager.



Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing’s race season includes eight events at tracks located in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Primm, NV.

THQ Announces 'BAJA' Coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in August

THQ has announced a new off-road racing franchise, BAJA, is currently in development by 2XL Games, home to the founding members of the MX vs. ATV racing series.

In BAJA, players will build and then race the ultimate off-road machine over 100 square miles of terrain. Over 40 vehicles will be included from 8 classes including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies.

Race types will include near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja. Races can last up to 4 hours, requiring a good deal of finger stamina to come out on top.

BAJA's multiplayer options include four-player split screen multi-player capability, 12-player online and LAN as well as multiple-screen panoramic view.

BAJA is expected in stores this August for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

"As the long-standing off-road racing leader, THQ is thrilled to bring something completely new to the off-road racing genre," said Richard Browne, vice president of product development, THQ. "With the level of detail in each vehicle, the vast open vistas and the most realistic off-road physics to date, BAJA will provide an unparalleled racing experience."

Mexican police catch top Tijuana drug hitman

Mexican police catch top Tijuana drug hitman
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:37pm EDT


By Lizbeth Diaz

TIJUANA, Mexico, March 15 (Reuters) - Mexico captured a high-ranking Tijuana drug cartel hitman on Saturday, the public security ministry said, the second big arrest to hit the organization in five days.

Saul Montes de Oca, known as "El Ciego" (the blind guy) and close to cartel bosses, was arrested as he was about to take part in a car race in the tourist resort of San Felipe, the Baja California state attorney general's office said.

Montes de Oca is suspected of being a top killer at the powerful cartel, also called as the Arellano Felix Organization and known for its gruesome torture and execution methods.

He also faces extradition to the United States where he is wanted on organized crime charges, the ministry said.

Police had been tracking him for five months and got a breakthrough this week when they dismantled a kidnapping ring whose leaders said they reported to him.

The capture was also helped by the arrest on Tuesday of another senior Tijuana operative, Gustavo Rivera Martinez, who is being extradited to the United States to face drug charges.

Montes de Oca worked for Rivera Martinez, handling drug cargo movements and abductions, the security ministry said.

The arrests were the latest in a series of victories for President Felipe Calderon's 15-month-old army crackdown on drug traffickers and the latest blow to the Tijuana gang, which has seen a string of its leaders jailed or killed in recent years.

The feared Arellano Felix family controls drug routes in the northwestern state of Baja California, including around the busy border crossing of Tijuana, where it fights for turf with the Sinaloa alliance that controls most of western Mexico.

Montes de Oca was involved in a 1997 assassination attempt on a renowned Tijuana journalist who exposed drug gang crimes.

Half a dozen raids on the Tijuana cartel this year have put around 30 mid-level operatives behind bars. A bust this month of one of its safe houses turned up a huge arsenal of weapons, including guns decorated with gold skulls.

One former Tijuana cartel boss was released from a U.S. jail this month and returned home, but with many of the rest of the clan of sibling leaders still in prison, analysts believe a sister is now in charge.

Calderon sent some 25,000 soldiers and federal police to drug hotspots on taking office in December 2006, and sent extra troops to Tijuana in January to curb a spike in violence.

Nationwide, drug violence killed more than 2,500 people last year and murders so far this year total more than 500. (Writing by Catherine Bremer; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

SCORE San Felipe 250 Post Race Quotes

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark

March 16, 2008


Post Race Quotes

22nd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Round two of 2008 SCORE Desert Series

March 15, 2008, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico



PRO CARS/TRUCKS

SCORE/TROPHY-TRUCK

BRIAN COLLINS, No. 12 (first overall) — We never got out of the truck. We just had a great day. We ran at not a really hard pace, but a consistent pace the first 25 miles. We caught Bobby Baldwin right away. We caught Chad Ragland right away and Gus Vildosola. Then it was dust free. Garron Cadiente was pulled over and B.J. Baldwin was going slow for a while. It just opened up for us. (after opening up an eight-minute lead) I was very nervous about Rob MacCachren. I knew I had eight minutes and that's a lot of time, but there's never enough time with Rob. He's a phenomenal driver, a great friend. Hopefully someday we can drive together. When he's in a truck, you can't make mistakes. All the racers are glad to be back here in San Felipe. This course is absolutely phenomenal. I love it. The rougher the course is, the better it is for me.

MARK POST/ROB MACCACHREN, No. 1 (second) — MacCachren said: It was a really fast pace. Brian did really, really good today. He was running really strong. We were about 5 1/2 or 6 minutes behind him when we got in and got to within 5, then back to 6 and just kind of hung around there. We tried to play it safe, but the farther we went, the more we realized, he was going fast, so we just kept thinking he wouldn't make it. Obviously, he did. Mark got a flat early and drove on it for a while. He got it back to the pit and got it changed. He went back to about the seventh car on the road and started moving up. He was second on the road when we got in, and we just held it there.

Post said: We lost a couple positions because we sat in dust for a while and it cost us a couple minutes. Today (Collins) was flawless. We had a very strong day. Normally we would have won this race. They just had a better one.

CHAD RAGLAND, No. 25 (third) (Ragland went off-line at mile 25 and ran into a cactus) —I had trouble keeping the wheels on the ground. I couldn't get a good rhythm. I hesitated and when you hesitate to make the line and go outside, she won't want to turn back in. I got in an unfamiliar lane. I thought our race was over. It felt like five minutes, but it may only have been two. We could have done better. The truck was awesome. Any mistakes out there were my fault. The team set up an incredible truck today. This is only our second race as a team. We may be able to make this truck go a little faster. SCORE did an incredible job of putting together a really challenging race.

GUS VILDOLSA JR./GUS VILDOLSA SR., No. 4 (fourth) — Gus Sr. said: We just had a clean morning, no flats, no problems. We were there, in the hunt. Gustavo had a good chance, but there are some rough parts out there and he had bad luck with three flat tires. Collins had a wonderful day. They couldn't have done any better.

Gus Jr. said: My dad had the first half and gave me a really good truck. He took it steady. I just got it from there and passed a couple of trucks. Unfortunately in the wash, we had a couple of flats at the same time and the jack didn't work really well. It prolonged the tire change by a lot. After that, we just kind of cruised it in. As long as we're finishing and hopefully staying in the top five, we'll get points. We come to every race to win it. We don't come to finish second or third. I'm disappointed in that, but happy that we finished.

ROGER NORMAN, No. 8 (fifth) —It was brutal. It was rough and I loved every second of it. We're missing a few parts and I think something jumped out in the road in front of me. I think it was a moose.

CLASS 1

ARMIN SCHWARZ, No. 104 (first) — Co-driver Martin Christensen, who finished the race, said: It's an unbelievable day for the German team. It's a very, very extreme course. We're very excited about coming in first. Armin did a good job giving me the car. The car was much faster than we anticipated. (upon learning his team had won by 12 seconds) It's fantastic. When you drive almost 250 miles and it comes down to 12 seconds, that's just crazy. We had issues with the car and we knew we would be right on the edge, but we wanted to finish.

B.J. RICHARDSON, No. 107 (second) —It was a good time. Everything went good. We took it easy for the first 26 miles and I got passed by probably eight guys. I blew my shocks out four times in the first 26 miles. We ran hard after that. We really started running. We were hoping we could beat them, but those guys are good. They beat us. It's a good job by them.

LUIS RAMIREZ JR., No. 110 (third) — My steering wheel came loose. It almost came off, but that was the biggest problem we had. It was pretty fun. This is a hard course. It came out great for us. I love that we finished and got third.

ENRIQUE BUJANDA, No. 115 (fourth) — We had no problems with the car, no flats, but we did hit a tree and that slowed us down.

PAUL KELLER, No. 112 (fifth) — We had one flat tire when we hit a parked race car. It was stalled in the track and I tried to go around it and clipped it. It cost us a lot of time. If we wouldn't have given away a half-hour, it would have been a lot better. The CV boots cost us about 20 minutes and the tire change took another 10 minutes. We're not very fast at changing tires. We're at the finish line and that's a good step. It's a fun course for a while, but it's just rough.

CLASS 1-2/1600

ADAM PFANKUCH, No. 1645 (first) — I rolled over at about mile marker 30 and lost about three or four minutes. I had to wait for some spectators to come over and roll me over. They kind of took a while. (with 40 miles left, the floorboard on the race car came loose on one end) We ran for the last 35-40 miles with it dragging. I was getting worried about that. I also got stuck behind a truck for about 30 miles before I could get by him. Everything else went really well for us, though, no flats, no nothing. I'm really happy with our performance.

ALEX NAVARRETE, No. 1616 (second) — We had a little problem with the carburetor early, but no other problems. We were running clear. We had a lot of open space.

CLASS 3

DON MOSS, No. 301 (first) — Co-driver Ken Moss said: We missed last year, but we won five before that. It's a good feeling. Everything on the truck worked fine, except we had to keep adding oil. Other than that, it felt good. It's a little rougher course. We've run it a bunch and it's been worse here, but it's never smooth.

CLASS 7

A.J. RODRIGUEZ, No. 713 (first) —It was our first win here, so that feels good.

CLASS 7SX

JOHN HOLMES, No. 758 (first) — We had a rough day. (Co-driver) Mark Landersman had some troubles early on and then I lost a fan belt within five miles of taking over. We got to race mile 200 and got stuck for a bit. We had to fix the front end and got a flat tire when we got here, but we got through it.

CLASS 8

RODRIGO AMPUDIA SR./RODRIGO AMPUDIA JR., No. 801 (first) —Rodrigo Sr. said: We were leading and just trying to keep the car in good condition for the last section because it's so rough of a course. We got a really comfortable lead. At the start, we were just slow-paced. A few cars passed us. I just slowed down to get through the early parts and then we got going.

Rodrigo Jr. said: We were in the lead when I took over. I just brought it home and in the rough parts, I tried to take it really slow. Everything went well for us today.

CLASS 10

MARK HUTCHINS, No. 1001 (first) —Co-driver C.J. Hutchins said: I got in at mile 168. Dad started it and when it got to me the clutch was gone. The clutch started to go around mile 80 and the GPS was gone at 30. The clutch was the biggest thing. Anytime we got into the soft sand, there was just nothing there. We've been doing well. This is six straight race wins for us.

SCORE LITE

RICARDO MALO, No. 1206 (first) — This motor is fast. We pre-ran a lot, an awful lot. Arturo Honold (the co-driver) got a flat early and I got a flat and the wheel bent. We lost about 8-10 minutes there. Arturo gave it to me with a 3 1/2 minute lead. After we fixed the flat, we just took off. This engine is just unbelievable. It runs so fast.

STOCK FULL

JOSH HALL, No. 861 (first) — It's daylight when we're finishing. This just may be a fast truck, a legal fast truck. We didn't even had a flat. We only stopped so I could have this bush pulled out of my back. We started out first in the class and decided we were going to push as hard as we could without hurting the truck to see what it would do. We had nothing to lose and here we are.

STOCK MINI

ROD HALL, No. 760 (first) — (Hall drove through mile 150 before handing the vehicle over to co-driver Mike Winkel) I didn't finish it because I'm not trying to impress the chicks anymore. Thank goodness there are some things you outgrow in life. This course is something that's not very enjoyable in a stock vehicle, but it's part of San Felipe and you know that when you leave the line, so you just have to soldier it out and drive through it. It's not really racing for us, it's just getting through it. You do a lot of hunting for the smoothest roads. I had lots of patience today, just wasn't in a big hurry. I'm happy with the result. I haven't been very good about handing over a good vehicle lately.

PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22

ROBBY BELL/JOHNNY CAMPBELL, No. 1X (first) — BELL SAID: It was a clean ride. I got a little confused coming into the finish and probably lost a little time. I couldn't feel my arms by the time I got off it at mile 30. I knew behind me they'd be running really fast. I gave the bike to Johnny at 30 and he just rode awesome. He took it to mile 167 and I picked up from there and brought it to here. I pulled at least a minute and a half (ahead) at the start. It was just chaotic. I passed probably eight or 10 local trucks going out onto the course, so it was hazy and scary and pretty dusty. Once I got past that, it was clean, no problems with spectators or anything. It feels awesome. It's probably one of the toughest runs you could ever do. Even though it's not so long, it's just so physically demanding. To win this one, just shows the bike was set up really well. It was flawless. In a race this short, you can't have any problems. It just comes down to seconds. It's not good being first off because you just don't know. When you get to the finish, you just have to turn around and hope nobody comes in too soon.

CAMPBELL SAID: It was our day. We started strong. I personally didn't feel too stellar today on the bike. I just rode consistent. My job was to get the bike back to Robby. We did a wheel change to give fresh wheels to Robby. We have the absolutely best riders, the best bike and the best support team, bar none. It doesn't surprise me to pull away from the competition. The competition isn't as put together as we are. We have a long history of being prepared.

STEVE HENGEVELD, No. 5X (second) — We made it here. We got second. I was just going to keep charging until I gave out. You never give up. You never know what might happen. We lost the exhaust about mile 100. I thought the bike was seizing up, so I started cruising a little. It finally broke off and we started running. I was cruising for a couple minutes because I didn't want to be stuck out there. If I had just kept going, maybe I wouldn't have lost so much time. Of course it's disappointing. No one shows up to a race and doesn't go for a win. In hindsight, we're happy we got second. It's not so bad. We can't complain. (Co-driver Mike Childress was thrown from the motorcycle at mile 10 and appeared to break his wrist) Childress said: I was minding my p's and q's, wasn't really pushing it. I hit a really deep groove in a shadow. I didn't gauge how deep it was and it sent me for a little loop over the bars. As soon as I landed, I knew I broke my wrist. I knew I had to get the bike to Steve, so I sucked it up for 20 miles and rode through the pain. I knew he would soldier on. He did an excellent job.

CALEB GOSSELAAR, No. 8X (third) — I went so far off the course, I lost like 20 minutes. I was going and it was so dusty. I was right behind somebody and I hit a rock. My chin hit the steering stabilizer and I was just dazed for a little bit. I ended up going to the wrong road. I didn't know where I was at. I didn't get on the highway, but I went along the highway. I was trying to find the course again. I was bummed because I had to get it to Timmy Wiegand at mile 30 and I thought we had a chance of winning today, but after that, we were just hoping to get top five.

CLASS 21

CARLOS CASAS, No. 100X (first) — We've been practicing a lot and working hard; it pays off. (Casas and second-place finisher Robert Gustine jockeyed for position much of the last 30 miles of the race) I knew Robert was close, but I also knew he started a minute ahead of us. When we stopped for gas, he blew by. I caught him and then I passed him. The whole way we were just going back and forth. The last five miles, we were no more than 10 feet apart. I'm used to it, but it was close. It's definitely more dangerous.

CLASS 20

ANNA CODY, No. 179 (first) — (Cody's team was comprised of all female riders) We got it. It's sweet victory, a long time coming. We didn't expect to win starting the race, but at mile 125, I pretty much expected it from then on. I got a flat tire at mile 96. The tube came flying out. I had to strap it on with zip ties and get it into a Honda pit, about 20 miles from there. Other than that, it went flawless. Right off the start, my game plan was to get through the start safely. When we got the tire fixed, I knew we were in second place and there was no real plan other than just go wide open. I wanted to get it to Sarah with a little bit of a gap to get us in here.

Co-driver Sarah Kritch, who finished the race said: It's awesome. This is what we came here to do.

CLASS 30

JIM O'NEAL, No. 300X (first) —We did really well in the 30 class.

Co-driver Jason Trubey said: It was just smooth. I just put the throttle down. Not one crash, no bobbles, nothing. We did good off the start. Luke did great off the start. By the time we gave it to Jimmy O'Neal at 31, we had five minutes on the next bike. Everybody just did their job and got it to me. I thought we made way too many changes, but it worked for us. This bike is a weapon. It's hard to hang on to at first. We started next to last in our class and kept moving up. When you're loose and you don't feel like you're trying very hard, it just feels so smooth. It just came together for us.

CLASS 40

BRETT HELM, No. 400X (first) — Every one of us made progress from the start. (Co-driver) Jon Ortner passed a lot of guys at the start and we picked them off a little at a time. We have lots of bad spots on the tires and it's so close to a flat. We just made it. I was going 100 miles an hour at one point. I just kept looking at someone in front of me and trying to catch him.

CLASS 50

CHARLES MARSHALL, No. 500X (first) — We stopped the O'Neal run. We trained our butts off. It was a clean ride the whole way through. I don't think the bike ever touched the ground. I rode for Jim last year and this was our first shot. I have a lot of respect for Jim. Jim O'Neal is one of the best riders around. I'm glad we beat him, but I have a lot of respect for him. It's a special feeling.



PRO ATVs

CLASS 25

WAYNE MATLOCK, No. 6A (first) — Everything went well today. I don't know. We won. Nothing else matters. When I passed my competition back there about 40 miles ago, I knew things were going really well. I just had to go all out, wide open, as fast as I could go and still be safe.

Co-driver Marc Spaeth said: I lost some ground. I did a little header. The bike just went up and I got off. It took me about 30 seconds to get it going again. After that, I was clean. I lost some ground and this ironman here (Matlock) made it up for me.

CLASS 24

FRANCISCO SERVIN, No. 103 A (first) — It took a lot of work. It's a very tough course. We expected to have a good chance to win. That's why we came here.

Las Vegas' Brian Collins roars in Dodge Ram 1500 to Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck win at 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123

March 16, 2008


263 Total Starters roar in Mexico

Las Vegas' Brian Collins roars in Dodge Ram 1500 to Overall and

SCORE Trophy-Truck win at 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250



Schwarz/Christensen capture unlimited Class 1 in Jimco-BMW,

Bell/Campbell ride Honda to Overall Motorcycle & Class 22 win



SAN FELIPE, Mexico—Second-generation veteran Las Vegas desert racer Brian Collins roared through the rugged trails and washes of Mexico’s Baja California desert Saturday, earning the overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory in the No. 1 Collins Motorsports Mopar Dodge Ram 1500 at the 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Setting a blistering pace right from the start in San Felipe and driving solo, he covered the sandy, silty, rocky and dusty 232-mile course in just three hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds, averaging and amazing 62.07 miles per hour.

Dominating the field of 263 desert racers and mastering the race course with blazing speed and power, Collins’ time beat not only the cars and trucks, but also the motorcycles and ATVs that competed in the popular ‘spring break’ event to earn his fourth class win in San Felipe including his second overall triumph and his fifth career SCORE Trophy-Truck race win in the 14-plus year history of SCORE’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.

It was also the first time since 1979 that a Dodge-powered vehicle won a SCORE race.

Finishing second overall and in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the elapsed-time race, 8 minutes and 27 seconds behind the masterful Collins was last year’s winning team of Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif. and Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, who finished Saturday’s race in 3:52:43 in the No. 1 Riviera Racing Ford F-150.

While Collins pulled off the ‘Ironman’ run in driving his Dodge truck the entire race himself, Post and MacCachren, who were the 2007 SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champions, split the driving in their Ford F-150 with Post starting and turning over the wheel to MacCachren, the 2007 Dirt Sports Magazine Driver of the Year, at race mile 109.

The 263 starters from 21 States, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Italy and Israel competed in 27 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, truck, motorcycles and ATVs. The course covered three of the legendary, picturesque and treacherous Baja washes: Matomi, Azufre and Huatomote before heading back to the finish line in the shadow of the landmark San Felipe Arches. The race featured the fifth-largest number of starters in the 22-year history of the event.

Said Collins following his huge victory: “We never got out of the truck. We just had a great day. We ran at not a really hard pace, but a consistent pace the first 25 miles. We caught Bobby Baldwin right away. We caught Chad Ragland right away and Gus Vildosola. Then it was dust free. Garron Cadiente was pulled over and B.J. Baldwin was going slow for a while. It just opened up for us. (after opening up an eight-minute lead) I was very nervous about Rob MacCachren. I knew I had eight minutes and that's a lot of time, but there's never enough time with Rob. He's a phenomenal driver, a great friend. Hopefully someday we can drive together. When he's in a truck, you can't make mistakes. All the racers are glad to be back here in San Felipe. This course is absolutely phenomenal. I love it. The rougher the course is, the better it is for me.”

Winning the overall Motorcycle and Class 22 title was the talented team of Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif., and Baja legend Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif., on the No. 1x Johnny Campbell Racing Honda CRF450X. Finishing fourth among all vehicles, the pair finished in 4:08:32 with an average speed of 56.01mph.

For this popular race, it was the third straight overall win for Bell while Campbell secured his eighth class win and the seventh all-around title in San Felipe in his illustrious career. It was also his first SCORE Baja race win for Campbell’s new American Honda-sponsored Johnny Campbell Racing team. Bell started the race, riding to race mile 30, Campbell did a tough middle portion from there to race mile 166 and Bell finished the final 64 miles, clinching the victory for the record-setting team.

Reflecting on his win, Bell said “It was a clean ride. I got a little confused coming into the finish and probably lost a little time. I couldn't feel my arms by the time I got off it at mile 30. I knew behind me they'd be running really fast. I gave the bike to Johnny at 30 and he just rode awesome. He took it to mile 167 and I picked up from there and brought it to here. I pulled at least a minute and a half (ahead) at the start. It was just chaotic. I passed probably eight or 10 local trucks going out, so it was hazy and scary and pretty dusty. Once I got past that, it was clean, no problems with spectators or anything. It feels awesome. It's probably one of the toughest runs you could ever do. Even though it's not so long, it's just so physically demanding. To win this one, just shows the bike was set up really well. It was flawless. In a race this short, you can't have any problems. It just comes down to seconds. It's not good being first off because you
just don't know. When you get to the finish, you just have to turn around and hope nobody comes in too son.”

Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif., lead a team to the Overall ATV and Class 25 victory for the second time in this race on a Honda TRX450R. He split the riding time equally with co-riders Harold Goodman Jr., Brownstown, Mich., and Marc Spaeth, Warner Springs, Calif.

Matlock started the race and rode to race mile 30 and finished the race, riding the final 62 miles. Goodman rode from race mile 30 to 93 and Spaeth rode from race mile 93 to 170.

Helping SCORE Trophy-Truck sweep the podium in the overall portion of the event while also finishing third in the premiere SCORE racing division was second-generation desert racer Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., who drove solo to a time of 3:55:59 in the No. 33 T-Force Motorsports Toyota Tundra. The truck was making only it’s second SCORE race start after finishing 12th in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the its debut race with teammates Danny Sullivan and Dan Friedkin in last November’s 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Former World Rally Championship star driver Armin Schwarz, of Germany, and Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., split the driving to finish fourth overall and capture the unlimited Class 1 race win in a BMW-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. With just over one year of experience in SCORE desert racing, Schwarz pulled off his first SCORE win while the veteran former SCORE class champion Christensen earned his first ever win in Class 1.

With a time of 4:08:22 and an average speed of 56.02mph, it was also the first time a BMW-powered vehicle has ever won a class in a SCORE race.

Finishing second in Class 1 for the second of two races this season and fifth overall, Las Vegas’ B.J. Richardson drove solo and crossed the finish line in San Felipe in a Bunderson-Chevy a mere 12 seconds behind Schwarz/Christensen,

The second five overall finishers included three SCORE Trophy-Trucks and two Class 1 cars to give SCORE Trophy-Truck six of the top 10 overall finishing spots.

Sixth overall and fourth overall was Mexico’s son/father team of Gus Vildosola Jr. and Gus Vildosola Sr. in the No. 4 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 while earning his best SCORE race finish with seventh overall and fifth in SCORE Trophy-Truck was Nevada casino owner Roger Norman, of Reno, in the No. 8 Norman Racing Ford F-150.

Class 1 claimed the eighth and ninth overall spots among four wheel vehicles as Mexico’s Luis Ramirez Jr. was third in Class 1 in a HMS-Chevy and Enrique Bujanda of Socorro, Texas was fourth in the unlimited open-wheel class in a Porter-Chevy.

Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., the senior statesman in the SCORE Trophy-Truck division at 63 years old, completed the top 10 overall car and truck finishers and was a very respectable sixth in his class in the No. 38 GNR Racing Ford F-150, ending up 44 minutes and 16 seconds behind the winning Collins.

Creative veteran age group motorcycle rider Jim O’Neal, 61, Simi Valley, Calif., became the winningest racer in San Felipe history as he put together a winning team to finish as an impressive third overall motorcycle and capture Class 30 for riders over 30 years old for his ninth class win in this race. Splitting the riding on a Honda CRF450X with O’Neal, who finished second in Class 50 on another talented team, was his son Jimmy O’Neal Jr. along with Jason Trubey, Mohave Valley, Ariz., Luke Dodson, Castiac, Calif., and Mexico’s Gerardo Rojas.

Another prominent reflection of the family side of SCORE desert racing was evident by the Class 10 victory of the son/father team of C.J. Hutchins and Mark Hutchins, of Henderson, Nev., who finished a surprising 12th overall among 4-wheel vehicles and while winning their class in a Kreger-Honda.

Keeping with the family theme in San Felipe, venerable veteran Rod Hall and his son Chad Hall, both of Reno, Nev., won the Stock Mini and the Stock Full classes respectively. The senior Hall, 70, drove a Hummer H3 while Chad Hall, 44, won Stock Full in a new Hummer H3Alpha. Hall’s oldest son Josh Hall, 46, finished third in Stock Full in a Hummer H2 to complete a very successful day for Team Hummer.

A third son/father team that triumphed in San Felipe was Mexico’s Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. and Rodrigo Ampuida Sr., who snagged Class 8 in a Ford F-150.

Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, picked up his eighth win in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in Class 11 for stock VW Sedans in this race while Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. and his brother Kenneth Moss, won Class 3 in his sturdy Ford Bronco for the sixth time in the last seven years.

Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., earned his fifth win in San Felipe in Class 1-2/1600 in a VW-powered Mirage. Class 1-2/1600 had the largest field in the race with 28 starters.

Second overall among the motorcycles and in Class 22 was the team of Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., and Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., with a time of 4:21:25, just over 12 minutes behind the factory sponsored Bell/Campbell tandem. Both former factory riders, Hengeveld and Childress rode a Honda CRF450X.

Anna Cody, Spring Valley, Calif., was the only female racer to win a Class in San Felipe as she put together an all-woman team to win motorcycle Class 20 on a Honda CRF250X. Helping her Racing for Kids charity victory ride were Stacy Doerkson, Apple Valley, Calif., Cathy Duncan, Los Alamos, Calif., and Sarah Kritch, Bakersfield, Calif.

Among the other car and truck Class winners late Saturday were: John Holmes, Olvenhain, Calif., (Class 7SX, Ford Ranger), A.J. Rodriguez, Perris, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Ranger), Marcos Nunez, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 5/1600, VW Baja Bug) and Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE LIte, Curry-VW).

Among the other motorcycle class winners were teams led by Carlos Casa, Chula Vista, Calif. (Class 21, KTM 450CXF), Brett Helm, Poway, Calif. (Class 40, Honda CRF450X), Charles Marshall, Carmichael, Calif. (Class 50, KTM 530EXC) and Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn. (Class 60, Honda CRF450X)

Winning the ATV Class 24 was the team led by Francisco Servin, Chula Vista, Calif., on a Honda TRX450R

The world’s best desert racers return to Mexico for Round 3 of the 208 SCORE Desert Series, May 30-June 1 for the 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 5000 desert race in Ensenada

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 were 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 www.score-international.com.



22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Round 2 of 2008 SCORE Desert Series

March 15—San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, 232 miles



TOP OVERALL FINISHERS

Cars & Trucks

1. Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram 1500, 3 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds (62.07miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:52:43 (59.82mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

3. Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 3:55:59 (58.99mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

4. Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 4:08:22 (56.05mph) (Class 1)

5. B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 4:08:34 (56.00mph) (Class 1)

6. Gus Vildosola Jr./Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 4:08:54 (55.93mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

7. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150, 4:10:50 (55.50mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

8. Luis Ramirez Jr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, HMS-Chevy, 4:13:11 (54.98mph (Class 1)

9. Enrique Bujanda, Socorro, Texas/Hector Trillo, Canutillo, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 4:27:13 (52.09mph) (Class 1)

10. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 4:28:43 (51.80mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

11. Paul Keller, El Cajon, Calif./Steve Willonberg, Lakeside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:37:39 (50.14mph) (Class 1)

12. Mark Hutchins/C.J. Hutchins, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda, 4:53:52 (47.38mph) (Class 10)

13. Ricardo Malo/Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 4:54:07 (47.33mph) (SCORE LIte)

14. Rodrigo AmpudiaJr./Rodrigo Ampudia Sr., Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150, 4:58:19 (46.66mph) (Class 8)

15. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Mirage, 4:59:38 (46.46mph) (Class 1-2/1600)

16. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 5:00:23 (46.34mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

17. Jeff Farris, Kerman, Calif., HMS-Chevy, 5:01:40 (46.14mph) (Class 1)

18. Josh Rigsby/Steve Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy, 5:01:50 (46.12mph) (Class 1)

19. Alex Navarrete/Leonardo Navarrete, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 5:02:00 (46.09mph) (Class 1-2/1600)

20. Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 5:08:05 (45.18mph) (Class 1)

Motorcycles

1. Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Honda CRF450X, 4:08:32 (56.01mph) (Class 22)

2. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:21:25 (53.25mph) (Class 22)

3. 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, 4:37:38 (50.14mph) (Class 30)

4. Caleb Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Santa Clarita, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:38:46 (49.93mph) (Class 22)

5. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450CXF, 4:43:24 (49.12mph) (Class 21)

6. Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Bryan Gustine, San Diego/Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:44:22 (48.95mph) (Class 21)

7. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 4:52:59 (47.51mph) (Class 30)

8. Shawn Dolmage/Larry Badgwellm, Lake Forest, Calif./Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:57:03 (46.86mph) (Class 22)

9. Charles Marshall, Carmichael, Calif./Erik McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Dana Reed/Tim Riggs, KTM 530EXC, 5:00:00 (46.40mph) (Class 50)

10. Kenneth Durr Jr., Palm Desert, Calif./Pete Cochran, Laguna Beach, Calif., KTM 525XCW, 5:01:15 (46.21mph) (Class 30)

ATVs

1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Harold Goodman Jr., Brownstown, Mich./Marc Spaeth, Warner Springs, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:05:09 (45.62mph) (Class 25)

2. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 5:12:42 (44.52mph) (Class 25)

3. Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jorge Romo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 5:34:26 (Class 25)

4. Javier Robles, Cd. Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Cristian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif./Adolfe Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 5:34:47 (41.58mph) (Class 25)

5. Alfonso Cota, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row/Greg Row, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:42:00 (40.70mph) (Class 25)



Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

All-Time Overall Champions

Cars & Trucks

Year--Driver(s), Vehicle (Class)

1982--Dan Cornwell, Chenowth-VW (Class 1)

1983--Corky McMillin/Scott McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche (Class 2)

1984--Scott McMillin/Corky McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche (Class 2)

1990--Brian Collins/Jack Johnson, Chenowth-VW (Class 1)

1991--Larry Ragland, Chevy C1500 (Class 8)

1992--Bob Richey/Boyd Cox, Raceco-Porsche (Class 1)

1993--Scott Douglas, Ford Ranger (Class 7)

1994--Ivan Stewart, Toyota SR5 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

1995--Larry Ragland, Chevy C1500 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

1996--Robby Gordon, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

1997--Curt LeDuc, Jeep Grand Cherokee (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

1998--Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel, Riviera-Chevy (Class 1)

1999--Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2000--Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2001--Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2002--Dan Smith/David Ashley, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2003--Gus Vildosola/Rob MacCachren, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2004--Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2005--Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Jimco-Chevy (Class 1)

2006--Garron Cadiente, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2007--Mark Post/Rob MacCachren, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)

2008—Brian Collins, Dodge Ram1500 (SCORE Trophy-Truck)



Motorcycles

Year--Rider(s), Vehicle

1982--Bob Balentine, Honda XR500 (Class 22)

1983--Jack Johnson, Honda XR500 (Class 22)

1984--Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft, Husqvarna CR500 (Class 22)

1990--Dan Smith/Danny Hamel, KTM (Class 22)

1991--Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicut Jr, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)

1992--Larry Roeseler/Ted Hunnicut Jr, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)

1993--Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500(Class 22)

1994--Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)

1995--Danny Hamel, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)

1996--Paul Krause, Kawasaki KX500 (Class 22)

1997--Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)

1998--Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)

1999--Johnny Campbell/Cole Marshall, Honda XR650 (Class 22)

2000--Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab, Honda XR650 (Class 22)

2001--Steve Hengeveld/Jonah Street, Honda XR650R (Class 22)

2002--Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)

2003--Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)

2004--Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell, Honda XR650R (Class 22)

2005--Chris Blais/Andy Grider/Quinn Cody, KTM MXC525 (Class 22)

2006--Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda CRF450X (Class 22)

2007--Robby Bell/Kendall Norman, Honda CRF450X (Class 22)

2008--Robby Bell/Johnny Campbell, Honda CRF450X (Class 22)

SCORE San Felipe OFFICIAL Finishers

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123

March 16, 2008


22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Round 2 of 2008 SCORE Desert Series

March 15—San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, 232 miles

Total Entries: 282 Total Starters: 263 Total Finishers 181 (68.8 percent)



O F F I C I A L F I N I S H E R S

Pro Cars & Trucks

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram 1500, 3 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds (62.07miles per hour); 2. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 3:52:43; 3. Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif., Toyota Tundra, 3:55:59; 4. Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 4:08:54; 5. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev., Ford F-150, 4:10:50; 6. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 4:28:43; 7. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 5:00:23; 8. Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:08:51; 9. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra, 5:29:41; 10. Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150, 5:51:15; 11. Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 7:13:14; 12. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9:40:10; 13. Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 9:52:12

(17 Starters, 13 Finishers)

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-BMW, 4:08:22 (56.05mph); 2. B.J. Richardson, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 4:08:34; 3. Luis Ramirez Jr., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, HMS-Chevy, 4:13:11; 4. Enrique Bujanda, Socorro, Texas/Hector Trillo, Canutillo, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 4:27:13; 5. Paul Keller, El Cajon, Calif./Steve Willonberg, Lakeside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 4:37:39; 6. Jeff Farris, Kerman, Calif., HMS-Chevy, 5:01:40; 7. Josh Rigsby/Steve Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy, 5:01:50; 8. Pat Dean, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 5:08:05; 9. Chuck Dempsey, Oak Hills, Calif./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., HMS-Chevy, 5:39:01; 10. Bill Gasper, 40, Chino Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy, Cattrac, Porter Race Cars, Goodyear, 5:41:18; 11. Barry Karakas, Oak Hills, Calif./Andrew Birchard, Beaumont, Calif., BKFab-Chevy, 7:51:36; 12. Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif./Brad Etter, Villa Park, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 8:27:08

(18 Starters, 12 Finishers)

CLASS 1-2/1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Mirage, 4:59:38 (46.46mph); 2. Alex Navarrete/Leonardo Navarrete, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco, 5:02:00; 3. Cory Boyer/Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif./Fernie Padilla, Las Vegas, Lothringer, 5:09:54; 4. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 5:20:39; 5. Edgar Alvarez Jr. /Edgr Alvarez Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 5;23;20; 6. Edgar Avalos, El Paso, Texas/Oscar Rejeda, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Kreger, 6:02:35; 7. Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/Armando Boehme, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Curry, 6;09;41; 8. Juan Gallo/Marco Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Curry, 6:11:43; 9. Kyle Conlon, Compo, Calif., Jimco, 6:34:11; 10. Brent Parkhouse/Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage, 6:41:45; 11. Martin Shuster, Daytona Beach, Fla./David Romeo, Orman Beach, Fla., Jormanwerks, 6:49:22; 12. Hiram Duran/Eric Duran/Evan Duran, Tecate, Calif., Amplified, 7:01:30; 13. Ricardo Cons/Marco Frecoro, Mexicali, Mexico, Ventura, 7:04:59; 14. Jorge Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 8:50:09; 15. Carlos Montalvan/Angel Gonzalez, Tecate, Calif., Curry, 9:27:07; 16. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 9:32:10

(28 Starters, 16 Finishers)

CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4)—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco, 7:36:10 (30.52mph)

(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

CLASS 5 (Unlimited VW Baja Bugs)—1. Pietro Brassea/Ivan Pacheco, Mexicali, Mexico, 6:02:38 (38.36mph); 2. Kevin Carr, San Diego, Lothringer, 6:37:12

(2 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 5/1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)—1. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:00:46 (38.58mph); 2. Jose Montoya/Jesus Alonso, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:34:57; 3. Alonso Angulo/Jose Mendoza, Ensenada, Mexico, 6:47:13; 4. Gustavo Avina, Ensenada, Mexico/Lucio Avinn, Chula Vista, Calif., 6:56:53; 5. Ernie Negrete, San Ysidro, Calif./Oscar Venagas, Rosarito, Mexico, 7:05:20; 6. Tommy Craft, El Cajon, Calif./Ron Craft, Santee, Calif., 8:01:31; 7. Trevor Anderson/Mark Anderson, Carlsbad, Calif., 8:32:23; 8. Saul Garcia/Glisero Hernandez, Hemet, Calif., 8:34:51

(12 Starters, 8 Finishers)

CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks)—1. A.J. Rodriguez, Perris, Calif./Paul Sullivan, Riverside, Calif., Ford Ranger, 6:20:34 (36.58mph); 2. Jose Gonzalez/Jonatan Quintero, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 6:46:09; 3. Dan Chamlee/Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:06:40; 4. Elias Canchola Jr./Javier Reyes, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 7:07:34; 5. Chris Taylor, El Centro, Calif./Josh Quintero, Imperial, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:29:30

(5 Starters, 5 Finishers)

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)—1. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif./Mark Landersman, Temecula, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:02:05 (32.98mph); 2. Alonso Gonzales/Miguel Padilla, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 7:15:20; 3. Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger, 7:29:40; 4. Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Tim Lawrence, Santee, Calif., Ford Ranger, 7:38:52; 5. Alberto Iriarte/Benjamin Arreda, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 9:49:22

(8 Starters, 5 Finishers)

CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—1. Rodrigo AmpudiaJr. /Rodrigo Ampudia Sr., Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150, 4:58:19 (46.66mph); 2. Noah Ostanik, Encinitas, Calif./Steve Wolcott, San Diego, Ford F-150, 5:38:56

(6 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 9 (VW-powered, Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters)—1.

(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. Mark Hutchins/C.J. Hutchins, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda, 4:53:52 (47.38mph); 2. Mike Lawrence/Anthony Lopiccalo, Brea, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 5:19:21; 3. Alejandro Crosthwaite/Jose Luis Gonzalez/Alex Crosthwaite, San Diego. Jimco-Honda, 5:57:12; 4. Sergio Salgado/Ricardo Corvera, Mexicali, Mexico, Lothringer-Honda, 7:49:36

(7 Starters, 4 Finishers)

SCORE LITE (VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—1. Ricardo Malo/Arturo Honold, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 4:54:07 (47.33mph); 2. Luis Barragan/Luis Barragan Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Curry, 5:11:15; 3. Gary Johnson, Camarillo, Calif./Mike Majesky, Newbury Park, Calif., Messick, 5:23:31; 4. Steve Mamer, Holtville, Calif., Raceco, 5:37:43; 5. Mike Williams, Prescott, Ariz., Meco, 6:09:39; 6. Jake Jones, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Scot Jones, San Clemente, Calif., Chenowth, 6:24:13; 7. Hector Martinez/Gabriel Martinez, Calexico, Calif., Jimco, 6:42:09; 8. Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Lee Banning Jr., Litchfield Park, Ariz., Foddrill, 6:57:49; 9. Bob Carr/Alfie Bueno, San Diego, Lothringer, 7:00:56; 10. Michael Bennett/Jim Stapleton, San Marcos, Calif., Duvell, 7:56:12

(16 Starters, 10 Finishers)

CLASS 11 (Stock VW Sedans)—1. Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, 8:20:04 (27.84mph); 2. Ramon Fernandez/Thomas Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, 9:12:30

(5 Starters, 2 Finishers)

STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks)—1. Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H2, 6:29:56 (35.70mph); 2. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif./Jeremy Spirkoff, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F350, 6:51:23; 3. Chad Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3Alpha, 6:58:25; 4. Kent Kroeker, Valley Center, Calif./Rodolfo Iribe, San Ysidro, Calif., Dodge Ram2500, 7:00:25; 5. Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./William Aylor, Union, Ky., Dodge Ram2500, 8:37:05

(5 Starters, 5 Finishers)

STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks)—1. Rod Hall/Mike Winkel, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, 8:11:42 (28.31mph)

(2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks)—1.

(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)

PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22 (250cc or more)—1. Robby Bell, Sun City, Calif./Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Honda CRF450X, 4:08:32 (56.01mph); 2. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:21:25; 3. Caleb Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif./Timmy Weigand, Santa Clarita, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:38:46; 4. Shawn Dolmage/Larry Badgwellm, Lake Forest, Calif./Max Eddy, Barstow, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:57:03; 5. Ryan Penhall, Corona, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:02:33; 6. Nick Saia, Morro Bay, Calif./Kevin Murphy, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:07:48; 7. Cody Wallis/Adam Thissen, Reno, Nev./Robert Underwood, Coleville, Calif., Honda CR500, 5:15:23; 8. Cory Evenson, Ramona, Calif./Cory Brewer, El Cajon, Calif., KTM 525XC, 8:45:40

(12 Starters, 8 Finishers)

CLASS 21 (126cc to 250cc)—1. Carlos Casas/Noe Ibarra, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450CXF, 4:43:24 (49.12mph); 2. Robert Gustine, Valley Center, Calif./Bryan Gustine, San Diego/Greg Bruning, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:44:22; 3. Kenneth Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Hector Hernandez, San Diego/David Gonzalez Jr., Chula Vista, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450, 5:14:15; 4. Bernard Bohrer, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:27:36; 5. Edy Garcia/Ivan Ramirez Jr., Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YR450F, 5:34:29; 6. Cody Knight, Reno, Nev./Ryan Toomey/Martin Kite, Sparks, Nev., Yamaha YZ250, 5:49:49; 7. Mike Crawford, Phoenix/Ben Porter, Goodyear, Ariz./Carlos Gonzalez, Navojoa, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 5:57:31

(8 Starters, 7 Finishers)

CLASS 20 (125cc)—1. Anna Cody, Spring Valley, Calif./Stacy Doerkson, Apple Valley, Calif./Cathy Duncan, Los Alamos, Calif./Sarah Kritch, Bakersfield, Calfi., Honda CRF250X, 6:37:41 (35.00mph); 2. Larry Perkins, Strafford, Mo./Craig Goldsberry, Springfield, Mo./Malcolm Wood, Bolivor, Mo./Gabriel Hinshaw, Olathe, Kansas, Honda CRF250X, 6:40:52

(4 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. 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, 4:37:38 (50.14mph); 2. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda CRF450X, 4:52:59; 3. Kenneth Durr Jr., Palm Desert, Calif./Pete Cochran, Laguna Beach, Calif., KTM 525XCW, 5:01:15; 4. Chris Parker, Newport Beach, Calif./Collie Potter, El Cajon, Calif./Tim Bina, Irvine, Calif., Honda CRF450Xm 5:23:13; 5. Ramon Meraz/Luis Zarate, Mexico City/Alex Kuri, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 6:06:45; 6, Troy Walker, Running Springs, Calif., KTM 530XCRW, 6:35:24; 7. Einar Myhrer, San Diego/Josh Berlin, Oceanside, Calif., Honda XR650R, 7:05:57

(7 Starters, 7 Finishers)

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. Brett Helm, Poway, Calif./Jon Ortner, Santa Barbara, Calif./Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tim Withers, Honolulu, Honda CRF450X, 5:10:53 (44.78mph); 2. Peter Schmidtmann, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 6:34:50; 3. Stuart Goggins, Upland, Calif./Jeff Horsley, Goodyear, Ariz./Tim Vasquez, Monrovia, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:59:27

(4 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)—1. Charles Marshall, Carmichael, Calif./Erik McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Dana Reed/Tim Rigg, KTM 530EXC, 5:00:00 (46.40mph); 2. 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, 5:12:15; 3. Kenny Hayden, Shadow Hills, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Bob Johnson, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:43:23; 4. Jamie De La Torre, Tijuana, Mexico/Gilberto Gallardo/Leonel Vallejo/Cesar Parra, San Diego, KTM530EXC, 6:30:36; 5. Lyman Scherer/Al Corte, Phoenix/Joe Ortega, Fountain Hills, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 7:04:56

(5 Starters, 5 Finishers)

CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)—1. 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, 6:53:04 (33.70mph); 2. Wiliam Rogers, Escondido, Calif., Husaberg FE450, 6:57:12; 3. Paul Lussier, West Greenwich, R.I./Michael Murdock, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Honda XR650R, 7:14:20

(3 Starters, 3 Finishers)

PRO ATVs

CLASS 25 (over 251cc)—1. Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif./Harold Goodman Jr., Brownstown, Mich./Marc Spaeth, Warner Springs, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:05:09 (45.62mph); 2. Danny Prather, Ramona, Calif./Mike Cafro, Bonsall, Calif./Levi Marana, Hemet, Calif./Chad Prull, Laveen, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 5:12:42; 3. Stefano Caputo, San Felipe, Mexico (Italy)/Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Jorge Romo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 5:34:26; 4. Javier Robles, Cd. Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Cristian Valles, Chula Vista, Calif./Adolfe Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 5:34:47; 5. Alfonso Cota, Alpine, Calif./Josh Row/Greg Row, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:42:00; 6. Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo./Tony Valerio, Telluride, Colo./Benn Vornadakis, Rico, Colo., Honda TRX450R, 7:10:18; 7. Taylor Stormberg/Matthew Stromberg/Ryan Kantor, Medford, Ore., Yamaha Raptor, 7:44:54; 8. Ted Franch, Scottsdale, Ariz./Troy Sievers, Phoenix/Richard French, Alpine, Utah, Honda TRX450X, 7:47:04; 9. Robert Tinder, Queen Creek, Ariz./Erick Gano, Chandler, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 7:49:19; 10. Moshe Yosef, Tarzana, Calif. (Israel), Polaris Outlaw, 8:19:51

(12 Starters, 10 Finishers)

CLASS 24 (under 251cc)—1. Francisco Servin/Isaac Castro/Rocky Merino, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 5:44:12 (40.44mph); 2. Javier Beltran, San Ysidro, Calif./Santos Perez, Tijuana, Mexico/Cristian Rojas, San Ysidro, Calif., Kawasaki KX450, 6:05:20; 3. Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./Robin Fawcett, Santee, Calif./Steve Abrego, Covina, Calif., Honda TRX450R, 6:10:10; 4. Benjamin Lopez/Jesus Lopez/Miguel Arellano, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 6:13:48; 5. Carlos Mancillas/Arnie Pruneda, Chula Vista, Calif./Christian Vargas, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 6:41:34; 6. Rob Ransford, Downers Grove, Ill./Mike Rodgers White, Ga./David Bailey, Springhill, Fla., Artic Cat DVX400, 6:46:01; 7. Benjamin Godoy, San Diego/Rodrigo Rubio, Menifee, Calif./Paul Velasquez, San Diego, Honda TRX450R, 6:46:31; 8. Angel Martin/Francisco Espinoza/Jose Niobla, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha YZF450, 6:49:48; 9. Luis Berumen, San Diego/Sergio Lopez, Chula Vista, Calif./Tono Berumen, San Diego, Honda TRX450R; 10. Alonso Ruiz/Luis Zuego/Marco Cota, San Felipe, Mexico, Yamaha YZF450, 8:27:49

(13 Starters, 10 Finishers)

SPORTSMAN

OVERALL SPT CAR— Peter Lang/Terry Cotter, Santa Rosa, Calif./Brian Jellison, Sebastapol, Calif., Homebuilt-Chevy, 6:42:09 (34.61mph)

(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)

SPT TRUCK—Jeff Stowers, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 7:24:37 (31.31mph)

(4 Starters, 1 Finisher)

SPT UTV (660cc, 4-wheel utility vehicle)—

(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)

OVERALL SPT M/C>250cc—Bill Gilbert, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Mark Fishburn, Fort Collins, Colo./Kevin Krasner, Mission Viejo, Calif./Mick Brejwo, Campbell, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:38:50 (41.08mph)

(18 Starters, 13 Finishers)

FIRST SPT M/C<250CC— Ivanhoe Ochoa/Javier Ochoa/Manuel Reyes, Tecate, Calif., Yamaha YZF250, 5:56:16 (39.07mph)

(17 Starters, 13 Finishers)

OVERALL SPT ATV—Victor Lopez/Samuel Garcia/Lucia Zuniga, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:11:29 (37.47mph)

(14 Starters, 11 Finishers)

282 entries, the third-highest total in event history, set To take green flag at 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123

March 14, 2008

Saturday in Mexico
282 entries, the third-highest total in event history, set
To take green flag at 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Live race tracking at www.racetheworld.net,
Audio streaming from event on race-dezert.com

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO—Following Friday's late registration, a total of 282 vehicles, the third-highest total in event history, have entered Saturday's 22nd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.
Round 2 of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series is being 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.
From 21 states and six countries will compete in 27 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the 231.73-mile race. The green flag will drop at 6 a.m. (PST) 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.

Team HUMMER Competes at the SCORE San Felipe 250

Hello Race Fans!

Team HUMMER competes this weekend at the SCORE San Felipe 250. The 22nd running of the race returns to the picturesque fishing village after a temporary move to Ensenada in 2006.

Rod Hall is piloting the H3 in the Stock Mini class, while Josh and Chad will be racing the H2 SUT and H3 Alpha in Stock Full. Chad Hall spent time at the GM Desert Proving Grounds two weeks prior to the race and noted "the course is an extremely rough 232-mile loop, but our trucks are fully prepped and ready after a great testing session."

The race starts at 10 a.m. PST, Saturday, March 15th.
Log on to www.rodhallracing.com to track the team live.

Thanks to all our fans and sponsors for the continued support.
Let's go racin'!