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 BAJA 500 Baja Racing News PICKS TO WIN

SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (39)       
18 Juan C. Lopez    Gift Start Position!    4 to 1
30 Robbie Pierce    Prepared    4 to 1
97 B.J. Baldwin    New Shoes    5 to 2
20 Rob MacCachren    Prepared Also    3 to 1
94 Steven Strobel    Best In The BAJA Desert    3 to 1
49 Ryan Arciero    Flyin' Ryan'!    5 to 1
16 Cameron Steele    "In A Dress"    9 to 1
23 Dan McMillin    Passed Out    6 to 1
17 Mike Julson    MUST be clean    5 to 1
19 Tim Herbst    Not THAT "Terrible"!    5 to 1
31 Andy McMillin    A Perfect Strategy?    4 to 1
34 Ken Losch   Maybe Tenth    11 to 1
48 Jimmy Knuckles    Racers needs full make-over    9 to 1
55 Mark Workentine    Workin' over time    11 to 1
93 Chris Kemp    Unkempt?    8 to 1
57 Mike Palmer    Seemed like fun in the shop …     11 to 1
12 Brendan Gaughan    Collins long gone    6 to 1
45 Gary Magness    Mexico Fun    11 to 1
1 Bryce Menzies    King Of Baja    5 to 1
15 Armin Schwarz    Trophy Fail?    6 to 1
95 Scott Whipple    Better Than Average 9 to 1
21 Gus Vildosola Jr.    Lazy and Slow    9 to 1
2 Pete Sohren    Finish, Maybe?    9 to 1
24 Adam Householder    Bettern the Vosses    8 to 1
10 Greg Nunley    Better Than Average    5 to 1
84 Nick Vanderwey    It's Possible    5 to 1
98 Gary Weyhrich    Must beat teammate!    6 to 1
77 Robby Gordon    Must Be Beyond Perfect    5 to 1
83 Martin Aguirre    The Wrath of God?    99 to 1
51 Kory Scheeler    Well-aged CheeZe?    6 to 1
14 Josh Daniel    So far back    6 to 1
9 Mark Weyhrich    Needs a good Prayer    6 to 1
28 Alan Pflueger    Hawaiin Wetback    7 to 1
22 Roberto Encinas III    Good rear bumper?    11 to 1
76 Jesse Jones    Wearing His Trunks    5 to 1
39 Ron Whitton    Finisher!    9 to 1
52 Jessica Baumgartner    Uh huh ..,     11 to 1
71 Rick D. Johnson    WTF? General Penalty?    4 to 1
50 John Langley    Bad Start Position    10 to 1
       
TONY'S
CLASS 1 Unlimited Buggy (21)       
101 Cody Parkhouse    New Blood    4 to 1
102 Josh Rigsby    Se Vende    5 to 1
103 Clyde Stacy    May .. Be …    $ to 1
104 Luke McMillin    Into the TTs by Borrego    3 to 1
105 Tony Miglini    Goodbye, Kitty    8 to 1
106 Damen Jefferies    Oh, so close    4 to 1
107 Ronny Wilson    TOP TIP    Even
108 Guy Petersen    Guy wired    5 to 1
109 Ryan Sharman    Don't squeeze Ryan    99  to 1
110 Jon Walker    letter that Johnny Walker wrote    99  to 1
111 Steve Schovajsa    Top Third    6 to 1
112 Mark Stevens    Race too long?    7 to 1
113 Monica Greenhill    Too green    9 to 1
114 Lyle Bask    Lyle might leave it    99  to 1
115 Francisco Perez    Pancho punched?    99  to 1
116 Harley Letner    TOP FIVE OA    2 to 1
117 Mario Acosta    Or "99 to 1"?    9 to 1
118 Buddy Feldkamp    Cholla Magnet    5 to 1
146 Scott Zeppenfeldt    DARK HORSE    7 to 1
100 Justin Davis    The Green Gang!    2 to 1
149 Ron Gibbs    Training Day    99  to 1








 The BAJA 500 Race Course:::THE BULL









BAJA
500 2012 June 1 UPDATED!



 BAJA 500 2012 LIVE! Webcast Starts Monday May 28, Race Starts Saturday, June 2

Pre-running began Friday, May 18 on ‘brutally-rugged’ 450-mile
course for 44th annual BAJA 500 Desert Race

 
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 BAJA 500 2012 LIVE! Webcast Starts Monday May 28, Race Starts Saturday, June 2

Pre-running begins Friday, May 18 on ‘brutally-rugged’ 450-mile
course for 44th annual BAJA 500 Desert Race
 
13 countries already including 39 SCORE Trophy Trucks; LIVE! NOW! at BajaRacingNews.com www.bajaracingnews.com/

With the release of the official course map, GPS files and course notes this week, pre-race activity increases significantly starting Friday when the world’s best desert racers officially begin their pre-running and course logistics activities for next month’s 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest, running, desert race in the world.

The LIVE! Webcast will begin Monday, May 28th on Baja Racing News.com will feature desert off-road racing, many entries competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs The popular event will be held June 2 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

With late entries accepted up to race morning in the 450-mile race, entries so far have come from 32 U.S. States from Hawaii to New York and the U.S. Territory of Guam along with the additional countries of Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy and Japan.

The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. on Saturday (June 2) for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. The elapsed-time race, with a 22-hour time limit for all competitors, will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leaving and returning into the city through the Arroyo Wash.

The talented field of veteran desert racers heading to Baja includes 22 defending class winners out of the 30 Pro and Sportsman classes that had finishers in last year’s race. Several, however, will be racing in different classes this year.

Last year’s overall race champions are among the early entries in this year’s race. The overall 4-wheel winner in 2011 was Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies, who drives the No. 1 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck. Recording the fastest overall time while leading all motorcycles in last year’s race was Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Quinn Cody, Buellton, Calif., on a Honda CRF450X while the fastest ATV was the Honda TRX450R team led by Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore. Norman will be riding solo this year on another Honda CRF450X while Cody will be the second rider for Mike Brown on a KTM 450SX-F. Menzies was also last year's SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion as well as being selected as the 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year.

The rugged 450-mile course, which runs in a clockwise direction, resembles a deflating balloon, winding east to Ojos Negros, down to near San Felipe, back West to the Pacific Ocean below San Vicente and back north east through Santo Tomas on the way back to Ojos Negros and then Ensenada.

The only pre-running that will be allowed on the first 41.04 miles of the course will be outbound only and only on Thursday and Friday, May 31 and June 1. No inbound pre-running on the last 41.04 miles of the course will be allowed. Pre-running of the rest of the course will start and finish in the Ojos Negros area.


The course will also have five short, controlled-speed pavement sections that total 13.67 miles where the speed limit for the race vehicles is 60 miles per hour, subject to time penalties for exceeding that speed in those very limited pavement sections.

The featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks has a race-high 39 entries in this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

Besides the three overall winners, among the other defending Pro class champions in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 entered this year to date are: Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 1/2-1600), Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif. (Class 3); Rudolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico/Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn. (Class 8); Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 10) Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif. (SCORE Lites), Matney (Class 11), Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico (Class 4); Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas (Class 30); Jeff Kaplan, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Class 40), Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif. (Class 25) and Carl Vella, Ardsley, N.Y. (Class 26).

From the group above, Luke McMillin is racing in Class 1 this year as is Matney (with Stacy) and Laguna is driving in Class 6. Stacy is also driver of record for a team in Class 5-1600.

The Sportsman class winners returning from last year as of today are: Peter Lang, Santa Rosa, Calif. (SPT Buggy), Randy Swing, El Cajon, Calif. (SPT Truck) and Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico (SPT M/C>450cc). Lang has moved up to Class 6 this year and Fierro to Class 21.

Prominent Mexican racer Juan C. Lopez along with Cody Parkhouse, Mike Brown and Josh Frederick have all drew pole positions in their respective divisions for the race.

Mexico’s Lopez, who finished second in both Laughlin races and sixth in San Felipe in the No. 18 RPM OffRoad Chevy Silverado is second in SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points. RPM OffRoad, based in Bristol, Tenn. leads the point standings in six classes after the first three races of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. RPM has eight vehicles entered in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and as a team they have earned a total of 13 class wins the first three races of the season.

Besides Menzies and Lopez, among the other entries in SCORE Trophy Truck are current season point leader Rob MacCachren, the overall 4-wheel winner in this race in 1996 and a long list of other SCORE Trophy Truck winners in this event including Menzies (2011), Andy and Scott McMillin (2010), B.J. Baldwin (2008), Brian Collins (2006, 2007), Robby Gordon (2005), Alan Pflueger (2004) and Curt LeDuc (1995). Collins, Las Vegas will be the second driver for NASCAR Cup and Nationwide series driver Brendan Gaughan of Las Vegas, while LeDuc will be a driver for Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix.

Continuing to move out from the shadow of his father and his uncle’s experienced tracks, second-generation Southern California desert racer Cody Parkhouse of Long Beach, is fourth in SCORE overall points and continues to lead the unlimited Class 1 and will start first in his class in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheeled desert race car.

Brown, Murrieta, Calif., who ironically also drew the first start at the last SCORE race in San Felipe, will lead the motorcycle classes into the Baja desert with co-rider Quinn Cody, Los Olivos, Calif., on a factory-supported KTM 450SX-F.

A former SCORE Overall ATV point champion (2005), Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev. and teammates Dillon Zimmerman, Murrieta, Calif. and Cesar Lopez, San Felipe, Mexico, will start first among the ATV classes in a Can-Am DS-450. Frederick won the first 2012 SCORE Baja race for ATVs in San Felipe.

While late entries will be accepted up to race morning, as of today, the Pro 4-Wheel vehicles classes with the most entries are: SCORE Trophy-Truck (39), the unlimited Class 1 (21), Class 10 (13) and Class 1/2-1600 (10).
Leading the pro motorcycle classes is the open Class 22 with nine entries to date.

Class 25 and Class 24 lead the ATV classes so far with six entries each and leading the Sportsman Motorcycles is the SPT M/C> class with 18 to date.

Following his third victory in the last five races and second in three races this season, Las Vegas’ All-America racer MacCachren has launched himself into the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after three of five races in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series.

With back to back overall wins in 2012 (Laughlin-Round 2 and San Felipe) after opening the season with a ninth-place finish in the first round in Laughlin, Nev., MacCachren, 47, has earned 177 championship points in the No. 20 Rockstar Energy/MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150. He is not only the SCORE Overall point leader, he is also at the top of the leaderboard in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division.The recent San Felipe victory was also MacCachren’s fourth in the last six SCORE races.

In San Felipe, MacCachren also earned the 75 all-time SCORE Baja overall race win for noted tired manufacturer BFGoodrich. BFG Tires have now been the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in 22 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 races, 28 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and 25 in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class.
With consistent Laughlin finishes of fourth and third along with a seventh in San Felipe, Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb., has moved up to third in SCORE Overall points and remains third in SCORE Trophy Truck in the No. 94 Strobel Motorsports Ford F-150.

In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 31 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series after the first two rounds in the five-race series.

Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points. 


44th Annual BAJA 500
June 1-3, 2012—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 214 (as of 5/16/12)
(from 32 U.S. States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland,
Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and U.S. territory-Guam)

Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (39)
18 Juan C. Lopez
30 Robbie Pierce
97 B.J. Baldwin
20 Rob MacCachren
94 Steven Strobel
49 Ryan Arciero
16 Cameron Steele
23 Dan McMillin
17 Mike Julson
19 Tim Herbst
31 Andy McMillin
34 Ken Losch
48 Jimmy Knuckles
55 Mark Workentine
93 Chris Kemp
57 Mike Palmer
12 Brendan Gaughan
45 Gary Magness
1 Bryce Menzies
15 Armin Schwarz
95 Scott Whipple
21 Gus Vildosola Jr.
2 Pete Sohren
24 Adam Householder
10 Greg Nunley
84 Nick Vanderwey
98 Gary Weyhrich
77 Robby Gordon
83 Martin Aguirre
51 Kory Scheeler
14 Josh Daniel
9 Mark Weyhrich
28 Alan Pflueger
22 Roberto Encinas III
76 Jesse Jones
39 Ron Whitton
52 Jessica Baumgartner
71 Rick D. Johnson
50 John Langley

CLASS 1 (21)
101 Cody Parkhouse
102 Josh Rigsby
103 Clyde Stacy
104 Luke McMillin
105 Tony Miglini
106 Damen Jefferies
107 Ronny Wilson
108 Guy Petersen
109 Ryan Sharman
110 Jon Walker
111 Steve Schovajsa
112 Mark Stevens
113 Monica Greenhill
114 Lyle Bask
115 Francisco Perez
116 Harley Letner
117 Mario Acosta
118 Buddy Feldkamp
146 Scott Zeppenfeldt
100 Justin Davis
149 Ron Gibbs

CLASS 1/2-1600 (10)
1601 Matt Ferrato
1602 George Peters
1603 Steve Achey
1604 Arturo Velazco
1605 Jason Coleman
1606 Brad Wilson
1607 Rob Archibald
1647 Eliseo Garcia
1648 Wes McKenzie
1649 Hiram Duran

CLASS 3 (2)
300 Donald Moss
349 Billy Bunch

CLASS 5 (3)
500 Kevin Carr
501 Raymond Gray
502 Jose Lopez

CLASS 5-1600 (3)
551 Trevor Anderson
552 Erich Reisen
579 Clyde Stacy

CLASS 6 (5)
601 Gregg Hempel
602 Eduardo Laguna
603 Peter Lang
618 Gavin Skilton
600 Heidi Steele

CLASS 7 (1)
700 Dan Chamlee

CLASS 7SX (5)
741 Alfonso Bernardino
743 Ricardo Garcia
740 Elias Hanna
745 Roman Paniagua
759 Justin Fisher

CLASS 8 (2)
801 Rick Sanchez
839 Rodolfo Iribe

CLASS 10 (13)
1001 Morgan Langley
1002 Peter Hajas
1003 Chip Prescott
1004 Matt Cullen
1005 John Martensen
1006 Lee Banning
1008 Perry McNeil
1009 Jimmy Slaughter
1010 Mark Lawrence
1011 Mike Lawrence
1000 Sergio Salgado
1013 Jorge Nuza
1049 Ty Godde

SCORE LITES (8)
1200 Rafael Navarro IV
1201 Brent Parkhouse
1202 Jeff Sanca
1203 Gregg Ryan
1204 Hector Garcia
1247 Arnoldo Ramirez
1248 Leonardo Navarrete
1249 Otoniel Huerta

STOCK FULL (1)
879 Joe Bacal

STOCK MINI (1)
779 Andy Bell

PROTRUCK (1)
1350 Chelsea Magness

CLASS 7-2 (2)
721 Dave Boynton
720 Reid Rutherford

CLASS 4 (2)
418 Mike Shaffer
419 Derek Fletcher

CLASS 2 (1)
219 Clyde Stacy

PRO MOTORCYCLES
CLASS 22 (8)
2x Mike Brown
3x A.J. Stewart
4x Robby Bell
5x Mark Samuels
1x Colton Udall
7x Kurt Caselli
8x Francisco Arredondo
9x Kendall Norman

CLASS 20 (3)
151x Dane LaFontaine
152x Tony Gurule
179x Gabriel Williams

CLASS 21 (6)
101x Adam Neuwirth
102x Jim O’Neal
103x Adolfo Palacios
104x Francisco Septien
105x Carlos Casas
106x Ulises Fierro

CLASS 30 (5)
300x Mike Johnson
301x Javier Hernandez
302x Mario Valenzuela
303x Kevin Murphy
349x Christopher Parr

CLASS 40 (6)
401x Oscar Fazz
402x Mike Johnson
403x Mike Prunty
400x Jeff Kaplan
405x Mike Kay
406x Chuck Shortt

CLASS 50 (3)
501x Marc Prince
502x Seiji Kubota
519x Mark Winkleman

CLASS 60 (2)
601 Al Perrett
600x Donald Lewis

PRO ATVs
CLASS 25 (6)
2a Josh Frederick
3a Brandon Brown
1a Wayne Matlock
5a Greg Row
6a Rafael Torres
7a Mike Cafro

CLASS 24 (6)
101a Rafael Torres
102a Manuel Jimenez
103a Miguel Olivas
104a Cristian Anaya
105a Guillermo Berenger
149a Gabriel Valencia Jr

CLASS 26 (1)
200a Carl Vella


SPORTSMAN
SPT BUGGY (4)
1401 Christopher Augenti
1402 Stephen Ankeny
1403 Dan Hansen
1449 Jim Bunn

SPT TRUCK (1)
1500 Randy Swink

SPT UTV (4)
1800 William Morris
1801 Thomas Graves
1802 Jason Murray
1803 Chris Koch

SPT M/C< (10) 
201x Daniel O’Leary 
202x Brad Masciotra 
203x Mike Mensinger 
204x Dan Troy 
205x Carlos Orenday 
206x Jobel Coronado 
207x Fred Sobke 
208x Carlos Gracida 
209x Mark Sasaki 
249x Mark Winkleman 

SPT M/C> (18)
251x Carlos Valdez
252x Hideyuki Fukuoka
253x Andreas Hoyler
254x Kevin Muggleton
255x Cesar Torres
256x Kazuhiro Nakamura
257x Carl Yakiwchuk
258x Akihiri Saito
259x Dave Campbell
260x Takehiro Yorimitsu
261x Scott Darkow Jr.
262x Brad Baker
264x Luke Dupin
265x Steve Grieb
266x Adrian Ruiz-Esparza
267x Risto Niemi
268x David Camarena
299x Carlos Sanchez

SPT ATV (10)
51a Richard Epperson
52a Justin Ryan
53a Paul Engen
54a Jose Manuel Soto
55a Juan Gonzalez
56a Roger Rubio
57a David McFarland
58a Adolfo Loya
60a Juan Dominguez
99a Rusty Batza

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Racers Early First Reports

Victor Hugo expertly reviews the announced race course:

"- From Borrego to San Telmo; the course doesn't run parallel to the highway anymore - After Ojos Negros it looks like they changed the course a bit
- It now takes 41 miles to get to Ojos Negros so I think that implies changes between Ensenada and Ojos Negros; then again, that part of the course always changes because of the housing developments outside of Ensenada"


Cody Stuart talks about the race course this year:

"the course notes it looks like we are running the beach rocks again. Love that part. I hated the farm fields above Erendira especially prerunning closing all those gates. And looks like we are taking the wash all the way to the San Matis rd crossing instead of next to the highway. That was cool to watch but was not safe for people driving on the highway. It is back to the course i like. Wish i was better and could ride. But i will be the best chase driver around for this one."


Luke McMillin hammers Robby Gordon:

"Baja 500 is too rough for Robby's truck, but it's his best bet in my opinion (over the hummer)... In my opinion, Robby will loose to much time at the 500 between the summit and San Matias, he needs a front engine truck. Then again, I am talking about the truck that dominated SF a couple years back, so who knows... For the 1k if one of the hummers isn't in DAKAR already, i'd assume he would rather use that at this years 1k, right? Fuel milage, top speed, and reliability down the peninsula. Who knows those, it's RG he's going to outdrive 95% of the field either way. Just my opinion...Not hatin, i'm actually a huge fan of RG, i'd just love to see him build his own front engine truck again."





BAJA 500 The Energy Drink War!

MONSTER SPEED STORY!
Baja Racing Center will closely follow Menzies Motorsports in its kicking the other drink-drivers in this years Baja 500! 

Bryce and the Team are primed to 'trounce by the ounce', the Baldwins - Herbst - Gordons at their own game, Desert Off-Road Racing in Mexico!

The KING of BAJA 2011 
dominated the entire field last year! RED BULL

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SCORE Chooses a list a regulars to get the best starting positions as entries choke-off Mexico

 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500
June 1-3, 2012—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 161 (as of 4/22/12)
(from 30 States, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and U.S. territory-Guam)


Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (38)
18 Juan C. Lopez
30 Robbie Pierce
97 B.J. Baldwin
20 Rob MacCachren
94 Steven Strobel
49 Ryan Arciero
16 Cameron Steele
23 Dan McMillin
17 Mike Julson
19 Tim Herbst
31 Andy McMillin
34 Ken Losch
48 Jimmy Knuckles
55 Mark Workentine
93 Chris Kemp
57 Mike Palmer
12 Brendan Gaughan
45 Gary Magness
1 Bryce Menzies
15 Armin Schwarz
95 Scott Whipple
21 Gus Vildosola Jr.
2 Pete Sohren
24 Adam Householder
10 Greg Nunley
84 Nick Vanderwey
98 Gary Weyhrich
77 Robby Gordon
83 Martin Aguirre
51 Kory Scheeler
14 Josh Daniel
9 Mark Weyhrich
28 Alan Pflueger
3 Mark Post
22 Roberto Encinas III
76 Jesse Jones
39 Ron Whitton
52 Jessica Baumgartner
CLASS 1 (13)
101 Cody Parkhouse
102 Josh Rigsby
103 Clyde Stacy
104 Luke McMillin
105 Tony Miglini
106 Damen Jefferies
107 Ronny Wilson
108 Guy Peterson
109 Ryan Sharman
110 Jon Walker
111 Steve Schovajsa
100 Justin Davis
149 Ron Gibbs
CLASS 1/2-1600 (8)
1601 Matt Ferrato
1602 George Peters
1603 Steve Achey
1604 Arturo Velazco
1605 Jason Coleman
1606 Brad Wilson
1648 Wes McKenzie
1649 Hiram Duran
CLASS 3 (1)
300 Donald Moss
CLASS 5 (1)
500 Kevin Carr
CLASS 5-1600 (2)
551 Trevor Anderson
579 Clyde Stacy
CLASS 6 (4)
601 Gregg Hempel
602 Eduardo Laguna
603 Peter Lang
600 Heidi Steele
CLASS 7 (1)
700 Dan Chamlee
CLASS 7SX (1)
759 Justin Fisher
CLASS 8 (1)
839 Rodolfo Irie
CLASS 10 (9)
1001 Morgan Langley
1002 Peter Hajas
1003 Chip Prescott
1004 Matt Cullen
1005 John Martensen
1006 Lee Banning
1007 John Langley
1008 Perry McNeil
1009 Jimmy Slaughter
SCORE LITES (7)
1200 Rafael Navarro IV
1201 Brent Parkhouse
1202 Jeff Sanca
1203 Gregg Ryan
1247 Arnoldo Ramirez
1248 Leonardo Navarreta
1439 Otoniel Huerta
STOCK MINI (1)
779 Andy Bell
PROTRUCK (1)
1350 Chelsea Magness
CLASS 7-2 (2)
721 Dave Boynton
720 Reid Rutherford
CLASS 4 (2)
418 Mike Shaffer
419 Derek Fletcher
CLASS 2 (1)
219 Clyde Stacy

PRO MOTORCYCLES

CLASS 22 (6)
2x Mike Brown
3x A.J. Stewart
4x Robby Bell
5x Mark Samuels
1x Colton Udall
7x Kurt Caselli
CLASS 21 (4)
101x Adam Neuwirth
102x Jim O’Neal
103x Adolfo Palacios
104x Francisco Septien
CLASS 30 (5)
300x Mike Johnson
301x Javier Hernandez
302x Mario Valenzuela
303x Kevin Murphy
CLASS 40 (5)
401x Oscar Fazz
402x Mike Johnson
403x Mike Prunty
400x Jeff Kaplan
405x Mike Kay
CLASS 50 (3)
501x Marc Prinse
502x Seiji Kubota
519x Mark Winkleman
CLASS 60 (2)
601 Al Perrett
600x Donald Lewis

PRO ATVs

CLASS 25 (5)
2a Josh Fredereck
3a Brandon Brown
1a Wayne Matlock
5a Greg Row
6a Rafael Torres
CLASS 24 (3)
101a Rafael Torres
102a Manuel Jimenez
103a Miguel Olivas
CLASS 26 (1)
200a Carl Vella

SPORTSMAN

SPT BUGGY (3)
1401 Christopher Augenti
1402 Stephen Ankeny
1449 Jim Bunn
SPT UTV (4)
1800 William Morris
1801 Thomas Graves
1802 Jason Murray
1803 Chris Koch
SPT M/C< (5)
201x Daniel O’Leary
202x Brad Masciotra
203x Mike Nensinger
204x Dan Troy
249x Mark Winkleman
SPT M/C> (15)
251x Carlos Valdez
252x Hideyuki Fukuoka
253x Andreas Hoyler
254x Kevin Muggleton
255x Cesar Torres
256x Kazuhiro Nakamura
257x Carl Yakiwchuk
258x Akihiri Saito
259x Dave Campbell
260x Takehiro Yorimitsu
261x Scott Darkow Jr.
262x Brad Baker
263x Thierry Mas
264x Luke Duprin
299x Carlos Sanchez
SPT ATV (4)
51a Richard Epperson
52a Justin Ryan
53a Paul Engen
54a Jose Manuel Soto

 Jimco Leads Score Overall Points, Trophy Truck and Class 1


MacCachren races atop SCORE Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck points,
C. Parkhouse tops Class 1 after 3 rounds of 2012 SCORE Desert Series



Start draw April 21 for 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 to be held in Ensenada, Mexico June 1-3

Following his third victory in the last five races and second in three races this season, Las Vegas’ All-America racer Rob MacCachren has launched himself into the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after three of five races in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series. With back to back overall wins in 2012 (Laughlin-Round 2 and San Felipe) after opening the season with a ninth-place finish in the first round in Laughlin, Nev., MacCachren, 46, has earned 177 championship points in the No. 20 Rockstar Energy/MasterCraft Racing Jimco Ford F-150. He is not only the SCORE Overall point leader, he is also at the top of the leaderboard in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks. ‘Rockstar Rob’, who has eight SCORE season class point titles, earned his 48th career SCORE class win, his 11th career SCORE Trophy Truck race win in San Felipe. MacCachren is now tied with Las Vegas brothers Ed and Tim Herbst with the most race win in the 18-plus year history of SCORE’s Premier class. The recent San Felipe victory was also MacCachren’s fourth in the last six SCORE races. In San Felipe, MacCachren also earned the 75 all-time SCORE Baja overall race win for noted tired manufacturer BFGoodrich. BFG Tires have now been the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in 22 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 races, 28 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and 25 in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. “Our Rockstar/MasterCraft race team and our Jimco race truck are totally in synch and it’s a beautiful thing to be part of it all,” reflected MacCachren, who is nearing his 200th career win in either desert or short-course/stadium racing. “We’ve only had one major problem so far in the SCORE series this year and that was midway through the season-opener in Laughlin where I put the wheel into a berm which broke off the stem and caused a tire to go flat. Our BFG Tires are the best in the universe and it has been my honor and my confidence-builder to know that any race vehicle I am driving has the best desert racing tires in the world guiding us around the course, whether it is in the open desert or in short-course, stadium-style racing. I know it’s not over ‘til it’s over and the upcoming SCORE Baja 500 will be another huge challenge. Defending series champion Bryce Menzies will be back with us in Ensenada and with all of the other great desert racers who will be in the field we will have another SCORE race for the ages.

The drawing of starting positions, by class, will be held Saturday, April 21 at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles. SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class.
With consistent Laughlin finishes of fourth and third along with a seventh in San Felipe, Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb., has moved up to third in SCORE Overall points and remains third in SCORE Trophy Truck with 156 points in the No. 94 Strobel Motorsports Jimco Ford F-150.

Continuing to move out from the shadow of his father and his uncle’s experienced tracks, Southern Californiadesert racer Cody Parkhouse is fourth in SCORE overall points and continues to lead the unlimited Jimco Class 1.  With the season’s last three races all to be run in Baja, Mexico, Cody Parkhouse, 24 of Long Beach, Calif., opened the season in Laughlin in mid-January by finishing second in the first round and winning the second round followed by an 11th in his class in San Felipe in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheeled desert race car. A second-generation desert racer and the youngest of the three Parkhouse racers, Cody Parkhouse has 155 season points to midway through the 39th season of Sal Fish’s SCOREDesertSeries, the world’s foremost desert racing series. Cody Parkhouse’s father and uncle are in the top five in their respective class point standings with Cody’s father Brian racing in Class 1 (fifth in class) as well as his son and his uncle Brent racing in SCORE Lites (third).
       
In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE ToyotaMilestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season.  Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 30 drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCOREDesertSeries after the first two rounds in the five-race series. Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season points. 



2012 SCORE Desert Series Point Leaders
(After 26th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250-March 9-11—San Felipe, Mexico; Remaining races: 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 500-June 1-3, Ensenada, Mexico; 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000-Nov. 14-17, Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico)

Top 5 Overall Cars and Trucks

(Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 1772. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy Truck), 168
3. Steve Strobel, Clarks, Neb, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy Truck), 156
4. Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 155
5. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., Romo-VW (Class 1/2-1600), 151


2011 SCORE Desert Series Point Leaders


Pro Cars and Trucks
(With Class wins in parenthesis)

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK—1. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 (2), 177; 2. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 168; 3. Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb., Ford F-150, 156; 4. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (1), 145; 5; Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150, 136; 6. Scott Whipple, Norco, Calif., Chevy Silverado, Chevy Silverado, 134; 7. Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 127; 8. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra, 118; 9. Ken Losch, Chandler, Ariz., Chevy Silverado, 116; 10. Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 110; 11. Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 107.
   
CLASS 1—1. Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (1), 155; 2. Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 142; 3. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 126; 4. Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas, Jimco-Chevy, 119; 5. (Tie) Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy and Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va., Geiser-Chevy, 106; 7. (Tie) Conan Barker, Whitter, Calif., Porter-Ford and Tony Miglini, Dallas/Armin Kremer, Germany, Jimco-Chevy, 103; 9. Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., Alpha-Chevy, 88. ALSO: 11. Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 73.
    
SCORE LITES—1. Otoneil Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Curry-VW (1), 135; 2. Rafael Navarro IV, Temecula, Calif./Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., Jimco-VW (1), 92; 3. Brent Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif./Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif., Moulton-VW, 82; 4. Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Curry-VW, 72; 5. Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico, Jimco-VW (1), 69.
    
Manufacturers
Original Buggy Chassis—1. Jimco, 191; 2. Romo, 51; 3. Kreger, 47; 4. Mirage, 37; 5. Curry, 35.



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