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Racers in San Felipe 250 from Southern Baja Mexico
With renewed vigor and new objectives, the Baja South team of Valerio Gonzalez Coppel Motorsports front, is preparing a new experience: competing in the International Serial Score scoring in all three events.After earning the title of State Champions Championship Off Road in Southern Baja California, and after accumulating and three titles in the top flight, the objectives have grown and Championship Score is definitely a great option to continue to demonstrate the competitiveness of the team .
It's not easy competition that occurs for the team, and will enter fully into the big leagues of the powerful Trophy Truck category, or also called the "Monsters of the Desert", where international riders competing great fame, ability, experience and skill.
Rody Amaya Jr., is another rider who joins this project and who will open the team's participation in the first race of the Serial, we know the quality of the pilot with resounding victories and records in times of Baja California Sur, and now is the time to demonstrate that quality to the great drivers that are already registered when the Trophy Truck.
The team also prepare to participate pilots John Cota Leon and Jorge Santiago Dominguez, regulars serial drivers in local and international participations behind in several Baja 1000 races.
Coppel Motorsports team will undertake this important mission with two race cars, as well as known as the Trophy Truck team Coppel, it will participate in the team's fast and pilot recognized BCS Francisco "Chico" Villagomez who will be looking victory in the Class 12 Score Lites category.
Villagomez already knows the triumph in the Score International Championship, just remember who won the race complicated Laughlin Desert Challenge, and well remembered Baja 1000 where he was teammate Justin Davis in Class 12.
The adventure begins with the next race and San Felipe 250 to be held from 8 to 10 March, in a demanding route that tests and especially handling the suspensions of vehicles.
The second race will be the traditional Baja 500 in its 45th edition will be held from May 31 to June 3, at the port of Ensenada, BC and characterized by the roughness and gaps complicated area.
The third and final race of the Serial is undoubtedly recognized as the "Mother of Racing Off Road: The Baja 1000", which this time will only gaps in Baja California, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja Ccalifornia, Mexico, which will be held from the 14th to 17th of November, 2013.
March 6 UPDATE
March 5, 2013 Press Release—
The field includes racers from 14 of the last 15overall motorcycle winners as well as 15 of the previous overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in San Felipe. Also entered are 19 class winners from last year’s race and 20 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season class point champions.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 (Times are PST)
1pm-5pm–Media Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
7pm-Midnight–Monster Energy Tecate Welcome Party, San Felipe Arches
9am-5pm–Racer Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
9am-5pm–Media Registration, Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel
10am-5pm–Contingency Row, Downtown on the Malecon
10am-6pm–Tech Inspection, Downtown on the Malecon
7pm–Mandatory Racer Meeting, Plaza on the Malecon
5:30am-11am–Late Registration & Tech, Los Arcos Motel (Start line)
5:30am-8pm–Media Center Open, Start/Finish line
1pm & 4pm–Posting of Unofficial Results, Los Arcos Motel
8pm–Competition Review Board, Los Arcos Motel
10am–Awards Celebration, Plaza on the Malecon
Saturday, March 9, Race Schedule (Subject to Change)
(Vehicles start one every 30 seconds; SCORE Trophy Truck, Class 1 start one every 60 seconds)
6:00am MOTORCYCLES/ATVs—22, 21, 30, 40, 50, 20, 60, 25, 24, SPT M/C>, SPT M/C<, SPT ATV, 26
10:30am (approx.) CARS/TRUCKS—TT, 1, 10, TT Spec, SL, 8, HM, PT, 6100, 3000, TL, 4000, 1/2-1600, 5, 7200, 7, 7SX, 5-1600, 2, 2D, 3, 3700, 1700, 4400, SF, SM, 9, 11, 19, , SPT UNL TRUCK, SPT BUGGY, SPT LMTD TRUCK, SPT UTV
TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 12-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts to complete the course
9 Mark Weyhrich/Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150
23 Daniel McMillin, La Mesa, Calif., Ford F-150
1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas/Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150
18 Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
2 Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
49 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150
88 Sergio Salgado, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
21 Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
48 Jimmy Knuckles, Brawley, Calif., Ford F-150
7 Steven Eugenio, Vista, Calif., Chevy Silverado
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
57 Mike Palmer, Denver, Chevy Silverado
78 Jesse Ashcraft, San Marcos, Calif./Adam Ashcraft, Vista, Calif., Ford F-150
85 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford F-150
55 Mark Workentine, Fresno, Calif., Chevy Silverado
35 Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150
19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas/Larry Roeseler, Boulevard, Calif., Ford F-150
76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix/Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-250
36 Glen Greer, Green Valley, Ariz./Bruce Greer Jr, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge Ram1500
28 Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif., Ford F-150
98 Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150
15 Armin Schwarz, Germany/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW XJ-6
10 Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif., Chevy Silverado
59 Craig Potts, Scottsdale, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., GMC Sierra
54 Jesse James, Austin, Texas, Chevy Silverado
33 Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Chevy Silverado
34 Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
30 Robbie Pierce, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado
4 Valerio Gonzalez/Rodimiro Amaya, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, Ford F-150
3 Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif., Ford F-150
14 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Jessica McMillin, National City, Calif., Chevy Silverado
101 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn./Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Geiser-Chevy
108 Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
153 Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
100 Cody Parkhouse, Garden Grove, Calif./Brian Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
138 Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
117 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico/Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, RG-Chevy
131 George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Luke Babb, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy
182 Brady Turner, Imperial, Calif., Streamline-Ford
121 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
111 John Langley/Morgan Langley, Santa Monica, Calif./Dan Martin, Monrovia, Calif., Racer-Chevy
119 Erik Harp, Panama City, Fla., Porter-Chevy
107 Rene Zule/Jaime Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
110 Josh Rigsby, Santa Fe, N.M., Penhall-Chevy
170 Hiram Duran/Eric Duran, Tecate, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
122 Song Li/Yongguo Zhao, Rosemead, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy
102 Otoniel Huerta/Jaime Huerta, San Luis, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy
179 Ron Gibbs, Parker, Ariz./Jeff Quinn, Lakewood, Calif., Sidewinder-Chevy
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–
1679 Derek Eugenio, Camarillo, Calif./Caleb Sanden, Imperial, Calif., Fraley
1602 Ernesto Arambula/Edmundo Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
1647 Wes McKenzie, Dallas, Bonner
1620 Matt Ferrato, Simi Valley, Calif./Robert Illian, La Canada, Calif., Moulton
1615 Jesus Velez, Mexicali, Mexico, PFK
1636 Christian Celaya, Paradise, Calif./Aaron Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Currie
1688 Rodrigo Elorduy, Mexicali, Mexico, BajaRacing
1601 Jorge Sanchez, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry
1612 Francisco Escareno, Mexicali, Mexico, Garibay
1608 Rob Archibald, El Cajon, Calif., Mirage
1643 Daniel Reyes Jr, Heber, Calif., Garibay
1649 Eliseo Garcia/Hector Sarabia, Ensenada, Mexico, Romo
300 Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif./Ken Moss, Marysville, Calif., Ford Bronco
500 Kevin Carr/Noe Valdez, San Diego
501 Mike O’Donnell, Phoenix/Kelly Ross, Desert Hills, Ariz.
502 Jose Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico
560 Ernie Negrete, San Diego/Steve Meyers, Irvine, Calif.
552 Carlos Rivera, Mexicali, Mexico, McDonalds
551 Joaquin Rodriguez, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug
555 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Thomas Fernandez/Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada, Mexico
700 Dan Chamlee, Summerland, Calif./Tom Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger
707 Scott Brady/Kaleb Brady, Paradise, Calif., Ford Ranger
701 Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif./Scott Slater, Chino Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
704 Aaron Celiceo, San Diego/Robert Rodriguez, Chula Vista, Toyota Tacoma
CLASS 7200 (Limited, production mini trucks)–
7248 Josh Quintero, El Centro, Calif., Ford Raptor
7267 Travis Bozzano, Henderson, Nev., Chevy Silverado
7238 Kyle Kovach/Keith Jaeger, Chandler, Ariz., Ford Ranger
7207 Steve Kovach, Chandler, Ariz./Preston Schmid, Mesa, Ariz., Ford Ranger
7206 Joe Ramirez, San Vicente, Mexico, Ford Ranger
7298 Jonathan Brenthal, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger
7213 Victor Herrera Jr, Victor Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger
7277 Peter Lang/Franz DeKock, Santa Rosa, Calif., Ford Ranger
741 Rich Severson, Tucson, Ariz./Pat Neveau, Phoenix, Ford Ranger
742 James Burman, Heber City, Utah, Ford Ranger
740 Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford Ranger
749 Eduardo Gonzalez, Lucerne Valley, Calif., Ford Ranger
809 Arturo Benavides/Edgar Garcia, Laredo, Texas, Ford F-150
800 Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
801 Jose Leon, Calexico, Calif., Ford F-150
836 Rodrigo Ampudia, Ensenada, Mexico, Ford F-150
1000 Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Chenowth-Chevy
1066 Mike Shaffer, Alameda, Calif., FullPotential-Chevy
1021 Chris Boyer/Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford
1039 Matt Cullen/Mike Lombardi, Long Beach, Calif./Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif., AlumiCraft-Honda
1016 Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif./Roberto Romo, Mexicali, Mexico, Racer-Chevy
1053 Brad Wilson/Kyle Quinn, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
1062 J. J. Schnarr, Incline Village, Nev./Mark Levrett, Sparks, Nev., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1031 Mike Johnson, Murrieta, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1001 Andrew Myers, San Marcos, Calif./Ross Savage, Costa Mesa, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1080 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Kevin Selchow, Lester Praire, Minn., Kreger-Chevy
1030 Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Brian Burgess, Menifee, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1023 Lee Banning, Laveen, Ariz./Cory Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Banning-Ford
1077 Rick Sanchez, El Centro, Calif., Tatum-Chevy
1007 Jorge Salmon, Ensenada, Mexico, Madigan-Chevy
1002 Mark Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif./Steve Lawler, Banning, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy
1081 Todd Winslow/David Jones, Clovis, Calif., AlumiCraft-Chevy
1003 Perry McNeil/Alfie Bueno, San Diego, Lothringer-VW
1010 Carlos Lopez, Calexico, Calif., PSD-Chevy
1249 Roberto Anda, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco
1202 Moises Torres/Ricardo Torres/Juan Gallo, San Felipe, Mexico, Penhall
1203 Juan Guillen, Calexico, Calif., Jimco
1210 Luis Barragan, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove
1207 Michael Crichton, Zapopan, Mexico, Ralco
1218 Ricardo Malo, Calexico, Calif./Arnoldo Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, Jimco
1299 Leonardo Rayos, Mexicali, Mexico, Seagrove
1101 Rene Rodriguez, Ensenada, Mexico
1149 Alejandro Rivas/David Sanpedro, Mexicali, Mexico
1100 Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico
8162 Jim Keyes, Canada/Kay Awaad, Egypt, Ford F-150
3003 Reid Rutherford, Montrose, Colo., Mason-Chevy
841 Taylor Mills/Alan Roach, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ford Raptor
842 Nick Mills/Tony McNeil, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado
844 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Colorado
8036 Carlos Fonseca, Calexico, Calif., Ford F-150
8014 Andrew Leavitt/Nathan Leavitt, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
1709 Austin Stobaugh, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jeep Cherokee
1904 Cory Sappington, Peoria, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick
1907 Paul Broughton/Jack Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., Arctic Cat
1917 Jason Murray, Downey, Calif., Can-Am Maverick
1932 Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif., Polaris RZRXP4
1933 Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Arctic Cat
1901 Douglas McCrady, El Cajon, Calif., Arctic Cat
1911 David Nagy, La Mesa, Calif./Greg Row, Alpine, Calif., Polaris RZRXP4
1903 Mark Schelbert, Los Angeles, Arctic Cat
1905 Marc Burnett, Chula Vista, Calif., Can-Am
228 Pedro De Uriate/Elias Minutti, Montgomery, Texas, Predator-Chevy
4438 Joaquin De Uriate/Elias Minutti, Montgomery, Texas, GMC Jimmy
4x Robby Bell, Menifee, Calif./David Pearson, Panaca, Nev./Steve Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz./ Kawasaki KX450F
2x Kurt Caselli, Palmdale, Calif./Ivan Ramirez, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450SX-F
46x Kendall Norman, Gaviota, Calif., Honda CRF450X
3x Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn./Toby Price, Australia, KTM 450SX-F
1x Timmy Weigand, Valencia, Calif./Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X
9x A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Justin Morgan, Campo, Calif., Honda CRF450X
8x Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./David Kamo, Coldwell, Idaho/Ryan Dudek, Honda CRF450X
7x Norman Rainey, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif./Jayson Slayden, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ronnie Smith, Joshua Tree, Calif., Kawasaki KX500
150x Chad Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif./Cuyler Ruskin, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Honda CRF250X
169x Mark Bradford/Stephen Bradford, Los Angeles/Manny Ornellas, Redding, Calif., Honda CRF250X
102x Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles/Brody Kunz, Durango, Colo./Carlos Miranda, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
127x Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Dulzura, Calif./Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif./Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif., Honda CRF450X
101x Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera/Luis Huerta/Juan Sanchotena Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM 450XCW
149x Juan Gutierrez, Tecate, Mexico/Raul Hernandez, Tijuana, Mexico/Larry Serna, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450SXC-F
301x Cliff Cook, Cameron Park, Calif./Justin Miller, Placerville, Calif., Honda CRF450X
329x Brad Baker, Arlington, Va., Honda CRF450X
305x Octavio Valle, Zapopan, Mexico/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, KTM 450SCW
302x Javier Hernandez, Obregon, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
303x Ryan Gutile, Madera, Calif., Yamaha WR450F
308x Xavier Ortega, Phoenix, Kawasaki KX450F
307x Shane Bell/Stephen Garnett/Justin Tiearney, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X
311x Greg Bardonnex/Christopher Parr/Jeff Merrill, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha WR450
402x Mike Prunty/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Lester Lehigh, Bishop, Calif., Honda CRF450X
404x Craig Williams, Riverside, Calif.
401x Rob Huggins, Breckenridge, Colo., Honda CRF450X
403x Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Randy Harman, Peoria, Ariz./Lonnie Pearce, San Antonio, Texas, Kawasaki KX450F
444x Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas
555x Robert Smith/Tony Allen, Canada, KTM EXC500
500x Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X
601x Robert Oborne, Bend, Ore., KTM 450XCW
609x Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn., Honda CRF450X
2a Felipe Velez, San Felipe, Mexico/Stefano Caputo, San Felipe (Italy), Manlio Diaz/Mario Diaz, La Paz, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
11a Ryan Lea, Tempe, Ariz./Justin Ryan/Ryan Talmadge, Honda TRX450R
13a Merlin Puettman, Phoenix/Wade Handley, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Matt Hicks, Sun City, Calif., Honda CRF250X
17a Adolfo Arellano/Edgar Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico/Nick DeStout, Oceanside, Calif., Honda TRX450R
10a Javier Robles Jr, Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif.Cyle Chislock, Murrieta, Calif. Robbie Mitchell, Price, Utah, Honda TRX450R
21a Juan Sanchez, Chula Vista, Calif./Brandon Brown, Umatilla, Ore./Angel Sanchez Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R
7a James Wooford, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
4a Nick Nelson, Tehachapi, Calif./Jorie Williams, Longview, Wash./Jamie Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash., Honda TRX450R
5a Craig Christy, Burbank, Calif./David Scott, Belen, N.M./Robin Fawcett, Alpine, Calif., Honda TRX450R
49a Gustavo Ameca, Chula Vista, Calif./Luis Esquivel, Tijuana, Mexico/Oliver Ramirez, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
102a Shawn Robins/Landis Albrecht/Rocky Glasgo, Canada/Stephen Davis, Los Barriles, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
101a Thomas Wright, Tabernacle, N.J./Pierre-Yves Denault, Canada (France), Francisco Vera Jr, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
106a Max Hernandez, Queen Creek, Ariz./Greg Kirk/Matthew Long, Gallup, N.M., Honda TRX450R
109a Juan Dominguez/Alonzo Dominguez/Jaquin Maduena, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
104a Juan Gonzalez/Ramon Torres, Ensenada, Mexico/Dorian Mendez, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
100a Rafael Torres, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
103a Mike Zelenka, Clifton, N.J./Joe Ramos, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Yamaha Raptor
110a Alexandro Diaz, Chula Vista, Calif., Suzuki 400R
117a Jose Torres/Jeremy Gray, Yucca Valley, Gilberto Cossio, San Felipe, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
105a Edgar Barraza, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R
149a Gabriel Valencia/Miguel Arellano, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
201a Rob Ransford, Chicago, Can-Am 4X4
1501 Brian Siler/Tom Bell, Lewiston, Idaho, Jimco-Toyota
1502 Budy Crisp, Running Springs, Calif., RallyFighter-Chevy
1503 Jorge Valdes/Carlos Flores, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug
1580 Erik Shallbetter, Golden Valley, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delane, Minn., Kreger-Chevy
1504 Tom Flattery, Fremont, Calif., Valkurie-Chevy
1555 Hamid Hajarian, Fountain Valley, Calif., VW Baja Bug
1599 John Pfeifer, Boulder City, Nev./Brenda Pfeifer, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Curry-Chevy
1494 Vincent Munoz, Yucaipa, Calif., Ford Ranger
1444 Jim Bunn/Charles Holbrook, Bristol, Va., Mason-Chevy
1499 Jason Papa, Boulder City, Nev./Dave Heffel, Henderson, Nev, Chevy C1500
1963 David Neuber, Canada, Polaris RZR
1951 Alonzo Lopez/Hector Jimenez, Murrieta, Calif., Polaris RZR
1450 Thomas Graves/Richard Morel, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha Rhino
1993 Chad Casey, Canada, Kawasaki Teryx
215x Kurt Vanderpool, Bend, Ore./Shawn Hohman/Chris Sanden, Honda CRF450X
202x Aki Polvikoski, Green Cove Springs, Fla., Yamaha WR250F
222x Chris Scranton, Alamo, Calif., KTM 450XCW
201x Daniel O’Leary, Oceanside, Calif/Brian Carpenter/Austin Carpente, Goodyear, Ariz.
205x Darin Bullivant/Isaac Sayles, Canada, Honda CRF450X
207x Oscar Esparaza, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450F
212x Carlos Silva/Adrian Rosas/Fernando Cardenaz, \Calexico, Calif., Honda CRF450X
211x Christian Espinoza/Miguel Rodriguez/Edgar Esparanza, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
249x Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Ricky De La Reina, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Jon Winkelman/Paul Lopez, El Centro, Calif., Honda CRF450X
294x Todd Powell, Spokane, Wash., Honda CRF450X
253x Roger Judd, Jackson, Wyo., Yamaha 450YZF
254x Daryl Judd, San Diego, Honda XR650R
255x John Nolting, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF45OX
251x Eric Anderson, Running Springs, Calif./B Scott Wilcox/Brian Echegaray, KTM 530EXC
263x Mike Short, Redding, Calif., Honda CRF450X
261x Brent Downing, Castro Valley, Calif., KTM 530EXC
252x Adrian Ruiz/Armando Cornejo/Hugo Becerra II, Vincente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda CRF450X
269x Bryce Semonian, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF450X
264x Geoffrey Gerbrandt, Canada, Yamaha WR450
270x Manuel Gomez, Tecate, Mexico, Yamaha WR450F
288x Aaron Magagna, San Diego, Yamaha YZ426
277x Raul Revilla, Puebla, Mexico, KTM 525EXC
265x Luis Moctezuma, Puebla, Mexico, KTM 525EXC
262x Mike Maggrah, Canada, Yamaha WR250
287x Wesley Glogner/Johnny Wilson/Shawn Storc, Rohernt Park, Calif., KTM 525XCW
77a Fidel Gonzalez, Mexicali, Mexico, Yamaha Raptor
51a Richard Epperson/Taylor Beckman/John Walker, Tucson, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
99a Rodrigo Rubio/Alberto Hurtado, Sun City, Calif./Francisco Ruano, San Diego, Honda TRX450R
56a Marcos Zepeda, Tijuana, Mexico, Suzuki LTZ400
52a Martin Munoz, San Luis Rio Colorado, Honda TRX450R
99a Greg Wick, Temecula, Calif./Larry Wick, Oceanside, Calif./Jason Baugh, Winchester, Calif., Bombardier DS650X
March 4 UPDATE
The pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and tech inspection of the vehicles in the race will be held on Friday (March 8) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque Malecon, flanked by the Sea of Cortez on one side and the popular restaurants and night clubs of San Felipe on the other. Racer registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (March 8) at the Hacienda Don Jesus Hotel. Open to the public for the first time, the pre-race mandatory racer’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday (March 8) at the plaza in the heart of the Malecon.
THE MAIN COURSE
The spectacular 254.0-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes at the landmark San Felipe arches. The race course goes north of Highway 3 for one of the first times ever in this race, covering over 100 miles up to the south end of Laguna Salada and back. Another major change in this year’s course is that the Zoo Road crossing has been moved west to a safer area where the terrain is more technical than the traditional high-speed ‘whoops’ which will slow the race vehicles down in an area of high spectator concentration.
The race course also includes three of the infamous Baja washes—Huatamote, Chanate and Amarillas before heading to the finish line. The course includes nearly 50 virtual checkpoints to help insure the safety and the integrity of the challenging race course.
Festivities will start on Thursday night in the start line area at the San Felipe arches with a special SCORE launch party. Open to the public with a $2 donation to Mexico’s Cruz Roja (Red Cross), from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a racer autograph session followed by the celebratory party at 7 p.m., which will be fueled by Monster Energy Drink and Tecate.
Pre-running is allowed on the actual race course from last Friday (Feb. 22) through Friday, March 8.
The green flag will drop at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, for the motorcycle and ATV classes, followed three and one-half hours later after the last Sportsman ATV by the car and truck classes at approximately 10:30 a.m. The start line and finish line for the race is scheduled to once again be the landmark San Felipe Arches on Highway 5 on the outskirts of San Felipe. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with a 12-hour time limit to become an official finisher.
The season-opener of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, annually provides a greater economic impact to San Felipe than the popular six-week-long ‘Spring Break’.
The race began in 1982 and was not held between 1985 and 1989, the first five years of the seven-year combined High Desert Racing Association-HDRA/SCORE Desert Series of US and Baja races. It has been held consecutively each year since 1990.
In its first 26 years, the race has been held in San Felipe all but 2007 when political issues forced a last minute move by SCORE, starting it in Ensenada and finishing it in Santo Tomas. Ironically, 2007 saw a race-record 394 starters and a race-record 288 finishers even though the race was moved and the course changed just 10 days before the event. The records when the race actually started and finished in San Felipe are 341 for starters in 2006 and 220 for finishers, also in 2006.
ON THE BAJAscope
In its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico, starts with the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Both starting and finishing in Ensenada, the other two events will be the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (May 31-June 2) and the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Nov. 14-17).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
For car and truck classes with at least five starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race to be held during the HDRA Reno 500.
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Award that also receives a $2,000 cash bonus and custom-made driver’s race suit.
March 2 UPDATE
Baja Safari San Felipe 250 Travel Tips
A new Android mobile app that helps motorists figure out the best time to enter the United States at crossings from Mexico and Canada. “Best Time to Cross the Border” is a new service that is accessible on the Web – http://traffic.calit2.net/border/ – and also as an Android app via https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.calit2.ports the Android Market (aka Google Play).
Border crossers can also search for the Android app under the name “Best Time to Cross the Border” in the Google Play store. Border wait times are compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and updated hourly.
The developers at UC San Diego download that data within minutes so users of the Android app or the related Web site – http://traffic.calit2.net/border/ – can click on any border crossing and see current waits for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and even pedestrian queues where they exist. . (See the wait time trends for the Calexico-Mexicali West border crossing here:
Caltrans is now linking to the Border Wait site from its San Diego real-time traffic map at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/d11tmc/sdmap/showmap.php (see “Border Crossing Wait Times” under Quick Links).
March 1 UPDATE:
Expect delays at the Mexican - US border due to "Sequestration"
February 25 UPDATE
Course access notes:
Mx5 k87 to RM80 (Not 78 due to mud)
Mx5 K90 to RM72, RM90, CK1, CK2
Mx5 k134 to RM44 & RM 120 via a long drive in the Chinerio wash to
Mx5 K149 to RM 33
Mx5 K? La Ventana graded road to RM 66, 96
RM 147/8 is close to BFG Pit on the del Sol graded road
South of Mx3 use the same access roads as as all previous 250 races.
Many are off the Morelia graded road.
South end of the powerline on Old P Road will lead you to RM224 at
the exit of Huatamote
February 22 UPDATE
13SF250 SCORE Race Course Notes 021113 jd.xls
"We marked it last weekend, there were already some bike tracks on it. This years San Felipe 250 will be smoother than previous tracks and more fun (and less destructive) for limited class cars. Lots of new stuff and the rains have smoothed out some of the whoops. The first 30 miles is still whoop city even though it does not run up the power-line road. The sportsman handlebars have two cut-offs they are required to take which will cut off about 50 miles total and will greatly reduce the amount of handlebar/steering wheel interaction. The Pro handlebars still run all the miles. This will be the best SF250 track in many years."
*This years San Felipe 250, desert off-road race will run north towards Mexicali with eight miles of new course, avoiding the old Zoo Road. The course moves back down through the tough Borego section then heads North and then cuts down the Infamous Diablo Dry Lake Playa section.
This exciting new event goes across and hits some winding sandy wash sections before heading back towards town...no Old Puerticitos Road. No Matomi Wash.
This events race course will have it all. The sands of Mexico and desert rocks, silt, whoops, washes, and fast straight sections.
Much different than previous race courses here in San Felipe, Baja California. There is about 100 miles of racecourse North of Route 3 and there are 40 miles of the meanest San Felipe 'whoops' at most.
100+ miles of new course including 20+ miles of road never raced on before. This should be North of the highway to the southern end of the vast Laguna Salada. Paved route crossings the highway twice...once in the North and once South.
Reports indicate some sections may get 'bladed', but don't count on any improvements.
The really big news, (8) eight miles off the start will be new! No Zoo Road!
Southern sections of the traditional race are excluded from this years race event!
>>>Details and Race Course Map to be released official, on Friday, February 22.
Race Team UPDATES
VOSS Motorsports Back In Baja
The Voss Team is Back In Baja for the entire season! They are running their 'Cyde Stout' built truck at the San Felipe 250. At the 500 and 1000 you'll see Voss Motorsports in their JIMCO Built Trophy Truck.
Miss McMillin now a "Desert Assassin"
Jessica McMillin Announces she is now a "racing in the #14". Jessica has joined Heidi 'shortcoursing the Baja 500' Steele in the Desert Assassins #14 Trophy Truck.
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Desert Asses Fearless Leader 'Scam' Steele and his racing equipment display
No press release, not even a FaceBook or Twatter announcement, SO OFFICIAL!
Release the Official Bikini Pics and Vids! (Stop the close-ups of Mrs. Steele, PLEASE! Wrinkles & Moles! Longshots of Heidi in her skivvies are acceptable)
In this video, Miss McMillin cross-trains after having both shoulders "repaired".
Scott McMillin was reported to have back and neck medical issues and also will not be racing this year.
The hype of this story is that two females are racing together. The real story is that Jessica, formerly with the team McMillin Racing, is now an"Assassin". Andy is nowhere to be seen. He's disappeared.
Luke and Dam have talked about their plans. Dan will drive his rig solo in this years San Felipe 250. Justin "Bean", is not included in this years race. Dan said, "Justin and I are still friends".
February 17 UPDATE
SPEED Mex will host a free pre-run pit service on February 23-24 and again on March 2 until race day at our pre-run pit, located in Saldana 2 Oasis. Stop by for a safe place to rest, food, water, lucas oil lubricants, fuel, air tools, hand tools, welder, generator, compressed air, tubes, tires, lights, and as always MONSTER Mike and Meno and his crew, the SPEED Freak Killers.
1 TSCO RACING Mark Weyrich
2 Dan McMillin (Rookie of the Year)
3 BJ (Target On My Head) Baldwin
4 RED BULL Bryce Menzies
32 Ken Losch
33 Robby ('Training Wheels') Pierce
4 Valerio Gonzalez (Baja South Champion)
52 Gonzalo Pirron 1st Rear Start
1. Justin Matney
2. Luke Mcmillin
3. Ronny Wilson
4. Cody Parkhouse
5. Ryan Wilson
6. Eduardo Laguna
7. George Peters
8. Brady Turner
9. Ron Gibbs
10. Damen Jeffries
11. Eric Harp
12. John Langley
13. Oteniel Huerta
14. Renay Zul
15. Josh Rigsby
102 Otoniel Huerta-2nd RS
179 Ron Gibbs-1st RS
ALL THE REST:
CLASS 1/2-1600 (6)
1679 Derek Eugenio 1602 Ernesto Arambula 1647 Wes McKenzie 1620 Matt Ferrato 1615 Jesus Velez 1636 Christian Celaya
CLASS 3 (1) 300 Donald Moss
CLASS 5-1600 (2) 560 Ernie Negrete 555 Clyde Stacy-1st RS
CLASS 7a (7)
7248 Josh Quintero 7267 Travis Bozzano 7238 Kyle Kovach 7207 Steve Kovach 7206 Joe Ramirez 7201 Jim Bunn-2nd RS 7277 Peter Lang-1st RS
CLASS 7b (3) 700 Dan Chamlee 707 Scott Brady 701 Brandon Walsh
CLASS 7SX (2) 749 Eduardo Gonzalez-2nd RS 759 Justin Fisher-1st RS CLASS 8 (3) 809 Arturo Benavides 800 Derek Fletcher 801 Jose Leon CLASS 10 (14) 1000 Mike Lawrence 1066 Mike Shaffer 1021 Chris Boyer 1010 Clyde Stacy 1003 Matt Cullen 1016 Cody Robinson 1053 Brad Wilson 1062 J.J. Schnarr 1031 Mike Johnson 1001 Andrew Myers 1080 Peter Hajas 1030 Jim Anderson 1023 Lee Banning 1077 Rick Sanchez SCORE LITES (3) 1249 Roberto Anda 1202 Moises Torres 1299 Leonardo Rayos-1st RS CLASS 11 (2) 1101 Rene Rodriguez 1100 Eric Solorzano-1st RS CLASS 3000 (1) 3003 Reid Rutherford TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (1) 844 Carlos Lopez HEAVY METAL (2) 8036 Carlos Fonseca 8014 Andrew Leavitt CLASS 19 (6) 1904 Cory Sappington 1901 Paul Broughton 1917 Jason Murray 1932 Matt Parks 1933 Hans Waage 1905 Marc Burnett-1st RS
CLASS 22 (8) 4x Robby Bell 2x Kurt Caselli 46x Kendall Norman 5x Cory Evenson 3x Mike Brown 1x Timmy Weigand 9x A.J. Stewart 8x Mark Samuels CLASS 20 (1) 169x Mark Bradford-1st RS CLASS 21 (3) 102x Adam Neuwirth 127x Jim O’Neal 101x Ulises Fierro CLASS 30 (6) 301x Cliff Cook 329x Brad Baker 305x Octavio Valle 302x Javier Hernandez 303x Ryan Gutile 308x Xavier Ortega CLASS 40 (3) 402x Mike Prunty 404x Craig Williams 401x Rob Huggins CLASS 50 (2) 555 Robert Smith 500x Marc Prince CLASS 60 (2) 601x Robert Oborne 609x Donald Lewis-1st RS
CLASS 25 (3) 2a Felipe Velez 11a Ryan Lea 13a Merlin Puettman CLASS 24 (4) 102a Shawn Robins 101a Thomas Wright 106a Max Hernandez 149a Gabriel Valencia-1st RS CLASS 26 (1) 201a Rob Ransford Sportsman SPT BUGGY (2) 1501 Brian Siler 1502 Buddy Crisp
SPT UTV UNLIMITED (3) 1863 David Neuber 1833 Chris Koch 1893 Chad Casey-1st RS SPT M/C< (5) 215x Kurt Vanderpool 202x Aki Polvikoski 222x Chris Scranton 201x Daniel O’Leary 249x Mark Winkelman-1st RS
SPT M/C> (8) 294x Todd Powell 253x Roger Judd 254x Daryl Judd 255x John Nolting 251x Eric Anderson 263x Mike Short 261x Brent Downing 252x Adrian Ruiz SPT ATV (3) 77a Fidel Gonzalez 51a Richard Epperson 42a Mike Zelenka
SCORE TECH IN MEXICO
February 6 UPDATE
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February 5 UPDATE!
New, Roger Norman, era with SCORE starts with 2013 season opener, March 8-10 in Mexico; Live drawing for starting positions, by class, Feb. 12 on Baja Racing News LIVE!
RaceWeek LIVE! ONLINE Coverage Starts Monday, March 4, All ONLINE at Baja Racing News LIVE!
Officially launching one of his many positive new initiatives for his newest desert racing series acquisition, Roger Norman announced recently that racer registration for the new SCORE Desert Series has begun online.
First event of the new era of SCORE International will be the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in March. SCORE is celebrating its 40th year of the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013. With 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.
The LIVE! Racers Drawing ONLINE will be February 12, with complete coverage by Baja Racing News RADIO LIVE!
The race itself will be held March 8-10 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, kicking off the festivities of the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing. In order to be included in the start drawing, entries must be received with full payment by next Monday, Feb. 11.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes and late entries processed after March 1 will be accessed a $250 late fee. “We have made the commitment to ourselves, our racers and our sponsors to improve on the foundation set so solidly in stone by Sal Fish for our sport and online racer registration is a key element in that progression,” said Norman, a businessman turned racer turned race organizer. “This first major step of total online racer registration is a tremendous start for the new SCORE and I have to salute my wife Elise who has worked so diligently to integrate the elements of this new service to fit our needs for racer registration to make it something quite remarkable.”
“Remarkably, Elise got it done in warp speed which seems to be how we are doing everything right now. The SCORE system for online racer registration is extremely user friendly and allows the racer to even go back into his or her personal file to edit information as needed.”
The new SCORE online racer registration system requires full payment of all entry fees based on four levels for cars and trucks, depending on the type of class a racer is attempting to enter and two for motorcycles and ATVs. Payment is accepted via credit card with payment by check allowed although with a check the entry is not official until the check is received and processed by SCORE.
DIRT LIVE"Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show" is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing.
REGISTRATION COORDINATION While Elise Norman is overseeing SCORE racer registration, she is being assisted by Jessica Armstrong, a new member of the SCORE staff. For questions, racers may contact Mrs. Norman at 775.690.2306 while Armstrong is available at 760.608.3919.
ON THE BAJA HORIZON In its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico, will start with the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held March 8-10 in San Felipe. After San Felipe, the SCORE Desert Series will move to Ensenada for the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, May 31-June 2. The season finale, also in Ensenada, will be the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, Nov. 14-17.
SCORE International Class Descriptions/Numbers The 2013 SCORE Desert Series features 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman Classes for cars and trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Class winners are determined along with the overall race winner in Pro Cars/Trucks, Pro Motorcycles and Pro ATVs. General Class descriptions and numbers: Pro Cars & Trucks SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks), 1-99 Reserved Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters), 100-199 Class 1/2-1600 (single or two-seaters to 1600cc), 1600-1699 Class 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.6-Liter Turbo or supercharged), 200-249 Class 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4), 300-399 Class 3000 (Unlimited mini-truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 3000-3099 Class 4000 (limited open-wheel car, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 4000-4099 Class 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs), 500-549 Class 5-1600 (1600cc Baja Bugs), 550-599 Class 6100 (Unlimited, Sealed V6), 6100-6199 Class 7 (Unlimited, Open Production mini trucks), 7200-7299 Class 7SX (Modified, stock mini-trucks), 740-759 Class 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks), 800-839 Class 9 (Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters), 900-999 Class 10 (Single or two-seaters limited engine), 1000-1099 SCORE Lites (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc), 1200-1299 Class 11 (Stock VW Sedans), 1100-1199 Stock Full (Stock full-sized trucks), 8100-8199 Stock Mini (Stock mini trucks), 760-799 Protruck (Limited Production Trucks), 1350-1399 Trophy Truck Spec(unlimited trucks/sport utility vehicles, stock, sealed V-8s), 840-884 Trophy Lite (Unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 6000-6099 Heavy Metal (Open Production Trucks, V8 engines), 8000-8099 Class 1700 (Jeep Speed Challenge), 1700-1799 Class 3700 (Jeep Speed Cup), 3700-3799 Class 4400 (Rock Crawler), 4400-4499 Class 2-D (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.6-Liter Diesel Turbo or supercharged), 250-299 Class 19 Stock (UTV), 1900-1949 Class 19 Unlimited (UTV), 1950-1999 M-Truck (Stock Production Medium Utility Vehicle, min GVW 18,000 lbs.), M1-M19 Pro Motorcycles Class 22 (450cc or more), 1x-49x Class 21 (450cc or less), 100x-149x Class 20 (400cc or less), 150x-199x Class 30 (Riders over 30 years old), 300x-349x Class 40 (Riders over 40 years old), 400x-449x Class 50 (Riders over 50 years old), 500x-549x Class 60 (Riders over 60 years old), 600x-609x Pro ATVs Class 25 (450cc or more), 1a-49a Class 24 (450cc or less), 100a-149a Class 26 (Limited Utility), 200a-219a Sportsman Sportsman Buggy, 1500-1599 Sportsman Unlimited Truck, 1400-1499 Sportsman Limited Truck, 2000-2099 Sportsman Baja Challenge (Spec open wheel cars), BC1-BC99 Sportsman M/C< (450cc or less), 200x-249x Sportsman M/C> (450cc or more), 250x-299x Sportsman ATV, 50a-99a.
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