2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards Update 11.02

November 2, 2012


In 13 Pro Classes

24 SCORE racers remain in chase for Toyota Milestone Awards

Heading to upcoming 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

Over 300 entries expected in Mexico for final Round of five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series;

1,121.55-mile race Nov. 14-17 a peninsula run down Mexico’s Baja California peninsula


     LOS ANGELES—Following the fourth of five races in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, 24 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards.

Leading the way are five racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, two in Class 1 for unlimited open-wheelers and three in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines.

The five SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season are: Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas (No. 20 Ford F-150), Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico (No. 18 Chevy Silverado), Steven Strobel, Clarks, Neb. (No. 94 Ford F-150), Tim Herbst, Las Vegas (No. 19 Ford F-150) and Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. (No. 49 Ford F-150). Tim Herbst and Arciero, who races with Tim Herbst’s younger brother Troy, are part of the Las Vegas-based Terrible Herbst Motorsports team.

Over 300 entries are expected to compete in 37 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks motorcycles and ATVs in the season-ending 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The final round of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held Nov. 14-17.

It will be a peninsula run down Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz.

With late entries accepted up until race morning, entries from nearly 40 U.S. States and 21 countries are expected to take the green flag in the 45th anniversary of the Granddaddy of all desert races.

Pre-race festivities will be held on the heart of Ensenada on Wednesday, Nov. 14, and the elapsed-time race will start at 6:30 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, Nov. 15. The awards celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. (PST) on the Malecon in La Paz.

Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 27th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.

“Toyota is proud to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers,” said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “For over a quarter of a century, Toyota has had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet. We salute Sal Fish and SCORE International on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the greatest desert race in the entire universe.”

For more information regarding SCORE International and the SCORE Desert Series, visit www.score-international.com.


2012 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards

(24 Racers have completed every required mile after four rounds in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series)


SCORE Trophy Truck

Juan C. Lopez, Mexicali, Mexico

Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas

Steven Strobel, Clarks, Nebraska

Tim Herbst, Las Vegas

Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, California

Class 1

Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, California

Monica Greenhill, Crowley, Texas

Class 1/2-1600

Robert Archibald, El Cajon, California

Cody Robinson, El Centro, California

George Peters, Newbury Park, California

Class 3

Donald Moss, Sacramento, California

Class 5

Kevin Carr, San Diego

Class 5-1600

Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Virgina

Class 7SX

Elias Hanna, Ensenada, Mexico

Class 8

Rodolfo Iribe, Tijuana, Mexico

Class 10

Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minnesota

Matt Cullen, Long Beach, California

Perry McNeil, Lemon Grove, California

Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, California

Mark Lawrence, Sunset Beach, California


Otoniel Huerta, San Luis, Arizona

Stock Full

West Bevly III, Corpus Christi, Texas

Class 7-2

Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas

Class 4

Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Virgina