F A C T S H E E T: Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400
WHAT: Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 Desert Race—
Round 3 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 18-22, 2019
WHERE: Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico
(80 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border at San Diego)
WHO: Nearly 200 entries, 24 States, 7 countries (USA, host country Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Spain)
COURSE: TOTAL MILEAGE: 400 miles (3 physical checkpoints, approximately 103 virtual checkpoints, 13 speed zone sections for a total of 71.01 miles). The race starts and finishes in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.. It travels clockwise up Ensenada Arroyo for the 19.6-mile two-way section up to near Ojos Negros. From there it goes through or near Santa Catarina, Nuevo Junction, Jamau, Valle de Trinidad, the Goal Trail, Mike’s Sky Rancho, Rancho Las Truchas, Rancho Simpson, Llano Colorado, Colonet, San Antonio Del Mar, Cerro Solo, along the Pacific Ocean after Erendira wash, Santo Tomas and back in near Ojos Negros. Checkpoints: CK1-Santa Catarina, rm96.91; CK2-Llano Colorado, rm230.15; CK3-Santo Tomas, rm321.94.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10m-8pm Racer Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
1pm-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9am-5pm Chassis Inspections Playa Hermosa Beach
9am-5pm Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Check & Install–Playa Hermosa Beach
8am-4pm Racer Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
Friday, September 20, 2019
8am-4pm Racer Registration – No New Entries after 3 p.m. Red Room, Riviera CC
9am-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
9am-5pm Contingency Row Blvd. Costero, next to Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Ctr.
9am-6pm Tech Inspection Ave. Las Dunas, end of contingency row
11:30am SCORE Media Conference Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
6pm Mandatory Aircraft Pilot Meeting—Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
7pm Mandatory Racer Meeting Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
6pm-Midnight Monster Energy Papas Y Beer SCORE Street Party-Avenida Ruiz
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6am-Midnight SCORE Media Center Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
START/FINISH: 400-mile course (Class starting order subject to change)
6:20am RACE START: MOTORCYCLES/QUADS (subject to change)—
Pro Moto Unltd, Pro Moto Ltd, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Quad, SPT Moto
(Start Intervals: Pro Moto Unlimited-60 second split, all other classes start one every 30 seconds)
GAP –a minimum of three hour gap between M/C, Quad start and car/truck/utv start
8:30am Special Hoisting of the Monumental Mexican Flag-Ventana al Mar Plaza
9:15am Honor Guard and Salute to Flag Ceremony (start/finish line area)
10am RACE START CARS/TRUCKS/UTVS (subject to change)—
SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, 1, Trophy Truck Spec, 2, Hammer Trk Unltd, Hammer Trk Ltd, 10, 7, Heavy Metal, 5, Pro UTV FI, SCORE Lites, Pro UTV NA, 1/2-1600, Pro UTV Unltd, Pro UTV Stock, Pro Trk, 8, 3, 3000, Baja Challenge, Stock Full, 5-1600, Baja-e, 7F, 7SX, 3700, 1700, 2700/4700, VT, VI, 9, 11, SPT Unltd Trk, SPT UTV Unltd, SPT UTV Stock, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT Open-Wheel
(TT, TT Legend one vehicle every 60 seconds. All other car/truck classes start one every 30 seconds)
NOTE: All SPT classes, Vintage classes and Class 11 will run an abbreviated course of 387.92 miles.
TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 16-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts
5pm-12am Posting of Unofficial Finishers Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
Sunday, September 22, 2019
9am-Noon SCORE Media Center Open Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
7:45am Posting of results SCORE Ensenada office & Website
8am-10am Result inquiry period SCORE Ensenada office
11am Posting of official results Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
Noon Awards Celebration Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
SCORE International SRL: President/Race Director—Jose Grijalva; General Manager—Juan Tintos Funcke; Administrator—Marco Durazo; Contingency/MX Registration—Jacky Rocha; Course Personnal Director—Hector Ponce; Tech Director—Dan Cornwell; Logistics Director—David Duenas; Logistics Coordinator—Eduardo Kawanishi; Timing Director—Shannon Lund
Promote Mexico LLC—DBA SCORE MARKETING: Marketing and Sales Director—Jim Ryan; Registration Director/Racer Communications—Audreonna Cuarez; Media Operations Director—Dominic Clark; Attorney–John Alessio; Digital Media Advisor—Edward Muncey; Scoring—Christine Wait; Racer Communications—Lawton Shank; Corporate Administrator—Mandy Dunn; SCORE Store—Walt Lyman
STREAMING: Pre-race and race days coverage will be streamed live. There will also be vehicle tracking on
race days. SCORE Live announcers: Rat Sult, Dave Arnold Website: www.SCORE-International.com
TELECAST: Produced by BCIITV–one-hour special to air domestically on the ESPN World of X Games.
Co-Producer: Bud Brutsman. Will air in nearly 25 countries via ESPN International and Syndication.
Announcers: Cameron Steele, Aaron Ampudia
BLACK BOXES: SCORE International Tracking provides the required data recording and Anube
tracking/data Stella III tracking devices are used on all entries in SCORE World Desert Championship events
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels and Resorts—Official Hotel and official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters.
TOP RACERS—SCORE Trophy Truck: 11 Rob MacCachren, 31 Andy McMillin, 16 Cameron Steele, 9 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 97 B.J. Baldwin, 77 Robby Gordon, 19 Tim Herbst, 23 Dan McMillin, 54 Troy Herbst/Pat Dean, 83 Luke McMillin, 7 Bryce Menzies, 21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola, 10 Alan Ampudia/Aaron Ampudia/Rodrigo Ampudia, 14 Bobby Pecoy; 50 Zak Langley/Kyle Jergensen, 40 Chris Miller/Jimmy Nuckles, 85 Mike Lawrence, 32 Ryan Arciero, 30 Robbie Pierce/Ramon Bio, 41 Justin Lofton, 6 Ricky Johnson/Larry Connor, 70 Kevin Thompson/Harley Letner, 27 Jonathan Brenthel/Jordan Brenthel, 88 Brett Sourapas/Christian Sourapas, 1L Scott Bailey/Gustavo Vildosola Sr, 5L Clyde Stacy/Nick Vanderwey, 37L Rolf Helland/Rick D. Johnson; Class 1: 100 Brad Wilson, 168 Shelby Reid, 138 Brian Wilson, 185 Justin Davis, 150 Morgan Langley, 162 Brendan Gaughan, 127 Cody Parkhouse, Trophy Truck Spec: 204 Sara Price, 279 Austin A.J. Jones, 299 Charles Dorrance, 274 Elias Hanna, 295 William Hedrick Jr/William Hedrick Sr, 250 John Langley/Steve Hengeveld, 202 Chad Dohrman, 240 Bobby Patton; Class 10: 1011 Cesar Cuevas, 1068 Cody Reid, 1008 Chase Warren; 1007 Cody Robinson/Brock Heger, 1002 Clay Lawrence; Class 7: 700 Dan Chamlee; Pro UTV FI: 2971 Wayne Matlock, 2905 Marc Burnett, 2919 Brandon Schueler; SCORE Lites: 1206 Freddie Willert, 1202 Matias Arjona IV; Pro UTV NA: 1995 Kaden Wells, 1954 Kristen Matlock; Class 1/2-1600: 1609 J. David Ruvalcaba; PRO UTV UNLIMITED: 1850 Jesus Mendez Jr, 1877 Josh Herzing; PRO UTV STOCK: 3936 Rodrigo Ampudia; Class 8: 852 Spencer Morgan; Class 5-1600: 550 Luis Herrera; CLASS 7SX: 751 Mike Lesle, 740 Gerardo Novelo; CLASS 11: 1111 Eric Solorzano, 1121 Dennis Hollenbeck; Pro Moto Unlimited: 1x Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels/Justin Jones, 66x Santiago Creel; PRO MOTO LIMITED: 100x Santiago Creel; PRO MOTO 40: 444x Jason Trubey; PRO MOTO 30: 300x Luis M. Gomez, 308x Ryan Liebelt, 325x Jano Montoya, 360x Santiago Creel; PRO MOTO IRONMAN: 729X Michael Skurkis; PRO MOTO 50: 500x Giovanni Spinali, Pro Quad: 1a Said Sanchez.
SCORE World Desert Championship Class Descriptions/Numbers
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship series features 42 Pro and 7 Sportsman Classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Class winners are determined along with the overall race winner in Pro Cars/Trucks, Pro Motorcycles and Pro UTVs. General Class descriptions and numbers:
Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited custom Trucks) 1-99
SCORE TT Legend (Drivers over 50, Unlimited custom Truck) 1L-99L
Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seat open-wheel race car) 100-199
Trophy Truck Spec (custom trucks/SUV, stock, sealed V-8 engines, 2WD) 200-299
Class 2 (Unrestricted cars/trucks including turbo and superchargers) 2000-2049
Hammer Truck Unlimited (unlimited, custom 4-wheel drive Rock Crawler) 4400-4499
Hammer Truck Limited (limited, production type, 4-Wheel Drive Rock Crawler) 4500-4599
Class 10 (Limited, sealed 2.2L-2.4L engine, 1 or 2-seat open-wheel race cars) 1000-1099
Class 7 (Unlimited, six-cylinder production appearing trucks or SUVs) 700-739
Heavy Metal (Open Trucks, SUVs, stock appearing body, V8 engines) 8000-8099
Class 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs any manufacturer, VW concept engines allowed) 500-549
Pro UTV FI (two/four-seat Forced Induction OEM engine UTVs) 2900-2999
SCORE Lites (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc VW engines) 1200-1299
Pro UTV NA (two/four-seat Normally Aspirated OEM engine UTVs) 1900-1949
Class 1/2-1600 (single or two-seat desert race cars to 1600cc VW engines) 1600-1699
Pro UTV Unlimited (one/two-seat Unlimited UTV NA or FI) 1850-1899
Pro UTV Stock (Stock Production UTVs, NA or FI) 3900-3969
Protruck (Spec Production Trucks. V8 engines) 1350-1399
Class 8 (Full-size two-wheel drive truck or SUV. No limit on displacement) 800-899
Class 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4 based on production vehicles) 300-399
Class 3000 (unlimited car/truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine) 3000-3099
Baja Challenge (Spec Subaru-powered two-seat open wheel race cars) BC1-BC49
Stock Full (Stock full-sized 2 or 4-wheel drive trucks, SUVs) 8100-8199
Class 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs) 550-599
Baja-e (single or two-seat electric powered unlimited 4-wheel vehicles) E400-E424
Class 7F (Stock frame, engine, body, 2 or 4-WD mini or mid-size trucks) 700F-739F
Class 7SX (2 or 4-WD production-based mini or mid-sized trucks) 740-759
Class 3700 (Jeepspeed Outlaw-including Class 4700) 3700-3799
Class 1700 (Jeepspeed Challenge) 1700-1799
Class 2700 (Jeepspeed Intermediate) 2700-2799
Vintage Trailblazer (1982 and earlier cars/trucks) v+Number
Vintage Innovator (1983-1992 cars/trucks) Number+v
Class 9 (Short wheelbase, 1585cc VW-powered single or two-seaters, max 1585cc) 900-999
Class 11 (Stock VW Sedans 1600cc VW-powered Type 1, safety modifications) 1100-1199
Sportsman Cars/Trucks/UTVs Numbers
Sportsman Unlimited Truck (trucks/SUVs, NA, production appearing full body) 1400-1499
Sportsman UTV Unlimited (unlimited UTV) 1800-1849
Sportsman UTV Stock (showroom Stock UTVs, safety mods, FI or NA) 3970-3999
Sportsman Limited Truck (full frame, leaf springs only full-bodied NA Trucks/SUVs) 2050-2099
Sportsman Open-Wheel (unlimited single or two-seat open-wheel cars) 1500-1599
Pro Motorcycles Numbers
Pro Moto Unlimited (400cc or more) 1x-99x
Pro Moto Limited (200cc to 400cc) 100x-149x
Pro Moto 40 (Riders over 40 years old, Open cc) 400x-499x
Pro Moto 30 (Riders over 30 years old, Open cc) 300x-399x
Pro Moto Ironman (Solo riders, Open cc) 700x-799x
Pro Moto 50 (Riders over 50 years old, Open cc) 500x-599x
Pro Moto 60 (Riders over 60 years old, Open cc) 600x-649x
Pro Quads Numbers
Pro Quads (open motorcycle engine displacement) 1a-49a
Sportsman Quads/Motorcycles Numbers
Sportsman Quads (open Motorcycle engine displacement) 100a-149a
Sportsman M/C (open motorcycle engine displacement) 200x-299x
MCMILLIN TRIO AWESOME!
While Andy McMillin was clearly the Overall winner in both of the first two races of the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship, his cousins Luke McMillin and Dan McMillin have also pulled off impressive top five finishes and are in the top six in overall points. The McMillin trio are also first, second and third in the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings midway through the season. All third-generation desert racers from San Diego, Luke McMillin, 26, has finished fifth and second in SCORE Trophy Truck this year in his No. 83 Mark Racing Ford F-150 (Racer) while Dan McMillin, 31, has third and eighth-place finishes in SCORE Trophy Truck in his No. 23 Mark Racing Ford F-150 (Racer). Luke McMillin is tied for second in SCORE Overall points with 206 total points and his older brother Dan McMillin is sixth in the SCORE Overall standings with 199.
MATLOCK H&W RACERS
UTV racers Wayne Matlock, 41, and his wife Kristen, 38 of Alpine, Calif., both drive solo and both lead the point standings in their respective classes and Wayne Matlock is also the SCORE Overall UTV point leader. Wayne Matlock, the reigning SCORE Overall season point champion, won his Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class in the No. 2971 Polaris RZR XP Turbo UTV in San Felipe and he was fourth in his class in the SCORE Baja 500. Wayne Matlock is seventh in SCORE Overall points after two of four races with 192 season points.
Kristen Matlock won the Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) class in her Matlock Racing No. 1954 Polaris RZR XP4 1000 and was second in Round 2 to earn 168 season points which ties her for the season point lead in her class with Kaden Wills, St. George, Utah who was second and first in the two rounds to date in another Polaris RZR XP1000.
TOP SEVEN IN OVERALL POINTS
While Andy McMillin (first) and his cousins Luke McMillin (second), Dan McMillin (sixth) and Wayne Matlock seventh are on the 2019 SCORE Overall point leader board, tied for second in SCORE overall points with Luke and leading the Trophy Truck Spec class is Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., with 206 points in her No. 204 RPM Racing Geiser-Chevy truck. Price, who drives solo with Erica Saks as her able navigator, has two solid second place finishes in her class this season which gives her the season point lead in her class.
Currently tied for second in the Trophy Truck Spec class following his first SCORE win ever in San Felipe and tied for fourth in the SCORE Overall point standings is second-generation SCORE racer Austin A.J. Jones, 23, Litchfield Park, Ariz., who has 205 season points is his No. 279 TSCO-Chevy truck. Jones, son of 2010 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Jesse Jones, defeated a SCORE-record field of 29 starters in his class in San Felipe. Tied for fourth in overall points and tied for second in Trophy Truck Spec is Charles Dorrance, Austin, Texas, with 205 points in his No. 299 Geiser-Chevy. Dorrance was fourth in his class in San Felipe before earning his first SCORE class race win at the SCORE Baja 500.
MORGAN LEADS M/Cs
After earning the 2018 SCORE Overall Motorcycle and Pro Moto Unlimited class point championship after amazingly winning their class and the overall titles in all four races last year as a new team, Justin Morgan, 29, El Cajon, Calif./Mark Samuels, 29, Yucca Valley, Calif. and third rider Justin Jones, 27, Murrieta, Calif., have opened their 2019 campaign with their fifth and sixth straight SCORE wins to lead their class and the SCORE Overall Motorcycle points with 175 points on their No. 1x Honda CRF450X.
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK LEADERS
Lined up behind the three McMillins in the point standings in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 950-horsepower custom trucks are several more of the world’s finest desert racers.
In a three-way tie for fourth place in SCORE Trophy Trucks with 190 points each are Las Vegas brothers Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst (No. 19 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150-Herbst/Smith), Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies (No. 7 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor-Huseman) and Ensenada brothers Alan Ampudia/Aaron Ampudia (No. 10 Papas Y Beer Ford Raptor-ID).
Seventh and ninth respectively in SCORE Trophy Truck season points after Round 2 are Desert Assassins teammates Cameron Steele and Bobby Pecoy.
Twelfth in SCORE Overall points with 185 so far is Steele, San Clemente, Calif. in his No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Ford Raptor (Geiser) and tied for 14th in SCORE Overall points with 185 is Pecoy, Yorba Linda, Calif., in the No. 14 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Ford Raptor (Geiser).
Eighth after two races in SCORE Trophy Truck and 13th in SCORE Overall points with 186 is the team of Chris Miller, La Jolla, Calif./Jimmy Nuckles, Brawley, Calif. in the No. 40 Toyota Tundra built by ID Designs.
Tied for ninth in SCORE Trophy Truck and tied for 14th in SCORE Overall points with 185 is Mike Lawrence, Banning, Calif., in his No. 85 Lawrence Equipment Herbst/Smith-built Ford F-150.
And 11th in SCORE Trophy Truck season points and 17th in SCORE Overall points with 184 is former veteran SCORE champion Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., in his No. 77 Speed Energy Custom-built Chevy Silverado.
FIVE CLASS LEADERS IN TOP 25 OVERALL
Including Andy McMillin in SCORE Trophy Truck, Sara Price in Trophy Truck Spec and Wayne Matlock in Pro UTV FI, a total of five classes have at least one racer in the top 25 SCORE Overall 4-wheel point standings after Round 1 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.
The classes among the top 25 point leaders are SCORE Trophy Truck (14 racers), Trophy Truck Spec (6), Pro UTV FI (2) and Class 1 (2) along with one point leader from Class 10 (1).
Besides SCORE Trophy Truck, Trophy Truck Spec and Pro UTV FI the other two 2019 class point leaders in the top 25 in the 2019 SCORE Overall points are Brad Wilson, Long Beach, Calif. in the No. 100 Jimco-Chevy
(Class 1, tied for 23rd overall) who is tied for the Class 1 point lead with 179 points along with Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., in the No. 185 Jimco-Chevy and Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif. in the No. 1068 Alumi Craft Chevy (Class 10, tied for 23rd overall with Wilson and Davis).
MORE PRO CLASS POINT LEADERS
Among the other 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship class point leaders in Pro car/truck/UTV classes midway through the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship season are Scott Bailey, Riverside, Calif./Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Mexicali, Mexico (SCORE TT Legend, No. 1L Ford Raptor-ID), Dan Chamlee, Montecito, Calif. (Class 7, No. 700 Ford Raptor), Freddie Willert, El Cajon, Calif.(SCORE Lites, No. 1206 Jimco-VW), J. David Ruvalcaba, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 1/2-1600, No. 1609 VBR-VW), Hector Hurtado, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 5-1600, No. 599 1600cc VW Sedan), Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif. (Class 7F, No. 701 Toyota Tundra), Mike Leslie, Wildomar, Calif. (No. 751 Class 7SX, Jeep Comanche) and Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 11, No. 1111 VW Sedan).
Besides the Justin Morgan team, among the other riders of record class point leaders in Pro motorcycles are Santiago Creel, Mexico City, Mexico (Pro Moto Limited, No. 100x KTM EXC350F), Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif. (Pro Moto 30, No. 308x Yamaha WR450F), Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev. (Pro Moto 40, No. 444x Husqvarna FE501), Michael Skurkis, Henderson, Nev. (Pro Moto Ironman, No. 729x Husqvarna FE501) and Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro Moto 50, No. 500x Yamaha YZ450FX). Leading the Pro Quad class is the team led by Rider of Record Said Sanchez, Tijuana, Mexico (Pro Quad, No. 1a Honda TRX450R.
Besides Andy McMillin (SCORE Trophy Truck) and the Justin Morgan 1x Motorcycle team, the only other class point leaders who have won both races to start the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship season are Giovanni Spinali (Pro Moto 50), Said Sanchez (Pro Quad) and Schane Schorno (SPT M/C).
The first Baja 500 organized and produced by SCORE was held on July 26, 1974 as the first of over 150 SCORE Baja races. Ensenada is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja races. Ensenada has hosted the start line 46 times and the finish line 42 times for the SCORE Baja 500. For the iconic SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada will be hosting the start line this November for the 45th time and the finish line for the 26th time.
Among crossover/celebrity racers entered in the 51st SCORE Baja 500 are:
-Larry Roeseler, AMA Hall of Famer/ORMHOF Hall of Famer, 10 golds in ISDE (No. 3, SCORE Trophy Truck)
-Robby Gordon, former NASCAR Cup Series Team Owner/Driver (No. 77, SCORE Trophy Truck)
-Cameron Steele, Action Sports TV Commentator/host, Hall of Fame Racer (No. 16, SCORE Trophy Truck)
-Ricky Johnson, legendary supercross/motocross motorcycle star, short-course off-road champion, member of both the AMA and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, No. 6, SCORE Trophy Truck
-John Langley, COPs TV show Producer (No. 250, Trophy Truck Spec)
-Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Cup series driver with roots in the desert (No. 162, Class 1)
-Bryce Menzies, 3-time SCORE Baja 500 champ & international rally-raid racer (No. 7, SCORE Trophy Truck)
-Bobby Patton, Texas businessman, part owner of the LA Dodgers (No. 240, Trophy Truck Spec)
-Robbie Pierce, owner of Jimco Racing Products, Hall of Fame racer (No. 240 Trophy Truck Spec)
-Sara Price, X Games, Motocross and short-course UTV champion (No. 204, Trophy Truck Spec)
-Larry Connor, prominent Ohio businessman, two-time national sports car racing champion, No. 6, SCORE Trophy Truck
-Brock Heger, Lucas Oil short course and desert domestic series class champion (No. 1007, Class 10)
-Santiago Creel, Mexico City, international motorcycle rally racer, rider of record on four entries in three moto classes, No. 66x, 100x, 360x and No. 260 in Trophy Truck Spec
-Christine Giampaoli Zonca, Italian international rally racer lives in Spain & Las Vegas (No. 2968, Pro UTV FI)
While there are numerous female co-drivers/riders, the seven women who are drivers/riders of record:
Shelby Reid, No. 168 Class 1
Kristen Matlock, No. 1954 Pro UTV
Sara Price, No. 204 Trophy Truck Spec;
Christine Giampaoli Zonca
No. 2926 Pro UTV FI; Jessalyn Sells
No. 1414 SPT Unlimited Truck; Diane Gianelli, No. 1500
SPT Open-Wheel; Brisa Fernanda Ochoa, No. 125a SPT Quad
MEDIA CENTER: Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, adjacent to s/f compound
MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, [email protected]; OR Bridget Edwards, Tom Blattler, Jose Vazquez, Paul Hanson, Codie Jo Hoffman-San Nicolas Hotel, 011.52.646.176.1901