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News and Announcements / Registration is Open again!
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:07:54 PM »
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Lounge / Re: Last to Post Wins
« on: November 11, 2008, 07:27:44 PM »
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« on: November 09, 2008, 04:33:39 PM »
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News and Announcements / Larry Roeseler hopes to add to legacy
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:08:30 PM »
November 6, 2008

Nov. 19-23 in Ensenada, Mexico
Norman Mtrspts’ Larry Roeseler hoping to add to legacy
At upcoming 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

Back in SCORE Trophy-Truck, Roeseler has 16 class wins, with race-record 12 overall crowns (10 on m/c);
Racers from 39 States, 19 countries entered to date in internationally-televised Granddaddy of all desert races


LOS ANGELES—Like Kobe is to the NBA, JJ is to NASCAR, RC is to Supercross, LR is to desert racing in Baja California, Mexico—the one individual everyone wants to beat—if they can. LR, of course, is Larry Roeseler, the most renown of all the great desert racers from around the world who have competed in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which will be held for the 41st time Nov. 19-23 in Ensenada.
A Southern California native, Roeseler, 51, has been racing in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 since 1972 and he has compiled an amazing total of 16 class wins, both on two wheels and four wheels, including a race-record 12 overall victories, 10 of which came on a motorcycle.
In any discussion on the legends of Baja, ‘LR’ is at the top of the short list of all-time greats who have earned their places in the history of this most storied of all desert races.
After starting this year without a ride or a team, the man who has tamed the mysterious and majestic Baja peninsula more than any other racer in history, Roeseler will drive in this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 for just the fourth time ever in SCORE Trophy-Truck when he makes his first start in this event for Roger Norman in the No. 8 Norman Motorsports Ford F-150.
With nearly 375 entries expected to compete in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, the granddaddy of all desert races. Completing its 35th year as the World’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series. To date entries have come from 38 U.S. States and 19 countries.
“No doubt about it, we want to win the SCORE Baja 1000, and then let the cards fall where they may relative to the season points,” said Roeseler, who rode motorcycles in this race from 1972 through 1994, earning 10 class wins, all of which also brought the overall crown as well.
In his first season racing in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division for high-tech, 800 horsepower unlimited production trucks, Norman decided in May that Larry Roeseler would be the man to help him build his fledgling motorsports team to the elite level it has quickly risen.
Starting the year as a solo driver, Norman, the 45-year-old Reno, Nev., developer who owns the Crystal Bay Casino on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, did not finish the SCORE Laughlin Challenge in January and then had a very respectable fifth place finish in March’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
But Norman knew he needed a second driver to help him continue his quest, especially considering the last three races of the season would also be much longer and much tougher than Laughlin and San Felipe.
Recommended by others who knew him much better, Norman secured the services of Roeseler both as a driver in the desert and a team consultant in the race shop in Irvine, Calif.
In their first race together, Norman/Roeseler finished fourth in May’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and backed that up with an impressive overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory in September’s SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300.
“I have been extremely fortunate in my desert racing career to have incredible equipment, great co-riders and drivers and superb crews,” said Roeseler, who still does public relations works for Kawasaki as well as race in up to 10 Gran Prix-style motorcycle races each year in age group classes. “I am a product of all the great people I have been associated with for over 35 years in the desert. Even after things changed this year with Terrible Herbst Motorsports, I was able to land another position with another extremely good team that has the commitment, goals, equipment and resources to know we could win races.”
While Roeseler’s race-record of 10 overall motorcycle wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 seemed unbeatable when he set it in 1994, it did last 13 years before Honda’s Johnny Campbell, 37, San Clemente, Calif., tied it last year.
“All records are made to be broken and when mine does get surpassed, it couldn’t be done by a better racer and a nicer guy than Johnny Campbell,” said Roeseler, who won his first three overall wins on Husqvarna motorcycles, one on a Yamaha and six on Kawasaki motorcycles.
“Johnny is a great racer with an amazing team and his consistency is very similar to what mine has been which has helped him achieve as much as he has. I do have 12 total overalls with the two Class 1 wins, so I am still ahead of Johnny and the rest of the field in combined overall victories in this great race.”
While Roeseler was the constant on his 10 motorcycle championship teams in this race, he had eight different riding partners over the years. He won his first on a Husky with Mitch Mayes (1976) and his next three with Jack Johnson (1978 and 1979 on a Husky and 1980 on a Yamaha).
His six wins on Kawasaki motorcycles were achieved with Paul Krause and Danny LaPorte (1988), LaPorte and Ted Hunnicutt (1989 and 1990), Hunnicutt and Marty Smith (1991) and his final two with the late Danny Hamel and Ty Davis (1993 and 1994).
The results are clearly evident in the season point standings where they have climbed into contention for the season point championship. They are currently in sixth place with 245, just 26 points out of first place and nine out of second.
Ahead of Norman/Roeseler in SCORE Trophy-Truck points are B.J. Baldwin (271), Brian Collins (254), Mark Post/Rob MacCachren (253), Robbie Pierce (247), and Damen Jefferies (246).
After winning the unlimited Class 1 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 for a race-record four consecutive years (including two overalls) (2004-2007) while driving with Troy Herbst, Roeseler found himself unemployed in January when Terrible Herbst Motorsports decided to take an indefinite leave from desert racing.
In seven years with Terrible Herbst Motorsports, Roeseler drove in 11 Class 1 victories. In addition to the four SCORE Baja 1000 wins with Troy Herbst, he won the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 four times with Troy, including three consecutive years (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006).
With Terrible Herbst Motorsports, Roeseler also won the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 with Troy in 2006 and drove solo to win the Tecate SCORE Baja 250 in 2007. He also won the SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 with Troy in 2007.
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will mark the just the fourth time in his legendary desert racing career that Roeseler will drive a SCORE Trophy-Truck in this race. After leaving his brilliant desert motorcycle career behind him after winning the 1994 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on a Kawasaki, Roeseler made his debut in the marquee SCORE desert racing class in the world’s premier desert race, finishing sixth in class in a Walker Evans’ Dodge.
Driving for the popular Team MacPherson from 1996-1999, he drove in SCORE Trophy-Truck just one year, finishing second overall and in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the 1999 race in a Chevy CK1500.
His third attempt in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the once-in-a-lifetime Tecate SCORE Baja 2000 ended up as an early DNF after less than 100 miles when mechanical problems sidelined the Cal Well’s Toyota SR5 that he was to turn over to Ivan Stewart midway through the race.
While Norman/Roeseler will start fifth in SCORE Trophy-Truck, NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner/driver Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., whose roots are in SCORE desert racing, drew the 28th starting position in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the Team Gordon No. 77 Chevy CK1500. Gordon will be heading to the the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 right after driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale in Florida on Nov. 16. Gordon has three class wins in this race, all overall titles (1989, 1990 and 2006). Running two or three SCORE races a year Gordon has seven career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins, tying him for fifth on the all-time win list in the class with teammates Mark Post and Rob MacCachren.
Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, are the defending Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck champions in this race in the No. 1 Riviera Racing Ford F-150.
Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., will be the second driver for his son Chad Ragland, in the No. 33 TForce Motorsports Toyota Tundra. Larry Ragland’s 10 career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins are the second most out of the 85 races held in the 15 years since the featured racing class started in 1994.
Starting first in the SCORE Trophy-Truck class will be the team of Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., in the No. 12 Collins Motorsports Mopar Dodge Ram 1500. Collins has five career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins, including driving solo to victory in March’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Leading the SCORE Trophy-Truck point standings is 2006 class point champion B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, in the No. 97 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado. He won this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 by just seven seconds over Post/MacCachren. Baldwin, whose father Bobby Baldwin drives the No. 96 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado, has three career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins.
Making its debut in the race in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division will be the new No. 81 Red Bull Volkswagen Baja Race Touareg TDI, the first clean Turbo-diesel vehicle ever raced in SCORE Trophy-Truck. The new vehicle will be driven by the veteran team of Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz./Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. With seven career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins between them, including three together, Miller/Arciero drew the 14th starting position for the race in the first Turbo-diesel to run in the featured SCORE racing division.
Four other SCORE Trophy-Truck race winners are entered this year, led by two-time winners Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz. (No. 38 GNR Racing Ford F-150), Hawaii’s Alan Pflueger (No. 28 Pflueger Racing Chevy Silverado) and Bob Shepard, Phoenix, the 2005 season point champion, who will be the third driver this year for Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif. in the No. 11 Chevy Silverado.
The other driver with one career race win in SCORE Trophy-Truck entered is Mexico’s Gus Vildosola, who will be the second driver for his son Gus Vildosola Jr. in the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150.
It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the Granddaddy of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula. Because of the economics and logistics involved, some years it is a peninsula run while most years it is a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada.
The 631.35-mile race will start for the 34th time and finish for the 19th time in Ensenada. The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (Friday, Nov. 21) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 10:30 a.m., or three hours after the last ATV leaves the line.
Vehicles will leave in 30-second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 14 hours. All vehicles will have a 31-hour time limit to become official finishers in the legendary adventure.
The race will start and finish on Boulevard Costero along the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the historical Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.
Pre-running on the 631.35-mile loop course officially started on Nov. 1. Pre-running will be allowed only from Ojos Negros and back. One way pre-running from the start to Ojos Negros will be allowed only on Wednesday and Thursday of race week (Nov. 19 and 20).
While late entries are accepted up to race day, a total of 359 entries have officially been accepted for the race as of today which will put the starting field in the top five in the 41-year history of the storied event.
With massive crowds reaching nearly 300,000 anticipated to again be spread out along the rugged course that travels through the Pine Forest up over the infamous La Rumorosa grade to near Tecate and Mexicali, down Laguna Salada to San Felipe and back to the Pacific Coast and up through Santo Tomas and back to Ojos Negros on the way back to Ensenada, covering much of the northern half of the majestic Baja California peninsula.
Pre-race festivities on Thursday, Nov. 20, for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, including the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Racer and media registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The post-race Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Survivor’s Celebration will be held poolside at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23.
The car and truck classes with the most entries to date are the unlimited Class 1 (30), SCORE Trophy-Truck (29), Class 5/1600 and Class 1-2/1600 (15 each), SCORE Lite (14) and Class 10 and Baja Challenge Class (13 each).
Among the motorcycle and ATV classes, Class 22 for open motorcycles has the most entries to date with 16, followed by age group classes Class 30 with 11 and Class 40 with 10.
Leading the seven Sportsman classes in the race to date is Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc (41), Sportsman ATV (17) and Sportsman Motorcycle under 250cc (16).
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fifth consecutive year, scheduled to air at 1 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Dec. 14 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International.
The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen of America Point Leader Bonus and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards for car and truck racers who complete every required mile of the season.
The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 also features the $5,000 Volkswagen bonus to the highest finishing Volkwagen-powered vehicle in the race. Among the other special awards at the event will be the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider award presented to all declared motorcycle and ATV riders who are official finishers of the race while riding solo.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant and Red Bull--official energy drink. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
Additional associate sponsors, for the 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is the Fideicomiso Publio para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada.
For more information on the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

41st Annual TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000
Nov. 19-23, 2008—Final round of five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
TOTAL ENTRIES: 359 (39 States, 19 Countries)


(By Class Starting Order—as of 11/6/08)
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK

(Unlimited Production Trucks)
12 Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Dodge Ram 1500
7 Scott Steinberger, Cypress, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., Ford F-150
35 Robbie Pierce/Mike Julson, Santee, Calif., Chevy Silverado
97 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
8 Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./Larry Roeseler, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150
33 Chad Ragland, Vista, Calif./Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Toyota Tundra
39 Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz./Todd LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Ford F-150
1 Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
71 Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif./Ricky Johnson, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Ford F-150
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Rick Geiser, Phoenix, Cadillac Escalade
47 James Bult/Jacob Bult, Monee, Ill., Dodge Ram1500
92 Jeff Smith, 41/Greg Hughes, 46, Canada, Chevy Silverado
13 Ed Stout, Santa Ana, Calif., Ford F-150
81 Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz./Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Volkswagen Baja Race Touareg TDI
2 Pete Sohren, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz./Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado
28 Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
4 Gus Vildosola Jr. /Gus Vildosola Sr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150
38 Garron Cadiente, 32, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
50 Jason McNeil, El Cajon, Calif., Ford F-150
51 Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
20 Justin Lofton/Bob Lofton, Westmorland, Calif., Chevy Silverado
69 Francisco Cervantes, Chula Vista, Calif./Victor Valdez/Agustin Rasso, Ensenada, Mexico, Chevy El Camino
96 Bobby Baldwin/Larry Job, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
22 Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado
77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy Silverado
34 Dan Friedkin, Houston, Danny Sullivan, Vista, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tundra
78 Lloyd Sproule/Derrick Sproule, Canada, Ford F-150
11 Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif./Don Daniels, Visalia, Calif./Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado

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News and Announcements / BAJA 1000
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:03:15 PM »
October 28, 2008

Sal Fish signature race course
Pre-running starts Saturday on rugged 629.74-mile course
For November’s 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

Racers from 38 States, 19 countries entered to date in internationally-televised
Granddaddy of all desert races; Race to be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Nov. 19-23


LOS ANGELES—Adventurers and the world’s best desert racers will begin practicing Saturday as official pre-running starts for November's 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
With over 350 entries expected to compete in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, the granddaddy of all desert races will be held Nov. 19-23 in Ensenada, Mexico. Completing its 35th year as the World’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series. To date entries have come from 38 U.S. States and 19 countries.
It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the Granddaddy of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula. Because of the economics and logistics involved, some years it is a peninsula run while most years it is a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada.
The race will start for the 34th time and finish for the 19th time in Ensenada. The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (Friday, Nov. 21) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 10:30 a.m., or three hours after the last ATV leaves the line. Vehicles will leave in 30-second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 14 hours. All vehicles will have a 31-hour time limit to become official finishers in the legendary adventure.
The race will start and finish on Boulevard Costero along the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the historical Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.
Pre-running on the 629.74-mile loop course will officially begin on Saturday. Pre-running will be allowed only from Ojos Negros and back. One way pre-running from the start to Ojos Negros will be allowed only on Wednesday and Thursday of race week (Nov. 19 and 20).
While late entries are accepted up to race day, a total of 342 entries have officially been accepted for the race as of today which will put the starting field in the top five in the 41-year history of the storied event.
“We have been able, with the dedication and cooperation of many of our friends in Baja California, a race course for the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 that will seriously challenge the most seasoned of our great SCORE desert racers,” commented Sal Fish, SCORE President/CEO since soon after it was founded in 1973. “This course present the competitors with all of the variety of terrain and elevation changes you could possibly have along with the dramatic beauty of Baja. The La Rumorosa grade runs from about race-mile 111 to 127 and the infamous climb and descending grade, filled with switchbacks and large dropoffs, has only been used in the 1995 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and the 1996 Tecate SCORE Baja 500. SCORE actually paid to have the dirt trail graded through the mountains.”
From the start in Ensenada the course will go east to Ojos Negros for almost 35 miles which will be used in both directions in the race. From Ojos Negros, the course will travel in a clockwise direction covering much of the incredibly beautiful northern section of Baja California. From Ojos Negros, the course turns Northeast through the Pine Forest nearly up to the U.S. border and up and down the treacherous La Rumorosa grade, west of Mexicali. The course turns south at the top of the infamous Laguna Salada, paralleling Mexican Highway 5. Next will be the San Felipe loop where the course will cover some of the rugged Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 course including Chanate Wash.
After the San Felipe loop, the course will head north and northwest, joining Highway 3 for a short distance to the Mike’s Sky Ranch turnoff. Then the course heads to the Lllano Colorado section and Highway 1. From this point the course is very similar to this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 heading north along the Pacific Ocean below San Vicente and past Erendira, back inland up through Santo Tomas then turning northeast just past Uruapan winding its way back to Ojos Negros for the final charge back to Ensenada.
The course will feature six checkpoints, where vehicle numbers and passing times are recorded to help verify the information gathered on the electronic recording devices that are mounted on all vehicles in the race.
The location of the six checkpoints are: Checkpoint 1 (race-mile 141.06, North of Laguna Salada), CP2 (rm286.19-Borrego), CP3 (rm351.09-San Felipe), CP4 (rm407.08-Borrego), CP5 (rm 496.18-San Vicente Vineyards) and CP6 (rm587.77-Ojos Negros).
With massive crowds reaching nearly 300,000 anticipated to again be spread out along the rugged course that travels through the Pine Forest to near Tecate and Mexicali, down Laguna Salada to San Felipe and back to the Pacific Coast through Santo Tomas covering much of the northern half of the majestic Baja California peninsula.
Pre-race festivities on Thursday, Nov. 20, for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, including the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Racer and media registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The post-race Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Survivor’s Celebration will be held poolside at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23.
The car and truck classes with the most entries to date are the unlimited Class 1 (30), SCORE Trophy-Truck (29), Class 5/1600 and SCORE Lite (15 each) along with Class 1-2/1600 and Class 10 (14 each) and Baja Challenge Class (13).
Among the motorcycle and ATV classes, Class 22 has the most entries to date with 15, followed by Class 30 with 11.
Leading the seven Sportsman classes in the race to date is Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc with 40 entries and Sportsman Motorcycle under 250cc with 14 entries.
Brian Collins in SCORE Trophy-Truck and Grant Steele in Class 22 (open motorcycles) have drawn the first starting positions for the race.
Collins, 46, of Las Vegas, is currently second in SCORE Trophy-Truck points and won this year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March in his No. 12 Dodge Ram1500. Splitting the driving with Collins will be veteran racer Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif. There are a season-high 29 entries in the SCORE Trophy-Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
Grant Steele, 38, Temecula, Calif., and his team, will lead 14 entries to date in Class 22 for open motorcycles on a Honda CRF450X. Grant’s older brother Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., drives the No. 16 SCORE Trophy-Truck and will be a third driver in Class 7SX on the team led by his wife Heidi Steele. Heidi Steele is leading her class point standings entering the race and is attempting to become the first female driver of record in history to capture a SCORE season truck class point title.
Drawing the first start in the ATV classes was the veteran team led by Greg Row, Alpine, Calif., who will ride a Bombardier DS650 in Class 25.
NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner/driver Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., whose roots are in SCORE desert racing, drew the 28th starting position in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the Team Gordon No. 77 Chevy CK1500. Gordon will be heading to the the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 right after driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale in Florida on Nov. 16.
Making its debut in the race in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division will be the new No. 81 Red Bull Volkswagen Baja Race Touareg TDI, the first clean Turbo-diesel vehicle ever raced in SCORE Trophy-Truck. The new vehicle will be driven by the veteran team of Mark Miller, Cave Creek, Ariz./Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif. With seven career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins between them, including three together, Miller/Arciero drew the 14th starting position for the race in the first Turbo-diesel to run in the featured SCORE racing division.
Three entries with second-generation SCORE desert racers feature drivers who are running pavement series. Las Vegas’ Brendan Gaughan is a NASCAR Truck Series regular who will race in the unlimited Class 1 in Baja, while Justin Loftin, Westmorland, Calif., who drives in the ARCA/Re-Max Series and Brian Ickler, Poway, Calif., who has won four races this year in the NASCAR East Series will both drive in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division.
Among the other entries is the venerable Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., who is one of the only two individuals who has raced in all 40 previous Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 races.
The legendary Hall, 69, of Reno, Nev., has a race-record 19 career class wins in this race and is the only driver to have competed every year in a car or truck class. Hall returns this year as the defending class champion in a Hummer H3 in the Stock Mini class.
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fifth consecutive year, scheduled to air at 1 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Dec. 14 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International.
The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen of America Point Leader Bonus and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards for car and truck racers who complete every required mile of the season.
The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 also features the $5,000 Volkswagen bonus to the highest finishing Volkwagen-powered vehicle in the race. Among the other special awards at the event will be the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider award presented to all declared motorcycle and ATV riders who are official finishers of the race while riding solo.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Sunoco Race Fuels -official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant and Red Bull--official energy drink. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
Additional associate sponsors, for the 2008 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is the Fideicomiso Publio para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada.
For more information on the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

41st Annual TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000
Nov. 19-23, 2008—Final round of five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
TOTAL ENTRIES: 342
(38 States, 19 Countries)(as of 10/28/08)


PRO CARS & TRUCKS
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK (29)

12 Brian Collins
7 Scott Steinberger
35 Robbie Pierce
97 B.J. Baldwin
8 Roger Norman
33 Chad Ragland
39 Ron Whitton
1 Mark Post
71 Rick D. Johnson
16 Cameron Steele
47 James Bult
92 Jeff Smith
13 Ed Stout
81 Mark Miller
2 Pete Sohren
84 Nick Vanderwey
28 Alan Pflueger
4 Gus Vildosola Jr.
50 Jason McNeil
72 Kash Vessels
51 Kory Scheeler
20 Justin Lofton
69 Francisco Cervantes
96 Bobby Baldwin
22 Damen Jefferies
77 Robby Gordon
34 Dan Friedkin
78 Lloyd Sproule
31 Greg Nunley
CLASS 1 (30)
101 Chuck Dempsey
102 B.J. Richardson
103 Rob Bruce
104 Eric Chase
105 Dale Ebberts
106 Brian Parkhouse
107 Armin Schwarz
108 Pat Dean
109 Luis Ramirez Jr.
110 Todd Welling
111 Charles Rudolph
112 Josh Rigsby
113 Brian Robinson
114 Mike Voyles
115 Steve Raskett
116 Mike Walser
117 Ron Brant
118 Harley Letner
119 Armin Kremer
120 Jay Manning
121 Lobsam Yee
122 Ronny Wilson
123 Brendan Gaughan
124 Randy Wilson
125 Dale Lenk
126 Lee Patten
127 Mark Weyhrich
100 Billy Gasper
129 Alan Roach
130 Willie Cummings
CLASS 1-2/1600 (14)
1601 Adam Pfankuch
1602 Chris Langmayer
1603 Edgar Alvarez Jr.
1604 Eliseo Garcia
1605 Cody Robinson
1606 Arturo Velazco
1607 Scott Graham
1608 Brent Parkhouse
1600 David Caspino
1610 Manuel Cruz
1611 Hiram Duran
1612 Martin Shuster
1648 Cory Boyer
1649 Josue Delgado
CLASS 3 (5)
301 Gale Pike
302 Donald Moss
303 Darren Skilton
304 Chris Raffo
349 Scott Wooden
CLASS 5 (5)
501 Kevin Carr
502 Jim Anderson
517 Gregory Morley
518 Carlos Albanez
519 Vince Wavra
CLASS 5/1600 (15)
551 Ernie Negrete
552 Ruben Gutierrez Jr.
550 Mario Reynoso
554 Mark Low
555 Colin Campbell
556 Alonso Angulo
557 Tommy Craft
558 Carlos Iribe
559 Erick Reisen
574 Ernesto Arambula
575 Pedro Athie
576 Javier Morales
577 Jose Montoya
578 Marcos Nunez
579 Greg Perryman
CLASS 6 (3)
601 Marc Burnett
602 Benjamin Wright
603 Dana Dague
CLASS 7 (6)
701 Scott Ulrich
702 Chris Taylor
700 Dan Chamlee
704 Bandon Walsh
705 Jose Canchola Jr.
706 Guillermo Galvan
CLASS 7SX (8)
741 Alberto Iriarte
742 Heidi Steele
740 Rich Severson
744 Noe Sierra
745 Brandt Anderson
757 Jim Hinesley
758 Billy Bunch
759 John Holmes
CLASS 8 (7)
801 Juan C. Lopez
802 Andrea Tomba
803 Tom Bradley Sr.
804 Noah Ostanik
805 Glen Greer
806 Cory Susag
839 Steve Olliges
CLASS 9 (3)
901 Jay Wells
948 Ulises Morquecho
949 Daniel Reyes Jr.
CLASS 10 (14)
1001 Adam Ashcraft
1002 Mike Lawrence
1003 Jesus Gonzalez
1004 Tim Pangborn
1005 Brendan Fikes
1006 Brady Helm
1007 Mark Hutchins
1008 Will Higman
1009 Lonny Hart
1010 Tito Robles
1011 Javier Robles
1012 Sergio Salgado
1013 Alex Crosthwaite
1049 John Hsu
SCORE LITE (15)
1201 Jake Jones
1202 Steve Mamer
1203 Perry McNeil
1204 David Callaway
1205 Matt Drever
1206 Luis Barragan
1207 Lee Banning
1208 Gary Johnson
1209 Bill Hernquist
1210 Rick St. John
1211 Roberto Encinas
1212 Ty Thompson
1213 Blaise Jackson
1248 Derek Hill
1249 Brian Martin
CLASS 11 (3)
1101 Eric Solorzano
1102 Jim Graham
1103 Michael Brown
STOCK FULL (5)
861 Chad Hall
862 Kent Kroeker
863 Josh Hall
860 John Griffin
879 Clyde Stacy
STOCK MINI (3)
760 Rod Hall
761 Steve Kovach
779 Gavin Skilton
PROTRUCK (7)
250 Gary Magness
260 Nils Castillo
235 Jason Voss
277 Jason Horsley
203 Dave Creagan
253 Ken Losch
240 Rob Kittleson
CLASS 17 (4)
1701 Cliff Cook
1717 Jason LaFortune
1718 Bryant Layton
1719 Scott Watkins
BAJA CHALLENGE (13)
BC 1 Mike Cassling
BC 2 Erik Harp
BC 3 Matt Christensen
BC 4 Barry Ellis
BC 5 John McInnis
BC 6 Bill Weber
BC 7 Charles Ferguson
BC 8 Tim Dollander
BC 9 Jay Culbertson
BC 10 Mike Dillard
BC 11 Ron Bauer
BC 12 Victor Avila
BC 20 Chris Kemp

PRO MOTORCYCLES
CLASS 22 (15)

2x Grant Steele
3x Cory Evenson
4x Jack McCormick-S
5x R. Hank Salyer-S
6x Ryan Penhall
7x Mike Childress
1x Robby Bell
9x Gabriel Williams
10x Caleb Gosselaar
11x Jimmy Lopez
12x Justin Wiberg
13x Jesse Sharpe
14x Rod Thornton
15x Norman Thornhill III
16x Colton Udall
CLASS 21 (5)
101x Marco Bernaldez
102x Jon Kolbensvik
103x Francisco Arredondo
104x Edy Garcia
105x Travys Armitage
CLASS 20 (5)
151x Larry Perkins
152x Tony Rutter
153x Chad Black
168x Mario Acosta
169x Anna Cody
CLASS 30 (11)
301x Radak Burkat
302x Mordechay Eldar
303x Lloyd Andrew-S
304x Carlos Chavez
305x Scott Myers
306x Rolf Helland
300x Jim O’Neal
308x Chris Parker
309x Mike Johnson
310x Larry Gross
311x Rob Swan
CLASS 40 (9)
401x Stuart Goggins
402x Darren Griffiths-S
403x Steve Corrie-S
404x Mike Prunty
405x Michael Korenwinder
406x Brian Campbell
400x Brett Helm
408x Robert Barnum-S
449x PG Lundmark
CLASS 50 (6)
501x Ben van Ziltveld
502x Kenny Hayden
503x Gary Barr-S
504x Charles Wallace
548x Chris Haines
500x Jim O’Neal
CLASS 60 (2)
618x Richard Jackson
600x Donald E. Lewis

PRO ATVS
CLASS 25 (7)

2a Greg Row
3a Jason Greenhaw
1a Danny Prather
5a Stefano Caputo
6a Javier Robles
7a Reid Rutherford
8a Wayne Matlock
CLASS 24 (6)
101a Craig Christy
102a Shawn Robins
103a Tom Wright II
104a Benjamin Lopez Jr.
105a Abraham Romero
106a Rob Ransford

SPORTSMAN
SPT CAR (5)

1400 Peter Lang
1401 Jerry Smith
1402 Shaun Dunbar
1403 George Jackson
1419 Jose Quintero
SPT TRUCK (5)
1501 Mike Long
1500 Keith Growe
1503 Bob Land
1504 Ken Fraizer
1549 Randy Swink
SPT UTV (7)
1801 John Crowley
1802 Sergio Castillo
1800 Thomas Graves
1804 Jim Creagan
1805 Shane Morgan
1806 Peter Hajas
1819 Mark Lindsay
SPT SIDECAR (1)
1SC Sandro Lanaro
SPT M/C 250< (14)
202x Marc Springer
203x Bernard Caradec
204x Matt Ladendorf
205x Scott Anderson-S
206x Jesus Rios
207x Seppo Saarinen
208x Greg Willitts
211x Tim Pritchard
212x Fred Sobke
213x Ronnie Wilson
214x Jason Lulis-S
215x Sol Saltzman
216x Jorge Cardenas
249x Yoram Lavee-S
SPT M/C 250> (40)
251x Randy Roy
252x Stephan Duchaine
253x John Crowley-S
254x Erik Litzenberg
255x Tomoki Hayashi
256x Jeff Moore
257x Adrian Lovelace
258x Michael Ott-Eulberg-S
259x Jay Wilgus
260x Mike Kaplan-S
261x Jeff Leonard
262x Ray Grupp
263x Mark Lucke-S
264x Jeff Martin
265x Bill Gilbert
266x Adam McCamish
267x Jack Pflueger
268x Jeff Chapman
269x Andrew Vela-S
270x Vernon Smith-S
271x Gary Gonzales
272x Carlos Becerril
273x Luis Napoles
274x Duncan Ragsdale
275x Matt DeVall
276x Craig Anstine
277x Greg Matherly-S
278x Yvan Perroud
279x Davy Patterson-S
280x Andy Padulo
281x Graham Wilson-S
282x Robbie McAlerney-S
283x Carl Westphal
284x Yuji Kikuchi
285x Mark Bradford
286x Ken Kosiorek-S
287x Anthony Nicodemo
288x Brett Bardsley-S
289x Tibi Imbuzan-S
290x Brady Van Mare-S
SPT ATV (15)
51a Martin O’Leary-S
52a Marco Geraldo
53a Josh Hogan-S
54a Joselito Muro
55a Mario Yorba
56a Roberto Ruiz
57a Warren Lovelace
58a Ken Lehmann
59a Yuval Sharon
60a Eric Ibarra
61a Adrian Valdez
62a Daniel Montano
63a Jim Stack
98a Gustavo Ameca
99a Mike Penland
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