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Baldwin Bros 1-2 in SCORE Trophy-Truck
2001 champion Rob MacCachren leads Class 1-2/1600, Overall
Point standings after second round in 2005 SCORE Desert Series

Just 32 points separate top 12 SCORE overall point leaders
heading to Mexico for 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 10, 2005) -- Veteran Las Vegas desert racer Rob MacCachren has found himself in a familiar position--on top of the Overall and Class 1-2/1600 point standings after two rounds of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series. MacCachren, 39, has once again bolted to the top of the world’s foremost desert racing series with help from Las Vegas’ Bryan Freeman, currently in his first full season racing with SCORE.

Driving a Fraley-VW, MacCachren and Freeman finished second out of 46 starters in Class 1-2/1600 in the season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and followed that up by defeating a field of 27 starters in the single or two-seater class for open wheel desert race cars with 1600cc VW engines. Freeman and Las Vegas’ Danny Anderson drove the majority of the 240.34-mile race in San Felipe.

MacCachren also splits driving in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division with team-owner Gus Vildosola of Mexico, but the Ford F-150 broke down early in the race leaving MacCachren stranded in the desert for several hours. SCORE rules require that a driver or rider of record either start or finish a race in order to receive points for that race.

SCORE points are determined both on final finishing position and number of vehicles that started the race within each class. The competition is close and fierce as a total of just 15 points separate the top 12 leaders.

The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series has some down time now before heading south again to Mexico for Round 3 of the 2005 SCORE Desert Series. The 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second of three SCORE races held annually on the Baja California peninsula, will be held June 3-5 in Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula.

“Bryan has been doing great so far and Danny is as good a driver as there is, so I decided to let them drive in San Felipe all but the last couple of miles,” said MacCachren, a seven-time SCORE class point champion and 2001 SCORE Overall and Class 1-2/1600 season point winner. “They had a great run going and I didn’t want to spoil it for them by doing something foolish. We won four of five races last year and lost the class and overall title by just four points and we don’t want that to happen again this year. I drove the first day in Laughlin and Bryan the second. Our plans now will have Bryan and I splitting the time in the SCORE Baja 500, I will drive the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 and we will split the time again in the SCORE Baja 1000. I will obviously keep driving with Gus in SCORE Trophy-Truck as well.”

In the current SCORE point standings, MacCachren, who has won 10 SCORE races since 2001, has 131 points, while Class 10 point leader Kash Vessels, San Marcos, CA, is second with 124 in a Jimco-Toyota.

The versatile MacCachren, whose seven SCORE season point crowns have been in four different classes, has a commanding lead in Class 1-2/1600 as SCORE rookie Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, is currently in second, 18 points behind.

With his first-ever SCORE class win in San Felipe, defending SCORE Trophy-Truck season champ Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA, has assumed a one-point lead over his brother Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, CA, in the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks. The Baldwins, with 91 and 90 points, both drive Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Trucks.

By winning in San Felipe, MacCachren also put himself at the top of the list in the chase for the $50,000 Kartek Off-Road bonus purse. The top three overall point leaders in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series will receive bonus money of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 from the Southern California aftermarket company.

Third in overall points and second in Class 10 is Darren Hardesty, Ramona, CA, with 122 points in a Alumi-Craft-VW.

High School basketball star Andy McMillin, last year’s SCORE Rookie of the Year who races with his father Scott, is tied with Gaddis for fourth in overall points and leads the unlimited Class 1 after his impressive overall and Class 1 victory in San Felipe.

A total of just 10 points separate sixth through 12th place so far in the SCORE Overall point standings.

Sixth overall and third in Class 1-2/1600 is the team of L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA/Brian Burgess, Riverside, CA, with 109 points in a Porter-VW.

Seventh overall and third in Class 10 points with 104is the team of Rick Ellison, Selma, CA/Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev., in their Jimco-Honda.

Eighth overall and fourth in Class 1-2/1600 is Travis Fletcher, Westminster, CA, with 103 points in a Baja Shop-VW.

Second in Class 1 after his win in Laughlin and ninth in overall points with 102 is the team of Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, CA, and Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, CA, in a Jimco-Toyota.

Fourth in Class 10 and 10th in overall points with 101 is Ron Dalke, Tucson, AZ, in a Tatum-Toyota.

Two racers, with 99 points each so far, are tied for 11th in overall points. James Golden, Costa Mesa, CA, leads the SCORE Lite class in a Jimco-VW while Travis Brookshire, Alpine, CA, is fifth in Class 10 in a Jimco-Honda.

Five points behind Josh Baldwin in SCORE Trophy-Truck and six behind Jason Baldwin is Bob Shepard, Phoenix, in a Chevy Silverado while tied for fourth in the marquee class are the brother team of Tim and Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, in a Ford F-150 and the team of Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, CA/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, CA, in another Ford F-150.

Among the motorcycle classes, Tim Morton, Escondido, CA, leads the overall standings and the Class 21 points on a CPFX while ahead in the ATV overall and Class 25 point standings is the team led by Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev., on a Hondar TRX450R.

Opening the season with two straight race wins, brothers Donald Moss, Sacramento, CA/Kenneth Moss, Marysville, CA (Class 3-Ford Bronco) have now won nine consecutive SCORE races and four straight years in San Felipe.

Four other early class leaders in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series who has also started the year undefeated are: Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, Calif. (Class 7-Ford Ranger) John Holmes, Olvenhain, Calif. (Class 7S-Ford Ranger), Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz. (Class 8-Chevy C1500) and Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 9-Garibay-VW).

SCORE official sponsors for 2005 are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, C.L. Bryant-VP Racing Fuels-official fuel supplier. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Las Vegas Events, Herbst Gaming, Kartek Off-Road, Centrix Financial, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bilstein, Signpros, Cotuco, Fideicomiso Publico para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products, and Advanced Color Graphics.

For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:

2005 SCORE Desert Series
Point Leaders

(After Round 2, 19th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250-San Felipe, Mexico. Remaining schedule: June 3-5--37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500-Ensenada, Mexico; July 28-30--SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I-Las Vegas Motor Speedway*non-point’s race*; Sept. 9-11--10th SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300-Primm, Nevada; Nov. 17-20--38th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000-Ensenada, Mexico)

(Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman, Las Vegas, Fraley-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 131
2. Kash Vessels, San Marcos, CA, Jimco-Toyota (CLASS 10), 124
3. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, CA, Alumi Craft-VW (CLASS 10), 122
4. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, CA, Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1), 113
4. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, Tubular-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 113
6. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA/Brian Burgess,Riverside, CA, Porter-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 109
7. Rick Ellison, Selma, CA/Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev. (CLASS 10), 104
8. Travis Fletcher, Westminster, CA/Brad Fletcher, Garden Grove, CA, Baja Shop-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 103
9. Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, CA/Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, CA, Jimco-Toyota (CLASS 1), 102
10. Ron Dalke, Tucson, AZ, Tatum-Toyota (CLASS 10), 101
11. James Golden, Costa Mesa, CA, Jimco-VW (SCORE Lite), 99
11. Travis Brookshire, El Cajon, CA, Jimco-Honda (CLASS 10), 99

(With Class wins in parenthesis)
Pro Cars and Trucks
1. Jason Baldwin
, Laguna Beach, CA, Ford F-150 (1), 91;
2. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, CA, Ford F-150, 90;
3. Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 85;
4. (tie) Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150 and Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, CA/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, CA, Ford F-150, 76.
ALSO: 10. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 64.

1. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin
, Poway, CA, Jimco-Chevy (1), 113;
2. Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, CA/Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, CA, Jimco-Toyota (1), 102;
3. Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 97;
4. John Marking, El Cajon, CA/Chris Harrold, Chula Vista, CA, Jimco-Chevy, 88;
5. Josh Rigsby, Santa Fe, N.M., Penhall-Chevy, 87;
6. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, CA/Brian Ewalt, Chula Vista, CA, Jimco-Chevy, 84;
7. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 77;
8. Corky McMillin, Bonita, CA, Chenowth-Chevy, 75;
9. Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Porter-Chevy, 74;
10. Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, CA, Porter-Chevy, 73.
ALSO: 14. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 67.

CLASS 1-2/1600--
1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman
, Las Vegas, Fraley-VW (1), 131;
2. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, Curry-VW. 113;
3. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA, Porter-VW, 109;
4. Travis Fletcher, Wesminster, CA/Brad Fletcher, Garden Grove, CA, Baja Shop-VW, 103;
5. Arden Dennington, Tracy, CA, Fraley-VW, 97.
ALSO: 12. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, CA, Amplified-VW (1), 83.

1. Donald Moss
, Sacramento, CA/Kenneth Moss, Marysville, CA, Ford Bronco (2), 85.

1. Chris Bowman
, Upland, CA, VW Baja Bug (1), 82.

CLASS 5/1600--
1. Marcos Nunez/Roberto Rivera
, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 91;
2. Ernie Negrete/Archie Negrete, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 79;
3. Steve Landis, Los Alamitos, CA/James Tedford, Arcadia, CA, VW Baja Bug, 71.

1. Craig Turner
, Yorba Linda, CA, Ford Ranger (2), 95;
2. Victor Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 83;
3. Dan Chamlee/Thomas Chamlee, Summerland, CA, Ford Ranger, 66.

1. John Holmes
, Olivenhain, CA, Ford Ranger (2), 88;
2. Tyler Fox, Ramona, CA, Ford Ranger, 41; 3
3. Ted Moncure/Nick Moncure, Long Beach, CA, Toyota Tacoma, 40.

1. Jeff Lloyd/Mike Leary
, N. Hollywood, CA, Ford Ranger 63;
2. Rich Severson, Mesa, AZ, Ford Ranger (1), 55.

1. Todd Wyllie
, New River, AZ, Chevy C1500 (2), 86;
2. Dave Raimonde, Phoenix, Chevy C1500, 70.

1. Eric Fisher
, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay-VW (2), 87.

CLASS 10--
1. Kash Vessels
, San Marcos, CA, Jimco-Toyota (1), 124;
2. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, CA, Alumi Craft-VW, 122;
3. Rick Ellison, Selma, CA/Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev., Jimco-Honda, 104;
4. Ron Dalke, Tucson, AZ, Tatum-Toyota, 101;
5. Travis Brookshire/Joel Whitted, Alpine, CA, Jimco-Honda, 99.
ALSO: 6. Bekki Wik/Adam Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda (1), 94.

1. James Golden
, Costa Mesa, CA/Jason Hatz, San Diego, Jimco-VW, 96;
2. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, CA, Jimco-VW, 89;
3. Jake Batulis, San Clemente, CA, Prep By Jake-VW, 85;
4. (tie) Stan Potter, San Marcos, CA/Dan Worley, Encinitas, CA, Jimco-VW (1) and Ken Stroud, Alpine, CA, Jimco-VW, 79.
ALSO: 9. Robert Naughton, Flagstaff, AZ, Suspensions Unlimited-VW (1), 66.

CLASS 11--
1. Eric Solorzano
, Tijuana, Mexico, VW Sedan, 30.

1. Terry Henn
, Walnut, CA, Hummer H1 (1), 80;
2. Billy Bunch, LaQuinta, CA/Dave Turner, Hemet, CA, Ford F-150, 56;
3. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, CA, Hummer H2, 45.

1. Gus Vildosola Jr
., Mexicali, Mexico, Toyota, Tundra (1), 77;
2. Craig Smith/Greg Seals, Brawley, CA, Ford F-150;
3. Charlie McDowell, Concord, CA/Chad Cola, Pacheco, CA, Ford F-150, 49.

Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22--
1. Chris Blais
, Apple Valley, CA/Andy Grider, Los Olivos, CA/Quinn Cody, Buellton, CA, KTM MXC525 (1), 56;
2. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, CA/Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, CA, Honda XR650R, 50;
3. Brian Pinard, Wildomar, CA/Taber Murphy, E. Wenatchee, Wash., Honda XR650R, 46.

CLASS 21--
1. Tim Morton
, Escondido, CA/Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada Mexico, Honda CPFX (1), 58;
2. Kevin Johnson, Vista, CA, Yamaha YZ250, 52; 3. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, CA/Jesse Sharpe, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 48.

CLASS 30--
1. Gerardo Rojas
, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, Honda XR650 (1), 55;
2. Brent Downing, Castro Valley, CA, Honda XR650R, 49.

CLASS 40--
1. Jim O’Neal
, Chatsworth, CA/Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, CA, Honda XR650R (1), 57;
2. Greg Fountain, Lake Forest, CA/MikeMartin, Garden Grove, CA, Yamaha WR450, 51.

CLASS 50--
1. Jim O’Neal
, Chatsworth, CA/Doug Heil Glendora, CA/Rick Gill, Carpinteria, CA, Honda XR650R (1), 55.

Pro ATVs
CLASS 25--
1. Josh Frederick
, Moapa, Nev./Cycle Chislock, Murrieta, CA/Levi Marana, Hemet, CA, Honda TRX450R (1), 67;
2. Mike Cafro, Carlsbad, CA/Danny Prather, Ramona, CA, Yamaha YFZ450, 61;
3. Nick Nelson, Tehachepi, CA/Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, CA, 57.

CLASS 24--
1. Kirk Schreier
, Phoenix/Shiloh Strunk, Tucson, AZ, Honda TRX250R (1), 55.

SPT CAR--1. Tony Robles/Alfredo Bueno
, San Diego, VW (1), 62.
SPT TRUCK--1. Mark Growe/Keith Growe, Placentia, CA, Ford Ranger, 79.
SPT M/C250cc>--1. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, CA, Honda XR650R (1), 58.
SPT ATV--1. Gil Castro, Chula Vista, CA/Steve Willenberg, Lakeside, CA, Honda TRX450R (1), 60.

For information contact:
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(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:

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