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Baldwin Bros 1-2 in SCORE Trophy-Truck; MacCachren/Freeman
Lead Overall Points, Class 1-2/1600 in 2005 SCORE Desert Series

Son-Father Team of Andy and Scott McMillin leading
unlimited Class 1 and are second in SCORE Overall points

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 21, 2005) -- Veteran desert-racing champion Rob MacCachren and his third-generation protégé Bryan Freeman, both of Las Vegas, remain on top of the Overall and Class 1-2/1600 point standings after three rounds of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series.

MacCachren, 40, was the 2001 SCORE Overall point champion Freeman, 25, is 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 in January and followed that up by defeating a field of 27 starters in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in February. The pair continued their winning ways earlier this month by finishing first at the 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in a race-high field of 38 starters in the single or two-seater class for open wheel desert race cars with 1600cc VW engines.

MacCachren also splits time driving in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division with team-owner Gus Vildosola of Mexico in the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150, finishing ninth out of a SCORE record field of 29 starters in the marquee SCORE racing division.

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 70 points separate the top 15 leaders.

The World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series has some regroup and rebuild time now. Before heading to the 10th SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 on Sept. 10, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I will be held July 28-30 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A special non-points event at LVMS, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I will feature the SCORE Trophy-Trucks and the unlimited Class 1. It will include a race for Class 1-2/1600 and two additional combined class groups of Classes 7/7S/7SX and Class 10/SCORE Lite competing on a man-made 1.5-mile ‘chunk of Baja’ desert course.

“Bryan has been doing great so far and I drove the second half of the SCORE Baja 500 in SCORE Trophy-Truck so I let Bryan drive all but the last 20 miles in Class 1-2/1600,” said MacCachren, a seven-time SCORE class point champion and 2001 SCORE Overall and Class 1-2/1600 season point winner. “Bryan is a third-generation desert racer and you can see the talent his family has by just like at the intensity in his eyes and watching how well he does his homework on the course. I 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 this year. As for our plans now, 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 Vildosola in SCORE Trophy-Truck as well.”

In the current SCORE point standings, MacCachren, who has won 11 SCORE races since 2001, has 239 points, 30 points more than unlimited Class 1 point leaders Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin, Poway, CA, have in their Jimco-Chevy.

The versatile MacCachren, whose seven SCORE season point crowns have been in four different classes, has stretched his lead in Class 1-2/1600. Journeyman L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA, is second in class and third in SCORE Overall points with 196 in a Porter-VW. Kennedy is just two points ahead of SCORE rookie Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, who is third in Class 1-2/1600 and fourth in SCORE Overall points in a Tubular-VW.

Now fifth in the SCORE Overall point standings and leading Class 10 in a Tatum-Toyota is Ron Dalke, Tucson, AZ, with 180 points.

Following up his first-ever SCORE class win in San Felipe with a second in Ensenada, defending SCORE Trophy-Truck season champ Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA, maintains a narrow 12-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 179 and 167 points respectively, both drive Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Trucks. Jason Baldwin is sixth on the SCORE Overall point leaderboard.

By winning in San Felipe and Ensenada, 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.

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

Seventh overall and leading Class 5/1600 points in a VW Baja Bug is Mexico’s Marcos Nunez with 173 points, one more than two teams tied for eighth overall and fourth in Class 1-2/1600: Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, CA, in a Lothringer-VW and Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, CA, in a Mirage-VW.

Leading SCORE Lite in a Jimco-VW and 10th in SCORE Overall points with 170 is the team of Tom Watson/Tim Noe, both of El Centro, CA.

Six points behind Josh Baldwin for third in SCORE Trophy-Truck is Bob Shepard, Phoenix, in a Chevy Silverado while fourth in the marquee class with 160 points is the team of Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, CA/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, CA, in a Ford F-150. Tied for fifth in SCORE Trophy-Truck with 155 points are the brother team of Tim and Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, in a Ford F-150 and the father-son team of Travis Coyne and Marty Coyne, El Centro, CA in a Ford F-150.

Among the motorcycle classes, Mexico’s Gerardo Rojas and Arturo Salas lead the overall and Class 30 (riders over 30 years old) points after two races with 134 points on a Honda XR60R.

Second overall motorcycle and leading Class 40 (riders over 40) with 130 points is the team led by Jim O’Neal, Chatsowrth, CA and Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii on a Honda XR650R.

Third overall among the motorcycle classes is Tim Morton, Escondido, CA, who leads Class 21 points on a Honda CRFX250 while ahead in the ATV overall and Class 25 point standings is the team led by Josh Frederick, Moapa, Nev., on a Honda TRX450R.

Three class leaders in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series who have all started the year undefeated with three consecutive wins in the car and truck classes are: John Holmes, Olvenhain, CA (Class 7S-Ford Ranger), Todd Wyllie, New River, AZ (Class 8-Chevy C1500) and Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 9-Garibay-VW).

Brothers Donald Moss, Sacramento, CA/Kenneth Moss, Marysville, CA (Class 3-Ford Bronco) and Craig Turner, Yor00) and Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 9-Garibay-VW).

Brothers Donald Moss, Sacramento, CA/Kenneth Moss, Marysville, CA (Class 3-Ford Bronco) and Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, CA (Class 7-Ford Ranger) still lead their classes despite losing for the first time this year at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

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:
www.score-international.com

2005 SCORE Desert Series
Point Leaders

(After Round 3, 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500-Ensenada, Mexico. Remaining schedule: 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)

TOP 15 OVERALL CARS & TRUCKS (Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman, Las Vegas, Fraley-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 239
2. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin, Poway, CA, Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1), 209
3. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA/Brian Burgess,Riverside, CA, Porter-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 196
4. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, Tubular-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 194
5. Ron Dalke, Tucson, AZ, Tatum-Toyota (CLASS 10), 180
6. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA, Ford F-150 (SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK), 179
7. Marcos Nunez/Norberto Rivera, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug (CLASS 5/1600), 173
8. Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, CA/David Caspino, Woodland Hills, CA, Lothringer-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 172
8. Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, CA, Mirage-VW (CLASS 1-2/1600), 172
10. Tom Watson/Tim Noe, El Centro, CA, Jimco-VW (SCORE Lite), 170
11. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, CA, Jimco-Chevy (CLASS 1), 168
11. Josh Rigsby/Steven Ewers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penhall-Chevy (CLASS 1), 168
11. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, CA, Amplified-VW, (CLASS 1-2/1600), 168
11. James Golden, Costa Mesa, CA, Jimco-VW (SCORE Lite), 168
11. Travis Brookshire, El Cajon, CA, Jimco-Honda (CLASS 10), 168

CLASS LEADERS
(With Class wins in parenthesis)

Pro Cars and Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK:
1. Jason Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA, Ford F-150 (1), 179;
2. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, CA, Ford F-150, 167;
3. Bob Shepard, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado, 161;
4. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, CA/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, CA, Ford F-150, 160;
5. (tie) Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
and Marty Coyne/Travis Coyne, El Centro, CA, Ford F-150, 155;
7. Michael Jackonson, Somis, CA/Todd Sanderson, Leucadia, CA, Chevy Silverado, 145;
8. Brian Collins, Las Vegas/Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, AZ, Chevy Silverado, 135;
9. Nick Baldwin, Laguna Hills, CA, Ford F-150, 129;
10. Scott Steinberger, Cypress, CA/Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, AZ, Ford F-150, 124;
11. Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 107;
12. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, CA/Ed Stout, Irvine, CA, Ford F-150, 100;
13. (tie) Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500 (1)
and Pete Sohren, Glendale, AZ, Ford F-150,
94. ALSO: 17. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 85.

CLASS 1--
1. Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin
, Poway, CA, Jimco-Chevy (2), 209;
2. (tie) Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy
and Josh Rigsby, Santa Fe, N.M., Penhall-Chevy, 168;
4. Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, CA, Porter-Chevy, 163;
5. Mark McMillin, El Cajon, CA/Brian Ewalt, Chula Vista, CA, Jimco-Chevy, 160;
6. Corky McMillin, Bonita, CA, Chenowth-Chevy, 158;
7. Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford, 147;
8. (tie) B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
and Michael James, Alpine, CA/David Mills, Oceanside, CA, Jimco-Chevy, 139;
10. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, CA/Bekki Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy, 136;
11. Dale Ebberts, Canyon Lake, CA/Ernie Castro Jr., Newport Beach, CA, Jimco-Toyota (1), 129.

CLASS 1-2/1600--
1. Rob MacCachren/Bryan Freeman
, Las Vegas, Fraley-VW (2), 231;
2. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, CA, Porter-VW, 196; 3. Caleb Gaddis, El Centro, CA, Curry-VW. 194;
4. (tie) Rick Boyer, Bakersfield, CA/David Caspino, Woodland Hills, CA, Lothringer-VW
and Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, CA, Mirage-VW, 172.
ALSO: 6. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, CA, Amplified-VW (1), 168.

CLASS 3--
1. Donald Moss
, Sacramento, CA/Kenneth Moss, Marysville, CA, Ford Bronco (2), 114.

CLASS 5--
1. Chris Bowman
, Upland, CA, VW Baja Bug (1), 146;
2. George Seeley, Glendale, CA, VW Baja Bug (1), 84.

CLASS 5/1600--
1. Marcos Nunez/Noberto Rivera
, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 173;
2. Ernie Negrete/Archie Negrete, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 149;
3. Ernesto Arambula/Hector Ramos, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, (1), 148.

CLASS 7--
1. Craig Turner
, Yorba Linda, CA, Ford Ranger (2), 165;
2. Victor Herrera Jr., Tijuana, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 144;
3. Doug Siewert, Fallbrook, CA/Dan Fresh, San Juan Capistrano, CA, Chevy S-10 (1), 124.

CLASS 7S--
1. John Holmes
, Olivenhain, CA, Ford Ranger (3), 162;
2. Ted Moncure/Nick Moncure, Long Beach, CA, Toyota Tacoma, 66;
3. Tyler Fox, Ramona, CA, Ford Ranger, 61.

CLASS 7SX--
1. Rich Severson
, Mesa, AZ, Ford Ranger (1), 92;
2. Jeff Lloyd/Mike Leary, N. Hollywood, CA, Ford Ranger, 90.

CLASS 8--
1. Todd Wyllie, New River, AZ, Chevy C1500 (2), 159;
2. Dave Raimonde, Phoenix, Chevy C1500, 93.

CLASS 9--
1. Eric Fisher
, Ensenada, Mexico, Garibay-VW (3), 157.

CLASS 10--
1. Ron Dalke
, Tucson, AZ, Tatum-Toyota, 180;
2. Travis Brookshire/Joel Whitted, Alpine, CA, Jimco-Honda, 168;
3. (tie) John Cooley, Santee, CA/Dave Richardson, La Mesa, CA, Alumi Craft-VW
and Lobsam Yee/Angel Barajas, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda (1), 157;
5. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, CA, Alumi Craft-VW, 153;
ALSO: 7. Kash Vessels, San Marcos, CA, Jimco-Toyota (1), 146;
11. Bekki Wik/Adam Wik, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda (1), 94.

SCORE LITE--
1. Tom Watson/Tim Noe
, El Centro, CA, Jimco-VW, 170;
2. James Golden, Costa Mesa, CA/Jason Hatz, San Diego, Jimco-VW, 168;
3. Arturo Honold/Ricardo Malo, Mexicali, Mexico, Curry-VW (1), 165;
4. Stan Potter, San Marcos, CA/Dan Worley, Encinitas, CA, Jimco-VW (1), 156;
5. Ken Stroud, Alpine, CA, Jimco-VW, 146.
ALSO: 17. Robert Naughton, Flagstaff, AZ, Suspensions Unlimited-VW (1), 66.

CLASS 11--
1. Eric Solorzano
, Tijuana, Mexico, VW Sedan, 85.

STOCK FULL--
1. Terry Henn
, Walnut, CA, Hummer H1 (1), 102;
2. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, CA, Hummer H2, 80;
3. Billy Bunch, LaQuinta, CA/Dave Turner, Hemet, CA, Ford F-150, 76.

STOCK MINI--
1. Steven Covey
, Long Beach, CA, Ford Ranger, 35.

PROTRUCK--
1. Gus Vildosola Jr.,
Mexicali, Mexico, Toyota, Tundra (1), 145;
2. Jim Nuckles/Jeff Dickerson, Brawley, CA, Ford F-150 (2) 115;
3. Al Hogan, Columbus, Mont./Darren Donnes, Billings, Mont., Ford F-150, 99.

Pro Motorcycles
CLASS 22--

1. Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, CA/Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, CA, Honda XR650R, 122;
2. Chris Blais, Apple Valley, CA/Andy Grider, Los Olivos, CA/Quinn Cody, Buellton, CA, KTM MXC525 (1), 121;
3. Robby Bell, Murrieta, CA/Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, CA, Honda XR650R, 111.
ALSO: 6. Mike Childress, Wrightwood, CA/Mouse McCoy, Santa Monica, CA, Honda XR650R (1), 78.

CLASS 21--
1. Tim Morton
, Escondido, CA/Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada Mexico, Honda CRFX250 (2), 128
2. Joe Desrosiers, San Marcos, CA/Mark Daniels, Oxnard, CA, Yamaha YZ250 and Kevin Johnson, Vista, CA/Ryan Gustine, San Diego, Yamaha YZ250, 112;

CLASS 30--
1. Gerardo Rojas
, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Arturo Salas, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda XR650R (2), 134
2. Victor Villalobos/Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda XR650R, 83.

CLASS 40--
1. Jim O’Neal
, Chatsworth, CA/Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Jeff Kaplan, Newbury Park, CA, Honda XR650R (2), 130;
2. Greg Fountain, Lake Forest, CA/Mike Martin Jr., Garden Grove, CA, Yamaha WR450, 111.

CLASS 50--
1. Jim O’Neal
, Chatsworth, CA/Doug Heil Glendora, CA/Rick Gill, Carpinteria, CA, Honda XR650R (1), 119;
2. Eizaburo Karasawa/Susumi Ishii, Japan, Honda XR650R (1), 70.

Pro ATVs
CLASS 25--
1. Josh Frederick
, Moapa, Nev./Cycle Chislock, Murrieta, CA/Levi Marana, Hemet, CA, Honda TRX450R (2), 146;
2. Nick Nelson, Tehachepi, CA/Jason Greenhaw, Bakersfield, CA, Honda TRX450R, 120;
3. Javier Robles Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Honda 250R, 116.

CLASS 24--
1. Kirk Schreier, Phoenix/Shiloh Strunk, Tucson, AZ, Honda TRX250R (2), 94.

Sportsman
SPT CAR--1. Tony Robles/Alfredo Bueno
, San Diego, VW (1), 89.
SPT TRUCK--1. Mark Growe/Keith Growe, Placentia, CA, Ford Ranger, 114.
SPT M/C>250cc--1. Robert Laughlin, Solvang, CA, Honda XR650R (2), 150.
SPT M/C<250cc--1. John Burton, Ludington, MI/Brent Carr, Tucson, AZ, Honda XR250R (1), 70
SPT ATV--1. Gil Castro, Chula Vista, CA/Guillermo Malpica, San Diego, Honda TRX450R (2), 135.

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

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