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Baja 500: 39 SCORE Trophy-Trucks at the 39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
With a race-record field of over 450 already guaranteed for next month's 39th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world, attention quickly re-focuses on the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division. Since its debut in 1994, SCORE Trophy-Trucks have captured the overall victory in the popular race in 10 of 13 years, including the first seven and the last three.
The super-talented field of 39 SCORE Trophy-Trucks will showcase the spectacular 800-horsepower, high-tech, unlimited production trucks that comprise the featured SCORE racing division.
The former SCORE Trophy-Truck Tecate SCORE Baja 500 race winners entered this year are: Larry Ragland (3 wins--2000 solo, 2003 with Mark Miller and 2006 with Brian Collins), No. 12 Chevy Silverado with current teammate Brian Collins, Robby Gordon (2005), No. 71 Chevy CK1500; Alan Pflueger (2004), No. 28 Chevy Silverado; Ryan Arciero (2003 with Mark Miller), No. 82 Chevy CK1500 with current teammate Bob Shepard, Rob MacCachren (1996), No. 3 Ford F-150 with current teammate Mark Post.
Of that distinguished group, Ragland (2000 and 2006), Gordon, Pflueger and MacCachren also earned the overall victory in this summer desert racing classic in the same year they won the SCORE Trophy-Truck class.
Round 3 of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, will feature over 475 entries, competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held June 1-3 in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 150,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the world's best desert racers in action at this year's race.
With late entries excepted up to race morning, nearly 475 entries are expected from 30 U.S. States from Hawaii to Rhode Island as well as Mexico, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. on Saturday (June 1) for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. The 436 vehicles entered to date include 248 cars and trucks and 188 motorcycles and ATVs.
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