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SCORE Laughlin

15th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge

$16,000 Laughlin Leap, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
Top Finishers



SCORE Trophy-Truck

Pos.Vehicle No.-Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Distance, Purse

1. 88 Larry Roeseler, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 161 feet, 6 inches ($2,400) (NEW EVENT RECORD: Old Mark, 160’ 6”, Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif., 2004)

2. 5 Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 154’ ($700)



Unlimited Class 1

Pos. Vehicle No.-Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Distance, Purse

1. 117 James Scott, Hemet, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 156’ ($2,400)

2. 108 Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 154’ ($700)


Restricted Cars

Pos.Vehicle No.-Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Distance, Purse

1. 1209 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Wicked-VW, 113’ 6” ($2,400)

2. 1201 Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco-VW, 102’ 6” ($700)


Production Trucks

Pos.Vehicle No.-Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Distance, Purse

1. 719 Chris Taylor, El Centro, Calif, Ford Ranger, 126’ 6” ($2,400)

2. 1502 Jonathon Libby, Dillingham, Alaska, Toyota Tundra, 117’ ($700)


Limited c.c. Cars

Pos.Vehicle No.-Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Distance, Purse

1. 1649 Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif. Fraley-VW, 101’ 6”’ ($2,400)

2. 1616 Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW, 96’ 6” ($700)

3. 1604 David Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer, 96’



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Gordon takes early Overall

After Laughlin victory, NASCAR’s R. Gordon takes early Overall

And SCORE Trophy-Truck point lead in 2009 SCORE Desert Series



Other class point leaders include defending class champs:

Pfankuch, Moss, Carr, Chamlee, H. Steele & St. John





LOS ANGELES—Following his dominating season-opening victory at the recent 15th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, NASCAR Cup owner/driver Robby Gordon finds himself at the top of a very crowded Overall leaderboard in the 2009 SCORE Desert Series point standings. With 54 points, Gordon, who returned to his desert racing roots in Laughlin, also leads the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck class for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks in his No. 77 Team Gordon Chevy CK1500.

With just 14 points separating the top 21 in 2009 SCORE Overall points, SCORE racers are now preparing for the 23rd Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held in San Felipe, Mexico, March 13-15. The computerized drawing for starting positions, by class, for Round 2 of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series will be held at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 14.

After leading the SCORE Overall points much of last season and finishing third, San Diego County racer Adam Pfankuch, 26, is second overall this year and again leading Class 1-2/1600 in a Mirage-VW with 53 season points, just one behind Gordon. Pfankuch also raced in the SCORE Lite class in Laughlin, helping driver of record Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif., win the race in a Duvel-VW. St. John is tied for 10th in overall points with 43.

Tied for third in overall points is Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., who is second in SCORE Trophy-Truck and Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., who leads Class 1. With 48 points each, Steele, a two-time SCORE Person of the Year, drives the No. 16 Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado while Letner, who finished second in Laughlin, drives a Chevy-powered Alpha Performance open-wheel desert race car in the unlimited Class 1.

SCORE points are based on starting and finishing as well as the number of starters in each class and placement position in every race.

Completing the top five in points and second in Class 1-2/1600 is Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif./Aaron Hawley, Las Vegas with 47 points in a Seagrove-VW.

“What a great way to start the year, by winning the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge for the first time,” said Gordon, whose victory was his eighth in the 15-plus year history of the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division. “Out Chevy truck was ready to dominate and we didn’t have any real driver errors so we are able to start the year out front, which is a great thing in any form of motorsports. Our plan is the same as it was before the Laughlin race—to run the entire SCORE series and our goal is to win the SCORE Trophy-Truck point championship again. I haven’t won it since 1996 and I would like another title.”

While the top five in the 2009 SCORE Overall point standings are just seven points apart, the second five is even tighter with two drivers tied with 44 points and three more all tied up with 43 after the season’s first race.

Tied for sixth overall are Ed Stout, Santa Ana, Calif., who is third in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the No. 13 Stout Industries Chevy Silverado and Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., who is second in Class 1 in a Jimco-Chevy.

Besides St. John, the SCORE Lite point leader, the other two drivers tied for eighth overall with 43 points each are Class 10 point leader Robert McBeath, Las Vegas in a Jimco-Honda and Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., third in Class 1-2/1600 in a Curry-VW.

Winning Class 3 in Laughlin for the seventh time in eight years in his durable Ford Bronco, Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., has 30 career SCORE race wins to go with his six SCORE class season point crowns.

Picking up where she left off last year, Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., leads the Class 6 points in the Desert Assassins Ford Ranger. Steele, whose husband is Cameron Steele, second in SCORE Trophy-Truck points, became the first female driver of record to win a SCORE truck season title and the first female driver to win a prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Award as her team finished every required mile of the season.

Her title last year was in Class 7SX and this year in Laughlin she drove in two classes and also stands in third place in Class 7 in another Desert Assassins Ford Ranger.

Among the car and truck classes, other point leaders include: Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif. (Class 7, Ford Ranger), John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif. (Class 7SX, Ford Ranger), Kevin Carr, San Diego (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Class 8, Ford F-150, Alonso Angulo, Ensenada, Mexico (Class 5/1600, VW Baja Bug) and Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif. (Stock Mini, Honda Ridgeline).

In addition to season point class point championships, drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also racing to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 24th consecutive year, a total of 52 drivers remain eligible after Round 1 of the 2009 SCORE Desert Series.

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, Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.



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2009 SCORE Desert Series Point Leaders

(as of 1/31/09)

(Through 15th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, Jan. 22-25: Remaining races: 23rd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250-San Felipe, Mexico, March 13-15; 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500-Ensenada, Mexico, Jane 5-7; 14th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300-Primm, Nev., Sept. 11-13; 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000-Ensenada, Mexico, Nov. 19-23)



Top 21 Overall Cars and Trucks
(Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points)
1. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 54

2. Adam Pfankuch,Carlsbad, Calif., Mirage-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 53

3. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 48

3. Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., Alpha-Chevy (Class 1), 48

5. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif., Seagrove-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 47

6. Ed Stout, Santa Ana, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 44

6. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 44

8. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., Curry-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 43

8. Robert McBeath, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda (Class 10), 43

8. Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif., Duvel-VW (SCORE Lite), 43

11. Adam Householder, Orange, Calif., Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 41

11. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 41

11. Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger (Class 7), 41

14. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco (Class 3), 40

14. Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger (Class 6), 40

14. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif., Ford Ranger (Class 7SX), 40

14. Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug (Class 5), 40

14. Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Ford F-150 (Class 8), 40

14. Alonso Angulo, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug (Class 5/1600), 40

14. Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif., Honda Ridgeline (Stock Mini), 40

14. Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Kreger-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 40



2009 SCORE Desert Series

Class Point Leaders
(With Class wins in parenthesis)
Pro Cars and Trucks
SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK—1. Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500 (1), 54; 2. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 48; 3. Ed Stout, Santa Ana, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 44; 4. Adam Householder, Orange, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 41; 5. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./Larry Roeseler, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 39; 6. Greg Nunley, Tulare, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 38; 7. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 37; 8. Damen Jefferies, Apple Valley, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 21; 9. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 20; 10. Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150, 19. ALSO: 11. Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Dodge Ram 1500, 18; 13. Bill McBeath, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 16; 15. Bobby Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 14.
CLASS 1—1. Harley Letner, Orange, Calif., Alpha-Chevy, 48; 2. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 44; 3. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 41; 4. Enrique Bujanda, El Paso, Texas, Porter-Chevy, 39; 5. Julio Herrera, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Jefferies-Chevy, 38; 6. Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 37; 7. Brian Parkhouse, Bell Gardens, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 36; 8. Rick Romans, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Jefferies-Chevy, 35; 9. Dale Lenk, Newport Beach, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 34; 10. Dale Ebberts, Wilton, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 18. ALSO: 12. Armin Schwarz, Germany, Jimco-BMW, 17.

CLASS 1-2/1600—1. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif./Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif., Mirage-VW (1), 53; 2. Brian Burgess, Riverside, Calif./Aaron Hawley, Las Vegas, Seagrove-VW, 47; 3. Cody Robinson, El Centro, Curry-VW, 43; 4. Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, Kreger-VW, 40; 5. Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 38.

CLASS 3—1. Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco (1), 40.

CLASS 5—1. Kevin Carr, San Diego, VW Baja Bug (1), 40.

CLASS 5/1600—1. Alonso Angulo, Ensenada, Mexico (1), 40.

CLASS 6—1. Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif./Ross Savage, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 40.

CLASS 7—1. Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 41; 2. Jose Canchola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Ranger, 35; 3. Heidi Steele/Rene Brugger, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger, 31.

CLASS 7SX—1. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 40.

CLASS 8—1. Greg Adler, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Ford F-150 (1), 40.

CLASS 10—1. Robert McBeath, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda (1), 43; 2. Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 37, 3. Scott Gailey/Scott Whipple, Norco, Calif., GET-VW, 33.

SCORE LITE—1. Rick St. John, Encinitas, Calif./Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Duvel-VW (1), 43; 2.. Michelle Bruckmann/Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 37; 3. Brent Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif./Chuck Sacks, Canyon Lake, Calif., Moulton, 33; 4. Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco-VW, 30; 5. Matthew Kupiec/Kurtis Kupiec, Palos Verdes, Calif., Kreger-VW, 28.

STOCK MINI—1. Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif., Honda Ridgeline (1), 40.



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