Friday, November 17, 2017

Baja 1000 update

Andy McMillin, Gustavo Vildosola Jr. and Brandon Arthur have driven their SCORE Trophy Truck to the four-wheel vehicle overall lead at the halfway point 

McMillin seeks his sixth SCORE Baja 1000 victory.

 McMillin has won the SCORE Baja 1000 overall as has his father, Scott, and his late grandfather, is teaming with a former SCORE Baja 1000 overall winner in Tavo Vildosola Jr. of Mexicali, Mexico and 21-year-old Brandon Arthur of San Diego in their quest to halt the three-year SCORE Baja 1000 overall victory streak of off-road legend Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas.

MacCachren, is attempting to become the first driver to win overall in four straight races.

At the halfway mark Thursday, the trio of MacCachren, Voss and Justin Smith trailed McMillin’s truck by seven miles in his pursuit of the coveted lead position.

Trailing McMillin and MacCachren, is McMillin’s cousin, Luke, 24 years old from San Diego, followed by two-time defending SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez of Tecate, Mexico and Bryce Menzies in a Ford Raptor.

Leading the Class 1 unlimited open-wheel cars was Brian Wilson of Lakewood, Calif., who is teaming with his father, Randy Wilson also of Lakewood, and Kyle Quinn of Irvine, Calif., in a Jimco-Chevy open-wheel desert race car.

 Second at the halfway point was Brandon Bailey of Riverside, Calif., in an Alumi Craft-Chevy as Bailey is co-driving with Jason Coleman of Huntington Beach, Calif., Johnny Nelson of Hemet, Calif., and Arthur, who driving two different vehicles in this year’s SCORE Baja 1000.

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