Bryce Menzies has been trying to win the SCORE Baja 1000 for the last ten years. Menzies has won the San Felipe 250, SCORE Baja 500 and 400. A Baja 1000 win has always eluded him until this year. Menzies once again teamed up with Andy McMillin to the get the job done. Also new to the team this year was Tavo Vildolsola who has miles of Baja Trophy Truck experience under his driving suit. This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 was one of the longer, more grueling races than in years past. It was historic because the race started in La Paz and for the first time went north up the Baja Peninsula finishing in Ensenada, instead of its usual route south.
“This one feels really special. It took me over ten years to win the SCORE Baja 100 and to win the second-longest SCORE race in history, it feels pretty special. I had a very smooth first section, with no flats or anything, Andy had one flat in his part but did a great job too and Tavo went through San Felipe and all the bumps and the cold weather. I also wanted to thank SCORE for putting on another amazing race here in Baja,” said Menzies.
This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 course wound through over 1300 miles of Baja’s most punishing terrain. There were well over 300 entries in the race. Coming in first in the moto class was the Honda 1x team of Juan Carlos Salvatierra, Shane Logan, Diego Llanos, Carter Klein and Corbin McPherson. While the attrition rate in the race was huge, there were still several class winners who persevered including Kyle Quinn in Class 1 and Riley Herbst in Trophy Spec. The spec class remains under technical review while SCORE officials continue to conduct post-race engine inspections. Cayden McCachren took home a victory in the Pro UTV Open class. Full finishing results can be found at https://score-international.com/