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LAST Imperial Valley 250 Official Race Results




TOTAL STARTERS: 85  TOTAL FINISHERS: 27 (31.76 Percent)
(from 17 States; 5 countries)

OFFICIAL FINISHERS

(Class, position, vehicle number, drivers/riders of record, vehicle make, elapsed time)
(Following Final Data Tracking Review)
Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)—1. 21 Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 5:10:17 (55.75 miles per hour); 2. 17 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 6:39:38; 3. 47 James Bult, Monee, Ill., Dodge Ram2500, 6:49:10. (12 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)—1. 168 Shelby Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Darren Ebberts, Corona, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 7:10:53 (40.15 mph); 2. 166 Brady Turner, Imperial, Calif./Ray Romero, Imperial, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 7:12:32; 3. 175 Jaime Huerta Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Bryan Hanson, Racer-Chevy, 7:36:02. (6 Starters, 3 Finishers);
CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)—1. 1612 Jonny Burnworth, Holtville, Calif., Lothringer, 7:54:07 (36.48 mph). (3 Starters, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)—(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks)—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)—1. 1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:19:05 (45.63 mph); 2. 1068 Corey Goin, Clovis, Calif. (Driver of Record Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif.), Custom-Chevy, 6:43:05; 3. 1047 Jared Teague/Josh Deyer/David Binns, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:54:26. (8 Starters, 3 Finishers)
SCORE LITES (VW powered-Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)—(2 Starters, 0 Finishers)
STOCK FULL (Stock full-sized trucks) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—(2 Starters, 0 Finishers)
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)—1. 871 Larry Connor, Miamisburg, Ohio/Neal Mason, Chevy Silverado, 6:24:22 (45.00 mph). (9 Starters, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 3000 (unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—1.3030 Chad Broughton/Paul Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy, 7:10:41 (40.16 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 19 (Limited, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—1. 1971 Wayne Matlock, El Cajon, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000, 4:24:38 (43.58 mph); 2. 1942 Scott McFarland/Nick Oldham, Moab, Utah/Carson Fisher, Las Vegas, Polaris RZRXP1000, 4:57:32; 3.1917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, Eastvale, Calif., Can-Am Maverick Max, 5:01:22; 4.1921 John Angal, Mesa, Ariz./Branden Sims/Eric Ringler, Polaris RZR Turbo, 7:26:53; 5. 1904 Cory Sappington/Jason Flanders, Peoria, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick Max, 7:28:37; 6. 1932 Brandon Schueler, Phoenix, Blake Vandilou, Polaris RZR XP1000, 7:42:50. (12 Starters, 6 Finishers
PRO MOTORCYCLES
OPEN M/C (450cc or more)—1. 3x Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ray Dal Soglio, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 7:10:13 (40.21 mph); 2. 5x Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif./Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 7:20:55. (6 Starters, 2 Finishers)
CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)—1. 300x Morgan Crawford/Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif. (Driver of Record Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas) Honda CRF450X, 6:56:18 (41.55 mph). (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)—1. 404x Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla./Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM 450XCW, 6:36:38 (43.61 mph); 2. 411x Colie Potter, Las Vegas/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Dave Glass, Menifee, Calif./Richard Pratt, Honda CRF450X, 6:54:35; 3. 444x Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Paul Luce, Albuquerque, N.M., KTM 500EXC, 7:02:29. (5 Starters, 3 Finishers)
CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old) (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)–(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
SCORE IRONMAN (Solo Riders)—(3 Starters, 0 Finishers)
PRO QUADS
PRO QUAD (450cc or more)—1. 1a Josh Row, El Cajon, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Tijuana, Mexico (Rider of Record Javier Robles Jr., Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico), Honda TRX450R, 6:19:00(46.64 mph).  2. 7a Francisco Vera, Ensenada, Mexico/Travis Dillon, El Cajon, Calif., Honda TRX450X, 6:29:22.
(3 Starters, 2 Finishers)
SPORTSMAN
SPT BUGGY—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
SPT M/C—(1 Starter, 0 Finishers)
SPT QUAD (2 Laps, 192.2 miles)—1. 109a Juan Dominguez/Guillermo Berenguez/Javier Curiel/Jose Contreras, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R, 5:11:54 (36.97 mph) (1 Starter, 1 Finisher)
TOP OVERALL FINISHERS
Pro Cars, Trucks & UTVs

  1. 21 Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 5:10:17 (55.75 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  2. 1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy, 6:19:05 (45.63 mph) (Class 10)
  3. 871 Larry Connor, Miamisburg, Ohio/Neal Mason, Chevy Silverado, 6:24:22 (45.00 mph) (Trophy Truck Spec)
  4. 17 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado, 6:39:38 (43.28 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  5. 1068 Corey Goin, Clovis, Calif. (Driver of Record Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif.), Custom-Chevy, 6:43:05 (42.91 mph) (Class 10)
  6. 47 James Bult, Monee, Ill., Dodge Ram2500, 6:49:10 (42.28 mph) (SCORE Trophy Truck)
  7. 1047 Jared Teague/Josh Deyer/David Binns, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy,6:54:26 (41.72 mph) (Class 10)
  8. 168 Shelby Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Darren Ebberts, Corona, Calif., Custom-Chevy, 7:10:53(40.15 mph) (Class 1)
  9. 166 Brady Turner, Imperial, Calif./Ray Romero, Imperial, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 7:12:32 (39.99 mph) (Class 1)
  10. 175 Jaime Huerta Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Bryan Hanson, Racer-Chevy, 7:36:02, (37.93 mph) (Class 1)
Pro Motorcycles

  1. 404x Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla./Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM 450XCW,6:36:38 (43.61 mph); (Class 40)
  2. 411x Colie Potter, Las Vegas/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Dave Glass, Menifee, Calif./Richard Pratt, Honda CRF450X, 6:54:35 (41.72 mph) (Class 40)
  3. 300x Morgan Crawford/Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif. (Driver of Record Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas) Honda CRF450X, 6:56:18 (41.55 mph) (Class 30)
Pro Quads

  1. 1a Javier Robles Jr., Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Josh Row, El Cajon, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R, 6:19:00 (45.64 mph) (Pro Quad ATV)


RaceDay Reporting, Saturday, Sept 26

Vildosola Racing Steals The Win After
Galindo Racing Breaks Short Of The Finish Line

Imperial Valley's own Steven Eugenio led the entire event until only five miles before the finish, when they broke down, unable to finish in time.

San Diegan, Tavo Vildosola, happily picked up the trophy left in the desert and scurried to the finish line and the win.

In the Last Imperial Valley 250, Vildosola Racing overalls with a time of 5 (five) hours and 10 (ten) minutes. 

Andy McMillin in Rob Macs Trophy Truck, also broke on the last lap. Lalo Laguna, of Baja Mexico, took second place in the Trophy Truck class. Miller/Lofton finished third. Shelby Reid takes Class 1 win. 

While prerunning, 2 UTVs Burn to the Ground- Real Bummer for racer Mark Burnett. 



The butt ugly race results. 
58 DNF, only 27 Finishers = 68% DNF. 
The entire class 8 group Did Not Finish (DNF)!
 

Apdaly Lopez continues in his apprenticeship, a complete yard sale of Clyde Stacy's Trophy Truck


We can't blame the racing community for not understanding this situation. They say its still a 'rumor' of the LAST running. Reliable sources confirmed this weekend, it's over. "The low entry numbers and the weather conditions with the heat and dust of last years and this years events have to make it an easier decision to move away from it." Wrong.

The low entry numbers are a result of the stupid entry fees and low confidence racers are showing to Roger Norman. Any decision to leave (pulling the event from IV) was more importantly preceded by the decision to place the event in September. No real outdoorsman would attempt to force 'desert racers' to run Imperial Valley in SEPTEMBER. 

The idea of making the event a night-race was discussed! Perfect for 'Rigid', right? But Roger said no, because of TV! Getting sick of hearing that, yet?!

The IV community hit several home-runs. It's Roger Norman who struck out, several times.


Proof Quoteable:

**"This year has been the worst about some rules enforced, some not, some people penalized, others not, and it is kinda getting to be a joke. I think one of the best jokes I've heard all year though was "as long as they hit the vcps and do the correct amount of miles there is no course restrictions" !! That's what I was told at the 
San Felipe 250".

Devin, Mango Racing, Palm Springs 

***Racer Dan McMillin said:

"it's time for a better tracking system (which exists). We pay for trackers yet we have to stop  
(at checkpoints) so someone can write down numbers"

**POS Patrick Dailey said:






In response, this racer pointed out:

"A bike had to pull into the start finish for a new tracker because he wasn't tracking. Another vehicle was being manually tracked by check points and VCPs because he wasn't tracking. Nobody knew where #8125 was until almost midnight when their team said they had just passed check point 2 on their first lap near the end of the race. Why even have VCPs if the trackers work so well?
(They don't) I'm sure it works for most but it is definitely not 100% reliable."


OFF-ROAD LIVE! The Real Story! 
SCORE BAILS ON IMPERIAL VALLEY!
Exclusive Insider Report!

Everyone in Imperial County we spoke with over the past three weeks, were UNAWARE - SCORE intended to leave Imperial Valley high and dry, after this 2015 IV250.

We here at OFF-ROAD LIVE! want to salute the people of the County of Imperial and the City of El Centro, for standing up for desert off-road racing over the past three years.

Now we tell the the insider story of what happened here in Cali, how a Gigazillionaire got a poor community to work for him for free, then he took off, because he wants more cash, huge amounts amounts of money in his pockets. He couldn't care less about the people who slaved to put this event on!

After trying and not getting, Roger Norman to agree to a multi-year agreement to bring his circus (SCORE) to the valley, the County of Imperial was shocked to learn Roger was jacking the event in 2016.

Numerous community sponsors who sank their money and hopes to bring racing to the valley on a consistent basis, were sickened to learn of the skullduggery Norman foisted on Imperial Valley.

Tens of thousands of dollars were spent to 'baby' SCORE in their operations in the valley. Then Norman doesn't have the decency to clue in the community leaders, that he's bailing on Imperial Valley after last nights racing.

After all the support, Roger Norman didn't tell the community he was leaving.

This event finally exposed the massive SCAM of the major sanctions desert off-road racing circus. Local government told us how much time and treasure was wasted hosting Roger Norman. The local business community feels ripped off.

All this and Three TT's Finish, NO SCORE BIGSCREEN, NO MONSTER STAGE! For a circus, this event didn't rate a moderate old school MDR race.


OFF-ROAD LIVE! thinks the valley should charge Norman operating fees, to return to racing in the valley.

Have the UNLIMITEDS pay all the REAL COSTS of desert off-road races! Their entry fees would top 10 G's Each, Easy! The 'means-tested' graduated scale of desert off-road racing fees. Raises 'unlimited' teams fees, lowers all the rest of the classes to as low as $150, per race event.

Why should taxpayers pay the real costs of 'fat-cat-racers', when they won't commit to a long term deal that benefits the entire community???  Roger Norman should have to pay the real costs of racing in the valley! Not the taxpayers or the humble business community! 

Now that Norman has decided to race exclusively in Mexico, the Republic should charge his company to be present in country.


More Pre Race Coverage
From Friday, September 25


RACERS LIST Imperial Valley 250


SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)–
1 Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif./Armin Schwarz, Austria (Germany), Chevy C1500
4 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn., Chevy Silverado
5 Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck
8 Fidel Galindo, Vista, Calif./Ben Galindo, Vista, Calif., Ford F-150
10 Taylor Mills, Corpus Christi, Texas/Josh Huff, Escondido, Calif., Chevy Silverado
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
17 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
21 Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor
28 Jonathan Swift/John Swift, Ventura, Calif., Ford F-150
34 Ken Losch, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
40 Chris Miller, Santee, Calif./Allen Coffee, Ford F-150
47 James Bult, Monee, Ill., Dodge Ram2500
84 Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix/Kyle LeDuc, Beaumont, Calif., Chevy Silverado

CLASS 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters)–
104 Rob Archibald, Lakeside, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
117 Stephen Squires/Shane Squires/Max Squires, Driftwood, Texas, Jeffries-Chevy
131 George Peters, Newbury Park, Calif./Luke Babb, Encinitas, Calif., Racer-Chevy
160 Victor Barreda, Jimco-Chevy
168 Shelby Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Darren Ebberts, Corona, Calif., Custom-Chevy
175 Jaime Huerta Jr, Ensenada, Mexico/Bryan Hanson, Racer-Chevy

CLASS 1/2-1600 (VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)–
1677 Quentin Tucker/Brent Peterson, Imperial, Calif., Curry
1605 Miguel Cortez, Chula Vista, Calif., Custom

CLASS 5-1600 (1600cc VW Baja Bugs)–
569 Donald Harper, Palmdale, Calif./Wesley Atherton, El Cajon, Calif.
581 David Herrera/Robert Landry/Anthony Herrera, Chula Vista, Calif.
595 Stu Hersey, San Diego/Rick Ponce

CLASS 7 (Open, production mini trucks)–
700 Dan Chamlee, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger
701 Brandon Walsh, Encinitas, Calif., Toyota Tacoma

CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks)–
744 Todd Richards/Chase Wolters/Ryan Lawhon, El Cajon, Calif., Chevy S-10

CLASS 10 (Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)–
1002 Steve Lawler, Upland, Calif./Ray Griffith, Banning, Calif., Lawrence-Chevy
1047 Jared Teague/Josh Deyer/David Binns, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Alumi Craft-Chevy
1058 Clay Lawrence/Mike Lawrence, Sunset Beach, Calif., Lawrence-Chevy
1068 Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif./Corey Goin, Clovis, Calif., Custom-Chevy
1079 Dawson Pfister/Cole Pfister, Brawley, Calif., Romo-Chevy
1081 Todd Winslow/Matt Winslow, Clovis, Calif., Alumi Craft-Chevy
1085 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., FullPotential-Chevy

SCORE LITES (VW powered-Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)–
1209 Rafael Navarro III, Temecula, Calif./Fernando Mayoral, Temecula, Calif., Jimco
1291 Davis Jones/Steve Achey, Clovis, Calif., Curry

STOCK FULL (Stock full-sized trucks)–
8125 John Gonzales/Chris Kelly, Edgewater, Md., Ford Raptor

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (unlimted Truck/SUV, stock, sealed V8s)–
842 Nick Mills, Jonestown, Wyo./Tony MacNeil, Chevy Silverado
852 Russell Buehler, Independence, Mo./Neil Buehler, Liberty, Mo., Chevy Silverado
871 Larry Connor, Miamisburg, Ohio/Neal Mason, Chevy Silverado
873 Jordan Brenthel, Newport Beach, Calif., Chevy Silverado
874 Elias Hanna, Tijuana, Mexico, Chevy Silverado
884 Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado
888 Jim Anderson, Reno, Nev./Brian Burgess, Menifee, Calif., Chevy Silverado

CLASS 3000 (unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine)–
3030 Chad Broughton/Paul Broughton, Scotts Valley, Calif., BajaLite-Chevy

CLASS 19 (Limited, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle)–
1904 Cory Sappington/Jason Flanders, Peoria, Ariz., Can-Am Maverick Max
1905 Marc Burnett, Chula Vista, Calif./Fernando Flores, Ensenada, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000
1917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, Eastvale, Calif., Can-Am Maverick Max
1921 John Angal, Mesa, Ariz./Branden Sims/Eric Ringler, Polaris RZR Turbo
1924 Jorge Hernandez, Mexico City, Mexico/Daniel Gonzalez, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, Polaris RZR XP1000
1930 Sean Cook/Thomas Madigan, Twain Huarte, Calif., Polaris RZR XP4 1000
1942 Scott McFarland/Nick Oldham, Moab, Utah/Carson Fisher, Las Vegas, Polaris RZRXP1000
1946 Jose Juarez/Alejandro Zuniga, Chula Vista, Calif., Polaris XP900
1949 Alonso Lopez/Hector Jimenez, Murrieta, Calif., Polaris RZR XP900

PRO MOTORCYCLES
OPEN M/C (450cc or more)
1x Ricky Brabec, Oak Hills, Calif./Max Eddy Jr, Barstow, Calif./Justin Morgan, Campo, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F
3x Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif./Ray Dal Soglio, Scottsdale, Ariz., Honda CRF450X
5x Colton Udall, Yucca Valley, Calif./Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif., Honda CRF450X
6x Garrett Poucher, Valencia, Calif./Jeff Hicks, Honda CRF450X
14x Raul Hernandez, Tijuana, Mexico/Schuyler Schoonmaker, Alpine, Calif./Larry Serna, KTM XCF450
35x Nicholas Gust, Pescadero, Calif./Don Campbell, Daly City, Calif., KTM 450XCF

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)–
300x Mark Winkelman, Cedar Hill, Texas/Jim O’Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Morgan Crawford/Aaron Tuck, Brawley, Calif.Honda CRF450X

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)–
404x Jano Montoya, Winter Garden, Fla./Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM 450XCW
411x Colie Potter, Las Vegas/Sterlyn Rigsby, Temecula, Calif./Dave Glass, Menifee, Calif./Richard Pratt, Honda CRF450X
424x Jeff Powell, Reardan, Wash./Todd Powell, Spokane, Wash./Rick Mianecki/Craig Janett, Royal City, Wash., Honda CRF450X
444x Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Paul Luce, Albuquerque, N.M., KTM 500EXC

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)–
501x Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./David Potts/Chris Goolsby, Honda CRF450X

SCORE IRONMAN (Solo Riders)–
706x Kevin Daniels, Bishop, Calif., KTM 450XCW
711X James Hynes, Long Beach, Calif., Honda XR600R
722x Richard Gray, Blythe, Calif., Yamaha YZ450F

PRO ATVs
PRO ATV (450cc or more)–
1a Javier Robles Jr., Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico/Josh Row, El Cajon, Calif./Roberto Villalobos, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R
49a Ivan Vega, Tijuana, Mexico (Rider of Record-Gustavo Ameca)/Alan Cardenas, Tijuana, Mexico, Honda TRX450R

SPORTSMAN
SPT BUGGY–
1515 Derek Fletcher, Abingdon, Va./Christyan Samano, Ensenada, RPM-Chevy
SPT ATV
109a Juan Dominguez/Guillermo Berenguez/Javier Curiel/Jose Contreras, Yuma, Ariz., Honda TRX450R
111a Marco Marrujo, Chula Vista, Calif., Honda TRX450R





















By Karina Lopez
The Imperial Valley 250 presented by the City of El Centro is set to make its return to the area this week with various activities and events leading up to the race on Saturday.
This is the third time in two years Imperial County has served as the backdrop for a race as the area lends ideal and dedicated acreage to off-highway vehicles.
In addition to model terrain, the county’s proximity to Mexico, Yuma and the San Diego and Los Angeles areas also ensure visitors from surrounding areas make the trip to the Imperial Valley to enjoy a day of racing.
During last year’s inaugural 'IV 250' held in April, not even 30 mph winds could deter thousands of local and out-of-town race enthusiasts and drivers from viewing and participating in the event.
Add to that the support of local government, cities and businesses and one can all but promise the second IV 250 will be a success.
Spectator events
The start/finish line area, main pits, primary spectator area and vendors’ village will once again be in the Coyne Powersports Motorplex, owned by Imperial Valley businessmen Marty Coyne and his son Travis, both former desert racers.
Pre-race and off-racecourse activities such as racer registration, vendor row, a beer garden and entertainment will be held at the Imperial Valley Mall and will begin on Thursday afternoon.
For Saturday’s race, the motorcycle, quad and a few of the slower car/truck/UTV classes will start at 5:30 a.m.

LIVE ONLINE Coverage of the featured Trophy Truck, Unlimited Class 1 and other remaining car and truck classes will start at 3 p.m., HERE ON OFF-ROAD LIVE!

While registration for the IV 250 is not set to close until Friday, a number of teams have already registered for the event and are likely looking forward to racing as much as spectators are excited to watch.
The race has a variety of classes varying from trophy trucks to two-seaters, pro motorcycles and pro ATVs.
To date, the trophy truck class has the largest amount of participants and includes El Centro native Steven Eugenio.
Eugenio is one of a handful of Imperial Valley natives who have registered and are driving in the race or pertain to teams participating in the event.
Brawley brothers Dawson and Cole Pfister are registered in the Class 10 single or two-seaters class and said they are both looking forward to having the opportunity to race in their own backyard.
“I mean this is a home race and I grew up driving around in that desert, so we felt that it would be great to get out there to support a local event,” said Dawson.
At just 17 years of age, Dawson is arguably one of the youngest drivers in the entire event, yet spoke like a veteran when it came to discussing potential racing conditions.
Last year’s inaugural race had high winds making for low visibility.
“I mean you can’t change the weather in racing,” he said. “All you can do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best and that’s what we’ve been trying to do.”
As for the race, Dawson said he was feeling some nerves, but found ease in knowing he’d be surrounded with support from family and friends.
Racing alongside side Dawson will be his 19-year-old brother Cole, who is coming home from Texas Christian University, where he is currently studying.
“I think what it comes down to first is family and not so much about winning,” Dawson said. “We got into (racing) as a family and (Cole) is a great driver and he knows what he’s doing. I can trust him and that’s one of the biggest things in the world.”
Cole said while he miss the events leading up to the race, he was excited about participating in a desrt race event for the first time.
“It think it’ll be fun to race at home,” Cole said. “We usually have to go out to Arizona and Nevada, so I think it’s a great opportunity to have family and friends see what we do.”
Cole said he knows most teens do not have the opportunity to partake in an event like a "SCORE" sanctioned race and therefore was looking forward to soaking it all in and spending time with friends and family.
“What I enjoy the most about racing is the adrenaline rush,” he said. “It’s something I haven’t experienced with anything else I’ve ever done. I do get nervous, but there’s never a dull moment and that’s what I love.”

Did we mention this event is not returning to Imperial Valley next year? 

The Original PR Piece:

""Imperial Valley is a New Destination for Off-Road Racers with the Development of the Coyne Powersports Motorplex

El Centro, CA (May 7, 2014) – Marty Coyne, along with Off-Road Management Group has developed the freshly minted, Coyne Powersports Motorplex, the only privately owned motorsports complex in the Imperial Valley.

Marty worked with SCORE International’s Roger Norman to bring SCORE back to Southern California in a big way with the Imperial Valley 250 (IV250) that took place on April 26th. With the IV250, Marty didn’t want just your run of the mill desert race, so he brought in longtime friend and CEO of Off-Road Management Group, Tony Vanillo to design and construct a state of the art facility. Marty shared his vision of the property with Tony and the two quickly began devising a plan for the one square mile of property that Marty has owned since 1994.
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Marty and Roger had discussed a 7-9 mile infield section that would include a “real short course track” and spectator viewing area that would provide not only a great vantage point for watching the race, but also a higher standard of safety for everyone involved. An expansive VIP area was facilitated using an existing hill, dubbed “Jarhead Terrace” due to the fact that all the dirt for the hill was brought in to the property for the filming of the movie “Jarhead” in 2004.
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“When I came out to meet with Marty and he shared his vision with me, I studied the quality of the dirt on site and immediately went to work on a design,” stated Tony Vanillo.
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Working closely with Roger Norman, Marty and Tony came up with an infield area that provided both great viewing and safety opportunities for not only spectators, but also for the racers and crews.
Marty went on to say, “I am very happy with how things came together here and to be fortunate enough to work with Roger to bring SCORE back to So Cal. The future is wide open here and we are looking forward to bringing more events to the Imperial Valley. Without the support of many folks working behind the scenes on bringing this event together, it would have never happened.”""

The Beginning, is the End.


Normans HDRA-SCORE Oopsie! 

Announced, raced and now SCORE Bails On Americans

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