Race-record 340 starters roar in San Felipe, Mexico
Race-record 340 starters roar in Mexico
Newcomer Cadiente powers Ford
F-150 to SCORE Trophy-Truck
Overall victory in Saturday’s 20th
Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250
Herbst/Roeseler capture unlimited Class 1 in Smithbuilt-Ford,
Bell/Norman claim Class 22 & Overall motorcycle win
San Felipe, Baja, California (March 12, 2006)
Desert racing newcomer Garron Cadiente made a major statement Saturday, powering his Ford F-150 to the Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck victory in the record-setting celebration of the 20th Annual SCORE San Felipe 250. Competing in just his third SCORE race, Cadiente, of Mesa, Ariz., defeated a race-record field of 340 starters, covering the rugged 240.34-mile course in 3 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds, averaging an impressive 61.49 miles per hour.
Overcoming the intermittent rain, the rugged race course, the fact that it was only his third ever SCORE desert race along with the fact that he has only been racing since last April, Cadiente, 30, started near the back in the elapsed-time race but was in or near the lead within the first 100 miles. On top of that, he defeated race-record 24 starters in the marquee SCORE racing division for hi-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks, in front of over 100,000 spectators spread throughout the course.
American Honda’s Robby Bell, Murrieta, Calif./Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, Calif., won the Class 22 and overall motorcycle title on their four-stroke Honda CRF450X when apparent winners Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif./Mike Childress, Wrightwood, Calif., the other factory Honda team, were disqualified after the race by SCORE officials for deviating from the course. The Bell/Norman team covered the course in 4:19:36, averaging 55.55mph.