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Next Generation SCORE Racers These 20-year old and younger kids are poised to take SCORE off-road racing to the next level. By Dan Sanchez In 1989, people were amazed when a 20 year-old Robby Gordon won both the SCORE Baja 500 and SCORE Baja 100 Overall. But SCORE fans knew he was already racing alongside his dad Bob Gordon, who was already a SCORE Champion. The talent and racing experience passed down to the next generation of racers is common in SCORE desert racing. Families such as the McMillin’s, Gordon’s, Herbst, Ampudia’s, Bio, and countless others are the reason why SCORE racing has survived for more than 50-years. As generations of racers come, conquer, and carry on their family’s traditions, the driving skills also seem to get better. For the latest generation of kids, those 20 and under, several are making their mark in SCORE now, and are clearly leading a talent pool that will no-doubt raise the bar for speed and endurance that fans can see coming on the horizon. In the 2020 SCORE World Desert Challenge season, several next-generation racers debuted their skills, while others are making their first appearances on the Baja stage. Some of these include the third-generation of Herbst racers such as Pierce Herbst (18) and his brother Thor Herbst (20) sons of Tim Herbst who are racing in the SCORE Trophy Truck Spec class this season. Cayden MacCachren is an 18 year-old following in his father Rob MacCachren’s footsteps. Others include 19 year-old Broc Dickerson who already has a SCORE Class 10 championship in his list of accomplishments, and has taken on Class 1 racers this season. Jeremy Davis from the Green Army is another 19 year-old who is emerging from under the shadow of his Class 1 champion brother Justin Davis, and is competing in Class 10. The youngest racer this season is Jax Redline who at age 16 is driving a SCORE Trophy Truck at the 53rd BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 Presented by 4 Wheel Parts. Younger still, is Max Gordon, age 12 and son of Robby Gordon, who has been hanging around his dad’s racing team for years now. He holds the record for the youngest person to finish a SCORE Baja 1000 when his dad allowed him to drive their team’s UTV for the last section of the race to the finish line. All of these young gentlemen have their own skills to offer and most already have more experience than some of SCORE’s current champions did at their age. For SCORE fans, these next generation of racers represent the future of off-road racing, and by their performance so far, it’s only a matter of time and experience that they will soon become the legends of the sport. SJ

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