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DAN CHAMLEE: CLASS 7 CHAMPION SCORE JOURNAL 60 RECORD- SETTING WIN DAN CHAMLEE TAKES THE CLASS 7 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR A R ECORD 18TH TIME IN HIS CAREER BY LARRY SAAVEDRA PHOTOS BY GET SOME PHOTO PORTRAIT PHOTO BY JACK WRIGHT NMEDIA3 C lass 7 racer Dan Chamlee took the winning edge from competitor Scott Brady by a narrow two points, earning the much sought-after Class Championship for the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship season. With his third-place finish at the 55th BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 1000 Presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Chamlee claimed his 18th championship title in Class 7. Chamlee, who raced each event solo, ended the season with 441 total points to Brady's 439. It was also Chamlee's 20th year of competing in SCORE and the 17th "consecutive time" he's been honored with the title. "I just missed one year," he laughed. "I go into each season trying to win the class championship. It's a goal that I must first finish, and hopefully, I get a podium, too." Looking back, here's how Chamlee's season played out across four events. ISSUES AT SAN FELIPE 250 At the SCORE San Felipe 250, Chamlee battled suspension issues throughout the race. Chamlee in the No. 700 Ford was out in front early, but Brady in the No. 703 Ford and Randy Bluth in the No. 720 Ford blew by Chamlee after he got stuck in a wash. "It took me a half hour to free the truck," Chamlee said. "Brady and I are best friends, but he and I have been competing for years and both of us want to win," he said. "His perfect race is when he's first and I'm second, and my perfect race is when he's second and I'm first."

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