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Larry Roeseler Declared Overall SCORE Baja 500 Winner SoCal’s Hall of Famer Larry Roeseler was declared the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner of Saturday’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. This win breaks Roeseler’s record of Overall SCORE Baja 500 wins, bringing his total to 12 in his long career. Clocked before penalties, the legendary 64-year old Desert racing warrior was the third vehicle to reach the finish line in the elapsed-time race. Roeseler, 64, of Boulevard, Calif., climbed to the top of the ladder in his No. 43 Baja Jerky Cantina Racing Toyota Tundra built by ID Designs. He finished the grueling 466.00-mile race in a winning time of 10 hours, 16 minutes and two seconds with an average speed of 45.39 miles per hour. Subsequently, the Competition Review Board (CRB) met two times and recommended penalties for SCORE to confirm and execute to San Diego’s Luke McMillin and Andy McMillin who drove the first two vehicles that physically crossed the finish line. The CRB, an advisory group comprised of current and former desert racers, made their recommendations to SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva. Subsequently, Grijalva announced today that Luke McMillin, the reigning SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion, has been disqualified for a serious rule violation on the course and Andy McMillin, the 2019 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion, was penalized with 30 minutes added to his finish time for passing under unsafe conditions in a controlled speed zone section of the race course. With the penalty, Andy McMillin, 33, San Diego, finished second in a time of 10:19:59, averaging 45.13 mph in his all-wheel drive No. 31 McMillin Racing Chevy Silverado built by Mason Motorsports. SCORE COMMENT “SCORE appreciates the diligent work of the CRB in assisting in adjudicating these more challenging situations that can arise during one of our SCORE Baja races,” said Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President and Race Director. “SCORE will continue to review and enforce the rules that are designed to keep racers, crews and spectators all safe.” “Unfortunately, these two special decisions have impacted two of the most prominent and well-respected racers in the entire sport of desert racing and this is an example of the transparency SCORE has with the help of the CRB in these special situations.” “While the race results are now official, SCORE is continuing to address some additional activities involving chase trucks that occurred during the event.” A list of the official winners in each category is available on the SCORE International website. More information and exclusive interviews with class winners in various classes will be available in the July issue of SCORE Journal Magazine. SJ

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