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SCORE Journal Issue - Jan 2017

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Coming in second place all season is perhaps even more challenging than winning a single race, especially when you add that the amount of competition in Class 10 has grown, and the fact that all of these open- wheel buggies have the same limited (1655cc) engines and state-of-the-art suspension systems. "It's super cost effective for a spec-class," said Navarro. Recently, however, the class changed once SCORE approved the use of 35-inch tires which according to Navarro, has blown the field wide open. In fact, 20-plus entries ran Class 10 during the 49th SCORE Baja 1000, making for a very crowded field at any race. "It's not about horsepower and travel necessarily, because these are spec vehicles," said Navarro. "It comes down to Class 10 being a driver's class and people gravitate to that." 20-PLUS ENTRIES RAN CLASS 10 DURING THE 2016 SCORE BAJA 1000, THAT MADE FOR A VERY CROWDED FIELD. A CHAT WITH THE 2016 CHAMPS SCORE JOURNAL 62

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