Ivan Stewart won the 170-mile SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Sunday night in his modified Toyota.
Stewart averaged 41.14 mph over a course that was so tough the race was shorten from five laps to four overnight. One lap was 42.5 miles.
Robby Gordon of Orange, CA., flew to the race after finishing 15th in the IndyCAr finale at Laguna Seca. Robby took over from his father and co-driver, Bob Gordon, but failed to finish the race. Throttle problems prevented Gordon from finishing within thirty minutes of the winner's time.
Results SCORE Tecate Trophy-Truck 1. Ivan Stewart Alpine,CA 41.14 mph 2. Paul Simon Fallbrook,CA Ford 3. Jim Smith Buena Park, CA Ford 4. Larry Ragland Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet 5. Curt LeDuc Cherry Valley, CA Jeep Grand Cherokee 6. Rob McCachren Las Vegas, NV Ford 7. Larry Roeseler Hesperia, CA Dodge 8. Steve Kelley Irvine,CA Dodge 9. Javier Espinoza Ensenada,Mexico Chevrolet 10. Walker Evans Riverside,CA Dodge
DNF 11. Rodger Mears 12. Bob Richey 13. Jimmie Johnson 14. Robby Gordon 15. Jason Baldwin 16. Marty Coyne 17. John Swift
Winners in other classes:
8 (full size pickups) 1. Dave Westhem Tahoe City, CA Chevrolet 2. Dan Smith San Bernardino, CA Ford 3. Kyle Taylor Hemet, CA Chevrolet 4. Darren Skilton Bellflower, CA Jeep Grand Cherokee 5. Dan Beaver Parker, AZ Ford (16 starters, 7 finishers)
7 (mini-pickups) 1. Jeff Lewis Irvine, CA Chevy S-10 4x4 2. Robert Guthrie El Cajon, CA Ford Splash Ranger (5 starters, 2 finishers)
7S (stock mini-pickups) 1. Rick D. Johnson Barstow, CA Ford Ranger 2. John Becker Newhall, CA Ford Ranger X-Cab 3. Billy Bunch La Quinta,CA 4. Scott Sells Lake Elsinore,CA Toyota 4x4 5. Javier Sacio La Jolla, CA Nissan (14 starters, 6 finishers)
1-2-1600 (1600cc VW-powered Desert Cars) 1. Danny Porter Orange,CA Suspensions Unlimited 2. Dean Bayerle Poway,CA Raceco 3. Brent Grizzle Holtville,CA Chenowth 4. Gary Cogbill San Diego, CA Jimco
Stock Mini Pick-ups 1. Steve Williams Carson,CA Ford Ranger 4x4
Stock Full Size Pickups 1. Steve Olliges Las Vegas,NV Ford F-150
3 (4x4 utility vehicles) 1. Todd Gatrell Prescott,AZ Blazer