Ensenada: Riviera Racing preview

Post and MacCachren Head To Mexico's SCORE Baja 250 With Spring Fever for Victory Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- Returning to familiar territory on the Baja Peninsula, past overall winners Mark Post and Rob MacCachren will head south of the border...

Post and MacCachren Head To Mexico's SCORE Baja 250 With Spring Fever for Victory

Laguna Hills, CALIFORNIA -- Returning to familiar territory on the Baja Peninsula, past overall winners Mark Post and Rob MacCachren will head south of the border where they have had much success at winning during the last ten years.

Teaming together in 2007, MacCachren and Post have already set the wheels in motion for a successful season after dominating the BITD Parker 425 and finishing in the top five at the SCORE season-opener held in Laughlin, Nevada. Headed to the 21st Annual SCORE Baja 250, Post and MacCachren are undoubtedly the favorites in the elite SCORE Unlimited Production truck class, which are referred to as SCORE Trophy Trucks.

Mark Post captured victory in the SCORE Baja 250 in 1998 and again in 2004. Post shares the overall 4-wheel multi-time champion with Larry Ragland, who has also scored two overall 4-wheel wins over the two-decade history of this race. MacCachren was crowned the winner of this race in 2003 and brings incredible wealth of talent to Riviera Racing.

Undeniably, a battle of former champions of this race will take place. However, it will not be in San Felipe as originally scheduled. SCORE has changed the venue for this particular race. In past years, San Felipe has challenged racers in the massive sand bumps of Zoo Road, as well as the deep sand of Matomi Wash before running wide-open towards the finish line at the San Felipe Arches.

This year, the race will start within the so-called mecca of Mexico's off road racing world, Ensenada, Baja California. Riviera Racing has long been a favorite of Mexican off road racing fans, who often gather in search of the pristine black colored #3 race truck. This year will be no different as tens of thousands of fans are expected to embrace top racers from around the globe.

"San Felipe has been a favorite locale for Riviera Racing each season, but the venue change to Ensenada is not an issue for us. The difficulty of the Northern Baja race course will take its toll on the record-field of 36 Trophy Trucks. Crew Chief Jim Blackmore and the Riviera Race team have meticulously prepped the #3 race truck and we're ready to race. Where San Felipe offers a wide-open fast race course, Ensenada offers terrain that will be extremely quick. We're looking forward to getting to race day," explained Post.

At 216.23 miles, the 21st Annual SCORE Baja 250 is an extremely challenging race course that has lured the best teams in off road racing to Mexico. Official entries are nearing 400 race teams and a record-field of 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks are pre-entered in this race.

One of the most respected racers in the off road world, Rob MacCachren smiled when asked about heading to Ensenada. "This race course will be a preview of the Baja 500 and it's an awesome course.

It takes a lot of talent to go fast for a long time and keep the truck together. In the first two races of the season, Mark and I have paired together good and we have some momentum heading into this race. If we can have a solid race day, we can put the truck on the podium. Our goal is to win the SCORE Trophy Truck championship in 2007 and I have a good feeling about heading to Ensenada."

-credit: rr

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