Rob MacCachren Claims the Overall Win at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250
Rob MacCachren has long held a reputation for being a talented driver, the kind of “hired gun” you add to the team to guarantee victory. Yet despite over 175 event wins and 20 championships, his “hired gun” status also meant that he had never won a SCORE Trophy Truck race as the Driver of Record. All that changed when MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, bested a field of 220 worthy competitors at the 2011 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in the No. 20 SCORE Trophy Truck sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and MasterCraft Safety. “We have knocked on the door and come so close so many times; it is great to finally take home the victory for everyone who has worked so hard to make this program possible. I didn’t just want this win for myself and the sponsors, I wanted it for the team."
Rob MacCachren started 11th in a crowded field of 24 SCORE Trophy Trucks and quickly worked his way towards the front, battling with the 2010 SCORE Trophy Truck champion, Jesse Jones, for the physical lead. MacCachren was able to traverse the entire 252.09 mile treacherous course in an impressive four hours, 17 minutes and 45 seconds with no flats from his BFGoodrich tires. Battling a slipping steering belt for most of the race, the Las Vegas native took a gamble during the fuel stop at race mile 108 by opting to spray the belt with carburetor cleaner and get back on course as quickly as possible. The gamble paid off as ‘Rockstar Rob’ not only claimed the class win, he also claimed the overall victory and took the checkered flag just 44 seconds ahead of the second overall finisher, Jesse Jones.
Pictured above: Robbie Pierce (left) and Rob MacCachren (right)
Held along the Sea of Cortez in picturesque Baja California, Mexico, the 2011 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 marked round two of SCORE International’s five race desert series. The course traversed 252 miles of sandy washes, deep silt beds, and incredibly rough rocky and whooped out terrain. Look for the MasterCraft Racing Team to continue their winning ways as they work towards the SCORE season championship at the 43nd annual SCORE Baja 500 in beautiful Ensenada, Baja California on June 3-5, 2011.
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