Wayne Matlock and Chad Prull...
Wayne Matlock and Chad Prull took a relatively easy win at the very rough San Felipe 250.
Though they drew the fourth starting position, it didn't take too long for Honda's Wayne Matlock and Chad Prull to work their way into the lead of the 20th Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico. And once there, they stayed in front, winning the first of the three SCORE motorcycle/ATV events in five hours, 25 minutes and 15 seconds for the rough and rocky 240-mile course. But it didn't seem like much work to the winners, with Matlock insisting, "It was a fun race!
"There was a lot of rain. I feel great, and I'm ready to do it again!"
The pair and their Alba Action/Precision Concepts/Honda Pro Oils-backed TRX450R simply clicked off the miles through both rain in the northern half of the course and dust in the southern part. At the finish, they had almost 36 minutes on Class 25 (Open ATV) and overall ATV runners-up Alex Camanini and Felipe Velez who rode a Rancho Racing/Roll Design/Elka YFZ450.
Texans Christian Fernandez and Edwin Lopez took the final spot on the ATV podium, finishing almost seven minutes back of Camanini/Velez on their Torque Motorsports YFZ450.
The Marcos Moreno/Rafael Pinedo/Francisco...
The Marcos Moreno/Rafael Pinedo/Francisco Ruano/Gerardo Sepulveda team pit at mile 93 en route to sixth.
Riding the number 1a Bombardier...
Riding the number 1a Bombardier with last year's champ Josh Frederick, Greg Row pits en route to ninth.
Mike Bastidas and Joel Leal were a close fourth on their MB Plumbing/Transportistuts de Mexicali/Grupo Liguis TRX450R while Joshua Edwards, Jeff Hancock and Kirk Schreier rounded out the top five ATV finishers on their TRX450R. A record 362 entered the race, with 340 ATVs, bikes, buggies and trucks actually starting. Of that number 219 finished within the allotted 10-hour limit, with 36 of 60 ATVs getting finishes.
Looking north along the course...
Looking north along the course at mile 30; the rains fell and kept dust to a minimum in the north, though it remained drier in the southern half.
Last year's champ, Josh Frederick, took his new (and improved since the Baja 1000) BRP/Epic Racing/Golden West Cycles Bombardier Outlander to ninth with Greg Row.
San Felipe Top 10 ATV results
1. Wayne Matlock/Chad Prull, Honda TRX450R
2. Alex Caminani/Felipe Velez, Yamaha YFZ450
3. Christian Fernandez/Edwin Lopez, Yamaha YFZ450
4. Mike Bastidas/Joel Leal, Honda TRX450R
5. Joshua Edwards/Jeff Hancock/Kirk Schreier, Honda TRX450R
6. Marcos Moreno/Rafael Pinedo/Francisco Ruano/Gerardo Sepulveda, Honda TRX450R
7. Raul Adrete/Carlos Juarez, Honda TRX450R
8. Adolfo Arellano/Christian Valles, Honda TRX450R
9. Josh Frederick/Greg Row, Bombardier Outlander 800
10. Richard Litten/James Woodford, Honda TRX450R