After a hiatus, the SCORE San Felipe 250 returned to this year’s racing calendar.
Polaris Factory Racing had a solid weekend four days racing in the Baja desert this past week, as the official SCORE off-road racing calendar kicked off with the San Felipe 250. The brand swept the podium in the Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated class, while taking wins in the Pro Stock UTV and Pro UTV Forced Induction classes and grabbing podium spots in the Pro Stock UTV and Pro UTV Open classes this past weekend.
“We started off the SCORE championship on a good note for this year, and we intend to keep that momentum rolling for the Baja 500 in June,” said RZR Factory Racing manager Brett Carpenter. Cayden MacCachren, driving a RZR Turbo S, managed to climb over 20 places before handing the reins over to Jagged X Racing teammate Brandon Schueler at the halfway point. Schueler closed in on the pack leaders, physically finishing in second place. However, the team ended up winning overall on a time correction to 06:17:45.485, beating the second place finisher by over a minute.
And more strong results came in across other classes. Kristen Matlock defended her 2019 title in the UTV N/A class in a RZR XP 1000 with a time of 06:47:51.819. Fellow RZR drivers Dodge Poleman and Kaden Wells (who finished second in the class in 2019) rounded out the 1-2-3 results. Mike Cafro and Jamie Kirkpatrick of Black Hills UTV grabbed a win in their field as well, with a time of 06:30:58.958 after starting eighth off the line in the Pro Stock UTV class.
After this weekend, Polaris is hitting the Best In The Desert series. The next race in that schedule is the Silver State 300, coming up in Alamo, Nevada the weekend of April 29 through May 2nd.