Running a relatively conservative pace over a rugged, dusty, tight and twisty race course in the midst of 36 battling ‘monsters’ in his class, third-generation veteran SoCal desert racing champion Ryan Arciero roared to the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race victory Saturday by winning the Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in dramatic fashion in the elapsed-time race.
Round 3 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship was held this past week in Mexico’s Baja California, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
The celebratory internationally-televised race on a characteristically challenging, intensely rugged 390-mile course started and finished in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The race will be televised as a one-hour special on a date to be announced on ESPN’s World of X Games programming. In association with SCORE, the show is co-produced by BCII TV’s Bud Brutsman.
Ryan Arciero, 46, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., recorded a hard-fought penalty-free winning time 8 hours, 26 minutes and 32 seconds while averaging 46.20 miles per hour in his No. 32 Levi Arciero Racing Ford F-150 built by Herbst-Smith Fabrication.