McMillin & Lofton Among Latest Baja 400 Entries

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ENSENADA, Mexico — SCORE Trophy Truck stars Andy McMillin and Justin Lofton are among the latest entries for the upcoming inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400.

With 50 early entries from 14 states, Mexico, Denmark and Italy, SCORE Trophy Truck leads the way with 21 entries so far for the SCORE Baja 400.

McMillin, 32, a third generation desert racer from San Diego, who won the first two races of the year to lead the SCORE overall and SCORE Trophy Truck points, leads the newest entries in the inaugural race in his new Mason-built All-wheel drive Chevy Silverado that will debut in this race.

“I’m very excited to debut this new truck as it has a huge upside in potential,” said McMillin. “Mason Motorsports builds unbelievable race trucks. We have 800 test miles on the truck heading into the SCORE Baja 400 and we enjoy SCORE Baja racing so much its great to be a part of a new race in the SCORE World Desert Championship.”

McMillin now has 11 SCORE Trophy Truck wins, which ties him for second with Robby Gordon and brothers Ed and Tim Herbst.  Rob MacCachren is the all-time leader with 17 SCORE Trophy Truck race wins.

McMillin and his father, Scott, are two of just nine racers who are winners of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja, having won the SCORE San Felipe 250, the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 1,000. Andy McMillin won three of his SCORE Trophy Truck races with his father Scott, two with MacCachren and one with Gordon. The Gordon win was his first in SCORE Trophy Truck in 2006 when he was 19 years old.

Andy McMillin’s cousins Luke McMillin and Dan McMillinare currently second and third in SCORE season points for the SCORE Trophy Trucks. Both drive Racer-built Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Trucks.

A second generation desert racer, Lofton has returned to his desert racing roots after spending several years racing stock cars, where he won the 2009 ARCA Menards Series championship. He also won a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway race before returning to the desert in 2013. He won this year’s Mint 400 in Las Vegas and drives the No. 41 Ford Raptor.

Bryce Menzies, who has five SCORE Trophy Truck race wins, including two in 2011 when he was selected the SCORE Rookie of the Year while winning the SCORE overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point championship. Also competing in a variety of international rallies, Menzies drives the No. 7 Ford Raptor. He is currently fourth in the 2019 SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings.

More than 200 vehicles are expected at the start line for the inaugural SCORE Baja 400, with racers from as many as 20 states and 10 countries anticipated. SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a $5,000 contingency bonus for the race winner to help commemorate the start of this newest race on the SCORE schedule.

The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Sept. 21 will wave first for the motorcycles and quads at 6:20 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 10 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around eight hours, all vehicles will have a 16-hour time limit to become official finishers in the race.