Rob MacCachren Has Plenty To Talk About On Tonight's Wind Tunnel After Taking the Overall Win at the SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink’s Rob MacCachren’s first place starting position in yesterday’s SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions was great news, but desert racing fans speculated whether his fractured clavicle would hurt the chances of their favorite racer over San Felipe’s brutal terrain.
09.11.11 ROCKSTAR Energy Drinks Rob MacCachrens first place starting position in yesterdays SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions was great news, but desert racing fans speculated whether his fractured clavicle would hurt the chances of their favorite racer over San Felipes brutal terrain. Rob MacCachren silenced any questions about his health by posting a four hour, twelve minute finish time at the Challenge of Champions to take the overall win. This is the same course that MacCachren won on earlier this season, but even with his injury Rob Mac was actually five minutes faster this weekend in his No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety SCORE Trophy Truck.
The fresh air helped MacCachren initially, but after Tavo Vildosola got past Rob and co-driver, Cisco Bio, while fueling at Race Mile 108, he had to deal with dust until regaining the lead for good 90 miles later. We had no flats from the BFGoodrich Tires today, and the Jimco Trophy Truck worked flawlessly, MacCachren commented after besting the 13 other SCORE Trophy Trucks and 12 Class 1 cars at yesterday's race. The biggest factor in San Felipe is shock setup due to the huge whoops, and Fox has worked with us to get our Jimco truck dialed in perfectly.
MacCachrens latest victory has heated up the 2011 SCORE season points race after claiming the overall win at the inaugural running of the San Felipe Challenge of Champions. MacCachren now sits only six points behind Bryce Menzies with only the Baja 1000 remaining in the SCORE season in November. Die hard MacCachren fans are quick to point out that Rob Mac has won the Baja 1000 five times, including the punishing 1296 mile run down the Mexican peninsula at the 2007 SCORE Baja 1000, making his chances of winning a ninth SCORE series class championship very good. MacCachrens victory, along with his pending induction into the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, are certain to be topics of discussion when Rob Mac appears live on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain tonight at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific on the SPEED Channel.
MacCachrens teammate, Robbie Pierce, was running as high as second place in SCOREs marquee Trophy Truck class when a broken front suspension arm dashed his hopes of reaching the podium. Gustavo Vildosolas team was gracious enough to loan a much needed welder and assist in the repair of the No. 30 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Impact by MasterCraft Safety Jimco truck and get the truck moving after spending six hours on course in Huatamote Wash and Race Mile 192.
After his appearance on Dave Despains Wind Tunnel Rob MacCachren heads straight to Chicagoland Speedway on September 14th and 15th for the next Traxxas TORC short course race; another series where MacCachren is battling former protg Bryce Menzies for yet another season championship. Then Rob jumps out of his Traxxas RAM and into his ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Pro2 Unlimited truck to race in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Speedworld in Arizona on September 24th and 25th. Race fans can follow MacCachrens packed race schedule on his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/21RobMac.
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About Rob MacCachren:
Rob MacCachren possesses a rare combination of talent that ranks him among the elite of off-road racing, regardless of the venue. His 25 year racing career includes an unmatched 187 race victories and 20 series championships in both short course and open desert racing. Amongst those victories are 5 SCORE Baja 500 wins and 5 SCORE Baja 1000 victories in the desert, the crown jewel of which was MacCachrens domination at the 1296 mile run down the Mexican peninsula at the 2007 SCORE Baja 1000. Good things come in threes for MacCachren in short course racing, as the talented driver has won three consecutive series championships, three consecutive Borg Warner Cup races, three Governors Cups, and been named to the Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association AUTO RACING All-America First Team three times in his career.
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