Point Standings After Round 3 of the Five Race SCORE Desert Series
Other Class Point Leaders Include - Luke McMillin, Colton Udall, Wayne Matlock, Francisco Septien, Brandon Brown, Justin Davis, David Caspino, Alex Crosthwaite, Dave Crinklaw, Kevin Carr.
Computerized draw for 15th SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Primm 300 on Aug. 7 at SCORE headquarters.
LOS ANGELES—With two wins in three races this season, third generation desert racer Andy McMillin not only continues to lead the point standings in the 2010 SCORE Desert Series but he has extended his lead following his win at the recent 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 500. McMillin, 23, is the SCORE Overall point leader as he leads the standings in the SCORE Trophy-Truck division after three rounds of the five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series.
Starting the 2010 SCORE season off with an impressive victory in Laughlin in January prior to the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, McMillin win, of National City, Calif., he now has four career race wins in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck class for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks in his No. 31 McMillin Realty Ford F-150. After winning in Laughlin driving solo, in Round 2 in San Felipe on March 13, he split the driving with his father Scott McMillin and they survived mechanical issues to finish sixth in class and then split the driving again in Ensenada on June 6 with his father to extend his SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck point lead with 249 championship points.
Round 4 of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series will be the 15th SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Primm 300, Sept. 10-12, in Primm, Nev. The computerized drawing for the 18 Pro and 3 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs will be held on Saturday, August 7 at SCORE’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Second in overall points and in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck standings is the San Felipe race winner Jesse Jones, Litchfield Park, Ariz., who is 24 points behind Andy McMillin with 225 points in his No. 76 Ford F-150.
Third in overall points and in SCORE Trophy-Truck following a third in Laughlin and an 16th in San Felipe and a fifth in class at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix with 214 points in his No. 84 Vanderwey Racing Chevy Silverado.
With just 65 points separating the top 20 overall point leaders after the first three rounds of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series, the McMillin family actually has four racers among the top 12 point leaders after the first two races.
Mark McMillin, Andy’s uncle, finished ninth in SCORE Trophy-Truck in Ensenada and is sixth in SCORE Overall points and fourth in SCORE Trophy-Truck with 208 points in his No. 23 McMillin Racing Ford F-150. Mark’s sons Daniel and Luke McMillin are also in the top 12 overall point leaders after solid performances in the first three races of the season.
Daniel McMillin, 22, finished third in the unlimited Class 1 in Laughlin, second in San Felipe and sixth in Ensenada and is second in his class points and fifth in overall points with 209 in the McMillin Racing Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. Luke McMillin, the youngest of the McMillin racers at 17, finished fifth in Laughlin, second in San Felipe and fifth in Ensenada to lead Class 1-2/1600 in the new McMillin Racing AlumiCraft-VW and he is also 12th in the SCORE Overall point standings with 194 points after the first three races.
“As a family, we are proud to be continuing in the great legacy that my grandfather Corky (McMillin) established and my dad (Scott) and my uncle (Mark) have added since McMillin Racing began in 1976,” said Andy McMillin. We are working so well as a team right now, I honestly have no doubt that we can win every race we start. On top of all the great crew work that is being done this year, my dad is an amazing driver and he is the best driving partner you could ever hope to have. Like my grandfather, my dad is also a great teacher and has shown and taught me a lot out here in the desert, about racing and about life in general. Myself and all the McMillins are truly having the time of our lives this year in the SCORE Desert Series.”
SCORE points are based on starting and finishing as well as the number of starters in each class and placement position in every race.
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