April 23, 2021
The winner of this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race has been decided: American Bryce Menzies finished first in his #7 Red Bull / Toyo Tires / KMC Wheels AWD Mason Motorsports T1 truck after 4 hours and 28 minutes. Andy McMillin and Alan Ampudia took 3rd and 4th place. Three Toyo Tires drivers thus made it into the top 4.
The SCORE San Felipe 250 is known as one of the toughest off-road races in the world. This year, 35 participants drove their trucks along the 280.2-mile desert route through San Felipe in the Mexican state of Baja California. It was the first of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship.
“This year’s course in San Felipe was brutal,” said Bryce Menzies. “We encountered some of the biggest bumps we have seen – including massive rocks hidden in the soft sand. Having the confidence to go as hard as we could without getting a puncture is why we won the race,” Menzies said.
Bryce Menzies is currently on a roll, having already won the 2021 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge this year, and he also qualified first in the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, starting from pole position. The 2019 winner, Andy McMillin, finished just 7 minutes behind Menzies. Alan Ampudia also drove a strong race and finished 4th.
Menzies, McMillin and Ampudia relied on the quality of Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. “This was an incredible performance for Toyo Tires with Bryce Menzies taking the win; Andy McMillin in third; and Alan Ampudia in fourth,” said Stan Chen, senior manager, events, sponsorship and motorsports at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Our Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires have proven to provide the performance and reliability that off-road racing demands to be successful.”