For the second year in a row, Colton Udall and Jeff Kargola, aboard the JCR Honda CRF450X, took top honors at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, March 10-13. On what was described as a brutally rough course, the winning team finished the race in four hours, 36 minutes and 51 seconds, averaging 54.63 mph. The team took the checkered flag about 22 minutes over the second-place Kawasaki team made up of Shane Esposito, Bobby Garrison and Steve Hengeveld.

Third overall went to Mike Johnson and Steve Garnett who finished roughly 30 minutes behind the second-place team.

Results:

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CLASS 22 (450cc or more)-1. Colton Udall/Jeff Kargola, San Clemente, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 4:36:51 (54.63mph); 2. Shane Esposito, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Bobby Garrison, Hesperia, Calif./Steve Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., Kawasaki KX450F, 4:58:10; 3. A.J. Stewart, Jamul, Calif./Bryce Stavron/Donald Stanley, San Clemente, Calif./Kyle Corfman, El Centro, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:52:04; 4. Chad Thornton, Farmington, N.M./Kyle Abney, Albuquerque, N.M./Mike Whitman, Farmington, N.M., KTM 530XCW, 6:58:48; 5. Jack Lundin/Adam Lundin, Orange, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:27:38;  6. George Villanyi, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:43:59. (8 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 21 (450cc or less)-1. David Gonzalez Jr/Carlos Casas, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 450XCW, 5:31:24 (45.64mph); 2. Adam Neuwirth, Los Angeles/Salvador Hernandez, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 5:34:31; 3. David Kleiman, Carlsbad, Calif./Mike Gress, Anaheim Hills, Calif./Chad Earl, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:55:47; 4. Trevor Insley, San Clemente, Calif./Matt Eddy, Barstow, Calif./Bill Gilbert, Ladera Ranch, Calif./Morgan Crawford, Sanger, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:07:13; 5. Carlos Miranda, Ensenada, Mexico/Gerardo Rojas, Vicente Guerrero, Mexico/Emmanuel Verdugo, Ensenada, Mexico, Yamaha YZ450F, 6:18:09; 6. Brody Kunz/Jeff Grace, Phil Cowan/Chris Parr, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kawasaki KLX450, 6:54:08. (7 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 30 (Riders over 30 years old)-1. Mike Johnson, El Paso, Texas/Steve Garnett, Carson City, Nev., Honda CRF450X, 5:27:46 (46.15mph); 2. Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico/Jason Trubey, Henderson, Nev./Noe Ibarra, Banning, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:36:43; 3. Bill Witt, Henderson, Nev./Kevin Johnson, Boulder City, Nev./Jesse Sharpe, Escondido, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:32:53;

4. Hiram Figueroa, San Ysidro, Calif./Marco Cornejo, San Diego/Guillermo de la Herran, La Paz, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 7:47:58; 5. Tim Abshire, Dana Point, Calif./Scott Clemens, Laguna Niguel, Calif./John Burke-Zubes, Victorville, Calif./Craig McCall, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki KLX450, 8:09:45; 6. Aldo Ramirez, Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 10:07:14. (7 Starters, 6 Finishers)

CLASS 40 (Riders over 40 years old)-1. Mike Prunty, Temecula, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 7:10:39 (35.12mph); 2. Oscar Fazz, Yuma, Ariz./Randy Harmon, Peoria, Ariz./Derek Ball, Yuma, Ariz., Kawasaki KX450F, 7:11:10. (4 Starters, 2 Finishers)

CLASS 50 (Riders over 50 years old)-1. Jim Dizney, Alpine, Calif./Doug Smith, Upland, Calif./Eric McKenna, Loomis, Calif./Steve Williams, Tehachapi, Calif./Paul Doebereiner, La Quinta, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 5:55:54 (42.50mph); 2. Jim O'Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Andy Kirker, Lake Forest, Calif./Tim Withers, Pepeekeo, Hawaii/Lee Scheffers, Riverside, Calif./Marc Prince, Malibu, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:31:23; 3. Ken Kosiorek, San Diego, Honda XR650R, 10:14:35. (3 Starters, 3 Finishers)

CLASS 60 (Riders over 60 years old)-1. Donald Lewis, Marlborough, Conn./Sam Dempsey, Lake Balboa, Calif./Bob Gates, Hesperia, Calif./Jim O'Neal, Simi Valley, Calif./Randy Dugan, Upland, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 8:00:36 (31.47mph). (2 Starters, 1 Finisher)

SPT M/C< (450CC or less)-1. Issac Cisneros, San Diego/Manuel Rochin Jr, Dulzura, Calif., Yamaha YZF450, 6:41:57 (37.63mph); 2. Marco Meave, Chula Vista, Calif./Juan Gutierrez, Tecate, Mexico/Jesus Rosas, Mexicali, Mexico, Yamaha WR450F, 7:14:01; 3. Christian Espinoza, Mexicali, Mexico/Miguel Rodriguez/Joe Leal, Honda CRF450X, 7:22:34; 4. Daniel Banuelos, Mexicali, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 7:42:57; 5. Fred Sobke, Bonita, Calif./David Starrett, Oceanside, Calif./John Conrad, Vista, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 7:46:06; 6. Derek Duncan, Santa Barbara, Calif./Jonathan Martinez, Carpinteria, Calif./Cory Bantilan, Santa Barbara, Calif., Honda CRF250X, 8:53:58; 7. Marcus Palacios/Jeff Vigil/James McCourt, East Carbon, Utah, Honda CRF250X, 9:30:39. (9 Starters, 7 Finishers)

SPT M/C> (450cc or more)-1.  Ulises Fierro, Tijuana, Mexico/Marco Higuera/Emanuel Verdugo, Ensenada, Mexico, Honda CRF450X, 6:44:28 (37.40mph); 2. Jeff Palmer, Alta Loma, Calif./Michael Schmahl, Upland, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 6:51:13; 3. Carlos Valdez/Oscar Garcia, Tijuana, Mexico/Rylen Adir, San Diego, KTM, 7:00:20; 4. Steve Malley, San Diego/Christian Carpenter, Seguim, Wash./Doug Koczkowski/Matt Kuczkowski, San Diego, Honda CRF450X, 7:46:35; 5. Mike Mensinger, San Diego/Cullin Valentine, Solana Beach, Calif./John Nolting, Poway, Calif., Honda CRF450X, 7:57:29;  6. Jimmy Boutwell, Globe, Ariz./William Hill, Miami, Ariz., Honda CRF450X, 7:58:44; 7. Andrew Glogner, Tucson, Ariz./Gary Gostar, Ensenada, Mexico, KTM XC525, 8:13:20; 8. Kay Awaad, Calif., Mexico (Egypt)/Rogelio Garcia, El Paso, Texas/Eric Eikhorn, Pampano Beach, Fla., Honda XR650R, 9:08:24.

(15 Starters, 8 Finishers)

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Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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