Rigid Industries LED Lighting Torture Team Members, also called the The SCORE Dirty Dozen ‘Young Guns’, are making quite in impression during the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship. The SCORE Dirty Dozen represent a cross section of the next generation of SCORE desert racers. These racers have made, and continue to make, an impact in the world of desert racing.
The Rigid Industries Torture Team Members that complete the SCORE Dirty Dozen are: Trophy Truck Bryce Menzies, Carlos “Apdaly” Lopez, and Class 1 Justin Matney. These unique and skilled drivers are the ‘Young Guns’ that are pushing SCORE desert racing to exciting new levels of achievement as well as developing the foundation for fulfilling the vision SCORE has and the world of desert racing motorsports.
The SCORE Dirty Dozen represents each of the categories of classes with five who race in the SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division, for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Here is a brief rundown on the Rigid Industries LED Lighting Torture Team Members/ SCORE Dity Dozen ‘Young Guns’ of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.
SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks)
Bryce Menzies, 26, Las Vegas, No. 70 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150
Won the 2011 SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship; won the SCORE Trophy Truck class in three of the last four years at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500; voted 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year; has four career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins.
Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 19, Mexicali, Mexico, co-driver, No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck
Budding young star from Mexico, co-driver for the powerful RPM Racing team of Bristol, Tenn. and winner of the 2014 X-Games gold medal in the Formula Off-Road truck event that featured six SCORE drivers.
Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seat open-wheelers)
Justin Matney, 28, Bristol, Tenn., No. 101 RPM Racing Geiser-Chevy
Co-owner of the powerful RPM Racing team from Tennessee that fields six vehicles in car and truck classes in the SCORE World Championship; won an unprecedented three (3) SCORE season class point titles as driver of record in 2011 (Class 8, Class 11, Stock Mini); won the SCORE Stock Full season crown in 2012 and was second in SCORE Class 1 season points in 2013; won SCORE Class 1 in the first two 2014 races. Matney has three class wins in three different classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
The 2014 Score World Desert Championship is a five-race series that includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATV classes in Mexico and the United States. The 2014 Score World Desert Championship events feature: San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico and Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur. The five-race series begins in February and concludes in November. For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.score-international.com.