Monster Energy Athletes Kick Off 2021 SCORE Season With Strong Results in San Felipe.
The long-awaited start to the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship saw a massive fleet of Monster Energy athletes ready to take on the world’s most competitive off-road racers in the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250. When all was said and done, it was a hard-fought day on the 280.2 mile course, but one that saw a majority of the team start their chase for the championship on a high note.
The Trophy Truck field was led by Alan Ampudia, one of two Monster-backed racers to score a top 10 finish in the class. Ampudia finished fourth overall, coming within a minute of the podium after overcoming an early tire change. Although the stoppage kept him out of the top three, Ampudia will nonetheless have a strong starting spot when the series returns to action for the Baja 500 in June.
“We put our heads down and pushed and made up some time,” Ampudia said of the fightback from the tire change. “At the end, by the dry lake bed, the truck was heating up a little bit so we decided to just bring it home and get the top-five finish, giving us a good starting position for the SCORE Baja 500, which is what our main objective was. And here we are, a top four or five, definitely not where we want to be, we want to be further upfront, but we will get our revenge at the SCORE Baja 500 in our hometown of Ensenada.”