Trophy Trucks are the fastest class of off-road racing vehicles which are designed and built to resemble modern pickup trucks. Although any truck that meets the safety standards can race the trophy truck class, they, for the most part, feature long travel suspensions and high power engines. They are intended for desert racing, and most are not street legal like their practice counterparts, the pre-runners. Trophy Trucks can reach speeds in excess of 135 miles per hour even over rough terrain. This puts them among the fastest off-road vehicles in the world. The trucks are most frequently associated with the Baja 1000 race, series that have featured trophy trucks including SCORE International, and Best In The Desert or BITD, in which they are referred to as "Trick Trucks".

Las Vegas rookie Bryce Menzies leads Trophy Truck after Baja 500

Winning two of the first three series races overall and in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division, Las Vegas rookie driver Bryce Menzies finds himself at the top of the point leaderboard of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE has released the updated season point standings following final data-tracking review and release of the final revised results from the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

Menzies, who opened the season by winning the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in January, drove to a penalty-free victory as well in June’s 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500 to assume a commanding lead in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck
point standings in the No. 70 Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150. Sandwiched between his first two career SCORE race wins in the marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks, Menzies finished sixth in SCORE Trophy-Truck at the 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March.

Round 4 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series will be the inaugural Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, Sept. 9-11, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. The computerized drawing for starting positions, by class, will be held Saturday, August 6 at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will feature 17 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks and the race route for this new event will be the same approximately 250 mile course used at this year’s MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March.

SCORE points are based on starting, finishing, placement and number of official starters within each class, Menzies, 23, who had only raced the 2010 SCORE Baja 500 where he finished seventh in his first start in SCORE Trophy-Truck, has 243 championship points following Round 3 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE Trophy-Truck has had the largest starting field for all three races with 32 in Laughlin, 24 in San Felipe and 28 in Ensenada.

"Somebody needs to pinch me and tell me I'm not just dreaming all this," said Menzies recently. "We have such a great team and our vehicle is prepped so magnificently but with the world's best racers in SCORE Trophy-Truck, I am stunned that we are on top of the board right now. I couldn't do any of this without the unconditional support from my dad (team owner Steve Menzies) and I continue to learn so much from him every day, that I just hope I can keep learning, stay patient and don't do anything stupid in the last two races to diminish the great success we have had so far this season. It's unbelievable. I'm from Las Vegas and honestly what would the odds be for a rookie to be doing this well in the sport's marquee racing division in the world's best desert racing series."