Gallo's Finished the 40th SCORE Baja 1000
Gallo's Racing joined forces with veteran Baja racer Victor Lugo and Luis Martinez to form Team Cachanillas for the 40th SCORE Baja 1000. The team finished 10th out of 25 in class (111 overall) in a grueling 1296 mile race starting in Ensenada, finishing in Cabo San Lucas. Gallo's racing provided the fully prepped race car, while Juan and Antonio Gallo drive 700 over miles of the race.
Gallo Battles to an 8th Place Finish in San Felipe
Gallo’s Racing battled the rough San Felipe course of bumps, silt, canyons, washes, more bumps and a strong field of competitors to an 8th place finish. Juan Gallo started the race 28th off the line passing 14 cars in the first 100 miles with virtually no problems. Antonio Gallo took over the wheel at race mile 105 but lost the clutch and power steering with over 100 grueling miles to go. The clutch was the biggest problem, every time we got into the soft sand or silt there was nothing there. Antonio was still able to pass another 6 cars with no clutch and power steering to another strong finish.
Gallo's Racing In Third Place Overall in 1/2 - 1600 Class In the SCORE Desert Racing Series
After the Baja 500 Gallo's Racing is in third place overall in the 1/2 1600 class points standing out of 44 racers in the Tecate SCORE Desert Racing Series. Gallo's didn't race the season opener in Laughlin, only competed in the two races in Mexico, the San Felipe 250 and the Baja 500 or Gallo's could be challenging for the series points championship. Gallo's will skip the next race on the schedule to concentrate on the Baja 1000.
Strong Finish in the Baja 500
After experiencing carburetor problem in the first few miles of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Gallo bounced back to a strong 9th place finish. "We were the last vehicle out of Ensenada after completely rebuilding the carburetor before the end of the Ensenada wash", explained Juan Gallo. "We had a lot of dust and slower cars in front of us, we passed about 80 vehicles and caught up to the 1600 cars just before the summit". With no major problems the rest of the race, only one flat tire and getting stuck in the slit going up the hill between Urupan and Tres Hermanos finished with most cars in the field still out on the course.