SCORE ~ Laughlin Leap Results and Live Coverage of The Laughlin Desert Challenge Finals Today!

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Robby Gordon will be starting 2nd today in the Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev.  You can go to PlanetRobby.com to listen to listen to the race live at 1pm PST. Watch the race live here.

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LAUGHLIN, Nev. –Veteran desert racer Larry Roeseler lit up the Laughlin night, setting an event record in winning Thursday’s SCORE Laughlin Leap competition, a prelude to this weekend’s season-opening 15th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev. 

Winner of two straight SCORE desert races to end the 2008 SCORE season with Norman Motorsports teammate Roger Norman, Roeseler thrilled the standing-room only crowd of nearly 5,000, winning the SCORE Trophy-Truck truck division by sending his powerful No. 88 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck off the six-foot dirt jump for an event record distance of 161 feet, 6 inches. Roeseler backed up his record leap with an identical 161’ 6”. 

Roeseler eclipsed the event record of 160’ 6” set in 2004 by Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif. in another Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck. 

It was Roeseler’s second overall win (1999 in SCORE Trophy-Truck) in the event and his fifth division win. He also won the SCORE Laughlin Leap in the small trucks division in 1998 and 2006 and the unlimited Class 1 in 2007. 

Second in the SCORE Trophy-Truck division was Travis Coyne, El Centro, Calif., who pushed his No. 5 Coyne Motorsports Ford F-150 to a leap of 154’. 

In the unlimited Class 1 division for open-wheel desert race cars, James Scott, Hemet, Calif., recorded a long jump of 156’ in his RPS-Chevy to outdistance runner-up Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, Calif., who went 154’ in his Jimco-Chevy. 

Class 1-2/1600 racers Justin Smith, Capistrano Beach, Calif., in a Fraley-VW and Cody Robinson, El Centro, Calif., in a Jimco-VW had leaps of 101’ 6” and 96’ 6” respectively. 

In the Production Trucks division, Chris Taylor, El Centro, Calif., won his group for the third straight year with his best jump ever of 126’ 6” in a Ford Ranger. 

In the Restricted Cars, the winner was Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., whose winning jump was 113’ 6” in a Wicked-VW SCORE Lite race car.

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