K&N Engineering’s Damen Jefferies is in second place in the 2008 SCORE
International Desert racing series. Despite some late-race mechanical problems
Jefferies drove his K&N sponsored Trophy Truck for 232 miles across serious
Jefferies began the San Felipe 250 against 263 competitors from all over the
world. Racers brought their rigs from Mexico, Canada, Germany, Italy and Israel
to make up the fifth largest number of starters in the history of the annual
event. Overall there were 27 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks,
motorcycles and ATVs.
Damen Jefferies and his K&N sponsored Trophy Truck
Jefferies on the 232 mile course at San Felipe 250
Jefferies is second in 2008 SCORE International Desert Series
The SCORE International series began in San Felipe through beat up inline holes
power poles for several miles. Jefferies continued north across a road
that parallels “Laguna Diablo” through tight cactus gardens, and finally up
three of the toughest washes Mexico has to offer including the Matomi Wash.
“We started 17th, and my goal was to keep the leaders within striking distance
for the first 60 miles,” said Jefferies. “I knew that I could make up time later
in the tight rocky sand washes where my truck excels.”
Halfway through the 22nd annual event, Jefferies was the fifth vehicle on the road, but at mile 161 the team
had a drive train failure and lost three hours. “I had to walk over three miles
to find our chase truck, gather the parts and make the repairs,” he said. “It
was worth it at the finish line. We were determined to make it to the end and keep our
championship hopes alive.”
The 2008 SCORE San Felipe 250 was the second of the five races in the SCORE
desert series. “We are excited about our position in the points standings,” said
Jefferies. “This race was the most difficult and demanding test for our truck.
The holes and rough terrain from the start to mile 60 are insane.”
The K&N Trophy Truck uses a K&N designed air induction system and a K&N
performance oil filter. This provides Jefferies with the power and protection he
requires for racing. “The K&N filters continue to attest that they can withstand
any environment,” he said. “The desert is hard on our motors and K&N filters
protect them time and time again.”
The next race for Jefferies in his No. 22 K&N sponsored Trophy Truck is the
SCORE Tecate Baja 500 on May 31 at Ensenda, Baja California, Mexico.
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