Heidi Steele Wins SCORE San Felipe 250 for Yokohama

March 15, 2011

Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored
Heidi Steele captured her first race of the season, winning the Class 6
title at the 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in
Baja, California on March 12.

Driving her customary Ford Ranger, Steele, the former Class 6
(unlimited, production mini trucks) and Class 7 (open, production mini
trucks) champion, and her co-driver and Desert Assassins teammate Rene
Brugger, finished the demanding course on off-the-shelf Yokohama
Geolandar M/T+ tires in 5:50:40.

"This was the roughest course I have seen in the six years I have raced
here," said Steele. "My Yokohama tires performed well; we had one flat
tire due to driver error. It's awesome to add a San Felipe 250 win to
our Baja racing history. It's truly an accomplishment!"

According to Steele, the race was nip and tuck the whole way. "Rene
started and I took it to the finish," she said. "I felt a lot of
pressure making the driver change because he was bringing it in first.
And when Dave Caspino got by us at the pit, I was like, 'Now I have to
chase him down? Oh, man.' We caught him at mile 190 or 200 and then
somehow he got by us again and we didn't see him. Then we got back by
him at about mile 243 for the win."