Pit notes for some local racers competing in the eighth annual SCORE Desert Challenge:
Class 1/2-1600 - single-seat, limited motors, buggy frames
> 15-year-old David Scaroni of Heber took fifth place.
On Saturday he rolled his SMD Motorsports buggy and had to get out and help get it righted.
On Sunday he rolled it again but guys alongside the course were able to get him right-side-up quickly while he stayed locked in.
Scaroni, the youngest racer in the Desert Challenge, turned in the third best time in his class Sunday.
"I was pushing as hard as I could," he said.
> Gustavo Vildosola Jr. of Mexicali was disqualified after the first day of racing for running an illegal carburetor.
His total time for the two days of racing would have placed him second.
Vildosola said he disagreed with the ruling by SCORE judges since his time on the second day was better than his time on the first day with the illegal carb.