Robby Gordon Motorsports 2006 plans
Red Bull Team Gordon to Campaign Full SCORE Season with Andy McMillin For the first time since the 1996 season, when Robby Gordon won five of seven events and cruised to a SCORE International points' championship, Red Bull Team Gordon will ...
Red Bull Team Gordon to Campaign Full SCORE Season with Andy McMillin
For the first time since the 1996 season, when Robby Gordon won five of seven events and cruised to a SCORE International points' championship, Red Bull Team Gordon will again seek a series title by campaigning a Trophy Truck for the full season in 2006.
Gordon, a two-time winner of the famed Baja 1000 and defending champion of the Baja 500, will share driving duties with Andy McMillin in the Baja 500 and Baja 1000, and McMillin will drive the Red Bull/Toyo Tires truck for Team Gordon in the series' remaining four races.
McMillin, 18, of Poway, Calif., was the 2004 SCORE Rookie of the Year and is contending for a series championship as the 2005 season draws to a close.
"As we continue to grow our company in all forms of motorsports including SCORE, NASCAR, Indy Cars and Dakar, we need to start building some of our programs around young capable drivers like Andy," Gordon said. "Our families (the McMillins and Gordons) have raced against each other for more than 20 years, and having Andy drive our truck will allow us to again compete for a championship in the series that gave me my start in auto racing. Andy obviously has the potential to become a tremendous race car driver and it's great to have him on our team as the first full-time driver we have ever hired at Team Gordon."
McMillin is currently third in the SCORE Class 1 points' standings, trailing his uncle, Mark McMillin, by a slim seven-point margin and second-place Damen Jefferies by five.
"Basically growing up in a race car with my father (Scott) and being around off-road racing as much as I have, I have had an opportunity to watch Robby race against my family and win a lot of races in the desert," McMillin said. "It's a great privilege that he has selected me to drive with him in the 1000 and the 500 and to drive his truck the rest of the season. Robby's trucks are always the class of the field, and although we have had a lot of success in our own McMillin Class 1 cars, Trophy Trucks will be a new experience and something the entire McMillin Racing team is excited to be part of."
Team Gordon and McMillin Racing will combine forces to support both the Team Gordon Trophy Truck and the McMillin Racing cars.