RENO, NV  – Roger Norman, in the Norman Motorsports Crystal Bay Casino Trophy Truck, will start 3rd on Saturday March 12th at the 25th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Desert Race.  “Starting 3rd is great.  With SCORE it’s the luck of the draw when it comes to starting positions.  It is the second best starting position I have ever had, usually we are starting 5th or farther back,” commented Roger Norman.  The race will start on Saturday morning at 10am.  Norman Motorsports Communication Team will have live commentary on the Norman Motorsports Channel: (Register now to know every time the channel goes Live)

“This is going to be a very difficult race to get the truck to the finish line, it is by far the roughest 250 miles of Baja I have experienced to date,” said Norman after pre-running for 4 days.  The course is a 252 mile loop west of San Felipe running through three major washes including Matomi, Huatomote and Chanate with silt, jagged rocks, narrow passes between walls of rock and deep whoops.  “The whoops seem to be bigger and steeper than normal, it is a constant pounding, it seems like you never get a break.”

The Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck is ready to take the green flag.  The biggest improvement to the truck is adding a new communications intercom system that they will test for the first time in hopes of finding the best solution for clear communication in the truck and to the remote pits.  The truck did get a completely new cooling system and new modified hood to allow for additional cooling opportunities.

Roger Norman and co-driver Lance Clifford have been in San Felipe pre-running for the last week and have had nothing but problems with their pre-runner.  “This is the most challenges that I have had during a pre-run or a race!  We have had shock problems, steering problems, chased electrical issues and that is the short list!” commented Norman as he was headed back to the border to continue testing after being in the US for 6 hours.

The SCORE San Felipe 250 Tech and Contingency will be on Friday March 11th.  The 252 mile race will start on Saturday March 12th at 10am.  Norman will take the green flag at 10:01, being the third off the line at 30second intervals.  Register for Norman Motorsports Justin TV Channel to know every time Roger Norman goes Live:

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