Having completed 39 years as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, Los Angeles-based SCORE International will have nine annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Award winners selected by online voting at http://tinyurl.com/cp9n3 to which opened today and will close at midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Two additional SCORE Off-Roadsman categories, Original Chassis Builder and Engine Builder are determined by a special points system.
Winners of the public voting will be honored in January during the SCORE Awards Night which celebrates the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. This is the second year that SCORE has used online voting to determine the award winners. In past years the winners were selected by way of a vote conducted with SCORE members.
In additional to the three finalists in each category on the ballot, there is also for the first time a write-in space for voters who wish to select someone other than the finalists.
Here are the official lists of finalists for the 2012 SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards
Contingency Company of the Year:
Mechanic of the Year
-Justin Fantz, MasterCraft Racing
-Kevin Kroyer, Kroyer Racing Engines
-Mike Stapleton, Wilson Motorsports
Pit Support Team of the Year
-JCR Honda Pits
Judy Smith Journalist of the Year
-Brittany Westhoff, DirtNewz.com
-Gabriel Garcia, El Vigia Newspaper
-Jim Ryan, Dirt Sports Magazine
Jim Ober Photographer of the Year
Blue C Videographer of the Year
MasterCraft Safety Rookie of the Year
-Kurt Caselli, Class 22
-Steve Strobel, SCORE Trophy Truck
-Monica Greenhill, Class 1
Person of the Year
-Hal Andreoli, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance
-Jeff Cummings, BFGoodrich Ties
-Justin Matney, RPM Racing
In addition to the special SCORE Achievement Awards and the 36 Pro, 6 Sportsman class champions and three overall point champions who will be honored, another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards.
Among the awards to be presented are MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the year, SCORE Contingency Company of the year, SCORE Pit Support Team of the year, SCORE Mechanic of the year and SCORE Person of the year.
Another element of the diverse program will be the presentation of the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. As it has for 27 years, the coveted Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to those drivers in pro four-wheel vehicle classes who finish every required mile of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series. A total of 16 racers completed all 1,920.21 required miles in the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.
Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the three SCORE Baja races.
MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Official Sponsors of the 45th SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Desert Series are:
-Tecate Beer, Official Beer
-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire
-Graham Watchmakers, Official Timekeeper
-Red Bull, Official Energy Drink
-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle
-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel
-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink
-Slime, Official Tire Sealant
-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance
-Bullet Liner, Official Spray-On Bedliner
-SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company
-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline
-Fox Car Rental, Official Rent-A-Car
-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light
-Maxtrax, Official Vehicle Recovery Device
-Azunia Tequila, Official Tequila
-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber
-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Baja California Sur Tourism, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.