SAN DIEGO — Officially launching one of his many positive new initiatives for his newest desert racing series acquisition, Roger Norman announced today that racer registration for the new SCORE Desert Series has begun online on the www.score-international.com website. First event of the new era of SCORE International will be the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in March. SCORE is celebrating its 40th year of the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013.
With 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, a live drawing for starting positions within each class will be held during the Feb. 12th broadcast of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live internet show airing on the SCORE website.
The race itself will be held March 8-10 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, kicking off the festivities of the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing. In order to be included in the start drawing, entries must be received with full payment by Monday, Feb. 11.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes and late entries processed after March 1 will be accessed a $250 late fee.
“We have made the commitment to ourselves, our racers and our sponsors to improve on the foundation set so solidly in stone by Sal Fish for our sport and online racer registration is a key element in that progression,” said Norman, a businessman turned racer turned race organizer. “This first major step of total online racer registration is a tremendous start for the new SCORE and I have to salute my wife Elise who has worked so diligently to integrate the elements of this new service to fit our needs for racer registration to make it something quite remarkable.”
“Remarkably, Elise got it done in warp speed which seems to be how we are doing everything right now. The SCORE system for online racer registration is extremely user friendly and allows the racer to even go back into his or her personal file to edit information as needed.”
The new SCORE online racer registration system requires full payment of all entry fees based on four levels for cars and trucks, depending on the type of class a racer is attempting to enter and two for motorcycles and ATVs. Payment is accepted via credit card with payment by check allowed although with a check the entry is not official until the check is received and processed by SCORE.
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour weekly show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the SCORE website. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the Norman Motorsports race shop in San Diego.
Norman, 49, a two-time SCORE Trophy Truck race winner, acquired ownership of the world’s foremost desert racing organization Dec. 20, 2012 from Sal Fish, 73, the iconic godfather of desert racing who ran SCORE for 39 years.
As a hotel/casino owner in northern Nevada, business developer and a champion racer himself, Norman resurrected the High Desert Racing Association, (HDRA) in 2011. HDRA was highly regarded when it was active in the 1980s and early 1990s.
While Elise Norman is overseeing SCORE racer registration, she is being assisted by Jessica Armstrong, a new member of the SCORE staff. For questions, racers may contact Mrs. Norman at 775.690.2306 while Armstrong is available at 760.608.3919.
ON THE BAJA HORIZON
In its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013, the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, with all three massive special events held in Baja California, Mexico, will start with the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held March 8-10 in San Felipe. After San Felipe, the SCORE Desert Series will move to Ensenada for the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, May 31-June 2. The season finale, also in Ensenada, will be the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, Nov. 14-17.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series will also be part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which will combine points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
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 and sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award.
Official Sponsors of the SCORE Desert Series are: Tecate Beer-Official Beer, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, Graham Watchmakers-Official Timekeeper, Sunoco Race Fuels-Official Race Fuel, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Slime-Official Tire Sealant, Symons Ambulance Company-Official Ambulance, SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Fox Car Rental-Official Rent-A-Car, Maxtrax-Official Vehicle Recovery Device, Azunia Tequila-Official Tequila, 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, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
SCORE International Class Descriptions/Numbers
The 2013 SCORE Desert Series features 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman Classes for cars and trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Class winners are determined along with the overall race winner in Pro Cars/Trucks, Pro Motorcycles and Pro ATVs. General Class descriptions and numbers:
Pro Cars & Trucks
SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks), 1-99 Reserved
Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seaters), 100-199
Class 1/2-1600 (single or two-seaters to 1600cc), 1600-1699
Class 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.6-Liter Turbo or supercharged), 200-249
Class 3 (Short wheelbase 4X4), 300-399
Class 3000 (Unlimited mini-truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 3000-3099
Class 4000 (limited open-wheel car, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 4000-4099
Class 5 (Unlimited Baja Bugs), 500-549
Class 5-1600 (1600cc Baja Bugs), 550-599
Class 6100 (Unlimited, Sealed V6), 6100-6199
Class 7 (Unlimited, Open Production mini trucks), 7200-7299
Class 7SX (Modified, stock mini-trucks), 740-759
Class 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks), 800-839
Class 9 (Short wheelbase, single or two-seaters), 900-999
Class 10 (Single or two-seaters limited engine), 1000-1099
SCORE Lites (Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc), 1200-1299
Class 11 (Stock VW Sedans), 1100-1199
Stock Full (Stock full-sized trucks), 8100-8199
Stock Mini (Stock mini trucks), 760-799
Protruck (Limited Production Trucks), 1350-1399
Trophy Truck Spec(unlimited trucks/sport utility vehicles, stock, sealed V-8s), 840-884
Trophy Lite (Unlimited Mini-Truck, 2.2/2.4-Liter Ecotec engine), 6000-6099
Heavy Metal (Open Production Trucks, V8 engines), 8000-8099
Class 1700 (Jeep Speed Challenge), 1700-1799
Class 3700 (Jeep Speed Cup), 3700-3799
Class 4400 (Rock Crawler), 4400-4499
Class 2-D (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.6-Liter Diesel Turbo or supercharged), 250-299
Class 19 Stock (UTV), 1900-1949
Class 19 Unlimited (UTV), 1950-1999
M-Truck (Stock Production Medium Utility Vehicle, min GVW 18,000 lbs.), M1-M19
Class 22 (450cc or more), 1x-49x
Class 21 (450cc or less), 100x-149x
Class 20 (400cc or less), 150x-199x
Class 30 (Riders over 30 years old), 300x-349x
Class 40 (Riders over 40 years old), 400x-449x
Class 50 (Riders over 50 years old), 500x-549x
Class 60 (Riders over 60 years old), 600x-609x
Class 25 (450cc or more), 1a-49a
Class 24 (450cc or less), 100a-149a
Class 26 (Limited Utility), 200a-219a
Sportsman Buggy, 1500-1599
Sportsman Unlimited Truck, 1400-1499
Sportsman Limited Truck, 2000-2099
Sportsman Baja Challenge (Spec open wheel cars), BC1-BC99
Sportsman M/C< (450cc or less), 200x-249x
Sportsman M/C> (450cc or more), 250x-299x
Sportsman ATV, 50a-99a