SAN DIEGO — Legendary SCORE Baja racing motorcycle champion Johnny Campbell, ace young gun SCORE Trophy Truck racer Justin Davis and noted motorsports helmet artist Jason Beam will all be featured guests Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the new Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly desert racing internet broadcast on www.score-international.com.
The one-hour weekly Roger Norman’s Dirt Live show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. 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. All live events, this will be the fourth Dirt Live show to air.
Campbell, 41 of San Clemente, Calif., owner of the powerful Johnny Campbell factory-supported JCR Honda Race team, is an 11-time SCORE class point champion. As team owner he is listed as a co-rider for his team in SCORE races but has only officially ridden once in a SCORE Baja race in the last several years. Including in his 21 SCORE Baja race wins are 11 in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and five each in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and in the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Davis, just 18 of Chino Hills, Calif., has quickly moved up the ranks in SCORE desert racing, winning the SCORE Lites season point championship in 2010 followed by the unlimited Class 1 in 2011. After running a limited SCORE schedule in 2012, Davis and his Green Army team are moving up to SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division, starting this season.
Based in Las Vegas, Beam owns Beam Designs, a unique custom art shop specializing in creative art for racing helmets. For the last 25 years, Jason Beam has gained a stellar reputation for creating the most unique custom painted helmets in the motorsports industry. His eye-catching designs have graced the headgear of legendary racers from Daytona to Dakar. Among the NASCAR drivers with his creative designs on their helmets have been NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch.
Norman, 49, who 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, is a show regular with his ‘Pit Stop with Roger’ segment, and special guests on the pilot show on Jan. 9 which ran two and one-half hours, included Las Vegas’ three-time SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion B.J. Baldwin, who drives the No. 1 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado and Las Vegas mechanic/racer T.J. Flores. With Norman on the premier show on Jan. 15 was Mexico’s popular father/son racing team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr, who split the driving in the No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck. The Vildosolas, of Mexicali, Mexico, are the most prominent desert racing team in all of Mexico. Last week’s guests were two-time defending SCORE Overall Motorcycle point champion Colton Udall and award-winning race-vehicle building Mike Julson, owner of Jimco Racing.
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.
DIRT LIVE CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the host of Norman’s Dirt Live program. While being refined weekly, one of the regular elements of the show will be a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms.
Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
ON THE BAJAscope
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 Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held March 8-10 in San Felipe.
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.