SAN DIEGO — This weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo and the Granddaddy of all desert races have joined forces to again present “SCOREville” – an exciting, expansive exhibit this weekend in Building 5 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., dedicated to saluting legends of SCORE Baja racing in honor of November’s 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for the Nov. 13–17 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, starting at 3pm.
The official course map for the race will also be unveiled on Saturday as well by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman to begin the drawing event.
On both Saturday and Sunday, autograph sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at SCOREville with many of the top SCORE desert racers from today and yesterday.
With a complete list below, industry giants expected on hand for autographs and photos include Roger Norman, Sal Fish, Ivan Stewart, Rod Hall, Rob MacCachren, B.J. Baldwin, Walker Evans, Elias Hanna, Justin Davis, Andrew Myers and John Langley.
The live drawing for starting positions, by class, as well as the unveiling of the official course map will be for the November race that will cover much of Mexico’s majestic Baja California Norte portion of the peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California. Over 300 entries, from nearly 20 countries and 40 U.S. States, competing in 41 Pro and 8 Sportsman classes for cars, truck, motorcycles and ATVs are expected to compete in this year’s international challenge.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013.
“With the support and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and Monster Energy along with BFGoodrich Tires, and Tecate, the new SCORE is honored to present SCOREville at the Expo in a such a huge way, more enhanced than what was done in 2007 and last year to celebrate the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000,” said Norman, the former champion SCORE Trophy Truck racer who purchased SCORE International on Dec. 12, 2012 from one of the most iconic figures in the sport-Sal Fish, who was part of SCORE since soon after it was launched in 1973.
“We have begun a new era in SCORE’s history and SCOREville will be a great platform to introduce the next generation of the world’s foremost desert racing organization to a huge audience at the Expo.”
SCOREvision in SCOREville at the Expo
SCOREville at the Expo will include live internet coverage both days on Dirt LiveHD with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends as well as the live internet coverage of the start drawing and course map unveiling. SCORE will also debut the official commemorative merchandise of the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Monster Energy girls will be on hand both days and SCOREville will also feature the SCOREvision theatre massive LED screen showing numerous SCORE Baja 1000 race videos including the iconic 2004 film “Dusty to Glory”.
SCORE BAJA, OF COURSE
With the official course map being unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday at SCOREville at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, SCORE has also announced that this year’s race will have the longest course in history for the years when it is a loop race. This year’s single-loop course will be approximately 922 miles, starting and finishing in the heart Ensenada and covering both sides of the Baja California peninsula in the Baja Norte state from Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean over to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez and back.
The longest previous course distance in the 26 previous years it has been a loop race was 822 miles in 1985. The longest loop course since 2000 was 808 miles in 2003. The longest distance the course traveled in the history of this race was the once-in-lifetime 2000 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 which covered a total of 1,679.54 miles from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate the new millennium.
More details regarding the race will be announced over the next several weeks on the SCORE website at www.score-international.com.
SCOREville AUTOGRAPH GRID
Here’s the expected lineup for the SCORE Baja Legends autograph sessions at SCOREville, being held from noon to 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday:
Sal Fish-Saturday only
Chad Dorhman/Dave Jenkins
John Langley/Morgan Langley/Zak Langley
Andrew Myers/Ross Savage
SCOREville VEHICLE DISPLAY
The following SCORE race vehicles are expected to be on display this Saturday and Sunday at the SCOREville Exhibit in Building 5 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo:
No. 8 SCORE Trophy Truck (Roger Norman)
Norman Motorsports pre-runner
Baja Challenge vehicle
No. 1 SCORE Trophy Truck (B.J. Baldwin, Baldwin Motorsports)
No. 50 SCORE Trophy Truck (Zak Langley, COPS Racing)
No. 80 SCORE Trophy Truck (T.J. Flores)
No. 85 SCORE Trophy Truck (Justin Davis, Green Army Racing)
No. 153 SCORE Class 1 (Ronny Wilson, Wilson Motorsports)
No. 1001 SCORE Class 10 (Andrew Myers/Ross Savage)
No. 740 SCORE Class 7SX (Elias Hanna, HN Motorsports)
No. 7928, SCORE Class 7200 (Jonathan Brenthal, Brenthal Industries)
No. 105, Class 1 (Chad Dorhman/Dave Jenkins)
No.1x Honda Motorcycle (JCR/Honda)
No. 4x Kawasaki Motorcycle (THR Motorsports)
No. 5x KTM Motorcycle (KTM Factory Team)