SAN DIEGO — Giving the legions of fans an even longer look at some of the greatest races in SCORE desert racing history, the historical vault has been opened wide for this week’s SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations, the presentation of another memorable race this week. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.
Starting tonight and running until Saturday morning prior to the start of the Dirt LiveHD live streaming from SCOREville at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, airing at score-international.com is several SCORE Baja races, SCORE Laughlin races, SCORE Primm races and the SCORE Fireworks races from the late 1990s.
The footage and shows were produced by legendary videographer/producer Don Shoemaker with the original one-hour broadcasts airing on several networks during that era of SCORE desert racing.
Races airing on this special three-day SCORE Throwback Thursday are several years each from the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300.
Norman’s new Internet show is another part of the inventory of his new Dirt Live productions which produces the weekly Dirt LiveHD studio show each Tuesday as well as the expanded race-week coverage for his SCORE and HDRA racing organizations.
“A key part of SCORE is its history and we are very happy to be able to make these historic programs available like this worldwide through our Dirt Live platform,” commented Norman, in his first year as CEO/President of the legendary SCORE International desert racing organization. “We are really moving at warp speed in so many different directions and SCORE Throwback Thursday not only helps us veterans of the sport sit back and remember the rich history of SCORE, but it also helps introduce an entire new audience to the magnificent legacy of SCORE.”
“These shows will also remind some and introduce others to the legends of SCORE racing like Ivan Stewart, Walker Evans, Roger Mears, Larry Ragland, Johnny Campbell, the Herbst Brothers, Steve Hengeveld, Mark McMillin, David Ashley and Dan Smith. We like remembering our past as we sustain our legacy as the world’s foremost desert racing organization. We are really pleased to be able to preserve the rich history that has made SCORE the iconic international symbol that it has been for 40 years. This special week is a prelude to SCOREville and the continuing excitement building up for November’s 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.”
With plans to create an internet video library of SCORE’s iconic history, much of the inventory of shows and footage for SCORE Throwback Thursday is material originally produced by award-winning motorsports videographer Don Shoemaker.
SCORE production manager Andrew Grimshaw helped conceive the idea for this new programming platform as SCORE continues to develop increasing ways to expand the reach of not only SCORE but the entire sport of desert racing.
Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this week was the 38th consecutive weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air.
Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weekends and will next be covering the legendary 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Nov. 13-17, which will start and finish this year in Ensenada, Mexico.
DIRT LIVEHD AT SCOREville
Dirt LiveHD will on the air this weekend, streaming live in High Definition with extensive coverage from the massive SCOREville exhibit in Building 5 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
On Saturday, the course map for November’s 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be unveiled at 3 p.m. followed by the drawing for starting positions, by class, for the granddaddy of all desert races.
From noon to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, SCOREville will host a special autograph and photo session with SCORE Baja legends including SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman, former SCORE owner Sal Fish, Rod Hall, Ivan Stewart, Walker Evans and current SCORE desert racing stars like Rob MacCachren, B.J. Baldwin and Bryce Menzies.
SCOREville will also have nearly 15 exotic, high-tech SCORE racing machines on display from SCORE Trophy Trucks to open class SCORE Baja champion motorcycles.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.