SCORE-Logo-12-20-11POMONA, Calif. — Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCOREville exhibit, official early entries from 27 U.S. States and 11 countries were included the drawing for start positions and qualifying orders in various classes for the upcoming 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.

For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 13, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The SCOREville exhibit in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo is a salute to SCORE Baja Legends concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to static displays of 15 current desert racing vehicles there will be another autograph session.

The official course map for the race was also unveiled Saturday as well by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman to begin the drawing event. Norman also announced officially that for the first time in the history of the world’s best know desert race there will be qualifying for start positions for SCORE Trophy Truck, the unlimited Class 1 as well as all Pro Motorcycle and Pro ATV classes.

Completing his first year as the new owner of SCORE International, based in Reno, Nev., Norman also announced another first as all Pro motorcycle, Pro ATV and Sportsman Motorcycle and Sportsman ATV classes will start on Thursday night, Nov. 14 at 11 p.m. with all the car and truck classes starting at 9 a.m. Friday morning, Nov. 15 in the elapsed-time race where each vehicle will leave in various intervals.

A solid total of 141 vehicles officially entered in time for Saturday’s drawing for the season finale of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series. Over 150 more are expected to enter before the first green flag drops on Nov. 14.

Sunday’s SCORE Baja legends autograph session 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, Ivan Stewart, Rob MacCachren, B.J. Baldwin, Ryan Arciero, Ronny Wilson, Justin Davis and Andrew Myers.

November’s race 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.

SCOREvision in SCOREville at the Expo
SCOREville at the Expo includes live internet coverage both days on Dirt LiveHD with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends. SCORE has also launched the official commemorative merchandise of the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Monster Energy girls are on hand 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
SCORE has 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 900 miles, starting and finishing in the heart Ensenada and covering both sides of the Baja California peninsula in the Baja Notre 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. Pre-running

SCOREville VEHICLE DISPLAY
The  following SCORE race vehicles will be on display 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. 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. 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)

IT’s DIRT, LIVEHD!
Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour weekly internet 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. While the show is often at a remote location, broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.

DIRT LIVEHD CREW
Desert racing public address announcer George Antill is the co-host of all Dirt LiveHD programming along with co-host Dianna Dahlgren, a Monster Energy Supercross TV commentator. 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.  Another special segment each week is Tech Tips with SCORE Tech co-directors Jake Velasco and Art Savedra along with SCORE Trophy Truck racer and prep-shop owner T.J. Flores.

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.
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 two of 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 bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.

With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).

For car and truck classes with at least three starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.

For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race that was held during the HDRA Reno 500.

DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 were part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher will receive a special entry package into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html. The winner of the special package is Class 10 racer Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn.

MORE AWARDS
In addition to season class point championships and World Championship titles, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race. There are also the numerous annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards. Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class drivers who complete every required mile of the race season.  With 44 racers still in the hunt, these awards are being presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 28th consecutive year.

SCORE SPONSORS
Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Hotel Coral and Marina-Official Hotel.

Associate Sponsors: Graham Watchmakers, SatellitePhoneStore.com, Symons Ambulance Company.

Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, 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.

46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
November 13-17th, 2013—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Celebrating 40 years of SCORE desert racing
Total Entries in the start draw: 141 (as of 10/5/13)
(from 27 States & Guam; Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico)
(By Class Starting Order)
Pro Cars & Trucks

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (28)
(Qualifying Order)
14 Heidi Steele
34 Ken Losch
11 Rob MacCachren
21 Gustavo Vildosola
91 Troy Herbst
15 Armin Schwarz
59 Craig Potts
39 Ron Whitton
77 Robby Gordon
73 James Lin
50 Zak Langley
18 Juan Lopez
88 Sergio Salgado
30 Robbie Pierce
72 Robert Acer
3 Mark Post
49 Carlos Cortez
57 Mike Palmer
51 Kory Scheeler
19 Tim Herbst
23 Dan McMillin
45 Gary Magness
16 Cameron Steele
70 Bryce Menzies
67 Austin Jones
85 Justin Davis
98 Gary Weyhrich
26 Charles Dorrance

CLASS 1 (8)
(Qualifying Order)
119 Erik Harp
153 Ronny Wilson
101 Justin Matney
121 Damen Jefferies
131 George Peters
100 Cody Parkhouse
110 Josh Rigsby
188 Jon Walker

CLASS 1/2-1600 (5)
1609 Jose D. Ruvalcaba
1636 Christian Celaya
1647 Wes Mckenzie
1614 Hiram Duran
1649 Eliseo Garcia (1st-RS)

CLASS 3 (3)
300 Donald Moss
301 Randy Mason
303 Chris Wilson (1st-RS)

CLASS 5 (2)
511 Drew Belk
501 Mike O’Donnell

CLASS 5-1600 (1)
555 Clyde Stacy (RS)

CLASS 7 (1)
700 Dan Chamlee

CLASS 7200 (2)
7223 Darren Skilton
7298 Jonathan Brenthel

CLASS 7SX (0)

CLASS 8 (1)
802 Derek Fletcher

CLASS 9 (1)
910 John Scharf (RS)

CLASS 10 (16)
1081 Todd WInslow
1021 Chris Boyer
1066 Mike Shaffer
1031 Mike Johnson
1000 Mike Lawrence
1062 J.J. Schnarr
1011 John Langley
1008 Mark Lawrence
1053 Brad Wilson
1039 Matt Cullen
1030 Jim Anderson
1001 Andrew Myers
1055 Kash Vessels
1080 Peter Hajas
1048 Lee Banning
1076 Gerardo Iribe (1st-RS)

SCORE LITES (2)
1209 Rafael Navarro IV
1299 Leonardo Rayos (1st-RS)

CLASS 11 (3)
1108 Mark Murrell
1116 Paul Nauleau
1115 Cyrus Roohi (1st-RS)

PROTRUCK (1)
1350 Chelsea Magness

CLASS 4000 (1)
4001 Chris Hill (RS)

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (3)
858 David Kleiman
843 Billy Bunch (2nd-RS)
844 Clyde Stacy (1st-RS)

STOCK FULL (2)
8118 Todd Quigley
8115 Joe Bacal

CLASS 19 (9)
1903 Mark Schelbert
1930 Sean Cook
1948 Kevin Fuller
1933 Hans Waage
1934 Scott Kiger
1945 Jeffrey Scolman
1932 Matt Parks (3rd-RS)
1905 Marc Burnett (2nd-RS)
1917 Derek Murray (1st-RS)
Pro Motorcycles
(By class, by entry order)

CLASS 22 (6)
11x Dustin Paloposki
2x Kurt Caselli
25x Jeff Benrud
1x Timmy Weigand
4x Robby Bell
17x Ryan Hasbrouck

CLASS 21 (4)
145x Colin Edwards
111x Cody Schafer
101x Ulises Fierro
116x Mike Maggrah (RS)

CLASS 20 (1)
199x Marshall Mcarthur(RS)

CLASS 30 (5)
333x Bobby Belz
304x Mike Meyer
342x Seth Cohen
303x Ryan Gutile
329x Brad Baker

CLASS 40 (2)
403x Oscar Fazz
414x Scott Yenzer

CLASS 50 (2)
500x Marc Prince
555x Robert Smith

IRONMAN CLASS (8)
701x Alexander Smith
758x Chris Warwick
720x Marc Ebdrup
736x Ian Young
789x Aki Povilkoski (RS)
777x Chip Besse (RS)
739x Nicholas Caldwell (RS)
743x Mike Inglis (RS)

Pro ATVs
(By class, by entry order)
CLASS 24 (2)
101a Tom Wright
102a Shawn Robins

CLASS 26 (2)
222a Don Higbee
207a Michael Swift

Sportsman
SPT BUGGY (3)
1510 Greg Crouch
1506 Dave Caswell
1507 Richard Freschet

SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK (1)
1444 Jim Bunn (RS)

SPT LIMITED TRUCK (1)
2001 Mark Lutalah

SPT BAJA CHALLENGE (3)
BC2 Terry Earwood
BC1 Jon Largent
BC3 Dan McKeever

SPT M/C< (5)
245x Alan Martinez
227x Rodrigo Lopez
222x John Sylvester
234x Hisazumi Fukumura
249X Mark Winkelman (1st-RS)

SPT M/C> (6)
272x Chris Scranton
259x Mike Kaplan
260x Colin Danilak
258x Ralph White
283x Nicola Dutto (2nd-RS)
287x Wesley Glogner(1st-RS)
SPT ATV (2)
52a Martin Munoz
66a Rusty Batza (1st-RS)

Pro Motorcycles
(Qualifying order, classes merged)
758x Chris Warwick
333x Bobby Belz
701x Alexander Smith
11x Dustin Paloposki
342x Seth Cohen
145x Colin Edwards
304x Mike Meyer
303x Ryan Gutile
2x Kurt Caselli
25x Jeff Benrud
111x Cody Schafer
720x Marc Ebdrup
1x Timmy Weigand
403x Oscar Fazz
329x Brad Baker
4x Robby Bell
500x Marc Prince
555x Robert Smith
736x Ian Young
101x Ulises Fierro
414x Scott Yenzer
17x Ryan Hasbrouck
199x Marshall Mcarthur(6th-RS)
739x Nicholas Caldwell (5th-RS)
116x Mike Maggrah (4th-RS)
777x Chip Besse (3rd-RS)
789x Aki Povilkoski (2nd-RS)
743x Mike Inglis (1st-RS)

Pro ATVs
(Qualifying order, classes merged)
207a Michael Swift
222a Don Higbee
102a Shawn Robins
101a Tom Wright

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