SAN DIEGO — Both SoCal class winners from the race, Cody Robinson and Marc Burnett along with two exclusive videos from the recent 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held March 1 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
The race itself was taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of it is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to nearly 200 countries through an international distributor.
During the 11th episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) Tuesday the special video segments will be from contingency at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 produced by Mexico’s Cactus Films and a team video from Burnett depicting his rough road to victory in San Felipe.
With several million viewers in nearly 150 countries in 2013, Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour show will again be broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored in 2014 around Norman’s new SCORE World Desert Championship series which has combined his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association.
Burnett, 43 of Chula Vista, Calif., won Class 19 for Stock UTVs in the No. 1905 Monster Energy MB Motorsports Can-Am 1000 over a large group of 19 starters with a victory margin of 30 and one-half minutes. A veteran SCORE desert racer, Burnett has raced in several classes and was the 1995 SCORE Class 20 point champion in the 125cc motorcycle class.
Robinson, 22, of El Centro, Calif., won Class 10 in San Felipe in the No. 1016 Robinson Romo Racing Chevy-powered Racer Engineering open-wheel desert race car over a very large field and competitive field of 21 starters in his class with a 17-second victory margin. Robinson, who splits driving in longer races with team co-owner and crew chief Roberto Romo, 32 of Mexicali, Mexico, won the 2012 SCORE Class 1/2-1600 season point championship.
The 2014 season of Dirt LiveHD includes numerous on-site interviews in addition to the shows that will be broadcast from the SCORE broadcast studios in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
In addition to 48 shows in 2013 Dirt LiveHD provided live coverage from the three SCORE Baja race weeks, the massive SCORE exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, the 2013 SCORE Awards Night and the three HDRA race weeks.
This year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 featured 183 starters and 142 finishers (77.6 percent), competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race winner was Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, in the No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor.
The high definition shows also includes numerous award-winning video highlight packages, most produced by Mexico’s Cactus Films or San Diego’s Tempt Media.
Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE events. Live event coverage in 2014 will include the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series of two races in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. The second event of the inaugural SCORE World Desert Championship series will be the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 in Plaster City, Calif., April 24-27.
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Desert racing public address announcer and former racer George Antill is the executive producer and host of the show. One of the regular elements of the show on 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 most weeks is SCORE Tech Tips with SCORE Tech co-directors Jake Velasco or Art Savedra or SCORE Trophy Truck racer and prep-shop owner T.J. Flores.
Shaun Sauer, 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.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship series at www.score-international.com.