SAN DIEGO — Scenes, sounds, interviews and highlights from last week’s highly-successful Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 will be showcased in the SCORE spotlight during tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series, the SCORE Imperial Valley 250, was held this past Saturday in Plaster City, Calif.
Celebrating its 41st season in 2014 as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, this week’s race will be 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 the race is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 15 at 6 p.m. PT. Commentator for the national television show will be SCORE Trophy Truck racer and TV action sports commentator Cameron Steele. The race will also air internationally in over 100 countries through an international distributor.
During the 17th episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD season at 7 p.m. (PT) tonight scenes from the first time SCORE has held a race in Imperial Valley will be shown. It was also the first time SCORE has held a race in California since 1998 when it ended a long run of events in Barstow.
With several million viewers in nearly 100 countries in 2013, the SCORE Dirt LiveHD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored in 2014 around the SCORE World Desert Championship series.
Last Saturday’s race was won by San Diego’s third-generation desert racer Andy McMillin. McMillin captured his sixth career SCORE Trophy Truck race win driving Rob MacCachren’s No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150. MacCachren was racing in the Lucas Oil short-course series and allowed McMillin to pinch hit for him. The pair teamed up for the first time last November to finish second in the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
The 2014 season of Dirt LiveHD includes numerous on-site interviews in addition to the shows that are broadcast from the SCORE broadcast studios in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
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 includes the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series of two races in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. The third round of the new SCORE World Desert Championship series will be the upcoming 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 that will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
DIRT LIVEHD CREW
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.
DIRT LIVEHD GUESTS
With the 48 original shows airing in 2013 and 16 so far in 2014, in addition to extensive live event coverage, special racer guests have included Jim Anderson, R.J. Anderson, Ryan Arciero, B.J. Baldwin, Robby Bell, Ricky Brabec, Jonathan Brenthel, Marc Burnett, Johnny Buss, Johnny Campbell, Kurt Caselli, Dan Chamlee, Martin Christensen, Travis Clarke, Sean Cook, Justin Davis, Pat Dailey, Pat Dean, Colin Edwards, Shane Esposito, Steven Eugenio, T.J. Flores, Doug Fortin, Robby Gordon, Peter Hajas, Rod Hall, Shelby Hall, Kory Halopoff, Nick Hamm, Elias Hanna, Steve Hengeveld, Ed Herbst, Jerry Herbst, Tim Herbst, Troy Herbst, Gerardo Iribe, Jesse Jones, Mike Julson, David Kamo, Lucas Knecht, Erek Kudla, Eduardo Laguna, John Langley, Morgan Langley, Zak Langley, Mike Lawrence, Harley Letner, Matt Loiodice, Brad Lovell, Matt Lovell, Rob MacCachren, Wayne Matlock, Andy McMillin, Daniel McMillin, Jessica McMillin, Luke McMillin, Mark McMillin, Nick Mills, Derek Murray, Jason Murray, Andrew Myers, Steve Olliges, Matt Parks, Adam Pfankuch, Mark Post, Danny Prather, Kyle Quinn, Josh Quintero, Ivan Ramirez, Joe Ramirez, Jay Reichert, Cody Robinson, Brett Robinson, Larry Roeseler, Kirk Russell, Mark Samuels, Cory Sappington, Ross Savage, Armin Schwarz, Brian Shaleen, Justin Smith, Fred Sobke, Pete Sohren, Cameron Steele, Craig Stewart, Ivan Stewart, Colton Udall, Gus Vildosola Sr, Gus Vildosola Jr, Jason Voss, Kellon Walch, Brandon Walsh, Tim Weigand, Jessie Williamson, Brad Wilson, Brian Wilson, Randy Wilson, Rick Wilson, and Ronny Wilson.
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 LED Lighting-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, 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, GoPro, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship series at www.score-international.com.