RENO, Nev. — Already with a total of five airings confirmed, Round 2 of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship will debut this Sunday at 6 p.m. (PT) with a one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular special on the CBS Sports Network.
SCORE International announced in February that CBS Sports Network will televise the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series. Each one-hour telecast will air approximately one month following each event, starting with this Sunday’s telecast of the Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 desert race.
Here is a video preview for the trailer of this week’s show:
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Round 3 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held last week in Ensenada, Mexico as SCORE returned to the Baja California peninsula for the second of three races in 2014. In 2014, two SCORE races are being held in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. The first CBS Sports Network air date for the recent 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is scheduled for 6 p.m. (PT) Sunday, July 20.
This year’s Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250, which airs Sunday, saw San Diego’s Andy McMillin pinch-hit for driver of record Rob MacCachren to earn the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory in the No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150.
The 2014 SCORE television deal provides the most expansive television coverage package in the 41-year history of SCORE, the world’s foremost desert racing organization. The regular telecast time slot for the five 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship events is Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET. Further, a sixth show will cover the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying event, to be held Nov. 4-7 in conjunction with the massive annual SEMA Show automotive industry trade show in Las Vegas. Qualifying for SCORE Trophy Trucks will be held at the Off-Road Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“Bud Brutsman and his BCII TV crew have done another super job of capturing the uniqueness of a SCORE first time event in the Imperial Valley,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “Sunday’s final product on the CBS Sports Network should be memorable. It was a very unusual race in that it was a multi-lap event that was engulfed for much of it in a wind-driven, suffocating dust storm.”
Here is the complete list of confirmed television showings of the Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 on the CBS Sports Network:
June 15 – 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific PREMIERE
June 16 – 10 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Pacific
June 17 – 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific
June 21 – 9 a.m. Eastern/6 a.m. Pacific
June 22 – 11 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Pacific
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Following the multiple broadcasts on the CBS Sports Network, each show then airs in over 100 countries through international syndication.
Here are the premier air dates for all six SCORE broadcasts on the CBS Sports Network in 2014 with all airing at 9 p.m. (ET)/6 p.m. (PT):
28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Air Date: April 20, 2014
Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 Air Date: June 15, 2014
46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Air Date: July 20, 2014
Inaugural SCORE Desert Challenge Air Date: November 16, 2014
Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying at SEMA Air Date: December 21, 2014
47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Air Date: December 28, 2014
In its 41st year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2014, the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, with three special events held in Baja California, Mexico, and two in the United States, started with the 28th annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Starting and finishing in Ensenada, the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was held June 5-8 and the third SCORE Baja race, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz, the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, will be held Nov. 12-16.
The two U.S. races on 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship calendar are the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 in Plaster City (April 24-27) and the two-day, single-race Inaugural SCORE Desert Challenge, in Imperial Valley, Calif., east of San Diego (Sept. 25-28).
With an average of over 220 entries in each race, SCORE races offer competition in 26 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs. Entry fields, on average, come from 20 U.S. states and 10 countries.
Created by SCORE in 1994, the marquee racing division in the sport is SCORE Trophy Truck which features high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks.
Founded by the late racing innovator Mickey Thompson in 1973, SCORE International, with corporate offices in Reno, Nev. and the SCORE Tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., is owned by Roger Norman, a SCORE Trophy Truck champion racer who purchased the company in late 2012 from motorsports icon Sal Fish.
Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, 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: 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, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, GoPro, 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.