RENO, Nev. — Called the SCORE Dirty Dozen–the ‘Young Guns’ of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship because of their talent and persona — the second half of the 12 racers will be featured in this week’s broadcast of the SCORE Dirt LiveHD Internet show. The show will debut at 7 p.m. (PT) tonight at www.score-international.com. The show will also be re-broadcast continuously on the SCORE website for the entire next week.
All less than 30 years old, the SCORE Dirty Dozen represents a cross section of the next generation of SCORE desert racers that have made and continue to emblazon the world of desert racing with their flamboyant skill and dynamic persona.
SCORE, the world’s foremost desert racing organization, features 25 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs.
The SCORE Dirty Dozen represents each of the categories of classes with five who race in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horesepower unlimited production trucks.
Carrying big sticks but not speaking softly through the tortuous deserts of Southern California and the foreboding and mysterious badlands of Mexico’s mysterious Baja California peninsula, the first SCORE Dirty Dozen lineup consists of SCORE Trophy Truck dead-eyes Bryce Menzies, Carlos “Apdaly” Lopez, Luke McMillin, Jessica McMillin and Justin Davis, Class 10 bandits Cody Robinson and Rafael Navarro IV, Class 1 hombres Justin Matney and Cody Parkhouse, SCORE Ironman motorcycle freestyler Tony Gera, Pro ATV bronc-buster Javier Robles Jr, and Class 19 UTV jockey Branden Sims.
Featured on this week’s show will be:
SCORE Trophy Truck (Unlimited Production Trucks)
-Bryce Menzies, 26, Las Vegas, No. 70 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150
Won the 2011 SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship, won the SCORE Trophy Truck class in three of the last four years at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Voted 2011 SCORE Rookie of the Year. Has four career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins
-Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, 19, Mexicali, Mexico, co-driver, No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck
Budding young star from Mexico, co-driver for the powerful RPM Racing team of Bristol, Tenn. and winner of the 2014 X-Games gold medal in the Formula Off-Road truck event that featured six SCORE drivers.
-Luke McMillin, 21, El Cajon, Calif., No. 83 Mark Racing Ford F-150
Third-generation desert racer, in first season in SCORE Trophy Truck, won the SCORE Class 1/2-1600 season point title in both 2010 and 2011. Voted 2010 SCORE Rookie of the Year. Has two Class 1/2-1600 wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
-Jessica McMillin, 28, National City, Calif., No. 82 McMillin Racing Ford F-150/No. 14 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado
Third-generation desert racer, won the 2011 SCORE Protruck season point title. Started racing on all-women SCORE Trophy Truck team last year as co-driver with Heidi Steele, ran and finished in top 10 this year in first two races running her brother Andy’s Ford F-150 as driver of record. She has one class win in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Class 1 (Unlimited single or two-seat open-wheelers)
-Cody Parkhouse, 26, Long Beach, Calif., No. 100 Parkhouse Motorsports Jimco-Chevy
Cody Parkhouse has won the unlimited Class 1 SCORE season point championship in both 2012 and 2013 and has made himself a contender again this year by winning Class 1 at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
Class 19 (Stock UTVs)
-Branden Sims, 24, Prescott Valley, Ariz., No. 1913 Polaris RZR1000
New to SCORE desert racing, he did finish sixth in Pro ATV in the 2006 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and is part of the Lone Star Racing team and drives a new Polaris RZR1000 UTV. Sims and his team of young guns finished second out of 17 starters in Class 19 at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
Enjoying its 41st season in 2014 as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, SCORE International and its racers are now featured on the weekly SCORE Dirt LiveHD broadcasts. This will be the 29th episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD season.
The 2014 season of SCORE 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.
SCORE DIRT LIVEHD
Desert racing public address announcer and former racer George Antill is the executive producer and host of the show along with periodic surprise guest hostesses including Miss Monster Energy Supercross Dianna Dahlgren. 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 and sometimes SCORE Trophy Truck racer and prep-shop owner T.J. Flores.
With several million viewers in nearly 100 countries, the SCORE Dirt LiveHD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored in 2014 around the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship.
The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
The high definition shows also include numerous award-winning video highlight packages, most produced by Mexico’s Cactus Films or San Diego’s Tempt Media.
SCORE 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 of two races in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. The fourth round of the new SCORE World Desert Championship will be the 19th annual Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex in Imperial Valley, Calif. on Sept. 25-28.
ON CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR
All SCORE races are televised on a delayed basis in the USA, Canada and U.S. Territories as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The shows are produced by SoCal’s acclaimed BCII TV. Here is the link for the trailer for the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 show — https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=455635361244177.
Following a week of airing the CBS Sports Network telecasts, the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 show will air worldwide in over 100 countries through international distribution. All events in the SCORE World Desert Championship are televised world-wide, starting with the original broadcasts on the CBS Sports Network.