SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Two legends in their respective sports, SCORE’s Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and Mexican-American champion Pro Wrestler/Television star Rey Mysterio Jr have agreed to be the Grand Marshals of the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race.

The dynamic duo will preside over the festivities that are part of Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

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Laughlin, NV
– Racers in the General Tire Jeepspeed Series presented by KMC Wheels had the opportunity to run wide open at the Best in the Desert series Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada. Instead of the typical desert racing course, Laughlin is only 16 miles long and 90 percent is fast, graded fire roads. The race format consisted of 3 laps on Saturday and 3 more on Sunday. Winners were determined by the combined fastest times from both heats. Jeepspeed racing usually takes patience and strategy. They get plenty of challenge from their fellow competitors, but their toughest foe is typically the brutal desert terrain. At Laughlin, there were no pit stops, no strategy, and no limits. Competitors ran wide open.  

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Following Thursday’s draw for starting positions, SoCal’s Garrett Poucher will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, there were 191 official entries in the start draw. With as many as 100 late entries still expected to enter the popular race, entries in the draw came from 28 U.S. States and 13 countries for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500.

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Temecula, Calif.
– Doffo Winery will host the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit, presented by SCORE International on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Doffo Winery has joined forces with Wilson Cycle Sports KTM of Murrieta, FMF Racing, GoPro, Klim, Torco and District 37 to help raise money for The Kurt Caselli Foundation and their mission to improve the safety of off-road racers.

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Laughlin, NV
–  Sara Price returns to the Best In The Desert Laughlin Desert Classic May 13-14.  The 24-year old California native will be stepping up to drive the RPM Offroad Trick Truck built by Geiser Brothers, with long-time co-pilot Erica Sacks taking the right seat.

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With 136 race teams already signed up, 27 Trick Trucks, 22 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks and 16 Class 1000 Cars represent some of the bigger class entries heading to Laughlin, Nevada this weekend. The entire field of racers will be geared up and ready to duel each other over the exceptionally challenging desert terrain for bragging rights at Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It.

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The anticipation is building as Best In The Desert brings their high level of desert racing excitement to Laughlin, Nevada next week as their Car and Truck Classes take center stage with four days of spectacular special events and fun-filled activities beginning Thursday, May 11. All the festivities lead up to a full slate of non-stop racing action on Saturday and Sunday.

Donald Jackson, Operations Manager for Best in the Desert said, “We’re extremely excited and anxiously looking forward to next week’s Laughlin Desert Classic. This marks our second year working along with the Laughlin Tourism Commission to present this incredibly exciting event for our racers and everyone involved. Laughlin is the perfect location for this specially formatted race and all the activities associated with it. The Laughlin Desert Classic proved last year to be an extraordinarily competitive ‘Duel in the Desert’ and we expect this year’s edition to be even better.”

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Rugged Radios’ new RM50-MB Multi-Band Radio merges VHF, UHF, CB, HAM, AM, and FM all into one unit for the ultimate, versatile communication system!  Now, you can have CB for your road trips, VHF for off-road friends, UHF for short course, HAM  for intense radio enthusiasts, and even AM/FM for a little downtime radio listening. Whether you’re trail riding in the Sierras or exploring the Mojave Desert, this radio is perfect for any adventure!

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In this recap video from the Mint 400, Justin Lambert demonstrates why it’s important to have a stout off-road bumper on your UTV in the event you need to let another competitor know that they need to let you by.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — With racers already entered from 16 U.S. States and six countries, teams from all across the United States and around the world continue to register online for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 49th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.