Baja500LogoFinalSAN DIEGO — With pre-running opening Wednesday, the official 501-mile course map for the upcoming 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was unveiled Tuesday night during Roger Norman’s Dirt Live HD Internet show at www.score-international.com. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, to be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs at 6 a.m. with cars and trucks leaving the start line three and one-half hours after the last Sportsman ATV at approximately 10:30 a.m.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — SCORE International’s new era continues as online racer registration officially opens today for one of the most popular motorsports events in the world–the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

LOS ANGELES — After more than a decade of registering entries, assisting media operations and recording times of speeding vehicles as a SCORE race official, Texas wife/mother/desert racer Monica Greenhill finds herself not only third in the 2012 SCORE Desert Series points standings in the unlimited Class 1 but she will also be the first female driver of record to start first in the high-powered division for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars in next month’s 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Following in the tracks of such notable SCORE female desert racing stars as Judy Smith, Bekki Freeman-Wik, Anna Cody and Heidi Steele, Greenhill will take the green flag as the first vehicle in Class 1 in the No. 101 Greenhill Motorsports Chevy-powered Jimco race car. Class 1 will leave the start line immediately after the SCORE Trophy Truck division to begin the four-wheel vehicle start in the elapsed-time race where one vehicle starts every 30 seconds.

LOS ANGELES—As the race clock quickly clicks down to 30 days remaining before the green flag drops and as teams finalize logistics, vehicle prep and prerunning trips, entries continue to arrive from around the globe for November’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races.

This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race course.

With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz in Baja California Sur.

LOS ANGELES—Veteran Arizona desert racer Pete Sohren has received the first starting position during Saturday’s live drawing at the Off-Road Expo for November’s 45th running of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. While Sohren, who lives in Glendale, Ariz., will pilot his No. 2 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, starting first among the motorcycle and ATV classes will be Chris Ridgway on a Honda CRF450X.

This year’s granddaddy of all desert races, the drawing for the mammoth finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The SCOREville exhibit in Building 6 at the Off-Road Expo is a salute to SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES—SCORE International announced today that it has launched enhanced social media platforms in conjunction with Curbsyde Productions in preparation for the special event coverage planned for November’s 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. The enhanced platforms, accessed through www.score-international.com, will be actively providing content during the live drawing for starting positions Saturday at the SCOREville exhibit at the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The SCOREville exhibit in Building 6 at the Off-Road Expo will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

With autograph sessions both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., the live drawing for starting positions, by class, for the legendary motorsports adventure down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, will be held on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

LOS ANGELES—As it has for nearly 40 years as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world, SCORE International is adding to its legacy of innovation and pioneering technology development with the announcement this week by SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish of the new manufacturer-friendly SCORE Super 8 Truck class.

The new class, open to all manufacturers of unlimited trucks and sport utility vehicles with engines limited to stock, sealed V-8s, will make its debut at November’s 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.

“SCORE has always listened to the racers and when we are in agreement with the need and our ability to effectively develop and oversee the rules and regulations, we are very open to introducing new classes into SCORE desert racing,” said Fish, CEO/President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International since soon after it was founded in 1973. “Following on-going discussions with numerous racers and diligent research and preparation of class regulations by Bill Savage and SCORE Tech, we are very enthusiastically announcing the debut of this special truck class which will be open to every truck and SUV manufacturer.”

LOS ANGELES—Preparing to celebrate its 39th year as the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, SCORE International today officially announced the finalized schedule for the five race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.

SCORE’s 2012 season will culminate with the massive 45th anniversary celebration of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.  The season will start in Southern Nevada with the 18th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge.

With Las Vegas Events this week approving SCORE to produce the 18th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, SCORE has announced plans to make each day of the two-day Laughlin event separate race events for purposes of championship points, prize money and trophies.  Further, SCORE also announced that after five years of running a shorter course loop, the course for the 2012 Laughlin event will be expanded to the longer route that crosses the Needles Highway.

“SCORE will maintain a five-race series and we want all of our great racers to celebrate with us at the 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.  We want to give our racers ample time to prepare for the massive undertaking and unique challenge of a peninsula run format, so eliminating the September race seemed to be the best option.” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President.