SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Merging the two desert racing organizations that he owns, Roger Norman has announced the groundbreaking SCORE World Desert Championship, commencing in 2014 with a six-race series that will include all of the car, truck, motorcycle and ATV classes in Mexico and the United States. Citing a desire to simplify the two series and make the overall championship series more appealing to national and international television and traditional media, merged into SCORE International will be Norman’s two-year old High Desert Racing Association (HDRA).

Preparing to celebrate its 41st year as the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body, SCORE International today officially announced its 2014 schedule, which will consist of the three major desert races held on Mexico’s majestic Baja Peninsula along with three additional races being held in the USA. All classes will race in all races and five of the six best finishes will count towards SCORE World Desert Championship point titles.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Featuring multi-car entries in every SCORE race for over two decades, Wilson Motorsports of Long Beach, Calif. will be glistening in the SCORE spotlight during the next two Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD 7 p.m. (PT) internet shows. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show for the next two weeks will air from Wilson Motorsports instead of its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

The second and third-generation desert racing team has won races in several classes and championship over the years and known as intense competitors Wilson Motorsports has easily compiled more podium finishes than any team in SCORE history.

Introduced to SCORE desert racing by family patriarch Norm Wilson, the family legacy was established by Wilson’s three sons-Rick, Randy and Ronny, who have brought in their sons Brian and Brad to extend the family tradition even further.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Taking a timeout from their regular work behind the cameras of their long-running, award-winning reality TV show ‘COPS’, SoCal’s John Langley and his sons Morgan and Zak Langley will be shining in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD at 7 p.m. (PT) during the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

John Langley, 70, of Santa Monica, Calif., and his sons Morgan and Zak lead the COPS Racing Team that features the No. 50 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, the No. 111 Chevy-powered Racer unlimited Class 1 open-wheel race vehicle and the No. 1011 SCORE Class 10 Racer-Honda.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11SAN DIEGO — Delivering another star-studded broadcast, SCORE Trophy Truck champion driver Jesse Jones and shock absorber tuning specialist and veteran navigator Todd Tenbroek will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD at 7 p.m. (PT) during the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Jones, 47, is a top racer and former champion in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck racing division while Tenbroek who is one of the top co-riders in the sport especially assisting teams with shock tuning.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight will shine on third generation desert racer Jessica McMillin and veteran motorcycle racer Kirk Russell as the featured SCORE racers at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

McMillin, 28, is teammate to Heidi Steele, 41, as a pair of ‘experienced rookies’ in driving the No. 14 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck racing division while Russell, 43, owner of a motorcycle tour company in Mexico, races as a co-rider for a variety of pro motorcycle racers in several classes over the years.

Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this will be the 34th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Part of the new generation of SCORE desert racers, SoCal’s Ross Savage of Costa Mesa and Jonathan Brenthal of Newport Beach will be glistening as Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight shines on them as the featured guests at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Savage, 32, is teammate to Andrew Myers, 33, San Marcos, Calif. in driving the No. 1001 KRS Development Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car in SCORE Class 10 while Brenthal, 34, a race vehicle designer and builder, drives the No. 7298 Brenthal Industries Chevy S-10 in SCORE Class 7200.

Mongo-Racing-Off-Road-8-22-13Randy Merritt and Tracy Rubio won the 2013 Best In The Desert Racing Association’s Vegas to Reno billed as the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.”  What makes this even more remarkable is this is their 3rd consecutive class win at this event in 2 different classes. Randy and Tracy teamed up in 2011 for this event in Randy’s 2011 Class 8100 ECO Boost powered F-150 built by Tracy Rubio at TNC Fab in Kingman, Arizona and then they returned in 2012 in Randy’s new Class 7200 Unlimited also built by Tracy Rubio at TNC Machine and they drove it to their 1st Class win.

Randy was looking forward to the 2013 Vegas to Reno with anticipation, knowing that most of his team was unchanged and the truck was ready. Since the 2012 BITD Vegas to Reno, Randy has only missed finishing in the top 2 in class twice.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Rapidly improving SCORE Trophy Truck racer Jason Voss and veteran fabricator Craig Stewart will enjoy Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight shining on them as the featured guests at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Voss, 26, Cupertino, Calif., drives the No. 35 Voss Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck while Stewart, son of the legendary desert racer Ivan Stewart, owns and operates Stewart’s Raceworks in Santee, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following a month of broadcasts from Reno, Nev., Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT) will spotlight the legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, SCORE Baja race champion Doug Fortin and a Monster Energy highlights video produced by Tempt Media of San Diego.

After the 2nd annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series Tuesday’s show will feature a multi-time SCORE Baja race champion who has turned into a TV commentator, SCORE Baja overall race winner Doug Fortin who now owns the Fortin Transaxles aftermarket company as well as the unique video of Monster Energy racers at the recent HDRA race in Reno.

Dakar-2014-SCORE-HDRA-7-22-13RENO, Nev. — Leaving the snow and the snowplows behind for another summer of sun and fun in the desert, Minnesota’s Peter Hajas has earned the Dakar Challenge 2013 special program that provides him with the opportunity of a lifetime to race in the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America.

Earning his entry package into the Dakar by recording the fastest adjusted time combined from two major desert races—the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in June and last weekend’s Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Hajas and his team now must begin making their plans for next January’s Dakar Rally.

Hajas, 53, of Wayzata, Minn., was seventh in his class at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 out of 22 starters and won his class at the Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 out of 10 starters in a Chevy-powered Kreger open-wheel desert race car. After factoring his class coefficient to adjust his time, Hajas earned the top spot in the Dakar Challenge 2013.