SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following the second of three races in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, 44 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2013 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards.

Leading the way are 16 amazing racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, eight in Class 10 for open-wheel race cars and six in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines.

The 16 SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season include the top five point leaders, four of whom are from Las Vegas: Bryce Menzies (No. 70 Ford F-150), Rob MacCachren, (No. 11 Ford F-150), B.J. Baldwin (No. 1 Chevy Silverado) and Tim Herbst, (No. 19 Ford F-150). No. 2 in points and also in the hunt for a milestone is the Mexican father/son team of Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali (No. 21 Ford F1-50).

Bryce-Menzies-X-Games-6-26-12SAN DIEGO—While winning is very important in motorsports, consistency is equally as important for those desiring to win season championships and with a pair of podium finishes, Las Vegas’ rising star of the desert Bryce Menzies has emerged as the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point leader in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.  With a second place finish at the season opener at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 and a third place at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Menzies is on the verge of winning his second SCORE season championship in the last three years.

Two years removed from his double-championship rookie season of SCORE racing in 2011, Menzies will lead the thundering herd of SCORE Trophy Trucks, the high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks back to Mexico for November’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. Over 40 SCORE Trophy Trucks are expected at the start line in Ensenada, Baja California for this year’s iconic race which will see race-week activities running from Nov. 13-17.

Menzies, who drives solo in the No. 21 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, has racked up 196 points during the first two SCORE Baja races of 2013, but the star-studded class has his eight closest challengers only a total of 25 points behind him.

Douglas-Motorsports-TORC-Bark-River-6-19-13El Cajon, CA – After three rounds of racing on the short tracks of Dodge City and Eldora, Scott Douglas was looking forward to racing the new truck at the big free flowing all-natural terrain layout in Bark River, Michigan. The AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 ran well in practice and qualifying, but on the longer race runs, the team saw unexpected changes in the race truck’s handling.

The weekend began earlier than originally scheduled, the one rained out Eldora round of racing was scheduled Friday evening with practice and qualifying only a couple of hours before the drop of the green flag.

The qualifying session saw the #7 AMSOIL Ford stopped the watches with the third quickest time in the field. Even with the solid qualifying time, the team knew there was room for improvement. A couple of minor changes went into the chassis setup and then it was time for ten laps around the 1.75 mile layout.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Below is the updated entry list, with vehicle, driver/rider of record, by class starting order for Saturday’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Racers have come from 25 US States and 15 countries.

The second-oldest desert race in the world, Round 2 of the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series, 289 official entries as of 7:30 p.m. Friday competing in 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.

With additional late entries expected on race morning in the 500.99-mile race, the green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three and one-half hours after the last ATV at approximately 10:30 a.m.

CORSA-2013-Product-Catalog-5-21-13BEREA, Ohio – CORSA(r) Performance Exhausts has released a new, four-color 40 page catalog featuring all product applications for CORSA Performance Exhaust Systems, dB Performance Exhaust Systems, as well as the company’s new air intake line.

As an easy tool for dealers to explain the benefits of having a CORSA exhaust system, the catalog features an in-depth description of each exhaust system available with easily readable and organized charts that specify each year, make and model vehicle that’s available for each system.

“Our comprehensive 2013 product catalog is an easy reference guide with in-depth charts and diagrams explaining the entire product line,” said Craig R. Kohrs, VP and General Manager, TMG Performance Products. “The catalog has relevant information about our advanced technology, the exhaust systems and air intakes, as well as illustrates of the benefits of having a CORSA product.”

Scott-Douglas-TORC-5-13-13El Cajon, CA (May 13, 2013) – The latest round of racing in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL at Eldora Speedway, presented quite a challenge #7 AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust /BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 and like a true champion, Scott Douglas brought home another podium finish. The weekend at Eldora really challenged the TORC competitors as the unique track layout and constant rain throughout the weekend really tested each team. Douglas Motorsports showed why they are some of the best in the sport.

The TORC track layout would only use the actual half mile long high-banked dirt oval. Track builder Jeff Nordstrom created a series of jumps and table tops creating a very high speed left turn only off-road course. Scott Douglas was very anxious to take some practice laps to get a better handle on the set-up for the 900 horsepower Goodwin Competition equipped Ford F-150. Unfortunately heavy rains cancelled all Friday activities, including the evening race program.

Then all of Saturday’s prerace activities were also cancelled in order for the track surface to dry, in the hopes of salvaging one round of racing. Now Douglas Motorsports had to create a tire and chassis set-up without any practice information as a baseline. After a team meeting, Crew Chief Jason Schampers came up with a package that would keep the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust PRO-4 running at the front of the field.

About an hour before the PRO-4 group of racers entered the track for Round 3, another rain cloud passed overhead, dumping more water on the race surface. After the twenty minute delay the program resumed. Fortunately, by the time Scott Douglas and the rest of the PRO-4 competitors began their warm up laps for the thirty lap feature, much of the water was gone and the track surface was quite tacky.

Scott-Douglas-TORC-4-17-13El Cajon, CA -The 2013 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL saw Douglas Motorsports bring a brand new PRO-4 race truck to the season opening event in Dodge City, Kansas. Scott Douglas and his team have put high expectations on themselves and if the racing in the high plains of Kansas are any indication, the AMSOIL Borla Exhaust BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 are the early favorites for the PRO-4×4 Championship.

The offseason not only saw the team designing and building a brand new race truck, but just after the first of the year, Douglas Motorsports moved its operation into a new race facility. The move was completed just in time for the team to head across country for a test session in Primm, Nevada. In 2012, Douglas Motorsports made the move to a Goodwin Competition powerplant and implementing a manual transmission, and the upcoming season will see the new truck depend on King Shocks to handle the varying track conditions of the TORC series.

Bilstein-Sweeps-Truck-4-17-13Poway, Calif. – BILSTEIN, the world’s leading manufacturer of monotube gas pressure shock absorbers, is proud to announce an exciting new contest. Starting April 15, enthusiasts can enter to win one of three customized vehicles and a trip to the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where they’ll pick up their new ride. Once they vote, participants will also have the chance to select the parts to be installed on the vehicle, which will come from the leading aftermarket brands in the industry.

In this one-of-a-kind sweepstakes, enthusiasts will be able to vote for the ride of their choice from now until August 1 and enter to win until October 7. BILSTEIN will tally the votes and build the fan favorite for the sweepstakes winner. The choices include the classic Ford Mustang GT, an off-road worthy Ford F-150 truck or a sporty BMW 335i.

SAN DIEGO—For Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, winning a desert race in San Felipe, Mexico comes down to one thing-homework.  Ever the student of his craft, MacCachren, a four-time winner in this race, leads a race-record 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks into next week’s 27th annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.

While the Roger Norman era of SCORE International officially began last Friday with pre-running over the challenging 254.0-mile course, MacCachren will begin his ‘homework’ in his No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150 hoping to win his fourth consecutive race in San Felipe racing in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks introduced in 1994 by SCORE.

SAN DIEGO—Following Wednesday’s live drawing for starting positions leading the start of a new era in SCORE International desert racing history during its 40th anniversary season will be veteran racers Mark Weyhrich of Troutdale, Ore., and Robby Bell of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who received the pole positions for four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles during the live Dirt Live webcast Wednesday for the upcoming 27th Annual MasterCraft SafetyTecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Weyhrich races in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division while Bell competes in Class 22 for open motorcycles.

The season opener of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held March 8-10 in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez. The race will herald the new chapter in SCORE history, starting the tenure of Roger Norman as the owner of the world’s foremost desert racing organization.