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.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Grab some popcorn, a cold Tecate and find your comfort chair as showtime continues Thursday night as Roger Norman’s newest Internet creation continues–SCORE Throwback Thursday. Norman’s newest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

This Thursday night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 1999 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, a loop race in Baja California Norte that started and finished for only the time in Ojos Negros, 40 miles east of Ensenada.

BJ-TJ-Baldwin-Off-Road-7-18-13Reno, NV – BJ Baldwin and relief driver TJ Flores fought hard to overcome several setbacks they encountered to finish fourth at the HDRA Eldorado Reno 500. BJ had enlisted the help of TJ Flores to handle some of the driving chores in the grueling 500 mile race. Normally BJ doesn’t use a relief driver but he is still healing after a hand injury that required a rod and a splint on his finger. With that finger sticking straight out, there is a chance it could get caught on the steering wheel doing even worse damage to the finger.

BJ had to do what he could for the team; he drove his truck during qualifying. He must have released every bit of his pent up energy. He went out and torched the field; taking the number one qualifying spot. He would take off in the lead on race day and drive the initial 18 miles before handing the Monster Energy / Toyo Tires / Rigid Industries Trophy Truck over to TJ.

hdra-logo-7-10-13RENO, Nev. — Extending their World Championship point lead even further, desert racing veterans Tim Herbst of Las Vegas and Larry Roeseler, El Centro, Calif., powered by the young guns of the sport to capture the overall and Trophy Truck victory at the 2nd Annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 at the Tahoe Reno Motorplex, 19 miles east of downtown Reno, Nev.

With the 405-mile race run as five laps over a rock-strewn 81-mile loop, Roeseler drove the first three laps and Tim Herbst the last two as together they completed the race in nine hours, 25 minutes and 10 seconds, averaging 43.0 miles per hour in the No. 19 Monster Energy Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150.

HDRA-Thumb-Reno-7-17-13Reno, NV – Competitors and fans were both treated to another epic event at the 2nd annual HDRA Eldorado Reno 500. The Reno 500 is a week-long event packed with fun for everyone with support from the city of Reno, the RSCVA and Northern Nevada Motor Madness. Course re-con commenced on Sunday July 7 to let the competitors know what they were in for. On Tuesday the 9th, starting positions were drawn for the classes who would not qualify at the sports book in the Eldorado Resort Casino and beamed out to the masses by Dirt Live on the internet.

On Wednesday, the Dirt Live Expo got underway. The Expo spotlighted Off Road Vehicle Manufacturers and Suppliers. The first outdoor off road expo in the history of downtown Reno, it offered displays by local and international dealers, distributors and promoters of off road events. The Expo promises to be the cornerstone of annual events to follow in coming years. Thursday would have live music, LivFast freestyle Motocross shows and incredible stunts performed by the Monster 2 Wheel Asphalt Stunt Team at the Dirt Live Expo.

hdra-logo-7-10-13RENO, Nev.—Not letting a seriously broken index finger on his left hand slow him down, Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin topped the field during Thursday’s qualifying for Saturday’s 2nd Annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500.  Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Desert Series will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tahoe Reno Motorplex, 19 miles east of downtown Reno, Nev. at exit 32 (USA Parkway exit) of Interstate-80.

Using the 4.3-mile infield section of the brutally rugged 81.0-mile loop desert race course for qualifying, Baldwin, who is the reigning SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion in the SCORE Desert Series, blasted through the serpentine qualifying loop with a fast time of four minutes, 29.60 seconds at an average speed of 57.55 miles per hour in his No. 97 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck.

hdra-logo-7-10-13RENO, Nev. — Tuesday night’s live drawing for starting positions at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno, Nev., has set the stage for Saturday’s 2nd annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Desert Series. After a week of practice on the course and the festivities on Virginia Street, 0n Saturday it’s down to serious business as a twinbill is slated for the Tahoe Reno Motorplex, located 20 minutes east of downtown Reno at exit 32 (USA Parkway exit) on Interstate-80 as Round 3 of the 2013 HDRA Desert Series and Round eight of the AMA National Hare and Hound motorcycle series will run simultaneously.

hdra_reno-500-6-25-13Reno, NV – Get prepared for the greatest motorsports event of the summer when the HDRA Eldorado Reno 500 returns to the Tahoe-Reno Motorplex, (TRM) July 7-12. Starting on Sunday July 7, the 500 mile course will be available for course prerunning to HDRA Eldorado Reno 500 race teams.

Prerunning, unique in the United States, is just another example of HDRA’s “For Racers… By Racers” philosophy. This includes drivers, co-drivers and bona fide team personnel that are current HDRA members. You Must Register at Wide Open office (see location below) prior to beginning your first pre-run session. Pre-running is FREE to team personnel who are HDRA members! To get to Tahoe-Reno Motorplex (TRM) from Reno, take Interstate 80 East to USA Parkway off-ramp Exit 32. At the end of the off-ramp turn right on USA Parkway and proceed to the Wide Open office at 420 USA Parkway. The office will be on your right.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Now airing in High Definition, Southern California champion SCORE desert racers Martin Christensen and Kendall Norman will be the spotlight guests on Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.

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 16th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air.

Dirt Live also goes live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weekends and most recently broadcast four days of coverage from the 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 from San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico in March and three weeks ago, Dirt Live race coverage emanated live from the King Shocks HDRA 250 in Ridgecrest, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Returning to its regular San Diego studios after two weeks in Las Vegas, legendary desert racer Larry Roeseler will be the spotlight guest on Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show will be back in its normal broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.

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 14th weekly Dirt Live show to air.