LOS ANGELES—Online voting has begun for the 2012 SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards and will continue until midnight on Dec. 25, officials of the SCORE Desert Series announced today.

Having completed 39 years as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, Los Angeles-based SCORE International will have nine annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Award winners selected by online voting at http://tinyurl.com/cp9n3 to which opened today and will close at midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 25.  Two additional SCORE Off-Roadsman categories, Original Chassis Builder and Engine Builder are determined by a special points system.

Winners of the public voting will be honored in January during the SCORE Awards Night which celebrates the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. This is the second year that SCORE has used online voting to determine the award winners. In past years the winners were selected by way of a vote conducted with SCORE members.

LOS ANGELES—Ever since the first known record run occurred in 1962, by Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr., motorcycles have been at the foundation and the very heart of SCORE Baja racing.  Next week’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will showcase over 90 motorcycle teams along with the factory team showdown for the overall victory for teams from American Honda, Kawasaki and KTM.

Most with an average of three riders each, from all over the world, the field includes nearly 30 racers who will attempt the arduous journey riding solo the entire 1,121.55 miles to earn the glory of the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider award. The granddaddy of all desert races, which is the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held on Mexico’s magnificently mysterious Baja California peninsula next week.

With the bone-jarring 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, Baja California Sur. Pre-race activities begin officially with racer registration starting next Sunday (Nov. 11).

Renthal is very proud to announce that it is producing a special limited edition handlebar pad that is going to be sold exclusively through the Rental website, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for the Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief in Japan.

We are only producing 500 of these limited edition handlebar pads and once we’ve sold through them, we will be able to make a donation to the American Red Cross for close to $10,000.00.  Renthal has very close ties with the factories in Japan, including Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki and we feel very strongly about doing our part to assist them in any way we can to help them get through this difficult tragedy.

We will be supplying our race teams with this special handlebar pad at the Las Vegas round of the Supercross series to help get the word out and build some excitement.

The pad will sell for $19.95 and can only be bought directly off the Renthal website.

To purchase, please click the link below: