The legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

The legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

For even casual off-road racing fans, Ivan “Ironman” Stewart needs no introduction. His name rests in the most elite pantheon of competitors who have braved the Baja Peninsula in a quest for glory. With three Baja 1000 wins and an amazing 17 Baja 500 wins, Stewart has more than made his mark in Baja racing’s fabled lore.

SCORE CEO Roger Norman (right) listens to 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Grand Marshal and off-road racing legend Ivan "Ironman" Stewart during today's Baja 1000 press conference in Ensenada. The race will complete Norman's first full year as SCORE's owner.

SCORE CEO Roger Norman (right) listens to 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Grand Marshal and off-road racing legend Ivan “Ironman” Stewart during today’s Baja 1000 press conference in Ensenada. The race will complete Norman’s first full year as SCORE’s owner.

For SCORE CEO Roger Norman, most of the hard work done for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The 883.1-mile race, which promises to be a thrilling event, kicks off this evening when the motorcycle and ATV classes leave the starting line at 11 p.m. Talk has centered around the sheer brutality of this year’s course, we took the opportunity to chat with Norman about the race and the state of SCORE as its first season under his guidance enters the final countdown.

A lot of racers have chimed in on how difficult this year’s Baja 1000 course is going to be.

Well, as you know for the first two races of the year, we made the San Felipe 250 a true 250-mile race, and we made the Baja 500 over 500 miles. All the races that we’ve done were different, and we’ve had some new course, which keeps it exciting. It’s just a lot of things that I’ve wanted to do. It’s a lot of work, and it is more than what anyone could imagine. And it’s not just me. It is a lot of other people. There is no way that I could do it without the help of a lot of great people that love this sport as much as I do.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — In one of the last races when SCORE Trophy Truck raced as its own series, enjoy one of Ivan Stewart’s patented victories in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 when in the 1997 classic race comes out of the historical vault and to be aired this week on SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations, the presentation of another memorable race this week. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Thursday’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 1997 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 which has been the second-most popular desert race in the world since it began in 1974.

ORBA-Off-Road-Expo-9-18-13The Off Road Expo is arguably the biggest show of the year for the Off Road Industry, and now a very exclusive group of attendees will be able to enjoy a VIP experience, Family Events in partnership with the Off Road Business Association (ORBA) will offer an limited number of VIP Packages to be sold to enthusiasts who want to enjoy special privileges. “Our goal was to create a fundraising campaign a little different than the normal “please donate” routine,” said Jeff Knoll Public Relations Director of ORBA. “I think our board came up with a great idea.”

Off-Road-Expo-Logo-10-2-12POMONA, Calif. – Celebrating all that is off-road, 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will host the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race official live race drawing for starting positions. On Saturday, October 5, at 3 p.m., the crowds will flock to the expansive SCOREville exhibit in the Pomona Fairplex Building 5, to hear the live announcements and be among the first to see the official race course map.

Set to take place Wednesday, November 13, to Sunday, November 17, 2013, this legendary Baja off-road race will cover much of Mexico’s Majestic Baja California Norte region of the peninsula with a loop course that will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California. More than 300 entries of cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATV’s will fill 40 pro and seven sportsman classes.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Next month’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo and the Granddaddy of all desert races have joined forces to again present “SCOREville” – an exciting expansive exhibit Oct. 5-6 in Building 5 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., dedicated to saluting the legends of SCORE Baja racing in honor of the 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for the Nov. 13–17 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 3pm.

The official course map for the race will also be unveiled on Oct. 5 by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman to begin the drawing event.

On both Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, autograph sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at SCOREville with many of the top SCORE desert racers from today and yesterday.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Two of the all-time SCORE Trophy Truck races, SoCal’s David Ashley and Dan Smith will be seen in action during SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations,and the presentation of another memorable race this week—the 1998 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Thursday’s night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 4th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the very popular season-opening race that SCORE produced from 1995 through 2012.

Norman’s new Internet show is another part of the inventory of his new Dirt Live productions which produces the weekly Dirt LiveHD studio show each Tuesday as well as the expanded race-week coverage for his SCORE and HDRA racing organizations.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Las Vegas second generation racing brothers Ed and Tim Herbst along with second-gen SoCal racer Mark Post will grab some more airtime during SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations,and the presentation of another memorable race this week—the 1997 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Thursday’s night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 3rd annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, a very popular season-opening race that SCORE produced from 1995 through 2012.

Norman’s new Internet show is another part of the inventory of his new Dirt Live productions which produces the weekly Dirt LiveHD studio show each Tuesday as well as the expanded race-week coverage for his SCORE and HDRA racing organizations.

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 — Roger Norman’s newest Internet creation–SCORE Throwback Thursday will present another memorable race tomorrow—the 2001 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Norman’s newest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Thursday’s night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 2001 Tecate SCORE Baja 500, one in a series of 45 races that are among the most popular in all of motorsports.

Norman’s new Internet show is another part of the inventory of his new Dirt Live productions which produces the weekly Dirt LiveHD studio show each Tuesday as well as the expanded race-week coverage for his SCORE and HDRA racing organizations.