SCORE-San-Felipe-Logo-2014-2-14-14San Felipe, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will ride in two classes to lead 64racers who have combined for 159 class wins among nearly 200 racers entered in Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.  O’Neal, 67, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in both Class 30 and Class 60 in the season-opener of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series.

The SCORE season opener will be held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 125 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.

SCORE-San-Felipe-Logo-2014-2-14-14RENO, Nev. — Considered to be one of the top tier drivers of all-time in the rugged sport of desert racing, the legendary Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart has been named the grand marshal for next week’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.

Stewart will preside over the festivities of the season-opener of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series to be held next Thursday through Sunday.  The SCORE season opener will be held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 125 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.

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Las Vegas, NV
– The Mint 400 announced today its addition to the Red Bull Signature Series. One of the most progressive action sports properties in the world, the Signature Series will air a two-hour broadcast of the Mint 400, showcasing the largest and most prestigious off-road race in America on NBC. The 2014 race will be held Saturday, March 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Red Bull Signature Series broadcast is set to air on NBC Sunday, July 6th at 2p.m. Eastern.

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Las Vegas
– Think you have what it takes to join the ranks of “Wheel of Fortune’s” Vanna White and “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter? Then enter the 2014 General Tire Miss Mint 400 competition presented by Metro Honda, for your chance to win a three-night stay in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, a prize pack worth hundreds of dollars. Or take home the Grand Prize: the Miss Mint Crown, $5,000, a professional photo shoot, a Race-Dezert.com feature, AND a brand new 2014 Honda vehicle for a year!*

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13PARKER, Ariz. (Jan. 30, 2014) – As the weekend quickly approaches, drivers and crews are preparing for the opening race of the 2014 Best In The Desert series, which launches the year’s desert racing season. The festivities and race will take place in the town of Parker, Arizona. This race will showcase the competition for the year, including drivers relying on BFGoodrich® Tires and its unmatched support, such as BITD Overall 2013 Champion, Jason Voss.

The field is packed this year in all classes and those who are racing with BFGoodrich Tires will be pushing a wide variety of tire designs to their limits. Racing three laps of the 150-mile course, the drivers, vehicles and tires will cover a range of terrain types. From Graded roads, sand washes to goat trails and rolling hills, the Parker 425 course poses the kind of punishment that these tires are designed to handle.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — This weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo and the Granddaddy of all desert races have joined forces to again present “SCOREville” – an exciting, expansive exhibit this weekend in Building 5 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., dedicated to saluting legends of SCORE Baja racing in honor of November’s 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, starting at 3pm.

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

LOS ANGELES—Ever the trailblazer, even in his final hour upon the desert racing stage, Sal Fish has announced that Saturday’s historic 2012 SCORE Awards Night will be webcast live via the internet on both score-international.com and DIRTnewz.com.

Fish, the godfather of desert racing who last month sold his iconic original SCORE International racing organization to former racer Roger Norman, will oversee a crowd of several hundred expected on Saturday to salute the champions of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, a limited number of tickets remain available for the 2012 SCORE Awards Night, honoring the world’s foremost desert racing series.  Back in Southern California for the third consecutive year the event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif.

LOS ANGELES — With a crowd of several hundred expected on Saturday, January 12 to salute the champions of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, original SCORE CEO President Sal Fish and new SCORE owner Roger Norman, tickets are still available for the 2012 SCORE Awards Night, honoring the world’s foremost desert racing series.  Back in Southern California for the third consecutive year the event will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, Calif.

At the lavish Hyatt Regency, located in the heart of Orange Country near Balboa Island, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night will honor the 39-year history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide. Among the many highlights of the festive evening will be the ‘passing of the torch’ from the legendary Fish to businessman Norman, the racer-turned-owner as the legacy of SCORE embarks on a new journey as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world.

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Team Toyo’s “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin clenched the 2012 SCORE Overall Point Championship and the checkered flag at the 45th annual Baja 1000 on November 16.  Baldwin and his #97 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck conquered the 1,121.55-mile course in just over 20 hours.  His tire choice for his assault on the legendary Baja… Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.

This is Baldwin’s first year as a member of Team Toyo and his first season competing with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.  His impressive season started in January when he won Round 1 of the Laughlin Desert Challenge.  He then finished second in the San Felipe 250, following that up with a second place finish in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  Baldwin clenched the overall title when he won the Baja 1000.

The last race on the Best In The Desert’s 2012 calendar is turning out to be a real challenge amongst competitors, with so many season class championships riding on it. A total of 14 car and truck class championships will be decided at the end of the day when the dust settles on this last race of the season. The Henderson “250” is also a “double points” race, so anything can happen in the final points shuffle.

A number of Trick Truck drivers still have a shot at taking the season championship crown. Coming into this race, Mark Weyhrich holds an eleven-point lead over Steve Sourapas, with Juan Carlos Lopez perching just 28 points behind Sourapas. Not far back and ready to challenge should something happen to the top three, are Steve Olliges, Adam Householder and Rick D. Johnson. So it comes down to whichever driver and team that can put together the perfect race for the win, probably goes home with the championship.