SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — With just a couple of days remaining before the celebration begins for the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, special guests during Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time with be SCORE Trophy Truck racer Armin Schwarz of Germany and sportsman motorcycle racer Brett Robinson. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.

Schwarz, a veteran of over 100 World Rally Championship races, is driver of record and teams with Denmark’s Martin Christensen behind the wheel of the No. 15 All German Motorsports BMW X-6 SCORE Trophy Truck.  Schwarz/Christensen will be among the favorites in the huge field of 37 high-tech, 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks.

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—Heading to Las Vegas this week, Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time will air from the Baldwin Motorsports race shop, home of reigning SCORE Trophy Truck Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion B.J. Baldwin. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show is broadcast from 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. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in San Diego. All live events this, will be the 11th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — New to the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, SoCal racers Steven Eugenio and teammate Adam Pfankuch and lead rider Tim Weigand of the powerful JCR Honda motorcycle team will be the featured guests tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show is broadcast from 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. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in San Diego. All live events this will be the 10th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

SCORE Officials announces today a shakeup in the overall finishers at the 2013 Mastercraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. After receiving a penalty for veering too far off the course (a 500-foot rule was instituted by SCORE’s Roger Norman), Bryce Menzies moved backed to second place which meant Gustavo Vildosola moved into the first-place spot for the overall victory. Finishing after Menzies in third place was last year’s winner Rob MacCachren, who moved up a spot after Juan Carlos Lopez was assessed a penalty.

In the Pro Motorcycle class, KTM-mounted Kurt Caselli was unofficially named the winner but later penalized for straying too far off course, giving the win to JCR Honda’s Timmy Weigand. Caselli moved back into second place, while Kendall Norman (who solo-ed the race) moved up into the final podium spot.

San Felipe, Baja California – In case nobody noticed, Rob MacCachren has been dominating the SCORE Desert Series races held in San Felipe, Mexico. He won both the 250 and the Challenge of Champions races in 2011 and then went Back-to-Back winning the Mastercraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 again in 2012. With three overall victories in as many races, it would appear that Rob and his team would be hard to beat when they return March 8-10 for this year’s race but things have changed. Rob is racing his own brand new Geiser SCORE Trophy Truck and this year’s course has a new layout that has fewer miles of punishing, high speed whoops like in years past.

“We are just doing our homework like we always do,” said Rob MacCachren, “We are running a new Geiser Brother’s SCORE Trophy Truck out of our own shop this year. Jim Blackmore is the crew chief; he and I go all the way back to the Mickey Thompson shortcourse days. Our BFG tires are hooking up and the FOX shocks on our new Rockstar Energy Drink, SCORE Trophy Truck are dialed in; we’re ready to go.

SAN DIEGO — Officially launching one of his many positive new initiatives for his newest desert racing series acquisition, Roger Norman announced today that racer registration for the new SCORE Desert Series has begun online on the www.score-international.com website. First event of the new era of SCORE International will be the 27th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in March. SCORE is celebrating its 40th year of the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013.

With 40 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, a live drawing for starting positions within each class will be held during the Feb. 12th broadcast of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live internet show airing on the SCORE website.

The race itself will be held March 8-10 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, kicking off the festivities of the 40th season of SCORE International desert racing. In order to be included in the start drawing, entries must be received with full payment by Monday, Feb. 11.

WHAT:
26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race, Round 3 of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series

WHEN:
March 8-11, 2012

WHERE:
San Felipe-Baja California, Mexico (120 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border)

WHO:
Nearly 250 entries (25 States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico)

COURSE:
TOTAL MILEAGE:
248.64 miles (4 physical checkpoints, the finish line & 51 virtual checkpoints).
The course is a long, fairly narrow loop extending north of San Felipe near Highway 3 and south almost to Puertecitos on the east side adjacent to the Sea of Cortez. Course will start and finish in the shadow of the famed San Felipe Arches. Heading northwest of town, it runs in a counterclockwise direction. Course runs North, northwest, west and south of town. The challenging course runs through five major washes in the area: Cuevitas, Matomi, Azufre, Huatomote, Chanate and finally Amarillas, with silt, jagged rocks, and narrow passes between walls of rock, and is considered to be ‘The best of Baja.’  This will be the first time Cuevitas and Amarillas have been used. CHECKPOINTS: CK1-rm 63.99; CK2-rm 124.13; CK3-rm 166.87, CK4-rm 218.32

LOS ANGELES—Entries from across the globe, including many of the world’s top desert racers are entering in time for Saturday’s start draw for next month’s 26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. With the drawing being held at the SCORE International headquarters in Los Angeles, the race itself will be held March 9-11 along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

With entries accepted up to race morning, over 225 entries from over 15 US States and 10 countries expected to enter the race and competition will be held in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the popular race.

Following January’s two rounds at the season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series will be visiting Mexico for the first of three annual SCORE Baja races in 2012.

The start draw for Round 2 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series will determine the starting order within each of the various classes in the elapsed-time race.

“San Felipe has long been a very popular spring race on the SCORE Baja racing schedule and this is our third year with MasterCraft Safety as the co-title sponsor of the race along with Tecate,” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President since soon after SCORE was founded in 1973.  “With this year’s race being our third of the season we expect a great race in a superb venue that will launch are three final races of the season in Mexico.”

Pre-running will be allowed on the actual race course from Saturday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 9 and SCORE CEO/President expects to announce details regarding the 2012 course in the next two weeks.

A unique part of Saturday’s drawing will be the special drawing for the top 12 finishers from the nearest previous SCORE Baja race entered in the current race in both SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1. For this race it will be the top 12 finishers in each class from last November’s 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. After those groups are drawn, the remainder of the entries in each class will be selected for their respective starting positions after the first group in each class.

The top 12 finishers in SCORE Trophy Truck from the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 were: Andy McMillin/Scott McMillin-National City, Calif., Nick Vanderwey/Mike Vanderwey, Phoenix/Curt LeDuc, Cherry Valley, Calif., Bryce Menzies-Las Vegas, Mark McMillin-El Cajon, Calif., Clyde Stacy-Bristol, Va., Jesse James-Austin, Texas, Ken Losch-Tempe, Ariz., Robby Gordon-Charlotte, N.C., Troy Herbst-Las Vegas, Rick Geiser-Phoenix, Rob MacCachren-Las Vegas and Dave Crinklaw-Reedley, Calif.

In the unlimited Class 1, the top 12 finishers from the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 were: Justin Davis-Chino Hills, Calif., Ronny Wilson-Long Beach, Calif., Brian Parkhouse-Long Beach, Calif., Mark Hutchins-Henderson, Nev., Damen Jefferies-Apple Valley, Calif., Eric Harp, Panama City Beach, Fla., Brett Lenk-Newport Beach, Calif., David Greenhill/Mike Greenhill-Crowley, Texas, Marco Valdez-Ensenada, Mexico, Conan Barker-Whittier, Calif., Kory Halopoff-Orange, Calif. and Mike Childress-Wrightwood, Calif

FULLERTON, CA. – It was an exceptional day for the Steele family and Yokohama Tire Corporation at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, September 10, in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico. Husband and wife team Cameron and Heidi Steele put on a show with Yokohama’s Geolandar tires. Heidi – battling severe stomach flu – won the Class 6 division (with a lot of help from co-driver and Desert Assassins teammate Rene Brugger and his son Richie), while Cameron finished fifth in the ultra-competitive Trophy Truck division, and seventh overall among all 77 racers.

“Rene deserves all the credit for this win,” said Heidi. “I could only drive a small part of the race because I was really sick. But Rene and his son stepped-up and drove our Yokohama tire-shod Ford Ranger to victory.”

This was the second win this season in San Felipe for San Clemente, California-based Heidi Steele and San Diego’s Brugger, who won on the same challenging course in March. This time they finished the 250-mile race on their off-the-shelf Yokohama Geolandar M/T+® tires in 5:57:12.

“It worked out good for us, thanks to the Yokohama tires handling the tough terrain and guiding us to victory,” said Heidi. “We’re pretty stoked to be in the points lead heading into the Baja 1000 in November.”

Cameron Steele teamed with Rick Geiser (Phoenix) and Cody Stuart (Capistrano Beach, California), to campaign their Geiser Brothers GMC Sierra (with new, custom-made 40-inch Geolandar tires) to a season-best fifth place in 4:40:06.

“It was our first race on the 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar tires,” said Cameron, “so we kind of used this race as a little bit of a tire test. It went really good. It’s cool to be here in the top five. We always want to win but this time there was a concentrated effort on making sure that we did a good job getting ready for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.”

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