SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Champion desert racer Elias Hanna and crossover World Superbike champion Colin Edwards will bask in the glow of the SCORE spotlight as featured guests on Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT). 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.

Hanna, 30, Ensenada, Mexico, has quickly become one of the top racers in the SCORE Desert Series in the No. 740 HN Motorsports Ford Ranger that he drives in Class 7SX. In just three seasons as a SCORE regular racer, Hanna has won three consecutive Class 7SX season point titles.

During these last three-plus seasons, Hanna has won his class in eight of 12 SCORE Baja races, including three in a row in both the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (2011, 2012, 2013, the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in three of the last four years (2010, 2011, 2013) as well as winning his class in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in both 2010 and 2012.

Hanna also won the old SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in his class three times, 2010, 2011 and in the second of two rounds in Laughlin to start the 2012 season.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Moving to a remote broadcast location at Las Vegas’ Terrible Herbst headquarters for two weeks, special guests during this Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time with be a pair of Nevada racers, Pat Dean of Las Vegas and Kellon Walch of Alamo. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will return its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego starting Tuesday, June 25.

Scheduled for next Tuesday’s show are Las Vegas’ SCORE Trophy Truck racing brothers Tim and Troy Herbst, two of the all-time winningest drivers in SCORE history all with family patriarch Jerry Herbst, who is part of the 2013 class of inductees into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Dean, whose father Butch Dean is the king of the Nevada off-road racing gurus, has numerous SCORE Class 1 race wins in his long career. Dean, who owns the prominent Patrick’s Signs of Las Vegas, currently is an additional driver for the Cameron Steele No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins team in SCORE Trophy Truck and is expected to drive part of this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November.

Thumb-Heidi-Steele-Jessica-McMillin-Off-Road-Baja-500-5-28-13FULLERTON, CA – In March, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) made history by partnering with the first-ever all-woman Trophy Truck driver tandem in SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) racing: The Desert Assassins’ Heidi Steele and Jessica McMillin. YTC follows the teammates in this Q&A as they gear up for the Baja 500 race on May 31-June 1. The co-drivers discuss working together, the challenges of the Trophy Truck division and race – as well as tire – strategy.

Heidi is a four-time SCORE Class champion who is married to Desert Assassins teammate and veteran off-roader Cameron Steele. Jessica, also a SCORE champion, but new to the Desert Assassins team, is part of the famous off-road racing McMillin family. Both drivers are racing in the Trophy Truck class for the first time and competing on specially-engineered 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S® R tires mounted on their 800-horsepower Geiser Brothers truck.

WRP-Products-Logo-4-9-13Montclair, CA: The King Shocks HDRA 250 in Ridgecrest, California featured three vehicles entered in the race that are prepped using the WRP line of premium threadlocker – Justin Davis in the #85 TT, Kory Halopoff/Richard Boyle in the #156 Class 1 car and Erik Harp in the #119 Class 1 car.

Justin Davis qualified 7th against some of the top unlimited teams and drivers in the world on Friday.  Justin picked his way through the field Saturday despite the extremely rough and dusty conditions.  As he ran the final lap, he was second on the road behind the legendary team of Tim Herbst/Larry Roeseler.  In his post-race interview, Justin described the strategy of “latching on to the rear bumper” of these Baja champions to maintain his lead on corrected time.  “The WRP Threadlocker worked awesome holding the truck together all day, but it really showed how well it works on the last lap when I gave it everything the truck had to win the race.”  This is Justin’s first win in TT in the newly formed SCORE/HDRA World Championship series in his Green Army / WRP Trophy Truck.

Baja California, Mexico – In a grueling battle to the end, General Tire’s Team GT member Justin Davis won the Class 1 division of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. At just 18 years of age Davis becomes the youngest driver in history to win the Baja 1000. Without hesitations Davis completed the entire 692.82-mile course by himself chalking up win number three in Class 1 of his 2011 SCORE season. The Baja win also garnered him the title of 2011 SCORE Class 1 champion. “This is so exciting for General Tire,” said Travis Roffler, marketing director, General Tire. “Justin was an iron man out there and we couldn’t be more proud of him. To be the youngest Baja 1000 winner and the youngest SCORE championship winner is just amazing.”


“I’m speechless right now,” said the young Davis immediately following the race. “This is definitely the hardest thing I’ve done but I couldn’t have done it without the help of my family and this great team. My General Tires were awesome out there and everything went as smoothly as it could have. I want to thank all the sponsors that have supported me this year. It feels good to win both the Baja 1000 and the SCORE championship.”

If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races atwww.twitter.com/teamgt

 

LOS ANGELES—Las Vegas’ all-America desert racer Rob MacCachren has drawn the first starting position, based on Saturday’s computerized drawing, for next month’s inaugural Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions.  Round 4 of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series will be held Sept. 9-11 in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico. The computerized drawing for starting position, by class, was held at SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.

The race replaces the Primm 300 race that was cancelled this year because of insurmountable insurance issues.

With late entries expected up to race morning, nearly 125 entries are expected for the new race, for 17 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks, that will run over the same course that was recently used for this year’s MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March of just over 250 miles.

The veteran MacCachren, 46, who is a six-time all-America motorsports driver included three first team awards, has earned eight SCORE class season point championships in his sterling career and he was the overall winner in this year’s MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in March.  He drives the No. 20 MasterCraft Safety Racing Ford F-150 in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division for high-tech, 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks.  Including this year’s first San Felipe race win, MacCachren has eight career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins.
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