SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Baja California, Mexico – With late entries for motorcycles and quads being accepted on Saturday, a total of 132 teams are officially entered as of tonight for this week’s Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.  Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held through Sunday in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico, 19 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

With a special race format, Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Thursday through Sunday in Mexico’s Baja California. The actual start/finish area, hot pits and primary spectator area will be at Los Manantiales off of old Highway 1 south of central Rosarito.

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ROSARITO, Mexico
— Something old, something new and someplace very, very special awaits the SCORE desert racing community as online racer registration for the upcoming internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge has officially opened.

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In just over a year after joining the Trophy Truck ranks, Steven Eugenio and navigator Steve Covey take the Galindo Motorsports #7 SCORE Trophy Truck to the winner’s circle. “We’re so happy with this win,” said Eugenio, driver of record for the #7. “Some guys race for years without getting a class win in Trophy Truck, but here we are at the top of the box. That alone is an accomplishment, but to beat guys like Rob, Tavo and Bj; those guys are fast. I really need to thank my partner Steve Covey for his navigation skills and prep job on Zeus. Without him, we wouldn’t be here.”

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Minneapolis, Oct. 3, 2014
– The Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge is a two-day, semi-short course format held at Coyne Powersports Complex near Imperial, Calif.  The classes were divided into groups and each group raced in two heats with the times being combined to determine the winners.

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Jeff Dickerson launched 161 feet, 6 inches to earn the big air crown last night. Photo: Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto.com.

IMPERIAL, CA — Hometown hero Jeff Dickerson set a record Thursday night by flying his Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car 173 feet to win the Imperial Big Air Shootout in front of a standing-room-only record crowd at the California Midwinter Fairgrounds in Imperial, CA.

The Imperial Big Air Shootout, presented by the City of Imperial and sponsored by Rogers & Rogers Automotive group, helped launch the festivities of this week’s three-day 19th annual Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge.

SCORE-Desert-Challenge-Logo-9-10-14SCORE recently announced the expanded entry list for the Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge. Round 4 of the 2014 five-race SCORE World Desert Championship will have the event split into multiple days with classes divided into groups as is typical with a SCORE Desert Challenge. Each class will run two, eight-lap segments over a 7.85-mile course at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex near Plaster City, Calif. in Imperial Valley.

The race festivities will be held starting Thursday with racing on Friday night, all day and into Saturday evening and Sunday morning and afternoon. The race venue is located approximately 100 miles east of San Diego just north of Plaster City, Calif. Late registration will be held Thursday and Friday in Imperial with additional entries expected.

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– After a couple Stadium Super Truck races and the release of his action film Recoil 2, BJ Baldwin will be back in the dirt flogging his #1 Monster Energy Trophy Truck at the Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge Sept. 25-28 in Imperial Valley, CA. BJ has been having fun racing in SST and filming recoil 2 in Ensenada, the video has already topped 4 million views in just a weeks’ time, but behind the scenes, he’s been focusing on getting in peak shape for another peninsula run at the Baja 1000 in November.

SCORE-Desert-Challenge-Logo-9-10-14RENO, Nev. — Mexico’s Gustavo Vildosola Jr. has drawn the first starting positions for the upcoming 19th annual Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by the City of Imperial, Calif. A live drawing was broadcast Tuesday night on the SCORE DirtLive HD Internet Show.

Round 4 of the 2014 five-race SCORE World Desert Championship will have the event split into multiple days with classes divided into groups as is typical with a SCORE Desert Challenge. Each class will run two, eight-lap segments over an eight-mile course at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex near Plaster City, Calif. in Imperial Valley. The race festivities will be held Sept. 25-28 with racing on Friday night, all day and into Saturday evening and Sunday morning and afternoon. The race venue is located approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Round 4 of the 2014 five-race SCORE World Desert Championship will have the event split into multiple days with classes split into groups as is typical with a SCORE Desert Challenge. Each class will run multi-lap races each day over an eight-mile course at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex near Plaster City, Calif. in Imperial Valley.

The Motorplex is owned by El Centro, Calif., businessman Marty Coyne, a former SCORE Trophy Truck racer who won the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup.  The one-square mile land area is inside of the massive 41,000-acre Superstition Mountain/Plaster City OHV area.

SCORE previously announced that the 2012 Laughlin race would utilize a longer course and expand from the 6 mile course loop that has been used for the past five years to the 12 mile course loop that we last used in 2005.

After a complete review of the Bureau of Land Management and Las Vegas Metro Police event stipulations, SCORE has determined that expanding to the 12 mile course loop will negatively impact the race in the following ways:

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT STIPULATIONS:
1 – No passing zones to prevent new disturbance to existing vegetation.
2 – Mandatory penalty for racers that create new vegetation disturbance.
3 – Severe financial penalties imposed on SCORE for new vegetation disturbance.
4 – Cancellation of the remaining parts of the event if harm occurs to desert tortoise.
5 – Prohibition against watering the expanded course will create severe dust conditions.

LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE:
1 – Prohibition against crossing the Needles Highway on Friday to prevent a traffic delay inconvenience at the High School means that racers will be unable to practice on the expanded course and the SCORE Trophy Trucks will be unable to qualify on the expanded course.