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Sal Fish (pictured right), previous owner of SCORE International, is currently recovering from open-heart surgery.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA — Sal Fish, the visionary, pioneering former owner of the SCORE International desert racing organization that he was part of for four decades, is resting comfortably according to family members following extensive open-heart surgery on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — To further enhance SCORE International’s presence in the market and to grow exposure for SCORE teams and sponsors, SCORE International has committed to be the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 2nd annual International Off-Road & UTV Expo. The rapidly expanding public event will be held Sept. 23-25 at WestWorld, the renown multi-use facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“This is obviously a very busy time of year for us preparing for our final two races of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as our significant presence at two other prominent public trade shows, but this opportunity was one we couldn’t pass up,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Director of Sales and Marketing. “The Arizona market is a core base for SCORE teams, supporting businesses and a great fan base to be directly involved as we advance toward the SCORE Baja 1000 50th anniversary in November 2017. We will have an exciting display at the International Off-Road & UTV Expo this year and look forward to working with the event to expand and grow even larger than it was in its initial year.”

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SCORE will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 in 2017, and today it announced the four-race schedule for the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. Next year’s series will will feature all four races in Baja, Mexico, for the second time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series.

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Colton Udall and Mark Samuels appear to be well on their way toward celebrating a win at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.

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– Eleven consecutive races over the last two years. That is the current run of overall race wins for BFGoodrich Tires in SCORE International races. Since the SCORE Baja 1000 in November 2013, racers on BFGoodrich Tires have claimed the overall win in every race held.

BFGoodrich Tires is focused on claiming its third consecutive and 32nd overall SCORE Baja 500 win. The race is held in Ensenada, Mexico starting Saturday, June 4.

Last year, in one of the closest finishes in recent memory, Mexican native Carlos Apdaly Lopez claimed the overall win at the 47th running of the SCORE Baja 500 by just 50 seconds over BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — With a major spotlight on the upcoming 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 that will be Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Volume 2, No. 5 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship is now live.

The digital magazine, which has seen audited totals of unique viewers for SCORE Journal that reaches over 1.7 million in unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of 51 minutes, is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The revamped SCORE website has reached 3.5 million monthly unique viewers.

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— Amyris, Inc. recently announced that Amyris’s high-performance cleaning brand, Muck Daddy, has been named the official hand cleaner of SCORE International and the SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Oscar Ramos at the 2014 SCORE Baja 500

RENO, Nev. – Undergoing rounds of aggressive chemotherapy treatments since early May, long-time SCORE Mexican Liaison Oscar Ramos Jassen, 52, of Tijuana, Mexico, died Thursday following the second day of his fourth round of chemo sessions, SCORE International announced.

Ramos was originally diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late April with a large tumor in his stomach area. He had been receiving testing and treatment at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City prior to his death on Thursday late afternoon.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas’ six-time AARWBA All-America motorsports racer Rob MacCachren continues to hold the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after the first three rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship. With tight battles in races on both sides of the border, most classes have at least two racers within 10 points for their class point lead and a total of just 27 points separate the top 10 SCORE Overall point leaders heading into round 4 at the 19th Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to be held Sept. 25-28 at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex in Imperial Valley, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11RENO, Nev. — Already with a total of six airings confirmed, the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will premier this Sunday at 6 p.m. (PT) with a one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular special on the CBS Sports Network.

SCORE International announced in February that CBS Sports Network will televise the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series. Each one-hour telecast will air the month following each event, starting with the season-opening 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.