SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will lead 52 racers who have combined for 133 class wins among over 150 racers expected to start Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 68, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in Class 30 in the season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
RENO, Nev. — With pre-running open since last Friday, pre-race activities speed up even more Saturday with the drawing for starting positions for next week’s 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250. Launching the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, the Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 will be held on the east coast of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
The race will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. In 2015, four rounds of the SCORE World Desert Championship will be held in Mexico and one in the United States.
Completing the most aggressive national and international television coverage in the history of the series, SCORE International announces even more growth of its media coverage for the SCORE 2015 World Desert Championship.
The media expansion plans for 2015 call for the CBS Sports Network television broadcasts to now include action and highlights from multiple classes. Additional initiatives include the launch of four (4) new online video series, expanded online LIVE race highlights, new website design and the creation of the new SCORE Journal online/print monthly magazine.
SCORE TELEVISION COVERAGE
All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will once again be aired in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows will also feature top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, buggies, motorcycles, quads and UTVs – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories are now part of each race event broadcast. Capping off the 2015 broadcast season, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will be expanded to a full Two-Hour program – providing the most expansive television coverage of the “Main Event” of all desert races ever, allowing all the major class action to be showcased around the globe to the SCORE International fan base.
Johnson, Vessels and Banning take the podium at the 47th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Every competitor at this year’s race will remember it as one of the most brutal Baja 1000s ever. If this legendary race wasn’t tough enough already, only two months prior Hurricane Odile ravaged the Baja peninsula washing out the course, exposing rocks, and strewing hazards all over the 1275 route from Ensenada to La Paz. Class 10 racers not only had to face the elements but stiff competition. Before it was over, the 47th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 would claim half of the Class 10 racers.
SAN DIEGO — King Shocks, Steven Eugenio, Gus Vildosola, Steve Covey and Tony Gera were among the big winners Saturday night as SCORE International officially concluded the 2014 SCORE World Desert Champioship with the annual SCORE Awards Night gala in SoCal at the SCORE Tech facility in El Cajon, Calif., approximately 15 miles east of San Diego.
SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were presented in 11 categories along with the 22 winners of the SCORE Milestone Awards and the class and overall point champions of Roger Norman’s five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.
RENO, Nev. — After 2,315.8 dusty and grueling desert racing miles, 12 of the world’s best desert racers have survived the challenge of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship to earn coveted 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards. The 12 drivers, competing in seven different Pro classes for cars and trucks, earned their prestigious honors by finishing every required mile in the World’s foremost Desert Racing Series. The 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship ended recently with the 47th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula run from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico.
SAN DIEGO — Four decades-plus of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization-SCORE International-will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 13 at the SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif., during the 2014 SCORE Awards Night. The facility is located just east of San Diego.
At the SCORE Tech Shop, 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 41-year history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.
This year will mark the first time that the annual SCORE Awards Night has been held at the SCORE Tech Shop and the sixth time the historic evening will be held in Southern California since 2000, when it was held at Joe’s Garage automotive museum in Tustin, Calif. It was held in San Diego last year as this will be the fifth consecutive year in SoCal for the popular event.
According to SCORE International, the dream team of Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin and Jason Voss have won the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, though results are still unofficial pending SCORE review. After qualifying as the second fastest Trophy Truck last week in Las Vegas, MacCachren and team used the clean air to their advantage to win the 1,275-mile race in the No. 11 Ford F-150 Trophy Truck.
Pomona, Calif.—Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the popular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit, official early entries from 25 U.S. States and 12 countries were included the drawing for start positions in various classes for the upcoming 47th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 11-15, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship was held in the unique SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
RENO, Nev. — SCORE International® announced today, as part of its ongoing global media expansion, that it has signed an agreement with ESPN to broadcast all six (6) of its 2014 U.S. one-hour television programs, featuring the entire 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship® race series, throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. This will deliver all of the action of SCORE International’s 2014 season, including the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, to its passionate fan base in Mexico, Central and South America on the world’s premier sports entertainment entity.
“We are thrilled to be licensing our television programming to ESPN throughout Latin America” said Roger Norman, owner of SCORE International. “SCORE International and its sponsors have invested significant resources this year to create world-class television programming of our race events for broadcast across the U.S. Now, we’ll be able to further expand our media capabilities to share this incredible content with some of our most passionate fans – in Mexico, throughout Latin America and around the world.”