SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Soften spoken and easy-going, Dan Chamlee usually lets his racing speak for itself but he will make a public appearance this week when he is featured in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT). Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show is airing from its home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Chamlee, 51, of Cupertino, Calif., has earned eight SCORE Class 7 season point titles in his career, including straight and eight in the last nine years. Chamlee drives the No. 700 Factory Appliance Ford Ranger in the SCORE open mini-truck class where he has been near the top of the leaderboard for the last nine years.

In the three SCORE Baja races, Chamlee has won his class 12 total times including five each in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and twice in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO—Among the newest classes on the directory of SCORE desert racing, Class 19 for stock Pro UTVs will be featured in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT). Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show is airing from its home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Also know as Side By Side Utility Vehicles, Class 19 has 14 entries so far, a SCORE record for the new class, in next month’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. This year’s epic journey will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and features a brutally rugged 883-mile course, the longest loop race in the storied history of one of the top 10 motorsports events held annual in the world.

With several factory-supported manufacturer teams in the starting grid including a prominent group of racers in Polaris UTVs, Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD show will feature three Can-Am factory racers who race in Can-Am Maverick 1000R UTVs.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — SoCal’s Team Lawrence Equipment, which fields a championship two-car team in SCORE Class 10, will be featured tonight in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT). Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show is airing for the from its home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD 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 40th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Reviewing the tremendous success of the massive SCORE exhibit at last weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, tonight’s Dirt Live HD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT) will feature highlights and special interviews from the popular trade show held at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show is airing for the from its home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of 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 38th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Giving the legions of fans an even longer look at some of the greatest races in SCORE desert racing history, the historical vault has been opened wide for this week’s SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations, the presentation of another memorable race this week. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Starting tonight and running until Saturday morning prior to the start of the Dirt LiveHD live streaming from SCOREville at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, airing at score-international.com is several SCORE Baja races, SCORE Laughlin races, SCORE Primm races and the SCORE Fireworks races from the late 1990s.

The footage and shows were produced by legendary videographer/producer Don Shoemaker with the original one-hour broadcasts airing on several networks during that era of SCORE desert racing.

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.

Robby-Bell-Off-Road-Baja-500-6-5-13I’ve come to the realization that I am rarely in my life more focused and aware of my current reality than when I’m on a race bike in Baja. In those moments, nothing else exists; it can’t exist. There is too much at stake to allow my mind to wander. Around any corner, blind rise, or cloud of dust awaits an obstacle be it a vehicle, horse, cow, dog, person, rock, or ditch that I need to be prepared for. Failure to be prepared, present in the moment with unabated focus, can lead to unforgiving consequences. Consequences anyone who has ever raced in Baja is very familiar with.

Perhaps that’s part of the draw of the experience.

In the current form of reality we all experience on a daily basis, complete with endless distractions, experiencing a complete focus, an unyielding awareness of the current moment, is quite a novelty. But in Baja it’s a requirement; It demands this of each rider, each team member, chase driver, even spectator. In its own way, it produces an altered state of consciousness, a heightened state rarely experienced these days, and I believe that’s part of what keeps racers and team members flocking south of the border: the novelty of that experience.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Remaining in Las Vegas for the second straight week, Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time will are from Team Ford and feature All-America SCORE Trophy Truck racer Rob MacCachren and Team Ford owner and desert racing champion Steve Olliges. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show’s normal broadcast home is 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 13th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

Tavo-THUMB-Vildosola-SCORE-San-Felipe-250-3-10-13SAN DIEGO—Following final additional data tracking review of their two respective classes, race officials have confirmed youthful SoCal desert racers Cody Parkhouse and Mike Lawrence as class winners in last weekend’s 27th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in San Felipe, Mexico.

Following data tracking review and the assessment of penalties for various infractions from missing a virtual check point or a deviation from the prescribed course, Mexico’s vastly popular father/son team of Gustavo Vildosola/Gustavo Vildosola Jr powered past a talented field of 250 starters Saturday to capture the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory.

Driving the No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, Vildosola, 59, and Vildosola Jr, 30, covered the rugged and technical 253.0-mile course over much of Mexico’s Baja California Norte in four hours, 13 minutes, 39 seconds at an amazing average speed of 59.85 miles per hour.

SCORE has completely reviewed all available evidence relevant to the Trophy Truck class protest submitted by #97 BJ Baldwin against #21 Gustavo Vildosola, Jr.

The protest alleges that the #21 race vehicle performed a pit service on the highway in violation of SCORE rules within Speed Zone 4 on Highway 5 south of Puertecitos.

A video indicates that a black pickup truck with two male occupants moved directly in front of the #21 race vehicle on the highway and one of the occupants crawled out the sliding rear window and into the open bed. This person reached out and made physical contact with the #21 race vehicle in order to manipulate the front lightbar by using both hands with the intention of adjusting it upward into the correct position. This person then attempted to adjust the lightbar upward with a metal leverage tool.