SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO—With pre-running on the official race course beginning Wednesday, SCORE officials will unveil the course map for the upcoming 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 during Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.

Presenting a detailed description presentation of the rugged race course of just over 500 miles will be SCORE Race Director Jose Grijalva who has just returned from a course-marking expedition with SCORE President Roger Norman.

Also featured on the show will be youthful SCORE Trophy Truck racer Justin Davis along with award-winning Mexican journalist Gabriel Garcia, the motorsports editor of the El Vigia newspaper in Ensenada, Mexico.

Davis, just 19 of Chino Hills, Calif., is a rookie in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee racing division in the entire sport for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks where he drives the No. 85 Green Army Motorsports Ford F-150. Davis, who rapidly ascended to the featured racing class after winning SCORE season point championships in SCORE Lites (2010) and the unlimited Class 1 (2011), is fresh from winning the overall title at the recent King Shocks HDRA 250 in Ridgecrest, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Returning to its regular San Diego studios after two weeks in Las Vegas, legendary desert racer Larry Roeseler will be the spotlight guest on Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show will be back in its normal broadcast home at 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 14th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

LOS ANGELES—Ever the trailblazer, even in his final hour upon the desert racing stage, Sal Fish has announced that Saturday’s historic 2012 SCORE Awards Night will be webcast live via the internet on both score-international.com and DIRTnewz.com.

Fish, the godfather of desert racing who last month sold his iconic original SCORE International racing organization to former racer Roger Norman, will oversee a crowd of several hundred expected on Saturday to salute the champions of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, a limited number of tickets remain available for the 2012 SCORE Awards Night, honoring the world’s foremost desert racing series.  Back in Southern California for the third consecutive year the event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif.

LOS ANGELES — With a crowd of several hundred expected on Saturday, January 12 to salute the champions of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series, original SCORE CEO President Sal Fish and new SCORE owner Roger Norman, tickets are still available for the 2012 SCORE Awards Night, honoring the world’s foremost desert racing series.  Back in Southern California for the third consecutive year the event will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, Calif.

At the lavish Hyatt Regency, located in the heart of Orange Country near Balboa Island, 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 39-year history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide. Among the many highlights of the festive evening will be the ‘passing of the torch’ from the legendary Fish to businessman Norman, the racer-turned-owner as the legacy of SCORE embarks on a new journey as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world.

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) heads to Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix this weekend for the final race of the season where the Pro2 Unlimited championship will be decided.  After Rob MacCachren suffered a disappointing weekend in Las Vegas, where he was absent from the podium for the first time of any LOORRS racing weekend this season, he has slipped to third in points behind rivals Brian Deegan and Marty Hart.  Never one to give up, MacCachren intends to put the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS team back on podium for the eighth time this season.  Following the final Round 15 of racing on Saturday, both the Pro2 and Pro4 trucks will take to the track for the $30,000 Lucas Oil Off Road Cup. MacCachren is famous for his performances in cup races, with three Governor’s Cups, three Borg-Warner Cups to his credit and a victory at the TORC Chairman’s Cup earlier this season.

LOS ANGELES—Moving out from the shadow of his father and his uncle’s experienced tracks, Southern California desert racer Cody Parkhouse has assumed the SCORE overall and unlimited Class 1 point lead after the first two rounds of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series.  With the season’s last three races all to be run in Baja, Mexico, Cody Parkhouse, 24 of Long Beach, Calif., opened the season at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in mid-January by finishing second in the first round and winning the second in a Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheeled desert race car the following day.

A second-generation desert racer and the youngest of the three Parkhouse racers, Cody Parkhouse has 103 season points to help launch the 39th season of Sal Fish’s SCORE Desert Series, the world’s foremost desert racing series.

With Mexico’s Juan C. Lopez finishing second in both Laughlin races in the No. 18 RPM Off-Road Chevy Silverado to lead the featuring SCORE Trophy Truck division points, RPM leads the point standings in seven classes after the first two races of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. Lopez, of Tecate, Mexico, is also second overall in points with 101 heading into the upcoming 26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held in San Felipe, Mexico, March 9-11.

MasterCraft Racing came to Mexico for the 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 with high expectations.  After winning the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Rob MacCachren was second in season points and looking to continue his march towards the season championship.  Meanwhile teammate, Robbie Pierce, was looking to end his string of bad luck in the desert.  Both were successful as MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, finished second overall in the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety Trophy Truck and Pierce finished 11th of 28 competitors in SCORE’s marquee Trophy Truck class.

Given the results it would be easy to assume that MasterCraft Racing coasted to success, but nothing could be further from the truth.  “The traffic was the biggest issue,’ Rob MacCachren commented after the race.  “We had some transmission problems that put us behind some of the competition after San Matias and it took me all the way to Ojos Negros to get by them all.  We are trying to win a championship for our excellent sponsors like ROCKSTAR Energy Drink and BFGoodrich Tires.” MacCachren finished the 452-mile course in 9:17:25, 12:33 behind the winner.    His win in San Felipe, coupled with his second place finish at the Baja 500, have MacCachren well poised for a run at the SCORE season championship with two races remaining.