SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Earning the pre-race spotlight for this week’s internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 are former overall winners Larry Roeseler, Larry Ragland, Robby Gordon, Troy Herbst, Scott McMillin, Bryce Menzies, B.J. Baldwin, Kory Halopoff, Curt LeDuc, Harley Letner, Curt LeDuc, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Rob MacCachren, Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, Justin Morgan and Mark Samuels.

That illustrious group is at the top of a field that includes 62 racers who have combined for 208 class wins in this legendary early summer desert race. Nearly 275 total entries are expected.

With festivities starting on Wednesday, Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — After first being introduced recently at the annual SCORE Awards Night, former UFC Senior Vice-President of Digital Edward Muncey has officially become part of the SCORE Management team as Special Advisor for Digital Media. Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President introduced the veteran digital media executive to a welcoming crowd of over 400 that filled the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif. on Jan. 14.

Muncey, originally from La Mesa, Calif. and a graduate of San Diego State University, spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas as a top executive with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organization.

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ENSENADA, Mexico—Christmas comes early for SCORE International during a very special ‘SCORE Saturday’ as all three of the opening rounds of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship and last Sunday’s SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have twin repeat airings as one-hour specials on the same day as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular show.

Following the initial early evening airing of the first three races of the season, plus the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, all four shows will all be aired again in a time block of eight consecutive hours.

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— Space is still available for the free workshop on safety in off-road racing this Saturday (July 30) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SCORE Tech Center in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego. With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing the annual event is being presented again by SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.

Hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman and Stand 21 Racewear’s Yves Morizot, scheduled guest speakers include IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, former NASCAR Senior Director of Safety Tom Gideon and desert-racing legend Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.

Rows of Trophy Trucks and other SCORE off-road race vehicles invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of the 2014 SEMA Show.

Rows of Trophy Trucks and other SCORE off-road race vehicles invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of the 2014 SEMA Show.

In another departure from the status quo in major league off-road racing, SCORE has invaded the 2014 SEMA Show in a big way, creating hype for its crowning event, the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which gets underway 413 miles away, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, next weekend.

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October 7 , 2014, San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com has teamed up with Mad Media and the Best in The Desert (BITD) Off-Road Racing Association to create the first ever UTV World Championship.

The legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

The legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

For even casual off-road racing fans, Ivan “Ironman” Stewart needs no introduction. His name rests in the most elite pantheon of competitors who have braved the Baja Peninsula in a quest for glory. With three Baja 1000 wins and an amazing 17 Baja 500 wins, Stewart has more than made his mark in Baja racing’s fabled lore.

SCORE CEO Roger Norman (right) listens to 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Grand Marshal and off-road racing legend Ivan "Ironman" Stewart during today's Baja 1000 press conference in Ensenada. The race will complete Norman's first full year as SCORE's owner.

SCORE CEO Roger Norman (right) listens to 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Grand Marshal and off-road racing legend Ivan “Ironman” Stewart during today’s Baja 1000 press conference in Ensenada. The race will complete Norman’s first full year as SCORE’s owner.

For SCORE CEO Roger Norman, most of the hard work done for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The 883.1-mile race, which promises to be a thrilling event, kicks off this evening when the motorcycle and ATV classes leave the starting line at 11 p.m. Talk has centered around the sheer brutality of this year’s course, we took the opportunity to chat with Norman about the race and the state of SCORE as its first season under his guidance enters the final countdown.

A lot of racers have chimed in on how difficult this year’s Baja 1000 course is going to be.

Well, as you know for the first two races of the year, we made the San Felipe 250 a true 250-mile race, and we made the Baja 500 over 500 miles. All the races that we’ve done were different, and we’ve had some new course, which keeps it exciting. It’s just a lot of things that I’ve wanted to do. It’s a lot of work, and it is more than what anyone could imagine. And it’s not just me. It is a lot of other people. There is no way that I could do it without the help of a lot of great people that love this sport as much as I do.

baja-1000-logo-2013-SCORE-11-4-13SAN DIEGO — As pre-running the rugged 883-mile race course from Ensenada across the Baja California peninsula and back to Ensenada continues this week at an accelerated pace with just over two weeks before the green flag drops, the growing starting grid for the upcoming 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 already includes 87 racers who have combined for 288 class wins in the granddaddy of all desert races.

This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 13-17 in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 883.00-mile SCORE signature desert race course.

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.