LOS ANGELES—SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning body and race organizer, lost one of its founding members recently when former Vice-President for business affairs, Ted Johnson, passed away on June 18, 2011.

Born January 23, 1919 in North Freedom, Wisc., Johnson, 92 passed away near his long-time California home in Woodland Hills, Calif. from the lingering affects of the serious stroke he suffered over one year ago.

“Ted was the financial administration backbone of SCORE International from the days Mickey Thompson founded the company in 1973 until the last few years when he stepped back from an active role in the company, but he has been and will always be with us in spirit,” remembered Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President recently. “Ted was a dear, dear friend and a true financial genius when it came to handling the financial end of SCORE International and several other companies that he was involved with over the many decades of his professional career. While we certainly have missed his wisdom and business acumen since he stepped down from the company a few years ago, we will miss even more his friendship and the amazing counsel he so graciously gave to me for nearly 40 years.”

BFGoodrich is celebrating its 35-year history racing with SCORE Internional in Baja in 2010, having raced and won a record 69 overall four-wheel victories. They also have won the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 title 23 of the past 24 years, which included a stretch of 20 consecutive victories.

BFG now returns to the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which leaves Thursday morning from Ensenada and runs down the Baja Peninsula until the finish line in La Paz, looking to earn yet another victory.