SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following the second of three races in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, 44 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2013 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards.

Leading the way are 16 amazing racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, eight in Class 10 for open-wheel race cars and six in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines.

The 16 SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season include the top five point leaders, four of whom are from Las Vegas: Bryce Menzies (No. 70 Ford F-150), Rob MacCachren, (No. 11 Ford F-150), B.J. Baldwin (No. 1 Chevy Silverado) and Tim Herbst, (No. 19 Ford F-150). No. 2 in points and also in the hunt for a milestone is the Mexican father/son team of Gus Vildosola/Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali (No. 21 Ford F1-50).

Bryce-Menzies-X-Games-6-26-12SAN DIEGO—While winning is very important in motorsports, consistency is equally as important for those desiring to win season championships and with a pair of podium finishes, Las Vegas’ rising star of the desert Bryce Menzies has emerged as the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point leader in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.  With a second place finish at the season opener at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 and a third place at the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Menzies is on the verge of winning his second SCORE season championship in the last three years.

Two years removed from his double-championship rookie season of SCORE racing in 2011, Menzies will lead the thundering herd of SCORE Trophy Trucks, the high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks back to Mexico for November’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. Over 40 SCORE Trophy Trucks are expected at the start line in Ensenada, Baja California for this year’s iconic race which will see race-week activities running from Nov. 13-17.

Menzies, who drives solo in the No. 21 Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, has racked up 196 points during the first two SCORE Baja races of 2013, but the star-studded class has his eight closest challengers only a total of 25 points behind him.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Moving to a remote broadcast location at Las Vegas’ Terrible Herbst headquarters for two weeks, special guests during this Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time with be a pair of Nevada racers, Pat Dean of Las Vegas and Kellon Walch of Alamo. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will return its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego starting Tuesday, June 25.

Scheduled for next Tuesday’s show are Las Vegas’ SCORE Trophy Truck racing brothers Tim and Troy Herbst, two of the all-time winningest drivers in SCORE history all with family patriarch Jerry Herbst, who is part of the 2013 class of inductees into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Dean, whose father Butch Dean is the king of the Nevada off-road racing gurus, has numerous SCORE Class 1 race wins in his long career. Dean, who owns the prominent Patrick’s Signs of Las Vegas, currently is an additional driver for the Cameron Steele No. 16 Monster Energy Desert Assassins team in SCORE Trophy Truck and is expected to drive part of this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November.

Roger-Full-Norman-SCORE-Baja-500-6-1-13The recent acquisition of SCORE by Roger Norman has been met with some apprehension by the motorcycle and ATV camps, and that’s understandable to a degree.

After all, as a Trophy Truck competitor, Norman’s much-publicized collision with a backmarker motorcycle competitor during the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 500, and his outspoken commentary regarding motorcycle and ATV safety afterward, have left many bike teams concerned over the future of these classes now that he has acquired the legendary sanctioning body, one which owes a great deal of its history and success to these classes.

Yet Norman’s presence on the starting line to see off every motorcycle and ATV entry in this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 field at least gave the impression that he doesn’t simply consider them as mere obstacles to the all-powerful Trophy Trucks and buggies that serve as Baja racing’s biggest draw. He is concerned about their future, and he wants to see the classes grow.

To that end, Norman has implemented changes to some of the bike and ATV classes, most notably in the Sportsman ranks, for this year’s 500, and if he is able to implement his plans fully, even more are in store for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November.

“I think where we are right now is that we are on the ground floor,” Norman said. “There are a lot of things that we can do to increase the bike counts. One of the things is to make it a bigger event for the bikes and give it its own television show.”

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — With just a couple of days remaining before the celebration begins for the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, special guests during Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time with be SCORE Trophy Truck racer Armin Schwarz of Germany and sportsman motorcycle racer Brett Robinson. 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.

Schwarz, a veteran of over 100 World Rally Championship races, is driver of record and teams with Denmark’s Martin Christensen behind the wheel of the No. 15 All German Motorsports BMW X-6 SCORE Trophy Truck.  Schwarz/Christensen will be among the favorites in the huge field of 37 high-tech, 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following their impressive season-opening overall victory in March’s 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, Mexico’s popular father/son team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr have assumed the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead in the 2013 SCORE Desert Series.

Defeating an overall field of 250 starters that included a race-record 35 SCORE Trophy Trucks, the Vildosolas earned a hard-fought victory on March 9 in their No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Fort F-150. Racing in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850 horsepower, unlimited trucks, the Vildosolas have 95 points as they begin their run at a hopeful first SCORE Trophy Truck season point title in the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series.

The 2013 SCORE Desert Series point standings were released this week by Roger Norman’s SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization.

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.

SAN DIEGO — Roger Norman is a quick learner, a much-needed quality if you are the new owner of SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization. A relative newcomer to the sport, Norman, 49, who was the overall winner of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 2008, is no stranger to the business world as an experienced casino owner, business owner, developer and contractor as he quickly adapts his personal passion, professional skills and business resources to lead SCORE into a new era.

The first chapter in the book of SCORE according to Norman unfolds next week in San Felipe, Mexico as he launches his passionate vision to expand the new SCORE, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2013. Norman, has taken the reigns of SCORE from a true folk-legend in Sal Fish, the 73 year old icon who was the face of SCORE since soon after the organization was founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson.

Norman lives in Reno, Nev. with his wife of 20-plus years, Elise.  They both were born and raised in San Diego and grew up around motorsports. Both his father and later his step father where involved in various types of motorsports and Norman quickly developed a passion for adventure sports and while concentrating the first part of his career on developing his business acumen, he eventually found his way into the desert in the in the late 1990s.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – As the 2013 off-road and desert racing seasons gets underway, BFGoodrich Tires and its driver community continue to be recognized for their 2012 accomplishments. The honors include longtime BFGoodrich desert racing support coordinator and BFGoodrich employee Jeff Cummings named as the Sal Fish SCORE Person of the Year.

SCORE International also recognized BFGoodrich Tires as its contingency company of the year for the 22nd time and the pit support partner of the year for the 24th time at the annual SCORE Awards.

SAN DIEGO — Legendary SCORE Baja racing motorcycle champion Johnny Campbell, ace young gun SCORE Trophy Truck racer Justin Davis and noted motorsports helmet artist Jason Beam will all be featured guests Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the new Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly desert racing internet broadcast on www.score-international.com.

The one-hour weekly Roger Norman’s Dirt Live show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.  The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the Norman Motorsports race shop in San Diego. All live events, this will be the fourth Dirt Live show to air.