SAN DIEGO–Attempting to move as quickly as possible with implementing changes into his SCORE International racing organization, Roger Norman has launched the new SCORE website as of 11 a.m. Pacific Time today. Beginning its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2013 and producers of the SCORE Desert Series, the website for the ‘new’ SCORE will remain the same at www.score-international.com.

“Things move fast in the motorsports world and we diligently trying to make the transition from the old to the new SCORE International as seamless as possible and using the same address for the website is definitely a major part of that process,” said Norman, who last week purchased the legendary racing organization from Sal Fish. “We have a very talented in-house webmaster in Andrew Grimshaw and we fully expect that will it will be a work-in-progress to a degree, the new SCORE website will be extremely viable in today’s culture.”

LOS ANGELES—Racing with maturity, poise and consistency, Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin came from behind to capture the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship for the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. The final 2012 SCORE Desert Series point standings were released today by Sal Fish’s Los Angeles-based SCORE International, the world’s foremost desert racing organization.

Battling back from a rare did-not-finish in Round 2 in Laughlin after stopping to assist his father who was racing in a different truck and experienced some health issues, Baldwin, 33, won his third SCORE Trophy Truck season point championship and his first SCORE Overall point title.

Entering the season-finale at the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in third place in his class points, Baldwin drove solo brilliantly over the brutally-rugged 1,121.55-mile course down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, to finish fair enough ahead of Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren and Mexico’s Juan C. Lopez to add to his SCORE Trophy Truck titles as he also won in 2006 and 2008.

Charlotte, N.C. (November 21, 2012) – For the first time in his off-road career Robby Gordon watched the green flag wave on the 45 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 from the sidelines, as fellow RPM Offroad co-driver Juan Carlos Lopez accelerated away from the starting line in the 12 position. This year’s legendary desert race saw Gordon co-driving with veteran Mexican off-road racer Juan Carlos Lopez in hopes a combined effort will capture the SCORE Trophy Truck point’s championship.

As the experienced Lopez set his sights on race marker 545, the place where Gordon would be taking over driving duties. Lopez wasted no time tracking down the trucks in front of him, quickly moving into 6 place in the trophy truck class by race marker 100, just 1 min 53 seconds behind the leader. The next 50 miles saw Lopez significantly increase the pace of the #18, moving into 2 position, just 13 seconds out of the lead.

LA PAZ, Mexico—For the second time in three years, Mexico’s father and son race team of Gus Vildosola and Gus Vildosola Jr have etched their names again on the granite history of the world’s most legendary desert race along with the team of Colton Udall/Timmy Weigand/David Kamo who added their names to motorsports history by capturing the overall 4wheel and 2wheel victories in the 1121.55-mile 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race down Mexico’s mysteriously magical Baja Califonria Peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz. The season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series ended Saturday.

Gustavo, 59, and Gustavo Jr, 30, of Mexicali, Mexico, repeated the history they made in this race in 2010 when they became the first Mexican national team to capture the overall title in the granddaddy of all desert racing in their No. 21, Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford F-150. With Gustavo Jr driving large starting and finishing sections of the course and his father Gus driving a small section in the center of the course, the dedicated pair covered the exasperating course in 19 hours and 45 minutes, averaging a strong 56.79 miles per hour.

The Vildosola team also recorded the fastest time on the course for all vehicles, including motorcycles, which have recorded the fastest time in 36 of the 45-year history of the race.

LA PAZ, Mexico—As nighttime began to fall at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) over Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, desert racing action is heating up as 298 adventurers battle the terrain, the competition and their own endurance levels as the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 roars into the evening. Early leaders on unofficial corrected time in motorcycles is the 1x Honda team led by rider of record Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif. and in four-wheel vehicles is the No. 97 Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck driven by Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin.

With the bone-jarring 1,121.55-mile course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the granddaddy of all desert races started Thursday morning in Ensenada and will finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

November 14th – BJ Baldwin and the #97 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevrolet Silverado team will make their return to the recently weather stricken Baja Peninsula for the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 14-17. Considered to be the most grueling off-road race in the world, this year’s course will be a peninsula run starting on the Pacific Ocean in Ensenada, Baja Mexico and traveling an incredible 1,121.55 miles south to finish on the Sea of Cortez in La Paz.

Driving the length of the Baja Peninsula at speed is challenging enough but Hurricane Paul left further damage in its wake adding to the enormous task at hand. Bj, who will be driving the entire race solo, will square off against 34 other Trophy Truck teams, many with two or three drivers, who are just as determined to win. When he goes off the line at approximately 11:30 a.m. PST on Thursday, he will be charging non-stop to the finish.

As if the trio of Robby Bell, Steve Hengeveld and David Pearson wasn’t strong enough, now Destry Abbott will bring even more firepower to the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki squad, aiming not just for the race win at the 45th Tecate/SCORE Baja 1000 but the overall motorcycle championship in the SCORE Desert Championship Series.

A mere six points separate the three teams fighting for SCORE’s Class 22 title. The FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road Racing Team–winner of the San Felipe 250 and third at the Baja 500–leads with 146. Johnny Campbell Racing Honda–runner-up at both–is second with 144 and THR–sixth at San Felipe due to a crash early in the race–is third with 140 after winning the 500. That was no easy feat, with some early mistakes setting the team back a bit, but it rebounded to overcome the Honda group and hand the Red Riders their first Baja 500 defeat in 15 years.

ENSENADA, Mexico—Colorful pre-race festivities are continuing in Mexico for the 45th anniversary celebration of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, but when the green flag drops on Thursday morning in Ensenada, Baja California, the race will be as intense as it gets with the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season point championships on the line.
With over 300 expected entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes, the granddaddy of all desert races, which is the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held on Mexico’s magnificently mysterious Baja California peninsula.

SANTEE, Calif. – FOX—the industry-leading ride dynamics company—sponsored athletes Jesse Jones and Bryce Menzies are teaming up once again in Baja. They first teamed up at the 2012 Baja 500 sharing pits and logistics—the move paid off netting Bryce the overall win and his second consecutive Baja 500 win and Jessie reaching the podium in third place. They’re stepping up their collaboration for the Baja 1000 by and sharing driving duties of Jones’ FOX OFFROAD Racing trophy truck—a move that without a doubt, strikes fear in the trophy truck field.

The 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is a point-to-point peninsula run that starts in Ensenada, Baja California Sur and finishes 1121.55 miles south in La Paz, Baja California Sur. From the start of the race to the finish, the FOX Raptor will be running as fast as possible. The Jones/Menzies crew have to manage their logistics carefully. Assets need to be in place when the truck pulls in to pit. Mechanical difficulties, course conditions, the weather; racing in Baja is always a challenge. The most carefully detailed plans can change instantly. Crews need to think on their feet and adapt to the situation. Some crews are in place in remote sections that have limited access. Others run the length of the peninsula, sometimes leap frogging each other to stay in contact with the race truck. If they fail to keep up they get left behind, no longer able to assist.

LOS ANGELES—Always known to be much more than a race, veteran desert racer Cam Thieriot’s team is one of several in next month’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 that is supporting a worthy cause beyond the challenge of the race down Mexico’s majestic Baja California Peninsula.  To get things started on his ‘pledge’ race for Stand Up To Cancer, Thieriot is pledging $10 per every mile his No. 1001 Class 10 Chevy-powered Racer open-wheel desert race car completes in the grueling 1,121.55-mile adventure.

This year’s legendary granddaddy of all desert races, the final event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race course.

With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz in Baja California Sur.