Dakar-2014-SCORE-HDRA-7-22-13RENO, Nev. — Leaving the snow and the snowplows behind for another summer of sun and fun in the desert, Minnesota’s Peter Hajas has earned the Dakar Challenge 2013 special program that provides him with the opportunity of a lifetime to race in the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America.

Earning his entry package into the Dakar by recording the fastest adjusted time combined from two major desert races—the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in June and last weekend’s Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Hajas and his team now must begin making their plans for next January’s Dakar Rally.

Hajas, 53, of Wayzata, Minn., was seventh in his class at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 out of 22 starters and won his class at the Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 out of 10 starters in a Chevy-powered Kreger open-wheel desert race car. After factoring his class coefficient to adjust his time, Hajas earned the top spot in the Dakar Challenge 2013.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Grab some popcorn, a cold Tecate and find your comfort chair as showtime continues Thursday night as Roger Norman’s newest Internet creation continues–SCORE Throwback Thursday. Norman’s newest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

This Thursday night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 1999 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, a loop race in Baja California Norte that started and finished for only the time in Ojos Negros, 40 miles east of Ensenada.

SCORE-Logo-8-3-11RENO, Nev. — It’s all about Reno again this week as Reno desert racer Jim Anderson, Reno’s Eldorado Hotel Casino, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in Reno and next week’s Dirt Live Off-Road Expo in Reno will all be featured during Tuesday’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show is in its second of three weeks airing from Reno, Nev., before returning to its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego starting Tuesday, July 16.

Anderson is a veteran SCORE desert racer while representing the Eldorado resort will be Rick Murdock, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing while spokesperson for ORMHOF will be museum administrator Shelby Hall.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Adding another dimension to its expanding electronic media presence, Roger Norman has announced that starting today his SCORE International will be launching a new Internet program called SCORE Throwback Thursday. Norman’s newest program will showcase classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.

Launching the new program tonight at 7 p.m. will be the telecast of the 1998 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, a race down Mexico’s Baja California peninsula that started in Santo Tomas, Baja California and finished in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

Norman’s new Internet show will be another part of the inventory of his new Dirt Live productions which produces the weekly Dirt LiveHD studio show each Tuesday as well as the expanded race-week coverage for his SCORE and HDRA racing organizations.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11RENO, Nev.—On the short list of everyone’s all-time best desert racers would certainly be the venerable Rod Hall and the legendary racer from Reno will be the featured guest during this week’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 has moved to Reno, Nev., to air its next three shows before returning to its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego starting Tuesday, July 16.

The sports all-time ambassador of goodwill, the legendary Hall, 73, is the only driver who has raced in all 45 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert races where he holds the all-time race record with 22 class wins, including last year’s Mexican peninsula run from Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur.

Hall, who has been the lead driver for factory desert racing teams from Dodge and Hummer in his career, he has also been a special instructor for BFGoodrich Tires, and is currently also the chairman of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame that is located in the famed Harrah’s National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno.

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.

Baja-Designs-parkhouse_baja500-6-14-13San Marcos, CA – Congratulations to all participants in this year’s 2013 Tecate Score Baja 500 and a special thank you to Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened. Notably one of the toughest off-road races in the world, this year’s Baja 500 was an invigorating new format that stirred up the race right from the start.

New course sections, new series owner and new rules made for an especially exciting race. The 500 course was very technical, compared to recent years, which meant most race teams had no choice but to turn on their lights and drive through the night.

Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened earned a total of 19 podium finishes in 16 classes.

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.

Thumb-Robby-Win-SCORE-Baja-500-6-2-13With the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 now in the books, we wanted to take a look back at some of the class winners of the 502-mile off road race that was held last weekend in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

There were 276 vehicles that left the starting line of the 2013 Baja 500, with 162 of those reaching the finish time in the allotted time (a finishing percentage of 58.71 for the field). Racers from 25 different U.S. States and 15 different counties participated in this year’s race.

As is often the case, there are hundreds of unique stories that come out of every off-road race – especially those held in Baja. Here’s a brief look at some of the class winners from the race along with some comments from them after crossing the finish line.