In an attempt to win a bet with playboy Dan Bilzerian, BJ Baldwin gets dripped off via helicopter at his 800-horsepower trophy truck with one goal: Get down through the town in Baja and down to the beach to meet up with Dan and a number of bikini-clad ladies in under 20 minutes.
POMONA, Calif. — Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCOREville exhibit, official early entries from 27 U.S. States and 11 countries were included the drawing for start positions and qualifying orders in various classes for the upcoming 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 13, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The SCOREville exhibit in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo is a salute to SCORE Baja Legends concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
SAN DIEGO — In one of the last races when SCORE Trophy Truck raced as its own series, enjoy one of Ivan Stewart’s patented victories in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 when in the 1997 classic race comes out of the historical vault and to be aired this week on SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations, the presentation of another memorable race this week. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.
Thursday’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 1997 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 which has been the second-most popular desert race in the world since it began in 1974.
SAN DIEGO — Taking a timeout from their regular work behind the cameras of their long-running, award-winning reality TV show ‘COPS’, SoCal’s John Langley and his sons Morgan and Zak Langley will be shining in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD at 7 p.m. (PT) during the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
John Langley, 70, of Santa Monica, Calif., and his sons Morgan and Zak lead the COPS Racing Team that features the No. 50 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, the No. 111 Chevy-powered Racer unlimited Class 1 open-wheel race vehicle and the No. 1011 SCORE Class 10 Racer-Honda.
SAN DIEGO — Delivering another star-studded broadcast, SCORE Trophy Truck champion driver Jesse Jones and shock absorber tuning specialist and veteran navigator Todd Tenbroek will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD at 7 p.m. (PT) during the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
Jones, 47, is a top racer and former champion in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck racing division while Tenbroek who is one of the top co-riders in the sport especially assisting teams with shock tuning.
SAN DIEGO — Two of the all-time SCORE Trophy Truck races, SoCal’s David Ashley and Dan Smith will be seen in action during SCORE Throwback Thursday, one of Roger Norman’s new Internet creations,and the presentation of another memorable race this week—the 1998 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. Norman’s latest program showcases classic SCORE race footage primarily produced as television shows.
Thursday’s night’s episode at 7 p.m. (PT) will be the telecast of the 4th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the very popular season-opening race that SCORE produced from 1995 through 2012.
Norman’s new Internet show is 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.
SAN DIEGO — Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight will shine on third generation desert racer Jessica McMillin and veteran motorcycle racer Kirk Russell as the featured SCORE racers at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
McMillin, 28, is teammate to Heidi Steele, 41, as a pair of ‘experienced rookies’ in driving the No. 14 Monster Energy Desert Assassins Chevy Silverado in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck racing division while Russell, 43, owner of a motorcycle tour company in Mexico, races as a co-rider for a variety of pro motorcycle racers in several classes over the years.
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 34th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.
This weekend marks Jesse Jones’ return to short-course off-road racing, jumping behind the wheel of the brand new FOX Pro-2. Jones will be debuting the new truck at “The Big House”, Crandon International Raceway, for TORC Series rounds 14 & 15 as well as competing in the AMSOIL Cup where the Pro-2 and Pro-4 go head to head for $40,000, winner takes all.
“Going short course racing was never apart of the plan for 2013″, Jones said with a smile, “but when my Trophy Truck teammate Bryce Menzies mentioned he was building a new truck, I said I wanted one too. The decision was made right then and there.”
Behind the build would be the mastermind of Ricky Johnson’s 2011 & 2012 Traxxas TORC Series Championship winning Pro-4, Mike Krahling. The truck was built from the ground up in the Las Vegas shop of Menzies Motorsports and with over a year of development and planning, the truck finally hit dirt just a few weeks ago for multiple photo shoots and test sessions.
SAN DIEGO — Rapidly improving SCORE Trophy Truck racer Jason Voss and veteran fabricator Craig Stewart will enjoy Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight shining on them as the featured guests at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
Voss, 26, Cupertino, Calif., drives the No. 35 Voss Motorsports Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck while Stewart, son of the legendary desert racer Ivan Stewart, owns and operates Stewart’s Raceworks in Santee, Calif.
Montclair, CA: The Green Army made the march north to Reno recently for the 2nd Annual HDRA Eldorado Reno 500 in the ongoing quest to capture the top spot in the chase for the HDRA and World Championship standings. The tireless efforts of the team to prepare the truck for battle after their top 10 finish at the grueling Baja 500 gave team driver Justin Davis confidence heading north to battle a stacked field of the best Trophy Truck teams in the world. “We have worked really hard in the shop to make sure our Jimco Trophy Truck can go out and consistently run up front to challenge for the win. We showed we can win against the best at Ridgecrest and we went to Reno hoping to do the same thing.”
As with any top contending team, the preparation that began at the shop continued with pre-running. After running a few laps around the course, it became clear that rocks and the ability to make clean passes were going to be an issue and the winning team would go into the race with a solid strategy for surviving race-day. “Our BFGoodrich tires are the best and toughest tires in the world, but the only smooth part on this course is in the air,” said the #85 co-driver, Troy Holes.