ENSENADA, Mexico—SCORE International will celebrate on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif., during the 2016 SCORE Awards Night. The facility is located just east of San Diego.
At the SCORE Tech Shop, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night will honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
This year will mark the third time that the annual SCORE Awards Night has been held at the SCORE Tech Shop and the eighth time the historic evening will be held in Southern California since 2000, when it was held at Joe’s Garage automotive museum in Tustin, Calif. It will also be the seventh consecutive year in SoCal for the popular event.
“These evenings are always very special,” said Roger Norman, completing his four year as the SCORE CEO/President. “It is a great time for racers, families and crews to get together and celebrate another amazing SCORE racing season. This was our fourth year overseeing this international treasure we call SCORE and the SCORE Tech Shop will be transformed to provide a very fitting environment to honor the achievements of the world’s greatest desert racers.”
Tickets priced at $80 per person, are being solid online at SCORE Awards Night Tickets here or by calling the Elise Norman, SCORE Vice-President at 775.690.2306. Payment may also be made by check sent to the SCORE International Reno, Nevada, USA office. Arrangements through Mrs. Norman may also be made to reserve tables of eight or 10 guests.
In addition to the special SCORE Achievement Awards and the Pro and Sportsman classes that qualified racers for class season championships along with five overall point champions who will be honored. Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards.
Individuals as well as manufacturers and organizations are honored through 11 distinct SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards, whose winners are decided by several thousand SCORE fans through online voting including the entire SCORE membership of more than 2,500. Among the awards to be presented are SCORE Rookie of the year, SCORE Contingency Company of the year, SCORE Pit Support Team of the year, SCORE Mechanic of the year and SCORE Person of the year.
Another element of the diverse program for the evening will be the presentation of the 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. As it has for 31 years, the coveted SCORE Milestone Awards are presented to those racers who finish every required mile of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. A total of 31 racers completed all 1,709.92 required miles in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
The evening will include a colorful video/photographic tribute to the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship produced by BCII TV, SCORE Live and GetSomePhoto.
A pre-awards reception will start the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner, a special tribute to the 2016 SCORE season and presentations starting at 7 p.m.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway have once again been airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. The spectacular shows have featured not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue as part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2016 broadcast season, the SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will air as a full two-hour special for the second straight year.
ON THE AIR
2016 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Dana Brown, Dust2Glory has chronicled each of the four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. D2G, which began shooting at last year’s SCORE Baja 1000, and continued up close and personal coverage capturing the robust racers in their amazing adventures in Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula through all four spectacular 2016 races.
WORLD OF SCORE
This series delivers a unique inside look into what racing in SCORE is all about! Think of it as
bringing the SCORE Racer Briefing to life! These videos, including archive footage and new interviews with current racers, will inform, educate AND entertain across every topic that is important and instrumental to the SCORE racing world.
Video topics will include: insurance and accidents, transponders and spot trackers, tracking and chasing, traveling in Baja, contingency, video, photos and social media, tech inspection, pre-running, aircraft and aerial operations, race fuel, race day/start line primer, radio operations, course markings/speedzones/checkpoints, racing and passing, the chase team, and many, many more.
SCORE ALL OUT!
This series is all about Action, Action, Action! Each episode will feature the ultimate in high octane highlights from SCORE race action, past and present. Tapping into the vast SCORE archive, as well as current television footage, SCORE All Out is the No. 1 source for the best in SCORE racing short-form action video highlights. Great editing, high energy soundtracks, cool interviews – this will be the highlight series that will make all the other (pirated) stuff online look like junk. The focus will always be on generating exciting and driving racer registration – so we’ll work to do that through timing and scheduling, including:
Thirty (30) days prior to each SCORE race, all SCORE All Out! videos will be focused on footage from that race. Thirty (30) days after each SCORE race, all SCORE All Out! videos will be focused on celebrating the victories and highlights of the previous SCORE race, as well as giving people a tasty preview of the upcoming CBS Sports Network show.
The four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the second time all four are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
31st SCORE San Felipe 250, March 30-April 2, San Felipe, Mexico
50th SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico to La Paz, Mexico
Official SCORE Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, Muck Daddy-Official Hand Cleaner, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Official SCORE Partners: 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, PCI Race Radios.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Vi Ayuntamiento de Playas de Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Secretary of Tourism.