October 25, 2014
Televised on CBS Sports Network
Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying,
featuring Method Race Wheels $2,500 Fastest Qualifier Award,
Free tickets available for SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, while supplies last,
at Las Vegas 4 Wheel Parts store;
Live streaming of SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at SEMA Show
at Las Vegas Convention Center on SCORE Dirt LiveHD
RENO, Nev.—As a prelude to the iconic 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 30 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, on a special 3.6-mile track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With the top qualifier receiving the Method Race Wheels $2,500 Fastest Qualifier Award, 24 SCORE Trophy Trucks and six Class 1 open-wheel race cars have confirmed participation in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes. The race, which will have a record course of approximately 1,280 miles, will be a peninsula run down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California Norte and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The race and surrounding festivities will be held Nov. 11-15.
The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires and featuring the Method Race Wheels $2,500 Fastest Qualifier Award, is part of the massive celebratory SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience that will be a spotlight attraction Nov. 4-7 during the annual SEMA Show trade gathering at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With the qualifying lap starting and finishing inside the off-road track at LVMS, free tickets are available for the event on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Advance free tickets (with a maximum of four per person) are available while supplies last, through Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the popular 4 Wheel Parts store, located at 4740 South Decatur Blvd., Suite A, in Las Vegas. SEMA Show attendees and exhibitors will also be admitted with their show credential.
The 3.6-mile qualifying course at LVMS will incorporate off-road, dirt and asphalt elements, utilize two race courses, and require the drivers to use their lights and qualify in the darkness of the Las Vegas night.
On Nov. 4 after a 2:30 p.m. (PT) media conference and racer meet and greet at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience area, all 30 of the qualifying vehicles will start their engines in unison at 4:30 p.m. (PT) at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience to begin a procession of the high-flying racing machines to the LVMS Off-Road Track.
“We can’t thank SEMA enough for this incredible opportunity to showcase SCORE and the world’s greatest desert racers,” said Roger Norman, CEO of SCORE. “And the special SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a fitting tribute to the legacy of the Granddaddy of all Desert Races.”
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are televised on a delayed basis in the USA and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The shows, produced by SoCal’s acclaimed BCII TV, air a minimum of two times on the CBS Sports Spectacular show.
All shows are scheduled to premier in the next month following the event. The success of the productions has enabled CBS Sports Network to air multiple airings of the first three 2014 races. The SCORE San Felipe 250 had 17 extra airings, the SCORE Imperial Valley 250 had five extra airings, and the SCORE Baja 500 garnered seven hours of extra airings in CBS Sports Network.
Following the CBS Sports Network telecasts in the US, the SCORE races air worldwide in over 100 countries through international distribution.
Following are the air dates for the debut of the remaining 2014 SCORE shows on the CBS Sports Network…
• Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by the city of Imperial (Sunday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m. ET)
• Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying from Las Vegas Motor Speedway/SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (Sunday, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET)
• Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Sunday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET)
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.
ON THE SCOREscope
In its 41st year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2014, the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series, with three special events held in Baja California, Mexico, and two in the United States, started with the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 on March 1. Starting and finishing in Ensenada, the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was held June 5-8 and the third SCORE Baja race, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz, the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will be held Nov. 11-15.
The two U.S. races on 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship calendar started with the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 in Plaster City, Calif. (April 25-27) and concluded with the three-day, single-race 19th annual Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge, Imperial Valley, Calif. (Sept. 25-28).
SCORE DirtLive HD
Desert racing public address announcer and former racer George Antill is the executive producer and host of SCORE’s weekly one-hour Internet show. One of the regular elements of the show on a SCORE social media interchange, allowing fans and racers to comment and ask questions through the SCORE Facebook and SCORE Twitter platforms. Another special segment most weeks is SCORE Tech Tips with SCORE Tech director Art Savedra.
With several million viewers in nearly 100 countries, the SCORE DirtLive HD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored in 2014 around the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship.
The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
The high definition shows also include numerous award-winning video highlight packages, most produced by Mexico’s Cactus Films or San Diego’s Tempt Media.
SCORE DirtLive HD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE events. Live event coverage in 2014 includes the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship of two races in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. Next up its on-site schedule, SCORE DirtLive HD will be on-site providing live coverage from the massive SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas (Nov. 4-7) as well as qualifying for race starting positions for SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 over a 3.6-mile course on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Following that event, SCORE DirtLive HD will broadcast live from the season-ending 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Baja California, Mexico.
Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino, Hotel Coral and Marina-Official Hotel.
Associate Sponsors: SatellitePhoneStore.com and Symons Ambulance Company.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, GoPro, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.score-international.com.
47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying
Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, featuring Method Race Wheels $2,500 Fastest Qualifier Award
Nov. 4, 2014 7 p.m. (PT) Las Vegas Motor Speedway off-road truck
• Race Dates: Nov. 11-16, Season Finale of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship
• Race Distance/Location: 1,292 miles down Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula
• Race Start/Finish: Ensenada, Baja California Norte to La Paz, Baja California Sur
• Race Participants: Nearly 250 entries are expected from 40 U.S. States and 20 countries with competition in 25 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and ATVs
(NOTE: Following is the list of those entries who will be displaying their exotic racing machines at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience in Las Vegas Nov. 4-7 and participating in qualifying for the top two classes of vehicles in the race. As of 10.25.14)
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (24) (Unlimited Production Trucks) (29 Total Entries)
(Numerical list, before Qualifying)
(Vehicle number, driver of record)
1 B.J. Baldwin
5 Clyde Stacy
7 Steven Eugenio
9 Mark Weyhrich
11 Rob MacCachren
14 Heidi Steele
15 Armin Schwarz
16 Cameron Steele
18 Juan C. Lopez
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gus Vildosola Jr
23 Mark McMillin
26 Charles Dorrance
29 Andrew Hendricks-RS
58 David Kleiman
70 Bryce Menzies
72 Robert Acer
74 Kyle Conlon
77 Robby Gordon
80 Andy Lambert
83 Luke McMillin
84 Nick Vanderwey
91 Troy Herbst
XX Enrique Murillo
Additional SCORE Trophy Truck race entries not qualifying:
45 Gary Magness
50 Zak Langley
57 Mike Palmer
66 Harry Hepler
75 Mike Cook-RS
CLASS 1 (6) (unlimited single or two-seat open-wheelers) (19 Total Entries)
(Numerical list, before Qualifying)
(Vehicle number, driver of record)
101 Justin Matney
111 Morgan Langley
115 Todd Tuls
129 Scott Bailey
152 Mark Hutchins
185 Justin Davis
Additional Class 1 race entries not qualifying:
100 Cody Parkhouse
102 Jaime Huerta
121 Damen Jefferies
131 George Peters
135 Augie Cortez
138 Randy Wilson
154 Andres Ruffo
161 Chris Western
168 Shelby Reid
180 Jim Anderson
189 Jon Walker
145 Nils Castillo-RS
147 Pat McCarthy-RS
SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org