May 28, 2015
Mexico’s Baja California Sur
multiple class scenes to highlight broadcast of Round 2 of 5-race SCORE World Desert Championship,
the 424.52-mile race featured Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads;
airing at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday; promo video of one-hour show available at
RENO, Nev., USA—Mexico’s young gun Eduardo Laguna who came from behind to capture the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory in the history-making Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 desert race will be spotlighted during Sunday’s premier telecast of the race on the CBS Sports Network. The debut of the one-hour special will air on the CBS Sports Spectacular show at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, followed by multiple repeat airings.
From show producers BCII TV, a video preview of the telecast is available at
Announcers for the CBS Sports Network telecast of the Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 are SCORE racers Cameron Steele and Ricky Johnson.
Combining the grit, stamina, determination and talent of youth with the sage experience of a committed, savvy, veteran team behind him, Laguna, 24, of Mexicali, led racers from 12 U.S. States and five countries to the finish line in Loreto over the tight, technical 424.52-mile course that started in Cabo San Lucas in the No. 17 RPM Racing Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck. The victory also represented the 83rd overall win in SCORE Baja racing for long-time SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires.
Celebrating its 42nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the southern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula hosted the first SCORE race entirely run on the southernmost part of the peninsula.
Competing in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, the race had 82 starters of which 59 officially finished the 424.52-mile course. With an exceptionally high finishing rate of 72.0 percent, the elapsed time race had a 17 hour time limit to become an official finisher.
OVERALL MOTORCYCLE WINNERS
In the motorcycle portion of the race, Colton Udall of Oceanside, Calif., was the overall two-wheel vehicle winner for the second straight SCORE race, riding solo to victory in the Pro Unlimited class on the No. 5x Ox Motorsports Honda CRF450X. His Ox Motorsports teammate Mark Samuels, of Yucca Valley, Calif., was runner-up for the second consecutive race on another privateer Honda CRF450X.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will once again be aired in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows will also feature top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, buggies, motorcycles, quads and UTVs – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories are now part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2015 broadcast season, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will be expanded to a full two-hour program – providing the most expansive television coverage of the “Main Event” of all desert races ever, allowing all the major class action to be showcased around the globe to the SCORE International fan base.
2015 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
• Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecasts-Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. ET & 11 p.m. ET)
Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 (first telecast-Sunday, May 31, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, June 7, 9 p.m. ET)
• Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 26, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, August 2, 9 p.m. ET)
• SCORE Imperial Valley 250 (first telecast-Sunday, November 15, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, November 29, 9 p.m. ET)
• Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, January 10, 9 p.m. ET)
• Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, January 17, 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.
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK TOP FIVE
Spending over half of the race trying to run down early leader Carlos Lopez, another RPM Racing young gun who started first and kept the physical lead for over 300 miles, Laguna had a victory margin of three minutes, 49 seconds over defending SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion Steven Eugenio, Carlsbad, Calif./Armin Schwarz, Austria (Germany) and their No. 1 Galindo Motorsports Chevy Silverado. With Schwarz driving nearly the first half of the race and Eugenio the second, the pair covered the course in 7:39:30 at an average speed of 55.47mph.
Third in SCORE Trophy Truck and fourth overall was Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren with a time of 7:47:15 (54.54mph) in the No. 11 Rockstar Energy MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150.
With SCORE Trophy Trucks claiming eight of the top 10 overall four-wheel vehicle positions in this race, fourth overall and in the featured racing class was RPM’s Lopez, just 20, of Tecate, Mexico, in the No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck in 7:54:46 (53.65mph).
Completing the top five SCORE Trophy Truck finisher’s list was 2015 SCORE San Felipe 250 winner Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico, in the No. 21 Branix Mexicana Logistics Ford Raptor in 8:38:36 (49.116mph).
In its 42nd year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2015, the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series includes four special events in Baja California, Mexico, and one in the United States. Here is the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
• 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250, held Jan. 22-25, San Felipe, Mexico
• Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500, held April 15-19, Cabo San Lucas to Loreto, Mexico
• 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500, June 4-7, Ensenada Mexico
• 3rd SCORE Imperial Valley 250, Sept. 24-27, Coyne Powersports Motorplex-Plaster City, Calif.
• 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.18-21, Ensenada, Mexico
SCORE corporate offices are located in Reno, Nev. and the SCORE Tech Shop is in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
Official Sponsors: Bud Light-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, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Coyne Powersports-Official Powersports Supplier,Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Associate Sponsors: All Road Satellite, Symons Ambulance Company, Aero Calafia, Tessco.
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, Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.
SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org