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COPS Racing Team-John Langley, sons Morgan and Zak Langley all in SCORE spotlight on Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show

September 9, 2013

Tuesday’s one hour Internet show airs at 7 p.m. PDT at www.score-international.com

     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.
     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 36th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.
     John Langley, one of only two SCORE racers who have their own star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, started desert racing when he was 66 years young and in 2010 he and his eldest son Morgan won two races on the way to winning the SCORE Class 4 season point championship.  In 2009, the COPS Racing Team won the unlimited Class 1 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with Jerry Penhall and Dan Martin as the drivers.
     In this year’s SCORE Desert Series, John and his son Morgan race together in Class 10 and Zak Langley is driver of record in the COPS Racing Team SCORE Trophy Truck.
     Starting in 1989, Langley Productions reality show ‘COPS’ began airing on the FOX network.  Starting its 26th season this past Saturday, this will be the first year that the show will air on Spike TV.
     Produced in 2011 by Langley Productions, Road Warriors-SCORE Baja 500 in 3D and HD  is available on NetFlix and in DVD.
     Also on Tuesday night’s show, SCORE Tech co-director Jake Velasco will present another special Tech Tips segment. This week Velasco will provide information regarding making hoses for desert race vehicles.
     There will also be a special video of the week shown.
     Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weeks and will next be on-site to cover the legendary 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Nov. 13-17 that will start and finish in Ensenada, Mexico.
DIRT LIVEHD GUESTS…
     With the show on the air for 35 weeks, special racer guests have included Jim Anderson, R.J. Anderson, Ryan Arciero, B.J. Baldwin, Robby Bell, Jonathan Brenthal, Johnny Buss, Johnny Campbell, Kurt Caselli, Martin Christensen, Sean Cook, Justin Davis, Pat Dean, Colin Edwards, Steven Eugenio, T.J. Flores, Doug Fortin, Robby Gordon, Peter Hajas, Rod Hall, Shelby Hall, Elias Hanna, Steve Hengeveld, Jerry Herbst, Tim Herbst, Troy Herbst, Jesse Jones, Mike Julson, Lucas Knecht, Erek Kudla, Harley Letner, Matt Loiodice, Brad Lovell, Rob McCachren, Daniel McMillin, Jessica McMillin, Luke McMillin, Mark McMillin, Andrew Myers, Steve Olliges, Adam Pfankuch, Josh Quintero, Ivan Ramirez, Jay Reichert, Brett Robinson, Larry Roeseler, Kirk Russell, Ross Savage, Armin Schwarz, Fred Sobke, Cameron Steele, Craig Stewart, Ivan Stewart, Colton Udall, Gus Vildosola Sr, Gus Vildosola Jr, Jason Voss, Kellon Walch and Tim Weigand.
DIRT LIVEHD CREW
     Desert racing public address announcer and former racer George Antill is the co-host of all Dirt LiveHD programming along with co-host Dianna Dahlgren, a Monster Energy Supercross TV commentator, fitness competitor, body builder and Ms. Monster Energy Supercross. 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 each week is Tech Tips with SCORE Tech co-directors Jake Velasco or Art Savedra or SCORE Trophy Truck racer and prep-shop owner T.J. Flores.
     Andrew Grimshaw, SCORE Media Production Manager, is the coordinating producer of the show. The program is hosted on ustream.com, the world’s largest streaming internet site.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DESERT RACING
     The 2013 SCORE Desert Series is also part of the quickly-evolving World Championship of Desert Racing, which combines points accumulated in the three SCORE Baja races along with points earned from three of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series, all held in the United States. Both the SCORE and HDRA series will crown their own individual class and overall point champions as well with a bonus purse for those racers who qualify for the World Championship of Desert Racing points bonus purse program to earn a desert racing World Champion title.
     With a growing total, for the inaugural World Championship of Desert Racing bonus purse, an official total of $45,000 has been posted to date from new SCORE sponsors Amber Racing Services ($25,000), King Shocks ($10,000) and Rigid Industries ($10,000).
     For car and truck classes with at least three starters in each qualifying race in 2013, the World Champion titles will be decided on combined points from the three SCORE races and three HDRA races with the bonus purse paid using the same formula based on total purse and number of starters in each class as is used currently for each SCORE race.
     For the pro motorcycle and ATV classes, the World Championship of Desert Racing will include points earned in the three SCORE Baja races as well as the AMA National Hare and Hound race that was held during the Eldorado HDRA Reno 500.
DAKAR CHALLENGE 2013
     This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 were part of a special program where the combined best qualified car/truck finisher will receive a special entry package into the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America. Regulations and other information on Dakar Challenge 2013 are available at http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html. The winner of the special package is Class 10 racer Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn.
SCORE SPONSORS…
     Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Amber Racing Services-Official Race Fuels, Rigid Industries-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Volaris Airlines-Official Airline, 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: Graham Watchmakers, SatellitePhoneStore.com, Symons Ambulance Company, Azunia Tequila.
     Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Blue C Advertising, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
     For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominiccnv@aol.com