ENSENADA, Mexico— SCORE will have a major presence in the neon spotlight of Las Vegas next week with three major events part of the prelude to the Green Flag for November’s 51st SCORE Baja 1000.
-Part of the massive, long-standing, annual trade gathering called the SEMA Show, the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will be held next Tuesday through Friday outdoors at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
-With five of six 2018 inductees with very close ties to SCORE desert racing, the annual Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) Induction Dinner & Awards Ceremony will be held at the South Point Hotel Casino next Monday night.
-Thirdly, next Tuesday night, a colorful SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying event for the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Off-Road Track.
Both the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and the SCORE Trophy Truck Qualifing event at LVMS are being presented by long-time SCORE sponsor BFGoodrich Tires.
The iconic season-ending Round 4 of the 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 12-18, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
BEFORE BAJA…VIVA LAS VEGAS
SCORE Trophy Truck (including the SCORE TT Legend class), the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 950-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks class will have a special qualifying session for start positions at 6 p.m. PT next Tuesday, on the Off-Road Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The marquee SCORE racing division will be showcased that week (Oct. 29-Nov. 2) at the massive SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Both events are presented by BFGoodrich Tires and both are open to the public.
Information regarding the vastly popular SEMA Show is available at www.SEMA.org.
Free tickets for the SCORE Trophy Truck Qualifying at LVMS are available the 4-Wheel Parts store in Las Vegas at 3901 West Russell Road.
The starting order for all other classes was determined primarily by the finishing and placement results at September’s Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge.
SCORE RACERS BEING INDUCTED INTO ORMHOF
Six new inductees into ORMHOF join 87 current members and five of the six of this year’s honorees have significant ties to SCORE International. New inductees Johnny Campbell, Mark McMillin, Robbie Pierce and Cameron Steele are all SCORE desert racers and Ed Robinson, former owner of the VORRA desert racing group of Northern California, was a long-time valued course worker for SCORE when Sal Fish was the owner of the racing organization.
Campbell, Pierce and Steele are all entered in next month’s SCORE Baja 1000 while McMillin will be there to help his sons Daniel and Luke along with his nephew Andy McMillin who will each by driving their own SCORE Trophy Truck in the legendary race.
The sixth member of the Class of 2018 inductees from the Advocate category is Jim Bramhan.
The evening next Tuesday includes a silent auction with a hosted cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT, a gourmet dinner at 7 p.m. PT followed by the induction ceremony and 2018 Impact Awards from 7:30 to 9:30 pm PT. Ending the evening will be the 4Wheel Parts After-Party starting at 9:30 p.m. PT.
The ORMHOF collection is housed in a spacious area at Terrible’s Hotel & Casino (formerly the Gold Strike) in Jean, Nev. and is open 24-hours daily with free admission courtesy of the Herbst Family of Las Vegas.
With nearly 600 people expected, ORMHOF has announced that a limited number of tickets remain available for Tuesday night’s special evening. For more information, including ticket information, please visit the Hall of Fame website at www.ormhof.org.
Over 300 entries, from 35 U.S. States and 20 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 51st anniversary celebration of the SCORE Baja 1000 which is revered worldwide as the Granddaddy of all Desert Races. Race week festivities and the race will be held Nov. 12-18 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a loop race of 806.76 miles in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start for the 44th time and finish for the 25th time in Ensenada. The race is annually the finale of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past three years in Baja California. The start/finish line compound will once again be adjacent to the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
With a total time limit of 36 hours in the elapsed-time race, the motorcycle and quad classes will start at 4 a.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 16 and the car, truck and UTV classes will follow with their start on at 10:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 16. The fastest finishers are expected to complete the race in approximately 16 hours.
Online racer registration continues until Nov. 7 and this year’s course map, course notes and GPS files are available on the SCORE website under race info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page at www.SCOREInternational.com.
ULTIMATE DANA FAST QUALIFIER AWARD
For the third straight year, international drivetrain manufacturer Dana Incorporated is presenting the Ultimate Dana Fast Qualifier award.
Dana is also presenting live streaming of the entire qualifying session from LVMS on the SCORE website. Winning the Ultimate Dana Fast Qualifier award in 2016 was Las Vegas’ Mark Post and fastest last year was Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C.
2018 REMAINING SCHEDULE
51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.13-18, Ensenada, Mexico
Here is the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fourth consecutive year all races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:
33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 3-7, San Felipe, Mexico
51st SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico
SCORE races are airing domestically on the El Rey Network and outside of the U.S. on ESPN International as well as syndication. The SCORE Baja 1000 race coverage show will be a two-hour special.
El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network and is available in 45 million homes across the country through cable and OTT providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 341 and Dish Network Channel 253. For more information on how to watch El Rey visit http://elreynetwork.com.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and official race title sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel and official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Lucerna Hotels & Resorts 22nd Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Lucerna Hotels and Resorts, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship atwww.SCOREInternational.com.