Live SCORE Dirt LiveHD show helps launch 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship season
SAN DIEGO—With all of the final touches put together in post production, tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show will feature special highlights from last week’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held last Saturday in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
During the ninth episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) tonight in the SCORE spotlight will be footage from the start and finish of the grueling 219-mile race along with interviews from some of the fastest finishers along with race Grand Marshall Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and SCORE female SCORE Trophy Truck racer Heidi Steele of San Clemente, Calif.
With several million viewers in nearly 150 countries in 2013, Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour show will again be broadcast live weekly and the show will be anchored in 2014 around Norman’s new SCORE World Desert Championship series which has combined his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association. All live events, this is the ninth weekly Dirt LiveHD episode of 2014.
The 2014 season of Dirt LiveHD includes numerous on-site interviews in addition to the shows that will be broadcast from the SCORE broadcast studios in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
In addition to 48 shows in 2013 Dirt LiveHD provided live coverage from the three SCORE Baja race weeks, the massive SCORE exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, the 2013 SCORE Awards Night and the three HDRA race weeks.
This year’s Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 featured 183 starters and 143 finishers (77.8 percent), competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race winner was Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, in the No. 21 Red Bull Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor.
Another major story from the race was the weather. Torrential rain in the northern part of Baja California forced Roger Norman to re-route the race course, causing a red flag stoppage of the motorcycle/ATV classes that resulted in a 3 hour, 42 minute delay while Norman and his diligent staff identified and hand-marked a revised section of the course, reducing the overall mileage from 274 miles to the final 219 that was used.
The race was taped for airing as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first show is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the show are Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs.
The high definition shows also includes numerous award-winning video highlight packages, most produced by Mexico’s Cactus Films or San Diego’s Tempt Media.
Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE events. Live event coverage in 2014 will include the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series of two races in the United States and three in Baja California, Mexico. The first event of the inaugural SCORE World Desert Championship series was last week’s 28th annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. DIRT LIVEHD CREW
Desert racing public address announcer and former racer George Antill is the executive producer. 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 co-directors Jake Velasco or Art Savedra or SCORE Trophy Truck racer and prep-shop owner T.J. Flores.
Shaun Sauer, 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. DIRT LIVEHD GUESTS…
With the 49 original shows airing in 2013 and seven so far in 2014, in addition to extensive live event coverage, 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, Dan Chamlee, Martin Christensen, Travis Clarke, Sean Cook, Justin Davis, Pat Dailey, Pat Dean, Colin Edwards, Shane Esposito, Steven Eugenio, T.J. Flores, Doug Fortin, Robby Gordon, Peter Hajas, Rod Hall, Shelby Hall, Nick Hamm, Elias Hanna, Steve Hengeveld, Ed Herbst, Jerry Herbst, Tim Herbst, Troy Herbst, Jesse Jones, Mike Julson, David Kamo, Lucas Knecht, Erek Kudla, Eduardo Laguna, John Langley, Morgan Langley, Zak Langley, Mike Lawrence, Harley Letner, Matt Loiodice, Brad Lovell, Rob MacCachren, Wayne Matlock, Andy McMillin, Daniel McMillin, Jessica McMillin, Luke McMillin, Mark McMillin, Derek Murray, Jason Murray, Andrew Myers, Steve Olliges, Matt Parks, Adam Pfankuch, Mark Post, Kyle Quinn, Josh Quintero, Ivan Ramirez, Joe Ramirez, Jay Reichert, Brett Robinson, Larry Roeseler, Kirk Russell, Mark Samuels, Cory Sappington, Ross Savage, Armin Schwarz, Brian Shaleen, Justin Smith, Fred Sobke, Pete Sohren, Cameron Steele, Craig Stewart, Ivan Stewart, Colton Udall, Gus Vildosola Sr, Gus Vildosola Jr, Jason Voss, Kellon Walch, Brandon Walsh, Tim Weigand, Jessie Williamson, Brad Wilson, Brian Wilson, Randy Wilson, Rick Wilson, and Ronny Wilson. 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, 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: Graham Watchmakers, SatellitePhoneStore.com, 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, GoPro, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship series at www.score-international.com.