SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 23, 2015
Televised on CBS Sports Network
RENO, Nev.—As a prelude to the iconic 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 27 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, on a special 3.6-mile track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
A total of 23 of the 27 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race and four of the 13 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 an approximate 840-mile course, will traverse Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race and surrounding festivities of the final round of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 18-22.
The Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires is part of the massive celebratory SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, presented by BFGoodrich Tires, that once again will be a spotlight attraction Nov. 3-6 during the massive 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 at the popular 4 Wheel Parts store, located on 3901 West Russell Road in Las Vegas.
The 3.6-mile qualifying course at LVMS will incorporate off-road, dirt and pavement elements, utilize two race courses, and require the drivers to use their lights and qualify in the darkness of the Las Vegas night.
On Tuesday, Nov. 3 after a 3 p.m. (PT) media conference and racer meet and greet at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience area, all 27 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 police-escorted procession of the high-flying racing machines to the LVMS Off-Road Track.
“We can’t thank SEMA enough for again providing SCORE with this incredible opportunity to once again showcase SCORE and the world’s greatest desert racers,” said Roger Norman, CEO/President 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.”
SEMA SCORE BAJA 1000 EXPERIENCE
The SEMA Show SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will include a 70,000-square foot desert racing exhibit in the Silver Lot 3 outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall alongside Paradise Road.
On display will be 23 SCORE Trophy Truck and four unlimited Class 1 race vehicles, exhibits from leading off-road and desert racing companies, the SCORE transporter, a huge stage, a massive SCOREvision double-sided LED screen showing SCORE race videos, press conferences, autograph sessions and an interactive BFGoodrich Tires display which will include a public pit-crew challenge.
The daily winners will receive a set of BFGoodrich Tires and one lucky team selected at random will be rewarded with a trip to the 2016 Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 as guests of BFGoodrich Tires.
In addition to BFGoodrich Tires, Rigid Industries and King Shocks, also SCORE sponsors, will have elaborate exhibits inside of the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience.
AIRING ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK
All of the festivities will be taped for a special one-hour television show to air on the CBS Sports Network on Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. (ET) — the week before the actual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 race is shown on Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. (ET) for the first time as a two-hour special. The CBS Sports Network is the home of the SCORE World Desert Championship broadcasts in the United States. The programs also air throughout the world across numerous licensed network platforms as well as in syndication.
The drawing for starting positions, by class, for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Entry registration is being handled online at Register Here for Race. In order to be included in the drawing, entries must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The SEMA Show is a trade-only show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. The event attracts more than 130,000 industry professionals from more than 130 countries each year. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909.396.0289.
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 are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows also feature top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – 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)
· Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 presented by the City of El Centro (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, December 20, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, December 27, 9 p.m. ET)
· 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)
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.
The five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship includes four special events in Baja California, Mexico, and one in the United States. Here is the complete 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.18-21, Ensenada, Mexico
· 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, held June 4-7, Ensenada Mexico
· Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250, presented by the city of El Centro, Sept. 24-27, Coyne Powersports Motorplex-Plaster City, Calif.
Issue No. 8 of the SCORE Journal, the new monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is live on the SCORE website at www.SCORE-International.com and is available through SCORE social media channels as well as a direct link at http://scorejournal.digital.
The new digital magazine, which includes numerous linked video segments, is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE is implementing for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website.
SCORE corporate offices are located in Reno, Nev.
Official Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights/Official Race Sponsor, 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.
48th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying
Presented by BFGoodrich Tires
Nov. 3, 2015 7 p.m. (PT) Las Vegas Motor Speedway off-road truck
· Race Dates: Nov. 18-22, Season Finale of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship
· Race Distance/Location: 840 miles, loop race around Mexico’s Baja California Norte
· Race Start/Finish: Ensenada, Baja California
· Race Participants: Nearly 200 entries are expected from 30 U.S. States and 20 countries with competition in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads
(NOTE: Following is the list of those entries who will be displaying their exotic racing machines at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 in Las Vegas Nov. 3-6 and participating in qualifying for the top two classes of vehicles in the race. As of 10.23.15)
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (23) (Unlimited Production Trucks) (27 Total Entries)
(Numerical list, before drawing for Qualifying Order)
(Vehicle number, driver of record)
1 Steven Eugenio, Carlsbad, Calif.
4 Justin Matney, Bristol, Tenn.
5 Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico
11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas
14 Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif.
16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif.
17 Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico
19 Tim Herbst, Las Vegas
21 Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico
23 Dan McMillin, San Diego
25 Brian Ostrom, Surprise, Ariz.
42 Jesse Hooker, Newhall, Calif.
44 Kyle Jergensen, Oak Hills, Calif.
47 James Bult, Monee, Ill.
50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif.
70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas
75 Mike Cook,
76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix
77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C.
83 Luke McMillin, San Diego
91 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas,
93 Chris Kemp, San Clemente, Calif.
97 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas
Additional SCORE Trophy Truck race entries not qualifying:
28 Alan Pflueger, Honolulu
36 Glen Greer, Phoenix
39 Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz.
45 Gary Magness, Palm Desert, Calif.
CLASS 1 (4) (unlimited single or two-seat open-wheelers) (13 Total Entries)
(Numerical list, before drawing for Qualifying order)
(Vehicle number, driver of record)
117 Stephen Squires, Driftwood, Texas
142 Steven Sells, Phoenix
168 Shelby Reid, Apple Valley, Calif.
185 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif.
Additional Class 1 race entries not qualifying:
101 David Hunter, Orem, Utah
104 Rob Archibald, Lakeside, Calif.
127 Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif.
138 Randy Wilson, Long Beach, Calif.
147 Pat McCarthy, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
153 Brian Wilson, Long Beach, Calif.
160 Victor Barreda, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
175 Jaime Huerta, Ensenada, Mexico
189 Jon Walker, Guam