Course map unveiling for 51st SCORE Baja 1000 at 3 p.m. PT Saturday;
416-page ‘Racing into History’ book signings daily at Off-Road Expo
SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit in Building 5 Saturday & Sunday at SoCal’s Fairplex
in Pomona to salute 51st anniversary of world’s most iconic desert race
POMONA, Calif., USA— It’s time to drop the green flag for another spectacular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif., USA and SCORE International will once again be a major part of this weekend’s popular public trade show. The annual event will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Sunday.
The colorful and extensive 51st SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 will once again offer desert-racing and off-road performance fans the opportunity to interact with many of the top desert racers in the world and legends of the sport while enjoying viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed from the past and the present.
Nearly 300 entries, from 35 U.S. States and 20 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 1000.
The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be held starting in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Dates for the race and race week festivities will be Nov. 13 through Nov. 18. 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.
In addition to showcasing current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors, the 51st SCORE Baja 1000 official course map for the race will be unveiled by SCORE officials at 3 p.m. (PT) on Saturday along with outlining the race schedule including the SEMA Qualifying activities for the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division.
BOOK SIGNING—‘Racing Into History’
As a special added attraction to the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit at this year’s event will be a pair of book signing sessions to help launch the sale of the new 416-page hard-cover book entitled ‘Racing Into History’, a pictorial celebration of last November’s BFGoodrich Tires 50th SCORE Baja 1000.
While the elaborate book, which features a historical records section as well, will be on sale both days the showcase book signing sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT on both Saturday and Sunday at the Expo.
Among the legends, past and present, scheduled to appear at the SCORE Baja 1000 ‘Racing Into History’ book-signing sessions are SCORE owners Roger and Elise Norman, legendary Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and current racers Larry Roeseler, B.J. Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Ed Herbst, Bryce Menzies, Cameron Steele, Heidi Steele, Justin Morgan, Mark Samuels, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel, Marc Burnett, Broc Dickerson, Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock, Joe Bacal, Raul Rodriguez Jr and Christian Sourapas. SCORE also expects some other ‘surprise’ SCORE Baja racing legends as well for the two autograph sessions including several of the Monster girls.
At 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, SCORE will unveil the official course map for the 2018 SCORE Baja 1000, the 51st edition of the iconic Granddaddy of All Desert Races. It will be a loop race starting and finishing in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and will cover approximately 820 miles of the majestic, magical and unforgiving northern part of the Baja California peninsula.
AMAZING SCORE VEHICLES
Among the SCORE racing vehicles expected to be part of this massive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit are a Terrible Herbst Motorsports SCORE Trophy Truck, Joe Bacal’s new SCORE Trophy Truck, one of Brenthel Industries Trophy Truck Spec trucks, Tecnovision’s all-electric open-wheel race car driven by Raul Rodriguez Jr, one of the Matlock’s Polaris RZR UTVs, Marc Burnett’s Can-Am UTV, the Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels Honda CRF450X motorcycle, the Warrior Built motorcycle, Brian Chachua’s vintage SCORE championship Jeep and the impressive SCORE ‘black beauty’ pre-runner.
NUMERO UNO, DOS TIEMPOS
In a special voting held in 2016 and 2017, the invincible SCORE Baja 1000 was selected as the No. 1 motorsports event in the world both years in a reader’s choice voting conducted by the USA Today newspaper, defeating such events as the Indy 500 and the Knoxville Nationals.
MORE EXPO INFO
The 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo will once again be the largest and greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles to quads and camping to adventure travel, the event provides the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the off-road industry. With a full weekend of excitement, other event features include over 350 industry-specific vendors, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Demo at the MAV TV Proving Grounds, Rubicon Trail – Off Road Vehicle Ride Along, O’Reilly Auto Parts Show-N-Shine and live music all weekend at the STEEL-IT Main Stage presented by Bud Light.
2018 REMAINING SCHEDULE
51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, 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.
2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo – Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Show Hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
350+ Vendors In The Off-Road Performance Marketplace – Buildings 4, 5, 6 & Outdoors
O’Reilly Auto Parts SHOW-N-SHINE 4x4s on display – Outdoors
SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit – tribute to legends of the Baja – Building 5
Rubicon Trail – Take a Ride Along in an off road vehicle courtesy of Pro Comp • G2 Axle & Gear • Smittybilt • Rubicon Express • LRG Rims • Poison Spyder
2019 ULTRA4 Global Schedule And Expansion of UTV Series Media Event – Nitto Tire display