ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico— With several thousand votes already submitted, online voting ends at midnight PT on Saturday (Dec. 28) for the 2019 SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards from this year’s SCORE World Desert Championship.
Having completed 46 years as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, SCORE International has eight annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Award winners selected by online voting on the SCORE website at SCORE Online voting for Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards here which opened last week and will close at midnight PT on Saturday.
Five additional SCORE Off-Roadsman categories, including Original Chassis Builder and Engine Builder are determined by a special points system. The SCORE Person of the Year Award and the SCORE Legacy Award are both selected by a SCORE committee.
Winners of the public voting will be honored in January during the SCORE Awards Night which celebrates the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship. This is the ninth year that SCORE has used online voting to determine the award winners. Prior to that, the winners were selected by way of a vote conducted solely with SCORE members.
Here are the official voting lists of finalists for the 2019 SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards…
2019 SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Finalists
SCORE Contingency Company of the Year
SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year
SCORE Mechanic of the Year
Daniel Felix, Matlock Racing
Neal Mason, Mason Motorsports
Johnny Nelson, Andy McMillin Racing
Steven Shiver, Sara Price Racing
Bobby Youngs, Justin Morgan Racing (SLR)
SCORE Journalist of the Year
Daniel Antuna, LaCronica/Frontera
Raul Ayub, CBC Radio
Steve Olsewski, Offroadextreme.com
Mike Ingalsbee, Mike’s Race Photo
Matt Kartozian, Durka Durka Photo
Dan Sanchez, SCORE Journal
SCORE Photographer of the Year
Ernesto Ariaza, Mad Media
Art Eugenio, GetSomePhoto
Alex Ponce, MyBajaPhoto
Alejandro Soltero, FotoSol
Jack Wright, NMedia3
Jason Zindroski, HighRev Photo
SCORE Videographer of the Year
Bud Brutsman, BCII TV
Erin Bryant, Turn 2 TV Productions
Esteban Flores, Cactus Films
Curtis Guise, JD Films
Bobby Gutierrez, 239 Films
SCORE Team Manager of the Year
Rick Geiser, Sara Price Racing
Kristen Matlock, Matlock Racing
Mark Samuels, Justin Morgan Racing (SLR)
Greg Williams, Andy McMillin Racing
SCORE Rookie of the Year
Mason Cullen, Class 1
Rolf Helland, SCORE TT Legend
Austin ‘A.J.’ Jones, Trophy Truck Spec
SCORE AWARDS NIGHT
SCORE International will celebrate on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the popular San Diego Air & Space Museum at the historic Balboa Park, during the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship Awards Night. The popular museum is located in the heart of San Diego.
At the San Diego Air & Space Museum, over 600 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night will honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.
This will be the third time and third straight year that the annual SCORE Awards Night will be held at the San Diego Air & Space Museum and the 11th time the historic evening will be held in Southern California since 2000, when it was held at Joe’s Garage automotive museum in Tustin, Calif. It will also be the 10th consecutive year in SoCal for the popular event. The event celebrates the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization that has completed its 46th season.
“These evenings are always very special,” said Jim Ryan, who is completing his fifth year as the SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “It is a great time of tribute and reflection for racers, families and crews to get together and celebrate another amazing SCORE racing season. The San Diego Air & Space Museum provides a very memorable and fitting environment to honor the achievements of the world’s greatest desert racers.” TASTY TICKET
Tickets priced at $89 per adult and $69 per child 12 and under, are being sold online at2019 SCORE Awards Night Tickets hereor by calling the Audreonna Garcia, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907. Museum admission and one drink ticket included.
Payment may also be made by check sent to the SCORE International Reno, Nevada, USA office. Options are also available online to reserve tables that will seat eight to 10 guests.
Ticket sales will close for the popular evening at 8 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 2. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
A pre-awards no-host reception will start the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. and presentations starting at 7:30 p.m. EARLY ENTRY
Guests at the event will be allowed to enter the museum at 5:30 p.m. to view the numerous historical displays at the popular facility prior to the start of the reception at 6 p.m. AWESOME AWARDS
In addition to the special SCORE Achievement Awards and the Pro and Sportsman classes that qualified racers for class season championships along with five overall point champions who will be honored. Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards.
Individuals as well as manufacturers and organizations are honored through nine distinct SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year Awards, whose winners are decided by several thousand SCORE fans through online voting including the entire SCORE membership of more than 2,500. Among the awards to be presented are SCORE Rookie of the year, SCORE Contingency Company of the year, SCORE Pit Support Team of the year, SCORE Mechanic of the year and SCORE Person of the year. Online voting is underway through www.score-international.com.
The 2019 Manufacturer point champions to be honored as well are Jimco Racing (Original Open Wheel Chassis), Dougans Racing Engines (Engine Builder), Geiser Brothers (Original Truck Chassis), Polaris (UTV) and KTM (Motorcycle). Another element of the diverse program for the evening will be the presentation of the 2019 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by VP Racing Fuels. As it has for 34 years, the coveted SCORE Milestone Awards are presented to those racers who finish every required mile of the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship. A SCORE-record total of 47 racers completed all 2,025.43 required miles in the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Also part of the evening will be the presentation of the SCORE Legacy Award posthumously to legendary Hall of Fame racer Rod Hall, the only person who raced in the first 50 SCORE Baja 1000 races, earning a race-record 25 class wins in those 50 years.
Because of the 24-hour weather delay in the start of November’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, SCORE will also present the awards to the top finishers from the 52nd anniversary of the iconic race at the SCORE Awards Night.
The evening will include a colorful video/photographic tribute to the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship produced by BCII TV, SCORE Live and GetSomePhoto. SCOREscope 2020 SCHEDULE
Here is the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:
34th SCORE San Felipe 250, March 25-29, San Felipe, Mexico
BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, June 3-7, Ensenada, Mexico
2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur
ABC TV IN 2019
The one-hour special on the BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, is scheduled to air on Sunday, Jan. 5 on ABC TV’s World of X Games program.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows also continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and South America via syndication and ESPN International. SCORE SPONSORS… Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 4 Wheel Parts-Official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino. SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance. Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.