Racers from 25 U.S. States, 12 countries part of Saturday’s start draw at SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at Off-Road Expo – SCORE-International.com

Racers from 25 U.S. States, 12 countries part of Saturday’s start draw at SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at Off-Road Expo

October 4, 2014

Nov. 11-15 race dates

SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit Sunday as well in Pomona Fairplex to salute SCORE’s Baja legends

    Pomona, Calif.—Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the popular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit, official early entries from 25 U.S. States and 12 countries were included the drawing for start positions in various classes for the upcoming 47th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 11-15, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship was held in the unique SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The official course map for the race was also unveiled Saturday by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman to begin the drawing event.  Norman also announced that because of the severe damage caused by the recent hurricane, additional changes will be made to the course prior to the start of pre-running on Monday, Oct. 13.
A solid total of 125 vehicles officially entered in time for Saturday’s drawing for the season finale of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship. Nearly 150 additional entries are expected to enter before the first green flag drops on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Ensenada.
All classes, except for SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1, were part of Saturday’s start draw.  SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks and Class 1 will have a special qualifying session for start positions on Tuesday, Nov. 4 on a special 3.6-mile course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two top SCORE racing classes will be featured that week in a massive SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience during the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo, a salute to SCORE Baja legends, concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Expected on hand for autographs and photos include Roger Norman, Ivan Stewart, Rob MacCachren, B.J. Baldwin, Colton Udall, Ricky Brabec, Jonathan and Jordan Brenthal, Justin Lofton and Robert Acer.
Over 250 entries, from 40 U.S. States and 24 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. SCORE is celebrating its 41st year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2014. This year’s race will cover nearly 1,200 miles down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The race will feature competition in 25 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and ATVs.
While many SCORE race vehicles are spread out at the Off-Road Expo in various sponsor exhibits, the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit include the Brenthel Racing Trophy Truck Spec truck (Jonathan Brenthel/Jordan Brenthel), the Fusion Off-Road Trophy Truck Spec vehicle (Brian Shaleen), the JaggedX Polaris UTV (Matt Parks), the No. 4x THR Motorsports Kawasaki open motorcycle (Ricky Brabec/Robby Bell), the Warrior Built Honda sportsman motorcycle (Nick Hamm/Jessie Williamson), the No. 1x Honda CRF450x motorcycle (Colton Udall) and the No. 72 Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck (Robert Acer). This special feature at the Expo also celebrates SCORE’s heritage with the legendary BFGoodrich Tires Blazer that took Frank “Scoop” Vessels to a class victory in the 1980 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Additional highlight of the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit is the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema, featuring SCOREvision, massive multiple LED screens showing race telecasts that have aired on the CBS Sports Network. Monster Energy hostesses are also on hand welcoming guests to the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit.
SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman is also presenting a special preview this weekend of SCORE’s made-for-TV documentary movie from the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the flagship event of the SCORE World Desert Championship.  The film is titled ‘Baja 1000: the New Era of SCORE International’.
Produced for SCORE by Southern California’s Tempt Media, the 44 minute film will officially be launched within the next 45 days and made available on numerous platforms including Netflix, You Tube, Amazon Prime and Hula Plus. It is being distributed by agreement with the Orchard syndication group.
The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo is the 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 ATV’s 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 300 industry-specific vendors, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Demo at the MAV TV Proving Grounds, Rubicon Trail – Off Road Vehicle Ride Along, KYMCO ATV/UTV ride and drive, DragonFire Racing ride along, the Miss Off-Road Expo Contest and live music all weekend at the Bud Light Stage. For more info on the Expo, visit www.offexpo.com.
SCORE DirtLive HD at the Expo
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo includes live internet coverage both days on SCORE DirtLive HD with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends as well as the live internet coverage of the start drawing and course map unveiling. Hosting the coverage will be the George Antill, the popular show’s creator, producer and primary announcer along with Dianna Dahlgren, Miss Monster Energy Supercross.
All races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are televised on a delayed basis in the USA and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The shows, produced by SoCal’s acclaimed BCII TV, air a minimum of two times on the CBS Sports Spectacular show.
All shows are scheduled to premier in the next month following the event. The success of the productions has enabled CBS Sports Network to air multiple airings of the first three 2014 races.  The SCORE San Felipe 250 had 17 extra airings, the SCORE Imperial Valley 250 had five extra airings, and the SCORE Baja 500 garnered seven hours of extra airings in CBS Sports Network.
Following the CBS Sports Network telecasts in the US, the SCORE races air worldwide in over 100 countries through international distribution.
Following are the air dates for the debut of the remaining 2014 SCORE shows on the CBS Sports Network…
•    Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by the city of Imperial (Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m. ET)
•    Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying from Las Vegas Motor Speedway/SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (Sunday, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET)
•    Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 (Sunday, Dec. 28, 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.
Official Sponsors: Tecate Beer-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, 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: SatellitePhoneStore.com and 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, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, GoPro, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.score-international.com.

47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Nov. 11-15, 2014—approximately 1,200 miles
Ensenada, Baja California, to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Total Entries: 125 (as of 10/4/14)
(from 24 U.S. States; Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Thailand)
(By start order within class)
Pro Cars & Trucks
(Entered-Numerical, before Qualifying)
1 B.J. Baldwin
3 Mark Post
5 Clyde Stacy
7 Steven Eugenio
11 Rob MacCachren
15 Armin Schwarz
16 Cameron Steele
18 Juan C. Lopez
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gus Vildosola Jr
23 Mark McMillin
26 Jay Reichert
34 Ken Losch
45 Gary Magness
57 Mike Palmer
59 Craig Potts
70 Bryce Menzies
72 Robert Acer
77 Robby Gordon
83 Luke McMillin
84 Nick Vanderwey
85 Justin Davis
91 Troy Herbst
50 Zak Langley

CLASS 1 (13)
(Entered-Numerical, before Qualifying)
100 Cody Parkhouse
101 Justin Matney
111 Morgan Langley
115 Todd Tuls
129 Scott Bailey
131 George Peters
138 Randy Wilson
145 Nils Castillo
147 Pat McCarthy
152 Mark Hutchins
161 Chris Wilson
168 Shelby Reid
XXX Jaime Huerta

CLASS 1/2-1600 (6)
1615 Jesus Velez
1647 Wes McKenzie
1605 Miguel Cortez
1614 Hiram Duran
1630 Kevin Smith
1607 John Witchel-1st RS

CLASS 3 (1)
300 Donald Moss

CLASS 5 (3)
500 Kevin Carr
509 Jose Lopez
511 Drew Belk

CLASS 5-1600 (2)
579 Enrique Zazueta Jr-2nd RS
XXX Mary Crouch-1st RS

CLASS 7 (3)
706 Gary Hull
712 Ikuo Hanawa
717 Pat Sims

CLASS 8 (1)
807 Noah Ostanik

CLASS 10 (14)
XXXX Tim Carolan
XXXX Randy Ellis
1066 Mike Shaffer
1023 Lee Banning
1042 Lars Ferry
1080 Peter Hajas
1089 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr
1045 Patrick Dailey
1033 Miguel Tornel
1031 Mike Johnson
1055 Kash Vessels
1068 Cody Reid
1050 John Langley
1051 John Rhymer-1st RS

1220 Jeremy Sundt-1st RS

CLASS 11 (2)
1137 Matt Fisher
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck

8155 Marc Van Tassell

CLASS 3000 (1)
3000 Reid Rutherford

1350 Chelsea Magness

872 Jonathan Brenthel
842 Taylor Mills
871 Larry Connor
848 Billy Wilson

8036 Carlos Fonseca

CLASS 19 (11)
1921 Jamie Kirkpatrick
1947 Levi Gilkison
1904 Cory Sappington
1919 John Angal
1948 Kevin Fuller
1942 Scott McFarland
1930 Sean Cook
1908 Justin Lambert
1905 Marc Burnett
1932 Matt Parks
1945 Jeffrey Scolman

BC4 Bill Apgood
BC2 Antonio Marmolejo
BC3 Jon Largent
BC1 Bud Brutsman

Pro Motorcycles
OPEN M/C (4)
4x Ricky Brabec
22x Brady Welton
1x Colton Udall
12x Nathan Sharp

140x Boe Huckins
128x Wananyu Tanjaroen

CLASS 30 (3)
310x Mark Winkelman
321x Leon Dando
349x Francisco Arredondo

CLASS 40 (5)
403x Oscar Fazz
410x Giovanni Spinali
400x Mike Prunty
404x Jano Montoya
434x Patrick Christensen

CLASS 50 (1)
510x Earl Roberts

701x Alexander Smith
716x Geoffrey Gerbrandt
702x Tony Gera
727x Christopher Parr-1st RS

1515 Derek Fletcher-1st RS

XXXX Hector Cazares
1444 Jim Bunn-1st RS

SPT M/C (8)
XXXx Tomoki Hayashi
232x Jesse Williamson
XXXx Tatsuya Hirasawa
269x Ryan Kaza
259x Mike Kaplan
266x Olaf Satre
236x Kris Williams
224x Dennis Law

109a Colin Maloney
140a Don Higbee

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominiccnv@aol.com