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2023 SCORE Awards Golden Gala to stream LIVE Saturday from San Diego Air & Space Museum

Honoring 14 special SCORE Off-Roadsman-of-the-Year award winners, Five Manufacturer point titlists, 2023 SCORE Pro & Sportsman class point champs, 54 2022 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award, presented by Toyota Escondido, winners


ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Starting at 7 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, the 2023 SCORE Awards Night Gala will be streamed LIVE on the SCORE website at Host for the Gala will once again be the voice of SCORE, Rat Sult, the SoCal announcer what has been with SCORE for nine years.

     SCORE International will celebrate in the popular San Diego Air & Space Museum at the historic Balboa Park as the event will commemorate the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as the first 50 years of SCORE International.

    At the San Diego Air & Space Museum, over 500 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors, and media will bask in the sunny Southern California spotlight as the SCORE Awards Golden Gala will honor the history and fame of the name which is the gold standard for desert racing worldwide while honoring the four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship and the first 50 years of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.

     The 2023 SCORE Awards Golden Gala Live show will be available on the SCORE website at Following the live event, the show will air on the SCORE You Tube channel.

     The 64-page digital event commemorative program previews the show and salutes the 2023 SCORE point champions in text and images. It is available on the SCORE website.

     SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards will be presented in 14 categories along with the record 56 winners of the Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by Toyota Escondido, as well as the overall and class point champions of the four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship.

      The event, with the gregarious Rat Sult as the host once again, will also be a celebration of 50 years of SCORE championship desert racing.


     The 2023 SCORE Awards Night Gala is being produced by a large group from SCORE International.

     Producer of the show is Bud Brutsman of BCII TV while co-directors are James Cartwright and Alberto Luna.

     Dominic Clark, SCORE Media Operations Director, along with Jim Ryan, SCORE Vice President of Marketing and Sales, have developed the script for the show.

     Also providing editorial and content input have been Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President and Race Director and Juan Tintos Funcke, SCORE General Manager.

     Coordinating and overseeing the multitude of elements overall and especially for the logistical portion of the event is Elise Norman and Shannon Lund along with their support personnel including coordinator David Duenas.

     The show will include colorful videos and photographic tributes to the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship and 50 years of SCORE, provided by racers, BCII TV, SCORE Live and Art Eugenio, GetSomePhoto.


     The original SCORE International was founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and headed by Sal Fish from 1974 until Fish sold SCORE International on Dec. 20, 2012. SCORE continues as the premier sanctioning body in the sport of desert racing. SCORE races feature classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads competing in the internationally-televised four-race SCORE World Desert Championship.

    For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at