October 1, 2014
Nov. 11-15 race dates
SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit Saturday and Sunday in SoCal’s Fairplex
in Pomona to salute SCORE’s Baja legends
RENO, Nev.—Pre-race activities for next month’s legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 officially launch this weekend at the special SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. SCORE’s enhanced area in Building 5 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. on Saturday and Sunday will include a live start draw for the majority of the classes in this year’s race and the unveiling of this year’s official course map for the granddaddy of all desert races. The Off-Road Expo is a public exposition that will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
SCORE’s enhanced area in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo will offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed. SCORE Baja racing legends will also be on hand to enhance the race fan experience.
Over 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States 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, to be held Nov. 11-15, will be a peninsula run of nearly 1,200 miles down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
SCORE BAJA 1000 DRAWING/MAP UNVEILING
In addition to showcasing current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors, the official Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 course map for the race will also be unveiled by SCORE officials on Saturday at 3 p.m. (PT) along with the annual class starting positions draw for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1. SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will have special qualifying for the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in early November.
SCORE LEGENDS MEET & GREET
Crowd favorite autograph sessions will also be taking place both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. (PT) with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present who have built their legacy in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Among the SCORE Baja legends scheduled to be part of the autograph sessions/photo ops on both Saturday and Sunday are current SCORE owner, SCORE Baja 1000 overall race winner Roger Norman, former SCORE owner Sal Fish, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart, B.J. Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Gus Vildosola Jr., Steven Eugenio, Colton Udall, Robby Bell, Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel, Justin Davis, Justin Lofton, Matt Parks, Ricky Brabec, Nick Hamm, Jessie Williamson, Brian Shaleen and Robert Acer. SCORE expects some other ‘surprise’ SCORE Baja racing legends as well for the two autograph sessions.
SCORE VEHICLE DISPLAY
While many SCORE race vehicles will be spread out at the Off-Road Expo in various sponsor exhibits, scheduled to be part of the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit the No. 7 Galindo Motor Sports SCORE Trophy Truck (driven by Steven Eugenio), the Brenthel Racing Class 6100 truck (Jonathan Brenthel/Jordan Brenthel, the Green Army Class 10 open wheel race car (Justin Davis), 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). This special feature will also celebrate 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.
SCORE MONSTER ENERGY CINEMA
Additional highlight of the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit will be the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema, featuring SCOREvision, massive multiple LED screens showing race telecasts that have aired on the CBS Sports Network as well as historical race videos that are part of the legendary legacy of SCORE Baja racing. Monster Energy hostesses will be on hand throughout the weekend welcoming guests to the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit.
MORE EXPO INFO
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 will include 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.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
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.
SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org