Friday, October 26, 2007

New tech rules to allow Turbo-Diesel-powered vehicles To race in three vehicle classes in SCORE Desert Series

Starting in 2008

New tech rules to allow Turbo-Diesel-powered vehicles

To race in three vehicle classes in SCORE Desert Series

Turbo-Diesels to be able to race in SCORE Trophy-Truck, Class 8 and Stock Full

Starting with January’s SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge

LOS ANGELES—Adding another dimension to the world of desert racing, SCORE International announced today that is has adopted a new rule package that will allow Turbo-Diesel-powered vehicles to race in three classes in the SCORE Desert Series, the world’s foremost desert racing series.

Starting with the 2008 season, which begins January 24-27 at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Nevada, Turbo-Diesel vehicles will be allowed to run in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division along with Class 8 and Stock Full.

“SCORE has always been the leader in our sport and SCORE has always been the innovator so it is a very natural progression for SCORE to develop and implement a rule package allowing and governing the use of Turbo-Diesel race vehicles in our six-race SCORE Desert Series,” said Sal Fish, President/CEO of Los Angeles-based SCORE International. “We fully realize that environmental concerns are changing the way motorsports is done and anything SCORE can do to help achieve the goals of cleaner air and more fuel-efficient vehicles is something that SOCRE is honored to initiate in our sport.”

All three classes SCORE has selected to pioneer this new rule package have significant crossover value in the general marketplace.

SCORE Trophy-Truck is the premier class in all of desert racing, featuring 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks. Class 8 is the workhorse in the history of the sport for full-sized two-wheel drive trucks while Stock Full is for stock, full-sized trucks.

The annual six-race SCORE Desert Series features 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Three events are held in Southern Nevada and three are held in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

The detailed rule package will be posted on the SCORE International website ( in the near future.

Currently SCORE is preparing to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races.

For the season-finale of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series over 425 vehicles from 41 U.S. States and 15 countries have entered the 1,296.39-mile race. To be held Nov. 11-16, it will start in Ensenada in Baja California and finish in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

SCORE Trophy-Truck has 31 official entries while Class 8 has 14 and Stock Full has 12.

This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fourth consecutive year, airing on Dec. 30 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International.

The 2007 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $75,000 Kartek Off-Road contingency bonus to be awarded to several 2007 SCORE Class point champions along with the run for the $12,000 Toyota True Grit and Toyota Milestone Awards.

The race will also include the special $40,000 cash contingency purse provided by Volkswagen of America.

Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels/Bryant Petroleum-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Volkswagen-official vehicle, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, American Racing ATX Series-official wheel, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull--official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Communications, Kartek Off-Road, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bendix, American Suzuki, NAPA Chassis, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.

For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORE Desert Series at


CORR ends 2007 in style at Las vegas international off road raceway in Primm, NV

Newport Beach, CA (Oct. 26, 2007)- CORR arrives at Las Vegas International Off Road Raceway in Primm, NV for the 2007 finale weekend on Nov. 3rd and 4th. Primm will be the final grounds for Championship battles and the 2nd Annual Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup.

In the Pro 4 class Carl Renezeder currently leads the points. He racked up five wins in his Lucas Oil number 17, giving him a strong lead among the rest of the field. In the Pro 2 class Jerry Whelchel leads by only 14 points in front of defending Pro 2 Champion Carl Renezeder. In the Pro Lite class Rob Naughton took home eight wins in 2007 and leads the point’s race by 29 points. The pressure is on to see who will prevail in all three Pro Classes, as anything can happen in these final rounds.

Highlighted at Primm, it’s the race everyone has been waiting for the 2nd Annual Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup. Pro 2 and Pro 4 drivers have competed throughout the year in six separate races to qualify for this winner-take-all cup race on Sunday November 4th. In memory of the late Jason Baldwin this race will pit Pro 2’s and Pro 4’s against each other, as they battle for a $66,000 purse prize and the prestigious Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup.

Jeremy McGrath will race in the Pro 2 class both days at Las Vegas International Off Road Raceway in Primm, NV. Racing all weekend in the CORR Lucas Oil Series and the NBC broadcast Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Last Chance Qualifier, McGrath is sure to be a fan favorite. After his first podium finish at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds back in September, McGrath is thrilled to be back and wants to add a CORR win to his resume.

There are still tickets available, but grab them now before it’s too late. Tickets can be purchased by going to the CORR website or onsite prior to the race event. Tickets prices are: $40 premium ticket, $25 general admission, $5 for kids 4 to 12 years old and free for kids 3 and under. RV parking is available for $50 for one night or $75 for the weekend.

If you have any questions regarding the Primm, NV CORR event schedule or the rest of the 2007 season visit Don’t forget to catch CORR on NBC this Sunday Oct. 28th at 2:30 PM EST.

Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2007 CORR season includes seven events at tracks located in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, Fort Worh/Dallas TX and NV.

SCORE Baja 1000 - VW Contingency Application

All racers wanting to apply for the new VW contingency programs need to download the application and submit it by November 9th.

Download it here

Thursday, October 25, 2007

2008 Formula One schedule:

2008 Formula One schedule:
March 16: Australia
March 23: Malaysia
April 6: Bahrain
April 27: Spain
May 11: Turkey
May 25: Monaco
June 8: Canada
June 22: France
July 6: Great Britain
July 20: Germany
Aug 3: Hungary
Aug 24: Europe
Sept 7: Belgium
Sept 14: Italy
Sept 28: Singapore
Oct 12: Japan
Oct 19: China
Nov 2: Brazil

Singapore Night Race Confirmed on 2008 Formula One Schedule

Formula One's first night race will be held in Singapore in 2008 after the 18-Grands Prix calendar was confirmed today by the sport's governing body.

The city-state will host the Sept. 28 event, which it hopes will draw 80,000 spectators and generate S$100 million ($68 million) in tourism spending.

The race further boosts the profile of the world's most- watched motorsport in Asia. Singapore is also one of three street-races along with Monaco and Valencia.

The season ends on Nov. 2 at the Interlagos circuit in Brazil, where Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen three days ago secured the drivers' title by winning the race. His title is subject to McLaren failing in an appeal against several drivers not being penalized for fuel irregularities.

Elsewhere, the Spyker team has been granted permission to change its name to Force India Formula One, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile said. Spyker, bought this month by Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya for $109 million, scored one championship point this season.

The sport's first Indian-owned team, which was previously named Midland F1, will race in the colors of the Indian flag, the BBC reported.

A request from Ferrari, winner of the constructors' title, to continue to supply engines for Spyker and Toro Rosso for the next two years was also approved.

The FIA announced in the same statement that there will be a freeze on engine development for 10 years from 2008.

SCORE Baja 1000 Icon

Last year TLC launched the Icon, their awesome FJ reproduction. This year they are rolling out a special SCORE Baja 1000 edition at SEMA to commemorate both the 50th anniversary of Toyota in America, and 40 years of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 race. The SCORE Baja 1000 Icon has a hand-brushed aluminum body and is powered by an 450 hp LS6. We'll have more pics next week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tomorrows TORR show @ Finnegans in Carlsbad and the fires

This Wednesday is once again TOTALLY OFF ROAD RADIOs Off Road Night at Finnegans in Carlsbad Located at 1818 Marron Rd in Carlsbad at the 78 Fwy and Jefferson exit.

The festivites are from 5pm till close with the Live radio show taking place from 6-8 pm

We will be talking about last Weekends CORR races in Texas and some of the prerunning that has been going on for the Score baja 1000 and much more!

Off Road Night features
*Special Guests
*The TORR Girls
*Food and Drink Specials
*Off Road Vehicle show where we encourage you to Bring out your
Race Car,Buggy,Truck,Pre Runner,Bike,Atv or anything off road related & show it off!

As always, We want to hear from you
with any question,comments or stories you might have!

There are 2 ways to do this.

1) You can call in. The station call in number is 760-720-5236

2) You can text us questions on our forum section at
where you also find our Bonus Track Interviews and much,Much More!

Out LISTEN LIVE link was having problems but it should all be fine by Wednesday.

It's going to be another great night and we can't wait to see you all there!

If you can't make it out, You can listen to the show live on AM 1000 in San Diego or
go to our website and Click on LISTEN LIVE!


We are going to be using this time that we will all be at Finnegans in Carlsbad for tomorrows show as a time to help out anyone in the Off Road communuty that needs help to figure things out.This is the community that we are all in so this is a time to help all of are brothers and sisters in need.We think that Finnegans is a good safe location at this time so this is a good place for us to get together and figure out what we can all do.I am in Vista and am ok for the time being but the Fallbrook and Oceanside fires are too close for comfort and I don't know for how long so we may be there sooner thatn expected.
In the meantime,Anyone in need,We are here to help you all get information and figure things out.We can be reached directly at 760-805-6994 for those who need help and those who can help.Again,
Also,In case you alredy don't know,In the whatever section of the forum,There are news being put up regularly with new news and information.

Monday, October 22, 2007


What About You?

I will be blunt. Not brief. This may be the wrong time for brevity.

Deal with it.

It is possible that there will be at least one less member of the greater off-road community around, come November 16, 2007. Someone could die because of their involvement in the Baja 1000.

Dead. Gone.

Will it be you?

“Of course not”. “No way”. “That stuff happens to other people!”

If it pleases you, just toss this thing now. After all, it's just the ranting of one of those guys who never lacked an opinion, or wasted the opportunity to thrust it upon you. Now is the time. There’s a trash can around here somewhere. Toss it if you want to.

If, on the other hand, you might be open to what one guy with a little experience has to offer, read on.

People, the single biggest danger to our safety as we involve ourselves in this race is us. Us. We represent the single largest jeopardy to our own well being out of all the freak things that could happen. On the surface, it would seem that those most in danger of clobbering themselves are those that have less experience down there. I wonder.

I am one of those with experience, and I know how seductive it is to tell myself that my experience gives me license to risk more than those without it. “The rules are for the new guys” “I can compress time frames”. “I can eat later”. “I don't need to take a nap”. “If I follow this stupid overloaded truck all night, I'll miss my deadline”. “I've got great lights, and I can see past all 6 vehicles ahead of me and take them all in one pass”.

This race is one long son of a gun. All drivers will feel the pressure to drive past sunset. It's a given. It's a must! There are loads of stories about Baja at night. What is interesting is that very few of the really scary stories come from the race cars. The most amazing and most tragic come from the highway travelers. Is that you? Have you had “Your Story” yet? It's out there, waiting for you. There have been times when the situation happens very far north. Like a tanker full of fish crashing around Santo Tomas, and closing the highway for over 5 hours. Now your time frames are shot. What do you do?

The history of what goes on and how we deal with it is not something to take lightly. Motorhomes crash. People fly, land, and suffer. Tractor-trailer rigs roll over and burn. A pickup full of drunk locals veers over the line and smacks a perfectly good Bronco with chasers in it.

It is not a case of “Will it happen?”, but a fact that it will happen. To whom, we don't know. We will know when the flash comes on the radio. Not right away mind you, but only after all the wrong information has had its chance to stab the hearts of those that know names, and care.

Know this. Medical assistance for emergencies comes late, and is lacking. You have to hope that someone associated with the race will be close by and help you. It is first aid at best. Worse is going through a nasty wreck, and you coming through it fine, but your buddy is bleeding and out cold. You were behind the wheel. How do you feel? He trusted you to take care of business so he could sleep.

Here is what you should do to increase your chances of staying out of harms way.

Eat food even if you are not hungry.

Drive for a maximum of 6 hours and give it to your partner.

(There is only one Ironman)

Leave early.

Plan on getting to your destination late.

Don't drink alcoholic stuff. Period.

Do not use drugs. Period.

Ask yourself, “Are we important enough to the people in the race car that they will

feel good about us getting maimed trying to catch them?”

Ask yourself, “Would I do this if my kids were with me?”


Think about the great time you will have when you make it back home.

Think about the great feeling of being involved in the toughest off-road race in the world, and getting back home to tell the tales.

Think about how those at home will roll their eyes, and be patient, when you start on one of your stories.

Think about how proud of yourself you will be when you hear a horror story about someone else and realize you did things the right way, and went through the danger successfully.

It may sound corny, but think about how happy your Mom & Dad, or wife, or sister or brother, and yes, your kids, will be when you talk to them after you are home, safe and sound.

You've just had the adventure of a lifetime, and you are back! Wagging your tail, your mouth going like a ducks butt, telling everyone what an experience it was.

I'm going to the Baja 1000. I am going to have a ball. I won't forget a moment. It will be the biggest, baddest damn race ever.

And, I'm coming back from it.

With stories. With experiences. With laughs. With memories, and with the pride that comes of doing a good job.

What about you?


“Life Is A One Lap Race!”


Robby Gordon races again under the lights while defending champs Renezeder and Greaves take home wins in texas


(Saturday, October 20, 2007)— Championship Off Road Racing had a successful second evening in the Lone Star State. Carl Renezeder took home another win in Pro 2 series, while Johnny Greaves secured another win in Pro 4. The battles will heat up next at the CORR 2007 season finale in Primm, Nevada. Championships will be determined and Pro 2’s and Pro 4’s will race in the biggest race of the season, the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup. With the purse prize of 66,000 on the line it’s sure to be an exciting finale to a thrilling season.

Johnny Greaves in his Potawatomi/ Monster Energy Drink Toyota led the field at the start of the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup Qualifier. Rick Huseman sat in second and Coyne ran in third. Pro 4 champ Carl Renezeder in his Lucas Oil number 17 picked up two positions on lap four putting him in the sixth position. Greaves began to pull away form the field on lap 5 of 22. Travis Coyne wrecked going into turn three on lap eight. The competition caution came out on lap 11. Greaves lost his motor and was unable to return to the race. Huseman assumed the race lead Douglas sat in second and Curt LeDuc followed in third. Josh Baldwin spun out in turn one putting him into the seventh position. Barlow got into LeDuc turning him around in turn 4 on lap 19. Meanwhile Huseman continued to lead the field. In the end it was Huseman with the win, Renezeder in second and Douglas rounded out the podium.

“I don’t know maybe we hurt the motor in qualifying we checked it and it seemed strong before we took the track. It’s sad when you’re running out front and then you loose your motor, these guys working on this Monster Energy truck worked really hard, I have to thank them,” said Greaves

“I am so excited for this win with my whole family from Texas out here to witness and support me. This win is an awesome win,” said Huseman

“I was not over anxious we had a fast truck. I was faster then Curt, I wasn’t trying to get into Curt. I was racing tight with Renezeder and Curt was there. The black flag wasn’t fair we are going to try to protest this and see if we can get anything out of it if we can’t we will just have to go to Vegas and win the last chance qualifier,” said Barlow.

Rob MacCachren in his Red Bull Energy Drink Pro 2 led the field at the start of the Pro 2 Lucas Oil Points race. Jerry Whelchel in his Monster Energy Drink number 41 passed MacCachren for the lead in turn 4 of lap 2, a pile up accured in turn four. Whelchel was able to take off with the lead again. Carl Renezeder sat in second and Robby Gordon followed in third. Renezeder passed Whelchel on lap 8. The competition caution came out on lap 11. Renezeder took off with the lead again when the race went green. Pflueger went to the outside of Taylor to run fourth. Going into turn 4 on lap 15 Gordon was caught in a pile up forcing him back to the sixth position. Gordon got hit again in turn 2 on lap 16. Gordon and Taylor went to the hot pits on lap 17. Meanwhile Renezeder stretched out his lead, while Whelchel sat in second. A battle broke out between Ricky Johnson and Alan Pflueger for the third position. Johnson passed Pflueger in turn two of lap 20. Johnson went to the hot pits on lap 21 leaving Pflueger with the third position. In the end it was Renezeder with the win, Whelchel in second and Pflueger rounding out the podium.

“We want to control our destiny by going out there and winning, we are going to take home this Championship in Primm,” said Renezeder.

“We are going to Primm with a sixteen point lead over Carl. I want to thank my team at Wide Open they have worked so hard, thanks to Monster and all my sponsors we will take home this Championship,” said Whelchel.

“KMC Wheels has backed us throughout the good times and bad times. I am really glad Jerry and I had a clean race, it was a lot of fun I am really excited to be up here on the podium,” said Pflueger.

Jeff Huseman led the field to green at the start of the Pro Lite Points race tonight. The race was restarted after a collision on turn two of lap 1 involving Marty Hart and Rodrigo Ampudia. Marty Hart wasn’t able to return to the race do to mechanical failure. When the race was restarted Huseman led the field to green. Robert Naughton in his Maxxis Tires/Ready Lift Suspension number 54 made the pass for the first position coming out of turn two. Huseman lost control coming out of turn three allowing Ampudia in his Papas and Beers number 36 space to pass on the outside. Ampudia got side by side crossing the start finish line and passed Naughton going into turn one of lap 9. The mandatory caution came out on lap 11. When the field went green Ampudia was in the led, Naughton in second and Garit Wallace hung onto third. There was a collision going into turn four on lap 14 putting Wallace towards the back. Ampudia went of the track with a blown motor on lap 16 of 20. Out front Naughton and Huseman battled it out for the first position. Kyle LeDuc ran in third and Casey Currie hung onto fourth. Huseman spun out in turn one on lap 19. Naughton remained in the lead with LeDuc in second. Huseman and Currie battled it out for third with Wallace holding onto fourth. In the end it was Naughton with the win, LeDuc in second and Huseman rounding out the podium.

Johnny Greaves led the field to green at the start of the Lucas Oil Pro 4 Points race tonight. Rick Huseman in his Fabtech number 36 was spun around in turn two. When the race was restarted Greaves took off with the lead. Rick Huseman, Travis Coyne and Greaves went three wide coming out of turn 2 on the first lap. Greaves held onto the lead with Huseman in second and Coyne hanging onto third. A heated battle broke out between Coyne, Huseman and Renezeder for the second position. The three swapped positions through laps 4 and 5. Greaves continued to extend his lead. Coyne held onto second with Renezeder on his bumper. Coyne began to reel in Greaves. Coyne attempted to pass Greaves going into turn 4 on lap 10, but spun around colliding into Renezeder. The competition caution came out on lap 11. When the race went green Greaves continued to lead with Coyne on his bumper and Renezeder in third. The three front runners continued to battle it out. Greaves started to stretch his lead out on lap 20. In the end it was Greaves with the win, Coyne in his Pro Comp number 5 in second and Renezeder rounded out the podium.

Don’t forget to watch CORR on NBC Oct. 28th at 2:30PM EST. CORR rolls into Primm, Nevada for the 2007 season finale weekend on November 3rd and 4th. Buy your tickets now at

Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2007 CORR season includes seven events at tracks located in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, Fort Worth/Dallas, TX and Primm, NV.