Friday, August 31, 2007

FREE Sponsored Baja 1000 Moto Entry Fee!

Hola, amigos!

In conjunction with the Lake Elsinore Casino and Score International, www.Baja.Net is pleased to announce our 2007 TECATE/Score Baja 1000 Race Raffle. Prizes to be awarded:

FIRST PRIZE: One sponsored motorcycle entry fee for the 2007 TECATE/Score Baja 1000.

SECOND PRIZE: TWO sets MICHELIN off-road motorcycle tires (front and rear), Baja and Dakar proven.

THIRD PRIZE: One JOE HAULER motorcycle carrier.
How do you enter?

1. Simple! Just register at under the "Register" pull-down menu. Please ensure the information is accurate. You will receive a confirmation e-mail shortly thereafter. Already registered? Skip this and go on to Step 2:

2. Download the attached Word document and have the Rider of Record fill in the fields requested. E-mail the entry form to user B1KRaffle

The drawing for the above 3 prizes will take place at Lake Elsinore Casino on Saturday, Sept. 21, along with the SCORE drawing for Baja 1000 starting positions. Baja.Net will be there LIVE and post all motorcycle drawing results as they occur to

What's it cost? Nothing! We are simply promoting the new direction of www.Baja.Net and encourage you to look around the website as a Baja motorcycle racer, recreational rider, or off-roader. Information provided to will NOT be used for spamming or commercial interests.

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Desert Toyz Team Rhino - V2R

Desert Toyz Team Rhino started last of 321 entrees. My wife and I started the race. We passed several UTVs in the first few miles and caught the 1926 Mason Rhino. I decided to follow him for a while when suddenly he lost speed and pulled over. We stopped at pit 1 to let our crew know that the radio would not transmit. We could hear them but they could not hear us. Only a click sound came across when we tried to speak. We decided to use the click sound to communicate, once for yes, twice for no. 10 miles from pit 2 on a high speed section the Rhino suddenly lost power and shut off. We pulled over and after 10 minutes I found the problem, the spark plug wire had fallen off. I pushed it back on, turned the key, but the engine would not turn over. after another 5 minutes I found the battery cable had come loose. I tightened it up and off we went. As soon as we hit the first bump the plug wire fell off again. So I drove the next 9 miles to pit 2 holding the plug wire on with my hand. We got into pit 2 and change out the plug wire, but decided to leave the engine cover off. We sailed through pit 3 and headed for pit 4 somewhere close to pit 4 the Rhino started to lose power again. Without the engine cover the silt and dust was filling the driver’s compartment and clogging the air filter.

We stopped several time to clean it and limped into pit 4. We changed the filter and headed for pit 5. We caught the 1909 Combs car at the top of the mountain climb and followed them down through the tight corners in the forest. As soon as the course opened up to big sweepers the 1909 left us in their dust. A few miles from pit 5 we caught the 1941 Burke Rhino; we followed for a little bit with the horn honking, then gave them a little nudge and they pulled over. It was smooth sailing into pit 5 where we did a driver change. Mike and Drew got in and headed for pit 6.

Somewhere between pit 6 and 7 we got passed by the 1941 Burke Rhino and then tipped the Rhino over on its side in a corner. Lucky for us there was truck broken in the same corner; they ran over and righted us and off we went. Then we came up on a class 8 truck rolled over; we stopped and offered to pull them back over but they laughed and said they would wait for a bigger vehicle to help them.

We were now in 4th place. At pit 7 we stopped, changed filters and made a shock and light adjustment. We sailed through pit 8 and headed for pit 9. Unfortunately at rm272 the drive belt broke; I had a brain fart when packing the spare parts and forgot to put a spare belt in the race Rhino. Our race ended there.

The wife and I got permission to take a belt out to Mike and Drew. We headed back to pit 8 and started up the course. We went just a few miles when I high-centered my Ford F250 long bed in silt bed. All four tires were off the ground The wife let the air out of the tires and I dug and jacked. It took about 45 minutes to get it out. When we got to the Rhino Mike and Drew were fast asleep.

The lights from the truck scared Mike so much he jumped off the ground and started to run into the desert. He later said he was having a wild dream and thought the truck was an airplane. We changed the drive belt and they drove into pit 9. We followed along in the Ford (Those Ford trucks sure are tough … ). It was about 3:00am. We headed for Tonapah where we got a nice hot shower and some much-needed rest. Thanks to all the UTV teams that came out and race with us. Congratulations to the Jagged X/ Polaris on their Finish and WIN!!! We'll get-em next year. Sincerely Cory S

Probaja announces $20k purse!

You have the EXCLUSIVE on this one this morning, just in from Cabo San Lucas, the PRO BAJA Racing Association announced this morning, the $20,000 Plus, Minimum Purse for the September 29, 2007 CABO 500!

The Official press relase is being prepared as you get this to you, your list gets it first.



$20,000.00 U.S. + ENTRIES IS A MINIMUM PURSE!!""

Source: El Chinero

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lake Elsinore Hotel/Casino hosting RACEfest Sept. 21-22;

Lake Elsinore Hotel/Casino hosting RACEfest Sept. 21-22;

‘Live’ draw for 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 start positions

Two-day festival to feature Start Draw for legendary granddaddy of all desert races

And schedule includes: Silent Auction, Freestyle Motocross Exhibition, Pit Crew Challenge,

Poker Tourney, Pool Party, live music, Vehicle Challenge

LOS ANGELES—In preparation for November’s 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, a ‘live’ drawing for starting positions for the nearly 300 expected entries will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, during a special two-day RACEfest at the Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

In addition to the ‘live’ drawing for the granddaddy of all desert races, other activities scheduled for the two-day RACEfest include a Freestyle Motocross Demonstration, the Yokohama Pit Crew Challenge, a Lake Elsinore Casino Poker Tournament, Pool Party, the Blue C Trophy Lite vehicle Challenge, a Silent Auction, and live music. Proceeds from the two-day RACEfest will go to the Chris Ackerman Foundation. This will mark the third consecutive year that the Lake Elsinore Casino and Hotel has hosted this event for the flagship event of the six-race SCORE Desert Series.

In addition to appearances by several of SCORE’s top drivers and riders and their incredible desert-racing machines, the festivities will start on Friday night with the Freestyle show, silent auction, and live music, scheduled for appearances at the Freestyle show are X Games stars Kyle Loza, OX (Jeff Kargola) and Brian Deegan along with his entire Metal Mulisha team and the Riders for Christ.

The entire event is being produced by the colorful Desert Assassins race team, led by owner Cameron Steele, the colorful Action Sports and Motorsports Television commentator who is a second-generation SCORE desert racer, competing in both the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck and SCORE Lite classes in the U.S. along with Class 22 for open motorcycles in the SCORE Baja races in Mexico.

“SCORE sincerely appreciates the efforts of Cameron Steele and his entire race team as well as the involvement by Ted Kingston and his Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino, and the other sponsors being lined up for RACEfest,” said Sal Fish, CEO and President of SCORE, which is celebrating its 34th year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization. “We expect to have entries in this year’s classic from as many as 40 U.S. states and 15 countries all eager to challenge Mexico’s Baja peninsula and help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of this truly extraordinary event. The drawing at the Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino will be a great opportunity for fans to get to meet and greet some of the world’s finest desert racers up close and personal.”

In addition to the Freestyle demo on Friday (Sept. 21), other fesitivities will include a vendor’s village, the Lake Elsinore Casino poker tournament, a special five-item live auction and a silent auction. Everything will get underway at 5:30 p.m. according to event organizers.

Over the course of the two-day event a total of five sponsored entries into this year’s 40th anniversary race will be given away to racers already entered in the event. Providing these comp race entries (to vehicles already entered in the event) will be Lake Elsinore Casino, Blue C, Yokohama Tires, Lucas Oil and

The drawing for the 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs will be held at various times throughout the day with the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1 drawing scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 22). Over 300 vehicles are expected to leave the starting line in Ensenada on Nov. 13.

Saturday’s activities (Sept. 22) are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a Pool Party and Bloody Mary brunch hosted by Ketel One and will include the Blue C Trophy Lite Challenge, food from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, the Yokahama Tires Pit Crew Challenge. Entries will be accepted starting Sept. 1 for the Pit Crew Challenge and all entries must be already entered in the race itself.

SCORE Radio, the new internet radio show hosted by SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish and Cameron Steele, will also be record live Saturday (Sept. 22) during the event with audience participation and numerous SCORE racers as guests on the special program.

Besides the Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino, SCORE International and the Desert Assassins, the current associate sponsors of the event Lucas Oil, Yokohama Tires, Blue C Enthusiast Advertising,, Trophy Lite, Ketel One Vodka, Bosch Power Tools, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Metal Mulisha and Riders for Christ.

Other sponsors and specific activities will be added as the historic event draws closer.

This year’s legendary desert classic itself, will be held Nov. 10-16 in Mexico. Pre-race festivities will begin in Tijuana on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, continue in Ensenada on Sunday Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, will start in Ensenada, Baja California on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and the rugged course will run on both sides of the majestic peninsula all the way down to Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.

It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula.

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.

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, Airstar America-official space lighting provider, 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 Enthusiast Advertising, 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 on entry the ancillary events, please contact Cameron Steele at To reserve rooms in the SCORE Baja 1000 Drawing room block, contact the Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino at 951.674.3101.

For more information on the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series at

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TSCO’s Mark and Gary Weyhrich Take Overall Spot, Besting B.J. Baldwin By Only 54 Seconds!

With a record 321 entries for this year’s race, the class 1500 unlimited desert buggy driven by Mark and Gary Weyhrich took first overall among the car and truck classes, finishing the extremely challenging 559 mile course with a time of 9:30:32. The “Trick Truck” of B.J. Baldwin looked to have a lock on first overall until suffering a couple of flats in the last 15-20 miles, costing him the win by the incredibly slim margin of 54 seconds. With TSCO being the title sponsor of the “Vegas to Reno” race, this was truly a sweet victory for the Weyhrich team.

Team Honda’s Kendall Norman and Johnny Campbell took the top overall motorcycle spot with a time of 9:24:02. Coming in second was Honda riders Steve Hengeveld and Robby Bell at 9:29:15.

At Thursday’s “Time Trials” to determine the first 20 starting positions, Riviera Racing’s Rob MacCachren took the top spot and captured the $1000 Team Ford “Pole Award”, which he immediately donated to the Chris Blais Medical Fund.

The top ten finishers for the car and truck classes were:

1 – Mark Weyhrich (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

2 – B.J. Baldwin (class 1400, Trick Truck)

3 – Sam Berri (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

4 – Curt LeDuc (class 8000, modified production full size truck)

5 – Shawn Croll (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

6 – Buddy Feldkamp Jr. (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

7 – Danny Anderson (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

8 – John Herder (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

9 – Chuck Hovey (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

10 – John Harrah (class 1500, unlimited buggy)

A complete list of results can be found on the Best In The Desert website,

The next stop on Best In The Desert Racing Association’s race schedule is the Las Vegas “300”, October 5-7, 2007.

Off-Road Racing’s Best-Run Series … Best In The Desert!

Vildosola racing race report BITD Vegas To Reno 2007

Vildosola Racing wins third consecutive Vegas to Reno
Mexicali B.C. August 26, 2007 for immediate release

On Friday August 24 the 11th annual Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno was scheduled to take on the Nevada desert and embark on a 560-mile journey from Johnny to Reno. The morning started in Pahrump where a record number of four wheeled vehicle entries paraded to Johnny, the official start line of the race. The first vehicle left the line at 10:30 am sharp, 40 minutes later the team’s Toyota Tundra Baja Protruck #1204 took on the challenge of the longest off-road race in the United States.

Vildosola Racings’ Protruck #1204 started 9th out of 11 Protruck entries behind Trick Trucks, class 1’s and class 10’s. Tavo Vildosola stared the race for the third year in a row and was hopeful to yield the same results as the previous two had, a win. “Last year I started the race and struggled a lot with the dust because we started in the back of the field, but we hung in there and waited for almost 300 miles to take the lead. From that point Bryan got in the truck and took it to the finish line for the victory. The plan was the same for this year, start and just hang out until it was our turn to lead and hand the truck to Bryan in first place,” stated Tavo. “The plan worked to perfection, we took an early lead, being able to get by all of our competitors before pit #2 at race mile 50. We had a good clean run with no down time to the driver change at Big Smokey pit #9, the truck kept overheating and we had to back down a little but that probably helped slow the pace and make the truck live.”

Once Bryan got in the truck a couple of problems started to surface, the overheating was still an issue and Bryan had to deal with it until the sun went down and the air cooled a little. But at pit #11 the transmission started slipping in 3rd gear and then at pit #12 while refueling the race truck the brakes caught on fire, then it spread when the fuel was being put in the truck and we had to evacuate the race truck and lost more than 7 minutes. “It was very scary, we are used to the brakes catching fire but it had never spread like it did this time, Steve Lewis, a member of the team, pulled Javi and I out of the race truck when he noticed this was more severe than a brake fire,” stated Bryan. “From that point forward I was very easy on the brakes and had to baby the transmission for the last 150 miles to the finish line, Javi also kept adding tranny fluid at every pit. But once again we are the first Protruck across the finish line for the third year in a row, the last 2 years our margin of victory was 2 minutes over 2nd place respectively, this year we had a comfortable lead beating Staats by over 14 minutes.”

The next race for the team is the CODE Tecate Mexicana Logistics 300, in Mexicali, B.C. the 28 - 30 of September, Protruck #200 will not participate, only Trophy Truck #4 will be racing that weekend. After that the team will prepare for the 40th anniversary running of the Baja 1000, both trucks will be participating that event with a similar plan to that of the Baja 500 where Tavo will start in the #4 then hand over driving duties to Gus and wait for #200 and take it to the finish in hopes of locking down their second consecutive Protruck Championship.

Vildosola Racing is sponsored by: Mexicana Logistics, Aguilas del Desierto, BFGoodrich Tires, Mastercraft, MSD, King Racing Shocks, Papas & Beer, PIAA Lights, OGIO, MOMO and Toyota Racing Development.

To check out pictures, videos, previous press releases, the teams’ progress in 2007 and other information go to or the youtube site at
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Media Relations- Victor Gasca - (619) 805-8444, Mex (686) 119-5618

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007


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Team earns two first-in-class wins in Vegas to Reno off-road race
DETROIT – Once again, Best in the Desert Racing Association’s TSCO Vegas to Reno proved to be a challenging and grueling 570-mile off-road race for competitors, with only 74 of the 149 entrants making it to the finish line. While only 50-percent of the field finished, Team HUMMER put all three of its entries, the H1 Alpha, H2 and H3 across the line. The H1 finished first in the full-size truck stock class, and was the first stock class vehicle to finish; the H2 finished first in the full-size SUV stock class; and the H3 earned a respectable second place finish in the mini-stock class.
Team HUMMER owner Rod Hall and sons Josh Hall and Chad Hall compete with the H1 Alpha, H2 and H3 in the stock class, which features production-based vehicles with stock frames, stock suspension designs and production-based engines.
H1 Alpha
Team HUMMER’s H1 Alpha was piloted by six-time Baja 1000 winner, Chad Hall. Hall, who was joined navigators Paige Hall and John Cumming III, piloted the #8111 to its second class victory this season, finishing the race in 13 hours 13 minutes and 25 seconds. The team averaged a speed of 43.85 miles per hour.
“The H1 took everything the course could throw at it in stride,” said Hall. “The team and vehicle ran a flawless race. The only time we needed to stop was for fuel.”
Close on the heels of his brother, Josh Hall and navigator Thad Stump brought the #4111 full-size SUV stock-class H2 across the line in 13:14:13. This win marks the fourth consecutive Vegas to Reno race in which Hall and the H2 have finished first-in-class
“We tend to have really great luck at Vegas to Reno and the H2 is at home in the Nevada terrain,” said Hall. “The long straightaways let us take advantage of the V8, while the treacherous rocky sections demonstrate the ruggedness of the vehicle.”
Team owner and pilot of the #3111 H3, Rod Hall did not experience the same luck as his sons. Hall, with co-driver Mike Winkel and navigator Jake Povey were leading the class by as many as 50 miles at times even though they had lost all dampening in their rear shocks. Eventually, the vehicle lost a mounting bolt on a rear-leaf spring, which resulted in significant damage to the mounting bracket. The H3 support team worked feverishly through the night to repair the problem and got the H3 across the line with a second place finish.
“It’s disappointing not to walk away with three victories, given that the truck was running so well,” said Hall. “But the team did a phenomenal job of repairing the suspension and getting across the line for a respectable finish.”
Hall, 69, is a living legend in the off-road racing world. His relentless and unfailing driving ability has earned him a record 18 career wins at the Baja 1000 and the distinction of being the only driver in history to win the Baja 1000 overall in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Moreover, Hall today remains the only person to have raced every Baja 1000 in a four-wheeled vehicle in the 39-year history of the event.
Team HUMMER competes next in SCORE International’s Terrible’s Primm 300, September 7-9, 2007, in Primm, NV.
About Team HUMMER
Team HUMMER was founded by legendary off-road racer Rod Hall in 1993. Since then, Rod and his sons Josh and Chad have compiled 11 class wins at the Baja 1000; 47 podium finishes in the Best in the Desert (BitD) Racing Association series; and five BitD class
championships. Team HUMMER competes with the H1 Alpha, H2 and H3 in the stock class, which features production-based vehicles with stock frames, stock suspension designs and production-based engines. For more information about Team HUMMER, visit
HUMMER is a division of General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, which employs about 321,000 people globally. HUMMER is one of the world's fastest growing truck brands, with a product line-up that consists of the H2, H2 SUT, H3, H3x, and H3 Alpha. There are 170 HUMMER dealers nationwide.
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9 of 11 Overall winners, 45 racers with 83 class wins ready

9 of 11 Overall winners, 45 racers with 83 class wins ready

To challenge at 12th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300

Over 190 entries in18 Pro & 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks

Expected for Round 5 of six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series

With Southern Nevada racers leading the parade, nine of 11 former overall race winners and 45 racers with a combined 83 class wins are ready for next Saturday’s 12th Annual SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 desert race. Round 5 of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Sept. 7-8 in Primm, Nev., located 45 miles South of Las Vegas at the Nevada/California border.

Either one of the three Herbst brothers or Brian Collins of Las Vegas have won the overall title at the popular desert race five times in the first 11 years of the race. Ed and Tim Herbst, the oldest of the three Las Vegas brothers, won the overall in both 1998 and 2003 while Troy Herbst, won the overall in Primm 1999 and again 2001. In 2001, Troy Herbst had driving assistance from Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif.

Collins, splitting driving with Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., won the 2005 overall title.

The Ed and Tim Herbst and Collins wins were in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division while Troy Herbst earned his in the unlimited Class 1.

The non-Nevadans who have won the race overall and are entered this year are Steve Sourapas (2000, Class 1), Mike Julson, Santee, Calif. (2002, Class 1), Alan Pflueger, Honolulu (2004, SCORE Trophy-Truck) and Bob Shepard, Phoenix (2006, SCORE Trophy-Truck).

Celebrating its 34th season this year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, the SCORE Desert Series is returning to Southern Nevada for the last of its three annual races in the U.S.

The 12th Annual SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 will feature 18 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks. With 175 official entries to date, this year’s starting grid is expected to reach over 190 vehicles.

For the sixth consecutive year, the race will be split into two groups with the open wheel, VW baja bug and slower truck classes starting at 6 a.m. The remaining truck classes, including the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division along with the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars, will start at 1 p.m.

One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race with a seven-hour time limit to become official finishers. The course is a 72-mile loop starting and finishing directly behind the back parking lot of Buffalo Bill’s Resort. Vehicles will run either two, three or four laps, depending on the speed of the class.

Ten of last year’s 17 Pro class winners have entered, including four of last year’s top five overall finishers.

Starting behind the 28 SCORE Trophy-Trucks will be the unlimited Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars. In the first 11 years of the SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300, SCORE Trophy-Trucks have seven Overall race wins while Class 1 has four.

Behind Class 1 (37 entries), the classes with the most entries to date are: SCORE Trophy-Truck (28), Class 1-2/1600 (25), SCORE Lite (17) and Class 10 (13).

Bob Shepard, Phoenix, returns as the defending overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck winner in the No. 82 Arciero-Miller Racing Chevy CK1500 but he has a new racing partner this year in Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., who is actually the team’s driver of record this year.

Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif., and Las Vegas’ Troy Herbst, who finished second overall last year (4 minutes, 15 seconds behind Shepard) and won Class 1 last year return in the No. 100 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Smithbuilt-Ford. Tim Herbst drove the majority of last year’s race in Class 1 while Roeseler drove some of the race in the Terrible Herbst Motorsports No. 19 Ford F-150 in SCORE Trophy-Truck with Ed Herbst.

Heading into the final two races of the 2007 season, the highly-competitive SCORE Desert Series has 21 racers separated by just 54 points in the Overall point standings after the first four events and the top five all have one driver from Southern Nevada. They are separated by just 22 points

B.J. Richardson of Las Vegas leads the Overall and Class 1 points with 284 in a Bunderson-Chevy while B.J. Baldwin of Las Vegas leads SCORE Trophy-Truck and is second overall with 281 points in the No. 1 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado. Third overall and second in SCORE Trophy-Truck with 278 points is the team of Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, in the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150.

Fourth overall and third in SCORE Trophy-Truck is the team of Ragland/Collins with 264 points in the No. 12 Collins Motorsports Chevy Silverado and fifth overall and leading Class 1-2/1600 with 262 points is the team of L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, in a ChenoSPF-VW.

Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, and George Seeley, Glendale, Calif., have the most class wins in the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300. Solorzano has won Class 11 in seven of the first 11 years of this race in a VW Sedan while Seeley has five victories in Class 5 in his unlimited VW Baja Bug.

Among Southern Nevada racers, Tim Herbst and Rob MacCachren each of four class wins in this race while Colins and Ed and Troy Herbst have three class wins each.

Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., has four wins in Class 3 in Primm while Pflueger has three, two in Protruck and his one overall in SCORE Trophy-Truck.

Good fortune smiled down on veteran racer and TV sportscaster Cameron Steele, who drew the first starting position in both the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck and the SCORE Lite divisions in the computerized drawing for starting positions on Aug. 8.

In a sport where there is no qualifying or open pre-running (in the U.S.), the drawing for start positions has added significance and Steele’s No. 16 Desert Assassins Cadillac Escalade SCORE Trophy-Truck and No. 1201 VW-powered Desert Assassins open-wheel desert race car were selected randomly in the computerized drawing at the SCORE Int’l headquarters in Los Angeles.

The first vehicle to leave the start line in the morning portion of the event will be Class 10 husband and wife racers Adam and Bekki Wik of Las Vegas, in a Honda-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car. Both have one class win in this race, Bekki in 2000 in Class 1-2/1600 and Adam in 2005 in Class 10.

With one race win this season, Steele is leading the SCORE Lite point standings, but he has struggled in SCORE Trophy-Truck where he is currently 22nd in points.

Drawing the first starting spot in Class 1 was Todd Cuffaro. Coronado, Calif., in a Chevy-powered Porter open-wheel desert race car.

Pre-race festivities on Friday (Sept. 7) for the SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300, including tech and contingency and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway, will be held from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s. The post-race awards celebration will be held at the Star of the Desert Arena at 10 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 8).

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.

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, Airstar America-official space lighting provider, 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 Enthusiast Advertising, 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.

Co-title sponsors for the 12th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 are Las Vegas Events and Terrible Herbst Inc.

For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series at

championship off road racing partners with Raceway media

Newport Beach, CA (August 24, 2007) — Championship Off Road Racing announces today a new private label partnership with Raceway Media. This collaboration will allow CORR free online classified services powered by® on its website for its racers and users.

“We were thrilled to partner with RacingJunk. The site has a lot to offer our racers and fans“, said CORR C.O.O Cissy Baldwin. “Private labeling RacingJunk off of our homepage,, brings the classifieds directly to the CORR racers and fans.”

“We are excited about the new partnership with CORR. Championship off Road Racing is our first strategy partner in the Off Road community which is constantly growing. Championship off Road Racing is by far the #1 off road racing sanctioning body out there and we are very proud to be associated with them.” said Matthias Czabok, Raceway Media’s Vice President of Business Development

Raceway Media continues to establish cross-promotional relationships. In the last eight months, Raceway Media, through® has teamed up with more than 200 affiliates and over 50 strategic partners such as sanctioning bodies, tracks, racing-related websites and publications. The company has also been busy enhancing its website including its newest feature, RaceSpace, the social network for racers. Raceway Media plans to reveal its new RaceSpace look sometime in the next few weeks.

For the past 26 weeks® has promoted their “Give Back to the Racers Tour,” a $55,000 sponsorship giveaway program. There are currently only 4 sponsorships remaining to be given away before the grand prize winners are chosen by a member vote from mid-October to mid-November. For details please visit the website,


Raceway Media LLC, a Boxcar Media, LLC Company, is a multimedia publishing firm serving the racing and performance enthusiasts industries. It is a free 'one-stop shop' for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.

The company’s holdings include® and the newly renamed, which together receive more than 60 million page views per month and have more than 200,000 members. Raceway Media also owns,,, and A new division, "Raceway Productions," produces, distributes and broadcasts content of racing related events.

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.

TSCO Vegas to Reno Race Report

We tested our cars just before the Pre-Fun Run a few weeks before the race. Our intention was to set up one car for Vegas to Reno and one car for Primm. We liked the car we set up for Primm and wanted to run it in lieu of the Vegas to Reno car, but it had not been prepped since the Baja 500. The Stewart’s Raceworks Crew, headed by Ryan Williams, tore the car down to a bare chassis and did a full rebuild in 8 days! That included a transmission rebuild by Fortin Racing and an engine rebuild by Redline Performance! What an incredible feat by all involved.

I started the race and was scheduled to drive to RM 290. We had brake issues during qualifying and tried to fix them, but right away I knew we still had the same problem. We had no front brakes and only partial rears all day.

I quickly caught Richardson, but with the dust across Amargosa Valley I could not make the pass. Richardson was running a decent pace and we passed several vehicles, but I was did not want to lose touch with the two lead trucks. So, I ran up on BJ just before the Beatty road crossing and attempted to pass. We went into the little rocky draw and with the lack of brakes I was not able to whoa the car up enough before the corners. I went a bit wide and hit a boulder, which caused us to get a flat.

My co-rider, Ryan Williams, got out to change the tire at the road crossing. The only problem was that a BITD official came running over to help and accidentally kicked the lug nuts, so Ryan could only find 4 of them. Nevertheless, he did a great job getting it done without allowing anyone to pass us.

We had a new tire put on the rack at Pit 3, but there was not enough time to replace the missing lug nut; that would have to wait until Pit 4…3 stops for one damned flat!

Gary got in, as planned, at RM 290 and began reeling in Baldwin. Unfortunately, we had been having brake woes all day (no fronts and very little rears), so we were driving the car over the edge all day. This caught up with Gary just after the Mina pit when he got a flat. The car fell off the air-jack with the wheel off, so Mike Bearanowski (Gary’s co-rider) had to dig the car out. They lost about 12 minutes and worse, Marking got by them.

Bear got the car going again and Gary started gaining on Marking. Then, Marking pulled over with what we heard was a power steering issue, so Gary got by him and set his sights on Baldwin.

Gary was flawless the rest of the race. That combined with Baldwin getting a couple of flats late in the event brought us home with the Overall!

We would like to thank our crew for performing flawlessly and BITD for putting on an event that makes us proud to sponsor. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Tube Specialties Company, BFGoodrich Tires, Jimco Race Cars, FOX Racing Shox, Redline Performance, and Signpros Custom Lettering.



Jesse James, Paul Page set for SCORE Baja 1000

Famed Television personalities bring love of SCORE Baja racing

To Sept. 27 once-in-a-lifetime celebration in Long Beach, Calif.

LOS ANGELES–Confirming the first of what is expected to be a star-studded list of celebrities and legendary race honorees adding their names to SCORE International’s forthcoming ‘40 Years to Glory’ gala, event organizers today announced that Jesse James and Paul Page are providing their talents to the evening’s festivities.

The official celebration of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000’s 40th anniversary, ‘40 Years to Glory’ will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. James and Page share a mutual passion for the legendary desert race and its long, colorful history, and both will help bring the evening’s multi-media stage presentation come to life.

A local resident whose world-famous West Coast Choppers motorcycle shop is just a long stone’s throw from the Long Beach Performing Arts Center’s Terrace Theater, television personality and current SCORE Trophy-Trophy racer Jesse James is scheduled to introduce a very special tribute to late Baja 1000 racer and Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. The former star of the international television hit Monster Garage, master fabricator James led a large and talented build team when he built his first SCORE Trophy-Truck in just one week for one of the final episodes of the show.

SCORE International President/CEO Sal Fish and ‘40 Years to Glory’ Executive Producer Marty Fiolka have also secured the talents of long-time ABC and ESPN Sport’s personality Paul Page as one of two co-hosts for the evening. Page, long known for his work at the legendary Indianapolis 500, fell in love with the SCORE Baja 1000 in 1980 when he came the peninsula as part of that year’s ABC “Wide World of Sports” broadcast team. The veteran television host and event emcee also raced in the 2003 Baja Challenge class at the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, enjoying a cameo role in the theatrical film Dust to Glory.

‘40 Years to Glory’ will be comprised of a giant “Baja Tailgate Party” staged in the Performing Arts Center’s plaza and fountain complex, and including the world’s largest display of vintage and historic off-road race vehicles and motorcycles, live music, cocktails and a huge buffet-style dinner. That will be followed by the ‘40 Year to Glory’ presentation in the huge Terrace Theater,” a multi-media trip through four decades of racing featuring live music, video presentation and a whose-who list of honorees receiving specially-made awards. The night will be capped off with the “Baja After Party” back on the plaza, a time for desert, more cocktails and plenty of bench racing amongst the stars and cars that gave off-road history such a vibrant legacy.

The special gala is being made possible by the generous support of presenting partners Volkswagen of America, BFGoodrich Tires and Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, in association with Dirt Sports Magazine, Hot Rod Magazine, Kartek Off-Road and the Bandito Brothers.

Tickets for this never-to-be-repeated event are now on sale from the Long Beach Performing Arts Center box office or via Ticketmaster at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000 or online at Guest tickets will include admission, dinner, and a commemorative event program. Like a concert or play, guests will also be provided with a reserved seat inside the Terrace Theater and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s 40th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the season finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held Nov. 10-16 as a journey down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. With pre-race activities in Tijuana, the race will start in Ensenada and finish some 1,300 miles later in Cabo San Lucas. With nearly 350 entries expected from 40 U.S. States and 15 countries, the historic race will be taped by NBC Sports to air on Dec. 30 on NBC TV, followed by numerous worldwide telecasts on ESPN International.

For more event information visit

Champ Car Arizona Grand Prix Canceled Due to Lack of Sponsors

Grand Prix Arizona, the season- ending race in the Champ Car World Series, has been canceled after organizers failed to raise enough corporate backing for the Dec. 2 event in Phoenix.

``An event of this magnitude requires considerable corporate support and though we did establish some outstanding partnerships, there were simply not enough of these to create economic viability,'' Dale Jensen, owner of the company set up to promote the race, said in a statement posted on the Grand Prix Arizona Web site.

Holders of tickets to the event will have their money refunded, the statement said. Jensen's company, which also promotes the Vegas Grand Prix in Las Vegas, said that April 6 race won't be affected.

The cancellation is the second for Champ Car this year. In February, the open-wheel racing body shelved its Denver race, which was to be held this month, because of a scheduling conflict. Champ Car spokesman Tom McGovern confirmed that the Phoenix race is off.

The 15-race Champ Car season will now end in Mexico City on Nov. 11 and won't return to the U.S. until next year. The next event is slated for Aasen, Netherlands, on Sept. 2.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

CABO 500 Race Team Call

From the Press Release:

The CABO 500, is running on the same course as this 40th Anniv. Baja 1000, Loreto To Cabo, the race will run September 29, with festivities from Sept. 28-30th.

It is mandatory for racers to sign up with International Racing Consultants at RACE THE WORLD.NET for the CABO 500.

There will be a CABO 500 CARAVAN, launched from San Diego, with radio, television and internet coverage of the Americans racing in this southern Baja Mexico Championship Race. Teams are advised to sign up for the CABO 500 CARAVAN, if they have not already done so.

Prerunning will be announced the first week of the month.
See details at CABO

Good Luck Race Teams!

KTM 690 Baja third in Desert Classic Vegas to Reno

KTM 690 Baja third in Desert Classic Vegas to Reno

KTM riders David Pearson and Quinn Cody (left) took the KTM 690 Baja through another tough test at the weekend to finish third in the Vegas to Reno desert race billed as "The longest offroad race in the United States"

The result was another step in the quest to test out the bike in the toughest race conditions ahead of the legendary Baja 1000, and a result that KTM's rally team boss Hans Trunkenpolz described as a satisfying.

"At KTM it is difficult to describe a third place as a success, but this time it is justified," Trunkenpolz said. After all, the winning team is a 10-time winner for the Baja 1000 and the second team won the Baja 500 earlier this year.

The race, which this year attracted more than 300 motorcycles, quads and rally car, started near Vas Vegas and finished in Carson City after 565 miles (920 km) of tough desert riding. For the KTM team, the race was tinged with sadness. It was planned for two teams to start but as Chris Blais sustained spinal injuries in the pre-run, only one team was present at the start. Chris's prospective partner Cyril Despres attended as observer and team assistant.

With temperatures in the mid 30 degrees Celsius, it was David Pearson who launched the latest competition test for the 690 Baja. Changeovers were made at pits 2,8,11 and 14 with Quinn Cody finally finishing the race. The team was particularly encouraged that they were able to hold their own with the top teams, including taking the lead in the early part of the race. Even if it became clear that the multi-winning Honda 1 team was going to triumph, the KTM riders had a good chance of coming in second right up to the final stage. They eventually lost the edge through an unplanned front wheel change at Pit 14, but still finished in third place overall by a very narrow margin. After 920 km through the toughest desert conditions, they were just 50 seconds behind the second place getter. "With this result," said Trunkenpolz, "we cannot be dissatisfied."

Results 1. Team Honda 1: Kendall Normal/Johnny Campbell - 9:24:02 2. Team Honda 2: Steve Hengeveld/Robby Bell - 9:29.15 3. Team KTM: David Pearson/Quinn Cody - 9:30.12 4. Team Dodson: Zack Dodson/Luke Dodson - 10:24.56 5. Team Eddy: Max Eddy/Matt Eddy 10:25:49



ook Whats Happens to Francisco Monroy in Ex Walter Evans Truck.

That Happens last Sunday Agust 26, in the Trophy Class in Pro Baja racing Series

He brocke the Helment in the accident, and Both Francisco Monroy y Jose Espinoza

Copilot After they was check in local Hospital there was declare ok.

Eduardo Gastelum

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Racing Accident Claims Life of 19 year old Brandon Smith at

The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States
August, 2007, Las Vegas, NV
Racing Accident Claims Life of 19 year old Brandon Smith at
TSCO “Vegas to Reno” Event
Best in the Desert Race Director, Casey Folks, reports there was one fatality in the TSCO
“Vegas to Reno” event held last weekend in Nevada. 19-year-old Brandon Smith was riding
entry number 327 in the Open Expert division, as part of the father-son team of Kurt and Craig
Carlson, based in Hesperia CA, when he crashed and succumbed from his injuries.
Folks said,”I am very sorry to report at approximately 4 pm Friday, August 24th, Brandon Smith
died from injuries sustained in a solo accident during the running of the race. He was thrown
from his bike and impacted the terrain. My thanks to John Gaughan, who arranged to have the
helicopter providing support to the TSCO team dispatched to the scene, and medical care
reached Brandon in a short time. Unfortunately, he died at the scene of the accident.”
The County Sheriff determined it was a single-vehicle accident, and ruled it did not appear to be
the result of an impact with another vehicle.
“It’s sad for me to have to deliver this type of news. We work hard to run a safe race, but racing
in itself is dangerous. I spoke with Brandon’s father who commented to me that at least he died
doing something he loved. Our condolences to his family and friends; we have lost a friend and
member of the racing community.”
Off-Road Racing’s Best-Run Series … Best In The Desert!
Further information available from:
(702) 457-5775

Weekly Update on!

Two new segments Live on Now!

Follow Dezert TV as the tour Sway-Away's Norther California manufacturing facility with Scott Beam, See how the products are manufactured and the time it takes to produce the Sway-Away Line.

Also New for this week is The Dessert Assassins Team Promo from Race Day Films. Race Day tags along with the DA team to several events from this past 2007 season from the Baja 500 to the most recent Terribles Cup.

Remember to check back to the site every Monday to see what is on tap from the Dezert TV Crew. Look Forward to the Long Awaited Matt Torian and Case Curry Profiles as well and a look into the History of Sway-Away, and 2 fresh segments on the Dezert TV Project Taquito build.

A Great Race Weekend at Vegas to Reno

A Great Race Weekend at Vegas to Reno

Greetings to all,

As many of you might know, I had the honor of racing this past weekend at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race – the longest point-to-point desert race in the United States. The opportunity came along thanks to my friends Greg Foutz from Foutz Motorsports and Dave Winner from Fabtech, and it was one of the most fun, and more rewarding times I’ve had behind the wheel in years.

Dave and I co-drove a specially prepared Ford F250 in the Stock Full category, a second team entry for the Foutz team that was supported by Fabtech, BFGoodrich, Ford Motorsports, Dirt Sports magazine and a host of other team supporters. Greg co-drove his truck with guest driver P.J. Jones, the son of racing legend Parnelli Jones. In my 16 years of competing in off-road, I have rarely been around a team and a race effort as organized and committed to winning as the Foutz team; a fact that was made clear on race day.

Dave started the race in Tonapah, Nevada second off the line in a class of 10 trucks. Greg started behind him, but quickly put his Ford in first place. Dave was also making up great time before a flat set him back aways, but he also quickly made up that time. By the driver change half-way through the race, Greg handed the truck over to PJ in first place despite rolling the truck over. In second only minutes back came Chad Hall in a Hummer, then about 10 minutes behind that came Dave in third. Having only 15 minutes of driving time in practice made me a bit nervous, but about 10 miles in my co-driver Tim (one of the best I’ve ever had) assured me that the pace was just fine to keep up. Certainly, driving one of the big beasts takes a totally different approach than what I’m used to, but driving a truck for the first time in my racing career was really fun nonetheless.

As day turned to night we kept at it, but a mistake on our parts caused the big Ford to get stuck for just over an hour. It took a big effort to get it out, but ET and I managed to do it without anyone in our class passing us. At this point, PJ was still leading but then got stuck too at race mile 500, turning over the lead to Chad Hall. Unfortunately, we got stuck there too. PJ and I both got out (at different times) and he managed to finish in second spot. I got out, had to nurse an overheating transmission, but ended up third in class.

Certainly, it was great finishing a desert race again after the last two efforts that resulted in a broken back and then a blown engine. My sincere thanks to Greg Foutz, Dave Winner, ET, PJ Jones, BFGoodrich and the entire Foutz team for making it all happen. It was a truly great ride.

Marty Fiolka

American Suzuki sponsorship to again include 2007 SCORE Rookie of the Year; SCORE Medical support at SCORE Baja 1000

Set for Nov. 10-16, internationally-televised granddaddy of all desert races

Will be a Baja California, Mexico, peninsula run;

Pre-race activities in Tijuana, start in Ensenada and finish in Cabo San Lucas

LOS ANGELES—American Suzuki has renewed its associate sponsorship of the SCORE Desert Series to again include a special award for the 2007 SCORE Rookie of the Year as well as a unique program to help enhance the extensive SCORE Medical operations for the upcoming 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was announced recently by Sal Fish, President/CEO of Los Angeles-based SCORE International.

Suzuki, in the third year of its current sponsor program with the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will provide the 2007 SCORE Rookie of the Year with a choice of either a Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross motorcycle or a Suzuki QuadRacer™ LT-R450 ATV.

Further, Suzuki has donated to SCORE an additional Suzuki QuadRacer™ LT-R450 ATV for the distinct purpose of being raffled off with all proceeds going to expand the resources, equipment and overall operations of the highly-regarded SCORE Medical and Rescue team for November’s granddaddy of all desert races in Mexico. This year’s season finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series will be an intense endurance race down the Baja California peninsula, with pre-race festivities in Tijuana, starting in Ensenada and finishing in Cabo San Lucas. It will be held Nov. 10-16.

The legendary race will again be televised in the U.S. as a one-hour sports special on NBC TV for the fourth consecutive year and for the first time, through the efforts of SCORE TV production partner Aura360, will be televised worldwide on ESPN International. It is scheduled to air on NBC on Dec. 30.

“American Suzuki has been a wonderful sponsorship partner with SCORE for nearly three years and we salute the unique program and pro-active support seriously enhances the quality of the SCORE Desert Series,” said Fish, who has been at the helm of SCORE since shortly after it was founded in 1973. “It will be very special to again honor our SCORE Rookie of the Year with this very special bonus. Additionally, our SCORE Medical and Rescue team, which already is as good as it gets in the world of motorsports, will benefit significantly from this valuable Suzuki donation.”

SCORE Trophy-Truck driver Garron Cadiente of Mesa, Ariz., received the 2006 SCORE Rookie of the Year award and was the first recipient of the special Suzuki bonus prize. The SCORE Rookie of the Year is determined annually by vote of the more than 3,000 members of SCORE International.

The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporations. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.

“The growing and continuing relationship between American Suzuki and the SCORE International Desert Series is a solid and relevant program in our overall marketing plan, “ said Mel Harris, Suzuki’s Vice President of Marketing. “SCORE International is the premier desert racing organization in the world and there isn’t a better place for American Suzuki to be to reach this sizeable market demographic.”

The Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross Motorcycle won the 2006 AMA National Motorcross and Supercross championships and the Suzuki QuadRacer™ LT-R450 ATV captured the 2006 WPSA ATV Series crown.

Suzuki’s continuing on-site presence at SCORE events remains intact, including banners, inflatables and numerous trash receptacles The trash containers help SCORE maintain its program of leaving the desert areas they use cleaner than they were before each event.

With more than 300 anticipated entries from 40 U.S. States and 15 countries, competition will be held in 27 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Cabo San Lucas is located the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. When finalized, the complete route for this year’s race will cover nearly 1,300 miles of the mysterious and foreboding Baja California peninsula.

The race will finish in Cabo San Lucas for just the second time, the first being for the once-in-a-lifetime Tecate SCORE Baja 2000 held to celebrate the new millennium in 2000.

Besides this race from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, the 2007 SCORE Desert Series schedule includes four completed races and the upcoming 12th SCORE Terrible’s Primm 300 on Sept. 7-8 in Primm, Nev.

The races already completed this year began on Jan. 18-21 at the 13th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev., and continued March 9-11 with the 21st Tecate SCORE Baja 250, the 39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico (June 1-3) and the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup III (July 20-21) at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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.

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, Airstar America-official space lighting provider, 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, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters (818) 225-8402 or visit the official website of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series at