RENO, NV JANUARY 10, 2011 – Roger Norman is dedicating the 2011 season to winning the SCORE Championship in the Norman Motorsports Crystal Bay Casino Trophy Truck. “We had two choices, either we compete in all the ‘biggest races’, or we run for the SCORE championship,” said Roger Norman. “We decided as a team that we did all the ‘big races’ last year, and that we would like to win a championship this year.”
The very first SCORE race of the season is the Laughlin Desert Challenge this weekend in Laughlin, Nevada. “I see this race as harder to finish than the Baja 1000 because it is a rough 6.25 mile course that tears up the equipment very easily and we barley have time to change a flat, much less fix anything,” commented Norman. Norman will be 15th to qualify on Friday for starting position, 29 Trophy Trucks are currently entered. Jake Velasco, recently named Norman Motorsports Team Manager, will be co-driving with Norman to assist with quick and immediate fixes on the truck.
After the success at the Baja 1000, and the Rage at the River race, the Crystal Bay Casino Trophy Truck has been completely torn down and is prepped for the upcoming season. “The team pulled the motor, transmission, shocks, pretty much everything,” said Norman. “It is like a brand new truck for this coming Laughlin race.”
Also in 2011, Roger Norman will add to his repertoire of off-road racing competing in the W.E. Rock West Series with the Torchmate Racing Team. He will participate in the Griffin King of the Hammers and the Stampede Ultra4 races. Norman will make multiple appearances at additional races and trade shows, and host multiple fundraising and safety related events at the Norman Motorsports shop in El Cajon, CA.
Roger Norman Website: www.RogerNormanRacing.com
January 14-16 Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV
March 11-13 San Felipe 250 San Felipe, Baja
June 2 – 5 Baja 500 Baja, Mexico
August 26-28 Primm 300 Primm, NV
November 17-20 Baja 1000 Baja, Mexico
December 10 Awards Ceremony TBA
January 14-16 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV
February 7-11 ULTRA 4 King of the Hammers Johnson Valley, CA
March 11-13 SCORE San Felipe 250 San Felipe, Baja