2014 & 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship
TV series to air on AB Moteurs Network in France
Five-race series, including iconic SCORE Baja 1000, airs in USA on CBS Sports Network
ESPN International networks in Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand
RENO, Nev., USA—SCORE International® announced today, as part of its burgeoning global media expansion, that it has signed an agreement with France’s AB Moteurs to broadcast all six (6) of its 2014 and 2015 U.S. television programs featuring the entire five-race SCORE World Desert Championship®, throughout all of France starting after the first of the year. This will deliver all of the action of SCORE International’s 2014 and 2015 seasons, including the legendary SCORE Baja 1000®, to its growing fan base in France on the channel that carries both NASCAR and Monster Jam programming among numerous other properties.
“We are thrilled to be licensing our television programming to France through AB Moteurs” said Roger Norman, CEO/President of SCORE International. “SCORE International and its sponsors have invested significant resources to create world-class television programming of our spectacular and unique events for broadcast across the U.S., Latin American, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Now, we’ll be able to further expand our media capabilities to share this incredible content with France and Western Europe.”
As air dates and times in each country are scheduled by AB Moteurs, SCORE International will promote the broadcast information directly to its world-wide fan base on the SCORE International website and SCORE International social media platforms.
With the original programs anchored in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network, AB Moteurs will join ESPN International which airs the SCORE programs in Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand in airing the shows internationally.
Since its founding in 1973, SCORE International has been the world’s preeminent sanctioning body for desert racing. Its flagship event – the SCORE Baja 1000 – is the most well known, toughest and most dangerous point-to-point desert race on Earth. SCORE offers classes for Pro and Sportsman entries for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads in the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship.
Led by the unlimited, 850-horsepower SCORE Trophy Truck® class, the series features the biggest superstars of the sport, including BJ Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies, Gustavo Vildosola Jr, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Eduardo Laguna, Troy Herbst/Ryan Arciero, Tim Herbst/Larry Roeseler, Steven Eugenio/Armin Schwarz, Justin Matney, Cameron Steele, Robby Gordon and many more.
Launched in 1996 and based in La Plaine Saint-Denis, France, additional information on AB Moteurs may be found in the company website at http://www.abmoteurs.fr.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway air in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows also features top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, open-wheel cars, motorcycles, quads and UTVs – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories are now part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2015 broadcast season, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will be expanded to a full two-hour program – providing the most expansive television coverage of the “Main Event” of all desert races ever, allowing all the major class action to be showcased around the globe to the SCORE International fan base.
2015 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, December 20, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, December 27, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecasts-Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. ET & 11 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 (first telecast-Sunday, May 31, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, June 7, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 26, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, August 2, 9 p.m. ET)
· Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 presented by the City of El Centro (first telecast-Sunday, November 15, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, November 29, 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.
The five-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will include five special events and for the first time all five will be in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 30th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250, Feb. 25-28, San Felipe, Mexico
· 2nd Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500, April 14-17, La Paz, Mexico
· 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500, June 1-5, Ensenada Mexico
· Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, Sept. 14-18, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
· 49th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
Official Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights/Official Race Sponsor, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Coyne Powersports-Official Powersports Supplier,Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Associate Sponsors: All Road Satellite, Symons Ambulance Company, Aero Calafia, Tessco.
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, Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.