45th SCORE Baja 1000 Drawing at Off-Road Expo

June 14, 2012


Nov. 14-17 race dates

Live start draw for 45th anniversary of Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

to be held October 6 in SCOREville at Off-Road Expo in Pomona


Entries expected from 40 U.S. States, 20 countries for Granddaddy of all Desert Races;

SCOREville at Off-Road Expo to salute SCORE Baja legends & Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame


     LOS ANGELES—SCOREville returns to the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., it was announced today by SCORE International CEO/President Sal Fish. SCOREville at the event will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7.

In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6. The official course map for the race will also be unveiled during the event.

“With the support and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, SCORE is honored to return to the Expo in a big way, much like we did in 2007 for the 40th anniversary of the granddaddy of all desert races—the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000,” said Fish, who has led SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. “Our 40th at the Expo was spectacular and we know that this year to celebrate our 45th anniversary of the greatest desert race in the world will be even more memorable. SCORE is very, very pleased to be able to be a big part of such a great family-oriented event.”

SCOREville at the Expo will also include a major display from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame as well as a pictorial tribute to the first 44 years of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. SCORE will also unveil the official course map for the race from Ensenada to La Paz as well as debut the official merchandise of the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the 45th Anniversary celebration of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and to serve as a host venue for some of the event’s most coveted announcements,” commented Bruce Hubley, CEO of the The Promotion Co. & Family Events of Indianapolis which produces the Off-Road Expo. “The SCORE Baja 1000 is a staple event in the off-road industry. Its impact and influence ripples through Off-Road Expo every year and to have SCOREville as part of it again this year will be a major attraction.”

The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered by General Tire 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, event features include the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Exhibition Course, Yamaha ATV/UTV Demo Track, High-flying Freestyle Motocross action, autograph sessions with off-road celebrities, the Overland Adventure Travel Pavilion, Miss Off-Road Expo Contest and live music all weekend on the Bud Light Entertainment Stage.

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, located in Reno, Nev., includes SCORE’s Sal Fish as one of its legendary inductees. Rod Hall, the chairman of the ORMHOF is the only person who has raced in all 44 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 races and he has a race-record 21 class wins in the international event.

“On behalf of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame,” stated Hall, “we are proud to share this celebration with SCORE. Many careers of our inductees, including mine, countless friendships and endless stories have been forged through the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.”

SCORE, ORMHOF and the Expo will announce additional specifics regarding SCOREville as the event draws closer.

About SCORE International

Founded in 1973, Los Angeles-based SCORE International is considered the world’s foremost desert racing organization, sanctioning and producing several events each year under the banner of the SCORE Desert Series. The internationally known racing organization, led by CEO/President Sal Fish since 1974, the three SCORE Baja races attract racers from across the world to compete in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. The flagship event of SCORE is the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, and the cornerstone event is the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the event that launched SCORE’s tradition in Baja California on July 26, 1974. For more information regarding SCORE, visit www.score-international.com or call 818.225.8402.

About Off-Road Expo

Produced by The Promotion Co. & Family Events of Indianapolis, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire annually draws more than 60,000 visitors to enjoy the annual gathering of the off-road nation at the popular Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. More than 300 vendors related to the industry present elaborate displays as well as numerous action sport activities that are all part of this great Southern California tradition.  For more information, visit www.OffRoadExpo.com, FB.com/OffRoadExpo or call 317.236.6515.

About the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame:

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Reno, Nevada within the National Automobile Museum – the famed Harrah Collection.  The mission is to honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow.  Since its inception in 1978, sixty individuals have been inducted.  For more information or to become a member, log on to www.ormhof.org.