July 20, 2018
at San Diego’s Mission Beach
SCORE, Stand 21 Safety Foundation hostingOff-Road
racing Safety Workshop,Beach PartynextSaturday
Topics include Emergency Medical, Driver Safety Equipment-Fire, Helmet Testing
and Care, Motorcycle Rider Safety and head protection-HANS device
hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman & Stand 21’s Yves Morizot in El Cajon, Calif.;
free workshop registration available by calling SCORE at 775.852.8907
ENSENADA, Mexico—An informative and free workshop on safety in off-road racing will be held next Saturday(July 28) starting at 10 a.m. PTat popular Mission Beach in San Diego. With prominent guest speakers from several motorsports disciplines, the annual event is being presented again by SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.
Hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman and Stand 21 Racewear’s Yves Morizot, scheduled guest speakers include California Speedway track EMS Joe Powell, SFI Technical Manager Mike Hurst and Ed Becker, President and chief engineer of the SNELL Foundation.
Moderator of the workshop will be Don Taylor, Director of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation whose objective for the workshop is “for attendees to walk out the door with some practical, applicable, use-it-next-race, safety information that they haven’t heard before. This event will not be a boring classroom lecture series by egghead scientists! And it is being held on the beach with a barl-b-que afterwards so it great opportunity for the entire family.”
Open to desert racers in all classes, their race crews, and their families, topics will include SCORE’s continuing emphasis on Safety advances, Fire Protection, HANS neck restraints, Helmet testing and care and motorcycle rider safety. These safety workshops have been produced by the non-profit Stand 21 Safety Foundation for the past seven years. With its Racing Goes Saferprogram, the Stand 21 Safety Foundation has been active since 1970. Meanwhile, Stand 21 Racewear, founded nearly 50 years ago in France, operates in the United States out of its Stand 21 North America headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.
SCORE continues its paramount commitment to educate and re-educate racers, crews and fans regarding the importance of safety in desert racing, especially in Baja California, Mexico, which is the most unique racing environment in the world and the most unique form of all competitive motorsports. This safety workshop information will be fully utilized in the SCORE social media platforms including multiple safety videos posted on the SCORE website, SCORE YouTube channel and a major Safety Issue planned for the August SCORE Journal digital magazine.
Don Taylor was formerly Technical Services Director at the NHRA, and a Group Manager at General Motors Racing, running the NASCAR program.
While the workshop and the lunch provided are all free, SCORE requests that participants register by next Thursday(July 26) by calling the SCORE Reno offices at +1.775.852.8907.
Below is the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule. For the third consecutive year all four races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:
- 32nd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 4-April 8, San Felipe, Mexico
- 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, May 30-June 3, Ensenada Mexico
- Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana 22ndSCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 19-23, Tijuana, Mexico
- 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and official race title sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel and official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
LucernaHotel and ResortsTijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.