SCORE World Desert Championship returns to Off-Road Expo
SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit Oct. 1-2 in SoCal’s Fairplex in Pomona to salute SCORE’s Baja legends
ENSENADA, Mexico—SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif., to be held Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, the extensive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.
Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 16-20, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
In addition to showcasing current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors, the SCORE Baja 1000 official course map for the race will be unveiled by SCORE officials at 3 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, Oct. 2 along with the annual class starting positions draw for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1, who will have their qualifying order drawn.
OFF-ROAD EXPO MEET & GREETS
Crowd favorite autograph sessions will also be taking place on both Oct. 1 & 2 with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present who have built their legacy in the SCORE Baja 1000. Additional highlight of the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit will be the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema, featuring SCOREvision, massive multiple LED screens showing race telecasts that have aired on the CBS Sports Network as well as historical race videos that are part of the legendary legacy of SCORE Baja racing.
Among the legends, past and present, scheduled to appear at the SCORE Baja 1000 autograph sessions are SCORE owner Roger Norman, former SCORE owner Sal Fish, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart, Larry Roeseler, B.J. Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Gus ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr., Bryce Menzies, Cameron Steele, Heidi Steele, Colton Udall, Mark Samuels, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel, Marc Burnett, Justin Davis, Mark Winkelman and Jim O’Neal. SCORE expects some other ‘surprise’ SCORE Baja racing legends as well for the two autograph sessions.
“With the support of and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and our sponsors, SCORE is honored to present the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo in a such a huge way to celebrate the SCORE Baja 1000 and to continue introducing the next generation of racers and fans to the what the series is all about ,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President who is also a former champion SCORE Trophy Truck racer and SCORE Baja 1000 champion.
During the colorful weekend, SCORE will also be previewing the year-long plans and additional event details to celebrate next November’s 50th anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 race.
MORE EXPO INFO
The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo will once again be the largest and 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 quads 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, other event features include over 325 industry-specific vendors, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Demo at the MAV TV Proving Grounds, Rubicon Trail – Off Road Vehicle Ride Along, O’Reilly Auto Parts Show-N-Shine, DragonFire Racing ride along, the Miss Off-Road Expo Contest and live music all weekend at the Bud Light Entertainment Stage.
SCORE Live HD at the Expo
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo will include live internet coverage both days on SCORE Live HD with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends as well as the live internet coverage of the start drawing and course map unveiling.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. The spectacular shows feature not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue as part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2016 broadcast season, the SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will air as a full two-hour special for the second straight year.
ON THE AIR
2016 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
· SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecast-Sunday, April 17, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 24, 9 p.m. ET)
· Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge (first telecast-Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, Dec.18, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, December 25, 9 p.m. ET)
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
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 four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship includes four special events and for the first time all four are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 30th SCORE San Felipe 250, Feb. 25-28, San Felipe, Mexico
· 48th SCORE Baja 500, June 1-5, Ensenada Mexico
· Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 14-18, Rosarito, Mexico
· 49th SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
Official SCORE Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, Muck Daddy-Official Hand Cleaner, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Official SCORE Partners: 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, PCI Race Radios.
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, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Vi Ayuntamiento de Playas de Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Secretary of Tourism.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.