August 20, 2018
Nov. 14-18race dates
Spectacular SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit returning to popular Off-Road Expo
SCORE World Desert Championship exhibit Sept. 29-30in SoCal’s Fairplex in Pomona to salute SCORE Baja racing legends
ENSENADA, Mexico—SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major presence at the upcoming 19th annual Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif.
To be held Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, the extensive and colorful 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 300 entries, from 35 U.S. States and 20 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 1000.
The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be held starting in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Dates for the race and race week festivities will be Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. The race is annually the finale of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, held exclusively for the past three years in Baja California.
BOOK SIGNING—‘Racing Into History’
As a special added attraction to the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit at this year’s event will be a pair of book signing sessions to help launch the sale of the new 416-page hard-cover book entitled ‘Racing Into History’, a pictorial celebration of last November’s BFGoodrich Tires 50th SCORE Baja 1000.
While the elaborate book, which features a historical records section as well, will be on sale both days the showcase book signing sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PTon both SaturdayandSundayat the Expo.
Among the legends, past and present, scheduled to appear at the SCORE Baja 1000 ‘Racing Into History’ book-signing sessions are SCORE owners Roger and Elise Norman, legendary Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and current racers Larry Roeseler, B.J. Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin, Dan McMillin, Luke McMillin, Gus ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr., Bryce Menzies, Cameron Steele, Heidi Steele, Justin Morgan, Mark Samuels, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel, Marc Burnett, Broc Dickerson, Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock and brothers Dustin and Parker Grabowski. 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 once again present the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo in a such a huge way to celebrate the 50th anniversary this year of the SCORE Baja 1000 and to continue introducing the next generation of racers and fans to the what the SCORE racing is all about,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President who himself is a former champion SCORE Trophy Truck racer and SCORE Baja 1000 champion.
At 3 p.m. PTon Saturday, Sept. 29, SCORE will unveil the official course map for the 2018 SCORE Baja 1000, the 51st edition of the iconic Granddaddy of All Desert Races.
NUMERO UNO, DOS TIEMPOS
For the second straight year, the invincible SCORE Baja 1000 has been selected as the No. 1 motorsports event in the world in a reader’s choice voting conducted by the USA Today newspaper, defeating such events as the Indy 500 and the Knoxville Nationals.
MORE EXPO INFO
The 2018 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 350 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 and live music all weekend at the STEEL-IT Main Stage presented by Bud Light.
SCORE Live at the Expo
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo will include live internet coverage on the SCORE website with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends as well as the live internet coverage of the course map unveiling.
2018 REMAINING SCHEDULE
- Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana 22ndSCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 19-23, Tijuana, Mexico
- 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico
Here is the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fourth consecutive year all races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:
- 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 3-7, San Felipe, Mexico
- 51st SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico
- Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 19-23, Ensenada, Mexico
- 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.12-17, Ensenada, Mexico
Next on the broadcast airwaves for SCORE, the BFGoodrich Tires 50th SCORE Baja 500 race coverage show is scheduled to debut on the El Rey Network at 3 p.m. PTon Sunday, Sept. 9.
El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network and is available in 45 million homes across the country through cable and OTT providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 341 and Dish Network Channel 253. For more information on how to watch El Rey visit http://elreynetwork.com.
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.
Lucerna Hotels & Resorts 22nd Tijuana 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 and 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.