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.