Southern California’s Impact by MasterCraft Safety, a noted Motorsports helmet, racing gear and driver’s suit manufacturer has announced that in conjunction with Sal Fish’s SCORE International is presenting each entry in next month’s 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race with a commemorative limited edition gear tote bag.
With an additional quantity to be available online and at racer registration during the event, order forms will be available at the spectacular SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
In addition to this special SCORE gear bag, MasterCraft has also renewed its co-title sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year for next year’s 28th annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in San Felipe, Mexico as well as continuing its sponsorship of the annual SCORE Rookie of the Year award.
The unique limited edition commemorative 45th Anniversary SCORE Baja 1000 Gear Bag by Impact will have a pre-order price of US$49.95 and will be available at racer registration for US$59.95. Each official four-wheel vehicle entry will receive two of these commemorative bags while each official motorcycle and ATV entry will receive one of the gear bags courtesy of Impact by MasterCraft Safety and SCORE International. The size of the product is 27” X 12” X 11”.
The SCOREville exhibit in Building 6 at the Off-Road Expo will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
With autograph sessions both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., the live drawing for starting positions, by class, for the legendary motorsports adventure down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, will be held on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“MasterCraft Safety has been intrinsically involved with desert racing and SCORE International since 1970 and we welcome this unique, high-quality limited-edition 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 gear bag which like the race itself will be memorabilia to last the ages,” said Fish, who has led SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. “Robbie Pierce and MasterCraft have been great partners with SCORE and we are very appreciative of their continued support of SCORE including the renewal of their co-title sponsorship of our popular San Felipe race in Baja California, Mexico.”
SCORE’s 45th Anniversary SCORE Baja 1000 Commemorative Gear Bag by Impact offers three separate compartments and is designed to hold your helmet, suit, head and neck restraint, gloves, shoes and accessories. The bag is durable and can handle everyday wear and tear and will readily double as travel luggage as it is durable and offers excellent storage capacity. Constructed of heavy-duty nylon with webbed handle and a removable shoulder strap, the Gear Bag has one large main compartment and two 3/4 zip side pockets and reinforced base to help the bag keep its shape during loading and carrying.
“When I think of desert racing, I think of SCORE Baja racing, there's just nothing else like it in the world of motorsports,” commented Robbie Pierce, CEO of MasterCraft Safety and Impact. “I am honored to not only support Sal Fish and SCORE International through my desert racing efforts, but also as a business that is invested into this sport as well. Sponsoring the SCORE San Felipe 250 race and also the SCORE Rookie of the Year award allows us the opportunity to ensure the future of SCORE Baja desert racing. I am grateful for everything that Sal Fish and the myriad of others associated with SCORE do in the name of the sport that built the foundation of MasterCraft Safety as a business and MasterCraft Racing as a team.”
At SCOREville this weekend, 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 for only the second time at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday.
The official course map for the 1,117-mile race will also be unveiled Saturday just prior to the start of the drawing. This year’s historic 45th anniversary race, with festivities set for Nov. 14-17, will run down the length of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Nearly 300 entries, from nearly 20 countries and 40 U.S. States, competing in 35 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, truck, motorcycles and ATVs are expected to compete in this year’s international adventure. While late entries will be accepted up until race morning on Nov. 15, in order to be included in the start draw at SCOREville, entries must be received by SCORE no later than noon on Tuesday.
For more information regarding SCORE International and the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, visit www.score-international.com
, for information on the Off-Road Expo visit www.offroadexpo.com
and for more info on the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, please visit www.ormhof.org
Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the three SCORE Baja races.
MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Official Sponsors of the 45th SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Desert Series are:
-Tecate Beer, Official Beer
-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire
-Graham Watchmakers, Official Timekeeper
-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle
-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel
-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink
-Slime, Official Tire Sealant
-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance
-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline
-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light
-Maxtrax, Official Vehicle Recovery Device
-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber
-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance
Additional SCORE Sponsors are – Baja California Sur Tourism, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.