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Ticket sales solid for July 29-30
Official entry forms out, race format and schedule announced
For SCORE LAS VEGAS TERRIBLE’S CUP I under the LVMS lights

LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing,
Featuring marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Spotlighting the best of SCORE desert racing, official entry forms have been released and the race format and event schedule have been announced for July’s SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I. Starting Friday and concluding Monday, May 2 will be the advance entry registration window for the limited-field invitational to be held July 29-30 at the world-class Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

With maximum entry fields of 24 vehicles in four of five different groups, racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS and both nights will conclude with elaborate Terrible’s Fireworks Shows.

Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course will be viewable from the grandstands in the 8,026-seat facility. Competing in their own race will be the marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks and the unlimited SCORE Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars along with special groups for open-wheelers in Class 1-2/1600 and Class 10/SCORE Lite along with the mini-trucks of Class 7/Class 7S/Class 7SX. The event will have a $55,000 cash purse plus contingency postings. SCORE Trophy-Trucks will have no limit on number of entries.

With each paid admission will also come one coupon for the free drawing for the SCORE Terrible’s Fan Appreciation giveaway. A new showroom SUV, donated by Terrible’s, will be given away on Saturday night (July 30) at LVMS.

As a prelude to the two days of racing, the SCORE Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience will be held on Thursday, July 28. At the SCORE Pit Stop, starting at 6 p.m., will be a vehicle display and $10,000 SCORE Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks, meet the SCORE racers party for all competing SCORE racers and a concert under the canopy on Fremont Street.

With co-title sponsorship from Las Vegas Events and Terrible’s Convenience Stores, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I will feature two nights of racing on the LVMS Dirt Track. Racing will be on a purpose-built race track with limited pavement and man-made dirt simulations of the rugged desert terrain.

“Momentum has already been building for this exciting new event and now that we have identified the classes running, format and race schedule, interest will reach even higher levels,” said Sal Fish, CEO/President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International, which is in its 32nd year of producing championship desert racing. “Working with Las Vegas Events and Terrible’s Convenience Stores as co-sponsors and marketing partners, and with a world-class venue like Las Vegas Motor Speedway to showcase our SCORE desert racers at, we believe this event will be successful right from the very first year. With the ever-shrinking desert lands becoming an increasing issue for open desert racing, this Las Vegas event is truly SCORE’s test track for the future.”

After 11-plus years of rumbling around rugged desert race courses in the Southwestern U.S. and Baja California, Mexico, SCORE Trophy-Trucks--the untamed 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks that are the featured racing division in the SCORE Desert Series--will make their short-course stadium racing debut in July at LVMS.

“Ric Miller (SCORE Director of Event Operations) has helped us select the classes for this year and the racing format that we know will help introduce SCORE desert racing to an expanded audience in a fan-friendly environment,” added Fish.

As many as 25 of these exotic, technologically-advanced desert race trucks are expected to be in Las Vegas, and many will be co-sponsored for the event by various Southern Nevada resort properties.

A full field of 24 vehicles are expected for Class 1 and Class 1-2/1600 for the new event. In the groups with combined classes, Class 10 will be allowed a maximum of 14 entries and SCORE Lite will have a max of 10. In the combined group for Class 7/Class 7S/Class 7SX will have a cap of the first 24 trucks from those classes that enter the race.

The two groups with multiple classes will have a handicapped start, to be determined during practice at LVMS on race day.

Vehicles that have competed in at least two SCORE long course events within the past two years are eligible to enter. Additionally, SCORE Trophy-Trucks will have a few additional technical requirements including running a minimum size tire of 37”, minimum of 5,000 pounds in weight and a minimum fuel capacity of 45 gallons. All other SCORE 2003-2006 Off-Road Racing Rules and Regulations will be in place for this event.

“Our goal from the beginning of this event has been to showcase the best of SCORE desert racing,” said Fish, “so no purpose-built or special short-course vehicles will be eligible to race with us in Las Vegas.”

With specific plans being finalized, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I will be televised nationally on a cable network.

The new SCORE event falls on an off-weekend for NASCAR. Excepted to compete in Las Vegas are second-generation desert racers Robby Gordon, Casey Mears and Brendan Gaughan.

The Las Vegas Ed and Tim Herbst, are the all-time winningest team in SCORE Trophy-Truck history. Splitting the driving time in their No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150, Ed, 43, and Tim, 41, have 11 career wins in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and four of the 11 season championships (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003).

Troy Herbst, 38, the youngest of the three Herbst brothers, is a dominating SCORE Class 1 racer, with six SCORE season point titles in his class out of the last seven years, and 16 Class 1 race wins since 1997 in a Smithbuilt-Ford open wheel desert race car.

The early-bird sale for the two SCORE Super Pass reserved-seat packages continues on-line.

Special SCORE Super Pass packages, including a reserved seat and pit pass for both nights in the Blue VIP Section are $39 each. The SCORE Super Pass package for the Red Section will include a reserved seat and pit pass for both nights in the Red Section, will be $34 each. The regular price for each of these packages is $69 for the Blue VIP reserved seating area and $59 for the White reserved seating area.

SCORE International, based in Los Angeles and founded in 1973, is the world’s leading desert racing organization. SCORE produces the annual five-race SCORE Desert Series, which includes three races in Baja California, Mexico and two in Southern Nevada. SCORE offers 23 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes in the desert.

The SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, held each January, and September’s SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 are also both sponsored by Las Vegas Events in association with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Prior to coming to Las Vegas, the 2005 SCORE Desert Series will be in Ensenada, Mexico, June 3-5, for the 37th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

SCORE official sponsors for 2004 are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire and CL Bryant-VP-official fuel supplier. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Herbst Gaming, Kartek Off-Road, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bilstein, Signpros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.

Special sponsors for the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I are: Las Vegas Events in association with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Terrible’s Convenience Stores. Associate sponsors include the Fremont Street Experience, the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino and Red Bull, North America.

Founded in 1981, Las Vegas Events, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. LVE is an active marketing partner for this new event.

For more information or to order tickets on-line, visit the official SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I website at www.scorelasvegas.com.

For more information on LVE, contact 702.260.8605 or visit the LVE website at www.lasvegasevents.com

For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:
www.score-international.com

SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I
July 28-30, 2005
EVENT SCHEDULE

(As of 3/17/05)

Thursday – July 28 – Press Day
10:00am Media Center Opens
11:00am SCORE Trophy-Truck – On Track
11:10am Class 1 – On Track
11:20am SCORE Classes 1-2/1600, 7, 7S, 7SX, 10 & SCORE Lites
11:45am Media Luncheon
12:30pm Drivers Interviews

SCORE Las Vegas Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience
4:00pm
Set up
6:00pm-7:30pm Vehicle Display, Autograph Session, Meet & Greet
8:00pm-9:00pm Pit Crew Challenge – SCORE Trophy-Truck

Friday – July 29 – Event Day
8:00am
Track gates open for Contingency & Tech Inspection
9:00am – 12:00pm Contingency & Tech open
1:00pm – 1:15pm SCORE Trophy-Truck Open Practice
1:20pm – 1:35pm Class 1 Open Practice
1:35pm – 2:00pm SCORE Racing Open Practice by Group
2:00pm – 2:30pm Track Maintenance
2:30pm – 2:45pm SCORE Trophy-Truck Open Practice
2:50pm – 3:05pm Class 1 Open Practice
3:10pm – 3:45pm SCORE Racing Open Practice by Group
3:45pm – 5:15pm Track Preparation
5:00pm Gates Open to Public
5:30pm – 6:30pm “Meet the Drivers” Autograph Session on Track
6:35pm – 7:00pm Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm RACING STARTS
7:00-7:10 6 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE Trophy-Trucks
7:15-7:25 6 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE Class 1
7:30-7:38 4 laps, Heat 1 --SCORE – Group 1 Class 1-2/1600
7:43-7:51 4 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE – Group 2 Class 7, 7S, 7SX
7:56-8:03 4 Laps--Heat 1--SCORE – Group 3 Class 10, SCORE Lite
8:03-8:13 10 Mins/, INTERMISSION –
8:13-8:23 6 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE Trophy-Trucks
8:28-8:38 6 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE Class 1
8:42-8:50 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 1 Class 1-2/1600
8:55-9:03 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 2 Class 7, 7S, 7SX
9:08-9:15 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 3 Class 10, SCORE Lite

SEMI-MAIN EVENTS
9:20-9:30
6 Laps, SCORE Class 1
9:35-9:45 6 Laps, SCORE Trophy-Truck
9:45pm Terrible’s Fireworks Celebration

Saturday – July 29 – Event Day
8:00am
Track gates open for Contingency & Tech Inspection
9:00am – 12:00pm Contingency & Tech open
1:00pm – 1:15pm SCORE Trophy-Truck Open Practice
1:20pm – 1:35pm Class 1 Open Practice
1:35pm – 2:00pm SCORE Racing Open Practice by Group
2:00pm – 2:30pm Track Maintenance
2:30pm – 2:45pm SCORE Trophy-Truck Open Practice
2:50pm – 3:05pm Class 1 Open Practice
3:10pm – 3:45pm SCORE Racing Open Practice by Group
3:45pm – 5:15pm Track Preparation
5:00pm Gates Open to Public
5:30pm – 6:30pm “Meet the Drivers” Autograph Session on Track
6:35pm – 7:00pm Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm RACING STARTS
7:00-7:10 6 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE Trophy-Trucks
7:15-7:25 6 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE Class 1
7:30-7:38 4 laps, Heat 1 --SCORE – Group 1 Class 1-2/1600
7:43-7:51 4 Laps, Heat 1--SCORE – Group 2 Class 7, 7S, 7SX
7:56-8:03 4 Laps--Heat 1--SCORE – Group 3 Class 10, SCORE Lite
8:03-8:13 10 Mins/, INTERMISSION –
8:13-8:23 6 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE Trophy-Trucks
8:28-8:38 6 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE Class 1
8:42-8:50 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 1 Class 1-2/1600
8:55-9:03 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 2 Class 7, 7S, 7SX
9:08-9:15 4 Laps, Heat 2--SCORE – Group 3 Class 10, SCORE Lite

MAIN EVENTS
9:20-9:30
6 Laps, SCORE Class 1
9:35-9:45 6 Laps, SCORE Trophy-Truck
9:45pm Terrible’s Fireworks Celebration

For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:
www.score-international.com

For Sponsorship Information, contact:
  Mark Handley (760) 750-1905


 
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