Forty-Four of SCORE’s
toughest racers still in hunt
For 2005 Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards
SCORE International’s toughest desert racers preparing
for 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500, June 3-5, in Ensenada, Mexico
CA (March 29, 2005) -- Following two of five races in the 2005 SCORE Desert Series,
44 of SCORE’s toughest racers are still in the race to earn 2005 SCORE
Toyota Milestone Awards. In addition, four of those racers could split this
$12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Award. Toyota is presenting these prestigious
awards to the world’s toughest
desert racers for the 20th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards go
drivers who finish every required mile of every race in the five-race 2005
SCORE Desert Racing Series, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.
$12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit bonus purse will be split among the point
champions in the non-factory supported classes of: Class 1-2/1600, Class 5,
Class 10 and SCORE Lite. A total of 23 drivers in those four classes are
in the chase for the 2005 SCORE Toyota True Grit bonus purse.
After two races
over rugged desert terrain in the U.S. and Mexico, 44 racers in 14 classes
are still in the hunt for 2005 SCORE Toyota Milestone awards.
“Toyota is proud to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers,” said
Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “For
the past 19 years, we have had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota
True Grit and Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet.”
1-2/1600 leads the way, so far, with 11 racers still eligible for SCORE Toyota
Milestone Awards, followed by Class 1 and SCORE Lite with six each and
Class 10 2ith five.
Round 3 of the 2005 SCORE Desert Series will be the 37th
Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, June 3-5, in Ensenada, Mexico. A special live
drawing for starting
positions, by class, will be held Saturday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
at the drag strip at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.
2005 SCORE Toyota
(Racers who have completed every required mile for the season after two rounds
in the five-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series--*SCORE Toyota True Grit Classes)
Rodrigo Ampudia Jr
Gus Vildosola Jr.
For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:
Sponsorship Information, contact: