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2-day SCORE Combo
Single-day Reserved-seat and GA tickets go on sale
LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing,
Featuring marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1

LAS VEGAS, NV (May 31, 2005) -- Single-day tickets go on sale Wednesday (June 1) for the upcoming SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I, to be held July 29-30 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, race officials announced today.

Fans can order single-day reserved or general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages online at the event website at www.scorelasvegas.com or by calling UNLVtickets.com at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes are also now on sale.

Being held on a special man-made ‘chunk of Baja’ course in and around the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best of SCORE desert racing will be on display July 29-30 in the glowing spotlight of entertainment and special events capital of the world.

For the Blue reserved section, individual tickets are $22 Friday, $27 Saturday and $39 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo package. For the White reserved section, individual tickets are $17/$22 and $34 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo. For the Red General Admission section, individual tickets are $12/$17 and $24 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026.

SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day or $15 for the discounted two-day SCORE Pit Combo.

“Our early-bird ticket sales were very solid for a first-year event and we encourage fans to purchase tickets while they are still available,” said Ric Miller, SCORE Director of event Operations. “The interest in SCORE desert racing is at a peak and we are anticipating a SRO (standing-room-only) crowd in Las Vegas.”

While SCORE expects to add some special late entries at its option, the majority of the grid is set for the limited-field invitational to be held under the lights on a Friday and Saturday night at the world-class Dirt Track at LVMS. A total of 88 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series have received early entries into the new racing extravaganza.

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 give-a-way. 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 Las Vegas 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 the $10,000 Terrible’s Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks, meet the SCORE racers party for all competing SCORE racers and a special SCORE concert under the multi-million dollar 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.

SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 1 each have 17 entries while Class 1-2/1600 and the combined Class 10/SCORE Lite group have 21 racers each. The combined Class 7/Class 7S/Class 7SX mini-truck group has 12 total entries.

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

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.

Among those already entered, 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, 44, and Tim, 42, have 11 career wins in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and four of the 11 season championships (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003).

Troy Herbst, 39, 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.

Cameron Steele, an ESPN extreme sports announcer, and the team of Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner, third generation desert racers, have entered three classes in Las Vegas. Both teams are entered in SCORE Trophy-Truck. Steele, San Clemente, CA, will also be racing in Class 1-2/1600 and in SCORE Lite while the Halopoff/Letner tandem is also entered in Class 1 and in Class 10.

Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, 40, will be racing in two classes. MacCachren, who is driver of record in Class 1-2/1600, will drive one night in SCORE Trophy-Truck for team owner/driver of record Gus Vildosola in the Vildosola Racing No. 4 Ford F-150 and will drive solo in his own MacCachren Motorsports Fraley-VW in Class 1-2/1600.

Among the other early entries are John Marking, Brian Jeffrey and Larry Roeseler. Marking, El Cajon, CA, is the reigning SCORE Class 1 season point champ in a Jimco-Chevy, Jeffrey, Acton, CA, is the 2004 SCORE Overall and SCORE Class 1-2/1600 point champion in a Dunrite-VW and Roeseler, Hesperia, CA, is one of the all-time winningest racers in SCORE history and will race a Ford Ranger in Class 7.

The SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup I will be televised nationally on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) by Aura 360, the company that co-produced last year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 for NBC.

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 24 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 and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

SCORE official sponsors for 2005 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, Terrible’s Hotel/Casino, the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino, Red Bull, North America and DIRTsports Magazine.

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 more information regarding this SCORE event,
contact Ric Miller at 714.281.2604
or via e-mail at ricmiller@score-international.com.

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

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

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