Primary Sponsor for OLN TV Show
McGraw Insurance Services inks presenting sponsorship
Contract for this month's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I
LVMS Dirt Track to
host best of SCORE Desert racing
tickets on sale at www.SCORElasvegas.com
NV (July 11, 2005) -- McGraw Insurance Services has
become the presenting sponsor of this month's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup
I desert race on The Dirt Track at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway, it was announced today by SCORE International.
McGraw Insurance Services, based in Menlo Park, CA, will be the primary
sponsor of the national television show about the race, airing on
a delayed basis on OLN (the Outdoor Life Network).
Being held on a special man-made
'chunk of Baja' course in and around the Dirt Track at LVMS, the best of SCORE
desert racing will be in action July 29-30 in
the glowing spotlight of the gaming, entertainment and special events capital
of the world.
The lineup 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 96 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series have entered the new
is particularly pleased to have McGraw Insurance Services as the presenting
sponsor for our new SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup
Las Vegas Motor Speedway," said Sal Fish, President/CEO of Los Angeles-based
SCORE International. "We sincerely appreciate that they will be the primary
sponsor for our national telecast on the Outdoor Life Network. McGraw is a
its industry and we are anticipating that this event will springboard into
a lasting partnership with SCORE."
Founded in 1976, McGraw Insurance Services is
a general agent, surplus lines broker, Lloyds correspondent and the exclusive
affiliated program administrator
of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company. Best known as one of the nation's largest
writers of personal watercraft insurance, McGraw is also one of the largest
writers of motorcycle insurance in the western United States.
"We have been
aware of SCORE desert racing a long time and we are very enthusiastic about
a marketing relationship with Sal Fish and his organization,"
said Brian Weaver, VP of Sales and Marketing for McGraw Insurance Services.
"We have been part of numerous sponsorships over the years and to now be
the world's best desert racing organization for this colorful new event in
Las Vegas is extremely exciting for all of us in the McGraw Group."
Services is also an associate sponsor of Cameron Steele, the ESPN extreme
sports announcer who is one of two drivers who has entered three
classes in this event. Steele, of San Clemente, CA, is racing in SCORE
Trophy-Truck, Class 1-2/1600 and SCORE Lite.
Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS
and both nights will conclude
with colorful 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 offers nearly
$250,000 in cash and contingency postings. SCORE Trophy-Truck has 18 entries
while Class 1 has 17 entries. Class 1-2/1600 has 23 entries, the
combined Class 10/SCORE Lite group has 21 and the combined Class 7/Class 7S/Class
7SX mini-truck group has 17 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.
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
With co-title sponsorship from Las Vegas Events and Terrible's Convenience
the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I, presented by McGraw Insurance Services,
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.
After 11-plus years of rumbling around rugged desert
race courses in the Southwestern U.S. and Baja California, Mexico, SCORE Trophy-Trucks--the
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
SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I, presented by McGraw Insurance Services, 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.
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
and $24 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo.
SCORE Pit Passes are available
for $10 per day or $15 for the discounted two-day
SCORE Pit Combo.
based in Los Angeles and founded in 1973, is the world's leading desert racing
organization. SCORE produces the annual
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.
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
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. Presenting sponsor is McGraw Insurance Services. Associate
sponsors include the Fremont Street Experience, Terrible's Hotel/Casino, the
Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino, Red Bull, North America, Budweiser, DIRTsports
Magazine and Lotus Broadcasting.
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.
The McGraw Insurance
Services website is located at www.mcgrawgroup.com.
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: