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Nearly 220 entries expected Saturday
10th Annual SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 features 37 racers
Who have 73 combined class wins, including 8 of 9 Overalls

A. Myers, Ickler, Danny Ebberts back from oval track racing
For Round 5 of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series

PRIMM, NV (Sept. 6, 2005) -- This weekend's 10th anniversary of the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 has turned into a major racing reunion as part of the race-record entry list of nearly 220 are 37 racers who have a combined 73 class wins in this race, including eight of nine Overall victories, seven of nine in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division and all nine of the previous unlimited Class 1 winners.

Round 5 of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series will be held Friday through Sunday in Primm, Nev. With late registration going on until Saturday morning, the race-record field represents 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Africa. Many of the drivers are second-generation and two are even third-generation desert racers as the sport enjoys the start of its fourth decade of existence.

Also part of the stellar field in this year's tangle in the rugged Southern Nevada desert are three drivers-Andrew Myers, Brian Ickler and Danny Ebberts who have their roots in the desert, but who are also oval track racers as well. Myers, who will race in Class 10 with his brother Steve (the 2004 SCORE Class 10 point champ), is the top rookie and 10th in the NASCAR Grand National West Standings this year.

Ickler, a SCORE regular who is racing in Class 1 this year with veteran Steve Sourapas, is second in rookie points and 11th overall this season in the NASCAR Super Late Model weekly racing division at the Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.

Danny Ebberts, whose brother Dale races in Class 1 with Ernie Castro Jr., is an accomplished USAC Sprint Car and Midget racer, who won the 2001 Western States Midgets season championship. He will be driver of record Saturday in Class 1 on a team that includes his other brother Darren and father Tom as additional drivers.

One of the youngest drivers of record in the race, Max Thieriot, 16, is a SCORE rookie in Class 1-2/1600. Not only is he taking time off from high school to be in Primm, he is also taking time away from his Hollywood film career. Thieriot, a second-generation desert racer, was one of the primary stars in this year's hit film, "The Pacifier."

A total of 13 of last year's 15 class winners are in the field this year, including defending Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck winner Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, in his No. 28 Pflueger Racing Chevy Silverado and Class 1 winner Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, CA, in his No. 135 Porter-Chevy.

Celebrating its 32nd season this year as the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, the SCORE Desert Series has returned to Southern Nevada for the last of its three annual races in the U.S.

The 10th Annual SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 features 17 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks in Primm, located 35 miles south of Las Vegas at the California border.

For the fourth consecutive year, the race has been split into two groups with the open wheel and VW baja bug classes starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday. The truck classes, including the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division along with the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel class, will start at 1 p.m. One vehicle will start every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, with an eight-hour time limit. The start/finish line area will be located northeast of the rear of Buffalo Bill's Resort in Primm. The faster classes will run four laps each over the 74-mile course, while the slower classes will race for either two or three laps.

Pre-race festivities on Friday for the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300, including tech and contingency and the SCORE Manufacturer's Midway, will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. behind Buffalo Bill's Resort. The mandatory pre-race driver's meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill's. The post-race awards celebration will be held at the Star of the Desert Arena on Sunday at 9 a.m.

A total of 30 of the marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks, a record for a U.S. race, are entered to date, and the 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks will lead the afternoon group into the Southern Nevada desert.

In Class 1, for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars, a race-record 42 vehicles are currently entered.

George Seeley, Glendale, CA, and Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, have the most class wins in the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300. Both have won their respective classes in six of the first nine years of this race. Seeley drives the No. 500 unlimited VW Baja Bug in Class 5 while Solorzano drives the No. 1100 VW Sedan in Class 11. Solorzano has won his class the last six straight years, while Seeley is one of three racers expected in the starting grid who won their respective classes in the first year of this race in 1996.

Besides Seeley, the other class winners from 1996 expected in Primm are Ron Brant, Oak Hills, Calif. (Class 1) and Kirk Kovel, Cascade, Colo. (Class 3).

Among the other racers entered who have multiple class wins in Primm are Las Vegas drivers Danny Anderson, Ed Herbst, Tim Herbst, Troy Herbst, Rob MacCachren and Brian Collins. Anderson (Class 1) has won four times, Ed/Tim Herbst (SCORE Trophy-Truck) have three wins, Troy Herbst (Class 1) has two as does Collins (SCORE Trophy-Truck while MacCachren (SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 1-2/1600) has three class wins in Primm.
Leading the group of multiple class winners from outside of Nevada, Craig Turner, Yorba Linda, CA, has four wins in Class 7, while Pflueger (SCORE Trophy-Truck) has three Primm wins as does Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico, in Class 9.

Helping celebrate the 10th anniversary of this race with two class wins are Scott Steinberger (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Mark Handley, San Marcos, CA, in Stock Full along with Class 1 racers Kory Halopoff, Orange, CA, Damen Jefferies, Oak Hills, CA, Mike Julson, Descanso, CA and Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, CA. Donald Moss, Sacramento, CA, enters Saturday's race with two Primm wins in Class 3.

In a sport where there is no qualifying or open pre-running (in the U.S.), the drawing for start positions has added significance and the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck, driven by Mexico's Gus Vildosola and Las Vegas' Rob MacCachren, was selected randomly, by computer, to receive the pole position.

Drawing the first starting spot in Class 1 is John Gould, Anaheim, CA, in the No. 101 Playtech-Chevy. Scheduled to drive the first two laps will be Mexico's Gerardo Iribe, a two-time class winner in this race, before Gould, who has never won a SCORE race, takes over for the last two.
The first vehicle to leave the start line in the morning portion of the event will be Class 10 racer Tom Ridings, 51, of Long Beach, CA, in the No. 1001 Jimco-Honda. Splitting driving time with Ridings will be Vic Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, CA, who won the SCORE Lite class in this race last year with David Scaroni.

Behind Class 1 (42 entries), the classes with the most entries to date are: SCORE Trophy-Truck (30), Class 1-2/1600 (26), along with SCORE Lite and Class 10 with 20 each.

The event is being produced for SCORE for television by Aura360 to air on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN). With multiple airings schedule, it was first air on OLN on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. (PDT).

With the chase for the $50,000 Kartek Off-Road bonus also awaiting the top three 2005 SCORE Overall point leaders, a total of just 63 points separate the top 11 overall point leaders after the first three rounds of 2005. SCORE points are determined both on final finishing position and number of vehicles that started the race within each class.

SCORE official sponsors for 2005 are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, C.L. Bryant-VP Racing Fuels-official fuel supplier. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Las Vegas Events, Herbst Gaming, Kartek Off-Road, Centrix Financial, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bilstein, Signpros, Cotuco, Fideicomiso Publico para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie's Performance Products, and Advanced Color Graphics.

Co-title sponsors for the 10th SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 are Las Vegas Events and Primm Valley Resorts.

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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