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
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
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
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
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
Danny Ebberts, whose brother Dale races in Class 1 with Ernie
Castro Jr., is an accomplished USAC Sprint Car and Midget racer, who won
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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
has three Primm wins as does Eric Fisher, Ensenada, Mexico, in Class 9.
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,
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
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,
Grove, CA, who won the SCORE Lite class in this race last year with David
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
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
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:
Sponsorship Information, contact: