18 of SCORE’s toughest desert racers still
For 2005 Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards
SCORE’s toughest desert racers preparing for
38th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Nov. 17-20, in Ensenada, Mexico.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 23, 2005) -- After four of five
of open desert races in the 2005 SCORE Desert
Series, 18 of SCORE’s toughest racers are still in the race to earn 2005
SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. In addition, three of those racers could split
this year’s $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Award. The 38th Tecate SCORE
Baja 1000 will end the season Nov. 17-20 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Toyota is presenting
these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert
racers for the 20th consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards go to those
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.
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 nine drivers in three of these four classes are
still eligible in the chase for the 2005 SCORE Toyota True Grit bonus purse.
four races over rugged desert terrain in the U.S. and Mexico, 18 racers in
10 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.”
SCORE Lite leads the way with five racers still eligible for SCORE Toyota Milestone
Awards, followed by Class 1-2/1600 with three.
2005 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards
(Racers who have completed every required mile for the season after four
rounds in the five-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series--*SCORE Toyota True Grit
Victor Herrera Jr.
For information contact:
SCORE International at its Los Angeles headquarters
(818) 225-8402 or visit
the official 2005 SCORE Desert Series website at:
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