Guest: Jim Ryan
SCORE International (or the Southern California Off Road Experience) is an off-road racing series in desert racing. With it’s headquarters located out of Reno, NV SCORE is famous for the three races its holds in Mexico annually. (The Baja 500, Baja 1000, and San Felipe 250).
Starting with Roger Norman’s purchase of SCORE in 2012, SCORE no longer issues new vehicle numbers for each race based on starting position, numbers are now semi-permanent. Starting order is generally determined by a random draw, excepting when preferential starts are given to those who finished in top positions at the last race/last season, or when qualifying is held. Qualifying is now held at SEMA before the Baja 1000 for Trophy Trucks and Class 1 vehicles.
Course terrain is primarily off-road in remote areas but it includes highway segments when an alternate off-road path is not available.
SCORE was founded in 1973 by racer Mickey Thompson.