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June 15, 2005


July 29-30 SCORE race

Las Vegas' Rob MacCachren racing in SCORE Trophy-Truck,
Class 1-2/1600, Class 10 at SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I

LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing,

tickets on sale at


    LAS VEGAS—Veteran desert racing champion Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas will attempt to add to his legacy next month in his hometown by entering three classes in July's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I, the newest event in desert racing.
    Being held on a special man-made 'chunk of Baja' course in and around the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best of SCORE desert racing will be on display July 29-30 in the glowing spotlight of entertainment and special events capital of the world.
    MacCachren, 40, a seven-time class season point champion in the SCORE Desert Series, will race in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division, Class 1-2/1600 and Class 10 in the inaugural event. He will drive the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150 in SCORE Trophy-Truck, the No. 1609 Freeman Racing Fraley-VW in Class 1-2/1600 and the No. 1011 Paquette Racing Jimco-Honda in Class 10.
    "I love racing and the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup is going to be so much fun I won't have time to get tired, especially racing in front of my hometown fans," said MacCachren, a two-time member of the AARWBA All-America motorsports team. "I have won SCORE season point champions in all three of these classes so I'm very familiar with how all three vehicles handle. I guarantee it'll be non-stop action--just like Las Vegas."
    "I race in SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 1-2/1600 in the SCORE Desert Series this year, and my career has included the old Mickey Thompson Stadium Series and the Midwestern short-course series so I am really, really anxious to help bring SCORE desert racing to a fan-friendly arena like this. With all the environmental concerns and the growth of Southern Nevada, we don't get to race in Las Vegas anymore so this event brings the sport back to one of the main places where it all began in 1968 with the old Mint 400."
    Cameron Steele, an ESPN extreme sports announcer, and the team of Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner, third generation desert racers, have also entered three classes in Las Vegas. Both teams are entered in SCORE Trophy-Truck. Steele, San Clemente, Calif., will also be racing in Class 1-2/1600 and in SCORE Lite while the Halopoff/Letner tandem is also entered in Class 1 and in Class 10.
    While SCORE expects some special late entries at its option, the majority of the grid 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 94 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series have entered the new racing extravaganza.
    No stranger to racing in three classes, MacCachren almost pulled off a triple at the 2004 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, winning Class 1-2/1600 and SCORE Lite and finishing second in SCORE Trophy-Truck.
    With maximum entry fields of 24 vehicles in four of five different groups, racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS and both nights will conclude with elaborate 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-Trucks have no limit on number of entries.
    SCORE Trophy-Truck has 20 entries to date while Class 1 has 18 entries. Class 1-2/1600 and the combined Class 10/SCORE Lite group have 22 racers each. The combined Class 7/Class 7S/Class 7SX mini-truck group has 12 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 Fremont Street.
    With co-title sponsorship from Las Vegas Events and Terrible's Convenience Stores, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I 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 untamed 800-horsepower, 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 LVMS.
    Among those entered, Las Vegas' Tim and Ed Herbst, are the all-time winningest team in SCORE Trophy-Truck history. Splitting the driving time in their No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150, Tim, 42, and Ed, 44, have 11 career wins in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and four of the 11 season championships (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003).
    Troy Herbst, 39, the youngest of the three Herbst brothers, is a dominating SCORE Class 1 racer, with six SCORE season point titles in his class out of the last seven years, and 16 Class 1 race wins since 1997 in a Smithbuilt-Ford open wheel desert race car.
    While detailed plans forthcoming, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I will be televised nationally on a cable network 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 $12/$17 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.
    With each paid admission will also come one coupon for the free drawing for the SCORE Terrible's Fan Appreciation give-a-way. A new showroom SUV, donated by Terrible's, will be given away on Saturday night (July 30) at LVMS.
    Special SCORE room blocks are also now available at Terrible's Hotel/Casino (800.640.9777) and the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino (800.846.5336). Group code for both is SCORE Racing. The double/double room rate at Terrible's is $39 Sunday through Thursday, $49 Friday and Saturday, while the double/double rate at the Golden Nugget is $59 per night.
    SCORE International, based in Los Angeles and founded in 1973, is the world's leading desert racing organization. SCORE produces the annual five-race SCORE 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.
    SCORE 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 Advanced Color Graphics.
    Special 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. 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 at
    For more information on LVE, contact 702.260.8605 or visit the LVE website at
    For more information regarding this SCORE event, contact Ric Miller at 714.281.2604 or via e-mail at . The official SCORE website may be found at The official racer entry form and race bulletin are both available on the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup page on the SCORE website.

July 28-30, 2005  The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Total Entries: 94
(as of 6/15/05)


2 Pete Sohren, 41, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
4 Rob MacCachren, 40, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
5 Marty Coyne, 48, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150
6 Travis Coyne, 25, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150
7 Scott Steinberger, 37, Cypress, Calif., Ford F-150
10 Michael Jakobson, 35, Somis, Calif./Todd Sanderson, 43, Leucadia, Calif., Chevy Silverado
11 Dale Dondel, 40, Hemet, Calif./Mike Dondel, 38, Homeland, Calif., Chevy Silverado
12 Brian Collins, 42, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
16 Cameron Steele, 32, San Clemente, Calif./Ed Stout, 33, Irvine, Calif., Ford F-150
19 Tim Herbst, 42/Ed Herbst, 44, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
20 Mike Julson, 47, Descanso, Calif., Chevy Silverado
21 Roger Gray, 28/Robert Gray, 60, Cupertino, Calif., Chevy Silverado
23 Gary Dircks, 43, Anthem, Ariz./Jeff Darland, 40, Peoria, Ariz., Ford F-150
29 Kory Halopoff, 21/Harley Letner, 21, Orange, Calif., Chevy C1500
40 Chet Huffman, 44, Northridge, Calif., Chevy Silverado
76 Jesse Jones, 39, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150
80 Todd Wyllie, 39, New River, Ariz., Chevy CK1500
82 Bob Shepard, 47, Phoenix, Chevy C1500
96 Bobby Baldwin, 54, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
97 B.J. Baldwin, 25, Las Vegas, Ford F-150

CLASS 1 (18)
100 John Marking, 43, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
101 Martin Christensen, 36, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, 43, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW
102 Kory Scheeler, 43, Las Vegas, Porter-Chevy
103 Damen Jefferies, 32, Oak Hills, Calif., Porter-Chevy
104 Cam Thieriot, 50, Occidental, Calif., Gordon-Chevy
105 Glenn Harris, 46, Camarillo, Calif., Gordon-Chevy
106 Harley Letner, 21/Kory Halopoff, 21, Orange, Calif., Tatum-Chevy
107 Troy Herbst, 39, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford
108 Dennis Boyle, 38, Ventura, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy
109 Bob Lofton, 46, Westmorland, Calif./Mike Julson, Descanso, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
110 Richard Boyle, 40, Ridgecrest, Calif./Ron Brant, 58, Oak Hills, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
111 Pat Dean, 36, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
112 Jeff Quinn, 45, Anaheim, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
113 Lee Finke, Phoenix, Coyote-Ford
114 Brandon Harcus, 33, Newport Beach, Calif., BAT-Chevy
115 B.J. Richardson, 39/John Gaughan, 39, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
116 Garron Cadiente, 29, Mesa, Ariz., Chenowth-Chevy
117 Brad Falin, 37, Fernley, Nev., Bradleys-Ford

CLASS 1-2/1600 (22)
1600 Brian Jeffrey, 42, Acton, Calif., Dunrite-VW
1601 Ken Tapert, 45, Henderson, Nev., Porter-VW
1602 Cameron Steele, 37, San Clemente, Calif., Prep by Jake-VW
1603 Justin Smith, 21, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Stout-VW
1604 Ed Stout, 39, Irvine, Calif., Stout-VW
1605 Brian Burgess, 35, Riverside, Calif., SPF-VW
1606 Rick Boyer, 49, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer-VW
1607 Greg Boyer, 22/Cory Boyer, 20, Bakersfield, Calif., Mirage-VW
1608 Cody Freeman, 19, Las Vegas, Wink-VW
1609 Rob MacCachren, 40, Las Vegas, Fraley-VW
1610 Don Wall, 40, Las Vegas, Suspensions Unlimited-VW
1611 Matt Gumz, 26, Barstow, Calif.,
1612 Arden Dennington, 33, Tracy, Calif., Fraley-VW
1613 Aaron Hawley, 38, Las Vegas, Bunderson-VW
1614 Sammy Ehrenberg, 40, Las Vegas, Jimco-VW
1615 Rueben Wilson, 17, Tucson, Ariz., Fraley-VW
1616 Mario Gastelum, 36, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW
1617 Fernie Padilla, 20, Las Vegas, Bunderson-VW
1618 Adam Pfankuch, 23, Carlsbad, Calif., Amplified-VW
1619 David Hendrickson, 43, Murrieta, Calif., DaveCo-VW
1620 Brent Parkhouse, 43, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage-VW
1621 David Caspino, 35, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer-VW

CLASS 7 (5)
700 Dan Chamlee, 42, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger
701 Barry Karakas Sr., 35, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
702 Craig Turner, 36, Yorba Linda, Calif., Ford Ranger
703 Scott Brady, 38, Paradise, Calif., Ford Ranger
704 Larry Roeseler, 48, Hesperia, Calif., Ford Ranger
CLASS 7S (3)
721 Jason Hutter, 31, Snowmass Village, Colo., Toyota Tacoma
722 Brian Cavitt, Lake Forest, Calif., Chevrolet S-10
723 Tyler Fox, 32, Ramona, Calif., Ford Ranger
741 Jesse Rodriguez, 38, Orange, Calif., Ford Ranger
742 Noe Sierra, 34, San Bernardino, Calif., Ford Ranger
743 Bruce Landfield, 43, Yorba Linda, Calif., Ford Ranger
744 Billy Bunch, 61, La Quinta, Calif./Dave Turner, 48, Hemet, Calif., Jeep XJ

CLASS 10 (11)
1001 Jeff Elrod, 47, San Jose, Calif., Mirage-VW
1002 Darren Hardesty, 36, Ramona, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW
1003 Will Higman, 43, Newport Beach, Calif., Kreger-Honda
1004 Dennis Hunter, 62, Petaluma, Calif., Hunter/Dunne-Honda
1005 Travis Brookshire, 36/Ron Brookshire, 38, Alpine, Calif., Jimco-Honda
1006 Charles Lathrem, 33, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Honda
1007 Tom Ridings, 50, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Honda
1008 Kory Halopoff, 21/Harley Letner, 21, Orange, Calif., Chenowth-Honda
1009 Mark Hutchins, 50, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Honda
1010 Brian Freemal, 34, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda
1011 Rob MacCachren, 40, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda
1201 Rob Martensen, 32, Phoenix, Chenowth-VW
1202 Ken Stroud, 49, Alpine, Calif., Jimco-VW
1203 John White, 49, Camarillo, Calif., Jimco-VW
1204 Robert Naughton, 36, Flagstaff, Ariz., Fodrill-VW
1205 Stan Potter, 43, San Marcos, Calif//Dan Worley, 43, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco-VW
1206 Jake Batulis, 31, San Clemente, Calif., Prep by Jake-VW
1207 Jim Greenway, 45, Ojai, Calif./Ty Godde, 34, Lancaster, Calif., Healy-VW
1208 Tim Noe, 41, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW
1209 Vic Bruckmann, 31/Michelle Bruckmann, 27, San Diego, Jimco-VW
1210 Cameron Steele, 32, San Clemente, Calif./Ed Stout, 33, Irvine, Calif., Chenowth-VW
1211 Richard Cassey, 38, Queen Creek, Ariz., Johnson-VW