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July 11, 2005
 
Primary Sponsor for OLN TV Show
McGraw Insurance Services inks presenting sponsorship
contract for this month's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I
 
LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing
tickets on sale at www.SCORElasvegas.com
 
    LAS VEGAS—McGraw Insurance Services has become the presenting sponsor of this month's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I desert race on The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was announced today by SCORE International.
     Additionally, McGraw Insurance Services, based in Menlo Park, Calif., will be the primary sponsor of the national television show about the race, airing on a delayed basis on OLN (the Outdoor Life Network).
     Being held on a special man-made 'chunk of Baja' course in and around the Dirt Track at LVMS, the best of SCORE desert racing will be in action July 29-30 in the glowing spotlight of the gaming, entertainment and special events capital of the world.
     The lineup 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 96 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series have entered the new racing extravaganza.
     "SCORE International is particularly pleased to have McGraw Insurance Services as the presenting sponsor for our new SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway," said Sal Fish, President/CEO of Los Angeles-based SCORE International. "We sincerely appreciate that they will be the primary sponsor for our national telecast on the Outdoor Life Network. McGraw is a leader in its industry and we are anticipating that this event will springboard into a lasting partnership with SCORE."
     Founded in 1976, McGraw Insurance Services is a general agent, surplus lines broker, Lloyds correspondent and the exclusive affiliated program administrator of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company. Best known as one of the nation's largest writers of personal watercraft insurance, McGraw is also one of the largest writers of motorcycle insurance in the western United States.
     "We have been aware of SCORE desert racing a long time and we are very enthusiastic about entering into a marketing relationship with Sal Fish and his organization," said Brian Weaver, VP of Sales and Marketing for McGraw Insurance Services. "We have been part of numerous sponsorships over the years and to now be linked with the world's best desert racing organization for this colorful new event in Las Vegas is extremely exciting for all of us in the McGraw Group."
     McGraw Insurance Services is also an associate sponsor of Cameron Steele, the ESPN extreme sports announcer who is one of two drivers who has entered three classes in this event. Steele, of San Clemente, Calif., is racing in SCORE Trophy-Truck, Class 1-2/1600 and SCORE Lite.
     Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS and both nights will conclude with colorful 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-Truck has 18 entries while Class 1 has 17 entries. Class 1-2/1600 has 23 entries, the combined Class 10/SCORE Lite group has 21 and the combined Class 7/Class 7S/Class 7SX mini-truck group has 17 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, presented by McGraw Insurance Services, 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.
    The SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I, presented by McGraw Insurance Services, will be televised nationally on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) 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.
     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. Presenting sponsor is McGraw Insurance Services. 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 www.scorelasvegas.com.
     The McGraw Insurance Services website is located at www.mcgrawgroup.com.
     The official SCORE website may be found at www.score-international.com.