LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert Racing, featuring Marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1

Official driver registration and ticket sales have both started for July's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II featuring the top car and truck classes of the SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series, it was announced today by Los Angeles-based SCORE International.

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 28-29 in the glowing spotlight of entertainment and special events capital of the world.
    
Fans can order single-day reserved or general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages online at the event website at www.scorelasvegas.com or by calling UNLVtickets.com at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes are also now on sale.
    
With 20 or more vehicles expected in each of the five different groups at the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II, racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS and both nights will conclude with colorful Terrible's Fireworks Shows. Driver registration for the limited-field, select-classes special event is Friday, May 12. Registration is being conducted through the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.
    
"Last year's inaugural SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup was amazing and we fully anticipate this year's racing spectacular to be beyond belief," said Sal Fish, SCORE President/CEO. "In Las Vegas Events and Terrible Herbst, Inc., SCORE has incredible marketing partners who know how to promote an event like this."
    
Prior to the special showcase event in Las Vegas, the world's best desert racers will head south across the border for the 38th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race.
    
Round 3 of the six-race 2006 SCORE Desert Series in Ensenada, Mexico, will feature nearly 400 entries, competing in 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, will be held June 2-4.
    
Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course for the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II will be viewable from the grandstands, and, based on near sellout-crowds last year, the facility will add temporary seats to increase the seating capacity to nearly 12,000 from the normal 8,026. 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 racing will have a $60,000 cash purse plus contingency postings.
    
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 Dodge Truck, donated by Terrible's, will be the grand prize given away on Saturday night (July 29) at LVMS.
   
As a prelude to the two days of racing, the fan-favorite SCORE Las Vegas Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience will be held on Thursday, July 27. At the SCORE Las Vegas Pit Stop, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a vehicle display and the $10,000 Terrible's Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks, meet the SCORE racers party and a SCORE concert under the multi-million dollar canopy on Fremont Street.
    
For the Blue reserved section, individual tickets are $25 Friday, $30 Saturday and $50 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo package. For the White reserved section, individual tickets are $20/$25 and $40 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo. For the Red General Admission section, individual tickets are $15/$20 and $30 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026.
     SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day or $15 for the discounted two-day SCORE Pit Combo.
    
The two official host hotels for the event-Terrible's Hotel/Casino and the Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino both have special room blocks for the event and both are using the same group code "SCORE" for the event week.
    
All of last year's winners are expected to be in this year's field as well. The 2005 winners were Marty Coyne, El Centro, Calif. (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Rich Ronco, Peoria, Ariz. (SCORE Class 1), Arden Dennington, Tracy, Calif. (SCORE Class 1-2/1600), Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif. (Class 7/7S/7SX), Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas (SCORE Class 10) and Vic Bruckmann, San Diego (SCORE Lite).
    
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 24 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 and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
   
Current SCORE official 2006 sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels/C.L. Bryant-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Airstar America-official space lighting provider. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Kartek Off-Road, Centrix Financial, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Suzuki, SignPros, Cotuco, Fideicomiso Publico para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie's Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
    
Special sponsors for the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II 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 and DIRTsports Magazine.
    
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. Additionally for this event, LVE is an active marketing partner.
    
For more information or to order tickets on-line, visit the official SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II website at www.scorelasvegas.com.
    
For more information on LVE, contact 702.260.8605 or visit the LVE website at www.lasvegasevents.com.
    
For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2006 SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.