LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing, Featuring marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks and unlimited Class 1

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123
July 27-29 SCORE event
From Ed, Tim and Troy Herbst, to Rob MacCachren, Cameron Steele, Alan Pflueger and NASCAR's Robby Gordon, the early entry field is complete for the second year of the newest event in desert racing, July's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II.

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.
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. Leading the way are 20 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division that are part of the early starting grid for the unique desert racing extravaganza.
With eight of the SCORE Desert racing classes split into 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. Near-capacity crowds of around 10,000 are expected each night.
Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course will be viewable from the grandstands in the 10,026-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 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 showroom Dodge Truck, donated by Terrible's, will be the grand prize given away on Saturday night (July 29) at LVMS. Friday night drawing prizes, also courtesy of Terrible's, will include free gas for a year, free car washes for a year, free oil changes for a year and a Mexican cruise for two.
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 27. 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.
"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."
After 12-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 return to short-course stadium racing for a command performance in July at LVMS.  Last year's debut was viewed as a major, fan-friendly success.
Among those already entered, Las Vegas' Ed and Tim 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, Ed, 45, and Tim, 43, have 11 career wins in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and four of the 12 season championships (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003).
Troy Herbst, 40, 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 eight years, and 18 Class 1 race wins since 1997 in a Smithbuilt-Ford open wheel desert race car.
Las Vegas' Rob MacCachren will be racing in SCORE Trophy-Truck for team owner/driver of record Gus Vildosola in the No. 4 Vildosola Racing Ford F-150
Cameron Steele, an extreme sports and Champ Car World Series TV announcer, has entered four classes in Las Vegas. Steele, San Clemente, Calif., will be racing for his Desert Assassins team in the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division, Class 1-2/1600, Class 7SX as well as SCORE Lite.
Hawaii's popular Alan Pflueger, who has two career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins, has entered his No. 28 Chevy Silverado in this event for the first time.
NASCAR team owner/driver Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., will spend his weekend off from the Nextel Cup series by returning to his racing roots by driving the No. 83 Chevy CK1500 SCORE Trophy-Truck in Las Vegas.  Gordon, the 1996 SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion, has five career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins and annually races in both the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 (which he was the overall winner of in 2005) and in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Fans can order single-day reserved or general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages and pit passes online at the event website at or by calling at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes are also now on sale.
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 2005 winners of SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I 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).
While detailed plans are being finalized, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II will be televised nationally on a cable network by Aura 360, SCORE's TV production partner who co-produced both the 2004 and 2005 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and this year's Tecate SCORE Baja 500 for NBC.
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, $59 Friday and Saturday, while the double/double rate at the Golden Nugget is $59 on Thursday, $79 on Friday and Saturday.
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 in association with 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, American Racing-official wheel, 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, NAPA Chassis, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Suzuki, SignPros, 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, DIRTsports Magazine, Lotus Broadcasting and Budweiser.
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 SCORE at their Los Angeles Headquarters at 818.225.8402 or visit the official SCORE website at
(As of 6/08/06)
(Unlimited Production Trucks)
2 Pete Sohren, 43, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
4 Rob MacCachren, 40, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
5 Marty Coyne, 49, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150
7 Scott Steinberger, 38, Signal Hill, Calif., Ford F-150
12 Brian Collins, 43, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
13 Ed Stout, 40, Irvine, California, Ford F-150
16 Cameron Steele, 38, San Clemente, Calif., Ford F-150
19 Ed Herbst, 45/Tim Herbst, 43, Las Vegas, Ford F-150
23 Gary Dircks, 42, Anthem, Ariz./Mark Porter, Phoenix, Ford F-150
28 Alan Pflueger, 39, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
38 Garron Cadiente, 30, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150
40 Chet Huffman, 45, Northridge, Calif., Chevy Silverado
51 Kory Scheeler, 44/Mike Costello, 40, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
56 Todd Arthur, 37, Ramona, Calif., Chevy CK1500
64 Albert McMullen, 43, Phoenix, Chevy Silverado
76 Jesse Jones, 40, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Ford F-150
83 Robby Gordon, 37, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500
85 Todd Wyllie, 40, New River, Ariz., Chevy Silverado
96 Bobby Baldwin, 56, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
97 B.J. Baldwin, 26, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
(Unlimited single or two-seaters)
101 Raymond Potter, 32, Anaheim, Calif./Tyler Morales, 23, Yorba Linda, Calif., Potter-Chevy
102 Steve Sourapas, 48, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., RPS-Chevy
103 Jeff Quinn, 46, Anaheim, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
104 Rich Ronco, 40, Phoenix, Tatum-Chevy
105 Martin Christensen, 38, Escondido, Calif./Dave Mason, 44, Valley Center, Calif., Jimco-BMW
106 Barry Blue/A.J. Rodriguez, 30, Orange, Calif., Baja Motorsports-Chevy
107 Troy Herbst, 40, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford
108 Pat Dean, 37, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
CLASS 1-2/1600
(VW-powered, single or two-seaters to 1600cc)
1601 Cameron Steele, 38, San Clemente, Calif., Desert Assassin
1602 Brian Burgess, 36, Riverside, Calif., Bunderson
1603 Dave Caspino, 40, Woodland Hills, Calif., Lothringer
1604 Ken Tapert, 47, Henderson, Nev., Porter
1605 Brent Parkhouse, 44, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage
1606 Sammy Ehrenberg, 41, Las Vegas, Jimco
1607 Lisa Grint, 31/Trever Epps, 25, Parker, Ariz., Bunderson
1608 Bryan Freeman, 26, Henderson, Nev., Fraley
1609 Cody Freeman, 20, Henderson, Nev., Winkler
1610 Cory Boyer, 21, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer
1611 Rick Boyer, 30, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer
1612 Brian Jeffrey, 44, Acton, Calif., Dunrite
(Open mini trucks)
701 Brry Karakas Sr., 36, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
702 Dan Chamlee, 44/Tom Chamlee, 21, Summerland, Calif., Ford Ranger
703 A.J. Rodriguez, 30/Miguel Medina, 21, Orange, Calif., Ford Ranger
704 Robert Anderson, 30, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger
705 David Binns, 36, Las Cruces, N.M., Ford Ranger
706 Shawn Wanzek, 24, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Ford Ranger
(Stock mini trucks)
721 Tyler Fox, 33, Ramona, Calif./Steve Martz, 35, San Marcos, Calif., Ford Ranger
(Modified, open mini trucks)
741 Cameron Steele, 38/Heidi Steele, 33, San Clemente, Calif., Ford Ranger
742 Jeff Lloyd, 39/Toby O'Mara, 31, W. Hollywood, Calif., Ford Ranger
(Single or two-seaters to 1650cc)
1001 Carlos Cortez, 34, Las Vegas/Rudy Cortez, 61, Henderson, Nev., Kreger-Porsche
1002 Darren Hardesty, 38, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW
1003 Tom Ridings, 52, Long Beach, Calif., Mirage-VW
1004 Adam Wik, 36, Las Vegas, Jimco-Honda
(VW-powered, Limited single-1776cc-or two-seaters-1835cc)
1201 Randy Ross, 47, Oak Hills, Calif./Kelly Ross, 44, Parker, Colo., Desert Dynamics
1202 Cameron Steele, 38, San Clemente, Calif., Desert Assassin
1203 Greg Gustin, 32, Castiac, Calif./Brent Gustin, 34, Seal Beach, Calif., Penhall
1204 Rob Martensen, 33/Rich Roberts, 48, Phoenix, Chenowth
1205 Jim Greenway, 55, Ojai, Calif./Ty Godde, 36, Palmdale, Calif., Jimco