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Tickets on sale, special SCORE Las Vegas website to launch
November 1 for  SCORE Las Vegas Terrible¿s Cup I at LVMS
LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing in 2005,
Featuring marquee divisions-SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 1
    LAS VEGAS¿Early-bird ticket packages and the launch of a special event website have been announced for next year¿s SCORE Las Vegas Terrible¿s Cup I, featuring the best of SCORE Desert Racing, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
     Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, early-bird ticket packages, including reserved seats and pit passes, will be on sale through the event website at until Dec. 31, 2004.
     With a title sponsorship approved by Las Vegas Events and a co-title sponsorship with Terrible¿s Convenience Stores, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible¿s Cup I, will be held July 28-30, 2005 on the LVMS Dirt Track. It will feature a two-day event on a purpose-built race track with limited pavement and man-made dirt simulations of the rugged desert terrain. Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course will be viewable 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 a special SCORE All Star event for the top point leaders in the other 15 SCORE Pro car and truck classes.
     ¿We are excited to be able to work with SCORE to make this event a reality,¿ said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events, Inc.  ¿This event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will give fans a chance to witness the power and energy of desert racing, set against the backdrop of the most exciting city in the world. We expect that racing fans will be attracted to the fan-friendly environment and that the SCORE Las Vegas Terribles Cup will become an annual showcase for the destination.¿
     After 10 years of rumbling around rugged desert race courses in the Southwestern U.S. and Baja California, Mexico, SCORE Trophy-Trucks--the untamed 750-horsepower, unlimited production trucks that are the featured racing division in the SCORE Desert Series--will make their stadium racing debut next July at LVMS.
     ¿With just over 8,000 seats available for this event, SCORE and Las Vegas Events wanted to help launch our ticket campaign with this early-bird special,¿ said Sal Fish, CEO/President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International, which is in its 31st year of producing championship desert racing. ¿Working with Las Vegas Events and Terrible¿s Convenience Stores, we expect these tickets to this inaugural event will be extremely popular. Because it¿s a new and unique event, however, we want people to have plenty of time to add it to their summer racing calendars.¿
     ¿Fans seldom get to see the incredible wheel-to-wheel racing action that goes on out in the desert up close and personal like this and meet the drivers, too. The Dirt Track at LVMS is an ideal location to showcase our amazing SCORE Trophy-Trucks, the high-speed Class 1 open-wheelers and the rest of our top racers.  It¿s going to be awesome to bring most of the world¿s greatest desert racers into this fan-friendly environment.¿
     The early-bird sale is for the SCORE Super Pass packages in the two reserved-seat sections at LVMS, not single-day reserved-seat or single or two-day general admission tickets.
     Special SCORE Super Pass packages, including a reserved seat and pit pass for both nights in the Blue VIP Section will be $39 each.  The SCORE Super Pass package for the Red Section will include a reserved seat and pit pass for both nights in the Red Section, will be $34 each. The regular price for each of these packages is $69 for the Blue VIP reserved seating area and $59 for the White reserved seating area.
     Starting January 1, 2005, General Admission tickets will go on sale along with any remaining SCORE Super Pass tickets at the regular prices.
     With each paid admission will also come one ticket in the free drawing for the SCORE Terrible¿s Fan Appreciation giveaway. A new showroom truck, donated by Terrible¿s, will be given away on Saturday night (July 30, 2005) at LVMS.
    As a prelude to the two days of racing, the SCORE Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience will be held on Thursday, July 28. At the SCORE Pit Stop will be a SCORE Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 1, vehicle display, driver appearance and a concert under the canopy on Fremont Street.
     At LVMS, there will be qualifying, an on the track meet the driver¿s session, heat races and a main event.
     An added attraction to the event will be the SCORE Shootout race on opening night, featuring the top five SCORE Trophy-Truck versus the top five SCORE Class 1 qualifiers. Festivities will also include Terrible¿s Fireworks show after both nights of racing.
     As many as 20 of these exotic, technologically-advanced desert race trucks are expected to be in Las Vegas, and each will be co-sponsored for the event by various Southern Nevada resort properties.
     A full field of 20 Class 1 cars is expected as well for the new event.
      ¿We¿re excited to add yet another nationally sanctioned racing series to our schedule at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,¿ said Las Vegas Motor Speedway general manager Chris Powell. ¿This just reaffirms our position as the most diverse motorsports facility in the country. The excitement of off-road, desert-style racing has been absent from the speed way for a number of years. We¿re appreciative of the efforts of both Las Vegas Events and SCORE International for bringing this high-energy event to Las Vegas Motor Speeday.¿
    With specific plans being finalized, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible¿s Cup I will be televised nationally on a cable network.
     Next July¿s SCORE event falls on the off-weekend for NASCAR, allowing Robby Gordon and Las Vegas¿ Brendan Gaughan to participate, both second generation desert racers who are also NASCAR Nextel Cup regulars who return to race the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 when their schedules allow.
     The Las Vegas Ed and Tim Herbst, are the all-time winningest team in SCORE Trophy-Truck history. Splitting the driving time in their No. 1 Terrible Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150, Ed, 43, and Tim, 41, have 11 career wins in SCORE Trophy-Truck, and four of the 10 season championships (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003).
     Troy Herbst, 38, 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 15 Class 1 race wins since 1997 in a Smithbuilt-Ford open wheel desert race car.
     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 both sponsored by Las Vegas Events in association with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
     The 2004 SCORE Series finale will be the legendary 37th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, Nov. 16-20, in Mexico.
     SCORE official sponsors for 2004 are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Southern California Ford Dealers-official vehicle 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, Terrible¿s Convenience Stores and Red Bull, North America.
     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 will be active marketing partners for this new event.
     For more information on the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible¿s Cup I, visit the official event website at
     For more information on LVE, contact 702.260.8605 or visit the LVE website at
     For more information regarding SCORE, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2004 SCORE Desert Series at