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Each with multiple family members entered, the Herbst, Baldwin and Freeman families will be leading a strong group of Southern Nevada racers into this weekend's SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II. They will join the SCORE International's top desert racers in a special two-day race Friday and Saturday on a 1.5 man-made 'chunk of Baja' course on the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night for the eight SCORE car and truck classes that normally roam the desert in Southern Nevada and Mexico for this unique special event that brings the world's top desert racers into a fan-friendly environment where nearly the entire race course can be seen from the grandstands.

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.
Racing in Las Vegas 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, and Class 7SX. The event will have a $60,000 cash purse plus contingency postings.
As a prelude to the two days of racing, the SCORE Las Vegas Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience will be held on Thursday. At the SCORE Pit Stop, starting at 6 p.m. will include a vehicle display and driver autograph session followed by the $10,000 Terrible's Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks, under the multi-million dollar canopy on Fremont Street.
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 Dakota Truck, donated by Terrible's, will be the grand prize given away on Saturday night 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 an 8-day Mexican cruise for two.
Brothers 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 six-time SCORE season point champion in the unlimited Class 1 in his Ford-powered Smithbuilt open-wheel desert race car.
Las Vegas' B.J. Baldwin, who won this year's season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, was second in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 and fourth in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, is the current SCORE Trophy-Truck and Overall point leader in the 2006 SCORE Desert Series in his No. 97 Baldwin Racing Chevy Silverado.
Also racing in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division is B.J.'s father Bobby Baldwin, who is President of MGM/Mirage Resorts. The elder Baldwin is also a SCORE regular, driving the No. 96 Baldwin Racing Chevy Silverado.
Brothers Bryan, 26, and Cody Freeman, 20, third-generation desert racers will renew their sibling rivalry by racing against each other in Class 1-2/1600. The brothers finished second and third in last year's race, with Cody edging his older brother.
Reserved seat or general admission tickets and pit passes are available online at the event website at or by calling at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS.
For the Blue reserved section, individual tickets are $25 Friday, $30 Saturday. For the White reserved section, individual tickets are $20/$25. For the Red General Admission section, individual tickets are $15/$20. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026. SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day.
With 14 total Southern Nevada entries, other locals in the field include SCORE veterans Pat Dean and Danny Anderson in Class 1 and Adam Wik an Carlos Cortez in Class 10.  Also entered are Mike Tieman in Class 1, Ken Tapert and Adam Dafner in Class 1-2/1600 and Robert McBeath in Class 10.
From the Herbst brothers to NASCAR's Robby Gordon, Alan Pflueger, B.J. Baldwin, Marty Coyne and Cameron Steele, the SCORE Trophy-Truck field will feature 15 of the high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks that have spent the last 12-plus years rumbling around rugged desert race courses in the Southwestern U.S. and Baja California, Mexico.
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 Team Gordon Chevy CK1500 SCORE Trophy-Truck in Las Vegas.  Gordon, the 1996 SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion, 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 (which he has won four times). Gordon has five career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins.
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.
Marty Coyne, El Centro, Calif. (SCORE Trophy-Truck), Rich Ronco, Peoria, Ariz. (Class 1) and Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif. (Class 7) are back to defend the titles the won last year at LVMS.
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.
For more information or to order tickets on-line, visit the official SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup I 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
SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II
The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway—July 27-29, 2006
(Unlimited Production Trucks)
2 Pete Sohren, 43, Glendale, Ariz., Ford F-150
5 Marty Coyne, 49, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150
7 Scott Steinberger, 38, Signal Hill, Calif., Ford F-150
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, 44, Anthem, Ariz./Mark Porter, 41, Cave Creek, Ariz., Ford F-150
28 Alan Pflueger, 39, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado
40 Chet Huffman, 45, Northridge, Calif., Chevy Silverado
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
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 A.J. Rodriguez, 31, Orange, Calif., Baja Motorsports-Chevy
107 Troy Herbst, 40, Las Vegas, Smithbuilt-Ford
108 Dennis Boyle, 39/Dale Hines, Ventura, Calif., Lothringer-Chevy 
109 Chet Huffman, 45, Northridge, Calif., Jimco-Chevy
110 Pat Dean, 38, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy
111 Danny Anderson, 45/Rob MacCachren, 41, Las Vegas, Jimco-Chevy
112 Mike Tieman, 46/Adam Dafner, 38, Las Vegas, Chevy Truggy
113 Rick Thomas, 47, Glendale, Ariz., Tatum=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
1607 Lisa Grint, 31/Trever Epps, 25, Parker, Ariz., Bunderson
1609 Cody Freeman, 20/Bryan Freeman, 26, Henderson, Nev., Winkler
1610 Cory Boyer, 21, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer
1611 Rick Boyer, 30, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer
1612 Brian Jeffrey, 44, Acton, Calif., Dunrite
1613 Kevin Graves, 44, El Cajon, Calif., Jimco
1614 Adam Dafner, 38, Las Vegas, Chenowth
1615 Frank Puglia, 45/Mike Simpson, 35, Kingman, Ariz., Bear Race Cars
1616 Bryan Freeman, 26, Henderson, Nev., Fraley
1617 Curt Geer, 23, San Dimas, Calif., Lothringer
(Open mini trucks)
701 Barry Karakas Sr., 36, Oak Hills, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
702 Dan Chamlee, 44/Tom Chamlee, 21, Summerland, 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, Ariz., Ford Ranger
707 Larry Roeseler, 49, Hesperia, Calif., Ford Ranger
708 Billy Manfroy, 39/John Manfroy, 41, San Jose, Calif., Ford Ranger
709 Broc Ross, 41, Deer Island, Ore., Ford Ranger
710 Brandon Walsh, 20, Encinitas, Calif., Toyota Tacoma
711 Perry McNeil, 57, Lemon Grove, Calif., Ford Ranger
(Stock mini trucks)
721 Tyler Fox, 33, Ramona, Calif./Steve Martz, 35, San Marcos, Calif., Ford Ranger
722 Aaron Gomez, 36, Fallbrook, Calif./Todd Dwyer, 35, Temecula, 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
743 Perry McNeil Jr, 25, La Messa, 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
1005 Ron Dalke, 41, Tucson, Ariz., Tatum-Honda
1007 Robert McBeath, 44, 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 Ty Godde, 36, Palmdale, Calif., Henry Chassis
1206 Chad Cummings, 38, Ontario, Calif., Cummings