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Nineteen Entries for Pro UTV Class at this Week’s 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

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Among the newest classes on the directory of SCORE desert racing, Class 19 for stock Pro UTVs is attracting attention. Also know as Side-by-Sides, UTVs or just Utility Vehicles, Class 19 has 19 entries, a SCORE record for the new class, in this week’s season-ending 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races. This year’s epic journey will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and features a brutally rugged 883-mile course, the longest loop race in the storied history of one of the top 10 motorsports events held annual in the world.

With several factory-supported manufacturer teams in the starting grid Class 19 is getting some much deserved attention from the Baja racing community. Can-Am factory racers who race in Can-Am Maverick 1000R were recently featured on SCORE’s Dirt LiveHD. Spotlighted on show were brothers Derek, 33, and Jason Murray of Eastvalle, Calif., who are part of the Can-Am X-Team. They will be racing a new Can-Am Maverick MAX that was unveiled at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show in September.

Can-Am Maverick MAX
Murray Racing’s new Can-Am Maverick MAX

Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this will be the 40th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the website.

Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weeks and will next be on-site to cover the legendary 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Nov. 13-17 that will start and finish in Ensenada, Mexico.

With a new system of live tracking being used at the race will be available to the public live through Dirt LiveHD on the SCORE website, as well as on-site in the BFGoodrich Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center at the event. On the SCORE website, Dirt LiveHD will be live streamed throughout race week. At the start/finish line compound, the new SCOREvision LED screen will broadcast the Dirt LiveHD coverage of the race which will include real-time footage from several areas around the race course.

For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at

CLASS 19 (Limited, Stock 4-wheel Utility Vehicle) –
1903 Mark Schelbert, Los Angeles/Scott Walther, Goleta, Calif./Chad Mcclelland, Santa Cruz, Calif., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1930 Sean Cook/Brandon Cook/Colton Cook, Escalon, Calif., Polaris RZR XP 4 900
1948 Kevin Fuller, Portland, Ore./Jim Creagan/Gregg Northam, Yacolt, Wash., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1933 Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano/Mika Busk, Park City, Utah, Arctic Cat Wildcat
1934 Scott Kiger, Mt. Morris, Pa./Mark Holz, Lynden, Wash./R.J. Anderson, Riverside, Calif., Polaris RZR XP 900
1945 Jeffrey Scolman/Denise Scolman/Peter Zink, Bend, Ore., Polaris RZR XP 4 900
1918 Eduardo Tello/Alejandro Rodriguez/Jorge Macias, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Polaris RZR 900
1901 Douglas McCrady/Nick Ancona, El Cajon, Calif., Arctic Cat Wildcat
1904 Cory Sappington, Peoria, Ariz./Eric Fitch, Scottsdale, Ariz./Tyler Dixon, Phoenix, Can-Am Maverick
1949 Alonso Lopez/Roberto Balderama/Jose Juarez, Murrieta, Calif., Polaris RZR XP 900
1915 Thomas Graves/Idalia Graves, El Cajon, Calif., Richard Morel, Poway, Calif., Polaris RZR
1908 Justin Lambert, Bakersfield, Calif./Casey Filippi, Porterville, Calif./Justin Sheakley, Peoria, Ariz., Polaris RZR XP 4
1942 Scott McFarland/Nick Oldham/Joseph White, Moab, Utah, Polaris RZR XP 1000
1907 Paul Broughton/Jack Broughton/Dan Reger, Scotts Valley, Calif., Arctic Cat
1947 Levi Gilkison/Sean Spaulding/Albert Rodriguez/Shane Obst, Bend, Ore., Polaris RZR XP 900 4
1929 Mark Stevens/Todd Steffen, Bellville, Ohio, Polaris RZR
1932 Matt Parks, Newport Beach, Calif./Jason Spiess, Peoria, Ariz./Keith Redstrom, Glendale, Ariz./Craig Scanlon, St. Michael, Minn./Beau Baron, Atascadero, Calif., Polaris XP 4 900
1905 Marc Burnett, Lakeside, Calif./Steve Willenberg/Fernando Flores/Cody Quarles, San Diego, Can-Am Maverick
1917 Derek Murray/Jason Murray, Eastvale, Calif./David Martinez/Steve Amrine, Downey, Calif., Can-Am Maverick MAX


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