Former SCORE Owner Sal Fish Recovering from Heart SurgeryPosted in News on September 27, 2016 0) (
Sal Fish, one of the early founding figures of the Sanctioning Committee Off Road Events, better known by its acronym SCORE, is recovering from open-heart surgery in Los Angeles following a successful five-and-a-half-hour procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The surgery consisted of replacing a leaking aortic valve and vessel and a single artery bypass. The 77 year-old was owner of SCORE from 1974 to 2012, when he sold the organization to Roger and Elise Norman.
Roger wished Sal well, saying, “All of us in the SCORE family thank God, are relieved and pleased with the results of Sal's surgery and we wish him a speedy and complete recovery. We look forward to having him wave the green flag as the grand marshal at one of the SCORE Baja races that have meant so much to him personally and to all of us in the sport he loves so passionately."
Sal is best known by many in the off-road racing community for his creation of the popular Trophy Truck series in 1994 and was instrumental in creating the racing rules and safety regulations that govern the most prominent off-road races, such as the San Felipe 250 and the Baja 500 and 1000.