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2015 Score World Championship Schedule Announced
SCORE International announced its official five-race schedule for the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, featuring four races in Baja California, Mexico, and one in the United States.
The biggest changes for the 2015 race season will be the season opener, SCORE San Felipe 250, now starting in mid January, the all-new addition of the SCORE Baja Sur 500 race in April, and the SCORE Imperial Valley 250 now taking place in September.
“It is truly the dawn of a new day in SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship series is having a significant impact in the world of motorsports,” said Roger Norman, CEO and President of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have our first event entirely in Baja California Sur will add another colorful chapter to the SCORE Baja racing legacy.”
SCORE has also announced that final negotiations are being completed to again televise the entire SCORE World Desert Championship series nationally on the CBS Sports Network and internationally through syndication.
Norman continued, “With the diligence and creativity of BCII TV, SCORE has a viable domestic television package this year with the CBS Sports Network as our partner and our international syndication platform. When we finalize our 2015 television package it will continue to move SCORE up the visibility ladder with viable and sustainable programming.”
SCORE International will be celebrating its 42nd year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2015 with a five-race series that will feature competition for 25 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, and ATVs.
Torc Returns To Chicagoland In ’15
The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL is returning to Chicagoland Speedway in 2015 as part of the track’s NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend June 18-20, 2015.
The Windy City-based TORC race has been popular since the first event in 2010 and eventually resulted in sell-out crowds in 2012 and 2013. With a schedule at Chicagoland Speedway, which already boasts a NASCAR Cup race and an NHRA Nationals event, the addition of a TORC off-road race provided the facility with the opportunity to host one of the fastest and most exciting motorsports that exists today.
TORC, which debuted at Chicagoland Speedway in 2010, has featured some of NASCAR’s top stars such as Kyle Busch as well as action sports and two-wheel stars like Travis Pastrana and James Stewart. Over the period of time TORC has raced at the facility, the fan base steadily increased, so much so that when the track wasn’t on the 2014 schedule, the outcry from the fans was overwhelming.
“Returning to Chicago has been a focus of ours ever since receiving the news about not being able to race there in 2014,” said TORC President BJ Birtwell. “The team at Chicagoland and Route 66 Raceway have been fantastic to work with and I’m thrilled to say that TORC racing is coming back to the great fans of the Chicago area. We are holding nothing back to make sure our event here is bigger than it’s ever been.”