LOS ANGELES — As it has for nearly 40 years as the preeminent desert racing organization in the world, SCORE Int’ernational is adding to its legacy of innovation and pioneering technology development with the announcement this week by SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish of two new pro four-wheel vehicle classes.
The new classes, SCORE SV6 and Pro Stock UTV, will make their debut at the 28th annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 8-10, the season opener of the three-race 2013 SCORE Desert Series.
“SCORE has always listened to the racers and when we are in agreement with the need and our ability to effectively develop and oversee the rules and regulations, we are very open to introducing new classes into SCORE desert racing,” said Fish, CEO/President of Los Angeles-based SCORE International since soon after it was founded in 1973. “Following on-going discussions with numerous racers and diligent research and preparation of class regulations by Bill Savage and SCORE Tech, we are very enthusiastically announcing the debut of these special Pro open-wheel buggy and Pro UTV classes.”
The SCORE SV6 class will be an unlimited 4-wheel, single or two-seat open-wheel vehicle class with sealed stock V-6 engines with a maximum stock displacement of 225.78 cubic inches.
After several years of running a Sportsman UTV class, SCORE will add the Pro Stock UTV for 4-wheel, two-seat and four-seat (maximum two occupants) Original Equipment Manufacturer UTV vehicles. The vehicles must use stock production UTV motors with a minimum production of 500 units.
“Our goal was to respond to the racer’s requests for these classes that will give a fairly level playing field for what will be exciting classes to watch and to race in,” commented Bill Savage, SCORE’s long-time Tech Director. “We want to continue providing the best platform for desert racers to enjoy the best desert racing there is with the SCORE Desert Series.”