RENO, Nev. — SCORE Int’l, based in Reno, has announced the removal of the 2014 SCORE Reno 500 desert race from its SCORE World Desert Championship series for this year, citing a number of issues that could not be resolved prior to presenting the first SCORE race in Reno this coming July.
“The SCORE Reno 500 has been removed from this year’s schedule because of several mitigating circumstances that would not be able to be resolved in time to guarantee the overall quality event that is necessary for SCORE International,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO and President. “We are committed to the vision of having a SCORE race in Reno in the future but we must be able to assure our racer community and sponsors that it will be of the same quality as is recognized around the world for SCORE.
“We regret this decision but we believe it is in the best interest of all concerned. When we do have our first SCORE race in Reno it will be memorable and it will be up to the standards and requirements of SCORE International.”
Norman, a former top SCORE desert racer who purchased SCORE at the end of 2012, did produce Reno 500 races the last two years under the umbrella of the High Desert Racing Ass’n which he has merged this year with the world-renown SCORE to form the SCORE World Desert Championship series. The Reno 500 was held in 2012 and 2013 on property east of Reno at Norman’s Tahoe Reno Motorplex.
Now with five races for 2014, the SCORE World Desert Championship series will include three races on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and two in Southern California.