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SCORE Journal - December 2018

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In Memorial Jerry Herbst The Founder and Chairman of Terrible Herbst Inc., passed away peacefully at his home on November 27, 2018, at the age of 80. Jerry founded the locally owned and operated chain, Terrible Herbst Inc., in 1959, growing the company with the community. “Jerry Herbst was not only one of the pillars in the foundation of the growing of Las Vegas, he was also one of the pioneers of desert racing, especially in Southern Nevada,” said Roger Norman, CEO/President of the SCORE International. “His impact as a philanthropist, a businessman, and as a sportsman will leave an indelible mark on all of desert racing. But most of all, his lasting legacy will be the eternal mark he has left as a husband, father and grandfather as the family patriarch of the Herbst family.” A racer for many years both in the desert and on the water, Jerry Herbst won his class with another Las Vegas business pioneer and good friend Mart Collins in the 1970 Baja 500 desert race in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. As a mentor for his three sons, Ed, Tim, and Troy, Jerry Herbst taught them the principals of strong business as well as the intricacies of desert racing and high-speed water skiing. “Terrible Herbst Motorsports is part of the fabric of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship,” said Norman. “He was always overseeing and helping enjoy ‘The Boys’ from his comfortable seat in one of his signature red Terrible Herbst helicopters.” Terrible Herbst Motorsports fields two SCORE Trophy Trucks, one driven by the two oldest Herbst brothers Ed and Tim and the other driven by Troy Herbst, the youngest of the three Herbst brothers.  Jerry Herbst put his name on three SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Cup races held in the mid-1990s at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also posted bonus purses for several SCORE races over the years as well as sponsored the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 desert race for several years. Today, Terrible Herbst owns and operates more than 160 convenience stores, car washes and lube locations throughout Southern Nevada. Just this summer, the company opened Terrible's Road House, a 50,000-square-foot convenience store and the world's largest Chevron Station with 96 pumps, that now stands as a capstone to Jerry’s remarkable career building a company that has become an integral part of the Southern Nevada community. In total, Terrible Herbst provides employment to more than 2,300 individuals throughout its numerous organization. Jerry is an inductee of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. Along with pioneering the sport, Terrible Herbst Motorsports, has been a force in the SCORE World Desert Championship with 23 Class 1 event victories, 11 SCORE Trophy Truck event victories and six consecutive Class 1 championship victories. Terrible Herbst’s famous gas-slinging caricature logo is a beloved representation of Jerry’s nickname - “the best bad guy of the West.” John Howard SCORE is very saddened by the loss of another great friend of our sport, John Howard. Howard is a former racer and husband of 20 years to Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame racer/journalist Judy Smith. Howard was always seen by Judy's side as she covered SCORE races for the Dusty Times newspaper and Hot VWs magazine. Howard also raced with and chased for Smith when she was still racing. Together, their last official race was the 2002 SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula run where they were the last official finisher while racing in Class 5/1600 in a VW Baja Bug. Most recently, SCORE staff enjoyed special visits with them at the 2018 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame induction and dinner at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Howard will be missed and remembered by the SCORE family. Honda Releases Its 2019 Talon UTV Honda entered into the side-by-side market with the release of its 2091 model Talon. The company says the Talon is derived from the company’s development in its success in two and four-wheel designed vehicles, and racing experience. Honda announced two models, the Talon 1000R and the Talon 1000X. Both share similar chassis and design but according to Chuck Boderman, Vice President, Motorcycle Division Honda, each is designed to shine in different areas of the off-road spectrum. The 1000X is designed for precise maneuverability and features a suspension design that is tuned for better traction and a plush ride. It features Fox Podium 2.0 shocks with Quick Switch 3 and offers 14.5 inches of travel from the Double wishbone front suspension, and 15-inches of travel from a 3-link rear suspension. The 1000R is a high-speed design that is set-up for catching big air and hitting obstacles at greater speeds. The vehicle comes with Fox Podium 2.5 shocks with Quick Switch 3 and offers 17.1 inches of travel from its double-wishbone front suspension, and 20.1-inches of travel from its 4-link trailing arm rear suspension. Both vehicles feature a 999cc Unicam parallel-twin engine and a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Drivers can switch from 2WD to 4WD on the fly and get enhanced braking stability from the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system. More information on the Honda Talon side-by-sides is available from 2018 Awards Banquet Set SCORE’s night of celebration, honoring the winners, champions, people and sponsors for the 2018 season, will be honored at the 2018 SCORE Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Air and Space Museum in San Diego, California, January 12th at 6PM. Ticket prices for guests and teams will be $89 Adults $69 Children (12 yrs. & under). Tickets will be available on the website, and will include admission to the museum and one adult drink ticket. Jeep Introduces New Gladiator Truck Jeep recently introduced the 2020 Gladiator, a capable midsize truck that is built off of the Jeep Wrangler platform. According to Jeep, the truck has the best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload, as well as innovative safety and advanced technology features. Two models are available, a Rubicon and Overland, both featuring available LED headlamps and fog lamps and a five-foot steel bed. The vehicles are powered by either a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission options, or a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 with eight-speed automatic transmission. Both models come with third-generation Dana 44 axles and either a Tru-lock electronic front and rear axle lockers, or Track-Lok limited-slip differential. More information on the Jeep Gladiator can be found at SJ

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