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78 Racers On The Road To A Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award After the first of two races in the pandemic-abbreviated 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship, 78 of the toughest racers in the world remain in the hunt to earn 2020 Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards presented by VP Racing Fuels. In late September in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, the BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, was held. SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 35th consecutive year. The SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile in the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. “SCORE is privileged to honor the world’s best desert racing drivers and riders,” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “For over three decades, SCORE has been very humbled to honor racers with the Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards presented by VP Racing Fuels. SCORE racers are the toughest, most rugged racers on the planet. This most prestigious award has become iconic in our sport. It is also a distinct privilege for us to continue to honor the memory of one of the greatest desert racers of all time in having Rod Hall’s name to this wonderful award. And we are grateful to VP Racing Fuels for continuing to help honor these racers as well.” Meyers Manx Inc Sold Bruce and Winnie Meyers sell Meyer's Manx Inc. company to Trousdale Ventures and re-launches as Meyers Manx LLC. The Meyers Manx was the first car to win the first official Mexican 1000 starting a 50-year history for the race we know today as the SCORE Baja 1000. Company founder and vehicle designer Bruce Meyers, designed a fiberglass monocoque body that fit onto a Volkswagen chassis and drivetrain. The 1964 buggy he called Old Red, was raced at the 1967 Mexican 1000 that wet from Tijuana to La Paz with Vic Wilson and Ted Mangles driving it to win the overall race. Into The Dust 2 “Into the Dust 2” chronicles the journey of father and son SCORE Pro Moto Ironman racers Larry and Tanner Janesky as they take on the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000. The film showcases the greatest challenge of their lives, where they not only battle a long course, but also fatigue, pain, injury, sleep deprivation, and the elements. Into the Dust 2 is available to view on YouTube at Polaris Debuts Its RZR Pro XP Desert Race Vehicle SCORE Sponsor, Polaris, has announced its new RZR Pro XP racer that will be driven by SCORE UTV Champions Craig Scanlon and Wayne & Kristen Matlock during the 2021 Dakar rally. According to Steven Menneto, President of Polaris Off Road, the platform for this specialized race UTV was built from the RZR race winning platform’s that included the SCORE Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races, and uses a chassis built by Jimco Racing, and run on BFGoodrich Tires. “We are committed to pushing our innovation and looking forward to the opportunity to build upon our legendary racing history as a brand,” said Menneto. “The successes and lessons learned from racing accelerate product innovation, allowing us to continue delivering a category-defining product for our dedicated customers.” The RZR Factory Racing RZR Pro XP is powered by a 4-stroke fuel-injected, DOHC, turbocharged, twin cylinder 925cc engine, fueled by a 130L fuel cell, and capable of a top speed of 130 KPH (80.77 MPH). A Motec® ECU with custom wiring and dash, custom switch pad and onboard diagnostics will ensure optimal performance, and a rear-mounted radiator with a custom roof scoop will provide maximum airflow. A lightweight lithium battery set up by Braille Battery® will power the RZR Pro XP throughout its inaugural Dakar campaign. The team is also using an FIA homologated chassis, customized by Jimco Racing®, and based off the Polaris RZR Pro XP platform. With a 96” wheelbase, 74” wide stance, and custom suspension with an additional 1.5” of travel compared to stock, the vehicle is built to perform on the harsh Dakar terrain. A custom FOX RACING SHOX® suspension with increased reservoir capacity has been chosen for increased cooling, performance, and greater adjustability. In the cockpit, Sparco® racing seats and safety harnesses ensure comfort and driver safety.

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