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2022 LEGACY AWARD SCORE’s Media Operations Director, Dominic Clark, Receives SCORE Legacy Award By Dan Sanchez Photos by Jack Wright NMedia3 Now in his fortieth year as a special independent consultant to SCORE International, Dominic Clark was awarded the 2022 SCORE Legacy Award. Clark handles the race media operations, writes SCORE Media releases, and oversees media registration at SCORE race events. “For these 40 years, I thought I was just doing my job,” said Clark. “To receive an accolade like this is rewarding and humbling, as the three previous individuals given this award did so much for the sport of desert racing, and particularly SCORE.” Previous SCORE Legacy awards have been presented to Jerry Herbst, Rod Hall, and Oscar Kawanishi. “I am thankful for the SCORE family that has supported me and assisted me,” added Clark. “Thank you for recognizing me in this way!” SCORE 2022 Overall Champion Luke McMillin mentioned Clark in his acceptance speech and said, “I want to thank Dominic Clark from SCORE and his team for his great press releases. Reading the email releases I get from Dominic are the only form of press I enjoy reading. I often scroll to the bottom to check on the stats where you can find information such as who has won the most Baja races, who has won the most overall Baja 1000’s, and who has won the Triple Crown. The bottom of his emails are quite honestly the record books to our entire sport. Those are the stats and history that only Baja racing has to offer, and they drive me to do what I do.” Clark graduated from the University of Nevada where he was the first Sports Information Director. After graduating, he became the prep Sports Editor at the Las Vegas Review Journal Newspaper and later became Sports Information Director for ten years. Before coming to SCORE, Clark also served as Media Operations Delegate for the FIVP, the international governing body for the Olympic Sport of Volleyball, concentrating on professional Beach Volleyball and working on the Olympic Beach Volleyball games during the London 2012 and Rio 2016 games. Clark also served on media operation teams for college basketball tournaments and college football bowl games, and oversaw media operations for the 1991 and 1993 Miss Universe Pageants when they were held in Las Vegas. When it came to racing, Clark was the PR man for Roger Mears Racing, as well as the Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, and Pikes Peak Hill Climb. He also served as a media and PR consultant for the IJSBA World Finals of Personal Watercraft Racing. “I guess you could easily say that I have been incredibly blessed in my professional career– having fun while doing what I truly enjoy,” says Clark. “I have a very committed dual passion for sports media ops and sports in general. And while my knowledge in each sport that I have been fortunate to work with has been limited, I do know how to watch, listen and learn, and apply my media ops skills in whatever venue I find myself. I have had many great mentors and collaborators along the way, so I am not a ‘one-man band.’ I am grateful for this long trail that I have been on and I am not out of gas, yet!” SJ

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