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ENSENADA CITY OFFICIALS TO DECLARE SCORE INTERNATIONAL SATURDAY According to SCORE General Manager Juan Tintos Funke, the President of the Tourism Commission of the Ensenada City Council proposed that the first Saturday in June be designated SCORE International Saturday. The vote passed the city council so at the BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 500, Ensenada Mayor Armando Ayala Robles and City Council Member Ericka Gonzalez, will present SCORE with a framed copy of the declaration during the official starting ceremony on June 3rd. The City Council gave these reasons for issuing the declaration of SCORE International Day. SCORE is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, after starting in 1973. SCORE organizes the SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400, and SCORE Baja 1000 races in Ensenada, Mexico, which brings the largest number of visitors and generates the most revenue for Ensenada. Each SCORE race attracts an average of 150K visitors and produces an estimated $12M in a 20-day period, generates a 95 percent hotel occupancy rate, and brings a wide value chain from city-wide services. SCORE races are promoted nationally and internationally through television, media, and social media. In 2017, the Ensenada City Council approved the designation of Ensenada as the Off-Road Racing Capital of the World. INDUSTRY MOVERS Mitch Williams joins RIGID Industries as president. Based in Gilbert, Arizona, Rigid Industries announced that industry veteran with 40-years of experience, Mitch Williams, has joined the company as its new President. “RIGID Industries is a leader in lighting technology and a long-time supporter of the off-road market, and I am excited to lead the business into its next chapter,” said Williams. “I am fortunate to join a company with a reputation for uncompromising quality and technology innovation.” Williams has served top executive positions at Pilot Automotive, Dinan Engineering, Stop Tech Performance, and others, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) board of directors and was named SEMA Person of the Year in 2001. Brian Busby has joined the Merit Oil Company as its new Business Development Director for Racing Fuels. “I’m excited to join Merit Oil Company and grow their Racing Fuels Division,” says Busby. “Merit has a trusted name in the industry and my goal is to expand our race fuels sales and on-site services throughout the Southwest.” MOTO RACERS REPLACE STOLEN MIKE’S SKY RANCH SIGNS When it was reported that some of the iconic road signs leading to Mike’s Sky Ranch were stolen, the SCORE moto community reacted. SCORE’s Moto Liason Andy Kirker called upon the community to do something about it. Craig Wear, who was a member of the Mark Hawley’s 625x Pro Moto team had a sign business and reproduced the signs from photos sent to him. Wear also made blank signs for visitors to Mike’s so they could place their team decals. During a recent vacation to Baja, Wear and friends were able to install the new signs.

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