SCORE Journal Issue 7-2015

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car/truck/UTV classes will start at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 with the featured SCORE Trophy Truck, unlimited Class 1 and other remaining car and truck classes starting at 3 p.m. While the fastest vehicles are expected to complete the course in around four hours, the time limit for each vehicle to become official will be eight hours for the morning group of classes and seven hours for the afternoon group. All classes will be required to cover three laps of the race course. SPECTATOR AREAS While the race course will be closed to spectators because of safety requirements for this massive desert race, a second designated spectator area will be located parallel to a five-mile section of the race course along the south side Evan Hewes Highway (County Hwy S-80). The BLM has advised SCORE that this section on the south side of Evan Hewes Highway will be open for camping during the race. This second spectator area will also be adjacent to the secondary pits for the race. Along with the start/finish line area off of Wheeler Road, these are the only two spectator areas and both will be overseen as will the rest of the race course by the BLM and local and county police agencies to help insure the safety of everyone involved. SKED HIGHLIGHTS A live drawing will be held for starting positions, by class, on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. PT. It will be streamed live through the SCORE website. Not open to the public, activities for one of the largest spectator events held in Imperial Valley will begin with two, one-lap, controlled- speed reconnaissance runs for official entries in the event, one on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23 and the other Thursday morning, Sept. 24. Starting Thursday, pre and post-race activities for the Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 presented by the City of El Centro will be held in and around the Imperial Valley Mall at 3451 South Dogwood Avenue in El Centro. The colorful SCORE manufacturer's midway, contingency and safety inspection of all vehicles in the race will be held in the East parking area of the Imperial Valley Mall from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. Racer registration will be held inside the Imperial Valley Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. Media registration will be held inside the Imperial Valley Mall from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. On Friday evening, Sept. 25, the Imperial Valley Mall will be the site of safety meetings for several different groups involved with the race and the mandatory racer's meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The post-race awards celebration, also open to the public, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex. SAFETY FIRST At the very top of the priority list for this event has been the safety of the racers, spectators and aproximately 200 course workers. Starting Tuesday (Sept. 22) the entire area of the race course will be closed to the public by enforcement of the BLM permit for the event. Race officials have developed the two primary spectator areas both with tremendous site lines of the race course and with ultimate safety in mind. With the added assistance from the area police agencies, race officials are creating a family-friendly spectator environment as well. To assist the crowd of several thousand expected to attend the race, the SCORE Race Committee has its own website at with race fans in mind. The event website also has a reminder list for 012 SCORE JOURNAL RIGID INDUSTRIES SCORE IMPERIAL VALLEY 250 PREVIEW

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