SCORE Journal Issue 9 - 2016

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Desert racing takes endurance, experience and a real desire to win. However, it is not without the inherent dangers of any extreme sport that chase the checkered flag in the most demanding of environments. SCORE International is aware of the potential safety problems in desert racing and partnered with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation to co-host the Driver Safety Workshop as a start to future programs, articles, and videos that will educate race teams about being safer on the course when the going gets tough. With millions watching SCORE's events on CBS Sports, SCORE Social Media, ON-line programing and the SCORE Journal digital magazine along with thousands more at venues in Mexico and the U.S., driver safety becomes a monumental undertaking that SCORE officials take very seriously. SCORE introduced the Driver Safety Workshops to educate professionals and amateurs alike about multiple safety issues affecting off-road motorsports. THE PROCESS TO EDUCATE BEGINS It's difficult to educate in a classroom setting without being seen as boring, but the Driver Safety Workshop was definitely an eye-opener, and those in attendance acknowledged they came away with an appreciation of SCORE's continued direction to encourage safety. The entire event was also streamed live online. One attendee that was front and center at the event was U.S. Veteran and pit crew member Tony Gicking of Warrior Built 232X. Gicking summed it up this way. "I got great information on safety, particularly about hydration and what we can do to avoid certain dangerous situations. I liked what I heard about fire protection and the benefits SCORE INTERNATIONAL DRIVER SAFETY WORKSHOP POSITIVE CHANGES ARE AHEAD TO KEEP RACERS SAFER STORY AND PHOTOS BY STEPHEN ROMERO 2 3 08 SCORE JOURNAL

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