Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 for the SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV at LVMS Dirt Track
Tickets on Sale for special short-course
SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV at LVMS
July 18-19 special race
Tickets go on sale Friday at SCORELasVegas.com
For SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV at LVMS Dirt Track
Las Vegas to host best of SCORE Desert racing, featuring marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1
LAS VEGASSingle-day and combo two-day tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, May 2) for the upcoming SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV, to be held July 18-19 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, race officials announced today.
Fans can order single-day general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages online starting Thursday at the event website at www.scorelasvegas.com or by calling UNLVtickets.com at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes will also be on sale.
Individual General Admission tickets are $20 Friday, $25 Saturday and $40 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo package. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026 and each of the first three years drew near-sellout crowds for the two-day event. SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day.
Being held on a special man-made chunk of Baja course in and around the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best of SCORE desert racing will be on display July 18-19 in the glowing spotlight of entertainment and special events capital of the world.
The SCORE Las Vegas Cup is a tremendous way to showcase our sport and the worlds best desert racers competing in a major market like Las Vegas, said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President. Las Vegas Events is a dynamic, creative special events company and it is great to work with them on all three of our U.S. races. LVE continues to step up to the plate and present world class events in a world class city and SCORE is honored to be included on their roster of special events.
Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events, has high praise for SCORE and the benefit SCORE events bring with them.
We have worked with Sal Fish and SCORE for nearly 15 years and they produce the best desert races in the world, Christenson said. SCORE desert races provide excellent entertainment and the SCORE Las Vegas Cup brings this great motorsport up close and personal for the fans. The economic impact for the SCORE races in Laughlin, Las Vegas and Primm are all very substantial and we are able to hold them on weekends that really help bolster the visitor volume in each of these destinations.
The event will be held under the lights on a Friday and Saturday night at the world-class Dirt Track at LVMS. Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS. A very popular pre-race fan favorite is the meet the racers party down on the track where racers and their vehicles are available for an hour of photos and autographs.
As a prelude to the two days of racing, the SCORE Las Vegas Pit Stop at Fremont Street Experience will be held on Thursday, July 17. At the SCORE Pit Stop, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a vehicle display and the $5,000 SCORE Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks along with
a meet the SCORE racers party for all competing SCORE racers under the canopy on Fremont Street. Admission is once again free to this event.
Also on Thursday, July 17, at 11 a.m., during media day festivities at the race site at LVMS, qualifying will be held for SCORE Trophy-Trucks. The fastest qualifier will receive the $1,000 SCORE Las Vegas Pole Award. Qualifying will be open to the public free of charge for grandstand seating.
Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course for the non-points special event will be viewable from the grandstands in the 8,026-seat facility. The event will showcase SCORE Trophy-Trucks, the marquee racing division for 800-horsepower, high-tech, unlimited production trucks as well as the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars. The other open-wheel desert classes scheduled to run are Class 1-2/1600, Class 10 and SCORE Lite. With no vehicle entry fee for competitors, the event will carry a guaranteed cash purse of $70,000, plus contingency postings.
Title sponsorship for SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV comes from Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Racing will be on a purpose-built race track with limited pavement and man-made dirt simulations of the rugged desert terrain these vehicles normally compete on.
The first three SCORE Trophy-Truck race winners in the SCORE Las Vegas Cup were Marty Coyne of El Centro, Calif., in 2005, NASCARs Robby Gordon of Charlotte, N.C., in 2006 and Las Vegas Rob MacCachren in 2007. Coyne and MacCachren drove Ford F-150 trucks while Gordon drove a Chevy CK1500.
SCORE International, based in Los Angeles and founded in 1973, is the worlds leading desert racing organization. SCORE produces the annual SCORE Desert Series, which includes three races in Baja California, Mexico and three in Southern Nevada. SCORE offers 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes in the desert.
The SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, held each January, and Septembers SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 are also both sponsored by Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Volkswagen of America-official vehicle, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull–official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, American Suzuki, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzies Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
Special sponsors for the SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV are Las Vegas Events in association with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Associate sponsors to date include the Fremont Street Experience, Dirt Sports Magazine and Red Bull, North America.
Founded in 1981, Las Vegas Events, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. LVE is an active marketing partner for this new event.
For more information or to order tickets on-line, visit the official SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV website at www.scorelasvegas.com.
For more information on LVE, contact 702.260.8605 or visit the LVE website at www.lasvegasevents.com.
For more information regarding this SCORE event, contact SCORE International at its Los Angeles Headquarters at 818.225.8402. The official website of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series may be found at www.score-international.com.