As the 2013 off-road and desert racing seasons gets underway, BFGoodrich® Tires and its driver community continue to be recognized for their 2012 accomplishments. The honors include longtime BFGoodrich desert racing support coordinator and BFGoodrich employee Jeff Cummings named as the Sal Fish SCORe Person of the Year.
SCORe International also recognized BFGoodrich Tires as its contingency company of the year for the 22nd time and the pit support partner of the year for the 24th time at the annual SCORe Awards.
"We are beyond thrilled to be recognized by our peers and fans in off-road racing," said Peter Calhoun, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "Our dedication to the off-road community and SCORe International continues to be strong and we appreciate knowing our efforts are being recognized."
For Cummings, this was his first selection as SCORe Person of the Year in his 34 year career. It is the fifth time that a BFGoodrich employee has been named Person of the Year by the racing organization. Cummings provides race and corporate support for off-road racing and helps coordinate the unprecedented pit support programs for the company. "Jeff is an icon in the desert racing world and his direct work with the SCORe International race community has strengthened our company and the sport," added Calhoun.
"BFGoodrich Tires has been supporting desert racing, especially SCORe, for 37 years," said Fish, SCORe's CeO who also celebrated his retirement at the awards. "To win the Tecate SCORe Baja 1000 once is a major feat, but to capture the world's most prestigious desert race 20 straight years (1986-2005) and 25 times all together is unbelievable. BFGoodrich Tires are the most dominant desert racing tires in the world and we are privileged to be able to honor them. BFGoodrich Tire's support of desert racers is unparalleled. I am personally deeply humbled to have had the relationship with BFGoodrich Tires that I have had for nearly four decades. No motorsport has a more involved or a more committed sponsor, contingency donor and pit support group than SCORe has in BFGoodrich Tires."
In addition to the company accolades, a number of drivers competing across the leading off-road racing circuits captured class titles in the following series in 2012: Best In The Desert; Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS); Traxxas TORC Series; SCORe International and Ultra4.
With 108 total wins and 32 total champions in the top off-road racing series, BFGoodrich Tires continued its dominance in the sport in 2012.
2012 SCORe INTeRNATIONAL CLASS CHAMPIONS
||Wes Bevly III
2012 BeST IN THe DeSeRT CLASS CHAMPIONS
|Class 1400 Trick Truck
2012 LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SeRIeS
2012 TRAXXAS TORC RACING SeRIeS
|1600 Light Buggy
|Super Stock Truck
2012 ULTRA4 RACING SeRIeS
|Pro Series Champion
|King of Hammers
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