On the eve of the biggest night in off-road history, BFGoodrich Tires announced an extension of its relationship with SCORe International and its Desert Racing Series. The agreement positions BFGoodrich Tires as the official tire of SCORe International into the year 2018. In ceremonies held last night at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, BFG announced the extension along with SCORe International President and CeO Sal Fish in front of an audience of more than 1,000 off-road enthusiasts, celebrities and media. The announcement comes as part of the 40 Years to Glory gala, which honored the sport and its history.
"SCORE International is proud to have BFGoodrich Tires extend its relationship that has continued to elevate this sport and its competitors," said Fish. "BFGoodrich Tires has become synonymous with off-road desert racing through its support of SCORe International and we are excited that they are continuing their efforts and service to off-road racing professionals and amateur competitors."
SCORE officials are expecting a record lineup of more than 350 racers from more than 40 states and 15 countries to battle for the top spots at the 40th Annual SCORe Baja 1000, which will be held November 10-16, 2007 from ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A majority of the racers will be riding on BFGoodrich tires, which have played a decisive role towards winning the overall title at this event for 20 consecutive years from 1986 through 2005.
"SCORE International and its Desert Racing series has been the perfect platform for BFGoodrich Tires to develop the world's toughest off-road tires while supporting the sport's most distinguished competitors," said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "We're thrilled to support SCORe International and its associated off-road events which showcase the heritage and accomplishments of our products at the highest levels."
BFGoodrich Tires' commitment to the growth of SCORe International and off-road racing is also demonstrated in its support of numerous competitors in 18 classes and several volunteer-based pit areas located along the racecourse of the Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires dedicates 10 full service tractor-trailer pit vehicles and nearly 250 volunteer and active personnel to support more than 73 percent of the field at the Baja 1000 who will be competiting on BFGoodrich Tires, a tradition that has been in effect since 1981.
Founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and led since 1974 by Sal Fish, SCORe International, based in Los Angeles, is the world's leading desert racing sanctioning body and race producer. SCORe annually produces the six-race SCORe Desert Series with three events each in the Southwestern United States and Baja California, Mexico. For more information, contact SCORe at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORe Desert Series at www.score-international.com.
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