Three classes with forced air induction for SCORE Desert Series.

SCORE International has announced that SCORE has added four classes and modified 10 others among its 34 Pro and six Sportsman racing classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in the five-race SCORE Desert Series.
SCORE Intl. has introduced Class 2, Class 2-D, SCORE Extreme Lite and the SCORE Ultra Green. These new classes will allow SCORE to remain current with the demands of the racing enthusiasts as well as cultural advancements within the industry. From developing the first classes allowing turbo and super-charged engines, both regular gasoline and diesel, to introducing the first class for hybrid or electric vehicles.
Under the guidance of long-time SCORE Tech Director Bill Savage, the descriptions of SCORE’s new competition classes are:

  • CLASS 2 (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.5-Liter Turbo or supercharged)
  • CLASS 2-D (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 3.5-Liter Diesel Turbo or supercharged)
  • SCORE EXTREME LITE (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, 2.0-Liter, Turbo or supercharged)
  • SCORE ULTRA GREEN (Unlimited open-wheel, car/truck, Hybrid or Electric)
In describing some of the reasoning behind the new classes, Savage, whose SCORE Tech facility is in Vista, Calif., commented, “SCORE wants to keep up with the trends in society which seek more gas mileage, smaller engines and maintain similar horsepower. Additionally, we think now is the time to introduce turbo and super-charged engines, both gasoline and diesel, into SCORE desert racing. We have also identified and modified some rules in four existing SCORE classes to help increase the popularity and keep the classes more affordable for the racers to compete in.”
The most notable rule changes to existing classes are in Class 10, an unlimited open-wheel class with limited engines. Beginning this season SCORE is requiring that all newly-teched vehicles have stock, sealed motors from the manufacturers in an effort to help keep the popular class going and make it more affordable for those competitors who don’t want to move up to the unlimited Class 1.

Under the new rules in Class 10, single-seat open-wheel vehicles with the stock, sealed factory motors can have up to 2.2 liters (2200cc) and two-seaters can have engines up to 2.5 liters (2500cc).

In the motorcycle and ATV classes with changes, the engine displacement cc requirements have been changed to 400cc or less and 401cc or more.

The five-race SCORE Desert Series features two races annual in Southern Nevada and three in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
SCORE races in the United States feature 25 Pro and two Sportsman classes for cars and trucks and in Mexico the SCORE races have 34 Pro and six Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.

Round 2 of the 2011 SCORE Desert Series will be the
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Following January’s season-opening SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series will be visiting Mexico for the first of three races in 2011.