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Point's Race this year Past champs R. Gordon, M. Coyne returning, as computerized Start Draw on June 15 for SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing,f eaturing marquee SCORE...

Point's Race this year
Past champs R. Gordon, M. Coyne returning, as computerized Start Draw on June 15 for SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III

LVMS Dirt Track to host best of SCORE Desert racing,f eaturing marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck and unlimited Class 1

LAS VEGAS--A point's race in the SCORE Desert Series for the first time, the computerized drawing for starting positions for the participating classes in the upcoming SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III will be held Friday, June 15 at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.

While entries continue to be received, single-day tickets are on sale for the unique event, to be held July 19-21 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

SCORE has announced six classes will be part of this year's point race in the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series to be held under the lights on a Friday and Saturday night at the world-class Dirt Track at LVMS. Nearly 100 of the best racers from the SCORE Desert Series are expected to be in the starting grid for this exciting racing extravaganza.

Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS and both nights will conclude with crowd-pleasing Terrible's Fireworks Shows. A 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.

"Our first two years of the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup and been phenomenal," said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO and President. "There is no other city like Las Vegas to showcase the world's foremost desert racing series and the greatest desert racers in the universe. And with this year being a point race for the participating classes, we do fully expect to see another one of those world famous Las Vegas standing-room-only crowds."

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 19. At the SCORE Pit Stop, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a vehicle display and the $10,000 Terrible's Pit Crew Challenge for SCORE Trophy-Trucks, meet the SCORE racers party for all competing SCORE racers under the multi-million dollar canopy on Fremont Street.

The first two SCORE Trophy-Truck race winners in the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup, Marty Coyne of El Centro, Calif., and NASCAR's Robby Gordon of Charlotte, N.C., are both expected to lead the field in July.

The other class winners expected back from last year are Las Vegas' Pat Dean (Class 1), Bryan Freeman, Henderson, Nev. (Class 1-2/1600), Broc Ross, Dear Island, Ore. (Class 7), and Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif. (SCORE Lite).

Fans can order single-day reserved or general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages online starting today at the event website at www.scorelasvegas.com or by calling UNLVtickets.com at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes are also now on sale.

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 19-21 in the glowing spotlight of entertainment and special events capital of the world.

For the Blue reserved section, individual tickets are $25 Friday, $30 Saturday and $50 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo package. For the White and Red General Admission sections, individual tickets are $15/$20 and $30 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026, although event officials are prepared to add an additional 2,000 temporary seats if needed.

SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day or $15 for the discounted two-day SCORE Pit Combo.

Nearly 90-percent of the 1.5 mile course will be viewable from the grandstands in the 8,026-seat facility. Competing in their own races will be the marquee SCORE Trophy-Trucks, the unlimited SCORE Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars along with open-wheelers in Class 1-2/1600, Class 10 and SCORE Lite and the competitive mini-trucks of Class 7.

Among the SCORE desert racing superstars to be showcased under the glistening lights of Las Vegas will be the Terrible Herbst Motorsports Team featuring the three Herbst brothers of Las Vegas along with Larry Roeseler of Hesperia, Calif.

Ed and Tim Herbst are the winningest SCORE Trophy-Truck team in history with 11 career race wins and four season point titles in the No. 19 Terrible Herbst Motorsport Ford F-150.

With Larry Roeseler as the driver of record and Troy Herbst as the second driver this season, the pair will be racing in the legendary No. 100 Ford-powered Smithbuilt open-wheel desert race car in the unlimited Class 1. Since it's debut in 1997, Troy Herbst has led the 'Landshark' to an unprecedented 22 race wins, seven Class 1 season point crowns and four SCORE Overall season point championships.

Besides the R. Gordon, M. Coyne, and the Herbst brothers, leading the contingent of SCORE Trophy-Truck superstars to Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be this year's top 5 season point leaders, three of which have drivers from Las Vegas.

Leading the season point race in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the No. 1 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Sivlerado is Las Vegan B.J. Baldwin with 245 points. Second is the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150 of Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas with 242 points.

Currently third in SCORE Trophy-Truck after three rounds of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series in the No. 12 Collins Motorsports Chevy Silverado of Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas with 233 points.

B.J. Baldwin won this year's season opener, the 13th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, in Laughlin in January while the Post/MacCachren team won the 21st Tecate SCORE Baja 250 in March and Ragland/Collins won the recent Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Badlwin and Ragland/Collins both repeated as champions in their respective race wins.

Flyin' Hawaiian Alan Pflueger is fourth in SCORE Trophy-Truck points with 232 in the No. 28 Pflueger Racing Chevy Silverado and Garron Cadiente, the 2006 SCORE Rookie of the Year from Mesa, Ariz., is fifth with 225 points in the No. 38 G&R Racing Ford F-150.

Besides Troy Herbst and defending champion Pat Dean in Class 1, the leading contender coming into the race is Dean's Las Vegas Dissemination Company teammate B.J. Richardson. Richardson, also of Las Vegas, is the SCORE Overall and Class 1 point leader with 261 points in a Bunderson-Chevy.

With co-title sponsorship from Las Vegas Events and Terrible's Convenience Stores, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III will again feature two nights of racing on the LVMS Dirt Track. Racing will be on a purpose-built race track with limited pavement and man-made dirt simulations of the rugged desert terrain.

With this year being a point race, even larger entry fields are expected than the first two years.

With co-title sponsorship from Las Vegas Events and Terrible's Convenience Stores, the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III will again feature two nights of racing on the LVMS Dirt Track. Racing will be on a purpose-built race track with limited pavement and man-made dirt simulations of the rugged desert terrain.

With this year being a point race for the first time, even larger entry fields are expected than the first two years.

SCORE International, based in Los Angeles and founded in 1973, is the world's leading desert racing organization. SCORE produces the annual five-race SCORE Desert Series, which includes three races in Baja California, Mexico and three in Southern Nevada. SCORE offers 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes in the desert.

The SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, held each January, and September's SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 are also both sponsored by Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The 2007 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $75,000 Kartek Off-Road contingency bonus to be awarded to several 2007 SCORE Class point champions along with the run for the $12,000 Toyota True Grit and Toyota Milestone Awards.

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Drivers Robby Gordon , Rob MacCachren , Larry Roeseler , B.J. Baldwin , Mark Post , Larry Ragland , Tim Herbst , Troy Herbst