Toyota Awards update 2007-03-26

57 rugged SCORE racers in 13 classes still in hunt For 2007 Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards Round 3 of six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series--39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500, June 1-3, in Ensenada, Mexico LOS ANGELES--Following...

57 rugged SCORE racers in 13 classes still in hunt For 2007 Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards


Round 3 of six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series--39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500, June 1-3, in Ensenada, Mexico

LOS ANGELES--Following two of six races in the 2007 SCORE Desert Series, 57 of SCORE's toughest drivers are still in the hunt to earn 2006 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. In addition, four of those racers could split this year's $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Award.

These racers will now join over 400 entries to compete in the 39th Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Round 3 of the six-race 2006 SCORE Desert Series will be held June 1-3, in Ensenada, Mexico. The drawing for starting positions, by class, will be held Friday, April 20.

Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 22nd consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those drivers who finish every required mile of every race in the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series.

"Toyota is proud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For over two decades, we have had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet."

The $12,000 SCORE Toyota Truce Grit bonus purse will be split among the point champions in the non-factory supported classes of Class 1-2/1600, Class 5, Class 10 and SCORE Lite. A total of 26 drivers in those four classes are still eligible to receive an equal share of the $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit bonus purse for 2007.

After two races over rugged desert terrain in the U.S. and Mexico, 57 racers in 13 classes are still in the hunt for 2007 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards.

Class 1-2/1600 leads the way, so far, with 12 drivers still eligible for SCORE Toyota Milestone awards, followed by Class 1 with 11, SCORE Trophy-Truck with 10 and SCORE Lite with seven.

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