The WORLD FAMOUS Baja 1000, SCORE’s epic off-road rally race from one end of the California peninsula to the other, easily outdistanced the INDY 500 and other notable races, like NASCAR’s Daytona 500, and Pike’s Peak, to win a month-long USA TODAY 10Best Reader Poll as THE BEST MOTORSPORTS RACE in the World.
Runner-up for ‘Best Motorsports Race in the USA TODAY Reader/Race Expert POLL: the Indy 500.
The top 10 winners in the category ‘Best Motorsports Race’ are as follows:
1. Baja 1000, SCORE-Internatonal
2. Indianapolis 500
3. Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
4. Night Race at Bristol
5. Chili Bowl Nationals
6. Rally Finland
7. 12 Hours of Sebring
8. Singapore Grand Prix
9. Grand Prix of Long Beach
10. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Jeff Gluck and Brant James cover motorsports for USA TODAY, while Matthew Henson serves as 10Best’s very own racing expert.
Additional nominees for ‘Best Motorsports Race’ included 24 Hours Nürburgring, 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Bathurst 1000, Coca-Cola 600, Dakar Rally, Daytona 500, Italian Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix and the NHRA Winternationals.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY, the largest circulation newspaper in the United States.