Compound on El Malecon for 35th SCORE San Felipe 250 –

Compound on El Malecon for 35th SCORE San Felipe 250


March 3, 2022

March 30-April 3

This month’s 35th SCORE San Felipe 250 back
on El Malecon for contingency, start/finish line


4-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship all in Baja California, Mexico
Online registration closes this Friday (March 11);
2022 SCORE World Desert Championship airing on ESPN2 World of X Games

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – As a result of months of planning, discussions, evaluations and in a coordinated effort between the Municipal Foundational Council and Private Sector representatives of San Felipe, Ejidos, Private Property owners as well as Baja California State Health authorities and SCORE International, officials announced today that the 2022 SCORE San Felipe 250 will start and finish and the colorful pre-race contingency will once again be held on the famous El Malecon of San Felipe.
Round 1 of the four-race 2022 SCORE World Championship will be held on March 30 to April 3 in the quaint, peaceful village of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Working with local authorities, SCORE will establish a SCORE Compound on the Malecon. Spectators will be welcome on El Malecon but must remain outside of the SCORE Compound fencing for contingency in addition to the race itself.
Celebrating is 49th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, SCORE produces the annual SCORE World Desert Championship which in 2022 features four spectacular racing events being held for the seventh consecutive year in Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula.
The challenging 277.00-mile race course will start and finish and pre-race contingency on the Malecon in the SCORE start/finish line compound for this popular ‘Spring Break’ desert race.
With nearly four weeks remaining until race week, entries to date (160) represent 23 U.S. States and four countries. In addition to the USA and host country Mexico, entries so far have also come from Canada, Costa Rica and France.
With double figure entries so far are SCORE Trophy Truck (37), Trophy Truck Spec (34) and Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 16.
San Felipe is 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula along the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. All four 2022 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the seventh consecutive year.
“SCORE sincerely appreciates all of the dedicated effort by all concerned entities to ensure that this return to El Malecon will be conducted within BioSecurity guidelines while affording our amazing SCORE fans the opportunity to have closer viewing access to contingency and the start/finish line area of the race since before the global health pandemic,” commented Juan Tintos Funcke, SCORE General Manager. “This will be our first time back downtown since 2019 and all racers, crews, media and staff inside of the SCORE compound our being strongly advised to wear their masks for reasons of health safety.”
“We are excited to showcase the SCORE San Felipe 250 as a reflection of all of the health protocols we have adopted with the Mexican authorities over the past two-plus years.”
Sometimes referred to as the SCORE ‘Baby Baja’, online entries are being accepted through 5 p.m. this Friday (March 11) on the SCORE website under Race Info at for Pro and Sportsman entries for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. Questions should be directed to Eduardo Kawanishi, SCORE Registration and Membership Director at 775.852.8907.
For just the third time in the history of this popular ‘Spring Break’ race, SCORE will hold a qualifying session starting at 7 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 31 to determine the starting positions within each class for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec classes. Entries in these four classes must also be fully registered by Friday, March 26 to be eligible to qualify. The starting order for qualifying in each class will be the order in which they entered the race.
Entries received in the qualifying classes received after March 26 will be given then next available starting slot within their respective classes.
Start order for qualifying will be determined by the date and time that the entries are received.
The deadline to enter online in time to be in the drawing for starting positions within each class is 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 11. Starting positions for the other classes (that aren’t qualifying) will be determined by a random drawing after the close of online racer registration. Results of the start draw will be posted on the SCORE website at 5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 18.
Late entries may register in person at the SCORE Ensenada office will have until 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 24. Those late entries, however, will not be included in the start draw.
Late, on-site entries will receive the next starting position within the class entered.
Reflecting the growth and impact of the area, effective Jan. 1, 2022, San Felipe became the newest Municipality in the state of Baja California, joining Tijuana, Playas de Rosarito, Ensenada, Tecate, Mexicali and San Quintin. For the next three years, the new Municipality will be governed by a Foundational Municipal Council of San Felipe.
Here are the dates for the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year:

  • 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—

March 30-April 3, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • 3rd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—

September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
For the fourth straight year, the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship races will air on the ESPN family of networks. The four-races will air as specials on the World of X Games program on ESPN2.
ABC first covered the 1967 and 1968 Baja 1000 races on the old ABC Wide World of Sports show with Jim McKay and again in the late 1980s with veteran motorsports journalists Sam Posey and Jack Arute.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows also continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and South America via syndication and ESPN International. The shows are co-produced by SCORE International and SoCal’s award-winning BCII TV.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 4 Wheel Parts-Official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Batteries, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino and PCI Race Radios.
SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at