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September 26, 2019

Nov. 19-24 race dates

Course map unveiling for 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 Saturday;
432-page ‘Racing into History II’ book signings at Off-Road Expo

 

SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit in Building 5 Saturday & Sunday at SoCal’s Fairplex
in Pomona to salute 52nd anniversary of world’s most iconic desert race;
Live streaming at www.score-international.com featuring popular host Rat Sult
Debut of 432-page ‘Racing Into History II’—SCORE Baja 500 50th Anniversary book

    POMONA, Calif., USA— It’s time to drop the green flag for another spectacular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif., USA and SCORE International will once again be a major part of this weekend’s popular public trade show. The annual event will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Sunday.
The colorful and extensive 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 will once again offer desert-racing and off-road performance fans the opportunity to interact with many of the top desert racers in the world and legends of the sport while enjoying viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed from the past and the present.
COURSE UNVEILING
At a 3 p.m. PT media conference on Saturday, SCORE will unveil the official course map for the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000, the 52nd edition of the iconic Granddaddy of All Desert Races.
BOOK SIGNING—‘Racing Into History II-SCORE Baja 500 50th Anniversary’
As a special added attraction to the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit at this year’s event will be a pair of book signing sessions to help launch the sale of the new 432-page hard-cover book entitled ‘Racing Into History II’, a pictorial celebration of BFGoodrich Tires 50th SCORE Baja 500 in 2018.
While the elaborate book, which features a historical records section as well, will be on sale both days the showcase book signing sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT on both Saturday and Sunday at the Expo.
The SCORE Baja 500 50th anniversary book compliments last year’s SCORE Baja 1000 50th Baja 1000 anniversary book for a magnificent two-book set showcasing the history and the legend of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.
While the elaborate book, which features a historical records section as well, will be on sale both days the showcase book signing sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT on both Saturday and Sunday at the Expo.
Many legends, past and present, will appear at the two SCORE Baja 500 ‘Racing Into History II’—SCORE Baja 500 50th Anniversary book-signing sessions.
Among the legends, scheduled to appear at the SCORE Baja 500 ‘Racing Into History II’ book-signing sessions are iconic former SCORE owner Sal Fish, legendary Hall of Fame racers Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and Walker Evans former SCORE Trophy Truck race champion Roger Norman and current SCORE star racers are Rob MacCachrenCameron SteeleMark SamuelsMarc Burnett, Wes Miller and Dennis Hollenbeck. SCORE also expects some other ‘surprise’ SCORE Baja racing legends as well for the two autograph sessions including several of the popular Monster girls.
Available for both photos and autographs, the current SCORE stars will be available from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday and the SCORE legends will be at the exhibit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. MacCachren, the all-time leading SCORE Trophy Truck race winner with 17 career race wins, will be part of both autograph sessions on Saturday.
AMAZING VEHICLES
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit will include several prominent vehicles on display as well anchored by the restored original Oldsmobile-powered Baja Boot specialty off-road racing vehicle driven by Bud Ekins and Guy Jones to victory in the inaugural Baja 500 in 1969. The legendary vehicle was originally built by  General Motors’ Vic Hickey.
Representing several classes that compete in the SCORE World Desert Championship in the exhibit area will be one of the Terrible Herbst Motorsports SCORE Trophy Trucks and a Herbst/Smith Fab Trophy Truck Spec.
Marc Burnett will have his Monster Energy Can-Am X3 Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) on display and Dennis Hollenbeck will have his special Class 11 VW Sedan in the exhibit.
The No. 1x Honda CRF450X bike of Justin Morgan/Mark Samuels, which they have ridden to seven straight SCORE race wins will be in the area as will be the Warrior Built Sportsman motorcycle which salutes and is comprised of several military veterans.
LIVE STREAMING
Many of the festivities from the The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit will be streamed live on the SCORE website with very popular announcer Rat Sult as the host of the streaming.
STAND 21 SAFETY SEMINAR
A new element this year will be SCORE sponsor and international manufacturer Stand 21 Racewear and SCORE hosting the 4th Annual Stand 21 Racing Goes Safer Foundation Off-Road Safety mini-seminar on Saturday (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. PT at SCORE exhibit area at the Off-Road Expo. It is one of several safety seminars that Stand 21 presents for various racing organizations.
Guest speakers will include SCORE racer Danny Ebberts who will share details of the fuel fire in his race car during a SCORE Baja 1000 race to help others learn important safety measures to prevent fire accidents.
Leading the open discussion following the presentation will be Ebberts, Stand 21 President Yves Morizot and Don Taylor, director of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.
To be held at the SCORE Baja 1000 display in Building 5, details on special guest speakers, topics, etc., will be available over the next several days at the foundation website at www.racinggoessafer.org.
With its Racing Goes Safer program, the Stand 21 Safety Foundation has been active since 1970.    Stand 21 Racewear, founded nearly 50 years ago in France, operates in the United States out of its Stand 21 North America headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.
MORE EXPO INFO
The 2019 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo will once again be the largest and greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles to quads and camping to adventure travel, the event provides the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the off-road industry.
With a full weekend of excitement, other event features include over 350 industry-specific vendors, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Demo at the MAV TV Proving Grounds, Rubicon Trail – Off Road Vehicle Ride Along, O’Reilly Auto Parts Show-N-Shine, American SuperJeep Challenge, FMX Stunt Team, Terra Crew Demos, Dirt Alliance Demos and live music all weekend.
SCORE MERCHANDISE 
The SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit will include a vast variety of unique and special SCORE apparel and souvenir merchandise available for sale including the special books on the 50th anniversaries of both the SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Baja 500.
AFTER HOURS MIXER
On Saturday night at this year’s Off-Road Expo, the SCORE will host of the show’s annual after-hours exhibitor’s reception at the popular show.
THE RACE
Over 250 entries, from 30 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000.
The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious, toughest and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Dates for the race and race week festivities will be Nov. 19 through Nov. 24. The race is annually the finale of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, which is being held exclusively for the past four years in Baja California. The race festivities will be held in and around the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the start and finish of the legendary race will be in front of the Riviera in the heart of Ensenada.
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2019 REMAINING SCHEDULE

  • 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.19-24, Ensenada, Mexico

2020 SCHEDULE
Here is the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:

  • 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, March 25-29, San Felipe, Mexico
  • 52nd SCORE Baja 500, June 3-7, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur

ABC TV IN 2019
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship is being televised on the ABC TV family of networks, marking the first time back on the ABC network since the 1967 and 1968 coverage of the Baja 1000 on ABC’s old Wide World of Sports show.
The one-hour shows on the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, 51st SCORE Baja 500 and the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 are being televised as part of ABC’s World of X Games year-long programming. Presented by SCORE sponsors Monster Energy and BFGoodrich Tires, the ABC World of X Games series profiles iconic action sports figures and also highlights athletes, artists, event previews and recaps.
The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 will air as a one-hour special on ESPN TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel and official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.

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