Entries from 26 States, 13 Countries in starting draw for upcoming BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000 – SCORE-International.com

Entries from 26 States, 13 Countries in starting draw for upcoming BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominic@score-international.com

November 12, 2020

Race presented by 4 Wheel Parts

Late, on-site racer registration next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday;
Pre-running continues on rugged 898.40-mile course in Baja California;
Iconic season-finale of two-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship;

Internationally televised race to air on ABC TV Network’s World of X Games;
SCORE Live, vehicle tracking at www.score-international.com, Rat Sult host
Frank DeAngelo is this year’s Grand Marshal for the event

SCROLL to bottom of text for current entry list by start order by class

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—While many of the start positions were determined by the finishing order from the previous race, the balance of the starting positions for the first 179 entries were decided by a live drawing this week as racers from around the world are heading to Baja California, Mexico for next week’s iconic BFGoodrich Tires 53rd annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
    Starting and finishing under strict BioSecurity health and safety protocols in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, race-week activities and the Granddaddy of All Desert Races itself will be held next Tuesday through Sunday (Nov. 17-22).
The SCORE Baja 1000 is at the pinnacle of motorsports as the most iconic, oldest, prestigious, toughest and longest continuously held desert race in the world.
Because of the Pandemic BioSecurity protocols, all race-week activities and the start/finish line area will be closed to the public. The start/finish line compound will be located East of downtown Ensenada at at the end of the extension of Avenida Ruiz on the highway overpass.  Over 20 more entries are expect to come in next Tuesday through Thursday at late, onn-site racer registration in the Registration Tent at the SCORE Compound.
Spectators, adhering to the protocols, will be allowed to watch the race from around the race course.
As a result of their podium finishes in September’s SCORE Baja 500 in San Felipe, SCORE Trophy Truck racers Daniel McMillin (No. 23), Tim Herbst (No. 19) and Luke McMillin (No. 83) will be the first three 4-wheel vehicles to start on Nov. 20 and Mark Samuels (No. 1x) in Pro Moto Unlimited will be the first 2-wheel vehicle to leave the line. This week’s start draw was held for all of the racers who have entered to so far who didn’t participate in the SCORE Baja 500.
53rd SCORE BAJA 1000
Many of the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s massive BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on the ABC TV Network’s World of X Games programming.
Ensenada, “The Off-Road Capital of the World” is a coastal city on the Bahia de Todos Santos area of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego.
Over 200 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from nearly 30 U.S. States and as many as 15 countries anticipated. Long-time SCORE sponsor and race title sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has also posted a US$25,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel winner to help commemorate the renewal of this legendary SCORE race.
This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a loop race of a spectacular 898.40 miles in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. The distance is a race-record for a SCORE Baja loop race.
It will start for the 46th time and finish for the 27th time in Ensenada and the race is annually the finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past five years in Baja California.
With a total time limit of 40 hours in the elapsed-time race, the motorcycle and quad classes will start at 4 a.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 20 and the car, truck and UTV classes will follow with their start on at 10 a.m. (PT).  While the fastest vehicles are expected to cover the course in approximately 18 hours, all vehicles will have 40 hours from the time each starts to become an official finisher.
Among the motorcycle classes, starting first with a large bullseye on their backs, Mark Samuels and his three-rider team are the motorcycle racers everyone is looking to beat, but for nine consecutive races it has been the ‘impossible dream.’
Samuels, 31, Yucca Valley, Calif., Justin Morgan,30, El Cajon, Calif. and Justin Jones, 29, Murrieta, Calif. are the team to beat as the charge through the Baja desert on their No. Slam Life Racing 1x Honda CRF450R in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class. Obviously the won this year’s SCORE Baja 500 to earn this first start.
The talented trio enters this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 with a total of 10 career overall motorcycle victories in the Granddaddy of All Desert Races. Samuels has four while Morgan and Jones each have three overall crowns in this race.
With both Samuels and Jones sidelined with injuries, Morgan won the overall motorcycle title in last year’s SCORE Baja 1000 with the help of co-riders David Kamo, Max Eddy Jr and Shane Esposito.
     Included in the 179 official entries of the more than 200 anticipated for this year’s renewal of the world’s most iconic desert race are racers from 26 U.S. States and 13 countries.
U.S. States represented in the field of competitors to date are from AlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaIdahoLouisianaMaineMichiganMontanaNevadaNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaOhioOregonPennsylvaniaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashington and Wisconsin.
Besides the United States and host Mexico, countries represented to date in the total entry field are from ArgentinaBelizeBoliviaChileEcuadorGuatemalaIreland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru and South Africa.
Besides third-generation racer Daniel McMillin and four-time SCORE Baja 1000 winner Mark Samuels, among the other racers starting first in their respective classes based on the class wins at the SCORE Baja 500 are Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix (No. 5L SCORE TT Legend), Santiago Creel, Mexico City/Jorge Sampietro, Ensenada, Mexico (No. 260 Trophy Truck Spec), Jeff Proctor, Glendora, Calif. (No. 709 Class 7),  Matt Bouroughs, Norco, Calif. (No. 2948 Pro UTV FI), Kristen Matlock, Alpine, Calif. (No. 1954 Pro UTV NA), Chris Racan, Oceanside, Calif. (No. 1696 Class 1/2-1600), Edward Muncey, San Diego (No. BC4 Baja Challenge), Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif. (No. 3955 Pro UTV Stock), Mike Hales, Rogers, Ark. (No. 4421 Hammer Truck Unlimited), Mike Lesle, Wildomar, Calif. (No. 1869 Pro UTV Unlimited), Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico (No. 370x Pro Moto 30) and Juan Carlos Salvatierra, Boliva (No. 725x Pro Moto Ironman).
The official loop-race record 898.40-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction after the two-way section to the Ojos Negros area and down along the Pacific Ocean and around San Felipe and the Sea of Cortez before heading back up through Cordillera de Molina and back to Ojos Negro and the finish in Ensenada.
The continuing pre-running starts at race-mile 34.23 and finishes at rm864.87. The first 34.23 miles of the course, which will be run in both directions during the race, will be open for pre-running outbound only on next Wednesday and Thursday of race week (Nov. 18-19) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The challenging race course then winds its way through four of Baja California’s infamously magnificent washes: Amarillas, Chanate, Huatamote and Matomi before heading through the San Felipe area along the Sea of Cortez and West through Cordillera de Molina and then back to Ojos Negros to the finish just on the Eastern outskirts in Ensenada.
The start/finish line compound, closed to the public because of established safety and health protocols, will be located on the outskirts of Ensenada, east of downtown, at the end of the extension of Avenida Ruiz on the highway overpass.
There are four physical full-stop checkpoints and 359 virtual checkpoints. Physical checkpoints: CP1-El Socorro (race mile 206.60), CP2-Valle de Trinidad (rm407.95), CP3-End of Matomi Wash (rm602.85) and CP 4-El Alamo (rm838.50). The race route also has 20 Speed Zones for a total of 106.13 miles.
All Sportsman classes along with Pro classes 7SX, 11 and 9 will run a reduced course of 767.06 miles.
This year’s course map, GPS files, racer’s brief and schedule of events are available on the SCORE website under race info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page at www.SCORE-International.com.
Having been a significant part of the desert-racing nation for well over 40 years, SCORE International has selected Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Special Achievement inductee and renown motorsports business executive Frank DeAngelo as the Grand Marshal for this year’s iconic race.
DeAngelo is clearly not only a pillar in the history of SCORE Baja racing, but also a critical part of its foundation. No history of desert racing in North America would be complete without continuous references to the impact that he has had on the sport and the industry. Both in the forefront and even more significantly behind the scenes as well. DeAngelo is one of the most trusted and respected individuals in the off-road industry.
With a tenure of over 40 years in the sport, DeAngelo, an Ohio native who is also an accomplished horseman, has ‘somewhat’ departed from the desert starting this year as he is now the Series Director for the Championship Off-Road short-course series. Prior to that, he identified and plotted more desert race courses than anyone possibly other than the legendary former SCORE owner Sal Fish, himself a member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Not unexpectedly, he will be assisting BFGoodrich Tires at this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 with the myriad support elements that BFG brings to SCORE events.

  • BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 17-22, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Here are the dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:

  • 34th SCORE San Felipe 250—

February 9-14, San Felipe, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

April 14-18, Baja California, Mexico

  • 2nd SCORE Baja 400—

September 14-19, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
For the second straight year, the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will air on the ABC family of networks. The two-races will air as specials on ABC TV Network’s World of X Games program.
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 journalist Sam Posey.
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, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.


BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000,
presented by 4 Wheel Parts

Finale of the two-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship
Nov. 17-22, 2020—898.40 miles–Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 179 (as of 11/12/20)
(from 26 U.S. States, host Mexico, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador,
Guatemala, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, So. Africa)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

(Start order, by Class)
23 Daniel McMillin
19 Tim Herbst
83 Luke McMillin
10 Alan Ampudia
77 Robby Gordon
11 Rob MacCachren
40 Chris Miller
70 Kevin Thompson
38 Eric Hustead
90 Raul Gomez
22 Jax Redline
16 Cameron Steele
7 Bryce Menzies
97 B.J. Baldwin
1 Andy McMillin
89 Mike Walser
27 Jonathan Brenthel
52 Rick Sanchez
78 Tyler Bolland-1st RS

5L Clyde Stacy
20L Bobby Patton
55L Jose de Jesus Flores
53L Wade Porter
25L Mark Winkelman-1st RS

CLASS 1 (7)
127 Cody Parkhouse
162 Brendan Gaughan
163 Ruben Torres
179 Mario Fuentes
123 Broc Dickerson
103 Gabriel Torres
114 Al Torres

260 Santiago Creel
295 William Hedrick Jr
264 Pierce Herbst
294 Vincent Munoz
225 John McNeil
211 Pat Sims
238 Elijah Kiger
261 Jeff Bader
273 Jordan Brenthel
234 Jason McNeil
237 Robert Malone
230 Chad Hall
246 James Scully
269 Guillermo Zamacona
280 Bryan Scheible
274 Elias Hanna
276 Gerardo Iribe-1st RS

CLASS 10 (13)
1088 Chase Warren
1013 Harley Meservey
1078 Augie Cortez
1022 Rafael Aguirre
1062 J.J. Schnarr
1026 Hugo Becerra
1046 Ben Hagle
1075 Eliseo Garcia
1008 TJ Fischer
1006 Freddie Willert
1074 Brady Whitlock
1001 Oliver Flemate
1058 Jeremy Davis

CLASS 7 (5)
709 Jeff Proctor
700 Daniel Chamlee
713 Mario Murillo Jr
720 James Bluth
727 Rhys Millen-1st RS

2948 Matt Burroughs
2917 Jason Murray
2977 Justin Elenburg
2927 Justin Smith
2918 Justin Lambert
2930 Sean Cook
2974 Jorge Cano
2949 Alonzo Lopez
2931 Craig Scanlon
2989 Wes Miller
2946 Jose Juarez Jr
2990 Arturo Garza Chapa
2955 Baldo Reyes
2995 Daniel Parker
2970 Francisco Beltran
2905 Marc Burnett
2956 Eduardo Peredo
2919 Brandon Schueler
2909 Alex Baker
2967 Mike Pratt
2904 Cory Sappington
2975 Mike Cafro-2nd RS
2971 Wayne Matlock-1st RS

1218 Gustavo Pinuelas
1229 Douglas Satterfield
1247 Wes McKenzie-2nd RS
1205 Miguel Cortez-1st RS

1995 Kaden Wells
1957 Joe Bolton
1978 T. Bradley Millner
1919 Paul Barnhart
1905 Adrian Escandon
1960 Allen Alexander
1985 Adrian Orellana-3rd RS
1954 Kristen Matlock-2nd RS
1945 Francisco Arredondo-1st RS

CLASS 1/2-1600 (6)
1696 Chris Racan
1662 Julie Boyer
1626 Martin Rangel
1685 Raul Rodriguez
1631 Ramiro Escobedo
1616 Eli Yee-1st RS

3955 Mike Cafro
3933 Randy Emberton
3930 Douglas Cornwell
3910 Dave Davenport
3913 Carolina Sanchez-1st RS

4419 Paul Horschel
4413 David Baringer
4482 Cole Johnson
4405 Shann Campbell
4421 Mike Hales-1st RS

1893 Eliott Watson
1851 Herman Johnson
1888 Brett Sourapas
1891 Dave Sykes
1869 Mike Lesle-1st RS

CLASS 5 (3)
501 Trey Hernquist
507 Miguel Pabloff
508 Greg Sullivan-1st RS

CLASS 3 (1)
313 David Orzolek

CLASS 5-1600 (2)
553 Cesar Iniguez
555 Tomas A. Fernandez1st RS

BC4 Edward Muncey

CLASS 7F (3)
720F Doug Siewert
714F Justin Park
704F Aaron Celiceo

744 Dario Serrano
741 Gerardo Novelo-2nd RS
742 Brandt Anderson-1st RS

8103 John Marshall
8155 Marc Van Tassell

CLASS 3000 (1)
6005 Alex Prinster

CLASS 2 (2)
2022 Darren Skilton
2021 Cameron Steele

CLASS 11 (5)
1108 Luis F. Garcia
1100 Kent Thygerson
1111 Eric Solorzano
1145 Hector Sarabia-2nd RS
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck-1st RS

1414 Jessalyn Sells
1423 David Pryor
Pro Motorcycles
1x Mark Samuels
66x Santiago Creel
12x Webster Whinery Jr

PRO MOTO 30 (5)
370x Francisco Septien
324x Kris Regentin
325x Jano Montoya
321x Robert Smith
327x Stephen Squires

180x Fernando Beltran

PRO MOTO 50 (3)
522x Vance Kennedy
500x Giovanni Spinali
504x David Hunter

PRO MOTO 40 (3)
441x Alirio Amado
423x Ryan Stephens
440x Bernardo Segura

725x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
720x Robert Longhurst
772x Javier Perez Potzch
770x Harvey Grant
714x Lawrence Janesky
785x Fabricio Fuentes
718x Francisco De Paiva
754x Charles Harvey
SPT M/C (5)
200x Carlos Silva
201x Scott Borden
203x Giovanni Aviles
241x Brent Walsh
204x Tommy Hunter

106a Imanol Gomez Fierro
112a Daniel Gaytan
129a Sergio Gutierrez Jr