SCORE announces four races in Baja California, B.C. Sur for superlative 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship
Four-race series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, quads
will again feature all SCORE Baja races; The 53rd annual SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Ensenada and finish in La Paz
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Already known as the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ Ensenada with three races that SCORE International has announced a new race will be held in the growing sea-side port on the Pacific side of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula as part of the official four-race schedule for the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship released today by SCORE.
Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the fifth time in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, the events will all be taped to air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally. THE NEWEST
The 2nd SCORE Baja 400 in Ensenada, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 16-20, 2020. It will be the second year for the event and second time that it has been held in Ensenada.
The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2020 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending iconic SCORE Baja 1000.
All three Ensenada races on the 2019 schedule will start and finish in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero (Mexico Highway No. 1). THE TRADITIONAL
Recognized around the globe as two of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world that will also start and finish in Ensenada again in 2020, the 52nd SCORE Baja 500 will be held June 3-7 and the season-ending 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, the Granddaddy of all Desert Races, will be held Nov. 16-21.
The 2020 SCORE Baja 500 will start in Ensenada for the 47th time and finish in Ensenada as well for the 43rd time.
The 2020 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Ensenada for the 45th time and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time. OPENER
The 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the eighth straight season will be the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held March 25-29 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in San Felipe for the 33rd time and finish in San Felipe for the 33rd time. CONTINGENCY X2
All races in 2020 are scheduled to have two days of the extremely popular tech, contingency and manufacturer’s midway at each race. Crowds estimated at 50,000 per day annually attend the colorful pre-race festivities that include manufacturer and vendor displays, vehicle displays and racers mingling with the massive crowds. THE CAST
SCORE racing features the best competitors from all over the United States and as many as 30 total countries. Races include classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads. SCORE COMMENTS
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2020 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with the our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the fifth consecutive season and fifth time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy. And finishing the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 in La Paz always attract racing extremists from around the world.” THE SHOW
“With the diligence and creativity of award-winning BCII TV, SCORE has had a continuing viable domestic television package as well as with our expanding international syndication platform,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “The highly successful live-feed programming and SCORE app, social media growth and the SCORE Journal digital magazine and website’s unprecedented viewer/reader growth have continued to expand the exposure for SCORE races, racers and sponsors to our global fan base.” 2020 SCHEDULE
Here are the dates for the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held in Baja California, Mexico for the fifth consecutive year:
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.19-24, Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico
2020 POINT TITLES
In order to earn a 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, racers must run all four events. In the event that a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in an event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements. No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 53rd SCORE Baja 1000. SCOREscope 2019 REMAINING SCORE SKED
The SCORE Journal, which launched in 2015, is published as 12 monthly online digital magazines, which includes five print editions that are available as the SCORE race programs at the four events that comprise the SCORE World Desert Championship and another print edition for the annual SCORE Awards Night in January.
The SCORE Journal Monthly Digital Magazine features exclusive editorial, enhanced race action videos, expanded and interactive race coverage, interactive product reviews, insider interviews with drivers, tech stories, driver and team profiles, race narratives and analysis, exclusive long and short form video programming, race results, updated stats, studio photography, class overviews, unmatched access to SCORE’s historical archives and much, much more. 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, 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.
2020 SCORE World Desert Championship Schedule of Events
34th SCORE San Felipe 250
March – On-site Racer Registration and racer check-in opens March 26-27 – Tech & Contingency (two days) March – Start of the SCORE San Felipe 250 March 29 – SCORE San Felipe 250 Awards San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race
52nd SCORE BAJA 500
June 3 – June 7
June 3 – On-site Racer Registration and racer check-in opens June 4-5 – Tech & Contingency (two days) June 6 – Start of the SCORE Baja 500 June 7 – SCORE Baja 500 Awards Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race
2nd SCORE Baja 400 September 16-20
September 16 – On-site Racer Registration and racer check-in opens September 17-18 – Tech and Contingency (two days) September 19 – Start of the SCORE Baja 400 September 20 –SCORE Baja 400 Awards Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Single loop race
53rd SCORE Baja 1000 November 16-21
November 16 – On-Site Racer Registration opens November 17-18 – Tech and Contingency (two days) November 19 – Start of SCORE Baja 1000 November 21 – SCORE Baja 1000 Awards Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico to La Paz, Baja California Sur Point-to-Point Race