SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominic@score-international.
March 25, 2020
F84 Games’ Big Air Game now on Apple Aps, Google Play;
SCORE launches statewide SCORE Baja Discount Program
Start/finish line for 34th SCORE San Felipe on the Malecon along Sea of Cortez
for Round 1 of the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship;
airing on ABC World of X Games with worldwide syndication in 25 countries
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – While the world continues to maintain some form of normalcy as it ferociously fights a vicious virus, SCORE International continues to move forward with its plans for the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California, Mexico. SCORE is beginning its 47th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.
At the top of the SCORE News channel at this time are three major announcements: the launch of the digital SCORE Baja 1000 Big Air Game, the start of a massive SCORE membership Baja Discount Program in Baja California, and in memory of SCORE champion racer Pete Sohren the posting of a special $2,222.22 winner’s bonus for Class 5 at the season-opening 34th annual SCORE San Felipe 250.
The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship has been rescheduled for May 5-10 in San Felipe, the picturesque, peaceful fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. All four 2020 SCORE races will be held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the fifth consecutive year.
Domestically, the race will be televised on a delayed basis on the World of X Games show on the ABC Television Network as co-produced by SCORE International and award-winning BCII TV of Los Angeles.
SCORE has developed a near race-record long 326.7-mile race course. Prior to re-opening onine racer registration in a few weeks, there are 192 total official entries to date who have come from 21 U.S. States along with 10 total countries to compete in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, utvs, motorcycles and quads.
The race includes 31 entries so far in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, the premier racing division created by SCORE in 1994. The current total includes eight in SCORE TT Legend for drivers over 50 years old.
Besides SCORE Trophy Truck, the other classes with double figure entries to date and their totals are Pro UTV FI-Forced Induction (21), Trophy Truck Spec (21), Class 10 (19) and the unlimited Class 1 (12).
Among Sportsman classes, SPT Quad has 12 entries.
SCORE BIG AIR GAME
F84 Games in partnership with SCORE International and SCORE electronic-media partner BCII have announced the launch of the Baja Big Air Game as the Official Game of SCORE International for the emerging mobile game market.
The interactive new game allows players to pick and customize their own SCORE Trophy Truck with more than 1000 combinations of paint jobs, body styles, decals and tires.
For the first release, players get behind the wheel at take on the SCORE Baja 1000, earning points for winning short sections and performing ‘big air’ flips. In development are game courses representing the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 500.
Players can also challenge 10 legendary SCORE Baja racers and teams including Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola, Shelby Reid, Casey Currie and Alan Ampudia.
F84 Games is a well-established and independent game developer who has worked with Disney, Warner Brothers, Mattel and others to create games as a media platform. Since the company’s inception in 2000, it has developed more than 400 games across several platforms for its clients and partners.
Baja Big Air was designed to capture what’s cool about SCORE Baja racing, but in an action-packed and fun way that both hardcore gamers and off-road enthusiasts would enjoy.
For more information or to download for free, go to the Apple App Store and/or Google Play.
2020 SCORE BAJA DISCOUNT PROGRAM
For 47 years, SCORE International has been the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization with nearly 175 races on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
With all four races in the SCORE World Desert Championship held exclusively in Baja California since 2016, SCORE has worked with the business community up and down the peninsula to develop the SCORE Baja Discount Program for all current official SCORE members.
This special program has been initiated for 2020 and hopefully for years to come. Participating are numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and shops in Baja California and Baja California Sur. With nearly 50 businesses already committed to the project and more being added daily, discounts of at least 10 percent and upwards of 20 percent are being offered to the entire active SCORE membership.
Participating businesses will all display a SCORE Baja Discount Program decal and the updated list of businesses will be found on the SCORE website. The current list with expanded information on each appears in the March issue of the SCORE Journal which is also located on the SCORE website.
$2,222.22 WINNER BONUS FOR CLASS 5
Late SCORE champion racer Pete Sohren is being posthumously recognized as the honorary Grand Marshal of this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, the race he loved the most.
In conjunction with this honor, a special $2,222.22 bonus purse has been offered by Pistol Pete’s family and his Forever Pit Crew for the winner of Class 5 at the SCORE San Felipe 250.
The March issue of the SCORE Journal has a life feature on the popular desert-racing personality, written by noted sports journalist Stuart Bourdon. The issue is accessed through the SCORE website.
BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
As part of their massive SCORE Contingency program for 2020, long-time SCORE sponsor partner BFGoodrich Tires is offering a large contingency bonus for each overall winner in the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. For the 34th annual SCORE San Felipe 250, the contingency bonus is US$10,000. BFGoodrich Tires is entering its 44th year as the Official Tire of SCORE and in 2020 the company will also be the title sponsor of both the 52nd SCORE Baja 500 and the 53rd SCORE Baja 1000.
Presenting sponsor of both of those iconic races will be 4 Wheel Parts.
BFGoodrich Tires is celebrating over four decades as a major player in SCORE Baja racing. In addition to being the official tire of SCORE International for over four decades, BFGoodrich Tires has now produced the tire of choice for 30 of the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in the SCORE Baja 1000, including 30 of the last 34 years along with a record-run of 20 straight from 1986 through 2005. In total, BFGoodrich Tires has now be the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winner in 92 SCORE Baja races including 32 in the SCORE Baja 500.
For over three decades, the annual motorsports festival that has brought the largest economic impact of any single event held annually in this lightly-populated portion of the rugged, rough and bountifully beautiful Baja peninsula has been the SCORE San Felipe 250.
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, May 5-10, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, June 16-21, Ensenada, Mexico
- 2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur
ABC TV AGAIN IN 2020
For the second straight year, the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship aired on the ABC family of networks. The four-races air as one-hour specials on ABC TV’s World of X Games program with replays 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 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.
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