May SCORE Journal spotlight shines on preview of 51st anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 500 –

May SCORE Journal spotlight shines on preview of 51st anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 500


May 22, 2019

May SCORE Journal spotlight shines on preview
of 51st anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 500


Vol. 5, No. 5 airing ‘LIVE’ at; SCORE Journal includes
in-depth coverage of SCORE, SCORE World Desert Championship, industry

    ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Over 30 pages of coverage in text, images and video previewing this month’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 500 along with several breakout pieces from the legends of the iconic race and a pictorial review of a special Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbo are bathed in the spotlight this month in Vol. 5, No. 5 of the highly-acclaimed SCORE Journal digital online magazine.

Full of interactive news and feature stories, the issue is now live on the SCORE website at and is available through SCORE social media channels as well as a direct link at
In addition to the huge preview section on the Round 2 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship, there coverage includes the course map as well as a look at many of the key racers who have helped to build the legacy of SCORE Baja racing. The issue also includes the annual UTV parts section, several SCORE News items, lots of new products and a very special pictorial feature one of the legendary desert racing vehicles in SCORE Baja racing history.
“Our May SCORE Journal takes a colorful, in-depth and very thorough look at the upcoming SCORE Baja 500, one of the top 10 motorsports events in the worl,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Marketing and Sales Director and publisher of the SCORE Journal. “This issue also features a picture-perfect look at the 1978 BFG Blazer, the amazing race vehicle built for Frank ‘Scoop’ Vessels.”
“We have also compiled an UTV Performance Product guide showcasing the latest products that can help increase UTV activities, no matter where people choose to participate.”
The SCORE Journal digital magazine, reaching an average of nearly 2 million unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of over 31 minutes is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The continually revamped SCORE website also generates an average of over 2 million monthly unique viewers.
The SCORE Journal digital magazine’s November 2018 (SCORE Baja 1000) issue delivered a record 2.8 million unique viewers/readers. The Spanish version of that SCORE Journal issue recorded 224,628 unique viewers/readers.
The SCORE website for the week of the 51st SCORE Baja 1000 in November of last year had a very strong 1.2 million unique viewers.
Helped by the SCORE live streaming format, The SCORE San Felipe 250 recorded 1,155,904 unique visitors to the SCORE website during race week.
And the SCORE Journal’s March 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250 preview issue was viewed by 1,810,444 unique viewers and our Spanish language edition of the SJ generated over 190,000 unique viewers!
Vol. 5, No. 5 of the SCORE Journal is once again filled with numerous interesting worth-reading features, stories, captivating images, exciting videos and several news items.
This edition is anchored around an exciting detailed preview at the 51st anniversary of the legendary SCORE Baja 500 including a look at four racers whose records in this race may never be broken—Larry Roeseler, Ivan Stewart, Rod Hall and Jim O’Neal. The special section also includes the official course map for the rugged 487.11-mile race course.
Also included in this issue is a special guide to Ensenada’s Hotel and Restaurants which are a big part of SCORE Baja Racing’s history and culture.
There is also a breakout piece on the iconic 1978 BFG Blazer built by former Indy 500 winner and SCORE Baja 500 champion Parnelli Jones for Frank ‘Scoop’ Vessels.
This SCORE Journal also looks up close and personal at a Polaris RZR XP 1000 Turbo that was custom built to the same level as a SCORE Class 1 open-wheel desert race car.
The issue also includes the SCORE Journal’s annual special section on the latest UTV parts that add performance and capability.
The Off-Road Marketplace in this issue continues to shine brightly on the latest new products for racers and enthusiasts.
The SCORE Journal, launched in 2015, is published as 12 monthly online digital magazines, which includes four print editions that are available as the SCORE race programs at the four events that comprise the SCORE World Desert Championship along with another print edition for the annual SCORE Awards Night.
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.
The SCORE Journal features a Spanish language edition of the magazine on the SCORE website. Spanish-speaking individuals represent nearly 20% of the SCORE Journal unique reader base. The link may be viewed on the menu of the SCORE Journal Magazine tab on the SCORE Website. The Spanish language version of the SCORE Journal will be posted within the week of the English version.
Here is the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fourth consecutive year all races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:

  • 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 3-7, San Felipe, Mexico
  • 51st SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico
  • Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 19-23, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.19-24, Ensenada, Mexico

ABC TV IN 2019
SCORE has confirmed that the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship will be 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 will be 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.
SCORE also announced that the inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 next September will air as a one-hour special on ESPN TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
Hall of Fame racer Cameron Steele’s popular ‘Trail of Missions’ show has been shown as part of ABC’s World of X Games series for the past several years.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows continue to air internationally in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
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, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at