SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
October 1, 2021
Race week Nov. 15-20
BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Online racer registration now open as entries anticipated from across U.S., 20 countries
Pre-running opens Oct. 23 on mammoth 1,239.00-mile course down Baja California peninsula for iconic finale of 4-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship; Starting next to Ensenada’s Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, finishing in La Paz for iconic season-finale of four-race SCORE World Desert Championship
NOTE: Current 2021 SCORE Baja 1000 schedule of events at bottom of text
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Revered worldwide as the ‘Granddaddy of All Desert Races’, online racer entry applications are available for November’s iconic internationally-televised season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, the season finale of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Starting and finishing under Mexico’s strict BioSecurity health and safety protocols, race-week festivities and the race itself will be held Nov. 15-20.
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.
This year’s race will be a peninsula run of approximately 1,239 miles down majestic Baja Califonria, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur. ONLINE RACER ENTRY APPLICATIONS
Racer entry applications are now available at www.SCORE-International.com under Race Info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page. Questions should be directed to SCORE Registration and Membership Director Audreonna Garcia at 775. 852.8907. Online racer entry applications will be accepted through Friday, October. 22.
The SCORE Ensenada office will accept walk-in entries up to Friday, Oct. 29. BFG BIG BONUS
SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$40,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel race winner to help commemorate this newest race on the SCORE schedule. 54th SCORE BAJA 1000
Many of the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s massive BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on ESPN2’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.
Nearly 300 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from nearly 40 U.S. States and as many as 20 countries anticipated. Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads are offered for this spectacular event.
This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a point-to-point race of a spectacular 1,239 miles starting in Ensenada in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
It will start for the 47th time in Ensenada, finish for the 22nd time in La Paz, Baja California Sur and the race is annually the finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past six years in Baja California.
It will be the first peninsula run since the 50th SCORE Baja 1000 in 2017. PRE-RUNNING
Pre-running on the official race course of approximately 1,239 miles will open on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The first section of the finalized race course will not be available for pre-running from the start until Monday of race week when it will be open only for vehicles traveling outbound. SCORE LIVE
During contingency on Tuesday and Wednesday and the race on Thursday until the course closes on Saturday late afternoon, live streaming will be broadcasting race activities and start and finish line interviews. Popular Rat Sult, who has been the voice of SCORE over the last six seasons, will once again serve as host of the SCORE Live streaming. Assisting Sult will be veteran Dave Arnold.
SCORE live may be launched from the home page of the SCORE website. STARTING POSITIONS
For this year’s SCORE Baja 1000, starting positions for all entries that raced in September’s SCORE Baja 400, finishing positions determined their respective starting positions if they have fully entered by the close of online racer registration on Oct. 22.
All entries that arrive by Oct. 22 online or by Oct. 29 in person, will be placed in a drawing for start positions with the results being posted on the SCORE website on Friday, Nov. 5.
After that date, late, on-site racer registration will be held in the Red Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada for three days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 15-17). All late, on-site entries will receive the next available starting position within their respective classes. GREEN FLAG
The SCORE Baja 1000 will be an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Thursday, November 18 will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 2 a.m. (PT) and 10 a.m. (PT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around 22 hours, all vehicles will have a 50-hour time limit to become official finishers in the elapsed-time race. SCOREscope 2021 SCORE SKED
Here is the remaining event in the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which are being held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2021
For the third straight year, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship races are airing on the ESPN family of networks. The four-races will air as specials on the World of X Games program 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 journalists Sam Posey and Jack Arute.
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. 2022 SCHEDULE
Here are the dates for the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year.
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico SCORE SPONSORS… 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 and PCI Race Radios. SCORE Official Partners: 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, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Ensenada Tourism Marketing Committee and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.
54th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Nov. 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico •Schedule of Events•(All times Pacific Time) ENSENADA Monday, November 15, 2021
8am-6pm Chassis Inspections Parking lot, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
8am-6pm Stella install/Device pickup Parking lot, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
Noon-8pm Racer Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
1pm-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
8am-6pm Racer Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center No new entries after 4 p.m.
9am-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm—Contingency Row-Motos/Quads/UTVs Area around Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Ctr.
9am-6pm—Tech Inspection-Motos/Quads/UTVs Area around Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
7pm Mandatory Racer Meeting Torre Lucerna Hotel, Ensenada
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
8am-5pm Racer Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center No new entries after 3 p.m.
9am-5pm Media Registration Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm Contingency Row Area around Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-6pm Tech Inspection Area around Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
11:30am Media Conference Torre Lucerna Hotel, Ensenada
6pm Mandatory Pilor Meeting TBA
Thursday, November 18, 2021 ENSENADA: (All times Pacific Time)
START LINE-Blvd. Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center FINISH LINE-Adjacent to Grand Plaza Hotel on the outskirts of La Paz
START – Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2021—2am Motorcycles, Quads (Pro Moto Unlimited two-minute intervals. All other moto, quad classes–one-minute intervals). Order Subject to Change—Pro Moto Unlimited, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto Limited, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto Rally, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Moto, SPT Quad
1am to 3pm SCORE Media Center Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am to 1pm SCORE Media Center Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center 9am Opening Ceremony start line area START – Thursday, November 18, 2021—10am Cars, Trucks, UTVS (TT, 1, TT Spec, 10-one minute intervals–five-minute gap between those classes. Other classes-30 second intervals). Order Subject to Change— TT/TT Legend, 1, TT Spec, 10, 7, Pro UTV FI, SL, Pro UTV NA, 1/2-1600, Pro UTV Stock, 8, HM, 4700, 3700, 1700, 2700, Hammer Unltd, Hammer Ltd, Pro UTV Open, 5, PT, PT, 3, 5-1600, BC, 7F, 7SX, SF, TL/3000, Baja-e, 2, VT, VI, 9, 11, SPT Unltd Truck, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT Open-Wheel, SPT UTV Unltd, SPT UTV Stock TIME LIMIT: 50-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts to cover the course
LA PAZ: (All times Pacific Time) Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11am-5pm–BFGoodrich Tires/BCS Sec. of Tourism SCORE Media Center—Grand Plaza Hotel
Thursday, Nov. 18—Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
10am Thursday, Nov. 17 to 3pm Saturday, Nov. 20–BFGoodrich Tires/BCS Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center—Grand Plaza Hotel, Emperor’s Ballroom
Saturday, November 20, 2021
5pm Unofficial Results Posted SCORE Website, SCORE Media Center
5:30pm-6:30pm Racer Inquiry period Emperor’s Ballroom, Grand Plaza Hotel
7:30pm Official results posted Ballroom, Grand Plaza Hotel, SCORE Website
8pm Awards Celebration Fidepaz Marina, next to Grand Plaza Hotel