SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 12, 2016
Nov. 15-20 race dates
Online racer registration open at www.SCORE-International.com
for 49th SCORE Baja 1000—the granddaddy of all desert races
SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit Oct. 1-2 in SoCal’s Fairplex in Pomona to salute SCORE’s Baja legends;
SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, presented by BFGoodrich Tires highlights pre-race festivities
Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at Las Vegas Convention Center; SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck
and unlimited Class 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway off-road track at 7 p.m., Nov. 1
ENSENADA, Mexico—Online racer registration is now officially open at www.SCORE-International.com for November’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic granddaddy of all desert races that is the season-finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 15-20, with the race and all ancillary events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
It will be a loop race this year of approximately 840 miles with the start line and finish line adjacent to the landmark Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the first and last several spectator-friendly miles running up and back down the Ensenada Arroyo.
This year marks the 42nd time the race will start in Ensenada and the 24th time that it will finish in Ensenada as well.
The drawing for starting positions, by class, for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Entry registration for the race is available at Register Here for Race.
Deadline to enter in time for the Oct. 18 drawing for start positions is 10 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Late entries received after the drawing will be placed by class in the next available starting position following those that entered in time for the random draw.
The results of qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1 will be announced at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Teams will be allowed to begin pre-running or practicing on the race course starting on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting from Ojos Negros as the section from the start to Ojos Negros will be restricted.
BEFORE BAJA…VIVA LAS VEGAS!
Helping to jumpstart the festivities for the SCORE Baja 1000 for the third straight year will be the massive SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) and the special SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying for SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 open-wheelers. With both events presented by BFGoodrich Tires, qualifying will be held at the Off-Road track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7 p.m. PT, Tuesday, Nov. 1).
SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 vehicles will be part of the massive display at the week-long SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience.
BEFORE VEGAS…OFF-ROAD EXPO!
SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif., to be held Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, the extensive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.
In addition to showcasing current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors, the SCORE Baja 1000 official course map for the race will be unveiled by SCORE officials at 3 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Crowd favorite autograph sessions will also be taking place on both Oct. 1 & 2 with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present who have built their legacy in the SCORE Baja 1000.
The SCORE Baja 1000 race week festivities will cover Nov. 15-20.
Pre-race festivities on Thursday (Nov. 17) for the SCORE Baja 1000, including the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Contingency will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pre-race tech will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will also be held on Thursday (Nov. 17) at 7 p.m. PT in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
Racer registration will be held in the Red Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Racer registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 15), from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday (Nov. 16) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Thursday (Nov. 17). Media registration will be held as well in the Red Room at the Riviera from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday (Nov. 16), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Thursday (Nov. 17) and the BFGoodrich Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center will be open on Friday at 5:30 a.m. PT until the course closes at approximately 11 p.m. PT on Saturday (Nov. 19) and will re-open on Sunday (Nov. 20) from seven a.m. until Noon PT.
SCORE sponsor Monster Energy will announce details regarding their special pre-race parties in the near future.
As the celebration continues all-night on Friday (Nov. 18), all day and evening on Saturday (Nov. 19) while official finishers cross the line and tales are added to the legacy of the event, the post-race awards fiesta will be held in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera starting at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday (Nov. 20).
BEFORE THE ‘MIL’…ROSARITO BEACH
Round 3 of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship will be this week’s Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge. While the unique-format, multi-day lap race split into sessions will be held for the 20th time, this will be the first time in its legendary history that SCORE has ever produced a race in the Rosarito Beach area.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. The spectacular shows feature not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue as part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2016 broadcast season, the SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will air as a full two-hour special for the second straight year.
ON THE AIR
2016 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
· SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecast-Sunday, April 17, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 24, 9 p.m. ET)
· Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge (first telecast-Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, Dec.18, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, December 25, 9 p.m. ET)
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
The four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship includes four special events and for the first time all four are being held in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 30th SCORE San Felipe 250, Feb. 25-28, San Felipe, Mexico
· 48th SCORE Baja 500, June 1-5, Ensenada Mexico
· Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 14-18, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
· 49th SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
Official SCORE Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, Muck Daddy-Official Hand Cleaner, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Official SCORE Partners: 4 Wheel Parts, Coca Cola, The Satellite Phone Store, PCI Race Radios.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: Vi Ayuntamiento de Playas de Rosarito, Cotuco de Playas de Rosarito, Comite de Mercadatecnia Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Secretary of Tourism.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.