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Online registration ends at 5p.m. Friday for SCORE Baja 400

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

August 26, 2021

Presented by VP Racing Fuels

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday;
145 entries to date for 2nd SCORE Baja 400

Second-time race to be held September 14-19 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico;
spectacular event is Round 3 of four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship
more info at https://score-international.com/raceinfo/2021-baja-400-sept-14-19-2021/

NOTE: Current Unofficial Numerical Entry list, by class, is at the bottom of the text

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Online registration for next month’s 2nd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels, closes at 5 p.m. (PT) tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 27). With late, on-site racer registration on Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 15-17), there are a total of 145 entries to date with racers from 17 U.S. States and eight countries.
WHEN
The youngest race in the long and storied nearly 50-year history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization will be held Sept. 14-19 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
CLOSED START/FINISH
Because of the significant health and safety protocols developed by SCORE in conjunction with and the approval of Mexican state and local health authorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all race-week festivities and the start/finish line compound will be restricted access only and closed to the general public.
The SCORE Baja 400 race start/finish compound will be located Northeast of downtown Ensenada, one-mile east of the end of the extension of Avenida Ruiz on Libramiento Ensenada which can also be accessed off of Highway 3 (Ensenada-Tecate).
Use the following link for the map to the SCORE start/finish compound:
https://score-international.com/raceinfo/map-to-compound/.
Spectators, adhering to the protocols, will be allowed to watch the race from around the 400-mile race course.
WHO…WHAT
Online racer registration along with a detailed schedule of events both are available on the SCORE website for Round 3 of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. Entries from all across the United States and around the world competing in classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads are anticipated for the upcoming internationally-televised desert race in Mexico’s Baja California.
WHERE
The SCORE compound, with no spectators allowed, will be the site of all pre-race activities and the start/finish line. The compound will be held northeast of downtown Ensenada, one mile east of the end of Avenida Ruiz on Libramiento Ensenada which can also be accessed on Highway 3 (Ensenada-Tecate).
ENTRIES
Of the 145 entries from online racer registration so far, 17 U.S. States are represented plus racers from host Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, Ecuador, France, New Zealand and South Africa.
Leading the way are SCORE Trophy Truck (including two in SCORE TT Legend) has 32 entries so far, the Trophy Truck Spec class which has 23 entries to date, the Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class with 14, Class 10 (11) and Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) has eight entries.
For more info, visit  https://score-international.com/raceinfo/2021-baja-400-sept-14-19-2021/.
SARA’S BACK
A former stellar SCORE racer and 2019 SCORE Trophy Truck Spec season point champion, SoCal’s Sara Price is returning after a season and a half absence as a second driver in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division.
Price, 29, of Canyon Country, Calif., will be the second driver for Dave Taylor, Page, Ariz., in both the upcoming SCORE Baja 400 and season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts in November.
Taylor/Price will split the driving in the No. 26 Adonia Yachts Chevy Silverado built by Geiser Brothers, in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech 1,000-horsepower, unlimited custom trucks.
The effervescent Price won her coveted 2019 season crown by finishing a very consistent second place in all four SCORE Baja races that year. She drove solo the entire season to win the season title in the ultra-competitive Trophy Truck Spec class in the No. 204 RPM Racing Geiser-Chevy. She became the first woman to ever ‘IronWoman’ in the SCORE TT Spec class and finish, and the first female driver to finish second in the SCORE Overall season point standings.
With her roots in motocross racing, Price is a former X-Games Medalist as well. She was a 19-time national champion on two-wheels and the first factory-supported female racer for Kawasaki motorcycles.
Price was named the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising Star in 2016, and drove six races in Stadium SUPER Truck Series, becoming the first woman ever to lead laps in that championship.
The year of 2012 marked her switch to four wheels as she started racing UTVs where she campaigned the WORCS series, Lucas Oil Regional Series, and was part of the first American UTV team to compete in the all-female Rally Aicha Des Gazelles in Morocco, Africa. Prior to that she went on to finish the Terracross Championship undefeated to take the Women’s Championship that same year.
She returns following a sabbatical from SCORE while teaming with Kyle LeDuc for Chip Ganassi Racing in this year’s inaugural season of the Extreme E Series electric SUV off-road series around the world.
GREEN FLAG
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (Sept. 18) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 6 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 10 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around eight and one-half hours, all vehicles will have a 20-hour time limit to become official finishers in the race.
THE FIELD
Nearly 200 vehicles are expected at the start line for this second-time SCORE race with racers from as many as 20 U.S. States and 10 countries anticipated. SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$5,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel race winner to help commemorate this newest race on the SCORE schedule.
START GRID-SCORE BAJA 1000
The results of the SCORE Baja 400 also will determine the start order within each class for November’s iconic season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
PRE-RUNNING
Official practice, or pre-running, on the official 400-mile race course for this year’s 2nd SCORE Baja 400 will open at 8 a.m. PDT on Saturday, Sept. 4. Pre-running will start at race mile 33.50 and finish at race mile 366.50. The first 33.50 miles, which will be used in both directions during the race, will be available for pre-running only on Thursday (Sept. 16) and Friday (Sept. 17) and only in the outbound direction.
QUALIFYING
Qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 16}, starting at 8 a.m. PDT. Classes that will be qualifying for the SCORE Baja 400 are SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, the unlimited Class 1 and the Trophy Truck Spec class.
MAIN COURSE
The race will feature a course, when fully plotted and then marked over the next week by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of 400 miles of rugged Baja California terrain.
The challenging race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
REGISTRATION/CONTINGENCY
In accordance with the current requirements of the Baja California Secretary of Health BioSecurity protocols, all pre-race activities and the start/finish line SCORE compound will be closed to the public.
During the race on Saturday, Sept. 18 until the course closes on Sunday morning, Sept. 19, the start/finish line compound will include the massive double-sided SCOREvision LED screen broadcasting race activities and start and finish line interviews. Popular Rat Sult will once again serve as host of the SCORE Live streaming. Assisting Sult will be Dave Arnold.
All of the week’s festivities, including contingency and qualifying, will be streamed both live and same-day including the race, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
SCORE REGISTRATION TENT
The SCORE Registration tent at the start of the SCORE compound will be the site of many of the activities surrounding the 2nd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels. Racer registration and media registration will both be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 15-17).
Racer registration will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 15) from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. PDT along with 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday (Sept. 16) and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday (Sept. 17).
On Wednesday, no new entries will be accepted after 7 p.m. PDT, on Thursday after 4 p.m. PDT and on Friday, no new entries will be accepted after 3 p.m. PDT
Media registration the SCORE Registration tent will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 14) and Wednesday (Sept. 15) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday (Sept. 16) and Friday (Sept. 17).
The SCORE Media Center will be in the SCORE Registration tent during the race (Sept. 18-19) with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking displays including unofficial elapsed times.
GRAN HISTORIA
The first Baja 500 organized and produced by SCORE was held on July 26, 1974 as the first of over 150 SCORE Baja races to date.
Ensenada is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja races. Ensenada has hosted the start line 47 times and the finish line 43 times for the SCORE Baja 500. For the iconic SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada will be hosting the start line this November for the 47th time and the finish line will be in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time.
SCOREscope
2021 SCORE SKED
Here are the remaining two events in the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which will all be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:
  • 2nd SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—
September 14-19, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—
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 is being held in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year:
  • 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—
March 29-April 3, San Felipe, Mexico
  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—
June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • 3rd SCORE Baja 400—
September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—
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.

2nd SCORE Baja 400presented by VP Racing Fuels
Round 3 of four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship

September 14-19, 2021—400 miles – Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 145 (as of 8/26/21)
(from 17 U.S. States, host Mexico, Bolivia, Canada,
Ecuador, France, New Zealand, So. Africa)

(UNOFFICIAL, Numerical order, by class)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (32*)
1 Luke McMillin
4 Justin Matney
*5L Clyde Stacy
7 Bryce Menzies
9 Apdaly Lopez
10 Alan Ampudia
11 Rob MacCachren
12 Guastavo Vildosola Sr
14 Bobby Pecoy
16 Cameron Steele
18 JP Gomez
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
22 Jax Redline
23 Dan McMillin
26 Dave Taylor
27 Jonathan Brenthel
29 Madix Bailey
31 Andy McMillin
35 Carlos Penunuri
*37L Rolf Helland
40 Chris Miller
41 Justin Lofton
43 Larry Roeseler
45 Gary Magness
65 Dan Myers
71 Eric Hardin
79 AJ Jones
85 Mike Lawrence
89 Mike Walser
90 Raul Gomez
92 Paul Nauleau
*SCORE TT LEGEND
CLASS 1 (6)
100 Cody Parkhouse
105 Mason Cullen
123 Broc Dickerson
162 Brendan Gaughan
168 Shelby Reid
179 Mario Fuentes
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (23)
200 Jorge Sampietro
205 Jose Delucie
211 Pat Sims
213 Karl Ebdrup
214 Valerie Clark
218 Chad Dohrman
227 Kyle Jergensen
228 Ryan Hancock
232 Chelsea Magness
234 Jason McNeil
238 Elijah Kiger
242 Bryce Swaim
244 Brad Lovell
258 Justin Davis
261 Jeff Bader
264 Pierce Herbst
269 Guillermo Zamacona
275 Juan Sanchotena
278 Carlos Ibarra
285 Clay Lawrence
294 Vincent Munoz
296 Andrew Myers
299 Charles Dorrance
CLASS 10 (11)
1001 Oliver Flemate
1006 Freddie Willert
1009 J. David Ruvalcaba
1010 Moises Cuevas
1016 Hiram Duran
1018 Cesar Fiscal
1023 Britney Myers (DOR-Tamara Myers)
1027 Arturo V. Malo
1046 Ethan Hagle
1062 Roberto Romo
1081 Matt Winslow
CLASS 7 (2)
700 Daniel Chamlee
727 Meredith Hammond
PRO UTV FI (14)
2910 Rodrigo Ampudia
2918 Justin Lambert
2923 Eduardo Peredo
2931 Craig Scanlon
2932 Clinton Schue
2951 Herman Johnson
2954 Austin Weiland
2960 Ryan Laidlaw
2967 Mike Pratt
2970 Francisco Beltran
2974 Jorge Cano
2987 Edgar Garcia Leon
2998 P.J. Jones
2999 Bob Jablonsky
SCORE LITES (2)
1202 Matias Arjona IV
1229 Doug Satterfield
PRO UTV NA (8)
1909 Q. Rene Gutierrez
1910 Jose Angulo
1918 Richard Fant
1919 Paul Barnhart Jr
1954 Kristen Matlock
1957 Joe Bolton
1978 T. Bradley Millner
1995 Kaden Wells
CLASS 1/2-1600 (2)
1600 Eli Yee
1621 Kevin A. Sanchez
PRO UTV STOCK (2)
3913 Carolina Sanchez
3930 Douglas Cornwell
PRO UTV OPEN (5)
1870 Justin Elenburg
1871 Wayne Matlock
1877 Josh Herzing
1879 Michelle Barraza
1898 Cameron Ornelas
CLASS 5 (2)
506 Leopoldo Perez
508 Greg Sullivan
CLASS 5-1600 (1)
557 Larry Negrete Jr
CLASS 7F (1)
714F Justin Park
CLASS 7SX (1)
758 Armando Duron
CLASS 11 (2)
1111 Eric Solorzano
1196 Alex Gonzales
Sportsman
SPT UTV UNLIMITED (2)
1801 Dave Miller
1808 Chad Gould
Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (6)
19x Jacob Nieder
22x Shane Redline
30x Cade Smith
38x Ivan Delgadillo
77x Hosea Struiskma
97x Jason Alosi
PRO MOTO 30 (1)
308x Greg Bardonnex
PRO MOTO LIMITED (2)
101x Ulises Fierro
109x Christopher Gil
PRO MOTO 40 (2)
408x Ryan Liebelt
424x William St. Laurent
PRO MOTO 50 (1)
510x Giovanni Spinali
PRO MOTO IRONMAN (3)
718x Francisco DePaiva
725x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
785x Fabricio Fuentes
PRO MOTO 60 (1)
628x Scott McIntosh
Pro Quads
Pro Quad (4)
1a Jose Luis Velez
5a Steven Lopez
7a Carlos Napoles
37a Ricardo Villafana
Sportsman
SPT M/C (6)
201x Scott Borden
203x Giovanni Aviles
209x Alejandro Gomez
212x Brayan Avalos
224x Edgar Najar
292x Geovany Rodriguez
SPT QUAD (3)
112a Daniel Gaytan
113a Victor Higuera
126a Miguel Salas