SCORE International

Entries Growing for the BFGoodrich 56th SCORE Baja 500

The Countdown Clock has Started!

SCORE MEDIA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-international.com and SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Ensenada, the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ returns as the next venue for the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship. Round 2 will be the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, the second oldest and a pinnacle race of the organization founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and owned for the next 38 years by the iconic Sal Fish. Round 2 on the 2024 schedule of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization will be held May 29 to June 2 in Baja California, Mexico.

Read More

Entries Growing for the BFGoodrich 56th SCORE Baja 500

The Countdown Clock has Started!

SCORE MEDIA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-international.com and SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

Ensenada, the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ returns as the next venue for the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship. Round 2 will be the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, the second oldest and a pinnacle race of the organization founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and owned for the next 38 years by the iconic Sal Fish. Round 2 on the 2024 schedule of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization will be held May 29 to June 2 in Baja California, Mexico.

Read More

Entries Growing for the BFGoodrich 56th SCORE Baja 500

The Countdown Clock has Started!

SCORE MEDIA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: Gabriel Garcia, Gabriel@SCORE-international.com and SCORE HISTORIAN: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Ensenada, the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ returns as the next venue for the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship. Round 2 will be the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, the second oldest and a pinnacle race of the organization founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and owned for the next 38 years by the iconic Sal Fish. Round 2 on the 2024 schedule of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization will be held May 29 to June 2 in Baja California, Mexico.

‘CINDERELLA OF THE PACIFIC’

     Ensenada, a popular port city on the coast of the Pacific Ocean 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego, is known worldwide as ‘The Cinderella of the Pacific.’

     Ensenada has many tourist attractions, including the Valle de Guadalupe with over 150 wineries and excellent restaurants with the best of Mexican gastronomy, as well as La Bufadora, a natural geyser that attracts millions of people every year to witness its spectacular nature, as well as the legendary Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, home of the famous Margarita, which can be enjoyed at the Andaluz Bar.

EARLIEST ENTRIES

     With nearly 260 entries expected, entries have already come from 18 U.S. States and six countries are part of the first 75 official entries. Besides the United States, and host country Mexico, racers so far have come from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, and Japan.

RACE WEEK

     The colorful contingency row and tech inspection of all the participating vehicles will be held on Friday, May 31 on Ensenada's Boulevard Costero from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, adjacent to the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. With the Manufacturer’s Midway and multiple local vendors, the pre-race pageantry draws upwards 50,000 people for the event that is free to the public.

     On Saturday, June 1, the green flag will drop on the Boulevard Costero, with the first motorcycle departing at 2:30 a.m. PT, while the first 4-wheeler will depart at 6:15 a.m. PT, having to overcome a 486-mile race course.  While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in approximately 10 hours, all vehicles Will have a 20-hour time limit to become official finishers in the elapsed-time race.

     The awards celebration will be held on Sunday, June 2 at the Cathedral Hall of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center at 12:30 p.m. Qualifying, contingency and the race days will be part of SCORE Live with Rat Sult on SCORE's official YouTube channel and also its official Facebook account. Tracking of the race vehicles will be available during the race through the SCORE website.

METHOD RACE WHEELS QUALIFYING

     SCORE Trophy Trucks, SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend and Trophy Truck Spec classes will hold the Method Race Wheels Qualifying session on Thursday, May 30. Starting with at 7 a.m. PT at a private venue, this event is closed to the public.

     The Method Race Wheels Qualifying will determine the starting order in those three classes for the race, as this is the first time in history that all SCORE four races will hold a qualifying session.

     SCORE Live will air the Method Race Wheels Qualifying through the SCORE website.

     Start order for all of the other classes in this race will be determined by a random draw for positions within each class.

‘GOLDEN BOY’ WILL BE OUT TO DEFEND HIS THRONE

     Bryce Menzies, 36, of Las Vegas, is already part of the official registrations for the SCORE Baja 500 in the SCORE Trophy Truck. Menzies, who is the defending SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion, won the overall in this race in 2023.

     After a fourth-place finish in March’s King Shocks 37th SCORE San Felipe 250, the "Golden Boy" is one of the favorites to fight for the checkered flag aboard his No. 1 Menzies Motorsports Ford Raptor, a Mason Motorsports built truck with all-wheel drive.

    Bryce Menzies has 10 career victories in the history of the 30-year history of the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division, which is why in just a few years he has become one of the favorites of the Mexican fans in SCORE, thanks to his spectacular driving and cordial treatment of the fans.

SOLORZANO, THE LEGEND OF BAJA

     Eric Solorzano, 64, from Tijuana, Baja California, continues his quest for his first SCORE 2024 Desert World Championship win after finishing second in the SCORE San Felipe 250 in Class 11.

     Solorzano, the only Mexican driver to be inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, remains a living legend in Class 11, showing no signs of retiring anytime soon, aboard his No. 1111 stock Volkswagen sedan. In his illustrious career, Solorzano has won 11 SCORE Class 11 season point crowns, and he has also won Class 11 a total of seven times in the SCORE Baja 500.

PRESS WELCOME

     Applications for SCORE press credentials (media, team media and commercial media) for the 56th BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500 are now open, exclusively online via the following direct link...http://score-international.com/score-media/.

     Once submitted through the SCORE website (deadline for submission is Friday, May 17), credential requests will be reviewed and a response email will be sent by Monday, May 20.

SCOREscope

2024 SCORE SCHEDULE

     Here are the dates for the three remaining 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship which are being held in Baja California, Mexico for the ninth consecutive year:

BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500—

May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

5th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—

September 11-15, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 1000—

November 11-17, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

SCORE SPONSORS…

     Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber and Race Title Sponsor, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Battery, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communication, Sylvania-Official Light, Method Race Wheels-Official Wheel and Race Qualifying sponsor, Lasernut-Official Custom Metal Fabricator, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

     SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.

     Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada, and Cruz Roja Mexicana.

     For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

En Espanol…

Del 29 de Mayo al 2 de Junio Comenzó en Ensenada

la cuenta regresiva para la BFGoodrich Tires 56th Baja 500

La segunda fecha del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE se realizará

en Ensenada, Baja California, con un contingente cercano a los 260 equipos

      ENSENADA, Baja California, México—Ensenada será la nueva sede del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, ya que del 29 de mayo al 2 de junio se estará realizando en esa ciudad la BFGoodrich Tires 56a SCORE Baja 500, la segunda carrera de mayor antigüedad y excelencia dentro de la empresa fundada en la década de los setentas por el fallecido Mickey Thompson.

     Ensenada, conocida como “La Cenicienta del Pacífico”, cuenta con muchos atractivos turísticos, como el Valle de Guadalupe con sus diferentes vinícolas y excelentes restaurantes con lo mejor de la gastronomía mexicana, al igual que La Bufadora, un geiser natural que atrae cada año a millones de personas para presenciar su espectacular naturaleza, al igual que el legendario Centro Social, Cultural y Cívico Riviera de Ensenada, hogar de la famosa Margarita, misma que se puede disfrutar en el Bar Andaluz.

     Ya a unos días de abrirse registros de pilotos y equipos de competencia, la cifra está subiendo en forma interesante, esperando para el día del banderazo de salida, sábado 1 de junio, un contingente de 260 equipos participantes, de países como los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Australia, Japón, Indonesia, Bolivia, Perú y el anfitrión México.

     Actualmente, son 17 estados de los Estados Unidos que ya cuentan con algún corredor en los registros oficiales de SCORE para esta Baja 500, entre ellos, California, Nevada, Arizona y Utah.

     La revisión mecánica de la SCORE Baja 500 será el viernes 31 de mayo en el Bulevar Costero de Ensenada, de las 8 de la mañana a las 5 de la tarde, actividad que espera reunir a 50 mil personas a lo largo del día.

     El sábado 1 de junio caerá la bandera verde en el Bulevar Costero, con la primera motocicleta partiendo a las 2:30 de la mañana, mientras que el primer vehículo de 4 ruedas, partirá a las 6:15 de la mañana, teniendo que vencer una ruta de 486 millas, y con un tiempo límite para cruzar la meta en Ensenada, de 20 horas.

     La ceremonia de premiación se realizará el domingo 2 de junio en el Salón Catedral del Centro Social, Cívico y Cultural Riviera de Ensenada, a las 12:30 de la tarde, recordando que la SCORE Baja 500 será transmitida en vivo por el canal oficial de SCORE en YouTube y también su cuenta oficial de Facebook.

METHOD RACE WHEELS CALIFICACION

     El jueves 30 de mayo se realizará la Method Race Wheels Calificación para los SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend y Trophy Truck Spec classes, iniciando con prácticas desde las 7 de la mañana en una sede privada, recordando que en este evento no se permitirá el acceso a espectadores.

     De esa manera se definirá el orden de arranque en esas 3 clases para la carrera, siendo esta la primera vez en la historia que todas las fechas de SCORE contarán con esta actividad.

SALDRÁ EL “GOLDEN BOY” A DEFENDER SU TRONO

     Bryce Menzies, de 36 años de edad y de Las Vegas, Nevada, ya es parte de los registros oficiales para la SCORE Baja 500 en los SCORE Trophy Trucks, quien ganó el overall de esta carrera en 2023, por lo que buscará nuevamente el estar celebrando un triunfo en Ensenada.

     Tras un cuarto sitio en la edición 37 de la King Shocks SCORE San Felipe 250, el “Golden Boy” es parte de la baraja de favoritos para pelear por la bandera a cuadros, a bordo de su Ford Raptor, vehículo de la marca Mason Motorsports y que es de tracción en todos sus ejes.

Bryce Menzies cuenta con 10 victorias en la historia de los SCORE Trophy Trucks, con el equipo Menzies Motorsports, por lo que en pocos años se ha convertido en uno de los consentidos de los fans mexicanos en SCORE, gracias a su manejo espectacular y su sencillez con ellos.

SOLÓRZANO, LA LEYENDA DE LA 11

     Eric Solórzano, de 64 años y de Tijuana, Baja California, sigue en la búsqueda de su primer triunfo en el Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE, tras finalizar segundo dentro de la SCORE San Felipe 250 en la Clase 11.

     Solórzano, único piloto mexicano en ser parte del Salón de la Fama del Off-Road en Las Vegas, Nevada, se mantiene vigente ante las nuevas generaciones en la Clase 11, toda una leyenda viviente y quien no da señales de pensar en el retiro a corto plazo, a bordo de su vochito stock con motor Volkswagen.

score-media/

     Una vez enviadas a través de la página de internet de SCORE, (la fecha límite de envío es el viernes 17 de mayo), se revisarán las solicitudes de credenciales y se enviará por parte de nosotros un correo de respuesta antes del lunes 20 de mayo.

BIENVENIDA LA PRENSA

     Ya se abrieron las solicitudes de credenciales de prensa SCORE (medios de comunicación, medios de comunicación de equipos y medios de comunicación comerciales) para la edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, exclusivamente en línea a través del siguiente enlace directo...http://score-international.com/score-media/.

     Una vez enviadas a través de la página de internet de SCORE, (la fecha límite de envío es el viernes 17 de mayo), se revisarán las solicitudes de credenciales y se enviará por parte de nosotros un correo de respuesta antes del lunes 20 de mayo.

Universo SCORE

CALENDARIO 2024 DE SCORE

Estas son las tres fechas restantes del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto 2024 de SCORE que se celebrarán en Baja California, México, por noveno año consecutivo:

Edición 56 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500-

29 de mayo al 2 de junio, Ensenada, Baja California, México

Edición 5 de la SCORE Baja 400, presentada por VP Racing Fuels-

11-15 de septiembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México

Edición 57 de la BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000-

11-17 de noviembre, Ensenada, Baja California, México

PATROCINADORES SCORE…

     Patrocinadores oficiales de SCORE: BFGoodrich Tires-Patrocinador oficial de llantas y carreras, Ford-Patrocinador oficial de camionetas y todoterrenos, King Shocks-Patrocinador oficial de amortiguadores y carreras, Polaris RZR-Patrocinador oficial de UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Patrocinador oficial de combustible y carreras, Optima Batteries-Patrocinador oficial de baterías, Rugged Radios: Radiocomunicación oficial, Sylvania: Luces oficiales, Method Race Wheels: Patrocinador oficial de los rines y de la clasificación de la carrera, Lasernut: Fabricante oficial de metal a medida, Wide Open Excursions: Empresa oficial para tours de Off-Road, Crystal Bay Casino: Casino oficial.

     Socios Oficiales de SCORE: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.

     Socios Asociados Adicionales de SCORE: Secretaría de Turismo de Baja California, Secretaría de Turismo de MÉXICO, Consejo Municipal Fundacional de San Felipe, Gobierno Municipal de Ensenada, Comité de Comercialización Turística de San Felipe, Comité de Comercialización Turística de Ensenada, Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles de Ensenada, Proturismo Ensenada y Cruz Roja Mexicana.

Para más información sobre SCORE, visita la página de internet oficial del Campeonato Mundial del Desierto de SCORE en www.SCORE-International.com.

BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500

Round 2 of four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship

May 29-June 2 – 486.00 miles – Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Total Entries: 75 (as of 4/20/24)

(from 18 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan)


 

Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

(Numerical order, by class)

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (23*)

1 Bryce Menzies

*1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr

16 Cameron Steele

21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr

23 Dan McMillin

33 Roberto Romo Jr

*37L Rolf Helland

45 Gary Magness-1st RS

46 Toby Price

56 Ruben Ledezma

58 Tracy Graf

60 Cole Potts

*61L David Payne

70 Kevin Thompson

72 Aaron Celiceo

78 Tracy Poole

82 Sam Baldi

83 Luke McMillin

85 Mikey Lawrence

87 Dallas Lutrell

89 Mike Walser

94 Christopher Polvoorde

*99L Shawn Runyon

*SCORE TT LEGEND

CLASS 1 (1)

127 Cody Parkhouse

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (19)

200 Jason McNeil

205 Joe Delucie

207 Mason Cullen

228 Ryan Hancock

232 Chelsea Magness

236 Michael Marsal

237 Adam Castaneda

242 Bryce Swaim

245 Ethan Hagle

249 Chase Swanson

250 Dustin Swanson

258 Mavrick Gaunt

260 Santiago Creel

262 Mick Magher

289 Tanner Rust

290 Isidro Ochoa

294 Vincent Munoz

297 Jorge Sampietro

299 Charles Dorrance

CLASS 10 (2)

1020 Carlos Guillen

1060 Ted Baker-1st RS

PRO UTV OPEN (2)

1850 Paul Barnhart Jr

1869 Justin Lambert

PRO UTV FI (4)

2906 Zach Selby

2966 Shane Allen

2987 Edgar Garcia

2960 Miguel Barraza

CLASS 7 (2)

703 Scott Brady

711 Richard Fant

PRO UTV NA (1)

1919 Eva Malabanan

PRO UTV STOCK (6)

3900 Jorge Cano

3906 Mark Levrett

3916 Jeff Embree

3930 Douglas Cornwell

3943 Dennis Romero

3957 Bruce Jett-1st RS

CLASS 8 (1)

809 Josh Klenske

CLASS 3 (1)

390 Ikuo Hanawa

CLASS 7F (1)

700F Justin Park

CLASS 11 (1)

1111 Eric Solorzano

Pro Motorcycles

PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (1)

9x Austin Eddy

PRO MOTO 30 (1)

317x Ethan Wheeler-1st RS

PRO MOTO LIMITED (1)

193x Adam Joslin

PRO MOTO 40 (1)

452x Travis Flateau

PRO MOTO IRONMAN (3)

713x Francisco Teran-1st RS

724x William Gross

780x Jeff Miller

PRO MOTO ADVENTURE (2)

805x Dustin Davis-1st RS

834x Scott Purcell

Sportsman

SPT M/C (2)

236x Andy Valencia

283x Chad Waite

2024 SCORE Trophy Truck Points Leaders

Responsive image

1. Alan Ampudia

120 Points
Responsive image

2. Luke McMillin

114 Points
Responsive image

3. Tavo Vildosola

110 Points
Responsive image

4. Bryce Menzies

107 Points
Responsive image

5. Cameron Steele

105 Points
Responsive image

6. Dan McMillin

104 Points

2024 SCORE Trophy Truck Legends Points Leaders

Responsive image

1. Gustavo Vildosola Sr.

96 Points
Responsive image

2. Clay Lawrence

90 Points
Responsive image

3. Greg Adler

86 Points
Responsive image

4. Rolf Helland

83 Points
Responsive image

5. David Payne

81 Points
Responsive image

6. Wade Porter

35 Points

The Latest News from Score International

Entries Growing for the BFGoodrich 56th SCORE Baja 500

Ensenada, the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ returns as the next venue for the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship. Round 2 will be the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, the second oldest and a pinnacle race of ... Read More

Fox Factory Edition 2024 Chevrolet Silverado

The Fox Factory Edition 2024 Chevrolet Silverado is the result of a collaboration between Fox Factory Powered Vehicle Division and offroad industry leaders like FOX, Method Race Wheels, BF Goodrich, Baja Kits, ARB, RCV, and more. ... Read More

First SCORE Baja 500

To everything there is a beginning and the launch of SCORE International’s remarkable history in Mexico came on July 26, 1974 when what has become the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization was asked to take over and officially produced its ... Read More

SCORE Journal  | Issue 1 2024

Subscribe to SCORE Journal & the Racer Newsletter

Please email me the SCORE Journal, Racer Newsletter, offers & discounts from specially selected partners for FREE every month with exclusive behind-the-scenes information and access to SCORE racers, new and legendary vehicle features, off-road history, and the latest news on SCORE Off-Road Racing. SCORE Journal Magazine subscribers are automatically entered to receive free promotional products, swag, and more, from SCORE Sponsors and SCORE Journal advertisers, when available, and other exclusive prizes only available to subscribers. You can opt-out at any time.By subscribing, you agree to our privacy policy.


SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

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

SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

Read More

SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

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

SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

Read More

SYLVANIA Off Road Partners with SCORE International

Partnership sheds light on SYLVANIA’s robust off-road automotive lighting expertise

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

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico, -- SCORE International Off-Road Racing is pleased to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the official lights partner of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the Premier off-road racing series. The SCORE World Desert Championship series, in operation for over 50 years, produces the globally known race brands, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Baja 400 and SCORE San Felipe 250, which take place in Baja California, Mexico.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome SYLVANIA Off Road as the newest sponsor of the SCORE World Desert Championship!” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Vice-President of Marketing & Sales. “Having a Heritage brand like SYLVANIA partner with us to bring their lighting expertise to the off-road racing market is really leveling-up the experience for our brand and our racers.”

SYLVANIA Off Road offers a selection of LED light bars and pods for the off-road space that delivers superior optical engineering, water resistance, durable design and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. The SYLVANIA off-road portfolio includes three product lines: the Slim series with a compact design allowing installation almost anywhere on the vehicle; the Rugged series with a durable, waterproof design made to withstand tough environments; and the Ultra series, designed for ultimate off-road visibility with the highest lumen output of the product lines. In addition to these lines, SYLVANIA offers a variety of off-road installation accessories.

SYLVANIA’s Director of Marketing Erin O’Malley said, “We are excited to partner with the iconic SCORE racing series and look forward to showcasing the quality, durability and overall performance of all our off-road automotive lighting products with this enthusiastic and discerning community.”

For details and to learn more about SYLVANIA Off Road, visit https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/off-road-lighting.

Details regarding the SCORE World Desert Championship are available on https://score-raceinfo.com/.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA

SYLVANIA is a trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. and part of the ams OSRAM group. As a global company with a history dating back 110 years and businesses around the world, the ams OSRAM Group's innovation, ingenuity, technical prowess and industry know-how represent a winning combination for our partners and our consumers. SYLVANIA is a well-recognized brand that is professional, reliable and committed to aftermarket solutions, representing a winning combination for our partners and our consumers. SYLVANIA's integrated, in-house skills allow for the development of products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing. SYLVANIA’s long history of delivering innovative aftermarket solutions continues to drive its mission to create a more connected road for everyone. To learn more, visit our website.

The Rugged Radio Showroom is an open area with products and cool vehicles on display

After starting out in a small garage, Rugged Radios founder and president Greg Cottrell grew his radio and communication equipment business into a giant in the industry. We recently visited the company’s latest complex in Arroyo Grande, California, a small town neighboring Pismo Beach, which showcases the company’s passion for communication technology as well as vintage cars, motorcycles, race vehicles, and more.

The Rugged Radio Showroom is an open area with products and cool vehicles on display

Communication support and race support vehicles are ready to help racers and enthusiasts at every SCORE race

Rugged Radios is the Official Communications of SCORE International

In his personal shop and collection, Cottrell has an area replicating his dad’s original motorcycle repair shop

RUGGED RADIOS

A NEW COMPLEX SHOWCASES A PASSION FOR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

By Dan Sanchez

After starting out in a small garage, Rugged Radios founder and president Greg Cottrell grew his radio and communication equipment business into a giant in the industry. We recently visited the company’s latest complex in Arroyo Grande, California, a small town neighboring Pismo Beach, which showcases the company’s passion for communication technology as well as vintage cars, motorcycles, race vehicles, and more.

“Our home is here in Arroyo Grande,” said Cottrell. “My dad had a motorcycle repair shop in Covina, California, and I began getting involved in it with him when he began racing in SCORE in the 70s.” Cottrell learned early on that communication is critical for safety during racing or other off-road adventures. Cottrell later moved to Arroyo Grande and began working on improving the communication systems that were available at the time, and he soon became a leader in the marketplace.

“I’ve been in the business of communication technology for 32 years and started Rugged Radios over 18 years ago,” said Cottrell. “I started out in my garage, and now we have a state-of-the-art complex designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.” 

The Rugged Radios facility isn’t just a large, bland building in the middle of town. The beautiful exterior and interior are inviting to everyone interested in cars, motorcycles, off-road, Overlanding, and anything else on two or four wheels. “For us, it’s all about energy,” said Cottrell. “When you walk in, you feel the company– who we are– become immersed in the activity here, and you begin to realize you’re in the communications superstore.”

With more than 50 employees, the showroom is open and allows customers to see everything from order-taking, R&D, production, shipping, and more. You will also be surrounded by multiple vintage motorcycles, buggies, race vehicles, and hot-rods, all on display with the company’s products in them. From headsets for helmets to the latest GMRS communication units, samples are available for customers to pick up, feel, and ask questions.

The employees also show pride in working there, and although the main building and showroom are impressive, there’s much more to the Rugged Radios complex. Alongside the main building is the company’s new taco stand, a small building with a full kitchen that is still being prepared to make, sell, and distribute Baja-style tacos. 

“The taco stand is being set up for when we have events such as car shows here at Rugged,” said Steve Gonzalez, Rugged warehouse manager. “We have events here that bring in hundreds of vehicles, and people want to eat, so we took our love of tacos from Baja and brought it to our facility.”

The Rugged complex also houses the company’s “garage,” where new products are prototyped and tested and where team members can work on their vehicles. Everything from welding tools to a CNC laser cutter is in this area to maximize creativity and design. Behind the Garage is another building where all of Cottrell’s personal toys are housed and showcased. Vintage motorcycles, Baja Bugs, Jeeps, a vintage trailer, collectible bicycles, and a replica of his dad’s motorcycle repair shop are all displayed in a tribute to the passions Cottrell shares.

Between the main building and the Garage are numerous Rugged Radio vehicles, including show support and product trailers, along with four-wheel show and pre-runner trucks. 

“This year, we partnered with SCORE International as the Official Radio Communications company,” said Cottrell. “It’s been a dream of mine to become involved with SCORE in an official capacity, as we support SCORE and SCORE supports us. Most importantly, we support the racers at every event and teach them how to install, check, and recheck their equipment before a race. This partnership with SCORE is only the beginning, and I can’t wait for the many more years to come.”

For more information on the Rugged Radios location or any of the Rugged Radio products, visit them at www.ruggedradios.com.

2024-SanFelipe250-37th-Annual_King_v2_300px.png
March 20-March 24, 2024
2024-Baja500-56th-Annual-Logo_v1_300px.png
May 29–June 2, 2024
2024-Baja400-5thAnnual_VP_v1_300px.png Logo
Sept. 11-15, 2024
2024-Baja-1000-57th-Annual_v1_300px.png Logo
Nov. 12-17, 2024

Official Letters from Mexico | Score International

Introducing SCORE Baja 1000 Tequila

As a homage to Mexican culture and the vibrant tradition of BAJA 1000 racing celebrations, SCORE International takes pride in crafting a tequila that embodies its rich history and cultural heritage. Here's to raising a glass to one of the world's premier motorsports events.

SCORE BAJA 1000 Tequila is more than just a beverage; it's a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the celebration of adventure. Our premium Tequila celebrates 50 years off-road racing in Baja and delivers a unique and memorable drinking experience. Proudly distilled in Tequila, Mexico, we invite you to enjoy on the rocks, or in cocktails with friends and share the adventure!

Fox Factory Edition 2024 Chevrolet Silverado

The Fox Factory Edition 2024 Chevrolet Silverado is the result of a collaboration between Fox Factory Powered Vehicle Division and offroad industry leaders like FOX, Method Race Wheels, BF Goodrich, Baja Kits, ARB, RCV, and more.

The Silverado incorporates Fox Factory's 3.2 Internal Bypass shock design and Live Valve suspension management system

BF Goodrich 37-inch AT KO2 tires mounted on Method 17x9 wheels and Pre-runner styling make this truck look menacing

A Whipple Supercharged 6.2L V8 provides 700 HP asnd 640 Lbs./Ft. torque

Fox Factory Edition 2024 Chevrolet Silverado

by Dan Sanchez

The Fox Factory Edition Chevrolet Silverado is a result of a collaboration between Fox Factory Powered Vehicle Division and offroad industry leaders like FOX, Method Race Wheels, BF Goodrich, Baja Kits, ARB, RCV, and more. The Silverado offers next-level aftermarket suspension technology with OE-level integration all backed by a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty.

Complete with Fox Live Valve shock technology, the Silverado platform uses 3.2 Internal Bypass shock design and Live Valve suspension management system. The Baja Kits long-travel front and rear suspension system increases overall track width by 6" over stock, and when combined with BF Goodrich 37-inch AT KO2 tires mounted on Method 17x9 wheels, it gives the truck 14.5" of suspension travel in front and 19.5" of articulated travel in the rear. 

Power comes from a 6.2L V8 with a Whipple Gen V supercharger that produces 700 hp and 640 lbs.-ft. torque that is coupled to a factory 10L80 10-speed automatic. The truck also uses a Dana 60 semi-floating rear axle equipped with an ARB Air Locker, 35-spline chromoly axle shafts, and a 3.73:1 rear gears. 

Equipped with Nacho Quatro lighting and carbon fiber fenders, hood, and bedsides, the 2024 Fox Factory Edition Silverado looks impressive and ready for anything you can throw at it. More information on the truck can be found at FoxFactorytruck.com.

 

Cool Stuff from Score International

VANCE & HINES

Made for Trophy Truck and off Road racing applications this 304 Stainless Steel muffler weighs only 14 lbs ... Read More

The Legends of Score International

The Bio Family

Pancho Bio grew up in Ensenada, watching race cars come into the city preparing for the SCORE Baja races. “My dad would see the cars during school recess and watched the cars go by,” said Cisco Bio, son of the ... Read More

Five Time SCORE Baja 500 Winner

Mark McMillin is the second generation of the McMillin family who with his brother Scott, began racing with their dad, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Corky McMillin. While Corky and Scott paired to race in a variety of classes, Mark ... Read More

The Legendary Indy Racer

Parnelli Jones, made famous by winning the Indy 500, heard about Baja racing but never intended to try it. After being challenged by then Stock Car builder Bill Stroppe, he was out to prove he could win any race he ... Read More

More Legends

First SCORE Baja 500

To everything there is a beginning and the launch of SCORE International’s remarkable history in Mexico came on July 26, 1974 when what has become the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization was asked to take over and officially produced its first SCORE Baja race – the SCORE Baja Internacional in Ensenada, Baja California.

First SCORE Baja 500

by Dominic Clark, SCORE Historian

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – To everything there is a beginning and the launch of SCORE International’s remarkable history in Mexico came on July 26, 1974 when what has become the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization was asked to take over and officially produced its first SCORE Baja race – the SCORE Baja Internacional in Ensenada, Baja California.

     As SCORE has started its sixth decade this year, the Baja 500 was actually started in 1969 by the NORRA organization but because of legal challenges regarding the use of the name after NORRA was removed as the official U.S. desert racing promoter in Mexico by the government at the end of 1972, SCORE had to use the name SCORE Baja Internacional for over a decade.

FAST FORWARD

     Eventually then-SCORE owner Sal Fish was able to negotiate the use of the original name of the race and it became duly registered as the SCORE Baja 500. In 1973, the Baja 500 was organized and produced by a local tourism group called the Baja Sports Committee.

     The BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, Round 2 of the four-race 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship, will be held May 29-June 2 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

REMEMBER: JULY 26, 1974

     With tremendous assistance from Nico Saad, long-time Ensenada tourism advocate and owner of the legendary San Nicolas Hotel & Casino in Ensenada, Mickey Thompson and his fledgling SCORE International organization were invited by the Mexican government to take over the Baja 500 starting in 1974 and become the exclusive U.S. promoter for Baja California.

     Thus came the birth of the SCORE Baja Internacional (legal issues precluded SCORE from gaining the rights to use the name Baja 500 until 1991). The first SCORE Baja Internacional (produced by Mickey Thompson and Sal Fish) was held on July 26, 1974 in Ensenada with 279 official starters and 173 official finishers.   But fans, media and racers alike have always called it the Baja 500.

     Noted Hollywood stunt driver and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Ferro won the overall 4-wheel vehicle title for the third of four times in his career in 1974, this time in a VW-Sandmaster open-wheel desert race car. The fastest overall motorcycle in this 1974 race was the Husqvarna with Mitch Mayes and A.C. Bakken sharing the riding duties.

START/FINISH LOCATIONS

     Ensenada has hosted the SCORE Baja 500 the most of any location. It has started 49 times there and finished 45 times there.

     Only six times has the race not been held in Ensenada at all. Because of continuing friction between the government and land owners, Sal Fish moved the 1984 to the desert near Barstow, Calif., USA and again in 1989 for the same reason Fish moved the race to San Felipe. The health pandemic forced it to be moved again to San Felipe in 2020.

     Because of the growth of the population in Ensenada, Fish started and finished the race in Ojos Negros in both 1991 and 1992.

     Again because the city couldn’t identify an appropriate route back into Ensenada, the race started in Ensenada and finished in Santo Tomas four times (1988, 1990, 1994 and 1995). In 1993, SCORE was forced to start the race in Ojos Negros and finish in Santo Tomas.

     Because of the world-wide health pandemic, it started and finished on the outskirts of Ensenada in 2020 and started and finished in San Felipe in 2021.

     From 1996 through 2019, the SCORE Baja 500 started and finished in the heart of Ensenada. The race started and finished for nearly two decades in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and left town and returned to the city by running up and the Ensenada Arroyo (wash) for nearly two miles each way in front of upwards of 50,000 spectators to the outskirts of town and on to the Ojos Negros area.

     First because of elections (2019) and twice because of the worldwide pandemic (2020, 2021), the race festivities returned in 2022 to the area in and around the iconic Riviera del Pacifico CC.

     The most starters and finishers in the history of this great race happened in 2007 when 492 total vehicles officially started the race and 283 of them were official finishers.

ONLINE RACER ENTRY APPLICATIONS

     Racer entry applications are available at www.SCORE-International.com under Race Info on the SCORE Baja 500 page. Questions should be directed to SCORE Registration and Membership Director Shannon Lund at 775.852.8907 or registration@SCORE-International.com. Online racer entry applications will be accepted through 9 p.m. PT on Friday, May 17. Entries are also being accepted at the SCORE Ensenada office until 5 p.m. PT on Friday, May 24. On-site registration, including for late entries, will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 29-31

DETAILS

     With over 250 entries expected from 30 U.S. States and 20 countries, 45 competition classes are offered for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.

     Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s celebration of one of the top 10 motorsports events in the entire world.

     The Method Race Wheels Qualifying will be held on Thursday, May 30 for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, and Trophy Truck Spec classes.

    SCORE Live will be streaming throughout race week on the SCORE website. Colorful Rat Sult is in his eighth season as the host and lead announcer of SCORE Live. Assisting him again at this race will be SCORE Media Operations Director Gabriel Garcia.

     All four 2024 SCORE races are being held on Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the ninth consecutive year.

OVERALL CHAMPIONS

     Legends are born at the SCORE Baja 500.  Drivers with the most overall wins in the race, Larry ‘Mr. Baja’ Roeseler is on top with 12 (including nine on a motorcycle, two in an open-wheel desert race car and one in SCORE Trophy Truck). He also now has 18 class wins in this race.

     Second is Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart with the most overall 4-wheel victories by far with 10 (and he also has 17 total class wins including the 10 overalls).

     Third in overall wins with five overall 4-wheel wins is ‘Lightning’ Larry Ragland.

     With four overall 4-wheel wins each are Bobby Ferro, Robby Gordon, Bryce Menzies, and Malcolm Smith (including one on a motorcycle).

     With three overall 4-wheel wins each are Dr. Bud Feldkamp, Troy Herbst, Mark McMillin, Mark’s brother Scott McMillin, Andy McMillin (Scott’s son), and Rob MacCachren.

     With two overall 4-wheel wins each are Brian Collins, Bob Gordon (Robby’s father), Parnelli Jones, Corky McMillin (McMillin family patriarch) and Dan Smith (including one on a motorcycle).

     Besides Roeseler with nine, the leaders in overall motorcycle wins are Steve Hengeveld (7), Johnny Campbell, Paul Krause, Bruce Ogilvie, Kendall Norman and Justin Morgan with five each.

     With four each are Robby Bell, Ted Hunnicutt Jr and Mark Samuels and with three each are Scot Harden and Jonah Street.

     Also on the iconic overall winner’s list with one 4-wheel victory each are active racers B.J. Baldwin (2008), Mike Julson (1995), Curt LeDuc (1995), Harley Letner (2009), Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez (2015) Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr (2016) and Daniel McMillin (2020).

     Among active racers, with five motorcycle overall wins is active racers Justin Morgan (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), with four is Mark Samuels (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) with three is Justin Jones (2018, 2019, 2020) and with two motorcycle overall wins each on two-wheels are Max Eddy Jr (2014, 2015), Justin Jones (2018, 2019), Ricky Brabec (2014, 2015), Arturo Salas Jr (2022, 2023) and Colton Udall (2013, 2016).

     With one motorcycle overall win each are active racers Shane Esposito (2017), David Kamo (2013), Roberto Villalobos (2017), and Juan Carlos Salvatierra (2022).

MANUFACTURER CHAMPS

     In the battle of manufacturers, several categories are presented.

     Leaders in overall car/truck wins are Ford Truck (15), Chevy Truck (9), Toyota Truck (8) and Funco and Chenowth with seven each, Jimco and Smithbuilt with three each, Sandmaster with two and with one each are Baja Boot, Chaparral, Jeep and Tatum.

     Leaders in overall Tire manufacturers’ wins for cars/trucks are BFGoodrich Tires (35), Toyo Tires (5), Western Auto (5), and tied with two each are Firestone Tires, Goodyear Tires and Yokohama Tires.

     The leaders in overall motorcycle wins are Honda (22), Husqvarna (13), Kawasaki (11), Yamaha (4), KTM (2) and with one each are Beta, Ducati, and Harley-Davidson.

     The leaders in overall engine wins for cars and trucks are Ford (18), Chevy (13), Volkswagen (13), Toyota (8), Porsche (5) and Jeep (1).

CROSSOVERS

    Among the drivers from other motorsport disciplines who have tested the Baja 500 have been Indy Car racers Rick Mears, Roger Mears, Parnelli Jones, Danny Ongias, Danny Sullivan, Jimmy Vasser, Roberto Guerrero, Michel Jourdain Jr., Johnny Unser and Mike and Robbie Groff, NASCAR’s Robby Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Boris Said and Brendan Gaughan, SCCA legend Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Pike’s Peak Hill Climb record holder Rod Millen, Drifting and Pike’s Peak champion Rhys Millen, World Rally Championship’s Armin Schwarz, Armin Kremer, Andreas Aigner and Harri Pavanpera, world motorcycle champions Malcolm Smith, Larry Roeseler and Destry Abbott, Motocross legends Ricky Johnson and Jeremy McGrath, Dakar Rally Champions Ricky Brabec, Cyril Despres, Marc Coma and Toby Price, XGames star Travis Pastrana, Sports Car champion Larry Connor, drag racers Don Prudhomme and Larry Minor and legendary SCORE founder and motorsports innovator Mickey Thompson.

GREEN FLAG—JUNE 1

     The motorcycle and quad classes will start at 2:30 a.m. PT Saturday (June 1) while the car, truck and UTV classes will begin their journey starting at 6:15 a.m. PT. SCORE Trophy Truck, TT Legend, Class 1, Trophy Truck Spec and the Pro Moto Unlimited classes will start one vehicle every 60 seconds race while all other classes will start one every 30 seconds.

    While the fastest vehicles in the elapsed-time race are expected to finish in approximately 10 hours, all vehicles will have 20 hours from the time each starts to become an official finisher in the historic race.

PRE-RUNNING

     Official practice, or pre-running, on the the approximately 486-mile race course for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, will begin at 8 a.m. PT on Saturday, May 18.

     The official SCORE Racer Brief, Penalty brief, course map and GPS files will be available by 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 16 on the SCORE website under race info/SCORE Baja 500.

COURSE PREVIEW

     With pre-running opening on Saturday, May 18 for the BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500, SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva and Co-Race Director Rodo Fernandez are putting together another memorable race course to challenge the world’s best desert racers. The final distance will be approximately 486.00 miles for the course which will run in a clockwise director over much of Mexico’s northern State of Baja California.

     It will start and finish once again on Blvd. Costero adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. The colorful Contingency Day and Tech Inspection of all the race vehicles will also be held on Blvd. Costero on Friday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT.

BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED

     BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 48 years, was honored after the 2023 season as the SCORE Pit Support Company of the year for the 32nd time.

     BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 35 of the 56 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 33 of the 56 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both iconic races again in 2024.

     BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 30 of the 37 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 250, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the lone SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and one of the three overall winners in the SCORE Baja 400.

     BFGoodrich Tires has posted a contingency bonus for the overall winner of this year’s race of US$10,000.

SCOREscope

2024 SCORE SCHEDULE

     Here are the dates for the three remaining 2024 SCORE World Desert Championship which are being held in Baja California, Mexico for the ninth consecutive year:

BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 500—

May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

5th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels—

September 11-15, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

BFGoodrich Tires 57th SCORE Baja 1000—

November 11-17, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

SCORE SPONSORS…

Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber and Race Title Sponsor, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Battery, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communication, Sylvania-Official Light, Method Race Wheels-Official Wheel and Race Qualifying sponsor, Lasernut-Official Custom Metal Fabricator, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.

Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada, and Cruz Roja Mexicana.

     For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

SCORE Baja 500 (All-Time Starters, Finishers, Race Sites)

1969

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 163, Total Finishers: 73

1970

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 260, Total Finishers: 170

1971

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 226, Total Finishers: 114

1972

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 301, Total Finishers: 144

1973

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 333, Total Finishers: 138

1974

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 279, Total Finishers: 173

1975

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 365, Total Finishers: 155

1976

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 384, Total Finishers: 179

1977

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 384, Total Finishers: 161

1978

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 282, Total Finishers: 96

1979

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 283, Total Finishers: 139

1980

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 294, Total Finishers: 126

1981

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 277, Total Finishers: 117

1982

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 208, Total Finishers: 117

1983

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 192, Total Finishers: 86

1984

Barstow, California, USA

Total Starters: 174, Total Finishers: 84

1985

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 213, Total Finishers: 95

1986

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 277, Total Finishers: 174

1987

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 299, Total Finishers: 185

1988

Ensenada to Santo Tomas, Mexico

Total Starters: 237, Total Finishers: 147

1989

San Felipe, Mexico

Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 118

1990

Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 272, Total Finishers: 159

1991

Ojos Negros to Ojos Negros, Mexico

Total Starters: 254, Total Finishers: 163

1992

Ojos Negros to Ojos Negros

Total Starters: 209 Total Finishers: 138

1993

Ojos Negros to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 198, Total Finishers: 110

1994

Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 212, Total Finishers: 109

1995

Ensenada to Santo Tomas

Total Starters: 251, Total Finishers: 172

1996

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 204, Total Finishers: 99

1997

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 214, Total Finishers: 98

1998

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 201, Total Finishers: 98

1999

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 221, Total Finishers: 120

2000

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 107

2001

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 249, Total Finishers: 146

2002

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 258, Total Finishers: 132

2003

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 260, Total Finishers: 147

2004

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 300, Total Finishers: 181

2005

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 345, Total Finishers: 179

2006

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 438, Total Finishers: 221

2007

Ensenada to Ensenada

*Total Starters: 492, Total Finishers: 283

2008

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 289, Total Finishers: 195

2009

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 267, Total Finishers: 174

2010

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 289, Total Finishers: 192

2011

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 254, Total Finishers: 154

2012

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 259, Total Finishers: 183

2013

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 276, Total Finishers: 156

2014

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 232, Total Finishers: 126

2015

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 210, Total Finishers: 135

2016

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 236, Total Finishers: 137

2017

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 233, Total Finishers: 148

2018

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 321, Total Finishers: 187

2019

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 245, Total Finishers: 144

2020

San Felipe to San Felipe

Total Starters: 129, Total Finishers: 78

2021

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 240, Total Finishers: 146

2022

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 259, Total Finishers: 174

2023

Ensenada to Ensenada

Total Starters: 240, Total Finishers: 175

     *Event Record-Starters & Finishers

SCORE Baja 500

All-Time Start Sites

Times, City

49-Ensenada

3-Ojos Negros

2-San Felipe

1-Barstow, California, USA

 

All-Time Finish Sites

Times, City

45-Ensenada

5-Santo Tomas

2-Ojos Negros

2-San Felipe

1-Barstow, California, USA

 

Top Total Starters

Year, Number (Finishers)

1. 2007—492 Starters (283 Finishers)

2. 2006—438 Starters (221 Finishers)

3. 1977—384 Starters (161 Finishers)

3. 1976—384 Starters (179 Finishers)

5. 1975—365 Starters (153 Finishers)

6. 2005—345 Starters (179 Finishers)

7. 1973—333 Starters (138 Finishers)

8. 2018—321 Starters (187 Finishers)

9. 1972—301 Starters (144 Finishers)

10. 2004—300 Starters (181 Finishers)

11. 1987—299 Starters (185 Finishers)

12. 1980—294 Starters (126 Finishers)

13. 2008—289 Starters (195 Finishers)

13. 2010—289 Starters (192 Finishers)

15. 1979—283 Starters (139 Finishers)

16. 1978—282 Starters (96 Finishers)

17. 1974—279 Starters (173 Finishers)

18. 1981—277 Starters (117 Finishers)

18. 1986—277 Starters (174 Finishers)

20. 2013—276 Starters (159 Finishers)

21. 1990—272 Starters (159 Finishers)

 

Top Total Finishers

Year, Number (Starters)

1. 2007—283 Finishers (492 Starters)

2. 2006—221 Finishers (438 Starters)

3. 2008—195 Finishers (289 Starters)

4. 2010—192 Finishers (289 Starters)

5. 2018—187 Finishers (321 Starters)

6. 1987—185 Finishers (299 Starters)

7. 2012—183 Finishers (259 Starters)

8. 2004—181 Finishers (300 Starters)

9. 2005—179 Finishers (345 Starters)

9. 1976—179 Finishers (384 Starters)

10. 2023—175 Finishers (240 Starters)

12. 1986—174 Finishers (277 Starters)

12. 2009—174 Finishers (267 Starters)

12. 2022—174 Finishers (259 Starters

15. 1974—173 Finishers (279 Starters)

16. 1995—172 Finishers (251 Starters)

17. 1970—170 Finishers (260 Starters)

18. 1991—163 Finishers (254 Starters)

19. 1977—161 Finishers (384 Starters)

19. 1990—159 Finishers (272 Starters)

21. 2013—156 Finishers (276 Starters)

22. 1975—155 Finishers (365 Starters)

23. 2011—154 Finishers (254 Starters)

24. 2017—148 Finishers (233 Starters)

25. 2003—147 Finishers (260 Starters)

25. 1988—147 Finishers (260Starters)

26. 2021—146 Finishers (240 Starters)