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July 9, 2021
SCORE International announces four races in Baja California for awesome 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship season
Four-race series for Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles, Quads all SCORE Baja races 2022 Finale—BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Innovating and creating an increasing variety of opportunities, Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will again host the official four-race schedule for the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship released today by SCORE International.
Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh time in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the race coverage will air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally. SCORE will celebrate its 49th desert-racing season in 2022 with the expected return to pre-pandemic race operations.
Here is the direct link to the official 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship race schedule… http://score-international.com/raceinfo/2022-score-race-schedule/
While the season-opener will once again be in San Felipe, the other three events on the 2022 calendar are scheduled to start and finish in Ensenada, the off-road capital of the world. THE TRADITIONAL
Recognized around the globe as two of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world, adding to their legacies again in 2022, the BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will be held June 1-5, 2022 in Ensenada and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4Wheel Parts, the Granddaddy of all Desert Races will be held Nov. 15-20, 2022 in Ensenada.
The 2022 SCORE Baja 500 will start in Ensenada for the 48th time and finish in Ensenada for the 44th time. The 2022 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Ensenada for the 47th time and finish in Ensenada for the 28th time. THE NEWEST
After being postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the 3rd SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 13-18, 2022 in Baja California. It will be just the third year for the newest SCORE Baja race and third time that it has started and finished in Ensenada.
The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2022 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending iconic SCORE Baja 1000. 2022 OPENER
After being postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the 10th time will be the 35th SCORE San Felipe 250 to be held March 29-April 3 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start and finish in San Felipe for the 34th time. CONTINGENCY DAY X2
In 2022, the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 1000 are scheduled to have two days of tech and contingency. The SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 400 are scheduled to have one day of the extremely popular tech, contingency and manufacturer’s midway at those races.
The colorful pre-race festivities include manufacturer and vendor displays, vehicle displays and racers with their vehicles.
For the SCORE San Felipe 250, pre-race activities and the start/finish line area are scheduled to return to the picturesque Malecon along the Sea of Cortez.
For the three 2022 SCORE Baja races in Ensenada, the pre-race activities and the start/finish line area are both scheduled to return to the heart of Ensenada, adjacent to the landmark Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero, subject to Mexican government BioSecurity Protocols. QUALIFYING
Special Qualifying sessions for the SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec classes will be held during race week of the SCORE San Felipe 250 and the SCORE Baja 400. The results for all classes in the SCORE San Felipe 250 will determine the start order for the SCORE Baja 500 and the results of the SCORE Baja 400 will determine the starting order in all classes for the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000. Entries that don’t race in either qualifying race will receive the remaining starting positions based on the results of a random draw for those starting positions within each class. THE CAST
SCORE racing features the best competitors from all over the United States and as many as 30 total countries. Races include classes for Pro and Sportsman Cars, Trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and Quads. SCORE COMMENTS
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2022 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the seventh consecutive season and seventh time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy. And to finish the season with the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 always attracts racing extremists from around the world.” THE SHOW
“With the diligence and creativity of award-winning BCII TV, SCORE has had a continuing viable domestic television package for expanded series coverage and exposure as well as with our expanding international syndication platform,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “The highly successful live-streaming programming and SCORE app, social media growth and the SCORE Journal digital magazine and website’s unprecedented viewer/reader growth have continued to expand the exposure for SCORE races, racers and sponsors to our global fan base.” 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:
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 2022 POINT TITLES
In order to earn a 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, drivers/riders of record must start and/or finish all four events. In the event that a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in an event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements. No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 55th SCORE Baja 1000. SCOREscope REMAINING 2021 SCORE SKED
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico SCORE JOURNAL
The SCORE Journal, which launched in 2015, is published as 12 monthly online digital magazines, which includes five print editions that are available as the SCORE race programs at the four events that comprise the SCORE World Desert Championship and another print edition for the annual SCORE Awards Night in January.
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. 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.
2022 SCORE World Desert Championship Schedule of Events
35th SCORE San Felipe 250 March 29-April 3, 2022 March 29 – On-site Racer Registration for qualifying teams only March 30 – Qualifying and Registration check-in opens March 31 & April 1 – Racer registration March 31 & April 1 – Tech & Contingency (two days) April 2 – Start of the SCORE San Felipe 250 April – SCORE San Felipe 250 Awards San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race
BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts June 1-5, 2022 June 1 – On-site Registration check-in opens June 2-3 – Racer Registration June 3 – Tech & Contingency June 4 – Start of the SCORE Baja 500 June 5 – SCORE Baja 500 Awards Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race
3rd SCORE Baja 400 September 13-18 September 13 – On-site Racer Registration for qualifying teams only September 14 – Qualifying and On-site Racer Registration and check-in opens September 15-16 – Racer Registration September 16 – Tech and Contingency September 17 – Start of the SCORE Baja 400 September 18 –SCORE Baja 400 Awards Baja California, Mexico Single loop race
BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts November 15-20 November 15 – On-Site Racer Registration check-in opens November 16-17 – Racer Registration November 16-17 – Tech and Contingency November 18 – Start of SCORE Baja 1000 November 20 – SCORE Baja 1000 Awards Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race