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    SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, dominiccnv@aol.com

     

    November 3, 2018

     

    Nov. 12-18 race week

    Advance racer-registration closes November 7, pre-running

    accelerating for next week’s iconic 51st SCORE Baja 1000

     

    To date, 250 total entries from 38 U.S. States, 1 U.S. Territory and 18 countries part of field;

    finale of 4-race 806.76-mile race in Mexico’s Baja California Norte;

    online racer registration ends Wednesday at 8 p.m. PT at www.score-international.com;

     

    Granddaddy of All Desert Races to be televised as two-hour special on El Rey Network

     

         ENSENADA, Mexico—They come from all walks of life, both male and female, range in age from 16 to 76, journey from all parts of the globe to Mexico, but they share a common dream that binds them into a unique brotherhood/sisterhood. They are all preparing to compete in and finish next month’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of All Desert Races.

    Racers continue pre-running on their never-ending quest over the rugged race course over the northern part of Mexico’s majestically magnificent Baja California Peninsula.

    Advance on-line racer-registration continues until 8 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at www.score-international.com for this year’s legendary competition.

    The event and race-week festivities for the season-finale of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championships will be held Nov. 12-18, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

    51ST BAJA MIL

    Over 300 entries, from 36 U.S. States and 20 countries are expected to compete in this year’s 51st anniversary celebration of the SCORE Baja 1000 which is revered worldwide as the Granddaddy of all Desert Races. Race week festivities and the race will be held Nov. 12-18 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

    The world’s most iconic, oldest, prestigious and longest continuously held desert race, this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a loop race of 806.76 miles in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.

    With a total time limit of 36 hours in the elapsed-time race, the motorcycle and quad classes will start at 4 a.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 16 and the car, truck and UTV classes will follow with their start on at 10:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 16. The fastest finishers are expected to complete the race in approximately 16 hours.

    This year’s course map, course notes and GPS files are available on the SCORE website under race info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page at www.SCOREInternational.com.

    WHERE THEY’RE FROM

    To date for next week’s 51st SCORE Baja 1000, there are 250 total entries with racers from 38 U.S. States and 18 countries officially signed up to compete. In addition to the United States, the U.S. Territory of Guam and host country Mexico, the other countries with racers entered are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain and Sweden.

    MORE NUMBERS

    Including SCORE Trophy Truck (37), seven total classes already have double figures in terms of entries so far. While several other classes have nearly reached at least 10 entries, the other classes with double figure entries to date are: Trophy Truck Spec (28), Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) (27), Class 10 (17), unlimited Class 1 (14), Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) (13) and leading the Sportsman classes is SPT M/C with 16 entries so far.

    START DRAW

    For all the classes except SCORE Trophy Truck, the drawing for starting positions within each class will all entries registered online by by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Late entries after the drawing cut-off will have to register on-site next Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 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.

    For racers who competed in September’s Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge, based on their results, those racers will be placed in order of how they placed in Tijuana and a drawing will be held for all of the additional entries in each class to determine the final start order for the 51st SCORE Baja 1000. It will be held after the close of online racer registration on Wednesday (Nov. 7) and published on Friday (Nov. 9).

    SALIDA Y LA META

    This year’s race will start for the 44th time and finish for the 25th time in Ensenada, Baja California. The start/finish line compound will once again be adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos one side and to the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero in the heart of Ensenada with the first several spectator-friendly miles running up and back through the Ensenada Arroyo.

    PRE-GREEN

    Pre-race festivities include two days of Contingency and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway (Wednesday, Nov. 14 & Thursday, Nov. 15) on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Contingency will run each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pre-race tech will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. On Wednesday (Nov. 14), Contingency will be held for all motorcycles, quads and UTV classes along with several car/truck classes. On Thursday (Nov. 15), Contingency will be held for the balance of the car and truck classes including the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, unlimited Class 1, Trophy Truck Spec and Class 10.

    The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held on Thursday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. PT at the Torre Lucerna Ensenada Hotel & Resort.

    Racer registration will be held in the Red Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Racer registration will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 13), and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on both Wednesday (Nov. 15) and Thursday (Nov. 15).

    Media registration will be held as well in the Red Room at the Riviera from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 13), and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on both Wednesday (Nov. 14) and Thursday (Nov. 15) and the BFGoodrich Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center will be open on Friday (Nov. 16) starting at 3:30 a.m. PT through the close of the race course. It will also be open on Sunday (Nov. 18) from 8 a.m. to Noon PT.

    SCORE sponsor Monster Energy will host the Monster Energy Papas y Beer SCORE Street Party on Avenida Ruiz in downtown Ensenada from 6 p.m. to midnight PT on Thursday, Nov. 15.

    POST GREEN

    As the celebration continues Friday (Nov. 16) night to all day and evening on Friday and Saturday until the early hours of Sunday morning (Nov. 18) while official finishers cross the line and tales and epic accomplishments are added to the legacy of the event. The post-race awards fiesta will be held on the start/finish line ramp adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center starting at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday (Nov. 18).

     VIVA BAJA!

    As it has for over four and a half decades, SCORE has put together another memorable race course for the 51st anniversary, this one a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain that the northern state of the majestic Baja California peninsula has to offer. SCORE Race Director Jose A. Grijalva has designed and finalized this year’s race course of 806.76 miles. The course has five checkpoints along the way to the finish and 192 virtual checkpoints.

    Starting and finishing in the heart of Ensenada in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, the course travels in a clockwise direction east to Ojos Negros before launching its weaving route around both the east and then the west side of the northern part of the peninsula.

    The five checkpoints are located at north of San Felipe (race mile 177.34), before Highway 1 on Chapala Road (rm 378.27), Highway 1 in San Quintin (rm 597.81), end of Vicente Guerrero Wash (rm 633.85) and in Santo Tomas before Highway 1 (rm 733.02).

    Because of the horrendous silt beds, Class 11 (stock VW sedans) and all Sportsman 4-wheel vehicles classes will be allowed to eliminate the Cataviña loop, taking pavement from rm 379.22 to rm 478.38.

    EL GRAN JEFE—GRAND MARSHAL

    For this year’s 51st SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE International has selected Mexico’s beloved tourism official Nico Saad, the only person who has been behind the scenes at all 50 of the previous races, as the Grand Marshal for this year’s anniversary of the world’s most iconic desert race.

    Honorably humble, unusually unassuming, famously friendly by nature while constantly and consistently working diligently behind the scenes by choice on behalf of SCORE Baja racing for nearly 45 years, Saad is the revered owner of the San Nicolas Resort and extremely cherished and prolifically productive President of Proturismo de Ensenada. Saad is the only person who has been part of all 50 Baja 1000 events, obviously including the 44 produced and sanctioned by SCORE International.

    2018 REMAINING SCHEDULE

    • 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.12-18, Ensenada, Mexico

    2019 SCHEDULE

    Here is the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fourth consecutive year all races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:

    • 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 3-7, San Felipe, Mexico
    • 51st SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico
    • Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 19-23, Ensenada, Mexico
    • 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.12-17, Ensenada, Mexico

    TV TIME

    SCORE races are airing domestically on the El Rey Network and outside of the U.S. on ESPN International as well as syndication. The SCORE Baja 1000 race coverage show will be a two-hour special.

    El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network and is available in 45 million homes across the country through cable and OTT providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 341 and Dish Network Channel 253. For more information on how to watch El Rey visit http://elreynetwork.com.

    SCORE SPONSORS…

    Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and official race title sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel and official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

    SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte.

    Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.

    Lucerna Hotels & Resorts 22nd Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Lucerna Hotels and Resorts, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.

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

    51st annual SCORE Baja 1000

    Nov. 12-18, 2018—806.76 miles–Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

    Total Entries: 249 (as of 11/3/18)

    (from 38 U.S. States, U.S. Territory-Guam, Host Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada,

    Chile, Costa Rica, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Sweden)

    (Numerical order, by class)

    Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

    SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (37)

    1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez

    4 Justin Matney

    *5L Clyde Stacy

    6 Larry Connor

    7 Bryce Menzies

    10 Alan Ampudia

    11 Rob MacCachren

    *12L Gustavo Vildosola Sr

    15 Billy Wilson

    16 Cameron Steele

    19 Tim Herbst

    20 Robbie Pierce

    23 Dan McMillin

    26 Dave Taylor

    31 Andy McMillin

    32 Ryan Arciero

    33 Todd Tuls

    *37L Rolf Helland

    40 Chris Miller

    45 Gary Magness

    50 Zak Langley

    54 Troy Herbst

    57 Mike Palmer

    60 Cole Potts

    61 Richard Armstrong

    62 Mike Cook

    66 Harry Hepler

    70 Kevin Thompson

    72 Aaron Ciliceo

    *72L Rob Reinertson

    77 Robby Gordon

    *81L David Westhem

    83 Luke McMillin

    85 Mike Lawrence

    86 Joe Bacal

    88 Mike Walser

    97 B.J. Baldwin

    *SCORE TT LEGEND

    CLASS 1 (14)

    100 Brian Wilson

    101 Wayne Schlosser

    105 Mason Cullen

    106 Derek Fletcher

    129 Brandon Bailey

    139 Jeff Sanca

    149 Sam Berri

    150 Morgan Langley

    151 John Ramirez

    153 Brad Wilson

    168 Shelby Reid

    185 Justin Davis

    188 Sergio Salgado

    189 Jon Walker

    TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (28)

    200 Elias Hanna

    202 Chad Broughton

    204 Sara Price

    207 Steve Kovach

    208 Andrew Entwistle

    210 Ted Moncure

    211 Pat Sims

    218 Chad Dohrman

    221 Michael Pyle

    225 Brian Trotter

    230 Chad Hall

    232 Chelsea Magness

    233 Karl Williams

    235 Derek Hunter

    240 Robert Patton

    242 Bryce Swaim

    250 John Langley

    251 Joe Lombardo

    252 Gonzalo Pirron

    257 Shane Redline

    265 Craig McCarthy

    266 Scott Biernot

    267 Hammond Meredith

    273 Jordan Brenthel

    276 Gerardo Iribe

    277 Rod Lewis

    295 William Hedrick Jr

    299 Charles Dorrance

    CLASS 10 (17)

    1002 Clay Lawrence

    1013 Harley Meservey

    1016 Hiram Duran

    1018 Miguel Tornel Z-A

    1020 Carlos Albanez

    1023 Broc Dickerson

    1030 Jim Anderson

    1048 Kevin Price

    1049 Ty Godde

    1059 Brady Richard

    1062 J.J. Schnarr

    1063 Ruben Torres

    1068 Cody Reid

    1070 John Gilleland

    1072 Karl Ebdrup

    1075 Eliseo Garcia

    1081 Todd Winslow

    HAMMER TRUCK UNLTD (2)

    4405 Shannon Campbell

    4422 Casey Currie

    CLASS 8 (1)

    827 Roger Malcolm

    CLASS 1/2-1600 (6)

    1603 Oscar Alvarez

    1605 Miguel Cortez

    1613 Dana Jussila

    1614 Bruce Yee

    1621 Christopher Sanchez- RS

    1678 Gustavo Avina-RS

    SCORE LITES (8)

    1206 Freddie Willert

    1208 Rich Roberts

    1210 Luis Barragan

    1240 Miguel Bonilla

    1247 Wes McKenzie

    1250 Cesar Vela

    1255 Darren Walsh

    1258 Jeremy Davis

    CLASS 7 (3)

    700 Dan Chamlee

    709 Jeff Proctor

    711 Carlos Diaz

    CLASS 5 (2)

    524 Ben Swift

    507 Greg Sullivan-RS

    HEAVY METAL (2)

    869 Juan Carlos Calderon

    894 Vince Munoz

    PRO UTV FI (27)

    2902 Jason Stewart

    2904 Cory Sappington

    2907 Robby Gordon

    2910 Scott Trafton

    2912 Tony Riggs

    2917 Derek Murray

    2918 Justin Lambert

    2919 Brandon Schueler

    2921 Brett Comiskey

    2927 Justin Smith

    2930 Sean Cook

    2931 Craig Scanlon

    2939 Jason LaFortune

    2937 Alex Nicholas

    2940 Erick Kozin

    2948 Matthew Burroughs

    2949 Alonso Lopez

    2966 Rhys Millen

    2968 Christine Giampaoli Zonca

    2971 Wayne Matlock

    2977 Justin Elenburg

    2981 Jesse Combs

    2984 Kristopher McCoy

    2987 Edgar Garcia

    2989 Wes Miller

    2995 Daniel Parker

    2900 Marc Burnett-RS

    PRO UTV (13)

    1902 Tyler Backus

    1913 Dean Acton

    1914 Nick Schuft

    1924 Miguel Garcia-Galeana

    1944 Christopher Boyle

    1950 J.T. Holmes

    1954 Kristen Matlock

    1955 Paul Champion

    1959 James Posegate

    1995 Kaden Wells

    1977 Todd Romano

    1979 Todd Katanchik

    1994 Ryan Peacock

    PRO UTV UNL (3)

    1857 Al McBeth

    1888 Earl Berg

    1899 Kris Werth

    CLASS 5-1600 (4)

    553 Cesar Iniguez

    569 Ruben Garcia

    577 Luis Herrera

    595 Matt Barnes-RS

    CLASS 3000

    3022 Pete Sohren

    BAJA-e (1)

    E402 Raul Rodriguez Jr

    BAJA CHALLENGE (8)

    BC1 Larry McRae

    BC2 Mary Scheible

    BC3 Will Turner

    BC4 Roger Norman

    BC5 David Payne

    BC6 Bud Pecoy

    BC7 Richard Spillman

    BC8 Stephen Goodrick

    CLASS 3 (1)

    302 Donald Moss

    PROTRUCK (1)

    1350 Cody Swanty

    STOCK FULL (1)

    8155 Mark Van Tassell

    CLASS 7SX (3)

    745 Jason Babcock

    750 Sean Whalen

    740 Gerardo Novelo-RS

    VINTAGE TRAILBLAZER (1)

    VXX Craig Christy

    CLASS 11 (7)

    1100 Dennis Hollenbeck

    1104 Viry Felix

    1106 Michael Kay

    1111 Eric Solorzano

    1113 Mario Vazquez

    1156 Art Penner

    1149 Victor Esparza-RS

    SPT BUGGY (2)

    1512 Henry Simpson

    1577 Diane Giannelli

    SPT UTV UNLIMITED (1)

    1818 Jessalyn Sells

    SPT UTV STOCK NA (1)

    3975 Torey Rush

    Pro Motorcycles

    PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (8)

    1x Shane Esposito

    4x Santiago Creel

    7x Justin Morgan

    9x Eddie Brown

    12x Webster Whinery Jr

    25x Massimo Mangini

    55x Steve Hatch

    66x Santiago Creel

    PRO MOTO LIMITED (2)

    100x Santiago Creel

    125x Fernando Beltran

    PRO MOTO 30 (8)

    300x Ryan Liebelt

    303x Luis M. Gomez

    305x William St. Laurent

    310x Enrique Fuhrken

    323x Mike Mettler

    333x Chad Thornton

    360x Santiago Creel

    365x Nick Lanning

    PRO MOTO 40 (4)

    400x Jano Montoya

    408x Stephen Berger

    427x Salvador Sainz

    437x Mauricio Santana

    PRO MOTO 50 (2)

    510x Giovanni Spinali

    524x Mike Frick

    PRO MOTO IRONMAN (9)

    714x Lawrence Janesky

    722x Liz Karcz

    726x Ernie Vigil

    730x Francisco Septien

    739x Aaron Richardson

    744x Tony Luksa

    747x Lloyd Andrew

    756x John Hodel

    757x Rick Thornton

    PRO MOTO 60 (1)

    649x Guy Laycraft

    Pro Quads

    Pro Quad (2)

    1a Said Sanchez

    2a Don Higbee

    SPT QUAD (3)

    102a Kristin Dietrich

    126a Manuel Mayoral

    148a Alejandro Amador

    SPT M/C (16)

    200x Miguel Pena

    201x R. Hank Salyer

    202x Javier Perez

    213x Bradley Loveday

    216x Luke Berlet

    224x Fabrice Le Det

    228x Scott McIntosh

    238x Rolando Cabrera

    245x George Radysh

    247x Michael Boge

    252x Matt Woody

    254x Tyler Harvey

    259x Mike Kaplan

    260x Mark Lucke

    277x Stephen Gholson

    284x Shane Schorno