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    May 15, 2020

    SCORE Fantastic Flashbacks–
    SCORE Baja 500, Parte Dos

    Mexico’s Iconic race has turned great desert racers
    into SCORE Baja Racing Legends; by the numbers

     

    2020 SCORE World Desert Championship set to open July 14-19 in Ensenada
    CHECK: www.score-international.com for latest race information
    NOTE: list of All-time multi class winners, total starters/finishers at bottom of text
         ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – (While the world continues its ferocious fight against the vicious virus called COVID-19, SCORE continues its preparation to launch its 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship with a special series of features called SCORE Fantastic Flashbacks—SCORE Baja 500, Part Two).
    SCORE International, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, began its spectacular run of over 150 races in Baja California, Mexico on July 26, 1974 with the production of the SCORE Baja Internacional, always known and now legally named the SCORE Baja 500. With 279 official starters in that first SCORE event in Mexico, great desert racers have been international legends over the long history of one of the top motorsports events in the world.
    Racers like Ivan Stewart, Larry Roeseler, Rod Hall, Bobby Ferro, Parnelli Jones, Larry Ragland, Robby Gordon, Malcolm Smith, Dr. Bud Feldkamp, Troy Herbst, Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies, Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell, Justin Morgan, Richard Jackson, Jim O’Neal and McMillin family racers—Corky, Scott, Mark and Andy—are all part of the legacy of all-time multiple overall four-wheel and multiple two-wheel vehicle winners of the SCORE Baja 500.
    QUICK HISTORY
    The SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. 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.
    Eventually then-SCORE owner Sal Fish was able to negotiate the use of the original name of the race and it became duly trademarked as the SCORE Baja 500. In 1973, the Baja 500 was organized and produced by a local tourism group called the Baja Sports Committee.
    FAST FORWARD
    With the 2020 season reduced to three races while the battle rages against Coronavirus (COVID-19), desert racers around the world are hoping to start the 2020 SCORE season at the legendary 52nd annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4Wheel Parts, in Baja California.
    Launching its 47th season as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the season-opening event of the three-race internationally-televised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship has been moved to July 14-19 in Ensenada. Ensenada is a coastal city on the Bahia de Todos Santos area of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego.
    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. All three 2020 SCORE races will be run on the northern part of Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula for the fifth consecutive year.
    Ensenada is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race will start for the 47th time there and finish for the 43rd time there.
    MULTI CLASS WINNERS
    Leading this prestigious group of multiple class winners are Jim O’Neal with 21 class wins, the late great Rod Hall with 18 along with Ivan Stewart and Larry Roeseler both with 17 and Richard Jackson with 15 total class victories. The other racers with the most multiple class wins in this race who are expected back to attempt to add to their winning totals are: Steve Hengeveld (8), Troy Herbst, Rob MacCachen and Eric Solorzano (7 each), Cisco Bio, Shane Esposito, Francisco Septien and Mike Cafro (6 each), Dan Chamlee, Robby Gordon, Eizuburo Karasawa, Wayne Matlock, Felipe Velez and J. David Ruvalcaba, (5 each), Andy McMillin, Elias Hanna, Justin Morgan, Jeff Kawell, Jano Montoya, John Griffin, Earl Roberts, Fred Willert and Giovanni Spinali (4 each) and Marc Burnett, Max Eddy Jr, Chelsea Magness, Bryce Menzies, Wes Miller and Jason Trubey (3 each).
    CROSSOVER RACERS
    Among the drivers from other arenas who have tested the Baja 500 have been Indy Car racers Rick and 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 Championships’ 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 and Marc Coma, 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.
    BY THE NUMBERS—STARTERS/FINISHERS
    Looking at some overall stats from this legendary race, a total of 13,338 vehicles have started the first 51 races for an average of 261.5 starters per race. A total of 7,384 vehicles have finished the first 51 races for an average of 144.8 finishers per race. Percentage-wise, 55.4% is the average finishing rate for this legendary race.
    In the first 51 years, the most ever starters came in 2007 when 492 vehicles left the start line and the second most starters was in 2006 when 438 started the race.
    In the first 51 years, the most ever finishers came in 2007 when 228 finished race and the second most finishers was in 2006 when 221 vehicles finished the race.
    In the first 51 years of the world’s most famous desert race, the fewest number of starters was the first race back in 1969 when there were 163 and the fewest number of finishers was also in 1969 when there were 73 finishers.
    Overall there have been 10 SCORE Baja 500 races with 300 or more starters. The most recent races with 300 or more starters were the 50th anniversary in 2018 (321) and before that it was 2004 (300).
    BY THE NUMBERS—START/FINISH SITES
    In the first 51 years, the SCORE Baja 500 has started 46 times in Ensenada, three times in Ojos Negros and one time each in Barstow, Calif. (USA) in 1984 and in San Felipe in 1989.
    During those first 51 years, the SCORE Baja 500 has finished 42 times in Ensenada, five times in Santo Tomas, twice in Ojos Negros and once each in Barstow, Calif. (USA) in 1984 and in San Felipe (1989).
    SCORE was forced to move the race in both 1984 and 1989 because of unresolved issues between the Mexican Government and local ejidos (ranchers).
    The other years that the event wasn’t held in Ensenada were because of logistical challenges at the time.
    Besides the two events in race history with over 400 starters (492 in 2007 and 438 in 2006), the eight years with 300 or more total starters were 1977 (384), 1976 (384), 1975 (365), 2005 (345), 1973 (333), 2018 (321), 1972 (301) and 2004 (300).
    BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
    As part of their massive SCORE Contingency program for 2020, long-time SCORE sponsor partner BFGoodrich Tires is offering a large contingency bonus for each overall winner in the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. For the 52nd annual SCORE Baja 500, the contingency bonus is US$25,000. BFGoodrich Tires is entering its 44th year as the Official Tire of SCORE and in 2020 the company will also be the title sponsor of both the 52nd SCORE Baja 500 and the 53rd SCORE Baja 1000.
    Presenting sponsor of both of those iconic races will be 4 Wheel Parts.
    BFGoodrich Tires is celebrating over four decades as a major player in SCORE Baja racing. In addition to being the official tire of SCORE International for over four decades, BFGoodrich Tires has now produced the tire of choice for 30 of the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in the SCORE Baja 1000, including 30 of the last 34 years along with a record-run of 20 straight from 1986 through 2005. In total, BFGoodrich Tires has now be the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winner in 92 SCORE Baja races including 32 in the SCORE Baja 500.
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    2020 SCHEDULE
    Here is the REVISED three-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship (as of April 29, 2020) schedule of events, for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:
    • BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts–
    July 14-19, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
    • 34th SCORE San Felipe 250–
    Sept. 22-27, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
    • BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
    Nov.17-22, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
    ABC TV AGAIN IN 2020

    For the second straight year, the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will air on the ABC family of networks. The three-races air as one-hour specials on ABC TV’s World of X Games program with replays 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 journalist Sam Posey.
    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.
    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.
    SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 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, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
    For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.
    All-Time SCORE Baja 500 Multiple Pro Class Champs
    (thru 2019—Three or more class wins)
    DRIVER OF RECORD (Total, Years)
    21–
    Jim O’Neal—1991, 2001, 2002 (2), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (2), 2007 (2), 2008, 2010, 2011 (2), 2012, 2014, 2016 (2), 2017, 2019
    18–
    Rod Hall – 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2006, 2007, 2008
    17–
    Ivan Stewart — 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999
    Larry Roeseler – 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2017
    15–
    Richard Jackson — 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012
    9–
    Marcos Nunez — 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
    Donald Moss –2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    8–
    Lou Franco – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016
    Steve Hengeveld — 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012
    7–
    Sergio Gutierrez — 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991
    Troy Herbst — 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
    Jeff Kaplan – 1978, 2008, 2010(2), 2011, 2012, 2016
    Rob MacCachren — 1990, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
    Larry Ragland — 1982, 1984, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007
    Arnoldo Ramirez – 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009
    Eric Solorzano – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009
    Nick Vanderwey — 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2019
    6–
    Don Adams — 1980, 1982, 1983 1985, 1986, 1987
    Cisco Bio – 1999, 2001, 2010, 2016, 2018(2)
    Pancho Bio — 1990, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2018
    Mike Cafro — 1994, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2013
    Johnny Campbell — 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
    Jim Dizney — 1984, 1985, 1996, 2011 (2), 2014
    George Erl — 1978, 1981, 1982, 1994, 1997, 2002
    Shane Esposito – 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019
    Walker Evans – 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
    Eric Fisher – 1995 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
    Jerry McDonald — 1982, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993
    Scott McMillin — 1981, 1983, 1986, 1994, 2005, 2010
    Scott Myers – 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
    Bruce Ogilvie — 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1997, 1998
    Francisco Septien – 2010, 2015, 21016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    Dan Smith — 1983, 1984, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001
    Clyde Stacy – 2011, 2012(2), 2013(2), 2019
    5–
    Craig Adams — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2018
    Carmen Cafro — 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000
    Dan Chamlee — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    Manny Esquerra — 1977, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1988
    Ramon Fernandez – 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
    Robby Gordon — 1988, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2013
    Ted Hunnicutt Jr. — 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994
    Rick D. Johnson — 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009
    Eizaburo Karasawa – 1994, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2015
    Paul Krause — 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996
    Wayne Matlock – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
    Mark McMillin — 1979, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2001
    Roger Mears — 1980, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991
    Kendall Norman — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
    Kurt Pfeiffer — 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988
    Scott Pfeiffer — 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989
    Earl Roberts – 1992, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
    J. David Ruvalcaba — 1999, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2016
    Larry Schwacofer — 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988
    George Seeley–1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005
    Malcolm Smith – 1971, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982
    Jim Sumners — 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991
    John Swift — 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
    Felipe Velez – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    John Watkins — 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
    4–
    Henry Arras — 1979, 1980, 1984, 1989
    Dave Ashley — 1988, 1994, 1996, 2001
    Robby Bell — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
    Vic Bruckmann – 1998, 1999, 2011, 2013
    John Etchart — 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987
    Steven Eugenio – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016
    Bobby Ferro – 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976
    Angel Garcia — 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
    John Griffin (m/c) – 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
    Elias Hanna – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017
    Scot Harden — 1976, 1978, 1985, 1986
    John Holmes – 1992, 2005, 2006, 2009
    Jack Johnson — 1976, 1977, 1979, 1989
    John Johnson — 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986
    Jeff Kawell – 1990, 1992, 2017, 2018
    Andy McMillin – 2005, 2010, 2017, 2019
    Jason Meyers — 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985
    Jano Montoya – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    Justin Morgan – 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
    Jerry Penhall — 1994, 1997, 1998, 2002
    Adam Pfankuch – 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011
    Kent Pfeifer – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989
    Javier Robles Jr – 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
    Gerardo Rojas – 2004, 2005, 2015, 2016
    Greg Row – 1990, 1991, 1992, 2012
    Gilberto Santana – 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004
    Hector Sarabia — 1993, 1995, 2000, 2017
    Darren Skilton — 1997, 1998, 2000, 2009
    Doug Smith – 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018
    Steve Sourapas – 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993
    Giovanni Spinali – 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
    Dean Sundahl — 1981, 1984, 1988, 1991
    Frank Vessels — 1976, 1977, 1979, 1987
    Dick Vick — 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
    Fred Willert — 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002
    3–
    Rodrigo Ampudia Sr. – 1992, 1994, 2009
    Adolfo Arellano – 2007, 2014, 2017
    Francisco Arredondo – 2013, 2014, 2017
    Dan Ashcraft — 1983, 1984, 1988
    Dave Beverly — 1974, 1975, 1976
    Marc Burnett – 1996, 2011, 2014
    Brian Collins – 1998, 2006, 2007
    Scott Douglas — 1989, 1992, 1993
    Max Eddy Jr – 2011, 2014, 2015
    Rick Ellison — 1999, 2000, 2001
    Bud Feldkamp — 1978, 1979, 1985
    Casey Folks — 1979, 1985, 1988
    Mike Goodwin — 1980, 1981, 1983
    Bob Gordon – 1980, 1987, 1988
    John Griffin – 2002, 2003, 2007
    Gerardo Iribe – 2006, 2015, 2016
    Mike Johnson – 2009, 2011, 2012
    Mike Julson – 1983, 1995, 2010
    Jeff Lewis — 1994, 1995, 1999
    Chelsea Magness – 2012, 2013, 2014
    Mike Majesky – 2013, 2014, 2017
    Bryce Menzies – 2011, 2012, 2014
    Justin Matney – 2011(2), 2013
    Corky McMillin — 1983, 1986, 1994
    Perry McNeil – 2008, 2009, 2018
    Jose Meza –2016, 2017, 2018
    Mark Miller – 2002, 2003, 2007
    Wes Miller – 2008, 2010, 2011
    Tim Morton – 1993, 1995, 2005
    Brian Pinard – 2006, 2010, 2011
    Marc Prince – 2012, 2013, 2015
    Jeff Proctor – 2016, 2018, 2019
    Josh Row – 2012, 2015, 2016
    Sergio Salgado – 2010, 2011, 2018
    Said Sanchez – 2017, 2018, 2019
    Kirk Schrier – 2002, 2004, 2005
    Lance Schoonmaker – 1987, 1988, 1991
    Dave Shoppe — 1983, 1984, 1986
    Ron Stacy — 1976, 1977, 1981
    Marc Stein–1996, 1999, 2001
    Jason Trubey – 2006, 2010, 2012
    Ron Wilson – 2006, 2011, 2012
    Max Weixeldorfer — 1980, 1987, 1989
    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
         *Event Record-Starters & Finishers
    SCORE Baja 500
    All-Time Start Sites
    Times, City
    46-Ensenada
    3-Ojos Negros
    1-Barstow, California, USA
    1-San Felipe
    All-Time Finish Sites
    Times, City
    42-Ensenada
    5-Santo Tomas
    2-Ojos Negros
    1-Barstow, California, USA
    1-San Felipe
    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)
    11. 1986—174 Finishers (277 Starters)
    11. 2009—174 Finishers (267 Starters)
    13. 1974—173 Finishers (279 Starters)
    14. 1995—172 Finishers (251 Starters)
    15. 1970—170 Finishers (260 Starters)
    16. 1991—163 Finishers (254 Starters)
    17. 1977—161 Finishers (384 Starters)
    18. 1990—159 Finishers (272 Starters)
    19. 2013—156 Finishers (276 Starters)
    20. 1975—155 Finishers (365 Starters)
    21. 2011—154 Finishers (254 Starters)
    22. 2017—148 Finishers (233 Starters)
    23. 2003—147 Finishers (260 Starters)
    23. 1988—147 Finishers (260 Starters)