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Live Start Draw Tuesday at BajaHQ for Inaugural SCORE Baja 400


Sept. 9, 2019

174 entered to date

Live starting draw ‘Fiesta’ Tuesday at BajaHQ
for historic Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400


BFGoodrich Tires Pit Crew Challenge, ‘Taco Fiesta’,
giveaways in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.;

Round 3 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship Sept. 18-22

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Helping to celebrate the launching of a new SCORE Baja race, Hall of Fame desert racer Cameron Steele is hosting a live starting draw fiesta on Tuesday at his BajaHQ company for next week’s Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400.
Celebrating its 46th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, the newest SCORE Baja race will be held next Wednesday through Sunday (Sept. 18-22) in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Open to the racers, teams and the general public, SCORE will hold a ‘live’ drawing for starting positions, by class, on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (PT) at Cameron Steele’s BajaHQ Company which is located at 32981 Calle Perfecto in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
An Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer with two career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins for his popular Desert Assassins race team, Steele, who is also a prominent action sports TV announcer, is hosting the ‘Taco Fiesta’ at his specialty aftermarket race shop.
Festivities will include a BFGoodrich Tires Pit Crew Challenge, contests, prizes and a variety of giveaways. BajaHQ may be reached at 949.481.7742.
Round 3 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship has entries from all across the United States and around the world for next week’s internationally-televised desert race. The race and pre-race festivities will be held next Wednesday through Sunday in and around the heart of Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
Nearly 200 vehicles, racing in classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, are expected at the start line for this history-making, first-time SCORE race with racers from nearly 25 U.S. States and 10 countries anticipated. Long-time SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$5,000 contingency bonus for the race winner to help commemorate the start of this newest race on the SCORE schedule.
With 174 entries to date that includes racers from 24 U.S. States, host country Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Peru and Spain, SCORE Trophy Truck leads the way with 36 entries (including six in the SCORE TT Legend class for drivers over 50 years old). Besides the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck, other classes with double-figure entries so far are Trophy Truck Spec with 25, Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 17, Class 10 with 12 and the unlimited Class 1 with 10.
Entries from the USA include racers from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
Official practice, or pre-running, on the official race course for this year’s Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 began this past Saturday. Pre-running is running from race-mile 39 to race-mile 360.75. The first 19.6 miles, which will be used in both directions during the race, will be available for pre-running only next week on Thursday (Sept. 19) and Friday (Sept. 20) and only in the outbound direction. The official course map, GPS files and course notes are located under Race Info on the SCORE Website at the following link:
The Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (Sept. 21) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 6:20 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 10 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around eight hours, all vehicles will have a 16-hour time limit to become official finishers in the race.
The race will air domestically on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on the World of X Games program on ESPN and will be syndicated internationally to nearly 25 countries in Europe, Latin America, South America and Asia. Co-producing the shows with SCORE is the award-winning BCII TV of Los Angeles led by producer Bud Brutsman. Announcers are SCORE racers Cameron Steele and Aaron Ampudia.
The results of this race will also determine the start order within each class for November’s iconic season-ending 52nd SCORE Baja 1000.

  • Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 18-22, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.19-24, Ensenada, Mexico

Here is the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:

  • 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, March 25-29, San Felipe, Mexico
  • 52nd SCORE Baja 500, June 3-7, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur

ABC TV IN 2019
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship is being televised on the ABC TV family of networks, marking the first time back on the ABC network since the 1967 and 1968 coverage of the Baja 1000 on ABC’s old Wide World of Sports show.
The one-hour shows on the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, 51st SCORE Baja 500 and the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 will be televised as part of ABC’s World of X Games year-long programming. Presented by SCORE sponsors Monster Energy and BFGoodrich Tires, the ABC World of X Games series profiles iconic action sports figures and also highlights athletes, artists, event previews and recaps.
The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in September will air as a one-hour special on ESPN TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, 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, The Satellite Phone Store.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at

Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400
Round 3 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
Sept. 18-22, 2019—400 miles –Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 174 (as of 9/9/19)
(from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Spain)
 (Numerical order, prior to start draw)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

*1L Scott Bailey
*5L Clyde Stacy
6 Ricky Johnson
7 Bryce Menzies
9 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez
10 Alan Ampudia
11 Rob MacCachren
14 Bobby Pecoy
16 Cameron Steele
19 Tim Herbst
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
23 Dan McMillin
*25L Mark Winkelman
26 Dave Taylor
27 Jonathan Brenthel
28 Corey Keysar
30 Robbie Pierce
31 Andy McMillin
32 Ryan Arciero
33 Todd Tuls
*37L Rolf Helland
40 Chris Miller
41 Justin Lofton
*47L Jim Bult
50 Zak Langley
54 Troy Herbst
70 Kevin Thompson
*72L Rob Reinertson
77 Robby Gordon
80 David Kleiman
83 Luke McMillin
85 Mike Lawrence
88 Brett Sourapas
89 Mike Walser
97 Robert ‘BJ’ Baldwin
99 Dale Dondel
CLASS 1 (10)
100 Brad Wilson
105 Mason Cullen
114 Al Torres
127 Cody Parkhouse
129 Brandon Bailey
138 Brian Wilson
150 Morgan Langley
162 Brendan Gaughan
168 Shelby Reid
185 Justin Davis
2XX Jorge Sampietro
202 Chad Broughton
204 Sara Price
205 Joe Delucie
208 Andrew Entwistle
209 Rafael Navarro IV
211 Pat Sims
218 Chad Dohrman
220 Craig Christy-RS
237 Robert Malone
234 Jason McNeil
240 Bobby Patton
246 James Scully
250 John Langley
253 Mike Perez
260 Luis Pelayo
269 Guillermo Zamacona
270 Kelly McArthur
274 Elias Hanna
275 Jaun Sanchotena
279 Austin ‘A.J.’ Jones
293 Ryan Peacock
294 Vincent Munoz
295 William Hedrick Jr
299 Charles Dorrance
4421 Mike Hales-RS
CLASS 10 (12)
1002 Clay Lawrence
1007 Cody Robinson
1008 Chase Warren
1011 Cesar Cuevas
1016 Hiram Duran
1022 Rafael Aguirre
1027 Arturo V. Malo
1030 James Anderson-RS
1048 Kevin Price
1062 J.J. Schnarr
1068 Cody Reid
1087 Ivan Tagle
CLASS 7 (2)
700 Daniel Chamlee
703 Scott Brady
CLASS 5 (1)
510 Gerardo Ibarra-RS
2903 Juan Martinez
2904 Cory Sappington
2905 Marc Burnett
2907 Erik Davis
2910 Scott Trafton
2912 Tony Riggs
2914 Malcolm Mitchell
2919 Brandon Schueler
2926 Christine Giampaoli Zonca
2930 Sean Cook
2931 Craig Scanlon
2940 Erick Kozin
2960 Mitchell Alsup
2971 Wayne Matlock –RS
2983 Nicholas Gurries
2987 Edgar Garcia Leon
2989 Wes Miller
1201 Mario Alcala
1202 Matias Arjona IV
1206 Freddie Willert
1212 Martin Lizarraga
1224 Javier Rochin
1229 Douglas Satterfield -RS
1234 Steve Jones
1274 Mike Aguilar
1905 Adrian Escandon
1908 John Andrew Entwistle
1954 Kristen Matlock -RS
1958 George Felix
1977 Darin Harvey
1978 T. Bradley Millner
1995 Kaden Wells
CLASS 1/2-1600 (3)
1609 J. David Ruvalcaba -RS
1616 Angel Barajas-RS
1689 Marco Venegas
1850 Jesus Mendez Jr
1851 Herman Johnson
1877 Josh Herzing
3936 Rodrigo Ampudia
CLASS 8 (2)
810 Jose Contreras
818 Jesus Beltrones Hurtado
CLASS 3 (1)
313 David Orzolek
BC2 David Payne
BC4 Edward Muncey
CLASS 5-1600 (4)
550 Luis Herrera
554 Rigoberto Cabrera
571 David Heredia
582 Rodolfo Martinez-RS
CLASS 7F (2)
714F Justin Park
725F Kelly McNeil
751 Mike Lesle
740 Gerardo Novelo RS
CLASS 11 (4)
1111 Eric Solorzano
1113 Mario Vazquez (DOR-Kent Thygerson)
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck
1152 Elmer Cayetano


1414 Jessalyn Sells
1500 Diane Gianelli

Pro Motorcycles

1x Justin Morgan
4x Ray Dal Soglio
5x Colton Udall
66x Santiago Creel
100x Santiago Creel
180x Fernando Beltran
PRO MOTO 40 (1)
444x Jason Trubey
PRO MOTO 30 (7)
300x Luis M. Gomez
308x Ryan Liebelt
310x Enrique Fuhrken
325x Jano Montoya
360x Santiago Creel
365x Nick Lanning
370x Francisco Septien
709x Lukas Spies
729x Michael Skurkis
734x Bob Kimber
PRO MOTO 50 (1)
500x Giovanni Spinali

Pro Quads

Pro Quad (2)
1a Said Sanchez
21a Adolfo Arellano
100a Danny Magdalena
111a Alejandro Bourge
112a Daniel Gaytan
119a Gustavo Torres
123a Ismael Hernandez
125a Brisa Fernanda Ochoa
SPT M/C (3)
201x Scott Borden
212x Carlos Silva
284x Nick Robertson (ROR-Shane Schorno)