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    October 16, 2017

     

    Nov. 12-18 race week

    Much, much more than just a race, history shines brightly

    on next month’s 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000

     

    pre-race festivities for final round of four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship

    includes SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, presented by BFGoodrich Tires Oct. 30-Nov. 3

    at Las Vegas Convention Center; SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying for SCORE Trophy Truck

    at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Off-Road Track at 6 p.m. Oct. 31;

    Granddaddy of All Desert Races to be televised on El Rey Network

     

        ENSENADA, Mexico— As the World Series is to baseball, the Super Bowl to football and the World Cup to soccer, the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 continues to stand as tall at the pinnacle of the motorsports world today as it did when it began 50 years ago. It is aptly referred to as the Granddaddy of All Desert Races.

    This year’s historic 50th golden anniversary race, sponsored for the first time by BFGoodrich Tires, will be held Nov. 12-18. It will start in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico covering much of the majestic Baja California peninsula. It will finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur. It will be the 50th anniversary of the race shrouded in mystery that continues to lure the world’s best racers and adventurers from around the globe who all continue to share the dream to conquer the Baja.

    Racer registration continues at www.score-international.com for the iconic race. The race is the season-finale of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship

    ROOTS

    It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious, majestic Baja California peninsula every year except 1974 when an international fuel crisis forced a cancellation.

    The SCORE Baja 1000 has captured the imagination of the entire world as entries have come not only from every state in the United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories Guam and Puerto Rico, but also has attracted racers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, China, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, Yugoslavia as well as the host country of Mexico.

    Over the years, SCORE races have been televised in more than 100 nations worldwide.

    PRELUDE

    The first known record run occurred in 1962. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. timed their trip from Tijuana to La Paz on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles. Ekins made it in 39 hours, 54 minutes, Robertson in less than an hour slower. There were no official timers, of course, and to establish that they had made the trip, the two motorcycle racers time-stamped a sheet of paper in the Tijuana telegraph office and time-stamped it again at the telegraph office when they arrived in La Paz. They began their journey at midnight in Tijuana.

    Capitalizing on the pioneer effort of Ekins and Robertson, Chevrolet commissioned car builder Bill Stroppe to prepare a small fleet of trucks for the run to La Paz. Late that year they left Long Beach, Calif., and all of them reached La Paz. Advertising and publicity campaigns heralded the feat as “the roughest run under the sun.”

    STILL NO. 1

    For the last two years, readers of USA Today newspaper have voted the SCORE Baja 1000 as the No. 1 motorsports event in the world.

    “Without the SCORE Baja 1000, there just wouldn’t be any desert racing,” said Roger Norman, SCORE International’s President and CEO. “The SCORE Baja 1000 continues to draw interest from all over the world and we now find second, third and even fourth generation racers appearing at the starting line with their family patriarchs cheering for their off-spring. This event continues to be the focal point of the SCORE World Desert Championship each year the celebration of our 50th anniversary will surely add another colorful chapter to the golden legacy of the SCORE Baja 1000.”

    1967

    Enthusiast Ed Pearlman founded the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) and established the Mexican 1000. It started officially in Tijuana on October 31, 1967 with 68 entries. They actually motored at leisure speeds to Ensenada and restarted the next day.

    NORRA continued to organize the Mexican 1000, which came to be known as the Baja 1000. In 1968, Pearlman moved the start of the race to Ensenada, where it stayed with one exception until 1993. In 1972 NORRA started at Mexicali and ran the first half of the race down the east coast of the peninsula through the treacherous Three Sisters section. Pre-running for this race, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans were among a group of competitors who nearly got swept out to sea during a tropical storm.

    NORRA’s last race was in 1972. At that point, Mexican officials revoked NORRA’s permits to stage races in Baja. In 1973, a domestic group called the Baja Sports Committee produced the race.

    NEW BEGINNINGS

    After the fuel crisis of 1974 forced local officials to cancel the event, SCORE International, founded by the late Mickey Thompson and headed soon after by Sal Fish (until 2012), was invited by the northern state of Baja California to hold the race in 1975. The SCORE Baja 1000 became a loop event starting and ending in Ensenada. Roger Norman purchased SCORE International from Fish on Dec. 20, 2012.

    In 1979, the government of Baja California Sur granted permission to resume the Ensenada-to-La Paz format and SCORE has used this route intermittently ever since.

    The 1979 race was notable for Walker Evans’ overall win in a Dodge truck, the first truck to win the overall title of the race.

    START/FINISH

    In its first 49 years, the SCORE Baja 1000 has started 42 times in Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The legendary race has finished in Ensenada 24 times, in La Paz 20 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), twice in Cabo San Lucas (2000, 2007) and once in Ojos Negros (1999).

    FAMOUS

    The famous and not-so-famous have tried their hand at conquering the Baja and they have come from all walks of life. Mark Thatcher, son of Great Britain’s then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher, raced in the 1982 SCORE Baja 1000. Celebrities James Garner, Ted Nugent and the late Steve McQueen all battled the Baja in the early 1970s and many racers from other forms of motorsports crossed over to try their skills.

    Among the drivers from other arenas who have tested the Baja were Indy Car racers Rick and Roger Mears, Parnelli Jones, Danny Ongias, Danny Sullivan, Jimmy Vasser, Buddy Rice, Sebastien Bourdais, Oriol Servia, 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, 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, XGames star Travis Pastrana, drag racers Don Prudhomme and Larry Minor and legendary SCORE founder and motorsports innovator Mickey Thompson.

    The late Academy Award winning actor, racer and race team owner Paul Newman raced in the 2004 event. Jesse James, of ‘Monster Garage’ fame, and Hollywood film and TV star Patrick Dempsey both have raced in this classic several times.

    LEGENDS

    This year’s race will commemorate the achievements of legendary desert racers like Rod Hall, Ron Bishop, Johnny Johnson, and Larry Roeseler. Hall, who will turn 80 on Nov. 22, has a record 24 class wins (including one overall win in 1969), and is the only racer who has competed in all 49 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Bishop was the only racer who competed in the first 40 SCORE Baja 1000 races all on a motorcycle.

    Hall will be racing this year in the Stock Full class with his son Chad Hall as he attempts to add to his untouchable legacy.

    Bishop, now deceased, was the only racer who competed every year of the first 40 on a motorcycle. Johnson, now retired, had 15 class wins, amazingly in eight different classes.

    Roeseler, has won 17 times in this race, including 13 overall wins (10 on a motorcycle). Roeseler will share driving duties this year in SCORE Trophy Truck with Luke McMillin in the No. 83 Ford F-150. Roeseler won the unlimited Class 1 for four consecutive years (2004-2007), driving with the youngest of three racing brothers, Troy Herbst, in the Smithbuilt-Ford open-wheel desert race car that was known as the ‘Land Shark’. Roeseler is the only racer in the history of the event to win the overall 4-wheel in a truck and also in a car as well as the overall 2-wheel title as well.

    In 2008, Roeseler split the driving with driver of record and team owner and now SCORE owner Roger Norman when they were the overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy Truck champions and the pair was second in 2009. In 2010, Roger Norman drove solo the length of the peninsula and finished third overall.

    Special history was also made in 2010 when the father/son team of Gustavo Vildosola Sr and Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, of Mexicali, drove to the overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy Truck victory to become the first Mexican nationals’ team to win the legendary race and it was a peninsula run from Ensenada to La Paz.

    SAME SIREN

    Lured by the same siren that enraptured the Ekins brothers in the 1950s, the SCORE Baja 1000 remains as the No. 1 target of adventurers the world over, not to mention the cadre of pro and semi-pro desert racers who consider it the fitting climax to their racing season each year.

    THIS YEAR-SPLIT-START

    Commemorating the first race, motorcycle and quad classes will start at midnight (PT) on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and the car, truck and UTV classes will begin their journey in the elapsed-time race 10 hours later at 10 a.m. (PT) on Thursday, Nov. 16. While the fastest vehicles are expected to complete the course in approximately 20 hours, all vehicles will have 48 hours from the time each starts to complete the course and become an official finisher of the 50th anniversary race.

    THE WHO

    The royalty of desert racing will be in this year’s field and leading the way will once again be the marquee SCORE Trophy Trucks, the SCORE-created class for high-tech, 900-horsepower unlimited production trucks. There are already 37 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in this year’s celebratory race.

    Among the entries in SCORE Trophy Truck are No. 11 Rob MacCachren/Jason Voss, No. 1 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez/Juan C. Lopez, No. 77 Robby Gordon, No. 31 Andy McMillin/Tavo Vildosola, No. 97 B.J. Baldwin/Rodimiro Amaya, No. 15 Billy Wilson/Chad Bunch, No. 4 Justin Matney/Josh Daniel, No. 23 Dan McMillin/Gary Weyhrich, No. 19 Tim Herbst/P.J. Jones, No. 7 Bryce Menzies, No. 83 Luke McMillin/Larry Roeseler, No. 91 Troy Herbst/Brett Sourapas, No. 3 Mark Post/Ed Herbst/Kyle LeDuc, No. 9 Armin Schwarz/Eduardo Laguna, No. 16 Cameron Steele/Cody Stuart/Pat Dean/Rene Brugger, No. 14 Cameron Steele/Cody Stuart/Pat Dean/Rene Brugger, No. 41 Justin Lofton/Matt Loiodice, No. 76 Jesse Jones/Austin Jones/Toby Price, No. 21 Pat O’Keefe/Mark McMillin, No. 5L Clyde Stacy/Jeff Geiser (SCORE TT Legend class) and No. 21L Gus Vildosola Sr/Rodrigo Ampudia Sr/Scott Bailey (SCORE TT Legend).

    THE WHERE

    To date, there are 206 total entries from 34 U.S. States, two U.S. Territories and 19 countries officially signed up to compete. In addition to the United States, the U.S. Territories of Guam and Puerto Rico and the host country Mexico, the other countries with racers entered are Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Spain.

    WHO ELSE BUT SAL!

    Sal Fish, 78, the iconic desert racing promoter who owned SCORE International for 38 years, will be the Grand Marshal for November’s 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000.

         Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Fish, who lives in Malibu, Calif., has earned more awards in his life than most racers have won races and was the face of SCORE from 1974 until he sold the company to Roger and Elise Norman on Dec. 20, 2012.

    A graduate from the University of San Francisco, Fish had risen to the top as the Publisher of Hot Rod Magazine when Mickey Thompson, who founded SCORE in 1973, recruited Fish to be the President of SCORE.

    DUST 2 GLORY

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker Brown, ‘Dust 2 Glory,’ scheduled to premiere nationwide on Dec. 6, chronicled each of the four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. Brown’s original Dusty to Glory, released in 2005, became an iconic classic showcasing the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. D2G, which began shooting at the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000, continued up close and personal coverage capturing the robust racers in their amazing adventures in Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula through all four spectacular 2016 races. Executive Producer is BCII’s Bud Brutsman.

    Tickets for the special, one-night Dec. 6 nationwide premiere will go on sale on Oct. 23. For information regarding tickets and theater locations, visit https://www.fathomevents.com/events/dust-2-glory.

    EL REY NETWORK

    The four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California, Mexico along with the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience/SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying in Las Vegas are all airing on El Rey Network in the United States. International distribution is by way of syndication. The season-ending 50th SCORE Baja 1000 will have a two-hour show produced while the other race shows are each one-hour telecasts.

    El Rey Network 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 & Official Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, El Rey Network-Official Television Partner, 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, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, CETTO Vineyards.

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

    Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Tijuana Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.

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

    SCORE Baja 1000 Milestones

    1962 – In March Dave Ekins and Bud Roberston Jr. ride The 1000 Miles of Baja for the first run ever.

    1966 – In May Dave & Bud Ekins, with Eddie Mulder and Cliff Coleman Ride Again to finish the 1000

    Miles of Baja and complete the First Non Assisted Ride.

    1967 – October 31, Ed Pearlman puts together the First Official Mexican 1000 Race

    From Tijuana to La Paz

    -Vic Wilson/Ted Mangels first overall winner, driving a Meyers Manx-VW

    -J.N. Robert/Malcolm Smith first overall motorcycle winner, riding on Husqvarna

    1968 – Larry Minor the first person to win the SCORE Baja 1000 overall back to back in 1968-‘69

    1969 – Rod Hall wins his only overall title in the race (with Larry Minor)

    -Hall has raced in all 49 years and has a record 23 class wins

    1973 – Mickey Thompson takes over the Mexican 1000 Baja race and forms SCORE

    1974 – Sal Fish takes control of SCORE and runs it for the next 38 Years

    -Only year that the SCORE Baja 1000 did not occur due to the international fuel crisis

    1975 – Malcolm Smith becomes the first to win both an overall 4-wheel and 2-wheel titles win he wins

    the 4-Wheel with Dr. Bud Feldkamp in a Funco-VW. They won again in 4-wheel in 1977

    1976 – BFGoodrich Tires begins a 40-plus year history racing in the SCCORE Baja 1000

    -BFGoodrich Tires has won a race-record 28 4-wheel overall titles in this race

    1978 – Larry Roeseler and Jack Johnson are the first to win the SCORE Baja 1000

    three times in a row on motorcycles 1978, 1979, 1980.

    1979 – PPI Begins Racing in SCORE with the Toyota Team and Ivan Stewart

    -Frank De Angelo, with BFG, start pits for racers at SCORE events

    -Walker Evans wins the overall 4-wheel title earning the first by a truck

    1982- Mickey Thompson wins his first and only SCORE Baja 1000 in a Raceco-VW

    1990 – Bob Gordon wins the overall 4-wheel with his daughter Robyn and son Robby, marking the

    first time for both a father/daughter and father/son overall win and Robyn is first female overall winner

    1994 – SCORE Trophy Truck Class debuts; created by SCORE

    -Jimmy Smith wins the first SCORE Trophy Truck title at the SCORE Baja 1000

    1994-1997 – SCORE Trophy Truck runs as its own series, Jimmy Smith wins this race in 1994, Larry

    Ragland wins in 1995, 1996 and 1997

    1997 – Johnny Campbell wins his first of 11 overall mototcycle titles, all on Honda bikes

    1999 – Larry Ragland wins the first SCORE Trophy Truck overall as part of the regular series to give

    him four wins in five years in the marquee racing division

    2000 – Dave Ashley and Dan Smith win the once-in-a-lifetime SCORE Baja 2000 from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, held to

    commemorate the new millennium

    -Team of Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab/Craig Smith/Steve Hengeveld win motorcycle overall

    2004 – Larry Roeseler becomes only the second person in race history to win the overall on both 2-wheel and 4-wheel, earning the 4-wheel title with Troy Herbst. Roeseler has a record 13 overall wins in this race, 10 in 2-wheel and three in 4-wheel

    2006 – 431 total starters, most in the history of this race from Ensenada to La Paz

                –Andy McMillin/Robby Gordon win 4-Wheel overall, Andy is the youngest overall winner at 19

    -Steve Hengeveld/Mike Childress/Quinn Cody win 2-wheel overall

    2007 –   40th anniversary race from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, race-record 237 finishers

    Mark Post, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder in 4-wheel

    2008 – Future SCORE owner Roger Norman wins the overall 4-wheel with Larry Roeseler

    2010 – Gus ‘Tavo’ Vildosola and his father Gus Vildosola Sr. become the first Mexican nationals to

    win the overall; Roger Norman finishes third overall driving solo down the peninsula

    2011 – Andy McMillin and his father Scott Millin son/father duo wins the 4-Wheel Overall

    2012 – BJ Baldwin wins the SCORE Baja 1000 back-to-back in 2012 and 2013

    -Roger Norman takes over ownership of SCORE on Dec. 20

    2014, 2015, 2016 – Rob MacCachren wins the Overall SCORE Baja 1000 with Andy McMillin and

    Jason Voss, wins again in 2015 with Andy McMillin and a third straight in 2016 with Jason

    Voss

    2014 – With riders Ricky Brabec/Robby Bell/Steve Hengeveld/Max Eddy Jr., Kawasaki motorcycle

    returns to the top of the podium, breaking the record 17 straight 2-wheel wins by Honda

    SCORE Baja 1000

    All-Time Starters, Finishers, Race Site

    1967

    Tijuana to La Paz

    Total Starters: 68, Total Finishers: 31

    1968

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 243, Total Finishers: 106

    1969

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 247, Total Finishers: 96

    1970

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 261, Total Finishers: 145

    1971

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 222, Total Finishers: 116

    1972

    Mexicali to La Paz
    Total Starters: 245, Total Finishers: 98

    1973

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 143, Total Finishers: 73

    1974

    NO RACE (Fuel Crisis)

    1975

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 235, Total Finishers: 86

    1976

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 218, Total Finishers: 74

    1977

    Ensenada to Ensenada
    Total Starters: 346, Total Finishers: 123

    1978

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 56

    1979

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 244, Total Finishers: 121

    1980

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 255, Total Finishers: 104

    1981

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 250, Total Finishers: 85

    1982

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 135, Total Finishers: 69

    1983

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 248, Total Finishers: 76

    1984

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 169, Total Finishers: 75

    1985

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 211, Total Finishers: 111

    1986

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 237, Total Finishers: 147

    1987

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 314, Total Finishers: 180

    1988

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 329, Total Finishers: 163

    1989

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 286, Total Finishers: 176

    1990

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 308 Total Finishers: 162

    1991

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 271, Total Finishers: 124

    1992

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 307, Total Finishers: 189

    1993

    Mexicali to Mexicali

    Total Starters: 260, Total Finishers: 96

    1994

    Mexicali to Mexicali

    Total Starters: 281, Total Finishers: 120

    1995

    Tijuana to La Paz

    Total Starters: 283, Total Finishers: 160

    1996

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 220, Total Finishers: 113

    1997

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 221, Total Finishers: 130

    1998

    Santo Tomas to La Paz

    Total Starters: 207, Total Finishers: 123

    1999

    Ojos Negros to Ojos Negros

    Total Starters: 238, Total Finishers: 101

    2000

    Tecate SCORE Baja 2000

    Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas

    Total Starters: 262, Total Finishers: 184

    2001

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 219, Total Finishers: 102

    2002

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 234, Total Finishers: 151

    2003

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 272, Total Finishers: 153

    2004

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 284, Total Finishers: 198

    2005

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 342, Total Finishers: 163

    2006

    Ensenada to La Paz

    *Total Starters: 431, Total Finishers: 234

    2007

    Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas

    Total Starters: 424, Total Finishers: 237**

    2008

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 347, Total Finishers: 227

    2009

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 328, Total Finishers: 184

    2010

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 292, Total Finishers: 192

    2011

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 278, Total Finishers: 155

    2012

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 298, Total Finishers: 174

    2013

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 251, Total Finishers: 117

    2014

    Ensenada to La Paz

    Total Starters: 237, Total Finishers: 133

    2015

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 239, Total Finishers: 124

    2016

    Ensenada to Ensenada

    Total Starters: 270, Total Finishers: 160

    *Event Record-Starters

    **Event Record-Finishers

    SCORE Baja 1000

    All-Time Start Sites

    Times, City

    42-Ensenada

    3-Mexicali

    2-Tijuana

    1-Ojos Negros

    1-Santo Tomas

    All-Time Finish Sites

    Times, City

    24-Ensenada

    20-La Paz

    2-Mexicali

    2-Cabo San Lucas

    1-Ojos Negros

    Top Total Starters

    Year, Number (Finishers)

    2006—431 Starters (234 Finishers)

    2007—424 Starters (237 Finishers)

    2008—347 Starters (227 Finishers)

    1977—346 Starters (123 Finishers)

    2005—342 Starters (163 Finishers)

    1988—329 Starters (163 Finishers)

    2009—328 Starters (184 Finishers)

    1987—314 Starters (180 Finishers)

    1990—308 Starters (162 Finishers)

    1992—307 Starters (189 Finishers)

    2012—298 Starters (174 Finishers)

    2010—292 Starters (192 Finishers)

    1989—286 Starters (176 Finishers)

    2004—284 Starters (198 Finishers)

    1995—283 Starters (160 Finishers)

    1994—281 Starters (120 Finishers)

    2011—278 Starters (155 Finishers)

    2003—272 Starters (153 Finishers)

    1991—271 Starters (124 Finishers)

    2016—270 Starters (160 Finishers)

    Top Total Finishers

    Year, Number (Starters)

    2007—237 Finishers (424 Starters)

    2006—234 Finishers (431 Starters)

    2008—227 Finishers (347 Starters)

    2004—198 Finishers (284 Starters)

    2010—192 Finishers (292 Starters)

    1992—189 Finishers (307 Starters)

    2000—184 Finishers (262 Starters)

    2009—184 Finishers (328 Starters)

    1987—180 Finishers (314 Starters)

    1989—176 Finishers (286 Starters)

    2012—174 Finishers (298 Starters)

    2005—163 Finishers (342 Starters)

    1988—163 Finishers (329 Starters)

    1990—162 Finishers (308 Starters)

    1995—160 Finishers (283 Starters)

    2016—160 Finishers (270 Starters)

    2011—155 Finishers (278 Starters)

    2003—153 Finishers (272 Starters)

    2002—151 Finishers (234 Starters)

    1986—147 Finishers (237 Starters)

    Top Total Starters

    When finishing in La Paz

    Year, Number (Finishers)

    2006—431 Starters (234 Finishers)

    1992—307 Starters (189 Finishers)

    2012—298 Starters (174 Finishers)

    2010—292 Starters (192 Finishers)

    1989—286 Starters (176 Finishers)

    2004—284 Starters (198 Finishers)

    1995—283 Starters (160 Finishers)

    1972—245 Starters (98 Finishers)

    1979—244 Starters (121 Finishers)

    1986—237 Starters (147 Finishers)

    2014—237 Starters (133 Finishers)

    Top Total Finishers

    When finishing in La Paz

    Year, Number (Starters)

    2006—234 Finishers (431 Starters)

    2004—198 Finishers (284 Starters)

    2010—192 Finishers (292 Starters)

    1992—189 Finishers (307 Starters)

    1989—176 Finishers (286 Starters)

    2012—174 Finishers (298 Starters)

    1995—160 Finishers (283 Starters)

    2002—151 Finishers (234 Starters)

    1986—147 Finishers (237 Starters)

    2014—133 Finishers (237 Starters)

    SCORE Baja 1000 Peninsula Run Course Mileage, 1967 thru 2017

    The longest SCORE Baja 1000 from Ensenada to La Paz was in 2014. The 2017 course is 1,134.40 miles, making it the second longest in event history for races starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz.

    The year of 2017 marks the 23rd peninsula run for the SCORE Baja 1000.

    This will be the 17th time this race has started in Ensenada and finished in La Paz.  It also has started in Tijuana and finished in La Paz twice (1967 and 1995), started in Mexicali and finished in La Paz once (1972), started in Santo Tomas and finished in La Paz once (1998) and started in Ensenada and finished in Cabo San Lucas twice (2000 and 2007).

    Here is the mileage breakdown for all 22 previous peninsula runs.

    1967 Tijuana to La Paz, 849 miles

    1968 Ensenada to La Paz 832 miles

    1969 Ensenada to La Paz 832 miles

    1970 Ensenada to La Paz 832 miles

    1971 Ensenada to La Paz 832 miles

    1972 Mexicali to La Paz 912 miles

    1973 Ensenada to La Paz 875 miles

    1979 Ensenada to La Paz 986.2 miles

    1982 Ensenada to La Paz 983.52 miles

    1986 Ensenada to La Paz 822 miles

    1989 Ensenada to La Paz 1,057.7 miles

    1992 Ensenada to La Paz 1,032.7 miles

    1995 Tijuana to La Paz 1,146.3 miles

    1998 Santo Tomas to La Paz 1,070 miles

    2000 Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas 1,679.54 miles

    2002 Ensenada to La Paz 1,017.31 miles

    2004 Ensenada to La Paz 1,013.57 miles

    2006 Ensenada to La Paz 1,047.8 miles

    2007 Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas 1,296.39 miles

    2010 Ensenada to La Paz 1,061.69 miles

    2012 Ensenada to La Paz 1,121.55 miles

    2014 Ensenada to La Paz 1,275 miles

    2017 Ensenada to La Paz 1,134.40 miles