Racer Reg closes Fri; pre-running open Sat-SCORE Baja 1000 – SCORE-International.com

Racer Reg closes Fri; pre-running open Sat-SCORE Baja 1000

SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com

October 21, 2021

Race week Nov. 15-20

BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000
presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Online racer registration closes at 5 p.m. PDT on Friday;
Pre-running opens Saturday on 1,226.35-mile race course

peninsula run for famous finale of 4-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship;
Start next to Ensenada’s Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center and finish in La Paz

More information under race info tab on www.score-international.com

NOTE: Unofficial SCORE Baja 1000 numerical entry list, by class, at bottom of text

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Online racer registration closes on Friday at 5 p.m. PT and pre-running opens Saturday at 8 a.m. PT on the roaringly rugged 1,226.35-mile race course for next month’s iconic internationally-televised season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The race will be a peninsula run down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
To date, 203 official entry applications have been received with racers from 28 U.S. States along with 16 total countries.
    Starting and finishing under strict BioSecurity health and safety protocols in Baja California, Mexico, the final round of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship race-week festivities and the Granddaddy of All Desert Races itself will be held Nov. 15-20.
SCORE International is well known around the globe as the ‘World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.’ Celebrating its 48th season in 2021, this race is the flagship event of the SCORE World Desert Championship.
The SCORE Baja 1000 is at the pinnacle of motorsports as the most iconic, oldest, prestigious, toughest and longest continuously held desert race in the world.
While every year for the Granddaddy of All Desert Races is mesmerizing, a peninsula run down Mexico’s magnificent Baja California peninsula is, for lack of a better term, hypnotizing.
This year’s race will be a peninsula run of 1,226.35 miles down majestic Baja California, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Most of the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s massive BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The 2021 season-finale will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on ESPN2’s World of X Games programming.
Race week activities will be held Nov. 15-20.
Nearly 300 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from nearly 40 U.S. States and as many as 20 countries anticipated. Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads will be competing in the Granddaddy of All Desert Races.
Ensenada, “The Off-Road Capital of the World” 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.
La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and 1,000 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.
It will start for the 47th time in Ensenada, finish for the 22nd time in La Paz, 24th time overall to run down the peninsula as 2000 and 2007 finished in Cabo San Lucas. This race is annually the finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past six years in Baja California.
It will be the first peninsula run since the 50th SCORE Baja 1000 in 2017.
Racer entry applications are now available at www.SCORE-International.com under Race Info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page. Questions should be directed to SCORE Registration and Membership Director Audreonna Garcia at 775. 852.8907. Online racer entry applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. PDT Friday, Oct. 22.
The SCORE Ensenada office will accept walk-in entries up to Friday, Oct. 29.
Pre-running on the official race course of 1,226.35 miles will open at 8 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The first section of the course to race mile 33.77 will not be available for pre-running from the start until Monday through Wednesday of race week when it will be open only for vehicles traveling outbound.
With nearly 300 entries anticipated at the start line, as of today 203 total entries have been received for the Granddaddy of All Desert Races, with racers representing 28 U.S. States, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico and 16 countries. The countries are United States, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico, host country Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Great Britain, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain and Sweden.
The race features a course, designed and plotted by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of 1,226.35 miles of rugged Baja California terrain.
The challenging race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, beautiful Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the ocean and the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
It will run east from Ensenada to Ojos Negros, south to Valle de Trinidad, back southwest to Colonet, south to San Quintin. The course will start heading inland to Catavina then south to Coco’s Corner to Bahia de Los Angeles. From there it heads inland to San Ignacio and back to the Pacific Ocean at race mile 750.
At about race mile 825 it heads east to the Sea of Cortez at race mile 880 and down along the Sea of Cortez past Loreto. After Loreto it runs southwest and back along the Pacific past Villa Insurgentes and Ciudad Constitucion until race mile 1,180 were it turns southeast and finally into the finish in La Paz.
The historic race course will feature three physical checkpoints, 236 virtual checkpoints, including 22 speed zones (37 or 60 miles per hour) for a total of 195.7 miles.
The three physical (full stop) checkpoints will be Checkpoint No. 1 at Chapala (race mile 421), Checkpoint No. 2 at the Vizcaino road crossing (race mile 633.3) and at Insurgentes (race mile 1000).
The official course map is now posted on the SCORE website. Posting Preliminary course notes, racer brief, penalty bulletin and GPS files will be posted on the SCORE website under Race Info after 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, Oct. 21.
During contingency on Tuesday and Wednesday and the race on Thursday until the course closes on Saturday late afternoon, live streaming will be broadcasting race activities and start activities, finish line interviews and live racing action along the race course.
With increased live race coverage from along the race route, popular Rat Sult, who has been the voice of SCORE over the last six seasons, will once again serve as emcee and lead announcer of the SCORE Live streaming. Assisting Sult will be veteran Dave Arnold along with Matt Moghaddam and Morgan McBride.
SCORE live may be launched from the home page of the SCORE website.
The SCORE Baja 1000 will be an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Thursday, Nov. 18 will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 2 a.m. (PT) and 10 a.m. (PT) for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around 22 hours, all vehicles will have a 50-hour time limit to become official finishers in the elapsed-time race.
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 45 years, received two awards for the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship. BFGoodrich Tires was honored after the 2020 season as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 30th time as well as being voted the SCORE Pit Support Team of the Year for the 32nd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 33 of the 53 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 31 of the 53 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both of the iconic races again in 2021.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 28 of the 34 overall winners of the SCORE San Felipe 250, all three SCORE Desert Challenge races, the lone SCORE Challenge of Champions in San Felipe, the one SCORE Baja Sur 500 and the first SCORE Baja 400.
SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$40,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel race winner to help commemorate the Granddaddy of All Desert Races.
Presenting sponsor for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500 is 4 Wheel Parts, the official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner of SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship.
Here is the remaining event in the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which are being held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year:

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
For the third straight year, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship races are airing on the ESPN family of networks. The four-races will air as specials on the World of X Games program 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 journalists Sam Posey and Jack Arute.
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.
Here are the dates for the four-race 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship which will be held exclusively in Baja California, Mexico for the seventh consecutive year:

  • 35th SCORE San Felipe 250—

March 29-April 3, San Felipe, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

June 1-5, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • 3rd SCORE Baja 400—

September 13-18, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

  • BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—

November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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, Cruz Roja Mexicana, San Quintin Municipal Council, Baja California Sur State Government, Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism and Sustainable Economy, Municipal Government of Mulege, Municipal Government of Loreto, Municipal Government of Comondu and Municipal Government of La Paz, B.C.S.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.


BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000,
presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Finale of four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship

Nov. 15-20, 2021—1,227.00 miles
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
UNOFFICAL Total Entries: 203 (as of 10/21/21)
(from 28 U.S. States, Territory Puerto Rico, host Mexico, Australia, Argentina,
Bolivia, Canada, Chile,  
Denmark, Guatemala, Great Britain, India,
New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden)
(Unofficial numerical entry list, by class)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs
*3L Mark Post
4 Justin Matney
7 Bryce Menzies
*5L Clyde Stacy
10 Alan Ampudia
11 Rob MacCachren
14 Bobby Pecoy
16 Cameron Steele
19 Tim Herbst
*20L Robbie Pierce
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
22 Madix Bailey
23 Dan McMillin
*25L Mark Winkelman
26 Dave Taylor
27 Jonathan Brenthel
*28L David Westhem
35 Carlos Penunuri
*37L Rolf Helland
40 Chris Miller
41 Justin Lofton
43 Larry Roeseler
*53L Wade Porter
65 Dan Myers
77 Robby Gordon
85 Mike Lawrence
87 Dallas Luttrell
90 Raul Gomez
96 Enrique Murillo
CLASS 1 (8)
100 Cody Parkhouse
105 Mason Cullen
138 Brian Wilson
153 Brad Wilson
162 Brendan Gaughan
165 Dave Mason Jr
168 Shelby Reid
179 Mario Fuentes
204 Christopher Polvoorde
213 Karl Ebdrup
214 Valerie Clark
228 Ryan Hancock
229 Jose Mendez
234 Jason McNeil
238 Elijah Kiger
239 Till Bechtolsheimer
258 Justin Davis
261 Jeff Bader
264 Pierce Herbst
276 Gerardo Iribe
278 Carlos Ibarra
280 Bryan Sheible
284 Jose Contreras
285 Clay Lawrence
294 Vincent Munoz
295 William Hedrick Jr
299 Charles Dorrance
CLASS 10 (9)
1001 Oliver Flemate
1006 Freddie Willert
1023 Britney Myers
1046 Ethan Hagle
1067 Douglas DeLong
1078 Augie Cortez
1081 Matt Winslow
1082 Carlos Jimenez
1083 Edel Romero
CLASS 7 (5)
700 Daniel Chamlee
703 Scott Brady
709 Jeff Proctor
710 Mike Shaffer
713 Mario Murillo Jr
2905 Marc Burnett
2909 Alex Baker
2912 Billy Long
2918 Justin Lambert
2919 Brandon Schueler
2922 Kyle Ahrensberg
2931 Craig Scanlon
2944 Phil Blurton
2948 Matt Burroughs
2951 Herman Johnson
2952 Alejandro Ramirez
2954 Austin Weiland
2958 John Kawell
2969 Branden Sims
2970 Francisco Beltran
2979 Jesse Combs
2998 P.J. Jones
1202 Matias Arjona IV
1205 Miguel Cortez
1211 Oscar Alvarez
1220 Jeremy Sundt
1224 Javier Rochin
1229 Doug Satterfield
1248 Lee Banning
1912 Rickey Arslanian
1914 Lawrence Janesky
1920 Elias Hanna
1925 Zach Sizemore
1944 Christopher Boyle
1945 Francisco Arrerandondo
1948 David Ziegler
1954 Kristen Matlock
1957 Joe Bolton
1960 Allen Alexander
1995 Kaden Wells
CLASS 1/2-1600 (8)
1600 Eli Yee
1621 Kevin A. Sanchez
1662 Julie Boyer
1669 Mark Winston
1679 Enrique Zazueta Jr
1680 Carlos Jimenez Guana
1697 Federico Lopez Sr
1699 Ruben Osuna Gallardo
3910 Dave Davenport
3920 JD Daniels
3953 Nick Bruce
3970 Brendan Puderbach
4440 Michael Leggero
4482 Sky Johnson
1870 Justin Elenburg
1871 Wayne Matlock
1885 Tyler Beckus
1898 Cameron Ornelas
CLASS 5 (4)
500 Trey Hernquist
508 Greg Sullivan
523 Don Chase
524 Ben Swift
CLASS 3 (2)
303 Dave Sykes
339 David Moore
CLASS 5-1600 (5)
557 Larry Negrete Jr
563 Jim Yourdon
572 Oreany Rojas
571 David Heredia
585 Matt Barnes
BC4 Edward Muncey
CLASS 7F (1)
714F Justin Park
742 Brandt Anderson
744 Dario Serrano
CLASS 3000 (1)
3006 Christopher Amos
CLASS 11 (11)
1108 Jesus Ortiz
1111 Eric Solorzano
1113 Kent Thygerson
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck
1133 Mike Steel
1144 Nicholas Samaras
1145 Hector Sarabia
1156 Arthur Penner
1165 Emilio Osuna
1188 Mike Kay
1196 Alex Gonzales
1423 David Pryor
2303 Michael Tuba
Pro Motorcycles
1x Mark Samuels
12x Webster Whinery
28x Gregory Pheasant
97x Jason Alosi
PRO MOTO 30 (7)
308x Greg Bardonnex
319x Jacob Neider
322x Dustin Kuykendall
325x Jano Montoya
331x Christopher Calmenero
340x James Garbo
344x David Vonschmidt
100x Fernando Beltran
109x Christopher Gil
115x Jake Eliason
161x Eric Holt
PRO MOTO 40 (2)
408x Ryan Liebelt
424x William St. Laurent
PRO MOTO 50 (2)
510x Giovanni Spinali
540x Wayne Christophersen
7XX Jorge Gamarra
703x Gershom Berg
719x Mike Frick
720x Robert Longhurst
725x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
728x Jacob Dallas
731x Augusto Faure
733x Paul Hart
741x Justin Moore
744x Darrin Rideout
777x Scott Simas
785x Fabricio Fuentes
792x Johovani Brito
PRO MOTO 60 (3)
625x Mark Hawley
628x Scott McIntosh
649x Guy Laycraft
Pro Quads
Pro Quad (4)
7a Carlos Napoles
10a Oskar Espinoza
17a Faelly Lopez
37a Ricardo Villafana
Pro Quad Ironman (1)
99a Miguel Arranz
SPT M/C (8)
201x Scott Borden
203x Giovanni Aviles
207x Luis Esquivel
211x Grupinder Sarao
220x Stefano Migotto
235x Dave Dusendang
239x Rusty Batza
247x Michael Boge
111a Adolfo Loya
117a David Nunez Ortega