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SCORE announces four races in Baja California, Baja California Sur
for superlative 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship season
Four-race series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, quads will again feature all SCORE Baja races
The 54th annual SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Ensenada and finish in La Paz
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Innovating and creating more new opportunities, Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will host the official four-race schedule for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship released today by SCORE.
Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth time in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, the events will all be taped to air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally.
The 2021 season-opener will be held in San Felipe. Two others will be held exclusively in Baja California and the season-finale will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur. SCORE anticipates the announcement of the start and finish locations of two of the races and the start for the season-finale to be announced within the next few weeks.
After being postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic this year, the 2nd SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 21-26, 2021 in Baja California. It will be the second year for the event and second time that it has been held in Baja California.
The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2021 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending iconic SCORE Baja 1000.
Recognized around the globe as two of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world adding to their legacies again in 2021, the BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will be held April 14-18, 2021 in Baja California and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4Wheel Parts, the Granddaddy of all Desert Races will be held Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2021.
The 2021 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time.
After being posponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the ninth straight season will be the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held February 9-14 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in San Felipe for the 33rd time and finish in San Felipe for the 33rd time.
All races in 2021 are scheduled to have two days of the extremely popular tech, contingency and manufacturer’s midway at each race. The colorful pre-race festivities include manufacturer and vendor displays, vehicle displays and racers with their vehicles.
SCORE racing features the best competitors from all over the United States and as many as 30 total countries. Races include classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2021 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the sixth consecutive season and sixth time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy. And finishing the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 in La Paz always attract racing extremists from around the world.”
“With the diligence and creativity of award-winning BCII TV, SCORE has had a continuing viable domestic television package as well as with our expanding international syndication platform,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “The highly successful live-feed programming and SCORE app, social media growth and the SCORE Journal digital magazine and website’s unprecedented viewer/reader growth have continued to expand the exposure for SCORE races, racers and sponsors to our global fan base.”
Here are the dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held in Baja California, Mexico for the fifth consecutive year:
November 29-December 4, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
2021 POINT TITLES
In order to earn a 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, racers must run all four events. In the event that a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in an event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements. No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 54th SCORE Baja 1000.
The SCORE Journal, which launched in 2015, is published as 12 monthly online digital magazines, which includes five print editions that are available as the SCORE race programs at the four events that comprise the SCORE World Desert Championship and another print edition for the annual SCORE Awards Night in January.
The SCORE Journal Monthly Digital Magazine features exclusive editorial, enhanced race action videos, expanded and interactive race coverage, interactive product reviews, insider interviews with drivers, tech stories, driver and team profiles, race narratives and analysis, exclusive long and short form video programming, race results, updated stats, studio photography, class overviews, unmatched access to SCORE’s historical archives and much, much more.
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.
2021 SCORE World Desert Championship
Schedule of Events
34th SCORE San Felipe 250
Febuary 9-14, 2021
February 9 – On-site Racer Registration for qualifying teams only
February 10 – Qualifying and Registration check-in opens
February 11-12 – Tech & Contingency (two days)
February 13 – Start of the SCORE San Felipe 250
February 14 – SCORE San Felipe 250 Awards
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
Single Loop Race
BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE BAJA 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
April 14-18, 2021
April 14 – On-site Registration check-in opens
April 15-16 – Tech & Contingency (two days)
April 17 – Start of the SCORE Baja 500
April 18 – SCORE Baja 500 Awards
Baja California, Mexico
Single Loop Race
2nd annual SCORE Baja 400
September 21 – On-site Racer Registration for qualifying teams only
September 22 – Qualifying and On-site Racer Registration and check-in opens
September 23-24 – Tech and Contingency (two days)
September 25 – Start of the SCORE Baja 400
September 26 –SCORE Baja 400 Awards
Baja California, Mexico
Single loop race
BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts
November 29-December 4
November 29 – On-Site Racer Registration check-in opens
November 30-December 1 – Tech and Contingency (two days)
December 2 – Start of SCORE Baja 1000
December 4 – SCORE Baja 1000 Awards
Baja California, Mexico to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico