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LR tops earliest entries-- 56th SCORE Baja 1000
SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
September 29, 2023
‘Celebrating 50 Years of SCORE Desert Racing Excellence’
Presented by K&N
BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000…
Mr. Baja, ‘Chavo,’ Vildosola Sr, A. Myers, D. Myers, Creel,
Ward, Bolton, Solorzano, Reid, ‘The Luke & The G.O.A.T.’
all among earliest entries for this year’s legendary race
Starting for first time in La Paz, Baja California Sur, finishing in Ensenada, Baja California…
Iconic SCORE Baja event peninsula run to be held Nov. 13-18 in Baja California, Mexico;
spectacular iconic event is finale of four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship;
Official course map to be unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, Calif.
more info at…
NOTE: Current unofficial media entry list at bottom of text
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—‘Celebrating 50 Years of SCORE Desert Racing Excellence’ this year, with entries rapidly pouring in from across the USA and around the world, Larry ‘Mr. Baja’ Roeseler, Juan Carlos ‘Chavo’ Salvatierra, Gustavo Vildosola Sr, Andrew Myers, Dan Myers, Santiago Creel, Kevin Ward, Joe Bolton, Eric Solorzano, Cody Reid and Luke McMillin/Rob MacCachren, are all among the very earliest entries for November’s iconic season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by K&N, the season finale of the four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship.
LA GRAN CARRERA
The Granddaddy of All Desert Races, 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.
This year, starting for the first time in La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico, and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, race-week festivities and the race itself will be held Nov. 13-18.
This year’s race will be a point-to-point race of nearly 1300 miles up Baja California’s majestically masterful peninsula. The official course map will be revealed live online tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 30) at 3 p.m. PT live at the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
ONLINE RACER ENTRY APPLICATIONS
Racer entry applications for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads 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 Shannon Lund at 775. 852.8907. Online racer entry applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. PT on Monday, October 30.
The SCORE Ensenada office will accept walk-in entries up to Thursday, Nov. 2.
With over 300 entries anticipated at the start line, as of today XX total early entries have been received for the Granddaddy of All Desert Races, with racers representing 15 U.S. States, and five countries. The countries with at least one racer so far are United States, host country Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, and Great Britain.
Among the earliest entries for this year’s race is the legendary Hall of Fame racer Larry Roeseler in SCORE Trophy Truck, Bolivia’s reigning Pro Moto Unlimited Class point champion Juan Carlos ‘Chavo’ Salvatierra, Mexico’s champion Gustavo Vildosola Sr in SCORE TT Legend, SoCal’s Andrew Myers in SCORE Trophy Truck along with his older brother Dan Myers in another SCORE Trophy Truck, and Mexico City’s Santio Creel in Trophy Truck Spec.
Texas’ vet champ Kevin Ward in Pro Moto 60, Joe Bolton, another SCORE vet champ from Corona, Calif., in Pro UTV NA, Mexico’s little dynamo Eric Solorzano has entered in his trademark Class 11, Unlimited Class 1 point leader Cody Reid, Apple Valley, Calif., has also entered along with the dynamic duo of two-straight SCORE Baja 1000 overall race wins ‘The Luke’ McMillin and Rob ‘The G.O.A.T.’ MacCachren.
56th SCORE BAJA 1000
The world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s massive BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by K&N. There will be live streaming from two days of pre-race contingency and start-to-finish live coverage on the SCORE website and social media channels.
Race week activities will be held Nov. 13-28.
Over 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.
This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a point-to-point race of an exhausting nearly 1,300 miles starting for the first time in La Paz, Baja California Sur and finishing for the 29th time in Ensenada.
La Paz is the Capital of Baja California Sur, located nearly 1,000 miles from the U.S. Border at San Diego.
Ensenada, “The Off-Road Racing 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.
This race is annually the finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past eight years in Baja California.
A racing legend on both sides of the Border, Hall of Famer Larry Roeseler simply goes by ‘Mr. Baja’ in Mexico. Living in Boulevard, Calif., Roeseler, 66, has been racing in SCORE Baja races since the early 1970s with an unrivaled record of excellence both on two wheels as well as four wheels.
In the SCORE Baja 1000, LR, as he is also known by friends and competitors, has a race-record 14 overalls (including 10 on motorcycles) among his 18 career class wins.
In the SCORE Baja 500, Roeseler has an amazing 12 overall wins, including nine on motorcycles among his 18-career class wins in this race as well. His first class win in the SCORE Baja 500 was in 1972 on a motorcycle and his most recent was in 2021 in SCORE Trophy Truck.
This year Roeseler is again the solo driver in SCORE Trophy Truck for the No. 43 Cantina Racing Baja Vida Toyota Tundra built by ID Designs. In 2021, Roeseler won the SCORE Baja 500 overall and drove solo to a strong finish in the SCORE Baja 1000 peninsula run. The SCORE Baja 500 victory in 2021 gave him five career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins.
In the 2020 season finale at the SCORE Baja 1000, Roeseler drove the first half of the race for the overall winning Luke McMillin.
The very popular Roeseler is an inductee into both the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) (2012) and the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Hall of Fame (1999).
After finishes of seventh, third, and eighth place, LR is currently still in third place in the 2023 SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings.
After winning the season point championship for two consecutive years (2020, 2021) in the brutally tough Pro Moto Ironman class for solo riders, Bolivia’s acclaimed international rally racer Juan Carlos Salvatierra moved to the Pro Moto Unlimited class last year and won the fastest class on two wheels in his first three attempts in this legendary class. He capped his stellar season with a third-place podium finish in the SCORE Baja 1000 to win a third consecutive SCORE class season point championship.
Salvatierra has two other riders this year—Shane Logan, 21, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., international rally racer Diego Llanos, 30, of La Rioja, Argentina, and Justin Carnes, 25, El Centro, Calif.
‘Chavo’ leads his team on his No. 1x KTM 450SX-F motorcycle.
He opened the 2023 season with a sixth-place finish in Pro Moto Unlimited at the SCORE San Felipe 250 with Arturo Salas Jr and Shane Logan.
In the SCORE Baja 500, Salvatierra and his team finished fourth, and he won his class in the SCORE Baja 400 in September. He and his team are second in his class points, just three behind class-leading Ciaran Naran.
Salvatierra, 42, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, raced nine years in the Dakar Rally, also mountain biking and triathlons. Considered the most important athlete in the history of Bolivia, in 2011, Salvatierra became the first athlete from Bolivia to race in the Dakar Rally. He is also a nine-time Bolivian National Motocross champion.
MEXICO’S GANADOR MUY FAMOSO
Considered the first family of Mexican desert racers, Gustavo Vildosola Sr and his son Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr both race in the SCORE World Desert Championship, but Vildosola Sr is the first to enter this race.
From Mexicali, Gustavo, 70, and Tavo, 41, are both veteran SCORE champion racers with numerous race wins and season point titles on their impressive resumes.
For this year’s SCORE Baja 1000, they will be in different trucks, one in SCORE TT Legend (SCORE Trophy Truck drivers over 50 years old) and the other in SCORE Trophy Truck.
Vildosola Sr will drive the No. 1L all-wheel drive Mexicana Logistics Ford Raptor built by Mason Motorsports in SCORE TT Legend.
Vildosola Sr won the 2022 SCORE TT Legend (drivers over 50 years old) season point title following undefeated season with four straight victories. Vildosola Sr, also won the SCORE TT Legend season point championship in 2018 with Scott Bailey as a second driver.
He won in all four races in 2022 with help from legendary Hall of Fame racer Ricky Johnson, 58, El Cajon, Calif. who drove the first half of each race.
The dynamic duo started the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship with Vildosola Sr winning the SCORE TT Legend class once again. In the SCORE Baja 500 this year, Vildosola Sr continued his SCORE TT Legend winning streak and added to it with his third class win in 2023 at the SCORE Baja 400.
Vildosola Sr also has three career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins in his illustrious career in SCORE desert racing. Vildosola Sr, who has raced in many classes in his illustrious career.
Vildosola Sr won SCORE TT Legend in the 2022 SCORE Baja 400.
Another second and third generation SCORE race team, Myers racing returned to SCORE in 2021 after an absence for several years. The famous SoCal racing family is back in a major way with two family members in SCORE Trophy Truck. Both are part of the powerful Toyota Escondido TE Motorsports Team.
Dan Myers, 45, Newport Beach, Calif., will be driver of record in SCORE Trophy Truck while his younger brother Andrew Myers, 43 of San Marcos will be in another SCORE Trophy Truck.
Dan Myers will be racing in SCORE Trophy Truck in the No. 6 TE Motorsports Toyota Tundra built by SCORE racer Robby Gordon while Andrew Myers will drive in SCORE Trophy Truck in his No. 69 Toyota Tundra built by Herbst-Smith Fab.
A second-generation SCORE race team, Dan Myers and Andrew Myers have both had their share of race wins in SCORE racing over the years as they continue this current Myers family adventure.
Dan Myers was sixth in points out of 44 racers in SCORE Trophy Truck last year, finishing all four races with a season-high 10th place finish in the SCORE Baja 1000. Andrew Myers only raced in last year’s SCORE Baja 400 where he was a DNF.
The biggest Myers family SCORE class win was in 2000 when oldest brother Steve Myers was the driver of record and split the driving with his brothers Dan and Andrew to win Class 10 in the epic new millennium race of nearly 1,700 miles that started in Ensenada and finished in Cabo San Lucas.
Andrew Myers was away from desert racing for the most part for nearly a decade as he pursued a NASCAR stock car racing career. During his NASCAR years he competed in the Truck Series, the ARCA Series as well as both the NASCAR Pro Series West and the NASCAR Pro Series East.
In this year’s season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250, Andrew Myers finished fourth in SCORE Trophy Truck out of 39 starters while Dan Myers suffered a DNF. In the 2023 SCORE Baja 500, Andrew finished eighth in class and Dan was 13th. In the recent SCORE Baja 400, Andrew finished 15th in class while Dan was 19th in the featured racing division out of 37 total starters.
Entering the SCORE Baja 400, Andrew Myers is fourth in the SCORE Trophy Truck point standings while Dan Myers is 13th out of 50 total starters in the behemoth class.
International Motorcycle Rally Racer and prominent Mexico City entrepreneur Santiago Creel, 36, has entered the 55th SCORE Baja 500 in the Trophy Truck Spec class.
Creel, 37, who only started SCORE racing in 2017, has compiled an enviable record of five season class point titles including two class wins in the SCORE Baja 500, 2019 in Pro Moto Limited and 2020 in Trophy Truck Spec as the second driver for Jorge Sampietro.
Creel has won an impressive eight Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Awards, presented by Toyota Escondido, including a SCORE-record three in 2019, when he led teams as the Rider of Record in Pro Moto Unlimited, Pro Moto Limited and Pro Moto 30.
As DOR in Trophy Truck Spec this year, Creel started his 2023 campaign with a 16th place finish out of a SCORE-record 43 starters in San Felipe. In this year’s SCORE Baja 500, 20th out of 31 starters in his class, and he finished 20th out of 37 starters in the SCORE Baja 400. He drives his No. 260 Monkey Business Jimco-Chevy. He is currently 12th in the season points in his class out of 54 total starters.
In last year’s SCORE Baja 1000, he was an additional driver in Trophy Truck Spec, finishing 16th out of 28 starters with Mexico City’s Guillermo Zamacona as the Driver of Record.
Long a veteran champion in SCORE desert racing, noted Hollywood Producer, Cinematographer, Screenwriter Kevin Ward, is racing the entire 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship as the rider of record in the Pro Moto 60 class for riders over 60 years old.
Ward, 61, who lives in Chatsworth, Calif but is originally from Longview, Texas, is undefeated after three races in his class for ageless motorcycle warriors. He rides on the No. 644x Honda CRF450X and this year is sharing riding duties with a pair of SCORE champion racers.
Part of Ward’s team are fellow SCORE champion racers Jeff Kaplan, 63, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Lou Franco, 61, and Doug Smith, 68, Upland, Calif.
In his main vocation, Ward has a major part of such films as ‘Taken Alive’ in 1994, the ‘Long Shots’ in 2008, and the SCORE classic ‘Dust to Glory’ in 2005.
Among his victories, Ward are two class wins in the iconic SCORE Baja 1000. He won Pro Moto 30 in 2002 and Pro Moto 50 in 2019.
In the SCORE Baja 1000, the talented quartet has combined for a superlative 37 total class wins: Kaplan (16), Franco (13), Smith (6) and Ward (2).
BOLTON FATHER/SON + LESLE
Another successful pairing of a father and son team in SCORE racing, former vet motorcycle champion Joe Bolton, 66, Corona, Calif., and his son Austin, 27, Corona, Calif., are leading the SCORE point standings this year in the Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) class. They started the 2023 season with a San Felipe class win, a third-place podium finish in the SCORE Baja 500, and finished second in class in the most recent SCORE Baja 400.
In 2022, the Boltons won the season opener in their class and finished second in both last year’s SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE Baja 400 to lead his class point standings but slipped a bit to fourth place in the SCORE Baja 1000 and finished second in their class season points.
Joe Bolton raced SCORE motorcycles when he was younger and his biggest class win was when he won the Pro Moto Limited class in the 1985 SCORE Baja 1000.
The Boltons share the driving in the No. 1957 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV.
Joining the Boltons for this long race as a third driver is Mike Lesle, 63, Wildomar, Calif., a veteran SCORE racer with numerous class victories and two season titles on his shining resume.
Lesle won five SCORE class season point crowns in his career in four different classes (1985, 1987, 1988 1992, 2019). Included in his individual race class wins were in both 1988 and 1991 in the SCORE Baja 1000.
Eric Solorzano is a legendary Mexican racer who has risen from humble beginnings as an orphan in Tijuana to becoming the winningest Mexican national in SCORE racing history.
Solorzano, 62, was also part of the Class of 2022 to be inducted into the prestigious Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
He started racing off-road on motorcycles in local races around Tijuana in 1974 and continued until 1988 when he decided to trade two wheels for four after an injury so he could continue racing.
He bought his first VW Bug in 1989. His first race was in 1991. He still owns, and races, the same car, more than 30 years later.
Solorzano competes in Class 11, the stock VW class. He first competed in the Mexican Record Series and later SCORE. In SCORE racing, Solorzano has won 11 SCORE season point championships in his No. 1111 VW Sedan and still competes to this day.
A husband and father of eight, Solorzano also has 11 class wins in the SCORE San Felipe 250, nine in the SCORE Baja 1000 and seven in the SCORE Baja 500.
His thousands of fans in Mexico view him as an inspiration for what hard work and preparation can do for a person.
He opened the 2023 season with a fifth-place finish in Class 11 in San Felipe followed by a second-place podium finish in the SCORE Baja 500 and despite a DNF in the SCORE Baja 400, he still is second in Class 11 points for the 2023 season.
In the SCORE Baja 1000, Solorzano has earned nine career Class 11 wins, starting in 1993 with the most recent being in 2006.
A second-generation SCORE desert racer, Cody Reid returns to this year’s SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels, after winning the unlimited Class 1 in both the 2022 and the 2023 SCORE Baja 500.
After racing in separate classes for a several years, Cody Reid, 31, Apple Valley, Calif., was reunited in 2021 with his mother Shelby Reid to form a very formidable unlimited Class 1 team. The Reids debuted their No. 168 Chevy-powered Alumi Craft AWD open-wheel desert race car by winning their class in the 2021 SCORE San Felipe 250.
Shelby Reid, 55, is also a former SCORE class point champion and has announced retirement from behind the wheel. After a rare DNF in last year’s SCORE San Felipe 250, the Reids were scheduled to split the driving in the 2022 SCORE Baja 500, but Shelby dropped out because of a family issue that came up during race week and Cody Reid roared to the Class 1 victory driving solo.
In his solid career, Cody Reid has won two SCORE season class point crowns, both in Class 10 (2014, 2015). In the SCORE Baja 500, he has two class wins, 2019 in Class 10 and last year in Class 1.
To open the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship, Cody Reid finished third in Class 1 in the SCORE San Felipe 250, won Class 1 in the SCORE Baja 500, finished second in the SCORE Baja 400 and continues to leads the Class 1 point standings entering the season finale.
In the SCORE Baja 1000, Reid won Class 10 in both 2015 and again in the 50th anniversary race to La Paz in 2017.
‘THE LUKE & THE G.O.A.T.’…SUPER TEAM
A special phenomenon occurs every year around this time. Just in time for the Granddaddy of all Desert Races. The first of several ‘Super Teams’ appears on the desert horizon and none will be more captivating and alluring then the aligning once again of San Diego’s Luke ‘The Luke’ McMillin, 30, and Las Vegas’ Rob ‘The G.O.A.T.’ MacCachren, 58.
This celestial pairing has won the last two consecutive overall and SCORE Trophy Truck titles in the SCORE Baja 1000.
And for ‘The Luke’ he will be shooting for an unprecedented four-in-a-row as he won this hallowed race in 2020 with Larry ‘Mr. Baja’ Roeseler as his second driver.
Continuing to emerge as the ever-youthful ‘Face of SCORE’, San Diego’s third-generation desert racer Luke ‘The Luke’ McMillin, roared his way to the top of the point leaderboard in the SCORE Trophy Truck division and eventually the top of the SCORE Overall point leaderboard as well in 2022.
Driving solo the first three races of 2022, Luke McMillin finished first in the SCORE San Felipe 250, sixth place in the SCORE Baja 500, second-place in the SCORE Baja 400 and capped the season with the help of the G.O.A.T. (Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren who drove the first 394 miles) by winning the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 to complete his championship 2022 season in the SCORE World Desert Championship.
The youngest of the current active McMillin racers, Luke McMillin won the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division and the SCORE Overall and SCORE Truck title in 2022 in his McMillin Racing No. 1 4 Wheel Parts All Wheel Drive Chevy 1500 built by Mason Motorsports.
Luke McMillin opened the 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship with a flawless SCORE Trophy Truck and SCORE Overall race victory at the King Shocks 36th SCORE San Felipe 250, fueled by Baja Vida, followed by a fourth place in the BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 500 and a second place in the K&N 4th SCORE Baja 400, presented by VP Racing Fuels
Luke McMillin now has five career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins and earned a threepeat in in the 2022 BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, splitting the driving with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren as his second driver. McMillin won the 2021 SCORE Baja 1000 as the second driver for MacCachren and in 2020 he won the iconic race with Larry Roeseler as his additional driver.
In this year’s SCORE Baja 500, ‘The Luke’ overcame mid-race mechanical issues and fought back to a fourth-place finish and continue to be second in SCORE Trophy Truck season points, just nine points behind the class-leading Bryce Menzies.
Overall, ‘The Luke’ has five career class wins in the venerable SCORE Baja 1000.
A second-gen desert racing champion who was the overall winner of last year’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 500, Las Vegas’ Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Rob MacCachren, 58, is always among the favorites in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 1000 horsepower, unlimited custom trucks.
MacCachren, admired as the G.O.A.T. of off-road racing, has three career overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victories in the SCORE Baja 500 (1996, 2018, 2022) as well as seven class wins over a period of 33 years starting with his first back in 1990.
MacCachren, who is the SCORE All-time leader in career SCORE Trophy Truck race wins with 20, earned his three overall wins in this race driving solo.
In the SCORE Baja 1000, MacCachren has 10 career class wins, dating back to 1992. Among those victories have been six overall titles in his historic race.
The G.O.A.T. has an amazing 315 career race wins in desert, short-course, and stadium off-road racing.
While the Baja desert will have as much to say about who wins the overall this year as almost anything, there will be no Super Team in the field that will work harder, be more disciplined, with better head knowledge, better driving skills, more mental prowess and more heart emotions than the pairing of ‘The Luke’ and ‘The G.O.A.T.’
STARTING GRID-SCORE BAJA 1000
The results of the SCORE Baja 400 determined the start order within each class for November’s iconic season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by K&N.
A special drawing for the remaining starting positions within each class will be held for all of the additional entries and the results posted on the SCORE website at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 3. All entries received after that date will receive the next available spot within their respective classes.
Official practice, or pre-running, on the official race course for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000 will open in La Paz at 8 a.m. MST on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The race will feature a course, when fully plotted and then marked over the next several weeks by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of nearly 1,300 miles of rugged Baja California terrain.
The challenging race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet.
The course will be another crown jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag dropping on Thursday (Nov. 16). Motorcycles and Quads will start at 1 a.m. MT, Cars, Trucks, and UTVs will start at 9 a.m. MT. When finalized race course will be approximately 1300 miles.
While the fastest vehicles will finish in about 20 hours, the elapsed-time race will have a 50-hour time limit to become an official finisher.
Two days of the colorful pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway, Contingency and Tech inspection will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 14-15) along the captivating El Malecon along the Sea of Cortez in La Paz.
Popular Rat Sult will once again serve as host of the SCORE Live streaming. Assisting Sult will once again be veteran voice Dave Arnold.
Contingency and the race itself will be streamed live, airing via the internet on the SCORE website and SCORE social media channels. Included in the exclusive race coverage, along with vehicle tracking, will be live drone and in-car camera footage from various locations around the race course. There will also be hosts in the SCORE Studio bringing live updates during the race.
The City Express Hotel on the Northeast end of El Malecon in La Paz, will host racer registration and media registration on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (Nov. 13-15).
On Monday (Nov. 13), racer registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. On Tuesday (Nov. 14) it will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST, and on Wednesday (Nov. 15) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.
SCORE Media Registration will be held at the City Express on Monday (Nov. 13) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MST and from 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 14-15) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.
The race will start along the picturesque El Malecon in La Paz.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber and Race Title Sponsor, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel and race presenting sponsor, Baja Vida-Official Snacks and race presenting sponsor, Optima Batteries-Official Batteries, Rugged Radios-Official Radio Communications, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE for 47 years, was honored after the 2022 season as the SCORE Contingency Company of the year for the 32nd time.
BFGoodrich Tires has been the choice of 35 of the 55 overall winners of the popular SCORE Baja 500 and 34 of the 55 overall winners of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Tires is also the title sponsor of both iconic races again in 2023.
BFGoodrich Tires also has been the choice of 30 of the 36 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 one of the four overall winners in the SCORE Baja 400.
This year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 overall victory by San Diego’s Luke McMillin marked the 103rd SCORE Baja overall race win for BFGoodrich Tires.
BFG BIG BONUS
SCORE major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$25,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel race winner to help commemorate the Granddaddy of all Desert Races.
GRANDEST MARSHAL FOR GOLDEN YEAR
Sal Fish, admired as the iconic ‘godfather’ of SCORE desert racing who is a foundational pillar of the organization, is the Grand Marshal of the Year for the entire four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Revered all over Baja California, Fish, who turned 84 in May of this year, is a former publisher of Hot Rod Magazine and a 2006 inductee into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. He led SCORE for 38 years, from 1974 until he sold the organization on Dec. 20, 2012.
His footprint left an indelible mark on all of desert racing as he was an extraordinary innovator and visionary for SCORE and the entire world of desert racing.
He expanded TV coverage of SCORE races and in 1994 created the SCORE Trophy Truck class, the marquee racing division in the sport of desert racing.
SCORE Official Partners: The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Tourism, MEXICO Secretary of Tourism, San Felipe Foundational Municipal Council, Ensenada Municipal Government, San Felipe Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Marketing Tourism Committee, Ensenada Hotel and Motel Association, Proturismo Ensenada and Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.
‘Celebrating 50 Years of SCORE Desert Racing Excellence’
BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by K&N
Nov. 13-18, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico to Ensenada, Baja California‘Celebrating 50 Years of SCORE Desert Racing Excellence’ BFGoodrich Tires 56th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by K&N Finale of four-race 2023 SCORE World Desert Championship Nov. 13-18 – 1,300.00 miles – La Paz, Baja California Sur to Ensenada, Baja California Total Entries: 41 (as of 9/29/23) (from 15 U.S. States, host Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Great Britain) (Numerical order, by class) Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (9*) XX Gabriel Torres 1 Luke McMillin *1L Gustavo Vildosola Sr 6 Dan Myers 26 Dave Taylor 43 Larry Roeseler *52L John Shenouda 69 Andrew Myers *72L Rob Reinertson *SCORE TT LEGEND
CLASS 1 (2)144 Mario Hernandez 168 Cody Reid
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (7)206 Joshua Cobb 235 Zach Lumsden-1st RS 236 Michael Marsal 240 Chris Miller 260 Santiago Creel 270 Jimmy Diaz 295 William Hedrick Jr
CLASS 10 (1)1044 Jason Shipman
CLASS 7 (1)710 Mike Shaffer
SCORE LITES (1)1248 Jeremy Sundt
PRO UTV NA (1)1957 Joe Bolton
CLASS 1/2-1600 (2)1679 Enrique Zazueta Jr 1686 Juan Pinales Jr
PRO UTV STOCK (2)3920 Cecilia Alvarez 3933 Randy Emberton
CLASS 5 (1)501 William Hernquist
CLASS 3 (1)303 Dave Sykes
CLASS 11 (1)1111 Eric Solorzano Sportsman SPT TRUCK (1) 1491 Nathan Sumrall Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (2)
1x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
18x Aaron Volle
PRO MOTO 30 (3)
301x Corin Fator
338x Levi Gill
324x Edgar NajarPRO MOTO LIMITED (1)
186x Nathan DiAngeloPRO MOTO IRONMAN (4)
XXXx Luke Burlet
734x Scott Purcell
761x Steven Coulsen
798x Reed ChristensenPRO MOTO 60 (1)
644x Kevin Ward