SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark, Dominic@SCORE-International.com
October 20, 2021
Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas
Massive SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at SEMA Show Prelude to legendary Grandaddy of All Desert Races
SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience vehicle displays including classic exhibits, current vehicles from several classes of trucks, motorcycles, UTVs, Baja Bugs open-wheelers, pre-runners, chase trucks all in North Hall N4 Pavillion area;
Start Draw for race to be held at Noon (PT) Thurs., Nov. 4 during SCORE Live
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Returning after a two-year absence, the vastly popular SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience desert racing exhibit including the Big Oly Bronco, Meyer’s Manx and Ivan Stewart’s Toyota truck will be among the features in next month’s annual SEMA Show to be held Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Experience is a fitting prelude to November’s Granddaddy of All Desert Races, the BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
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. WE’RE BACK
Different from the first five years (2014-2018) that it was part of the massive automotive industry trade show, this year’s SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience will be held indoors in a 50,000-square foot area of the North Hall N4 Pavilion and the displays will feature much wider variety and vintage of vehicles from several classes of trucks, motorcycles, UTVs, Baja Bugs, open wheelers, pre-runners and chase trucks that compete in the world-renown SCORE World Desert Championship.
Also a part of this year’s colorful Experience will be classic race vehicles and SCORE lifestyle exhibits that will include Overlanding, Chase and state-of-the-art desert racing pre-runners.
Another of the elements in the dynamic Experience will be the official SCORE Transporter, a stage, racer interviews, and two SCOREvision double-sided LED screens showing highlights of SCORE races, interviews and up close and personal looks of the nearly 60 vehicles expected to be part of the special area of the SEMA Show. SCORE LIVE
Viewed through the SCORE website (www.score-international.com), SCORE Live will be streaming from the Experience all day Thursday (Nov. 4) with Rat Sult, the voice of SCORE as emcee and assistance from veteran motorsports announcer Dave Arnold. START DRAW
For those entries in November’s BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, that were not finishers or didn’t race in the September’s SCORE Baja 400 a live drawing for the remaining starting positions will be held in the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience starting at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4. SPECIAL DISPLAYS
While nearly 60 vehicles will be on display in the SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, three featured vehicles will be displayed on their own special stages. The three spotlighted vehicles will be the legendary Big Oly Bronco, Meyers Manx ‘Old Red’, and Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s legendary multi-championship Toyota truck. MOTO MANIA
Among the several current racing motorcycles that will be part of The Experience are the Pro Moto Unlimited motorcyles 1x Honda CRF450X (Mark Samuels/Justin Morgan), 5x Honda CRF450X (Derek Ausserbauer/Colton Udall) and the Pro Moto 60 bike 628x Honda CRF450X (Scott McIntosh/Don Whittington). SCORE COMMENTS
“SCORE is honored and we feel very privileged to return to the amazing SEMA Show to showcase and internationally famous SCORE Baja 1000,” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “There is no better place than Las Vegas and there is no better place then SEMA to showcase the Granddaddy of All Desert Races—the iconic SCORE Baja 1000. The new format this year for the SCORE Baja 1000 Experience gives us the opportunity to spotlight all the various types of vehicles that have made SCORE the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.” THE SHOW ITSELF
There is no other trade show in the world where the SEMA attendees can see thousands of product innovations from 1,300 new and iconic exhibitors, experience the latest product and custom vehicle trends, get access to 70+ free professional skill-enhancing education sessions and make career-changing connections with peers, leaders, and celebrities at the industry’s most anticipated in-person networking event. AMAZING RACE
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 course promises to easily live up to the lasting legacy of races past as SCORE has announced the official map for the gargantuan 1,226.35-mile race course for this renewal of a pilgrimage for the ages.
Starting and finishing under Mexico’s strict BioSecurity health and safety protocols, race-week festivities and the race itself will be held Nov. 15-20.
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.
The event is a peninsula race down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula from Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur.
To date, 188 official entry applications have come from 27 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 is the flagship event of the SCORE World Desert Championship. THEY’RE IN
With nearly 300 entries anticipated at the start line, as of today 191 total entries have been received for the Granddaddy of All Desert Races, with racers representing 26 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, Indiana, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain and Sweden. ONLINE RACER ENTRY APPLICATIONS
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. LA RUTA
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 starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.
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. BFGOODRICH TIRES UNMATCHED
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. BFG BIG BONUS
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
Presenting sponsor for this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500 is 4 Wheel Parts, the official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner of SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship. SCOREscope ESPN TV NETWORKS AGAIN IN 2021
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. 2022 SCHEDULE
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:
November 15-20, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico SCORE SPONSORS… 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.