Start Draw Results–BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 –

Start Draw Results–BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000


November 15, 2019

Race presented by 4 Wheel Parts

Entries from 39 States, 22 Countries in starting draw
for next week’s BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000


Late, on-site racer registration next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 
Festivities, start/finish adjacent to Riviera del Pacifico CC in Ensenada;
265 entries to date, pre-running on 800.5-mile route continues 
for finale of 4-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship; 
All-America racer Roger Mears is this year’s Grand Marshal for the event;

Airing on ABC TV Network’s World of X Games, syndicated internationally; 
Streaming, vehicle tracking at, Rat Sult announcer

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—While many of the start positions were determined by the finishing order from the previous race, the balance of the starting positions for the first 265 entries were decided by a live drawing this week as racers from around the world are heading to Baja California, Mexico for next week’s iconic BFGoodrich Tires 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
As a result of their podium finishes in September, SCORE Trophy Truck racers Ryan Arciero (No. 32), Andy McMillin (No. 31) and Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildsola (No. 21) will be the first three 4-wheel vehicles to start on Nov. 22 and Justin Morgan (No. 1x) in Pro Moto Unlimited will be the first 2-wheel vehicle to leave the line. This week’s start draw was held for all of the racers who have entered to so far who didn’t participate in the SCORE Baja 400.
Celebrating its 46th year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, this year’s Granddaddy of All Desert Races will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico with race-week festivities and the race itself being held next Tuesday through Sunday (Nov. 19-24).
Entering race-week late, on-site racer registration, 265 entries have been processed with racers coming from 39 U.S. States and 22 total countries. While online racer-registration is now closed, late, on-site racer registration will be held next week in Ensenada where as many as 20 late entries are anticipated.
Entering late, on-site racer registration next Tuesday through Thursday, 265 official entries to date includes racers from 39 U.S. States and 22 Countries, the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck class leads the way with 35 entries (including six in SCORE TT Legend for drivers over 50 years old).
Besides the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck, other 4-Wheel classes with double-figure entries so far are Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) with 26, Trophy Truck Spec with 24, the unlimited Class 1 with 14, Class 10 with 14, Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) with 13 and SCORE Lites with 12.
The Motorcycle classes with double-figure entries so far are Pro Moto Ironman with 16, Pro Moto 30 with 10 and SPT Motorcycle with 16.
Included in the 265 officially pre-registered entries of the more than 275 anticipated for this year’s renewal of the world’s most iconic desert race are competitors from 39 U.S. States and 22 countries.
U.S. States represented in the field of competitors to date are from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington and Wyoming.
Besides the United States and host Mexico, countries represented to date in the total entry field are from ArgentinaAustralia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Qatar and Spain.
The SCORE Baja 1000 endures at the pinnacle of motorsports as the most iconic, oldest, prestigious, toughest and longest continuously held desert race in the world.
Many of the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s massive BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on ABC TV’s World of X Games programming.
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.
Over 275 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from nearly 40 U.S. States and as many as 25 countries anticipated.
Long-time SCORE sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has also posted a US$40,000 contingency bonus for the overall 4-wheel winner to help commemorate the celebration of this legendary SCORE race.
This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 will be a loop race of 800.5 miles in the northern state of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
It will start for the 45th time and finish for the 26th time in Ensenada and the race is annually the finale of the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past four years on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
The race and its festivities will be held primarily in and around the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the start and finish of the legendary race will be adjacent to the Riviera.
With a total time limit of 34 hours in the elapsed-time race, the motorcycle and quad classes will start at 3 a.m. (PT) next Friday (Nov. 22) and the car, truck and UTV classes will follow with their start on at 10:30 a.m. (PT).  While the fastest vehicles are expected to cover the course in approximately 16 hours, all vehicles will have 34 hours from the time each starts to become an official finisher.
The founder of the legendary ‘Mears Gang’ racing family of Bakersfield, Calif., All-America racer Roger Mears is the Grand Marshal for the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000.
A veteran of both IndyCar racing as well as a champion desert racer, Mears, whose youngest son Casey Mears (41) is making his debut in a SCORE race in the No. 42 Axalta SCORE Trophy Truck, was a five-time AARWBA All-America selection during his illustrious career (1974, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1991) who also won three SCORE season class point championships (1980, 1989, 1991).
His SCORE class championships were one in Class 3 and three in Class 7.
In his storied SCORE Baja racing career Mears had one class win in the SCORE San Felipe 250, five in the SCORE Baja 500 and four in the SCORE Baja 1000.
Mears was also one of the stars of the old Mickey Thompson Off-Road Gran Prix stadium series where he won numerous races including the 1985 season title in the featured Grand National Sport Truck division.
For several years in the desert and the stadium, Mears was a factory Nissan driver.
While his son Casey is making his SCORE debut this race after several years in IndyCar racing and 15 years in NASCAR Cup racing, the Mears Gang has four family members including Roger, who had at least one class win in the SCORE Baja 1000.
Joining Roger Mears in the historical winner’s circle at the SCORE Baja 1000 have been his father Bill Mears, younger brother Rick Mears and oldest son Roger Mears Jr.
Roger Mears was also a winner as a driver and as a team owner in the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb in Colorado.
The 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 race and race week festivities will cover next Tuesday through Sunday (Nov. 19-24).
Pre-race festivities include two days of Contingency and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway (Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21) on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Contingency will run each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pre-race tech will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), Contingency will be held for all motorcycles, quads and UTV classes along with several car/truck classes. On Thursday (Nov. 21), Contingency will be held for the balance of the car and truck classes including the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck, SCORE TT Legend, unlimited Class 1, Trophy Truck Spec and Class 10.
The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held on Wednesday (Nov. 20) at 7 p.m. PT at the Hotel Lucerna Ensenada.
Racer registration will be held in the Red Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Racer registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 19), and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT on both Wednesday (Nov. 20) and Thursday (Nov. 21).
Media registration will be held in the Red Room as well at the Riviera from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 19), and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on both Wednesday (Nov. 20) and Thursday (Nov. 21)
The BFGoodrich Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center will be open on Friday (Nov. 22) starting at 2:30 a.m. PT through the close of the race course. It will also be open on Sunday (Nov. 23) from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. PT. The SCORE Media Center will have WiFi available as well as live streaming from the start/finish line and live tracking of the vehicles in the race
SCORE sponsor Monster Energy will host the Monster Energy Papas y Beer SCORE Street Party on Avenida Ruiz in downtown Ensenada from 6 p.m. to midnight PT on Thursday, Nov. 21.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, airing via the internet on the SCORE website. Popular Rat Sult and veteran Dave Arnold will once again serve as hosts of the SCORE Live streaming.
As the celebration continues Friday (Nov. 22) night to all day and evening on Friday and Saturday until shortly after midnight on Sunday (Nov. 23) while official finishers cross the line and tales and epic accomplishments are added to the legacy of the event.
The post-race awards fiesta will be held at the Hotel Lucerna Ensenada starting at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday (Nov. 23).
Besides third-generation racer Ryan Arciero and two-time SCORE Baja 1000 winner Justin Morgan, among the other racers starting first in their respective classes based on the class wins at the SCORE Baja 400 are Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va. (No. 5L SCORE TT Legend), Jorge Sampietro, Ensenada, Mexico (No. 298 Trophy Truck Spec), Hiram Duran, Tecate, Mexico (No. 1016 Class 10), Dan Chamlee, Montecito, Calif. (No. 700 Class 7), Wes Miller, Henderson, Nev. (No. 2975 Pro UTV FI), Freddie Willert, El Cajon, Calif. (No. 1206 SCORE Lites), Kaden Wells, St. George, Utah (No. 1995 Pro UTV NA), Edward Muncey, San Diego (No. BC4 Baja Challenge), Kent Thygerson, San Diego (No. 1113 Class 11), Francisco Septien, Ensenada, Mexico (No. 370x Pro Moto 30) and Michael Skurkis, Henderson, Nev. (No. 729x Pro Moto Ironman).
As it has for over four and one-half decades, SCORE has put together another memorable race course for the 52nd anniversary, this one a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain and inspiring beauty that the northern state of the majestic Baja California peninsula has to offer.
SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva has designed and finalized this year’s race course of 800.5 miles. The course has three physical checkpoints and approximately 281 virtual checkpoints along the way to the finish line. There will also be approximately 17 speed zones for a total of 70.77 race miles.
Starting and finishing in the heart of Ensenada adjacent to the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, the course travels East to Ojos Negros and then runs counter-clockwise in a weaving route around both the West and then the East side of the northern part of the peninsula.
The course runs in a counter-clockwise direction after the two-way section to the Ojos Negros area and down along the Pacific Ocean through Uruapan, Santo Tomas, Erendira, Santo Domingo Wash and San Quintin.
From there it travels Northeast going by Rancho El Coyote, across and around Mike’s Sky Rancho, down by Simpson’s Ranch. The route then continues up to a speed zone on Highway 3 before going down over Laguna Del Diablo through Morelia Junction down and back up past San Felipe before heading back up through Laguna Salada, then South back through Santa Catarina to Ojos Negros and the finish on the two-way section back into Ensenada.
The course also goes through two of Baja California’s infamous washes on the east side of the course—Matomi Wash and Amarillas Wash.
The three physical checkpoints are located starting with Checkpoint 1 which will be near Vicente Guerrero (race mile 224.25), Checkpoint 2 will be at the El Chinero Highway 3 Road Crossing (rm535.94) and Checkpoint 3 will be near Santa Catarina (rm 708.47).
Because of two extremely challenging areas on the course, Class 7SX, Baja Challenge, Class 9, Class 11, Vintage Classes and all Sportsman classes will be running a reduced course of 701.48 total miles.
Official practice, or pre-running on the official race course continues through next Thursday.
After the two-way section out to the Ojos Negros area, the course runs in a counter-clockwise direction down to along the Pacific Ocean and around Mike’s Sky Rancho down through Laguna Del Diablo, Morelia Junction and Matomi Wash and Amarillas Wash before heading North near San Felipe and back up through Laguna Salada, and then down South to Ojos Negros and the finish line in Ensenada.
Pre-running is starting at race-mile 39.10 and finishes at rm765.9.
Outbound only, the first section of the race course will be open for pre-running only on next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during race week (Nov. 19-21).
This year’s course map, GPS files and course notes are available on the SCORE website under race info on the SCORE Baja 1000 page at…

  • BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Nov.19-24, Ensenada, Mexico

Here is the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:

  • 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, March 25-29, San Felipe, Mexico
  • BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, June 3-7, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2nd SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 16-20, Ensenada, Mexico
  • BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-21, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur

ABC TV IN 2019
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship is being televised on the ABC TV family of networks, marking the first time back on the ABC network since the 1967 and 1968 coverage of the Baja 1000 on ABC’s old Wide World of Sports show.
The one-hour shows on the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, 51st SCORE Baja 500 and the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 are being televised as part of ABC’s World of X Games year-long programming. Presented by SCORE sponsors Monster Energy and BFGoodrich Tires, the ABC World of X Games series profiles iconic action sports figures and also highlights athletes, artists, event previews and recaps.
The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 held in September aired as a one-hour special on ESPN2 TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows will continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
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, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel, 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.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of 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

BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000
presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Final round of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
Nov. 19-24, 2019—800.5 miles–Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Total Entries: 265 (as of 11/15/19)
(from 39 U.S. States, host Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, England, 
Finland, France, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Spain)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs

(Start order, by Class)
32 Ryan Arciero
31 Andy McMillin
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr
41 Justin Lofton
10 Alan Ampudia
16 Cameron Steele
97 Robert ‘BJ’ Baldwin
40 Chris Miller
14 Bobby Pecoy
83 Luke McMillin
89 Mike Walser
77 Robby Gordon
26 Dave Taylor
54 Troy Herbst
50 Zak Langley
11 Rob MacCachren
27 Jonathan Brenthel
70 Kevin Thompson
85 Mike Lawrence
99 Dale Dondel
9 Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez
30 Robbie Pierce
76 Jesse Jones
45 Gary Magness
15 Billy Wilson
90 Raul Gomez
38 Eric Hustead
44 Jayson Strachan
42 Casey Mears
5L Clyde Stacy
37L Rolf Helland
72L Rob Reinertson
1L Scott Bailey
25L Mark Winkelman
55L Jose de Jesus Flores
CLASS 1 (14)
100 Brad Wilson
105 Mason Cullen
168 Shelby Reid
129 Brandon Bailey
150 Morgan Langley
138 Brian Wilson
162 Brendan Gaughan
130 Jim Anderson
107 John Currier
101 David Hunter
163 Ruben Torres
167 Rhys Millen
188 Sergio Salgado
198 Michael Mclean-1st RS
298 Jorge Sampietro
204 Sara Price
299 Charles Dorrance
279 Austin ‘A.J.’ Jones
274 Elias Hanna
211 Pat Sims
202 Chad Broughton
220 Craig Christy
294 Vincent Munoz
218 Chad Dohrman
250 John Langley
205 Joe Delucie
208 Andrew Entwistle
260 Luis Javier Pelayo
269 Guillermo Zamacona-RS
240 Bobby Patton
293 Ryan Peacock
237 Robert Malone
261 Jeff Bader
232 Chelsea Magness
203 Jenson Button
210 Ted Moncure
276 Gerardo Iribe
230 Chad Hall
CLASS 2 (2)
2022 Darren Skilton
2069 Cameron Steele
4402 Casey Currie
4405 Shannon Campbell
4413 Sky Johnson-2nd RS
4421 Mike Hales-1st RS
CLASS 10 (14)
1016 Hiram Duran
1068 Cody Reid
1062 J.J. Schnarr
1008 Chase Warren
1002 Clay Lawrence
1022 Rafael Aguirre
1048 Kevin Price
1078 Augie Cortez Jr
1058 Jeremy Davis
1033 Stefano Palacios
1075 Eliseo Garcia
1096 Steve Baron
1036 Corey Goin
1069 Daniel Berg
CLASS 7 (3)
700 Daniel Chamlee
710 Mike Shaffer
709 Jeff Proctor
CLASS 5 (3)
539 Bart Aspen
510 Gerardo Ibarra-2nd RS
507 Greg Sullivan-1st RS
2989 Wes Miller
2905 Marc Burnett
2910 Scott Trafton
2919 Brandon Schueler
2971 Wayne Matlock
2987 Edgar Garcia Leon
2904 Cory Sappington
2931 Craig Scanlon
2930 Sean Cook
2926 Christine Giampaoli Zonca
2978 Jose Juarez
2912 Tony Riggs
2918 Justin Lambert
2921 Brett Comiskey
2902 Jason Stewart
2927 Justin Smith
2979 Julio Garza
2998 Cameron Ornelas
2917 Jason Murray
2955 Ubaldo Reyes
2948 Matt Burroughs
2999 Curt Fackrell
2984 Kristopher McCoy
2995 Daniel Parker
2907 John Peterson-2nd RS
2997 Chris Harris-1st RS
1206 Freddie Willert
1202 Matias Arjona IV
1234 Steve Jones
1212 Martin Lizarraga
1229 Douglas Satterfield
1224 Javier Rochin
1280 Fernando Alvarez
1266 James Butler
1247 Wes McKenzie
1255 Darren Walsh
1208 Rich Roberts
1205 Miguel Cortez
1995 Kaden Wells
1956 Joe Bolton
1908 John Andrew Entwistle
1978 T. Bradley Millner
1996 Jim Daniels
1938 Kolton Hustead
1902 Trent Backus
1944 Christopher  Boyle
1977 Bryan Cyrus-5th RS
1927 Brendan Puderbach-4th RS
1922 Zack McKinley-3rd RS
1913 Dean Acton-2nd RS
1954 Kristen Matlock-1st RS
CLASS 1/2-1600 (5)
1650 Adolfo Arambula
1614 Bruce Yee
1600 Oscar Alvarez
1609 J. David Ruvalcaba-2nd RS
1616 Angel Barajas-1st RS
1850 Jesus Mendez Jr
1851 Herman Johnson
1877 Josh Herzing
1858 Jamie Galles
1857 Al McBeth
3979 Ryan Ennis
3930 Douglas Cornwell
3955 Mike Cafro-1st RS
CLASS 8 (1)
852 Spencer Morgan
CLASS 3 (1)
302 Donald Moss
CLASS 3000 (3)
6054 Phil Fogg
6088 Dennis Romero
6066 Joshua Cobb-1st RS
BC4 Edward Muncey
BC1 Lance Clifford
BC2 Bud Pecoy
BC3 Michael Marsal
BC6 Antonio Toledo
BC5 Brent Tipps
CLASS 5-1600 (4)
550 Luis Herrera
569 Ruben Garcia
588 Erich Reisen
585 Matt Barnes-1st RS
CLASS 7F (3)
724F Dave Cole
714F Justin Park
700F Brandon Walsh
751 Mike Lesle
740 Gerardo Novelo
755 Mel Wade III
169v Peter Alesi III
CLASS 11 (6)
1113 Kent Thygerson
1111 Eric Solorzano
1152 Elmer Cayetano
1156 Arthur Penner
1132 Mark Doucette
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck-1st RS
1414 Jessalyn Sells
1494 Johnathon Sopsic
1405 Doug Lawler
1469 Juan Calderon
3971 Oscar Ramirez
2044 Russ Hopkins-RS
1587 Adam Gonzalez
1559 Brady Richard-1st RS
Pro Motorcycles
1x Justin Morgan
66x Santiago Creel
5x Colton Udall
4x Ray Dal Soglio
12x Webster Whinery Jr
35x Nick Gust
24x Mike Frick
92x Lyon Herron-1st RS
120x Marco Pena
100x Santiago Creel
180x Fernando Beltran
123x Jason Ennis
110x Carlos Miranda
PRO MOTO 40 (3)
444x Jason Trubey
424x William St. Laurent
437x Mauricio Santana
PRO MOTO 30 (10)
370x Francisco Septien
360x Santiago Creel
308x Ryan Liebelt
310x Enrique Fuhrken
300x Luis M. Gomez
325x Jano Montoya
365x Nick Lanning
366x Alejandro Del Mazo
339x Aaron Richardson
344x David Von Schmidt
729x Michael Skurkis
734x Bob Kimber
714x Lawrence Janesky
732x Jean-Paul Cyr
775x Tanner Janesky
707x Matthew Lund
705x Arthur Babcock
735x Dustin Ashe-Everest
757x Rick Thornton
792x Justin Wilber
749x Shane Moss
774x Florian Schwarcz
740x Boe Huckins
753x Garrett VanDerSys-2nd RS
777x Dave Dunn-1st RS
PRO MOTO 50 (2)
500x Giovanni Spinali
555x Jeff Kaplan
Pro Quads
Pro Quad (3)
21a Adolfo Arellano
1a Said Sanchez
33a Pedro Loya-1st RS
100a Danny Magdaleno
123a Ismael Hernandez
173a Miguel Arranz
115a Norberto Arce
SPT M/C (16)
212x Carlos Silva
201x Scott Borden
284x Shane Schorno
228x Scott McIntosh
219x Hisashi Kitamura
285x Aaron McDowell
294x Christopher Colmenero
211x Patrick Culligan
297x Adrian Montecino
242x John Meek
254x Tyler Harvey
266x Anthony Matter
232x Jason Hamm
269x Rick Matteson-3rd RS
237x Indrajeet Sen-2nd RS
277x Stephen Gholson-1st RS