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Start Draw Results-BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000

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

November 5, 2021

Race week Nov. 15-20

BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000
presented by 4 Wheel Parts
Racers from 35 States, 17 Countries in starting draw
held at SCORE Baja 1000 Experience in Las Vegas

Late, on-site racer registration Nov. 15-17 in Ensenada for peninsula run;
Pre-running continues on rugged 1226.35-mile course down Baja California;
Iconic season-finale of four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship;Internationally televised race to air on ESPN2’s World of X Games;
SCORE Live, vehicle tracking at www.score-international.com, Rat Sult emceeNOTE: Current entry list in start order, by class at bottom of text

     ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—While the majority of the start positions were determined by the finishing order from the previous race, the balance of the starting positions for the first 279 entries were decided by a live drawing Thursday as racers from around the world are heading to Baja California, Mexico for the iconic BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts.
The live drawing was held at the SCORE Baja 1000 Experience exhibit area at the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With entries so far from 35 U.S. States, the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico and 17 countries, this year’s Granddaddy of All Desert Races will be a peninsula run of 1226.35 masterful miles down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
    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.
BIO SECURITY UPDATE
Closed to the public because of the BioSecurity health protocols in Baja California, pre-race Contingency/Tech will be held (Nov. 16 and 17) along with the start of the race (Nov. 18) in the SCORE compound located in a new site alongside the Marina in Ensenada, just across from the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.
SCORE Racer and SCORE Media Registration will be held Nov. 15-17 in the Red Room at the Riviera.
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.
AMAZING RACE
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 is a peninsula run of 1226.35 miles down majestic Baja California, starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
BAJA MIL
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.
This iconic race 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. It will be the first peninsula run since the 50th SCORE Baja 1000 in 2017.
This race is annually the grand finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship, which has been held exclusively for the past six years in Baja California.
SUPER TEAMS START FIRST 3
As a result of their finishes in September’s SCORE Baja 400 in Ensenada, SCORE Trophy Truck racers Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies (No. 7), Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren (No. 11) and Mexico’s Alan Ampudia (No. 10will be the first three 4-wheel vehicles to start on Nov. 18 and Shane Redline (No. 22x) 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 that did not finish or didn’t race in the SCORE Baja 400.
To enhance their odds all three first starts in SCORE Trophy Truck have gone from being solid favorites to odds on favorites for top finishes as each has joined forces with other top racers to form ‘Super Teams’ for this year’s race.
Menzies has teamed with San Diego’s Andy McMillin, MacCachren is set to race with San Diego’s Luke McMillin and Ampudia will race with youthful rising star Jax Redline, Amarillo, Texas and celebrity racer/TV personality Ken Block.
Shane Redline is running with the team of Chris Phillips, Tucson, Ariz., Phillip Herrera, Tijuana, Mexico, Larry Serna, San Diego, Carlos Pardina, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Javier Salazar, Mexico and Mauri Herrera, Mexico.
ENTRIES TO DATE
With nearly 300 entries anticipated at the start line, through the close of online registration, 279 total entries have been received for the Granddaddy of All Desert Races, with racers representing 35 U.S. States, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico and 17 countries.
The countries are United States, U.S. Territory Puerto Rico, host country Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain and Sweden.
DOUBLE DIGITS
Of the first 279 entries to date, in the iconic race, 211 are cars, trucks or UTVs and 68 are motorcycles or quads.
Led by the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division with 30 entries (including seven in SCORE TT Legend for drivers over 50 years old), 10 classes already have double-figure entry totals.
Among 4-wheel classes, besides SCORE Trophy Truck the classes with double-figure entries so far are Trophy Truck Spec (27), Class 10 (18), Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) (29), Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) (12), Class 1/2-1600 (12), Pro UTV Stock (12) and the venerable Class 11 for stock VW sedans (12).
Among the 2-wheel classes, Pro Moto Ironman (solo riders) has 13 official entries and Sportsman Motorcycle also has 13.
MORE FIRST STARTS
Among the other racers who will start first in their respective classes in this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 are Rolf Helland, Morris, Ill. (SCORE TT Legend, No. 37L, Cody Parkhouse, Long Beach, Calif. (Class 1, No. 100), Ethan Hagle, Somis, Calif. (Class 10, No. 1046), Dan Chamlee, Montecito, Calif. (Class 7, No. 700), Mike Cafro, Fallbrook, Calif. (Pro UTV Stock, No. 3956), Justin Elenburg, Mesa, Ariz. (Pro UTV Open, No. 1870), Edward Muncey, San Diego (Baja Challenge, No. BC4), Ryan Liebelt, Reedley, Calif. (Pro Moto 40, No. 408x), Giovanni Spinali, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro Moto 50, No. 510x) and Scott McInosh, Davie, Fla. (Pro Moto 60, No. 628x).
Also starting first in their classes will be Jason McNeil, El Cajon, Calif. (Trophy Truck Spec, No. 234) Kaden Wells, Apple Valley, Utah (Pro UTV NA, No. 1995), Austin Weiland, El Cajon, Calif. (Pro UTV FI, No. 2954), Greg Sullivan, Helena, Mont. (Class 5, No. 508), Alex Gonzales, Palm Desert, Calif. (Class 11, No. 1196), Greg Bardonnex, Vista, Calif. (Pro Moto 30, No. 308x) and Juan Carlos Salvatiera, Bolivia (Pro Moto Ironman, No. 725x).
LA RUTA
The race features a course, designed and plotted by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva, of 1226.35 miles of raucously rugged Baja California terrain.
The challenging race course is 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 is another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
It runs east from Ensenada to Ojos Negros, south to Valle de Trinidad, back southwest to Colonet, south to San Quintin. The course starts 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 1180 were it turns southeast and finally into the finish in La Paz.
The historic race course features three physical checkpoints, 236 virtual checkpoints, including 23 speed zones (37 or 60 miles per hour) for a total of 196.18 miles.
The three physical (full stop) checkpoints will be Checkpoint No. 1 at Chapala (race mile 421.30), Checkpoint No. 2 at the Vizcaino road crossing (race mile 633.31) and at Insurgentes (race mile 999.91).
All Sportsman classes, Class 3, Class 7SX, Class 11, Vintage Trailblazer and Baja Challenge will run reduced course of 1,214.01 miles.
The official course map, course notes, racer brief, penalty bulletin and GPS files are posted on the SCORE website under race info for the SCORE Baja 1000.
SCORE LIVE
During contingency on Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 16-17) and the race on Thursday (Nov. 18) until the course closes on Saturday (Nov. 20) 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 is being produced again by SCORE Media House, Aaron Laub, producer, Alberto Luna-director.
SCORE live may be launched from the home page of the SCORE website.
GREEN FLAG
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 9 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 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 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.
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:

  • 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
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.

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

Finale of the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship—Nov. 15-20, 2021
1226.39 miles—Ensenada, Baja California,  to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Total Entries: 279 (as of 11/05/21)
(from 35 U.S. States, Territory Puerto Rico, host Mexico,
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Great Britain,

Guatemala, India, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden)
(Start order, by class)
Pro Cars/Trucks/UTVs
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (30*)
7 Bryce Menzies
11 Rob MacCachren
10 Alan Ampudia
23 Dan McMillin
16 Cameron Steele
43 Larry Roeseler
21 Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola
41 Justin Lofton
*37L Rolf Helland
*53L Wade Porter
85 Mike Lawrence
29 Madix Bailey
77 Robby Gordon
96 Enrique Murillo
14 Bobby Pecoy
45 Gary Magness
26 Dave Taylor
19 Tim Herbst
35 Carlos Penunuri
*3L Mark Post
65 Dan Myers
40 Chris Miller
87 Dallas Luttrell
4 Justin Matney
*30L Robbie Pierce
*5L Clyde Stacy
*28L David Westhem
2 Chad Broughton
78 Tyler Bolland-2nd RS
*25L Mark Winkelman-1st RS
*SCORE TT LEGEND
CLASS 1 (9)
100 Cody Parkhouse
162 Brendan Gaughan
168 Shelby Reid
105 Mason Cullen
179 Mario Fuentes
153 Brad Wilson
165 Dave Mason Jr
138 Brian Wilson
122 Darren Skilton
TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (27)
234 Jason McNeil
228 Ryan Hancock
242 Bryce Swaim
261 Jeff Bader
238 Elijah Kiger
285 Clay Lawrence
211 Pat Sims
200 Jorge Sampietro
205 Jose Delucie
294 Vincent Munoz
236 Michael Marsal
213 Karl Ebdrup
232 Chelsea Magness
214 Valerie Clark
229 Jose Mendez
264 Pierce Herbst
278 Carlos Ibarra
284 Jose Contreras
299 Charles Dorrance
231 Carlos Ramos
204 Christopher Polvoorde
258 Justin Davis
295 William Hedrick Jr
239 Till Bechtolsheimer
276 Gerardo Iribe
243 Guillermo Gallardo
280 Bryan Sheible-1st RS
CLASS 10 (18)
1046 Ethan Hagle
1081 Matt Winslow
1016 Hiram Duran
1062 Roberto Romo
1006 Freddie Willert
1080 Rodimiro Amaya
1023 Britney Myers
1014 Bruce Yee
1058 TJ Fischer
1039 Kirk Babbington
1075 Eliseo Garcia
1078 Augie Cortez
1067 Douglas DeLong
1001 Oliver Flemate
1082 Carlos Jimenez
1083 Edel Romero
1017 Israel Chong
1025 Arambula Munuzuri
CLASS 7 (5)
700 Daniel Chamlee
703 Scott Brady
709 Jeff Proctor
713 Mario Murillo Jr-2nd RS
710 Mike Shaffer-1st RS
PRO UTV FI (29)
2954 Austin Weiland
2944 Phil Blurton
2918 Justin Lambert
2970 Francisco Beltran
2919 Brandon Schueler
2949 Alonso Lopez
2976 Jesus Mendez Jr
2951 Herman Johnson
2946 Jose Juarez
2981 Carlo Ramirez
2998 P.J. Jones
2917 Jason Murray
2939 Jesse Combs
2958 John Kawell
2996 Samuel Araiza
2929 Jose Rodriguez
2931 Craig Scanlon
2948 Matt Burroughs
2904 Cory Sappington
2979 Julio Garza
2969 Branden Sims
2909 Alex Baker
2934 Nick Schuft
2955 Luis Sanchez
2952 Alejandro Ramirez
2974 Jorge Cano
2989 Wes Miller-3rd RS
2922 Kyle Ahrensberg-2nd RS
2905 Marc Burnett-1st RS
SCORE LITES (7)
1229 Doug Satterfield
1211 Oscar Alvarez
1202 Matias Arjona IV
1224 Javier Rochin
1205 Miguel Cortez
1248 Lee Banning-2nd RS
1220 Jeremy Sundt-1st RS
PRO UTV NA (12)
1995 Kaden Wells
1909 Q. Rene Gutierrez
1960 Allen Alexander
1989 Francisco Jimenez
1945 Francisco Arredondo
1914 Lawrence Janesky
1948 David Ziegler
1925 Zach Sizelove
1920 Elias Hanna
1944 Christopher Boyle
1954 Kristen Matlock-2nd RS
1957 Joe Bolton-1st RS
CLASS 1/2-1600 (12)
1621 Kevin A. Sanchez
1600 Eli Yee
1610 Jordan Price
1685 Edson Cruz
1662 Julie Boyer
1699 Ruben Osuna Gallardo
1669 Mark Winston
1650 Adolfo Arambula
1680 Carlos Jimenez Guana
1630 Emilio Estrada
1697 Federico Lopez Sr
1679 Enrique Zazueta Jr-1st RS
PRO UTV STOCK (12)
3955 Mike Cafro
3913 Carolina Sanchez
3953 Nick Bruce
3903 David Clay
3910 Dave Davenport
3939 Brett Franson
3932 Jared Cazzocrea
3920 JD Daniels
3962 Curtis Friede
3908 Scott Berger
3927 Brendan Puderbach
3966 Steve Drew-1st RS
CLASS 4700(Jeepseed Trophy) (1)
4733 Andrew Hulse
HAMMER TRUCK UNLTD (2)
4440 Michael Leggero
4482 Sky Johnson-1st RS
PRO UTV OPEN (6)
1870 Justin Elenburg
1898 Cameron Ornelas
1877 Josh Herzing
1871 Wayne Matlock
1854 David Cole
1885 Tyler Backus
CLASS 5 (4)
524 Ben Swift
500 Trey Hernquist
523 Don Chase
508 Greg Sullivan-1st RS
CLASS 3 (2)
303 Dave Sykes
339 David Moore
CLASS 5-1600 (6)
571 David Heredia
557 Larry Negrete Jr
572 Oreany Rojas
563 Jim Yourdon
585 Matt Barnes-2st RS
598 Jorge Gutierrez-1st RS
BAJA CHALLENGE (5)
BC4 Edward Muncey
BC1 John Williams
BC2 Jesse Nemec
BC3 Bud Pecoy
BC5 Phillip W. Huffines
CLASS 7F (2)
714F Justin Park
701F Brandon Walsh
CLASS 7SX (4)
744 Dario Serrano
758 Armando Duron
750 Rigoberto Cazares
742 Brandt Anderson-1st RS
CLASS 3000/Trophy Lite (3)
3006 Christopher Amos
6069 John Slavic
6076 John Slavic
VINTAGE TRAILBLAZER (1)
v35 Chris Greenwood
CLASS 11 (12)
1196 Alex Gonzales
1111 Eric Solorzano
1144 Nicholas Samaras
1121 Dennis Hollenbeck
1145 Hector Sarabia
1174 Andres Esparza
1165 Emilio Osuna
1133 Mike Steel
1104 Jesus Ortiz
1188 Mike Kay
1113 Kent Thygerson
1156 Arthur Penner-1st RS
Sportsman
SPT UNLTD TRUCK (1)
1423 David Pryor
SPT LTD TRUCK (1)
2303 Michael Tuba
Pro Motorcycles
PRO MOTO UNLIMITED (7)
22x Shane Redline
5x Derek Ausserbauer
97x Jason Alosi
28x Gregory Pheasant
1x Mark Samuels
33x Gabriel Castro
12x Webster Whinery
PRO MOTO 30 (7)
308x Greg Bardonnex
325x Jano Montoya
344x David Vonschmidt
319x Jacob Neider
331x Christopher Calmenero
322x Dustin Kuykendall
340x James Garbo
PRO MOTO LIMITED (6)
100x Fernando Beltran
109x Christopher Gil
123x Jordan Laidlaw
161x Eric Holt
115x Jake Eliason
106x Jorge Ramirez
PRO MOTO 40 (4)
408x Ryan Liebelt
424x William St. Laurent
441x Alirio Amado
460x Alejandro del Maza
PRO MOTO 50 (3)
510x Giovanni Spinali
500x Vance Kennedy
540x Wayne Christophersen
PRO MOTO IRONMAN (13)
725x Juan Carlos Salvatierra
785x Fabricio Fuentes
719x Mike Frick
744x Darrin Rideout
720x Robert Longhurst
792x Johovani Brito
779x Jorge Gamarra
741x Justin Moore
777x Scott Simas
733x Paul Hart
703x Gershom Berg
728x Jacob Dallas
731x Augusto Faure
PRO MOTO 60 (3)
628x Scott McIntosh
649x Guy Laycraft
625x Mark Hawley
Pro Quads
Pro Quad (5)
1a Jose Luis Velez
37a Ricardo Villafana
7a Carlos Napoles
8a Oskar Espinoza
17a Faelly Lopez
Pro Quad Ironman (2)
77a Francisco VillaVicencio
99a Miguel Arranz
Sportsman
SPT M/C (13)
201x Scott Borden
215x Carlos Guereca
203x Giovanni Aviles
245x Filiberto Garcia
235x Dave Dusendang
207x Luis Esquivel
211x Nick Sarao
247x Michael Boge
220x Stefano Migotto
277x David Hunter
224x Edgar Najar
242x Kyle Negus
239x Rusty Batza-1st RS
SPT QUAD (6)
129a Sergio Gutierrez Jr
112a Daniel Gaytan
113a Victor Higuera
177a David Nunez Ortega
128a Luis Ledesma
111a Adolfo Loya