Today at Off-Road Expo in Pomona, Calif., along with the drawing for starting positions for the race, SCORE International released the map for the 2013 Baja 1000. SCORE’s Roger Norman announced that the course would be at least 50 miles longer than any other loop race in the past, as it will approximately be 900 miles long.
Although Trophy Trucks and Class 1 will compete for qualifying positions, they were still drawing for qualifying spots today at Off-Road Expo, while the other classes would are drawing for positions currently. The pro motorcycle classes will also qualify at this year’s race, and they will be starting at 11 p.m. the night before the the four-wheeled field leaves the line in Ensenada the next morning. Norman noted they expected the course to take about 17 hours to complete with an average time of approximately 52 mph.
Note: Pre-running is still not yet open for the race. For more information on the Baja 1000 or to check out the live action from Off-Road Expo, visit www.score-international.com.