SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16POMONA, Calif., USA — Another radically rugged race route of approximately 830 miles for the granddaddy of all desert races was unveiled Saturday at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The season finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship is expecting nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States to compete in classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads in this year’s 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 16-20, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

THUMB-Baja-1000-Expo-10-5 1Today 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.