SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — As entries continue to arrive from all across the United States and from around the world, the drawing for starting positions will be held on Wednesday for next month’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the final round of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Nearly 200 entries, from 25 countries and 30 U.S. States competing in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads are expected to take the green flag on Friday, Nov. 20 for this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, will be held in Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.

(San Juan Capistrano, Calif.,)
~ Parnelli Jones and Rob MacCachren, two of off-road racing’s most legendary names, will be celebrated next month for the 2015 Baja Legacy celebration at Ensenada’s Horsepower Ranch. Produced by historian Marty Fiolka and off-road entrepreneur Todd Clement since 2003, the Baja Legacy events celebrate the rich tradition of Mexican off-road racing, which officially began with the 1967 NORRA Mexican 1000. Many of the sport’s biggest names (see below) have been inducted into ranch’s Hall of Fame, with the event hosting over 1,000 guests.

Agua Dulce, Calif.:
Nearly 1300 rugged miles of endless valleys of cactus, silt laden plains, rocky canyons, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo, the NORRA Mexican 1000 returns with a renewed commitment to its racers.

This next April 23rd-27th 2016, NORRA will once again make its way down the Baja peninsula. Over the years, this race has seen its fair share of changes from a Mexicali start to Ensenada to its finish in La Paz change to Cabo. Different formats have been implemented, but the spirit of this event remains unchanged.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15RENO, Nev., USA — As entries continue to come in from around the globe, veteran SoCal desert racing superstars Jim O’Neal and Larry Roeseler are relishing the opportunity to add to their legacies as two of the all-time winningest racers in the glorious history of next month’s Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 4-7 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

O’Neal, a champion age-group motorcycle racer and Roeseler, the world-renown champion racer on both motorcycles and in four-wheel vehicles, lead a group of 70 racers with a combined 193 class wins in the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500.

(Agua Dolce, Calif.):
Having executed a successful “proof of concept” in 2014, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today confirmed it will incorporate a three-route rally format for its upcoming General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. The announcement bolsters NORRA’s reputation for hosting “The Happiest Race On Earth,” as the format not only adds a great measure of safety, but also allows race organizers to tailor 1,300-plus miles of rally routes and terrain to better accommodate the wide variety of vehicles expected for this year’s event.


The SCORE Baja 1000 drawing at Off-Road Expo. Photo: Art Eugenio/

Pomona, Calif.
—Held amidst the festive atmosphere of the popular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the expansive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit, official early entries from 25 U.S. States and 12 countries were included the drawing for start positions in various classes for the upcoming 47th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.

For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, which will be held Nov. 11-15, Saturday’s drawing for the mammoth finale of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship was held in the unique SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Jim Ryan, the accomplished, award-winning media executive who has held key management positions with five of the world’s most influential and powerful media communications groups, has been named the SCORE Marketing and Sales Director it was announced today by SCORE officials. SCORE International, based in Reno, Nev., is the producer and sanctioning body of the SCORE World Desert Championship with races both in Baja California, Mexico and Southern California.

Ryan, of Long Beach, Calif., has assumed his new position effective immediately, working directly with SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman. Ryan, most recently the Off-Road Group Publisher for Los Angeles’ Source Interlink Media, joins the team of SCORE which is celebrating its 41st season as the world’s foremost desert racing organization.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas’ six-time AARWBA All-America motorsports racer Rob MacCachren continues to hold the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after the first three rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship. With tight battles in races on both sides of the border, most classes have at least two racers within 10 points for their class point lead and a total of just 27 points separate the top 10 SCORE Overall point leaders heading into round 4 at the 19th Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to be held Sept. 25-28 at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex in Imperial Valley, Calif.


Ensenada, Baja California – The Baja Peninsula is known for beautiful vistas, delicious seafood and it’s friendly industrious people. If you are a racer, it’s known for sand, rocks and silt. At the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Roger Norman and his crew came up with a new twist, vertical silt. By reversing the direction of the race course, sections that would normally be taken downhill now had the added burden of gravity pulling against the cars. Two weeks before the race everything was fine. After prerunning the course it was still fine, only it was fine dust. The silt was deep and the course was steep and narrow. On race day it caused mayhem everywhere.

“We had the leader in sight when we got to the first bottleneck,” said Mike Shaffer of Shaffer Motorsports, “There were several trucks piled up behind a Spec TT that had a broken front hub. There was a slight gap that the leader squeezed through and took off. As we moved up to take the same line one of the trucks backed up and then got stuck blocking the gap. With no way to get around, we had to wait it out until the course cleared ahead. The steep hills covered in deep silt were trapping Trophy Trucks with 39 inch tires and class ones with tons of ground clearance.”

2014-Tecate-SCORE-Baja-500-5-12-14ENSENADA, Mexico — With late entries accepted on Thursday and Friday at late registration, below is the expanded entry list for Saturday’s 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Round 3 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Entries will be competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs over a rugged 447.86-miles desert race course that starts and finishes in the heart of Ensenada, Mexico, 86 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego on the Baja California pensinsula.