LA PAZ, Mexico—As nighttime began to fall at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) over Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, desert racing action is heating up as 298 adventurers battle the terrain, the competition and their own endurance levels as the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 roars into the evening. Early leaders on unofficial corrected time in motorcycles is the 1x Honda team led by rider of record Colton Udall, San Clemente, Calif. and in four-wheel vehicles is the No. 97 Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck driven by Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin.

With the bone-jarring 1,121.55-mile course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the granddaddy of all desert races started Thursday morning in Ensenada and will finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

ENSENADA, Mexico—Colorful pre-race festivities are continuing in Mexico for the 45th anniversary celebration of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, but when the green flag drops on Thursday morning in Ensenada, Baja California, the race will be as intense as it gets with the 2012 SCORE Desert Series season point championships on the line.
With over 300 expected entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes, the granddaddy of all desert races, which is the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held on Mexico’s magnificently mysterious Baja California peninsula.

LOS ANGELES—Always known to be much more than a race, veteran desert racer Cam Thieriot’s team is one of several in next month’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 that is supporting a worthy cause beyond the challenge of the race down Mexico’s majestic Baja California Peninsula.  To get things started on his ‘pledge’ race for Stand Up To Cancer, Thieriot is pledging $10 per every mile his No. 1001 Class 10 Chevy-powered Racer open-wheel desert race car completes in the grueling 1,121.55-mile adventure.

This year’s legendary granddaddy of all desert races, the final event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 in Mexico on a brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race course.

With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz in Baja California Sur.

LOS ANGELES—Ever since the first known record run occurred in 1962, by Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr., motorcycles have been at the foundation and the very heart of SCORE Baja racing.  Next week’s 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will showcase over 90 motorcycle teams along with the factory team showdown for the overall victory for teams from American Honda, Kawasaki and KTM.

Most with an average of three riders each, from all over the world, the field includes nearly 30 racers who will attempt the arduous journey riding solo the entire 1,121.55 miles to earn the glory of the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider award. The granddaddy of all desert races, which is the season-finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series will be held on Mexico’s magnificently mysterious Baja California peninsula next week.

With the bone-jarring course traveling on both sides of the peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Pre-race activities begin officially with racer registration starting next Sunday (Nov. 11).

LOS ANGELES—With 37 of the world’s best desert racers entered in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck starting grid, dust will fly next month but none higher than the point championship duel between second-generation desert racer Rob MacCachren and Mexico’s Juan C. Lopez at the 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. This year’s iconic desert classic, the final event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 on a the brutally-rugged 1,121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race course.

AROUND THE GLOBE
With over 300 expected entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes in the internationally televised race, entries have already come from 32 U.S. states and 19 countries.  In addition to the 32 U.S. States, racers have entered from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and the US Territory of Guam. With 30 days before the green flag drops on Thursday, Nov. 15, late entries will be accepted up to race morning.

LOS ANGELES—Veteran Arizona desert racer Pete Sohren has received the first starting position during Saturday’s live drawing at the Off-Road Expo for November’s 45th running of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. While Sohren, who lives in Glendale, Ariz., will pilot his No. 2 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, starting first among the motorcycle and ATV classes will be Chris Ridgway on a Honda CRF450X.

This year’s granddaddy of all desert races, the drawing for the mammoth finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in the unique SCOREville exhibit at this weekend’s Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The SCOREville exhibit in Building 6 at the Off-Road Expo is a salute to SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame concludes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES – As entries continue to arrive from all over the world and across the United States for the 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, all the elements for the SCOREville exhibit at the upcoming Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., are being finalized as well, including the live drawing for starting positions for the granddaddy of all desert races.

The SCOREville exhibit at the Off-Road Expo will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7.

In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ, October 12-14, hosted by the Blue Water Resort & Casino, is the fifth event in the six-race 2012 Best In The Desert “American Off-Road Racing Series”. Unlike all of the other Best In The Desert long distance races that are either a long loop race, or a point to point course, as is the Parker “425” or the recent General Tire “Vegas to Reno” courses, the Blue Water Desert Challenge is a 2-day multi-race format that features Best In The Desert’s Car, Truck and UTV classes running both days for combined results to determine the winners.

Held along the picturesque Colorado River, this is the third year running of the Blue Water Desert Challenge, and it is quickly becoming a classic event welcoming in the fall season. As soon as the dust settled at the “Vegas to Reno race”, racers started telling each other, “I’ll see you in October at Parker.” The unique format still allows competitors to log in 150-miles of challenging desert racing over the course of two days. It also offers the racers to make adjustments and fine tune their vehicles for the second day of shoot-out style competition.

LOS ANGELES—As entries continue to arrive from all over the world and across the United States for the 45th anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, all the elements for the SCOREville exhibit at the upcoming Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., are being finalized as well, including the live drawing for starting positions for the granddaddy of all desert races.

The SCOREville exhibit at the Off-Road Expo will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7.

In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6.

LOS ANGELES—SCOREville returns to the Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., it was announced today by SCORE International CEO/President Sal Fish. SCOREville at the event will salute SCORE Baja Legends and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 and 7.

In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for this November’s 45th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6. The official course map for the race will also be unveiled during the event.

“With the support and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, SCORE is honored to return to the Expo in a big way, much like we did in 2007 for the 40th anniversary of the granddaddy of all desert races—the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000,” said Fish, who has led SCORE since soon after it was founded in 1973. “Our 40th at the Expo was spectacular and we know that this year to celebrate our 45th anniversary of the greatest desert race in the world will be even more memorable. SCORE is very, very pleased to be able to be a big part of such a great family-oriented event.”