Anyone who’s ever raced in Baja will tell you that you battle the race course as much as the other racers. Wayne Matlock is a multi-time champion ATV racer who recently switched to piloting UTVs, and at this year’s SCORE Baja 1000 Matlock gave a perfect example of maintaining the will to win in Baja. After losing his right front tire while leading the race, Matlock and his co-driver managed to limp the machine to the finish with only three wheels and earn a second place in class and fourth place overall.
ENSENADA, Mexico — Sal Fish, the iconic desert racing promoter who owned SCORE International for 38 years, has accepted an invitation from new owner Roger Norman to be the Grand Marshal for November’s 50th annual SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary Granddaddy of all Desert Races. Held annually in Baja California, Mexico, the 50th anniversary race will be held Nov. 14-18. It will be a peninsula run, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz.
ENSENADA, Mexico — Las Vegas’ hall of fame desert racer Rob MacCachren’s quest to win his third straight SCORE Baja 1000 has clearly earned the spotlight for Sunday’s premier telecast of the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 on the CBS Sports Network. The extended two-hour show, with multiple repeat airings scheduled, will debut on Christmas night (Sunday, Dec. 25) at 9 p.m. ET on the popular CBS Sports Spectacular show.
From award-winning show producers BCII TV of Los Angeles, a video preview of the telecast is available at SCORE Baja 1000 TV Show trailer here.
ENSENADA, Mexico — Anchored by a special section devoted to a detailed text and pictorial review of the recent 49th SCORE Baja 1000, this month’s Volume 2, No. 12 of the acclaimed SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International, is now live.
The SCORE Journal digital magazine, reaching an average of over 1.8 million unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of over 51 minutes is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The revamped SCORE website also generates an average of over 2 million monthly unique viewers.
The Can-Am / Murray Racing desert racing team of Derek and Jason Murray earned their first SCORE International side-by-side vehicle class championship November 20 in Baja California, Mexico. The brothers, who have raced consistently all year long, came into the round third in the class point standings. Another solid finish meant a shot at winning the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) title. The brothers, along with fellow driver Logan Gastel, earned their first SCORE International championship with their sixth-place finish at the 49th annual Baja 1000.
ENSENADA, Mexico — With the tenacity of a tiger, coupled with the dogged determination and diligent discipline he used to earn his bachelor’s degree last year at Clemson University while continuing a strong presence in the desert, SoCal’s Rafael Navarro IV has won the overall and Class 10 point championship of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
A third-generation desert racer from Temecula, Calif., Navarro IV, just 23, drove the No. 1009 Chevy-power Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car to second place finishes in all four races to earn 376 championship points to become the just the fourth racer from Class 10 (1655cc engines) and first in 20 years to earn the overall title for SCORE International, which is celebrating its 43rd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.
Vision Wheel dominated the 2016 Baja 1000, as Vision Wheel sponsored racer Rob MacCachren ran away from the field to win this years race by over 27 minutes! This is the third straight win for Rob Mac but his first on the new Vision Manx Forged Race Wheel. The grueling 854.5 mile race course was conquered in 17 hours, 12 minutes, and 58 seconds, as Rob Mac and co-driver Jason Voss kept the pressure on the entire race. Starting in fifth, after qualifying Rob Mac took the physical lead by race-mile 475, and handed the truck off to Jason Voss at race-mile 498. From there, Voss drove through the night to secure the victory.
The 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 completed this past weekend, with Rob MacCachren earning his third straight overall and Trophy Truck victory at the race. MacCachren partnered with Jason Voss to secure the victory on the 854.5-mile course that began and ended in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
ENSENADA, Mexico — While deservedly grabbing the majority of the headlines will be the battle in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for 850-horsepower high-tech, unlimited production trucks, this week’s internationally-televised iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will also include everyman racers from across the U.S. and around the world along with nearly two dozen cross-over racers from other motorsports disciplines as well as business leaders and entertainers.
Season finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, this year’s competition will be a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.
Greenville, S.C., Nov. 14, 2016 – BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE International, is proud to mark 40 years of competing in Baja desert racing this year. What began as an entry for testing purpose in 1976, on an Oldsmobile Starfire with Fritz Kroyer has exploded into one of the great success stories in off-road racing.
Over 40 years, BFGoodrich has 86 overall wins in SCORE Baja racing, more than all other tire manufacturers combined. Those early racing successes also launched a revolutionary new tire category that contributed to the growth of the entire light-truck and four-wheel-drive industry.