RENO, Nev. — On the verge of an unprecedented accomplishment after his second race with of the season, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr has driven his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor back to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship heading into the SCORE Baja 1000.
(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.
RENO, Nev. — SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. to be held Saturday and Sunday, the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.
Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
RENO, Nev., USA — August 2 will see a very special ‘SCORE Sunday’ on the CBS Sports Network as all three of the opening rounds of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will have repeat airings as one-hour specials on the same day as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular programming. Following the early morning showing of the first three races of the season, the recent Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 show will also have two additional repeat showings on Sunday late afternoon and in prime time in the evening.
All three races were held in Mexico and the repeat broadcasts on Sunday, running in a three-hour time block in chronological order will start at 6 a.m. ET with the 29th annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 followed by the Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 and finishing with the 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Round 1 was held in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico in mid-January, Round 2 was held entirely in Baja California Sur, Mexico, starting in Cabo San Lucas and finishing in Loreto and Round 3 started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
El Cajon, Calif. – In one of the most grueling SCORE International Baja 1000 races to date Rob MacCachren’s #11 FOX-equipped Trophy Truck was first to cross the 1275-mile race’s finish line. Sharing driving duties from Ensenada to La Paz with Andy McMillin, the team conquered the hurricane-ravaged Baja terrain and bested over 200 competitors. With a total time of 22 hours, 31 minutes and 28 seconds, the team claimed victory nearly 29 minutes ahead of the next finisher.
Colorado Springs – We have had several class wins in the Baja but the race is not something you ever really conquer. No matter how many times I race there, it never fails to drop my jaw. It has little to do with a typical American desert race, it is the Baja 1000. The only thing you can prepare for is for everything to go awry. At times the race is peaceful, other times intense with screaming crowds, often terrifying with unseen hazards hiding in a sinister haze.
WE TAKE AN EARLY LEAD
I had the privilege of driving the start of the race this year for the BFGoodrich Tires BC-1 car. The start definitely falls in the “intense” category and I loved every minute of it. The excitement and hazard of the fans lining the course has no equivalent. Fans try to touch the car as it goes by and dumbest of all – even lie in the road on the far side of jumps. While a wild ride, we made it through with nothing but positive experiences and put 35 miles on the 2nd place car in the first 308 miles.
After official review of tracking data, SCORE International released the official results of the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 this morning. Taking the victory in Trophy Truck is Rob MacCachren, followed by Luke McMillin and Cameron Steele in second and third, respectively. Justin Davis earned the win in Class 1, holding off Justin Matney and Damen Jefferies.
According to SCORE International, the dream team of Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin and Jason Voss have won the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, though results are still unofficial pending SCORE review. After qualifying as the second fastest Trophy Truck last week in Las Vegas, MacCachren and team used the clean air to their advantage to win the 1,275-mile race in the No. 11 Ford F-150 Trophy Truck.
Ensenada, Baja California Mexico – The SCORE International Baja 1000 (B1K), is known as the granddaddy of off-road racing. It started as a mere challenge to see who could get to La Paz in the shortest possible time and has turned into one of the most grueling and competitive races on earth. Several drivers have won multiple times; a few have done it back to back. No single driver has won three straight. That is the challenge that lies ahead for BJ Baldwin. BJ has won back to back in his Monster Energy, Toyo Tires, Hoonigan, Method Race Wheels, King Shocks, Rigid Industries and Red Kap Work Clothes Trophy Truck; driving the entire race without relief. At the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, he will be out to make history with his third straight win.
The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, (B1K) is one of the greatest contests in motorsports. The course is run as a loop or point to point. This year’s race, the 47th, is a point to point peninsula run. It starts in Ensenada and travels a staggering 1,275 miles south to La Paz. Shaffer Motorsports will be putting in overtime driving the Transfer Case Express class 10 car nearly 300 miles farther than the touted 1000 miles.