SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Earning the pre-race spotlight for this week’s internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 are former overall winners Larry Roeseler, Larry Ragland, Robby Gordon, Troy Herbst, Scott McMillin, Bryce Menzies, B.J. Baldwin, Kory Halopoff, Curt LeDuc, Harley Letner, Curt LeDuc, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Rob MacCachren, Gustavo ‘Tavo’ Vildosola Jr, Justin Morgan and Mark Samuels.

That illustrious group is at the top of a field that includes 62 racers who have combined for 208 class wins in this legendary early summer desert race. Nearly 275 total entries are expected.

With festivities starting on Wednesday, Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — With racers already entered from 16 U.S. States and six countries, teams from all across the United States and around the world continue to register online for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 49th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

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— SCORE International has updated and posted online its 2017 Rule Book for the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Updates include an introduction to help make navigation more user-friendly, expanded class descriptions and the general and competition rules that apply to all classes. Further, individual class rules are now grouped by type of vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads).

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Rob MacCachren is leading the SCORE overall points and Trophy Truck division.

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Continuing to add to his legacy nearly every time he hits the desert, legendary Hall of Fame off-road racer Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas has assumed the early lead in the 2017 SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point standings in the No. 11 Rockstar MacCachren Motorsports Ford F-150.

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

SAN FELIPE, Baja California, Mexico – Returning after a one-year absence to a race he relishes so much, Las Vegas’ Rob MaCachren masterfully and methodically manipulated and succinctly stormed his way past the competition and through the relentless desert race course to the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory Saturday at the 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250.

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

Rob MacCachren, Photo by Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

Rob MacCachren appears to be picking up where he left off last year, as the 2016 SCORE Baja 1000 winner was fastest in qualifying for this weekend’s SCORE San Felipe 250. MacCachren is a three-time winner of the race.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017SAN FELIPE, Mexico — With late, on-site registration Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 181 total entries have been processed so far for Saturday’s internationally televised San Felipe 250, the opening round of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship.

With over 200 vehicles expected to leave the start line, the race is being held in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – As the number of entries continue to escalate reflecting the lasting popularity of the event, 11 defending class winners will be looking to repeat in next week’s season-opening 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Baja California, Mexico.

Entries to date from 25 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Egypt, Germany and Guatemala are preparing for the popular season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. The event will be held next Wednesday to Sunday in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – While qualifying will be held on race week for three of the top 4-wheel vehicle classes, international rally racer Franciso Arredondo drew the first motorcycle starting position Thursday for this month’s 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Baja California, Mexico.

Early entries from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Guatemala are preparing for the popular season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. The event will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico – Taking another dramatic leap into the future, SCORE International has announced that it has signed an agreement with El Rey Network of the United States to televise domestically the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California, Mexico along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying in Las Vegas.

SCORE TV shows will continue to air internationally through syndication.

The internationally-televised 2017 season also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world. And SCORE is the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.