SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico — With a storied legacy of more than four decades as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, SCORE International launches something new this week with a tantalizing taste of something old at the history-making, internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

Having held nearly 150 races in Mexico in the last 40-plus years, this will be the first time that SCORE has held a race in Rosarito Beach. SCORE Baja races have been held numerous times in Ensenada and San Felipe, several times in La Paz, a few times in Mexicali, Santo Tomas, Ojos Negros and Cabo San Lucas, twice in Tijuana and once in Loreto. But never before this year has one bel held in Rosarito Beach.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Online racer registration is now officially open for November’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic granddaddy of all desert races that is the season-finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 15-20, with the race and all ancillary events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

It will be a loop race this year of approximately 840 miles with the start line and finish line adjacent to the landmark Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the first and last several spectator-friendly miles running up and back down the Ensenada Arroyo.

SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico — With less than two weeks before the start of something spectacularly new for SCORE desert racers, this week’s pre-race schedule includes the drawing for starting positions within each class as well as pre-running on both days this weekend.

The internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge, Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, will be held next Thursday to Sunday (Sept. 15-18) in Mexico’s Baja California. Starting and finishing just south of Rosarito Beach, the colorful resort area on the Pacific Ocean located just 19 miles from the U.S. Border south of San Diego, it marks the first time in its storied history that SCORE International has held a race in the Rosarito Beach area.

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Visitors to the SEMA VR Experience will be able to sit in the cockpit of an 850-horsepower Trophy Truck with Baja 1000 champion Rob MacCachren.

Diamond Bar, CA – The hottest trends in Virtual Reality (VR) video and Augmented Reality (AR) video will take center stage at the 2016 SEMA Show, where Showgoers can view a series of automotive-themed experiential demonstrations and learn how the technology can be applied to all areas of automotive aftermarket product sales, marketing and development. Featuring live VR broadcasting, 360-degree video, and fully immersive VR and AR experiences, the SEMA VR Experience will be located in SEMA Central, one of the top locations of the SEMA Show found in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico—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, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, the extensive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 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.

SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO, Mexico — With a growing number of entries continuing to be processed, SCORE has announced some additional specifics regarding the loop race course to be used for next month’s internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.

Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Sept. 14-18 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing just south of Rosarito, the colorful resort area on the Pacific Ocean, just 19 miles from the U.S. Border south of San Diego.

Many of the world’s best desert racers, competing in classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads will be in action at this year’s Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.

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Bryce Menzies during qualifying at the 2016 SCORE Baja 500. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

ENSENADA, Mexico — With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing, SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation will present a free workshop on safety in off-road racing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the SCORE Tech Facility in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, S.C., June 6, 2016 –  It has been more than two years since BFGoodrich Tires has not claimed the overall win in a SCORE International desert race. While that streak ended, the tire company did help their drivers to eight class wins. Additionally, eight of the top 10 overall finishers raced on BFGoodrich Tires at the 48th SCORE Baja 500.

For the first time in 11 total races in the series, a driver not running BFGoodrich Tires claimed the overall win in a SCORE race as Gus Vildosola, Jr took the prize by three minutes.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Aided by a race-high 22 starters in his class, Todd Winslow’s Class 10 win at the recent 30th SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico has also launched him into the SCORE Overall point lead after round 1 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Owner of an agricultural commodities company in Clovis, Calif., Winslow, who has made SCORE desert racing a family adventure, currently has 82 season points in his No. 1081 Creative Ingredients Racing Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car. Winslow, 51, splits driving time with his son Matt, 22, while his wife and his two daughters are all part of the race crew for their Central California desert racing team. The Winslows also finished sixth overall among four-wheel vehicles in San Felipe.

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Gustavo Vildosola is still in the hunt for a 2015 SCORE Milestone award heading into the Baja 1000. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

RENO, Nev. — Following the fourth of five races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, 10 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards. Last month’s Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 was run on a rugged 288.3-mile course near Plaster City, Calif. on Sept. 26.