2016 SCORE Baja 1000

Racers from around the world begin pre-running today at 8:00 am (PT) for the grandpappy of desert races, next month’s 50th annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000.

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The granddaddy of all desert off-road races, November’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000, has already attracted nearly 125 entries from 17 countries … and registration has only been open for a week.

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BJ Baldwin in the 2014 SCORE Desert Challenge

The third round of SCORE’s World Desert Challenge returns to where it all started in 1967.

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-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — After first being introduced recently at the annual SCORE Awards Night, former UFC Senior Vice-President of Digital Edward Muncey has officially become part of the SCORE Management team as Special Advisor for Digital Media. Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President introduced the veteran digital media executive to a welcoming crowd of over 400 that filled the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif. on Jan. 14.

Muncey, originally from La Mesa, Calif. and a graduate of San Diego State University, spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas as a top executive with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organization.

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ENSENADA, Mexico—Christmas comes early for SCORE International during a very special ‘SCORE Saturday’ as all three of the opening rounds of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship and last Sunday’s SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have twin repeat airings as one-hour specials on the same day as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular show.

Following the initial early evening airing of the first three races of the season, plus the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, all four shows will all be aired again in a time block of eight consecutive hours.

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— Space is still available for the free workshop on safety in off-road racing this Saturday (July 30) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SCORE Tech Center in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego. With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing the annual event is being presented again by SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.

Hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman and Stand 21 Racewear’s Yves Morizot, scheduled guest speakers include IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, former NASCAR Senior Director of Safety Tom Gideon and desert-racing legend Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.

Rows of Trophy Trucks and other SCORE off-road race vehicles invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of the 2014 SEMA Show.

Rows of Trophy Trucks and other SCORE off-road race vehicles invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of the 2014 SEMA Show.

In another departure from the status quo in major league off-road racing, SCORE has invaded the 2014 SEMA Show in a big way, creating hype for its crowning event, the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which gets underway 413 miles away, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, next weekend.

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October 7 , 2014, San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com has teamed up with Mad Media and the Best in The Desert (BITD) Off-Road Racing Association to create the first ever UTV World Championship.

The legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

The legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart served as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: Scott Rousseau

For even casual off-road racing fans, Ivan “Ironman” Stewart needs no introduction. His name rests in the most elite pantheon of competitors who have braved the Baja Peninsula in a quest for glory. With three Baja 1000 wins and an amazing 17 Baja 500 wins, Stewart has more than made his mark in Baja racing’s fabled lore.