Courtesy of SCORE MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Clark
Racer registration opens on June 15, race schedule online
for next month’s BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500
Opener of three-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship
to be televised on ABC World of X Games;
July 14-19 event schedule, info available at www.SCORE-International.com
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – SCORE International announced today that it continues to work with government authorities and private sector representatives regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation in Baja California in order to determine under which best possible Health Protocols next month’s SCORE Baja 500 would take place as scheduled.
Entries from all across the United States, Mexico and around the world are expected for the upcoming internationally-televised BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts. The season-opener of the 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held July 14-19 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Ensenada is a coastal city on the Bahia de Todos Santos area of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego. The start/finish line area will be at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Stadium in Ensenada.
Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s celebration of one of the top 10 motorsports events in the entire world. The race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on the ABC Network World of X Games programming.
As soon as they are approved by government authorities, SCORE will announce the Health Protocol guidelines approved for application during race activities as well as Hotels, Restaurants and other types of services in Ensenada.
SCORE has also announced that the preliminary event schedule is now on the SCORE Website and that online racer registration will open on Monday, June 15.
“SCORE International appreciates the patience and understanding of everyone involved as we diligently continue to monitor the current COVID-19 status in Baja California and the recommendations of both the U.S. and Mexican Governments,” commented Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President/Race Director. “The health and safety of our racers, teams, fans and media continues to be our top priority at this time. We urge everybody to continue to follow the established guidelines by health officials. We Will Return Soon—Pronto Regresaramos!”
This year’s SCORE World Desert Championship includes another special tribute to the iconic SCORE Baja 500 when it is held this year in Ensenada.
The SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were invited by the Mexican government to take over the event starting in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE in December of 2012.
The first Baja 500 organized and produced by SCORE was held on July 26, 1974 as the first of over 150 SCORE Baja races.
Ensenada is the heart and soul of the SCORE Baja 500 as the popular summertime race will start for the 47th time there and finish for the 43rd time there.
In the history of the race, the start and finish line areas have been located in several areas of Ensenada and this year will be the second time and second straight year that the race has started and/or finished at Estero Beach.
Here is the REVISED three-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship (as of April 29, 2020) schedule of events, for the fifth consecutive year all races will be held in Baja California, Mexico:
- BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts–
July 14-19, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
- 34th SCORE San Felipe 250–
Sept. 22-27, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts–
Nov.17-22, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico