SCORE sets four races in Baja California, Baja California Sur for superlative 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship
Four-race series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, quads all SCORE Baja races
The BFGoodrich Tires 54th annual SCORE Baja 1000 will finish in La Paz
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Innovating and creating more new opportunities, Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will host the official four-race schedule for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship released today by SCORE. Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth time in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, the events will all be taped to air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally. The 2021 season-opener will be held in San Felipe. Two others will be held exclusively in Baja California and the season-finale will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur. SCORE anticipates the announcement of the start and finish locations of two of the races and the start for the season-finale to be announced within the next few weeks.
After being postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic this year, the 2nd SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 21-26, 2021 in Baja California. It will be the second year for the event and second time that it has been held in Baja California. The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2021 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending iconic SCORE Baja 1000.
Recognized around the globe as two of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world adding to their legacies again in 2021, the BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will be held April 14-18, 2021 in Baja California and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4Wheel Parts, the Granddaddy of all Desert Races will be held Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2021. The 2021 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time.
After being posponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the ninth straight season will be the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held February 9-14 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in San Felipe for the 33rd time and finish in San Felipe for the 33rd time.
SCORE racing features the best competitors from all over the United States and as many as 30 total countries. Races include classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2021 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the sixth consecutive season and sixth time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy. And finishing the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 in La Paz always attract racing extremists from around the world.”
“With the diligence and creativity of award-winning BCII TV, SCORE has had a continuing viable domestic television package as well as with our expanding international syndication platform,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Sales and Marketing Director. “The highly successful live-feed programming and SCORE app, social media growth and the SCORE Journal digital magazine and website’s unprecedented viewer/reader growth have continued to expand the exposure for SCORE races, racers and sponsors to our global fan base.”
Here are the dates for the four-race 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held in Baja California, Mexico for the fifth consecutive year:
- 34th SCORE San Felipe 250—
- February 9-14, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—
- April 14-18, Baja California, Mexico
- 2nd SCORE Baja 400—
- September 21-26, Baja California, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts—
- November 29-December 4, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
2021 POINT TITLES
In order to earn a 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, racers must run all four events. In the event that a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in an event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements. No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 54th SCORE Baja 1000.
2020 REMAINING SCORE SKED
- BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — September 23-27, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — November 17-22, Baja California, Mexico