ENSENADA, Mexico — Highlighted by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE International has announced its four-race schedule for the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship featuring all four races in Baja, Mexico for the second time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series.
Recognized around the globe as one of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world and the season-finale each year of the SCORE World Desert Championship, the 2017 SCORE Baja 1000 will be a peninsula run, point-to-point race.
Being held Nov. 14-18, the race will start in Ensenada, Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur. When finalized, the grueling race course will cover approximately 1,300 miles of the mysterious and majestic Baja California peninsula.
This will mark the 43rd time the legendary race will start in Ensenada and the 22nd time it will finish in La Paz. The grueling race itself is scheduled to start on Thursday, Nov. 16 to begin its rugged journey to the southern part of Baja.
“SCORE has been building the operational and marketing assets for the past few years preparing for this historic 2017 global event and season,” said Roger Norman, CEO and President of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races South of the border is an distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy.”
SCORE has also announced that final negotiations are being completed to again televise the entire SCORE World Desert Championship series nationally on the CBS Sports Network and internationally through syndication.
“With the diligence and creativity of award-winning BCII TV, SCORE has had a continuing viable domestic television package with the CBS Sports Network as our partner as well as with our expanding international syndication platform,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE sales and marketing director. “The introduction of the highly successful live-feed programming and SCORE app, social media growth and the SCORE Journal and website’s unprecedented viewer/reader growth has continued to expand the exposure for SCORE races, racers, sponsors to our global fan base.”
SCORE International will be celebrating 2017 with a four-race series that features classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.
Round 1 will be the 31st SCORE San Felipe 250, March 30-April 2 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Round 2 will be the very popular 49th SCORE Baja 500, June 1-5, in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Round 3 will be the Rosarito Beach 21st SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 14-17 in Rosarito Beach, Baja California. It will be the second SCORE race held in Rosarito with classes split into groups running multiple laps on a 32.7—mile course, split into two parts. Racing will be held on Friday and Saturday and for cars, trucks and UTVs and Sunday for motorcycles and quads, with each class running its race split evenly into two parts.
CREDIT: SCORE Communications