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2019 SCORE schedule and new Baja 400 race

#1
Another long race added to the SCORE schedule. What do you guys think?


August 1, 2018

Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in Ensenada added
to formidable 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship

Four-race series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, quads will again feature all SCORE Baja races
2019 SCORE World Desert Championship Points Policy

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—Already known as the ‘Desert Racing Capital of the World,’ Ensenada has added another jewel to its crown as SCORE International has announced a new race will be held in the growing sea-side port on the Pacific side of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula as part of the official four-race schedule for the 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship released today by SCORE.
Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the fourth 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 NEWEST
The Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in Ensenada, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, to be held Sept. 18-22, 2019, will be the third SCORE race to be held in Ensenada.
The Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 is being held in 2019 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending SCORE Baja 1000.
All three Ensenada races on the 2019 schedule will start and finish in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero (Mexico Highway No. 1)
--TITLE SPONSOR
In July, prominent Mexican hospitality company Lucerna Hotels & Resorts entered into a sponsorship agreement to be the Official Hotel of the SCORE World Desert Championship as well as title sponsor for the upcoming Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge in 2018 and the new Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in 2019.
The new Hotel Torre Lucerna Ensenada, located on Highway 1 on the Northern outskirts of Ensenada will be the SCORE headquarters hotel for all SCORE Baja races in Ensenada starting with this November’s 51st SCORE Baja 1000.
THE TRADITIONAL
Recognized around the globe as two of the very top motorsports extravaganzas in the world that will also start and finish in Ensenada again in 2019, the 51st SCORE Baja 500 will be held May 29-June 2 and the season-ending 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, the Granddaddy of all Desert Races, will be held Nov. 19-24.
OPENER
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the seventh straight season will be the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held April 3-7 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
THE CAST
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 COMMENTS
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2019 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with the exciting debut of the new Lucerna SCORE Baja 400,” 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 for the fourth time in history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy.”
THE SHOW
“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.”
2019 SCHEDULE
Here is the schedule for the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held in Baja California, Mexico and for the fourth consecutive year all races:
· 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, April 3-7, San Felipe, Mexico
· 51st SCORE Baja 500, May 29-June 2, Ensenada, Mexico
· Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400, Sept. 18-22, Ensenada, Mexico
· 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.19-24, Ensenada, Mexico
2019 POINT TITLES

In order to earn a 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, SCORE has all four races counting in the season point standings and each driver/rider of record must start and/or finish all four races. With one substitute driver allowed for the year, the driver/rider of record must start all four races to qualify for a season point championship, and no substitute driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000.
SCOREscope
2018 REMAINING SKED

· Lucerna Hotels & Resorts Tijuana 22nd SCORE Desert Challenge, Sept. 19-23, Tijuana, Mexico
· 51st SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.14-18, Ensenada, Mexico
SCORE JOURNAL
The SCORE Journal, which launched in 2015, is published as 12 monthly online digital magazines, which includes five print editions that are available as the SCORE race programs at the four events that comprise the SCORE World Desert Championship and another print edition for the annual SCORE Awards Night in December.
The SCORE Journal Monthly Digital Magazine features exclusive editorial, enhanced race action videos, expanded and interactive race coverage, interactive product reviews, insider interviews with drivers, tech stories, driver and team profiles, race narratives and analysis, exclusive long and short form video programming, race results, updated stats, studio photography, class overviews, unmatched access to SCORE's historical archives and much, much more.
SCORE SPONSORS…
Official SCORE Sponsors
: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Lucerna Hotels & Resorts-Official Hotel and race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, 4 Wheel Parts, The Satellite Phone Store, Satellite Del Norte.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Mexicali Ayuntamiento, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
Lucerna Hotels & Resorts 22nd Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge Special Partners: XXII Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California State Secretary of Tourism, Comite de Turismo and Convenciones, Comite de Marcadotecnia Turistica, Lucerna Hotels and Resorts, Asociacion de Hoteles del Noroeste.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.

2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
Schedule of Events
33rd SCORE San Felipe 250April 3-7
April 3 – On-site Racer Registration opens
April 4-5 - Tech & Contingency (two days)
April 6 - Start of the SCORE San Felipe 250
April 7 – SCORE San Felipe 250 Awards
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
Single Loop Race

51st SCORE BAJA 500May 29 - June 2
May 29 – On-site Racer Registration opens
May 30-31 - Tech & Contingency (two days)
June 1 - Start of the SCORE Baja 500
June 2 – SCORE Baja 500 Awards
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Single Loop Race

Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400September 18-22
September 18 – On-site Racer Registration opens
September 19-20 - Tech and Contingency (two days)
September 21 – Start of the Lucerna SCORE Baja 400
September 22 – Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 Awards
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Single loop race

52nd SCORE Baja 1000November 19-24
November 18 – On-Site Racer Registration opens
November 20-21 - Tech and Contingency (two days)
November 22 - Start of SCORE Baja 1000
November 24 - SCORE Baja 1000 Awards
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Single Loop Race


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AZFR8TRAIN

Well-Known Member
#2
I'm glad to see it. But what about USA. Races ? I remember how fun Laughlin was and of course primm. Along with others. Nothing against BITD or SNORE. But it was the SCORE. Championship everyone chased. And they will always be know as TROPHY TRUCKS. Yes that is a score thing.


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Tundranation

Well-Known Member
#3
so this new race.......where are the 400 miles going ?? not over the same course as the 500 and 1000 is it ??????????
 

down4glamis

Well-Known Member
#6
The 400 has to be a pacific coast only race I would imagine. I know most people say that racing in the desert is tough, but San Felipe in May is not the same as the middle of September. 2000 miles in and out of Ensenada seems monotonous.
 

JDDurfey

Well-Known Member
#8
Where is this Lucerna Hotel located. Sounds like the days of the San Nicholas being the epicenter of all things SCORE is over.
 
#12
Dont get me wrong, I love another race in Ensenada but I dont like that score is pretty much maintained alive because of Ensenada...

What do I know is that there's more and more people upset with the races and any sort of events blocking the streets in the city, as you might now, Ensenada relays on two main streets to keep transit "fluid"and when you take one as the boulevard the city become a traffic chaos, this is getting more people angry at specially the score events. There's a lot of fans here but of those 50k spectators there's another 400k that don't give a **** about the races and if we keep pushing them they might push back. I wouldn't be surprised if they make score move everything out of the city soon.

So I think if they keep adding races in Ensenada that's fine by me but I think is time to move the contingency to a less damaging area. The local carnival was moved because of that same reason, contingency next to the beach, anyone? or what if the contingency is held just at the first street leaving some the intersections open and having the party side near papas&beer? that might be a win-win situation...

At the end, I don't know, I just wanted to put this out here... cheers.
 

Wendell #527

Well-Known Member
#13
That’s a double edged sword. Cities always compete to be the host city for big events because of all the business it brings in. We consume tons of beer, tacos and fuel every race not to mention filling all the hotels. You are right though, once it clogs too much up for the locals it will force us to outside the city. Remember when Vegas to Reno really was from Vegas to Reno? I think the problem will fix itself. Just good to see a 4th race added.
 

calstyl2

Well-Known Member
#14
Its sad that they dont try for something out of Mexicali, the city loves racing, has decent infrastructure for a race and lots of directions to run a course, seems like it gets overlooked, Sept in Mexicali is marginal but 3 races in one place will stagnate pretty quick unless some new routes are used.
 

Wendell #527

Well-Known Member
#16
Ok you are right about the finish but they left from Las Vegas. I think the Mint 400 did too. I think you are probably smart enough to get the point I was trying to make. If they are forced to stert Ensenada races out into the surrounding area ( like Record races do) it’s a drag but not the end of the world.
 

y2kbaja

Well-Known Member
#17
So are we forgetting that the biggest off road spectacular KOH is in the middle of nowhere literally fifty miles from the nearest hotel
 
#18
Ok you are right about the finish but they left from Las Vegas. I think the Mint 400 did too. I think you are probably smart enough to get the point I was trying to make. If they are forced to stert Ensenada races out into the surrounding area ( like Record races do) it’s a drag but not the end of the world.
We will see after the B1K what the Ensenada government thinks of 3 races instead of 2....
A few years ago SCORE was almost forced to move the start/finish out of town due to the previous years incidents, they managed to keep the start/finish downtown adding speed zones and more safety barricades and fences plus the government regulated the spectators areas... that's why I think we will see after the B1K.... but yeah, if they are forced to move the starts is not the end of the world, they can make it... wouldn't be the first time... who remembers the 99 B1K in Ojos Negros?
 
#19
So are we forgetting that the biggest off road spectacular KOH is in the middle of nowhere literally fifty miles from the nearest hotel
I think KOH is a little different story... since day 1 they've been developing the event in the middle of nowhere... but you made a point, they people won't stop racing KOH just because is in the middle of the desert!
 
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