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Online Racer Registration Open — Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400

Racer registration open, official detailed race sked 
now online for Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400

First-time race to be held September 18-22 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico;
the spectacular event is Round 3 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
more info at
http://score-international.com/raceinfo/lucerna-score-baja-400-sept-18-22-2019/

 ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico—When you have been the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization for nearly 50 years it isn’t often that you get to do something new. Well for the first time in its storied history, SCORE International will have three desert races in Ensenada, the desert-racing capital of the world. The new race will be the Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 to be held Sept. 18-22.
Online racer registration along with a detailed schedule of events both are now available on the SCORE website for Round 3 of the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship. Entries from all across the United States and around the world competing in classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, and quads are anticipated for the upcoming internationally-televised desert race in Mexico’s Baja California. The race and pre-race festivities will be held in and around the heart of Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (Sept. 21) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 6:20 a.m. (PDT) and approximately 10 a.m. (PDT) for the cars, trucks, and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to finish in around eight hours, all vehicles will have a 16-hour time limit to become official finishers in the race.
Over 200 vehicles are expected at the start line for this first-time SCORE race with racers from as many as 20 U.S. States and 10 countries anticipated. SCORE’s major sponsor BFGoodrich Tires has posted a US$5,000 contingency bonus for the race winner to help commemorate the start of this newest race on the SCORE schedule.
The race will air domestically on a delayed basis as a one-hour special on the World of X Games program on ESPN and will be syndicated internationally to nearly 25 countries in Europe, Latin America, South America, and Asia. Co-producing the shows with SCORE is the award-winning BCII TV of Los Angeles led by producer Bud Brutsman.
The results of this race will also determine the start order for November’s iconic season-ending 52nd SCORE Baja 1000.
ONLINE RACER REGISTRATION
Online registration, by class, for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, is ongoing through the SCORE website. Information on all SCORE races can be found on the home page under the Race Info tab.
For more info, visit http://score-international.com/raceinfo/lucerna-score-baja-400-sept-18-22-2019/.
Official entries received after the drawing will be given the next available starting position within their respective classes. Online entries will be accepted until 8 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, Sept. 7.
GRAN HISTORIA
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 races. Ensenada has hosted the start line 46 times and the finish line 42 times for the SCORE Baja 500. For the iconic SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada will be hosting the start line this November for the 45th time and the finish line for the 26th time.
DRAW DEADLINE
The starting order within each class for this race will be determined by a drawing for those entries received online and paid in full by 8 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, Sept. 7.
No new entries will be accepted after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Late, on-site racer registration will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 18, 19, 20).
‘LIVE’ DRAWING AT BajaHQ
Open to the racers, teams and the general public, SCORE will hold a ‘live’ drawing for starting positions, by class, on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (PDT) at Cameron Steele’s BajaHQ Company which is located at 32981 Calle Perfecto in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
PRE-RUNNING
Official practice, or pre-running, on the official race course for this year’s Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Pre-running will start at race mile 38.4 and finish at race mile 354. The first 38.4 miles, which will be used in both directions during the race, will be available for pre-running only on Thursday (Sept. 19) and Friday (Sept. 20) and only in the outbound direction.
MAIN COURSE
The race will feature a course when finalized over the next couple of weeks by SCORE President/Race Director Jose A. Grijalva of approximately 400 miles.
When completed, the historic racecourse will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 3,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the stark beauty of Baja California.
A HAPPENING…
Colorful race week festivities will start on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to help celebrate this newest SCORE Baja race.
Chassis inspections will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 18) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT as well as pre-tech/Stella bracket check and installation on Playa Hermosa south of the city on Highway 1.
On Friday (Sept. 20) evening will be the Monster Energy Papas Y Beer street party on Avenida Ruiz from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Thursday (Sept. 19) and Friday (Sept. 20) will see the two-day-long, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency festival in the start-finish line area in Ensenada. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day contingency row will be held for specific classes. Tech inspection on both of those days will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the end of the manufacturer’s row.
During the race on Saturday, Sept. 21 until the course closes on Sunday morning, Sept. 22, the start/finish line compound will include the massive double-sided SCOREvision LED screen broadcasting race festivities and start and finish line interviews. Popular Rat Sult and veteran Dave Arnold will once again serve as hosts of the SCORE Live streaming.
All of the week’s festivities will be aired both live and same-day including the race, airing via the internet on the SCORE website.
AT THE RIVIERA…
The historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400. Racer registration and media registration will both be held in the Red Room on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 18-20).
Racer registration will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 18) from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT along with 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on both Thursday (Sept. 19) and Friday (Sept. 20). On Friday, no new entries will be accepted after 3 p.m.
Media registration the Red Room will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 18) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on both Thursday (Sept. 19) and Friday (Sept. 20).
The SCORE Media Center will be in the Red Room during the race (Sept. 21-22) with internet access and live race updates, vehicle tracking displays including unofficial elapsed times.
On Friday (Sept. 20) at the Torre Lucerna Hotel in Ensenada will be a pre-race media conference at 11:30 a.m. PDT as well as the mandatory pre-race racer’s meeting at 7 p.m. PDT. The post-race awards celebration will also be at the Torre Lucerna Hotel at noon PDT on Sunday (Sept. 22).
The start/finish line for the race will once again be adjacent to the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Blvd. Costero.
SCOREscope
2019 SCHEDULE
Here is the four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship and for the fourth consecutive year all races are being held in Baja California, Mexico:

  • 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

ABC TV IN 2019
The 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship is being televised on the ABC TV family of networks, marking the first time back on the ABC network since the 1967 and 1968 coverage of the Baja 1000 on ABC’s old Wide World of Sports show.
The one-hour shows on the 33rd SCORE San Felipe 250, 51st SCORE Baja 500 and the 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 will be televised as part of ABC’s World of X Games year-long programming. Presented by SCORE sponsor Monster Energy and BFGoodrich Tires, the ABC World of X Games series profiles iconic action sports figures and also highlights athletes, artists, event previews and recaps.
The inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400 in September will air as a one-hour special on ESPN TV, also on the World of X Games programming.
All of the SCORE race coverage shows continue to air internationally in nearly 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America via syndication and ESPN International.
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 official race title sponsor, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store.
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.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.

Inaugural Lucerna SCORE Baja 400
Round 3 of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
•Schedule of Events•

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9am-5pm                   Chassis Inspections    Playa Hermosa Beach
9am-5pm                   Pre-Tech/Stella Bracket Check & Install–Playa Hermosa Beach
10m-8pm                   Racer Registration    Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
1pm-5pm                   Media Registration    Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
Thursday, September 19, 2019
8am-4pm                   Racer Registration    Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm                   Media Registration    Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm                   Contingency Row      Blvd. Costero, next to Riviera del Pacifico CC
9am-6pm                   Tech Inspection        Ave. Las Dunas, end of contingency row
Friday, September 20, 2019
8am-4pm                   Racer Registration   Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
  – No New Entries after 3 p.m.
9am-5pm                   Media Registration  Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center
9am-5pm                   Contingency Row    Blvd. Costero, next to Riviera del Pacifico CC
9am-6pm                   Tech Inspection       Ave. Las Dunas, end of contingency row
11:30am                     SCORE Media Conference–Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
6pm                            Mandatory Aircraft Pilot Meeting—Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
7pm                            Mandatory Racer Meeting  Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
6pm-Midnight           Monster Energy Papas Y Beer SCORE Street Party-Avenida Ruiz
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6am-Midnight           SCORE Media Center Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
START/FINISH: 400-mile course (Class starting order subject to change)
6:20am                      RACE START: MOTORCYCLES/QUADS (subject to change)
Pro Moto Unltd, Pro Moto Ltd, Pro Moto 40, Pro Moto 30, Pro Moto Ironman, Pro Moto 50, Pro Moto 60, Pro Quad, SPT Quad, SPT Moto
(Start Intervals: Pro Moto Unlimited-60 second split, all other classes start one every 30 seconds)
GAP –a minimum of three hour gap between M/C, Quad start and car/truck/utv start
8:30am          Special Hoisting of the Monumental Mexican Flag-Ventana al Mar Plaza
9:15am          Honor Guard and Salute to Flag Ceremony (start/finish line area)
10am              RACE START CARS/TRUCKS/UTVS (subject to change)
TT/TT Legend, 1, TT Spec, 2, Hammer Unltd, Hammer Ltd, 10, 7, HM, 5, Pro UTV FI, SL, Pro UTV NA, 1/2-1600, Pro UTV Unltd, Pro UTV Stock, PT, 8, 3, 3000, BC, SF, 5-1600, Baja-e, 7F, 7SX, 3700, 1700, 2700/4700, VT, VI, 9, 11, SPT Unltd Truck, SPT UTV Unltd, SPT UTV Stock, SPT Ltd Truck, SPT Open-Wheel
(TT one vehicle every 60 seconds. All other cars/truck classes start one every 30 seconds)
TIME LIMIT: All vehicles will have a 16-hour time limit from the time each vehicle starts
5pm-12am     Posting of Unofficial Finishers Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
Sunday, September 22, 2019
9am-Noon     SCORE Media Center Open   Red Room, Riviera del Pacifico CC
7:45am           Posting of results                  SCORE Ensenada office & Website
8am-10am     Result inquiry period              SCORE Ensenada office
11am              Posting of official results       Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada
Noon              Awards Celebration               Torre Lucerna Hotel – Ensenada

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