July 17, 2020
No. 1 in 2016, 2017
Iconic SCORE Baja 1000 voted No. 1 desert race and
No. 2 motorsports event in No. America
by USA Today’s readers
ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – Continuing to be recognized as one of the world’s premier motorsports events, the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 has been voted by the readers of USA Today newspaper as the No. 2 motorsports event in North America.
The SCORE Baja 1000 is also the No. 1 desert race in North America according to the reader’s choice voting that took place over a month and ended on July 6.
Finishing first overall in the 2020 USA Today 10Best readers’ choice awards was the Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car race. After the SCORE Baja 1000, third in overall votes was the Knoxville Nationals, fourth was the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb and fifth was the Indianapolis 500.
“The SCORE Baja 1000’s history, legacy and impact in the motorsports world continues to be recognized as the premier iconic race in not only in the desert racing category, but in the world of motorsports in general,” said Jim Ryan, SCORE Marketing and Sales Director. “The SCORE Baja 1000 continues to draw interest from all over the world and we now find second, third and even fourth generation racers appearing at the starting line with their family patriarchs cheering for their off-spring.”
“This event continues to be the focal point of the SCORE World Desert Championship each year the celebration of our 53rd anniversary will surely add another colorful chapter to the lasting legacy of the SCORE Baja 1000.”
In both 2016 and 2017, readers of the USA Today national publication voted the SCORE Baja 1000 as the No. 1 motorsports event in the entire world.
While the SCORE Baja 1000 was No. 2 overall in 2020, it was also first among the three desert races that made the top 20 list that was voted upon by the fans. The Mint 400 finished sixth overall and the Vegas to Reno race placed seventh overall.
2020 SCORE Baja 1000
With legendary previous overall winners like Parnelli Jones, Ivan Stewart, Walker Evans, Rod Hall, Mark McMilin, Larry Roeseler, Robby Gordon, Larry Ragland, Malcolm Smith, Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin, Johnny Campbell, B.J. Baldwin, Steve Hengeveld and Tavo Vildosola, this year’s BFGoodrich Tires 53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, is scheduled to be held Nov. 17-22 in Baja California, Mexico and run as a loop race.
Official SCORE Sponsors: BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire and Race Title Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, 4 Wheel Parts-Official Off-Road Retailer and Race Presenting Partner, Ford-Official Truck and SUV, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris RZR-Official UTV, RACELINE Wheels-Official Wheel, VP Racing Fuels-Official Fuel, Wide Open Excursions-Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
SCORE Official Partners: PCI Race Radios, The Satellite Phone Store, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Lucerna Hotel.
Additional SCORE Associate Partners: Baja California Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, XXIII Ensenada Municipal Government, XXIII Mexicali Municipal Government, Mexicali and San Felipe COTUCO, Cruz Roja Mexicana.
For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.score-international.com.