Online racer registration has officially opened for entries who will be competing in 40 Pro and 8 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in November’s 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
The legendary season-finale of the SCORE Desert Series will be held Nov. 13-17, starting and finishing in Mexico’s Baja California Norte in Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego along the Pacific Ocean.
Racer registration is available at www.score-international.com.
In his first season as CEO and President of SCORE International, Roger Norman has also announced that the live drawing for starting positions, by class, will be held for the second straight year in the massive SCOREville display at the popular 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
“As we continue to implement our initiatives into the overall structure and foundation of SCORE, we recognize the importance and significance of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in the world of motorsports and are working diligently to expand the reach and impact of the event even further,” commented Norman. “The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is a great treasure and we are treating it with the care and respect it deserves. We are honored and humbled to be in the position we are to help maintain the stature and enhance the legacy of this amazing race.”
Registration has the Pro classes broken into three levels for Pro car and truck classes, a fourth for the Sportsman car and truck classes, one for Pro motorcycles and ATVs and one for Sportsman motorcycles and ATVs.
SCORE has also announced that this year’s race will have the longest course in history for the years when it is a loop race. This year’s course will be approximately 922 miles, starting and finishing in Ensenada and covering both sides of the Baja California peninsula in the Baja Notre state from Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean over to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez and back.
The longest previous course distance in the 26 previous years it has been a loop race was 822 miles in 1985. The longest loop course since 2000 was 808 miles in 2003. The longest distance the course traveled in the history of this race was the once-in-lifetime 2000 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 which covered a total of 1,679.54 miles from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas.
More details regarding the race will be announced over the next several weeks on the SCORE website at www.score-international.com.