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Racers from 23 U.S. States, 14 countries part of Wednesday’s start draw for 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race

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RENO, Nev.—With pre-running on the rugged race course scheduled to open Friday, official entries from 23 U.S. States and 14 countries were included the drawing for start positions in various classes for next month’s 48th Anniversary of the iconic Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the season finale of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Over 200 entries, from 30 U.S. States and 25 countries competing in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads are expected to take the green flag on Friday, Nov. 20 for this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The granddaddy of all desert races will be held in Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in the seaside port of Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

DRAWING RECAP

The drawing for starting positions, by class, for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1, was held Wednesday.

A solid total of 192 vehicles officially entered in time for Wednesday’s drawing as nearly 50 additional entries are expected to enter in the three-plus weeks before race day in Ensenada for the legendary granddaddy of all desert races.

So far among the car, truck and UTV classes, SCORE Trophy Truck has the most entries with 30, followed by Class 19 with 21, Class 10 with 18 and the unlimited Class 1 and Trophy Truck Spec each have 14 to date.

Among the motorcycle classes, the unlimited M/C class has 10 entries and Class 40 (m/c riders over 40 years old) has six entries so far.

Entry registration for the race continues at . Late entries received after the drawing will be placed by class in the next available starting position following those that entered in time for the random draw.

BEFORE BAJA…VIVA LAS VEGAS!

Jumpstarting the festivities for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 for the second straight year will be the massive SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center next Tuesday through Friday and the special SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying for SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 open-wheelers. With both events presented by BFGoodrich Tires, qualifying will be held at the Off-Road track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Tuesday evening (7 p.m. PT, Tuesday).

GLOBAL INTEREST

In addition to the 23 States represented on the entry list to date, racers have officially entered from 14 countries. In addition to the United States, entries so far have come from Austria, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and the US Territory of Guam.

TIME TRAVEL

It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a racer. Since 1967, the race has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula every year except 1974 when the international fuel crisis forced a cancellation.

This year’s race will start for the 41st time and finish for the 23rd time in EnsenadaThe race will start and finish on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.

PRE-GREEN

The race week festivities will cover Nov. 18-22, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada. It will be a loop race this year of approximately 840 miles with the start line and finish line adjacent to the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the first and last several spectator-friendly miles running up and back down the Ensenada Arroyo.

Pre-race festivities on Thursday (Nov. 19), for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, including the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PTon Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will also be held on Thursday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. PT in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center.

Racer registration will be held in the Red Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Racer registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT on Tuesday (Nov. 17), from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday (Nov. 18) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Thursday (Nov. 19). Media registration will be held as well in the Red Room at the Riviera from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday (Nov. 18), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Thursday (Nov. 19) and the BFGoodrich Tires/Baja California Secretary of Tourism SCORE Media Center will be open on Friday at 5:30 a.m. PT until the course closes at approximately 11 p.m. PTon Saturday and will re-open on Sunday from seven a.m. until Noon PT.

Two special Monster Energy parties, open to the public will be held before the race starts. On Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. PT at the start/finish line area will be the SCORE Baja 1000 Goes Green Monster Energy Party. On Thursday, the night before the start of the race, the Monster Energy SCORE Papas & Beer Street Party on Avenida Ruiz in front of Papas & Beer will start at 7 p.m. PT.

POST GREEN

As the celebration continues all-night on Friday, all day and evening on Saturday while official finishers cross the line and tales are added to the legacy of the event, the post-race awards fiesta will be held in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera starting at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday.

SCORE…OH, WHAT A COURSE

SCORE has put together another memorable race course, this one for a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain the northern state of the mysterious Baja California peninsula has to offer. Starting and finishing in the heart of Ensenada in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, the course travels in a counter-clockwise direction. It includes the approximate 35 mile stretch to Ojos Negros which is used in both directions. Outgoing, the course heads Southwest from Ojos through Santo Tomas and then runs South along the picturesque Pacific Ocean for over 100 miles.

Featuring seven checkpoints, the approximately 840-mile course covers both sides of the peninsula parallels Highway 1 for nearly half of the race, looping south back to the Pacific and then crossing over to the other side of the peninsula below Puertocitos. The course then heads back North along the tranquil Sea of Cortez, past San Felipe paralleling Highway 5 and up to the junction with Highway 3.

The rugged course then parallels Highway 3 traveling west then northwest back into Ojos Negros and to the finish line in Ensenada. Pre-running is scheduled to open on Friday, allowing competitors three weeks of practice time and logistics planning on and around the course.

CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE

All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows also feature top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories are now part of each race event broadcast.

Capping off the 2015 broadcast season, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will be expanded to a full two-hour program – providing the most expansive television coverage of the “Main Event” of all desert races ever, allowing all the major class action to be showcased around the globe to the SCORE International fan base.

2015 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)

Remaining Shows:

Completed Broadcasts:

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

SCOREscope

The five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship includes four special events in Baja California, Mexico, and one in the United States. Here is the complete 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:

Remaining race:

Completed races:

SCORE JOURNAL

Issue No. 9 of the SCORE Journal, the highly-popular new monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is live on the SCORE website at www.SCORE-International.com and is available through SCORE social media channels as well as a direct link at http://scorejournal.digital.

The new digital magazine, which includes numerous linked video segments, is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE is implementing for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website.

SCORE SPONSORS…

SCORE corporate offices are located in Reno, Nev.

Official Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights/Official Race Sponsor, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Coyne Powersports-Official Powersports Supplier,Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.

Associate Sponsors: All Road Satellite, Symons Ambulance Company, Aero Calafia, Tessco.

Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, GoPro, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.

For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.

 

48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000

Nov. 18-22, 2015—approx. 840 miles

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Total Entries: 192 (as of START DRAW on 10/28/15)

(from 23 U.S. States, U.S. Territory of Guam, Australia, Austria, Canada, Columbia,

Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand)

(starting order, by class)

Pro Cars & Trucks

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (30)

(Numerical, before Qualifying)

1 Steven Eugenio

4 Justin Matney

5 Carlos Lopez

9 Mark Weyhrich

11 Rob MacCachren

14 Heidi Steele

16 Cameron Steele

17 Eduardo Laguna

19 Tim Herbst

21 Gus Vildosola Jr

23 Dan McMillin

25 Brian Ostrom

28 Alan Pflueger-RS

36 Glen Greer

38 Eric Hustead

39 Ron Whitton

42 Jesse Hooker

44 Kyle Jergensen

45 Gary Magness

47 James Bult

50 Zak Langley

59 Craig Potts

70 Bryce Menzies

75 Mike Cook

76 Jesse Jones

77 Robby Gordon

83 Luke McMillin

91 Troy Herbst

93 Chris Kemp

97 B.J. Baldwin

 

CLASS 1 (14)

(Numerical, before Qualifying)

101 David Hunter-RS

104 Rob Archibald-RS

117 Stephen Squires

127 Cody Parkhouse

138 Randy Wilson

142 Steven Sells

145 Mark Workentine

147 Pat McCarthy

153 Brian Wilson

160 Victor Barreda-RS

168 Shelby Reid

175 Jaime Huerta Jr-RS

185 Justin Davis

189 Jon Walker

 

CLASS 1/2-1600 (8)

1666 Tony Vanillo Sr

1647 Wes McKenzie

1614 Hiram Duran

1636 Aaron Ampudia

1648 Alejandro Lozano

1605 Miguel Cortez-3rd RS

1684 Viry Felix-2nd RS

1602 Ernesto Arambula-1st RS

 

CLASS 3 (2)

300 Donald Moss

301 Robert Morton

 

CLASS 5 (1)

500 Kevin Carr

 

CLASS 5-1600 (5)

558 Salvador Carrillo

579 Mary Crouch-4th RS

553 Armando Garcia-3rd RS

578 Gustavo Avina-2nd RS

575 Erich Reisen-1st RS

 

CLASS 7 (6)

712 Ikuo Hanawa

701 Brandon Walsh

705 Carlos Diaz

700 Dan Chamlee

722 Paige Sohren

727 Jim Ryan

 

CLASS 8 (3)

844 Noah Ostanik

811 James Burman

839 Chris Wilson-1st RS

 

CLASS 10 (18)

1068 Cody Reid

1045 Travis Clarke

1011 Morgan Langley

1080 Peter Hajas

1089 Arnoldo Gutierrez Jr

1088 Luis Salgado

1062 J.J. Schnarr

1077 Daniel Reyes Jr

1042 Lars Ferry

1002 Steve Lawler

1034 Clifford Cole

1058 Clay Lawrence

1018 Miguel Tornel Sr

1078 Jorge Magana

1081 Todd Winslow

1049 Ty Godde-3rd RS

1087 Stuart Breckon-2nd RS

1078 Eliseo Garcia-1st RS

 

SCORE LITES (5)

1210 Cesar Pinuelas

1218 Miguel Tornel Jr

1221 Matt Drever

1209 Rafael Navarro III

1201 Mario Alcala

 

CLASS 11 (4)

1107 Jim Graham

1121 Dennis Hollenbeck

1129 David Bolles-2nd RS

1116 Paul Nauleau-1st RS

 

STOCK FULL (4)

8101 Rod Hall

8125 John Gonzales

8155 Darren Webster

8161 Douglas McArdle-1st RS

 

TROPHY TRUCK SPEC (14)

850 Chad Broughton

862 Pete Sohren

884 Billy Wilson

878 John Langley

868 Pat Sims

8XX Andrew Hendricks

873 Jordan Brenthel

855 Lee Banning

881 Mark Luhtala

872 Jonathan Brenthel

874 Elias Hanna

888 Jim Anderson

871 Larry Connor

854 Chelsea Magness

 

CLASS 3000 (2)

3030 Chad Broughton

3003 Mike Jams

 

CLASS 19 (21)

1927 Benjamin Wilson

1958 George Felix

1939 Dan Fresh

1988 Wes Miller

1921 Johnny Angal

1949 Alonso Lopez

1930 Sean Cook

1905 Marc Burnett

1904 Cory Sappington

1943 Tom Longshore

1923 Benjamin Bischoff

1961 Cody Rahders

1915 Thomas Graves

1922 Tyler Backus

1971 Terry Hui

19XX Scott Bergen

1910 Ryan McIntire

1942 Scott McFarland

1932 Brandon Schueler

1917 Derek Murray

1908 Justin Lambert

 

BAJA CHALLENGE (3)

BC2 Bob Bower

BC3 Rick Skelton

BC1 Jon Largent

 

CLASS 4400 (1)

4451 Mel Wade III-1st RS

 

CLASS 2 (1)

201 Jeff Proctor

 

Pro Motorcycles

UNLIMITED M/C (10)

14x Raul Hernandez

35x Nicholas Gust

3x Mark Samuels

11x Ulises Fierro

81x Joseph Jepsen

45x Francisco Arredondo

1x Ricky Brabec

21x Dustin McCarthy

5x Colton Udall

7x Joseph Wingfield

 

LIMITED M/C (4)

111x Chad Thornton

128x Steve Kameda

122x Ruben Alamo

100x Fernando Beltran

 

CLASS 30 (2)

318x Jeffery Pillon

301x Christopher Schultz

 

CLASS 40 (6)

444x Kyle Abney

409x Stephen Sanders

424x Jeff Powell

403x Oscar Fazz

404x Jano Montoya

411x Colie Potter

 

CLASS 50 (4)

556x Donald Blake

505x Daniel Argano

501x Marc Prince

513x Guillermo Gomez

 

CLASS 60 (1)

611x Richard Jackson-1st RS

 

SCORE IRONMAN (4)

705x Francisco Aldrete

731x Taylor Gagnor

740x Boe Huckins

715x Jeff Benrud

 

Pro Quads

Pro Quad (1)

9a Said Sanchez

 

Sportsman

SPT BUGGY (2)

1506 Bruce Books

1515 Derek Fletcher-1st RS

 

SPT UNLIMITED TRUCK (4)

1409 Andrew Entwistle

1408 Spencer Morgan

1407 Gary Leyendecker

1444 Jim Bunn-1st RS

 

SPT UNLIMITED UTV (2)

1852 Robert Branch

1850 Matthew Pontius

 

SPT M/C (7)

202x Jon Harris Johnson

266x Clint Chew

222x Francois Carrete

215x Walter Lemonovich

214x Lawrence Janesky

299x Wayne Schlosser

261x Sean Tefft

 

SPT QUAD (3)

109a Juan Dominguez

119a Rusty Batza-2nd RS

111a Craig Wear-1st RS

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