Sunday November 19 2017

Posted by Tomas on October 04, 2017
  • The starting line of the Baja 1000 Off Road Race in Ensenada
    The starting line of the Baja 1000 Off Road Race in Ensenada
  • The motocross category starts and end race first completing the course faster than the trucks
    The motocross category starts and end race first completing the course faster than the trucks
  • From beer to auto parts, the sponsorship girls are part of the scenery
    From beer to auto parts, the sponsorship girls are part of the scenery
  • Prep area along the starting line in Ensenada
    Prep area along the starting line in Ensenada
  • The sport truck division is perhaps the most popular among fans
  • The race is one of endurance for both man and machine
    The race is one of endurance for both man and machine
  • Every other year the race runs nearly the full length of the peninsula
    Every other year the race runs nearly the full length of the peninsula

B. F. Goodrich Baja 1000 LogoThe 50th annual B. F. Goodrich SCORE Baja 1000 will run on Nov. 14th-18th, 2017. Traditionally, the course alternates between an Ensenada finish and a La Paz finish, this year the race course will run near the full length of the peninsula, beginning in Ensenada, Baja California and ending in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

Events begin on Tuesday, November 14th, with the availability of satellite monitoring equipment and first-come chassis inspections.
Wednesday November 15th is more of the same in Ensenada, Tech inspections and walk in registration until 4PM. Press briefing 11:30AM  The mandatory 4 wheel entry driver meeting and 7PM. Staging for motos and quads begins at 11PM. 
Thursday, November 16th Is a busy day for racers and crews. Motos and quads start at 12AM. Staging for truck class begins at 8:30AM in front of the convention center. At 10:30AM is the start for 4 wheel class
Friday, November 17th Finish line tent for SCORE and La Paz Sec of Tourism at finish line, Location TBD. Unofficial race resulkts to be posted as they arrive.
Saturday, 18 November 6PM unofficial race results posted. 7PM Official awards celebration on the La Paz Malecon.

The actual race will kick off in Ensenada along the Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas at 12AM Thursday with the motorcycle/ATV classes leading off and a new rider will start every 30 seconds. There is a break before the the bigger vehicles classes begin starts at 10:30AM.

Baja 1000 Race schedule

Click here for the 2017 Baja 1000 Course Map

Click here for full schedule of events
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The Baja 1000 began in 1967 with many changes over the years but it has always been considered the mother of all desert races. Celebrities in the past like actors James Garner, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.  The race has its own celebrities like Rod Hall, Johnny Campbell (11 wins), Larry Roesseler (17 class wins,13 overall wins) Ron Bishop, Robby Gordon ( NASCAR racer) and Johnny Johnson (retired with 15 class wins). Rod Hall is the only person that has run in all 45 previous races and at age 74 has 22 class wins including one overall win in 1972. This is just a few of the celebrities that have raced in the past with some continuing to race in this year’s Baja 1000.

The Baja 1000 has been the granddaddy of all desert races for years and with the growing popularity it is now a part of the World Championship of Desert racing which will include 2 of 3 SCORE Baja Desert Series races and 3 of the 4 HDRA 2013 races held in the U.S.  There are many more awards such as the SCORE Off-Roadsmen of the Year, Toyota Milestone who complete every mile of the entire race season.

To watch the start or the finish of the Baja 1000 in person is truly something to see and there will be live tracking and coverage of the race this year. Many people come out to camp all night out along the race course at specific turns where the action is. Whether you can do that or not you can always follow the race action via the web. For more information on the coverage and tracking or just to see more details of the race go to www.score-international.com.

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