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The Ford Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Tijuana, Mexico for the first time since the inaugural Mexican 1000 in 1967. Up to 300 adventurers will start the final event of the Eveready Desert Championship Series from the picturesque border...

The Ford Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Tijuana, Mexico for the first time since the inaugural Mexican 1000 in 1967. Up to 300 adventurers will start the final event of the Eveready Desert Championship Series from the picturesque border city on November 8. The city of Tijuana will orchestrate a major tourism campaign to attract visitors to the "Baja Mil" which will be run from November 8-11.

Details of the November race are yet to be released, but it will start in the heart of the city and will follow a seldom-traveled route out of town to the south-east, crossing the foothills and mountains east of town and dropping down into the vast Laguna Salada on the eastern side of the peninsula, heading towards San Felipe. South of there, the competitors will travel route of the 1992 race down the peninsula to the finish line at the gateway to La Paz in Baja California Sur.

The seventh and final event in the Eveready Desert Championship Series will settle championships in every competition class.

Rod Hall, of Reno, Nevada, who has participated in every previous Baja 1000, has said he plans to come out of retirement for this year's run to La Paz.

-- David S. Reininger The Paper Race aq175@yfn.ysu.edu Old, Rare and Out of Print Herndon, Virginia USA Automotive Books Send for a free list

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