<pre> WHAT: Tecate SCORE Baja 2000, presented by AutoZone desert race--A Race for the Ages Final event of the five-race 2000 Duralast SCORE Desert Series The Longest point-to-point desert race in ...
<pre> WHAT: Tecate SCORE Baja 2000, presented by AutoZone desert race--A Race for the Ages Final event of the five-race 2000 Duralast SCORE Desert Series The Longest point-to-point desert race in history (Replaces Baja 1000 this year)
PURSE: Over $500,000 in cash and contingency postings
WHEN: Thursday to Thursday, November 9-16, 2000
WHERE: Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico (65 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border) TO Cabo San Lucas-Baja California Sur, Mexico (Southernmost tip of the Peninsula)
COURSE: 1,676.94 miles (approximate total mileage) with 23 checkpoints. The race will start in Ensenada adjacent to the Riviera Convention Center and finish in Cabo San Lucas at the bullring, adjacent to the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort.
SCHEDULE: Friday, November 10, 2000 9 am - 5 pm Media Center-Riviera Convention Center 9 am - 4 pm Driver/Rider Registration-Riviera Convention Center 9 am - 6 pm Media Center-Villa del Palmar-Cabo San Lucas 10 am - 5 pm Contingency & Tech Inspection-Across from La Pinta Hotel Saturday, November 11, 2000 9 am - 5 pm Media Center-Riviera Convention Center 9 am - 1 pm Driver/Rider Registration-Riviera Convention Center 9 am - 6 pm Media Center-Villa del Palmar-Cabo San Lucas 10 am - 2 pm Contingency & Tech Inspection-Across from La Pina Hotel-Ensenada 4 pm MANDATORY Driver/Rider Briefing-Riviera Convention Center Sunday, November 12, 2000 6 am RACING STARTS Start Line-Adjacent to Riviera CC-Ensenada. Finish Line-Adjacent to Bullring, off Highway 1-Cabo San Lucas One vehicle Starts every 30 seconds 6 am MOTORCYLES/ATVs START: 22, 21,30, 40, 50, 24, 25, Sportsman 9 am (Approx) CARS/TRUCKS START: TT, 1, 8, 10, ProtruckSS/T, SL, BC, 5, 7, 1-2/1600, 7S, 5/1600, 9, SF, SM, 3, 3I, 11, Sportsman
TIME LIMIT: Vehicles have an 80 hour time limit, from the time each vehicle starts.
MEDIA CENTER: 5:30 am - 3 pm Media Center-Riviera Convention Center 6 am - 11 pm Media Center-Villa del Palmar-Cabo San Lucas (open thru Thursday, November 16)
RESULTS: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 5 pm FINAL Unofficial results posted-Villa del Palmar Resort-Cabo San Lucas 6 pm Competition Review Board- Villa Del Palmar Resort-Cabo San Lucas
AWARDS: Thursday, November 16, 2000 2 pm SURVIVOR's Celebration-Plaza Las Glorias-Cabo San Lucas
SPONSORS: Tecate Beers-title sponsor of SCORE Baja 2000; AutoZone presenting sponsor of the SCORE Baja 2000. BFGoodrich Tires-official tire of SCORE; Duralast Batteries-Title Sponsor and official Battery of the Duralast SCORE Desert Series; Terrible Herbst, Inc., 76 Fuel, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Hertz Rent-a-Car of La Paz, Globalstar, Qualcomm, Telcel, States of Baja California and Baja California Sur, Fonatur, the Departments of the State Secretaries of Tourism of Baja California and Baja California Sur, Tourism Promotion Trust Fund for Ensenada, Cotuco of Ensenada, the Hotel and Motel Association of Ensenada, San Nicolas Resort in Ensenada, Municipalities of La Paz, Comondu, Loreto, Los Cabos and Mulege, along with the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas.
TOP DRIVERS: Trophy-Truck: Ivan Stewart/Larry Roeseler, Larry Ragland/Brian Stewart, Tim & Ed Herbst, David Ashley/Dan Smith, Walker Evans/Brendan Gaughan, Robby Gordon/Rob MacCachren/Bob Gordon, Mark Miller/Ryan Arciero, Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel/Frank Arciero Class 1: Troy Herbst, Corky McMillin, Mark McMillin, Scott McMillin, Gary/Mark Wehyrich, Damen Jefferies, Randy Wilson, Steve Sourapas Class 1-2/1600: Bekki Freeman Class 7: Jeff Lewis Class 10: Mark Hutchins, Rick Ellison SCORE Lites: Jerry Penhall, Ty Godde Stock Full: Rod Hall Class 22: Johnny Campbell/Tim Staab.
HISTORY: In the 32-year history of the SCORE Baja 1000, it has started 25 times in Ensenada; three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994); twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995); once in Santo Tomas (1998); and last year in Ojos Negro. It has finished in Ensenada 15 times, in La Paz 14 times,in Mexicali twice (1993, 1994) and last year in Ojos Negro. The last time it finished in La Paz was 1998. This year will be the first time a SCORE race has ever finished in Cabo San Lucas.
TELEVISION: Shoemaker Productions will produce the race as a one hour special to air on the Speedvision Network. First airings-Nov. 15, 7& 11pm(PST), Nov. 16 at 11am(PST)