BFG will Provide Pit
support and radio communications for the Tecate Score Baja 500 race. The course
has several new sections this year. If possible, prerun the
course beginning May 15th.
To receive free BFG Pit
support you must register either online or by e-mail by May 24th.
BFG gps files will be sent
out after your Pit registration is accepted - usually within 3 days.
To receive a
BFG map book
for this race someone must be present at the BFG meeting. (booklet contains
maps, race & chase notes and other info)
Please download & print the
BFG support letter and then register online.
Pit supported Race:
Tecate Score Baja 500
May31 - June 2, 2013
Must be registered to get detailed
version of map in the BFG Map book available only at the Pit meeting.
Will not work on most mobile browsers
April 23, 2013
Nearly 300 entries
Round 2 of 2013 SCORE Desert Series to
be held May 30-June 2 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Pre-running opens May 15 as 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks already in
Entries from 35 U.S. states, 15 countries expected to celebrate
SCORE’s 40th anniversary.
SAN DIEGO—Following Tuesday’s night live drawing for
starting positions, Southern California desert racing ace Robby Bell, the
defending overall winner, will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in
the upcoming 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around
the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series, to be
held May 30-June 2 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in
Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
With SCORE Trophy Trucks and unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars
qualifying for starting positions, Bell is certain of his starting position on,
Saturday, June 1. The start draw was broadcast live worldwide during a special
edition of Roger Norman’s Dirt Live Internet show.
SCORE is celebrating its 40th year as the world’s foremost desert racing
organization in 2013 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular
events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in
action at this year’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the
original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts with the green flag on
Saturday (June 1) dropping first for the motorcycles and ATVs at 6 a.m. and
several hours later for the cars and trucks.
One of the top motorcycle desert racers in the world, Bell, 26, of Menifee,
Calif., is a three-time SCORE season Class 22 point champion and he has four
overall motorcycle wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 including last year. In
the 2012 race, Bell and teammates David Pearson, Panaca, Nev. and Steve
Hengeveld, Oak Hills, Calif., ended the 15-year win streak by Honda, giving
Kawasaki its first Tecate SCORE Baja 500 overall win since 1996. Bell/Pearson/Hengeveld
ride the No. 4x Monster Energy THR Motorsports Kawasaki KX450.
DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY RACE
To enjoy the history-making anniversary race, entries from up to 35 U.S.
States and 15 countries are expected with competition offered in 40 Pro and 7
Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Entries have already
been received from Hawaii to Florida in the U.S., the U.S. territory of Guam,
along with entries to date from the additional countries of Australia, Austria,
Belize, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and host
country Mexico. A total of 169 entries were accepted in time for Tuesday’s
drawing and more than 100 additional entries are expected before the green flag
QUALIFYING A FIRST…
For the first time in SCORE Baja racing history, qualifying for starting
positions will be held. On Thursday, May 30, qualifying for both the SCORE
Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1 will be held over a special course near
A total of 36 SCORE Trophy Trucks and 20 Class 1 entries will qualify for
their starting positions on Thursday (May 30), marking the first time there has
been qualifying in the storied history of SCORE Baja racing. For the top two car
and truck classes, their drawing identified their qualifying order in each
Drawing the first qualifying positions in their respective classes were B.J.
Baldwin, Las Vegas, in the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy
Silverado SCORE Trophy Truck and Eduardo Laguna, Mexicali, Mexico, who drives
the No. 117 Speed Energy RPM Racing RGM-Chevy open-wheel race car.
Tampa Digital Studios and Tempt Media Films will tape all qualifying
vehicle for broadcast use on the ground and from the SCORE TV helicopter.