SCORE has had to further update the dates for the first two events of the race season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The three rounds of the revised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will start with a new date for the SCORE Baja 500 (July 14-19), a new date for the SCORE San Felipe 250 (September 22-27) and the previously announced season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 (November 17-22).
“As the world continues to move forward in the battle against COVID-19 and following extensive discussions and further analysis with Mexican Federal, State, Municipal authorities along with all of our other significant stakeholders, we have modified our 2020 race schedule once again, changing the dates for two of three races in this year’s series—the SCORE Baja 500 and the SCORE San Felipe 250,” stated Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President/Race Director. “As previously announced, based on the economic impact and in support of our racers, the SCORE Baja 1000 will be a single loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada.”
The new 2020 Schedule is:
- BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — July 14-19, Ensenada, Mexico
- 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 — Sept. 22-27, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — Nov. 17-22, Ensenada, Mexico
For additional information, visit the SCORE website.
The COVID-19 virus has taken the world by storm and has affected everything in today’s society. SCORE recently announced a revised 2020 race schedule due to circumstances around the virus.
The three-round revised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will be the SCORE Baja 500 June 17-21, the SCORE San Felipe 250 September 16-20 and the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 November 17-22. The result of these changes planning and logistics for many teams and sponsors.
“With this lingering world pandemic and following extensive discussions and further analysis with Mexican Federal, State, Municipal authorities along with all of our other significant stakeholders, we have revised our 2020 race schedule, reducing the series to three races,” stated Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President/Race Director. “Based on the economic impact and in support of our racers, the 2nd SCORE Baja 400 will not take place in 2020 and the SCORE Baja 1000 will move from a point-to-point race to a single loop race.”
“SCORE will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 status, recommendations of both the U.S. and Mexico governments and will make any further adjustments as required,” Grijalva continued. “The health and safety of our racers, teams, fans, and media is of paramount importance to SCORE and we believe these modifications will afford us the opportunity to have another memorable SCORE Baja racing season. We urge all of our stakeholders to follow the established guidelines by health officials so we can go racing sooner than later.”
It is tough to see the Baja 1000 change from a point-to-point race, but at least we still will have it to look forward. With the industry hit hard already, it is some good news even with the modifications to the series.
For more information on the 2020 SCORE schedule be sure to check out their website.