SCORE race officials recently announced that it has changed the dates for two of its four races in the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. The two races with new dates are the SCORE Baja 400 in September and the iconic season-ending SCORE Baja 1000 in November.
The series schedule was originally announced on August 4th, and SCORE announced that it has pushed the SCORE Baja 400 back one week to September 14-19. The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2021 between the vastly popular SCORE Baja 500 and the venerable season-ending iconic SCORE Baja 1000. The SCORE Baja 1000 has been moved back two weeks to November 15-20 the week before Thanksgiving in the United States instead of the week after the major U.S. holiday.
“After further review with our numerous stakeholders and government officials, we have determined that these two date changes are in the best interest of all concerned,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “We have quickly adjusted the dates for the final two races of the year and look forward to producing another memorable season of SCORE Baja races.”
The SCORE 2021 season features the BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, held April 14-18, 2021 in Baja California and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4Wheel Parts, November 15-20, 2021. The 2021 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time.
Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth time in the storied history of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, the events will all be taped to air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally to as many as 25 countries.
The 2021 season-opener will be held in San Felipe. Two others will be held exclusively in Baja California, and the season-finale will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur. SCORE anticipates the announcement of the start and finishes locations of two of the races and the start for the season finale to be announced within the next few weeks.
After being postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the ninth straight season will be the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held February 9-14 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start and finish in San Felipe for the 33rd time.
After being postponed this year, the 2nd SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 14-19, 2021 in Baja California. It will be the second year for the event and the second time that it w held in Baja California.
All races in 2021 are scheduled to have two days of the extremely popular tech, contingency, and manufacturer’s midway at each race. The colorful pre-race festivities include manufacturer and vendor displays, vehicle displays, and racers with their vehicles.
The dates for the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship which is being held in Baja California, Mexico for the sixth consecutive year are as follow:
- 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 — February 9-14, San Felipe, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — April 14-18, Baja California, Mexico
- 2nd SCORE Baja 400 — September 14-19, Baja California, Mexico
- BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts — November 15-20, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
To earn a 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship class point title, racers must run all four events. If a driver/rider of record is unable to compete in an event, another SCORE member may act as the alternate driver/rider of record for that race if processed according to SCORE requirements. No alternate driver/rider of record will be allowed for the 54th SCORE Baja 1000.
As we all look to put 2020 in the dust the 2021 SCORE season is something to look forward to. For all the details be sure to check out the SCORE website.