ENSENADA, Mexico — SCORE Int’l and the city of Ensenada have signed the agreement between the two groups that Ensenada will host the BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, this November.
The iconic season finale of the SCORE World Desert Championship is scheduled to be held Nov. 17-22 as a single-loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada.
Spearheading the drive to execute this agreement were Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla and Senator Gerardo Novelo along with Mayor Armando Ayala.
Among the many positive comments made on the live streaming announcement Tuesday by Mayor Ayala, he remarked “The SCORE Baja 1000 will be part of the economic reactivation of Ensenada and will take place under the strict guidelines of the Baja California State Secretary of Health.
“We are grateful for the support of Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla who played a very key role in order for the race to take place in Ensenada along with the Ensenada business community and the tremendous work by SCORE in putting together the details and health protocol plan for the event.
“The SCORE Baja 1000 has a rich history in Ensenada and this year especially will benefit the economy of our city which has suffered so much because of COVID-19. This will be the first major event held here since the start of the pandemic when we have had to cancel such events as the Wine festival as well as the visits by cruise ships.”
“This is a tremendous announcement for everyone involved with SCORE, the city of Ensenada, the State of Baja California along with all of the many fans of SCORE around the world,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE International. “This is not any easy time for any of us and the cooperation of the Mexican government has allowed us to move forward with this important agreement.”
More than 250 vehicles are expected at the start line with racers from over 30 U.S. States and as many as 20 countries anticipated.