SCORE Confirms 2021 Desert Championship Dates


ENSENADA, Mexico — Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will host the four-race schedule for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Featuring all four races in Baja California, Mexico, for the sixth time in the history of the series, the events will all be taped to air domestically as well as being syndicated internationally.

The 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 officials expect the announcement of the start and finish locations of two of the races and the start for the season-finale to be announced within the next few weeks.

After being postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the second SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 21-26, 2021 in Baja California.

The SCORE Baja 400 has been positioned again in 2021 between the SCORE Baja 500 and the season-ending SCORE Baja 1,000.

Recognized around the globe as two of the top desert racing events in the world, the BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will be held April 14-18, 2021 in Baja California and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 1,000, presented by 4Wheel Part will be held Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2021.

The 2021 SCORE Baja 1,000 will start in Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur for the 22nd time.

After being posponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener will be the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held Feb. 9-14 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start and end in San Felipe.

“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2021 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races along with our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, President/Race Director of SCORE Int’l. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the sixth consecutive season and sixth time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy. And finishing the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 in La Paz always attract racing extremists from around the world.”