Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 being held in Mexico

This year marks the 49th time the race has started

Taken form score-international.com
English 01/06/2017 15:58 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 15:44
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The Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 is one of the top motorsports events in the world. It was started originally in 1969 by the NORRA organization. Mickey Thompson and his SCORE International organization were asked by the Mexican government to take over the event in 1974. Sal Fish ran and later owned and produced the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 for 39 years until he sold SCORE to Roger Norman in December of 2012, says the race's official website.

Ensenada, Mexico, has been the heart and soul of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500.  This year marks the 42nd time it has started and 38th time it will finish in Ensenada.

This race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule and is the original desert race organized by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

In 2015, with donations for Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexico’s Red Cross), the event will include a racer’s autograph party and vehicle display.

The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will again be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500.

The website also states that the historic race features a 510.58-mile course that runs in a clockwise direction going north out of the Ojos Negros area up to and along the U.S. border west of Mexicali over the infamous La Rumorosa grade. The race route is another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, majestic Baja washes and canyons, stretches along the seashore with elevations from sea level to over 4,000 feet. The course is another jewel reflecting the stark and magnificent beauty of Baja California.

All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, which hold sponsorships such as Bud Light-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, among others, will once again be aired in the U.S. and Canada on the CBS Sports Network.


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