Overall entries climb to 284 vehicles from 25 U.S. States,13 Countries for 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500
Six UTVs among the entries in Class 18
ENSENADA, Mexico–With new entries added to the already-strong field, 284 official entries have been accepted for Saturday’s 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race in Ensenada, Mexico.
Among the 284 entries expected to take the green flag in Ensenada on Saturday are 16 driver/riders who have combined to win 46 overall car/truck, motorcycle and/or ATV titles, including drivers and riders from the last seven straight four-wheel, 11 of the last 12 motorcycle and last year’s ATV overall winners. The field also includes 72 racers who have combined for 189 class wins in this popular summer classic.
The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. Saturday for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. With vehicles starting one every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, it will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leaving and returning into the city through the spectator-laden Arroyo Wash.
Round 3 of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series, the second-oldest desert race in the world and part of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will competition in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. It will be held Thursday through Sunday in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 100,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the world’s best desert racers in action at this year’s 41st anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
With late entries accepted up to race morning for the 432.51-mile race from 25 U.S. States from Hawaii to Vermont along with the additional countries of Mexico, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan and Portugal.
The Baja 500 will start and finish in Ensenada with the 432.51-mile loop course nearly duplicating last year’s track.
Class 18 – UTVs:
- 1801 Martin Aguirre, Murrieta, Calif./Rolando Montano, Hacienda Heights, Calif., Honda Pilot
- 1802 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delano, Minn./Scott Heber, Telluride, Colo, Tomcar TM27
- 1803 Reid Nordin, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Kawasaki Teryx
- 1804 Thomas Graves, El Cajon, Calif./Joseph Graves/Daniel Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino
- 1805 Brian Hewett, Los Altos Hills, Calif./Sam Hewett, Chico, Calif./Charles Hewett, Oakland, Calif./Gary Hewett, Hayward, Calif., Yamaha Rhino
- 1806 John Crowley, Flagstaff, Ariz., GetBentMetal-Honda
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