SCORE International announced today that it has signed a new three-year contract with the Mexican government officials to bring the ever-popular Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 back to the picturesque fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.
Round 1 of the six-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be held in San Felipe Feb. 27-March 2 with the 28th Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. In 2014, three SCORE races will be held in the United States and three in Mexico with competition offered in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.
“It’s wonderful for SCORE and our sport to continue having this type of pro-active support and sponsorship from the Mexican government which does so much to enhance the quality of our events in Baja California,” commented Roger Norman, SCORE CEO and President. “With a new government in place this year we have been able to finalize an agreement which is very positive for both SCORE and our racers and we look forward to the next three years of this popular springtime event in San Felipe. SCORE is very grateful for the continuing support we receive from the Municipal, State and Federal Governments in Mexico to showcase the world’s foremost desert racing series in this magnificent country.”
Following extensive negotiations, the new three-year agreement for the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 was fully executed recently by Oscar Escobedo, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Baja California; Jaime Diaz, Mayor of Mexicali; Ricardo Flores, General Manager of the Conventions and Tourism Committee of Mexicali (COTUCO) and SCORE International. The SCORE World Desert Championship series will be visiting Mexico for the first of three annual SCORE Baja races in 2014.
The start draw for the season opener of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will determine the starting order within each of the various classes in the elapsed-time race.
While SCORE Trophy Trucks, the featured SCORE racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks have had assigned numbers since SCORE founded the unique class in 1994, all SCORE classes now have pre-assigned vehicle numbers that are renewed annually. SCORE is accepting racer registration exclusively online through the SCORE website.
“On behalf of the people and Government officials of the State of Baja California, we are very happy to have executed this agreement with SCORE International to continue to have the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in the city of San Felipe for the next three years,” said Oscar Escobedo, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Baja California.
“The County of Mexicali will again benefit significantly from the strong economic impact of this event and the great exposure that the beauty of the area and the nice resorts will receive through the global media coverage SCORE races receive and from the memorable experiences the racers and their race crews have during their visit to the area. All of us will make a major effort to make everyone’s stay in Baja a pleasant one while enjoying the best terrain anywhere for running a desert race.”