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2016 SCORE Baja Sur 500 Canceled -- Only Four Races in This Year’s World Desert Championship

One less race

StaffPhotographerCorey SimoneWriter

The 2016 SCORE Baja Sur 500 has been cancelled because the government of Baja California Sur could not honor their contractual agreement. After the BCS confirmed they weren’t able to complete the original contract that had been laid out, SCORE President and CEO Roger Norman stated, “We are extremely disappointed, but the decision is in the best interest of all concerned.” SCORE or the BCS gave no further details regarding what part of the contract couldn’t be honored.

With the cancellation of the Baja Sur 500, the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will go from a five-race season to four. The race series will include the San Felipe 250, the Baja 500, Rosarito Beach Desert Challenge, and the Baja 1000, and scoring will consist of all points earned from these four races.

Here is the schedule for the four remaining races:

Feb. 25-28 30th SCORE SAN FELIPE 250
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, (one loop, approx. 250 miles)

June 1-5 48th SCORE BAJA 500
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, (one loop, approx. 500 miles)

Sept. 14-18 20th SCORE DESERT CHALLENGE
presented by Rosarito Beach
Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico, (15-16--mile loop, multi-lap, two-day race)

Nov. 16-20 49th SCORE BAJA 1000
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, (One Loop, approx. 800 miles)

Hopefully SCORE and the Baja California Sur government can get the contract situation completed before the 2017 race season so we can watch another awesome off-road race.

Source: SCORE