Although we have heard mumbles for a little while that there was some trouble brewing about the forthcoming SCORE race in La Paz, We have just learnt the very sad news for Southern Baja that the SCORE BAJA SUR 2016 has been cancelled. We understand that this is due to the important difference in the Peso -Dollar exchange rate since the time of the agreement in 2015.
It is very sad news for all the team in BCS that where looking forward to take part in this race, as it is an opportunity for them to race against the SCORE teams on their own grounds.
We sincerely hope that this is only a decision taken for 2016, and that we will see the race reinstated in the coming SCORE seasons
|February 17, 2016 |
San Felipe season opener next week
SCORE forced to cancel April’s SCORE Baja Sur 500;
four races in 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship
Four-race series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles, quads features all SCORE Baja races;
2016 SCORE World Desert Championship airing on CBS Sports Network, global syndication;
RENO, Nev.- SCORE International announced today that they have been forced to cancel the SCORE Baja Sur 500 that was originally scheduled to be held in April in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. The decision came when the government of Baja California Sur confirmed they were unable to honor their contractual agreement with SCORE.
“We are extremely disappointed but this decision is in the best interest of all concerned,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “We have been informed that the BCS government is not able to honor the commitments they originally made for the event. We have been left with no choice but to cancel the race and we will proceed with a four-race SCORE World Desert Championship for 2016.”
“SCORE needs support from the various communities where races are held to make it possible to put on a race to our standard”, added Norman.
2016 POINT TITLES
The 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be comprised of ALL points earned from the four races in the series. These races include the San Felipe 250, Baja 500, Rosarito Beach Desert Challenge and the Baja 1000. To qualify for a season championship, a racer must start at least three of the four events including the season-ending SCORE Baja 1000. SCORE offers Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. The spectacular shows feature not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue are part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2016 broadcast season, the SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will air as a full two-hour special for the second straight year.
ON THE AIR
2016 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
· SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecast-Sunday, April 10, 9 p.m.)
· SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 24, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Desert Challenge presented by Rosarito Beach (first telecast-Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, Dec.18, 9 p.m. ET)
· SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, December 25, 9 p.m. ET)
CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
SCORE OFF-ROAD RACING NETWORK-CARBONTV.COM
Continuing to expand the scope, reach and exposure value of its brand, races and racers, SCORE also recently entered into an agreement with Carbon Media Group to launch the new SCORE International Off-Road Racing Network on CarbonTV. Content to be included on the premier online video destination include all telecasts of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship as well as all of SCORE’s online web series available 24/7 and at no cost. It can be accessed at www.carbontv.com/networks/score-international.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
SCORE also announced that it will continue the production of its vastly popular four online multiple-segment video series of Conquest, Legends, Roost and Guerrero. The online video series are part of the new website design that include elements also aired through the SCORE Journal digital magazine in addition to the new 24/7 CarbonTV channel.
The four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will include four special events and for the first time all four will be in Baja California, Mexico. Here is the complete 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 30th SCORE San Felipe 250, Feb. 25-28, San Felipe, Mexico
· 48th SCORE Baja 500, June 1-5, Ensenada Mexico
· 20th SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, Sept. 14-18, Rosarito Beach, Mexico
· 49th SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.16-20, Ensenada, Mexico