Mexico’s Baja California peninsula will again host the official four-race schedule for the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship, which was released recently by SCORE International. SCORE will celebrate its 49th desert-racing season in 2022 and is expected to return to pre-pandemic race operations.
After being postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener will be the 35th SCORE San Felipe 250, to be held March 29-April 3 on the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. It will start and finish in San Felipe for the 34th time.
The BFGoodrich Tires 54th SCORE Baja 500, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will be held June 1-5, 2022, in Ensenada and the season-ending BFGoodrich Tires 55th SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4Wheel Parts, will be held Nov. 15-20, 2022, in Ensenada.
The 2022 SCORE Baja 500 will start in Ensenada for the 48th time and finish in Ensenada for the 44th time. The 2022 SCORE Baja 1000 will start in Ensenada for the 47th time and finish in Ensenada for the 28th time.
After being postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the 3rd SCORE Baja 400, the newest event on the SCORE World Desert Championship schedule, will be held Sept. 13-18, 2022, in Baja California. It will be just the third year for the newest SCORE Baja race and the third time that it has started and finished in Ensenada.
“SCORE continues to build the operational and marketing assets of the SCORE World Desert Championship and our 2022 schedule will include the SCORE Baja Triple Crown races, along with our newest race—the SCORE Baja 400,” said Jose A. Grijalva, president/race director of SCORE International. “Mexican races are the cornerstone of SCORE and to have all four races south of the border for the seventh consecutive season and seventh time in SCORE’s long history is a distinct honor and a wonderful privilege. We welcome the challenge to continue to add to the illustrious SCORE Baja racing legacy and to finish the season with the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 always attracts racing extremists from around the world.”
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