30 years of Baja Racing


For all you newcomers the Tecate Baja 1000 is like The World Series is to baseball and the Super Bowl to football, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 stands as tall at the pinnacle of the motorsports world today as it did when it began 35 years ago. The Baja 1000 is the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the mysterious Baja California peninsula every year except 1974 when the international fuel crisis forced a cancellation. The Tecate Baja 1000 has captured the imagination of many people all around the wrold from the United States to Germany and even further. In its first 34 years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has started 27 times in Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967, 1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and in 1999 in Ojos Negros, 30 miles east of Ensenada. The legendary race has finished in Ensenada 16 times, in La Paz 14 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), once in Ojos Negros and once in Cabo San Lucas (2000). The last time the race finished in La Paz was 1998.

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