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Thursday, November 20, 2008

369 Total entries from 39 U.S. States, 24 countries

369 Total entries from 39 U.S. States, 24 countries

Ready for Friday's start of 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

LIVE internet coverage on www.2008SCOREBaja1000.com


The final pre-race entry list for the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, which starts Friday morning and is being held in Ensenada, Mexico. A total of 369 entries from 39 U.S. States and 24 countries will be competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.


Motorcycles and ATVs will start the technically challenging 631.35-mile course first at 6:30 a.m. (PST). The cars and trucks will start three hours after the last Sportsman Motorcycle sidecar, at approximately 10:45 a.m. (PST).


With vehicles starting one every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, the fastest vehicles are expected to cover the course in approximately 13 hours. The course will officially remain open for 31 hours, closing in the early evening on Saturday.


With as many as 300,000 spectators expected to be spread along the course throughout the northern part of the Baja California peninslula, the start/finish line area will be on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada.