2014 Baja 500 June 5th - 8th. Register for the Baja 500 online
The Baja 500 will bring teams from around the world, and hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The nearly 500 mile off road race starts in Ensenada and runs a course south past Camalu then cuts inland towards Mike''s Sky Ranch, east through Diablo Dry Lake, North West into Valle de la Trinidad and then west back to Ensenada.
The race is one of the world best know off road races; creating one of the events of the year for both people on the course and in the off road racing community. The Score International 2014 series has coverage by CBS Sports Network in the US..
Teams to Watch!
Energy drinks, Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar, and Speed Energy, have trophy truck teams with veteran drivers who have in recent years pulled out the stops to win the Score International Series. The trophy truck class are unlimited vehicles and they are pushing 800 horse power! Yet still they are not guaranteed to win Baja's terrain and finish the race. You get points for finishing but are not eliminated from the possibility to win the world title.
The "Herby" VW bug may have been the inspiration for class 11 off road vehicles. With limited horse power they can not recover speed as rapidly on every turn. They also need to pro-actively respond to all of the bumps. Yet the scoring system does not prevent a class 11 from getting the world championship off road title, as they get points for winning in their class throughout the series.
The race is also enjoyed by many world class motorcycle teams.