Baja 500

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Gus Vildósola driving his Trophy Truck during the 2005 Baja 500

SCORE Baja 500 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula in early June. The Baja 500 is part of a series of races that include the Baja 1000, San Felipe 250 and Primm 300. The event includes various types of vehicle classes such as small and large bore motorcycles, stock VW, production vehicles, buggies, trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles. The course has remained relatively the same over the years with the majority of events being a loop race starting and finishing in Ensenada. Race course mileage varies and is usually slightly under 500 miles.

Baja 500 1999[edit]

During the Baja 500 race in 1999, Jason Baldwin who was one of the drivers crashed into spectators killing 29 year old Luís Alberto Lopez and injuring six others. The Baja California state highway patrol ruled “excessive speed” was the cause of the accident.[citation needed]

Current and past classes[edit]

2008 Baja 500 Contingency
SCORE Class 1 in 2007 Baja 500
SCORE Class 10 in 2007 Baja 500

Cars and Trucks[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

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Overall winners[edit]

Year Cars & Trucks Motorcycle
Drivers Vehicle Riders Vehicle
1969 Bud Ekins,Guy Jones Baja Boot Olds Doug Douglas, Jim McClurg Ducati
1970 Parnelli Jones Ford Bill Silverthorn, Gene Fetty Husqvarna
1971 Bobby Ferro Funco VW Malcolm Smith, J.N. Roberts Husqvarna
1972 Bobby Ferro Sandmaster VW Gene Fetty, Bill Silverthorn Honda
1973 Parnelli Jones Ford Howard Utsey, Mickey Quade Husqvarna
1974 Bobby Ferro Sandmaster VW Mitch Mayes, A.C. Bakken Husqvarna
1975 Ivan Stewart Funco VW Larry Roeseler, Bruce Ogilvie Harley-Davidson
1976 Bobby Ferro, Ivan Stewart Funco VW Larry Roeseler, A.C. Bakken Husqvarna
1977 Ivan Stewart Chenowth VW Larry Roeseler, Jack Johnson Husqvarna
1978 Bud Feldkamp, Malcolm Smith Funco VW Brent Wallingsford, Scot Harden Husqvarna
1979 Malcolm Smith, Bud Feldkamp Funco VW Jack Johnson Husqvarna
1980 Bob Gordon Chenowth Chevy Bruce Ogilvie, Chuck Miller Yamaha
1981 Malcolm Smith, Bill Newbury Chenowth Chevy Larry Roeseler, Bruce Ogilvie Yamaha
1982 Larry Ragland Funco VW Larry Roeseler, Chuck Miller Yamaha
1983 Corky McMillin, Scott McMillin Chenowth VW Dan Ashcraft Husqvarna
1984 Larry Ragland Chaparral VW Dan Smith, Dan Ashcraft Husqvarna
1985 Ron Gardner, Bud Feldkamp Funco VW Kurt Pfeiffer, Scot Harden Husqvarna
1986 Corky McMillin, Scott McMillin Chenowth Porsche Garth Sweetland, Scot Harden Husqvarna
1987 Bob Gordon, Tim Crabtree Chenowth Porsche Larry Roeseler, Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Kawasaki
1988 Mark McMillin Chenowth Porsche Dan Ashcraft, Kurt Pfeiffer Yamaha
1989 Robby Gordon Ford - -
1990 Robby Gordon Ford Larry Roeseler, Danny LaPorte Kawasaki
1991 Ivan Stewart Toyota Garth Sweetland, Paul Krause Kawasaki
1992 Ivan Stewart Toyota Larry Roeseler, Ted Hunnicutt Jr., Paul Krause Kawasaki
1993 Ivan Stewart Toyota Danny Hamel, Larry Roeseler, Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Kawasaki
1994 Dave Ashley, Dan Smith Ford Paul Krause, Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Kawasaki
Ivan Stewart Toyota Trophy Truck
1995 Mike Julson, Bob Lofton Jimco VW Paul Krause, Craig Smith Kawasaki
Curt LeDuc Jeep Trophy Truck
1996 Troy Herbst Smithbuilt Porsche Paul Krause, Ty Davis Kawasaki
Rob MacCachren Ford Trophy Truck
1997 Mark McMillin Jimco Porsche Johnny Campbell, Bruce Ogilvie Honda
Ivan Stewart Toyota Trophy Truck
1998 Ivan Stewart Toyota Johnny Campbell, Bruce Ogilvie Honda
1999 Ivan Stewart Toyota Jonah Street, Torsten Borstrom Honda
2000 Larry Ragland Chevy Jonah Street, Steve Hengeveld Honda
2001 Mark McMillin Jimco Chevy Steve Hengeveld, Jonah Street Honda
2002 Troy Herbst, Larry Roeseler Smithbuilt Ford Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell Honda
2003 Troy Herbst, Larry Roeseler Smithbuilt Ford Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell Honda
2004 Alan Pflueger Chevy Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell Honda
2005 Robby Gordon Chevy Mike Childress, Mouse McCoy Honda
2006 Larry Ragland, Brian Collins Chevy Robby Bell, Kendall Norman Honda
2007 Larry Ragland, Brian Collins Chevy Robby Bell, Kendall Norman, Steve Hengeveld Honda
2008 B.J. Baldwin Chevy Robby Bell, Kendall Norman Honda
2009 Rick D. Johnson Ford Bill Boyer, Donnie De Arman, Nicholas Blais, Rudy Iribe Honda
2010 Andy McMillin, Scott McMillin Ford Kendall Norman, Quinn Cody Honda

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