SCORE Baja 1000 to air on NBC Saturday This year’s 42nd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the granddaddy of all desert races, will air on the NBC television network as part of the World of Adventure Sports series this Saturday (December 19th) at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT.
With amazing footage spanning from an unprecedented motorcycle rivalry, terrifying crashes, innovative POV and aerial shots and an attempt to continue a Baja legacy, the broadcast is sure to electrify even the most uncompromising multitudes of SCORE Baja racing fans.
Being televised for the sixth straight year on NBC, the broadcast will also be distributed on ESPN International, Universal HD and long form video will be available on hulu.com.
This year’s race featured 328 starters from 39 U.S. States and 14 countries, competing in 30 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATVs. The race started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
The popular international motorsports extravaganza is the season-finale of the five-race SCORE Desert Series, which features races in Laughlin and Primm, Nev. in the USA and three in Baja California, Mexico.
Additionally, two DVD’s will be generated from this year’s race. The official race broadcast, and the “Baja Unlimited II: Director’s Cut”, a comprehensive DVD special due out in early 2010. Narrated by legendary SCORE President Sal Fish and racer Cameron Steele, the DVD will feature some of the most compelling never seen before SCORE footage from the past four years in addition to behind the scenes highlights from the 2009 race. Viewers will be given an inside look at the people and moments that have made the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 an international spectacle.