Valentino Danchev Competes 3rd place in Baja Challenge Class
Some photos from the 48th Annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. This year’s course featured a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S border. We finished 3rd in the Baja Challenge Class after a rough start on the first two legs due to some engine trouble.
The race is tough. See a picture of a crash from the race.
The season finale of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship had nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. states competed in the 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities covered Nov. 17-21, and the race and all side events started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
As it has for over four decades, SCORE put together another memorable race course, this one for a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain the northern state of the majestic Baja California peninsula has to offer. Starting and finishing in the heart of Ensenada in front of the historic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, the course traveled in a counter-clockwise direction. It included the approximate 35 mile stretch to Ojos Negros which is used in both directions. Outgoing, the course heads south from Ojos through Santo Tomas and along the Pacific Ocean.
Valentino’s team did pretty well on the course, with a little engine trouble at the start, and then evening out after some wrench work.