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SCORE Journal Issue - DECEMBER 2017

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History Made at the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 This issue is a great tribute to all the 404 Teams that participated in the historic 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000! SCORE is proud that all the work that has been devoted to this historical event over the past few years, came together to make such an epic race event a success. Here are some of the major items that help define the memorable 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000. 2017 COUNT An astonishing 404 total vehicles started the epic 2017 journey with racers from 44 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, two U.S. Territories and 28 countries officially signed up to compete. Media staffing coverage of the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 was also record-setting. In total, SCORE issued a record 421 total regular media, team media and commercial media credentials. For the golden anniversary, the largest single crew was from BCII TV of Los Angeles with a crew of 34 that is producing the two-hour special to air on the El Rey Network on January 14. A total of 12 countries were actively covering this global event. In addition to the United States, Baja California, Mexico, Baja California Sur, Mexico and mainland Mexico, also covering the event were media from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Spain. Landmarks Rod Hall completes his 50th running of the Baja 1000. BFGoodrich Overall Win $50,000 Program Payout . Landmarks Apdaly Lopez and team RPM capture the Overall and 3rd consecutive Trophy Truck Championship. Highest number of finishers of any SCORE Baja 1000 at 238 / 58.77% SCORE Journal October digital Race Preview issue delivers largest issue reader/viewers at 2.6M with SCORE Journal Spanish edition setting new viewer/ reader high of 224,079. Live Steaming delivers a total of 1,584,880 live views for race days and awards ceremony. Introduction of expanded two-day Contingency. New Hospitality and Viewing Areas above Start Line introduced Ensenada “Walk of Fame” ceremony inducting the past 49 winner of the Baja 1000. Dust 2 Glory Film Preview for all team members. SCORE SAFETY The significant and ever-expanding SCORE safety initiatives were at their highest level at this year’s BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000. This year’s race utilized a new STELLA tracking system and there were 25 rescue vehicles and ambulances stretched along the race course provided by Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexican Red Cross). There were also three dedicated rescue vehicles with full complement of extrication tools, medical supplies and professional Fire-Rescue crews monitoring and advancing with the race, along with two medical Air Ambulances staffed with a critical care nurse and paramedic. An additional SCORE Medical/Rescue Helicopter was staffed with two advanced life support rescue paramedics and supplies. “Weatherman” race communications were at three locations with one fixed on Mount Diablo and two in separate airplanes following the race course for constant communications and safety for the participants. Over 50 satellite radios/phones were utilized for direct safety communications along the course. There was full internet capability throughout the command centers and Rescue units that monitored live updates, locations, communications and any race-related emergencies. Finally, a big “thank you and job well done” to the hundreds of volunteers that have always been a key to the success of any race event and especially at this year’s 50th BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 1000 Anniversary! Enjoy the issue. Jim

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