posted Feb 22, 2013, 2:52 AM by Thor Fornica
updated Mar 9, 2013, 6:25 AM by T.E. Kruze
San Felipe 250 race course map. With almost half of the course on terrain that either has never been used or not used for many years, the new era of SCORE International after the sale of SCORE by Sal Fish officially begins Friday with the start of pre-running in preparation for March’s season-opening 27th annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.
The season opener of the 2013 SCORE Desert Series will be held March 7-10 in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 120 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
The spectacular 254-mile race course runs in a counter-clockwise direction and starts and finishes at the landmark San Felipe arches. The race course goes north of Highway 3 for one of the first times ever in this race, covering over 100 miles up to the south end of Laguna Salada and back. Another major change in this year’s course is that the Zoo Road crossing has been moved west to a safer area where the terrain is more technical than the traditional high-speed "whoops" which will slow the race vehicles down in an area of high spectator concentration.
The race course also includes three of the infamous Baja washes—Huatamote, Chanate and Amarillas before heading to the finish line. The course includes nearly 50 virtual checkpoints to help insure the safety and the integrity of the challenging race course.
Find the race-course notes here: www.puro-off-road.com/san-felipe-250-2013-course-notes
Pre-running will be allowed on the actual race course from Friday 22.February 2013 through Friday, 8. March 2013