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San Felipe 250 changes

posted Mar 13, 2020, 1:35 PM by Race Reporter   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 1:37 PM ]
San Felipe 250 changing race-week schedule as announced by the race organizer.
Recognizing that the health and safety of the racers, crews, staff and broader communities is the highest priority, and based on the concerns related to the COVID 19 (novel Coronavirus), SCORE International is modifying its race week schedule for the upcoming 34th annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.
Launching its 47th season racing, pre-running opens Saturday on the rugged, near race-record long 326.7-mile course for the event.
The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2020 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 24-29 in San Felipe, the peaceful fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.
“After consulting and evaluating the situation with Mexican authorities we are making a series of modifications to the schedule of events for our season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250,” commented Jose A. Grijalva, SCORE President/Race Director. “While certain elements are still being finalized, our goal is to minimize the exposure of racers, crews and staff with the public. We will be providing updates as needed as we begin pre-running this weekend in preparation of the following week of race activities and the race itself.”
“We also want to remind teams, crews, media and the fans the importance of following preventative measures such as washing hands regularly, avoiding direct contact with other individuals and covering your mouth when coughing,” added Grijalva. “If you feel sick or have any flu-like symptoms avoid coming to the race. We also encourage the public enjoy the race out on the course and avoid large concentrations of fans.”
Most significant changes will include moving racer and media registration as well as Race Tech Inspection to the Pavilion at El Dorado Ranch which will be closed to the public so race teams will not be required to drive through the Malecon except on race day.