ENSENADA, Mexico, (June X, 2014) – The 46th edition of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 brought more than 200 desert racers and thousands more off-road enthusiast spectators to Ensenada for the 447.86 mile loop across Baja’s rugged terrain. The classic desert race, organized by SCORE International Off-Road Racing, was held June 7-8 and will air on CBS Sports Network July 20 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Round three of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, the race pitted car, truck, UTV, motorcycle and ATV racers hailing from 20 U.S. states and 15 countries.
Driver Bryce Menzies of Las Vegas, Nev. came out on top of the Baja 500, with a finishing time of 8:51:50 and an average speed of 50.56 miles per hour. Hotel Coral and Marian Guest B.J. Baldwin finished in fourth place with a final time of 9:04:58. Other Baja 500 racers and crew who stayed at the Hotel Coral included the Herbst Motorsports, Vildósola Racing and Green Army Motorsports teams.
“Ensenada and Baja California’s mountains, valleys, desert terrain and exciting coastline create an off-roaders paradise,” said Hotel Coral and Marina’s Director of Sales and Public Relations, Lizette Sanchez. “We are honored to sponsor the Baja 500 and work with SCORE INTERNATIONAL, providing a place for race crew, competitors and fans to relax and unwind after long days of racing.”
With a challenging desert course that was more than 400 miles long, 126 out of the 232 competitors finished the race. Baja 500 participants and crew celebrated informally at the Marina Bar and Grill after the conclusion of the competition.
“We are so pleased to partner with Hotel Coral and Marina,” said SCORE International’s legal counsel Oscar Ramos. “It represents the highest level of facilities, quality and hospitality in Ensenada, and we always look to provide the best to our off-road racers and international media. We encourage first-time and regular visitors to experience the luxurious hotel, gourmet cuisine and welcoming staff.”
For complete race results and more information about the Baja 500, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship series at www.score-international.com. For more information about Hotel Coral and Marina, visit www.hotelcoral.com.
About Hotel Coral and Marina
Hotel Coral and Marina is Ensenada, Mexico’s premier full-service luxury resort and marina. Featuring 147 elegantly appointed ocean view suites and 350 dock slips for vessels up to 110’, Hotel Coral and Marina offers the ultimate comfort for leisure and business travelers, families, boaters, fishermen, and maritime enthusiasts alike. On-site amenities include gourmet restaurant Bistro & Cava, the full-service C Spa, transportation to and from Baja’s attractions and Southern California, three pools, a playground, outdoor sports courts, and premium event space. Hotel Coral hosts signature food, wine, music and nautical events throughout the year, and features flexible and diverse meeting space for private events and weddings. For more information, visit www.hotelcoral.com.