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SCORE Drops Paradise From The Schedule! Cancellation of Baja Sur 500 Announced From La Paz, Press Release Follows! Baja Surenos Reject Roger Norman and stop all tourism payments

UPDATE! August 22
FROM February 22, Original Reporting

By: Gary Newsome, Editor
LIVE! From La Paz, The Capital of Off-Road Racing:

SCORE PAYS SMALL FORTUNE TO PLAY IN LA PAZ FOR 50th!
Roger begged to return to paradise. Paid money to Baja South for approval after sucking at promoting his gringo death circus...

Now! Norman has to pay to play in paradise! No more tourism welfare from Baja Sur!




UPDATE April 9

SCORE HAS NO CONTRACT or AGREEMENT TO RUN THE 50th SCORE BAJA 1000 IN BAJA SUR!

The Scheduled 2017 is now at risk, Baja Sur Officials said today, "Roger Norman has made significant mistakes in our state, the government is considering levying fines on the racing organization from the north and until he pays the fines and begins a 'professional negotiation', SCORE International WILL NOT be invited back to Baja Sur".

"Enviromental, private ranchland and ejido damages from previous SCORE races in our state must be taken of, first, before any further discussions about a future race here".

Small business associated with the races are also voicing displeasure and demands for compensation, here in La Paz. "SCORE has owed us money for the last two years", an important business functionary said today.

Sal Fish never told Roger Norman about the real, severe problems here in Baja Sur. Sal wanted to take Rogers money and retire, with no hassles, here in La Paz.

Sal's failure to disclose the entire story to the 'new' owner fits into the way desert racing had ignored all of the ongoing issues.


The locals always looked at Sal as the 'money bags' from the north. At the point of the sale to Roger, Roger has looked at the Baja south locals as 'his' money bags.


Money bags to grab and run to his bank accounts, north. 


For years, the ejido problems damaged the operations of gringo racing in Baja Mexico. There are wide swaths of roads here in Baja south, off-limits to SCORE.


Gringo racers know the reality on the ground. There are places, obvious race cars cannot tread. All the bad feelings result in stolen cars and equipment. 


Of course, the hacks in off-road media ignore, cover-up and white-wash the reality. More victims are produced.


Ignorant first timers get jacked from raised prices for gringos and back-handed retribution from fellow racers, keep the gringos from returning. 


One year the presidente of Loreto was paid to fix the damaged roads after the Baja 1000 to La Paz that year.


The roads didn't get fixed, they never have. It's mainly because it just wasn't important to SCORE. Sal and Roger never have had an official representative dedicated to this southern state.


*And the obvious...

Locals are complaining about the general insecurity. Ten years ago, this was non-existent. Baja south was very secure.

The State Department of the USA has some travel advise for La Paz and Los Cabos. 

Everything now, is destabilized. General crime is rampant. Most local governments are bankrupt or soon to be bankrupt.

Things are so bad, the Los Cabos municipality folded up its police force. Now, they have a 'State police' force, looking over things.

Situation report end. Gary