Monday, October 22, 2018


Score International has been fined with more than half a million pesos and as a precautionary measure, to guarantee the coverage of the payment, the performance of the 2018 Score Baja 1000 off-road race has been suspended! 

November 14, 2018 is reporting: 
"One say for the start of the Baja 1000 Off Road events, Proturismo has not yet totally paid the ejidos, and the Secretary of the Environment (SEMARNAT) has not yet issued its authorizations. The SEMARNAT representative in Baja California told Score International it has not provided the information the federal government has asked for to approve the permit. Score has provided an incomplete Environmental Impact Report. SEMARNAT says vehicles will not be allowed to cross the Valle de los Cirios. The agency also warned that if the racers ignore their instructions and cross that area again, they will be subject to a criminal lawsuit before the federal Attorney General. Score was fined 500,000 pesos for the same reason for their 2017 race, and has still not paid it, as they intend to reach an agreement with SEMARNAT to repair the damages."

October 12, 2018

From the right, Frank DeAngelo Executive Director, Motorsports of Jackson Motorsports partner with Trump promoter SCORE President Roger Norman of Nevada and San Diego resident.

Roger Norman went on American media today and called Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, "dirty Mexico's Fake President".

The San Diego Reader reporter also said, Norman is flaunting, "the 'Profepa' fine will not be paid and SCORE is intending to destroy more of the environment in this years race event, than in the entire history of racing in Mexico"

"We will crush and kill more in this year's Baja 1000, than ever", said Roger Norman, President and CEO of SCORE International. Norman called the Mexican President, the reported Profepa fine and American media, "Fake, fake and fake".

Gary Newsome, Publisher
From the office of
in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 

October 12, 2018
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The Federal Office of Environmental Protection (Profepa) imposed this sanction because in the last edition of this competition out of the way, protected areas of Valle de los Cirios were visited without authorization.

Among the damages caused is the destruction of cactaceous specimens of the species lophocerus schotti, listed in the category of special protection. Profepa pointed out that for these environmental violations a temporary suspension of commercial activities related to the provision of tourist services to the company Score International S. de RL de CV is applied.

Check for damages! 

In the inspection visit to the site where the participating vehicles traveled, the damage caused by the traffic of the cars was verified and they were greater due to the speed in which they passed through the protected areas.


When it was verified that there was no authorization for the passage through these points and after carrying out the corresponding administrative process, it was decided to apply an economic sanction for 507 thousand 780 pesos to the mentioned company.  

The company was also warned that it should refrain from carrying out activities similar to the one that caused the fine without having authorization to transit through protected natural areas.

Pre-Running Barred until Feds get paid & permit issued!

In November 2014, Profepa announced a fine to the organizers of the Baja 1000 for up to 50,000 minimum salaries, although officially it is not known until now whether the sanction was applied or not because it was appealed before the federal administrative courts.

Public Comments so far...

Orlando Gotay
"I am glad that Profepa is taking action on this matter and I hope you realize that the declaration of environmental impacts, which submitted Score for the Baja 1000 this year, is a joke in bad taste. I like it!"

Benigno Franco Castro
"Hopefully they do not let themselves be bought for a few $$$$$ ...mirrors...and definitely it is prohibited to continue damaging the ecosystems of the country." 

October 12, 2018
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The State Responds!

Original Bulletin Dated October 11, 2018

Gary Newsome, Publisher

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