The 54th annual SCORE Baja 1000 is this week with races starting Thursday, November 18th. It is billed as one of the most iconic, prestigious, challenging, and longest continuous desert races in world. 

The race consists of 1,226.35 grueling, continuous, miles down Mexico's majestic Baja California Peninsula. It starts in Ensenada, Baja California and ends in La Paz Baja California Sur. Generally taking 22.5 plus hours for the fastest vehicles to finish, the Baja 1000 is as much an extreme test of endurance as it is speed and skill.


In addition to one of the toughest desert races in the world, the Baja 1000 also serves as the final round in the four-race 2021 SCORE World Desert Championship. One of the premier titles in off-road racing attracts some of the best competition in the sport. 

Team Tensor racers Branden Sims and Craig Scanlon look to lock up a Baja 1000 win in the Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class. A rematch from 2020, Team Tensor racer Kaden Wells goes head-to-head with Kristen Matlock in a battle for the 2021 SCORE World Desert Champion title in the Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) class. 


Branden Sims:

Coming off of a first place finish in his last SCORE race, the Baja 500, Branden Sims looks to repeat his success in the Baja 1000. Armed with a new Polaris RZR build and running Tensor's 33" DSR (Desert Series Race) tires, he is ready to make his presence felt on the Peninsula. 

Race Results:

Brandon Sims takes 2nd place in the Pro UTV FI (Forced Induction) class! Time to finish was 27:39:50.957.

Follow Branden Sims' journey to Baja and behind the scenes on race day! The two part series is can be found on our YouTube channel or below:


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Kaden Wells:

After securing back-to-back SCORE World Desert Championships (Pro UTV NA Class) in 2018 and 2019, Kaden Wells of Risq Racing was beat out by veteran Polaris RZR Factory Racer Kristen Matlock. He returns to the Baja 1000 this year sitting first in points in his class with 321. Kristen Matlock closely trails with 308 points in an epic rematch.

Coming off of back-to-back wins in the Baja 500 and Baja 400 (winning the 400 in a 2016 RZR XP1000!), Wells is on fire. With a new Polaris RZR build, new livery, and fresh Tensor 32" DS (Desert Series) tires, he's ready to become a three time world championship. 

Race Results:

Kaden Wells takes 2nd place in the Pro UTV NA (Naturally Aspirated) class, and secures his THIRD SCORE World Desert Championship! Time to finish was 30:09:24.616.

Check out the feature on RISQ Racing and Kaden Wells -> HERE <-

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Craig Scanlon:

Recent Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Impact Award honoree and 4WP President Craig Scanlon returns to Baja in hopes of claiming victory in the Pro UTV FI class. After some bad luck in the last race, the Baja 400, he is determined to return to the form that saw him notch his first Pro class victory at the 2019 Baja 500. 

Race Results:

Craig Scanlon checks in at 12th place in the Pro UTV FI class. Time to finish was 34:14:35.413.

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