Efforts in Play to Attract Baja 1000 Race to Puerto Peñasco

Nov 6, 2013 by Rocky Point Times

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The promotional and economic impact for our City would great if the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races agree to add Puerto Peñasco to their schedule next year. The City government, headed by Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta, made the first contact with company executives from Score International, the owners of the popular races. This first encounter with Mr. Roger Norman, owner of the firm, and Oscar Ramos Jassen, representative for the company in Mexico, was conducted in the during the 45th Baja 500 auto race held last month in Ensenada, Baja California.

The DIF City Charity president, Mrs. Rafaela Felix Figueroa, director Samuel Ortega Castro, and the head of the Committee on Tourism, Sergio Vega Gomez, participated in the meeting with the intention developing and promoting this race in Puerto Peñasco next year.

The State Tourism Development Commission (Cofetur), headed by Javier Tapia Camou, gave consent through a letter to Mayor Gerardo Figueroa after beginning discussions with company executives of Score International agreeing to provide whenever they require in State Government support.

At the meeting, Mr. Roger Norman and Oscar Ramos were presented with a plan outlining the advantages offered by Puerto Peñasco in terms of road infrastructure, clean air, hotel and condo accommodations, hospitality, entertainment, and other attractions.

After the municipal government’s invitation to host this major sporting event, the directors of the firm Score International reported that they will visit the city for a flight over the area to survey the area and continue discussions.

Mr. Roger Norman, owner of the firm Score International, welcomed the interest of the municipal government and said he will work to make this race a reality in Rocky Point 2014.

In this type of race, drivers travel on a route of 1000 and 500 miles across mountains, valleys, deserts and beaches in one of several different categories ranging from the most horsepower in the motors as the “Trophy Truck” to the unmodified vehicle.

This competition attracts people from several countries and would represent a positive influence, not only for Puerto Peñasco, but for all of Sonora due to the promotion that would occur at an international level.

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