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Mar. 8, 2017 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): Not only is NORRA pleased to have offroad racing legend Walker Evans competing with us once again for the 50th anniversary race, but Walker Evans Racing is the official UTV Wheel and Shock of the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. We always talk about all the fun you’ll have at "The Happiest Race On Earth!" but the Mexican 1000 is a true test of equipment. Baja terrain is as challenging as it is beautiful; you need the strength built into Walker Evans racing wheels and the performance that Walker Evans Racing shocks deliver.




WALKER EVANS RACING - UTV BEADLOCKS

Walker Evans Racing 14” x 6”, 14” X 7” and 15” X 6” UTV True Beadlock Racing Wheels that resemble our well known off road racing truck wheels. This high pressure cast aluminum wheel gives you superior strength for any situation you come across whether pounding the dunes or hitting the open desert.

Standard finish for our UTV Beadlock Racing Wheel is a shot peened face with machined center, machined with black accents and gloss black with machined center. There are some upgrade options for changing the exterior finish and these are matte black, gloss black and other color powder coat finish. Custom colors are available but you must call for details and order over the phone.



WALKER EVANS RACING - VELOCITY SERIES SHOCKS

Polaris RZR XP 1000 / XP4-1000 & Turbo 2.5" Velocity VS2.FIVE Stepped Needle, Positioned Piggyback with High and Low Speed Compression Adjustment

The new Velocity Series coilover shocks offer the next step in performance and comfort for the Polaris XP 1000, Yamaha YXZ and Can Am X3 and Maverick. The Velocity Series shocks have more controlled resistance than a standard piggyback or remote reservoir coilover. With the piggyback specifically positioned, these shocks offer higher resistance to bottoming out while allowing for a smoother, more compliant ride in the choppy bumps. These coilover shocks have an improved version of the Walker Evans Racing Needle Valve Technology to offer multiple stages of internal bypass that allows additional compression and rebound control.

Features:

  • 100% MADE IN THE USA
  • RE-VALVABLE AND RE-BUILDABLE
  • DUAL RATE COMPRESSION ADJUSTABLE RESERVOIR
  • DUAL RATE SPRINGS ADD PERFORMANCE AND ADJUSTABILITY
  • 7/8" STAINLESS STEEL SHAFT
  • VITON SHAFT O-RINGS
  • HARD ANODIZED FOR PROTECTION AND LONG LIFE
  • BILLET ALUMINUM DESIGN
  • 2.5" ALUMINUM SHOCK BODY
  • STEEL FK SPHERICAL BEARING SHOCK ENDS STANDARD
  • DESIGNED TO FIT IN OEM MOUNTS
  • QUALITY FIT, FUNCTION, AND APPEARANCE

Notes:

This shock is for use with OEM arms only, or long travel kits where the shock mounts are in the OEM locations. Need a custom length shock? We can do that too. www.walkerevansracing.com

“WALKER LINK"

Rear Sway Bar shock for Polaris RZR1000, RZR4-1000, Turbo

No matter what rear shock you are running on your SXS even if it is stock Walker Evans 2.5” shocks or our Velocity Series shocks we can improve your driving experience with a set of “Walker Links”. These units replace the standard fixed rear sway bar link and provide a smoother initial ride over rough and uneven terrain regardless of vehicle speed. They increase rear wheel and vehicle articulation while still providing a confident feeling when cornering. With 2.0 inches of dampened action per side your rear shocks will be able to act independently until the Walker Link has collapsed to act like a rigid link under heavy loads and when cornering. You get the best of both worlds with these links, a more independent shock action when your vehicle is level or nearly level and a solid support under heavy lean loads, turning and when needing that cornering stability. You can also tune your ride by installing one or both of these links depending on your driving style and terrain.

Part Number 400-00-002

Description:

  • 1.75” body, 2.0” stoke emulsion shock

Features:

  • MADE IN THE USA
  • DIRECT REAR BOLT ON TO STOCK XP1000, XPTurbo
  • RE-VALVABLE AND RE-BUILDABLE
  • 1/2" STAINLESS STEEL SHOCK SHAFTS
  • ANODIZED FOR PROTECTION AND LONG LIFE
  • BILLET ALUMINUM DESIGN
  • 1.75" SHOCK, SMOOTH BODY DESIGN
  • 1/2" COMPOSITE BEARING AND HIGH MISALIGNMENT SPACERS
  • DESIGNED TO FIT IN OEM BRACKETS AND SWAY BARS
  • QUALITY FIT, FUNCTION, AND APPEARANCE

Notes:

This Walker Link is designed to work with OEM arms and sway bar. It may also work with aftermarket arms and sway bars so fitment may vary. Other applications are being developed so please contact www.walkerevansracing.com for the latest applications.



With strong wheels and great shocks, you will be unstoppable and have the time of your life at the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000. “The Happiest Race On Earth!” is entirely about having fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime. You will experience the most stunningly beautiful Baja scenery as you make your way down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula without the incredible stress and lack of sleep associated with a typical peninsula run. After each day of racing, you will have enough free time to experience a different location in Baja with your friends and family. Each overnight stop has its own unique charm and character. There will be some race sections where the bikes and cars will run separate, but all competitors will be staying in the same towns and attending the same events every night. For the 50th anniversary there will be even more hospitality and special events each night. The very first adventurers who set off to run the peninsula would throw a huge celebration afterwards to mark their accomplishment. That tradition continues to this day at the Mexican 1000. If you love to race, love to have fun, and love the food, drink and music of Baja, you must come down and experience “The Happiest Race On Earth!”, the NORRA Mexican 1000.

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ABOUT NORRA

Beginning in 2010, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) began promoting a rebirth of the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. The unique off-road rally was co-created by promoter Mike Pearlman to consist of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway). The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, four-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern desert Rally Raid cars, pre-runner trucks, buggies and motorcycles.

Pearlman's late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970's.

The 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 was supported by Azunia Tequila, Walker Evans Racing, South Point Hotel Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.