FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): NORRA welcomes our friends in the media to join us at the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000. No other event offers the rich history, amazing tales, interesting characters and spectacular backdrops the Mexican 1000 rally delivers. Every stage of the rally has its own unique flavor; encompassing the challenge and beauty of the Baja Peninsula. With classes for motorcycles, UTV’s, modern race cars and historic vehicles, there is a class for every competitor and a story for every audience.
The YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 follows an epic route that begins on Sunday April 22nd in Ensenada. Sunday’s stage runs from Ensenada to San Felipe. Monday is San Felipe to Bay of L.A. or Guerrero Negro, on to Loreto on Tuesday and La Paz on Wednesday, finishing in San Jose Del Cabo on Thursday (see overall map and brief schedule of events below). Media registration opens on Friday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the Casino Ballroom of the Riviera Convention Center in Ensenada. It will be immediately followed by a press conference and the Party Kick Off. Please refer to the forthcoming schedule of events for times and locations. Please click below to sign up today as the rally is quickly approaching.
2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000
Friday April 20th
(Welcome Fiesta / Pre-registration / Tech)
Saturday April 21st
(Registration / Tech / Drivers Meeting)
Sunday April 22nd
Ensenada ~ San Felipe
Monday April 23rd
San Felipe ~ Guerrero Negro (Moto)
San Felipe ~ Bahia de los Angeles (4-Wheel)
Tuesday April 24th
Guerrero Negro/Bahia de los Angeles ~ Loreto
Wednesday April 25th
Loreto ~ La Paz
Thursday April 26th
La Paz ~ San Jose del Cabo
(2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Finish!!!)
Friday April 27th *NEW!*
La Paz ~ San Jose del Cabo
Please review 2018 Rules and Categories as some details have progressed- www.norra.com/rules_current.php.
Want To Get A Head Start?
Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at www.norra.com/member/member_home.php. Have picture images (.jpg, .bmp, or .png) of your Driver's License, Passport and Health Insurance Card ready to upload to your profile. Have your race radio frequency handy as well as your emergency contact phone numbers. Determine what category your vehicle should be competing in (refer to 2018 rules at www.norra.com/rules_current.php). Update and complete the 'My Profile' and 'My Vehicle' sections of your account. Once, pre-registration opens, it should be as easy as selecting your vehicle and choosing your preference of payment option. Upon completion of registration you will receive a confirmation email and see your entry online.
Questions - Contact NORRA? www.norra.com/contact.php
Profile/Vehicle Entry Details:
In order for your Team/Vehicle to be highlighted for this year's event - complete all information about your entry and submit photos when registering. (See details below) Incomplete information and/or lack of photos may result in your registration not being shown nor listed in association with the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.
- Vehicle Number
- Vehicle Name
- Vehicle Model/Manufacturer (Supply Picture)*
- Team Name
- Engine, Trans, Fuel Specs
- Brief History of Vehicle
- Driver Of Record Name, From, About (Supply Picture)*
- Co-Driver(s) Name, From, About (Supply Picture(s))*
- Special Thanks - Sponsors, Family, Etc.
* PHOTOS: Photos should be cleared with any outside photographer before submitting! (NORRA is not to be held responsible for unlicensed photos.) Please submit 1-3 digital photos of your vehicle in .JPG or .PNG formats. Photos should clearly show vehicle being entered. Along with photo for Driver and Co-Driver(s). File size should be around 800 pixels wide (or larger) and at least 72 dpi (or higher). In doubt? Submit the highest file size possible that is able to be sent via email. Photos will be used in your drivers profile on the NORRA.com website as well as for entry stingers posted on Facebook and Instagram as shown below -
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 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by Yokohama, Method Race Wheels, Walker Evans Racing, South Point Hotel Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Multitool USA, Mastercraft/Impact Safety, P.C.I. Race Radios, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, VP Racing Fuels, Steel-It, Ensenada Proturismo and many more.