FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2021
The Latest From NORRA
Schedule Of Events for the 2021 Yokohama NORRA 500 Presented by Method Race Wheels
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Agua Dulce, CALIF. – The NORRA 500 "Good Vibes Good Times!" is quickly approaching, and the official schedule of events is now published on our website at www.norra.com. There were many obstacles presented to NORRA, our sponsors, the many people who work tirelessly to make this event happen, and you the racers this past year, and it’s finally going to pay off.
On September 30th, there will be an online Rally Clinic from 5-6 pm (PDT). There will not be another clinic following this. From 6-7 pm (PDT) there will be a MANDATORY Drivers Meeting also online. There will be an additional in-person MANDATORY Drivers Meeting for Updates on Thursday the 7th, 6-7 pm (PDT) poolside at the Horsepower Ranch. (Max 2 per team, Driver/Rider and Co-Driver with wristbands)
Day one (October 7) will be for COVID screening, registration, Bilstein Classic Car Round-Up, Bilstein tech inspection, contingency, Stella installation, etc. NORRA will post overview maps of the entrance to Horsepower Ranch and Registration in the coming days. Team leaders need to log into their NORRA account where they made the entry and select the tech/check-in button to schedule the appointment. This should be done ASAP. In order to be admitted to Horsepower Ranch for contingency, you must show a vaccination card or negative test results from the previous 72 hours. All others will be tested on site (cost will be approx. $30 USD). There will be food and drinks available at the NORRA Welcome Fiesta, Poolside at the Horsepower Ranch.
All teams must submit a Stella registration from. Your credit card will not be charged unless you don't return the tracking unit before the deadline.> CLICK TO COMPLETE THE STELLA REGISTRATION FORM <
Over the next 2 days of racing, there will be a Finish Line Celebration with food, drink and music at the Horsepower Ranch finish. Of course the specially brewed for NORRA Cerveza Clara from Transpeninsular will be flowing every night!
Day 1, Friday October 8th, competitors will take the start at the Horsepower Ranch. The bikes stage at 6:00 am and leave the line at 6:30am. Safari Expedition stages at 7:30 am and leave the line at 8:00am. The cars stage at 9:30 am, and leave at 10:00am. Teams will take the checkered flag on day one at the finish line back at Horsepower Ranch.
Day 2, Saturday October 9th, competitors will take the start out of Santo Tomas. An overview map of the starting line with be posted soon. The starting schedule will follow the same times as Day 1. The bikes stage at 6:00 am and leave the line at 6:30am. Safari Expedition stages at 7:30 am and leave the line at 8:00am. The cars stage at 9:30 am, and leave at 10:00am. Teams will take the final checkered flag at the finish line at Horsepower Ranch.
On Sunday October 10th, we find out the results. Unofficial results will be posted at 7:00 am, then the Inquiry, and incident review period takes place until 8:00 am. At 9:00 am official results will be known, and trophy pick-up at Cerveceria Transpeninsular will run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The trophies can be picked up in the large parking area behind the restaurant. There will be podiums set up to take pictures with your entire team. The brewery restaurant will be open for food and beverages, but it will not be a NORRA event, and we urge everyone to move through the area to prevent large crowds from gathering.
In addition to the hand sculpted NORRA trophies & finishers coins, there will be contingency awards, and prizes awarded by Yokohama, Method Race Wheels, Steel-it, K&N, Slime, and many others.
### Good Vibes. Good Times! ###
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, five-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern pre-runners, trucks, buggies, UTVs, bikes and desert Rally Raid cars.
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.
NORRA enjoys corporate partnerships with Yokohama Tire, Method Race Wheels, South Point Hotel & Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, RIGID, Multitool USA, Satellite Phone Store.com, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, The Fab School, Schampa, K&N, Baja Bush Pilots, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.