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August 3, 2021
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NORRA Confirms 2022 Dates for the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented by Method Race Wheels & the NORRA 500!
Agua Dulce, CALIF. – It’s never too early to make plans for the 2022 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented By Method Race Wheels. The Mexican 1000 will take place April 29th to May 6th. NORRA 500 dates for 2022 have also been confirmed. They are October 6th to 9th September 29th to October 2nd. The course will run the length of the peninsula again. Although the 2022 route will have some familiarity, there are always new course sections, new experiences, and new challenges along the way. Technical inspection will take place on April 29, and 30th in Ensenada. On the 1st of May, we will head to San Felipe during stage one. Bikes, and cars will be on separate courses as we like to do, and the competitors appreciate. After some fun in San Felipe, the rally heads to Bay of LA for the cars, and Guerrero Negro for the motorcycles. Day 3 goes to Loreto, Day 4 to La Paz, and the final day of competition takes everyone to the finish in San Jose Del Cabo. Day 6 will be the awards ceremony, and fiesta with fireworks! There will be happenings, and celebrations every day made possible by our many generous sponsors. Keep an eye out for press releases, and social media posts about details that will be emerging in the coming months. You can also find information on where to stay, what to bring, and how to prepare your vehicle for the event on www.norra.com.
Of course, you can also come down on October 7th to 10th 2021 for the NORRA 500. The format of the 500 consists of 2 simultaneous 250 mile courses per day. One is exclusively for bikes and the other for cars. On day 2, they switch courses. Bikes, and 4 wheeled vehicles race separately so both groups can compete safely. The routes include the infamous pine forest, the beach, and the desert. The NORRA 500’s unique format is intended to reduce complicated planning and logistics, and create an event that racers can easily manage. It is a loop race that starts, and ends at the famous Horsepower Ranch outside Ensenada. Each evening the NORRA team will offer locally inspired hospitality starting with happy hour events, and concluding with dinner. If you have always wanted to bring your family, and friends to see what NORRA is all about, or want to get your feet wet racing in Baja, this is the event for you! Go to www.norra.com to find out how to join the fun! Everyone is welcome at "The Happiest Race On Earth!", and chances are you have something in your garage that will be suitable. NORRA Honors the Past, While Forging the Future so you can find everything from vintage British Motorcycles, and restored race cars to state of the art unlimited cars, and trucks competing in NORRA. It’s also the perfect event for your UTV. The same can be used to describe the racers. We’ve had young up, and coming drivers like Jax Redline, and seasoned Icons of the sport like Larry Ragland, Mark Stahl, and many others. Bike racers can be competing against the likes of Ricky Johnson, Steve Hengeveld, or Mark Samuels; they all have joined in on the fun. There are typically a few celebrities to be found as well as the guy or gal who lives down your street. The rally format makes it fun as much as it is challenging. You will learn how to navigate using a road book just like international rally stars do. It will be one more skill to add to your resume. Just in case, there is always a full sweep, and recovery crew that makes sure everyone gets to the finish line.
The 2019 NORRA 500 map below is reference to the loop format the rally runs out of Ensenada that both 4-Wheel & Moto alternate daily.
The NORRA Mexican 1000, and NORRA 500 are so unique due to the challenge, beauty, and enjoyment that is found on the Baja Peninsula. NORRA competitors take part in an incredible event, and become seasoned Baja travelers along the way. At the end of the day you will have time to make any repairs if needed, grab some delicious food, and have a cold drink while experiencing a different town each night with all your new friends. Sign up today and join in on all the fun and adventure. Everything you need to know about the Mexican 1000, and NORRA 500 can be found at www.norra.com. Go to the site, or watch the videos on our YouTube page www.youtube.com/c/Mexican1000Rally to find out for yourself why NORRA is unlike anything else. You can experience the same wonder and sense of achievement those early thrill seekers sought in the 1960’s when you join NORRA in Baja. The Mexican 1000 was, and is, a totally unique event, come along on the journey. Don’t miss out.
Saludos from the 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented By Method Race Wheels Awards Party on the back deck of Cerveceria Transpeninsular!
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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, RIGID, STEEL-IT, Volcon, Slime, Optima Batteries, K&N, Satellite Phone Store.com, Biltwell, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, Nite Rider Offroad, Multitool USA, Stage V Media, B3KREATIV, Mag7 Pits, The Fab School, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Horsepower Ranch, Baja Bush Pilots, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), and many more.