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August 25, 2022
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New NORRA Standardized Rally Vehicle Numbers Rule
For The 2022 Yokohama NORRA 500 Presented By Method Race Wheels And Beyond!
AGUA DULCE, CALIF. - NORRA strives to put on “The Happiest Race on Earth!” whether it’s the Yokohama Mexican 1000 presented by Method Race Wheels, or the NORRA 500 coming up September 29th to October 2nd (registration is currently open). In order to make every vehicle easily identifiable for timing and scoring, and news and information purposes, NORRA will provide branded race number stickers with the entry number printed for all entries that have pre-registered beginning at the NORRA 500. This is for cars/trucks/buggys/UTV's and is contained in the vehicle rules under section 1.10, Race Numbers.
For late entries, NORRA will provide background stickers and numerals upon which the competitor must apply. This decal is designed to fit 3” tall numbers for the front, and 4” tall numbers for the sides (up to 3 digit numbers). Having easy to read numbers helps timing and scoring, it helps the media include your team in articles, social media posts, and press releases (If a reporter cannot identify the team, they will use a different photo), and also aids recovery, emergency medical and race operations. A report of a red Chevy (when it’s really a Ford) won’t help you when you need assistance. Having a clear, standard number that is easy to read will benefit everyone involved.
Section 1.10 of the vehicle rules designates the location of your numbers and reads as follows:
1.10 Race Vehicle Numbers (CARS)
NORRA will provide branded number stickers for all entries which have pre-registered. The cost of these is included in the entry fee. The use of these stickers is mandatory on each entry for front, rear, and each side of the vehicle. The front and rear number stickers will be 3”x6”. If a vehicle does not have a flat surface facing forward or rearward, then the competitor is required to have a plastic or metal plate attached to the car for the application of these required stickers. The front sticker must be as close to vertical as possible but should not be angled back more than 30 degrees such that it is quickly visible and readable by the staging crews. The front number must be located in one of the 4 corners of the drivers side of the windshield or front opening (not on the passenger side). For example, on the drivers A-pillar at the top or bottom or in the windshield/opening center at the top or bottom. But not on the passenger A-pillar.
The side stickers will be 10”x10” of which 6”x10” is the actual number and the remaining portion is NORRA sponsor branding. In the event that the 10”x10” sticker will not fit, the sponsor branding portion may be cut away but MUST be applied to the car in close proximity to the remaining 6”x10” number sticker. The side numbers and NORRA sponsor branding must be in a visible location and must be used even if the car already has numbers or a wrap incorporating numbers.
For late entries or late number changes, NORRA will have sticker blanks upon which black numbers can be added. NORRA will have these black numbers available at Tech for no extra cost.
Please include these regulations into your graphic designs. We don’t want to interfere with your sponsor logos or color schemes, but we need to facilitate timing and scoring and race operations as accurately as possible. NORRA strives to make sure you have the greatest adventure, and most fun possible. The memories you create today will be the stories told around the campfire for years to come. NORRA Honors the Past while Forging the Future. Go to www.norra.com to find out everything about NORRA events in Baja. Don’t miss out on the fun!
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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, McMillin Racing, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, Multitool USA, Satélite del Norte, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, Optima Batteries, K&N, Horsepower Ranch, Baja Bush Pilots, The Fab School, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.