FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2022
All Race Vehicles Must Use the El Chaparral Crossing Into Mexico
for the 2022 Yokohama NORRA 500 Presented BY Method Race Wheels
AGUA DULCE, CALIF. - NORRA works closely with Baja California state tourism officials, and Mexican border crossing officials. State tourism officials request that all NORRA race vehicles cross at El Chaparral (San Ysidro) into Tijuana. NORRA racers entering Mexico at that crossing can be assured of expedited processing.
Note that all spare parts must cross with the race vehicle to avoid additional customs charges.
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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.