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November 11, 2022
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Several Payment Plans Available For The Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000.
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AGUA DULCE, CALIF. - If you’re sitting on the fence about joining us at the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 in April don’t worry; NORRA makes it so easy. NORRA has several payment plans for entry fees. You can always pay in full when you register or you can choose to put $500 down and pay the rest before March 15th. But that’s not all. We also have a monthly plan that allows you to spread it out into 5 monthly payments if you sign up on or before 11-15-2022. After the 15th you can still use the monthly payment plan, but it will be using 4 monthly payments of the balance due. The sooner you sign up for the payment plan, the longer you have to spread out the payments. NORRA puts racers first, and does everything we can to get you down in Baja enjoying the greatest adventure at "The Happiest Race On Earth!".
NORRA is entirely about having fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime. You will experience the most stunningly beautiful Baja scenery as you make your way down the length of the Baja Peninsula. After each day of racing, you will have enough free time to do any maintenance on your vehicle and enjoy a different location in Baja with your new friends and family. Each overnight stop has its own unique charm and character to experience. You will have a chance to hang out with your favorite racer, or share stories with a legendary Icon. The very first adventurers who set off to challenge the peninsula would throw a huge celebration afterwards to mark their accomplishment. That tradition continues to this day at the Mexican 1000 which culminates at a huge party on the beach in San Jose Del Cabo. If you love racing, love to have fun, and love the food, drink and music of Baja, you must come down and experience the NORRA Mexican 1000.
The Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 “Celebrates the Past, while Forging the Future.” No other race has a more diverse field of cars, trucks, buggies, motorcycles, and UTV’s competing. Entries span the entire history of over 50 years of offroad racing. In order to accommodate such a diverse collection of race vehicles, the overall classification structure is determined by the era of racing the cars competed in. That way, competitors can be matched against similar cars that all have the same technology. You can also try the Safari class which is unique to NORRA. It is a guided tour of Baja that follows the Mexican 1000. After taking the green flag each day, you follow sections of the race course or take in points of interest along the Baja Peninsula. You will get to know the real Baja from the driver’s seat of your own vehicle. Safari participants experience many out of the way places that only seasoned Baja travelers know about; from the most spectacular missions, to the best street tacos. Your path during the day will eventually lead to the finish line where you will cheer on the finishers before joining everyone at the nightly celebrations that take place along the way.
The Safari class is split into two groups. Entrants need to make sure they join the group that will ensure their greatest enjoyment. The Slow Baja group is for mildly modified street legal vehicles. Your pace will be relaxed, but still challenging. Your vehicle needs to be capable enough to endure multiple days of Baja terrain. Typical modifications would be off road capable tires, shocks, and possibly suspension modifications to increase wheel travel. Each vehicle needs to have a working VHF two way radio for communication. The second Safari class is Rapido. The Rapido class is for highly modified off road vehicles that are capable of travelling at higher speeds in rough terrain. While still street registered, these vehicles have long travel suspensions, roll cages, large tires, and performance suspension components. No matter what the salesman told you, your stock vehicle will not last long in the Rapido class. Don’t be the one who spoils the fun for everyone else by slowing the group down because you can’t keep up. They are not traveling at race speeds, but still fast enough to overwhelm most vehicles that are not modified to withstand higher speeds in challenging conditions.
Sign up today and join in on all the fun and adventure. Everything you need to know about the Yokohama Mexican 1000 can be found at norra.com. Go to the site and find out for yourself why NORRA has exploded in popularity. You can experience the same wonder and sense of achievement those early thrill seekers sought in the 1960’s today when you join NORRA in Baja. Don’t miss out on the fun.
"The Happiest Race On Earth!"
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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, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, Rugged Radios, Adler Motorsports, McMillin Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, Multitool USA, Satélite del Norte, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, K&N, Baja Bush Pilots, The Fab School, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.