April 15, 2024

2024 NORRA Mexican 1000 Border Crossing Information

Border crossings into Mexico will only be expedited through the San Ysidro/Tijuana "El Chaparral" border. Crossing at Tecate is specifically not recommended because it cannot handle large vehicles and trailers.

All NORRA racers crossing at El Chaparral are required to use Lane #21 (far right/buses).

Mexican officials have asked NORRA and its racers to properly fill out the border crossing information and supply it by no later than 12 Noon Pacific Time, April 22, 2024.

It is in your best interest to make sure all your team’s information is included and on the official list so that your crossing into Mexico for the NORRA race is as smooth and expedited as possible. We have added a link to the NORRA registration page to add 'non-race' vehicles. This may be the truck and trailer being used to transport your race car. This may be your chase truck(s). If it is carrying race related equipment - add it. You do not need to include your race vehicle unless it is street legal and you are driving it across the border.

Drivers and Co-Drivers: Log into the NORRA account created to register for the event as either a driver or co-driver. For chase and crew that do not have accounts - create one. The first line item that you will see says 'Mexican Customs'. YOU ONLY NEED TO KNOW THE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/LICENSE PLATE OF YOUR TRUCK AND TRAILER.

Also please list spare parts, including tires, being brought across the border on the form.



This is an opportunity for convenience that will drastically improve the time for crossing vehicles on their way to NORRA registration. Please follow the rules below:

Please make sure that everyone in your party has passports or passport cards. Every one also must have an FMM or "tourist card." All entries will need to present their FMM cards before crossing into Baja California Sur. To get one, go to, and complete the information there. Then download and print the resulting form. (Note that all dates on the form are day/month/year.) You may also obtain one at the border. FMM cards are processed at Mexico customs in the blue SAT Aduanas building on the right, after the inspection area. Mexican official ask that you get it validated at the border crossing, rather than waiting to do it at the Port of Ensenada.

U.S. car insurance is not valid in Mexico. We recommend you get Mexican car insurance before you leave. NORRA does not recommend or endorse any specific insurance company. The following information is provided solely for your convenience. Short-term insurance can be purchased online at Instant Mexican Car Insurance. Safari entries include basic liability insurance starting April 27 and ending at midnight on May 7. To add to your Safari policy, contact Miguel Rico at Instant Mexican Car Insurance, phone +52 664 120 9742,

All race teams and support vehicles should have a NORRA sticker on the windshield or visible, printed, NORRA logo on the dashboard. Mexico Customs will be in charge of receiving racers through the border crossing.


All vehicles should have the following documents in order and preferably in a folder ready for inspection:

  • Vehicle registration.
  • Proof of ownership, green sticker, invoice or DMV paperwork.
  • If the owner of race car or support vehicle is not present during crossing, driver must show photocopy of owner’s ID along with paperwork.
  • All vehicles need to have a license plate (except possibly race cars)

NORRA is working to help you get across the border as easily as possible. Have a list (and invoices) of all major spare parts (engine, transmission, wheel/tires). They must match the race car. The Mexican government has informed us that duty will be charged on spare engines and transmissions, however this will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We have asked the government for clarification on this issue and we will put out an update if anything changes. Only four (4) spare tires per race or chase truck are allowed maximum duty free.

Vehicles with race car spare parts must go across the border simultaneously with race the car. No chase truck with spare parts will be allowed through the Mexican border duty free on its own.

Finally, No gas of any kind allowed through the border!

NORRA Tourist Assistance Helpline:
+52 (646) 137 1283 -or- (858) 400-7440 ext. 2

Tijuana State Tourism:
+52 (664) 973 0424 (until 6:00pm)


Print/Radio/Television Media Contact:
Mike Ingalsbee
NORRA Communcations
Phone: +1 858-400-7440 x5

Social Media Contact:
Val Douglas

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