2019 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000: Notes From NORRA TECH - race-deZert.com


December 11, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): 

Notes From NORRA TECH –

Thank you all for your help with the new vehicle number rules in our 2018 event. It was very helpful at TECH, for checkpoints, and staging!

For the 2019 events, we ask that you are careful to prepare your vehicles numbering ahead of time and insist on conformity to the regulations in the 2019 Rules (1.10 Race Vehicle Numbers – NUMBER SPECS. pictured below). It is crucial that all side, front and roof numbers are easily visible, at all times, and in the required designated locations. If you are not in conformance, you will be required to purchase backings and number stickers at TECH for a nominal fee. To avoid delay and make TECH go much smoother for all involved, including your team, prepare your numbering in accordance beforehand.

Please pay close attention to the quality and placement of rear amber lights. Insure the lights are attached to the ignition, are bright and visible. Your life and the lives of other racers depend on this safety feature of your race vehicle. TECH will be looking carefully at compliance to lighting rules, especially amber lights, and suggests a second back-up light be installed as a spare. Refer to section 4 in 2019 Rules (4.4 Electrical System/4.4.3 Lights – pictured below) for additional information. Compliance is required!
Thank you all for doing your part to help keep this amazing event safe, and running smoothly!

If you have any questions, the 2019 NORRA RULES link is below, or please contact me:

Greg Garber
NORRA Technical & Staging Director

[email protected]

Want To Get A Head Start?
Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at www.norra.com/member/member_home.php. Have picture images (.jpg, .bmp, or .png) of your Driver’s License, Passport and Health Insurance Card ready to upload to your profile. Have your race radio frequency handy as well as your emergency contact phone numbers.


Determine what category your vehicle should be competing in (refer to 2019 rules at www.norra.com/rules_current.php). Update and complete the ‘My Profile’ and ‘My Vehicle’ sections of your account. Once, pre-registration opens, it should be as easy as selecting your vehicle and choosing your preference of payment option. Upon completion of registration you will receive a confirmation email and see your entry online.

Questions? – Contact NORRA: www.norra.com/contact.php
NEW! The 2019 NORRA 500

The bigger and better part of the “Happiest Race On Earth!” will be a second event that will be held October 10th-13th of 2019; the NORRA 500! Based in Ensenada, Baja California Mexico, the event will be family-friendly event that will offer two separate and concurrent 250 mile race courses starting and finishing in front of the Riviera Convention Center. Cars and Bikes will be separated appropriately and then switch courses on the second race day.  Each evening the NORRA team will offer locally inspired hospitality starting with happy hour events and concluding with dinner. The event’s unique format is intended reduce complicated planning and logistics and create an event that racers new and old can easily manage. 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. On Sunday, there will be an amazing Awards Ceremony held to NORRA party standards that will include brunch at a great location to be announced.

Registration opened for the 500 on September 15th at noon (PST) as well with only a $500 required deposit.  

The 2019 NORRA 500:
Ensenada to Ensenada

October 10th – Tech and Registration

October 11th Race Day 1

October 12th Race Day 2

October 13th Awards Ceremony

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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, four-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern desert Rally Raid cars, pre-runner trucks, buggies and motorcycles.

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.

The 2019 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by Yokohama, Method Race Wheels, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Steel-It, Multitool USA, RIGID, Savvy Offroad, VP Racing Fuels, Timberline, Ensenada Proturismo, Mastercraft/Impact Safety, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Roganto, Biltwell Inc., Schampa, Racing TraX.com, Satellite Phone Store.com, P.C.I. Race Radios, WARN, Magic Bullet, US Action Trax.com, and many more.  

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