NOVEMBER 8, 2019
The Latest From NORRA
Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000
Registration Opens Noon Tomorrow
— Presented by Method Race Wheels —
AGUA DULCE, CALIF. – Pre-registration for The Happiest Race on Earth! begins on November 9th at noon!
Want to Get a Head Start?
Be ready to go by taking the following steps ahead of time:
- If you don’t already have a NORRA login, go ahead and create one now.
- Make sure your profile is up-to-date, including emergency contact information.
- Be sure you have uploaded pictures or scans of your driver’s license, passport and medical insurance card.
- Add your vehicle, if you don’t already have it listed in your account.
Be sure to read the vehicle rules at www.norra.com/rules to determine which category you will be competing in. Once pre-registration opens, it’s a simple as selecting your vehicle, category and payment option. After you’ve paid, choose your vehicle number. You’ll receive a confirmation email and you can see your entry online. You can add your co-drivers online with the “build your team” button any time up until about ten days before the event.
PRE-REGISTRATION RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Pre-Registration opens Saturday 11/9/19 at noon (PST).
- $500 non-refundable deposit.
- Monthly payment plan options.
- If you pay in full – you will be able to purchase your room in Bay of LA until they are sold out.
Booking Hotel Rooms
Except for Bay of L.A., you book your accomodations directly with the hotel or through a travel agent.One thing to keep in mind when making the Mexican 1000 peninsula run is that there are a shortage of hotel rooms at some of the towns we visit. Unfortunately, we cannot increase the existing infrastructure of Baja for the one night a year that we pass through. For racers new to NORRA, Bahia de Los Angeles is a very small town with very limited resources. The organization does reserve rooms ONLY in this location in an effort to limit one room per team until sold out. From there, racers can purchase a concrete pit pad from the NORRA online store or create their own camps. In an attempt to support our smaller stops like Bahia de Los Angeles and Loreto, we will have bivouacs available to help provide an alternative solution to the best of our ability and according to what Mother Nature allows.NORRA is not responsible for the practices of hotels and booking agents.. Please be aware that the ONLY room block secured in the name of NORRA is strictly for staff/safety/volunteers and the folks required to make the daily event safe and successful. The NORRA organization suffers a significant financial expense moving our teams down the Baja Peninsula as quickly as we do, and does not in any way profit from the hotel bookings. We support making online reservations with hotels that are large enough to be represented so you have a confirmation of receipt. This will never be a perfect process and we recommend that EVERY team be prepared to camp and/or rough it just in case best made plans fail. This is all a part of the Baja adventure.
### “The Happiest Race On Earth!” ###
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.
The 2020 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented By Method Race Wheels is supported by Yokohama Tire, Method Race Wheels, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, South Point Hotel Casino, STEEL-IT, K&N Filters, Multitool USA, Timberline, Schampa, Satellite Phone Store.com, Rigid, PCI Race Radios, Joe Hauler, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.