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December 11, 2015

2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Registration Coming To A Close Soon!
-- Don't Miss Out On The Added Benefits Of Pre-Registration --
-- Payment Plans And BoLA Room Selection* Ends December 31 --
-- Motos Fees, Pits Support, Safety And BoLA Return --

(Agua Dulce, Calif.): The pre-registration program allows competitors to secure their race number and starting position early with flexible payment options. Those competitors who pay in full at any time during pre-registration (September 15th - December 31st 2015) will be able to select their room in Bahia de Los Angeles until they are sold out. In keeping with NORRA tradition, registration will open at noon (PST) January 1st 2016 with no deposit or payments plans available and the remainder (*if any) of the Bahia de Los Angeles rooms will released in the order that registrations are completed at that time.


PRE-REGISTRATION DETAILS~

Want to get a head start? Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at www.norra.com/member/login.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 2016 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.

Pre-Registration terms are as follows:

  • Pre-Registration CLOSES DECEMBER 31 AT MIDNIGHT (PST)
  • $500 non-refundable deposit
  • Monthly payment plan options
  • When your entry is paid in full – you will be able to purchase your room in Bay of LA until they are sold out

Pre-registering is a great way to keep the Team and Sponsors motivated though the off-season as we count down to the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000!

Pre-Registration Benefits:

  • Team profile featured on 2016 Entries Page
  • Allows people who need the tax deduction to take it in 2015 vs 2016
  • Allows teams to make monthly payments to take the pressure off one big payment
  • Get the expense out of the way prior to the holidays
  • Keep the teams focused and committed

We at NORRA see these changes as a commitment to the spirit of the event and hope they make this experience more enjoyable for all.


The 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 For Motos

LOWER ENTRY FEE ~

With that heritage in mind, NORRA is proud to announce its recommitment to the two wheeled competitor and has dropped the moto entry fee a thousand dollars from last year’s price to $1967. There will also be a “Pro Moto” option that costs $2967 which will include a “race for cash” payback. Also available at the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 are new pitting options to better address the needs of our adventurous moto competitors.

MAG 7 RIDES AGAIN ~

As before, in conjunction with the MAG 7 pitting organization, NORRA will offer free pit support for all motorcycles and ATV competitors when signing up for the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000. Registered competitors will receive a complimentary entry into MAG 7's “bike” level of pit support (a $600 value) which includes fuel at all pitting locations strategically placed over this year’s five-day, 1,300-mile trans-Baja Mexican 1000 rally.

Additionally, for the more hardcore adventure riders who wish to cut down the cost of their own chase support but also raise the stakes; NORRA will provide complimentary bike supply tote transport from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo.

Mag-7 will have a dedicated team and support vehicle that will carry your bike tote. The bike totes or box (1 per team) are to be filled with the rider’s supplies. If he/she chooses to accept the challenge, this will allow the hardcore adventure rider a true test at the rally having only him/her self and basic pit support to rely on. The totes can hold various items such as: parts, tools, a tent, a sleeping bag and will be waiting for the rider each evening.

REINFORCED SAFETY ~

To increase safety and maximize competitor enjoyment, once again NORRA is instituting a highly unique "split course" format that will separate the motorcycles and ATVs from the four-wheel classes. This concept, along with the additional support of the NORRA MAG 7 pit support program, will help solidify a better experience for this special group of hearty NORRA competitors. Continuing our safety plan already in place, NORRA has: Live tracking, a medical helicopter, airborne radio relay, sweep trucks and the Mexican Red Cross combined with a vetted staff ready for anything that may arise.

NORRA looks forward to seeing our moto riders back at the 2016 Mexican 1000. Registration is now open and payments are welcome. Please see details below-


ABOUT MAG7 ~

The original "Magnificent 7" started with the Baja 1000 in 1969, and has grown to include dozens of racers and veteran pit captains, with hundreds of support personnel.

MAG 7 operates pits every 50-60 miles at all SCORE and NORRA, Baja races. If you race Baja, you know the pits are well-marked, and everyone wears the classic MAG 7 orange shirts so you can count on being able to find us! We arrange for, haul and deliver your fuel, spare parts and wheels. For more information, please visit: www.mag7race.com

 

2016 UPDATED ERAS AND RULES!

With the Eras firmly in place, NORRA has further clarified its rules for each of its respective classes. The rulebook is posted online at http://norra.com/rules_current.php. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

ABOUT NORRA

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, rally cars, a limited group of modern desert racecars and classes for prerunner trucks and buggies.

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-1970s.

The General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by General Tire, American Racing Wheel, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Azunia Tequila, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.