September 14, 2015

2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Registration Opens September 15 At Noon (PST)
-- Create Or Update Your NORRA Membership --
-- Complete Your Profile & Vehicle Details --
-- 2016 Rules Open To Suggestion Until Sept. 30 --

(Agua Dulce, Calif.): In an effort to improve the registration and planning process for 2016 competitors; NORRA is rolling out a new pre-registration program that will be launched on the NORRA website at noon (PST) on Tuesday September 15th 2015. The pre-registration program will allow 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.

Want to get a head start? Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at 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 ). 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.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! With the Eras firmly in place, NORRA has further clarified its rules for each of its respective classes. To encourage positive and interactive feedback from racers, the rulebook is posted online at and is open to suggestions and revision until September 30th. We strongly encourage participation to maximize the effectiveness of the class rules. Please submit feedback.

Pre-Registration terms are as follows:

  • Pre-Registration opens 9/15/15 at noon (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.

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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, 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.