February 19, 2016

-- UTV Classes Benefit From A $1,000 Reduction In Entry Fees For 2016 --

(Agua Dulce, Calif.): Not only has NORRA announced reduced entry fees for all UTV’s, but they have also created a stock UTV class so there is no reason to miss out on this epic adventure south of the border. NORRA has returned off-road motorsports to its roots; camaraderie, hot rodding, and fun! The Mexican 1000 Rally is a fully-supported on-road/off-road rally, open to vintage and modern vehicles. It is filled with excitement, high-performance driving, spectacular scenery, and world-class adventure. You will run the length of the Baja Peninsula in four stages; competing with a diverse group of off-road legends, current competitors and everyday racing enthusiasts.

UTV classes benefit from a $1000 reduction in entry fees for 2016 and with the newly created stock class, anyone with a stock or slightly modified UTV can compete after installing window safety nets and 5-point seat harnesses. Stock class UTV’s can be bone stock or have many of the common bolt-on items available at your local UTV retailer including Wheels & Tires, Shocks, Exhaust systems, ECU computers/Custom Tunes, Lights, Seats, and other non-performance items. Items that must remain showroom stock include front and rear suspension arms and shock mounting locations, track width (other than changes due to wheel / tire changes), wheelbase dimensions, drivetrain (other than exhaust and a tune), brakes and steering. Aftermarket cages, seats, and fuel cells are allowed but not required. The maximum tire size is 30" as indicated by the tire manufacturer. The maximum wheel diameter is 15".

You can be a part of this great adventure with the UTV you already have parked outside. If your UTV does not conform to stock class rules, you can still compete in the modified class. If you have a UTV, NORRA has a class for you. UTV’s don’t get a watered-down version of the Mexican 1000; you will run the entire course and the same schedule as the big cars and trucks. The rally takes place April 23-27; registration is open now! Go to the NORRA website today to get started. All the information you need is there.



2016 Outline of Daily Events:

The NORRA Mexican 1000, will travel the following route in 2016:

Sat. April 23, 2016Tech Inspection in Ensenada
Sun. April 24, 2016Ensenada to Bay of L.A.
Mon. April 25, 2016Bay of L.A. to Loreto
Tue. April 26, 2016Loreto to La Paz
Wed. April 27, 2016La Paz to San Jose del Cabo

NORRA helped to establish the first set of rules and classes for the sport of off-road racing. In 1966, Don Francisco joined Ed Pearlman and a group of other California based off-road enthusiasts in founding the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA). The inaugural Mexican 1000 was held in 1967.

Want to Sign Up for this Year’s Event?

Registration is now open. Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at Have picture images in .jpg, .bmp, or .png format of your Driver's License, Passport and Health Insurance Card ready to upload to your profile. Also have your race radio frequency handy as well as your emergency contact phone numbers. For first time racers, you can determine what category your vehicle should be competing in at Come join us in 2016!



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



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.