March 9, 2016

NORRA’s Legendary Celebration For A Legendary Race
-- Daily Event Outline --
-- Registration Open For The Happiest Race On Earth! --

(Agua Dulce, Calif.): After taking part in a legendary rally like NORRA’s Mexican 1000, it’s fitting that the awards ceremony is equally as celebrated. Navigating the length of the Baja Peninsula on your motorcycle, in your UTV, vintage race vehicle or modern race car demands a festive moment to relax, rejoice with new friends and old, and to bask in the accolades you have earned.

The Grand Mayan is primarily a time share and therefore there are no rooms available to rent. However, there are several hotels (most all-inclusive) within walking distance to the Grand Mayan. Contact Juan Carlos of Baja Voyager for suggestions and reservations: The resort has a maximum number of guests allowed and we will have around 1000, so we urge everyone to buy tickets during online registration or in Ensenada. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available in San Jose Del Cabo.

Don’t miss out on the festivities at the awards ceremony. NORRA's post Mexican 1000 Driver's Awards parties have been a tradition since the sport's earliest days. You will walk down the red carpet when you arrive to find food stations, a full bar including Azunia Tequila margaritas, live music and special awards presentations. It’s all capped off with huge fireworks show right on the beach. We look forward to seeing you there!



2016 Outline of Daily Events:

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

Sat. April 23, 2016Tech Inspection in Ensenada
Sat. April 23, 2016Ensenada to El Rosario
Sun. April 24, 2016El Rosario 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 NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by American Racing Wheel, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Azunia Tequila, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.