FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): NORRA has partnered with VP Racing Fuels and MAG-7 to get you to the finish line at the 2018 YOKOHAMA Mexican 1000! MAG-7 is proud to be providing pit service for all NORRA racers. Here is what you need to know:
Moto entries DO NOT need to register online or order fuel - 91 octane will be provided for you at all of the pits, and gas will be available for purchase at Pemex stations on the transit stages throughout the race. If your moto needs a higher octane VP fuel, please contact the MAG-7 Race Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If MAG-7 will be fueling your car or truck, you must register and pay for your fuel online at mag7race.bajabound.com/#/events. All fuel orders must be received by Tuesday April 10th!
If MAG-7 is not fueling your car or truck, you DO NOT need to register for pit service. Simply pull in to any MAG-7 pit during the race for assistance.
MAG-7 HQ will be staged in the San Nicolas Hotel parking lot starting the afternoon of Wednesday, April 18th. Come by and say hello!
If you would like any spare tires or parts sent to the pits, please mark them with your name, vehicle number, day of the race, and the pit location it will go to. The deadline for drop offs at San Nicolas is 10AM on Saturday, April 21st.
IMPORTANT! Fuel orders must be received by Tuesday April 10th so the fuel can be imported into Mexico. Do not wait until the last minute as it creates logistical issues for both VP Fuels and MAG-7!
If you have any race related questions, please email MAG-7 Race Director Geoff Hill at email@example.com
A NOTE ON MAG-7 PITS:
MAG-7 has both "FULL SERVICE" pits set up at roughly the half way point of most specials. With "BIKE'S ONLY - SPLASH" pits being set up at various locations to help two wheel participants to reach their final destinations. It should be known that ALL pits will be equipped with tools, general lubes, power, welder, etc. to assist ANY racer in need. More info on this will be given by MAG-7 at the driver's meeting in Ensenada.
2018 MILEAGE & PIT MAPS
The coveted Mexican 1000 mileage and pits maps are available for NORRA's family of racers to use in refining their support strategies. There is a three page map for both the Motorcycles and the Car categories (see below for direct links to the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Official Mileage & Pit maps).
To access MILEAGE & PIT MAPS RA, go to:
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
A printed copy of the 2018 Schedule of Events will be provided to teams at registration in Ensenada. But you can go ahead and download a print PDF now, by clicking on the button below-
To access full SCHEDULE OF EVENTS RA, go to:
2018 MEDIA PASS APPLICATION
Please refer to the above schedule of events for times and locations. Please click below to sign up today as the rally is quickly approaching.
To access full MEDIA PASS RA, go to:
NORRA will be using the RacingTraX / AlertTraX system for tracking and safety in this year’s Mexican 1000. The first thing to do is click the button below and fill in your information.
To access full RACINGTRAX/ALERTRAX PR, go to:
2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000
Friday April 20th
(Welcome Fiesta / Pre-registration / Tech)
Saturday April 21st
(Registration / Tech / Drivers Meeting)
Sunday April 22nd
Ensenada ~ San Felipe
Monday April 23rd
San Felipe ~ Guerrero Negro (Moto)
San Felipe ~ Bahia de los Angeles (4-Wheel)
Tuesday April 24th
Guerrero Negro/Bahia de los Angeles ~ Loreto
Wednesday April 25th
Loreto ~ La Paz
Thursday April 26th
La Paz ~ San Jose del Cabo
(2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Finish!!!)
Friday April 27th *NEW!*
La Paz ~ San Jose del Cabo
REGISTER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!
Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at www.norra.com/member/member_home.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 2018 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.
Please review 2018 Rules and Categories as some details have progressed- www.norra.com/rules_current.php.
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, as well as modern desert Rally Raid cars, pre-runner trucks, buggies and motorcycles.
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 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by Yokohama, Method Race Wheels, Walker Evans Racing, South Point Hotel Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Multitool USA, Mastercraft/Impact Safety, P.C.I. Race Radios, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, VP Racing Fuels, Steel-It, Ensenada Proturismo and many more.