FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): The NORRA Mexican 1000 has grown into a huge event wherever it goes. Below is information on Day 2 finish locations and reservations for both "Pit City" for the CARS in Bay of LA, and accommodations for the BIKES in Guerrero Negro.
CARS - BAY OF LA - "PIT CITY" RESERVATIONS
In order to get everyone together in a single spot when the rally rolls into Bay of LA, NORRA will have a “Pit City” there. See map below. 40 dedicated pit spots will be available at $100 each that can be purchased online on a first come first served basis at www.norra.com/fc/store. Teams can set up tents near their vehicle pits. MAG 7 will have their main pit there also to help anyone that needs a hand. NORRA ops will be adjacent to the Start/Finish on Main Street; there will be a bonfire area, music, and a big tent set up. "La Gringa" Bar and Restaurant has a nice resting area to enjoy some ceviche, beef and fish tacos, cold beer, margaritas and prepared drinks. La Gringa will also host the drivers meetings and briefings. Pit City will have showers and bathrooms, a camping area and parking for chasers and trailers. NORRA will bring Bay of LA to life with a big party, all together in one area.
BIKES - GUERRERO NEGRO RESERVATIONS
In a continued effort for safety and fun, the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally has set a course for the Bikes, leaving San Felipe on Day 2, to arrive in Guerrero Negro instead of Bahia de los Angeles. NORRA has taken the lead and prepared a list of accommodations which you can easily book on the NORRA website store page at www.norra.com/fc/store.
A LITTLE ABOUT GUERRERO NEGRO
The largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It had a population of 13,054 in the 2010 census. The town is served by Guerrero Negro Airport Guerrero Negro was founded in 1957 when Daniel Ludwig built a salt works there to supply the demand of salt in the western United States. The salt mine was established around the Ojo de Liebre coastal lagoon to take advantage of its strong salinity. This company eventually became the greatest salt mine in the world, with a production of seven million tons of salt per annum, exported to the main centers of consumption in the Pacific basin, especially Japan, Korea, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and New Zealand. (Source: bajainsider.com)
2018 FUEL & PIT ORDER FORM
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.
To access VP RACING FUELS & MAG-7 PIT Order Form RA, go to:
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.