FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): Alert Alert Alert
NORRA will be using the RacingTraX / AlertTraX system for tracking and safety in this year’s Mexican 1000. The first thing to do is to go to www.racingtrax.com/rentals/norra.html then fill in your information.
RacingTraX will send a mounting kit that will include a power cable and RAM mount for Cars, Trucks and UTV’s. For Bikes and Quads the kit will include a power cable and cup bracket that the AlertTraX device fits down into. It will be the responsibility of the rider to mount the cup in a safe and secure location BEFORE arriving to tech. Bikes with out a charging system will need to turn in their tracker at the end of each day to be charged, the tracker will be re-assigned at the beginning of the next days stage. An instruction sheet will be included in your mailed package. Please place your order, get your mounting kit and read the instructions before calling with questions. All racers must have their power cable wired and mount installed before getting in line to go through tech inspection.
The RacingTraX system has been providing reliable and accurate tracking and critical safety features since becoming available. Used in the USA and Mexico since 2014, the system supplies a whole host of features that increase safety for users. If you should experience any problems on course the unit has simple Mechanical and Medical Alert Buttons to summon assistance. Automatic impact and rollover detection and emergency satellite messages sent to Race Management are just some of the unique features. For the drivers/riders RacingTraX displays Pass Request Notification, Stopped Vehicle Hazard Alerts, Virtual Check Point Indicators, Speed Zone Indicators with Posted and Actual Speed Comparison and is also capable of automatic Race-to-Chase position updates sent every 8 minutes with race vehicle’s race-mile and speed all through the Iridium satellite network. *Extra fees apply for direct Race-to-Chase satellite tracking.
Want To Get A Head Start?
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.
Questions - Contact NORRA? www.norra.com/contact.php
Profile/Vehicle Entry Details:
In order for your Team/Vehicle to be highlighted for this year's event - complete all information about your entry and submit photos when registering. (See details below) Incomplete information and/or lack of photos may result in your registration not being shown nor listed in association with the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.
- Vehicle Number
- Vehicle Name
- Vehicle Model/Manufacturer (Supply Picture(s)*
- Team Name
- Engine, Trans, Fuel Specs
- Brief History of Vehicle
- Driver Of Record Name, From, About (Supply Picture)*
- Co-Driver(s) Name, From, About (Supply Picture(s)*
- Special Thanks - Sponsors, Family, Etc.
* PHOTOS: Photos should be cleared with any outside photographer before submitting! (NORRA is not to be held responsible for unlicensed photos.) Please submit 1-3 digital photos of your vehicle in .JPG or .PNG formats. Photos should clearly show vehicle being entered. Along with photo for Driver and Co-Driver(s). File size should be around 800 pixels wide (or larger) and at least 72 dpi (or higher). In doubt? Submit the highest file size possible that is able to be sent via email. Photos will be used in your drivers profile on the NORRA.com website as well as for entry stingers posted on Facebook and Instagram as shown below -
Need A Place To Stay Along The Way?
For registered teams that need help securing accommodations, BajaVoyager, a leader in desert race support and personalized concierge services throughout Baja, has been chosen as the exclusive provider for accommodations for the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 race. This is the fourth consecutive year that BajaVoyager has played an important role in logistical support for the event. Since 1989, BajaVoyager has been coordinating and organizing travel, events, and accommodations for tourists and off-road racers. Make sure you make your reservations as soon as possible. More information can be found at www.bajavoyager.com.
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
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, Baja United Group, Ensenada Proturismo, Steel-It and many more.