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April 13, 2018 (Agua Dulce, Calif.): Multitool USA isn’t just a sponsor of the NORRA Mexican 1000, they come down and join the fun every year. Joe Bolton, owner of Multitool, has raced several times on a motorcycle, and now in a pair of UTV’s. He is joined by a crew of friends and family that have all come to know each other through racing in Baja. Dana Jones, Chris Finley, Mark Vanscourt, Mark Swanson, Steve Buckley, Kyle Bennett, Kevin Heath, Son Austin Bolton, and Mark Jerman have all come together to take part in “The Happiest Race On Earth!”. They are also sponsoring multi-time bike champion Steve Hengeveld.


Multitool USA sponsored Steve Hengeveld, two-time NORRA Mexican 1000 Champion (Bikes) showing off the hardware at the San Jose del Cabo Awards Celebration.

“We have been racing against each other since the early 80’s,” says Joe Bolton, “We earned each other’s respect and developed friendships over the years. Now that we are getting old, we’ve switched to racing Polaris RZR UTV’s. The community of competitors at NORRA is really amazing. Last year we lost a transmission, and thought we were done. I got talking to another competitor and he traded his spare transmission for some spare parts that we had. The kinds of friendships we are making here are the same that drew our team together. My sons have come down to take part and now they are bringing their friends along. It’s such a cool event. We are always working on someone’s stuff at night or someone is helping us. Our Multitool is compact enough that we can throw them in the chase truck and have it handy if we need it.”



The Multitool is a versatile shop tool that is necessary for anyone who works with metal. It can be purchased as an addition to your existing bench grinder, or you can buy it as a complete unit. You can find them at www.multitool-usa.com, or at your local Napa Auto Parts store. Anyone who races, or just enjoys their toys, knows that it takes some time in the garage to get ready for your adventures. The Multitool is a versatile bench grinding tool that comes in handy for any type of grinding or sanding work that has to be done. When you add the Mitre Table Attachment, it allows you to do precision angles and supports your work. If you need to sharpen tools, deburr rough edges on parts, or use it for fabrication, the Multitool will allow you to accomplish tasks you didn’t think were possible.

Joe Bolton and his crew are typical of the competitors that keep coming back to the NORRA Mexican 1000. They were exposed to the rally, and then became die-hard fans and participants. They are now passing the tradition along to their kids, and their kid’s friends. If you love fun, adventure, excitement, and great times with good friends go to www.norra.com and find out how you can join the fun.


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.

2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000

Friday April 20th
Ensenada
(Welcome Fiesta / Pre-registration / Tech)

Saturday April 21st
Ensenada
(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
(Awards Ceremony)

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ABOUT NORRA

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, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Steel-It, Multitool USA, RIGID, VP Racing Fuels, Timberline, Ensenada Proturismo, Mastercraft/Impact Safety, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Roganto, Biltwell Inc., Schampa, Racing TraX.com, Satellite Phone Store.com, P.C.I. Race Radios, WARN, Magic Bullet, US Action Trax.com, and many more.