NORRA-LogoAgua Dulce, Calif.: With pre-rally entries at record levels, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today released a final event schedule for its fifth annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. NORRA and its unique, vintage-flavored, on and-off road rally will cover 1,300+ miles over four days starting in Ensenada, Mexicali, Baja, Mexico on May 10th and finishing in the world-class resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo on Wednesday, May 14th.

For the first time in its history, the Mexican 1000 will start in the host city of Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, just two hours south of downtown San Diego. Much of the pre-race activity will center around Ensenada’s iconic Riviera Cultural Center, including Saturday’s General Tire “Round-Up” of historic and vintage race cars, trucks and sedans, the “Bilstein Shock Absorber Tech Inspection” and the “Walker Evans Racing Driver’s Meeting and Welcome Fiesta.”

Saturday, May 10th will also see the ceremonial start of the motorcycles classes from the Riviera, with a mixed field of vintage and modern machinery. This marks the first time that NORRA has split its two and four-wheel divisions for two days of the rally — all in the interest increasing participant safety.

Next weekend will also mark the first time that all the vintage four-wheel classes will have a stationary Technical Inspection that will also serve as a four-hour display of the historical vehicles that make the NORRA experience so unique. The General Tire Round-Up will be from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm at the Riviera Cultural Center. Race fans will also have the chance to see NORRA’s Evolution-class vehicles in the Bilstein Tech Inspection held nearby.

Also new for 2014 will be the location of NORRA’s immensely popular “South Point Driver’s Award Celebration,” a huge post-rally party that will be hosted by San Jose Del Cabo’s Grand Mayan Resort. The seaside celebration will include a red carpet entrance, food, drinks including Azunia Tequila margaritas, live music and special awards — all capped of with huge fireworks show.

“We are more than excited about the progress our team has made in raising the bar once again for this year’s General Tire Mexican 1000,” explained NORRA President Mike Pearlman. “Our only goal is to make the experience for our family of racers bigger and better each year. I think we are achieving that objective in a big way for 2014. We can’t wait to see everyone next week in Ensenada.”

2014 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Event Schedule**

Friday, May 9    Ensenada  
10:00am    Media Breakfast and Press Conf.    San Nicolas (Rosa Meeting Room)
12:00 – 6:00pm    IRC Open – Bracket and installation    San Nicolas (poolside)
1:00 – 4:00pm    Motorcycle Registration    San Nicolas (poolside)
Cars Pre-Registration
3:00 – 4:00pm    NORRA Rally/GPS Clinic    San Nicolas Rosa Meeting Room
4:00 – 6:00pm    Motorcycle Pre-Tech    San Nicolas (parking lot)
6:00 – 10:00pm    Baja Social Club/Meyers Manx Bash    Horsepower Ranch

Saturday, May 10    Ensenada to El Rosario (Motorcycles)    

9:00 – 11:00am    Motorcycle Tech Inspection    Riviera Conv. Center
11:30 – 12:30pm    Motorcycle Driver’s Meeting    Riviera Conv. Center (theater)
12:30pm    Motorcycle Staging    Riviera Conv. Center (front)
1:00pm    Motorcycle Start    Riviera Conv. Center (front)
10:15pm    Finish closed    El Rosario (Mama Espinosa’s)
5:00 – 10:00pm    Walker Evans Racing Welcome Fiesta    El Rosario (Mama Espinosa’s)
Ensenada (Cars)
9:00 – 4:30pm    Vehicle/Driver/Crew Registration    Riviera Conv. Center (glass room)
9:00 – 6:00pm    IRC Open: Bracket and installation    Riviera Conv. Center (glass room)
10:00 – 12:00 noon    Vintage vehicle staging (mandatory)    Riviera Conv. Center (front)
12:00 – 4:00pm    General Tire Vintage Round-Up &    Riviera Conv. Center (front)
Bilstein Vintage Tech Inspection
11:00 – 6:00pm    Bilstein Evolution Tech Inspection    Riviera Conv. Center (south)
6:00 – 7:00pm    Walker Evans Racing Driver’s Meeting    Riviera Conv. Center (theater)
7:00 – 9:00pm    Walker Evans Racing Welcome Fiesta (Includes food, drinks and live music)    Riviera Conv. Center (gardens)
Sunday, May 11    El Rosario to San Ignacio (Motorcycles)
5:30am    Motorcycle Staging    Mama Espinosa’s
6:00am    Motorcycle Start    Mama Espinosa’s
8:50pm    Motorcycle Finish Closed    Main Plaza, San Ignacio
Ensenada to Bahia De Los Angeles (Cars)
5:00am    Car Staging    Riviera Conv. Center
6:00am    Ceremonial Start    Main Street Bridge
10:00pm    Car Finish Closed    Costa Del Sol, BOLA

Monday, May 12    San Ignacio to Loreto (Motorcycles)    
6:30am    Motorcycle Staging    Main Plaza
7:00am    Motorcycle Start    Main Plaza
4:00pm    Motorcycle Finish Closed    Loreto
12:00am-11:00pm    American Racing Wheel Party    La Mision Hotel (pool), Loreto
Bahia De Los Angeles to Loreto (Cars)
8:00am    Car Staging    Costa Del Sol
9:00am    Car Start    Costa Del Sol
11:20pm    Car Finish Closed    Costa Del Sol
12:00noon-11:00pm    American Racing Wheels Party    La Mision Hotel (pool)
All Change to Mountain Time

Tuesday, May 13    Loreto to La Paz (Cars and Motorcycles)    
5:30am    Motorcycle Staging    La Mision Hotel
6:00am    Motorcycle Start    La Mision Hotel
9:00am    Car Staging    La Mision Hotel
10:00am    Car Start    La Mision Hotel
5:40pm    Motorcycle Finish Closed    Downtown La Paz
9:10pm    Car Finish Closed    Downtown La Paz

Wednesday, May 14    La Paz to Cabo (Cars and Motorcycles)    
5:30am    Motorcycle Staging    Grand Plaza, La Paz
6:00am    Motorcycle Start    Grand Plaza, La Paz
9:00am    Car Staging    Grand Plaza, La Paz
10:00am    Car Start    Grand Plaza, La Paz
1:55pm    Finish Closed    Main Plaza, San Jose Del Cabo
5:10pm    Car Finish Closed    Main Plaza, San Jose Del Cabo
7:00pm    South Point Seaside Driver Awards    Grand Mayan, San Jose Del Cabo
** Subject to change

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