LA PAZ, Mexico – After capturing the inaugural Pro Unlimited Class of the NORRA Mexican 1000 on Thursday, Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini race car, specifically built for the Dakar Rally, stayed in the La Paz, Mexico area for the weekend and entered the Dos Mares 500 off-road race, where the Gordini captured another overall title.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico – Robby Gordon won the inaugural Pro Unlimited Class of the NORRA Mexican 1000 Wednesday in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, but rather than a trophy it was his spectacular Gordini that had the driver excited at the end of the four-day 1,334-mile off-road rally.
(Agua Dulce, California) — As teams and crews make final preparations before Saturday’s start of the 6th annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, today the sanctioning body released the final GPS files and downloadable Roadbooks on the website. The announcement is in keeping with Mexican 1000 tradition, as teams participating in the trans-Baja rally are not allowed to pre-run per NORRA rules and regulations.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): To the off-road racing community, the passing of Hollywood leading man, film actor and television icon James Garner last July marked another loss to the sport’s fading passage of its original roots.
Offering high-performance Sunoco race fuel in 100, 110 (Standard) or 112 (Supreme) octane grades, Auto Sports Baja offers pre-ordered Sunoco in either 55 gallon drums or by the gallon.** Fuel will be distributed on Saturday, April 25th at NORRA’s Ensenada Tech and Contingency day.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): With just over six weeks of preparation time remaining before racers and adventure enthusiasts converge in downtown Ensenada, Baja, Mexico for the 6th Annual NORRA General Tire Mexican 1000, event organizers have announced a updated set of regulations for its various “Vintage” and “Evolution” four-wheel categories. The National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today also refined two additional classes for this year’s “Happiest Race on Earth.”
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): One of the “fuels” behind the what has often been described as the “Happiest Race on Earth,” is the hospitality and camaraderie found after each day’s competition and at the various pre and post-event celebrations. With that in mind, is it that surprising that a Baja, Mexico based-rally like the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 has an “Official Tequila?”
Agua 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.”
Agua Dulce, Calif., – While the fifth annual running of the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 may be more than four months away, interest in the unique vintage-themed, on-and off-road Baja rally is clearly on the rise. NORRA officials today announced that a new single-day record of 73 entrants was processed on the rally’s traditional New Year’s Day registration opening that began on Tuesday, January 1, 2014 at exactly 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time until the same time the following day.
Leading the online registration process was veteran rally racer Dave Sykes, who was 2014’s first official Mexican 1000 entrant with his #46 1972 Ford/ Dodge hybrid race truck fondly referred to as the “SuperFodge.” Sykes is entered in NORRA’s popular Vintage Open Truck/SUV category that already includes competition from South Point Hotel owner and former Mexican 1000 vintage overall winner Michael Gaughan, Las Vegas’ Brian Collins, former Ford factory racer John Swift, rally newcomer Kevin Fitzgerald, NORRA veteran Robert Motheral and returning Mexican racer Andrea Tomba with two entries.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.,) While the world enjoys this week’s Christmas holiday, racers and adventure seekers from many parts of the globe are looking forward to their own off-road motorsports tradition. With just 140 days left before the fifth annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, event registration will open as it has for the past three years – on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014 at exactly 12:00pm (noon) Pacific Standard Time (PST).
NORRA’S’ electronic registration process takes place entirely online to insure a fair process for those wishing to secure spots for this increasingly popular and wholly unique motorsports adventure. Early registration not only guarantees a vehicle entry, but also provides competitors with their choice of numbers, up-front Day 1 starting positions by class and a comfirmed hotel reservation for the rally’s first overnight for four-wheel vehicles in Bahia De Los Angeles (first-come, first-served).
“New Years Day is really like Christmas morning for the entire NORRA crew,” explained National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) President Mike Pearlman. “Last January we accepted nearly 80 entries for the 2013 rally at the dawn of a new year, and we expect to exceed that number next Wednesday. We also felt strongly that we will be hosting more than 200 vehicles at next year’s rally.”