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June 25, 2022
The Latest From NORRA
NORRA 500 Registration Opens July 2nd - 12 Noon! First In, First Out!
Both Carterra Grande (Big Purse) For UTV, And Safari Expedition Return
AGUA DULCE, CALIF. The 2022 Yokohama NORRA 500 presented by Method Race Wheels will take place September 29th through October 2nd in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Registration for the event begins at 12 o’clock noon on Saturday, July 2nd. Just go to www.norra.com to sign up. NORRA will determine starting order on day one with a first in, first out system that rewards teams who sign up early. Early entries get prime starting positions, and the most current updates and information directly from NORRA.
2021 NORRA 500 OVERALL:
No. 117 - Mike Diorio - Evolution Unl. Buggy - 11:40:56
No. 521 - Hap Kellogg - Vintage Class 5 Unl. - 11:46:17
No. 1979 - Thomas Purcell - Evolution Mod. Turbo UTV - 11:49:48
No. 210 - Mark Seiler - 50+ Vintage Dudes - 14:22:03
The 2022 NORRA 500 will have tons of exciting happenings that will be shared with everyone in the coming months. We will have a special Grand Marshal, fun parties, and much more. The course that race director Eliseo Garcia is laying out will have plenty of new sections and other surprises in store. The Bikes and Cars will run a completely different course on each day of racing so competitors can compete against each other safely. The Safari classes will also enjoy their own unique experience at the 500.
The Yokohama NORRA 500 presented by Method Race Wheels varies from the NORRA Mexican 1000 as it is a loop race that starts and finishes both days in Ensenada. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family down to experience NORRA. There are plenty of amenities in Ensenada so nobody has to rough it. This also goes for the crew. There will be plenty of time to spend at the beach, in the pool, and at the NORRA parties every night; the fun never ends at the 500.
The Cartera Grande (Big Purse) for UTV competitors will be back and bigger than ever. Last year’s purse was over twenty thousand dollars! Anyone entered in a UTV class can win. Not only will you have the most fun in your life, but you could also walk away with some huge prizes courtesy of NORRA’s generous sponsors. Any UTV can be legal for NORRA with only a few safety enhancements.
At the NORRA 500, people and vehicles from every era of offroad racing participate in the event. The NORRA 500 draws current racing stars, icons of the past, lovers of Baja, and adventure seekers of all types. In order to join us for Good Vibes, Good Times at the NORRA 500 you have to get signed up. Make sure you go to www.norra.com to find out everything you need to compete with NORRA, and sign up early on July 2nd. NORRA provides a great challenge, great competition, and the best that Baja has to offer.
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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, five-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern pre-runners, trucks, buggies, UTVs, bikes and desert Rally Raid cars.
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.
NORRA enjoys corporate partnerships with Yokohama Tire, Method Race Wheels, South Point Hotel & Casino, McMillin Racing, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, Multitool USA, Satélite del Norte, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, Optima Batteries, K&N, Horsepower Ranch, Baja Bush Pilots, The Fab School, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.