URGENT! A NORRA MEXICAN 1000 RALLY ALERT!
April 14, 2017. (Agua Dulce, Calif.): CHASE TRUCKS AND TRAILERS! THIS IS AN EFFORT TO GET US ALL ACROSS THE BORDER QUICKLY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION. This information needs to be provided to customs by Sunday at 5 p.m. It is in your best interest to make sure your information is included.
The Customs Department has asked us to provide vehicle information regarding team vehicles crossing the border. It is a last minute request as we have so many teams that will be attempting to cross the border at the same time. We do not capture this information during registration as it does not pertain to your entry.
We have added a link to the NORRA registration page to add 'non-race' vehicles. This may be the truck and trailer being used to transport your race car. This may be your chase truck(s). If it is carrying race related equipment - add it.
Drivers and Co-Drivers: You should have a NORRA account that you used for registration. Log into it. For Chase and Crew that do not have accounts - create one. The first line item that you will see says 'Mexican Customs'. YOU ONLY NEED TO KNOW THE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/LICENSE PLATE OF YOUR TRUCK AND TRAILER. Once you added your trucks and trailers - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE FORM. REGISTER YOUR VEHICLES FOR BORDER CROSSING
TIPS FOR A SMOOTH CROSSING
In order to ensure a smooth border crossing, NORRA recommends you review the rules and instructions below and in the attached document. Each section is in Spanish followed by an English translation.
Please make sure that everyone in your party has passports or passport cards. Everyone transitioning from Baja Norte to Baja Sur will also need tourist visas, which can be processed at NORRA registration.
URGENT: You must cross the border at Tijuana Otay Mesa only! Do not try to go across at San Ysidro or you will be returned to the U.S. All teams with trailers, race cars and spares must go into declaration.
- No race fuel is allowed to go across the border.
- There is a limit of 4 spare tires per truck or chase truck.
- Race car must have proof of ownership, title, green sticker, invoice from fabricator or any other proof of ownership.
- Border is under construction. Be very careful entering and exiting the facilities. Use extreme caution with trailers.
- In case of any problems with customs, call the NORRA tourist assistance helpline: (52) 1 646 1371283 OR (619) 870 9137.
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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, 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 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 was supported by Multi-Tool USA, Method Race Wheels, Azunia Tequila, Walker Evans Racing, South Point Hotel Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.