The FABSCHOOL Returns To The NORRA Mexican 1000.
Daily On-site Fabrication Repairs For All Competitors At Each Finish Line

Agua Dulce, CALIF. – The course may have changed, but The Fab School’s plan hasn’t. A small team comprised of Staff and Alumni from The Fab School, with support from Miller Welders (Miller), will be on site to help all teams entered in the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000. The Fab School will have a team of 3 fabricators who will head out each morning and be set up to perform fabrication repairs as necessary when the drivers arrive at the finish each day. NORRA has a longstanding tradition of leaving nobody behind and The Fab School wants to be a part of that. Fellow competitors will work on each other’s cars so that everyone can make the finish at Horsepower Ranch. With help from The Fab School and Miller, even small teams will have all the support they need. These dedicated fabricators will work late into the night if needed. Competitors will have fabrication resources at their disposal and the fabricating team will gain valuable experience in problem solving in race conditions. It’s a win, win for everyone.

Friday April 23rd

The Fab School repair team arrives in Ensenada.

Saturday April 24th

Repair team will walk Contingency and visit with teams and make them aware of their repair options at the Finish line nightly. Announcement at drivers meeting.

Sunday – Thursday April 25th-29th

Head out each morning prior to start and be set up at the finish line awaiting teams’ arrivals. Perform repairs until everyone is taken care of.

Why The Fab School | Founder Troy Johnson

The Fab School was established by Troy Johnson in 2005 to pass down the skills he honed working for top Off-Road race teams to the next generation. Like NORRA, they celebrate the past while forging the future. Their graduates have gone on to be crucial members of professional teams in many types of racing. Some have established their own companies to produce complete cars and/or specialty parts. The Fab School is an accredited vocational training facility that supports the military through the GI Bill, and its students are eligible for federal financial aid. The school has grown to offer a diverse curriculum that includes welding, metal fabrication, 3D printing, CAD/CAM design, CNC machinery and carbon fiber construction methods.


Miller products are designed for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications. Miller, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Their tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment. The company grew from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people. It shows through their community involvement. They annually donate thousands of personal hours for community improvement projects, and the company also gives employees paid time off for these efforts as well.

NORRA happily welcomes The FabSchool and Miller back to the Mexican 1000. NORRA competitors run the gamut from off road racing icons and current stars, to adventure seeking average Joes and well-travelled lovers of Baja. NORRA has classes for bikes, quads, UTV’s, and 4 wheel classes for everything from vintage vehicles to state of the art race cars. After each day of racing, you will have enough free time to make repairs, and prepare for the following day while experiencing a different location in Baja. Each overnight stop has its own unique charm and character. Every team stays in the same towns and attends the same events every night. If you love to race, love to have fun, and love the food, drink and music of Baja, you must come down and experience “The Happiest Race On Earth!”, the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented By Method Race Wheels. Go to to find out how you can join the fun.

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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, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, RIGID, STEEL-IT, Volcon, Slime, Optima Batteries, K&N, Satellite Phone, Biltwell, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, Nite Rider Offroad, Multitool USA, Stage V Media, B3KREATIV, Mag7 Pits, The Fab School, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Horsepower Ranch, Baja Bush Pilots, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), and many more.