The Safari class is not a race; it’s a guided tour of Baja that runs a similar route to the race course, but not while the race cars are competing. It steers clear of the super technical sections meant to test the race cars. You won’t be stuck in the silt beds with a shovel on the SAVVY Safari. Group leader, and racing legend himself, Curt LeDuc will see to that.
If you’ve wanted to travel in Baja but never had the right circumstances now is your chance. You won’t find a better or more fun trip to take than to run the SAVVY Safari class at the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000. You will have the full support of the NORRA race organization behind you. You will see the most spectacular sights along the way, and enjoy the best food, and drinks ever. They will take part in all the same opening festivities, attend Day 1 registration, technical inspection, and the Welcome Fiesta in Ensenada. The best part of each day will be reflecting back on the great experiences you had with fellow participants who run the gamut from regular Joes, to celebrities, icons, and professional racers. Everyone will be at one of the highlights of the entire event; the finish line celebrations, and the awards ceremony. In the earliest days, competitors would toast their adventure with a shot of tequila in a dusty cantina. Now the awards ceremony is held on the beach with great food, drinks, fun and fanfare. The evening is topped off with a fireworks display over the ocean.
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|Driver of Record|
Crew, Friends and Family
|Cabo Awards Ceremony Only||100|
|Fri. April 23||Registration / Tech in Ensenada|
|Sat. April 24||Registration / Tech / Drivers Meeting in Ensenada|
|Sun. April 25||Ensenada ~ San Felipe|
|Mon. April 26||San Felipe ~ Guerrero Negro (moto)
San Felipe ~ Bahía de Los Ángeles (4-wheel)
|Tue. April 27||Guerrero Negro/Bahía de Los Ángeles ~ Loreto|
|Wed. April 28||Loreto ~ La Paz|
|Thu. April 29||La Paz ~ San José del Cabo (Finish!)|
|Fri. April 30||Awards Ceremony beachside in San José del Cabo|
Maps and GPS Files
GPS files and detailed maps will not be released until right before the race. Mileage and pit maps will be released earier.
The NORRA Technology Eras
See the NORRA rules page for more information about vehicle categories and rally rules