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Off-Road Motor Sports Back at The Roots

…as NORRA Mexican 1000 Adds UTV Class For 2016 Rally

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ORRA has returned off-road motorsports to its roots; camaraderie, hot rodding, and fun! The Mexican 1000 Rally is a fully-supported on-road/off-road rally, open to vintage and modern vehicles. It is filled with excitement, high-performance driving, spectacular scenery, and world-class adventure.

You will run the length of the Baja Peninsula in four stages; competing with a diverse group of off-road legends, current competitors and everyday racing enthusiasts.

UTV classes benefit from a $1000 reduction in entry fees for 2016 and with the newly created stock class, anyone with a stock or slightly modified UTV can compete after installing window safety nets and 5-point seat harnesses.

7a344913-e68d-4d67-966b-6c7866df3df4Stock class UTV’s can be bone stock or have many of the common bolt-on items available at your local UTV retailer including Wheels & Tires, Shocks, Exhaust systems, ECU computers/Custom Tunes, Lights, Seats, and other non-performance items. Items that must remain showroom stock include front and rear suspension arms and shock mounting locations, track width (other than changes due to wheel / tire changes), wheelbase dimensions, drive-train (other than exhaust and a tune), brakes and steering.  Aftermarket cages, seats, and fuel cells are allowed but not required.  The maximum tire size is 30″ as indicated by the tire manufacturer.  The maximum wheel diameter is 15″.

Interested auto sports lovers can be part of the great adventure with the UTV he or she already has parked outside. If a participant’s UTV does not conform to stock class rules, he or she can still compete in the modified class. And NORRA has a class for those with UTV, which does not have a watered-down version of the Mexican 1000; The rally takes place April 23-27.

 

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