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NORRA Finalizes Tire Size Rules For 2015 General Tire Mexican 1000

Posted in News on March 20, 2015
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Photographers: Chris Collard

Just over six weeks of preparation time remaining before racers and adventure enthusiasts converge in downtown Ensenada, Baja, Mexico for the 6th Annual NORRA General Tire Mexican 1000. NORRA organizers have announced an updated set of regulations for its various "Vintage" and "Evolution" four-wheel categories. After careful consideration and in-depth discussions with many of its veteran competitors, NORRA (National Off Road Racing Association) has raised the maximum tire diameter from 35 to 37-inch for all of its highly popular “Vintage” classes.

Frank “Scoop” Vessel’s awesome Blazer once again tackles the Baja peninsula.

NORRA promotes and organizes the annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally, a vintage-flavored on and off-road stage rally that runs the length of the Baja peninsula. Scheduled to take place on April 25-29, for 2015 competitors will enjoy a fun-filled journey from Ensenada, Baja Mexico to the world-class resort city of San Jose del Cabo.

The way Thompson’s Challenger IV is crossed up through this corner, you’d almost think that Mickey is at the controls.

“Refining a complex event like this to suit a wide variety of guests and their needs is a constant,” explained NORRA President Michael Pearlman. “Now that we have made these changes we are looking forward to putting on the greatest event in Mexican 1000 history.”

Still looking good flying through the air is Walker Evans’s Dodge truck.

In addition, NORRA will return to open regulations concerning maximum tire diameters for most of the Mexican 1000’s “Evolution" categories. New for 2015 is the addition of NORRA’s “Historic Trophy” class. Designed to better accommodate high-performance unlimited vehicles at least 20 years old, the Historic Trophy category will be run in conjunction with today’s modern Evolution categories. NORRA's updates also further refine a UTV class expected to grow in popularity over the coming years.

We think that Baja Bob Gordon is at the wheel of his historic ride.

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