This year’s Yokohama Sonora Rally will see a record number of competitors tackle North America’s premier rally raid. With entries from Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, Sonora Rally has reached its entry cap of 50, two weeks before the green flag is set to drop.
This is a press release from Sonora Rally…
Long Beach, CA (March 6, 2018) – This year’s Yokohama Sonora Rally will see a record number of competitors tackle North America’s premier rally raid. With entries from Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, Sonora Rally has reached its entry cap of 50, two weeks before the green flag is set to drop.
Road to Dakar (previously known as Dakar Challenge)
We are honored, once again, to have been chosen as an official “Road to Dakar” event. The First Place motorcycle rider in the Road to Dakar class will win a fully paid entry into the 2019 Dakar Rally. Last year’s Dakar Challenge winner, Mark Samuels, and runner up Andrew Short both had impressive runs at this year’s Dakar.
“Going to Dakar in 2018, Sonora Rally was a big benefit with preparation and learning how to truly navigate,” said Mark Samuels. “Sonora Rally is by far the best experience I could have had in North America for Adventure Rally.”
Andrew Short said after the Dakar, “I really enjoyed Sonora Rally last year, it is what fueled this addiction.”
Rally Director Darren stated: “Participating in 10 Dakar Rallies, I have developed a good feel for what makes a rally raid an unforgettable adventure. My team and I have made it our mission to lay out special stages with an authentic and true taste of Dakar. We have been proven a great training ground for those with Dakar in their dreams and the Road to Dakar is a great way for racers to be given the opportunity to shine on the world stage.”
With a record of 18 Road to Dakar entries, this years competition is sure to be hot.
For full rules and regulations for this years Road to Dakar please click here: http://sonorarally.com/details/roadtodakar.html.