Early registration for the 6th annual Sonora Rally opens on Friday, October 25; First 25 paid entrants get $300 in savings.
Photos by Justin W. Coffey
This is a press release from Sonora Rally…
And you can expect that entries will start pouring in… With so much to offer their patrons, it’s no wonder competitors new and returning are rushing to put their names on the list for the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, presented by Method Race Wheels.
This year, the race sets off from Sonora’s bustling metropolitan capital, Hermosillo. From there, the road-less-traveled will take the event north, waving the checkered flag near the U.S. border in San Luis Rio Colorado. Five challenging days will cover a smattering of the Mexican state’s most prized landscapes zigzagging through the desert, down the coastline, and over mountain passes, culminating with a traverse across Sonora’s famed Altar dunes. All the while, racers will be battling for the podium and coveted prizes from the “Road to Dakar” – offering a free Motorcycle entry to the 2021 Dakar Rally – and Rallye du Maroc Challenge granting the UTV victor a complimentary spot at their competition in Morocco that following autumn.
Glory will now be even more achievable because new race classes are being added to the 2020 lineup. With an increase of UTV entries in 2019, this coming edition will now break UTVs into groups of three: Proto-Type, Modified and Stock Production. And, the “big bikes” will be given a chance at victory alongside the Rally Pro and Rally Enduro classes in their own Rally Adventure category designed for motorcycles over 520cc. As if that wasn’t enough, the organization is offering $300 in savings for the first 25 paid entrants, so it’s essential to act now.
To learn more and register early for the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally taking place March 15-20, head over to http://sonorarally.com/entry/.
Sonora Rally Navigation Schools
The Sonora Rally Navigation Schools are back in session in 2019 and 2020:
A first round of Rally Raid education will kick off December 7th in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, with the second location in mid-February at a location still to be determined. Space is limited to 20 participants per function, so early sign-up is crucial. The navigation school combines classroom training with practical application utilizing in-the-field road book exercises designed by Dakar veteran Scott Whitney, instructed by two-time Dakar Rally winner Darren Skilton. Perfect for an athlete looking to sharpen their skills or enthusiasts wanting to learn about navigation, develop practical on-course and off-course habits, and then apply them to a genuine, world-class competition like the Sonora Rally.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Road-book basics
- HP navigation
- Dakar tricks and dune-racing tips
- Rally protocol
- Rally Comp installation and use instructions
THINGS TO NOTE:
- Session 1, December 7-8 – San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
- Session 2, February 15-16 – TBD Location
- Cost – $600 per person with a $200 credit back on Sonora Rally 2020 entry fee
- Advanced routes provided to those with previous rally experience
To RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Contact Info, Vehicle Type, School Date Preference
For more information, visit sonorarally.com