This year’s NORRA Rally “The Northern Edition” is well underway in Baja. COVID restrictions in Baja Sur forced officials to keep the event in the northern half of Baja. Traditionally the rally goes all the way to San Jose Del Cabo. The events for the NORRA rally kicked off at the famous Horsepower Ranch just outside of Ensenada. Only participants of the rally were allowed on the property after passing strict COVID protocols.
The rally started in Santo Tomas and wound its way over the peninsula towards the fishing village of San Felipe. It was a mostly easy day for the participants. On the second day, the 243-mile course ended in Bahia De Los Angeles. The course will continue south near Guerrero Negro before heading back to Bahia De Los Angeles again. The course continues to north for another San Felipe finish. On the final day racers will end at Horsepower Ranch where an awards ceremony will be held.
There are a number of vintage vehicles entered in the NORRA rally that help celebrate Baja’s rich racing history. Mark McMillin is racing the famous “Macadu” buggy. Dana Dague’s PalapaBoy racing team is racing a 1991 Nissan Hardbody pickup truck in memory of the late Spencer Low. Other vehicles include Schampa’s Class 11 entry, and a few early Broncos. There are also tribute vehicles racing in honor of the late Bruce Meyers, creator of the Meyers-Manx.