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Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America

March 15-20, 2020

Sonora, Mexico



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" Five days of hardcore off-road  rally in Mexico's beautiful Sonora Desert "

cars, bikes, trucks, quads, UTVs
Tough Terrain, Altar Dunes, Beaches, more than what Baja has to offer
Challenging Roadbook Navigation

The Yokohama Sonora Rally presented by Method Race Wheels,  is bringing innovative new elements to off-road racing in North America.  Five days of cross-country stage rally racing in an incredible desert region that is undiscovered by the off-road racing world.  The rally includes new challenges and new terrain that will blow your mind.  Leave those same old silty whooped out roads behind for a few days, and experience a new world of off-road. 


The Yokohama Sonora Rally is the only event of its kind in North America, with features that will test your skills like no other race, and rattle you to the deepest points of your body, mind, and soul.


Navigate the largest dunes

in North America !

Challenging Navigation

Amazing Adventure

New desert racing frontiers


Categories for:

Bikes, UTVs, Cars, Trucks, Quads

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A taste of Dakar

The Sonora Rally is modeled after the granddaddy of rally events, Dakar


If you've ever wondered what Dakar is like, Sonora Rally is designed to give you a taste, albeit a gnarly taste.  We’ve pulled out all the stops, and are creating stages that will challenge even the most experienced off-road racers.


That doesn’t mean just cool, wild, and crazy terrain.  It also means challenging navigation.  In line with true cross-country rally, no GPS tracks will be provided or allowed, no maps are provided or allowed, and there is no pre-running.  It’s you, your  vehicle, the roadbook, your navigation, and the desert unknown.


To win in this rally it will take savvy navigation, precise driving, serious guts, and care for your machine, . . .  for five days straight.  With the bikes, that all has to be packaged in one person, an ironman rider !

Date

March 15th - 20th, 2020


Basic schedule:

► Sun. March 15 - Registration, Rally School, Briefing (Hermosillo)

► Mon. March 16 - Stage 1 race

► Tues. March 17 - Stage 2 race

► Wed. March 18 - Stage 3 race

► Thur. March 19 - Stage 4 race

► Fri. March 20 - Stage 5 race, Awards & Party (San Luis R.C.)


The Sonora Rally will take place from March 15-20th and will be starting for the first time in the capital of Sonora, Hermosillo.


For those looking to learn how rally works, and learn roadbook navigation, a rally school will be available at the event.



Desert and Baja Rally off-road champion Quinn Cody

What competitors say about Sonora Rally:

Skyler Howes:  "Without a doubt one of the best races I’ve ever been to! Sonora Rally was amazing, challenging, beautiful and

                                 all the people around this sport of rally were like a big family. Spending a week competing here was definitely

                                 a highlight of my life."

Chris Blais:  "The gnarliest race I have ever done, EVER."

Casey Currie:  "Sonora Rally is unbelievable. I have never been on the main land side …  To experience sand dunes way way

                                way taller than Glamis, while learning a new task and style of racing, I am totally hooked."

Johnny Campbell:  "Anything you would encounter in a typical Dakar is really just right here in Sonora."

Quinn Cody:  "What an amazing adventure, 100's of miles of massive sand dunes in the Altar desert to crazy flooded dry lake

                               beds in Baja, this was one of the most incredible events I have ever been a part of! Can't wait for next year."

Luc Valentin:  "What an event! Superb organization, awesome routes taking you through breathtaking landscapes!!!"

Daniele Bartolucci:  " Thanks for one of the funnest events of all time !"

Mark Vanscourt:  "This rally was fantastic. Those that missed it really missed a special occasion."

Paul Fournier:  "The dunes made those in Oregon look like speed bumps. The beauty of the course and terrain cannot be

                                       overstated. This was not your typical whooped-out Baja desert race."

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