Sonora Rally © 2015-2018 All rights reserved

Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America


March 19-23, 2018


Sonora, Mexico

Dakar Challenge




Entries are open for the 2018 Yokohama Sonora Rally!


* * * Due to the logistics of the multiday cross country rally, the rally will be limited to 50 total entries.



Regular Entry period: November 25 - February 28th

  • Bikes/Quads: $2,575
  • Cars/UTV: $2,875


Late Entry period: March 1st - March 19th

  • Bikes:/Quads $2,775
  • Cars/UTV: $3,175


Entry fee includes:

  • 5 days of racing (if you DNF/DNS a stage, you can still race the next stage)
  • Event insurance
  • Land Use Fees
  • Road Books
  • Satellite Tracking unit (no competitor supplied SPOT or inReach required)
  • Live Timing and Scoring
  • 3 nights in Bivouac with basic bivouac amenities (meal plan extra, see below)
  • Number plate stickers


New Safari Class:

The new Safari Class is intended as an introduction to navigation rally. It is a guided trip, designed for street legal 4 wheel vehicles (Raptors, Jeeps and mild prerunners). You will not be running the stages at speed or scored in results. The trip will be at an easy pace to learn how roadbooks and navigation all work while enjoying the Sonora Rally experience.

  • Safari Entry Fee: $2,000
  • 4 day guided trip that parallels the Sonora Rally
  • Street legal 4 wheel vehicles only with proof of Mexican auto insurance
  • Includes unique road books for portions of selected stages
  • Includes tracker and rally comp rental
  • Includes Sonora Rally Safari decals
  • Learn roadbook navigation with an expert without the stress of competing
  • Drive portions of the Sonora Rally stages and spectate the event in remote locations
  • Includes entry to the bivouacs
  • An optional hotel package is available for rooms at the start, finish and one of the bivouacs (extra charge)
  • You must be prepared to camp in the bivouac two of the nights
  • Must have a vhf radio programmed to Sonora Rally frequency
  • Limited to 6 vehicles with 2 persons per vehicle (supplemental charge for 3rd person)


Refund schedule:

November 1st - December 31st Entry fee refunded minus $400 admin fee

Jan 1st - Feb. 28th 50% refund

No refunds after March 1st


Entry is made using an online entry/registration system, with payment made by credit card or PayPal at that time. The online entry form is somewhat long, so give yourself plenty of time to complete it. Before you begin completing the online form, you might take a look at this PDF sample, which shows the questions and fields to be filled in. Many of the fields are optional, so don't be scared by the length.






Bivouac Meals: $150 per person

Sonora Rally is famous for its bivouac food package. Includes 3 breakfasts and 4 dinners, including Awards Dinner. All proceeds go to support Commedor Estrellita Milagros. An after school food program for underprivileged children in San Luis Rio Colorado.


Location Information

The exact start, finish, and bivouac locations will be announced at a later date. However, the whole event is held in Sonora, Mexico. The stages will run between San Luis Rio Colorado and other small towns and cities. More details will be posted here as final locations are confirmed.


There will be three "dirt" bivouac locations, each easily accessible by any vehicle, including large motorhomes and vehicles with large trailers. Again we will provide basic services and food for those who purchase the meal plan.




Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):

Sunday, March 18th - San Luis Rio Colorado

  • 15:00 Early registration open
  • 19:00 Early registration closes
  • 20:00 Rally School/Prologue Briefing


Monday, March 19th - San Luis Rio Colorado

  • 9:00 Registration and Tech Inspections open
  • 14:00 Prologue Starts
  • 15:30 Registration and Tech Closes
  • 17:00 Prologue Closes
  • 20:00 Drivers/Riders Briefing


Tuesday, March 20th

  • Stage 1


Wednesday, March 21st

  • Stage 2


Thursday, March 22nd

  • Stage 3


Friday, March 23rd

  • Stage 4
  • Awards Ceremony and closing party