2017 Sonora Rally Entries Sold Out For March 21st-24th Event!
2017 Sonora Rally and Dakar Challenge event will start with a sold-out field of heavy competition. In just under one week, more than forty cars and bikes will start the third annual Sonora Rally, racing four days through spectacular terrain including Sonora’s massive sand dune "erg", one of only five like it in the world.
Competing for the “Dakar Challenge” where winner will receive entry into the prestigious Dakar Rally 2018 are top riders Mark Samuels, Steve Hengeveld, Andrew Short, James Pearson and David Pearson. Monster Energy Honda team rider and Dakar veteran Ricky Brabec and many returning racers will be battling it out for the overall win.
Last years 4-wheel winner Dave Sykes will be returning and we will be honoring the memory of his winning co-driver Ramsey Elwardini, by giving a special trophy to the competitor who most represents the rally raid spirit of "never give up"! We also welcome JeepSpeed champions Perry Coan and Skyler Gambrell, a Dakar OP class winning navigator in 2012, who will be making his rally raid return at this years Sonora Rally.
Baja Legends Larry and Chad Ragland along with Todd Jergenson will compete for overall prize and Pete Mortensen will be honing his Dakar navigating skills as he uses Sonora Rally to prep for Menzies/Mortensen 2018 Dakar Rally.
Welcome and thank you to Multi Tool and PCI who have come aboard as Rally Sponsors.
2017 Sonora Rally will be debuting the new features of the popular Rally Comp device! RallyComp has added Iridium based position tracking to its long list of race supporting capabilities to aid in keeping track of all competitors and to provide 2-way text message communications from anywhere on earth. This brings a new level of safety to off-road racing in a very compact device and at an affordable price.
The Bivouac - Curated by AventuraTravel.com Alta Cocina, by Aventura!, will again curate the nightly bivouacs and with three spectacular locations, racers can expect a first rate camping and dining experience! A favorite feature of 2015 & 2016 competitors, the nightly bivouac provides a central location for great commerderie, locally sourced, chef driven dinners, craft micro brew and wine sponserd by one of Valle de Guadalupe's first prestigious wineries, Chateau Domecq. This year we will again be treated to phenomenal food by La Faisana, JH Steakhouse and new to the Sonora Rally, Gustavo Adolfo Cortez "Suzuqui" who will be cooking seaside for us in Puerto Liberdad.
Sonora Rally would like to thank their 2017 sponsors:
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