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Sonora Rally is bringing innovative new elements to off-road racing in North America. Four 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.
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 the Americas ! ! !
Sonora Rally 2017 will utilize the new enhanced Rally Comp device for timing, scoring, safety, and navigation functions.
ASO has confirmed Sonora Rally as this years North American Dakar Challenge event for motorcycles. The winner of the 2017 Sonora Rally Dakar Challenge will receive a paid entry into the 2018 Dakar. More...
The Safari class is for enthusiasts wanting to participate without a fully-prepped race car or isn't ready for the pressure of racing.
Bikes, Quads, Cars, Trucks, UTVs
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 four days straight. With the bikes, that all has to be packaged in one person, an ironman rider !
March 20th - 24th, 2017
► Mon. March 20 - Registration, Tech, Rally School
► Tues. March 21 - Stage 1 race
► Wed. March 22 - Stage 2 race
► Thus. March 23 - Stage 3 race
► Fri. March 24 - Stage 4 race, Awards
For those looking to learn how rally works, and learn roadbook navigation, a rally school will be available at the event.
This schedule packs a lot of action into a short amount of time, so you can get in, get 'er done, and get back home without using a year's worth of vacation time. And the convenient location means less travel time and lower travel expenses compared to many other desert races.
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. "
Daniele Bartolucci: " Thanks for one of the funnest events of all time ! "
Dave Peckham: " This was by far in my top five of favorite events EVER. Check it out ! "
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."