A TASTE OF DAKAR — The Yokohama 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 18th – 23th, 2018

Basic schedule:

► Sun. March 18 – Early Reg, Rally School, Prologue Briefing

► Mon. March 19 – Registration, Tech, short Prologue race

► Tues. March 20 – Stage 1 race

► Wed. March 21 – Stage 2 race

► Thus. March 22 – Stage 3 race

► Fri. March 23 – Stage 4 race, Awards & Party


The Yokohama 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. 

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.


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