News Larry Roeseler Enters Mexican 1000

Larry Roeseler Enters Mexican 1000

Baja Racing

The National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) announced that thirteen time Baja 1000 overall winner, Larry Roeseler, has entered the vintage 2011 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally with a motorcycle.

The off-road Baja Rally is open to pre-1991 vintage vehicles and motorcycle, alternative fuel vehicle, and there is an exhibition category for those wishing to join in the fun and support the event without the pressure of competition.

NORRA’s administrative director, Michele Martineau, stated “the make and model are still under wraps, but he is going to do it on two wheels, and we are very excited!”

Roeseler, who was featured in Dana Brown’s 2005 film, “Dust to Glory”, claimed ten of his Baja 1000 overall victories and five of his ten Baja 500 overall wins on a motorcycle.

While he officially retired from motorcycle racing in 1994, in 2006 he returned to Kawasaki’s “Team Green” to serve as an off-road ambassador and consultant. He was inducted into the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 2010, Roeseler and Norman Motorsports won NORRA’s alternative fuel category 13, and Roeseler enthusiastically exclaimed that “The Mexican 1000 was an amazing event, a great experience, and everybody who was not there missed something very important”.

Important enough indeed, an event that has already convinced several iconic champions to come out of retirement and return to the roots, glory, and fun of off-road racing!

The Mexican 1000 Rally starts May 4th in Mexicali, Baja MX, with overnight stops in Bay of Los Angeles, Loreto, and ending in La Paz.

Photography by: Dr. Danny C. Williams

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster First Look: New Fork and More

The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster gets a more responsive motor with additional midrange power from the vertical-twin 1200HT engine. The powerplant also meets Euro...

Avon Tyres + Blood Bikes = Motorcycles Saving Lives

We’ve all heard of blood banks, but this is the first time we have heard of blood bikes. Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes is...

2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone 100th Anniversary First Look

Back in December, we gave you a first look at the new 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 lineup. The big news was an increase in...

2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber First Look (11 Fast Facts)

The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber enjoys a wide range of updates that include functional and aesthetic. The changes are, in part, to meet Euro...

2021 MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS RC First Look (9 Fast Facts)

The 2021 MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS RC is the new flagship of the urban-brawling Dragster lineup. The RC stands for Reparto Corse, and...

2022 Triumph Bonneville T100 First Look (9 Fast Facts)

The Triumph Bonneville T100 gets a more powerful and higher-revving motor for 2022,  along with a lighter chassis and upgraded suspension as the British...