Thirty entries for the open-road race (stage rally) are listed on the official Chihuahua Express website, including the winner of this year’s Pan-Am, Carlos Cordero, plus another ten entries in the ChiX Tour. These entries do not include a dozen competitors from the US who paid their entry fee for the 2020 event, which was cancelled, and who have yet to submit 2022 entry forms. Entries will remain open until 31 January for this compact special stage rally that packs in over 500kms of rally stage in its 1600kms over three days, returning to the same hotel each night, all set in one of the most picturesque regions of northern Mexico.
Chihuahua has one of the lowest COVID infection rates in the country and most of the racing is in the mountains, away from populated areas. The HQ hotel sits high on a hill overlooking the city, which provides a high level of security from the virus. The event organiser, Chacho Medina, is convinced the event will occur as scheduled on April 28-May 1, 2022.
At least three norteamericanos have signed up for the ChiX Tour because they want to experience a Mexican rally before they buy or build a full competition car. The Tour cars follow the same route as the competing cars, go to the same drivers’ meetings, park their cars in the same paddock, and sit in the same bars each night. See www.chihuahuaexpress.com.
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