February 17, 2011, Washington, D.C. - Emme Hall of Hall Ass Racing – http://www.hallassracing.com - will tackle the 2011 outing of the historic NORRA Mexican 1000 race down the Baja Peninsula as one half of a father-daughter team with her dad, longtime racer Larry Hall.
The second running of the revived NORRA 1000 takes place May 5-7, starting in Mexicali and ending three grueling days later in La Paz. The two are campaigning Larry’s Class 5 “Trophy Bug” which Emme Hall drove to a second place class finish at the 2010 MORE Powder Puff race last October. More than 50 off road race cars from 1955-1991 are expected to participate in the race.
“We need more women drivers in off road racing,” Emme Hall said. “I want to inspire other women to get behind the wheel.”
Larry Hall raced the entire SCORE series, including the Baja 1000 from 1986-1992 and was a member of the Chapala Dusters race club. He built the Class 5 racer in 2007 as a weekend fun car with some friends. The MORE Powder Puff race, which raises more than $120,000 annually for breast cancer research, was Emme Hall’s first competitive outing. The NORRA race will be the first time the two have raced together.
“I’m excited to show him what I can do behind the wheel and learn from him when he takes his turn,” Emme Hall said. “It should be a great time.”
NORRA (National Off Road Racing Association) was founded in 1967 and was instrumental in organizing the first races in Mexico. Some of the best racers in the history of Baja will be participating in this year’s race, including Off Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Walker Evans and 12 time SCORE International Baja 1000 overall winner Larry Roeseler.
About Hall Ass Racing
Hall Ass Racing consists of Emme and Larry Hall as well as a team of unpaid but highly appreciated mechanics and welders. Emme lives in Washington, D.C. and Larry splits his time between Colorado and Mexico. Emme is a costumer for Ford’s Theatre and does car reviews for Roadfly TV. She hopes to begin Solo competition with the Sports Car Club of America in her 2001 Mazda Miata this summer. To learn more visit http://www.hallassracing.com.