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With MAVTV Onboard Prudhomme Excited forThird Strike at Mexican 1000

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*With MAVTV Onboard Prudhomme Excited for Third Strike at Mexican 1000*

VISTA, CA (April 7, 2021) --- In 2018 and 2019 drag racing legend Don “The
Snake�?? Prudhomme took to the desert to chase a dream started in the early
1970s. The Hall of Fame driver was looking to complete a race that was
derailed by engine malfunctions before it even started over five decades
ago. His adventures during those National Off-Road Racing Association
(NORRA) Mexican 1000s made the 80 year-old racer more than a Baja racing
enthusiast. Thanks to a partnership with MAVTV, Prudhomme will be returning
to the wide-open racing spaces of Southern California and Mexico for the
2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, April 23-30. Prudhomme will be competing
in the Modified Turbo UTV class driving a Can-Am UTV.

“I want to run hard and have fun,�?? said Prudhomme, who finished the 2019
Mexican 1000 in 16th place. “The great thing about this race is you don’t
know the course until a couple days before you take off. NORRA doesn’t want
anyone pre-running the course so that will make it exciting. I feel more
confident every time I do this and I have to thank MAVTV for coming along
for the ride.�??

During his last Mexican 1000 race, fuel pump issues on the last day had the
team battling to get to the finish line. This year along with navigator and
support driver Rich Minga, Prudhomme is looking to improve on that effort.
He will once again have PJ Jones assisting with equipment and on-course

“I will be doing a lot of the driving but Rich will also jump behind the
wheel and I’ll navigate. It is a long route and we want to be competitive.
I hated to miss the race last year because of everything going on but there
was no way I was going to miss this race again. It is just too much fun,�??
added Prudhomme.

“Teaming up with a legend like Don Prudhomme for the Mexican 1000 is a
great partnership for MAVTV and Lucas Oil,�?? said Brandon Bernstein, Lucas
Oil Director of Partnership Marketing. “The interest in off-road racing is
growing every year and there is a huge audience of motorsports viewers on
MAVTV. We know tons of people will be keeping an eye on Prudhomme’s
progress throughout the race.�??

The Mexican 1000 is a five-day, off-road rally run by the National Off-Road
Racing Association (NORRA) as a celebration of off-road racing history and
vintage off-road machinery. Cars, buggies, trucks, and motorcycles from all
eras of Baja racing are eligible to participate in a variety of classes.
The race begins Friday, April 23 in Ensenda, Baja, Mexico, and ends Friday,
April 30 back in Ensenda. The course has been rerouted for 2021 to work
within COVID protocols and will be a 1,000 mile loop.

For more information about the NORRA Mexican 1000, go to

Media Contact: Elon Werner,, 214-244-1184

Snake Racing Contact: Donna Prudhomme,

*About Don “The Snake�?? Prudhomme*

Prudhomme, ranked No. 3 on the National Hot Rod Association’s list of “Top
50 Drivers,�?? helped define the sport of drag racing for more than four
decades. When he stopped driving at the conclusion of the 1994 season, he
had recorded four consecutive NHRA Funny Car championships (1975-78), was
the then-winningest nitro fuel racer in NHRA history with 49 victories (14
in Top Fuel, 35 in Funny Car), including seven wins at the prestigious U.S.
Nationals at Indy, and had recorded the first five-second Funny Car run, a
5.98 at the 1975 NHRA World Finals. His 5.63 clocking at the 1982 U.S.
Nationals, nearly two-tenths of a second quicker than anything before, is
considered among the greatest Funny Car passes ever. As a team owner, he
saw an additional 63 victories before his retirement from NHRA.

*About MAVTV*

MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only television network in the U.S.
dedicated exclusively to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up
of exclusive and unique events. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream
motorsports events to include grassroots racing from across the globe: drag
racing, pro motocross, sprint boats, rally cars, short course off-road
truck racing, sprint cars, pro pulling, drifting, ice racing, and
everything in between. MAVTV knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an
automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of
automotive reality and custom build shows that are truly second-to-none.
From 24/7 automotive and motorsports content on MAVTV Motorsports Network
to the free and exclusive content available on MAVTV Select and the
on-demand streaming service of MAVTV Plus, if it has a motor, it’s probably
on MAVTV – The Motorsports Network!

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*About the NORRA Mexican 1000*

No other racing event immerses competitors in the food, drink, culture, and
beauty of Baja, like the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 – "The Happiest Race
On Earth!", and the competitors run the gamut from off-road racing icons
and current stars, to adventure seeking average Joes and well-travelled
lovers of Baja. NORRA has classes for bikes, quads, UTV’s, and 4-wheel
classes for everything from vintage vehicles to state-of-the-art race cars.
There’s even the Savvy Safari class for stock and slightly modified OEM
vehicles (non-race vehicles). NORRA pays homage to the past and celebrates
the future.

*Photo credit Richard Shute*

*Elon Werner*
VP of Sports Publicity
Tony Fay Public Relations
M: 214.244.1184
Twitter: @TonyFayPR <> | @ElonWer

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