Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Team Up TwoMountains Finishes the 2007 Season Strong!

Press Release: December 4, 2007

Its official, the 2007 Formula RallyX and California Rally Series results are in for Rally Cross, and the Up TwoMountains Teams picked up two podium finishes!



Driver Jon Burke and co-driver Krista Canfield finished 2nd place overall in FRX and 3rd place overall in CRS, both in the SM4 class.

The season came right down to the wire in SM4 and other classes, with the first place FRX position open until the final Laughlin, NV event. Jon and Krista fought back from a third place tie at mid season. From there, a second place and third place at Antioch 2 and Johnson Valley 5 broke the tie, but the points in FRX were so close at Laughlin that any position was still up for grabs. In CRS, first place was a ‘walk away’ for competitor Phil ‘Rollo’ Stewart-Jones, but second place was still within reach.

The final two-day Laughlin event was held in conjunction with the Laughlin International Rally and Motorsports Festival (http://www.rallyusa.com/). For the Rally Cross competition, it was two days of fun in the dirt, driving around a few hundred cones, on a more than two minute course with drivers running on opposite sides against each other.

For the CRS series, the best result from both days was taken as a single score, but for the FRX competition, both days counted for a ‘double points event’ that could sway the final results dramatically.

Jon and Krista started out strong on Day 1, taking the first place lead…but not by much as second place was only a half second behind. True to rally fashion, to win you must be consistent…and on day two, the competition caught up and Team Up TwoMountains finished fourth overall, however the overall performance solidified their second and third place finishes for the entire FRX and CRS points season.

On top of this great rookie season finish, Up TwoMountains is proud to also announce a new sponsor! Erik Schmidt at L&E Fabrication (www.landefabrication.com) has decided to sponsor the rookie team in their upcoming second season. L&E’s own quality, rally proven parts, and aftermarket selection will help fine-tune the 2004 WRX as they compete again for a top Rally Cross finish in 2008. And with 2009 Stage Rally aspirations, their mechanical help, along with experienced stage rally advice will definitely help to get the team started on the right track.

Team Up TwoMounts would like to thank everyone that helped with this past year: Fine Line Imports, ProjectSoloGear, Metropolitan Motors, GrimmSpeed, and L&E Fabrication!!

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