|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2002
|Contact: Scott Beliveau
Littleton, NH -- Team O'Neil salutes the participants of the second 2002 Team O'Neil rally cross - On May 25th, over the Memorial Day weekend, Team O'Neil hosted the 2nd Rally X of the year. Mother Nature provided an exceptional day with moderate temperatures and crystal clear blue skies. Fun was had by all and the competition was fierce. With vehicles from a beautifully prepared group N Subaru WRX to an old Subaru RX (that's right not a WRX), a Renault GTA, and a TR7, to the Mendhams daily driver stock Honda Civic which claimed fastest time of day - and driven by Ted Mendham himself...you really need to get rid of that rev limiter Ted :)
Piotr Ucher leads the points standings in 4 wheel drive modified with 3 straight wins. Emilio Arce took the class 2 (production 4 wheel drive) - a new comer to the series - he also claimed the number 1 spot in the overall time over 5 runs. Liam Brady in his consistent style was first in class 3 (modified front wheel drive), Joe Dias had been leading and providing some serious competition until mechanical failure killed his chances for the win. Ted Mendham claimed the class 4 (production two wheel drive) top spot with a blistering 5th and last run of 67.121! And in the rear wheel drive class (5), Brian Dennis triumphed (punn intended)...For complete results go to www.TeamOneil.com.
A great contingent of volunteer workers and the participants kept everything moving smoothly by manning their stations when needed. Without the cooperation of all of you, this Rally X would not have been the success it was. A special thanks to Marc Goldfarb - directing timing, Richard Duplessie - watching finish and keeping all informed over his in-car PA system, Scott Beliveau our safety steward and especially Tim O'Neil and his assistant Tara.
The first 2002 Rally Cross was held in winter conditions in January of this year. Conditions were very slippery and created huge grins on the faces of participants. As the day wore on, and temperatures rose, the icy conditions became a combination of soft snow and got down to some frozen dirt. The pace got faster. With the fourth run showing the fastest times of the day - the first series points were awarded.
In February the second Rally X of the season was held at Pooh Corner Farm in Maine - a fantastically successful event that also had a night time component to it.
The next TEAM ONEIL Rally X will be held on July 13th - more Series points will be awarded and the contest rages on!!
For a complete Rally X series schedule go to www.ner.org. For complete Rally X series points go to www.ner.org/Rally/rallycross.html.