FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2004
Contact: Sans Thompson
Sacramento, California -- The Sacramento California based Pro Rally team of Jagged Edge Motorsports is pleased to announce Craig Marr, the 1983 SCCA Pro Rally National Champion, will come out of retirement to co-drive in the Jagged Edge Motorsport Flaming Talon, beginning at the Bemidji, Minn. based Ojibwe Pro Rally August 27-28, 2004.
Craig Marr last co-drove for John Crawford in the CMC Dodge prepared by "Mad Mike" Halley. He retired after a fairly big accident and has decided to make a comeback with the Jagged Edge team.
Sans Thompson says "Craig will be a great addition to the team, he has been a friend since I started Rally Racing in about 1977or 78 and I'm looking forward to having him in the right seat. He brings a lot of knowledge about rallying to the table so once he gets up to speed it will help our speed at events."
Tom Laeng of Laeng Works, Hesperia California will continue to prepare the car for the remainder of the season. "Tom has done an excellent job under some difficult conditions" states Sans, "after rolling the car in Oregon, and substantial damage at Rim of the World he has completely rebuilt the car with an all new under carriage, suspension, skid plates, gearbox etc. so with 3 veterans of the rally world, myself, Tom, and Craig involved in the team I expect us to finish the final rallies of the season in the front". "It has been a different kind of experience for me having somebody else prepare the car" continues Sans, "I have always taken care of my own race cars, beginning in my open wheel road racing days, this has been great, and it allows me to concentrate on the driving and let Tom fix all the things that we break."
The Jagged Edge Motorsports Team is in the process of making a decision on the 2005 season. A change of classes from PGT to Group 2 is under consideration. "If we make that change for 2005 it will be in something unique that hasn't been done before" says team driver Sans Thompson, "We are also considering a return to our roots of road racing, possibly racing a Mazda Miata in the Pro Spec Miata series or a Sports Racing car that like to live somewhere around 160MPH, if enough sponsorship can be found to campaign two cars. "The ideal situation would be a Group 2 Rally car that can also be Road Raced in the SCCA National series" comments Karen Wagner, team manager,"but it does limit our choice of cars for Group 2."
For information on Jagged Edge Motorsports go to : www.jaggededgemotorsport.com
For information on the SCCA Pro Rally Series Presented by Hot Wheels go to: www.scca.com
For more information on the Ojibwe Forests ProRally---August 27-28, Bemidji, Minnesota go to: www.ojibweforestsrally.com