Press Release

September 9, 2002
  Contact: Paul Eklund

Primitive Racing Subaru Wins Wild West ClubRallies

Tigard, OREGON - The Primitive Racing team recovered from a dissapointing mechanical failure 3 weeks ago at the Ojibwe Forest Rallies in Minnesota and won both of the ClubRally events this weekend in Olympia, WA. The team also finished 7th overall and 4th in the Open class competition.

The Sou'Wester and Simpson Stages ClubRallies were held just outside of Olympia, WA in overcast weather with occasional drizzle (Washington sunshine...) The events covered about 130 racing miles on gravel logging roads. The roads were terrific and fun to drive at speed.

The Primitive Racing Subaru WRX performed well on its Silverstone tires and lead most of the 13 stages over the 2 days in the ClubRally. They hit over 100 MPH on several straight sections. The speeds did take a toll on a few cars. Doug Havir's beautiful yellow Subaru caught a wheel off the road, slid, rolled and tumbled onto its side early in the rally. No injuries, but the car looked a little worse for wear. The series points leader David Higgins, in the AV Sport Subaru was runing second overall and suffered clutch and subsequent engine problems on the long, 23-mile stage. Despite a quick clutch change at service, the car would not re-fire. Several top cars also blew spark plugs right out of the engines! Big time boost!

In the Open Pro class, Rhys Millen in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO lead practically from start to finish and dodged a rules infraction for speeding in the pit area to win Overall. Paul Choiniere in the Hyundai Tiburon put in a great run and finished second overall.

More information is available at under the Performance Rally tab.

A full release will be posted later at:

Primitive Enterprises, Inc
8425 SW Ashford St
Tigard, OR 97224-7501 USA
(503) 624-2139

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