Sadly the 2015 season has come to a close. It has been one heck of a ride! There have been several ups and downs to the year so let me re-cap it for you!
February 2015: 100 Acre Woods
It was a COLD, snowy no icy few days in the 100 Acre Woods. Sadly, we did not find Winne the Pooh. After a great day of recce, excellent notes and excitement all around we did however find a Mechanical DNF. We lost the timing set and bent the exhaust valves in the motor on Stage 4. It was heart breaking. The car had been running great up until that point. This did leave us with the opportunity to support other teams as the snow and ice built up. It was a great rally despite not being able to continue.
Then we had an unexpected break in our rally plans. Co-Driver Makisa was unexpectedly diagnosed with a tumor in her lung in May which had to be removed. This put a 3 month hold on rally. No worries, they removed the tumor, 1/3 of her lung and the lymph nodes surrounding and she has made a full recovery. She was quite excited to get back in the rally car!
September 2015: Show Me Rally
This was a great event, we took our 6 year old niece who has wanted to learn more about rally for some time. She got to help out at service and meet many great teams. She loved it and is planning to be a Rally Driver for Halloween! Our event went very well. We placed 3rd in our class which is Group 2. It was a great event and our niece was surprised at how “nice” we managed to keep the car!
October 2015: Lake Superior Performance Rally
It seems we like being in the cold. This event in Houghton, Michigan was another beautiful but chilly event. After a great trip north to the event, replacing the starter twice and the battery, recce and passing tech inspection thanks to our wonderful crew, we competed in the rally! May I just say if you have never been to Houghton, you must go, it is very beautiful. (I will post pictures.) We fought hard in this even but struggled due to cancelled or red flagged stages and cars off on many stages. In the end we finished 8th. With the size of the group and the rugged and rough nature of the rally, that was a good finish, just not what we wanted or worked to accomplish. And we did it all with a broken lower motor mount.
Now we are looking forward to next year and are currently planning our schedule. As soon as we have solidified our plans we will release them here. Check out our great partners and if you have any questions about getting into rally just post them to the page. We are happy to answer!