2016 Gorman Ridge Rally Includes SxS UTVs

The longest running rally in the Southwest just hit another milestone – it will include SxS (side-by-side) UTVs in competition. A test of harnessing the expanding UTV market, two classes will be offered alongside the existing rally car/truck classes:

SxS Production (1000cc limit, modified)
SxS Turbo (1000cc limit, modified/turbocharged)

Why include SxS in a rally? “This area of competition is exploding,” said co-organizer Brian Hamblin. “These vehicles have a lot in common with our rally cars and it could be an exciting new challenge for these teams. Hungry Valley SVRA has been a fantastic partner to our event, and given that the park is a popular area for recreational SxS use, logistically it was a perfect fit.”

Cain Smead #166 at 2016 Idaho Rally; photo by Richard Smith
Cain Smead #166 at 2016 Idaho Rally; photo by Richard Smith

The decision on rules and classes was influenced by input from SxS veteran competitors and vendors of competition parts based out of Bakersfield, which is only 45 miles from the event. Their advice was “K.I.S.S.” – keep it simple – minimize the number of classes for the best success in the first year.

This is not the first time a rally event has included vehicles other than cars. “NASA Rally Sport was smart in exploring other opportunities with RallyMoto a few years ago, which allowed riders of dual sport bikes a competition environment they seldom found with other events.” Hamblin continued, “The Idaho Rally has been including SxS UTVs for the past several years. The competition has been strong and we’ve even seen some cross-pollination, with rally drivers coming back in subsequent years in UTVs, and SxS drivers coming back in rally cars.” The path had been laid and the audience is there.

SxS entries in the Gorman Ridge Rally are not part of a championship at the moment, but that may change. Hamblin, who is also the Director of the California Rally Series, noted “There is a lot of interest for next year. The Gorman organizing committee also runs the Frazier Mountain Rally and we’ve already had some discussions about including SxS UTVs in both events. Other events are keeping a close eye on what we’re doing, so 2017 may see a new type of competition.”

The Gorman Ridge Rally takes place in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event was established in 1979 and is the longest consecutively-running rally in the Southwest.

The Event Supplemental Regulations and the SxS UTV Addendum have been published, links below.

SxS UTV Addendum v.1 (rules)
Event Supplemental Regulations v.2 (includes SxS Addendum)

 

Contact the Event for more information.


Photo Credits:
#909 Derek Thomas @ 2016 Idaho Rally by Richard Smith
#166 Cain Smead @ 2016 Idaho Rally by Richard Smith

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About stage, performance rally:
Stage rallying, or rally racing, is often defined as “real cars, on real roads, going real fast.” It is a form of auto racing that takes place on closed public or private roads in modified production or specially built road-legal vehicles. A co-driver, or navigator, has a set of incremental instructions he or she reads to the driver. Teams follow a point-to-point format of stages that make up the rally, leaving the start of each stage at regular intervals. Victory is claimed, using a combination of skill and speed, to the team who finished with the lowest overall time. Competitors are divided into classes based on factors such as power train and engine size. However, it is more than just the team and their cars—it is a family, a community of many dedicated people work together. Rally involves competitors, service crews and volunteer workers.

About NASA Rally Sport: http://www.nasarallysport.com
NASA Rally Sport is a sanctioning body dedicated solely to stage rallying in the United States that provides a customer-driven organization offering safe, fair competition. It provides affordable events for competitors, volunteers, organizers and sponsors. Its goal is to keep fees as low as possible; in turn, cost is kept down for organizers and competitors alike. Its focus is on the sportsman-level competitor working with each organizer to help them put on great events for the grassroots racers that are the backbone of this sport.

About the California Rally Series: http://californiarallyseries.com/
The CRS is the performance rally championship in the southwestern United States. The Series incorporates events from various sanctioning bodies in order to create a meaningful regional championship for its members. The Series celebrates more than 40 continuous years of performance rally, making it the longest running rally series in the United States. To learn more about the California Rally Series visit www.californiarallyseries.com and follow @crspress on twitter.

Gorman 2015: Record number of teams tackle Gorman, George Plsek and Sean Gallagher victorious!

Photo courtesy: (c) Mathew Mendoza / WheelsDirty.com

On a day considered mild for August in Southern California, 27 rally teams dared to challenge the oldest continuously running rally in the state. Considered tough on cars and crews alike, with technical, twisting roads, and a schedule of 16 stages running late into the night, the 26th consecutive 2015 Gorman Ridge Rally was poised to be epic.

Based out of Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, Gorman Ridge Rally is round 4 of the California Rally Series. The event draws competitors from throughout the Southwest, even as far away as Albuquerque, NM.

Last minute entries from fast teams, including several with past overall wins at Gorman, drove up the competition in AWD. 2013 CRS Open Class Champion and 2013 winner Tingwu Song brought experienced Gorman Co-Driver Mustafa Samli in a Mitsubishi Evo. George Plsek teamed up with another seasoned Gorman Co-Driver Sean Gallagher to go for the win in their Evo. Both teams have experience from rallies all over the country and it showed when Plsek and Song set a blistering pace on stages 1 & 2. Plsek was slightly ahead on every stage until Song fought back on stages 11 & 12 to take the lead. Trying to keep that lead, Song and Samli got a flat tire on stage 14 that ultimately went down to just the rim, costing them at least a minute and a half. On stage 15 pushing hard to make up any of the time lost the team rolled the #95 Mitsubishi Evo onto its side blocking the stage. Once righted by a gaggle of competitors, the team ultimately decided not to continue. This left George Plsek & Sean Gallagher with a healthy lead that would not be challenged all the way to the 1st place podium.

Kris Psara has tackled this event many times in his Subaru Impreza STi. Recently teamed up with Co-Driver Andres Bautista who recently attended the CRS Rally School, the new pair got right up to speed and set 3rd fastest times on 1 through 3 and quickly secured 3rd in the first leg of Gorman known as the Condor Stages. The team went on to secure 2nd overall at the event and some great CRS and Pacific Rally Cup points.

Doug Chernis and Piers O’Hanlon were back for their 2nd consecutive year. Setting some consistent times and keeping in the battle for 3rd place, the team had very few issues as the competition thinned out into the night stages. For their efforts they placed 4th in the Condor Stages and 3rd in the Cliffs of Gorman.

Josh Jacquot and Dave Coleman were looking to solidify some Pacific Rally Cup points in AWD, and were chasing the podium until they got stuck on stage 14. Teetering on the edge of a small cliff, the car was undamaged but completely stuck. Jacquot will be back out to challenge for the NASA National Rally Championship, this year at the Prescott Rally, in Arizona.

Five or more open class teams were poised to take a win here at Gorman. One of those teams got a very unfortunate setback on the very first stage of the rally. John Trucks and Chris Fine got stuck on a berm and ignited some brush, which lead to a fire that the team fought vigilantly, and ended with the destruction of car #51. The crew is safe, but devastated as when anything you put your heart and soul into is lost. We feel that they have some rally karma saved up and coming their way so please check out our fundraiser link: http://www.gofundme.com/3z2qqfsw

Over in 2WD, the rally was energized by the 2WD Challenge and the prospect of winning some cash all the way out to 5th place. In the CRS Performance Stock class it was Chrissie Beavis and first time Co-Driver Erica Sacks in a VW Jetta driving for a win against Sarkis Mazmanian & Michael Mazmanian in their trusty Acura Integra. Beavis was fast enough to not only sweep the P-Stock win, but get into the top 5 2WD cars for 2C. Another late entry came from Brent Lee and John Dillon is a very well prepared Ford Fiesta R2. After having some engine computer issues on the first 2 stages the team elected to move to the back of the field after service. The issues suddenly resolved themselves and the team made up a ton of time. Enough to jump back into the fight for the top spots. Lee finished 4th in 2WD for the day.

A battle for 2nd and 3rd emerged in the CRS-2 class with Andrew Lockhart and Michel Hoche-Mong in their VW Golf against Bret Robinson and Brent Ellzey also in a Golf GTI. The leader changed 3 times and it wasn’t until the very last stage of the rally that Andrew Lockhart pulled out an amazing time to take not only the win but set the fastest 2WD time on the last stage. Running in an open class 2WD car the Toyota RAV4 of Ryan Millen and Christina Fate were the ones setting those fastest 2WD times on all the stages but the last. Their rivals, the Mini Cooper driven by Markus and Alicia Saarinen withdrew on stage 10 after and axle they replaced in service caused some additional problems. At the end of the day it was Millen 1st, Lockhart 2nd, Robinson 3rd.

Just finishing Gorman as a seasoned competitor is sometimes a challenge, so it was great to see two brand new teams on the stages, it was even better to see them both complete their first event. We’d like to congratulate Michael Seidman & Thomas Luhrs in an AWD Subaru Impreza and Zhiyong Cui & Yihai Zhang in a 2WD Ford Focus!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of the competitors and volunteers for making the 2015 Gorman Rally successful!

Gorman 2015: Some New, Some Old, Same Great Rally

Gorman Ridge Rally: Some New, Some Old, Same Great Rally

LEBEC, Calif. (August 20, 2015) – The long awaited 26th running of the Gorman Ridge Rally is set for Saturday, August 22nd in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, with event headquarters at the Holiday Inn Express in Lebec.

The longest-running rally in California, Gorman Ridge is the fourth event in the regional California Rally Series championship and the third event in the NASA Pacific Rally Cup (a qualifying series for the NASA National Rally Championship). Also featured are cash prizes via the NASA Rally Sport 2C 2WD Challenge, which will pay out through fifth place.

Following the retirement of longtime organizers Ray & Donna Hocker in 2014, Tony & Raquel Chavez stepped up to join existing co-organizers Brian & Stacey Hamblin. The newly formed team has worked diligently over the past year to ensure the rally’s success continues seamlessly. Tony, longtime competitor and the currently-elected CRS Director, said, “Brian and Stacey are the ones who made it possible. Their years of experience as co-organizers are invaluable for this new era of Gorman”. Brian noted, “We’ve really enjoyed the enthusiasm that Tony & Raquel bring with them. This new partnership has been both fruitful and fun.”

Although the new Gorman Ridge Rally will have a few changes, expect the same solid event operations. “We rely on a fantastic network of volunteer teams who’ve kept our rally running like clockwork with minimal to no delay and without a stage cancellation over the last decade,” said Brian. “And our partnership with Hungry Valley SVRA is as strong as ever, including the expansion of a grading plan to groom the roads to make them the best they’ve looked in a long time.”

CHAMPIONSHIP

For championship reasons, Gorman consists of two events. “Condor Stages” (a coefficient 2, stages 1 – 9) is a nod to the region’s ecological significance as the home of the California Condor via the nearby Sespe Condor Sanctuary and a hunting ground within the ORV area known as Condor Mesa, as well as a tongue-in-cheek reference to new organizer Chavez’ multi-championship Condor Rally team. The Condor Stages roads are the fastest of the rally, which includes Maxey, one of Gorman’s most thrilling stages and the location of the family-friendly spectator area.

“The Cliffs of Gorman” (coefficient 2, stages 10-16) is a throwback to Gorman’s roots: when it was started in the 1980s, the Gorman Ridge Rally was originally called The Cliffs of Gorman. Featuring the precarious Powerline-Wheatfield stage, a service road cut into the side of sandstone ridges, The Cliffs is technical, tight, and twisty, and includes the infamous triple caution jump featured on this year’s event T-shirt.

Gorman Ridge Rally is a qualifying event for competitors to participate in the NASA National Rally Championship, an invitation-based, winner-take-all format held at the end of the season. Competitors accrue season points toward the AWD or 2WD championship invitation based on their event results OR can secure their slot by setting the fastest time on the Power Stage. This year’s Gorman Power Stage is the final Stage 16, grueling Powerline-Wheatfield, which will have the added challenge of being run after dark.

COMPETITORS

Some of the teams to watch at the 2015 Gorman Ridge Rally:

All Wheel Drive

  • Prepared to defend his 2014 Gorman win, John Trucks may find he has to pull out all the stops with his Suburu STi in this field of fierce competition.
  • Tingwu “Rick” Song is a top contender in his Mitsubishi Evolution. His first and only time at Gorman was in 2013, where he won the event, beating Kris Psara.
  • Kris Psara returns in his Subaru STi, fresh off a CRS win at the Mendocino Rally in July. His focus may be the battle with Josh Jacquot, who is also in a powerful Subaru STi. Both teams are tied in the CRS championship with 500 points each, and they’ll surely be swapping stage times as they go head to head for the first time.
  • Returning to Gorman after an 11 year absence is George Plsek in a Mitsubushi Evolution. His last appearance here resulted in the overall win and it’s great to have him back – especially since Gorman was his first ever rally in a two wheel drive Saab.

Two Wheel Drive

  • The husband and wife team of Markus & Alicia Saarinen are back in CRS-2 and will be looking for some redemption after a DNF at last year’s race in their Mini Cooper, when a mistake over a crest literally ripped the wheels off. Currently in first place in the CRS championship, a win here would give them a commanding lead.
  • Not to be outdone by another couples team is Ryan Millen and fiancé, Christina Fate. Racing this event for the first time, Millen, a championship off-road racer with rally lineage in his blood, will put his Toyota-sponsored RAV-4 to the test on the rough terrain.
  • It may be third time’s the charm for Bret Robinson, who returns to Gorman looking to finish strong and climb up a few spots on the CRS championship with his VW Golf, a popular platform in 2WD.
  • 10 years after his last appearance at Gorman in a Honda CRX, Andrew Lockhart returns in a VW Golf. He captured a 2WD podium finish at Mendocino, so look to him to be a contender.
  • Top-level co-driver, local favorite, and all-around rally animal Christine Beavis is back behind the wheel in her VW Jetta. She couldn’t get her husband (factory rally team driver Matthew Johnson) to sit in the silly seat due to scheduling conflicts, so she went one better and recruited colleague Ericka Sacks. Earlier this year, both women completed the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, a grueling 9-day trek across the deserts of Northern Africa.

NEW SERVICE LOCATION

A BBQ during the dinner break after Condor Stages will once again be hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 444. Parc Exposé, service, and dinner will be located at the new Honey Valley Group Camp facility, which features a pavilion with a large table and seating area, amphitheater, additional toilets, and an expanded parking area.

SPECTATING

Spectating the event is free, beyond the $5/car entrance fee charged by the park. The spectator area is accessible by street car (four wheel drive is NOT required) and marshals will be present to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Spectators are also invited to observe the cars during the service breaks. Please visit http://www.GormanRally.com/spectators for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The event features live scoring and text-based updates, presented by RallyData.com, available through the event’s website. Facebook members can find us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/gormanridge/, and follow @gormanridgerally on Twitter. Please make sure to hashtag the event #GormanRally2015.

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About stage, performance rally:
Stage rallying, or rally racing, is often defined as “real cars, on real roads, going real fast.” It is a form of auto racing that takes place on closed public or private roads in modified production or specially built road-legal vehicles. A co-driver, or navigator, has a set of incremental instructions he or she reads to the driver. Teams follow a point-to-point format of stages that make up the rally, leaving the start of each stage at regular intervals. Victory is claimed, using a combination of skill and speed, to the team who finished with the lowest overall time. Competitors are divided into classes based on factors such as power train and engine size. However, it is more than just the team and their cars—it is a family, a community of many dedicated people work together. Rally involves competitors, service crews and volunteer workers.

About NASA Rally Sport: http://www.nasarallysport.com
NASA Rally Sport is a sanctioning body dedicated solely to stage rallying in the United States that provides a customer-driven organization offering safe, fair competition. It provides affordable events for competitors, volunteers, organizers and sponsors. Its goal is to keep fees as low as possible; in turn, cost is kept down for organizers and competitors alike. Its focus is on the sportsman-level competitor working with each organizer to help them put on great events for the grassroots racers that are the backbone of this sport.

About the California Rally Series: http://californiarallyseries.com/
The CRS is the performance rally championship in the southwestern United States. The Series incorporates events from various sanctioning bodies in order to create a meaningful regional championship for its members. The Series celebrates more than 40 continuous years of performance rally, making it the longest running rally series in the United States. To learn more about the California Rally Series visit www.californiarallyseries.com and follow @crspress on twitter.

Contacts:
Brian & Stacey Hamblin, Tony & Raquel Chavez
818-425-3226 / info@gormanrally.com
www.GormanRally.com

Gorman Welcomes Rally Utah Competitors

Dear Rally Community,

The unprecedented circumstances at Rally Utah and its subsequent cancellation have devastated the entire rally community in many ways.

Now is the time to come together and support the Rally Utah organizers, Denise and Pat McMahon, as well as competitors who were entered, ready to drive the challenging mountainous roads of Southern Utah.

In a show of fellowship, the organizers of the Gorman Ridge Rally are extending an invitation to Rally Utah entrants to join us, at a discounted rate, so they will have an opportunity to recoup the lost points in the Bilstein Southwest RallyCup Series championships due to the event cancellation.

“Too much work, effort, money and time was spent to have this happen to them,” stated Tony Chavez, one of the Gorman organizers.

The McMahons expressed gratitude for the show of camaraderie and collaboration from Chavez and co-organizers Brian and Stacey Hamblin.

“Pat and I would like to thank the Gorman Ridge Rally organizers for this generous offer to help the Rally Utah competitors to try and obtain their points for the SWRC series and for the OHPRG Championship,” Denise McMahon said. “This is how a rally community comes together to help one another as a family.”

As Gorman is a double coefficient 2 rally, entrants will receive 3X points (this equates to 6X points total) toward the championships in the Bilstein Southwest RallyCup Series. Additionally, teams will also earn points toward the California Rally Series and the Pacific Rally Cup.

The Gorman Ridge Rally has been in existence for over 25 years and traditionally holds strong to a reputation of being one of the best regional rallies in the U.S.

The rally is Saturday, August 22, held in the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman, California, with headquarters at the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Lebec, California. The first rally consists of Condor Stages (SS 1-9 / 30.2 stage miles); the second is The Cliffs of Gorman (SS 10-16 / 25.5 stage miles).

Don’t be fooled by the stage miles, as this rally includes some of the most technical roads in the Southwest! Between the two rallies is a nearly two-hour service break featuring a fundraiser barbeque benefiting the Boy Scouts Troop #444. The event is sanctioned by NASA Rally Sport.

For further information visit www.GormanRally.com and www.NASARallySport.com. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Stacey Hamblin, Registrar, at Stacey.Hamblin@gormanrally.com or 818-425-3226.

Best regards,

Brian and Stacey Hamblin / Tony and Raquel Chavez

Organizers of the Gorman Ridge Rally 2015
GormanRally.com

Gorman Ridge Rally Confirms 2015 Event Location

Dear Friends of the Gorman Ridge Rally:

As you may have seen from photos posted on social media and heard through general, unofficial chatter, Gorman Ridge Rally has been seeking new roads for the 2015 event.

Last September, we began discussions with the Mt. Pinos Ranger District, which maintains the section of the Los Padres National Forest directly adjacent to Hungry Valley SVRA. To have new roads in the National Forest would be a coup d’etat, as it has been nearly a decade since a Southern California rally has been issued a USFS Special Use Permit.

With the cooperation (and suggestions) of the ranger district, we identified 38 unique miles of new stage roads and submitted our application and operating plan. These new roads comprise 6 new stages, include a 2,000′ elevation change, and run directly through the pine forest. The Gibeaults finished writing stage notes for them earlier this week.

On Friday, we were notified by the ranger district that the permit would not be issued for 2015 due to fire concerns. The combination of California’s historic drought, the devastating effects of a bark beetle infestation resulting in thousands of acres of standing dead trees, the impending regional increase of the fire danger rating to Level 4 (“Very High” – with the possibility of being raised to “Extreme” in August) and local events such as the Lake Fire (currently 30,000 acres @ 40% containment), were factors in the decision.

While this was disappointing news, we understand the reasons and are happy to report that the ranger district is continuing the discussion regarding ways to mediate the fire concern and include these roads in the 2016 Gorman Ridge Rally. District personnel plan to be on-hand to observe this year’s event in Hungry Valley. We’re not down and out, but for 2015, it looks like force majeure has hit us.

The bright spot in all of this is that Hungry Valley SVRA, a place Gorman has called home since the event was resurrected in the 1980s, is looking forward to our return. We are working closely with park management to develop a comprehensive grading plan to improve stage roads in time for the rally. The park has also requested that we use a newly constructed group site with more amenities than previously available, which will allow the Boy Scouts to provide the mid-rally BBQ in the park and should streamline the schedule by keeping service in one spot for the entire day.

And don’t forget exciting new additions for 2015 – the Gibeaults have used their highly regarded system to create stage notes (included in the entry fee) and Gorman Ridge Rally is a NASA RallySport 2C event, which will provide payouts to 2 wheel drive competitors.

Registration is now open and more information can be accessed via:
http://www.gormanrally.com/competitors/

We hope that you choose to join us on August 22nd. Thank you for your continued support.

The Gorman Ridge Rally Organizing Team
Brian & Stacey Hamblin, Tony & Raquel Chavez
GormanRally.com

Gorman Ridge Rally Announces 26th Consecutive Running, Addition of 2C

Chuck Wilson - Open Class Veteran
Chuck Wilson, Open Class

For Immediate Release

Lebec, California (May 27, 2015) – California’s longest continuously-running rally returns to Southern California on August 22, 2015 for a full day of competition in the mountains an hour north of Los Angeles. Gorman Ridge Rally is round four of five rallies on the 2015 California Rally Series (CRS) schedule and the third of four rallies in the NASA Rally Sport Pacific Rally Cup (PRC).

Tony Chavez, taking over co-organizer duties for 2015, has a few changes in store, but pledges to keep the event running smoothly as ever. “Brian and Stacey Hamblin, who have been involved as co-organizers since 2010, had planned to retire after the 2014 event,” said Chavez. “But we convinced them that Gorman is in their blood.” Brian Hamblin remarked, “Gorman was the first event I ran as a competitor and it has always had a special place in my heart.” While the organizing committee has changed, the history and tradition of organizing a safe, fun, and challenging competitor-friendly event will remain the same.

David Moss & Mike McCanna - 1st in CRS-2 and 3rd in overall 2WD, 2014
David Moss & Mike McCanna
1st in CRS-2 and 3rd in overall 2WD, 2014

New to this year’s event is the NASA Rally Sport Two Wheel Drive Challenge (2C). 2C is a cash prize distributed for the top five 2WD finishers, with the total purse based upon the starting number of 2WD teams. The more 2WD teams competing means a bigger prize!

“2C felt like the perfect fit for our passions,” remarked Chavez. “Between Tony’s exploits in his front wheel drive VW Golf and my experience in a rear wheel drive Volvo, the opportunity to recognize the folks out there in two wheel drive really resonated with us,” added Hamblin. Not that Gorman isn’t AWD-friendly. “We are a grass-roots rally first and foremost,” said Chavez. “We love our close family of competitors, no matter how many wheels driven!” More information about 2C can be found at NASARallySport.com.

This year, Gorman organizers are diligently working to add new, diverse stage roads to the legendary and challenging Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area roads. “Hungry Valley and the State Parks have been fantastic partners for many years, but we recognize that rally is about diversity and dynamic challenge,” said Hamblin.

The expanded Coefficient 3, Coefficient 2 event in Los Angeles’ back yard, with the prospective of new roads outside of Hungry Valley, is an exciting development in Southern California rally. More details about the event schedule will be announced in June at www.gormanrally.com.

# # #

About stage, performance rally:
Stage rallying, or rally racing, is often defined as “real cars, on real roads, going real fast.” It is a form of auto racing that takes place on closed public or private roads in modified production or specially built road-legal vehicles. A co-driver, or navigator, has a set of incremental instructions he or she reads to the driver. Teams follow a point-to-point format of stages that make up the rally, leaving the start of each stage at regular intervals. Victory is claimed, using a combination of skill and speed, to the team who finished with the lowest overall time. Competitors are divided into classes based on factors such as power train and engine size. However, it is more than just the team and their cars—it is a family, a community of many dedicated people work together. Rally involves competitors, service crews and volunteer workers.

About NASA Rally Sport: http://www.nasarallysport.com
NASA Rally Sport is a sanctioning body dedicated solely to stage rallying in the United States that provides a customer-driven organization offering safe, fair competition. It provides affordable events for competitors, volunteers, organizers and sponsors. Its goal is to keep fees as low as possible; in turn, cost is kept down for organizers and competitors alike. Its focus is on the sportsman-level competitor working with each organizer to help them put on great events for the grassroots racers that are the backbone of this sport.

About the California Rally Series: http://californiarallyseries.com/
The CRS is the performance rally championship in the southwestern United States. The Series incorporates events from various sanctioning bodies in order to create a meaningful regional championship for its members. The Series celebrates more than 40 continuous years of performance rally, making it the longest running rally series in the United States. To learn more about the California Rally Series visit www.californiarallyseries.com and follow @crspress on twitter.

Contacts:
Brian and Stacey Hamblin, Tony Chavez
818-425-3226 / info@gormanrally.com
www.GormanRally.com