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2000 Calendar and Results

Date Event
March 13-14 Doo Wops III & IV
Olympia, Washington

Mark Nelson and Lee Sorenson took home 2nd in Group N. John Dillon and Mark Tabor finished 3rd in PGT.
February 14-15 ProRally School & RallyCross
Ridgecrest, California

John Dillon served the club as an instructor for this event.
April 7-8 Oregon Trail
Tillamook, OR

Podium finish for Nelson and Dillon in their first rally together. Sierra Motorsport finishes second in Group N behind ex-F1 racer.
May 5-6 Rim of the World
Palmdale, CA

Another podium finish. Despite a first-stage "off" that seriously damaged the right front suspension, the Nelson and Dillon team rallied on to finish second in Group N.
Jun 2-3 Susquehannock
Trail ProRally

Wellsboro, PA

Nelson and Dillon's team ran well until forced to retire on the 10th stage because of a slipping clutch
July 28-29 Maine Forest Rally
Rumford, Maine

The day ended on stage 2 when the team's Evo hit an exhaust system dropped on the road. The impact destroyed the right front suspension.
August 19 Gorman Ridge ClubRally
Frazier Park, California

John Dillon raced with Anton Musev to reprise their 1999 overall victory. However, a roll-over on stage 2 destroyed their hopes for a repeat win. The weekend was not a total waste however--it was the honeymoon weekend for John Dillon and new wife Donna.
August 25-26 Ojibwe Forests ProRally
Bemidji, Minnesota

John and Donna's honeymoon concluded at the Ojibwe Forest Rally. Unfortunately, the rally concluded prematurely for the Sierra team members as well--the left rear wheel came off the car, taking with it the brake calipers, wheel studs, and other critical components. The team dropped to 3rd place in the National Group N championship.
Sep 15 Wild West ProRally
Shelton, WA

Wild West proved to be the last rally of the season for Sierra team members Dillon and Nelson. On the second stage they buried the car in the trees after hitting a dust pocket at the same place the road curved left.
Sep 29-30 Prescott Forest ProRally
Prescott, Arizona

Victory at last! John Dillon teamed up with Bryan Hourt to win in Group 5, racing a 2WD Honda Civic. The pair finished fourth overall behind three high-horsepower 4WD machines.
October 20-21 D&N Bank
Lake Superior ProRally

Houghton, Michigan

No Widget rallyists were able to compete in this event. The Sierra team finished 4th in the national Group N championship list.
October 28-29 ProRally School & RallyCross
Palmdale, California

John Dillon served the club as an instructor for this event.
November 18 Treeline ClubRally
Sponsored by Tombstone Paintball
Monrovia, CA

O'Sullivan and Bender Finish on PGT Podium
December 15-17 Ramada Express
International Rally

Laughlin, Nevada
Victory! O'Sullivan and Dillon win Production GT, finish 3rd overall
    1999 Calendar and Results