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2003 Schedule of Events

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Date
Event &
Location
 
Result
February
22-23
Rally School
Ridgecrest, CA

John Dillon once again "gives back to the sport" by serving as an instructor.
March
1-2
Doo Wops 3 and 4
Hoquiam, WA

Widget codriver partners with Universal Rally Team's Andrew Sutherland at the inaugural rally in the new Western States Rally Championship, but electrical problems in Andrew's rented car sidelines their effort one mile into the rally.
Driver: Andrew Sutherland; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mazda 323 GTX
March
29
Seed 9 RallySprint
Jean, NV
Tombstone Paintball Widget Rally Team finishes first overall. The team used the event as a development and test session, working with new Technical Director Chad DiMarco to improve the car's balance and handling characteristics.
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
May
4-5
Rim of the World
Palmdale, CA
Team wins two ClubRallies and finishes fourth overall in the ProRally, just behind three factory teams.
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
May
14-17
Cherokee Trails International Rally
Chattanooga, TN
This event was canceled by the organizers.
June
5-6
Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally
(STPR)

Wellsboro, PA

Despite Blown Engine, A Good Result at STPR
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Eclipse
June
6-7
Dryad Quest/ShitePoke ClubRally
Shelton, WA

This event was canceled by the Sports Car Club of America.
June
27
Pike's Peak International Hill Climb
Pike's Peak, CO

Team Successfully Scales Pike's Peak -- Evo Finishes Fifth Despite Engine Failure
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
July
11-12
Oregon Trail
Hillsboro, OR

Tragic Beginning at Oregon Trail Rally -- two competitors die in crash
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
July 31 -
August 1
Maine Forest Rally
Rumford, ME

Widget Codriver Picks Up More Points in Maine
Driver: Pete Lahm; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo IV
August
15
Gorman Ridge Rally
Frazier Park, CA

Codriver and family support the rally as stage workers while Leon and the race car prepare for the Ojibwe Forests Rally.
August
21-22
Ojibwe Forests Rally
Bemidji, MN
Disappointment Dogs Team in Minnesota
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
September
13
Rally School
Ridgecrest, CA
John Dillon teaches new rallyists beginning and advanced codriving techniques.
September 22 Willows Rally School
Willows, CA
John Dillon travels north to instruct at a school sanctioned by the SCCA's San Francisco Region.
October
11
Perforce Software RallySprint
Santa Maria, CA

John Dillon organized this inaugural event. Well over 50 competitors supported the rally sprint and rally cross.
October
25-26
Prescott Forest Rally
Prescott, Arizona

John Dillon co-drove for Steve Winter, where they set the fastest time on the first stage. Their Eclipse lost a belt on the second stage to take them out of the rally.
Driver: Steve Winter; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Eclipse
November 14-15 Treeline Rally
Monrovia, CA

California wild fires forced the postponement of this rally until 2004.
December 11-14 Ramada Express International Rally
Laughlin, NV
Victory at final rally of the year. Team debuts new Evo VII and proves quick out of the box, but a slipping clutch ended their weekend early. They reentered the regional rally on Sunday and won it overall.
Driver: Leon Styles; Codriver: John Dillon; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo VII
2nd car: Driver: Nick Korpal; Codriver: Eric Schleicher; Class: Open; Car: Mitsubishi Evo 6.5
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