10 May 2005 - For immediate release
For more information, contact: John Dillon
Widget Rally Team
P. O. Box 1231
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-0231
Widget web site: www.WidgetRacing.com
Mozart Racing web site: www.MozartRacing.com
e-mail: John @ WidgetRacing.com
Lancaster, CA. Wolfgang Hoeck (Mozart Racing, Somis, CA) and John Dillon (Widget Rally Team, Thousand Oaks, CA), who earned a Group N victory last December at the Ramada Express International Rally, teamed up again for the Rim of the World Rally May 6-7, 2005. Together they finished second overall in the Friday regional rally, but driveline problems led to an off-course excursion that ended their day early on Saturday. As with the Oregon Trail Rally two weeks earlier, Perforce Software provided financial support to the team.
About the Sport
Rallying is the ultimate team motorsport where street-licensed cars are raced at high speed on dirt trails with two people in the car, a driver behind the wheel and a codriver describing every bend in the road. Normally competitors are not allowed to pre-run the roads so they are racing "blind," navigating from a route book provided just hours prior to the event. Cars can easily reach speeds above 100 MPH as they snake between trees and along the edges of cliffs in this sport of strength and stamina.
About the Teams
Mozart Racing fields a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII prepared by Scott and Joel Tell of Clean Racing. The team's sponsor's include Mobil 1, and Sparco.
The Widget Rally Team, that "serious team with a whimsical name," is supported by Perforce Software (www.perforce.com), makers of high performance software for computer professionals. The team insists on brakes by Porterfield Enterprises (www.porterfield-brakes.com) and utilizes the web services of Shults Dot Com (www.shults.com) for its internet needs. Satellite phones are provided by WCC Global Satellite Communications (www.wcclp.com).
Photo caption and credit:
Wolfgang Hoeck and John Dillon "get air" at the 2005 Rim of the World Rally.
Photo copyright © 2005 by Lorne Trezise of Frozen Motion Photos.
Permission has been secured for you to use this as needed with proper photo credit.
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