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2 Aug 2012 - For immediate release
For more information, contact: John Dillon
Widget Rally Team
P. O. Box 1231
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-0231
Phone: 805.906.7797
Widget web site: www.WidgetRacing.com
e-mail: John @ WidgetRacing.com

Disappointment at Mendocino Rally

Suspension Failure Ends the Day Early

Ukiah, CA. John Dillon (codriver, Thousand Oaks, CA) agreed to codrive for Sarkis Mazmanian at the Mendocino Rally. It was their first time together.

Mazmanian campaigns an Acura Integra in the Performance Stock class of the California Rally Series. The event was sanctioned by Rally America and took place on the Cow Mountain roads near Lakeport, CA on 4 August 2012.

Unfortunately, the right radius arm broke on the third stage, which in turn caused the axle to rip itself out of the transmission. The failure happened while they were leading in the P-Stock class.

This being a one-day event, they had no opportunity to get back into competition. Nonetheless they enjoyed racing together and the camaraderie of the rally community and the many new friends they made in Ukiah and Lakeport.

Both will be competing at the Gorman Ridge Rally in less than a month, but against each other. Sarkis will have his son Michael return to the co-driver's seat while Dillon will be competing at a driver, with Katianna Pihakari calling the notes for him.

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