ProRally: Mopar Speed news 2004-08-24

Mopar Speed Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Formula D Hubinette on Wind Tunnel Wednesday, season finale Sunday Team Mopar driver Samuel Hubinette will appear on the popular Speed Channel program "Wind Tunnel" Wednesday, August 25. Hubinette will ...

Mopar Speed
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Formula D
Hubinette on Wind Tunnel Wednesday, season finale Sunday

Team Mopar driver Samuel Hubinette will appear on the popular Speed Channel program "Wind Tunnel" Wednesday, August 25. Hubinette will chat with host Dave Despain, live from Irwindale Speedway, between 8 and 9 p.m., EST.

Hubinette, who has won three straight Formula Drift events in his Mopar Dodge Viper Competition Coupe this season, will attempt to sweep the inaugural Formula D Series season and win the fourth and final event at Irwindale Speedway on Sunday. As the series point leader heading into Sunday's final event at Irwindale Speedway, Hubinette is riding high on the momentum of three straight Formula D Series victories. But as "The Crazy Swede" prepares, he is quick to turn the spotlight back on those who have helped him post this stellar season.

"I wouldn't have been in this situation without Mopar, NuFormz Racing and Lateral G Racing," Hubinette said. "All of the elements for this team came together so quickly before the first event, but we've been able to work well together as a team, and as a result, we've done extremely well. Mopar has provided outstanding support to us as a team, and their support has allowed me to focus on my role as a driver. I am extremely happy to have been a part of this team's efforts."

Hubinette is also pleased to have been a part of growing the sport of drifting throughout North America.

"This has been an overwhelming year," Hubinette said. "The support we've received from our sponsors, the series and most importantly, the fans has been unbelievable. I have been so blessed to have been a part of this period of growth for drifting, there isn't anyway I couldn't be pleased about this season's outcome."

For more information about drifting, check out the Mopar Magazine feature article on Hubinette, located on moparspeed.com in the SCCA Formula Drift section under "Stories."

Samuel Hubinette and the Formula D Series will compete at Irwindale Speedway on August 29 in the series finale. For tickets, log on to www.formulad.com.

"Drifting an awesome car like the Mopar Dodge Viper at high speeds in front of thousands of people - what a rush! I'm really looking forward to drifting at Irwindale Speedway this weekend on one of the best courses for speed, angle and cutting tandem drifting action. How cool is that?!"
    -- Samuel Hubinette, Team Mopar's world class drifting driver.

SCCA PRORALLY
Mopar ProRally teams back in action at Ojibwe

Chris Whiteman and Mike Paulin are set to be back behind the wheel of their Mopar Dodge SRT-4 this weekend at "Ojibwe Forests."

"Ojibwe Forests" near Bemidji, Minn., will set the scene for two other teams to slide around in their high-powered Mopar race cars this weekend in SCCA ProRally competition.

Rally legend Doug Shepherd will pair up with regular co-driver Pete Gladysz in their No. 52 Mopar Dodge SRT-4, going head to head against the No. 143 Mopar Dodge SRT-4 driven by Chris Whiteman and Mike Paulin. Last year at Ojibwe, Shepherd was winner of the Group 5 and Overall 2WD classes, while the Whiteman/Paulin combination took home the victory hardware in Group 2.

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Series General , SCCA
Drivers Samuel Hubinette