Rim of the World wins SCCA 2004 award

Rim of the World wins 2004 SCCA ProRally of the Year Lancaster, CA (February 15, 2005) - The Subaru Rim of the World Rally was awarded the Sports Car Club of America's "ProRally of the Year" title for 2004 at the SCCA National Convention. Rim ...

Rim of the World wins 2004 SCCA ProRally of the Year

Lancaster, CA (February 15, 2005) - The Subaru Rim of the World Rally was awarded the Sports Car Club of America's "ProRally of the Year" title for 2004 at the SCCA National Convention. Rim Chairman Ray Hocker accepted the award from President/CEO Steve Johnson at the annual Rally/Solo Awards Luncheon.

"This a great honor," Hocker declared in his acceptance speech. "I was lucky enough to be able to compete in the very first ProRally championship in 1973, so receiving this award for this final year of the SCCA's ProRally program is very special. I accept this award on behalf of the over 300 volunteers that make the Rim happen every year and for our sponsors, Subaru Western Region and AutoSport Engineering, and also for my fellow organizers: my wife Donna Hocker, Steve Mendez, and Mike and Paula Gibeault."

2004 marked Rim's first year basing activities at the new Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, with the goal of "bringing the rally to the public." It featured new events such as a side-by-side Super Special Stage in front of the grandstands, an enlarged indoor Vendor Fair, an Auto Show, Rally Radio, and Real Time Scoring Updates. The 2005 event will add an Autocross and a "Drifting" demonstration at the Fairgrounds. Rim has won ProRally of the Year two previous times.

The 2005 Subaru Rim of the World Rally will be held May 6 and 7. It will be part of the newly-formed United States Rally Championship (USRC), a four-event series made possible through the cooperative partnership of the United States Auto Club (USAC) and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA).

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Series Other rally , SCCA
Drivers Steve Johnson