RALLYNOTES TEAM CHARGES BACK INTO THE USRC AT PRESCOTT!
The beautiful southwest flowing landscapes, scenery, and sunsets are the backdrop for the team's most anticipated rally of the year; The Prescott Rally. The roads are wide and fast with a lot more speed than California rallies. An expanded spectator stage has been built at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds and will give fans a close look at the action.
The team is pumped up and ready to go! "I can't wait to get out on the roads here. They have combined two of the popular stages to make a twenty mile test called 'Perkins View.' It equates to driving flat out for about a half hour. I'll be saving my adrenaline for that one," remarked Driver Kristopher Marciniak.
The Dodge Rally Neon is in great shape and ready for the win. A fresh set of Bilstein performance shock absorbers have returned from testing and will compliment a new set of Hankook Rally Tires over the one hundred plus stage miles. The team will be in excellent hands as eight crew members have signed up for the event. Some new faces as well as returning crew from an Arizona based car club (AZ2GNT.net) last year.
Among the fans watching the rally will be Kris and Christine's parents. They have flown out to see the team in action for the first time. "I'm really excited that our parents are coming from the east coast -- I've been telling everyone! Neither set has even been to a rally, and I really want them to see what we have been so excited about for the last couple years," said Co-Driver Christine Wittish.
Kristopher is a computer technician and support analyst working for the Alteer Corporation in Irvine, CA. Christine is a molecular biology graduate student at the University of California, Irvine in the lab of Dr. Douglas Wallace.