USRC: Transportation plan unveiled

UNITED STATES RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILS THE USRC TRANSPORTATION PLAN WITH TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES Monticello, NY (February 10, 2006) The Board of Directors of the United States Rally Championship, at its regularly...

UNITED STATES RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILS THE USRC TRANSPORTATION PLAN WITH TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES

Monticello, NY (February 10, 2006) The Board of Directors of the United States Rally Championship, at its regularly scheduled teleconference last night, unanimously approved the USRC Transportation Plan to aid competitors in participating in the Championship. Competitors entering the USRC events using this USRC Transportation Plan will receive transportation subsidy in the amount of $300 from the promoter of the event upon starting the event. This subsidy applies to trips of more than 500 miles from the origination point.

Historically, participation in national rally championships has been limited by great transportation distances, necessary time and associated costs. This situation has worsened with the recent increase in fuel prices approaching now $3.00 per gallon. Under the present circumstances, the total cost of only fuel and tolls for a coast-to-coast roundtrip with a service vehicle and a trailer carrying a rally car approaches $2,500.

The United States Rally Championship, in its efforts to make the eight events of the Championship more accessible to competitors, has paired the events on each coast â^a" please refer to the 2006 USRC schedule. This makes it possible for competitors to participate in two cross-country events with one cross-country roundtrip.

Furthermore, in an effort to minimize the cost and the time necessary for the cross-country transport of rally cars and service vehicles, we have investigated alternative modes of transportation. Several modes of transportation turned out to be unacceptable either because of the cost or the elapsed time.

We have therefore contracted with a reputable nationwide car hauler for a ten-car transporter. Under this Plan, vehicles will be delivered coast-to-coast and will be available to competitors within five to six days. The details of the USRC Transportation Plan will appear shortly on the USRC website at www.usrallychampionship.com.

The United States Rally Championship, America's premier rally championship, consists of Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA) internationally listed events sanctioned by the United States Auto Club (USAC) and presented by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). More information on the Championship is available at the series website at www.usrallychampionship.com. More information on USAC is available at www.usacracing.com, on NASA at www.nasarallysport.com and on FIA at www.fia.com.

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