ProRally: Widget Rim of the Worold Race Report

Widget Wins First National at Rim of the World! Fred Ronn and John Dillon, Widget International's first rally team, won the Group 2 national competition at Rim of the World PRO Rally last weekend in Palmdale, California. It was the first...

Widget Wins First National at Rim of the World!

Fred Ronn and John Dillon, Widget International's first rally team, won the Group 2 national competition at Rim of the World PRO Rally last weekend in Palmdale, California. It was the first National race for driver Ronn of Agoura and co-driver (navigator) Dillon of Thousand Oaks.

The team got off to a slow start due to their inexperience in dealing with the heavy fog of the first stage. Conditions were sufficiently awful that the organizers were forced to scrub four of the six Friday night stages, leaving the duo languishing fourth place, almost eight minutes behind class leaders Dave White and Dave Watts.

On Saturday, Ronn's talented driving quickly moved the team up to second place. On stage 11 they took advantage of a miscue by the White/Watts team to take the points lead, a position Ronn/Dillon refused to relinquish. At the final tally, the Widget team won in Group 2 by 8 minutes over Tom Bier and Ole Holter.

The team never forgot, however, the Widget credo of "First and foremost, racing is all about FUN." At each checkpoint, Dillon delivered candy to the volunteer workers along with "rally fortune cookie" messages like "A fool and his money are soon rallyists" or "Rally on, dude!"

The Widget International Rally Team's next event is on July 10th and 11th for the Reno (Fernley) Divisional PRO Rally.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Dave White , Ole Holter