Rally Car – Otago Rally http://otagorally.net/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://otagorally.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Rally Car – Otago Rally http://otagorally.net/ 32 32 Classic car show provides boost for Bumbleance https://otagorally.net/classic-car-show-provides-boost-for-bumbleance/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://otagorally.net/classic-car-show-provides-boost-for-bumbleance/

Wexford Quay last weekend hosted some of the finest vintage and modified cars in the country for an event held to raise money for an organization that helps young children attend hospital visits. This family-friendly day, organized by DB Dailys, a car-loving club based in Wexford, brought out the wider motorsport community in support of Bumbleance, a service that provides safe and comfortable transport for Ireland’s youngest patients.

exford motor club showcased their fiesta rally car, yri motorsport had their american inspired hot rod on site and sam bennett showed off his off-road rock crawler buggy. The show ended with some trophies being presented to all Irish companies that had helped promote and raise awareness of Bumbleance itself. The show’s car was a Nissan 240 Z Fair Lady, closely followed by a Toyota Twincam. Other winners included a VW MK1 Golf, a Nissan Skyline R32 and a VW Caddy.

“The day provided a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by young and old alike, with a high frequency on the quay front with something for everyone,” said Ian Dunne, CEO of DB Dailys. “The day brought many communities together, from the classic enthusiasts mingling with the more heavily modified cars. Children enjoyed jumping in and out of the American-inspired Irish Legends race cars and rally cars, while also raising vital funds and raising awareness for the Bumbleance.

“The Bumbleance took center stage on the day, showcasing everything that makes it such an important part of Ireland’s healthcare system. With the kind hearted staff represented by Shay their driver and the cool, calm and friendly atmosphere inside and out which made for a happy and safe place for children to take their journey to and from medical facilities.

Since its inception in 2016, DB Daily has held events across the county to raise funds for charities. In the past it has donated money to the RNLI, Pieta House and Johnstown Castle. This year, in addition to its work with Bumbleance, it has initiated a series called Fueled, which runs through Talbot Lake and a nature walk, raising money for both.

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Kalle: Safari win is something very special https://otagorally.net/kalle-safari-win-is-something-very-special/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:27:10 +0000 https://otagorally.net/kalle-safari-win-is-something-very-special/

The Finn once again wrote his name in the history books of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship on Sunday afternoon thanks to a commanding drive in the toughest rally on the calendar.

And Rovanperä’s Safari Rally Kenya win, he says, is the special one so far.

The result not only gave the 21-year-old a 65-point lead in the title race, but also marked Toyota’s first 1-2-3-4 in 29 years.

The 1993 feat was also accomplished in Kenya. Back then, Rovanperä’s compatriot Finn Juha Kankkunen, in a Celica ST185, topped the timesheets.

“It feels good,” Rovanperä told WRC.com. “Of course this win is a bit more special than the others.

“The Safari is a rally that has been well known for a long time and has always been a very important event for Toyota.



“It feels pretty amazing what we’ve achieved and it’s actually quite funny that Toyota was the team that pulled it off last time. Being the winning car with a result like that is simply fantastic.

“I am really proud of the team and what they have done in such a short time to prepare for this rally. The car was really strong but also very fast and we didn’t have any problems in such extreme conditions,” he added.

To give Toyota credit, the GR Yaris’ car was pretty much flawless. But Rovanperä also had to jump in and drive the thing – which is never an easy task in deep ruts and fesh-fesh sand.

Saturday was the decisive day for the youngster. Wet conditions derailed other riders’ attacks, but he thrived and extended his lead over teammate Elfyn Evans by 24.5 seconds. Takamoto Katsuta and Sébastien Ogier completed the Yaris quartet.

The Finn shone in wet weather on Saturday afternoon


That paved the way for an easier Sunday where Rovanperä and co-driver Jonne Halttunen eventually took the spoils with a time of 52.8 seconds.

“We started at a normal pace on Saturday and I saw what the other drivers would do,” he explained.

“Elfyn pushed me hard and in the afternoon when the conditions got difficult everyone started having problems and other things. But we just drove clean and set good times.

“In a rally like this, you don’t necessarily want to fight with your teammates. You know how quickly things can go wrong. Luckily we didn’t have to do that on Sunday so that was good.”


]]> 2022 FIA Cross Car Academy underway in Germany https://otagorally.net/2022-fia-cross-car-academy-underway-in-germany/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:26:00 +0000 https://otagorally.net/2022-fia-cross-car-academy-underway-in-germany/

  • Season two for rising rally and rallycross stars aged 13-16
  • The FIA’s reinvigorated approach to grassroots sport aims for greater opportunity and diversity among the next generation of competitors

The second season of the FIA’s dynamic new initiative to offer young off-road talent an affordable and fun entry-level class gets underway this weekend in Matschenberg, Germany.

A key objective of the FIA, under President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, is to revitalize the grassroots of motorsport around the world and offer greater opportunity and diversity to the talent it serves. Cross Car brings together a talented international field of young drivers between the ages of 13 and 16 who aspire to a career in rally or rallycross competition.

By keeping a firm grip on costs, the FIA ​​Cross Car Academy offers driving talents a chance to shine by creating performance parity through their field of ‘arrive and drive’ TN5 cross car buggies. Powered by Yamaha MT07 690cc 75hp engines and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, these vehicles are the ideal proving ground for young talent to shine while providing tremendous spectacle and sporting entertainment.

The FIA ​​​​Cross Car Academy puts the driver first, offering affordable, high-performance racing and instruction for the potential stars of the future. They can focus on improving their skills with the support of the Belgian prep experts LifeLive, who are building the field of 20 Cross-Car participants and supporting the registered participants in all aspects of their development.

As a gauge of how effective this formula is, the first title fight of 2021 went down to the last spot in the last event of the season. In the end, the Spanish-Latvian youngster Gil Membrado prevailed in front of the French challenger Etan Pepujol and final round winner Karl Peder Nordstrand. The 14-year-old champion beat out 15 other competitors in the series’ action-packed first year and used that as a springboard to enter Rally4 competition through the 2022 season.

A wealth of international young talents can be seen again this season. Among the expected frontrunners are Belgian teenagers Emilien Allart and Romuald Demelenne, Italians Matteo Bernini and Valentino Ledda, Czech hopeful Stanislav Brousek, Germany’s Samuel Drews, Spain’s Miguel Gayoso Vazquez and Norway’s Eirik Sveinsholt. The latest female competitor, aiming to follow in the cycling tracks of legends like Michèle Mouton and Louise Aitken-Walker, is Cypriot competitor Tara Laconico.

The 2022 FIA Cross Car Academy will be held five times this year alongside the Senior FIA European Auto Cross Championship, with a calendar spanning Northern and Southern Europe.

Round location country date

1 Matschenberg Germany 24.-26. June

2 Toldijk Netherlands 30.-31. July

3 Prerov Czech Republic 20.-21. August

4 Maggiora Italy 24-25 September

5 Mollerussa Spain 8th-9th October

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The FIA ​​Cross Car Academy homepage with complete information about the series and its commitment to popular sport can be found here (Link: https://www.fia.com/news/fia-cross-car-academy-trophy-year – 2)

Gil Membrado’s 2021 season story can be viewed here (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh62Bi-bSDE)

Full information on how to participate in the FIA ​​Cross Car Academy can be found here: (Link: https://www.xcacademytrophy.com/)

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Here’s what a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII costs today https://otagorally.net/heres-what-a-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-viii-costs-today/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://otagorally.net/heres-what-a-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-viii-costs-today/

Lancaster Evolution or Evo is a legend among them Mitsubishi Fans for his World Rally history and mind-blowing performance. Interestingly, Evo has an almost universal appeal and is loved by different generations and demographics.

Older millennials love this icon for its World Rally roots, but oddly enough, even the gaming-obsessed Gen Z knows the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII. Their knowledge stems from the 2004 racing video game Need for Speed ​​Underground 2, with the Evo VIII. In this game, players who reach level 4 in career mode and complete Race 15 of the Underground Racing League will unlock the Evo VIII. Obviously, this high-tech rally car has also featured in various car racing films and series, such as: 200km/h (2011), Cannonball Run Europe: Great Escape (2005) and Fast & Furious (2009).


Mitsubishi knows the science of product placement better than its competitors and thanks to its marketing efforts, entire generations have grown up loving the Evo VIII. But there is much more to this automobile than a well thought-out marketing strategy. Indeed, this car’s rigid-looking exterior is a classic, while the Evo’s racing history is the stuff of which legends are made.

See Also: A Detailed Review of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8: A Four-Door, Turbocharged Lambo That Beats Monsters

Why did America love the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII?

While most Japanese cars that hit American shores were viewed as practical, rather bland and minimalistic, this Evo came at a time when the discussion was shifting thanks to form-breaking vehicles like the Subaru Impreza WRX, the launched the year before. Since the turn of the century, Japanese cars have been widely admired for their unique qualities. In addition, brands such as Mitsubishi, Toyota and Subaru have become synonymous with great vehicles, legendary engines and high performance.


The Evo VIII immediately conquered the US market. Based on the lightweight Lancaster but with serious structural differences, the Evo seemed like a furious sports sedan designed to satisfy the needs of drivers striving for extreme driving pleasure. Of course, it helped that Evo VIII was available in four trims and customers could find something to fit their budget.

“The Evolution has proven that not only can Mitsubishi compete with the world’s most powerful cars, but that we can offer something that most high-performance cars can’t,” said Ian Beavis, senior vice president of marketing at Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA ). , “And that’s value.”


In fact, offering a killer value proposition to customers was a game changer. Mitsubishi had a competitive advantage over its rivals because it brought to the American market a high-performance sports sedan that had unique features like the Active Center Differential (ACD) and was reasonably priced.

What were the best features of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII?

The best thing about the 2003 Evolution VIII is by far the power. Thanks to its 2.0-liter 4G63 inline 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 271 hp (202 kW; 275 hp), this sport sedan could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. But there were other standout features that wowed American audiences such as the 2005 MR’s ACD and 6-speed transmission (the 2003 and 2004 GSRs launched in the US did not have a 6-speed manual) and design elements such as the bulky rear bumpers, the chrome headlights and the gray 17-inch Enkei wheels.


Related: 2008-2015 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X: Cost, Facts and Figures

How much does a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII cost today?

If you thought you could find a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII simply by surfing the web or visiting your local auto junkyard, think again. These cars are quite rare and they were never intended for mass production. Total US production sales for the Evolution VIII (2003–2005) were 12,846 units, according to evolutionm.net. In 2003, 7,167 standard units were released. The next year, 2004, production sales for the RS were 263 units and 1,254 GSRs were available. In 2005, production sales were 1,000 for the MR, 282 for the RS and 2,880 for the Standard.


Given the rarity of this sports sedan, it is understandable why it has become a valuable collector’s item in recent years. This means that fans on a site such as B. could find an Eco VIII for auction bring followersbut it will come with an exorbitant price.

It is worth noting that these cars are a relatively safe investment and do not lose value. On the contrary, they become more expensive over time.

Currently on CarGurus is a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII with a staggering 110,084 miles on the odometer and priced at $28,995. Most drivers are probably looking for an Evo VIII that has under 100,000 miles, but this will set them back over $40,000. CarGurus has a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII priced at $41,197 with only 45,500 miles on the odometer. And Carsforsale lists six 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with prices ranging from $27,900 (with 85,018 miles on the odometer) to $60,000.

]]> This is what it takes to prepare for Safari Rally: The standard sport https://otagorally.net/this-is-what-it-takes-to-prepare-for-safari-rally-the-standard-sport/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:44:13 +0000 https://otagorally.net/this-is-what-it-takes-to-prepare-for-safari-rally-the-standard-sport/

Toyota Gazoo Racing service crew work on rally cars at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Training Institute service park in Naivasha on Monday. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The sixth leg of the 2022 World Rally Championship (WRC), the Safari Rally, starts tomorrow in Naivasha.

All three top automakers; Toyota Gazoo Racing, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport Ford have supplied their best wheel spinners to the grueling rally to help them score points in the 13-legged series.

On the other hand, local drivers struggled to get their machines in order ahead of the global motorsport showpiece.

Under; Standard Sports lists 10 things to consider when preparing for Rally Safari, arguably the world’s toughest motorsport challenge.

  1. financial muscle

If you want to take part in the safari rally, you have to be in good financial shape. A Rally1 category car costs no less than 100 million Sh (1 million USD). The new generation hybrid cars from the top 3 manufacturers; Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR Yaris Rally1), Hyundai Motorsport (i20 N Rally1) and M-Sport Ford (Puma Rally1) fly over the rough terrain of Naivasha. If you look at it, 100 million Sh is not a piece of cake. A serious driver should therefore look for sponsors to fund their dream of a successful safari adventure. That’s what the Kenyan paraplegic Nikhil Sachania did before the safari rally. The former Kenyan Motorsport Personality of the Year winner secured a lucrative deal with KCB Bank, which will handle his logistics at the Championships. Kenyan National Rally Championship (KNRC) driver Evans Kavisi, 34, also secured a deal with the bankers.

  1. Competent crew

Any competitor looking to achieve impressive stage results needs to have a capable team on site. It’s the mechanics that come in handy when it counts. A mobile garage helps them easily change wheels and other parts of the vehicle. From the team comes a driver and his navigator with clear and convincing notes. “The international riders who come to Kenya will give us a complete picture of where the sport is headed in the years to come because their crew is using the technology more than we are. Even if I don’t win anything in Safari Rally, I’m happy to learn about the international drivers’ approach to rallying,” said driver Kavisi.

Driver Evans Kavisi and Navigator Absalom Aswani (left) during the unveiling and sponsorship of two Kenyan drivers ahead of WRC Safari Rally 20222. 3 June 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

  1. Compliance with FIA standards

Drivers must constantly update themselves with the new rules set by the world governing body of motorsport. Last season, several local drivers were kicked out of Safari Rally scrutineering for failing to upgrade their machines to the required FIA standards. Most did not have FIA ​​approved fuel tanks and the computerized navigation systems mounted in their vehicles. The ax saw 13 riders fall just a day before the championships begin. At the same time, three other local drivers were relegated to the lower KNRC Group 4 tier.

  1. A healthy relationship with the navigator

A genuine bond between driver and navigator is key to winning a safari rally competition. Both Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, who have nine and eight WRC championship records respectively, have had their co-drivers for years. This has given them enough time to bond and get to know each other well, which translates into winning streaks. “To get better, we have to rely on each other a lot. If we don’t trust each other, we can’t compete at a higher level,” said Kenyan rider Rio Smith.

  1. go test drives

Each top candidate for the WRC has to complete several practice sessions before the rally. Smith, for example, has been conducting his drills at Ngong Hills, Athi River and the new routes around Naivasha where the Safari Rally will take place. Kavisi, who will be navigated by his longtime partner Absalom Aswani, has already completed five such test drives in the rough stretches of the Athi River. KNRC driver Hussein Malik also travels to Lukenya every month for similar tests in his Mitsubishi Evolution 10 machine. “Testing the car before the championships is mandatory. It helps a competitor to know the areas that need repairs ahead of the rally,” said Kavisi.

Tire rims of rally cars at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Training Institute service park on June 20, 2022 ahead of the WRC Safari Rally Kenya taking place from June 23-26, 2022 in Naivasha. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

  1. Recce is a must

Unlike the East African Safari Classic Rally, the WRC map is accessible to participants prior to the rally. Participants may have prior knowledge of the track, whether it’s gravel, tarmac or tarmac. Due to the availability of technology, drivers are now able to dig up the most information before the competition. Knowing the stages is also an added benefit as it gives participants an edge over their competition. On Monday, all drivers took part in pre-rally safari reconnaissance.

  1. Fitness is key for rally drivers

To be a top contender for the Safari Rally title, you need to be fit. Gymnastics and physical training are a must. Look at all drivers who have won championships, they have one thing in common; You look slim and fit. Last season, Malik hit the gym to stay healthy ahead of Safari Rally Kenya’s return after a 19-year hiatus. The 41-year-old father of two devoted himself to motorsport-related exercises such as focus, balance, endurance and focus at the gym, which helped him lose over 40kg. “Rallying means an adrenaline rush. If you are not fit, you will tire quickly and lose concentration. That makes you very slow on the bike,” said Malik. Likewise, Smith began his fitness journey ahead of this year’s Safari Rally.

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  1. The right planning makes the difference

If you don’t plan, then you plan to fail. Due to the high standards of Safari Rally, any serious driver needs to plan their trip well and carefully. “During the classic rally in East Africa, we saw that preparation and planning is about 80 percent of the whole process, while competition is only about 20 percent.

  1. Watch what you eat and drink

Some participants take their diet seriously as they prepare for the safari odyssey. Currently, Smith has dropped all of the junk food he consumed and only eats cooked chicken and vegetables.

  1. A big leap of faith

For some drivers, rallying is like playing with death because of the high speed. As such, some participants have strengthened their faith just to help them sail through the adrenaline-pumping journey. Ahead of his WRC debut last year, Smith developed a ritual that he will repeat at this year’s Safari Rally. He continues to pray, checking the car twice to make sure all parts are intact.

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The incredible Prodrive P25 was unveiled ahead of its debut https://otagorally.net/the-incredible-prodrive-p25-was-unveiled-ahead-of-its-debut/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:32:52 +0000 https://otagorally.net/the-incredible-prodrive-p25-was-unveiled-ahead-of-its-debut/

While we knew the P25 was coming and that it would look like a 2-door Impreza and be very capable and expensive, we’ll admit to being blown away by the end result. Granted we haven’t seen it in the flesh yet – the covers are coming down this Thursday at the Festival of Speed ​​- but there certainly can’t be an argument that the P25 is seeing the deal. Having launched the original WRC Impreza 25 years ago, Prodrive says it “reimagined what this car would have been today”. Good job guys.

And of course it gets better. Those optimized body parts? Carbon composite, the lot. WRC-style trunk, bonnet, roof, sills, door mirrors, front and rear ends, rear wing and bumper. Peter Stevens, who designed the WRC version at the time, is responsible for the new look (those rear arches alone make us look weird) and Prodrive’s know-how in putting everything back together means the P25 still makes less than 1,200 kg while retaining the steel monocoque of a WRX.

Into this updated, lightweight mix, the company has inserted Subaru’s latest 2.5-liter flat-four, albeit completely redesigned with bespoke internal components including new cylinder liners, pistons, connecting rods and a variable cam valve train. Oh, and there’s also a Garrett Motorsport turbo with upgraded intercooler and airbox, and Akrapovic racing exhaust in titanium and stainless steel. All things considered, it makes 400 hp and 443 lb ft of torque, and we’ll say in a moment that the P25 probably sounds as good as it looks.

It will also be serious. Prodrive expects to hit 62mph in under 3.5 seconds, thanks in part to a six-speed sequential box with helical gears, but also because it gets a WRC-style launch control system that uses fly-by-wire Throttle and clutch combined in the floor-mounted pedal box to automatically shift the car through first, second and third gears. Imagine that away from the lights.

Power goes to all four wheels via an adjustable active center differential and front and rear locking differentials (giving you an idea of ​​how the P25 will drive). Prodrive has retained the McPherson struts but says it has used machined aluminum posts that can be tuned for optimal geometry for the car’s wider 1770mm track. New Bilstein dampers are adjustable in compression and rebound, while the springs and stabilizers are apparently optimized for asphalt handling. You also get AP Racing brakes and gorgeous 19-inch Prodrive rims.

We haven’t seen the inside yet, but the dash is said to feature a high-resolution, full-width, multi-page display including a data logger. The firm clearly expects owners to take the car to the track (you would have to, right?) and has catered to track day use with “various throttle response and engine performance maps, including anti-lag adjustment”. And if you’re thinking of ‘Lordy’, there’s also a WRC-style ‘fly-off’ hydraulic handbrake that automatically disengages the center differential to remove drive to the rear wheels. That means the P25 is tailor-made to handle all manner of silliness.

That’s a good thing, because the P25 isn’t cheap, as you’d expect. For one, there will only ever be 25 of these (obviously), and for another – in case the description above didn’t tell you – it’s about as close to a road rally car as you’ll ever get. Accordingly, Prodrive will charge £460,000 plus VAT for each individual sample. Big bucks, sure – but if these don’t disappear off Banbury’s shelves like hot cakes, we’ll be eating our PH brand hats. In fact, with Goodwood imminent and runs in the development car heading up the hill, we expect they’ll all be gone by the end of the week.

Prodrive Chairman David Richards said: “The legendary blue Subarus brings back memories of an exceptional era in WRC and it was the Impreza 22B that brought this rally car performance to the streets. By redesigning this car using the latest technologies and materials, the Prodrive P25 pays homage to its roots and there will be few else that can match its performance on the open road. So I believe we’ve achieved our vision of creating our own modern interpretation of the most iconic Subaru Impreza of all time.” Deliveries to the lucky few are set to begin later this year.

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Rallye im Tal 2022 Calendar of Events | news https://otagorally.net/rallye-im-tal-2022-calendar-of-events-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://otagorally.net/rallye-im-tal-2022-calendar-of-events-news/

Valley City as a community will participate in the 24th Annual Rally of the Valley, being held on Saturday, June 18th, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Tracey Compson, events coordinator at the Valley City Chamber of Commerce, explains why Rally in the Valley is important to people in the community,

“The Rally in the Valley brings the community together and there are a lot of people from out of town who support the community and the business, it’s a big celebration of Valley City,” Compson said.

Compson is working closely with Kay Vinje, Executive Vice President of the Chamber, and their board to organize the event in good order.

“We sort of coordinate everything, we do the games, we do the parade, we do the vendors and the rubber duck race and all that,” Compson said.

The annual Rally in the Valley officially begins on Saturday, June 18, but this year a new event called “Peggy Lee Day” will be introduced on Friday, June 17 in honor of the American singer from Jamestown, North Dakota. Local musician Myron Sommerfeld will host the event at the VCSU Center for the Fine Arts honoring Peggy Lee by performing her music at 7 p.m

“I know Myron Sommerfeld has been working on it, they will be paying tribute to Peggy Lee at the VCSU Center for the Fine Arts, they will be playing their music and doing the concert,” Compson said

June 17 will also be a day when several other events begin, including the citywide flea markets, VCHS class reunions, and the Valley City Saints baseball tournament.

The garage sales take place on both Friday and Saturday and can be found in your Times Record papers for June 15th, 16th and 17th. The Valley City Baseball Tournament will be held June 17-19 at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.

Rally in the Valley is not just a day of celebration, but an emotional day for many people.

“Everyone should have a really good time,” Compson said. “There’s a lot of class reunions, people coming back to their hometown who haven’t been here in a long time, so there’s going to be a lot of that… A lot of classmates and people I went to school with will be here so this weekend will be thousands.” be of people in the city.”

Saturday 18th June will be a long day with a bag full of events, starting at 7am with the BCMA breakfast at the airport. Anyone can fly in, drive in, or walk in at Barnes County Municipal Airport to enjoy a pancake breakfast, served from 7am to 9:30am.

“The Airport Breakfast is being run by the High School Dance Team as a fundraiser,” Compson said

At the same time there will be registration for the car show at the Rosebud Visitor Center from 7-9am

The 40th Annual Bill Jansen Road Race/Walk sponsored by the local Valley City Optimist Club, takes place at Hi-Line Park and starts at 8:00 am

Mike Watterson, Optimist representative, shared that the race will be divided into different divisions and medals will be awarded to the top three in each of the divisions, except for the walking divisions, and t-shirts will be distributed to all finishers.

A food and craft fair along with free face painting taking place from 9am to 5pm at Veterans Park in downtown Valley City. Compson explained that beyond Veterans Park there will be places throughout the city where food stands will be available:

“We’ll have food vendors down at Veterans Park, Wild Prairie Bakery, the Vault, Vicky’s Viking Room and many other locations around town,” she said.

A family favorite and one of the biggest attractions of the Rally in the Valley is the parade which starts at 10am and the Bridges City Cruisers Car Show which starts at 11am

Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud will participate in the parade in one of the vehicles. Compson gives some specific details about the parade.

“The parade begins at the Sheyenne Care Center, where it is set up and runs down the street from Central Avenue to 4th Street,” she said.

Currently, the Chamber of Commerce has received 60 entries for the parade and they expect to have nearly 80 by the end of the week.”

The Bridge City Cruisers Car and Tractor Show takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Central Avenue and Main Street and is hosted by Bridge City Cruisers, a local auto club.

The Games Galore Inflatable Games, an event organized mainly for children, takes place from 11am to 4pm in the Rosebud Visitor Center car park, but don’t forget, from 11am at Valley City Barnes County Public Library to eat a cake -3 o’clock in the afternoon

Get your ducks ready for Duckin’ Down the Sheyenne Rubber Duck Race at 3:30pm on the City Park Walk Bridge. Tickets for the race should be purchased in advance and all money from this will go to the Valley City Public Schools Education Foundation. Ducks are available from the Chamber of Commerce at 701-845-1891.

The Rally in the Valley Street dancing, featuring a performance by Valley City band Haymaker and Tim Heetland, will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. This event is sponsored by the Brockopp Brewery and JES Marketing. Heetland shares his excitement via one of his social media pages,

“Calling to all my folks from Valley City, North Dakota and everyone in the area and beyond… I am honored and excited to be able to return to my hometown and have a fun evening with everyone. I hope to rock/dance the night away with as many of you as possible!”

There is a whole year of work put in by various people for this grand celebration of Valley City. Compson shares the hard work behind

“I mean I’ll start as soon as this year’s rally is over, I’ll immediately start preparing for next year’s rally, there’s a lot of work behind it like vendors and setting everything up.”

The donation procedure is completed by sending the donation letters to the members of the chamber,

“We’ve sent out donation letters for every chamber event that we do, and that’s the benefit of being a chamber member that you can put your name on the different events that we do,” Compson said.

Rally in the Valley Platinum Sponsors are Leevers Foods, Puklich of Valley City, BEK Communications, LaValle Flooring, Mobility Plus, Sanford Health, KLJ and Mint & Honey Bookkeeping.

Compson has a final word on why people should attend the Rally in the Valley,

“It’s going to be a fun day, a fun day to celebrate. It’s going to be warm and everyone will be having fun.

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Singer builds his very first turbocharged 911 and of course we want it https://otagorally.net/singer-builds-his-very-first-turbocharged-911-and-of-course-we-want-it/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:20:31 +0000 https://otagorally.net/singer-builds-his-very-first-turbocharged-911-and-of-course-we-want-it/

Is the “Turbo Study” the ultimate analogue turbo driving machine?

Singer - Singer builds his first ever turbocharged 911 and of course we want it - News

Earlier this year, California-based Porsche tuner Singer Vehicle Design took the lid off its latest 911-based project dubbed “Turbo Study.” The plan? To build the first Singer ever without a naturally aspirated engine.

The step towards turbocharging may have initially caused a stir, but now we have wind of further details of the turbo study and doubts were of course unjustified. The latest Singer looks like another dream car for the lottery winning shopping list, and we’re dying for one.

Singer - Singer builds his first ever turbocharged 911 and of course we want it - News

Once again, Singer will use the framework of the 964 version of the Porsche 911 to build the production version of the turbo study. The Californian company teased us with new images of the turbocharged Restomod, and the car features Singer’s signature widebody styling, a “Whale Tale” rear wing, a center-mounted hood fuel cap, and carbon-fiber elements over the front splitter and shark fin mount. The car on display is painted Turbo White with green racing stripes, but Singer customizes every aspect of the Turbo study’s paintwork and upholstery to suit the owner’s preferences. That is, provided they have enough pockets to pay the staggering fees associated with the brand.

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Speaking of upholstery, the car’s interior has been adorned with a variety of classic Porsche touches, including houndstooth “green” finishes on the doors and lightweight carbon-fiber seats, an analog instrument cluster, and an old-school steering wheel design.

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Under the bonnet lies a 3.8-litre, air-cooled, six-cylinder “Mezger” turbocharged engine with bespoke water-to-air intercoolers and electronic wastegates. The engine delivers 503 hp to the beefy rear tires via a six-speed manual transmission. If the Turbo Study performs anything like other Singer models, expect it to be one of the best driver cars out there right now.

We’re yet to hear any details about the Turbo study’s pricing, but we can’t imagine this machine coming cheap. We’ve gotten used to Singer’s six-figure prices, and the Turbo study should be well within that range. Regardless, we can’t wait to see this pocket rocket hit the streets.

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The Spaniard was well on his way to taking the lead in the Championship as he led local hero – and eventual winner – Miko Marczyk early on opening day.

However, he and co-driver Marc Martí retired on stage seven when a defective steering forced their Hyundai i20 N Rally2 off the road and forced it to be retired.

It was the duo’s first rally with the car and with Polish team KOWAX Racing, having secured a last-minute deal to start the event earlier in the week.

“It was in a right hand corner on a crest that was getting tighter and I was just trying to slow down and make it very easy and safe,” explained Solans. “Even though I was driving slowly, I hit a hole or something and the damper broke.


Solans was happy with the new team KOWAX Racing


“I went on for less than a kilometer because I knew something was wrong with the steering and eventually we broke the steering arm as well. We went off the road but we were lucky it was in a spot where there weren’t any big trees so the car is in one piece.

“It’s okay. We’re happy with the car – we built up speed very quickly and we were really happy with everything. It was nice for us because the team worked really well and the car was well prepared.

“It was actually a good weekend for us,” he added. “At least until we had the problem with the damper, it was quite nice.”

Solans is still second in the championship but is now 24 points behind leader Efrén Llarena, who was fourth on lap four.


Orlen 78. Highlights of Rally Poland


He believes the championship battle remains very open and confirmed plans to drive the Hyundai again next month (July 2-3) in the Liepāja Rally.

“We know that we can fight for victory in the championship. It’s still not over,” he said.

“We have performed well in the last two rallies and here we did the same until the problem arose. Now we will try to continue in Latvia – the speed is similar there, but the surface is very different.

“I would like to congratulate Miko Marczyk because he did a very, very good job. He was very fast and also very consistent, so he deserved this win.”


]]> See if this Audi Quattro rally car is faster than a modern Audi RS3 https://otagorally.net/see-if-this-audi-quattro-rally-car-is-faster-than-a-modern-audi-rs3/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://otagorally.net/see-if-this-audi-quattro-rally-car-is-faster-than-a-modern-audi-rs3/

One of the oldest and simplest forms of motorsport, drag racing is one of the quickest ways to settle the score among gearheads – drag racing is seen as a way to showcase a car’s skill, rather than the driver’s, in the most popular of sports.

Since YouTube’s inception, we’ve seen at least one side-by-side example of virtually every car race, from Marcos Chavez’s 911-slaying Nissan Maxima to the very idea behind Hoonigan’s “This Vs. That.” Chances are if it has wheels then it has a drag racing clip on YouTube.

Harnessing the ever-popular sport, Carwow has made a name for itself outside of car sales as one of the premier automotive channels dedicated to drag racing.

In her latest video on her YouTube channel, we see a modern day Audi The RS3 takes on the most iconic rally car of all time: a 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 in Group B livery.

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The classic Audi Sport Quattro is 37 years behind the 2022 Audi RS3

When the Quattro was released in the mid-’80s, rally cars were yet to discover the wonders of all-wheel drive, which was largely reserved for military vehicles.

The first of three generations, the S1 wasn’t necessarily the most successful of the range, but the Quattro suspension system made it clear that the future of rallying was all-wheel drive.

With 500 horsepower from a modest 2.1-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the Quattro weighs 1.1 tons and can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in about three seconds.

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The Audi Quattro: A monster on the rally stage and drag strip

The RS3 will certainly have its work cut out for the Quattro, as it only brings 400hp and a weight closer to 1.6 tonnes – but has the power of technology in its corner.

With the latest Quattro system and new-age perks like Launch Control, the RS3 certainly holds its own with 400 horsepower and 0-60 MPH acceleration in 3.8 seconds.

Not to mention the $70,000 price tag, which is a lot easier to digest than the $2 million insurance value for the S1.

It certainly didn’t take long to settle the debate, however, as the S1 completed the first 1/4 mile run in 11.8 seconds, compared to the RS3’s 12 seconds, even with the RS3’s lightning-quick start.

In the next race all doubts ceased as the Quattro took home victory in the rolling 1/2 mile race at 30 MPH and 50 MPH; the RS3 managed to take home victory in the braking test, a small consolation prize for being waxed by the Quattro.

While it was hard to imagine that the RS3 would beat a dedicated race car in any category, it proves how far modern production cars have come to rival the greatest rally car of all time.

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