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summarize: Ben Bradley and Russ Kraushaar beat
you all. And there was a very respectable showing
by Roy Lima and Andrew Dobric. When you
consider that Roy and Andrew were only running
with an odometer and used only a calculator in
equipped class (PCC) and beat the 2nd best unlimited
team of Jensen and Kisela by several points, you
have to admire their skill.
you all for attending. We enjoyed having you come
over and appreciate the nice comments you have
been sending our way.
Detail: Firstly, a big "Thank You" to all of you
who came. Whether you are a competitor,
or a worker, your enthusiasm in rallying is terrific.
Besides having a great time, we also got to meet
each other and form a tighter rally community.
sincerely hope that the long days were not
too onerour, and that the Airport Inn was able
to quench that thirst and satisfy that hunger
after such a long drive. We were lucky that the
dust, although bad in spots, wasn't completely
do feel though, that an apology is in order.
During the initial setup we had a number of roads
that had to be completely removed out of contention
due to a variety of things. One was 20 feet of
snow (vertical) on a major connecting route.
Another was bridges out. The end result was that
the estimated distance of the rally wasn't accurately
reflected in the final total distance of the regularity
stages. Furthermore, several roads had Speed
Limit sighns posted. Since there were no alternate
roads (except the highway - boo, hiss) we opted
to use the posted roads anyway although you were
probably as bored on those as we were. On the
other hand, the scores show that boring
roads aren't necessarily a total give away.
most frustrating thing to me as organizer was
the bridge that was taken out on the Zeballos
regularity stage. The weekend before there was
no indication that there would be any work
done in that area. Although beyound our control,
we apologize anyway. I am glad to see that everyone
got to the start of Benson okay, even though a
bit out of order. The net result was only
the loss of 2 controls and a 10 minute delay at
the start of that final regularity stage.