Press Release

Janury 4, 2002
  Contact: Kim DeMotte
Phone: (314) 963-1112 (W)
            (314) 968-8841 (H)
FAX:   (314) 963-1011


St. Louis, Missouri -- The 2002 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood has been tapped to be the 2001 Club Rally National Championship (CRNC) event. This means that 75 Divisional Champions from each of SCCA's eight Divisions will be invited to race head-to-head in the foothills of the Ozarks when the 100 Acre Wood runs February 23rd, 2002, to crown National Champions in all five Performance Rally classes.

The 100 Acre Wood has a venerable history in SCCA Performance Rallying, having been on the calendar as a National PRO Rally from 1977 through 1983.

The return of this prestigious event to the Performance Rallying calendar as a Coefficient 3 Club Rally is good news to the competitors between the Rockies and the Smokies since there are limited events available in the middle of the country.

"The 100 Acre Wood will excite an entire new generation of Performance Rallyists" says Kim DeMotte, originator of the event in the '70's and chairman of the 2002 edition. "This is not your father's rally, well, maybe it is!" The current St. Louis Region, SCCA Regional Executive, Bryan Cohn, was a mere child bouncing in the back seat of his mother's car when last the rally ran in 1983.

Contestants will be treated to some of the finest special stage roads in North America, and the communities involved are excited and motivated to have the event back in their region. "This event was always a wonderful time for Salem and the surrounding vicinity. We hated to see it go and we're excited to see it return", says Gary Brown, Mayor of Salem, Missouri, the host community.

The course is approximately 250 miles in length with over 80 miles of special stage competition. It will run a day/night format with half the competition before dark and the remainder requiring driving lights.

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