|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
July 5, 2000
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Contact: Robert Vinet
FREDERICTON, NB -- Long time rally competitor Malcolm Swann is returning to the sport of performance rallying after being away for four long years. Malcolm will co-drive the RAID Rally Team's Subaru Legacy at the North American Baie des Chaleurs Rally on July 7, 8 & 9, 2000. Malcolm last competed at the 'Baie' in 1996.
41 year old Malcolm was born in Salisbury England and now lives in Stratford PEI. Malcolm first co-drove for Doug Turner in the 1981 Excalibur Rally in Ontario, and has co-driven for nine different drivers over the years. "I have co-driven for novices to class and event winners. My highlight was co-driving for Tom McGeer to 2nd overall in the National Novice Championship," commented Swann. Malcolm went on to say, "I enjoy the personal challenges faced as a part of a performance rally team. Whether in the car or servicing, all involve a real and immediate challenge."
"Mal is well respected in the rally community both as a driver and a co-driver. It is an honor to have him on the team for this next event and nice to see him back in the sport. His unique experience and perspective, having sat in both seats, will be an invaluable asset to me as a driver and the team as a whole," said Robert Vinet, the driver for the RAID Rally Team. Robert added, "Rallying is certainly a team effort. The driver depends on the co-driver for instructions, and both depend on the service crew to keep the car running for the duration of the event."
The RAID Rally Team competes nationally in the Canadian Rally Championship. There are 50 teams from across Canada and the USA that are competing in this weekend's North American Baie des Chaleurs Rally. The team is based out of Fredericton, NB Canada, and is sponsored by CarQuest Canada the PIAA Professional Halogen Lamps.
RAID Racing maintains the RallySportCanada mailing list (to subscribe, go to http://www.egroups.com/group/RallySportCanada) and the www.drivesober.com web site. RAID Racing promotes sober driving with the Race Against Impaired Driving program.