Press Release

September 12, 2000
  Contact: Paul Eklund
503-699-0311 ext 134 or

Primitive Racing Ready to Challenge Wild West Roads!

Tigard, OR -- The Primitive Racing crew has proven its muster yet again this season! With incredible support from Subaru Western Region and Royal Moore Subaru's own Richard Buckner, the team has built a completely new motor to replace the one that was damaged when the turbocharger blew up at the Ojibwe Forest Rally only two weeks ago.

The tranny that had stuck in gear has also been rebuilt and put back into the car. "All systems appear to be GO," claims Primitive's Paul Eklund. "We hope to break the string of dissapointments at this rally," says Eklund. "We are driving the car everyday to get some miles on that new motor before the race. It features ceramic coated pistons, but much of the 2.2 liter motor remains virtually stock."

The Primitive Racing team placed 3rd overall last year at this event and hopes to maintain or better that record. Among the various entries for this event will be the familiar green Impreza of North American Rally Cup Champion Lee Shadbolt, but with the car in Open Class configuration for the first time this season. It appears that Group A class has been dissolved in the ProRally series. Shadbolt had been the only Group A entrant in previous rallies.

The rally will start from the streets of Shelton, Washington Friday afternoon and will take to the gravel logging roads west of town for great racing. Action resumes Saturday morning from Shelton and will continue all day.

"We are gonna have some fun out there," quips Primitive co-driver Scott Huhn, who has substantial experience at speed on those logging roads. Prior to joining Primitive, Scott had copiloted in a 500+ hp Group 5 car. He has played a key role in getting and keeping the Primitive Racing Impreza USX on the road for each major rally this season.

The team looks forward to a good finish in Washington and a successfull trip to the Prescott Forest Rally only two weeks later in beautiful Arizona.

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