Press Release

October 16, 2001
For more information, Contact:
Mark Utecht Ph: 651-408-1203
Brenda Lewis Ph: 763-502-8561
E-mail: brenda@mayhemracing

Mayhem Racing takes SCCA ProRally Production GT Championship

STACY, MINNESOTA -- Mayhem Racing’s Mark Utecht and Brenda Lewis have captured the Drivers and Co-Drivers titles in the Sports Car Club of America’s ProRally Production GT class. Utecht and Lewis took their 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX to two wins and three second place finishes in five ProRallies entered so far this year. They will wrap up their successful season at the Lake Superior ProRally on October 19-20, in Houghton, Michigan.

"We were concerned about the switch from a modified two-wheel drive class to a stock all-wheel drive class," said Utecht. "We were not sure if we could maintain the momentum we had from last year's championship season. Luckily, we were able to run a safe but fast pace that resulted in no DNFs for the season. The same can not be said for our competition. We are very surprised and pleased to win the championship in our first year with all-wheel drive."

"It has been an exciting couple of years co-driving for Mark," said Lewis. "I’ve learned this year to let him know when he is pushing too close to the edge, and I think that has helped us to finish more events. There have been other teams in our class faster than us at the beginning of most rallies this year, but they have often dropped out due to mechanical problems or driver error. It is important as a team to find that narrow range between speed and reliability and we seem to have found it this season."

Production GT is considered a "stock" class, allowing few modifications other than for safety and for comfort. The Mayhem Racing Eclipse has Sparco racing seats for driver and co-driver, Willans safety harnesses, a Mayhem Racing custom built roll cage, Auto Meter Gauges, a Terratrip rally computer, and a Terraphone intercom. Out front are Hella HID (High Intensity Discharge) Rally Lights in a custom pod, and the car rides on specialized Michelin Rally tires. The only performance enhancement is the addition of a GReddy Profec Boost controller.

Utecht and Lewis won the SCCA ProRally Group 5 driver and co-driver titles in 2000 aboard a Dodge Omni GLH. In addition, they were awarded the Jon Woodner Cup, presented to the most successful two-wheel drive competitors in the ProRally series.

Sponsors of the 2001 Mayhem Racing ProRally effort include:
· Morrie’s Subaru - Minnetonka, Minnesota
· FirstCom - business telephone communications
· ProGraphics - custom vinyl lettering for business and racing
· - on-line newsletter covering the sport of Performance Rallying.
· Warranty Solutions - warranty claims processing and consulting for automobile dealerships.

Mayhem Racing is based in Stacy, Minnesota, just north of the Twin Cities. Team manager is Mark's wife, Mary Utecht.

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Mayhem Racing’s 2001 ProRally and ClubRally Results

Date    Event   				PGT     Overall
1/29/01 Sno*Drift, Atlanta, Michigan    	1st     6th 
        Sno ClubRally   			1st     1st 
        Drift ClubRally 			1st     1st 
3/15 	Cherokee Trails, Chatanooga, Tennessee  Did not enter
4/7  	Oregon Trail, Tillamook, Oregon 2nd     13th 
5/4  	Rim of the World, Lancaster, Calif.     Did not enter
5/12    Headwaters ClubRally, Park Rapids, MN   1st     1st 
6/2     Susquehannock Trail, Wellsboro, PA      1st     12th 
7/27 	Maine Forest, Rumford, Maine    	2nd     16th
        7 Islands ClubRally     		2nd     5th 
        Mead Paper ClubRally    		1st     5th 
8/17 	Ojibwe Forests, Bemidji, Minnesota      2nd     10th 
        10,000 Lakes ClubRally  		2nd     2nd 
        Paul Bunyan’s Ride ClubRally    	2nd     3rd 
9/7     Wild West, Olympia, Washington  Did not enter
10/5    Prescott Forest, Prescott, Arizona      Did not enter
10/19   Lake Superior, Houghton, Michigan               

2000 SCCA ProRally Season results:
Mark Utecht:    Jon Woodner Cup Driver
                SCCA ProRally Group 5 Driver Champion
                Central Division ClubRally Group 5 Driver Champion
                Land O’ Lakes Region Rally Driver of the Year

Brenda Corneliusen (Lewis)      
		SCCA ProRally Group 5 Co-driver Champion
                Central Division ClubRally Group 5 Co-driver Champion
                Land O’ Lakes Region Rally Co-driver of the Year

The team finished 10th overall in SCCA ProRally Championship points for 2000.

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