Press Release

April 3, 2001
  Contact: Paul Eklund
503-699-0311 ext 134 or

Primitive Ready to Tackle the Oregon Trail

Portland, OREGON -- The U.S.National ProRally team of Paul Eklund (driver), Scott Huhn (co driver) and Karen Price (crew chief) have put their screaming yellow Subaru Impreza USX back together again after a difficult first race of the season, and are ready to "run with the big boys" at the Oregon Trail ProRally this weekend in Tillamook, Oregon.

"We found out that we had actually broken the ring landings on the brand new pistons in our USX while tuning it just before the Cherokee Trails [rally]," said team owner and driver Paul Eklund, "so we went ahead and put last year's motor into the car with just new rods. It earned us two top five finishes, so I hope the motor can last one more event." "It is putting out about 270hp through the Subaru all-wheel-drive system down to 4 Silverstone Rally tires, which isn't as fast as some, but should keep us near the top of the pack."

Last year the team suffered a massive transmission failure which forced them out of the rally while running as high as 4th overall. The rally will take place on gravel logging roads in varying terrain in Western Oregon.

Spectators can watch a 1 mile "super stage" at the giant blimp hangar just south of Tillamook at 10:00am Saturday morning April 7th which marks the start of the 2-day event. The Primitive Racing USX will be the 9th car to start.

Primitive Racing is sponsored by: Royal Moore Subaru,, Drummond MotorSports struts, T-Scandia Motors of Tigard, and Taylor Made Labels.

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