FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2005
Contact: Grzegorz Dorman
Monticello, New York -- Wojciech Okula and Adam Pelc placed 13th overall and 3rd in Super Stock 2 class at International Rally New York, the last event of 2005 Eastern States Championship. Okula was also 3rd at the finish of the season in Super Stock 2 class, missing the 2nd position only by 9 points.
Wojtek had a very steady run thru the entire event, but the team did survive some technical problems. After stage 14, service crew replaced right front suspension, because of ripped apart shock absorber. "We suffered some brake problems also and tried to work on them before tarmac stages, but it did not help. Luckily Wojtek went thru them without any making any damage to the car." - said crew chief Grzegorz Dorman.
Okula started the second day of the rally by gaining some time to get on the podium in the class and secure the third place in the championship. "If we would be able to spent more time in the car before this event the result could be even better, but we are happy of what we achieved this year. We are all hoping for securing some sponsorships for next year and compete in full national season." - said Okula right after the fireworks at Monticello Raceway that conceived the event.
It is third consecutive season on the championship podium for Okula. After 2 championships in Production class in North East Division, this year he placed 3rd in Super Stock 2. "We did not plan to fight for any championship this year. It was supposed to be a year of test and choosing the new car. Well, we got the new car and we added another championship award to our collection. I guess we can call this season successful." - commented team codriver Adam Pelc.
It was most likely the last event of the year for WORT, unless the organizers of the Winter Maine Forest Rally will be able to pull the event thru. Okula would use that event as a test for next season Sno*Drift Rally in Michigan.