Press Release

February 10, 2000
For more information, contact: Patrick Richard
Rocket Rally Racing
1409 Pendrell Street
Vancouver, BC V6G1S3

Rocket Rally Racing Ready for Second Winter Rally
Lessons Learned from January Rally Will Help Team

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Determined to conquer the ice and snow of Quebec, Rocket Rally Racing is heading back to the province for another rally event, this time equipped with great tires and some fresh experience.

The B.C.-based team will be in Maniwaki, Quebec this weekend competing in Rallye Perce-Neige 2000, the second event in the Subaru Canadian Rally Championship. In the first event, Rallye de Quebec, January 28 and 29, the team finished 10th overall and 3rd in Production GT.

"Rallye de Quebec was our first winter rally. It definitely taught us a lot about winter racing," says Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver. "One thing we quickly learned was that tires really influence how well you do in winter events. We've picked up some specialist ice tires - Nokian Hakkapelita Qs - and have some great snows, so I hope we'll do well."

Another Photo Finish Expected -

Regardless of the team's overall placing, it expects a photo finish. Rocket Rally Racing is sponsoring a photographer's contingency program, where fans submit photographs of the Rocket Rally Car, a black Subaru Impreza RS. The top three photos at every rally event win cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25, respectively. The team received many great photos from January's event. Results from that contest will be announced the week of February 14.

Rocket Rally Racing is sponsored by Specialty Subaru of North Vancouver and by Dragon Eyewear.

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For media information contact:
(East Coast)
Nathalie Richard, Rocket Rally Team Manager
Phone 416-922-9222

(West Coast)
Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver
Phone 604-803-6095
Fax 604-687-0029

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