|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
April 5, 2000
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Contact: Patrick Richard
Rocket Rally Racing
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Rocket Rally Racing and Drummond Motor Sport (DMS) announced today that they have signed a sponsorship agreement for the 2000 Subaru Canadian Rally Championship and the 2000 SCCA ProRally Championship.
Australia-based DMS, at the cutting edge of suspension tuning and development since its founding in 1985, is a worldwide supplier of highly specialized suspension products. DMS suspension has proven itself many times, having recently captured both the Group A and Group N 1999 championships in New Zealand, Australia and Cyprus, including outright class wins at several World Rally Championship events.
Rocket Rally Racing will use DMS 50mm Giant Strut suspension for the rest of the season on its Subaru Impreza RS. The British Columbia-based rally team, currently leading its class in the Canadian rally championship, is racing all of this season's major events on both the American and Canadian championship calendars. All events receive national television coverage. The team is supported by Specialty Subaru of North Vancouver and by Dragon Eyewear.
Both groups were pleased with the sponsorship agreement. "It's a great way for us introduce our world-class suspension to the North American marketplace," said Dave Clark, DMS North American distributor. "The team's incredible track record gives us a high level of exposure."
"The DMS 50mm Giant Strut is great," said Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver/Owner. "It was incredibly effective when we tested it at a regional event two weeks ago. The suspension really transformed the car and we believe it can help us win a championship."
That belief will soon be put to the test. The team launches its 2000 American rally season at the SCCA Oregon Trail ProRally April 14 to 15 in Tillamook, Oregon.
For more information on Drummond Motor Sport, contact:
Dave Clark, DMS-USA
For media information contact:
Nathalie Richard, Rocket Rally Team Manager
Patrick Richard, Rocket Rally Driver
1409 Pendrell Street
Vancouver, BC V6G1S3