Mar 09

EXEDY joins 100 Acre Wood as a supporting sponsor

St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2017) – EXEDY Globalparts Corporation joins the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood as a supporting sponsor:

Press Release

Exedy is synonymous with success in all forms of motorsport around the world

“We are thrilled to welcome back EXEDY USA as a supporting sponsor of the 2017 event”, stated Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that many competitors already use.  Having EXEDY return as a sponsor reinforces their support of Performance Rally, and lends additional credibility their level of performance during the harsh rally conditions.”

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.

Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will cover over 120 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces.  Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic roads on the Rally America calendar.  Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony.  The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas in Steelville on Friday and the Dent County Commons on Saturday.  Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night.  There is no admission charge for any of these events.

Spectator Guides will be available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org. The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Mar 07

O’Reilly Auto Parts joins 100 Acre Wood

St. Louis, MO (March 7, 2017) – O’Reilly Auto Parts joins the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood as a supporting
sponsor:

Press Release

RACING HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF O’REILLY AUTO PARTS FOR SIXTY YEARS.

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS STARTED IN 1957 as a single‐store operation in Springfield, Missouri. The company was founded to help serve the area’s growing need for an aftermarket parts alternative to the OE dealer.

FAST FORWARD 60 YEARS. Today, O’Reilly Auto Parts has grown to more than 4,700 stores in 45 states. We have thousands of replacement parts and maintenance items on hand, in stock and ready for installation. We also offer a complete line of auto body tools, paint and supplies, automotive tools and professional quality service equipment.

WE ARE ALSO EXTREMELY ACTIVE in the Motorsports industry. In fact, this year alone we will sponsor over 1,500 events, from local dirt track races to 8 NHRA Partner Tracks, 12 NASCAR Partner Tracks and NASCAR XFINITY Series & Sprint Cup Series Events. Through Motorsports, we are able to connect with race fans who we know are some of our most loyal and valued customers.

O’REILLY THANKS EVERYONE for attending this year’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. Whether you’re looking for quality auto parts or quality rally racing action, there’s only one name you need to know – O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will cover over 120 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces. Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic roads on the Rally America calendar. Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony. The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas in Steelville on Friday and the Dent County Commons on Saturday. Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night. There is no admission charge for any of these events. Spectator Guides will be available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org  The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Feb 11

Poor Boy Racing Returns Home to 100AW

Kevin_Young_OFR2013_Alex_HaugenFounded by James Dallman, Sally Dallman, Kevin Young, Brooke Young and Josh Tons in the spring of 2011, Poor Boy Racing has built a reputation for their high level of competition and generosity within the rally community. Poor Boy Racing continues to strive for friendly competition while working alongside other Saint Louis based rally teams, in order to help grow public awareness and love of the sport.

In March 2011, after years of volunteer involvement of various rallies across the country, it was time to step up in the world of competition. Team members sat down to discuss the possibility of building a car and competing in the Rally America regional series. (Read More)

Feb 11

Rally Team Sherry Aims for Perfection in 2014 Season

Sherry_Missouri driver Stephen Sherry and co-driver Makisa Sherry will be vying for top 10 in the Central Regional standings at the upcoming Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Mo. The team began their rally career in 2013, premiering their home-built Ford Focus SVT and finishing tenth.

“We performed well our first time out at the 100 Acre Wood and later went on to finish 7th at the Perryville Farm and Forest in October,” Stephen said of their 2013 season.

The team’s passion for rally and enthusiasm has helped them quickly gain sponsors, including Metal Mulisha, Ryno Power, Clutchmasters, and Ford. (Read More)

Feb 06

Surdyke and DeMotte Ready to Battle in Open Light

SurdykeAfter finishing 2nd in the Central Region Championship in 2013, Charles Surdyke and Kim DeMotte are aiming for victory and the Open Light Regional Championship.

The Missouri-based team started competing in 2011. Surdyke and DeMotte have quickly driven their way to the top in the Central Region Open Light division. Their rally schedule includes Sno*Drift, Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Ojibwe Forests, LSPR, and Perryville Farm and Forest.

“The 100 Acre Wood got me hooked on rally,” Surdyke said. “The rally is basically in my backyard and it offers great competitors and awesome roads.”…. (Read More)

Feb 06

Adam Hardin Looking Forward to 100AW

Adam_Hardin_Perryville2013Driver Adam Hardin and co-driver Andrew Ecker will begin their quest to prepare for a regional Group 2 Championship at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Mo., Feb. 21-22.

“Our goal is to run the 100 Acre Wood and Perryville Farm and Forest rallies at competitive regional stage times to prep for a 2015 regional championship,” Hardin said….  (Read more)

Feb 06

Rally Has Extra Meaning for Missouri Competitor Chris Hrabik

Chris_Hrabik_Perryville2013Chris Hrabik, who premiered with co-driver Jason Amschler in the Perryville Farm and Forest Rally in 2013, plans to finish strong at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. He finished in a respectable 15th at Perryville Farm and Forest, beating out several competitors with his home-built 1997 Subaru Open Light car.

While the second leg of the Rally America National Championship series is important to all competitors and brings excellent Central Region talent, the race has extra significance for Hrabik.  In 2004, Hrabik suffered neck and spine injuries from a non-racing car wreck, resulting in loss of leg use as well as limited use of his left arm and hand…. (Read more)

Feb 05

Kyle and Zach Williams Plan to Return Strong

Williams_OFR2013_Josh_TonsAfter a challenging rally season in 2013, Group 2 driver Kyle Williams and co-driver Zach Williams are ready to get back into action with the goal of finishing strong at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.

Both Kyle and Zach are Salem, Mo. natives who attended Rally in the 100 Acre Wood for a number of years as spectators and volunteers. They began building a stage rally car shortly after high school graduation and competed for the first time in 2012. In both 2012 and 2013, Kyle and Zach entered many of the Missouri rallies and expanded their plans to include competing at the Ojibwe Forests Rally, which proved to be their toughest rally yet…. (Read more)