Press Release


Inaugural 2011 Honey Jar Challenge takes place at 100AW

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood hosts its inaugural Honey Jar Challenge this February 25th and 26th, 2011. This event will run concurrently with the rally and is open to any Volkswagen rally team. The top 5 overall finishers of the two-day challenge have a chance at splitting $1,500 in prize money and merchandise. The goal of the Honey Jar Challenge is to raise the awareness of the featured rally teams in a meaningful shootout style event. Sanctioned by RallyCar, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will cover over 120 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country on a variety of gravel road surfaces. It's set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and contains some of the most scenic roads on the RallyCar calendar.

A diverse field of Volkswagen rally cars is expected to enter, including Matt Bushore, from Ann Arbor Michigan, and his brother Andrew in their VW Jetta. Local crowd favorites Mark and John Huebbe, from St. Louis, in their historic 1970 VW Beetle. Lastly, Colorado native Roger Matthews look to capture the Honey Jar trophy in his 1984 VW Rabbit GTI.

Rally action begins at the Lions' Park in Potosi on Friday, February 25th at the 1:00pm Parc Expose. That's essentially a car show before the competition day starts. Fans can meet drivers one-on-one and collect a spectator guide providing driving instructions to nearby viewing areas. It is a perfect starting place for a day full of rally action and an adventure in the beautiful Mark Twain national forest. The Saturday action begins in downtown Salem at 8:00am, February 26th with another Parc Expose. Guides and event schedules can also be found at the event website www.100aw.org.

About RallyCar, Inc.
Based in Golden Valley, Minn., RallyCar sanctions the premier performance rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2011, RallyCar is conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Olympia, Washington to Newry, Maine. RallyCar competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. Additionally, RallyCar sanctions the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship featuring rally cars racing door-to-door on tricky tarmac/dirt race tracks. More information about rally and rallycross can be found at www.rally-america.com, and videos can viewed at www.youtube.com/rallyamericaseries.

Photos 1 by Jerry Winker and 2 by Shawn Manny