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)