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Old 09-10-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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Arrow PR: Subie Gal Racing Secures Championship at Wild West

Injured... but still running....



Subie Gal Racing Secures Championship at Wild West
For Immediate Release - September 10,2003

Olympia, WA - Subie Gal Racing came into their home event – the FIA sanctioned Wild West Club Rallies - knowing things were not 100%. This 3 day event would challenge the team with varying conditions, rough roads, and lack of experience with the SCCA provided stage notes - but at the end of the event, Burnsie the Rally Wagon was still standing, and the team secured the Northern Pacific Division Championship in the PGT car class!

For the second time, driver Jamie Thomas and Co-Driver Matt Gauger were accepting the trying task of learning to use stage notes. This has been a bit of a struggle for the team but they’re determined to see it through as eventually the notes WILL make the team faster overall. This was not the only struggle facing the Rally Wagon this weekend. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the team had to begin the rally with STOCK brake pads – this is not optimum in any way, especially with a 22mile special stage. Mid-way into the 22mile stage (ss2) the brakes were completely gone, making the car much harder to control and to slow efficiently.

“I’m NEVER doing that again!“ Subie Gal Racing team driver Jamie Thomas stated adamantly, “If we do not have racing pads, I’m not running. It’s simply too dangerous and way too risky. The stock pads were absolutely worthless and it took me 2 good “offs” and a spin to figure out how to slow the car down without them. …too many close calls.”’

At the first service break, the team located a set of racing pads provided by another rally team (Dave and Rick Hintz) which they then used throughout the rest of the rally without incident.

Sunday’s stages challenged the team in a different way – lack of grip. The team ran out of tires and ran on some well worn out rally meats. Eventually they paid the price when they lost grip at high speed, left the road, careened into a ditch and damaged the passenger side of the car. Both driver and co-driver were unhurt, but the rally wagon had suffered his first significant damage.

“It was a little rough out there, but we hung in there.” stated co-driver Matt Gauger with a grin, “I think we can go after this [Western States] championship, but we have to do it right with the right equipment!”

The Wagon battled on throughout the weekend to earn 1st place in PGT in both ClubRally events – the points earned this weekend have now secured the Subie Gal Racing team the 2003 Northern Pacific PGT Championship – as well as moved them within 30 points of the new Western States Rally Championship (currently 2nd).

Next Event (tentative) – Colorado Cog Rally – Sept 19-21 http://www.coloradocog.com/2003/comp/comphome.htm

Subie Gal Racing team thanks season sponsors: Carter Subaru, www.allsubaru.com, www.StonGard.com, PerformanceGraffix, www.AVSport.net, Dave Clark Motorsports, Smart Service, www.IonPerformance.com, www.Hurrikainracing.com, www.Rallitek.com, www.WRXtra.com, www.Grillcraft.com and the Subie Gal Supporters

Very Very Special Thanks to our Crew as always!!! - Nick, Curt, Mike, Gordon & Beth

Member of the NorthWest Region SCCA - http://www.nwr-scca.org SCCA Regional Achievement Award Winner (1996-2002) an SCCA RECORD SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW!!!


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Old 09-10-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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Congrats, Jamie!

Way to go this year. Where do you stand in WRSC points in PGT?

Cheers,
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PS: If there is anything I might be able to do to help with learning the notes, I'm happy to chat with you or Matt any time.
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Old 09-10-2003, 01:18 PM   #3
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hey thanks

WSRC.... PGT class

dan brink has 310 points
i've got 280 points....
and i think i have a good shot at it.


BUT I NEED TIRES THIS TIME

yeah i get the notes, but seems that the faster we go, harder it is to keep on top of em... and then next ya know, i'm driving blind... and that's not good ... matter of fact it's damn scary

we'll get it.. i hope!!!
but i will have Matt contact you for tips... hehehee
hey.. you offered!!
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Old 09-10-2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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Felicidades Jamie y buena suerte
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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See you up at COG 6 pgt cars
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Old 09-10-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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Congrats Jamie, keep up the good work.
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Old 09-10-2003, 04:49 PM   #7
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Old 09-10-2003, 04:57 PM   #8
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Good job Jamie!!!


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Old 09-10-2003, 07:08 PM   #9
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thanks gang...

posted some random wwest pix on www.subiegal.com

but here are some of my faves from this past weekend...

www.prorallypix.com (sorry it's soooo large.. couldnt help it.. this is the STUFF!!!!)


www.pdxsports.com


www.kevinfreitas.net


www.digitalrallyphotos.com




long weekend... long season.. but i'm pretty satisfied w/our results!!!

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Old 09-10-2003, 07:19 PM   #10
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Somehow I think this is gonna be a favourite of ALOT of NASIOC members...

I know it's up on my list. (don't tell you boyfriend Jamie...I'm just kidding. )

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Old 09-10-2003, 08:16 PM   #11
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Hey Jamie you making it out to LSPR this year?
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:24 PM   #12
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Hey Jamie you making it out to LSPR this year?
dont have the tow funds.... or i would give it a go!!
need all the seat time i can get

love to get back to the Library
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:28 PM   #13
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Argh thats too bad!!

the Library will miss you, now who the heck will I cheer for?! hmm prolly my buds in the K-Body POS car
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Good on ya, Jamie. Well done. Woo Hoo! Go Wagons!
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:01 PM   #15
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[quote]Originally posted by Subie Gal
[b]Injured... but still running....

Very Very Special Thanks to our Crew as always!!! - Nick, Curt, Mike, Gordon & Beth [quote]

Hmmm....I forgot who helped wash your car at 2:30 in the morning and was at the fuel stop all the time during service???
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:24 PM   #16
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Somehow I think this is gonna be a favourite of ALOT of NASIOC members...
Nah... she'd have to unzip the top more....

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Get a hold of yourself people!

Great pictures Jamie. How much of it is run at night?
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Awesome job J!!!

The rainbow shot is fantastic.

Poor Burnsie! But it's just a scratch.
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Go ........... J a m i e!
Great job your Subie is now officially broken in! Rally on!
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Awesome job J!!!
The rainbow shot is fantastic.
Poor Burnsie! But it's just a scratch.

...a mere flesh wound......





and sorry Ryan... forgot you were there for me too... even tho you were 'officially' Gary's crew... didnt mean to hurt ya feelings...
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Get a hold of yourself people!

Great pictures Jamie. How much of it is run at night?
thank you...

the first day this year we had a huuuuuuge break mid day after only 2 stages, due to fire dangers we were kicked out of the forest...

so... the last 3 stages that day were run in darkness. ...
which is just fine with me i have decent lighting on the car - non hid, but 4 hella 4000's...

cya
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Congrats Jamie!!!
Let me know if you need anything.
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...a mere flesh wound......


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But your arm's cut off . . . . .
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But your arm's cut off . . . . .
heheheee
gotta love Monty....
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