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Old 06-27-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Crawford’s Tarzan Yamada overcomes weather, tough competition to dominate Redlines TA

Crawford’s Tarzan Yamada overcomes weather, tough competition to dominate Redlines round three

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 (Oceanside, Calif.) – Racing in Round Three of the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club Raceway in Joliet Illinois June 20th and 21st, Tarzan Yamada of Crawford Performance shot ahead of the hometown favorite to capture a championship in the AWD Unlimited Class and was named overall champion for the weekend.

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Racing under the bright sun in 85 degree temperatures and oppressive 100 percent humidity on Saturday, Tarzan logged the quickest time of the day with a 1:28.3 after the three practice sessions during his first time at this track, while AMS heated up the competition with a 1:28.6. During the debrief, Tarzan was optimistic about the time he could shave on new tires come Sunday so the team decided to turn up the boost with the hopes of an overall win.

Dark rain clouds loomed on the Sunday morning practice runs as Tarzan pulled in a 1:29.7 on Saturday’s used tires while AMS ran a 1:27.6, the weekend’s fastest time at that point. With a new set of tires and a couple more pounds of boost, Tarzan performed beyond expectations in the first Time Attack session clocking a 1:27.3, firmly placing Crawford Performance in first place.

With rain imminent, the Redline Time Attack officials canceled all afternoon practice sessions and rescheduled the second Time Attack session two hours earlier. With another quick tire change and a splash of fuel, Tarzan finished the second TA competition with a blistering 1:26.735, enough to hold off mounting pressure from powerhouse AMS and set the TA track record for the Autobahn Country Clubs south track.

In head-to-head competition during Redlines new 'Super Session', while fighting light rain and the top racing teams, Tarzan pulled out a decent lead on the field of competitors for a commanding first-place finish. His performance on both days locked up four first-place finishes between the Super Session, Unlimited AWD, Unlimited Class Champion and the Overall Champion. To top it off, Tarzan also set the Redline TA track record.

Tarzan Yamada continues to impress on the Time Attack circuit, his win in Illinois is his third of the season and second track record. He was crowned AWD champion at the Redline Time Attack season opener at Buttonwillow Raceway in California, and took another overall win / track record at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix during the Super Lap Battle qualifier. This weekends results puts Crawford firmly in the points lead for the 2009 Redline TA season.

Crawford Performance acknowledges its fellow Subaru teams for their skilled and helpful support – Subaru Rally Team USA, Vermont Sports Car and Subaru Road Racing Team, SRRT Phoenix.

Long live the fraternity of Subaru! The race season wouldn’t exist without the support of the Subaru Skunkworks team’s sponsors:

• Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) - http://www.subaru.com
• Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) - http://www.subaru.com/subaru-performance-tuning/
• Brembo - http://www.racetechnologies.com/
• Cusco - http://www.napsusa.com/
• Exedy Clutches - http://www.exedyusa.com/
• Garrett Turbos - http://www.turbobygarrett.com
• JE Pistons - http://www.jepistons.com
• NGK Spark Plugs - http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/
• MoTeC - http://www.motec.com
• Motul - http://www.motul.com
• Rays Engineering - http://www.rayswheels.co.jp/
• The Driveshaft Shop - http://www.driveshaftshop.com/
• Tein USA - http://www.tein.com/

About Crawford PerformanceCrawford Performance, founded by Quirt Crawford in 2002, specializes in designing and building high-performance vehicles that excel in time attack racing formats. Recognized around the world for its successful customization of the Subaru Impreza STI, which consistently exceeds expectations on the world's most progressive racing circuits, Crawford Performance also creates custom components for racing enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.crawfordperformance.com.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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Congrads crawford! Wish you guys all the best for the rest of the season.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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nice job guys!
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:13 PM   #4
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You guys are freaking awesome, cant wait to get the 2.65L from you all!!!
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are you guys selling that collar shirt that tarzans wearing in the pic?
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I guess we had to try running in the rain at some point, turns out Tarzan loves driving in the rain

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