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A New Year, A New Rally Season...

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A new year, a new season, and it begins with a double-header. The opening round of the U.S. Rally America championship (featuring Ken Block in his new 2009 Ford Fiesta and Travis Pastrana with a broken collarbone) takes place on January 29-30th, based out of Atlanta, Michigan...followed by the opening round of the Canadian Rally Championship the very next weekend on February 6th, based out of Maniwaki, Quebec.With the continued and unwavering support of Mitsubishi Canada and all of our supporters, we have our sights set on a 4th consecutive national championship and are willing to take whatever risks necessary in order to reach that goal. Nevertheless, with past champions trading-in their All-Wheel-Drive monsters for the opportunity and exposure that the 2wd championship has to offer, our goal will certainly be more difficult to attain this year. With that said, please find the following event links and vehicle tracking information:SNO*DRIFT (Altanta, MI, January 29-30th)*********************************http://www.flatovercrest.comhttp://www.rally-america.com/events/2010/SnoDriftPERCE*NEIGE (Maniwaki, QC, February 6th)*********************************http://www.flatovercrest.comhttp://www.rallyeperceneige.comhttp://www.rallyscoring.com/results/index.htmAPRS VEHICLE TRACKING*******************Our real-time vehicle tracking will once again be operational during the entire trip...commencing at 6pm today, including live tracking of the rallycar during the event itself. The direct link is http://www.aprs.fi/VE4JPZ Once there, you'll want to go into the "preferences" section and set your timezone. There will be dead spots, but, our location will be updated whenever we are within range of a repeater/tower.In the meantime, the original TSN broadcast of the 2009 Canadian Rally Championship Year-In-Review show is available for viewing at http://flatovercrest.com/2009/12/crc-tv-2009-year-in-review/Rally on,Jan & Jody Zedril2009 Canadian National 2wd Champions2008 Canadian National Production Class Champions2007-2008 North American Production Class Champions2007-2008 U.S. Rally-America National Production Class ChampionsPRIMARY PARTNERS:http://www.mitsubishi-motors.ca (Mitsubishi Canada)http://www.boisvertmitsubishi.ca (Boisvert Mitsubishi of Quebec)http://www.rpw.com.au (Racing Performance Works Australia)ASSOCIATE PARTNERS:http://www.terrafirmaclothing.com (Terra Firma Clothing)http://www.napaonlinecanada.com (Napa Auto Parts)http://www.sturgeontire.com (Sturgeon Tire)http://www.batteryman.ca (The Battery Man)AFFILIATIONS:http://www.carsrally.ca (Canadian Association of Rallysport)http://www.mitsunation.net (Canadian Mitsubishi Forum)http://www.rally-america.com (Rally America USA)http://www.rallywest.com (RallyWest Canada)http://www.wscc.mb.ca (Winnipeg Sports Car Club)ABOUT RALLYING AND THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RALLYSPORT:******************************************************Performance Rallying is considered by many as the most extreme form of automobile motorsport and it’s often described simply as “real cars, real roads, real fast.” This all-season motorsport sees drivers and their co-drivers taking modified street-legal cars to the absolute limit as they achieve blistering speeds over challenging closed-road courses that typically cover more than 170 kilometers of gravel, dirt or snow-covered roads. Fans can get up close to the cars in the service areas and catch all of the action from specially designated spectator points located at the best spots on the route with competitors often reaching speeds of well over 160 kph.The Canadian Association of Rallysport (CARS) is the official sanctioning body for rallying in Canada and the premier rally series, the Canadian Rally Championship (CRC), comprising of six events across the country, spanning from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in New Richmond, Quebec to the mountains of Merritt, BC.

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