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Oregon Trail Rally 2013

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, May 9th, 2013 | John Reed Racing, Motorsports

Last weekend was the Oregon Trail Rally.  It was a Rally America event and a regional competition.  The week prior, we had two Rally America Teams, FY Racing and VanWay Racing, using the shop as a homebase. 

Race cars at PSI

Above: The FY Racing team working on their Subaru WRX STi, while we were working on getting Ryan Tuerck's Retaks Maxxis Tires Scion FR-S ready for Formula D Atlanta.

VanWay Racing Ford Fiesta at PSI

Above: The VanWay Racing Ford Fiesta. 

John Reed competes in his Toyota Corolla at the regional level. 

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The first day of the event was held at Portland International Raceway. 

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Above: The FY Racing Subaru sporting a PSI sticker waiting to start the stage.

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The second day of the event was held in Hood River.  When we arrived that afternoon, we met up with

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The VanWay Team

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The FY Racing Team, which unfortunately wasn't able to finish because of transmission issues. 

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and the John Reed Racing team.  Brian Hartsock was already there helping John out in service. 

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John Reed finished the last two days phenomenally well.  On Saturday, he finished second and only .1 seconds behind the leader.  On Sunday, he finished first in his class and third overall. John made a few improvements to the car since last year and they definitely seemed to pay off.  It was an exciting event, but this week we are switching gears and heading to Atlanta for Formula D.