Elkins, West Virginia is gearing up for this weekend’s Rally West Virginia, and the return of the United States Rally Championship and MaxAttack! two-wheel-drive racing series in beautiful Randolph County.

This is the second year back for the USRC, and race three of four on the east coast. It is also the second year back for the MaxAttack! Triple Crown racing series, which is presented by the Rally Sports Group of America, Inc. An excellent field of two-wheel-drive rally cars will make the second round of MaxAttack! even more competitive than the series first on the west coast.

“We are honored and a little bit humbled to be part of the MaxAttack! series,” says Rally West Virginia chairman Mark Bowers. “We are excited to have their support at the event. We are thrilled with the level of competition in both the two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive divisions.” Bowers adds, “I will be intrigued to see the strategies employed by teams on this long and technically challenging event.”

This is the second of three events for Max-Attack in their two-wheel-drive championship. They have a total prize fund of $16,000. The winner in two-wheel-drive overall will get $1500, 2nd $1200, 3rd $1000, 4th $800, and 5th in two-wheel-drive overall gets $500.

New this year will be RallyMoto(tm), which has 20 bikes entered. These are the same bikes you see in the famous Dakar Rally.

Rally West Virginia is sanctioned by NASA Rallysport and is part of the new Atlantic Rally Cup. There are 37 rally cars entered for the event. Returning this year are drivers Enda McCormack, Martin Donnelly and Michael O’Leary in their Mitsubishi EVO’s, which are all-wheel-drive. Simon Wright and Hampton Bridwell will also return in their Rally Spec Focus two-wheel-drive cars. Also Don Kennedy and Scott Wilburn will be running in their fast Subaru Impreza’s.

The Rally Spectator Guide is now on line at www.rallywv.com, and spectating is free.

Rally Headquarters on Friday will be at Elkins Airport, and Rally HQ on Saturday will be at Tygart Valley High School in Mill Creek.

We are all excited about the rally and hope to see you all there.

For more info go to:
Rally West Virginia www.rallywv.com
MaxAttack! Series www.max-attack.com
Randolph County www.randolphcountywv.com
United States Rally Championship www.unitedstatesrallychampionship.com
NASA Rallysport www.nasarallysport.com
Rally Spec Focus www.rallyspecfocus.com/Rally_Spec_Focus

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