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Flatirons Tuning’s Scott Crouch has chosen the Colorado Rally in Steamboat Springs to make his debut in the driver’s seat of his 2004 Subaru. Although a long time coming, Crouch always knew that he would eventually make the switch from co-driver to driver. “When I first got involved in rally back in 2003 with Tanner Foust, my plan was to learn the sport as a co-driver and make the move to driver after a year or two. I fell in love with co-driving, so my two-year plan got extended a bit. I’ve had a blast and been extremely fortunate to ride with amazing drivers. Steamboat is where it all started for me with the COG Rally in 2003, so making my driving debut there makes perfect sense.”

Scott will team up with Steamboat local Lea Croteau, senior instructor at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School. As a seasoned driver herself, this will be Lea’s first time in the co-driver’s seat at a rally. “Scott and I are excited about competing in our home state at the Colorado Rally in Steamboat Springs. We have mutually beneficial experience in motorsports, and our plan is to have fun, be safe, and learn from our new roles.”

The Driver:

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Scott Crouch is the General Manager of Flatirons Imports in Boulder, CO, home to Flatirons Subaru/Acura and Flatirons Tuning. Scott has competed in over 30 U.S. Rally’s as the Co-Driver for the Flatirons Rally Team. He was the 2005 Rally America PGT Co-Driving Champion and competed in the inaugural 2006 Rally X-Games with Tanner Foust as a member of the Subaru Rally Team.

The Co-Driver:

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Lea Croteau lives in Steamboat Springs, CO and is an automotive and marketing consultant working nationwide. She’s been top competitor since 1995 in several series: the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Championship, SCCA Nationals and Valvoline Championship Runoffs, the ESPN Neon Challenge, and 24 Hours at Moroso Endurance Race. Career highlight was being a member of the CART Champ Car PPG Pace Car Team. As a nine-year senior instructor at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School, she also loves sliding a car around on pavement doing drifting rides and precision driving.

For Additional information please visit:
Rally-America: www.rally-america.com
Flatirons Tuning: www.flatironstuning.com
Flatirons Rally Team: www.flatironsrally.com
Rally Colorado: www.rallycolorado.org
Bridgestone Winter Driving School: www.winterdrive.com
Lea Croteau: www.365drive.blogspot.com

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