Broken Motorsports withstood and conquered the extremely icy conditions at the recent New York Winter Rally in the first USRC event of 2010.

This event was the debut of Erika Detota’s recent project, a 1995 front wheel drive Subaru Impreza. Not only was the car build a success but also her driving skills, finishing an impressive 3rd place in the 2WD Class and 8th overall. Erika is a new face in the sport, but she has extensive training from Team O’Neil Rally School, which appears to have fired her up. Spending her time volunteering for rallies, co-driving and building her car, it is obvious her goals were set high. Thanks to the help from friends, sponsors, Team Broken, the long hours spent finishing the car all came together making it to the event with 10 minutes to spare.

“We are so happy to get our newest team car competing” says William Petrow, owner of Broken Motorsports. This car represents advanced custom abilities of Broken Motorsports in building modified cars. It was a “technical and uncharted process” that was a success from the proven efforts of the entire team.

Competing teammates Matt Gottlieb co-driven by Austin Gager had a bittersweet event. On Sunday the team in their Production AWD class WRX, started well setting great stage times, but on SS8 were not so lucky. With too much entry speed into a tricky corner, a kiss with a tree was captured by many cameras by nearby spectators. The experience was phenomenal and we felt improvement in each stage” said Gottlieb of the overall event.

Both teams utilized Tread Zone supplied Hankook Winter iPike studded tires. The rally permitted the use of studded tires, which was a first for US rally in many years. “I can’t imagine driving the stages without studded tires” says Erika. With little experience on the snow and ice, she was more than pleased with their grip and performance.

The pressure is on to keep momentum going into the next events. Watch for new cars and more events from this high energy team of enthusiasts.

Team Broken Racing would like to thank their friends, supporters, fans and sponsors:
Broken Motorsports, Team O’Neil Rally and Car Control Center, Rally Armor, KNS Brakes, USRT, Pit Crew Skateboards, RallyEAST, Big Boulder Park, Want Beverages, and Robert Cella. Without all of your help this team would not be racing.

About Team Broken Racing:
Team Broken Racing is affiliated with Broken Motorsports, LLC. Broken Motorsports was founded in 2007 and is located in Union City, NJ. They handle everything from regular maintenance to full rally builds and can also provide any and all parts. Team Broken Racing was established in 2008 with the purpose of rally racing. Rally is a deep rooted sport with all of the staff at Broken Motorsports.

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Pictures by Pete Kuncis, and Kyle Kelly and Dave Lipp of



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