For Mike White, this year’s New England Forest Rally marks both his return to the sport he loves and a return to his home event, thanks to the help of several Maine businesses.

After a seven-year absence from stage rally – where modified street cars race flat-out against the clock on closed forest roads – White and his RallyHo Motorsports crew are making final preparations of the team’s newly-built Saab 900 rally car. White will challenge the roads of northwestern Maine and northern New Hampshire on July 16-17 with co-driver Jared Lantzy of Silver Spring, Maryland, beside him calling route instructions.

A dedicated group of Maine owned businesses have contributed to RallyHo’s efforts to return to rallying. White hopes that by using rally to help drive interest in Maine businesses, he can help the sport and his sponsors grow.

Yachting Solutions of Rockport is Maine’s premier yacht services provider, offering sales and brokerage, service and repair, crew and yacht management for clients worldwide. In addition to world-class customization and refit services, Yachting Solutions is also Maine’s Hunt Yachts representative and a dealer for both Steyr and Volvo Penta marine engine systems.

Maine Indoor Karting of Scarborough is the state’s fastest and best indoor karting facility, offering formula-style karts on a fast course with non-stop wheel-to-wheel action. Novices and experienced racers alike can drive karts in leagues, get driving lessons, rent the facility for parties, or just arrive and be racing in minutes.

Sebago Brewing, headquartered in Gorham with several brew-pub restaurants in southern Maine, is known for their selection of craft-brewed ales and beers as well as their support of the local community. Sebago Brewing’s Gorham location features summer car and motorcycle shows help the Gorham Food Pantry, and they also sponsor local music and sporting events.

The New England Forest Rally is the final round of the Rally America national series and the eastern round of the Max Attack! two-wheel drive rally series.



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