Cline and Dorman finish Sno*Drift, complete their goal

Lewiston, MI, January 29th 2011: Cline Racing Sports/Exedy Rally Team own, Evan Cline and Grzegorz Dorman piloted their 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX to a 14th place overall and 6th place in Super Production class during the opening round of the Rally America National Championship Series presented by RallyCar, Sno*Drift Rally. The team, based in Brighton, MI fought their way thru snow and ice on the road of northeastern part of lower Michigan state improving their times throughout the entire event.

This year’s conditions were a lot better than previous years. Even though there was not much snow in the area, it covered over 130 competetive stage miles, divided onto 18 steges. Cline Racing Sports was one of the 47 teams that began the rally on the Friday afternoon from Lewiston, MI. Their stage times continuously improved on Friday and although they had two spins on Friday stages they finished the seven stages planned for the day with total result of 8th overall and 4th in Super Production (SP) class.

While other teams continued to have problems going off the road on the icy sections of the stages, Cline drove exceptionally well and by the end of stage 11, the team was sitting 5th overall and 2nd in SP. Unfortunately during one of the special stages on Saturday, their Subaru encountered problems with air delivery to the engine and the American – Polish crew had to stop on special stage 15 for over 13 minutes. After stopping on the stage and cleaning the snow out of the airbox, Cline and Dorman got the car to the last service of the day in Atlanta, MI.

Cline came out of this “unscheduled” stop on a mission to get back the lost time and to improve their position in class on the last two stages. He put in the 5th best time overall on that stage. Cline Racing Sports ended the rally in 14th place overall and 6th place in the SP class.

Cline commented: “As a team we gained a lot of experience during this difficult event. I even thought this was our very first ride together with Greg and we seemed to be working great in the car and only expect to improve from here on through the season”.

Team would like to thank local businessman Jeff Evans and his wife for having the team as a guest in their heated garage in Lewiston, MI. Jeff, owner of local business in Lewiston, MI, AMI Industries.

Cline Racing Sports next event will be at 100 Acre Wood Rally based in Salem, MO on February 25th and 26th, 2011.

Cline Racing Sports team driver, Evan Cline is sponsored by:

Exedy Clutches, Recaro, Disc Brakes Australia, Hawk, Carbotech, K&N, JE Pistons, Magnus Motorsports, Innovate Motorsports, KSport and Mobsteel.

For more information about the event go to www.sno-drift.org

For more information about the 2011 Rally America National Series go to www.rally-america.com

For more information about the team go to www.ClineRacingSports.com

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