Team welcomes two advertising partners, new co-driver

The Angry Iron Racing Team is excited to announce they will be competing at the 2011 Sandblast Rally in their distinctive Ford Ranger. The team last competed at the 2010 Rally Tennessee, and despite having retired from the event with a seized engine, the team learned a lot and set some respectable stage times in their first-ever rally. The team has a new power plant installed and is anxious to get out on the sandy South Carolina rally stages.

Angry Iron Racing is please to announce the addition of two advertising partners to the Angry Iron team. Fuel Clothing and NOS Energy Drink will be a visible presence on the truck, and it is hoped these associations may allow Angry Iron Racing to add additional events to their 2011 schedule. Fuel Clothing has produced garments for surf, skate, snow and motorsports since 1992, and the brand principals are excited about the prospect of learning more about rally. NOS Energy Drinks are known for their support grass-roots racers as well as professional teams, and Angry Iron Motorsports are honored to have them as part of their NASA Rallysport program.

Team owner Shawn Smith is pleased to announce that co-driver Steven Kurey will join the team for Sandblast. Kurey, from Dunmore, PA brings some experience to the Angry Iron Team. Having enjoyed utilizing the skills of an experienced co-driver at the team’s previous event, Smith is well aware of the benefits a veteran co-driver can bring to a newer team.

An additional cause of Angry Iron Racing is to demonstrate that it is possible to compete in rallying without a fancy $100,000 all-wheel-drive turbo supercar. “Our 1990 Ford Ranger Super Cab rally truck was purchased for $250, then it was caged and equipped with all the safety equipment required by NASA Rallysport to run in the Open two-wheel-drive Light class,” explains Smith. “Yes, the costs to get involved in rally can be daunting, but we are happy to show it can be done on a more modest budget.”

More information about Angry Iron Racing may be found at http://angryiron.com

About Angry Iron Racing
Angry Iron Racing is a division of Angry Iron Customs, a specialty custom fabrication shop founded in by fabricator Shawn “Angry Iron” Smith. The racing team is truly a family affair, with son Zac serving as crew chief and future co-driver. Daughter Sayde is training to be the team’s public affairs and street team manager, and Dee manages the team.

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