Cline is unable to make it, Detota races Exedy Rally Team

Evan Cline, from Cline Racing Sports (CRS), was forced to withdraw from the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) last weekend under the recommendations from his doctor due to a viral infection. Team sponsor Exedy Racing Clutch offered on Wednesday morning before the race to support 2010 United States Rally Championship (USRC) 2WD champion Erika Detota.

The never before paired team of Detota and CRS co-driver Greg Dorman was an interesting mix to see together and they proved very good results at both regional rallies. Driving her 2WD Subaru Impreza, Erika finished Finger Lakes Rally 3rd in Group 2 class on Friday and 2nd on the Saturday stages battling rain and muddy conditions. Detota now leads Group 2 class and sits 4th in overall classification of the Rally America Eastern Regional Championship.

Later in the year Erika will focus on defending her 2WD United States Rally Championship title, which she impressively earned last year in her rookie season. The early success and support of Erika is a testament to the generosity of the rally community in the United States who sees few woman drivers compete in the sport.

Evan Cline, CRS driver: “I am feeling better every day, it was cool to see Erika racing in my place and do so well. I hope to be completely better for Wicked Big Meet to talk to all the Subaru rally fans and support Exedy. The team will be back together and will close the season at New England Forest Rally.”

Erika Detota, 2010 USRC 2WD champion: “I really appreciate the help from Exedy Racing Clutch. I feel honored to receive their support for this event and had a great time. From co-driver, to crew chief I got the works from Exedy and it definitely showed in the results.”

Grzegorz Dorman, CRS co-driver: “I’m very glad that Exedy Racing Clutch picked Erika to receive their sponsorship for STPR. By supporting a beginner driver the brand showed investment in the future of rally. This was just Erika’s fourth event on the dirt and some of our stage times were pretty impressive.”

Exedy hopes to see Detota continue her growth and one day be a top contender in the Rally America series it sponsors.

Cline Racing Sports / Exedy Rally Team car will be on display at the Wicked Big Meet, the largest Subaru gathering on the East Coast, followed the final round of the championship at New England Forest Rally in Maine.

Cline Racing Sports is proudly supported by Exedy Racing Clutch, Disc Brakes Australia, Hawk, Recaro, Innovate Motorsports, Magnus Motorsports, Whiteline and Mobsteel.

Erika Detota has been involved closely with the Keep a Breast foundation raising the awareness of breast cancer and carrying the foundation slogan on her rally car: “I love boobies.” Her additional supporters include Big Boulder Park and Broken Motorsports.

Photos by James Michael Evan Henry – www.EnvuMedia.com

Flat Out Promotions (Rally Notes show producer) is Cline Racing Sports’s media partner – www.FlatOutPromo.com
For more information about the event go to www.STPR.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
For more information about Erika Detota go to www.ErikaDetota.com

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