Chris Greenhouse will be making his first ever trip to the New England Forest Rally in Bethel, Maine, USA next month. Joining him will be co-driver Chris Gordon, who has not returned to the co-driver seat since he was involved in a tragic accident that took the life of driver Matthew Marker over a year ago.

Chris Greenhouse commented on his decision to bring back his former co-driver. “Chris [Gordon] and I have been discussing this for a few months. I wanted to get at least one event in the new EBC Brakes Dodge Neon SRT4 before we brought him back into the co-driver seat, and after the success that Brian Johnson and I had at Susquehannock Trail in early June, we felt that the time was right. I had some discussions with Brian and the rest of the Weasel RallySport team, and we felt that not only was this the right time and the right event, but that this was something even more important than rally itself, and I feel quite honored that I can be a part of something this special.”

Chris Gordon and Chris Greenhouse go back together as far as February of 2010, when they first teamed up to tackle the high-speed forest roads of Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Missouri, USA. A broken driveshaft on the very first stage retired them from the rally, but they came back the next day with a vengeance and in the Regional Rally, they crushed the competition in Group 2 by over 5 minutes.

Gordon hasn’t been a total stranger to rally since the terrible accident back in April of 2011 at the Olympus Rally in Washington, USA. He was in the driver’s seat a few weeks after the accident in a Nissan 240SX at Rally Minnesota, and he later competed at the famous Lake Superior Performance Rally in an Open Light Subaru, where by odd coincidence, he even passed by Chris Greenhouse on the side of the stage after Greenhouse had retired due to an engine failure. Gordon recorded a 2nd place finish driving in Open Light at Magnum Opus Rally in April, but his return to the co-driver’s seat was not seriously considered until the spring of this year.

“I had stated before that I would never co-drive again, but after some time to think about it, I called Greenhouse and told him that I thought I still had something to offer as a co-driver. We discussed it for some time, and we decided that we would get back together and compete at the New England Forest Rally.”

“The SubaRoots Rally Team has a lot of love for the sport and for each other, too” said Greenhouse. “I give my thanks to everyone over there and I’m very glad to be a part of this. But let the other 2WD teams be on notice that we will fight hard in Maine and we are going for it.”

Chris Greenhouse and the Weasel RallySport team would like to thank EBC Brakes, Maddog STS, Angry Sheep Motorsports, JayRacing.com, Oreilly Auto Parts and Silco Fire Protection for their support and would like to also give very special thanks to the SubaRoots Rally Team.

Photo by Justin Hinman

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