RE: Mitsubishi for 2003
The word at Ojibwe was that Mitsubishi would make their announcement regarding plans for 2003 that weekend. They probably did... to the other manufacturers. However, the PR department at Mitsu has not gotten around to issuing a News Release about it yet.
There were three teams that put in a bid to be the Mitsu team for 2003. RMR was one. I heard from two sources close to RMR at Wild West, Rhys being one, that Mitsu had not chosen them.
Peter Collinson from Co-ordSport was on hand at Wild West, in the company of Lance Smith of Vermont Sportscar. I tried to set up an interview with Peter, and he agreed, but other problems (Havir's wreck) kept me from meeting him later. However, he did say there would be no official announcement until November.
That does not necessarily mean that Co-ordSport will be the Mitsubishi backed team in the U.S., only that they will likely be participating next season.
Here's another rumor for you...
Tim O'Neil will be in an Open class car for 2003... and it won't be a Subaru. The contract has not been signed, but once it is there will be a big announcement. You may be VERY surprised.