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Lebec, California (May 27, 2015) – California's longest continuously-running rally returns to Southern California on August 22, 2015 for a full day of competition in the mountains an hour north of Los Angeles. Gorman Ridge Rally is round four of five rallies on the 2015 California Rally Series (CRS) schedule and the third of four rallies in the NASA Rally Sport Pacific Rally Cup (PRC).

Tony Chavez, taking over co-organizer duties for 2015, has a few changes in store, but pledges to keep the event running smoothly as ever. “Brian and Stacey Hamblin, who have been involved as co-organizers since 2010, had planned to retire after the 2014 event,” said Chavez. “But we convinced them that Gorman is in their blood.” Brian Hamblin remarked, “Gorman was the first event I ran as a competitor and it has always had a special place in my heart." While the organizing committee has changed, the history and tradition of organizing a safe, fun, and challenging competitor-friendly event will remain the same.

New to this year's event is the NASA Rally Sport Two Wheel Drive Challenge (2C). 2C is a cash prize distributed for the top five 2WD finishers, with the total purse based upon the starting number of 2WD teams. The more 2WD teams competing means a bigger prize!

“2C felt like the perfect fit for our passions,” remarked Chavez. “Between Tony's exploits in his front wheel drive VW Golf and my experience in a rear wheel drive Volvo, the opportunity to recognize the folks out there in two wheel drive really resonated with us,” added Hamblin. Not that Gorman isn't AWD-friendly. “We are a grass-roots rally first and foremost,” said Chavez. “We love our close family of competitors, no matter how many wheels driven!” More information about 2C can be found at NASARallySport.com.

This year, Gorman organizers are diligently working to add new, diverse stage roads to the legendary and challenging Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area roads. “Hungry Valley and the State Parks have been fantastic partners for many years, but we recognize that rally is about diversity and dynamic challenge,” said Hamblin.

The expanded Coefficient 3, Coefficient 2 event in Los Angeles' back yard, with the prospective of new roads outside of Hungry Valley, is an exciting development in Southern California rally. More details about the event schedule will be announced in June at GormanRally.com.

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