In past years the "Press" or shakedown stage was not arranged by the Maine Forest Rally organizers, but by one or more manufacturer. The road use was arranged directly with the paper company. Consequently, only those that paid to use the road were allowed to use it.
BTW, Cat McKeen is not involved in the rally organization this year. She announced before last year's running that 2001 would be her last as Registrar. She will be part of Chris Havas' support crew this year.