Yea don't forget Crazy Eric Eaton!!!
I'm dying to kick some Euro Butt - but I can't afford to compete in a High profile car
- John, let's get em in a merkur}>
If the manufactures were to reward USA talent with $$ and Parts Programs instead of high $ teams, Rally would be much more exciting.
As it is now, Euro's 1st-3rd then the pace usually drops off sharply to Not so fast chaps in casual slacks (businessmen)
When I finished 2nd O.A. in the 500cc national MX series, Yamaha funded the season entirely with contingency $$
(top 20 each moto made $).
I made $10,000. winning the Washougal National and it went directly to travel and mechanic needs.
I would never been able to fund the season without the $$ from Yamaha.
>I see three peoples names up there that were helped to/by
>If S.O.A. were to run a program like the one I mentioned
>above I think we'd have quite a few more than three North
>American drivers willing to run the majority of the series.
>It would help people like:
>Paul E. this guy blazed the trail for Subaru
>Pat R. this guy too
>the list goes on and on with Subies.
>Can't forget Eric Eaton too!!!!!!!!!!!!
>in the mitsu camp we have
>and all those Irish guys back east.
>It's pretty clear to me that a program that benefits the
>CLUB DUES PAYING MEMBERSHIP is has a greater impact on US
>driver developement. I also think there would still be
>plenty to market on the TV show. Pat, Burke, T-Stow, Nelson
>and a guy like....oh say, maybe Havas having a battle?
>That's a show.
>I'm not saying keep out the euro boys, just put the
>money(the manu $) were it will help develope North American
>I say outlaw factory teams!!!