The T-HANSON Motorsports Team is back in Portland, Oregon to contest the Oregon Trail Rally, May 14-16. The Oregon Trail Rally is a 3 day extreme motorsport event that tests driver’s skill and vehicle reliability to the limit. Competitors will face the challenge of northwest Oregon gravel roads over a course that is 115 miles in length.
The past few weeks the team has been working hard to prepare the 2007 STI, leaving no detail unattended. " We are ready to battle for the championship and Return to X-GAMES 16 RALLY EXPO in LA, California (July 29 - August 1, 2010) ", says Driver Travis Hanson. "It is going to be a great race, and we are in tight competition for the podium finish against the other 12 SP class cars, but we are in a good position to take a lead."
Thursday morning look for T-HANSON motorsport STI and / or Driver Travis Hanson, and crew to appear on the KGW Northwest News Channel 8 morning show from 5 -7 am with Drew Carney.
Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm The car and Driver will be present at the Oregon Trail Rally Fan Appreciation Show in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. The Friday Fan Spectacular at Portland International Raceway (PIR) begins at 6 pm with a Parc Expose (car display) where (last year) over 5,500 fans view the competition cars up close and talk with the drivers. It is followed by a series of very exciting timed competitive special stages specifically designed for spectator viewing.
Saturday morning starts with another Parc Expose at 10 am in The Dalles . At 11 am the cars will leave at one minute intervals and head out to the forest stages which includes the spectator favorite at Fir Mountain. Rally fans in Oregon are familiar with this Hood River site, and 1000 fans packed the hillside last year.
After a service stop back in The Dalles the show moves out to the Dufur area (15 miles south of The Dalles). A rally car service area will be set up in the City Park, with spectating venues nearby. At the service areas, the T-Hanson Motorsport team with refuel and make necessary adjustments to the STI. The service areas are open to the public and are similar to being in the pits at a circuit track race. Saturday's action concludes in downtown Dufur at 7:30 pm with a “Rally Street Party & Barbeque” in the city park open to all rally fans.
On Sunday, teams return to Dufur. Look for T-Hanson to finish the race, and take a podium position on Dufur's Main Street around 4 pm
- extract from RA Post 5/11/10 -