After a successful rookie year in 2011, Tracey Gardiner (driver) and Maureen Hascher (co-driver) placed 14th overall out of a field of 39, and second in their open light (non turbo) class. In 2012 Tracey will be debuting her newly liveried rally car, a 2005 Impreza built by Graham Wilcock of Autosport Engineering in Michigan, at Sno* Drift rally Jan 27 and 28 2012. Tracey’s son Rory Gardiner will pilot her ex car on selected events during the series, making for some interesting Mother/Son battles throughout the season.
In 2011 Tracey also had the great privilege of being the only woman invited to compete in the Climb to the Clouds event at Mt. Washington and along with co-driver Brian Johnson averaged just under 50MPH up the mountain, unimaginable by most who have the “This car climbed Mt. Washington” sticker on their bumper. Because there will not be an event there this year, Tracey is currently contemplating what will be the 90th running of Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado Springs next summer on July 8th. More details to follow.
This release coincides with the BrandX showing of their Rally episode on Cox Sports Channel 3 this Monday 21st at 9.00pm, featuring Rhode Island’s top new talent and living legends. The show spotlights diverse sports, many which fly under the radar, to which viewers are introduced and can gain a basic understanding and knowledge. The program is promised to be fast paced and action driven covering all aspects from safety to maintenance to first hand experience and explanations. The show will be available anytime after the 21st on Cox On Demand.
About Rally America
Based in Golden Valley, MN, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the premier performance Rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2012, Rally America will be conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Seattle, Washington to Newry, Maine. Rally America competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. More information about the Rally America National Championship Series and the sport of Rally can be found at www.rally-america.com
TAGRallySport, specializes in promoting the sport of Stage Rally driving in Southern New England, a form of motor competition that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. More info: www.tagrallysport.com