Championship Rally Driver Can See In The Dark With Alberta Led Light Supplier, Thunderandlighting
Western Canadian rally driver, Mark Jennings-Bates driving the Valley Mitsubishi Evo 4 for the Big O Tires Rally team understands how important good lighting is to get on to the podium in a rally.
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After setting some top ten times, their first event ended abruptly with a broken tie rod end towards the end of the first day.
More recently the Big O Tires rally team entered the Pacific Forest Rally in Merritt BC. While conditions were unpredictable and the volunteer service crew were "dialling in" the car for more predictability the team was still chasing the front of the pack. It was around that time that Jennings-Bates lost his rally lights on the all important night stage.
"We had not had the best of weekends but the car was feeling better with each stage. We clipped on the old light pod and headed out to compete. After the first kilometre we were in 12" of snow on ineffective gravel tires on a long stage" said Jennings-Bates, adding "At one point we ventured off in to a ditch, but I was in a hurry to get out because everything had felt so slow. In the process my light pod had come adrift and as we drove off a loud crunch confirmed the worst, we had no lights for the next 12kms"
Despite the challenges, the team still managed to set a top 6 time on the last stage for a solid finish.
Naturally, we decided that we should get in to a more modern LED light system so I started looking around for a good product and a good supplier, that was when I connected with Rob Harry at ThunderandLighting.ca (http://ThunderandLighting.ca)
It was evident that Rob took pride in his product and also specialized in a durable backcountry product that you could rely on. The testimonies on his website alluded to the quality of not only his product but his service too.
After a few phone calls we were agreed that we would be more than happy to use the product and Thunder and Lighting has been a great company to work with.
The teams car is going through a winter livery change before competing on Cochrane Alberta in March 2020 and following through for the rest of the Western Canada rally championship.
"Our goal is obviously to get to the podium and win a championship but in the interim with ThunderAndLighting's help we will at least be able to find our way to the end of the stage at night" said the teams co-driver Jackie Jennings-Bates.