MaxAttack! raised the level of two wheel drive rally racing in the United States for the past few years. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor during those years, Danza del Sol Winery in Temecula Valley, California, the Rallysports Group of America (RSGA) paid out a cash purse of $15,000 USD per year to be divided amongst the fastest teams competing in the MaxAttack! events.

Olympus MaxAttack! Event Update 3

Lots of early rally carnage to report, as the teams are clearly pushing the limits of their skills and equipment chasing after the $5,000.00 purse:

-#190 Jason Staats/Billy Irvin (Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V) is out with a broken control arm/crash. Both guys are okay physically. 

-#600 Dillon Van Way/Jake Blattner broke a driveshaft on the turbocharged Ford Fiesta. They are using the Sadev sequential gearbox from the R2 package, so the car uses special driveshafts. According to the report, they did not bring a spare, so they are finished for the weekend. Dillon: "It was fun while it lasted."

-#20 Andrew Comrie-Picard/Robbie Durant reports having some ECU glitches causing driveability issues in the Scion xD. He figures he lost 10-15 seconds on SS1, but says "the Palix stage was gnarly fun!"

-#118 Nick Allen/John Dillon lost a radiator hose connection which bled out all the Ford Focus's coolant with expected results. They are done for the weekend.

-#437 Tom Burress/Don Burress report that they are "lacking confidence" in the engine of their Volkswagen GTI. They're chasing a misfire and there is a fair amount of visible oil coming out of the breather. 

-#222 Bruce Tabor/Tim Maple came into the second service of the day with a clattering broken strut mount on their Nissan Sentra SE-R. The team was able to successfully change it out at service and they're continuing to SS3.

-Two teams suffered intercom loss on SS1, but both got them going again at the first service. The teams with advanced sign language skills are#231 Kristen Tabor/Janice Tabor (Acura RSX-S) and #258 Kris Dahl/K. Edward Dahl (Honda Civic)

-#141 Sean Medcroft/Jenne Medcroft had a wild ride on SS2, when they spun their Merkur XR4Ti at speed. Sean figures they lost about 10 seconds in the ordeal, but they're doing fine.

-Competing in their very first rally EVER, #206 Dustin Embrey/Jeffrey Stoner (Toyota Corolla) made a couple rookie mistakes, but are happy to be learning the ropes quickly. The team checked in early to a timing control which will net them some road points (penalty time) at the end of the day, and they had an agricultural excursion on SS2. They're getting themselves sorted and look forward to SS3.

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