In rally – like many things – all is good until it all goes horribly bad……“horribly“ is not really the correct description here but when a team puts together such a good string of successful events as Primitive Racing has – ‘horrible’ takes on a broader definition.
4th Place Open, 4th Place Overall
Electing to save the newer 2008 STi for the RA National events like Olympus and Oregon Trail, Paul and Primitive Racing brought the 2004 bright yellow, open class Impreza STi sedan (“old yeller”) out of its slumber and we hit the roads around Aberdeen and South Bend, Washington in early March.
Thunderbird Rally, February 19-20, 2005, Merritt, British Columbia. Paul teamed up with rally veteran Ben Bradley to contest the 2005 T-Bird snow rally on Cooper Tires. The team held their own in the top 10 throughout the rally and finished 8th overall with a score of 21. Teammates Glenn Wallace and Miller Duamol won in a Subaru STi.
NorthWest Region Awards Banquet, February 26th 2005. Teammates Paul Eklund and Jeff Price were on hand to receive the first place honors for the Class 1 Championship in the tough NorPac Region. The pair also fought hard during the 2004 season to earn the Western States Rally Championship for the second year in a row. Jeff Price again won the CNRC Co-Driver Championship in the Open Class
6th place overall at the Rim of the World National ProRally, first event for the Subaru Impreza USX
3rd place overall at the Wild West National ProRally, driving the Subaru Impreza USX with co-driver John Allen in only its second event.