Evan Cline of Brighton, MI with co-driver Greg Dorman of Sosnowiec, Poland, will be racing the Rally America National Championship Series starting with the first event, Sno*Drift Rally based in Atlanta, MI. This weekend’s event races on snow and ice covered roads among the areas of Atlanta and Lewiston. “As my local event,” Cline says, “the roads here are some of my favorite stages of the championship. The surface is the most challenging and I have had good success here.”

This year’s running of Sno*Drift rally will have a record number of competitors, with almost 70 cars entered to compete in the race. “Sno*Drift is a really popular rally with the fans, which is the most exciting part of the race. Fans line the snow covered roads and the enthusiasm they have for the sport is great for the teams to see. Saturday’s schedule includes a super special stage held for spectators to view at the quarry.

The team is eager to get on the stages and show what they can do in their freshly upgraded Subaru STI. They compete in the hotly contested Super Production class where almost stock STI’s are the typical platform. In previous years the team competed with an underpowered WRX.

"We are excited to start the new season with some upgrades to the car, which will help us compete in our class and hopefully have as much fun as last year," says Evan Cline, CRS driver. "I am hoping to start off the season on a good note here and continue for the rest of the year as we plan to compete in the whole national series.”

Grzegorz Dorman, CRS co-driver added, “The strategy at this event is to keep steady and clean, which has been said from past winners of the event to be the best plan. We have good experience from 2011 season and I’m excited to continue rallying with Exedy Rally Team in 2012.”

Cline Racing Sports is proudly supported by Exedy Racing Clutch, Disc Brakes Australia, Hawk, Recaro, Innovate Motorsports, Magnus Motorsports, Whiteline and Mobsteel.

Flat Out Promotions is Cline Racing Sports’s media partner.

For more information about the event go to www.Sno-Drift.org

For more information about the 2012 Rally America National Series go to www.rally-america.com

For more information about the team go to www.ClineRacingSports.com

Photo: Artur Partyka