Dufur, OR. – Following another successful year for Oregon Rally Group’s Oregon Trail Rally held on May 4th, 5th & 6th at Portland International Raceway, The Dalles and Dufur, Oregon, organizers decided to show their appreciation to the local community by throwing a “Rally Fun Day”. On June 30th, at the Dillon Ranch in Dufur, Oregon, the day of fun stage rally car rides took place.
Six rally teams from across the Northwest brought their highly-specialized rally cars to give local residents and community supporters a taste of what the sport of Stage Rally is all about. There were two-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive cars, representing some of the many classes of competitive cars that one might have seen at the Oregon Trail Rally.
There were many happy faces, from both old and young, after emerging from the rally car. Some were happy for the ride, others wanted more, vowing to get involved in the sport. The fun afternoon highlighted the sports family and community spirit, which is ever present in the rally community.
Once the last rally car ride was complete, the group adjourned to Dufur’s own Kramer’s Market for lunch, rally videos and stories of their rides.
Organizers are busy planning for next year’s Oregon Trail Rally, as well as another stage rally on October 20, 2012 in the Hood River area. For more information, please stay tuned to the “Stage Rally” area of www.oregonrally.com
Photos courtesy of Robert Holcomb of Terra Design Photography