PikaSports – A Solid Finish at a Rough Gorman Rally 2011
by 1September 19, 2011
Frazier Park, CA (Aug 28, 2011) – PikaSports obtained another solid finish in the Gorman Rally held August 27, 2011 in Frazier Park CA. The driver Katianna Pihakari (Anaheim Hills, CA) and co-driver Bret Norgaard (San Diego, CA) were racing the PikaSports’ 2002 Subaru WRX prepared by the crew chief Doug Nagy from Streetwise Motorsports. This event was sanctioned by NASA and is a part of the United States Rally Championship (USRC) and California Rally Championship (CRS) series.
“What a fantastic race! Bret and I were having such a great time in the car”, commented driver Katianna Pihakari immediately after the race. “The car could not have been prepared any better. Knowing that the Streetwise crew always does a great job with the car preparation allows me to focus solely on driving. The roads were exciting with little jumps although some scary exposures were present too. My favorite spot was probably the three jumps, one immediately after the other, over waterbars on the stage called North Boundary. “
“I am pleased how well this car handles and flies over the jumps”, said the co-driver Bret Norgaard. “The Streetwise crew really built a solid rally car and it is a pleasure to work with the whole PikaSports team. The enthusiasm in this team is just captivating.”
“As Gorman is known as one of the roughest races in the California Rally Series, I am very pleased that we finished the race. And this well.” commented the crew chief Doug Nagy. ”The rough conditions are not harsh only on the car but also exhausting for the driver and co-driver. Especially the tight and twisty roads after the sunset and in the end of a long day are strenuous.”
PikaSports campaigns a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX built and prepared by Streetwise Motorsports (www.streetwiseparts.com ). Lights are provided by Anzo USA ( www.anzousa.com ). Photos
courtesy of Castle Island Photography.