Prescott, Arizona (August 26, 2013) – The historic Prescott Rally prepares for rally teams to once again converge on the central Arizona town of Prescott. Champions will be crowned in the NASA National Rally Championship and in the California Rally Series during this two-day event.
Event organizer, Michael Taylor said that they are proud to continue their relationship with presenting sponsor, Scott Roofing of Phoenix, Arizona. Scott has been a part of this event for 9 years. Prescott Rally also welcomes two, new associate sponsors, Lamb Nissan and Guidance Aviation.
Lamb Nissan will host registration and tech and the pre-race BBQ as well as the final MTC and champagne spray finish celebration. Guidance Aviation will provide aerial support for the duration of the event. Guidance will be filming the entire set of stages from one of their Robinson helicopters with footage being posted for competitor review prior to recce. Guidance will also provide aerial support during recce and will be filming during the actual event.
This year's event will cover 400 miles with 114 competitive stage miles. The traditional Prescott stages of First View, Witty Tom and Perkinsville will be used in various configurations. No turn-around stages are planned and the last of the 12 weekend stages will be a "Powerstage".
Laengworks of Hesperia, CA, to celebrate 15 years of service to the rally community and to say thanks, has offered a $500 cash purse for the Prescott Rally Powerstage. $250 will go the fastest AWD competitor on the Powerstage and $250 will go to the fastest 2WD competitor on the Powerstage.
On June 30th, 2013 Prescott suffered a tremendous loss when 19 young firefighters perished in the Yarnell Hill fire. Nearly everyone in the community was touched by this tragedy. David Turbyfill, a long time friend of the Prescott Rally and the father of one of the fallen firefighters has set up a fund in his son's name. The fund, the Travis Turbyfill Wellness Fund, has been established to support health care to underprivileged children in the area. The Prescott Rally will be making a donation to this fund and are asking for anyone interested in supporting this worthy cause to send checks to:
118 S. Pleasant Street
Prescott, Arizona 86303
Make checks payable to:
Coalition for Compassion and Justice
Travis Turbyfill Wellness Fund
The Prescott Rally will feature live scoring, presented by RallyData.com, available through the event's website.