Feb 14

Exedy Returns as Colman’s Crest Sponsor

EXEDY USA is back sponsoring the famous Coleman’s Crest jump at this year’s Rally.  “Over the years Exedy has been one of our most consistent and valuable sponsors.  “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that many of the competitors successfully use on their cars already.  EXEDY’s great products shine year after year in the harsh rally conditions and are great for the sport of Performance Rally” said Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.

Sanctioned by ARA, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with it’s record 90 competitors will cover almost 125 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces.  Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic and technical rally roads on the ARA calendar.

Jan 16

Cooper Tires Becomes Presenting Sponsor of 100AW Performance Rally Group

Cooper Tire and the 100AW Performance Rally Group are proud to announce a multi-year title sponsorship deal. Cooper will present all three of the group’s rallies, Missouri Ozark Rally (Jan. 11), Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (March 20-21), and Show-Me Rally (Oct. 3).  Cooper will also be the title sponsor of the Eastern Ozark Rally Cup, which is given out to the top performers that ran all three 100AW Performance Group rallies.

“100AW Performance Rally Group has been looking for an organization to partner with to grow its media and spectator footprints both in the local area and nationally, and Cooper, with its proud history in motorsports and enthusiasm, fills that bill,” said Kim DeMotte (rep from 100AW Performance Rally Group).

“We are pleased to expand our presence in the North American rally market by serving as the title sponsor of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, the Missouri Ozark Rally, the Show-Me Rally and the Eastern Ozark Rally Cup,” said Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “Cooper has built a reputation for providing quality rally tires and exceptional service, and we are looking forward to bringing that level of support to teams in this exciting race series.”

Teams should contact Meg Snyder, Events Facilitator for Cooper and rally series liaison, for information about the rally contingency program and team sales prior to the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood by emailing mrsynder@nullcoopertire.com.  

About the 100AW Performance Rally Group:  The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is a performance rally car race that was started in 1977 and ran several years before going on hiatus due to family commitments of the organizers. In 2002, the 100AW Performance Rally Group was created, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood was revived and has been held every winter since. Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is currently held in Dent, Crawford, and Washington Counties of Missouri, though other areas have been used in the past. It is currently based out of Salem, MO with stages in Steelville and Potosi as well. The rally has long been known for the fast, flowing roads through the Mark Twain National Forest where most of the rally takes place. 

Since the revival and success of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, organizers recognized the need to do their part to grow the sport that they love.  In 2011, the Perryville Farm and Forest Rally (PFFR) was born. Based in Perryville, MO, this event was created to fill the needs of regional competitors wanting to get seat time.  This event was very successful at not only bringing in new local competitors but encouraging volunteers to step up into committee roles within the organization. PFFR had 3 events and ran from 2011 to 2013. 

In 2014 Show-Me Rally (SMR) took over that need for a regional event.  Based in Potosi, MO, SMR mostly uses roads found in the northern area of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  This event has been a staple for not only local teams but teams across the country to get inexpensive seat time at an event that is organized with national event standards.

After 5 successful years of SMR, competitors, residents, and organizers wanted more rally.  At the conclusion of SMR 2018, the 100AW Performance Rally Group announced that they would be bringing rally back to Shannon County, MO, and  Missouri Ozark Rally (MOR) was born. Based in Eminence, MO, this rally was created to cultivate what makes our sport so great… Competitors and Volunteers.  Competitors will enjoy a simple rally with a lot of stage miles for a small 1-day event, while volunteers will also get a chance to learn a new role and train for filling positions at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood the following month.

Mar 06

100 Acre Wood welcomes back Exedy as sponsor of the rally

The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood welcomes back EXEDY USA as a branding sponsor of the 2019 event.  “Over the years Exedy has been one of our most consistent and valuable sponsors and this year has been no different.  Exedy has again agreed to be a sponsor of this year’s rally.” said Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that many of the competitors successfully use on their cars already.  EXEDY great products shine year after year in the harsh rally conditions and are great for the sport of Performance Rally.”

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.

Sanctioned by ARA, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with it’s record 80 entries will cover almost 125 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces.  Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic and technical rally roads on the ARA calendar.  Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony.  The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day, beginning in Potosi on Friday at Lions’ Park and continuing at the service area at Huzzah Valley Resort that afternoon and Downtown Salem on Saturday and later at the Dent county Commons for Saturday’s service & ceremonial finish celebration.  Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night.  There is no admission charge for any of these events.

Spectator Guides are available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org. The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Mar 13

Exedy aboard for 2018 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

Once again the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood welcomes back EXEDY USA as a branding sponsor of the 2018 event.  “One of our most consistent and valuable sponsors has again agreed to step up and be an additional sponsor of this year’s event.” said Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that probably half our field of 64 cars already use.  Having EXEDY return as a sponsor reinforces their support of Performance Rally, and lends additional credibility their level of performance during the harsh rally conditions.”

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.

Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood with it’s record 64 entries will cover almost 140 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces.  Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic and technical rally roads on the Rally America calendar.  Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony.  The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas at Steelville City Park and the Dent county Commons on Friday and in Downtown Salem, Huzzah Valley Resort in Steelville and Dent County Commons on Saturday.  Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night.  There is no admission charge for any of these events.

Spectator Guides are available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org. The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Mar 09

EXEDY joins 100 Acre Wood as a supporting sponsor

St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2017) – EXEDY Globalparts Corporation joins the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood as a supporting sponsor:

Press Release

Exedy is synonymous with success in all forms of motorsport around the world

“We are thrilled to welcome back EXEDY USA as a supporting sponsor of the 2017 event”, stated Curt Faigle, Chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “EXEDY produces an exceptional product that many competitors already use.  Having EXEDY return as a sponsor reinforces their support of Performance Rally, and lends additional credibility their level of performance during the harsh rally conditions.”

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components. For more information on EXEDY Globalparts Corporation, please visit http://www.exedyusa.com/.

Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will cover over 120 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces.  Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic roads on the Rally America calendar.  Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony.  The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas in Steelville on Friday and the Dent County Commons on Saturday.  Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night.  There is no admission charge for any of these events.

Spectator Guides will be available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org. The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Mar 07

O’Reilly Auto Parts joins 100 Acre Wood

St. Louis, MO (March 7, 2017) – O’Reilly Auto Parts joins the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood as a supporting
sponsor:

Press Release

RACING HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF O’REILLY AUTO PARTS FOR SIXTY YEARS.

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS STARTED IN 1957 as a single‐store operation in Springfield, Missouri. The company was founded to help serve the area’s growing need for an aftermarket parts alternative to the OE dealer.

FAST FORWARD 60 YEARS. Today, O’Reilly Auto Parts has grown to more than 4,700 stores in 45 states. We have thousands of replacement parts and maintenance items on hand, in stock and ready for installation. We also offer a complete line of auto body tools, paint and supplies, automotive tools and professional quality service equipment.

WE ARE ALSO EXTREMELY ACTIVE in the Motorsports industry. In fact, this year alone we will sponsor over 1,500 events, from local dirt track races to 8 NHRA Partner Tracks, 12 NASCAR Partner Tracks and NASCAR XFINITY Series & Sprint Cup Series Events. Through Motorsports, we are able to connect with race fans who we know are some of our most loyal and valued customers.

O’REILLY THANKS EVERYONE for attending this year’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. Whether you’re looking for quality auto parts or quality rally racing action, there’s only one name you need to know – O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Sanctioned by Rally America, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood will cover over 120 racing miles that will test rally teams from all across the country (and several foreign countries) on a variety of gravel road surfaces. Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this rally contains some of the most scenic roads on the Rally America calendar. Each day will begin with a rally car show and opening ceremony. The public is invited to join in the festivities, see the cars up close, pose for photos, get autographs, and meet the teams at the start of each day and at the service areas in Steelville on Friday and the Dent County Commons on Saturday. Teams will compete throughout each day, passing multiple spectator points, before returning to Salem Saturday night. There is no admission charge for any of these events. Spectator Guides will be available at various community locations and online at the rally website, http://www.100aw.org  The guide will include detailed maps and directions to each spectator location and a full event schedule.

Feb 11

Poor Boy Racing Returns Home to 100AW

Kevin_Young_OFR2013_Alex_HaugenFounded by James Dallman, Sally Dallman, Kevin Young, Brooke Young and Josh Tons in the spring of 2011, Poor Boy Racing has built a reputation for their high level of competition and generosity within the rally community. Poor Boy Racing continues to strive for friendly competition while working alongside other Saint Louis based rally teams, in order to help grow public awareness and love of the sport.

In March 2011, after years of volunteer involvement of various rallies across the country, it was time to step up in the world of competition. Team members sat down to discuss the possibility of building a car and competing in the Rally America regional series. (Read More)

Feb 11

Rally Team Sherry Aims for Perfection in 2014 Season

Sherry_Missouri driver Stephen Sherry and co-driver Makisa Sherry will be vying for top 10 in the Central Regional standings at the upcoming Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Mo. The team began their rally career in 2013, premiering their home-built Ford Focus SVT and finishing tenth.

“We performed well our first time out at the 100 Acre Wood and later went on to finish 7th at the Perryville Farm and Forest in October,” Stephen said of their 2013 season.

The team’s passion for rally and enthusiasm has helped them quickly gain sponsors, including Metal Mulisha, Ryno Power, Clutchmasters, and Ford. (Read More)