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Dave Mirra, Subaru Rally Team USA Driver, Comes to Dick Hannah Subaru

Vancouver, WA, May 04, 2011 --( Update: On Thursday May 12th at 6:30pm, the day before the Oregon Trail Rally is scheduled to begin at Portland International Raceway, legendary BMX-pro and Subaru Rally Team (SRT) USA driver Dave Mirra will be at Dick Hannah Subaru talking with fans and signing autographs. There is no charge for the public to attend this event. Rally related prizes will be given away to race fans during the event. Dick Hannah Subaru is also joined by Vancouver Washington based Fast Specialites as a sponsor. Fast Specialties performs high performance modifications to vehicles including rally racing cars.

Already a strong competitor this year, Dave Mirra placed 6th overall in round two of the Global Rally Cross Championships. Mirra is anticipated to be a strong competitor for the Oregon Trail Rally May 13th – 14th,, 2011. Driving the SRT #40 2010 Subaru WRX STI rally car, Dave Mirra is currently second in the National Championship Standings and a close 3-points behind the first place spot.

Dave Mirra went pro on the BMX scene competitively in 1992 and holds the record for the most Gold Medal wins, most overall medals at the X Games and has medaled in every X Games since 1995. Mirra broke into the rally scene after being introduced to the sport by friend and a former Subaru Rally Team member Ken Block in 2007. His rally career continues to explode on the track as his competitive nature and car enthusiasm carries an already medal heavy career to new heights on the rally car scene.

Information on 2011 Oregon Trail Rally
Drivers from the U.S. and Europe return to Portland and the Columbia River Gorge for the Oregon Trail Rally, Round 4 of the Rally America Championship, May 13-15th, 2011. The Oregon Trail Rally is considered one of the most challenging races drivers will face because of the unyielding and tortuous nature of the forestry roads in the gorge and the erratic Northwest weather. As rally racing continues to grow in popularity across the country Dick Hannah Subaru is proud to sponsor this new exciting Northwest tradition.

On Friday, May 13th Dick Hannah Subaru kicks off the race with 17 timed competitive special stages at Portland International Raceway (PIR), the heart of the Portland motorsports scene. Then on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15th, the rally moves east of Portland taking drivers onto the back roads of the Columbia River Gorge for the special racing stages. Oregon Trail Rally Chairman Matt Tabor is excited about returning to this scenic area of the state. “Each year we continue to grow and improve our event, making it a competitor and fan favorite while providing an economic benefit to the local community. We want to thank the people and county officials in Hood River and Wasco Counties for their continued support for our rally.”

The Pacific Northwest boasts some of the most rugged terrain the world over and Dick Hannah Subaru is proud to present heart pounding racing on the most difficult roads this area has to offer to our community and fans and drivers traveling here for the Oregon Trail Rally.

Family owned since 1949, Dick Hannah Dealerships is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, maintaining a positive and productive work environment, and conducting business in a way that promotes the highest principles of integrity and ethical behavior. Dick Hannah Dealerships features franchise auto dealers selling both new cars and used cars through their Acura, Chrysler‐Jeep‐Dodge‐Ram, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Toyota‐Scion and Volkswagen Dealerships. As the largest privately owned auto dealer company in the state of Washington, Dick Hannah Dealerships is also setting the standard for environmental best practices for automobile dealerships. Teaming up with the National Arbor Day Foundation, Dick Hannah Dealerships plants a tree with every car they sell. Now, over 50,000 trees have been planted. The Dick Hannah Dealerships Collision Center recently converted to the all new environmentally sound PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne painting system. “In our area of the country, thinking green is a way of life,” says Rick Stoker, director of Dick Hannah Collision Center ( ). “For us, being responsible stewards of environment is simply the right thing to do.”

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