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Minneapolis, (August 27, 2007) — CPD driver Kyle Sarasin placed first among his fellow competitors and earned a remarkable fourth place overall finish driving the Go Fast Sports Ford Focus at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota. Sarasin’s finish comes on the heels of an eighth place overall finish in Pennsylvania and a fourth place finish at Rally West Virginia, winning the MaxAttack! competition for two-wheel drive cars.

“We had a great battle with our key competitors, Chris Duplessis and Cary Kendall, I knew there was no room for any mistakes,” said Sarasin. “On the first stages we struggled with the dry conditions this year, but after a few changes to the car’s setup I was able to increase my pace with confidence through the sandy turns of northern Minnesota.”

Sarasin’s fast and consistent driving proved especially valuable to adapt to the ever-changing road surfaces throughout the area. “We worked hard on lines in sandy turns and getting back to where the grip was," Sarasin said. "It all worked out well.”

“I’m proud to see Kyle finishing right behind big-name X-Games contestants,” said team manager Graham Evans. “CPD Racing is proud to show a hard-working team can achieve great results with special attention to driver development, a well-engineered vehicle and careful preparation before and during the rally.”

With two class wins and two second place finishes under his belt for this rally season, Sarasin is now leading the two-wheel drive national championship. The fourth place overall finish at Ojibwe places the 18 year old Sarasin in the top ten overall driver’s championship. While being the youngest driver in the top ten, Sarasin is also the only driver in a two-wheel drive car.

ABOUT CPD RACING:
CPD Racing is a Minnesota rally team which works in conjunction with Graham Evans Motors (GEM) to provide professional rally cars and related services in North America. With experience in the United States since 2002 and international experience dating to the early nineties, CPD Racing and GEM work to develop fast cars and drivers in the sport of rally. For more information about CPD Racing, GEM, available sponsorship opportunities or arrange a time to speak with Kyle Sarasin please contact Nick Shamla at 952-237-4302 or [email protected].
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those tires look ridiculous!!!!!great job foci always look good slinging some dirt!
 

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Thats great !!!

Funny side bar. When I owned my shop ( Cycle Parts Discounters) we were CPD racing for a few years. We roadraced motorcycles though. I saw the header on this thread and thought WOW, another one?
 

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we definatly plan on doing some more of that ^^^

funny how so many teams end up with the same name, ours stands for carpe per diem (sp?) (seize the paycheck)
 

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HAHA sweet Deal... That Focus is Freekin Bad
Mods?
 

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as far as mods the most important parts are:
powerworks supercharger
pistons and rods
proflex evo2 suspension
kaaz 1.5 way diff
custom underbody protection
exhaust/intake
aluminum radiator
then the usual rally stuff: custom cage, race seats, hydraulic handbrake, coralba rally computer, peltor intercom, custom mount for spare tire, battery relocated to the back, piaa light pod and lights.
 

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Carpe solvere = seize the money...just so you know...The wife teaches Latin. LOL..

Yeah, I had a good friend who was team cheap...I have also seen team coffee.
 

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thats freacking cool

what does your focus push to the wheels? tq?
 

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Welcome !!

I love to see a true Privateer team do well! [headbang]

I love it when we get to stick it to the factory teams!!! [smackbum]

Keep us posted !!

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hmm how do you like the hydraulic handbrake and was it hard to install??
i hate the way the ebrake just cant get the rear wheels to lock no matter how hard you pull on it
 

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hydraulic handbrakes are great for rallying, you still have to use a little muscle on it, but there is no doubt it locks the wheels. for the rally cars we HAVE to run the brake lines inside the car anyway, so installing it is part of runnign the new brake lines.

for a street car i wouldn't reccomend it for a few reasons; 1. you have to a run new brake line (which involves blocking one rear line off so you just have one going through the cylinder, then splitting it again near the rear of the vehicle to go to each caliper) 2. it typically makes it hard to bleed the brakes cus there is a new spot for air bubbles to get trapped in 3. it CAN NOT be used as a parking brake, because fluid WILL slowly slip past the cylinder overtime. a few minutes is fine, but a few hours and your car will roll away.
 

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damn. there goes my idea. oh well i'll keep one in mind for my drift car
 

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thats cool.....you don't have to answer my quastion :(:(
 

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woa, sorry, i completely missed it. really it's just making what the supercharger kit is rated for (i think it was 250hp?) it has never been dyno'd so we don't have any hard numbers to brag about. as the car is, we get a lot of wheel spin in the first three gears, so we arn't so worried about traction as much as handling/reliability/driver skill. even then, mechanically all that happens is we break the occasional axel... on that topic, anybody know who makes good ones???
 
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