Black Box featured on specialstage for win at Hyperfest!

January 23rd, 2013 by

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An amazing weekend filled with expanding the rally vibe into the mainstream motorsports consciousness just happened in West Virginia. NASA Rally Sport held a rally sprint event, as well as a very extended public rides session, at the Summit Point Motorsports Park. The event was a part of the HyperFest weekend, an annual motorsports festival that attracts over 10,000 visitors. Located in the northern end of West Virginia, the area is conveniently located to major metropolitan areas like Washington DC and New York City.

‘It was a huge success.’ said Anders Green of NASA Rally Sport. ‘We gave over 200 rally rides, and they all got out with huge smiles on their faces. These people are the next generation of rally drivers and volunteers. As a sanctioning body, investing time developing interest in rally, and educating people about how they can get involved and get started racing is one of the most important things NASA Rally Sport does.’ Maria Orsini of Summit Point Motorsports Park added ‘We had people at the gate saying that had driven all the way here specifically for the rally rides.’

The second day of the event was all racing. Two highlights stand out. First, was Alvin Fong winning the sprint. ‘It was HyperFest last year that pushed me to actually finish my rally car and get out on the stages.’ said Fong. That Fong could go from bystander to event winner in a year really speaks to the reach that this event has. That he managed to win by pulling out an amazing final run, besting hot shoe Charles Sherrill, is even more impressive. The second highlight was the new team of Corey Kline and Ben Brown managing a class podium.

http://www.specialstage.com/2012/06/25/nasa-rally-sport-explodes-with-grassroots-rally-action-at-hyperfest/

Victory at Hyperfest RallySprint

June 18th, 2012 by

Wow what a weekend!  This year we were finally able to get out to Hyperfest as a rally team and give folks ride-alongs. Just last year, we were getting ride-alongs from many of the same rally drivers that we were now driving with. We spent all day getting the evo sideways, drifting our rear bumper straight off the car!

I believe the total number of rally rides given was OVER 9000! Thanks to all the teams, organizers, for making the ride-alongs possible. Thanks to all the Hyperfest attendees that showed up for rally ride-alongs and lined up for a ride in our evo!

The second day was the Hyperfest RallySprint, a NASA Atlantic Rally Championship event. After our 2nd to last run, Charlie and Jeannie Sherrill were just 2 seconds ahead of us. We decided to go for it on our last run. Amber and I gave the rally evo all she had, jumping things that weren’t meant to be jumped, throwing the car into corners full-blown-sideways. We grabbed fourth gear at 90-95mph in a normally 3rd gear straight. Everything just clicked together, and we were able to knock 14 seconds off our fastest time, taking the overall win.

Thanks to the entire Black Box rally crew; Mike, William, Cat, and Billy. They spent a lot of time getting the car ready and setup for this event. At the event, they made sure the car was in tip-top shape for us so that we could concentrate on doing our job.

If you have any picture/video from hyperfest, do send them our way; alvin at blackboxrally dot com or http://www.facebook.com/blackboxrally

Looking forward to next weekend’s Rally NY RallySprint!

Cheers,

Alvin Fong

NASA Hyperfest and RNY RallySprint Double-Header!

June 4th, 2012 by

Black Box rally team is excited to announce that we will be running back to back rally weekends in June. First, NASA Hyperfest RallySprint is coming up June 16-17, 2012 at Summit Point Motorsports Park, in Summit Point, WV. We’ll be giving rally rides on Saturday, and competing in the RallySprint on Sunday!

The weekend following is Rally New York Summer RallySprint! This is a quick 1-day event, covering 50 stage miles over 8 stages. The event will take place June 23, 2012, completely within the 10 Mile River Scout Camp in Narrowsburg, NY.

Alvin Fong said: “A year ago at  Hyperfest RallySprint, we decided to put together an evo stage rally car. This year, we’ve come full circle and I couldn’t be more excited to be able to say that, we’re actually going to rallying at this year’s Hyperfest RallySprint! This will be our first NASA event, and looking forward to not only giving fans rides in the rally car, but also running alongside the NASA crew responsible for bringing us into stage rally!

Making June even sweeter is Rally NY RallySprint. This is the same place where we ran our first stage rally and put our PAWD evo on the podium; International Rally New York in 2011. I can’t wait to get back on those gravel roads!”

Cheers,
Alvin

More information about Hyperfest:
http://www.hyper-fest.com/

Spectator Guide for RNY Summer RallySprint:
http://www.rallynewyork.net/spectatorinfosummersprint2012.html
Itinerary – http://www.rallynewyork.net/itineraryver1.1-03-23-12.pdf
More Info – http://www.rallynewyork.net/summerrallysprint2012.html