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Greenhouse up to the challenge, takes the win at Rallye Defi

Post by Greenhouse » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:32 pm

Greenhouse accepts the challenge, takes the win at Rallye Defi

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Chris Greenhouse took the 2WD National win at Rallye Defi 2014. With codriver Billy Irvin calling the notes, the Cincinnati, Ohio, USA-based driver made a triumphant return to the winner's circle at one of Canada's toughest rallies. His Dodge Neon SRT4 escaped much of the heavy damage that adversely affected other competitors and carried him to victory.

"Strategy played an important part in this rally for us," said Chris after the event. "We needed to run the first four stages with no services in between, and they were quite rough with a large number of both loose and embedded rocks. Without giving up too much in pace, it was imperative that we kept the car from taking mechanical damage and punctures to the tires. We returned to service with no significant damage and a commanding lead that allowed us to drive very conservatively on the later stages."

After the heartbreak of mechanical failure while leading Baie-des-Chaleur in June, Chris was desperate for points at Defi. "This was a must-win event for us. We were too far behind in points to accept anything else. Now we are back in the hunt for the championship."

The team will now pack up and head west to beautiful British Columbia for the Pacific Forest Rally in October. Chris would like to thank A1 CVTech, JayRacing.com, Silco Fire Protection, Maddog STS, KW Automotive, O'reilly Auto Parts of Milford, Ohio, and Tire and Lube Express of Milford, Ohio.

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Post by Greenhouse » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:31 pm

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Woo-hoo! Congrats! :thumbup:
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:06 pm

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Post by ragek23 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:36 pm

nice win!!!! very heads up of you to focus on getting through clean vs. pushing for time.

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Post by neonrog » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:17 pm

Thats COOL!!!
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Post by Greenhouse » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:01 pm

ragek23 wrote:very heads up of you to focus on getting through clean vs. pushing for time.
I've been taking some flak from my codriver and my crew chief lately over that. I finally got settled down enough to "keep my eye on the ball" and grab the win.

Starting day 2 with a nearly 2 minute lead made that task a little bit easier. I didn't get a single stage win on day 2, but I am quite ok with that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE4Xi5zMZsM

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Post by Greenhouse » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:50 am

Rallye Defi 2014 Chris Greenhouse/ Billy Irvin Stage 8 Palomino 2

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Post by Greenhouse » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:00 pm

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Post by Greenhouse » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:09 pm

If you guys want to watch one of the absolute most gorgeous rally videos ever made, look no further than the CRC's Rallye Defi broadcast. This aired nationally in Canada earlier this month. Absolutely stunning HD footage!

24 minutes well spent

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Post by Greenhouse » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:58 pm

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getting sideways on Lac Brunet 2, Rallye Defi 2014

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