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Rally Tennessee - Memorial Day Weekend

Linden, TN May 6, 2009

Celebrating its fifth year, acclaimed Rally Tennessee expands to a two-day event, May 23-24, 2009, showcasing more rally cars and motorcycles than ever before.

Rally Tennessee will kick off summer during Memorial Day weekend. This Linden-based event will have cars and motorcycles racing over a closed course of super twisty roads on Saturday and Sunday.

The rally is unique in its terrain, taking advantage of the winding roads along Perry County’s ridges. Although rally racing roads come in many flavors, the predominant format in North America is gravel roads. Rally Tennessee is tarmac, and provides a special challenge to the racers.

Competitors must use specialized tires and dramatically re-tune their suspensions to hold the course. Even their driving styles must change completely to accommodate the very different grip condition of Perry County’s roads.

The Park Expose will be held this year on the courthouse square in Linden from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., providing fans the first opportunity to see the competitors and their vehicles. The service park, also open to ticket holders, will be in the PCHS parking lot on Saturday and Sunday. Please park across the street and walk in to see the vehicle and crews at work.

This year's expanded format includes a new Shakedown Stage and additional Parc Exposés, offering ample opportunities to meet the competitors and sponsors.

Many competitors from as far away as Canada, Poland, Ireland, England, or as close as New York, Florida, and North Carolina, will return to Perry County for this spectacular event. Rally Tennessee attracts novice and veteran competitors alike, while spectators enjoy a variety of viewing locations throughout Perry County.

Wristbands are available once again this year for only $10, and provide full access. Souvenir booklets featuring info on the racing teams will be available for $5 each.

Wristbands can be purchased at Fat Man’s Keystop, Highway 412 West; Main Street Market & Deli, Lobelville; and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

Rally Tennessee offers volunteer opportunities to those interested in motorsports and racing. Volunteers can get involved at the starts and finishes of the racing stages, assisting in the pit/service areas, facilitate communications, and help with registration.

Get involved by visiting No experience is necessary. A limited edition event t-shirt will be given to all volunteers and some meals will be provided.

Article courtesy of the Buffalo River Review