PR: Samsonas ready to tackle North American Rally Stages in Missouri
President of Samsonas Motorport, Martynas Samsonas, and co-driver Ervinas Snitkas will make a run for an overall podium spot at this year's running of Rally in the 100 Acre Wood taking place on March 15-16 in Salem, Missouri.
The team will be campaigning an Open class Mitsubishi Evolution 9 which has been upgraded this year with Samsonas Motorsport goodies such as a sequential gearbox and suspension. The car and its owner, Paul Ferreira, made an appearance at last years running of the event while posting top three overall times at multiple stages until a couple of flats and differential failure ended his rally. Ferreira, who owns FerComp USA—the distributor for Samsonas Motorsport products in the USA—and longtime co-driver, Ozgur Simsek, made an appearance as a guest team at Samsonas Rally Rokiskis in Lithuania in August of last year, but were not able to start the rally as car had suffered damage during a test session and could not be repaired in time. FerComp USA in return has invited Martynas and Ervinas to the United States to compete against US's top level competition while developing and promoting their brand.
Martynas stated that, "Coming and rallying in the USA is something we've been looking forward to. We have plenty of friends and customers in the US and our primary goal is to help promote our dealer FerComp and make people aware of our products as well as gearbox and damper services. We are happy to have an opportunity to do so at 100 Acre Wood as we have heard many good things about the rally and the organization. It will be a pleasure to race against some top names and superstars in the sport."
Samsonas and Snitkas have been competing at events throughout Europe this year in their BMW M3. They will be heading to Missouri after a week long test followed by a rally in Finland. The team has a reputatation being fast in the Baltics and have proven their speed in Ireland and Finland earlier in the year.
Samsonas Motorsport Transmissions and Suspension is a Lithuanian based company developing and producing high end competition products.
FerCompUSA is a Mooresville, NC based dealer and service station for Samsonas Motorsport products as well as other brake components.
You can visit Samsonas Motorsport Transmission and Suspension at their website www.samsonas.com, also come and see this team on March 15-16, 2019 at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood in and around Salem, Missouri. Please visit the event site for more information: www.100aw.org.