Team Fugawi?


Team Fugawi is a group of dedicated former stage rally competitors, and communications personnel who bring their experience and expertise to Stage Rallies in the Northwest to allow safe events for absolutely everyone involved.

Team Fugawi Safety Car teams typically operates a 3 car team; 000, 00, and 0 cars which traverse down the stage route making sure Staff, Spectator, and Competitor safety are all well intact. They work closely with Sweep & EMT’s, Event Organizers, and Operations in Event Safety Management.

They assist with timing controls to make sure all controls are ready for their roles once the first competitor car comes through.

Team Fugawi is knowledgeable in NASA Rally Sport, American Rally Association, Rally-America, and Canadian Rally Championship rules and regulations.

2017 Oregon Trail Rally Roster

Car #0
1997 Subaru Impreza OBS
Car #00
2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
Car #000
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 Wagon


Photo Credit – Chris Daley


Photo Credit – Jason Roy


Photo Credit – Jason Roy

Driver:Lee Sorenson
49 years rally experience
Co-Driver:Norma Woods
14 years rally experience
Driver:Ron Sorem
50 years rally experience
Co-Driver:Jim Breazeale
29 Years rally experience
Driver:Steve Perret
27 years rally experience
Co-Driver:Renee Damm
12 years rally experience



“I always feel better about the route when I know you guys are out in front”
– Paul Eklund – Primitive Racing #233

“There is nothing better than a well trained course opening team that performs their duties professionally! Everyone in the Team Fugawi group is deeply appreciated and respected by all of us competitors for your dedication (and sense of humor!)”
– Keith Morrison – Clearcut Racing

“Your team may be the best kept secret in running the rally”
– Alex Gelsomino – Monster World Rally Team #43

“One thing we need is lead car guys like Ron and Lee who take their jobs VERY seriously and know they’re not out there for a fun drive down the stage. They look at every detail on the stage, and are not above” getting crabby when things don’t measure up. They are the last look at the safety of the stage and have final responsibility for whether it can be run. If they have a choice between being nice and being safe, there’s no choice. These guys pre-run the stage when possible, and have a checklist of where every marshal and banner is.”
“We could reduce our risk by learning from these guys…”
“…you do more with less input from the clerk of the course than anybody…”
“and as I said, you know why you’re out there.”

– Bruce Weinman – Rally Official


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Stage rally reveal today by @kblock43. Any guesses on what it is? #usrallyRallyx drivers preparing to battle the @oregonracewaypark dirt. How many will we see on stage in the coming season? #sccarallycross #usrally @oregonrallyThe 2017 #oregontrailrally is done and dusted! It was another spectacular event with multiple classes decided on the final loop of stages!  We as organizers couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

We'd like to first of all thank all our wonderful volunteers that help with this event. It can't happen without you and we appreciate all the time you invest in making the Oregon Trail Rally such a success. Everyone from road marshals and control workers to spectator management, HAM operators, service managers, scoring teams, and @nwecrew_sweep_team, etc. you all did a stellar job this weekend.  Also a huge thank you to the @ara_rally and all their stewards and staff for helping make their first USA event run smoothly.

We'd also like to thank the communities of Dufur, Oregon and Goldendale, Washington who have been so inviting to our event. You always make us feel so welcome!

To our sponsors @mountaindew Kickstart, @subaru_usa, @oreillyautoparts, Trackside Motorsports,@dmacktyres USA, @dirtfishrally, @namelessperformance, @ledlenserusa, Dick Hannah Subaru, @exedyusa, @primitiveracing, and, thank you so much for your support.

Lastly to all the competitors and teams, we hope you all had as good a time as we did, and look forward to seeing you at Oregon Trail Rally 2018! 
And a special thank you to @srtusa's @travispastrana and Robbie Durant for sticking around and hanging out with our volunteers and regional teams at the after event banquet.  We're all happy for your win and really enjoyed celebrating with you!

We'll be posting and sharing more photos and stories over the coming weeks! 📸@chrisdaleyphotographyThe cars are set to go any minute now! Follow all the action with live tracking thanks to @namelessperformance on the @ara_rally app!One of of our fastest regional competitors Kevin Kardos & Ben Boro had an off on the penultimate stage of the day Saturday. Kevin stated that he was trying to carry more momentum through a right 3, but didn't have the car positioned correctly and went off the road, through a fence, and into a field. They were stuck for a while, but were able to get back on the road with the worst damage being a single front A-arm. In service they replaced the broken suspension components and with a little ingenuity utilizing duct tape and empty beer cans, fixed the rear wing as well. #oregontrailrally #ararally #OTR2017Stages are LIVE on the ARA Rally app! Follow your favorite team with live tracking and scoring updates! Download via Apple app store or Google Play! #oregontrailrally #ararally #OTR2017Car 959 getting some last minute parking lot prep before taking to Saturdays parc expose. Dufur stages, here we come! #otr17 #ararallyStandings after Day 1 of #oregontrailrally have Travis Pastrana leading David Higgins by 12.7 seconds with McKenna in 3rd. In 2wd Millen is out in front of Steely by 7.1 secs with Wallingford in 3rd. 
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