I feel like Aaron Ekinaka and I have a lot in common. We both decided to build rally cars to encourage more owners of our favorite platforms to consider rally as an option to drag racing and “hard parking.” (Dirt is for racing. Tarmac’s for getting there, right?) We’re both committed to building strong, gearhead communities, and we keep moving forward best we can in the face of setbacks.
WHY THIS STORY MATTERS
This is what the long haul looks like. Aaron’s been pursuing this dream for several years, maybe even a decade. More than just building a race car so he can play, he’s built a community around the idea that inspired him to play, and he’s trying to deliver value to everyone involved. This is a look at how one gearhead’s priorities have changed and how he’s looking to get the most bang for his buck.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT
- moving from Production GT (PGT) to Open Light (OL) class
- why he’s going all in on Oregon Trail this year
- the death of PGT
- the financial pinch
- advice for those seeking sponsors
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