Mull Rally 2016 – TeamBrowns & VividRock
Another year has come and gone and the glorious Mull Rally is upon us. The Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally 2016 marks our 2nd year as a proud sponsor of the TeamBrowns Ford Escort Mk II. And what an honor it is to be sponsoring such a great team again.
Last year was such an enjoyable experience. Our owner, Dustin Estes, spent the weekend running around the island servicing the car with the talented TeamBrowns service crew in-between stages and in the full-service intervals. With a venue like the Isle of Mull, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better landscape to hold such an event. It truly is an enthusiast’s race in an enthusiast’s paradise.
It truly is an enthusiast's race in an enthusiast's paradise.
This year marks another excited attempt by the team to perform well and, hopefully, end the weekend with a commanding result. The team is doing everything they can to keep the ‘rally fever’ at bay leading up to this event. There is no doubt that this year, like every other before it, will not fail to provide plenty of surprises, laughter, challenges, and fun for everyone involved.
The TeamBrowns race car will consist of Doug Weir as our tidy wheelman and Linda Weir as his navigator extraordinaire. The boilersuit-laden crew joining them will be Andy, Chris, Colin, Dustin and Steven to provide all the services the car may need. The Latvian Princess Anna will be our Chef de Savior in the service van ensuring everyone stays well fed and hydrated along the way. Stevie, a TeamBrowns driver in past years, will be spreading his voice across the airwaves as a talented Rally Radio contributor for interviews, stage updates, and various commentary along the way. And last but not least, one of our former navigators Duncan will be switching to a more authoritative role as a Competitor Relations Officer.
The addition of a second car should make timing the services interesting and certainly keep the TeamBrowns crew on their toes for the rest of the weekend.
TeamBrowns will also be welcoming another race team to their ranks to be serviced over the weekend. The Robathan’s will be joining with their Ford Escort Mk II as well, making it a real Manufacturer’s team here. Thankfully, the addition of a similar should make spare parts easy to come by if and when the time comes. The addition of a second car should make timing the services interesting and certainly keep the TeamBrowns crew on their toes for the rest of the weekend.
VividRock wants to wish every team and crew, as well as the spectators, a safe and enjoyable time and we wish you all the best of luck. Happy rallying everyone!